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The Best Movies About Breakups

List Criteria: Films about break ups, divorces, and even splits between friends

There’s almost nothing that will make you feel better about being dumped or being, well single than watching a great movie about breaking up. Let’s face it – some of the movies on this list are great, but won’t go down in history as being the best of all time; others have actually become classics in the film industry. In any case, they're all about characters going through a break up.
 
The movies that are featured on this list span multiple genres – some are inspiring, some are completely dramatic, others are emotionally devastating, and the rest are comedies (though some are funnier than others).
 
This list has the best movies about breakups, including: Breaking Upwards, Annie Hall, Kramer Vs. Kramer, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sliding Doors, Great Expectations, and High Fidelity.

Vote up your favorite movie below, vote down the film you wish you could break up with, or add a favorite that isn't already on the list.

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    William Baldwin, Mila Kunis, Jason Bateman

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    Steve Buscemi, Jon Lovitz, Robert Smigel

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    Zooey Deschanel, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Clark Gregg

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    Elijah Wood, Mark Ruffalo, Kirsten Dunst

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    Justin Henry, Dustin Hoffman, Ingeborg Sørensen

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    Ann-Margret, Vincent D'Onofrio, Judy Davis

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    Christopher Walken, Diane Keaton, Jeff Goldblum

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    Kathleen Turner, Dan Castellaneta, Michael Douglas

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    Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Casey Affleck

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    Jon Favreau filmography, Vince Vaughn, Eufemia Plimpton

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    John Cusack, Harold Ramis, Jack Black

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    James Woods, Sally Kirkland, Marvin Hamlisch

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    Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Michael Haley

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    Albert Brooks, William Hurt, John Cusack

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    Geraldine Fitzgerald, Laurence Olivier, Miles Mander

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    Ethan Hawke, Anne Bancroft, Gerry Bamman

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    Red Buttons, Colleen Rennison, Rita Wilson

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    William Baldwin, Maryann Plunkett, Jeff Daniels

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    Kevin Costner, Keri Russell, Evan Rachel Wood

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    Alan Bates, Jill Clayburgh, Kelly Bishop

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    Peter Howitt, John Lynch, Terry English

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    A Martinez, Mary Louise Wilson, Sylvia Miles

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    Patricia Clarkson, Zooey Deschanel, Shea Whigham

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    Dana Ivey, Catherine O'Hara, R. S. Thomas

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    Cora Benesh, Melinda Chilton, Storm Large

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