As a cinephile, I’ve grown to be fascinated more by films that depict the frailties of human nature and the intricacies of relationships which is why filmmakers like Nuri Bilge Ceylan, Asghar Farhadi and Richard Linklater have awed me with their astonishing observations of human lives and ability to seamlessly craft and interweave the emotional entanglements encircling relationships. And my prerequisites for watching films have changed gradually over time with my experiences in life and by exploring the works of great directors like the aforementioned ones whose films stretch the limitations and possibilities of what cinema could be. This article takes a look at the list of top marriage movies ever that observe, examine and study the complex dynamics of human relationships. You can watch some of these best movies about marriage on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Revolutionary Road (2008)
Sam Mendes’ 2008 drama of a couple getting exposed to the brutalities of their relationship and getting to confront the realities they’ve been evading throughout their lives is as painful and disturbing as Mendes’ 1999 classic ‘American Beauty’ which explores similar themes. Beautifully acted by the iconic Kate-Leo duo, the film is relentless in its startling exploration of marriage and the intricacies of everyday life and how even the slightest of glances or a tiny bit of laugh could change the dynamics of a relationship in ways you haven’t imagined before. ‘Revolutionary Road’ won immense critical acclaim during its release but sadly has not caught up to its viewers with time and we hope that it gets the respect and admiration it truly deserves.
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11. The Painted Veil (2007)
A criminally underrated classic, ‘The Painted Veil’ is a beautifully haunting and heart-wrenching tale of a couple struggling to cope up with the harsh realities of marriage. Emotionally rich and visually gorgeous, ‘The Painted Veil’ explores the intrinsic qualities of human nature and the tragic incompatibility between people who love each other despite their seemingly obvious differences and flaws. The couple embark on a poignant journey of self-discovery amidst their marital turbulence as they rediscover the withering beauty of marriage. Moments of fleeting joy and happiness blossom in their lives as their relationship evolves with time and moments that bring them closer to each other.