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, humorous, serious, semi serious, romantic and melancholic films and TV shows about / with unhappy marriage, husband wife relationship, infidelity, adultery, marriage, extramarital affair, death, couples, father daughter relationship and female nudity plots mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy 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), Goodnight Sweetheart (1993), Revolutionary Road (2008), The Woman in White (2018), Afterglow (1997).

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, 1870s, victorian era, 18th century
Place: europe, england, florence italy, rome italy, sicily ...
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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, female friendship, secret, crumbling marriage, murder, housewife, family life, gossip and rumors, rape, mother, adultery, marriage ...
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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: priest, unhappy marriage, masturbation, swimming pool, male nudity, hospital, vomiting, video cassette, taking a bath, large breasts, death of wife, anal sex ...
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: abusive husband, unhappy marriage, husband wife relationship, domestic violence
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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, realistic, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: fbi, bank, robbery, transsexual, police, hostage, homosexual, fainting, sergeant, sniper, gay slur, gay ...
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, philosophical, sexy, sentimental
Plot: love triangle, marriage, muslim, islam, cloning, religion, escape, love, tradition, temptation, sin, romance ...
Place: morocco, brazil
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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: time travel, sitcom, double life, time traveler, pub, couple relations, friends, romance, love and romance, imaginary, misfit, bar ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 90s, 20th century, year 1994 ...
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, unfulfillment, crumbling marriage, adultery, housewife, dysfunctional family, self fulfillment ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s, year 1955, 1940s
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: heiress, art teacher, 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, humorous ...
Plot: infidelity, pregnancy, traffic jam, depression, obsession, romance, family problems, doctors and patients, couple relations, crumbling marriage, power relations, love and romance ...
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: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: poison, manipulations, dangerous attraction, crime, protagonist as suspect, mind game, intrigue, crimes, crumbling marriage, mysterious character, couple relations, mystery ...
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, courtroom, affair, doctor, humiliation, marriage, neighbor, murder, trial, inspector ...
Time: 1920s
Place: scotland yard
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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: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental
Plot: wooing, couples, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, couple relations, romance, love and romance, twentysomething life, youth, claustrophobia, seductress, sexual tension ...
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: tied up, hostess, loss, mistress, sex, sadism, death, underwear, undressing, rope, masochism, erection ...
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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: infidelity, teacher student relationship, obsession, rape, passion, age difference, extramarital affair, college, unhappy marriage, wife leaves husband, anal rape, marriage crisis ...
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, sexy, witty, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, divorce, infidelity, single mother, romance, best friends, looking for love, love affair, fall in love, couples, dishonesty, suburbs ...
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, not serious, humorous ...
Plot: racism, violence, sex, drug abuse, cat, hell, sexual revolution, cheating, surrealism, anthropomorphism, addiction, city life ...
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: serious, realistic, british noir
Plot: heist, love triangle, gay, concert hall, jewel thief, break in, burglar, mansion, crimes, gays and lesbians, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 60s
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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, nazi occupation, war, gunshot wound, german army, kill, german occupation, burned to death, atrocity, rape victim, barefoot woman ...
Time: year 1939, year 1943, 1940s
Place: poland
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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: hiv, priest, torture, infidelity, kidnapping, marriage crisis, walking in the rain, call girl, online dating, unhappy marriage, one night stand, kidnapped woman ...
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Omnipresent (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The story of Omnipresent is centered around Emil, writer and owner of advertising agency who gradually becomes obsessed with spying on his family, friends and employees via hidden spy cameras. What starts as an innocent hobby ends up as a total ...
Plot: affair, adultery, father, infidelity, argument, cell phone, man undressing, kiss, wheelchair, father son relationship, humiliation, cigarette smoking ...
Place: bulgaria
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Something for Everyone (1970)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: An opportunistic young man working as a servant to a European countess uses his sexual talents to better his station in life.
Style: dark humor, clever, offbeat, biting, realistic ...
Plot: murder, estate, manipulations, love affair, dishonesty, loss of fortune, deadly, society, palaces castles and temples, cons and scams, crime, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: austria, europe, japan, central europe, bavaria ...
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Nord (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story of a dysfunctional family in Northern France. Dad is a mean abusive drunk pharmacist, mom is addicted to pills and has incestuous desire for her son, the son is skipping school to fish and daughter is mentally handicapped.
Plot: drunk, male masturbation, unhappy marriage, watching porn, fisherman, abusive husband, skipping school, sea, dysfunctional family, pharmacist, incestuous desire, mother son incest ...
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A Fine Madness (1966)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A womanizing poet falls into the hands of a psychiatrist with a straying wife.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, biting, psychological ...
Plot: estrangement, poet, psychiatrist, lifestyle, prodigy, artists and showbiz, writer's life, power relations, doctors and patients, psychoanalyst, emotional abuse, psychological manipulation ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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Running Wild (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A grissled cop with tendencies towards excessive force teams up with an ambitious and righteous prosecutor to track down a dangerous crime boss whom they both want desperately to catch. But their quarry resorts to devious methods to stall their ...
Style: serious, bleak, suspenseful, rough, realistic
Plot: investigation, murder, police protagonist, legal, law enforcement, rivalry, crimes, chases and races, crime, partners against crime, unlikely partners, against the rules ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
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The Weather in the Streets (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Passion comes calling when a man suffering through an unhappy marriage in 1920s England runs into first love.
Plot: abortion, unhappy marriage, first love, pain, marriage, fear, love, male female relationship, pregnancy, passion, infidelity, extramarital affair ...
Time: 1920s, post world war one
Place: england
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Original Bliss (2016)
Genre: Drama
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.
Plot: insomnia, unhappy marriage, sexual awakening, theater, sex party, desperation, bare feet, watching porn, large breasts, marriage crisis, female nudity, violence ...
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The Untamed (2016)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Mexico, Denmark, France, Germany, Norway, Switzerland
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 ...
Plot: alien, interspecies sex, sex scene, female nudity, extraterrestrial, shower, erotica, pubic hair, bare breasts, female full frontal nudity, sex from behind, animal sex ...
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Queen of the Desert (2015)
Genre: Adventure, Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A chronicle of Gertrude Bell's life, a traveler, writer, archaeologist, explorer, cartographer, and political attaché for the British Empire at the dawn of the twentieth century.
Style: stylized, serious, captivating, exciting, sincere ...
Plot: adventurer, political intrigue, escapades, state affairs, love and romance, politics, british empire, british military, marriage proposal, rivalry, strong female character, head of state ...
Time: 1900s, 1910s, 20th century, 1890s, year 1915
Place: middle east, persia, jordan, tehran iran, england ...
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It Could Happen to You (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Charlie Lang is a simple, kindhearted New York City cop. When he realizes he has no money to tip waitress Yvonne Biasi, Lang offers her half the winnings of his lottery ticket. Amazingly, the ticket happens to be a winner, in the sum of $4 million. ...
Style: sweet, sentimental, romantic, light, feel good ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lottery ticket, love triangle, romance, hopes, love and romance, rise to the top, lottery, greed, generosity, price of fame, kindness, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
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