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The Best Movies About Getting Dumped 

Ann Casano
Updated September 21, 2019 2.1k votes 368 voters 22.4k views 66 items

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
Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

Released: 2009

Directed by: Marc Webb

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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Nicholas Stoller

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

Released: 2004

Directed by: Michel Gondry

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The Wedding Singer is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler, Steve Buscemi

Released: 1998

Directed by: Frank Coraci

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Legally Blonde is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair

Released: 2001

Directed by: Robert Luketic

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High Fidelity is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen, Jack Black

Released: 2000

Directed by: Stephen Frears

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Casablanca is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Peter Lorre

Released: 1942

Directed by: Michael Curtiz

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The First Wives Club is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear

Released: 1996

Directed by: Hugh Wilson

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Bridget Jones's Diary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant, Colin Firth

Released: 2001

Directed by: Sharon Maguire

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Along Came Polly is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin, Ben Stiller

Released: 2004

Directed by: John Hamburg

Along Came Polly is a 2004 American romantic comedy film written and directed by John Hamburg, starring Ben Stiller and Jennifer Aniston in the lead roles.
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Better Off Dead is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
John Cusack, E.G. Daily, David Ogden Stiers

Released: 1985

Directed by: Savage Steve Holland

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The War of the Roses is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

Released: 1989

Directed by: Danny DeVito, Thomas Lofaro

This film is a 1989 American black comedy film based upon the 1981 novel of the same name by Warren Adler. The film follows a wealthy couple with a seemingly perfect marriage. When their ...more

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Chasing Amy is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith

Released: 1997

Directed by: Kevin Smith

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The Break-Up is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston, Ann-Margret

Released: 2006

Directed by: Peyton Reed

The Break-Up is a 2006 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Peyton Reed. In a bid to keep their luxurious condo from their significant other, a newly broken up couple (Vince Vaughn ...more

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Bad Moms is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
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Released: 2016

Directed by: Jon Lucas, Scott Moore

Bad Moms is a 2016 American comedy film directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. When three overworked and under-appreciated moms (Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn) are pushed beyond ...more
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John Tucker Must Die is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush, Brittany Snow

Released: 2006

Directed by: Betty Thomas

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Under the Tuscan Sun is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Diane Lane, Sandra Oh, Kate Walsh

Released: 2003

Directed by: Audrey Wells

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Released: 1987

Directed by: Garry Marshall

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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The Way We Were is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Getting Dumped
Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

Released: 1973

Directed by: Sydney Pollack

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Heather Graham, Vince Vaughn, Jon Favreau filmography

Released: 1996

Directed by: Doug Liman

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Released: 1939

Directed by: Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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Released: 1988

Directed by: Michael Lehmann

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Released: 1997

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Released: 2012

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