Marriage of convenience movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant marriage of convenience movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic, talky, emotional and touching films and TV shows about / with marriage of convenience, marriage, couples, love and romance, husband wife relationship, wedding, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations and dialogue plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres shot in France, USA, Italy and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as marriage of convenience: Intolerable Cruelty (2003), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964), Angelique (1964), Love for Rent (2015), Scoundrel in White (1972), Lady Macbeth (2016), Regina (1990), Bambina (1974), Twinkle (1992), Tristana (1970).

List of marriage of convenience movies

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.
Style: witty, clever, stylized, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: battle of the sexes, hotshot lawyer, unlikely couple, manipulations, lawyer, verbal byplay, marriage of convenience, opposites attract, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 1930s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, malibu california, las vegas
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The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This simple romantic tragedy begins in 1957. Guy Foucher, a 20-year-old French auto mechanic, has fallen in love with 17-year-old Geneviève Emery, an employee in her widowed mother's chic but financially embattled umbrella shop. On the evening ...
Style: sentimental, colourful, romantic, lyrical, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, unfulfilled love, young lovers, love and romance, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love, class differences, first love, mother daughter relationship, teenage love ...
Time: 1950s, 1960s, 20th century, 50s, year 1963 ...
Place: france, normandy, europe, tokyo
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Angelique (1964)
Genre: Adventure, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, West Germany, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 17th-century France, beautiful country maiden Angélique (Michèle Mercier) marries wealthy neighbor Jeoffray de Peyrac (Robert Hossein) out of convenience, but eventually, she falls in love with him. So when Jeoffray is arrested and then ...
Style: stylized, romantic, sentimental, sexy, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, woman in danger, romance, escapades, society, palaces castles and temples, fall in love, conspiracy, noblewoman, marriage of convenience, court intrigue ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Love for Rent (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Turkey
Story: A waitress named Defne Topal (Elçin Sangu) finds herself in a love game when she needs money to pay off her brother's debt. Defne looks after her grandmother, her young sister and her older brother, because her mother and father left her and ...
Style: entertaining, romantic, sweet, sentimental, funny
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: love, love affair, save the day, traditional versus modern, happy ending, love interest, marriage of convenience, wooing, dialogue, workplace, comeback, kiss ...
Place: turkey
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Scoundrel in White (1972)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Jean-Paul Belmondo plays Paul, a former womanizer who marries the head of the medical department's "unattractive" daughter Christine because he thinks attractive women can't be trusted and make poor wives. A car accident leaves ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, clever, witty ...
Plot: marriage of convenience, machismo, clinic, nurse, doctor, marriage, marriage for money, paraplegic, farce, womanizer, battle of the sexes, prejudice ...
Time: 70s
Place: tunisia, africa
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Lady Macbeth (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The passionate affair of a young woman trapped in a marriage of convenience unleashes a maelstrom of murder and mayhem on a country estate.
Style: bleak, rough, depressing, cynical, psychological
Plot: loveless marriage, older man younger woman relationship, extramarital affair, adultery, forbidden love, infidelity, husband wife relationship, forced marriage, child murder, wife murders husband, father in law daughter in law relationship, love story ...
Time: 19th century
Place: england
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Regina (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Soviet Union
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The beautiful, educated and independent Regina hears from her partner Tiit that he has decided to marry a young pregnant girl. Then, she gets an inheritance - a house in a small borough. There's both a reason and an opportunity for a ...
Plot: nightmare, children, alcoholic, marriage of convenience, love, teacher, pregnant woman, one night stand, remorse, loneliness
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Bambina (1974)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In order to convince Raimonda, a wealthy noble woman, to finance his project for a holiday resort, Saverio gets engaged to Clotilde, her mentally-disturbed and sex-obsessed adolescent daughter. He plans to have her kidnapped and raped by an ...
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, maid, marriage of convenience, mentally challenged, nymphomaniac, wheelchair, kidnapping, teenager, virginity, sex, praying, scheme ...
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Twinkle (1992)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shoko and Mutsuki get married to satisfy their worried parents, but she is well past the age at which a 'good' Japanese woman should marry, and he is in love with a young male college student. The film is less a realistic exploration of ...
Plot: gay, alcoholic, restaurant, marriage, love triangle, double life, doctor, secret, stranger, marriage of convenience, unrequited love, arranged marriage ...
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Tristana (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Italy, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tristana is a young Spanish woman left to the care of Don Lope, a protective but impoverished aristocrat. Don sells his possessions to avoid manual labor and champions the causes of the dispossessed and downtrodden of society. He takes advantage of ...
Style: surreal, gloomy, psychological, serious, captivating ...
Plot: wedding night, tumor, marriage of convenience, unrequited love, crutches, orphan, maid, death of husband, amputation, society, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: europe, spain
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Fingersmith (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 181 min.
Story: The lives of two young women collide in Victorian England when a trio of 'fingersmiths' (pick-pockets) concoct an elaborate scam to defraud a young heiress of her inheritance. The story alternates between the twisting back alleyways of ...
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, betrayal, social differences, cons and scams, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, deception, lgbt, class distinction, psychiatric ward, marriage of convenience ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, victorian england
Place: england, europe, london
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Jodha Akbar (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 21 min.
Story: Jodha Akbar is an epic drama about a sixteenth century story of the political marriage of convenience between a Mughal emperor Abu'l-Fath Jalal ud-din Muhammad Akbar and a Rajput princess Jodha Bai. The show focuses on how their political ...
Plot: marriage, battle, marriage of convenience, ruler, war, muslim, emperor
Time: 16th century
Place: india
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Ned and Stacey (1995)
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A self-centered ad exec and a liberal journalist enter into a marriage of convenience. He's trying to boost his business image; she likes his apartment.
Style: not serious, talky, witty, realistic, clever ...
Audience: date night
Plot: sitcom, odd couple, ego clash, marriage of convenience, couple relations, couples, disorder, writer's life, siblings relations, lifestyle, love and romance, partners ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Queen Margot (1994)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The night of August 24, 1572, is known as the Massacre of St. Bartholomew. In France a religious war is raging. In order to impose peace a forced wedding is arranged between Margot de Valois, sister of the immature Catholic King Charles IX, and the ...
Style: epic, bleak, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: politics, forbidden love, royal family, intrigue, incest, murder, political intrigue, romance, betrayal, tragic hero, marriage of convenience, couple relations ...
Time: 16th century, middle ages, renaissance
Place: france, europe, paris france, spain, england ...
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I Want to Go on Living (1995)
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman stops waiting for her med student boyfriend and marries a rich man so she can pay her grandmother's medical bills.
Plot: stepmother stepdaughter relationship, marriage of convenience, businesswoman, handicapped, grandmother granddaughter relationship, marriage, wedding, love, doctor patient relationship, cigarette smoking, lawyer, self sacrifice ...
Place: hong kong
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From the Land of the Moon (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: An adaptation of Milena Agus' eponymous novel set after WWII, "Mal de Pierres" ("Mal di Pietre") spans 20 years, following the destiny of a passionate, free-spirited woman who is in a loveless marriage and falls for another ...
Plot: female protagonist, post world war two, learning the truth, pain, pregnant woman, pregnant, bleeding, provence, repeated scene, war veteran, applying lipstick, cure ...
Time: 1950s
Place: south of france
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The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, wedding, loveless marriage, coming out, wedding night, homosexuality, immigrants, family, generation gap, homosexual, culture clash, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
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Love, Rosie (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Since the moment they met at age 5, Rosie and Alex have been best friends, facing the highs and lows of growing up side by side. A fleeting shared moment, one missed opportunity, and the decisions that follow send their lives in completely different ...
Style: touching, humorous, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: true love, love and romance, couple relations, road not taken, best friends, love affair, youth, friends, teenage life, best friends in love, destiny, teenage pregnancy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: ireland, england, usa, boston, canada
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Muriel's Wedding (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Australia, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Muriel’s Wedding is P.J. Hogan’s film debut. A humorous emancipation story of an unemployed woman who evolves from a dreamer into a self sustaining successful woman. An amusing comedy that’s funny, silly, angry and serious.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, offbeat ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, cinderella story, dignity, small town, suicide, makeover, theft, follow your dream, boredom, bathing, return, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: australia, sydney australia
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Effi Briest (1974)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: West Germany
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A German-made film based on one of the most famous German novels by Theodor Fontane. Effi Briest (Hanna Schygulla) is a socially ambitious, 17-year-old German girl who accepts a proposal of marriage from Baron Geert Von Instetten, a much older ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, stylized
Plot: duel, age difference, adultery, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, single father, becoming an adult, baltic sea, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s, 1880s
Place: europe, germany, northern germany
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Fanny and Alexander (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, France, West Germany
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Through the eyes of ten-year-old Alexander, we witness the delights and conflicts of the Ekdahl family, a sprawling bourgeois clan in turn-of-the-twentieth-century Sweden.
Style: sincere, surreal, serious, clever, atmospheric ...
Plot: bishop, christmas, siblings relations, orphan, funeral, ghost, dysfunctional family, child abuse, young heroes, small town, child prodigy, sibling relationship ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, turn of the century
Place: sweden, tokyo
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Chinese Puzzle (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA, Belgium
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Xavier is a 40-year-old father of two who still finds life very complicated. When the mother of his children moves to New York, he can't bear them growing up far away from him and so he decides to move there as well.
Style: humorous, semi serious, clever, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, chinatown, frenchman abroad, immigration, parents and children, urban, family, romance, love and romance, immigrants, starting over ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: new york, usa, france, new jersey
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Six Flying Dragons (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: South Korea
Story: “Six Flying Dragons” is a Period drama depicts the ambitions and success stories of 6 people around Prince Lee Bang Won. This drama also depicts the ideological and political conflict between Prince Lee Bang Won and Jung Do Jeon who is the man ...
Style: political drama
Plot: revolution, political conspiracy, social justice, rise to power, ideology, diplomacy, disciple, rise and fall, government corruption, matchmaking, buddhist monk, martial artist ...
Time: 14th century
Place: korea
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Hatred (2016)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Poland
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Summer of 1939. Zosia is a young Polish girl who is deeply in love with Ukrainian Petro. Their great love will be put to the test when her father decides to marry her to a wealthy widower Skiba. Right after wedding she is left alone because her ...
Plot: genocide, nationalism, war, massacre, world war two, axe, wedding, torture, female nudity, murder, murder of a nude woman, horse and cart ...
Time: year 1943, 1940s, year 1939
Place: poland
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And God Created Woman (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In this variation on director Vadim's own, more acclaimed Et Dieu Créa La Femme (1956, the same title in French), the vamp Robin Shea marries charming carpenter Billy Moran, only to get out of prison, but soon decides to seduce James Tiernan, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, remake of french film, sexy ...
Plot: prison, romance, femme fatale, unlikely couple, womanizer, opposites attract, couple relations, dangerous attraction, infidelity, love triangle, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
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Beloved Sisters (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A love triangle forms between post-Enlightenment writer Friedrich Schiller and two sisters -- one who became his wife, and the other, his biographer.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching
Plot: love triangle, aristocrat, love affair, romance, siblings relations, fall in love, love and romance, unfulfillment, family relations, family life, favoritism, favoritism among siblings ...
Time: 18th century, 1790s, 1780s
Place: germany, swiss alps, switzerland
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The Pallisers (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: This sprawling BBC saga follows an aristocratic family through three generations of power, wealth, intrigue, and scandal in Victorian England. Based on Anthony Trollope’s “political” novels .
Plot: politics, prime minister, marriage of convenience, greed, class differences, rise to power, aristocracy, aristocrat, social climber, duchess, duke, member of parliament ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: england
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Mahaan (1983)
Genre: Action, Comedy, Drama, Family, Thriller
Country: India
Story: Amitabh Bachchan in a triple role as father with twin sons. The standard plot of families separated then united many years later with a string of coincidences. Throw in a diamond necklace and Amjad Khan playing the bad guy, some musical numbers, ...
Plot: aspiring actor, injection, mansion, twins, police inspector, passport, train station, fight, nightmare, police station, jail, necklace ...
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Bobby (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: In 1968 the lives of a retired doorman, hotel manager, lounge singer, busboy, beautician and others intersect in the wake of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, touching, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, hotel, senator, political unrest, kitchen, vietnam war, corruption, anti war, campaign, reporter, racial slur, marriage ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: california, los angeles, usa, vietnam, texas
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In Secret (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1860s Paris, a young woman, Therese, is trapped in a loveless marriage to the sickly Camille by her domineering aunt, Madame Raquin. She spends her days behind the counter of a small shop and her evenings watching Madame play dominos with an ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, gloomy, captivating
Plot: forbidden love, infidelity, murder, love affair, love and romance, ghost, couple relations, tragic love, crimes, dishonesty, couples, daydreamer ...
Time: 19th century
Place: europe, france
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