relationships The Best Movies About Bad Relationships  

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List Rules Movies about dysfunctional or just plain bad relationships.

What is it about watching a movie about a truly bad relationship that appeals to us so much? Maybe it’s because it makes us feel better about our own relationships in life, or maybe we’re just curious about how other people live their lives. No matter what your reason for taking an interest in dysfunctional relationships is, if you’re craving a good movie about a bad relationship, one on this list will do the trick.
 
The best movies in the bad relationship category range from completely serious dramas, psychological thrillers, and romantic comedies. So no matter what your interest in watching one of these flicks is, there is sure to be one featured on this list to meet your movie cravings.
 
This list hass the best movies about bad relationships, including: Revolutionary Road, Enough, The Break Up, Blue Valentine, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, and Why Did I Get Married? Vote up your favorite movie about a dysfunctional relationship below or add one you love that isn't already on the list.
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The Graduate Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotle... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey

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The War of the Roses Kathleen Turner, Danny DeVito, Michael Douglas

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As Good as It Gets Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Julie Benz

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The Way We Were Barbra Streisand, Robert Redford, James Woods

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Gone Girl is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Gone Girl Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry

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Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Burl Ives

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Fatal Attraction Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski

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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, George Segal

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Kramer vs. Kramer Meryl Streep, Dustin Hoffman, JoBeth Williams

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Revolutionary Road Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates

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A Streetcar Named Desire Marlon Brando, Vivien Leigh, Karl Malden

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Young Frankenstein is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Young Frankenstein Gene Hackman, Mel Brooks, Gene Wilder

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Enough Jennifer Lopez, Juliette Lewis, Noah Wyle

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Little Shop of Horrors is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Little Shop of Horrors Bill Murray, Steve Martin, John Candy

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Sleeping with the Enemy Julia Roberts, Patrick Bergin, Kyle Secor

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Fear Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano, Mark Wahlberg

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Taxi Driver is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Taxi Driver Robert De Niro, Jodie Foster, Martin Scorsese

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American Beauty Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari

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Shaun of the Dead is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Shaun of the Dead Martin Freeman, Simon Pegg, Bill Nighy

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(500) Days of Summer Zooey Deschanel, Minka Kelly, Chloë Grace Moretz

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
The Rocky Horror Picture Show Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

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Carnal Knowledge Jack Nicholson, Ann-Margret, Candice Bergen

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Beetlejuice is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Beetlejuice Alec Baldwin, Winona Ryder, Geena Davis

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Zombieland is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Zombieland Emma Stone, Amber Heard, Bill Murray

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Ghostbusters is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Ghostbusters Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver, Dan Aykroyd

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Gremlins is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Gremlins Steven Spielberg, Corey Feldman, Phoebe Cates

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The Shining Jack Nicholson, Shelley Duvall, Scatman Crothers

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Army of Darkness is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Army of Darkness Bridget Fonda, Bruce Campbell, Sam Raimi

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Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice Bill Cosby, Natalie Wood, Dyan Cannon

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10 Julie Andrews, Bo Derek, Dudley Moore

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The Lost Boys is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
The Lost Boys Kiefer Sutherland, Corey Feldman, Corey Haim

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Morrison

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What Lies Beneath Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta

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Death Becomes Her is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Death Becomes Her Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn

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Slither Elizabeth Banks, Jenna Fischer, Rob Zombie

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Club Dread is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Club Dread Bill Paxton, Brittany Daniel, Lindsay Price

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Fright Night is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Fright Night Christopher Lee, Roddy McDowall, Chris Sarandon

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Brokeback Mountain Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal, Kate Mara

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Attack of the Killer Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes Jack Riley, Eric Christmas, Stephen Peace

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ben Affleck, Hilary Swank, Donald Sutherland

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Scott Pilgrim vs. the World Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans, Mary Elizabeth Winstead

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Evil Dead II Bruce Campbell, Kassie DePaiva, Ted Raimi

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An American Werewolf in London Jenny Agutter, Frank Oz, Rik Mayall

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The Addams Family is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
The Addams Family Christina Ricci, Christopher Lloyd, Anjelica Huston

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Idle Hands is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Idle Hands Jessica Alba, Ricky Martin, Vivica A. Fox

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Days of Wine and Roses Jack Lemmon, Mel Blanc, Lee Remick

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

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Mars Attacks! is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies About Bad Relationships
Mars Attacks! Natalie Portman, Jack Nicholson, Sarah Jessica Parker

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Child's Play Brad Dourif, Catherine Hicks, Chris Sarandon