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, melancholic, interesting, stylized, serious and talky films and TV shows about / with dysfunctional marriage, husband wife relationship, couples, couple relations, marriage, infidelity, love and romance, family problems, adultery 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), The Accidental Tourist (1988), Hidden Truths (2015).

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, infidelity, military life, couples, dysfunctional marriage, family problems, romance, couple relations, love affair, adultery, husband wife relationship, military base ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
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, doctor, fear of death, dysfunctional family, bourgeoisie, hospital visit, cancer patient, parent child relationship, absent mother, hospital room, medical examination ...
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, enigmatic, disturbing ...
Plot: disappearance, murder, mentally unstable, missing person, domestic violence, mystery, dysfunctional marriage, investigation, high society, family secret, love affair, overbearing parent ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1971, 2000s, year 1978 ...
Place: new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, vermont ...
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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: adultery, infidelity, love triangle, dangerous attraction, family problems, love, sexual attraction, extramarital affair, passion, dysfunctional marriage, tragic love, manipulations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
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 7.6
 24K
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, rough, bleak, psychological, heartbreaking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, missing child, divorce, husband wife relationship, morgue, disappearance, search, loveless marriage, search party, dysfunctional marriage, missing son, 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, love and romance, hopes, 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, sexy, dark humor ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: housewife, secret, suburban life, couple relations, neighbor, family relations, social relations, infidelity, friendship, investigation, lifestyle, family secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s, 2010s
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, melancholic, cynical, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: midlife crisis, virgin, loneliness, family problems, dysfunctional family, age difference, teenage life, coming of age, youth, older man young girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, parenthood ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: usa
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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, opposites attract, breakup, couples, romance, love and romance, dysfunctional character, sibling relationship, dysfunctional family, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: baltimore, usa, paris france, california
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 8.5
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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, lust, female nudity, older man young girl relationship, fashion, sex, virginity, model, money, addiction, drug addiction, rape ...
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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, sexy ...
Plot: midlife crisis, prom, parents and children, family life, family relations, couple relations, artists and showbiz, marital problem, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, 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, romance, couple relations, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, love triangle, dysfunctional family, mentally unstable, family problems, infidelity ...
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, love and romance, actor's life, temptation, libertine, rebel, dying words, dying, fired from the job ...
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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: battle of the sexes, custody, feminism, family problems, family relations, legal action, breakup, courtroom drama, uninhibited rivalry, rivalry, dysfunctional marriage, 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, parents and children, couple relations, romance, infidelity, looking for love, couples, love affair, eccentric family, fall in love, dysfunctional family, marital problem ...
Time: 90s
Place: florida, miami, new york
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 6.2
 16K
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: suspense, touching, rough, melancholic, suspenseful ...
Plot: female protagonist, promise, doctor, trust, portrait, adultery, money, deception, artist, little girl, marriage, extramarital affair ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: netherlands, amsterdam
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 8.7
 78K
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: thought provoking, touching, sincere, sentimental
Plot: adoption, parenthood, childhood memory, childhood, depression, grieving, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, weight loss, sibling, husband wife relationship, love interest ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
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 6.3
 1K
Jonny Vang (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Country: Norway
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three friends since childhood are trying to work out their complicated relationships. Jonny tries to be best friends with Magnus, Magnus tries to be married to Tuva, and Tuva tries to have sex with Jonny.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious, sexual
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, romance, friendship, best friends, infidelity, dishonesty, family problems, friendship between men, farm, dysfunctional marriage, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, emotional, touching, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: midlife crisis, love triangle, infidelity, starting over, working class, dysfunctional family, romance, love affair, love and romance, family gatherings, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington
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 5.5
 15K
She-Devil (1989)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A cunning and resourceful housewife vows revenge on her husband when he begins an affair with a wealthy romance novelist.
Style: dark humor, humorous, semi serious, entertaining, funny ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, breakup, divorce, revenge, rivalry, dishonesty, family problems, family conflict, battle of the sexes, dysfunctional marriage, mistress, vengeance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, new jersey
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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, semi serious, witty, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, family problems, crumbling marriage, life turned upside down, couple relations, battle of the sexes, dishonesty, dysfunctional family, adultery, husband wife relationship, dysfunctional marriage, anniversary ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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 7.4
 35K
In the Bedroom (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Summertime on the coast of Maine, "In the Bedroom" centers on the inner dynamics of a family in transition. Matt Fowler is a doctor practicing in his native Maine and is married to New York born Ruth Fowler, a music teacher. He is involved ...
Style: bleak, realistic, sincere, serious, suspense ...
Plot: family in crisis, jealousy, crumbling marriage, dysfunctional family, older woman younger man relationship, vengeance, family relations, parents and children, small town, age difference, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, dysfunctional marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, new england
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The Prize Winner of Defiance, Ohio (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Evelyn Ryan, a midwestern housewife who managed to rescue her family from debt by entering contests for ad slogans sponsored by consumer product companies.
Style: sentimental, stylized, touching, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: underdog, advertising, small town, eviction, optimism, americana, gas station, contest, prize, dysfunctional marriage, mortgage, large family ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa
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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, marital problem, parent child relationship, summer, past ...
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 5.8
 108
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, cheating wife, marriage, husband wife relationship, secret, cigarette smoking, bathtub, sexless marriage ...
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Secrets of Sweet Sixteen (1973)
Genre: Comedy
Country: West Germany
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Another Ernst Hofbauer schoolgirl exploiter in the same vein as his Schoolgirl Report films, but for this one he raised the sleaze level to new heights with non-pornographic scenes of rape, pedophilia, satanic rituals, virgin sacrifice and golden ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, damsel in distress, satanism, rape, peeping tom, sex, exhibitionism, extramarital affair, adultery, sex in bed, dirty old man, massage ...
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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: psychological, talky, tense, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, couples, love affair, love and romance, romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, infidelity, disintegration, family problems, breakup ...
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: wedding, dysfunctional marriage, secretary, mother in law, family business, provincial life, photo album, unhappy marriage, red car, bourgeoisie, rumor, animate object ...
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: realistic, sexy, surreal, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional marriage, blackmail, rain, surrealism, photograph, love and romance, mystery, crimes, sexual relations, stalking, doctors and patients, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: japan, italy, asia, europe, 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, romantic, humorous, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night, date night, teens
Plot: secret identity, secret service, hitman, spy, double life, battle of the sexes, love and romance, cia, chases and races, marriage, assassination attempt, secret life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, manhattan new york city, french riviera, atlanta georgia, coney island brooklyn new york city ...
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