Husband Leaves Abruptly or Wife Suddenly Discovers Cheating

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1. One is a Lonely Number (1972)

PG | 97 min | Drama

A young woman has difficulty understanding why her husband walks out on her. Alone for the first time, she finds life difficult to cope with and for a time lives with the hope that her ... See full summary »

Director: Mel Stuart | Stars: Trish Van Devere, Monte Markham, Janet Leigh, Melvyn Douglas

Votes: 289

2. Breaking Up (1978 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

A wealthy suburbanite's life changes drastically when her husband walks out on her and her children.

Director: Delbert Mann | Stars: Lee Remick, Granville Van Dusen, Vicky Dawson, David Stambaugh

Votes: 28

3. An Unmarried Woman (1978)

R | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A wealthy woman from Manhattan's Upper East Side struggles to deal with her new identity and her sexuality after her husband of sixteen years leaves her for a younger woman.

Director: Paul Mazursky | Stars: Jill Clayburgh, Alan Bates, Michael Murphy, Cliff Gorman

Votes: 4,278 | Gross: $24.00M

4. Children of Divorce (1980 TV Movie)

104 min | Drama

The conflict and separation of their parents and the impact on four youngsters from three socially different families is the thrust of this drama written and directed by Joanna Lee.

Director: Joanna Lee | Stars: Barbara Feldon, Lance Kerwin, Stacey Nelkin, Carmine Caridi

Votes: 44

5. Shoot the Moon (1982)

R | 124 min | Drama

A fifteen year marriage dissolves, leaving both the husband and wife, and their four children, devastated. He's preoccupied with a career and a mistress, she with a career and caring for ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Albert Finney, Diane Keaton, Karen Allen, Peter Weller

Votes: 2,328 | Gross: $9.22M

6. Irreconcilable Differences (1984)

PG | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

52 Metascore

Alternating between the past and the present, a precocious little girl sues her selfish, career-driven parents for emancipation, surprising them both.

Director: Charles Shyer | Stars: Ryan O'Neal, Shelley Long, Drew Barrymore, Sam Wanamaker

Votes: 2,781 | Gross: $12.41M

7. Heartburn (1986)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama

49 Metascore

A food writer pregnant with her second baby finds out her husband is having an affair.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Jeff Daniels, Maureen Stapleton

Votes: 8,877 | Gross: $25.31M

8. Love and Betrayal (1989 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

Caroline Landry's husband has a sudden mid life crisis and their idealistic 20 year marriage breaks apart when he leaves her for a younger woman. With the help of her friends and children, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Michaels | Stars: Lisa Aliff, David Birney, Stephen Burleigh, Colleen Casey

Votes: 35

9. Single Women Married Men (1989 TV Movie)

100 min | Drama

After an affair with a married man, a single, female psychologist helps organize a support group for other women who have had similar experiences.

Director: Nick Havinga | Stars: Jeannetta Arnette, Margaret Avery, Michael Ensign, Mary Frann

Votes: 37

10. A House of Secrets and Lies (1992 TV Movie)

94 min | Drama

A newswoman is consumed by suspicions and guilt over her rocky marriage.

Director: Paul Schneider | Stars: Connie Sellecca, Kevin Dobson, Grace Zabriskie, Charles Howerton

Votes: 65

11. Hope Floats (1998)

PG-13 | 114 min | Drama, Romance

42 Metascore

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.

Director: Forest Whitaker | Stars: Sandra Bullock, Harry Connick Jr., Gena Rowlands, Mae Whitman

Votes: 23,520 | Gross: $60.05M

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