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 romantic films and TV shows about / with divorce, marriage, dialogue, husband wife relationship, storytelling, catastrophe, mentor, runaway, culture clash and life philosophy 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: Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Acrimony (2018), Cougar Town (2009), Loveless (2017), Stepmom (1998), Desperate Housewives (2004), Definitely, Maybe (2008), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), The Squid and the Whale (2005), Serving Sara (2002).

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, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, custody battle, courtroom, marriage, child custody, selfishness, lawyer, family, father son relationship, family problems, single father, justice ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, california, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
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 5.7
 5K
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: divorce, nervous breakdown, revenge, betrayal, courtroom, attempted murder, depression, husband wife relationship, adultery, convicted felon, unfaithful husband, violence ...
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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, feel good, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: neighbor, looking for love, small town life, divorce, lifestyle, wine, parents and children, sitcom, dating, parenthood, hot and sexy, age difference ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: florida, usa
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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, melancholic, rough, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Plot: missing child, dysfunctional family, divorce, disappearance, search party, husband wife relationship, loveless marriage, search, dispute, anger, dysfunctional marriage, missing son ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, family life, step parent, human nature, remarry, ego clash, dying woman ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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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, twists and turns ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, secret, couple relations, family relations, neighbor, investigation, infidelity, social relations, love and romance, friendship, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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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: divorce, father daughter relationship, true love, free spirited, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, single father, storytelling, love story, lovers, looking for love, up and down relationship, loneliness ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 20th century, 21st century, year 1994 ...
Place: wisconsin, new york, usa, campus, manhattan new york city ...
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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, marriage, selfishness, breakup, infidelity, crumbling marriage, introspection, romance, extramarital affair, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
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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, realistic ...
Plot: divorce, self fulfillment, coming of age, museum, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, childhood memory, parents and children, adolescence, writer's life, self esteem, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california
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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, manhattan new york city ...
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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, talky, realistic, tense, emotional ...
Plot: maid, divorce, alzheimer's disease, iranian, caregiver, courtroom drama, marriage, money, marital separation, family problems, social differences, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran
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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, 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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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, verbal byplay, lawyer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, ireland, usa, yale university, san francisco
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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: humorous, feel good, touching, light, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, date night, kids
Plot: nanny, family, cross dressing, hidden identity, divorce, family relations, comedy of errors, custody battle, kids and family, parenthood, actor playing female role, secret identity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: san francisco, usa
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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: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, adultery, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, cheating ...
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, love and romance, midlife crisis, friends, couples, divorce, mentor, looking for sex, romance, lovers, marital problem, crazy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california
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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, summer camp, mischievous children, lookalikes, dishonesty, disorder, trap, single parent, parents and children, family relations, comedy of errors, butler ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, 1990s
Place: california, england, maine, 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: realistic, touching, feel good, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing, kids
Plot: divorce, first love, jealousy, school, friendship, karate, interracial adoption, dream, marriage, love, fall in love, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, 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, forces of nature, race against time, wife husband relationship, chases and races, escapades, love triangle, peril, obsession, hurricane ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1969, 1960s, 1990s
Place: oklahoma
Is relevant ?
 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, psychological, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, jealousy, mentally unstable, paranoia, divorce, marriage, danger, psychopath, deception, betrayal, insanity, fear ...
Time: 2010s
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 6.7
 8K
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: serious, gloomy, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, sex, rape, voyeurism, wedding, cheating wife, romance, crumbling marriage, strong sexual content, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, sicily, italy
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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: witty, humorous, talky, dark humor, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: dysfunctional family, redemption, terminal illness, eccentric family, depression, child prodigy, reconciliation, divorce, parents and children, family conflict, nervous breakdown, forgiveness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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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: crumbling marriage, friendship, couple relations, island, nothing goes right, resort, farce, couples therapy, marriage, couples, romance, divorce ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tahiti, hawaii, chicago illinois
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 7.2
 96K
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, enigmatic, intense ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, lesbian relationship, impossible love, age difference, gays and lesbians, gender, department store, romance, divorce, women ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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 6.1
 92K
Daddy's Home (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The story of a mild-mannered radio executive (Ferrell) who strives to become the best stepdad ever to his wife's two children, but complications ensue when their freewheeling, freeloading real father arrives, forcing stepdad to compete for the ...
Style: funny, absurd, humorous, entertaining, satirical ...
Audience: kids
Plot: family, father, divorce, uninhibited rivalry, parenthood, culture clash, children, manipulation, rival, father son relationship, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship ...
Place: new orleans
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The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
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, uninhibited rivalry, suburbs, divorce, greed, destructive relationship, marriage, family feud, relationships, death, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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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, prayer, family dinner, advertising, sport competition, farce, french, marriage, contests and competitions, sport, ambition ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north carolina, alabama, usa
Is relevant ?
 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, serious, tense, disturbing, suspense ...
Plot: legal, lawsuit, lawyer, guilt, scandal, divorce, law firm, cover up, uncover truth, dishonesty, crimes, corruption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, milwaukee wisconsin, california
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Political Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 360 min.
Story: Political Animals is a six-part miniseries. Elaine Barrish's husband Bud was a popular President of the United States during the 1990s despite his extramarital affairs. After leaving the White House, Elaine Barrish was elected Governor of ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, suspense, clever ...
Plot: politics, president, white house, state affairs, divorce, reporter, family relations, private vs public, parents and children, media, government official, female politician ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, washington d.c.
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 5.8
 76K
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, road movie, scenic, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, starting over, fall in love, love affair, hopes, introspection, love, female protagonist, travel, lifestyle change, divorce, depression ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indonesia, india, italy, rome italy
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