Romantic Movies About Divorce

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Romantic Movies About Divorce

For Romantic Movies About Divorce, there is no limit to the movies talking about this feeling. We put together 25 of our favorites.

A Separation (2011)

A Separation
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Asghar Farhadi, starring Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat, Shahab Hosseini
Rated PG-13

"A Separation" is an Iranian drama film written and directed by Asghar Farhadi. The film centers on a married couple, Simin and Nader, who are struggling to come to terms with their differences and their failing marriage. In order to move abroad and provide a better life for their daughter, Simin files for divorce. Nader, however, refuses the divorce and insists on staying in the country with his elderly father who has Alzheimer's. As the couple's issues escalate, Simin moves out and hires a caregiver, Razieh, to look after Nader's father while he is at work. Conflict arises when Razieh's religious beliefs conflict with the family's lifestyle, leading to a series of events that have devastating consequences for all involved. The film explores the complexities of life and relationships in Iranian society and examines issues of morality, justice, and faith.

Boyhood (2014)

Boyhood
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Richard Linklater, starring Ellar Coltrane, Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke, Elijah Smith
Rated R

Boyhood is a coming-of-age drama directed by Richard Linklater that follows the life of a young man named Mason (Ellar Coltrane) from ages 6 to 18. The story is told in a series of vignettes spanning 12 years that capture the small and large moments of his life as he grows up in Texas with his mother (Patricia Arquette) and his sister (Lorelei Linklater). Along the way, Mason experiences the joys and struggles of childhood and adolescence, navigating relationships with his parents, friends, and teachers, and ultimately discovering his own identity.

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Kramer vs. Kramer
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Robert Benton, starring Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, Jane Alexander, Justin Henry
Rated PG

Kramer vs. Kramer is a 1979 American drama film directed by Robert Benton. It stars Dustin Hoffman, Meryl Streep, and Jane Alexander. The film tells the story of a married couple's divorce and its impact on everyone involved, including the couple's young son. Ted Kramer (Hoffman) is a workaholic advertising executive who is unaware of the strains his career has put on his marriage to Joanna (Streep). When Joanna abruptly leaves both Ted and their son Billy (Justin Henry), Ted is forced to re-evaluate his priorities and learn to be a parent. Amidst the legal and emotional struggles, Ted and Joanna are eventually able to come to a mutual understanding about their relationship and the future of their family.

The Royal Tenenbaums (2001)

The Royal Tenenbaums
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Wes Anderson, starring Gene Hackman, Gwyneth Paltrow, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller
Rated R

The Royal Tenenbaums is a 2001 American comedy-drama film directed by Wes Anderson. The film stars Gene Hackman, Anjelica Huston, Ben Stiller, Gwyneth Paltrow, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, and Danny Glover. The film tells the tale of the eccentric and dysfunctional Tenenbaum family, which consists of Royal (Gene Hackman), his wife Etheline (Anjelica Huston), their adopted daughter Margot (Gwyneth Paltrow), their son Richie (Luke Wilson), and their two sons Chas and Eli (Owen Wilson and Danny Glover). The Tenenbaums were once a successful family but have since fallen on hard times. Royal attempts to reconcile the family by convincing them to move back into the family home and to settle their differences. The film follows the family's attempts to get back together and stay together, as each of the family members deals with their own personal issues and struggles. Along the way, there is plenty of comedy, drama, and heartfelt moments. In the end, the Tenenbaums come to accept each other and learn to appreciate the unique qualities each of them brings to the family.

Three Colors: White (1994)

Three Colors: White
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Krzysztof Kieslowski, starring Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz Gajos, Jerzy Stuhr
Rated R

Three Colors: White is a 1994 Polish drama film written, produced, and directed by Krzysztof Kieslowski. The film is the second in The Three Colors Trilogy, which examines the French Revolutionary ideals. The film tells the story of Karol Karol (Zbigniew Zamachowski), a Polish hairdresser living in Paris. After his French wife Dominique (Julie Delpy) divorces him for an apparent lack of ambition and success, Karol decides to return home to Poland. His journey to Poland is difficult, and he finds himself without money and without a country. He eventually begins to rebuild his life in Poland, using cunning and guile to become successful. But his success is only temporary, as his attempts to reunite with his ex-wife fail repeatedly. In the end, Karol survives, but is still unsatisfied with the life he has built for himself. He has gained a certain degree of success in Poland, but it is far from the life he hoped for. The film ends on a hopeful note, with Karol facing an uncertain future but still searching for a way to make his life better.

Husbands and Wives (1992)

Husbands and Wives
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Woody Allen, Mia Farrow, Sydney Pollack, Judy Davis
Rated R

Husbands and Wives is a 1992 American comedy-drama film written and directed by Woody Allen. It chronicles the marriages of two couples, Jack and Sally, and Gabe and Judy, as they struggle to cope with the strain of a new romantic relationship between Jack and Sally's friend, Sam. As the film progresses, the couples experience a series of ups and downs, including infidelity, divorce, depression, and a series of discussions about relationships and the meaning of love. The film also features a series of interviews with the four main characters as they reflect on their experiences. Ultimately, the characters come to a better understanding of both themselves and each other.

What Maisie Knew (2012)

What Maisie Knew
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Scott McGehee, David Siegel, starring Julianne Moore, Alexander Skarsgård, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham
Rated R

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Glenn Ficarra, John Requa, starring Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling, Julianne Moore, Emma Stone
Rated PG-13

The Squid and the Whale (2005)

The Squid and the Whale
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Noah Baumbach, starring Owen Kline, Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Jesse Eisenberg
Rated R

Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Derek Cianfrance, starring Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Faith Wladyka
Rated R

Interiors (1978)

Interiors
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Woody Allen, starring Diane Keaton, Geraldine Page, Kristin Griffith, Mary Beth Hurt
Rated PG

Mrs. Doubtfire (1993)

Mrs. Doubtfire
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Chris Columbus, starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, Pierce Brosnan, Harvey Fierstein
Rated PG-13

An Unmarried Woman (1978)

An Unmarried Woman
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Paul Mazursky, starring Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman
Rated R

Barefoot in the Park (1967)

Barefoot in the Park
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Gene Saks, starring Robert Redford, Jane Fonda, Charles Boyer, Mildred Natwick
Rated G

Enough Said (2013)

Enough Said
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Nicole Holofcener, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, James Gandolfini, Catherine Keener, Toni Collette
Rated PG-13

The War of the Roses (1989)

The War of the Roses
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Danny DeVito, starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Marianne Sägebrecht
Rated R

Shoot the Moon (1982)

Shoot the Moon
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Alan Parker, starring Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller
Rated R

The Champ (1979)

The Champ
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Franco Zeffirelli, starring Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, Ricky Schroder, Jack Warden
Rated PG

Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)

Under the Tuscan Sun
★★★★
★★★★
2.7 out of 4 stars

From Audrey Wells, starring Diane Lane, Raoul Bova, Sandra Oh, Lindsay Duncan
Rated PG-13

The Parent Trap (1998)

The Parent Trap
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Nancy Meyers, starring Lindsay Lohan, Dennis Quaid, Natasha Richardson, Elaine Hendrix
Rated PG

It's Complicated (2009)

It's Complicated
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Nancy Meyers, starring Meryl Streep, Steve Martin, Alec Baldwin, John Krasinski
Rated R

Take This Waltz (2011)

Take This Waltz
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Sarah Polley, starring Michelle Williams, Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman, Aaron Abrams
Rated R

The First Wives Club (1996)

The First Wives Club
★★★★
★★★★
2.6 out of 4 stars

From Hugh Wilson, starring Goldie Hawn, Bette Midler, Diane Keaton, Maggie Smith
Rated PG

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Intolerable Cruelty
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, starring George Clooney, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Billy Bob Thornton, Geoffrey Rush
Rated PG-13

Author! Author! (1982)

Author! Author!
★★★★
★★★★
2.5 out of 4 stars

From Arthur Hiller, starring Al Pacino, Dyan Cannon, Tuesday Weld, Bob Dishy
Rated PG

 



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