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The Best R-Rated Marriage Drama Movies

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Here is a list of R-Rated marriage drama movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated marriage drama movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated Marriage Drama movie of all time is. This list of popular R-Rated marriage drama movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated Marriage Drama movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated Marriage Drama films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated Marriage Drama film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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  • 1

    Little Children

    Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet


    Directed byTodd Field

    Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. It stars Kate Winslet,...  more

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  • 2

    A History of Violence

    Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello


    Directed byDavid Cronenberg

    This film is a 2005 American thriller film directed by David Cronenberg and written by Josh Olson. It is an adaptation of the 1997 graphic novel of the same name by John Wagner and Vince Locke. The...  more

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  • 3


    Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer


    Directed byEd Harris

    Pollock is a 2000 biography drama film written by Steven Naifeh, Gregory White Smith, Barbara Turner and Susan Emshwiller and directed by Ed Harris....  more
  • 4

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

    Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche


    Directed byPhilip Kaufman

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, published in 1984. Director Philip Kaufman and screenplay writer Jean-Claude...  more

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  • 5

    The Weight of Water

    Elizabeth Hurley, Sean Penn


    Directed byKathryn Bigelow

    The Weight of Water is a 2000 French-American mystery thriller film based on Anita Shreve's 1997 novel of the same name. Directed by Kathryn Bigelow, the film stars Elizabeth Hurley, Catherine...  more
  • 6

    Heaven & Earth

    Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds


    Directed byOliver Stone

    Heaven & Earth is a 1993 Vietnam film directed and written by Oliver Stone, and starring Tommy Lee Jones, Haing S. Ngor, Joan Chen, and Hiep Thi Le. It is the third and final film in Stone's Vietnam...  more

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  • 7

    A Woman Under the Influence

    Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands


    Directed byJohn Cassavetes

    A Woman Under the Influence is a 1974 American drama film written and directed by John Cassavetes. It focuses on a woman whose unusual behavior leads her husband to commit her for psychiatric...  more
  • 8

    American Splendor

    Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm


    Directed byRobert Pulcini, Shari Springer Berman

    American Splendor is a 2003 American biographical comedy-drama film about Harvey Pekar, the author of the American Splendor comic book series. The film is also in part an adaptation of the comics,...  more

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  • 9

    Welcome to the Rileys

    Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini


    Directed byJake Scott

    "Trauma transforms us. Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. She isolates herself in their immaculate suburban...  more
  • 10

    The Safety of Objects

    Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close


    Directed byRose Troche

    The Safety of Objects is a 2001 independent film based upon a collection of short stories of the same name, written by A. M. Homes and published in 1990. It features four suburban families who find...  more
  • 11

    Blue Valentine

    Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams


    Directed byDerek Cianfrance

    "Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their...  more

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  • 12

    The Door in the Floor

    Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges


    Directed byTod Williams

    The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The screenplay is based on the first third of the 1998 novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving....  more

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  • 13


    Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey


    Directed byRay Lawrence

    Lantana is a 2001 Australian drama film directed by Ray Lawrence and based on the play Speaking In Tongues by Andrew Bovell. Lantana is set in suburban Sydney and focuses on the complex relationships...  more

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  • 14

    Nil by Mouth

    Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke


    Directed byGary Oldman

    Nil by Mouth is a 1997 British-French drama film portraying a family of characters living in South East London. It was Gary Oldman's debut as a writer and director; the film was produced by Douglas...  more
  • 15

    Trust the Man

    Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore


    Directed byBart Freundlich

    Trust the Man is a 2005 romantic comedy film starring David Duchovny, Billy Crudup, Julianne Moore, and Maggie Gyllenhaal. It was directed and written by Bart Freundlich. The film primarily deals...  more
  • 16

    The Anniversary Party

    Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline


    Directed byJennifer Jason Leigh, Alan Cumming

    The Anniversary Party is a 2001 American comedy-drama film written, directed, produced by, and starring Jennifer Jason Leigh and Alan Cumming....  more
  • 17

    Bitter Moon

    Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas


    Directed byRoman Polanski

    Bitter Moon is a 1992 Franco-British-American romantic thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner and Peter Coyote. The film is known...  more

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  • 18

    A Price Above Rubies

    Renée Zellweger, Julianna Margulies


    Directed byBoaz Yakin

    A Price Above Rubies is a 1998 film directed by Boaz Yakin, starring Renée Zellweger as a young woman who finds it difficult to conform to the restrictions imposed on her by her community. Reviews of...  more
  • 19

    The Romantic Englishwoman

    Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson


    Directed byJoseph Losey

    The Romantic Englishwoman is a 1975 British film directed by Joseph Losey. It stars Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger, and marks the feature-length screen debut for Kate Nelligan. The...  more
  • 20


    Sam Neill, Joan Allen


    Directed bySally Potter

    Yes is a 2004 film written and directed by Sally Potter. It stars Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Samantha Bond, Sam Neill, Shirley Henderson, Raymond Waring, Stephanie Leonidas, and Sheila Hancock. The...  more
  • 21

    Indecent Proposal

    Demi Moore, Robert Redford


    Directed byAdrian Lyne

    Indecent Proposal is a 1993 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and stars Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson....  more

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  • 22

    One Deadly Summer

    Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon


    Directed byJean Becker

    One Deadly Summer is a French film directed by Jean Becker. Isabelle Adjani won a César award for her performance in this film. The film was a massive hit in France gaining 5,137,040 admissions and...  more
  • 23

    The Blood Oranges

    Charles Dance, Sheryl Lee


    Directed byPhilip Haas

    The Blood Oranges is a 1997 erotic drama film directed by Philip Haas. This was Haas’s third feature film, which is based on the 1970 erotic cult novel by John Hawkes. The film depicts two western...  more
  • 24

    The Story of Us

    Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis


    Directed byRob Reiner

    The Story of Us is a 1999 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Rob Reiner, and starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer as a couple married for 15 years. The depiction of the marriage...  more


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  • 25

    Dinner With Friends

    Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell


    Directed byNorman Jewison

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