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In case you are battling a hard marriage OR finding it difficult to manage your better-half, you could gain some fruitful insights from a good number of movies about marriage problems.

In this blog I will be discussing a couple of movies about marital issues.

what are the best movies about marriage problems?

11 Striking Movies About Marriage Problems No Couple Should Miss!

Trust me, watching these marriage pictures will transform you into a matured couple ever! 


“Hope Springs Directed By David Frankel”, Is A Movie With A Typical Marriage Hiccup!

Is your decade-old or more marriage weakening the bond you share with your partner?

Do you feel unheeded and unloved in your relationship after years of being together? The spark that once used to make things magical between you both, is that missing now?

Don’t worry, Hope Springs is a movie that exactly portrays this years-old couples’ problem, with Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones playing the lead-pair. 

The picture shows the partners approaching a marriage-therapist who works hard with them, setting their marriage on the right track once again. I am sure you will love the picture!



“The Mirror Has Two Faces Directed By Barbra Streisand” Is One Of The Best Movies About Marriage Problems!

Rose Morgan, an English literature professor in the Columbia University, feels she is leading an inadequate life with no man to love her because of her rotund-physique.

On the other hand, Gregory Larkin, a maths professor in the same university has turned allergic to physical intimacy in relationships owing to his bitter past and looks out for a genuine person’s hand in marriage, on the condition of nil physical relationship.

What issues do these two undergo once they get married? 

How do their fears play out to be a stumbling block in their marriage? Watch the movie for some interesting insights starring Barbra Streisand and Jeff Bridges in lead roles!


“Marriage Story Directed By Noah Baumbach”, Is A Must-Watch For Couples Driven By Ambitions!

Starring Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver, this movie depicts an unusual divorce of the sorts where the partners’ respective careers play a major decider.

While the duo are empathetic, sharing enough love with their son, they fail to sort out their hearts’ voices, basically that generates a communication-gap between them & an ambitious-mindset that drives them away from one another. 

This is a must-watch movie for every modern-couple out there who are making it big in the external world while failing simultaneously in their personal lives.


“Blue Valentine Directed By Derek Cianfrance”, Highlights The Fact That Marriage Is A Responsibility, Not a Joke!

What starts off as a spark between Cindy (Ryan Gosling) and Dean (Michelle Williams) , ends up in utter distaste six years later. But marriage is no play. It’s a stamp of trust, faith, care, love, isn’t it?

When Dean could promise Cindy a good marriage and life to their unborn daughter during times when physical touches and sensual pleasures were high on his spirits, his inability to grow responsible in his relationship over the years, poses a great threat to their marriage.

Being a drunkard and an unlikely partner to shoulder familial duties, Dean poses a great challenge to Cindy and their little one.

I am sure, this is one of the movies about marriage problems that every couple could resonate with thereby understanding the very root of their relationship!



“Unfaithful, Directed And Produced By Adrian Lyne” , A Movie That Could Give You A Better Marriage Perspective!

It is not just fights and differences that could cause a crack in a marriage; even monotony and a less exciting relationship could.

Edward and Connie Summer (roles essayed by Richard Gere & Diane Lane) are married with their nine-year old son, but then what seduces Connie to have an affair with Paul Martel?

Read how events take an unpleasant turn when Edward finds out about his wife’s fling; a film sending out a very strong message!


“When A Man Loves A Woman, Directed By Luis Mandoki” Is Yet Another Great Film That Talks About Alcohol-Addiction And Its Impact On Marriage! 

In When a Man Loves a Woman, Alice Green, played by Meg Ryan is addicted to alcohol, and creates a mess around the lives of her two young daughters.

When Micheal Green (Andy Garcia), her responsible husband realizes this, he persuades Alice into a detoxification program that would get her out of her haunting trouble.

Later, when Alice grows fit and fine, how would their relationship take its course? 

How would Micheal accept & trust the recovered Alice completely and let go of his control over the family?

A movie that speaks a thousand wise thoughts, something that no couple should miss!

The National Epidemiologic Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions Study led by James A Cranford shows that marriages with alcohol influence could most possibly end in divorce.


“Marley And Me Directed By David Frankel”, A Simple And Light Watch For Married Couples! 

Next in the list is a story revolving around a couple and their pet dog.

Though the movie majorly focuses on Marley, the messy yellow labrador pet of John and Jenny Grogan (played by Owen Wilson and Jennifer Aniston)  , it also highlights how the couple’s career, financial status, pregnancy, and post-partum depression impact their marriage.

If you’d like to understand such common problems in marriage, you must watch this film with your partner for sure!


“Shall We Dance? Directed By Peter Chelsom”, Is A Feel-Good Watch For Dance-Loving Couples!

John Clark, essayed by Richard Gere enrols for dance classes, attracted by Paulina (played by Jennifer Lopez), a gloomy yet a gorgeous lady he spots everyday by the dance class window on his way to his office.

Clark’s unusual absence from home for long hours, makes his wife Beverly (played by Susan Sarandon) doubt his fidelity that she hires a private investigator to track his secret activities; a major issue in marriages these days. 

Instead is it not better to have a direct face-off with your partner? Anyway, John falls deeply in love with dance over time and not Paulina, beautifully ending the film with the Clark-couple dancing together. 


“Indecent Proposal Directed By Adrian Lyne”,A Movie That Discusses The Role Of Money In Marriages!

When David and Diana Murphy (Woody Harrelson & Demi Moore ) are plagued by financial constraints, situations threaten to break their relationship.

But Love is strong enough to fail in the hands of money. I am sure, you will have a good time watching this movie with your partner!

| I came across this insightful article in that talks about the impact of financial problems in one’s marriage – Feel free to read it here |


“The Story Of Us Directed By Rob Reiner”, Depicts A Thought-Provoking Marriage!

Ben Jordan and Katie’s marriage  (roles essayed by Bruce Willis & Michelle Pfeiffer) takes an ugly turn when things don’t go well  between them. For the sake of their children, they put up a fake relationship.

But shouldn’t they make an effort to open up and resolve the issue? A must-watch movie that teaches couples the reality that actual marriage isn’t all cheesy.


“Take This Waltz Directed By Sarah Polley” , Depicts Monotony In Marriage

Margot and Lou Rubin (played by Michelle Williams & Seth Rogen), a married couple lose their relationship with time though without much hiccups.

How Margot gets attracted to Daniel and goes after him forms the entire plot.



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