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, melancholic, interesting and talky films and TV shows about / with dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples, couple relations, adultery, infidelity, extramarital affair, marriage, love and romance and dysfunctional family plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, UK and other countries.
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dysfunctional marriage movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dysfunctional marriage: Blue Sky (1994), Doctor Francoise Gailland (1976), All Good Things (2010), Zandalee (1991), Loveless (2017), It Could Happen to You (1994), Desperate Housewives (2004), American Beauty (1999), Hidden Truths (2015), Every Day (2010).

List of dysfunctional marriage movies

 6.4
 6K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, melancholic, light ...
Plot: mental illness, military life, infidelity, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
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, cancer, fear of death, doctor, dysfunctional family, bourgeoisie, absent mother, parent child relationship, hospital visit, cancer patient, lung cancer, mother daughter relationship ...
Place: france, paris france
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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, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, domestic violence, mystery, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, high society, family secret, love affair, crimes ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1972, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, florida ...
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 4.4
 3K
Zandalee (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
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, dangerous attraction, family problems, sexual attraction, adultery, love, extramarital affair, dysfunctional marriage, passion, tragic love, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 7.7
 23K
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: bleak, melancholic, rough, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Plot: missing child, divorce, dysfunctional family, disappearance, search party, loveless marriage, search, husband wife relationship, selfishness, dysfunctional marriage, anger, dispute ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s
Place: russia, moscow russia
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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, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lottery ticket, love triangle, romance, hopes, love and romance, rise to the top, lottery, greed, generosity, price of fame, kindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Desperate Housewives is an American television comedy-drama-mystery series created by Marc Cherry and produced by ABC Studios and Cherry Productions. It aired Sundays at 9 P.M. Eastern/8 P.M. Central, on ABC from October 3, 2004, until May 13, 2012. ...
Style: witty, humorous, sexual, twists and turns, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, couple relations, family relations, infidelity, investigation, neighbor, social relations, friendship, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: usa
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 8.4
 978K
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, sexual, cynical, captivating, biting ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, family problems, dysfunctional family, teenage life, loneliness, age difference, virgin, coming of age, youth, lust, parenthood, marital problem ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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 8.5
 383
Hidden Truths (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: Intending to aid her family, a beautiful young girl accepts the job in a prominent model casting agency, only to discover their girls are also hired for something else.
Style: sexy, captivating, exciting, thought provoking, suspenseful
Plot: sexual attraction, fashion, lust, virginity, female nudity, drug addiction, money, sex, addiction, rape, murder, model ...
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 5.8
 3K
Every Day (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ned (Liev Schreiber) is in the throes of a mid-life crisis. His work as a writer on an outrageous, semi-pornographic TV show is less than satisfying. His fifteen year old son has just told him he is gay and his eleven year old is afraid of, well ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, prom, parents and children, family life, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, marital problem, husband wife relationship, infidelity, black eye, gay son ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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She's So Lovely (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Maureen is pregnant and her husband Eddie is missing. Nervous, Maureen shares a couple of drinks with neighbor Kiefer, who tries to rape her and then beats her. When Eddie returns and finds his wife bruised, he goes ballistic, shoots a paramedic and ...
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, melancholic, talky ...
Plot: obsession, mental institution, mental illness, destructive relationship, couple relations, crumbling marriage, romance, love triangle, dysfunctional family, love and romance, mentally unstable, family problems ...
Time: 90s
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 6.4
 33K
The Libertine (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work.
Style: stylized, serious, melancholic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: infidelity, alcoholic, poet, sex, actor's life, temptation, love and romance, libertine, dying, fired from the job, dying words, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 17th century
Place: england, london, europe
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The Good Father (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Bill Hooper -- bitter after a messy divorce -- tries to help a friend gain custody of his child any way he can.
Style: emotional, serious, suspenseful, realistic, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, custody, feminism, family problems, family relations, legal action, breakup, courtroom drama, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, custody battle, lesbian mother ...
Time: 80s
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Miami Rhapsody (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gwyn Marcus has always wanted a marriage like her parents. She has just accepted the proposal of her boyfriend Matt, but she has misgivings about their future together. Her fear of commitment grows as she learns of the various affairs that her ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, neurotic, light, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: self discovery, couple relations, romance, parents and children, infidelity, fall in love, eccentric family, looking for love, couples, love affair, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
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 6.2
 14K
Tulip Fever (2017)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.
Style: touching, suspense, suspenseful, sincere, rough ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, portrait, adultery, doctor, trust, promise, female protagonist, husband wife relationship, painter, secret, marriage, little girl ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: amsterdam, netherlands
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 8.7
 73K
This Is Us (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
Story: Follows the lives and families of three adults living and growing up in the United States of America in present and past times. As their paths cross and their life stories intertwine in curious ways, we find that several of them share the same ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, touching, sentimental
Plot: adoption, parenthood, childhood memory, childhood, depression, grieving, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sibling, weight loss, brother brother relationship, pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
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Scenes from a Mall (1991)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A comedy about a married couple -- he's a sports lawyer, she's a psychologist -- which takes place on their 16th wedding anniversary, when they make some startling confessions.
Style: realistic, talky, witty, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, battle of the sexes, couple relations, life turned upside down, dysfunctional family, adultery, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, anniversary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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Night by the Seashore (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Middle-aged municipal architect Mikko is frustrated with his job and his marriage, so for years he has directed his energy into renovating a turn-of-the-century wooden villa on the seaside. One beautiful summer evening Mikko and his wife Liisa ...
Plot: father daughter relationship, friendship, dysfunctional marriage, midlife crisis, trophy wife, generation gap, social class, older woman younger man relationship, women in society, past, forgiveness, villa ...
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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.
Plot: betrayal, dysfunctional marriage, wife husband relationship, pain, unfaithful wife, cigarette, bathtub, marriage, husband wife relationship, cigarette smoking, secret, sexless marriage ...
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We Won't Grow Old Together (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Jean has been married to Francoise for years, but his relationship with his wife has been all but over for a long time. She's hardly ever around, always traveling to Russia for work, and she drifts in and out of the film as well, reflecting the ...
Style: realistic, psychological, tense, talky, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, disintegration, romance, love and romance, couple relations, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, breakup, infidelity, family problems, couples, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, europe
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 7.7
 918
The Great Love (1969)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Pierre married Florence, the only daughter of a small industrialist. 15 years later, he is the boss, but his middle-class life worries him a lot. When a new young and lovely secretary comes, he starts dreaming.
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, secretary, wedding, loveless marriage, animate object, marriage crisis, knitting, mother in law son in law relationship, sexual harassment, bed, train station, gossip ...
Time: 1960s
Place: france
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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: surreal, realistic, psychological, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: rain, surrealism, photograph, dysfunctional marriage, blackmail, doctors and patients, sexual relations, mystery, love and romance, couple relations, crimes, mind game ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, japan, europe, italy, 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, intense, romantic, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, boys' night, teens
Plot: secret identity, hitman, secret service, spy, battle of the sexes, love and romance, cia, chases and races, marriage, assassination attempt, double life, secret agents ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, atlanta georgia, french riviera, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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The Last Boy Scout (1991)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: When the girl that detective Joe Hallenback is protecting gets murdered, the boyfriend of the murdered girl (ex-football player Jimmy Dix) attempts to investigate and solve the case. What they discover is that there is deep seated corruption going ...
Style: rough, serious, realistic, buddy comedy, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: private detective, murder, investigation, corruption, machismo, police detective, bribery, reluctant partners, ex athlete, ex law enforcer, football, assassin ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: los angeles, usa, cleveland ohio
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Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, West Germany, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out other means of ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, love triangle, master and servant, obsession, social differences, adultery, betrayal, servant, disability, wheelchair, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 1910s, 80s
Place: england, europe, france, britain
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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, talky, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: working class, small town, obsession, coming of age, gas station, dysfunctional marriage, romance, snobbism, americana, youth, mechanic, social differences ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: usa, illinois
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 5.6
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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, sexual, semi serious
Plot: cheating wife, adultery, bachelor party, dysfunctional marriage, threesome, stripper, skinny dipping, lesbian sex, friendship, friends, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
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 6.6
 19K
Fireproof (2008)
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, emotional, realistic, christian film ...
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: christian, firefighter, self discovery, marriage, couple relations, introspection, hospital, fire, religious conversion, faith, dysfunctional marriage, advice ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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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, humorous, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage, communism, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family problems, society, hare krishna, strong female lead, strong female character
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, east germany
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 6.1
 3K
Therese (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious
Plot: poisoning, dysfunctional marriage, couples, suburbs, society, disgraced, dull life, suburban life, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, couple relations, family values ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: france, europe
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