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Best Films: Marriage Dramas

by Amadeus Magnus
Forget screwballs and sex comedies. Here are the marriage dramas with my rankings; Barry Lyndon (1975) 98 Brief Encounter (1945) 98 Sunrise (1927) 98 Before Sunset (2004) 95 The Crowd (1928) 91 Dodsworth (1936) 91 Manon of the Spring (1986) 91 A Place in the Sun (1951) 91 Stanley & Iris (1990) 91 Jean de Florette (1986) 90 Penny Serenade (1941) 88 A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) 88 All That Heaven Allows (1955) 87 Wuthering Heights (1939) 86 Woman of the Year (1942) 85 Jerry Maguire (1996) 84 Flesh and the Devil (1926) 83 The Fountainhead (1949) 83 Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) 83 The Affairs of Anatol (1921) 82 He Who Gets Slapped (1924)… Read more

Forget screwballs and sex comedies. Here are the marriage dramas with my rankings;

Barry Lyndon (1975) 98
Brief Encounter (1945) 98
Sunrise (1927) 98
Before Sunset (2004) 95
The Crowd (1928) 91
Dodsworth (1936) 91
Manon of the Spring (1986) 91
A Place in the Sun (1951) 91
Stanley & Iris (1990) 91
Jean de Florette (1986) 90
Penny Serenade (1941) 88
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945) 88
All That Heaven Allows (1955) 87
Wuthering Heights (1939) 86
Woman of the Year (1942) 85
Jerry Maguire (1996) 84
Flesh and the Devil (1926) 83
The Fountainhead (1949) 83
Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) 83
The Affairs of Anatol (1921) 82
He Who Gets Slapped (1924) 82
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (1927) 82
The Docks of New York (1928) 81
Gaslight (1944) 81
A Letter to Three Wives (1949) 81
Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967) 80
Irma la Douce (1963) 80
Kis Uykusu (2014) 80
The Lost Weekend (1945) 80
Tokyo Story (1953) 80
City Girl (1930) 78
Greed (1924) 78
In the Bedroom (2001) 78
Nobody’s Fool (1994) 78
Picnic (1955) 78
A Royal Affair (2012) 78
The Burning Soil (1922) 77
Death and the Maiden (1994) 77
Forget Paris (1995) 77
Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) 77
Mermaids (1990) 77
Summertime (1955) 77
All or Nothing (2002) 76
All This, and Heaven Too (1940) 76
Climates (2006) 76
Gone Girl (2014) 76
Jezebel (1938) 76
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1946) 76
7th Heaven (1927) 75
Blood and Sand (1922) 75
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958) 75
Hindle Wakes (1927) 75
L’atalante (1934) 75
Mademoiselle Chambon (2009) 75
Marty (1955) 75
Peyton Place (1957) 75
The Swan (1956) 75
The Temptress (1926) 75
A Woman of Affairs (1928) 75
Tristan & Isolde (2006) 75
The Wings of the Dove (1997) 75
About Schmidt (2002) 74
Bigger Than Life (1956) 74
Blonde Sinner (1956) 74
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life (2008) 74
The Getaway (1994) 74
The Letter (1940) 74
Love (1927) 74
The Prisoner of Second Avenue (1975) 74
The Scarlet Letter (1926) 74
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (1964) 74
Variety (1925) 74
The Winter People (1989) 74
A Woman of Paris (1923) 74
Anna Karenina (1935) 73
Before Midnight (2013) 73
The Bitter Tea of General Yen (1933) 73
The Fallen Idol (1948) 73
Force Majeure (2014) 73
Green Card (1990) 73
Heaven Can Wait (1943) 73
The Heiress (1949) 73
L’Amour l’Apres-Midi (1972) 73
Letter from an Unknown Woman (1948) 73
Love Affair (1939) 73
The Man with the Golden Arm (1955) 73
Mansfield Park (1999) 73
Now, Voyager (1942) 73
Ordinary People (1980) 73
Ryan’s Daughter (1970) 73
Sayonara (1957) 73
Smouldering Fires (1925) 73
The Snake Pit (1948) 73
The Time Traveler’s Wife (2009) 73
Where East Is East (1929) 73
Wilbur Wants to Kill Himself (2002) 73
A Woman Under the Influence (1974) 73
Written on the Wind (1956) 73
Autumn Tale (1998) 72
Bitter Moon (1992) 72
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969) 72
Carnage (2011) 72
The Cheat (1915) 72
The Earrings of Madame de… (1953) 72
Erotikon (1929) 72
Eternal Love (1929) 72
The Green Ray (1986) 72
Knife in the Water (1962) 72
Maria’s Lovers (1984) 72
Look Back in Anger (1958) 72
The Millionairess (1960) 72
Ossessione (1943) 72
The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) 72
Piccadilly (1929) 72
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) 72
Two for the Road (1967) 72
Voyage to Italy (1954) 72
The Wind (1928) 72
The Wrong Man (1956) 72
An Affair to Remember (1957) 71
The Age of Innocence (1993) 71
Cinema Paradiso (1988) 71
Clash by Night (1952) 71
Earthly Possessions (1999) 71
Ecstasy (1933) 71
I Know Where I’m Going! (1945) 71
Indecent Proposal (1993) 71
Mr. Wu (1927) 71
The Prince and Me (2004) 71
The Ref/Hostile Hostages (1994) 71
The Return of Martin Guerre (1982) 71
She’s So Lovely (1997) 71
Spite Marriage (1929) 71
The Wedding March (1928) 71
Woman Wanted (2000) 71
Young at Heart (1954) 71
Desire (1928) 69
Damage (1992) 69
Falling in Love (1984) 69
Fearless (1993) 69
The Getaway (1972) 69
High Society (1956) 69
Leave Her to Heaven (1945) 69
In the Mood for Love (2000) 69
The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) 69
Next Time We Love (1936) 69
On Golden Pond (1981) 69
Queen Kelly (1929) 69
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989) 69
Strange Crime (2004) 69
Transsiberian (2008) 69
Under Capricorn (1949) 69
Under the Sun (1998) 69
Angel (1937) 68
Blue Sky (1994) 68
The Bridges of Madison County (1995) 68
Doctor Zhivago (1965) 68
Jude (1996) 68
Selvi boylum, al yazmalim (1977) 68
Way Down East (1920) 68
Closer (2004) 67
Dog Lover’s Symphony (2006) 67
The Lady from Shanghai (1947) 67
One Fine Day (1996) 67
The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) 67
Snow Angels (2008) 67
Sommersby (1993) 67
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg (1964) 67
The Unfaithful Wife (1969) 67
Women in Love (1969) 67
The Blue Angel (1930) 66
Days of Heaven (1978) 66
Heartburn (1986) 66
Un homme et une femme (1966) 66
Mogambo (1953) 66
Platinum Blonde (1931) 66
Possession (1981) 66
The Sheltering Sky (1990) 66
Tabu (1931) 66
Titus (1999) 66
Unfaithful (2002) 66
Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966) 66
Zift (2008) 66
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989) 65
Henry & June (1990) 65
Camille Claudel (1988) 64
Coming Home (1978) 64
A Cry in the Dark (1988) 64
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (1992) 64
Oliver’s Story (1978) 64
The Tree of Life (2011) 64
Wide Sargasso Sea (1993) 64
The House of the Spirits (1993) 63
Nathalie (2003) 62
White Palace (1990) 62
Amantes (1991) 61
Anna Karenina (1997) 61
Last Year at Marienbad (1961) 61
Baby Boy (2001) 60
Giant (1956) 60
L’avventura (1960) 60
Niagara (1953) 60
Straw Dogs (1971) 60
Irreversible (2002) 59
Original Sin (2001) 57

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