Destructive relationship movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant destructive relationship movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, melancholic, psychological, intense and sexual films and TV shows about / with destructive relationship, brutality, storytelling, obsession, couples, mentor, pornography, dialogue, love and romance and relationships plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as destructive relationship: The Great Gatsby (2013), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Lolita (1962), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Candy (2006), Bitter Moon (1992), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), 9½ Weeks (1986), The Piano Teacher (2001), Sid and Nancy (1986).

List of destructive relationship movies

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche ...
Style: serious, sentimental, stylized, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, love affair, high society, american dream, unfulfilled love, social differences ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, little does she realize the path her life will take. Christian, as enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, ...
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, love and romance, love affair, strong sexual content, sexual relations, destructive relationship, bdsm, billionaire, sex scene, perversion, rich man poor woman, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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 7.6
 82K
Lolita (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 153 min.
Story: Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged British novelist who is both appalled by and attracted to the vulgarity of American culture. When he comes to stay at the boarding house run by Charlotte Haze, he soon becomes obsessed with Lolita, the woman's ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, sexy, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, age difference, lust, seduction, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, lolita, desire, obsession, sexual obsession, loss of parent ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 1950s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, bleak, atmospheric, emotional, surreal ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, drug addiction, life is a bitch, insanity, depression, hallucinations, couples ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.3
 40K
Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: touching, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, drug abuse, addiction, destructive relationship, lovers, life is a bitch, artist, obsession, marriage, junkie, theft, professor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, mcdonald's restaurant, melbourne australia
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 7.2
 31K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, femme fatale, sexual relations, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, passionate interest, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, village, witnessing a crime, sadism, tragic hero, adultery, death penalty, society, loss of family member, cowardice ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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 5.9
 34K
9½ Weeks (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: dangerous attraction, sexual relations, love and romance, erotica, obsession, mysterious character, destructive relationship, love affair, strong sexual content, sexual awakening, couples, bdsm ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: sexual relations, masochism, pianist, destructive relationship, desire, teacher, mental illness, fetish, sexual abuse, parents and children, overbearing parent, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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 7.1
 27K
Sid and Nancy (1986)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Following their breakout success in England, flagship punk rock band the Sex Pistols venture out on their first U.S. tour. Temperamental bassist Sid Vicious takes his troubled girlfriend, Nancy Spungen, along for the ride. Along the way, the ...
Style: serious, gloomy, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, destructive relationship, heroin, drug abuse, drugs/alcohol, rise and fall, punk, bassist, punk rock, love and romance, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, britain, usa ...
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 5.7
 6K
Clip (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Serbia
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Jasna, a beautiful teenager, leads a crude life in post-war Serbia. She goes on a spree of sex, drugs and partying until she finds love and tenderness in a harsh environment.
Style: sexual, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, sexual relations, teenage life, youth, alcohol, cell phone, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, partying, drinking, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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 6.9
 46K
Lolita (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Urbane professor Humbert Humbert marries a New England widow to be near her nymphet daughter.
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: lolita, pedophile, forbidden love, obsession, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust, pedophilia, teenager, incest, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new england, cannes
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The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, psychological, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, crumbling marriage, romance, love, love and romance, hidden identity, forbidden love, family problems, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Deformed since birth, a bitter man known only as the Phantom lives in the sewers underneath the Paris Opera House. He falls in love with the obscure chorus singer Christine, and privately tutors her while terrorizing the rest of the opera house and ...
Style: gothic, captivating, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: obsession, fall in love, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, tragic hero, love and romance, love triangle, destructive relationship, prodigy, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, year 1919, 1870s
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
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Winter Cherries (1985)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Olga, is a young intelligent woman who raises a young son. She ends up falling in love with a married man who does not dare to leave his family.
Style: sentimental, cynical, melancholic, uplifting
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destructive relationship, divorced woman, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, unlikely relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, breakup, dysfunctional relationship, impossible love, couple relations, up and down relationship, love affair, married woman ...
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Heavenly Creatures (1994)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: New Zealand, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Juliet Hulme and Pauline Parker, two close friends who share a love of fantasy and literature, who conspire to kill Pauline's mother when she tries to end the girls' intense and obsessive relationship.
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, crime, destructive relationship, passion, love, opposites attract, insanity, best friends, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
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 7.3
 123K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Aileen Wuornos is an emotionally scarred highway hooker who shoots a sadistic trick who rapes her and ultimately becomes America's first female serial killer.
Style: bleak, realistic, psychological, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, serial killer, lesbian, rape, destructive relationship, prostitution, murder, sexual abuse, death penalty, tragic love, motel, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
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Love the Hard Way (2001)
Genre: Drama, Crime, Romance
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Claire, a brilliant student, seeks answers to the meaning of life in the calm of her biology laboratory. One day, she meets a mysterious young man, Jack, at the cinema, and is intrigued by his style, assurance and audacity. Apart from his artistic ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: love affair, opposites attract, couples, crime, love and romance, neo noir, cons and scams, student life, fall in love, crimes, dishonesty, college ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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 6.1
 5K
Asylum (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: couple relations, obsession, psychiatrist, love and romance, hospital, destructive relationship, mental illness, love, crumbling marriage, love triangle, infidelity, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, wales
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Pretend I'm Not Here (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Student Eric kills time by spying on his neighbors. Compulsively taking notes on everything within binocular range from his bedroom window, he harasses his neighbors by sending unsigned notes and making their private affairs public. When they ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy ...
Plot: voyeurism, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, coming of age, adolescence vs adulthood, mysterious character, parents and children, teenage life, estrangement, family problems, loneliness, neighbor neighbor relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
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 7.6
 190K
Match Point (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Ireland, Luxembourg
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women - one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring ...
Style: talky, clever, tense, twists and turns, bleak ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, tennis, instructor, actress, lust, destructive relationship, seduction, businessman, adultery, social climbing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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The War of the Roses (1989)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The Roses, Barbara and Oliver, live happily as a married couple. Then she starts to wonder what life would be like without Oliver, and likes what she sees. Both want to stay in the house, and so they begin a campaign to force each other to leave. In ...
Style: dark humor, cynical, humorous, psychological, satirical ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, lawyer, uninhibited rivalry, suburbs, divorce, greed, destructive relationship, marriage, family feud, relationships, death, manipulation ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
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 4.6
 10K
Wild Orchid (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A woman lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: erotica, sexual relations, love and romance, sexual awakening, manipulations, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, love affair, love triangle, destructive relationship, sexual pleasure, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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 4.7
 57K
Showgirls (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: stripper, rivalry, striptease, dancing, strong sexual content, seduction, ambition, dancer's life, showbiz, showgirl, artists and showbiz, female full frontal nudity ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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 6.2
 3K
Mandingo (1975)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A slave owner in the 1840s trains one of his slaves to be a bare-knuckle fighter.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: slavery, gory, gambling, crumbling marriage, destructive relationship, battle of the sexes, discrimination, racism, romance, opposites attract, infidelity, interracial relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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 7.3
 134K
Rounders (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A young man is a reformed gambler who must return to playing big stakes poker to help a friend pay off loan sharks.
Style: serious, clever, psychological, rough, talky ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: gambling, poker, mafia, friendship, neo-noir, addiction, cards, cons and scams, judge, dishonesty, buddies, roulette ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, texas, las vegas
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 7.0
 125K
Foxcatcher (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The greatest Olympic Wrestling Champion brother team joins Team Foxcatcher led by multimillionaire sponsor John E. du Pont as they train for the 1988 games in Seoul - a union that leads to unlikely circumstances.
Style: bleak, psychological, serious, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: wrestling, sport, mental illness, obsession, ambition, murder, athlete and trainer, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, athlete's life, power relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 21st century, contemporary, year 1987
Place: pennsylvania, usa, california
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The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, erotic, bleak ...
Plot: s&m, dangerous attraction, war crime, post war, sexual abuse, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, danger, hotel, guilt, concentration camp ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: vienna, europe, germany, frankfurt germany, hungary ...
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 6.5
 13K
Young Adam (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young drifter working on a river barge disrupts his employers' lives while hiding the fact that he knows more about a dead woman found in the river than he admits.
Style: sexual, erotic, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, adultery, murder, boat, extramarital affair, river, infidelity, sex, mysterious character, couple relations, drifter, neo noir ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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 5.4
 16K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: erotic, sexy, suspenseful, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, high school, sexual relations, infidelity, dysfunctional family, manipulations, dangerous attraction, teenage life, deadly, parents and children, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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