Some marriages are fairy tales. Others are REAL LIFE and REAL DIFFICULT.

But some experts say you can help your marriage by watching these movies (oh...and talking about them afterward!)


Try out the method yourself using the movies from the study:

A Star Is Born

Adam’s Rib

Anna Karenina

As Good As It Gets

Barefoot in the Park

Children of a Lesser God

Days of Wine and Roses

Desk Set

Dying Young

Fools Rush In

Forget Paris

French Twist

Funny Girl

Gone with the Wind

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner

Hanover Street

Husbands and Wives

Indecent Proposal

Jungle Fever

Love Jones

Love Story

Made for Each Other

Mississippi Masala

Move Over, Darling

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dreamhouse

My Favorite Wife

Nina Takes a Lover

Nine Months

On Golden Pond

Pat and Mike

Penny Serenade



Red Firecracker, Green Firecracker

She’s Having a Baby

Steel Magnolias

Terms of Endearment

The Devil’s Advocate

The Egg and I

The Male Animal

The Out of Towners

The Thin Man

The Way We Were

Untamed Heart


When a Man Loves a Woman

Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf

With Six You Get Eggroll

Yours, Mine and Ours


Here are some discussion questions...

What main problem(s) did this couple face? Are any of these similar to the problems that the two of you have faced or might face as a couple?

Did the couple have a strong friendship with each other? Were they able to support each other through bad moods, stressful days, and hard times? Did they listen to each other like good friends? Did the couple in the movie do considerate or affectionate things for each other?

In what way was this relationship similar to or different from your own relationship in this area?

Did the partners seem to have similar expectations of their relationship? Where did their expectations differ? Did it seem like they were aware of their own expectations? Were their expectations reasonable? Did they share their expectations with each other?


Let us know of any other movies you think should be on the list. AND if you think this method for fixing a marriage works!