Top 5 Divorce Movies for the Holidays

December 20, 2016

Newly divorced or divorcing, whether celebrating or grieving, it can make for a difficult holiday season. Don’t fret. You are in good company. You are among the ranks of the divorce class of 2016, which includes Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, Toby Maguire, Mandy Moore, Khloe Kardashian, Johnny Depp, and Drew Barrymore. Not helping? Well grab a bottle of bubbly and plant yourself in front of the TV. Start streaming your blues away or kick off your divorce party with my top 5 picks for divorce movies to get you through the holidays.

1.    The First Wives Club

In this divorce comedy three divorcees, Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn, & Diane Keaton, plot revenge on their cheating ex-husbands. Their plan: Don’t get mad. Get everything. Need to feel empowered? This movie is for you.

2.    Old School

Needing some encouragement to just keep truckin’ as Will Ferrell puts it? This movie will definitely help you laugh at life.

3.    Hope Floats

All of the feels go along with this one. Love Hallmark movies? Me too. This movie is right on par. After being left by her husband, housewife Birdee is left to fend for herself and her daughter. She moves back to her hometown and reconnects with an old friend, sparking a beautiful new romance.

4.    Stepmom

I wish all divorce and co-parenting issues resolved this way, well the beautiful relationship that develops between mom and stepmom at least. Stepfamilies can be hard to navigate and fighting parents are never good for the kids involved. If you need a good cry then this one is for you.

5.    Crazy, Stupid, Love

Ryan Gosling. Enough said? Okay guys there’s stuff in this one for you too. Middle-aged Cal, played by Steve Carell, seeks to re-enter the dating world and reclaim his manhood after his wife asks him for a divorce.

So go on and get cozy, grab your popcorn, and have yourself a merry little Christmas with the help of these holiday divorce movies!