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, witty and talky films and TV shows about / with divorce, husband wife relationship, dialogue, storytelling, marriage, catastrophe, mentor, runaway, couples and life philosophy plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as divorce: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Desperate Housewives (2004), Cougar Town (2009), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Definitely, Maybe (2008), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Stepmom (1998), A Separation (2011), Loveless (2017), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993).

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, sincere, captivating, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, courtroom, lawyer, marriage, child custody, selfishness, father son relationship, family problems, family, single father, justice ...
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, sexy, sexual, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, investigation, social relations, infidelity, friendship, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 7.0
 39K
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, entertaining, sexual, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, divorce, looking for love, small town life, lifestyle, wine, dating, parents and children, career, sitcom, parenthood, hot and sexy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, 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, tense, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, human nature, family problems, couples, jealousy, introspection, society, romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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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, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: divorce, father daughter relationship, free spirited, lovers, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, journalist, college, girlfriend, politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
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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, absurd, humorous, intellectual ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, museum, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, crumbling marriage, parents and children, childhood memory, human relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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 6.7
 55K
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, parents and children, custody, rebellious daughter, friendship, step parent, family life, remarry, human nature, ego clash, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 192K
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: gloomy, tense, realistic, talky, emotional ...
Plot: maid, divorce, marriage, social differences, arrest, muslim, poverty, courtroom drama, alzheimer's disease, iranian, caregiver, money ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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 7.7
 23K
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: bleak, rough, melancholic, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Plot: missing child, divorce, dysfunctional family, disappearance, loveless marriage, search, search party, husband wife relationship, dispute, missing son, anger, selfishness ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.0
 217K
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: nanny, family, cross dressing, divorce, family relations, hidden identity, comedy of errors, custody battle, kids and family, parenthood, actor playing female role, gender bending ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 7.8
 41K
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, tense, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: divorce, depression, suicide, coma, dysfunctional family, french, guilt, marriage, infidelity, secret, parenthood, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: france, europe, iran, paris france
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 6.5
 107K
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: feel good, humorous, touching, sweet, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids, chick flick
Plot: twins, mischievous children, summer camp, lookalikes, disorder, dishonesty, trap, single parent, divorce, butler, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1998
Place: california, maine, england, london, europe ...
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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, realistic, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: divorce, first love, jealousy, basketball, bully, school, friendship, interracial adoption, dream, marriage, fall in love, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 6.3
 161K
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: suspenseful, suspense, tense, exciting, scenic ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, divorce, hurricane, forces of nature, race against time, escapades, chases and races, wife husband relationship, husband wife relationship, peril, love triangle ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1990s, 1960s
Place: oklahoma
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 5.0
 10K
Unforgettable (2017)
Genre: Drama, Horror, 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, tense, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, jealousy, mentally unstable, marriage, divorce, insanity, deception, betrayal, frame up, stalking, ex husband, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 2010s
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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: road movie, funny, 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, manhattan new york city, cross country ...
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 7.3
 189K
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: love triangle, infidelity, adultery, divorce, love affair, marriage, photographer, obsession, depression, passionate interest, love at first sight, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
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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: humorous, feel good, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: womanizer, midlife crisis, love and romance, friends, divorce, couples, mentor, looking for sex, lovers, marital problem, romance, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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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, french, marriage, prayer, family dinner, advertising, sport competition, stupidity, farce, ambition, machismo ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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 5.7
 6K
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, emotional, rough, psychological
Plot: nervous breakdown, divorce, revenge, betrayal, depression, attempted murder, courtroom, husband wife relationship, convicted felon, adultery, unfaithful husband, violence ...
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 7.5
 75K
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, intellectual, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: troubled teen, dating, classmates, best friends, teenage love, first love, lifestyle, family relations, parents and children, social differences, lawyer, social relations ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
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 7.3
 148K
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, legal, lawsuit, law firm, divorce, guilt, 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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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, starting over, couples, love and romance, thirtysomething life, hopes, breakup, looking for love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, new jersey, san francisco, california
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Burn After Reading (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When a disc containing memoirs of a former CIA analyst falls into the hands of Linda Litzke and Chad Feldheimer, the two gym employees see a chance to make enough money for her to have life-changing cosmetic surgery. Predictably, events whirl out of ...
Style: humorous, cynical, funny, absurd, dark humor ...
Plot: blackmail, paranoia, espionage, stupidity, divorce, cia, disorder, escapades, autobiography, society, crime, farce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, virginia, seattle washington
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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, romantic, sweet, light ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: opposites attract, workplace romance, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, love and romance, divorce, divorce lawyer, romance, couples, screwball, lawyer, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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 7.4
 58K
Wonder Boys (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Germany, UK, Japan
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Grady (Michael Douglas) is a 50-ish English professor who hasn't had a thing published in years -- not since he wrote his award winning "Great American Novel" 7 years ago. This weekend proves even worse than he could imagine as he ...
Style: talky, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: midlife crisis, marijuana, professor, adultery, divorce, college, alienation, university, dog, mentor, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Royal Tenenbaum and his wife Etheline had three children and then they separated. All three children are extraordinary --- all geniuses. Virtually all memory of the brilliance of the young Tenenbaums was subsequently erased by two decades of ...
Style: humorous, witty, talky, dark humor, stylized ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, eccentric family, depression, terminal illness, reconciliation, divorce, nervous breakdown, child prodigy, parents and children, ex couple relations, family conflict ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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 6.6
 168K
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, scary, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: split personality, insanity, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, murder, nervous breakdown, isolation, arson, divorce, stalking, psychology, serial killer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mississippi, usa, tennessee, new york state
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Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, single mother, romance, best friends, looking for love, love and romance, feminism, fall in love, love affair, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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 6.1
 4K
Skin Deep (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hard-drinking novelist Zach Hutton spirals out of control after his wife and mistress both leave him. Alone and crippled by a bad case of writer's block, Zach slips in and out of casual relationships and one-night stands, while his drinking ...
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: womanizer, divorce, romance, couple relations, midlife crisis, self discovery, goofy hero, extramarital affair, alcohol, condom, redemption, police investigation ...
Time: 80s
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