Tag: dysfunctional-marriage

Ex-Lady (1933) 6.5

Ex-Lady (1933)

Commercial artist Helen Bauer believes marriage kills romance. She lives with advertising writer Don Peterson. He convinces her to marry him. He later carries on with client Peggy Smith; Helen takes up with Don's competi...

L’auberge espagnole (2002) 7.3

L’auberge espagnole (2002)

As part of a job that he is promised, Xavier, an economics student in his twenties, signs on to a European exchange program in order to gain working knowledge of the Spanish language. Promising that they'll remain close,...

They’re Playing with Fire (1984) 5.1

They’re Playing with Fire (1984)

During the opening sequences, a college student is seduced by his college professor. After that, it is disclosed that her husband has concocted a devilish scheme to steal millions from an inheritance fund run by his dott...

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) 6.6

The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996)

Rose and Gregory, both Columbia University professors meet when Rose's sister answers Gregory's "personals" ad. Several times burned, the handsome-but-boring Gregory believes that sex has ruined his life, and has deliber...

Keeper of the Flame (1942) 6.8

Keeper of the Flame (1942)

American military leader and war hero Robert Forrest, universally beloved and respected within the country and thus touted as Presidential material, has just died in a freak car accident on his sprawling estate, where, d...

What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993) 7.3

What’s Love Got to Do with It (1993)

Anna Mae Bullock always had a special voice. Soon after arriving in St. Louis to live with the mother who had walked out when she was small, she soon attracts the attention of pop group leader Ike Turner. She becomes his...

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952) 7.5

Come Back, Little Sheba (1952)

For two decades Doc and Lola Delaney avoided coming to terms with what Doc considered a "shot gun" marriage. Lola lost the baby and gives a lot of her affection to Sheba, a dog that disappeared a few months before the fi...

On the Border (1998) (TV) 4.8

On the Border (1998) (TV)

Jake Barnes is a security guard in a Texas border town bank. His boss asks him to spy on his sexy wife, that Jake is having an affair with. When he meets Danish girl Kristen, he gets caught up in a plot to steal millions...

Our Relations (1936) 7.4

Our Relations (1936)

Unbeknownst to Stanley and Oliver, their long-lost twin brothers, sailors Alfie and Bert are in town on shore leave carrying a valuable pearl ring entrusted to them by their ship's captain. All four get involved in multi...

Plenty (1985) 6

Plenty (1985)

Susan Traherne has been irreparably changed by her wartime experiences as a Resistance fighter. She sets out in the post-war world to make her way to what she wants, no matter who is hurt, or how....

Coup de Torchon (1981) 7.5

Coup de Torchon (1981)

1938, in a French african colony. Lucien Cordier is the cop of this village, populated with blacks and a few whites (usually racialist and lustful). He is a washout, everyone (including his wife Huguette) humiliates him....

Black Angel (2002) 5.1

Black Angel (2002)

March 1945 Asolo, Italy. Livia, the attractive wife of Carlo, a top ministry official, slips into the car of lawyer Ugo, her admirer and her husband's informer. She must reach Venice and her lover Helmut, an SS lieutenan...

The Undercover Man (1949) 6.7

The Undercover Man (1949)

Treasury Department agent Frank Warren takes on the case of a mob leader who has evaded paying taxes on his ill-gotten gains.::Jim Beaver ...

Contempt (1963) 7.6

Contempt (1963)

Paul Javal is a writer who is hired to make a script for a new movie about Ulysses more commercial, which is to be directed by Fritz Lang and produced by Jeremy Prokosch. But because he let his wife Camille drive with Pr...

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981) 5.2

Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1981)

A film adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel. After a crippling injury leaves her husband impotent, Lady Chatterly is torn between her love for her husband and her physical desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks ou...

Rialto (2019) 6.2

Rialto (2019)

Colm is in his mid-forties, married, with two teenage children. Still grieving the death of his father, a destructive gure in his life, Colm struggles with his relationship to his own son, whilst at work a recent takeove...

Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971) 6.4

Black Belly of the Tarantula (1971)

Inspector Tellini investigates serial crimes where victims are paralyzed while having their bellies ripped open with a sharp knife, much in the same way tarantulas are killed by the black wasp. As suspects keep dying, In...

Raaz (2002) 6.5

Raaz (2002)

Sanjana and Aditya retreat to Ooty to give a last chance to their crumbling marriage. But the break turns into a nightmare when Sanjana starts hearing screams. A spirit is haunting Sanjana, while Aditya is hiding a secre...

Arpan (1983) 6

Arpan (1983)

The Verma family consists of Mrs. Verma, the mother; Anil, the son; and a daughter named Vinnie. Anil loves Shobha, and hopes to marry her someday. While Vinnie loves Rakesh and also hopes to marry him someday too. Shobh...

Wilder Napalm (1993) 5.6

Wilder Napalm (1993)

Wilder and Wallace are brothers and pyrokinetics. Ever since childhood they've been able to start fires with their minds but following a tragedy in which they accidentally killed a man, the brothers have grown up very di...

The Rains of Ranchipur (1955) 5.9

The Rains of Ranchipur (1955)

Rich American socialite Lady Edwina Esketh, who obtained her title by marrying English Lord Albert Esketh, travels to Ranchipur where Albert hopes to buy a prize stallion from the Maharani. Theirs is not a happy marriage...

The Comfort of Strangers (1990) 6.3

The Comfort of Strangers (1990)

An English couple holiday in Venice to sort out their relationship. There is some friction and distance between them, and we also sense they are being watched. One evening, they lose their way looking for a restaurant, a...

Jubal (1956) 7.1

Jubal (1956)

Found injured by rancher Shep Horgan, Jubal Troop is offered a job as cowhand and soon gains Shep's trust. Mae Horgan, feeling she's been trapped into marriage with Shep, takes a shine to Jubal, although he is more inter...

Story of Women (1988) 7.5

Story of Women (1988)

Marie Latour, a woman of limited schooling, raises two children in a ratty flat during World War II in occupied France. In 1941, her husband Paul returns from German captivity, too weak to hold a job. Marie discovers she...

The Accidental Tourist (1988) 6.8

The Accidental Tourist (1988)

After the death of his son, Macon Leary, a travel writer, seems to be sleep walking through life. Macon's wife, seems to be having trouble too, and thinks it would be best if the two would just split up. After the break ...

The One and Only (1978) 5.8

The One and Only (1978)

1951: Andy Schmidt is in his last year of college. Taking life easy and always a saucy joke on his lips, he manages to win fellow student Mary's heart, although she's already otherwise engaged. But getting a job after co...

In the Bedroom (2001) 7.4

In the Bedroom (2001)

In idyllic Mid-Coast Maine, the Fowler family's only son Frank comes home from his freshman year at college for summer vacation. His mother Ruth, the school choir director, is unhappy with Frank dating soon-to-be divorce...

She-Devil (1989) 5.7

She-Devil (1989)

Ruth is a wife and mother who tries to please her husband (Bob) but finds him pulling away and spending more time at the office than at home. When he begins an affair with a famous romance novelist (Mary) and leaves Ruth...

The Corpse Vanishes (1942) 4.5

The Corpse Vanishes (1942)

Dr. Lorenz, a mad scientist, wants to keep his elderly wife young. He does this by kidnapping young females and extracting fluid from them. He then injects this fluid into his wife....

Sunset Grill (1993) 4.8

Sunset Grill (1993)

Ryder Hart is a disgraced ex-cop who is now a low-rent private investigator. His estranged wife, Anita, runs the Sunset Grill, and is now involved with Jeff, a Police Detective who used to work with Ryder. When Anita is ...

The Gypsy Moths (1969) 6.4

The Gypsy Moths (1969)

On a 4th of July weekend, three barnstorming skydivers arrive to perform in a small Kansas town. They are hosted by the youngest member Webson's aunt, the unhappily married Elizabeth. While Browdy one-nights with a tople...

Dear Santa (1998) 2.8

Dear Santa (1998)

Mr. Covington has a tough job and a mean boss, but some things in life are more important than work. When he breaks a promise to spend Christmas with his family, Randy, a six-foot elf, appears and turns him into Santa Cl...

The Good Girl (2002) 6.4

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield....

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988) 7.3

The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationsh...

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945) 7.3

Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (1945)

Hélène understands that Jean doesn't love her anymore. She is full of grief and anger, and she starts brooding on revenge. When she meets Jean, she pretends herself to be the one that has ceased to love the other. Jean i...

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015) 7.5

Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015)

It is the 1990s, the tape-cassette is dying, CDs will soon be the rage and a regular arranged marriage will turn out to be a perfect mismatch. Prem (Ayushmann Khurrana) is a shy music buff who runs a tape recording shop ...

The End of the Affair (1999) 7.1

The End of the Affair (1999)

On a rainy London night in 1946, novelist Maurice Bendrix has a chance meeting with Henry Miles, husband of his ex-mistress Sarah, who abruptly ended their affair two years before. Bendrix's obsession with Sarah is rekin...

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941) 6.4

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (1941)

New York sophisticates David Smith and Ann Smith née Krausheimer have been lovingly and passionately married for three years, or so they believed. They are told individually that due to a technicality - an unresolved mun...

The Blue Dahlia-1946 7.2

The Blue Dahlia-1946

When Johnny comes home from the navy he finds his wife Helen kissing her substitute boyfriend Eddie, the owner of the Blue Dahlia nightclub. Helen admits her drunkenness caused their son's death. He pulls a gun on her bu...

Addicted-2014 5.2

Addicted-2014

Desire and the dangers of indiscretion. Successful businesswoman Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) appears to have attained it all - the dream husband she loves (Boris Kodjoe), two wonderful children and a flourishing career. As...