Dysfunctional marriage movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant dysfunctional marriage movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, psychological, touching and melancholic films and TV shows about / with dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples, couple relations, infidelity, female nudity, love and romance, family relations, romance and adultery plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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dysfunctional marriage movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dysfunctional marriage: Satisfaction (2014), Fireproof (2008), A Snake of June (2002), Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005), Inventing the Abbotts (1997), Forbidden (2001), Blue Sky (1994), Doctor Francoise Gailland (1976), Changes (2003), All Good Things (2010).

List of dysfunctional marriage movies

 7.2
 4K
Satisfaction (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 44 min.
TV show
Story: A provocative drama that explores modern marriage at its midpoint. Through the lens of one couple, Neil Truman and his wife, Grace, this series answers the question, “What do you do when having it all is not enough?” by delving into their ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: husband wife relationship, marriage, family problems, crumbling marriage, adultery, dysfunctional marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, under the surface, male escort, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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 6.4
 23K
Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In Albany, the marriage of Caleb and Catherine Holt is in crisis and they decide to divorce. However, Caleb's father, John, proposes that his son delays their separation process for forty days and follow a procedure called "The Love ...
Style: uplifting, inspirational, christian film, emotional, serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: marriage, christian, husband wife relationship, self discovery, firefighter, couple relations, faith, couples, marital problem, love and romance, family relations, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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A Snake of June (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Set in an anonymous Japanese metropolis, the film tells the tale of shy career woman, Rinko and Shigehiko, her hygiene-obsessed, workaholic husband. The couple explore their sexuality in a number of ways, causing their lives to be disrupted.
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, erotic, surreal ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, blackmail, husband wife relationship, power relations, couple relations, mind game, mystery, sexual relations, stalking, rain, surrealism, sex aid ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, europe, italy, asia, venice
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: After five (or six) years of vanilla-wedded bliss, ordinary suburbanites John and Jane Smith are stuck in a huge rut. Unbeknownst to each other, they are both coolly lethal, highly-paid assassins working for rival organisations. When they discover ...
Style: sexy, exciting, semi serious, suspenseful, witty ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: battle of the sexes, secret agents, female assassin, double life, hitman, spy, love and romance, couples, secret identity, cia, female killer, secret service ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, atlanta georgia, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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Inventing the Abbotts (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: In the 1950s, brothers Jacey and Doug Holt, who come from the poorer side of their sleepy Midwestern town, vie for the affections of the wealthy, lovely Abbott sisters. Lady-killer Jacey alternates between Eleanor and Alice, wanting simply to break ...
Style: emotional, sincere, romantic, sweet, talky ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, family relations, romance, dysfunctional marriage, family feud, social differences, rich and poor, americana, society, obsession, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, philadelphia
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 5.3
 654
Forbidden (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At his bachelor party, Jason has a one-night fling with Nikki, a radiant beauty with whom he forms an immediate bond. They agree to keep their secret locked away forever. Two years later, Jason, his wife, Andy and his fiancee plan a reunion weekend. ...
Style: erotic, realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: adultery, cheating wife, threesome, lesbian sex, dysfunctional marriage, one night stand, infidelity, bachelor party, lovers reunited, friendship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.4
 7K
Blue Sky (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Hank Marshall is a tough, square-jawed, straitlaced Army engineer and nuclear science expert, assigned to help conduct weapons-testing in 1950's America. Hank has become a thorn in the side of the Army, though, for a couple of very different ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, infidelity, military base, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, romance, family problems, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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Doctor Francoise Gailland (1976)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dr. Françoise Gailland has a hectic schedule, which causes her to have little time to spend with her family, which consists of her husband Gérard, her pregnant teenager daughter Élisabeth, and her sullen son Julien. However, she does manage to ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, doctor, cancer, fear of death, dysfunctional family, pregnant teenager, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, doctor patient relationship, extramarital affair, hospital, cancer patient ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, paris france
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 5.7
 124
Changes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Adrian plans to marry Wanda and, with that intention, visits his fiancee's family house by the lake. Tensions rise when he is faced not only with Wanda's sisters but also with their mother's expectations.
Style: disturbing, captivating
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, sexual tension, adulterous husband, sex with brother in law, betrayal, unfaithful boyfriend, mother and daughter, family relations, seduction, family problems, sexual relations ...
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All Good Things (2010)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Newly-discovered facts, court records and speculation are used to elaborate the true love story and murder mystery of the most notorious unsolved murder case in New York history.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, overbearing parent, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, 70s ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., los angeles, manhattan new york city ...
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Mrs. Ratcliffe's Revolution (2007)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Hungary, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on a true story, MRS RATCLIFFE'S REVOLUTION, is the tale of a family from Bingley in Yorkshire, who defect to East Germany. Here they find a nightmare of rationing, censorship and the most spied upon people in history rather than the ...
Style: feel good, touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous
Plot: dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, communism, family relations, family problems, parents and children, couple relations, strong female lead, strong female character, society, hare krishna, female director
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, germany, east germany
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It Could Happen to You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. ...
Style: sweet, sentimental, romantic, feel good, light ...
Audience: chick flick, date night, girls' night
Plot: lottery ticket, generosity, love triangle, romance, honest, lottery winner, dysfunctional marriage, hopes, love and romance, rise to the top, lottery, greed ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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 5.4
 110
Bokser (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The films was inspired by true events. Przemyslaw Saleta, World's Kickboxing Champion and European Champion in professional boxing gave a kidney to his seriously ill daughter. There were unexpected complications during the surgery and Saleta ...
Style: touching, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, boxer, illness, operation, kickboxing, fight, world champion, parent child relationship, husband wife relationship, athlete, male female relationship, father daughter relationship ...
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 4.3
 4K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Bored with her marriage to burnt out poet turned corporate executive Thierry, Zandalee falls prey to an old friend of her husband, the manipulative and egotistical Johhny and becomes enmeshed in a sensual, passionate and destructive affair.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, extramarital affair, adultery, tragic love, family problems, manipulation, dangerous attraction, sexual attraction, love, femme fatale, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 5.4
 2K
Midnighters (2017)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Midnight, New Year’s Eve: when all the hopes of new beginnings come to life – except for Lindsey and Jeff Pittman, whose strained marriage faces the ultimate test after they cover up a terrible crime and find themselves entangled in a ...
Style: psychotronic, suspense, bleak, disturbing, gothic
Plot: backwoods, murder, dysfunctional marriage, new year's eve, death, husband wife relationship, trapped, trap, car accident, moral dilemma, accidental killing, cover-up ...
Place: new england
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 4.9
 4K
Cougars Inc. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: When Sam learns his mother cannot afford to send him to another school after he is kicked out, he and his friends start their own escort service for mature women to pay for his tuition.
Style: sexy, semi serious, sincere, touching, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage girl, infidelity, escort, friendship, boarding school, older woman teenage boy relationship, parents and children, teenage love, youth, housewife, family relations, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.0
 183
The Forest (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Danila is sixteen. Katya is twice his age. He spends hours watching her from an old shed on the forest. He does not even think about trying to be with her until Danila's father shows up on Katya's doorstep in an attempt to run away from ...
Style: melancholic, psychological, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: older woman teenage boy sex, older woman teenage boy relationship, bullying, mature woman, dysfunctional marriage, father son relationship, age difference, obsession, extramarital affair, coming of age, dysfunctional family, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
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 7.6
 33K
Loveless (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Zhenya and Boris are going through a vicious divorce marked by resentment, frustration and recriminations. Already embarking on new lives, each with a new partner, they are impatient to start again, to turn the page – even if it means threatening ...
Style: melancholic, bleak, psychological, heartbreaking, rough ...
Plot: missing child, dysfunctional family, divorce, disappearance, search party, selfishness, anger, missing son, dispute, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, parent child relationship ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2015
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 5.7
 11K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, mother son relationship, adultery, older woman younger man, murder, sexual relations, gay, socialite, son, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
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 5.3
 5K
Monamour (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marta is a young housewife, married to Dario, a successful book publisher. Although she still loves her husband, Marta hasn't been able to achieve sexual satisfaction for months due to their dull and predictable love life. While staying in ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lust, erotic fantasy, cheating wife, sex orgy, sexually dissatisfied wife, unhappy marriage, sexual desire, sexual pleasure, infidelity, sexual promiscuity, sexual relations, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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 6.4
 45K
The Good Girl (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.
Style: sincere, realistic, humorous, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, dull life, temptation, small town, suburban life, dishonesty, extramarital affair, lifestyle, lie, infidelity, store, jealousy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, texas, california
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 8.4
 1.1M
American Beauty (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter's attractive friend.
Style: thought provoking, melancholic, sexual, cynical, dramatic ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, existentialism, loneliness, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, age difference, virgin, dysfunctional family, older man younger woman relationship, character study, closeted homosexual, family problems ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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Heaven on Earth (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Chand arrives in Brampton, Ontario to meet her new husband, she leaves behind a loving family and supportive community. Now, in a new country, she finds herself living in a modest suburban home with seven other people and two part-time tenants. ...
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, self discovery, couple relations, immigrants, society, hopes, parents and children, redemption, couples, family relations, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india, canada, asia, toronto ontario canada
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 6.5
 486
Angst (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Oskar Roehler's drama Der Alte Affe Angst (Angst) is about the dissolution of a couple. Robert (Andre Hennicke) and Marie (Marie Baumer) have little in common other than their sex life. Since Robert is going through a bout with impotency, they ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: terminal illness, lifestyle, life is a bitch, family problems, crumbling marriage, infidelity, relationship problems, romance, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, prostitute, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: berlin germany
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Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
Story: Two love stories, sixty years apart, charting the challenges and huge change to gay lives with Michael and Thomas from WW2 to Adam and Steve to the present day.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, psychological
Plot: gay relationship, homosexuality, gay, lgbt, closeted homosexual, love, gay sex, world war two, generation, grandparent grandchild relationship, dysfunctional marriage, prison ...
Time: 50s
Place: london
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Tear This Heart Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young girl recounts her girlhood and eventual marriage to a general of the Mexican revolution. by one of the most outstanding writers of the new feminist Mexican literature, it is at once a haunting novel of one woman's life and a powerful ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, stylized, epic
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, family problems, crumbling relationship, couples, social climbing, dishonesty, love and romance, state affairs, romance ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 7.3
 1K
Between Us (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Abruptly abandoned by her husband in a country completely foreign to her, Colombian native Mariana (Paola Mendoza) struggles to take care of herself and her two young children on the unforgiving streets of New York City. Sebastian Villada, Laura ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious
Plot: homelessness, starting over, human spirit, society, life is a bitch, family relations, american dream, hopes, family problems, immigrants, single parent, working class ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, colombia
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Lady Chatterley (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: French adaption of DH Lawrence's infamous novel about forbidden passion across the class divide. Winner of the 2007 Cesar Award for Best Film.
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, romantic, atmospheric ...
Plot: extramarital affair, forbidden love, infidelity, lady, sexual relations, passion, fall in love, dysfunctional marriage, world war one, family relations, pianist, paralysis ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, mediterranean sea, riviera
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 6.1
 12K
Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, bleak, sincere, serious, erotic ...
Plot: explicit sex, strong sexual content, cheating wife, erection, one night stand, couple relations, sex, infidelity, love and romance, obsession, male nudity, sex scene ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
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Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Luxembourg, France, Belgium, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This film, adapted from a work of fiction by author Tracy Chevalier, tells a story about the events surrounding the creation of the painting "Girl With A Pearl Earring" by 17th century Dutch master Johannes Vermeer. A young peasant maid ...
Style: thought provoking, enigmatic, sincere, stylized, serious ...
Plot: maid, painting, painter, master and servant, art, sexual tension, artist, fall in love, society, jealousy, new job, couple relations ...
Time: 17th century, 18th century
Place: holland, europe, netherlands
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