Divorce movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant divorce movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, melancholic, emotional, clever, humorous and witty films and TV shows about / with divorce, husband wife relationship, marriage, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, runaway, mentor, couples and culture clash plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
divorce movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as divorce: Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Desperate Housewives (2004), A Separation (2011), The Past (2013), Definitely, Maybe (2008), 5x2 (2004), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Stepmom (1998), Loveless (2017).

List of divorce movies

Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
Story: Ten years of Marianne and Johan's relationship are presented. We first meet them ten years into their marriage. He is a college professor, she a divorce lawyer. They say that they are happily married - unlike their friends Katarina and Peter ...
Style: psychological, talky, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, anger, jealousy, love and romance, couple relations, success ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Ted Kramer is a career man for whom his work comes before his family. His wife Joanna cannot take this anymore, so she decides to leave him. Ted is now faced with the tasks of housekeeping and taking care of himself and their young son Billy.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: divorce, single father, courtroom, custody battle, lawyer, marriage, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family, justice, hospital ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, humorous, dark humor, stylized, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, neighbor, social relations, female friendship, couple relations, friendship, family relations, infidelity, investigation, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Iran, France
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A married couple are faced with a difficult decision - to improve the life of their child by moving to another country or to stay in Iran and look after a deteriorating parent who has Alzheimer's disease.
Style: emotional, tense, realistic, talky, bleak ...
Plot: divorce, maid, marriage, family problems, marital separation, poverty, muslim, iranian, parenthood, alzheimer's disease, social differences, arrest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium, Iran
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After four years apart, Ahmad returns to his wife Marie in Paris in order to progress their divorce. During his brief stay, he cannot help noticing the strained relationship between Marie and her daughter Lucie. As he attempts to improve matters ...
Style: emotional, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, infidelity, parenthood, haunted by the past, family reunited, love and romance, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
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Definitely, Maybe (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Germany, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When Will decides to tell his daughter the story of how he met her mother, he discovers that a second look at the past might also give him a second chance at the future.
Style: romantic, sentimental, sweet, emotional, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, single father, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, storytelling, journalist, college, girlfriend, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: rape, divorce, infidelity, sex, family life, up and down relationship, romance, introspection, family problems, human nature, crumbling marriage, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
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The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, The Squid and the Whale tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980's.
Style: talky, sincere, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, crumbling marriage, writer's life, parents and children, human relationship, understanding, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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Stepmom (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Jackie is a divorced mother of two. Isabel is the career minded girlfriend of Jackie’s ex-husband Luke, forced into the role of unwelcome stepmother to their children. But when Jackie discovers she is ill, both women realise they must put aside ...
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, sad, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, stepmother stepson relationship, step parent, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, family life, remarry, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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Loveless (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening ...
Style: melancholic, heartbreaking, rough, bleak, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, missing child, divorce, husband wife relationship, disappearance, search, search party, dispute, anger, dysfunctional marriage, selfishness, missing son ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Cougar Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: Jules Cobb is a mom in her forties facing the often humorous challenges, pitfalls and rewards of life's next chapter. Along for the journey is her son, her ex-husband, her husband/neighbor and her friends who together make up her dysfunctional, ...
Style: humorous, light, sexual, sitcom, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, small town life, looking for love, wine, divorce, lifestyle, middle aged, parents and children, supportive friend, ex husband ex wife relationship, dating, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Family
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Loving but irresponsible dad Daniel Hillard, estranged from his exasperated spouse, is crushed by a court order allowing only weekly visits with his kids. When Daniel learns his ex needs a housekeeper, he gets the job -- disguised as an English ...
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: comedy of errors, family, nanny, cross dressing, divorce, parenthood, hidden identity, family relations, custody battle, gender bending, actor playing female role, kids and family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Hallie Parker and Annie James are identical twins separated at a young age because of their parents' divorce. unknowingly to their parents, the girls are sent to the same summer camp where they meet, discover the truth about themselves, and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: mischievous children, twins, lookalikes, summer camp, dishonesty, butler, single parent, disorder, trap, comedy of errors, mistaken identity, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: england, california, london, maine, usa ...
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The Parent Trap (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Hayley Mills plays twins who, unknown to their divorced parents, meet at a summer camp. Products of single parent households, they switch places (surprise!) so as to meet the parent they never knew, and then contrive to reunite them.
Style: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: kids, family outing, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: twins, family relations, parents and children, single parent, family life, summer camp, family, mischievous children, prank, lookalikes, reunion, youth ...
Time: year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, london, boston
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Little Manhattan (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Ten-year-old Gabe was just a normal kid growing up in Manhattan until Rosemary Telesco walked into his life, actually into his karate class. But before Gabe can tell Rosemary how he feels, she tells him she will not be going to public school any ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: first love, jealousy, divorce, fall in love, friendship, school, love, bully, romance, couples, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: TV weatherman Bill Harding is trying to get his tornado-hunter wife, Jo, to sign divorce papers so he can marry his girlfriend Melissa. But Mother Nature, in the form of a series of intense storms sweeping across Oklahoma, has other plans. Soon the ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: date night, teens, boys' night
Plot: natural disaster, storm, tornado, divorce, hurricane, forces of nature, weatherman, escapades, chases and races, race against time, truck, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma
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Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Julia moves in with her fiancé, David, but his ex-wife and her own haunting past join forces to rock her quiet suburban existence.
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, jealousy, ex husband, marriage, divorce, ex husband ex wife relationship, unrequited love, insanity, betrayal, deception, home invasion ...
Time: 2010s
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Follows a best-selling author of a self-help book series who is secretly hiding her separation from her husband as she starts to navigate her life as a single woman in her 40's in Los Angeles. She starts to side with and take advice more from ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious
Plot: divorce, starting over, friends, self discovery, breakup, singleness, writer's life, best friends, dating, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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Serving Sara (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Serving Sara is a 2002 romantic comedy film which stars Matthew Perry, Elizabeth Hurley and Bruce Campbell. Joe Tyler (Perry) is a process server who is given the assignment to serve Sara Moore (Hurley) with divorce papers.
Style: funny, road movie, entertaining, romantic, light ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: chase, divorce, rivalry, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, couple relations, race against time, unfaithful husband, husband wife relationship, on the road, road trip, outsmarting ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, texas, dallas texas, manhattan new york city ...
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What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Based on the Henry James novella, the story frames on 7-year-old Maisie, caught in a custody battle between her mother – a rock and roll icon – and her father. What Maisie Knew is an evocative portrayal of the chaos of adult life seen entirely ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, dysfunctional family, marriage, custody, starting over, unsupportive parent, family problems, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, nanny, lawyer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbian love, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, gays and lesbians, impossible love, divorce, women, gender ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, complex characters, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
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Divorce Italian Style (1961)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A married Sicilian baron falls in love with his cousin and vows to wed her, but with divorce illegal he must concoct a crime of passion to do away with his wife.
Style: humorous, captivating, feel good, dark humor, semi serious ...
Plot: divorce, infidelity, crumbling marriage, couple relations, romance, forbidden love, family problems, dishonesty, crimes of passion, couples, cons and scams, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: sicily, italy, europe, sicily italy
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Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Cal Weaver is living the American dream. He has a good job, a beautiful house, great children and a beautiful wife, named Emily. Cal's seemingly perfect life unravels, however, when he learns that Emily has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. ...
Style: touching, romantic, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, lovers, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, looking for sex, marital problem, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Lifelong friends and national idols Ricky Bobby and Cal Naughton Jr. have earned their NASCAR stripes with their uncanny knack of finishing races in the first and second slots, respectively, and slinging catchphrases like "Shake and bake!" ...
Style: humorous, exciting, not serious, realistic, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, sport competition, french, farce, stupidity, comeback, uninhibited rivalry, teamwork, championship, old friend, accident ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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Acrimony (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A faithful wife takes action when it becomes clear to her that her devious husband has betrayed her.
Style: tragic ending, rough, emotional, psychological
Plot: nervous breakdown, divorce, betrayal, revenge, depression, attempted murder, courtroom, husband wife relationship, convicted felon, adultery, unfaithful husband, borderline personality disorder ...
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The O.C. (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
Story: The series centers on Ryan Atwood, a troubled youth from a broken home who is adopted by the wealthy and philanthropic Sandy and Kirsten Cohen. Ryan and his surrogate brother Seth, a socially awkward yet quick-witted teenager, deal with life as ...
Style: touching, witty, serious, realistic, intellectual
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: troubled teen, dating, best friends, social differences, classmates, teenage love, first love, family relations, lifestyle, parents and children, lawyer, sexual activity ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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Michael Clayton (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A law firm brings in its 'fixer' to remedy the situation after a lawyer has a breakdown while representing a chemical company that he knows is guilty in a multi-billion dollar class action suit.
Style: suspenseful, tense, serious, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: lawyer, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, legal, cover up, scandal, corruption, crimes, uncover truth, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
Story: It’s 1958 Manhattan and Miriam “Midge” Maisel has everything she’s ever wanted - the perfect husband, kids, and Upper West Side apartment. But when her life suddenly takes a turn and Midge must start over, she discovers a previously unknown ...
Style: feel good, witty, captivating, uplifting, atmospheric
Plot: jewish family, female protagonist, divorce, comedian, career, breakup, stand up comedian, husband wife relationship, fashion, single mother, jewish, makeup artist ...
Time: 1950s
Place: manhattan, new york city
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Celeste & Jesse Forever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Celeste and Jesse met in high school and got married young. They laugh at the same jokes and finish each other’s sentences. They are forever linked in their friends’ minds as the perfect couple – she, a high-powered businesswoman and budding ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, sentimental, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, divorce, best friends, romance, couple relations, couples, starting over, love and romance, breakup, thirtysomething life, looking for love, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, california, san francisco
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