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The Best Movies With Wife in the Title 

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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 Bishop's Wife is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Cary Grant, David Niven, Loretta Young

Released: 1947

Directed by: Henry Koster

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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The Time Traveler's Wife... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Rachel McAdams, Eric Bana, Ron Livingston

Released: 2009

Directed by: Robert Schwentke

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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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

Released: 2003

Directed by: Im Sang-soo

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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Sorry, I Impregnated You... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Mulan Jameela, Shanty, Rizky Mocil

Released: 2007

Directed by: Monty Tiwa

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The Slugger's Wife is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Randy Quaid, Rebecca De Mornay, Lynn Whitfield

Released: 1985

Directed by: Hal Ashby

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) 6 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Jack Lemmon, Virna Lisi, Claire Trevor

Released: 1965

Directed by: Richard Quine

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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Wife vs. Secretary is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
James Stewart, Clark Gable, Jean Harlow

Released: 1936

Directed by: Clarence Brown

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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The Priest's Wife is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Sophia Loren, Marcello Mastroianni, Venantino Venantini

Released: 1970

Directed by: Dino Risi

The Priest's Wife is a 1971 Italian comedy film directed by Dino Risi.
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The Cook, the Thief, His... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon

Released: 1989

Directed by: Peter Greenaway

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The Astronaut's Wife is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Charlize Theron, Johnny Depp, Joe Morton

Released: 1999

Directed by: Rand Ravich

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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My Teacher's Wife is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Tia Carrere, Jeffrey Tambor, Christopher McDonald

Released: 1995

Directed by: Bruce Leddy

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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The Perfect Wife is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Lesley-Anne Down, Perry King, William R. Moses

Released: 2001

Directed by: Don E. FauntLeRoy

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The Pilot's Wife is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Alison Pill, Christine Lahti, Kirsty Mitchell

Released: 2002

Directed by: Robert Markowitz

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The Scoundrel's Wife is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Tim Curry, Lacey Chabert, Tatum O'Neal

Released: 2002

Directed by: Glen Pitre

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My Best Friend's Wife is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
John Stamos, Carol Alt, Jessica Walter

Released: 2001

Directed by: Doug Finelli

My Best Friend's Wife is a 2001 comedy drama film directed and written by Doug Finelli with Mitch Galane.
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O'Hara's Wife is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
O'Hara's Wife Jodie Foster, Ed Asner, Tom Bosley

Released: 1982

Directed by: William S. Bartman

O'Hara's Wife is a 1982 comedy drama film written by William Bartman, Joseph Scott Kierland and James Nasella and directed by William Bartman.
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Mail Order Wife is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Jose Canseco, Adrian Martinez, Paul Thornton

Released: 2004

Directed by: Andrew Gurland, Huck Botko

A documentarian funds a NYC doorman's Asian mail order bride in exchange for the right to film the experience.
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Gilles' Wife is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Emmanuelle Devos, Clovis Cornillac, Laura Smet

Released: 2004

Directed by: Frédéric Fonteyne

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Bluebeard's Eighth Wife ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
David Niven, Gary Cooper, Claudette Colbert

Released: 1938

Directed by: Ernst Lubitsch

Bluebeard's Eighth Wife is a 1938 American romantic comedy film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Ernst Lubitsch, and starring Claudette Colbert and Gary Cooper. The film is based on the ...more
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The Lonely Wife is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Soumitra Chatterjee, Kamu Mukherjee, Madhabi Mukherjee

Released: 1964

Directed by: Satyajit Ray

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Dream Wife is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Walter Pidgeon

Released: 1953

Directed by: Sidney Sheldon

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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He Married His Wife is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Joel McCrea, Nancy Kelly

Released: 1940

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth

He Married His Wife is a 1940 film about a race horse owner who wants his ex-wife to remarry so he'll no longer have to pay alimony. This movie is a black-and-white comedy released 19 January ...more
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I Think I Love My Wife ... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Kerry Washington, Chris Rock, Steve Buscemi

Released: 2007

Directed by: Chris Rock

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I Wish I Had a Wife is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Jin Hee-kyung, Sol Kyung-gu, Jeon Do-yeon

Released: 2001

Directed by: Park Heung-shik

I Wish I Had a Wife is a 2001 South Korean film about a lonely banker who meets a schoolteacher.
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The Aviator's Wife is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies With Wife in the Title
Mathieu Carrière, Marie Rivière, Anne-Laure Meury

Released: 1981

Directed by: Éric Rohmer

The Aviator's Wife is a 1981 French film written and directed by Éric Rohmer. The film stars Phillippe Marlaud, Marie Rivière and Anne-Laure Meury. Like many of his films, it deals ...more