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, sexual, psychological and stylized films and TV shows about / with destructive relationship, couples, love and romance, brutality, obsession, storytelling, dialogue, sex, pornography and mentor 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), Lolita (1962), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Bitter Moon (1992), Candy (2006), Match Point (2005), Monster (2003), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), Poison Ivy (1992).

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: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, colourful ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, obsession, millionaire, destructive relationship, love triangle, loneliness, party, high society, love affair, american dream, unfulfilled love, society ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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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, seduction, age difference, lust, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, lolita, desire, obsession, sexual obsession, perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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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, sexual, erotic, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: dangerous attraction, love and romance, love affair, sexual relations, strong sexual content, bdsm, sex scene, destructive relationship, rich man poor woman, billionaire, couples, perversion ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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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, disturbing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, downfall, drugs/alcohol, insanity, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, drug addiction, depression, hallucinations, psychiatrist ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, femme fatale, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, passionate interest, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
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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, artist, marriage, lovers, life is a bitch, obsession, theft, professor, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, mcdonald's restaurant, sydney australia, melbourne australia
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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: tense, psychological, talky, twists and turns, surprise ending ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, destructive relationship, love and romance, seduction, passionate interest, lust, adultery, tennis, instructor, businessman, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, psychological, disturbing, harsh, emotional ...
Plot: prostitute, lesbian, serial killer, destructive relationship, rape, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
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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, disturbing, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, village, witnessing a crime, stoning, sadism, society, loss of family member, tragic hero, adultery, death penalty ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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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: sexy, suspenseful, serious, erotic, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: femme fatale, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, high school, dysfunctional family, dangerous attraction, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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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, strong sexual content, sexual relations, love and romance, erotica, obsession, mysterious character, destructive relationship, couples, love affair, bdsm, passionate interest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, sexual relations, teenage life, youth, cell phone, alcohol, parents and children, urban ghetto, life is a bitch, family relations, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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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, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, teacher, mental illness, bdsm, sexual abuse, parents and children, fetish ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
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The Scarlet Letter (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Set in puritanical Boston in the mid 1600s, the story of seamstress Hester Prynne, who is outcast after she becomes pregnant by a respected reverend. She refuses to divulge the name of the father, is "convicted" of adultery and forced to ...
Style: realistic, sexy, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: destructive relationship, forbidden love, interracial relations, clergy, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, europe, england ...
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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: captivating, gloomy, serious, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug abuse, destructive relationship, drug addiction, punk, domestic violence, vandalism, dwarf, bassist, punk rock, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, london ...
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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, underage sex, pedophilia, obsession, sex with teenager, incest, older man young girl relationship, virginity, destructive relationship, lust ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: cannes, new england
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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 triangle, love and romance, destructive relationship, prodigy, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, victorian, year 1919, 1870s
Place: france, dungeon, europe, paris france, london
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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, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, destructive relationship, judge, romance, forbidden love, hidden identity, family problems, crumbling marriage, love and romance, love, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.4
 38K
Arizona Dream (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 142 min.
Story: An Innuit hunter races his sled home with a fresh-caught halibut. This fish pervades the entire film, in real and imaginary form. Meanwhile, Axel tags fish in New York as a naturalist's gofer. He's happy there, but a messenger arrives to ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, nervous breakdown, self discovery, fall in love, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, on the road, eccentric family, american dream, love triangle, suicide ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, usa, new york, alaska
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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, psychological, serious, realistic, tense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, passion, love, crime, best friends, tragic event ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1954
Place: new zealand, australia
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, love affair, couples, student life, love and romance, crime, cons and scams, crimes, fall in love, dishonesty, college, neo noir ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
Is relevant ?
 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, tense, atmospheric, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, love and romance, destructive relationship, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s
Place: europe, london, england, wales
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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: uplifting, melancholic, cynical, sentimental
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destructive relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, divorced woman, unlikely relationship, train, female friendship, love affair, couple relations, up and down relationship, dysfunctional relationship, relationship problems, married woman ...
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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: sexy, erotic, realistic, cynical, sexual ...
Plot: stripper, strong sexual content, striptease, rivalry, dancing, ambition, seduction, dancer's life, showbiz, rise and fall, friendship, boss and employee ...
Time: 1990s, 20th century, 90s
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
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Another Nine & a Half Weeks (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: John flies over to Paris to find out his girlfriend Elizabeth. He finds a mysterious fashion designer named Lea and her assistant Claire, and it turns out that Lea was Elizabeth's friend in Paris. Lea says to John that Elizabeth married and ...
Style: serious, realistic, erotic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: love, lust, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, passion, lovers reunited, obsession, love triangle, male female relationship, anger, prostitute, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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, divorce, destructive relationship, family feud, suburbs, marriage, greed, death, relationships, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Is relevant ?
 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, dangerous attraction, manipulations, love affair, love triangle, forbidden love, destructive relationship, millionaire, seduction ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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 5.5
 5K
Miss Julie (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway, UK, France, Ireland
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Over the course of a midsummer night in Fermanagh in 1890, an unsettled daughter of the Anglo-Irish aristocracy encourages her father's valet to seduce her.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, emotional, psychological
Plot: forbidden love, love triangle, valet, destructive relationship, love, society, love and romance, power relations, couples, seduction, father daughter relationship, suffering ...
Time: 19th century
Place: ireland, europe
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 5.8
 2K
Fidelity (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Clélia is a very attractive photographer starting a new job for a sensationalist newspaper. She soon becomes involved with three very different men: Cléve, a middle aged books editor, Nemo, a mysterious photographer and Rupert McRoi, the owner of ...
Style: realistic, stylized, emotional, serious, sexual ...
Plot: marriage, destructive relationship, love and romance, sexual relations, crumbling marriage, love triangle, couples, strong sexual content, hockey, one night stand, photographer, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: france
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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, sexy, serious, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: slavery, gambling, african american, discrimination, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, opposites attract, gory, racism, dysfunctional family, infidelity, romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: usa, louisiana, new orleans
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