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, sexy, romantic, feel good and humorous films and TV shows about / with divorce, marriage, husband wife relationship, dialogue, catastrophe, storytelling, mentor, women, runaway and family relations plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
divorce movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as divorce: The Squid and the Whale (2005), Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011), Scenes from a Marriage (1973), Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), The Parent Trap (1998), Five Times Two (2004), Couples Retreat (2009), Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Divorce Italian Style (1961), What Maisie Knew (2012).

List of divorce movies

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, thought provoking ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: divorce, dysfunctional family, coming of age, infidelity, adultery, father son relationship, teenager, writers, museum, childhood, marriage, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa, california
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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, feel good, funny, touching, entertaining ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: womanizer, romance, divorce, dating, love and romance, infidelity, adultery, midlife crisis, lovers, love, marital problem, flirting ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
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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, thought provoking, cerebral, sexy, tense ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, melancholy, couples, loneliness, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), affair, midlife crisis, ex husband ex wife relationship, unfaithful husband ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: stockholm sweden, europe, sweden, eastern europe, 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, sad, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: courtroom, divorce, lawyer, single father, custody battle, marriage, family relations, father son relationship, justice, family, court, female nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, california, usa, manhattan new york city
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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, light, sweet, touching ...
Audience: family outing, kids, teens, chick flick, girls' night ...
Plot: twins, mischievous children, summer camp, lookalikes, divorce, single parent, twins separated at birth, disorder, butler, dishonesty, father daughter relationship, disney ...
Time: 90s, year 1998
Place: london, california, england, maine, europe ...
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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: sexy, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, sex, adultery, infidelity, rape, wedding, romance, childbirth, ex husband ex wife relationship, up and down relationship, family life, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, sardinia, europe, sicily ...
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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: funny, sexy, romantic, humorous, absurd ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens
Plot: resort, divorce, couples therapy, couple relations, friendship, marriage, friends, couples, island, farce, disorder, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, tahiti, chicago illinois
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Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
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, light, touching, funny, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, girls' night, chick flick, teens ...
Plot: cross dressing, family, nanny, comedy of errors, divorce, kids and family, children, family relations, gender bending, hidden identity, custody battle, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
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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, witty, atmospheric, light, talky ...
Plot: divorce, manipulation, murder, cousin cousin relationship, romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, family problems, crimes of passion, forbidden love, couple relations, sicilian ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 18th century
Place: italy, sicily, europe
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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, sad, atmospheric, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: divorce, childhood, dysfunctional family, unsupportive parent, step parent, husband wife relationship, marriage, nanny, family in crisis, crumbling marriage, starting over, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, manhattan new york city
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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, romantic, entertaining, light, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: divorce, chase, husband wife relationship, opposites attract, on the road, road trip, crumbling marriage, couple relations, race against time, rivalry, gold digger, unfaithful husband ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, texas, new york, manhattan new york city, miami ...
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The First Wives Club (1996)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: After years of helping their hubbies climb the ladder of success, three mid-life Manhattanites have been dumped for a newer, curvier model. But the trio is determined to turn their pain into gain. They come up with a cleverly devious plan to hit ...
Style: feel good, light, humorous, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: divorce, revenge, female protagonist, battle of the sexes, friendship, suicide, women, best friends, lesbian bar, vengeance, gay, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 90s, 60s, year 1969
Place: new york, san francisco
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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: heartbreaking, emotional, realistic, tense, talky ...
Plot: divorce, poverty, alzheimer's disease, muslim, marriage, maid, justice, parenthood, religion, family problems, marital problem, court ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, tehran
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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, sad, touching, inspirational, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, kids, teens
Plot: terminal illness, divorce, step parent, custody, women, parents and children, cancer, remarry, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, stepmother stepson relationship, rebellious daughter, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, 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, light, humorous ...
Audience: family outing, kids, preschoolers, teens, girls' night ...
Plot: family, twins, summer, summer camp, mischievous children, divorce, family life, parents and children, family relations, youth, single parent, teenage girl ...
Time: 60s, year 1961
Place: california, massachusetts, boston, london
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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, emotional, rough, tense, disturbing ...
Plot: nervous breakdown, divorce, attempted murder, depression, courtroom, female psychopath, financial problem, deception, husband wife relationship, borderline personality disorder, betrayal, unfaithful husband ...
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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: feel good, witty, captivating, atmospheric, humorous ...
Audience: kids
Plot: female protagonist, jewish family, comedian, stand up comedian, career, divorce, husband wife relationship, judaism, breakup, fashion, female comedian, lifestyle change ...
Time: 50s, future
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
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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, psychological, bleak, heartbreaking, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: missing child, dysfunctional family, divorce, disappearance, search party, anger, dysfunctional marriage, selfishness, dispute, morgue, missing person, broken family ...
Time: year 2012, year 2015, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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Ricki and the Flash (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Meryl Streep stars as Ricki Rendazzo, a guitar heroine who made a world of mistakes as she followed her dreams of rock-and-roll stardom. Returning home, Ricki gets a shot at redemption and a chance to make things right as she faces the music with ...
Style: touching, romantic, sweet, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: divorce, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, female musician, female protagonist, ex husband ex wife relationship, dysfunctional family, family relations, rock star, kids and family, aging, character study ...
Time: contemporary, 70s, 21st century, 80s
Place: illinois, los angeles, california, usa, chicago illinois
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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, sexy, twists and turns, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: housewife, suburban life, neighbor, female friendship, social relations, family life, investigation, friends, family relations, lifestyle, couple relations, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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The Women (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story centers on a group of gossipy, high-society women who spend their days at the beauty salon and haunting fashion shows. The sweet, happily-wedded Mary Haines finds her marriage in trouble when shop girl Crystal Allen gets her hooks into ...
Style: entertaining, humorous, witty, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: infidelity, betrayal, divorce, lesbian, women, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family, transformation, family problems, society, female friendship ...
Time: 1930s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, connecticut, san francisco
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The Past (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
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, art house ...
Plot: divorce, depression, dysfunctional family, coma, infidelity, parenthood, suicide, secret, family reunited, love and romance, haunted by the past, muslim ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2012
Place: paris france, france, iran, europe
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Happy Hour (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 317 min.
Story: Jun, Akari, Sakurako and Fumi truly believe that they can confide in each other. But one day, at a party, Jun confesses that she is seeking a divorce from her husband and this information seems to upset the other three. They follow her trial as she ...
Style: sexy, captivating, feel good, melancholic, exciting ...
Plot: abusive wife, slutty wife, sluttiness, wench, misandry, slutty attitude, narcissistic woman, promiscuous woman, narcissism, infidelity, divorce, bisexual ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia
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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: sexy, emotional, serious, erotic, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, forbidden love, lesbian romance, older woman younger woman relationship, age difference, women, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, road trip ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, year 1953, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, 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: romantic, sentimental, sweet, feel good, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: father daughter relationship, single father, best friends in love, male female friendship, divorce, fall in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, true love, daughter, romance, love story, love ...
Time: contemporary, year 1994, year 1992, 90s, 21st century ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new york state, new jersey, wisconsin ...
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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: psychological, satirical, cynical, humorous, funny ...
Plot: lawyer, divorce, battle of the sexes, dark humor, greed, marriage, relationships, death, manipulation, suburbs, obsession, uninhibited rivalry ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
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Solitary Man (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A car magnate watches his personal and professional life hit the skids because of his business and romantic indiscretions.
Style: sexy, psychological, realistic, clever, cynical ...
Plot: loneliness, sex addict, midlife crisis, womanizer, divorce, aging, self destructing, obsession, betrayal, character study, infidelity, bankrupt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: boston, new york, california, new jersey, usa ...
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Marriage Story (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A stage director and his actor wife struggle through a grueling, coast-to-coast divorce that pushes them to their personal and creative extremes.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, rough, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: infidelity, divorce, parent child relationship, marriage, lawyer, theatre director, husband wife relationship, troubled marriage, husband wife conflict, father son relationship, actress, marital problem ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2019
Place: brooklyn new york city, usa, los angeles, new york
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Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, kids, girls' night, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, childhood, divorced parents, teenager, dysfunctional family, abusive husband, divorce, stepsister stepsister relationship, boy, parenting, youth, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, 2000s, contemporary, year 2012 ...
Place: texas, usa, houston texas, austin texas
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Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 113 min.
Story: After a rough divoce, Frances, a 35 year old book editor from San Francisco takes a tour of Tuscany at the urgings of her friends. On a whim she buys Bramasole, a run down villa in the Tuscan countryside and begins to piece her life together ...
Style: feel good, sentimental, scenic, romantic, touching ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: vineyard, tourist, journey, small town, divorce, friendship, romance, writers, lesbian, gay, starting over, male female relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: tuscany, italy, europe, san francisco, rome italy ...
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