Everyone enjoys a movie about cheating from time to time. While there is no way to justify cheating or why we like to watch such movies, I think we’ve all thought about doing it at least once. Whether it was to get back at someone, just to get rid of monotony, or the need to have an adrenaline rush. Granted that we never intend on acting upon our deepest darkest thoughts, thinking about it or seeing someone else act on does get our minds racing and bodies tingling. If you’re addicted to the genre like I am, feel no shame and own it; it’s not like you’re doing anything bad by watching a movie about it. Furthermore, if you intend to explore the genre, then why not start from the best! Here are the top 10 cheating movies that will be worth the watch.
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1. An Affair to Remember
Directed by Leo McCarey and written by Delmer Daves, this is a classic that you shouldn’t miss. Starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, and Richard Denning, the movie revolves around the main character Nickie Ferrante wanting to marry rich and take a shortcut to a better life. He succeeds in doing so by getting engaged to a rich heiress. Nickie, however, is a playboy with no intention of letting go of his old ways. With his of his scandalous love life in the magazines now and then, he’s treading on hot waters with his engagement. Amidst this, he meets Terry Mckay, a singer at a nearby nightclub. One thing leads to another, and they end up falling for each other. Knowing that what they now have is serious, they decide to meet in a year to see where their heart lies. Giving away everything wouldn’t be fair to you so if you haven’t watched it, you’re missing out.
Seeing cheaters get what they deserve is a sight for sore eyes. And if you like thriller movies, this is the one. It is directed by Adrian Lyne with a promising cast of Richard Gere, Diane Lane, and Olivier Martinez. It is a story about a man finding out about his wife’s affair. With the marriage going down the drain, Connie, the wife finds herself being attracted to Paul, an attractive young man who invites her to his place to treat her wound. Connie accepts the invitation not thinking much about it but finds herself in a situation where Paul makes advances at her. Uncomfortable by his advances, she leaves but later finds his number in a book Paul gave her. She decides to call him and Paul invites her to his place. When she’s there, she feels the sexual tension between them but once again, leaves. Not being able to take Paul out of her head, she visits again and this time – she stays. The story is filled with passion, thrill, and mystery. It’s definitely a must-watch.
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3. Fatal Attraction
Fatal attracting is a thriller that will get your blood pumping. The film stars Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, and Anne Archer and is a story of a man cheating and finding out the other woman is an obsessive lunatic - tough luck, huh? Serves cheaters right though, he plans on having a quick fling and gets trapped in a sticky situation.
Released in 1994, the film casts some of the best actors of the time, i.e., Richard Gere, Sharon Stone, Lolita Davidovich, and Martin Landau. The movie revolves around a man whose marriage is all about business and not love. Being stuck in a loveless marriage and getting in constant fights, the man ends up falling in love with a reporter. Caught in crossroads of life unable to make a decision, the man gets in an accident. He left behind a message to one and a letter to another; will that make a difference? See it for yourself and find out.
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5. 6 Years
If you’re looking for something that revolves around mental health and cheating then this is the movie to go for. Most of the time we go straight ahead and judge those people who cheat, but at times they are caught up in such traumatic relationships that it is the only way out. Directed by Hannah Fidell this movie will make you cry and find a soft spot for those who do something bad to get out of something worse. I’m pretty sure you’ve been caught up in situations where you had to pick the lesser of two evils – because everybody has been at least once in their lives.
6. Anna Karenina
If you’re looking for high society drama then, get your popcorn and start streaming. The story revolves around the wife of a minister falling for a commoner and causing a high society scandal. She is then faced with an impossible choice, to go with the man that she loves but never be able to see her son again, or stay with her son and never be able to see the man she loves. Caught at the crossroads, the movie builds up to tragedy and loss. It is packed with drama and suspense about what’s going to happen next.
In a world where technology has taken over the whole dating aspect of life, it is now easier than ever to fall for temptation as everything is just a swipe away. So, if you want to see how that comes into play in modern-day love stories then this is the movie to go for. It revolves around the story of how a couple ends up sleeping with other people they met through tinder and how that leads to the evolution of their relationship in a non-conventional way. While this might not be as satisfying for those who are addicted to karma, it can be insightful for those who want to explore their sexual horizons.
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8. No other woman (2011)
If you're looking for a movie with someone actually fighting to keep the other in their life then look no further. This movie is about a man who is happily married yet falls for a rich woman. His wife however is not willing to settle for anything less than having her husband to herself. She fights tooth and nail to make sure, it stays that way. Remember, everything is fair in love and war.
9. Indiscretion (2016)
The movie is a must-watch if you’re into psychological thrillers. It is about a therapist having an affair with an artist who turns out to be psychotic. Not only does he start stalking her, but he also tries to insert himself into her life, making her life a living hell.
10. Fatal Affair (2020)
If you want to see cheating and murder and attempted murder all in one, Fatal Affair has got your back. You can easily stream it on Netflix and have a great time. The story revolves around a woman who has a moment of weakness with her former high school lover. However, rediscovering her moral compass, she tries to cut him off. He acts smart about it, but then the true horror begins. He turns to blackmail to make her stay. What will she do? Will she let this creep rule her life? Or will she do what needs to be done?
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There are too many movies I can go on about. Just so that you don’t run out of such movies, here below is a list of a few more movies that revolves around two-timing, love, and passion.
- The Unmarried Wife
- White Girl
- The Love Affair
- No Other Woman
- You Carry Me
- The other woman
Now that you have a list to go through, what are you waiting for? Get hooked on the best cheating movies of all time. We all need to vent a little bit, especially if you’ve been cheated on, this can be the cathartic experience that you’ve been looking for. Know that there’s no shame if you are addicted to the genre, god knows I am. Cheating is evil yet it has been experienced by many. After all, movies are based on reality. Hope you discover some of your cheating favorites through this list.