Polyamorous Films/Series

A list of films that at least question or challenge monogamy, if not outrightly portray polyamory, polygamy, polyandry, etc. I have not actually seen a good number of films on this list.
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1.
Design for Living (1933)
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A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship. (91 mins.)
Director: Ernst Lubitsch
“ An excellent pre-code movie depicting a MFM, V triad. And with a happy ending! :D And two really attractive male leads... ;] ” - harukohana
 
2.
Jules and Jim (1962)
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Decades of a love triangle concerning two friends and an impulsive woman. (105 mins.)
 
3.
Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice (1969)
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Documentary film-maker Bob Sanders and his wife Carol attend a group therapy session that serves as the backdrop for the opening scenes of the film... (105 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
4.
Paint Your Wagon (1969)
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Two unlikely prospector partners share the same wife in a California gold rush mining town. (158 mins.)
Director: Joshua Logan
 
5.
Group Marriage (1973)
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Chris (Aimée Eccles) is not getting along with boyfriend Sandor (Solomon Sturges) and has an affair with parole officer Dennis (Jeff Pomerantz)... (85 mins.)
 
6.
Lovin' Molly (1974)
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Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny... (98 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
7.
Same Time, Next Year (1978)
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A man and woman meet by chance at a romantic inn over dinner. Although both are married to others, they... (119 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
8.
A Change of Seasons (1980)
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Marriage takes a sour turn when a middle-aged husband falls for a young and sexy woman. Things get even more complicated when his wife starts a hot affair with a young lover of her own. (102 mins.)
Director: Richard Lang
 
9.
Willie & Phil (1980)
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Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman... (115 mins.)
Director: Paul Mazursky
 
10.
A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
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Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge... (113 mins.)
Director: Rob Cohen
 
11.
Summer Lovers (1982)
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A young American couple and a French woman engage in a threesome in the Greek Islands. (98 mins.)
Director: Randal Kleiser
 
12.
Micki + Maude (1984)
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A bigamist must keep his wives from meeting each other, which becomes tricky when they're both pregnant. (118 mins.)
Director: Blake Edwards
 
13.
She's Gotta Have It (1986)
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Story of a woman and her three lovers. (84 mins.)
Director: Spike Lee
 
14.
À corps perdu (1988)
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A war photographer returns home to Montréal to discover that his two partners have left him to be together. Alone in the city, he photographs what he sees, trying to heal both his war memories and a broken heart. (92 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
15.
Bal poussière (1989)
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The chief of an African village, who is called 'Demi Dieu' because after God he is the owner of all the things... (101 mins.)
Director: Henri Duparc
 
16.
The Mahabharata (1989 Mini-Series)
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Jealousy and hatred is what separates the Pandava and Kaurava. The Kaurava fear the Pandava are after the throne of their father. Yudhishthira of the Pandava gets told by the deity Krishna that he will become king. A war is inevitable. (318 mins.)
 
17.
Henry & June (1990)
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
18.
December Bride (1991)
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At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers... (88 mins.)
 
19.
Belle Epoque (1992)
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A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them. (109 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
20.
Café au lait (1993)
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Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats... (94 mins.)
 
21.
Sirens (1993)
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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him. (98 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
22.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
23.
Threesome (1994)
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Eddy and Stuart share two-thirds of a dormitory suite. Due to bureaucratic error, a woman named Alex is added to their room... (89 mins.)
Director: Andrew Fleming
 
24.
The Substitute Wife (1994 TV Movie)
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In Nebraska, in pioneer days, a woman who knows she is going to die asks a prostitute to replace her with her husband and four children in order to make it possible for them to keep their family farm. (92 mins.)
Director: Peter Werner
 
25.
Carrington (1995)
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The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington and writer Lytton Strachey in the early 20th century. (121 mins.)
 
26.
The Doom Generation (1995)
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Jordan White and Amy Blue, two troubled teens, pick up an adolescent drifter, Xavier Red. Together, the threesome embark on a sex and violence-filled journey through an America of psychos and quickiemarts. (83 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
27.
French Twist (1995)
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After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again. (104 mins.)
Director: Josiane Balasko
 
28.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
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Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
29.
A Husband, a Wife and a Lover (1996 TV Movie)
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When her cheating husband has a debilitating stroke, a woman invites her lover to move in with them. (95 mins.)
Director: Ted Kotcheff
 
30.
Afterglow (1997)
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A handyman with marital problems meets a housewife with the same. (119 mins.)
Director: Alan Rudolph
 
31.
The Blood Oranges (1997)
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Cyril and Fiona are a long-married couple who travel to an unnamed tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies... (93 mins.)
Director: Philip Haas
 
32.
Esmeralda Comes by Night (1997)
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Esmeralda is married with 5 husbands at the same time, so she has to explain to the judge why she has done this. (103 mins.)
 
33.
The Object of My Affection (1998)
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A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicholas Hytner
 
34.
Splendor (1999)
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An average, calm mid-20s girl named Veronica restarts her dead dating life all of the sudden, but with... (93 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
35.
About Adam (2000)
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A waitress falls for a handsome customer who seduces her, her two sisters, her brother, and her brother's girlfriend. (97 mins.)
 
36.
Me You Them (2000)
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A true story that comically depicts the relationship between an ordinary woman and her three husbands, who live in the same house in a poor and arid small village of the Brazilian northeast. (104 mins.)
 
37.
The Cuckoo (2002)
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The beauty of this movie is that you, as the reader of the subtitles, are the only one who knows what is going on. The woman and the two men all speak different languages. It is a comedy of errors up until the end. (99 mins.)
 
38.
When Two Won't Do (2002 Documentary)
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It takes viewers on an intimate road trip across North America - from a polyamory conference in the Catskills... (90 mins.)
 
39.
Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003 TV Series)
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The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them. (30 mins.)
“ A series showing the success of "alternative" families, such as same-gender monogamous parents or polyamorous parents. ” - harukohana
 
40.
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
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A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend. (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
 
41.
Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (2004 Documentary)
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(95 mins.)
Director: Susan Kaplan
 
42.
Wild Side (2004)
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A transgender woman who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns - with her two male lovers in tow - to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother. (93 mins.)
 
43.
You I Love (2004)
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On their first anniversary, Vera comes home to discover her boyfriend Tim in bed with another man. (86 mins.)
 
44.
Cold Showers (2005)
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The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich... (102 mins.)
Director: Antony Cordier
 
45.
Wild Sex (2005 TV Series)
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An examination of mating rituals of different animals and their similarities to human behavior.
“ This is a great documentary about the diversity of sexuality and gender among different species, which challenges human notions on common beliefs re: sex and gender. ” - harukohana
 
46.
These Girls (2005)
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During their summer between high school and college, three girls blackmail a slightly older hunk into having sex with them. (92 mins.)
Director: John Hazlett
 
47.
Big Love (2006 TV Series)
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A polygamist and his relationship with his three wives. (60 mins.)
 
48.
Eternal Summer (2006)
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Two best friends Shane and Jonathan learn more about themselves in an ever evolving sexuality. (95 mins.)
Director: Leste Chen
 
49.
I Love You. And You. And You. (2006 Documentary)
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A documentary looking at polyamorous relationships. (60 mins.)
Director: Liz Friend
 
50.
Kiss Me Again (2006)
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A married couple decides to test the boundaries of their relationship with a seductive Spanish woman. When an unlikely relationship ensues, all three are forced to rethink their definition of love. (103 mins.)
 
51.
Shortbus (2006)
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A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality. (101 mins.)
 
52.
Love Songs (2007)
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A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris. (91 mins.)
 
53.
Women in Love (2007 Documentary)
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Award winning filmmaker Karen Everett gives us a no-holds-barred look at her sexually charged love life by revealing every juicy detail... (59 mins.)
Director: Karen Everett
 
54.
Family (2008 TV Series)
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The series follows Gemma, Ben and Stuart, living together in a polyamorous triad. (120 mins.)
 
55.
Fling (2008)
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An attractive young couple's open relationship is stretched to the breaking point when each partner finds themselves falling in love with other people. (98 mins.)
 
56.
My Wife Got Married (2008)
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It all started with football. Deok-hoon falls in love with In-ah, who shares his love and passion for the sport... (119 mins.)
Director: Yun-su Chong
 
57.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
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Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (96 mins.)
Director: Woody Allen
“ An interesting portrayal of a FMF triad. Not a happy ending though. ” - harukohana
 
58.
Breaking Upwards (2009)
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A young New York couple intricately strategize their own break up. (88 mins.)
Director: Daryl Wein
 
59.
Amelia (2009)
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A look at the life of legendary American pilot Amelia Earhart, who disappeared while flying over the Pacific Ocean in 1937 in an attempt to make a flight around the world. (111 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair
“ I haven't seen this, but I have heard the polyamory is rather subtext. Amelia Earheart was supposedly polyamorous. ” - harukohana
 
60.
Dare (2009)
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A drama centered around three high school seniors - an aspiring actress, her misfit best friend, and a loner - who become engaged in an intimate and complicated relationship. (92 mins.)
Director: Adam Salky
 
61.
True Life (1998 TV Series)
Episode: I'm Polyamorous (2009)
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Two young people believe that love can only be achieved with multiple partners. (60 mins.)
 
62.
Drama (2010)
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Three theater students, influenced by a professor and French theorist Antonin Artaud's acting technique... (80 mins.)
Director: Matias Lira
 
63.
Four Lovers (2010)
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What are adult love affairs ? Two couples meet and fall in love, lose sight of each other in the confusion and end up pulling through. (103 mins.)
Director: Antony Cordier
 
64.
The Freebie (2010)
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A young couple decides to give each other a night off, no questions asked. (78 mins.)
Director: Katie Aselton
“ This sounds like it's more about an open relationship between two people than polyamory really. ” - harukohana
 
65.
Las Aparicio (2010 TV Series)
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(60 mins.)
“ A good portion of the show later on deals with a polyamorous relationship, specifically a V triad, involving Julia, Mariana, and Armando. Interesting, but the dynamic is not healthy and it doesn't end happily. ” - harukohana
 
66.
Sister Wives (2010 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  
Kody Brown, with his four wives Meri, Janelle, Robyn and Christine and their combined 17 children, attempt... (42 mins.)
“ A series depicting a family's religiously motivated polygamous marriages. ” - harukohana
 
67.
3 (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man. (119 mins.)
Director: Tom Tykwer
“ A rather slow-paced movie but it ends happily. ” - harukohana
 
68.
Polyamory: Married & Dating (2012 TV Series)
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A reality series explores non-monogamous, committed relationships involving more than two people. (30 mins.)
 
69.
Savages (2012)
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Pot growers Ben and Chon face off against the Mexican drug cartel who kidnapped their shared girlfriend. (131 mins.)
Director: Oliver Stone
“ MFM triad. ” - harukohana
 
70.
Angels of Sex (2012)
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The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue. (105 mins.)
 
71.
5 to 7 (2014)
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An aspiring novelist enters into a relationship with a woman, though there's just one catch: She's married, and the couple can only meet between the hours of 5 and 7 each evening. (95 mins.)
Director: Victor Levin
 
72.
Threesome (2014)
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Siff, a student in sexology, find out her boyfriend Lucas and her close friend Maria is having an affair. Neither of them wants to break it up. As a solution the two women decide to share and sleep with Lucas by turns. (85 mins.)
Director: Claus Bjerre
 
73.
All About Them (2015)
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Lille, France. The affairs between a young couple living a tense period of their relationship, and a long term friend of theirs who cannot decide which one she likes the most. (86 mins.)