Unhappy marriage movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant unhappy marriage movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, humorous, sexy, semi serious and talky films and TV shows about / with unhappy marriage, couples, female nudity, husband wife relationship, couple relations, infidelity, sex scene, bare breasts, marriage and death plots mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unhappy marriage: The Portrait of a Lady (1996), Big Little Lies (2017), United States of Love (2016), The Free World (2016), Dog Day Afternoon (1975), The Clone (2001), Hatred (2016), A Crime in Paradise (2001), Goodnight Sweetheart (1993), Revolutionary Road (2008).

List of unhappy marriage movies

The Portrait of a Lady (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Ms. Isabel Archer isn't afraid to challenge societal norms. Impressed by her free spirit, her kindhearted cousin writes her into his fatally ill father's will. Suddenly rich and independent, Isabelle ventures into the world, along the way ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, money, couple relations, romance, manipulation, fall in love, infidelity, male female relationship, impossible love, unhappy marriage, art, girl ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1870s, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, italy, rome italy ...
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Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Subversive, darkly comedic drama Big Little Lies tells the tale of three mothers of first graders whose apparently perfect lives unravel to the point of murder.
Style: disturbing, surprise ending, enigmatic, twists and turns
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, crumbling marriage, adultery, female friendship, family life, secret, rape, murder, housewife, mother, marriage, parent child relationship ...
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United States of Love (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Sweden
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Poland, 1990. The first euphoric year of freedom, but also of uncertainty for the future. Four apparently happy women of different ages decide it's time to change their lives, and fulfill their desires.
Plot: unhappy marriage, priest, video cassette, taking a bath, large breasts, labia, vomiting, church, sex scene, lesbian kiss, anal sex, altar boy ...
Time: 1990s, year 1990
Place: poland
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The Free World (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Following his release from a brutal stretch in prison for crimes he didn't commit, Mo is struggling to adapt to life on the outside. When his world collides with Doris, a mysterious woman with a violent past, he decides to risk his newfound ...
Plot: unhappy marriage, abusive husband, ex convict, domestic violence, husband wife relationship
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Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus.
Style: tense, suspenseful, disturbing, captivating, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank, fbi, police, crime, hostage, one day, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, bank robbery, nothing goes right, disorder, heist ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1972
Place: new york, usa
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The Clone (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Brazil
Duration: 45 min.
Story: O Clone is a Brazilian TV Series/Telenovela that ran on the Rede Globo Network from October 1, 2001 to June 15, 2002, airing 221 episodes.
Style: romantic, emotional, sentimental, philosophical, sexy
Plot: love triangle, marriage, love, escape, islam, temptation, muslim, sin, cloning, true love, infidelity, religion ...
Place: brazil, morocco
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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, unhappy marriage, nazi occupation, war, death of son, cheating wife, axe murder, hanging, murder of a nude woman, death of child, widower ...
Time: 1940s, year 1939, year 1943
Place: poland
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A Crime in Paradise (2001)
Genre: Comedy
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: In the 1980 French countryside, farmer Jojo and his ill-tempered wife Lulu hate each other, though their respective interests speak against divorce. The only thing that keeps the oppressed Jojo from murder is the threat of the guillotine...
Style: offbeat, semi serious, humorous, realistic, dark humor
Plot: village, french countryside, village life, couple relations, crimes, murder, small town, small town life, couples, deadly, social relations, investigation ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, france, europe, los angeles
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Goodnight Sweetheart (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, History, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: UK
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Goodnight Sweetheart is a British sitcom that ran for six series on BBC1 from 1993 to 1999. It stars Nicholas Lyndhurst as Gary Sparrow, an accidental time traveller who leads a double life after discovering a time portal allowing him to travel ...
Style: semi serious, witty, humorous, offbeat, surreal
Plot: sitcom, time travel, pub, time traveler, double life, buddies, couples, dishonesty, misfit, disorder, friends, bar ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 90s, 40s, 1990s ...
Place: england, london, east end london
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children. Based on a novel by Richard Yates.
Style: bad ending, serious, depressing, heartbreaking, realistic ...
Plot: under the surface, couple relations, family problems, jealousy, abortion, destiny, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, adultery, housewife, dysfunctional family, dull life ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1955
Place: connecticut, usa, paris france, california
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The Woman in White (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: The lives of two half-sisters and their drawing master get caught up in a deadly conspiracy revolving around a mentally ill woman dressed all in white.
Style: gothic
Plot: art teacher, heiress, unhappy marriage, based on a novel, inheritance, flashback, secret
Time: victorian era
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Afterglow (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same.
Style: talky, clever, realistic, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: infidelity, traffic jam, pregnancy, depression, obsession, romance, love affair, power relations, couple relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, montreal quebec
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Malice Aforethought (2005)
Genre: Mystery, Crime, Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is married to a particularly overbearing woman who reminds him at every turn that he is living in her house. But the good doctor has outside interests to help him cope.
Style: realistic, suspenseful, serious
Plot: poison, murder, obsession, manipulations, dangerous attraction, doctors and patients, crime, investigation, couples, deadly, dishonesty, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
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Malice Aforethought (1979)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Crime, Mystery
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Dr. Edmund Bickleigh is a man who is very careful and very determined. And he is especially determined to not get caught committing the perfect murder of his wife. In the end he succeeds but then finds circumstances are "agin him".
Plot: unhappy marriage, morphine, physician, affair, courtroom, trial, inspector, murder of wife, marriage, doctor, humiliation, murder ...
Time: 1920s
Place: scotland yard
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The Untold Story 2 (1998)
Genre: Crime, Horror
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The blood flows freely in this sequel to the first Untold Story, which now finds Anthony Wong Chau-Sang in a different role; in a film that is just as violent and frightening as the original. An unhappily married couple invite the wife's ...
Plot: investigation, cannibalism, sex scene, police, death, chicken, impotence, violence, murder, masturbation, jealousy, marriage ...
Place: hong kong
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A Woman in Flames (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Eva, an upper-class housewife, frustratedly leaves her arrogant husband and decides to enter the call girl business. She lets Yvonne, a prostitute, teach her the basics and both set out for prey together, until Eva starts an affair with Chris, who ...
Plot: dominatrix, divorce, conflict, homosexuality, longing, eroticism, gigolo, jealousy, male full rear nudity, simulated blow job, gay bar, male prostitute ...
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Presença de Anita (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Brazil
Story: Presença de Anita is a 2001 Brazilian miniseries based on the novel of the same name written by Mário Donato. An obsession, seduction and death story about the 18-year old lolita-type girl, Anita and the 45-year old family man, Fernando, it stars ...
Plot: tobacco, painting, wheelchair, painter, nymphomaniac, fictional city, unhappy marriage, paralysis, female voyeur, male nudity, ghost, doll ...
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One on Top of the Other (1969)
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An insurance scam lands a man on death row for murdering his wife. What everyone doesn't know is she really isn't dead.
Style: erotic, serious, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: murder, infidelity, love triangle, investigation, death row, false accusation, law enforcement, gory, couples, crimes, couple relations, who done it ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: italy, san francisco, paris france
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The Betsy (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: An auto-dynasty family experiences scandal, adultery, incest and power struggles in a juicy adaptation of Harold Robbins's best-selling novel. Ruthless patriarch Loren (Laurence Olivier) hires racecar driver Angelo (Tommy Lee Jones) to build a ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, sexual, realistic
Plot: infidelity, vengeance, ambition, intrigue, couples, love affair, family life, dishonesty, family business, relationship vs career, blind ambition, love and romance ...
Time: 30s, 1920s, 1930s
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My Brother's Wife (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Mexico, Peru, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: After almost 10 years of marriage, attractive Zoe discovers that her marriage lacks passion and surprise, and is seduced by the possibility of finding those sensations already forgotten in her husband's brother. From this premise a series of ...
Style: serious, stylized, sincere, sexual, realistic
Plot: infidelity, sexual abuse, pregnancy, family relations, betrayal, vengeance, gays and lesbians, romance, unfulfillment, siblings relations, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: latin america, usa, los angeles, mexico
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Six Days, Six Nights (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alice is a promising young artist in Paris. Her boyfriend Franck, a boxer, has just moved in to her attic flat. Then her sister Elsa, a bored housewife, leaves her unfaithful husband Thomas and turns up unannounced to stay with Alice and Franck. ...
Plot: sister, artist, boxer, boyfriend, lesbian relationship, large breasts, unhappy marriage, wife leaves husband, sex scene, breasts, seductress, female full frontal nudity ...
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Lipstikka (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Israel, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two women reunite in London, where they go over the details of a life-changing event which occurred when they were teenagers in Jerusalem.
Style: psychological, rough, sincere, serious, emotional ...
Plot: soldier, friendship, military, starting over, introspection, misfit, youth, haunted by the past, friends, immigrants, state affairs, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, london, europe ...
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Sex After Kids (2013)
Genre: Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An edgy comedy about the sexual adventures in parenthood.
Style: sexual, sentimental, humorous, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: babies and infants, couples, family relations, sexual relations, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations, family life, sex scene, female nudity, sexless marriage, marriage crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada
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Tell Me About Love (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Italy, Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Sasha is a boy in his twenties, deeply loving the beautiful Benedetta, who doesn't seem to recognize his existence. Nicole is a French woman in her forties, living in Rome with her husband. They casually meet and start a friendship which ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Plot: couples, romance, twentysomething life, love and romance, couple relations, teaching the ways of the world, friendship, youth, wooing, sexual tension, gambling, bare breasts ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy
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Abnormal Family (1984)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 63 min.
Story: The film tells a story about a woman and her relationship with the family of her husband's, in particular her husband's younger brother and father-in-law. Her husband, on the other hand, has an affair with a dominatrix and is obsessed in ...
Plot: father son relationship, husband wife relationship, marriage, sadism, erotica, bare breasts, underwear, death, undressing, bar, masochism, tied up ...
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Gurov & Anna (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: With his marriage to Audrey almost at an end, Ben begins a torrid affair with Mercedes, a young French student in his writing class. The affair soon spins out of control, their emotions and Ben and Audrey's family hanging in the balance.
Plot: obsession, infidelity, teacher student relationship, extramarital affair, passion, age difference, rape, older man younger woman sex, young adult, male full rear nudity, college, older man younger woman relationship ...
Place: montreal quebec canada, montreal
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Waiting to Exhale (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Cheated on, mistreated and stepped on, the women are holding their breath, waiting for the elusive "good man" to break a string of less-than-stellar lovers. Friends and confidants Vannah, Bernie, Glo and Robin talk it all out, determined ...
Style: touching, sincere, sexy, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, single mother, romance, best friends, looking for love, love and romance, love affair, feminism, couple relations, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, arizona, phoenix arizona
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The Nine Lives of Fritz the Cat (1974)
Genre: Animation, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Fritz, now married and with a son, is desperate to escape from the domestic hell he now finds himself in. Lighting up a joint, he begins to dream about his eight other lives, hoping to find one that will provide a pleasant distraction.
Style: disturbing, witty, offbeat, humorous, not serious ...
Plot: racism, violence, sex, drug abuse, hell, cat, anthropomorphism, cheating, surrealism, sexual revolution, addiction, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, new york, new jersey
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Deadfall (1968)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Cat burglar Henry Clarke and his accomplices the Moreaus attempt to steal diamonds from the chateau of millionaire Salinas.
Style: realistic, serious, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, burglar, break in, mansion, concert hall, jewel thief, gay, hidden identity, memory loss, coming out, isolation ...
Time: 60s
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Pulse (2018)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: Dominican Republic
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A cheating husband decides to seek revenge against the woman who infected him with HIV.
Plot: infidelity, torture, priest, marriage crisis, hiv, kidnapping, online dating, call girl, unhappy marriage, walking in the rain, one night stand, kidnapped woman ...
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