Top Movies about Life after Divorce

Divorce can be one of the hardest challenges you can face in life. Especially if you don’t know too many people that have experienced divorce themselves. Life after divorce involves literally creating a whole new life for yourself, as well as rediscovering who you are as an individual all over again. The movies below are bound to make you laugh, smile, and “escape” for a little while.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan, Sally Field

After a bitter divorce, an actor disguises himself as a female housekeeper to spend time with his children held in custody by his former wife.

The First Wives Club

Sarah Jessica Parker, Goldie Hawn, Heather Locklear

Reunited by the death of a college friend, three divorced women seek revenge on the husbands who left them for younger women.

Waiting to Exhale

Whitney Houston, Angela Bassett, Kelly Preston

Based on Terry McMillan’s novel, this film follows four very different women navigate their relationships with their significant others and overcome and heal from their personal obstacles.

Hope Floats

Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick, Jr.

Birdee Calvert must choose between her morals and her heart after her husband divorces her and a charming young man, who her daughter disapproves of, comes back into her life.

The War of the Roses

Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

A married couple try everything to get each other to leave the house in a vicious divorce battle.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back

Whoopi Goldberg, Angela Bassett, Danny Glover

Stella is a highly successful, forty-something San Francisco stock broker who is persuaded by her colorful New York girlfriend Delilah to take a well deserved, first-class vacation to Jamaica. As she soaks in the beauty of the island, she encounters a strapping, young islander, Winston Shakespeare. His pursuits for her turn into a hot and steamy romance that forces Stella to take personal inventory of her life and try to find a balance between her desire for love and companionship, and the responsibilities of mother and corporate executive.

Eat Pray Love

Julia Roberts, James Franco, Javier Bardem

A married woman realizes how unhappy her marriage really is, and that her life needs to go in a different direction. After a painful divorce, she takes off on a round-the-world journey to “find herself”.