Polyamorous Films/Seriesby harukohana | created - 06 Jul 2012 | updated - 28 Dec 2015 | Public
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)
Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Romance
A woman cannot decide between two men who love her, and the trio agree to try living together in a platonic friendly relationship.
An excellent pre-code movie depicting a MFM, V triad. And with a happy ending! :D And two really attractive male leads... ;]
5. Group Marriage (1973)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama
Chris is not getting along with boyfriend Sandor and has an affair with parole officer Dennis. Dennis invites the couple to dinner with his ex-girlfriend Jan. At a picnic on the beach, Jan ... See full summary »
6. Lovin' Molly (1974)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
Spanning nearly 40 years from 1925 to 1964, two Texas farm boys, straight-arrow Gid and laid-back Johnny, fight over the affections of the beautiful and headstrong Molly Taylor, who ... See full summary »
7. Same Time, Next Year (1978)
PG | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A married man and a married woman end up sleeping with each other, and decide to meet at the same place every year on the anniversary of their one night stand. As the years go by, they observe changes in each other and their relationship.
Votes: 5,557 | Gross: $19.70M
8. A Change of Seasons (1980)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
9. Willie & Phil (1980)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Remake of Jules et Jim following the experiences over a decade of two friends who fall in love with the same woman, enjoyably satirising the 70's through the search by the three ... See full summary »
Votes: 405 | Gross: $4.40M
10. A Small Circle of Friends (1980)
R | 113 min | Drama
Harvard in the 1960's: a time of social upheaval and student unrest. Three students bond together, challenge the system and begin to lose their ideals.
14. À corps perdu (1988)
92 min | Drama, Romance, War
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.
15. Bal poussière (1989)
91 min | Comedy
The chief of an African village, who is called 'Demi Dieu' because after God he is the owner of all the things, already has five wives. But as this is not enough he decides to find himself ... See full summary »
16. The Mahabharata (1989–1990)
Not Rated | 318 min | Drama, War
Jealousy and hatred is what separates the Pandavas and Kauravas. The Kauravas fear the Pandavas are after the throne of their father. Yudhishthira of the Pandavas gets told by the deity, Krishna, that he will become king. A war is inevitable.
Votes: 1,051 | Gross: $0.33M
17. Henry & June (1990)
NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »
Votes: 12,215 | Gross: $11.57M
18. December Bride (1991)
88 min | Drama
At the beginning of the 20th century, a young servant provokes an independent Irish farm community by her relationship with two brothers. Pregnant, she refuses to reveal the name of the ... See full summary »
Votes: 312 | Gross: $0.07M
19. Belle Epoque (1992)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 9,441 | Gross: $5.97M
20. Café au lait (1993)
94 min | Comedy, Romance
Lola is pregnant. But she does not know who the father is : Jamal, the black muslim, son of diplomats, or Felix, the pennyless jewish messenger. Jamal and Felix meet at Lola's, and the race... See full summary »
Votes: 1,014 | Gross: $0.32M
21. Sirens (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.
Votes: 9,971 | Gross: $7.77M
22. The Wedding Banquet (1993)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 13,791 | Gross: $6.93M
23. Threesome (1994)
R | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A girl named Alex is by mistake housed with 2 guys, Stuart and Eddy, in a college dorm suite. After initial problems they become friends. Stuart has the hots for Alex, Alex for Eddy and Eddy for Stuart. Can it work?
Votes: 12,494 | Gross: $14.82M
24. The Substitute Wife (1994 TV Movie)
PG-13 | 92 min | Drama, Romance, Western
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.
25. Carrington (1995)
R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The platonic relationship between artist Dora Carrington (Dame Emma Thompson) and writer Lytton Strachey (Jonathan Pryce) in the early twentieth century.
Votes: 5,047 | Gross: $3.24M
26. The Doom Generation (1995)
R | 83 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
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 quickie marts.
Votes: 13,674 | Gross: $0.26M
27. French Twist (1995)
R | 104 min | Comedy
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.
Votes: 4,577 | Gross: $1.40M
28. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 61,565 | Gross: $4.04M
31. The Blood Oranges (1997)
R | 93 min | Drama
Cyril and Fiona, a free-wheeling married couple, travel to a tropical coastal town to follow their sexual fantasies. Cyril is a manipulator. There, they meet another couple, Catherine and ... See full summary »
32. Esmeralda Comes by Night (1997)
R | 103 min | Comedy
Esmeralda is married with 5 husbands at the same time, so she has to explain to the judge why she has done this.
Votes: 262 | Gross: $0.02M
33. The Object of My Affection (1998)
R | 111 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A pregnant New York City 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.
Votes: 18,599 | Gross: $29.11M
34. Splendor (1999)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Romance
Veronica, 22, meets a writer and a drummer hunk at a club on Halloween. Why choose when she can have both? 3some? But then a third man comes along.
Votes: 3,041 | Gross: $0.05M
36. Me You Them (2000)
PG-13 | 104 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $0.32M
37. The Cuckoo (2002)
PG-13 | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, War
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.
Votes: 7,238 | Gross: $0.24M
38. When Two Won't Do (2002)
57 min | Documentary
It takes viewers on an intimate road trip across North America - from a polyamory conference in the Catskills, a swingers' convention in Las Vegas, to long-term multipartner families in ... See full summary »
39. Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (2003–2010)
TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Documentary
The comedy illusionist duo explore various topics and debunk what they consider misconceptions about them.
A series showing the success of "alternative" families, such as same-gender monogamous parents or polyamorous parents.
40. A Home at the End of the World (2004)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 13,110 | Gross: $1.03M
41. Three of Hearts: A Postmodern Family (2004)
R | 95 min | Documentary
In his early twenties, Sam Cagnina, oldest son of a Mafia hit man, meets Steven, a handsome 19-year old college student and they fall in love. Then, after a few years Sam offers Steven a "... See full summary »
Votes: 172 | Gross: $0.02M
42. Wild Side (2004)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 977 | Gross: $0.02M
44. Cold Showers (2005)
102 min | Drama
The story of three teenagers: a beautiful girl, Vanessa, and two boys, Mickael and Clement, one rich, one poor. The story of Mickael - judo fanatic and doomed lover - and his parents, both ... See full summary »
45. Wild Sex (2005– )
An examination of mating rituals of different animals and their similarities to human behavior.
Star: Peter Venn
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.
46. These Girls (2005)
R | 92 min | Comedy, Drama