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, sexy, melancholic, visually appealing and psychological films and TV shows about / with destructive relationship, couples, brutality, storytelling, mentor, obsession, dialogue, love and romance, pornography and catastrophe 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: Requiem for a Dream (2000), Clip (2012), Fifty Shades of Grey (2015), Lolita (1962), Match Point (2005), Candy (2006), The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008), The Great Gatsby (2013), Bitter Moon (1992), 9½ Weeks (1986).

List of destructive relationship movies

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, disturbing, atmospheric, depressing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addiction, depression, downfall, drug use, destructive relationship, degradation, drugs/alcohol, insanity ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, 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: rough, realistic, serious, sexual, bleak ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, explicit sex, teenage life, youth, sexual relations, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, teenage sex, family problems, strong sexual content, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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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, teens, chick flick
Plot: rich man poor woman, bdsm, sex scene, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, love and romance, sexual relations, virgin, sexual fantasy, billionaire, love affair, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: seattle, washington d.c., usa, seattle washington
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 7.6
 91K
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, psychological, serious, sexy ...
Plot: seduction, lolita, forbidden love, lust, age difference, pedophilia, sexual obsession, girl man relationship, perversion, destructive relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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 7.6
 204K
Match Point (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Ireland, Luxembourg, France
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, twists and turns, psychological, talky, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, seduction, adultery, love and romance, destructive relationship, lust, fatal attraction, instructor, tennis, couples, passionate interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.2
 43K
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, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, marriage, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, obsession, junkie, lovers, artist, professor, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 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: serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic, political ...
Plot: injustice, sadism, discrimination, destructive relationship, society, tragic hero, loss of family member, witnessing a crime, village, couple relations, journalist, conspiracy ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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Beau Brummell: This Charming Man (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 78 min.
Story: This BBC historical drama stars James Purefoy as Beau Brummell, the original sharp-dressed dandy of 18th-century London. A socialite responsible for inventing the modern suit, Brummell befriends and restyles Prince Regent of Wales.
Style: realistic, exciting, touching, sincere, tense ...
Plot: destructive relationship, love and romance, love triangle, royal family, master and servant, rise and fall, dishonesty, fashion, bankruptcy, love, male bonding, male friendship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, london
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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: stylized, sentimental, serious, bad ending, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: high society, obsession, loneliness, millionaire, love and romance, love triangle, obsessive love, social differences, american dream, destructive relationship, party, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, long island, midwest
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 7.2
 35K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
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, sexy, sexual, psychological, breathtaking ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, s&m, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, sex addict, sexual perversion, passionate interest, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
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 6.0
 37K
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, teens, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, erotica, strong sexual content, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, bdsm, sexual awakening, sexuality, mysterious character, sexual desire, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
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 7.3
 134K
Monster (2003)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
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, emotional, harsh ...
Plot: serial killer, lesbian, prostitute, rape, destructive relationship, tragic love, murder, death penalty, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lesbian lover, lawyer ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, usa, michigan, miami, ohio
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The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
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, serious, stylized, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, disfigurement, fall in love, love and romance, singer, musician's life, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, tragic hero, prodigy, disguise ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, london
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 7.6
 21K
Christiane F. (1981)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 138 min.
Story: This movie portrays the drug scene in Berlin in the 70s, following tape recordings of Christiane F. 14 years old Christiane lives with her mother and little sister in a typical multi-storey apartment building in Berlin. She's fascinated by the ...
Style: disturbing, rough, serious, gloomy, bleak ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: heroin, addiction, downfall, life is a bitch, teenage life, drug abuse, friendship, juvenile delinquency, drug dealing, youth, teenage prostitution, prostitution ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: berlin germany, europe, west germany, west berlin west germany, poland ...
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The Housemaid (2010)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to a dark consequences. Eun-yi is hired as an au pair for Hae-ra (pregnant with twins) and her rich husband Hoon. Eun-yi's primary task is watching the couple's young daughter, ...
Style: erotic, tense, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: erotic thriller, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, master and servant, eroticism, sexual relations, infidelity, high society, maid, destructive relationship, seduction, unwanted pregnancy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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Broken Embraces (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Spain
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Harry Caine, a blind writer, reaches this moment in time when he has to heal his wounds from 14 years back. He was then still known by his real name, Mateo Blanco, and directing his last movie.
Style: stylized, emotional, sentimental, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: betrayal, obsession, love triangle, jealousy, destructive relationship, neo noir, filmmaking, blind character, actress, love, couple relations, romance ...
Time: 90s, 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 1990s ...
Place: madrid, spain, europe, ibiza
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 6.4
 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: serious, realistic, enigmatic, disturbing, dark ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, destructive relationship, murder, couple relations, mysterious character, drifter, crimes, neo noir, court case, deadly, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s, 50s, year 1954 ...
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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 6.9
 51K
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: older man younger woman relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, lolita, pedophile, underage sex, forbidden love, sex with teenager, obsession, pedophilia, perversion, older man young girl relationship, sex with a minor ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1950s ...
Place: new england, cannes
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 5.4
 17K
Poison Ivy (1992)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A seductive teen befriends an introverted high school student and schemes her way into the lives of her wealthy family.
Style: sexy, erotic, suspenseful, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: femme fatale, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, destructive relationship, high school, dysfunctional family, manipulation, parents and children, manipulations, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, double penetration, sexual relations, destructive relationship, lust, deviant sex, addiction, erection, masochism, nymphomaniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
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Wuthering Heights (1992)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Young orphan Heathcliff is adopted by the wealthy Earnshaw family and moves into their estate, Wuthering Heights. Soon, the new resident falls for his compassionate foster sister, Cathy. The two share a remarkable bond that seems unbreakable until ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, melancholic, serious, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, social differences, destructive relationship, love triangle, revenge, orphan, master and servant, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract ...
Time: 19th century, georgian era, 18th century, 70s
Place: england, europe
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 4.6
 11K
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 ...
Audience: teens
Plot: erotica, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, seduction, manipulations, love affair, love and romance, destructive relationship, love triangle, forbidden love, manipulation, sexual awakening ...
Time: 80s
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america, south america
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Wuthering Heights (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
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Story: Foundling Heathcliff is raised by the wealthy Earnshaws in Yorkshire but in later life launches a vendetta against the family.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, gothic
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, social differences, unfulfilled love, love affair, obsession, estate, family relations, love triangle, destructive relationship, society, punishment, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england, europe
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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: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, interracial relations, destructive relationship, pregnancy, infidelity, romance, extramarital affair, social misfits, repression, clergy, adultery, betrayal ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: new england, massachusetts, england, usa, europe ...
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 6.6
 33K
May (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Psychological horror about a lonely young woman traumatized by a difficult childhood, and her increasingly desperate attempts to connect with the people around her.
Style: gothic, psychological, scary, suspenseful, atmospheric ...
Audience: student film
Plot: mental illness, obsession, loneliness, murder, destructive relationship, insanity, dangerous attraction, social misfits, disfigurement, misfit, serial killer, cannibalism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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The Phantom of the Opera at the Royal Albert Hall (2011)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 137 min.
Story: A disfigured musical genius, hidden away in the Paris Opera House, terrorises the opera company for the unwitting benefit of a young protégée whom he trains and loves. The 25th anniversary of the first public performance of Phantom of the Opera ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, suspense, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: unfulfilled love, opera singer, destructive relationship, disfigurement, singer, musician, obsession, theater, love and romance, tragic hero, romance, danger ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, year 1919, 1910s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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 4.2
 374
Sun Kissed (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teddy, a young writer, ventures to an isolated desert house to complete his first novel, where he meets and seduces the mysterious caretaker, Leo. Layers of memory and hallucination unfold that intertwine the two men.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, surreal, realistic, serious ...
Plot: destructive relationship, tragic love, love affair, couple relations, master and servant, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, obsession, wilderness, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
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Below Her Mouth (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.
Style: erotic
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian lover, female orgasm, erotica, sexual desire ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Madame Bovary (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Bored with the limited and tedious nature of provincial life in 19th-century France, the fierce and sensual Emma Bovary finds herself in calamitous debt and purses scandalous sexual liaisons with absolute abandon. However, when her volatile ...
Style: realistic, melancholic, sexy, intense, serious ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, family relations, village, bourgeoisie, life is a bitch, tragic hero, family life, village life, couple relations, love affair, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1850s, 18th century, 70s
Place: normandy, france, europe, switzerland, london
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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, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, dangerous attraction, war crime, sexual perversion, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, lovers reunited, graphic violence, hotel, eroticism, danger, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, 1940s ...
Place: vienna, europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany ...
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