Movies About Infidelity

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Movies About Infidelity

Dozens of films have explored Movies About Infidelity. Here are 25 of the best 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 American crime film directed by acclaimed director Martin Scorsese and released in 1990. The film follows the rise and fall of Henry Hill, a New York City mobster, and his involvement in the Lucchese crime family. It also follows the lives of his friends and associates, Tommy DeVito and Jimmy Conway. Through a series of twists and turns, Hill is eventually arrested by the FBI and decides to become an informant in order to keep himself and his loved ones safe. The film is renowned for its iconic soundtrack and intense performances, and is considered one of the greatest films of all time.

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 crime film directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, and James Woods. It is based on the true story of Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal and Anthony “the Ant” Spilotro, two mobsters who ran Las Vegas casinos in the 1970s and 1980s. The film follows Sam “Ace” Rothstein (De Niro), a Chicago mobster sent to Vegas to oversee the operations of the Tangiers casino. He quickly gets embroiled in a power struggle between the bosses, who are trying to control the city’s casinos, and the local mobsters, who are trying to take them over. As Ace gets deeper into the mafia world, he starts to lose his moral compass and his relationship with his wife Ginger (Stone) starts to degrade. The film culminates in a dramatic showdown between Ace and Nicky Santoro (Pesci), his best friend and partner in crime, who has gone rogue and is trying to take over the casino. The film ends with Ace being left alone in the casino, surrounded by the debris of his shattered dreams.

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 film directed by David Fincher and based on the bestselling novel by Gillian Flynn. It follows the story of Nick Dunne, a man whose wife Amy mysteriously disappears on their fifth wedding anniversary. As the investigation into Amy’s disappearance deepens, Nick quickly becomes the prime suspect. As evidence begins to reveal itself, it becomes clear that nothing is as it seems and Nick must work to figure out what really happened to his wife before it's too late. The film is a gripping, suspenseful and often shocking exploration of the lengths one person will go to in pursuit of revenge.

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 a Mexican film directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu. The film follows three separate stories that are all linked together by a car accident in Mexico City. The first story follows Octavio and his brother-in-law Ramiro, who are involved in an illegal dog-fighting ring. The second story follows Daniel and Valeria, a married couple who are struggling with their relationship. The third story follows El Chivo, an ex-revolutionary who is now living on the streets and working as a hitman. As the three stories unfold, the characters' lives become intertwined and the audience is left with a powerful and thought-provoking film that explores themes of love, loss, identity, and fate.

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 an American drama film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. Set in the 1970’s and 1980’s, the story follows Eddie Adams (played by Mark Wahlberg), a young man from the San Fernando Valley who takes on the porn industry as a high-profile adult film actor known as Dirk Diggler. As he rises to fame and fortune, his relationships with his co-stars, friends, and family become strained, leading to a downward spiral of drug abuse and personal tragedy. The film also explores the changing landscape of the porn industry in the late 1970s and early 1980s, as new technologies such as VHS challenged the traditional ways of doing business. Boogie Nights is both a heartfelt and hilarious look at the human drama of the porn industry and the struggles of its participants.

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 epic romance-disaster film directed, written, co-produced, and co-edited 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 ship. The film follows the forbidden love between a seventeen-year-old aristocrat, Rose DeWitt Bukater, and a poor artist, Jack Dawson, aboard the RMS Titanic during its ill-fated maiden voyage in April 1912. During the voyage, the ship collides with an iceberg and sinks, leaving Jack and Rose as the only survivors. As Jack and Rose fight for their lives, their love for each other grows more and more. Upon surviving the sinking of the ship, the two part ways as Rose is able to go back to her old life, while Jack perishes in the icy waters of the Atlantic. Despite their fate, their love lives on and the story of the Titanic lives on in history.

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 2017 romantic drama directed by Luca Guadagnino and starring Armie Hammer and Timothée Chalamet. The film takes place in Italy in the summer of 1983, and follows 17-year-old Elio (Chalamet) as he develops a romantic relationship with his father's 24-year-old American assistant Oliver (Hammer). As their bond grows, Elio and Oliver must confront their innermost feelings and the consequences of a forbidden love. With a beautiful setting and stunningly intimate performances, the film is both a romantic exploration of love and a reflection on the power of memory.

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 romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and released in 2005. The film tells the story of two men, Jack Twist and Ennis Del Mar, who meet while working as ranch hands in Wyoming in 1963. Despite the social constraints of the time, the two men develop a deep, romantic and ultimately heartbreaking connection. Over the years, they are forced to hide their relationship from family and friends as they struggle to maintain it secretly. The film follows the journey of the two men as they come to terms with the consequences of their forbidden love.

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 is a 2012 American romantic comedy-drama film directed by David O. Russell. The story follows Pat Solitano Jr., a former teacher who has been released from a mental institution and moves back in with his parents, played by Robert De Niro and Jacki Weaver. Pat is determined to win back his ex-wife, and he meets a mysterious young widow named Tiffany, played by Jennifer Lawrence, who offers to help him in his quest. As they spend more time together, they form a bond and begin to help each other find happiness and balance in their lives. The movie was a critical and box office success, receiving eight Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.

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 is a 2001 Mexican coming-of-age road movie directed by Alfonso Cuarón and starring Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna. Set in Mexico during the summer of 1999, the movie tells the story of two teenage boys, Tenoch and Julio, who embark on a road trip with an older woman, Luisa, after learning that she is terminally ill. Along the way, the trio explore the culture of Mexico, its people, society, and sexuality. The movie is considered to be an important representation of Mexican cinema and its themes of youth, sexual exploration, and political unrest.

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 2000 dark comedy-horror film based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. The film, directed by Mary Harron, stars Christian Bale as Patrick Bateman, a wealthy, materialistic Wall Street yuppie, who delves into a life of murder and mayhem. Bateman is a serial killer that takes pleasure in torturing and murdering his victims. Despite his outrageous behavior, he is able to maintain his public facade of an upstanding citizen quite effectively. The film also examines the shallow, materialistic lifestyle of his peers, as well as their disregard for those less fortunate than themselves. The film offers a dark exploration of the darker side of human nature, while also providing occasional dark humor.

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 directed by Stanley Kubrick. The film follows the story of Dr. Bill Harford, a successful New York City doctor, on a nightmarish journey of sexual and moral discovery. After his wife, Alice, admits to having fantasized about a stranger, Bill embarks on a nightlong odyssey of sexual and moral discovery. His journey takes him to a surreal, mysterious mask shop where he meets a beautiful and seductive young woman who claims to be a former patient of his. He is also invited to a secret, mysterious high-society gathering. After witnessing an erotic ritual, Bill is pursued by menacing figures, forcing him to confront his fears and desires. Ultimately, he returns home to his wife, realizing the power of their relationship.

Sideways (2004)

Sideways
★★★★
★★★★
3 out of 4 stars

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

Sideways is a 2004 comedy-drama film written and directed by Alexander Payne, and starring Paul Giamatti, Thomas Haden Church, Virginia Madsen, and Sandra Oh. The movie follows middle-aged Miles (Giamatti) and Jack (Church), two old friends who are both struggling with their personal lives. Miles is a failed writer who is struggling with his recent divorce, and Jack is about to be married but is struggling with commitment. The two friends set out on a week-long road trip through California's wine country, in search of a meaningful experience. During their journey, they discover themselves and explore the complexities of friendship, love and life. Along the way, they discover the beauty of wine and the joys of living life to the fullest.

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 drama film directed by Todd Field and adapted from the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta. The film follows several characters living in a suburban town dealing with the effects of infidelity and washed up dreams. The main characters include Sarah Pierce, a former stay-at-home mom who is struggling with her identity and her marriage; Brad Adamson, a stay-at-home dad who is having an affair; Ronnie J. McGorvey, a convicted sex offender; and Larry Hedges, a teenage boy who is struggling with his own identity. Through the interactions of these characters, the film paints a portrait of suburban life, the power of secrets, and the effects of repression. The film ultimately focuses on the power of redemption and the strength of family.

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 American romantic drama film directed by Mike Figgis and written by Figgis and Frank Pierson, based on John O'Brien's semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. It stars Nicolas Cage as a suicidal alcoholic in Los Angeles who attempts to drink himself to death in Las Vegas. Elisabeth Shue co-stars as a prostitute in a mutually destructive relationship with Cage's character. The film is a powerful and heartbreaking look at alcoholism and its devastating effects on the individual, his loved ones, and those around him. Cage's character embarks on a journey of self-destruction, but finds solace in the companionship of Shue's character. As their relationship evolves, the film explores the themes of redemption, hope, and love in the face of despair and self-destruction. Ultimately, the film is a story of hope in the midst of tragedy.

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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