The Story of Us (1999) Filmbank
"We started talking about the idea of this film four or five years ago. A film about marriage -- what it really is to be married. There are a lot of films about meeting and falling in love and quite a few about the pain and suffering of divorce. But we could recall few, if any, about the ins and outs, the day-to-day wear and tear, of being married."
Away From Her (2007) CVLI
"I never thought I'd be away from her". The incredibly strong bonds of a 44-year marriage that has reached soul mate status. Illustrates the loss and loneliness of losing a mate (Julie Christie) and the meaning of true love - wanting to sacrifice to make your mate happy. Some review it as a movie about Alzheimer's but I see it as being about the profound love, attachment, and sacrifice in a long-term marriage.
Julie & Julia (2009) Filmbank
While it's about Julia Child (Meryl Streep) and obviously about cooking, it's also a beautiful depiction of married love. The husbands of both Julie and Julia are incredibly supportive of their wives, providing the real 'heart' and message of the movie.
Family Man (2000) CVLI
Ups and downs between a husband (Nicolas Cage) and wife (Tea Leoni), but the moral of the story is that the family relationships that are built are far more important than the success and money earned in a life alone.
Match Point (2006) Filmbank
Sometimes you don't know what you've got until you (almost) lose it. Or, the grass isn't always greener on the other side of the net. Or, I don't want the cheese, I just want to get out of the trap. As powerful as Fatal Attraction as an anti-infidelity movie. Directed by Woody Allen
Fireproof! (2008) Outreach
Story of a selfish US Fire fighter threatened with divorce by his wife. His father challenges him to take the 40 day “Love Dare” which he reluctantly does, ultimately both winning back his wife’s love, and discovering his Christian faith in the process.
Last chance Harvey (2008) Filmbank
The screenplay focuses on two lonely people who tentatively forge a relationship over the course of three days.