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.
Directed by: Michael CurtizCasablanca is a 1942 American romantic drama film directed by Michael Curtiz and based on Murray Burnett and Joan Alison's unproduced stage play Everybody Comes to Rick's. The film stars Humphrey... more
Directed by: Nicholas StollerForgetting Sarah Marshall is a 2008 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Nicholas Stoller and starring Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis and Russell Brand. The film, which was written... more
Directed by: Kevin SmithWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialChasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The central tension revolves around sexuality, sexual history, and evolving friendships. It is the third film... more
Directed by: Robert LuketicLegally Blonde is a 2001 American comedy film directed by Robert Luketic, based on the novel by Amanda Brown. Sorority girl Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) decides to enroll in Harvard Law School to... more
Directed by: Frank CoraciThe Wedding Singer is a 1998 romantic comedy film written by Tim Herlihy and directed by Frank Coraci. It stars Adam Sandler as a wedding singer in the 1980s and Drew Barrymore as a waitress with... more
Directed by: Danny DeVito, Thomas LofaroThis 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 marriage... more
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.
Directed by: Sam Wood, George Cukor, Victor FlemingGone with the Wind is a 1939 American epic historical romance film adapted from Margaret Mitchell's Pulitzer-winning 1936 novel. It was produced by David O. Selznick of Selznick International... more
Directed by: Savage Steve HollandThis film is a 1985 American teen romantic comedy film starring John Cusack and written and directed by Savage Steve Holland. It tells the story of high school student Lane Myer after his girlfriend... more
Directed by: Hugh WilsonThe First Wives Club is a 1996 comedy film, based on the best-selling 1992 novel of the same name by Olivia Goldsmith. Narrated by Diane Keaton, it stars Keaton, Goldie Hawn, and Bette Midler as... more
Directed by: Audrey WellsUnder the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 American romantic comedy drama film written, produced, and directed by Audrey Wells and starring Diane Lane. Based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir Under the Tuscan Sun,... more
Directed by: Stephen FrearsWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialHigh Fidelity is a 2000 American comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Frears and starring John Cusack and Iben Hjejle. The film is based on the 1995 British novel of the same name by Nick Hornby,... more
Directed by: Sydney PollackWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialThe Way We Were is a 1973 American romantic drama film, starring Barbra Streisand and Robert Redford, and directed by Sydney Pollack. The screenplay by Arthur Laurents was based on his college days... more
Directed by: Mike Nichols
A loafing young graduate is lured in by an older woman. When he falls for her daughter he has to take drastic steps. An absolute classic, soundtrack by Simon & Garfunkel.The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams College.... more
Directed by: Marc Webb(500) Days of Summer is a 2009 American romantic comedy-drama film by first time director Marc Webb. On January 8, Tom Hansen (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) meets Summer Finn (Zooey Deschanel), his boss's... more
Directed by: Doug LimanWatch for Free with Amazon Prime Free TrialThis film is a 1996 comedy-drama film about the lives of single, unemployed actors living on the 'eastside' of Hollywood, California during the 1990s swing revival. Written by Jon Favreau and... more
Directed by: Jon Lucas, Scott MooreBad 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 their... more
Directed by: Paul FeigBridesmaids is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend. The plot centers... more
Directed by: Adrian LyneThis film is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The film centers on a married Manhattan man who has a... more
Directed by: Kevin Rodney Sullivan
What a cast.How Stella Got Her Groove Back is a 1998 romantic comedy film directed by Kevin Rodney Sullivan, adapted from Terry McMillan's bestselling novel of the same title. The film stars Angela Bassett, Taye... more
Directed by: Steve Rash
An 80's teen film that gives a learning curve to love and popularity.Can't Buy Me Love is a 1987 teen comedy feature film starring Patrick Dempsey and Amanda Peterson in a story about a nerd at a high school in Tucson, Arizona who gives a cheerleader $1,000 to pretend... more
Directed by: Kevin SmithMallrats is a 1995 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the second film in the View Askewniverse series and prequel to 1994's Clerks. As in the other View... more
Directed by: Susan Seidelman
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).She-Devil is a 1989 American dark comedy film directed by Susan Seidelman and written by Barry Strugatz and Mark R. Burns. It stars Meryl Streep, Ed Begley, Jr. and Roseanne Barr in her film debut. A... more
Directed by: Gene SaksThe Odd Couple is a 1968 American black comedy film written by Neil Simon, based on his play The Odd Couple, directed by Gene Saks, and starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau. It is the story of two... more
Directed by: P. J. HoganMy Best Friend's Wedding is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by P.J. Hogan. When a woman's long-time friend (Dermot Mulroney) reveals he's engaged, she (Julia Roberts) realizes she loves... more