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, captivating, sexual and touching films and TV shows about / with dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples, infidelity, adultery, female nudity, family relations, love and romance, couple relations and dysfunctional family plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in USA, France, Germany and other countries.
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dysfunctional marriage movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as dysfunctional marriage: Satisfaction (2014), It Could Happen to You (1994), A Snake of June (2002), Inventing the Abbotts (1997), Forbidden (2001), Blue Sky (1994), Fireproof (2008), Doctor Francoise Gailland (1976), All Good Things (2010), Zandalee (1991).

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, crumbling marriage, family problems, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, dysfunctional marriage, under the surface, adultery, female nudity, male escort ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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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, dysfunctional marriage, love triangle, romance, love and romance, hopes, rise to the top, lottery, greed, price of fame, generosity, kindness ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa
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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, suspenseful, sexy, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, blackmail, husband wife relationship, power relations, couple relations, mind game, mystery, sexual relations, stalking, surrealism, rain, photograph ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, asia, japan, europe, venice
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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, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: usa, illinois, philadelphia
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 5.5
 566
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, sexual, sexy
Plot: cheating wife, adultery, threesome, dysfunctional marriage, lesbian sex, one night stand, bachelor party, lovers reunited, friendship, couples, love and romance, one-night stand ...
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, family problems, couple relations, romance, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: alabama, usa, california
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 6.5
 21K
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, emotional, christian film, serious ...
Audience: family outing, chick flick, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: christian, marriage, self discovery, husband wife relationship, firefighter, couple relations, love and romance, faith, introspection, couples, marital problem, religious conversion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, georgia
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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, pregnant teenager, dysfunctional family, fear of death, doctor, cancer, medical examination, hospital visit, doctors, family relations, family reunited, pregnant daughter ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, 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, twists and turns, enigmatic ...
Plot: mystery, disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, crimes, high society, domestic violence, overbearing parent, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 2000, year 1971, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, vermont, paris france, 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, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, adultery, extramarital affair, family problems, dysfunctional marriage, passion, manipulation, tragic love, manipulations, dangerous attraction, love ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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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 problems, family relations, parents and children, couple relations, strong female lead, strong female character, society, female director, hare krishna
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: england, germany, east germany
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 5.0
 4K
Cougars Inc. (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 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: touching, sincere, semi serious, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: escort service, underage sex, teenage girl, friendship, boarding school, infidelity, teenage love, parents and children, youth, housewife, family relations, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 7.6
 30K
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, heartbreaking, bleak, rough, psychological ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, missing child, divorce, disappearance, search party, husband wife relationship, search, missing son, anger, dispute, dysfunctional marriage, selfishness ...
Time: year 2012, 2010s, year 2015
Place: russia, moscow russia
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 5.8
 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, adultery, murder, family relations, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, scandal, socialite, love, gay, parents and children ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 50s, 1940s, 40s ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
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 5.3
 5K
Mon Amour (2006)
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, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: erotic fantasy, unfaithful wife, vaginal penetration, lust, sexual pleasure, double penetration, infidelity, extramarital affair, unhappy marriage, love and romance, sexual relations, sex orgy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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Desperate Housewives (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, dark humor, cynical, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, suburban life, neighbor, female friendship, infidelity, couple relations, social relations, family life, family relations, friendship, lifestyle, investigation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
Place: usa
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 8.3
 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, cerebral, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, coming of age, older man young girl relationship, loneliness, age difference, existentialism, dysfunctional family, virgin, older man younger woman relationship, character study, youth, first time ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 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: atmospheric, sincere, serious, captivating, surreal ...
Plot: immigrants, dysfunctional family, self discovery, destructive relationship, couple relations, society, couples, family relations, family problems, hopes, redemption, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, india, asia, toronto ontario canada
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 6.6
 458
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: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, lifestyle, crumbling marriage, infidelity, family problems, relationship problems, romance, dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, prostitute, loss of father ...
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, psychological, touching
Plot: gay relationship, homosexuality, lgbt, love, world war two, gay sex, generation, grandparent grandchild relationship, gay, dysfunctional marriage, prison, closeted homosexual ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
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 7.1
 196
Dirty Work (2018)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Employees of a wealthy home look for a chance of revenge against the unfair way they are treated.
Style: captivating, semi serious, humorous, feel good
Plot: dysfunctional family, greed, treason, corrupt politician, whodunit, dysfunctional marriage, mansion, mischievous children, dildo, trophy wife, hit with a shovel, tied to a chair ...
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The Accidental Tourist (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break up, Macon meets a ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: travel, hopes, starting over, dysfunctional character, couples, breakup, opposites attract, love and romance, romance, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, london, california
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The Significant Other (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Directed by Joel Lamangan, “The Significant Other” follows the story of a rising fashion model (Erich Gonzales) who catches up and becomes BFFs with her catwalk idol (Lovi Poe). But all hell breaks lose when they realize that they are in love ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, husband wife relationship, ambition, adultery, betrayal, family relations, intrigue, infidelity, class differences, dysfunctional marriage, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, femme fatale ...
Place: singapore
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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, stylized, realistic, epic
Plot: infidelity, fall in love, family problems, rise to the top, crumbling marriage, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, love and romance, breakup, state affairs, romance, couples ...
Time: 40s, 30s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: mexico, latin america
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 6.2
 785
Trench Road (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Simply put, this is a movie about the identity crisis of a modern man.
Style: dark humor, psychotronic, neurotic, psychological thriller, brutal ...
Plot: domestic violence, real estate agent, obsession, marital separation, blackmail, broken family, marital problem, desperation, family relations, marriage, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
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The Girl from Monaco (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A brilliant and neurotic attorney goes to Monaco to defend a famous criminal. But, instead of focusing on the case, he falls for a beautiful she-devil, who turns him into a complete wreck... Hopefully, his zealous bodyguard will step in and put ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, captivating, contemplative
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, femme fatale, lawyer, cons and scams, mind game, dishonesty, nothing goes right, crimes, legal, bodyguard, adultery, love triangle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: monaco, europe, french riviera, south of france, riviera ...
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Dolores Claiborne (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Dolores Claiborne was accused of killing her abusive husband twenty years ago, but the court's findings were inconclusive and she was allowed to walk free. Now she has been accused of killing her employer, Vera Donovan, and this time there is a ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, disturbing, suspense, enigmatic ...
Plot: domestic violence, investigation, mystery, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, child abuse, island, abusive husband, anger, incest, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, sincere, sexual, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lesbian mother, wartime life, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, against the odds, infidelity, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1943, year 1999
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
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Sex, Lies and Death (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Colombia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Viviana (Andrea Lopez) and Alicia (Martha Isabel Bolaños) have never met, but they're about to get intimately acquainted. One day, while tipping drinks back in a bar, the two women strike up a conversation that quickly turns personal, Viviana ...
Style: serious, tense, suspense, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, crime, crimes, battle of the sexes, misogynist, abusive husband, dysfunctional marriage, lust, lesbian, strong female presence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
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The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, psychological thriller, suspenseful ...
Plot: sexual abuse, couple relations, obsession, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, dysfunctional marriage, possessiveness, infidelity, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
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