relationships The Best Movies About Getting Dumped  

Ann Casano
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There are a lot of ways different people handle getting dumped. Some put on sweatpants and reach for a pint (or 12) of Cherry Garcia. Others go out to a bar to drink away their sorrows. Then there are those that seek comfort in entertainment. If you happen to be looking for a little helping hand from the cinema, search no farther than this list. These are the best movies about being dumped.

These are great movies to watch after being dumped for several reasons. Number one is because they help you remember that you’re not alone. At some point in life, everyone gets broken up with. It’s reassuring to know that even people who look like Ben Affleck, Diane Lane, and Gwyneth Paltrow get dumped.

This may be hard to believe, but perhaps getting dumped is not the worst thing that can happen. Think about Legally Blonde. When Elle Woods's BF dumps her for not being smart and serious, she shows him a thing or two, getting into and excelling at Harvard Law. If he hadn't dumped her, she wouldn't have become the high-powered female attorney that was lurking inside her!

Watching the best breakup movies from this list will help you cope after a tough breakup. So put away that box of Kleenex and spend the day watching famous actors get shown the door. Then be sure to upvote your favorite movies for when you get dumped, or add other movies about getting broken up with below.

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(500) Days of Summer is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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Forgetting Sarah Marshall is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Russell Brand

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
The Wedding Singer Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
High Fidelity Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Legally Blonde Reese Witherspoon, Raquel Welch, Ali Larter

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Bridget Jones's Diary Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Casablanca Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

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Along Came Polly is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Along Came Polly Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller

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Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Better Off Dead John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers

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Chasing Amy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Chasing Amy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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Swingers is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Swingers Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
The First Wives Club Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear

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Under the Tuscan Sun is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Under the Tuscan Sun Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh

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John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
John Tucker Must Die Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow

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The War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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Siersha 2 added The Vow Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum, Jessica Lange - A tragedy interrupts an incredibly true love match, and the route to recovery is not smooth.  Incredibly moving, based on a true story.

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The Break-Up is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
The Break-Up Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret, Vince Vaughn

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

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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Siersha 2 added Bad Moms Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn - While trying to survive the failure of a too-early marriage, a still-young bogged-down mom (Kunis) finds fellow PTA friends and stages an anti-volunteering anti-saintly-mother riot.

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Siersha 2 added The Reader Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Lena Olin - An inappropriate underage relationship in an ex-Nazi concentration camp officer's arms makes for a lifelong awakening about various facets of love, education and redemption.

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Siersha 2 added Thelma & Louise Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis - The ultimate best girlfriend to run away with movie.

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Siersha 2 added Little Miss Sunshine Steve Carell, Bryan Cranston, Toni Collette - Steve Carrell commits an act of despair after being dumped for a younger model and losing his career, but is beautifully rescued as he saves his messed-up family.

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Siersha 2 added Silver Linings Playbook Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper - Endearing but bi-polar Bradley Cooper tries to win back his aloof and estranged wife.  Jennifer Lawrence as a masterful eccentric and neurotic widow.  Excellent film.

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Siersha 2 added Heathers Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty, Christian Slater - A very interesting breakup scene at the end makes one question the nature of having just too much in common.  Ryder and Christian Slater play a very interesting couple.

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Siersha 2 added Overboard Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell, Roddy McDowall - An unhappily married richie on a yacht argues with her carpenter, falls off yacht, & suffers insomnia while at the mercy of said carpenter & his childless kids.  Hawn & Russell are always fun.

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Siersha 2 added She's The One Jennifer Aniston, Cameron Diaz, Amanda Peet - A man and his 2 sons learn a lot of love lessons from and with several women in their lives.  The original soundtrack is rockin' awesome and written/played for the movie by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

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Siersha 2 added She-Devil Meryl Streep, Roseanne Barr, Linda Hunt - The very best.  Rosanne Barr dishes out some hilariously creative payback against her ex and his lover (a tawdry romance novelist played by Meryl Streep).

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Siersha 2 added The Family Stone Rachel McAdams, Sarah Jessica Parker, Claire Danes - Visiting future in-laws at Christmas is a relationship-killer.

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Siersha 2 added The Beguiled Colin Farrell, Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst - Woe to the man who has to meet the needs of too many women.  Woe to the man who can't choose just one of them and stay out of trouble.  A lovely, fresh reboot of the original 1960's film.

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Siersha 2 added Three Colors: White Juliette Binoche, Julie Delpy, Jerzy Stuhr - Probably the finest most puzzling breakup movie ever made with an incredibly surprising ending.  No spoilers!  Part 2 of the 3 film Trois Couleurs series.  AKA Trois Couleurs Blanc.

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Siersha 2 added The Shipping News Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Kevin Spacey - An emotionally abused husband is lured back to the family homeland by his aunt (Judi Dench).  A++++

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Siersha 2 added My Best Friend's Wedding Cameron Diaz, Julia Roberts, Paul Giamatti - A 90's relationship classic.

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Siersha 2 added Mona Lisa Smile Julia Roberts, Kirsten Dunst, Maggie Gyllenhaal - Societal norms for women and love (breakup, divorce, singlehood, old maids, careers, affairs, philarndering...  It's all up for review in this mid-century setting at the finest women's college. Dunst is incredible.

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Siersha 2 added Can't Buy Me Love Paula Abdul, Patrick Dempsey, Seth Green - An 80's teen film that gives a learning curve to love and popularity.

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Siersha 2 added Fatal Attraction Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski - The breakup-with-your-mistress thriller of all time.

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Siersha 2 added Yentl Barbra Streisand, Mandy Patinkin, Amy Irving - Passion for life and learning may not always line up with passion for another person who loves a "perfect" somebody else and thinks you are just one of the guys.  A crazy love triangle with positive outcomes.

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Siersha 2 added Foul Play Goldie Hawn, Chevy Chase, Dudley Moore - The theme song is Barry Manilow's "Ready to Take a Chance Again" and Goldie Hawn & Chevy Chase encounter each other again and again during this adorable attempted assassination thriller.

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Siersha 2 added Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day Amy Adams, Mark Strong, Frances McDormand - Recently homeless Ms Pettigrew (Frances McDormand) "nannies" her new ingenue-wannabe adorable employer (Amy Adams) through various love matters, while meeting the recently unattached Ciaran Hinds.

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The Way We Were is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods - Watch for Free with Amazon Prime Free Trial

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but chickens double d added Mallrats Ben Affleck, Shannen Doherty, Claire Forlani

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Tom Islava added The Lonely Guy Steve Martin, Andy Garcia, Loni Anderson

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Sliding Doors is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Sliding Doors Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeanne Tripplehorn, John Hannah

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Siersha 2 added Lars and the Real Girl Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson

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Siersha 2 added Sense and Sensibility Kate Winslet, Hugh Laurie, Emma Thompson - Ain't no breakup like a Jane Austen breakup.

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Siersha 2 added Amelie Audrey Tautou, Spencer Tracy, Joan Bennett - This brilliantly busy French film explores so many things about love and life that it can't fail at giving a breakup victim a new shot in the arm of hope.

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Siersha 2 added Closer Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law - A smokin' hot cast, savvy script, and moving soundtrack by Damian Rice.

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Siersha 2 added Enchanted Amy Adams, Susan Sarandon, Julie Andrews - A princess played by Amy Adams emerges from an animated fairy tale land to find she may prefer a brash New York attorney in a trench coat to her former prince charming.  Safe to watch around the kids.

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Siersha 2 added Down with Love Ewan McGregor, Renée Zellweger, Jeri Ryan - Two slick writers try to burn the other gender while warming to each other.  Perfect for the bitterest break-up survivor, when the time is right.

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Siersha 2 added Far from Heaven Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Viola Davis - A housewife is abandoned by a husband who unforeseeably comes out of the closet.  Her new love life in mid-century America's civil rights era makes any breakup survivor's challenges today seem a picnic.