Battered woman movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant battered woman movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, sexy, suspenseful, gloomy and psychological films and TV shows about / with battered woman, death, husband wife relationship, violence, mentor, nudity (full frontal - brief), murder, storytelling, abusive husband and corruption plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as battered woman: Mine Alone (2001), I, Tonya (2017), The Duo (1997), Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002), Ichi the Killer (2001), Brother (1997), Oliver Twist (1982), Trench Road (2004), Ab ... Bas! (2004), The Hunting Party (1971).

List of battered woman movies

Mine Alone (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A women meets a charming man and falls in love, they get married and start a family. As they age and have children, the man's becomes violent and abusive.
Style: disturbing, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: pregnancy, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, love and romance, best friends, parents and children, babies and infants, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
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I, Tonya (2017)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: UK, Australia, Canada, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Competitive ice skater Tonya Harding rises amongst the ranks at the U. S. Figure Skating Championships, but her future in the sport is thrown into doubt when her ex-husband intervenes.
Style: humorous, suspense, rough, ironic, absurd ...
Plot: figure skating, abusive mother, emotional abuse, ice rink, mother daughter relationship, fondling, rivalry, skating, female protagonist, olympics, competition, violence ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, 80s, 20th century, year 1986 ...
Place: detroit, portland oregon, minneapolis minnesota, oregon
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The Duo (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A fictionalized account of the lives of 1980s Tamil Nadu political icons M. G. Ramachandran and M. Karunanidhi, continuing the tryst between Tamil cinema and Dravidian politics.
Plot: ambition, political leader, train, actress, wedding night, battered woman, wedding, poet, man with glasses, newspaper headline, doppelganger, movie actress ...
Time: 1960s, 70s, 60s, 1950s, 50s
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Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 46 min.
Story: A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the ...
Style: disturbing, adult animation
Plot: psychopath, origin of hero, yakuza, fight, corruption, mental illness, rage, murder, brutality, beating, good versus evil, mercilessness ...
Place: tokyo, japan
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Ichi the Killer (2001)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of.
Style: disturbing, rough, suspenseful, dark humor, banned film ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: massacre, masochist, hitman, gang, danger, rage, sadism, psychopath, gory, gangsters, violence, martial arts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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Brother (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Russia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Danila goes to his older brother to start a new life in Petersburg. His brother is a gangster and a killer, and he puts Danila into this criminal world asking him to kill someone.
Style: captivating, suspenseful, rough, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: russian mafia, russian, crimes, hitman, criminal heroes, life philosophy, crime, life is a bitch, vigilante, organized crime, anti hero, brutality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1997
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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Oliver Twist (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The classic Dickens tale of an orphan boy who escapes the horrors of the orphanage only to be taken in by a band of thieves and pickpockets.
Plot: orphan, pickpocket, sibling, necklace, exhaustion, dead mother, shadow, accent, workshop, wound, birthmark, cockney accent ...
Time: 1830s, 80s, victorian
Place: london, england
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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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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: businessman, woman in danger, self defense, battered woman, abusive husband, infidelity, sex, domestic violence, marital abuse
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The Hunting Party (1971)
Genre: Action, Drama, Western
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A ruthless rancher, and his gang, use extremely long range rifles to kill the men who kidnapped his infidel wife.
Style: realistic, serious, exciting, rough, gloomy ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: chase, deadly, desert, mistaken identity, kidnapping, outlaw, gunfight, infidelity, criminal, rifle, murder, violence ...
Time: 19th century, 70s
Place: texas
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Star Maps (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Carlos wants to be an actor. But his father, Pepe, wants him to work in the family business, that is, male prostitution. Carlos decides that he will be one of his father's boys until he can get his foot in the door in Hollywood.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy, rough ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hollywood, dysfunctional family, male prostitution, mental illness, coming of age, life is a bitch, youth, transsexual, prostitute, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, latin america, mexico, usa ...
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Undercurrent (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The crew on board the fishing vessel Undercurrent RE 29 has become uncomfortably numb with its never ending routine of week long tours at sea. Then, during one dark and dreary night this routine is shaken to its foundation when one of the most solid ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, tense, bleak ...
Plot: ocean, ship, workplace, confined, power relations, ocean or sea, isolation, human nature, search and rescue, under the surface, beer bottle, battered woman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, europe, atlantic ocean
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Everything (2004)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A man visits a prostitute but just wants to talk. She goes along with it until he starts asking questions. Is he just a loner or is there a different reason for him to come here?
Style: serious, realistic, tense, talky, surprise ending
Plot: prostitute, mystery, mysterious character, mind game, father daughter reunion, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, police officer, sexual abuse, curiosity, female full frontal nudity, cell phone ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Lillie (1978)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: The story of Lillie Langtry
Style: stylized, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: forbidden love, tragic hero, rise and fall, unfulfillment, blind ambition, opposites attract, society, ambition, romance, strong female presence, tragic love, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, 1910s, 1900s, 1920s, victorian ...
Place: england, london, britain, usa
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Black and Blue (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a woman's husband beats and abuses her, she and her son join the witness protection program and move away secretly.
Style: emotional, psychological, suspenseful, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: hopes, danger, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, family relations, family problems, parents and children, woman in danger, starting over, witnessing a crime, new life, abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: florida, usa
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13 Minutes (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The breath-taking story of a man who nearly would have changed the world. 1939, when Hitler tricked millions of people at the height of his power, one said a radical No: Georg Elser, disparaged as an assassin, is one of the greatest resistance ...
Style: serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: assassination attempt, nazi germany, state affairs, resistance fighter, national socialism, anti fascist, hitler, plan gone wrong, confession, treason, prisoner, nazi ...
Time: pre world war two, 1930s, year 1939, 30s, 20th century ...
Place: germany, europe, munich germany, berlin germany, switzerland
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Suffragette (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: UK, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on true events about the foot soldiers of the early feminist movement who were forced underground to evade the State.
Style: captivating, factual, inspirational, bleak, visually appealing ...
Plot: fighting the system, feminism, rebellion, women, rebelliousness, gender, feminist, politics, adoption, prejudice, working class, idealism ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, year 1912 ...
Place: england, london, europe, israel, ireland ...
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Trapped (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When their daughter is kidnapped by experienced nappers (Bacon and Love), the Jennings' (Theron and Townsend) turn the tables on this seemingly foolproof plan.
Style: suspenseful, serious, twists and turns, suspense, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: asthma, kidnapping, ransom, hostage, asthma attack, psychopath, crimes, confined, parents and children, family relations, crime, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon, new orleans, san francisco
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To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Scout Finch, 6, and her older brother Jem live in sleepy Maycomb, Alabama, spending much of their time with their friend Dill and spying on their reclusive and mysterious neighbor, Boo Radley. When Atticus, their widowed father and a respected ...
Style: earnest, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, enigmatic ...
Plot: racism, poverty, courtroom drama, lawyer, small town, courtroom, rape, prejudice, legal, trial, interracial relations, idealism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1932
Place: alabama, usa
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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, woman in danger, obsession, violent husband, starting over, haunted by the past, psychopath, on the run, dangerous attraction, obsessive love, faked death ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1990, 20th century
Place: usa, iowa, boston, san francisco
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Red Eye (2005)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: After attending the funeral of her grandmother in Dallas, the Lux Atlantic Hotel manager Lisa is waiting for a flight to Miami. Due to the bad weather and consequent flight delay, she meets in the airport bar Jack Rippner, who is also in the waiting ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, tense, psychological, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: woman in danger, terrorism, airplane, fear, hostage, telephone call, crimes, hitman, flirting, stewardess, danger, villain ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas, miami
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Personal Velocity (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: family relations, hitchhiker, domestic violence, couple relations, love affair, human nature, parents and children, starting over, life is a bitch, couples, destructive relationship, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, haiti, harvard university ...
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The Gift (2000)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When a local woman disappears and the police can't seem to find any leads, her father turns to a poor young woman with psychic powers. Slowly she starts having visions of the woman chained and in a pond. Her visions lead to the body and the ...
Style: twist ending, suspenseful, macabre, scary, suspense ...
Plot: psychic, foreknowledge, extrasensory perception, fortune teller, murder, investigation, missing person, clairvoyant, sheriff, violence, small town, child abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
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Ghost (1990)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Sam Wheat is a banker, Molly Jensen is an artist, and the two are madly in love. However, when Sam is murdered by his friend and corrupt business partner Carl Bruner over a shady business deal, he is left to roam the earth as a powerless spirit. ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, sweet, touching, suspenseful ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: afterlife, ghost, love and romance, romance, psychic power, psychic, supernatural romance, love story, loss of loved one, murder, impossible love, spiritualism ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Gilles' Wife (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Gilles' wife, Elise, who smiles when she thinks of him, cooks and scrubs and cheerfully makes love to him, suspects during her third pregnancy that he is having an affair with her coquettish younger sister, Victorine. Elise suffers, usually in ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, betrayal, infidelity, pregnancy, extramarital affair, sister sister relationship, jealousy, love affair, dysfunctional family, society, couples, family problems ...
Time: 1930s, pre world war two
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Enough (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Working-class waitress Slim thought she was entering a life of domestic bliss when she married Mitch, the man of her dreams. After the arrival of their first child, her picture perfect life is shattered when she discovers Mitch's hidden ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, scary, psychological, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: violent husband, self defense, domestic violence, abusive husband, stalking, violence against women, life is a bitch, on the run, strong female character, abusive relationship, crumbling marriage, hidden identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, seattle, los angeles, seattle washington
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Distant Voices, Still Lives (1988)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The second film in Terence Davies's autobiographical series (along with "Trilogy" and "The Long Day Closes") is an impressionistic view of a working-class family in 1940s and 1950s Liverpool, based on Davies's own ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic, anthology ...
Plot: family relations, world war two, parents and children, hypocrisy, religions or cults, family problems, society, life is a bitch, working class, family life, dysfunctional family, singer ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 40s
Place: england, liverpool, europe
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Chocolate (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A fable of emotional liberation and chocolate. A mother and daughter move to a small French town where they open a chocolate shop. The town, religious and morally strict, is against them as they represent free-thinking and indulgence. When a group ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, romantic, sweet, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: chocolate, culture clash, women, cooking and food, small town, single mother, prejudice, lifestyle change, love and romance, lifestyle, mayor, couple relations ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: france, europe, central america, paris france
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Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, friends, friendship, college, coming of age, midlife crisis, love triangle, college life, infidelity, battle of the sexes, romance, hippie ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, asia, vietnam, california
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Da Vinci's Demons (2013)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, Fantasy, History, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 59 min.
TV show
Story: The series follows the "untold" story of Leonardo Da Vinci: the genius during his early years in Renaissance Florence. As a 25-year old artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist, he struggles to live within the confines of ...
Style: intellectual, exciting, captivating, witty, serious ...
Plot: prodigy, leonardo da vinci, adventure, inventor, escapades, talented, a vision, historical character, visionary, unconventional method, magical, outsmarting ...
Time: 15th century, renaissance, 1400s
Place: italy, europe, florence, florence italy, istanbul turkey ...
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