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The Best Movies About Getting Dumped

Updated September 21, 2019 2.4k votes 380 voters 23.7k views66 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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    Forgetting Sarah Marshall
    84
    31

    Forgetting Sarah Marshall

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2008

    Directed byNicholas Stoller

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    (500) Days of Summer
    99
    45

    (500) Days of Summer

    Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly

    Released2009

    Directed byMarc Webb

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  • 3
    Legally Blonde
    69
    26

    Legally Blonde

    Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson

    Released2001

    Directed byRobert Luketic

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  • 4
    The Wedding Singer
    65
    26

    The Wedding Singer

    Drew Barrymore, Adam Sandler

    Released1998

    Directed byFrank Coraci

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  • 5
    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
    66
    37

    Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

    Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst

    Released2004

    Directed byMichel Gondry

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  • 6
    The First Wives Club
    42
    19

    The First Wives Club

    Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn

    Released1996

    Directed byHugh Wilson

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  • 7
    Casablanca
    42
    23

    Casablanca

    Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart

    Released1942

    Directed byMichael Curtiz

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  • 8
    High Fidelity
    44
    28

    High Fidelity

    Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bruce Springsteen

    Released2000

    Directed byStephen Frears

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  • 9
    Blue Jasmine
    36
    23

    Blue Jasmine

    Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin

    Released2013

    Directed byWoody Allen

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  • 10
    Overboard
    21
    5

    Overboard

    Goldie Hawn, Kurt Russell

    Released1987

    Directed byGarry 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 War of the Roses
    28
    14

    The War of the Roses

    Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito

    Released1989

    Directed byDanny DeVito, Thomas Lofaro

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    Bad Moms
    20
    7

    Bad Moms

    Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell

    Released2016

    Directed byJon Lucas, Scott Moore

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  • 13
    Bridget Jones's Diary
    35
    26

    Bridget Jones's Diary

    Renée Zellweger, Hugh Grant

    Released2001

    Directed bySharon Maguire

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  • 14
    The Odd Couple
    22
    12

    The Odd Couple

    Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau

    Released1968

    Directed byGene Saks

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  • 15
    Gone with the Wind
    18
    7

    Gone with the Wind

    Clark Gable, Vivien Leigh

    Released1939

    Directed bySam Wood, George Cukor, Victor Fleming

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  • 16
    Along Came Polly
    34
    28

    Along Came Polly

    Jennifer Aniston, Alec Baldwin

    Released2004

    Directed byJohn Hamburg

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  • 17
    Better Off Dead
    30
    25

    Better Off Dead

    John Cusack, E.G. Daily

    Released1985

    Directed bySavage Steve Holland

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  • 18
    Under the Tuscan Sun
    25
    19

    Under the Tuscan Sun

    Diane Lane, Sandra Oh

    Released2003

    Directed byAudrey Wells

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  • 19
    The Break-Up
    34
    30

    The Break-Up

    Vince Vaughn, Jennifer Aniston

    Released2006

    Directed byPeyton Reed

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  • 20
    My Best Friend's Wedding
    19
    11

    My Best Friend's Wedding

    Julia Roberts, Dermot Mulroney

    Released1997

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

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    The Way We Were
    21
    17

    The Way We Were

    Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford

    Released1973

    Directed bySydney Pollack

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  • 22
    Broken Flowers
    21
    16

    Broken Flowers

    Sharon Stone, Bill Murray

    Released2005

    Directed byJim Jarmusch

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  • 23
    Thelma & Louise
    14
    8

    Thelma & Louise

    Brad Pitt, Susan Sarandon

    Released1991

    Directed byRidley Scott

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  • 24
    John Tucker Must Die
    23
    21

    John Tucker Must Die

    Jenny McCarthy, Sophia Bush

    Released2006

    Directed byBetty Thomas

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    Heathers
    17
    13

    Heathers

    Winona Ryder, Shannen Doherty

    Released1988

    Directed byMichael Lehmann

    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.