First comes love, then comes the settlement.
There’s a thin line between love and hate. And it gets even thinner when dotted and two parties are signing on it after many, many months. We’re writing, of course, about divorce. And for the characters in the movies below, whether they’re moving on and dating after divorce or getting back together for a reconciliation, divorce is their new normal. Explored through lenses of humor, social and gender politics, and even with the Disney musical treatment, our roundup of the best movies about divorce, has a film for every viewer. There’s The Parent Trap and Mrs. Doubtfire for kids and folks young at heart, Kramer vs. Kramer for a gut-punch custody battle that doesn’t pick a winner, The First Wives Club, and Marriage Story. Though each their own, every movie on this list shares a singular message: You will get through this.