Abusive husband movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant abusive husband movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out serious, realistic, suspense, touching, psychological and emotional films and TV shows about / with abusive husband, husband wife relationship, couple relations, domestic violence, family relations, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, couples and love and romance plots mostly in Drama, Thriller and Mystery genres shot in USA, Canada, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as abusive husband: Enough (2002), Safe Haven (2013), Sleeping with the Devil (1997), 100 Feet (2008), A Streetcar Named Desire (1995), Inch'Allah Sunday (2001), Boyhood (2014), What's Love Got to Do with It (1993), Dolores Claiborne (1995), Scream for Help (1984).

List of abusive husband movies

 5.7
 43K
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, psychological, scary, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: violent husband, abusive husband, self defense, domestic violence, stalking, abusive relationship, strong female character, violence against women, life is a bitch, woman in danger, on the run, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, los angeles, seattle
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 6.6
 110K
Safe Haven (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young woman with a mysterious past lands in Southport, North Carolina where her bond with a widower forces her to confront the dark secret that haunts her.
Style: romantic, touching, sentimental, emotional, suspenseful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: small town, love and romance, starting over, fall in love, single father, abusive husband, small town life, domestic violence, love triangle, obsession, choice, power of love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: north carolina, usa, boston, south carolina, new jersey ...
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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, suspenseful, touching, sincere
Plot: paraplegic, abusive husband, marital abuse, despot, fear, saving a life, rehabilitation, love, woman in danger, millionaire, gym, nurse ...
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 5.4
 13K
100 Feet (2008)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After Marnie Watson kills her abusive husband in self-defense, she is condemned to house arrest... only to discover that the house is possessed by the enraged and violent spirit of her dead husband.
Style: suspenseful, rough, atmospheric, scary, serious
Plot: ghost, abusive husband, house arrest, vengeful ghost, murder, woman in danger, haunted by the past, vengeance, supernatural, confined, confinement indoors, captivity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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A Streetcar Named Desire (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Blanche Dubois goes to visit her pregnant sister and husband Stanley in New Orleans. Stanley doesn't like her, and starts pushing her for information on some property he know was left to the sisters. He discovers she has mortgaged the place and ...
Style: disturbing, serious, touching, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: sister sister relationship, abusive husband, mental illness, pregnancy, rape, family relations, family problems, unfulfillment, love and romance, infidelity, obsession, redemption ...
Time: 50s
Place: new orleans, usa, mississippi
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Inch'Allah Sunday (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The story of an immigrant woman struggling against old world traditions. Zouina leaves her homeland with her three children to join her husband in France, where he's been living for the past ten years. In a land and culture foreign to her, ...
Style: uplifting, sincere, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Plot: abusive husband, culture clash, immigrants, feminism, injustice, estrangement, self discovery, dysfunctional family, human spirit, society, family problems, isolation ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: france, algeria, europe
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The Secret Sex Life of a Single Mom (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A divorced woman finds sexual liberation through online dating.
Style: romantic, captivating, sincere, sexy, hot
Plot: older woman younger man sex, sexual desire, sex scene, cheating wife, abusive husband, failed marriage, ambition, single mother, unfaithful husband, sexually frustrated woman, online dating, sexuality ...
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 7.9
 350K
Boyhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: The film tells a story of a divorced couple trying to raise their young son. The story follows the boy for twelve years, from first grade at age 6 through 12th grade at age 17-18, and examines his relationship with his parents as he grows.
Style: depressing, realistic, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, stepsister stepsister relationship, childhood, bully, divorced parents, boy, marital problem, brother sister relationship, abusive husband, parents and children, teenage life, divorce ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013, year 2009, year 2008 ...
Place: usa, texas, austin texas, houston texas
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What's Love Got to Do with It (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A film about the singer Tina Turner and how she rose to stardom with her abusive husband Ike Turner and how she gained the courage to break free.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, inspirational, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: domestic violence, starting over, price of fame, fall in love, abusive husband, music, musician's life, ambition, rape victim, music band, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: usa, tennessee
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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: mystery, domestic violence, child abuse, investigation, maid, dysfunctional family, murder, island, incest, abusive husband, anger, uncover truth ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
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Scream for Help (1984)
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A teenaged girl discovers that her stepfather is trying to murder her and her mother, but when she tells people, no one will believe her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, mind bending, psychological ...
Plot: murder, stepfather, abusive husband, home invasion, family in danger, infidelity, family life, rivalry, dishonesty, crimes, intrigue, mystery ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york
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Water for Elephants (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this captivating Depression-era melodrama, impetuous veterinary student Jacob Jankowski joins a celebrated circus as an animal caretaker but faces a wrenching dilemma when he's transfixed by angelic married performer Marlena.
Style: emotional, touching, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, date night
Plot: forbidden love, circus, fall in love, love and romance, lovers, older woman younger man relationship, performer's life, couples, boss and employee, veterinarian, couple relations, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1920s, year 1931, 19th century
Place: usa
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 4.7
 470
Hidden Away (2013)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A woman and young daughter escape her abusive husband by faking their deaths. Eight years later she is happily living in the upscale Palm Springs with her now-17-year-old daughter. When her husband discovers they are still alive, he tracks them down ...
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, psychological, suspense
Plot: abusive husband, teenager, faked death, mother daughter relationship, revenge, stepfather stepdaughter relationship, identity theft, kidnapping, private investigator
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 5.7
 6K
Sparkle (2012)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Musical prodigy, Sparkle (Jordin Sparks) struggles to become a star while overcoming issues that are tearing her family apart. From an affluent Detroit area and daughter to a single mother (Whitney Houston), she tries to balance a new romance with ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: musician's life, family relations, ambition, lifestyle, rising to stardom, music band, desire for fame, abusive husband, family problems, artists and showbiz, showbiz, sister ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: michigan, usa, detroit
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A Perfect Day (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Antonio and Emma have been separated for years, but he does not accept when Emma dates other men. Indeed Antonio proves obsessive, aggressive and intrusive, and again threatens Emma to hurt the children: little Kevin, shy and introverted, and the ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, crumbling marriage, obsession, parents and children, breaking point, losing-it hero, family problems, life is a bitch, mentally unstable, crimes, ex husband, abusive husband ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
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 5.3
 4K
Devil's Pond (2003)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: What starts out as a romantic honeymoon on a deserted island turns into a horrible nightmare as Julianne discovers that her new husband is psychotic...
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, serious, psychological, scary
Plot: woman in danger, psychopath, isolation, honeymoon, couple relations, newlyweds, island, insanity, love and romance, family problems, confined, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary
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 5.6
 2K
Ride or Die (2021)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: Rei helps the woman she's been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.
Style: romantic, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, lesbianism, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian couple, domestic violence, lesbian friend, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, murder, sex scene ...
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The Stoning of Soraya M. (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A drama set in 1986 Iran and centered on a man, Sahebjam, whose car breaks down in a remote village and enters into a conversation with Zahra, who relays to him the story about her niece, Soraya, whose arranged marriage to an abusive tyrant had a ...
Style: realistic, serious, disturbing, emotional, political ...
Plot: injustice, discrimination, sadism, destructive relationship, society, loss of family member, conspiracy, village, witnessing a crime, hijab, tragic hero, journalist ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: iran, middle east, persia, israel
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 5.9
 444
Escaping Dad (2017)
Genre: Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman goes on the run with her children to escape an abusive husband, who is the District Attorney. He puts out an Amber Alert for them.
Style: suspense, captivating, entertaining
Plot: abusive husband, district attorney, teenager, abuse, teenage daughter, family problems, power relations, crumbling marriage, relationship problems, kids and family, relationships, saving a life ...
Place: california
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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 BolaƱos) 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, sexy, tense, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: life is a bitch, unlikely criminals, vengeance, crimes, battle of the sexes, lesbian, abusive husband, dysfunctional marriage, misogynist, lust, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
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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, suspenseful, rough, surprise ending
Plot: split personality, psychopath, abuse, schizophrenia, husband wife relationship, abusive husband, rape, marital abuse, forest, survival horror, isolation, depression ...
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Run for Your Life (2014)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.
Style: serious, suspenseful, psychological, suspense, tense
Plot: intrigue, starting over, violence against women, false identity, abusive husband, legal system, domestic violence, court, battered wife, emotional abuse, journalist, hitman ...
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 7.0
 3K
Jerichow (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The Turkish diaspora in Germany proves the catalyst for this noir-flavored drama concerning the unlikely friendship between a veteran of the Afghan-Soviet war and a middle-aged Turk in need of a helping hand.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, boss and employee, infidelity, crimes of passion, dangerous attraction, forbidden love, estrangement, couples, crimes, life is a bitch, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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 6.0
 592
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, serious, realistic, psychological, bleak
Plot: pregnancy, family relations, fall in love, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, best friends, love and romance, life is a bitch, babies and infants, parents and children, abusive husband ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Home Sweet Home (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The wife and son of an unemployed, foul-tempered man suffer under ever-worsening domestic violence. One day while his father is taking a nap, the young son decides to take matters into his own hands. In a panic, the wife and son both believe the man ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, psychological
Plot: abusive father, domestic violence, disability, family problems, family relations, family in crisis, life is a bitch, domestic disturbance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, couple relations, unsupportive spouse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe
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 7.4
 489
Women in Love (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: Mulheres Apaixonadas is a Brazilian soap opera which originally aired on Rede Globo from February 17, 2003 to October 11, 2003. A total of 203 episodes were created for the series.
Style: captivating, realistic, serious, romantic
Plot: love triangle, marriage, husband wife relationship, obsession, infidelity, abusive husband, divorce, ex couple relations, love story, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, ex boyfriend ex girlfriend relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
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 6.4
 2K
Ember (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When her husband Cemal is arrested in Romania, Emine is left alone with their child who needs immediate surgery. She takes a job as a needle worker at a garment workshop where she comes across Ziya, her husband's former boss. He can't stay ...
Style: suspense, philosophical, brutal, disturbing, realistic
Plot: sex with friend's wife, jealous husband, marriage, divorce, middle aged woman, single mother, secret, cheating wife, husband wife relationship, old love, worried mother, abusive husband ...
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Dream House Nightmare (2017)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young couple buy their dream home in New Orleans, only to be tormented by an obsessive mother who believes the house should be hers.
Style: surprise ending
Plot: nightmare, pregnancy, pregnant woman, abusive husband, halloween, stalker, house, tree, trick or treating, halloween costume
Place: new orleans
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Things That Hang from Trees (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: St. Augustine, Florida, 1969. An eight-year-old boy's wish to see the fireworks from atop the city's lighthouse is complicated by his odd neighbors, abusive peers, and hopeless parents. The young boy's seemingly simple goal develops ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, touching, captivating
Plot: child abuse, traumatic childhood, husband wife relationship, mental illness, boy, father son relationship, drunkenness, teasing, small town, bullying, abusive husband, mother son relationship ...
Time: year 1969, 60s
Place: florida
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Sins of the Night (1993)
Genre: Crime, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jack Nietsche is a hardened ex-con who now works for an P.I. firm, run by Ted Quincy. Quincy's ex-lover is Roxie, now wife to godfather Tony Falcone. In a huge mix-up/double-cross, Roxie plots with Jack to get rid of Falcone and Quincy, one an ...
Style: erotic, neo noir
Plot: marital infidelity, wife abuse, femme fatale, ex lover, abusive husband, ex convict, gangsters, runaway, unlikely partners, deal, promise, love story ...
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