Marital abuse movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant marital abuse movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense and tense films and TV shows about / with marital abuse, spouse abuse, couples, husband wife relationship, family problems, domestic violence, dishonesty, murder, infidelity and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, Canada, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as marital abuse: Sleeping with the Devil (1997), Sleeping with the Enemy (1991), Til Death Do Us Part (2017), Sacred (1999), 20 Fingers (2004), What lies within (2014), Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012), Framed for Murder (2007), Existence (2000), Boy Wonder (2010).

List of marital abuse movies

Sleeping with the Devil (1997)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Professional nurse Rebecca Dubrovich is swept off her feet by charming millionaire Dick Strang, and the two begin a passionate romance. Only when it is too late does Rebecca discover that Strang has a very dark side...
Style: captivating, touching, suspenseful, sincere
Plot: marital abuse, paraplegic, abusive husband, beating, fear, saving a life, despot, rehabilitation, love, nurse, millionaire, gym ...
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Sleeping with the Enemy (1991)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young woman fakes her own death in an attempt to escape her nightmarish marriage, but discovers it is impossible to elude her controlling husband.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, tense, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: stalking, domestic violence, obsession, woman in danger, violent husband, starting over, psychopath, obsessive love, on the run, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, marital abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1990
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
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Til Death Do Us Part (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Michael and Madison Roland had planned to spend the rest of their lives together, until one day Michael's controlling ways turned their perfect marriage. With the help of her best friend, Madison decides to get away. After adopting a new ...
Style: psychological, captivating, suspense, tense
Plot: marital abuse, misogynist, marriage, escape, husband wife relationship, neighbor, hospital, waitress, neighbor neighbor relationship, unplanned pregnancy, domestic violence, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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 6.8
 2K
Sacred (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The year 2000 approaches in Jerusalem's Orthodox Mea Shearim quarter, where the women work, keep house, and have children so the men can study the Torah and the Talmud. Rivka is happily and passionately married to Meir, but they remain ...
Style: bleak, sincere, clever, gloomy, emotional ...
Plot: marital abuse, orthodox jew, family problems, family relations, rabbi, religions or cults, couples, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, society, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel
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 6.6
 419
20 Fingers (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A film in several episodes with Bijan Daneshmand and Mania Akbari, exposing some of the issues of men and women within the confines of tradition and family life in Iran. Each episode displays a different form of male/female interaction. The placing ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, feminist film, contemplative ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, couples, family problems, life is a bitch, dishonesty, human nature, unwanted pregnancy, society, husband wife relationship, islam, love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, iran, venice
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What lies within (2014)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Viola and Nicola are going through a rough time. To overcome this crisis, they decide to spend a weekend in a remote cabin belonged to Nicola's parents. Just a couple of days together to heal their wounds, , but everything will take a turn for ...
Style: suspense, exciting, rough, suspenseful, surprise ending
Plot: psychopath, split personality, abuse, husband wife relationship, schizophrenia, abusive husband, spouse abuse, rape, marital abuse, cabin, forest, isolation ...
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Blue-Eyed Butcher (2012)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Lifetime biopic based on the story of Susan Wright. Susan appeared to be the model wife and mother, living the fairytale life, literally married to Mr. Wright. In a shocking turn of events, the media dubs Susan Wright the "Blue-Eyed ...
Style: suspense, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing
Plot: murder of husband, violence, scantily clad female, domestic violence, marital abuse, trial, blood, family relations, family problems, family conflict, suspicion of murder, jogging ...
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Framed for Murder (2007)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When a woman falsely accused of murdering her husband is released from prison after 8 years, she hires a private investigator, determined to find out who framed her. What she doesn't know, is that the killer is about to do it again.
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, characters murdered one by one, sister sister relationship, private investigator, framed for murder, characters killed one by one, marital abuse, adultery, murder, forced suicide, spouse abuse, medicine ...
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 7.3
 620
Existence (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Astitva is a bold film with adultery. An ambitious male chauvinist and his loving wife are happily married but the guy is not able to give time to the family as he want to make it big in life. His work is of paramount importance to him. His work ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: family relations, romance, dishonesty, love and romance, crumbling marriage, infidelity, breakup, family problems, unsupportive spouse, pregnancy, women's rights, seduction ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia
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 6.8
 9K
Boy Wonder (2010)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Brooklyn boy witnesses the brutal murder of his mother and grows up obsessed with finding her killer. Thus begins his life as a quiet, straight-A student by day and a self-appointed hero at night. But what is a real hero? And who decides ...
Style: rough, psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, pimp, crime, childhood trauma, criminal, violence, vigilante, vengeance, crimes, vigilantism, haunted by the past, boxing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Ju Dou: Secret Love, Hidden Faces (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China, Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with her husband's nephew but is forced to raise her son as her husband's heir without revealing his parentage in this circular tragedy. Filmed ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, biting, suspense, contemplative ...
Plot: adultery, murder, infidelity, patricide, abuse, sadism, drowning, spouse abuse, marital abuse, family problems, power relations, couples ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s
Place: china, asia
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A Married Woman (1982)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Irene is a young housewife and mother who tries to raise her young family, love her husband and keep her home all the while studying her masters' degree. Mario, her husband, is a good man, but he's tied by convention. When she has a ...
Plot: violent husband, university, suspicion, marital abuse, revenge, jealousy, murder, repression, library, starting over, battered wife
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 2K
Martha (1974)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: West Germany
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A single woman in her early thirties, Martha (Margit Carstensen) is on vacation with her father in Europe when he has a heart attack and falls down dead...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, disturbing, dark humor, serious ...
Plot: manipulation, domination, couples, honeymoon, marriage, marital abuse, violence against women, obsession, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, dysfunctional family, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
Place: rome italy
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After the Ball (2015)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After the Ball, a retail fairy tale set in the world of fashion. Kate's dream is to design for couturier houses. Although she is a bright new talent, Kate can't get a job. No one trusts the daughter of Lee Kassell, a retail guru who ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, fairy tale, funny ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cinderella story, fashion, cross dressing, hidden identity, family relations, fashion designer, parents and children, family problems, rivalry, workplace situations, family business, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, montreal, montreal quebec
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 7.0
 105K
Hellraiser (1987)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Larry and his wife, Julia move into an old house and discover a hideous creature - the man's half-brother, who is also the woman's former lover - hiding upstairs. Having lost his earthly body to a trio of S&M demons, the Cenobites, ...
Style: gothic, scary, macabre, suspenseful, cult film ...
Audience: teens
Plot: demons, dark fantasy, gory, demon, murder, violence, supernatural, danger, vengeance, undead, monster, blood ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 6.7
 1K
Caterpillar (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: During the Second Sino-Japanese War, in 1940, Lieutenant Kurokawa returns home as a honored and decorated soldier but deprived of his arms and legs lost in battle. All hopes, from the villagers and women to close family members, turn to Shigeko, the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: quadriplegic, world war two, life is a bitch, disability, family problems, political unrest, village life, family in crisis, soldier, state affairs, military, japanese soldier ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: japan
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 6.6
 55
Late Spring (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Set in the 1960's. Joo-Goo (Park Yong-Woo) is viewed as Korea's best sculptor, but he suffers from a disease which will slowly paralyze his body. He gives up interests in the arts and just spends his days meaninglessly. His wife, Jung-sook ...
Style: sentimental, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: sculptor, model, jealousy, illness, artist, romance, love, couples, fall in love, post war, marital abuse, spouse abuse ...
Place: south korea
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The Removalists (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An adaptation of David Williamson's play; John Hargreaves and Peter Cummins star as a good and bad cop who assist a battered wife as she tries to escape her belligerent husband.
Plot: marital abuse, spouse abuse, police, brutality, police corruption, dog, married couple, beer drinking, kitchen, typewriter, police station, woman smoking cigarette ...
Time: 70s
Place: australia
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The House Next Door (2006)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Walker Kennedy and his wife Col are a happy, voluntarily childless suburban couple. Then the thing they fear the most happens: part of their green surrounding is turned into a building site, for what turns out to be the widely acclaimed first house ...
Style: serious, scary, suspenseful, enigmatic
Plot: family in danger, haunted house, supernatural, mysterious character, couples, curses spells and rituals, deadly, supernatural ability, family problems, curse, suburbs, architect ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Fireworks Wednesday (2006)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Iran
Duration: 102 min.
Story: On the day before their holiday trip to Dubai, a wife who believes her husband is unfaithful enlists the help of Roohi, a young woman sent by an agency to clean the house. She asks Roohi to make an appointment and gather information at the salon of ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: marital problem, maid, social differences, infidelity, couple relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, society, housewife, wedding preparations and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, dubai
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 3.8
 180
Pineapple (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Texas publishing exec who's on the wagon and in A.A., walks in on his wife in bed with another man, and in the nasty divorce that follows, he falls off the wagon and takes up Crystal. Alternating between concern for his pre-teen daughter, his ...
Plot: denial, suffocation, snorting cocaine, bridge, beating, alcoholics anonymous, threesome, strip club, stripper, rough sex, cheating wife, affair ...
Place: austin texas
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Bound and Gagged: A Love Story (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Leslie's husband Steve is a brute and she wants out, at least she thinks she does. Her lover Elizabeth agrees that Steve needs to go away, so they plot his murder. Meanwhile their friend Cliff can't seem to get used to the idea that his ...
Style: cult film
Plot: kidnapping, lesbian, backwoods, hoodlum, spouse abuse, female nudity, marital abuse, bully, suicide attempt, assassination plot
Place: minnesota
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 4.7
 798
Mesmerized (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia, New Zealand, UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An orphan weds an older man in circa-1900 New Zealand, then finds out he's a miser who spies on her.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, love triangle, murder, orphan, investigation, crumbling marriage, rivalry, supernatural ability, family relations, power relations, couples, family problems ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: new zealand
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A Judgment in Stone (1986)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: An English woman, psychotic and sexually repressed, murders her sadistic father, then moves to America. She soon secures a job as a maid for a wealthy family. Soon her severe psychosis and her attempts to keep her sexuality from asserting itself ...
Style: surprise ending
Plot: murder of family, blackmail, taunting, patricide, religious fanatic, dyslexia, pillow, school, friendship between women, brother sister incest, mansion, revenge ...
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The Appaloosa (1966)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, Western
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Man tries to recover a horse stolen from him by a Mexican bandit. The Appaloosa (also known as Southwest to Sonora) is a 1966 American Western film Technicolor (set in the 1870s) from Universal Pictures starring Marlon Brando, Anjanette Comer and ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: horse, heroes, bandit, vengeance, adventure, bounty hunter, wrestling, folk hero, on the run, crimes, dishonesty, village life ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sonora, mexico
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Prison Stories: Women on the Inside (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Three novels - three dramatic stories in the walls of the women's prison. The first story - a brand new, first went to prison inmates. The second - about a mother whose son has ceased to go to prison for visits. The third - about the ...
Style: cult film, psychotronic
Plot: female director, strip search, women in prison, women's prison, parent child relationship, flashback, juvenile delinquent, undercover, police, domestic violence, marital abuse, drugs ...
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Sophie and the Moonhanger (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A woman pits herself against her husband and his Ku Klux Klan member friends when she learns that they are planning an attack against her black maid and her husband.
Plot: friend, racism, friendship, housekeeper, marital abuse, husband wife relationship, ku klux klan, interracial relations
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: southern usa
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 5.8
 215
Sapatos Pretos (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: In today's Alentejo, a story of love and death based in a real criminal case.
Plot: hitman, blind date, cheating wife, femme fatale, rape, rifle, convertible, murder, adultery, automobile racing, countryside, seduction ...
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 3.9
 478
Illicit Dreams (1994)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man and a woman sharing a psychic link meet and fall in love, but the woman's influential and powerful husband stands in their way.
Style: surprise ending, sexploitation film
Plot: hanged woman, eroticism, secretary, home renovation, mansion, private detective, unfaithful husband, destiny, female nudity, abusive husband, blonde, tarot ...
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 3.4
 73
Ab ... Bas! (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Career woman Somiya (Diana Hayden) meets her dream man in Karan (Shawar Ali). They soon wed, and for years all is blissful … till Somiya learns of her spouse's affair. Crushed, she confronts him -- but regrets it after Karan gets physical. ...
Style: remake of american film
Plot: woman in danger, self defense, battered woman, abusive husband, infidelity, sex, domestic violence, marital abuse, businessman
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