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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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Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello, Ed Harris

Released: 2005

Directed by: David 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. ...more

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Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earle Haley

Released: 2006

Directed by: Todd 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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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best R-Rated Marriage Drama Movies
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

Released: 1999

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his ...more

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Demi Moore, Robert Redford, Woody Harrelson

Released: 1993

Directed by: Adrian 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.

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Jennifer Connelly, Val Kilmer, Stephanie Seymour

Released: 2000

Directed by: Ed 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.
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Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Stellan Skarsgård

Released: 1988

Directed by: Philip 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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Tommy Lee Jones, Debbie Reynolds, Joan Chen

Released: 1993

Directed by: Oliver 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 ...more
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Elizabeth Hurley, Sean Penn, Josh Lucas

Released: 2000

Directed by: Kathryn 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
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Kristen Stewart, Glenn Close, Joshua Jackson

Released: 2001

Directed by: Rose 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 ...more
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Welcome to the Rileys is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best R-Rated Marriage Drama Movies
Kristen Stewart, James Gandolfini, Ally Sheedy

Released: 2010

Directed by: Jake 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 ...more

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Paul Giamatti, Josh Hutchersonm, Molly Shannon

Released: 2003

Directed by: Robert 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 ...more

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Peter Falk, Gena Rowlands, Charles Horvath

Released: 1974

Directed by: John 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

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Renée Zellweger, Julianna Margulies, Christopher Eccleston

Released: 1998

Directed by: Boaz 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 ...more
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Gwyneth Paltrow, Kevin Kline, Jennifer Jason Leigh

Released: 2001

Directed by: Jennifer 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.
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Eva Mendes, Julianne Moore, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Released: 2005

Directed by: Bart 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 ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel

Released: 2010

Directed by: Derek 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 ...more

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Geoffrey Rush, Barbara Hershey, Manu Bennett

Released: 2001

Directed by: Ray Lawrence

Lantana is a 2001 drama film written by Andrew Bovell and Ray Lawrence.

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Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning

Released: 2004

Directed by: Tod 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.

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The Story of Us Michelle Pfeiffer, Bruce Willis, Betty White

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rob 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 ...more

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Christian Bale, Emily Watson, John Wood

Released: 1997

Directed by: Philip Saville

Metroland is a 1997 British comedy-drama film directed by Philip Saville and starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson. Written by Adrian Hodges, based on the novel Metroland by Julian Barnes, ...more
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Sam Neill, Joan Allen, Shirley Henderson

Released: 2004

Directed by: Sally 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. ...more
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Michael Caine, Glenda Jackson, Helmut Berger

Released: 1975

Directed by: Joseph 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
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Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stockard Channing

Released: 1992

Directed by: Roman 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 ...more
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Ray Winstone, Kathy Burke, Laila Morse

Released: 1997

Directed by: Gary 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 ...more

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Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Flon

Released: 1983

Directed by: Jean 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 ...more