Movies About Emotional Affairs

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Movies About Emotional Affairs

Many films have explored Movies About Emotional Affairs. Here are 25 of the top ones.

Goodfellas (1990)

Goodfellas
★★★★
★★★★
3.5 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco
Rated R

Goodfellas is a classic crime drama directed by Martin Scorsese and released in 1990. The movie follows the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a mobster and associate of the Lucchese crime family in New York City. The story follows Henry and his two best friends, Tommy and Jimmy, as they work their way up the criminal ladder, committing crimes and enjoying the spoils of their work. As Henry gets deeper and deeper into a life of crime, he is faced with the consequences of his actions, and the inevitable decline of his criminal empire. The movie features an all-star cast, including Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, and Joe Pesci, and is considered one of the greatest crime dramas ever made.

Casino (1995)

Casino
★★★★
★★★★
3.3 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods
Rated R

Casino is a 1995 film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, and Joe Pesci. It is set in Las Vegas in the 1970s and follows the rise and fall of a mob-run casino business. The movie follows Sam 'Ace' Rothstein (De Niro) as he is hired by the mob to oversee the operations of the Tangiers Casino. His friendship with Nicky Santoro (Pesci) eventually leads to the destruction of both their lives. As Ace's marriage to Ginger (Stone) unravels, the casino is plagued by violence and corruption. Despite Ace's efforts to keep the business afloat, it eventually collapses, leaving him with nothing. In the end, Ace realizes that what really matters is friends, family, and loyalty.

Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From David Fincher, starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
Rated R

Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller directed by David Fincher and based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. The film stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne, a married couple whose marriage is strained when Amy mysteriously goes missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. As the police and media pressure Nick to find the truth behind her disappearance, a series of lies, deceits and unexpected events lead to a shocking conclusion. Through twists and turns, Nick discovers the real truth about Amy and the corruption that has been hidden in their seemingly perfect marriage.

Amores perros (2000)

Amores perros
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Alejandro G. Iñárritu, starring Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo, Álvaro Guerrero
Rated R

Amores Perros is an Academy Award nominated Mexican film from 2000 directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The movie tells three separate, yet interwoven stories, all connected by a car accident in Mexico City. The stories follow three different characters and their lives, each affected by the accident in some way. The first story follows Octavio and Susana, two lovers whose relationship is complicated by Octavio's involvement in organized dog fighting. The second story follows El Chivo, a former guerrilla fighter and assassin, who is now homeless and taking care of abandoned dogs. The third follows Daniel and Valeria, a married couple whose relationship is tested as Valeria's career takes off while Daniel's spirals out of control. All of the lives come together in a powerful climax, showing how the consequences of the accident have changed all of their lives.

Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Luis Guzmán
Rated R

Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in Los Angeles during the 1970s and 1980s, the film tells the story of a young man's rise in the adult entertainment industry. Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) is a high school dropout living with his abusive father in Torrance, California. After being discovered by an adult film director named Jack Horner (Burt Reynolds), Eddie changes his name to Dirk Diggler and becomes an instant star in the world of adult films. He begins to live the life of a Hollywood star, surrounded by fame and fortune. However, his luck changes when the adult film industry begins to decline and he is left without a job. His old friends abandon him and his drug use spirals out of control. He struggles to find a place for himself in the changing landscape of the adult entertainment industry and is eventually forced to come to terms with his own mortality. Ultimately, Eddie finds redemption through his friendship with Jack Horner and a new found appreciation for life.

Titanic (1997)

Titanic
★★★★
★★★★
3.2 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Billy Zane, Kathy Bates
Rated PG-13

Titanic is a 1997 American epic romance and disaster film directed by James Cameron. The film is based on the true story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic and stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of different social classes who fall in love aboard the ill-fated voyage. A fictionalized account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic, it follows the forbidden romance between a poor artist, Jack Dawson, and a rich society girl, Rose DeWitt Bukater, as they struggle to survive after their ship hits an iceberg. Rose's mother and fiancé also struggle to survive as the ship goes down. The film was a massive box office success, becoming the highest-grossing film of all time until Avatar overtook it in 2010. The film won 11 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Cameron.

Call Me by Your Name (2017)

Call Me by Your Name
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Luca Guadagnino, starring Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar
Rated R

Call Me by Your Name is a romantic coming-of-age drama, set in Northern Italy in 1983. Elio Perlman (Timothée Chalamet), a 17-year-old Jewish-American boy, spent his days in the sun-filled landscape of his father's summers in Lombardy, transcribing classical music and flirting with his friend Marzia. When his father (Michael Stuhlbarg) brings home a doctoral student from America, Elio's summer takes an unexpected turn. Oliver (Armie Hammer) is the antithesis of Elio: confident, self-assured, and experienced. The two men begin a passionate, intense affair, exploring each other's curiosities and desires. As the summer progresses, their bond becomes even deeper and more complex. Despite the looming end of their affair, Elio and Oliver must come to terms with their feelings and the consequences of their actions. With a soundtrack of classical music, Call Me by Your Name is a masterful exploration of first love, longing, and the bittersweet nature of life.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Brokeback Mountain
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Ang Lee, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid
Rated R

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx. It follows the complicated relationship between two young men, Ennis del Mar and Jack Twist, who meet as sheep herders in the summer of 1963, and the struggles they face as their relationship progresses over the decades. Despite their mutual love for each other, their relationship is forbidden and kept hidden from the public, as homosexual relationships are not accepted in the rural American west. As the years pass, Ennis and Jack are forced to confront the social restrictions of their time and must find a way to keep their love alive.

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

Silver Linings Playbook
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From David O. Russell, starring Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence, Robert De Niro, Jacki Weaver
Rated R

Silver Linings Playbook tells the story of Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), a man suffering from bipolar disorder who, after being released from a psychiatric hospital, moves back in with his parents and attempts to reconcile with his ex-wife. Along the way, he meets a troubled young woman named Tiffany (Jennifer Lawrence) who offers to help him reconnect with his wife in exchange for his help in a dance competition. Through their unlikely friendship, Pat and Tiffany come to realize that they both need to accept the past and move forward in order to find true happiness. Along the way, they must confront their own demons and learn how to live in the moment.

Y tu mamá también (2001)

Y tu mamá también
★★★★
★★★★
3.1 out of 4 stars

From Alfonso Cuarón, starring Maribel Verdú, Gael García Bernal, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ana López Mercado
Rated R

Y Tu Mamá También (2001) is a Mexican drama film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. It follows two teenage boys, Tenoch and Julio, on a road trip with Tenoch's beautiful and enigmatic older cousin, Luisa. As the trio journey across Mexico and share their experiences, they explore their own identities and discover a more mature understanding of life and love. The film also provides a realistic portrait of Mexican society and its struggles, from poverty and drug use to machismo and corruption. Filled with humor, emotion and bittersweet moments, Y Tu Mamá También is a coming-of-age tale about the power of friendship and the joys and sorrows of young adulthood.

American Psycho (2000)

American Psycho
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mary Harron, starring Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage
Rated R

American Psycho is a darkly humorous satire of 1980s yuppie culture, following Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale), a wealthy, unhinged Wall Street investment banker living in New York City. By day, Bateman fits in with the other businessmen and women, but by night he descends into a life of drugs, violence, and unchecked depravity. As Bateman's madness intensifies, his friends and colleagues become increasingly suspicious of his sinister behavior, but are unable to pinpoint the exact source of his wickedness. As Bateman's life spirals out of control, his sanity is tested and the line between reality and fantasy is blurred. Ultimately, American Psycho serves as a cautionary tale about unchecked greed and ambition and the dangers of a consumer-driven society.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Stanley Kubrick, starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack
Rated R

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 psychological drama film directed by Stanley Kubrick, based on Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Traumnovelle. Tom Cruise stars as Dr. William Harford, a successful New York City doctor who is shocked after his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met. Disturbed by his wife's confession, William embarks on a night-long journey of sexual and moral discovery, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an underground cult. As the night progresses, William finds himself in increasingly dangerous and bizarre situations, as he discovers the dark secrets of the cult and is forced to confront his own sexuality and morality. In the end, William is forced to confront his own fears and choose between his marriage and the cult.

Sideways (2004)

Sideways
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Alexander Payne, starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, Sandra Oh
Rated R

Sideways tells the story of two middle-aged men, Miles and Jack, who take a weeklong road trip through California's wine country. Miles is a struggling writer and wine enthusiast, while Jack is a soon-to-be-married actor. On the trip, Miles and Jack visit various wineries, get into various misadventures, and confront their own personal issues. Throughout the movie, their friendship is tested as Miles struggles with his unrequited love for an old flame and Jack struggles with his impending marriage. As their weeklong journey comes to an end, both men must come to terms with their own shortcomings and limitations, and learn to appreciate the present moment.

Little Children (2006)

Little Children
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Todd Field, starring Kate Winslet, Jennifer Connelly, Patrick Wilson, Jackie Earle Haley
Rated R

Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field and based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. The film stars Kate Winslet, Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Connelly, Gregg Edelman, Jackie Earle Haley, and Noah Emmerich. The film follows the lives of a group of young adults living in suburban Massachusetts. As they struggle to balance their lives, they also must confront their own inner demons and deal with the consequences of their decisions. The film centers around two characters, Sarah Pierce and Brad Adamson, whose lives become intertwined when their spouses fall in love. Sarah is an unhappy housewife who struggles with her feelings of isolation and inadequacy, while Brad is a stay-at-home dad who is trying to reclaim the joy of his youth. Through their interactions, they each must confront the expectations that society has placed upon them, and reevaluate their own lives. Little Children was met with critical success, with particular praise going to the performances of Winslet and Wilson. The film earned three Academy Award nominations, for Best Actress (Winslet), Best Supporting Actor (Haley), and Best Adapted Screenplay (Field and Perrotta).

Leaving Las Vegas (1995)

Leaving Las Vegas
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

From Mike Figgis, starring Nicolas Cage, Elisabeth Shue, Julian Sands, Richard Lewis
Rated R

Leaving Las Vegas is a 1995 drama film directed by Mike Figgis and starring Nicolas Cage and Elisabeth Shue. It tells the story of a suicidal alcoholic named Ben Sanderson (Cage), who travels to Las Vegas to drink himself to death. There, he meets and falls in love with a prostitute named Sera (Shue), who is also struggling to overcome her own demons. Together, they form a bond of understanding and acceptance as they try to make sense of a life that has gone off the rails. The film explores the depths of despair, the power of hope and the beauty of friendship. Ultimately, it is a story of two people who find solace and comfort in each other's company as they attempt to make peace with their lives.

Fish Tank (2009)

Fish Tank
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Andrea Arnold, starring Katie Jarvis, Michael Fassbender, Kierston Wareing, Rebecca Griffiths
Rated Not Rated

Bound (1996)

Bound
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski, starring Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan
Rated R

Cape Fear (1991)

Cape Fear
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Nick Nolte, Jessica Lange, Juliette Lewis
Rated R

True Lies (1994)

True Lies
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From James Cameron, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Tom Arnold, Bill Paxton
Rated R

Closer (2004)

Closer
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Mike Nichols, starring Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Julia Roberts
Rated R

Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)

Sex, Lies, and Videotape
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Steven Soderbergh, starring James Spader, Andie MacDowell, Peter Gallagher, Laura San Giacomo
Rated R

The Great Gatsby (2013)

The Great Gatsby
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Baz Luhrmann, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire
Rated PG-13

Carol (2015)

Carol
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Todd Haynes, starring Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler
Rated R

8 Mile (2002)

8 Mile
★★★★
★★★★
2.9 out of 4 stars

From Curtis Hanson, starring Eminem, Brittany Murphy, Kim Basinger, Mekhi Phifer
Rated R

Brothers (2009)

Brothers
★★★★
★★★★
2.8 out of 4 stars

From Jim Sheridan, starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Natalie Portman, Tobey Maguire, Sam Shepard
Rated R

 



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