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

List of destructive relationship movies

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: erotic, sexy, sexual, serious, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: sex scene, bdsm, dangerous attraction, love affair, sexual relations, strong sexual content, love and romance, rich man poor woman, destructive relationship, perversion, sexual fantasy, billionaire ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington
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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, suspense ...
Plot: injustice, destructive relationship, discrimination, witnessing a crime, sadism, tragic hero, loss of family member, village, couple relations, journalist, stoning, corruption ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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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, life is a bitch, drugs/alcohol, drug addiction, downfall, depression, insanity, destructive relationship, degradation, hallucinations ...
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: sexual, rough, realistic, serious, bleak
Audience: teen drama
Plot: innocence lost, destructive relationship, sexual relations, teenage life, youth, parents and children, family problems, drugs/alcohol, family relations, sex, partying, urban ghetto ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: serbia, europe
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 7.6
 84K
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, sexy, serious ...
Plot: seduction, lust, forbidden love, age difference, diary, destructive relationship, love affair, lolita, perversion, obsession, desire, pedophilia ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1940s
Place: new hampshire, usa, ohio
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 7.2
 32K
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, sexy, sexual, psychological, cynical ...
Plot: sexual relations, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, infidelity, destructive relationship, obsession, passionate interest, love affair, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
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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: sentimental, stylized, serious, emotional, bad ending ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, love and romance, millionaire, loneliness, love triangle, high society, destructive relationship, party, love affair, obsessive love, american dream, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: usa, new york, long island
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 7.3
 41K
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, obsession, marriage, life is a bitch, lovers, artist, professor, theft, junkie ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, mcdonald's restaurant, melbourne australia
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 7.6
 193K
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, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, seduction, adultery, destructive relationship, passionate interest, lust, instructor, tennis, businessman, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe
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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, dangerous attraction, older man younger woman relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, high school, dysfunctional family, parents and children, teenage life, manipulations, betrayal ...
Time: 90s, 80s
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 6.0
 35K
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: sex scene, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, bdsm, sexual relations, erotica, obsession, destructive relationship, mysterious character, passionate interest, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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 7.3
 126K
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, depressing ...
Plot: serial killer, prostitute, lesbian, destructive relationship, tragic love, murder, death penalty, rape, sexual abuse, mentally unstable, lawyer, crime ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: florida, michigan, usa, ohio
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The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
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: masochism, sexual relations, fetish, pianist, bdsm, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, perversion, teacher, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
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: forbidden love, destructive relationship, interracial relations, extramarital affair, infidelity, romance, repression, social misfits, clergy, adultery, betrayal, illegitimate child ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: massachusetts, new england, usa, england, europe ...
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 7.0
 28K
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, bleak ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, heroin, punk, destructive relationship, drug addiction, vandalism, dwarf, domestic violence, punk rock, bassist, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: england, new york, europe, usa, london ...
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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: destructive relationship, murder, adultery, couple relations, infidelity, mysterious character, drifter, extramarital affair, crimes, court case, investigation, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, year 1954, 1950s
Place: scotland, europe, glasgow scotland, edinburgh scotland
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 6.9
 48K
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, psychological, sexual, melancholic, cynical ...
Plot: pedophile, lolita, older man younger woman relationship, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, forbidden love, pedophilia, underage sex, sex with teenager, obsession, older man young girl relationship, age difference, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1920s, 1940s, 1950s
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: girls' night, date night
Plot: obsession, opera, musician's life, singer, disfigurement, fall in love, tragic hero, love triangle, dangerous attraction, love and romance, dancing, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1910s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: dungeon, france, 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, forbidden love, destructive relationship, judge, romance, hidden identity, family problems, love and romance, crumbling marriage, love, couple relations ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe
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 7.4
 39K
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, semi serious, humorous, melancholic ...
Plot: destructive relationship, nervous breakdown, older woman younger man relationship, self discovery, fall in love, coming of age, love and romance, eccentric family, family relations, on the road, american dream, love triangle ...
Time: 90s
Place: arizona, new york, usa, 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, tense, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, obsession, murder, friendship, insanity, opposites attract, destructive relationship, passion, love, crime, tragic event, best friends ...
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: realistic, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: opposites attract, love affair, couples, dishonesty, fall in love, student life, crimes, love and romance, cons and scams, crime, neo noir, 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, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: obsession, couple relations, hospital, psychiatrist, destructive relationship, love and romance, mental illness, infidelity, love, crumbling marriage, family problems, love triangle ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: europe, england, london, 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: sentimental, cynical, uplifting, melancholic
Audience: chick flick
Plot: destructive relationship, divorced woman, unlikely relationship, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, train, neighbor neighbor relationship, female friendship, love affair, couple relations, relationship problems, up and down relationship, married woman ...
Is relevant ?
 5.6
 447
Flying Blind (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frankie is in her forties, ambitious and successful. She works in the aerospace industry at Filton, designing surveillance drones for the military. Shes never married, and is completely in control of every part of her life. Her closest relationship ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: betrayal, dishonesty, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, older woman younger man relationship, falling in love, older woman younger man sex, older woman younger man, love and romance, race against time, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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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, social differences, tragic love, love triangle, revenge, orphan, adoption, haunted by the past, obsession, betrayal, opposites attract, destructive relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century
Place: england, europe
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The Panic in Needle Park (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This movie is a stark portrayal of life among a group of heroin addicts who hang out in Needle Park in New York City. Played against this setting is a low-key love story between Bobby, a young addict and small-time hustler, and Helen, a homeless ...
Style: bleak, serious, rough, disturbing, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, drug addiction, drug addict, love, betrayal, drugs/alcohol, destructive relationship, couple relations, life is a bitch, young lovers, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york, california, new jersey
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 4.8
 58K
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, strong sexual content, striptease, bare breasts, rivalry, erotica, dancing, female full frontal nudity, sexual relations, ambition, seduction, violence against women ...
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
Is relevant ?
 7.4
 4K
Suzhou River (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, China, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A tragic love story set in contemporary Shanghai. The film stars Zhou Xun in a dual role as two different women and Jia Hongsheng as a man obsessed with finding a woman from his past.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Plot: kidnapping, mistaken identity, mermaid, river, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, couples, dishonesty, crimes, betrayal, ransom, smuggling ...
Time: 90s
Place: shanghai, china, asia
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