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, clever, humorous, emotional and serious films and TV shows about / with divorce, husband wife relationship, dialogue, catastrophe, marriage, mentor, storytelling, couples, life philosophy and family plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as divorce: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Loveless (2017), Desperate Housewives (2004), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Definitely, Maybe (2008), Laws of Attraction (2004), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Serving Sara (2002), Cougar Town (2009), Stepmom (1998).
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Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Drama
Sweden
283 min.
 8.5
Desperate Housewives (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
USA
45 min.
 7.5
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Acrimony (2018)
Drama, Horror, Romance, Thriller
USA
120 min.
 5.6
Life of the Party (2018)
Comedy
USA
105 min.
 5.5

List of divorce movies

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, captivating, sincere, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, courtroom, marriage, child custody, selfishness, lawyer, family, father son relationship, family problems, single father, breakup ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.7
 21K
Loveless (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany, Belgium, USA
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: rough, bleak, psychological, melancholic, depressing ...
Plot: missing child, divorce, dysfunctional family, disappearance, loveless marriage, search, search party, husband wife relationship, dispute, anger, missing son, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, sexual, dark humor, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, infidelity, social relations, lifestyle, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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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, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: divorce, loneliness, marriage, infidelity, selfishness, midlife crisis, marital separation, cognac, humiliation, breakup, crumbling marriage, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden
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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: sentimental, romantic, sweet, emotional, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: father daughter relationship, divorce, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, up and down relationship, looking for love, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1992 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
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Laws of Attraction (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Amidst a sea of litigation, two New York City divorce lawyers find love.
Style: talky, humorous, not serious, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, love and romance, divorce, divorce lawyer, romance, urban, legal, couples, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university
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 6.9
 210K
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, not serious, light ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: nanny, family, cross dressing, hidden identity, divorce, family relations, custody battle, comedy of errors, parenthood, gender bending, actor playing female role, secret identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 5.3
 16K
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: divorce, chase, rivalry, crumbling marriage, couple relations, opposites attract, race against time, unfaithful husband, husband wife relationship, outsmarting, road trip, divorce lawyer ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york, texas, florida, dallas texas ...
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 7.0
 38K
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, sexual, entertaining, light, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: small town life, looking for love, neighbor, lifestyle, divorce, wine, parents and children, sitcom, dating, career, parenthood, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 6.7
 53K
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, emotional, touching, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, kids
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, school play, photo shoot, friendship, urban, rivalry, family relations, friends ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 186K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Family, Mystery
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: gloomy, talky, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Plot: maid, divorce, courtroom drama, family problems, alzheimer's disease, caregiver, iranian, marriage, marital separation, money, social differences, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 8.1
 60K
The Tudors (2007)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Ireland, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: The Tudors is a history-based drama series following the young, vibrant King Henry VIII, a competitive and lustful monarch who navigates the intrigues of the English court and the human heart with equal vigor and justifiable suspicion.
Style: serious, captivating, stylized, sexual, realistic
Plot: royal family, betrayal, intrigue, queen, royal court, king, throne, womanizer, love triangle, society, infidelity, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, renaissance, 1500s
Place: england, europe
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 7.3
 146K
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, realistic, tense, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: divorce, legal, lawsuit, lawyer, corruption, murder, crooked lawyer, business ethics, car bomb, scandal, restaurant, guilt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, milwaukee wisconsin, manhattan new york city, california
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 7.8
 39K
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, realistic, gloomy, serious, captivating ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, infidelity, marriage, secret, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, iran, europe, paris france
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 5.7
 74K
Eat Pray Love (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Liz Gilbert had everything a modern woman is supposed to dream of having – a husband, a house and a successful career – yet like so many others, she found herself lost, confused and searching for what she really wanted in life. Newly divorced ...
Style: sentimental, touching, scenic, romantic, inspirational ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, hopes, introspection, love affair, lifestyle change, female protagonist, divorce, depression, midlife crisis, solitude ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, indonesia, italy, rome italy
Is relevant ?
 7.3
 185K
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: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, passionate interest, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, england, europe, manhattan new york city
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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: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: divorce, first love, jealousy, friendship, fall in love, friends, school, dream, karate, interracial adoption, marriage, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
Is relevant ?
 6.3
 158K
Twister (1996)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, 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: exciting, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: divorce, natural disaster, tornado, cow, truck, barn, aunt niece relationship, adventure, weatherman, storm, obsessive quest, race against time ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1960s, 1990s, year 1969
Place: oklahoma
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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, realistic, witty, serious, clever ...
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, museum, masturbation, coming of age, tennis, strong sexual content, parenthood, crumbling marriage, adolescence, uniform, childhood memory ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 164K
Secret Window (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Mort Rainey, a writer just emerging from a painful divorce with his ex-wife, is stalked at his remote lake house by a psychotic stranger and would-be scribe who claims Rainey swiped his best story idea. But as Rainey endeavors to prove his ...
Style: psychological, serious, suspenseful, scary, twists and turns ...
Plot: split personality, mentally unstable, losing-it hero, murder, divorce, isolation, insanity, arson, stalking, nervous breakdown, paranoia, disturbed individual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, lawyer, greed, uninhibited rivalry, suburbs, divorce, destructive relationship, marriage, family feud, relationships, death, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 5K
Acrimony (2018)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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
Plot: depression, attempted murder, nervous breakdown, divorce, courtroom, revenge, violence, financial problem, deception, betrayal, pregnancy, midlife crisis ...
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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, not serious, realistic, exciting, funny ...
Audience: teens
Plot: divorce, car race, sport competition, prayer, advertising, family dinner, farce, french, marriage, contests and competitions, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, alabama, usa
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Two and a Half Men (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
Story: A hedonistic jingle writer's free-wheeling life comes to an abrupt halt when his brother and 10-year-old nephew move into his beach-front house.
Style: humorous, not serious, realistic, situational comedy, buddy comedy
Audience: date night
Plot: sitcom, beach house, roommate, womanizer, casual sex, single parent, singleness, ex spouse, parents and children, friends, divorce, uptight character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: california, usa, malibu california
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Couples Retreat (2009)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Four couples, all friends, descend on a tropical island resort. Though one husband and wife are there to work on their marriage, the others just want to enjoy some fun in the sun. They soon find, however, that paradise comes at a price: ...
Style: humorous, funny, romantic, absurd, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: friendship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, nothing goes right, island, couples therapy, resort, romance, farce, marriage, divorce, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
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Grace and Frankie (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Elegant, proper Grace and freewheeling, eccentric Frankie are a pair of frenemies whose lives are turned upside down - and permanently intertwined - when their husbands leave them for each other. Together, they must face starting over in their 70s ...
Style: humorous, realistic, light, touching, not serious
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, sitcom, life turned upside down, elderly, couple relations, family, gender, rivalry, foe turned friend, divorce, beach house, odd couple ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
Is relevant ?
 6.2
 95K
Bad Moms (2016)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When three overworked and under-appreciated moms are pushed beyond their limits, they ditch their conventional responsibilities for a jolt of long overdue freedom, fun, and comedic self-indulgence.
Style: humorous, funny, entertaining, touching, buddy comedy ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: family, party, parenthood, friendship, divorce, single mother, working mom, motherhood, female friendship, friendship between women, bar, women ...
Place: chicago illinois, california
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 7.9
 206K
Walk the Line (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash's life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Style: sentimental, touching, captivating, emotional, road movie ...
Audience: date night
Plot: musician's life, marriage, music, country music, couple relations, accident, rising to stardom, rise and fall, addiction, artists and showbiz, divorce, musician ...
Time: 1960s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, usa, arkansas, memphis, tennessee ...
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 7.9
 188K
Mr. Nobody (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Belgium, Germany, Canada, France, USA, UK
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Nemo Nobody leads an ordinary existence with his wife and 3 children; one day, he wakes up as a mortal centenarian in the year 2092.
Style: psychological, futuristic, mind bending, offbeat, surreal ...
Audience: date night
Plot: destiny, utopia, depression, teenage love, alternate reality, love affair, parallel world, romance, imaginary, postmodernism, philosophy, death ...
Time: future, 20th century, 21st century, year 1975
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Little Indian, Big City (1994)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Stephen, an international trader, tracks down his ex-wife Patricia in some Amazonian backwater. He needs her consent to a divorce so that he can marry Charlotte. Unfortunately, he discovers a son he didn’t know he had – Mimi-Siku. The young ...
Style: humorous, funny, comic, entertaining, semi serious ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: jungle, culture clash, mischievous children, family, fish out of water, adventure, nothing goes right, parents and children, disorder, estrangement, city life, down on your luck ...
Time: 90s
Place: venezuela, europe, france, latin america, paris france ...
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