films The Best Movies About Breakups  

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List Rules 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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Forgetting Sarah Marshall Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Breakups
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

98 65
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The Break-Up Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

69 50
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Chasing Amy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

59 49
High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Breakups
High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

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Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

71 65
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The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

46 51
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Annie Hall Woody Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Christopher Walken

42 50
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Swingers Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

40 53
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Closer Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law

36 54
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She-Devil Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt

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Tom Islava added Midnight in Paris Rachel McAdams, Marion Cotillard, Tom Hiddleston

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Tom Islava added The Odd Couple Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Herb Edelman

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The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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zoe-krainik added The Divorcee Norma Shearer, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Montgomery

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The Lovers is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Breakups
The Lovers Debra Winger, Tracy Letts, Aidan Gillen

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Great Expectations Gwyneth Paltrow, Robert De Niro, Ethan Hawke

31 53
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Wuthering Heights Laurence Olivier, David Niven, Merle Oberon

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Anjelica Pappin added Blue Jasmine Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Louis C.K.

24 48
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The Story of Us Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

25 55
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Sliding Doors Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Hannah

21 48
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Broadcast News Jack Nicholson, John Cusack, Holly Hunter

19 45
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The Upside of Anger Evan Rachel Wood, Kevin Costner, Keri Russell

13 45
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An Unmarried Woman Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Kelly Bishop

13 46
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The Squid and the Whale Anna Paquin, Alexandra Daddario, Laura Linney

8 47
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Heartburn Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Kevin Spacey

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All the Real Girls Zooey Deschanel, Patricia Clarkson, Danny McBride

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Rid of Me Theresa Russell, Art Alexakis, Storm Large

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Breaking Upwards Olivia Thirlby, Andrea Martin, Pablo Schreiber