From Rom-Coms to sad, sad psycho-dramas, many films deal with the always intriguing, if sometimes volatile, topic of divorce. Here we have compiled a list of our favorite divorce movies, in order from those that present the issue in a jovial, comedic way, down to those which showcase The Great Split in the darkest possible shaft of light.
It’s Complicated – Cute, cute, cute. This Nancy Meyers film makes divorce seem like just too much fun. It’s hard to not appear that way with a debonair yet mischievous Alec Baldwin and a flirtatious Meryl Streep, at her white wine swilling best, in the lead roles. As these two secretly reconnect after their split, new life is breathed into their relationship, and the sparks fly. Overall, a fun, Rom-Com-trope filled film, but It’s Complicated actually seems more like It’s Unrealistic.