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Since it's such a common word, it's not surprising there are many movies with wife in the name. This list ranks the best movies with wife in the title, regardless of what genre it is. Do you have a favorite movie with wife in the name? This isn't a common way to categorize films, but that's part of the fun. There are probably one or two movies with wife in the title that you instantly think of, but you might be surprised how many others there are as you scroll through this list.

This ranked poll of films with wife in the title includes movies like The Time Traveler's Wife, The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, and The Preacher's Wife. Don't forget that this list is interactive, meaning you can vote the film names up or down depending on much you liked each movie that has the word wife in it.

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The Time Traveler's Wife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston The Time Traveler's Wife is a 2009 American romantic science fiction drama film directed by Robert Schwentke. The story follows Henry DeTamble, a Chicago librarian with a paranormal genetic ...more

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The Bishop's Wife is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young The Bishop's Wife, also known as Cary and the Bishop's Wife, is a Samuel Goldwyn romantic comedy feature film from 1947, starring Cary Grant, Loretta Young, and David Niven in a story about an ...more

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A Good Lawyer's Wife is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Lee Chun-hee, Hwang Jung-min, Moon So-ri A Good Lawyer's Wife is a 2003 South Korean film written and directed by Im Sang-soo. The film is about the various affairs of members of a dysfunctional South Korean family.

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The Astronaut's Wife is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton The Astronaut's Wife is a 1999 American science fiction/thriller film directed and written by Rand Ravich. It stars Johnny Depp and Charlize Theron.

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is a 1989 British-French romantic black comedy crime drama film written and directed by Peter Greenaway, starring Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, ...more

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The Slugger's Wife is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Randy Quaid, Rebecca De Mornay, Lynn Whitfield The Slugger's Wife is a 1985 romantic comedy film about a baseball star who falls for a singer. Written by Neil Simon, directed by Hal Ashby and produced by Ray Stark, the film stars Michael ...more

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How to Murder Your Wife is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Claire Trevor How to Murder Your Wife is a 1965 American comedy film starring Jack Lemmon and Virna Lisi. It was directed by Richard Quine, who also directed Lemmon in My Sister Eileen, It Happened to Jane, ...more

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Sorry, I Impregnated Your Wife is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Mulan Jameela, Shanty, Rizky Mocil Maaf, Saya Menghamili Istri Anda is a 2007 Indonesia film written and directed by Monty Tiwa.

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Wife vs. Secretary is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
James Stewart, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow Wife vs. Secretary is a 1936 comedy film directed and co-produced by Clarence Brown, and starring Clark Gable as a successful businessman, Jean Harlow as his secretary, and Myrna Loy as his ...more

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Dream Wife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon Dream Wife is a 1953 romantic comedy film starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. It was directed by Sidney Sheldon and produced by Dore Schary, from a screenplay by ...more

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The Priest's Wife is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Venantino Venantini The Priest's Wife is a 1971 Italian comedy film directed by Dino Risi.

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My American Wife is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Ann Sothern, Grant Mitchell, Francis Lederer My American Wife is a 1936 comedy film written by Elmer Davis, Edith Fitzgerald, Virginia Van Upp and William Slavens McNutt and directed by Harold Young.

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I Think I Love My Wife is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi I Think I Love My Wife is a 2007 romantic comedy-drama film starring Chris Rock and Kerry Washington. Rock co-wrote the film with Louis C.K. and also directed and produced it. It is a remake of ...more

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The Preacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Whitney Houston, Denzel Washington, Lionel Richie The Preacher's Wife is a 1996 Christmas romantic comedy-drama family film directed by Penny Marshall, and starring Denzel Washington, Whitney Houston, and Courtney B. Vance. It is a remake of ...more

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The Prairie Wife is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Herbert Rawlinson, Dorothy Devore The Prairie Wife is a 1925 American Western film directed by Hugo Ballin and featuring Boris Karloff, and based on a story by Arthur Stringer. The film is considered to be lost.

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The Senator's Wife is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Jennifer Aniston

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Lot's Wife is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Okan Avcı, Somer Kavran, Yaman Ceri "A modern day tale of Sodom and Gomorrah set in Istanbul where conservative orthodoxy is still the predominant ethos. Can two men find love in such a space?" Quoting the description ...more

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The Wife of the Centaur is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
William Haines, John Gilbert, Eleanor Boardman The Wife of the Centaur is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor, and released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer shortly after it formed from a merger of Metro Pictures, Goldwyn ...more

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The Miller's Beautiful Wife is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Vittorio De Sica The Miller's Beautiful Wife is a 1955 Italian comedy film directed by Mario Camerini.

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Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Bianca King, Zsa Zsa Padilla, Cherry Pie Picache Mano Po 4: Ako Legal Wife is Regal Entertainment's entry for the 2005 Metro Manila Film Festival. The film focuses on the lives of the Chinese-Filipino community. It stars Jay Manalo, Zsa Zsa ...more

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The Farmer Takes a Wife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Julie Newmar, Betty Grable, Thelma Ritter The Farmer Takes a Wife is a 1953 romantic musical comedy film directed by Henry Levin.

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My Favourite Wife is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Randolph Scott My Favorite Wife is a 1940 screwball comedy produced and co-written by Leo McCarey and directed by Garson Kanin. The picture stars Irene Dunne as a woman who returns to her husband and children ...more

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Mourning Wife is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Yukijirô Hotaru Mourning Wife aka An Affair with a Woman in Mourning is a 2001 Japanese Pink film directed by Daisuke Gotō. It won the Silver Prize at the Pink Grand Prix ceremony. Personnel awards also went to ...more

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The Butcher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Demi Moore, Jeff Daniels, Frances McDormand The Butcher's Wife is a 1991 romantic comedy film, in which a clairvoyant woman thinks that she's met her future husband, who she has seen in her dreams and is a butcher in New York. They marry ...more

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Let's Kill Ward's Wife is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Amy Acker, Ava Carpinello, James Carpinello

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Your Money or Your Wife is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Barbara Steele, Donald Sinden, Peggy Cummins Your Money or Your Wife is a 1960 British comedy film directed by Anthony Simmons and starring Donald Sinden, Peggy Cummins and Richard Wattis.

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The Outlaw and His Wife is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Victor Sjöström, Edith Erastoff, William Larsson The Outlaw and His Wife is a 1918 Swedish silent film directed by Victor Sjöström, based on a play from 1911 by Jóhann Sigurjónsson. It tells the story of Eyvind of the ...more

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Sea Wife is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Richard Burton, Joan Collins, Joan Hickson Sea Wife is a DeLuxe CinemaScope British film based on the 1955 James Maurice Scott novel Sea-Wyf. Shot in Jamaica, the film follows a group of survivors from a torpedoed British refugee ship.

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The Wife is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Wallace Shawn, Julie Hagerty, Tom Noonan The Wife is a 1995 film written and directed by Tom Noonan, based on his play Wifey. The film was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival, after Noonan had won the ...more

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The Scoundrel's Wife is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert, Tatum O'Neal The Scoundrel's Wife is a 2002 romantic drama film directed by Glen Pitre, who co-wrote screenplay with Michelle Benoit, and starring by Tatum O'Neal.

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The Perfect Wife is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Lesley-Anne Down, Perry King, William R. Moses The Perfect Wife is a 2001 drama and thriller film written by George Saunders and Richard Dana Smith, and directed by Don E. FauntLeRoy.

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The Lonely Wife is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Soumitra Chatterjee, Kamu Mukherjee, Madhabi Mukherjee Charulata is a 1964 Indian Bengali drama film by director Satyajit Ray, based upon the novella Nastanirh by Rabindranath Tagore. It features Soumitra Chatterjee, Madhabi Mukherjee and Sailen ...more

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Trophy Wife is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Jamie Lynn Sigler Trophy Wife is a 2010 LGBT film directed by Voula Wolf Duval.

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My Teacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Tia Carrere, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher McDonald My Teacher's Wife is an 1995 teen sex comedy film directed by Bruce Leddy, and written by Seth Greenland. Originally titled "Bad With Numbers," the story follows the travails of ...more

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100 Ways to Murder Your Wife is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Chow Yun-Fat, Anita Mui, Wong Jing 100 Ways to Murder Your Wife is a 1986 Hong Kong comedy film directed by Kenny Bee and starring Bee, Anita Mui, Chow Yun-fat and Joey Wong.

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My Wife Got Married is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Son Ye-jin, Kim Joo-hyuk, Oh Jung-se My Wife Got Married is a 2008 South Korean film. Directed by Jeong Yoon-soo and starring Kim Joo-hyuk and Son Ye-jin in the lead roles, the film is adapted from a bestselling novel of the same ...more

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The Strangler's Wife is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Christy Scott Cashman, Sara Huling, Bob Zawistowski

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The Pilot's Wife is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Alison Pill, Christine Lahti, Kirsty Mitchell

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The Wife Takes a Flyer is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Joan Bennett, Lloyd Bridges, Franchot Tone The Wife Takes a Flyer is a 1942 romantic comedy film made by Columbia Pictures, directed by Richard Wallace, and starring by Joan Bennett and Franchot Tone. The screenplay was written by Jay ...more

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His Brother's Wife is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Barbara Stanwyck, Robert Taylor, Samuel S. Hinds His Brother's Wife is a 1936 drama romance film directed by Woody Van Dyke.

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Oh! That Wife of Mine is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Aliki Vougiouklaki, Dimitris Papamichael, Giannis Mihalopoulos Oh! That Wife of Mine is a 1967 Greek film based on the same named theatrical work of Nikos Tsiforos and was directed by Nikos Tsiforos and Polyvios Vassiliadis.

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My First Wife is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Wendy Hughes, Bud Tingwell, Tony Llewellyn-Jones My First Wife is a 1984 Australian drama film directed by Paul Cox. The film won several AFI Awards in 1984.

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I Love My Wife is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Elliott Gould, Dabney Coleman, Keith Carradine I Love My Wife is a 1970 comedy film directed by Mel Stuart. It stars Elliott Gould and Brenda Vaccaro.

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Wife to Be Sacrificed is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Chigusa Takayama Wife to be Sacrificed is a Japanese soft-core pornographic S/M film starring Naomi Tani and directed by Masaru Konuma. The film was produced by Nikkatsu studios as part of their Roman Porno

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The Baker's Wife is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Raimu, Ginette Leclerc, Fernand Charpin The Baker's Wife is a 1938 French comedy film directed by Marcel Pagnol. It is based on the novella Jean le Bleu by French author Jean Giono and became the basis of the American musical The ...more

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Run for Your Wife is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Judi Dench, Cliff Richard, Sarah Harding Run for Your Wife is a 2011 comedy film written by Ray Cooney and directed by Ray Cooney & John Luton.

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My American Wife is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Gloria Swanson, Antonio Moreno My American Wife is a 1922 silent American drama film directed by Sam Wood and starring Gloria Swanson. The film was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. Its ...more

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How to Top My Wife is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Uhm Jung-hwa, Choi Jin-sil, Park Joong-hoon How to Top My Wife is a 1994 comedy film written by Sang-Jin Kim and Shi-Wook Oh and directed by Woo-Suk Kang.

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A Boyfriend for My Wife is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Adrián Suar, Gabriel Goity, Valeria Bertuccelli Un novio para mi mujer is a blockbuster 2008 Argentine romantic comedy film directed by Juan Taratuto and starring Adrián Suar, Valeria Bertuccelli and Gabriel Goity. The plot is about ...more

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Sister Wife is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Sister Wife is a 2000 documentary that follows the Hebrew Israelites, an African American community that immigrated to Israel and practices polygyny. The men can have up to seven wives. The film ...more