The "Scenes from a marriage" series, which was released by HBO in recent months, received widespread global feedback and was well received by the audience. And was accompanied by critical acclaim. The series, which is actually a modern version of the Swedish mini-series of the same name by Ingmar Bergman, shows the life of a couple on the verge of divorce with the same storyline, only with Hollywood actors and a story that incorporates the elements of the day. The emotional crises resulting from this separation, its effects on children, and infidelity are the themes on which the series relies. But if you are a fan of "Scenes from a marriage" series, brilliant works like this series have been made that you can also put them on the list of must-see movies. Here are 10 important films that have a story and atmosphere similar to "Scenes from a marriage".
1. Kramer vs. Kramer (Kramer vs. Kramer)
- Director: Robert Benton li>
- Cast: Meryl Streep and Dustin Hoffman
- IMDB movie rating: 7.8 out of 10
- Product: 1979
One of the options on our list that is closer to the story of the "Scenes from a marriage" series than the others. The difference is that in "Creamer vs. Creamer" the main focus of the story is on the relationship of parents and especially the father with the young child and the harm that separation does to the child. Ted Cremer is a successful employee, but his wife Joanna feels lonely and decides to separate after years of living together and having a child. Now Ted has to play the role of a father to his child in a different way, and on the other hand, problems cause him to lose his job as well.
This puts him at risk that if the court If child custody is maintained, he will lose and lose his son. This family drama is very spectacular with the amazing plays of Dustin Hoffman and Meryl Streep. Games that won the Academy Award for Best Actor and Best Actress for both actors. "Creamer vs. Creamer" is also one of the first successful examples of Hollywood confronting the divorce debate, which premiered in the late 1970s and later became a model for this type of drama.
2. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Director: Michelle Gondry
- Cast: Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet
- IMDB movie rating: 8.3 out of 10
- Product: 2004
3. The Squid and the Whale
- Director: Noah Bambak
- Cast: Jeff Daniels, Laura Linney, Owen Klein
- IMDB rating for movie: 7.3 out of 10
- Product: 2005
The first film on this list, which deals with the issue of divorce and its harm to members of a family with a comedic theme. In the 1980s, a couple with two sons, one a teenager and the other a child, wanted to separate. Infidelity, displacement, emotional events, and the irreparable impact of divorce on children are the main issues addressed by Squid and the Whale. As romantic and sad as "Scenes from a marriage" may be, it makes the viewer laugh, but it also fulfills its mission of showing the circumstances of a divorce.
And squid, kept in the American Museum of Natural History and in front of them in a sequence of the family's eldest son. It seems that the placement of this fish next to the giant whale is supposed to show a concept of divorce and confrontation of a great sorrow and responsibility to Walt, the teenage son of the family. "Squid and the Whale" was widely acclaimed by critics and festivals, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Non-Adapted Screenplay.
- Director: Sam Mendes
- IMDB Score: 7.3 out of 10
- Product: 2008
One of the most acclaimed romantic dramas of the early years of the new century AD, based on the novel of the same name. Of course, the novel had been circulating in Hollywood since 1960 to make a film adaptation, until he eventually read Kate Winslet, the screenplay on which it was written, and suggested to Sam Mendes, who was his wife at the time, to make the film. And give the main role of the woman to Winslet and the role of the man to DiCaprio. The film was finally released in 2007 and resulted in an acclaimed work in its genre that won several awards, including a Golden Globe Award for Kate Winslet.
"Scenes from a marriage" have something in common, such as frustration with their marriage, miscarriage and betrayal, but with the difference that the story of "Revolutionary Road" takes place in 1950. The story begins when a couple who are traditionally married, after years of living together, experience despair and hopelessness, and the woman finds a way to solve this problem by migrating to Paris. But a man who is busy with his job and his mistress ignores the woman
5. Sad Valentine (Blue valentine)
- Director: Derek Cianfrans
- IMDB rating for movie: 7.3 out of 10
- Product: 2010
How a relationship goes from premarital to years after the relationship, and how couples change along the way, may be a recurring theme, but the reality is that it's easy to refrain from portraying it. It hurts. One of the best films ever made about a love affair leading up to marriage and after the collapse of a marital relationship in the last decade is "Sad Valentine." The story of this film starts from the premarital love of two main characters, Cindy and Dean, and because Cindy is pregnant with her ex-boyfriend, the couple decides to get married very soon. A marriage that a few years later, with the same love, they both regret it.
This film shows a past and present relationship in such a way that we reach the point that love is not eternal and can eventually even Be hard. Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams present an emotional and deep play in this film, which due to the slow storyline, is the only play that excites the film. Watching "Sad Valentine" is not an easy task and the sadness that is imposed on the viewer is annoying. Maybe that's why the film received so much critical acclaim.
Crazy, Stupid, Love
- Director: Glenn Ficara and John Ricoh
- Cast: Steve Carl, Ryan Gosling and Julianne Moore
- IMDB rating for movie: 7.4 out of 10
- Product: 2011
The second comedy film on our list, which is in the category of summer romantic comedies in Hollywood and is very popular. The film begins with the storyline of "Scenes from a Marriage", meaning that Cal is a middle-aged man who has a great life with his wife Emily. But he has recently announced to Cal that he intends to divorce her, because he can no longer betray her secretly! But from here, the story takes a different direction from the series discussed in this film, because Cal is very disappointed and decides to cure his bad mood by going to a nightclub.
This is where Cal meets a boy named Jacob. This boy does not believe in love and spends his whole life in illegitimate relationships with beautiful girls. The ending may be a bit clichd, but the winner is its very real characters. They are neither rich nor special, they are so ordinary that the viewer completely identifies with them. The film is not meant to be a psychologically sensitive separation and betrayal, but only a sweet, complex, and entertaining comedy to show the effects of emotional failure on either side. The spectacular performance of the actors of this film, namely Steve Carl, the star of the comedy films of the last decade, and Ryan Gosling should not be simply overlooked.
7. A Rare Separation from Simin (A Separation)
- Director: Asghar Farhadi
- Actors: Peyman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sara Bayat and Shahab Hosseini
- IMDB rating for the film: 8.3 out of 10
- Product: 2011
"Rare Separation from Simin" is one of the most challenging films made about the crisis of divorce and separation of a couple and its impact on all people who live with this couple. This film won the first Oscar in the history of Iranian cinema. "Rare Separation from Simin" is made in a country miles away from the scene of "Scenes of a marriage" with a completely different culture and living conditions, but since the issue of divorce and its effects are discussed in both, many commonalities can be found.
Nader and Simin live normal lives in Iran, but Simin decides to emigrate for a better future for her son. Meanwhile, Nader, who is taking care of his old and sick father, cannot accompany Simin, and this causes a rift between them. But this is the main path of the story and a more colorful story takes place in the course of this story, the main reason being Simin leaving and leaving home. Of course, if you are looking for a good ending, "Rare Separation from Simin" will not be to your liking, because in the end, both Nader and Simin get divorced and Nader's father dies.
8. Before Midnight
- Director: Richard Linklater
- Cast: Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy
- IMDB rating for movie: 7.9 out of 10
- Product: 2013
This The film follows the other two works of Linklater, "Before Dawn" and "Before Sunset", and the story is about the continuation of life and maturity of the two main characters, Jesse and Celine, on the path of a married life that has been going on for more than 9 years. the past. In "Before Dawn" the couple, who are in their twenties and raw, fall in love in Vienna, in "Before Sunset" they go through an adult crisis, and now in "Before Midnight" we are faced with a couple who They have lived together for many years, have two children, and try to understand their life together. Communicated. Of course, based on the characteristics of our list, "before midnight", which shows the confrontation of a couple in the depths of a marital relationship, is the only option under consideration. The film is dialogue-driven, and the director gives actors the freedom to put their acting power alongside the dialogues in long sequences and work on their relationship. In the meantime, the viewer is also invited to see these events. Of course, we should not expect to see controversy and tumultuous relationships in "Before Midnight" because we are only dealing with the reality of a married life that is now a bit shaky. This film has a similar ending to the series "Scenes from a Marriage".
9. A Most Violent Year
- Director: GC Chandor
- Cast: Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain
- IMDB Score: 7 out of 10
- Product: 2014
Marital relationships are a second priority in this film, but the good performance of Isaac and Chastain in this film against each other is spectacular for the audience. Maybe that's why Chastain's performance was so acclaimed and she was nominated for Best Actress at most major festivals, such as the Golden Globes. Of course, since this film has a happy ending and the relationship between the male and female characters of the film calms down after a hard time, it can not be viewed as a film about emotional failure.
10. Marriage Story
- Director: Noah Bambak
- IMDB rating for movie: 7.9 out of 10
- Product: 2019
This movie is the closest It has a film and a story called "Scenes from a Marriage". Even before the series aired, many critics considered "Marriage Story" a religious tribute to Bergman's 1973 film "Scenes from a Marriage." The film also shows exactly the collapse of a life during the divorce process, and a couple who, despite efforts to separate, do not want to change the situation for their son. Love, respect and life, which then slowly leads to emotional divorce and then formal separation, is the path that is taken in this film.
The play of Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver is one of the highlights of the film. It can not be easily ignored. The interesting thing about "Marriage Story" is that it was officially made for the Netflix platform and released online, so it had no official release and was only allowed to compete in the US for an Oscar. The screen was released. "Marriage Story" is one of the Top 10 films of 2019, which was nominated for awards in major festivals such as the Oscars and Golden Globes in various categories.
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