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, humorous, melancholic, clever, feel good and witty films and TV shows about / with divorce, marriage, husband wife relationship, 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.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as divorce: Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Stepmom (1998), A Separation (2011), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017), Desperate Housewives (2004), Five Times Two (2004), Dead Like Me (2003), The Past (2013).

List of divorce movies

Scenes from a Marriage (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 283 min.
TV show
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, thought provoking, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: divorce, couples, marriage, breakup, selfishness, infidelity, society, romance, introspection, couple relations, human nature, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, eastern 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: custody battle, courtroom, divorce, single father, family relations, selfishness, couples, lawyer, marriage, father son relationship, family problems, family ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, manhattan, new york city
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 6.8
 63K
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, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, remarry, custody, rebellious daughter, family life, friendship, human nature, ego clash ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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 8.3
 230K
A Separation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran, France, Australia
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, contemplative ...
Plot: divorce, poverty, maid, alzheimer's disease, marriage, family problems, marital separation, muslim, parenthood, society, legal, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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: romantic, touching, feel good, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: womanizer, romance, love and romance, midlife crisis, dating, divorce, lovers, mentor, friends, couples, looking for sex, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 57 min.
TV show
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: witty, feel good, captivating, atmospheric, uplifting
Plot: female protagonist, divorce, jewish family, comedian, career, husband wife relationship, judaism, stand up comedian, breakup, jewish, fashion, single mother ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, new york
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, stylized, cynical, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, female friendship, infidelity, family life, neighbor, social relations, family relations, couple relations, friendship, lifestyle, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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Five Times Two (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, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy ...
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 8.1
 41K
Dead Like Me (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Dead Like Me follows a group of undead grim reapers tasked with shepherding the recently departed into the afterlife.
Style: witty, cynical, sentimental, contemplative, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: afterlife, dealing with death, team, supernatural, family problems, family relations, supernatural ability, double life, grim reaper, divorce, corpse, dark humor ...
Place: seattle, seattle washington
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 7.7
 47K
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: thought provoking, emotional, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: depression, divorce, coma, dysfunctional family, suicide, secret, ex spouse, infidelity, parenthood, haunted by the past, love and romance, reunion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, europe, iran
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 5.8
 8K
Acrimony (2018)
Genre: 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, depression, attempted murder, deception, financial problem, betrayal, revenge, unfaithful husband, courtroom, mother daughter relationship, female psychopath ...
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 7.2
 121K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
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, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, forbidden love, older woman younger woman relationship, lesbian love, impossible love, lesbian sex, age difference, gays and lesbians, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, 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, depressing, absurd, humorous ...
Plot: divorce, writers, self fulfillment, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence, self esteem, writer's life, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
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 7.6
 31K
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, melancholic, psychological, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: missing child, dysfunctional family, divorce, disappearance, search party, husband wife relationship, search, missing son, anger, dispute, selfishness, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 2010s, year 2012, year 2015
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 7.0
 42K
Cougar Town (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: realistic, light, humorous, sexy, not serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: neighbor, looking for love, wine, small town life, middle aged, love and romance, divorce, supportive friend, friendship, lifestyle, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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 7.0
 254K
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, touching, humorous, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids, girls' night
Plot: family, cross dressing, comedy of errors, nanny, divorce, family relations, hidden identity, custody battle, gender bending, actor playing female role, kids and family, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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 6.6
 126K
The Parent Trap (1998)
Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Family, Romance
Country: USA, UK
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, sweet, touching, light ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, girls' night, chick flick, kids ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, summer camp, lookalikes, dishonesty, butler, single parent, disorder, mistaken identity, parents and children, family relations, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: california, london, england, 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, touching, sweet, humorous, light ...
Audience: family outing, kids, pre-teens, girls' night, teens ...
Plot: twins, summer camp, parents and children, family relations, family, mischievous children, family life, reunion, single parent, summer, love and romance, lookalikes ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, year 1961
Place: california, boston, massachusetts, london
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Little Manhattan (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Family, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, feel good, sentimental, humorous, romantic ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night
Plot: first love, jealousy, divorce, bully, fall in love, friendship, school, romance, child's point of view, couples, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city
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 7.3
 63K
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, divorce, professor, writers, adultery, dog, college, alienation, university, marijuana, friends, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
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 6.4
 186K
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: teens, date night, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: natural disaster, tornado, catastrophe, storm, weatherman, divorce, disaster film, hurricane, twister, forces of nature, escapades, race against time ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 60s, year 1969, 1960s ...
Place: oklahoma
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 5.5
 105K
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: funny, sexy, humorous, not serious, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: resort, friendship, couple relations, marriage, friends, couples, farce, island, couples therapy, disorder, divorce, nothing goes right ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, chicago illinois, hawaii
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 5.1
 15K
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: psychological thriller, suspense, rough, psychological, suspenseful ...
Plot: obsession, mentally unstable, ex husband ex wife relationship, insanity, stalking, jealousy, betrayal, deception, ex husband, frame up, divorce, unrequited love ...
Time: 2010s
Place: san francisco
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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, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: father daughter relationship, male female friendship, storytelling, fall in love, single father, divorce, best friends in love, true love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, free spirited, college, politician ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, united states, new york state ...
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Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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: realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: divorce, starting over, friends, self discovery, singleness, breakup, best friends, strong female presence, writer's life, dating, middle aged, artists and showbiz
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
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 5.3
 17K
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, teens, girls' night
Plot: chase, divorce, rivalry, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, couple relations, race against time, husband wife relationship, on the road, road trip, wealth, vengeance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city, florida ...
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What Maisie Knew (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 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, captivating, sincere, serious ...
Plot: divorce, childhood, dysfunctional family, marriage, unsupportive parent, family problems, crumbling marriage, starting over, family in crisis, nanny, family relations, crumbling relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, california
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Hemingway & Gellhorn (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Writer Ernest Hemingway begins a romance with fellow scribe Martha Gellhorn.
Style: serious, stylized, captivating, psychological, talky ...
Plot: war correspondent, divorce, love affair, romance, media, journalist, fame, couples, writer's life, life is a bitch, spanish civil war, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, europe
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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, semi serious, witty ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, infidelity, couple relations, forbidden love, family problems, crimes of passion, romance, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, crimes, manipulations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe, sicily italy
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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, funny, realistic, not serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: car race, divorce, farce, sport competition, french, stupidity, uninhibited rivalry, lifestyle, championship, teamwork, comeback, contests and competitions ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, north carolina, usa
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