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 captivating, realistic, serious, psychological, suspense and disturbing films and TV shows about / with unhappy marriage, husband wife relationship, female nudity, infidelity, family relations, adultery, marriage, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene and bare breasts plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres shot in USA, Germany, France and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as unhappy marriage: My Brother's Wife (2005), Monamour (2005), The Free World (2016), Big Little Lies (2017), Dark Desire (2020), The Summer House (2014), Marlene (2000), A Crime in Paradise (2001), United States of Love (2016), The Princess of Montpensier (2010).

List of unhappy marriage movies

My Brother's Wife (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
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: romantic, captivating, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual desire, unhappy marriage, passion, family relations, love affair, cheating wife, love triangle, sexual abuse, pregnancy, married couple, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, latin america, mexico, los angeles
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Monamour (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marta is a young housewife, married to Dario, a successful book publisher. Although she still loves her husband, Marta hasn't been able to achieve sexual satisfaction for months due to their dull and predictable love life. While staying in ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: lust, erotic fantasy, cheating wife, sex orgy, sexually dissatisfied wife, unhappy marriage, sexual desire, sexual pleasure, infidelity, sexual promiscuity, sexual relations, extramarital affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
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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 ...
Style: realistic, twists and turns, thought provoking, atmospheric, contemplative
Plot: unhappy marriage, ex convict, husband wife relationship, domestic violence, false accusation, freedom, prison life, convict, police brutality, prison, wrongful imprisonment, adaptation ...
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Big Little Lies (2017)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, twists and turns, enigmatic
Audience: chick flick, kids
Plot: domestic violence, female friendship, housewife, family life, murder mystery, murder, crumbling marriage, marriage, intrigue, rape, adultery, gossip and rumors ...
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Dark Desire (2020)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 30 min.
TV show
Story: Married Alma spends a fateful weekend away from home that ignites passion, ends in tragedy and leads her to question the truth about those close to her.
Style: dark, bleak, captivating, semi serious, light ...
Plot: cheating wife, seduction, sex scene, infidelity, murder, unhappy marriage, teacher, lawyer, friendship, husband wife relationship, mother daughter relationship, jealousy ...
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The Summer House (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A haunting portrait of a well-established German family living on the outskirts of Berlin in their ideal world, but are slowly shaken by external influences. It's a subtle portrait of human desire, inner desolation, self-deception and moral ...
Style: psychological
Plot: pedophile, pedophilia, gay husband, unhappy marriage, loveless marriage, gay, male masturbation, man boy relationship, forbidden love, family secret, gender, bisexual ...
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Marlene (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: Germany, Italy
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious
Plot: unhappy marriage, filmmaking, hollywood, starlet, lifestyle, actor's life, infidelity, showbiz, artists and showbiz, crumbling marriage, career, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 70s, 1930s
Place: berlin germany, usa, germany, europe
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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: semi serious, humorous, captivating, realistic, fairy tale ...
Plot: unhappy marriage, couple relations, crimes, husband wife relationship, notoriety, village, farmer, lawyer, divorce, french countryside, murder, village life ...
Time: 80s
Place: france, europe, usa, los angeles
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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.
Style: psychological, touching, tense, visually appealing, contemplative
Plot: unhappy marriage, lesbian, horny wife, lesbian interest, female protagonist, sexually dissatisfied wife, man hits a woman, priest, couples, love and romance, husband wife relationship, family relations ...
Time: year 1990, 90s
Place: poland
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The Princess of Montpensier (2010)
Genre: Action, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Set in the high courts of 16th Century France, where the wars of religion between Catholics and Protestants are raging. Marie de Mézières, a beautiful young aristocrat, is in love with Henri de Guise, but her hand in marriage is promised to the ...
Style: serious, stylized, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Plot: forbidden love, aristocracy, royal court, love affair, jealous husband, french history, princess, society, love, heir, forced marriage, royal family ...
Time: 16th century
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Sex/Life (2021)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: A woman's daring sexual past collides with her married-with-kids present when the bad-boy ex she can't stop fantasizing about crashes back into her life.
Style: sexy, sexual, captivating, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, sexual pleasure, passion, sex scene, marriage, sex, sexual relations, love, adultery, infidelity, swinger, seduction ...
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The Secrets She Keeps (2020)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: Australia
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: In an affluent Sydney suburb, two women have a chance encounter in a supermarket. They are the same age, both heavily pregnant and due at the same time. Meghan is a glamorous influencer on the rise, with an ambitious television sports reporter ...
Style: captivating, suspense, disturbing, psychological, psychological thriller ...
Plot: women, unhappy marriage, mystery, life turned upside down, dark secret, poor family, husband wife relationship, secret, lie, marriage, pregnant woman, dysfunctional family ...
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The Woman in White (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, disturbing, psychological
Plot: heiress, unhappy marriage, secret, inheritance, forbidden love, star crossed lovers, fake marriage, family relations, love triangle, relationships, forced marriage, love interest ...
Time: victorian era
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense
Plot: mysterious character, investigation, mind game, mystery, serial killer, crumbling marriage, rivalry, intrigue, dishonesty, crimes, couple relations, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 1920s
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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, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: bank robbery, hostage, bank, fbi, police, crime gone awry, criminal heroes, heist, crimes, nothing goes right, disorder, mishap ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1972
Place: new york, brooklyn new york city, usa
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The Untamed (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Hypnotic, perturbing, and utterly enthralling, The Untamed combines a suspenseful family drama with truly bizarre elements of science fiction and horror. Desperate to flee but consumed by fear, Alejandra, a young mother and working housewife, is ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: interspecies sex, animal sex, sex scene, alien, meteorite, unhappy marriage, creature, hospital, doctor, husband wife relationship, family relations, extraterrestrial ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico
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Easy Virtue (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future - blowing their entrenched British stuffiness out the window.
Style: witty, realistic, humorous, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: high society, family relations, culture clash, eccentric family, fish out of water, dishonesty, love and romance, meet the parents, mind game, parents and children, rivalry, manipulation ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 1930s, 60s
Place: england, europe, britain, france, london
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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 ...
Style: tense, captivating, suspenseful, thought provoking, suspense
Plot: genocide, nazi occupation, war atrocity, female protagonist, unhappy marriage, anti war, village, husband wife relationship, murder, baby, escape, village life ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943, year 1939
Place: poland
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Under the Tree (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Iceland, Poland, Denmark, Germany, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When Baldwin and Inga's next door neighbours complain that a tree in their backyard casts a shadow over their sundeck, what starts off as a typical spat between neighbours in the suburbs unexpectedly and violently spirals out of control.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, suspense, humorous, surprise ending
Plot: tree, husband wife relationship, adultery, dysfunctional family, unhappy marriage, marital separation, father daughter relationship, neighbor neighbor relationship, husband wife conflict, missing person, delusion, small town ...
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When Love Digs a Hole (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Montreal, June 1995. Miron is a young delinquent who parties instead of going to school. His parents, both university professors, force him to move to the countryside in the hope that the remoteness of the city's distractions would allow him to ...
Style: sexy, suspenseful, sincere, humorous, suspense
Plot: age difference, love, high school, parenthood, unhappy marriage, teenage sexuality, coming of age, sexually frustrated woman, older woman teenage boy sex, teenager, skateboard, simulated blow job ...
Time: 90s
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Modesty (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Pudor is about intimacy, about the desires, obsessions, secrets and fears that we keep hidden, even from those we love most. The characters in this story are a man who is going to die, a woman who receives anonymous erotic notes, an older man who is ...
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, captivating
Plot: husband wife relationship, dysfunctional family, secret admirer, unhappy marriage, adultery, guilt, loneliness, teenage sexuality, dementia, brain tumor, insecurity, cousin cousin relationship ...
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The Presence of Anita (2001)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Mystery, Romance
Country: Brazil
TV show
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 ...
Style: erotic, sexy, captivating, disturbing
Plot: nymphomaniac, older man teenage girl relationship, older man younger woman relationship, betrayal, lolita, romance, seduction, unhappy marriage, murder, writers, older man young girl relationship, addiction ...
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The Old Settler (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: The Old Settler is the story of two middle-aged sisters, Elizabeth and Quilly, who share an apartment in Harlem in 1943. The sisters quarrel amiably, but they share a wounded history that becomes revealed as the tale unfolds. An earnest but ...
Style: sincere, captivating, touching
Plot: female protagonist, sister sister relationship, unhappy marriage, female friendship, identity crisis, lost love, racial prejudice, seductress, jazz, urban setting, interracial relations, old love ...
Time: 1940s
Place: harlem, new york, manhattan new york city
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Aaghaaz (2000)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 153 min.
Story: After putting together his life once again from a traumatic experience in his past; Govind Narang accompanied by his sister Rattna comes to reside in Azad Nagar, Bombay. He cannot stand injustice in any shape and form; this brings him into enmity ...
Style: suspenseful, suspense, captivating, tense, serious
Plot: heroes, rebellion, betrayal, love, swashbuckler, tough guy, unhappy marriage, criminal, deception, rape and revenge, sororicide, court ...
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My King (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Tony is admitted to a rehabilitation center after a serious ski accident. Dependent on the medical staff and pain relievers, she takes time to look back on a turbulent relationship that she experienced with Georgio.
Style: thought provoking, rough, psychological, disturbing
Plot: marital problem, breakup, newborn, wedding, unhappiness, unhappy marriage, husband wife conflict, marriage, egotism, husband wife relationship, child custody, wedding ceremony ...
Place: france
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This Beautiful City (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Friday night in Toronto’s lower west end. Chatter from a dinner party in Harry and Carol’s nouveau riche condo drifts through an open balcony door, as two freebase cokeheads, Pretty and Johnny, have a party on their own in the alley below. As ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspense, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, destructive relationship, introspection, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, family problems, drug abuse, addiction, infidelity, couple relations, city life, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Addicted (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A gallerist risks her family and flourishing career when she enters into an affair with a talented painter and slowly loses control of her life.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: cheating wife, infidelity, lust, temptation, attraction, fatal attraction, obsession, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, lie, deception, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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Therese (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The unhappily married woman struggles to break free from social pressures and her boring suburban setting.
Style: serious, realistic, sad, melancholic, gloomy
Plot: poisoning, marriage of convenience, unfulfillment, suburban life, dull life, husband wife relationship, unhappy marriage, women in society, female protagonist, bourgeoisie, dysfunctional marriage, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
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Golden Men (2019)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A group of desperate men, unsatisfied by their lives, decides to attempt a heist to a postal armored truck guard.
Style: disturbing, suspenseful, exciting, tense, suspense ...
Plot: robbery, unhappy marriage, unhappy ending, football, retirement, husband wife relationship, revenge, senior citizen, family problems, stripper, money lender, sex scene ...
Place: turin italy
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Original Bliss (2016)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Helen Brindel is trapped in a violent marriage and the prison of her faith when she falls in love with a scholar, Professor Eduard Gluck. But he’s a secret porn addict. Slowly, carefully, two very different individuals get to know each other.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: marriage crisis, unhappy marriage, psychologist, marriage, desperation, faith, family problems, husband wife relationship, marital problem, dysfunctional family, relationships, family relations ...
Place: berlin germany
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