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The Best Movies About Infidelity 

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Updated May 12, 2020 3.2k votes 1.2k voters 279.4k views 47 items

List Rules Movies must deal with infidelity and adultery.

A list of the best infidelity movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This infidelity movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about infidelity are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about infidelity you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous infidelity movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these infidelity movie titles for more information about the films.

List features items like The Descendants and Deconstructing Harry.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best infidelity movies?" and "What is the greatest infidelity movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular infidelity movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these infidelity movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good infidelity movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 2002

Actors: Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan, Erik Per Sullivan, Michael Emerson, + more

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Unfaithful is a 2002 American thriller drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Chad Lowe, Dominic Chianese and Olivier Martinez. It was adapted by Alvin Sargent ...more

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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 1987

Actors: Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski, Anne Archer, Fred Gwynne, + more

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

This film is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The film centers on a married Manhattan man who has a ...more

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American Beauty is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
1999

Actors: Kevin Spacey, Annette Bening, Mena Suvari, Allison Janney, Chris Cooper, + more

Directed by: Sam Mendes

American Beauty is a 1999 American drama film directed by Sam Mendes. An advertising executive (Kevin Spacey) has a midlife crisis when he becomes infatuated with his teenage daughter's best ...more

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Indecent Proposal is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 1993

Actors: Demi Moore, Robert Redford, Woody Harrelson, Billy Bob Thornton, Billy Connolly, + more

Directed by: Adrian Lyne

Indecent Proposal is a 1993 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and stars Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson.

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Closer is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
dudeabides added 2004

Actors: Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Clive Owen, Colin Stinton, + more

Directed by: Mike Nichols

Closer is a 2004 romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber, based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie was produced and directed by Mike Nichols and stars Julia ...more

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What Lies Beneath is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 2000

Actors: Michelle Pfeiffer, Harrison Ford, Amber Valletta, Miranda Otto, Joe Morton, + more

Directed by: Robert Zemeckis

What Lies Beneath is a 2000 American psychological thriller film directed by Robert Zemeckis. It is the first film by ImageMovers. It stars Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer as a well-to-do ...more

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The Graduate is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
PeteBoyle added 1967

Actors: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft, Richard Dreyfuss, Katharine Ross, Norman Fell, + more

Directed by: Mike Nichols

The Graduate is a 1967 American comedy-drama film directed by Mike Nichols. It is based on the 1963 novel The Graduate by Charles Webb, who wrote it shortly after graduating from Williams ...more

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Little Children is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Bootsdad added 2006

Actors: Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earle Haley, Patrick Wilson, Noah Emmerich, + more

Directed by: Todd Field

Little Children is a 2006 American drama film directed by Todd Field. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tom Perrotta, who along with Field wrote the screenplay. It stars Kate Winslet, ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 1999

Actors: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick, Alan Cumming, Leelee Sobieski, + more

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his ...more

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Love Actually is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 2003

Actors: Keira Knightley, Elisha Cuthbert, Liam Neeson, January Jones, Denise Richards, + more

Directed by: Richard Curtis

Love Actually is a 2003 British Christmas-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Richard Curtis. The screenplay delves into different aspects of love as shown through ten separate ...more

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To Die For is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 1995

Actors: Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon, Casey Affleck, George Segal, + more

Directed by: Gus Van Sant

This film is a 1995 American comedy-drama film, made in a mockumentary format, directed by Gus Van Sant and written by Buck Henry, based on the novel of the same name by Joyce Maynard, which in ...more

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The Other Woman is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
CalliopeAnagnosti added 2014

Actors: Cameron Diaz, Kate Upton, Nicki Minaj, Leslie Mann, Don Johnson, + more

Directed by: Nick Cassavetes

The Other Woman is a 2014 American romantic comedy film directed by Nick Cassavetes and written by Melissa Stack. The film stars Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, Kate Upton and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, ...more

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A Walk on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
CarlaCramerSackreiter added 1999

Actors: Anna Paquin, Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber, Lisa Jakub, + more

Directed by: Tony Goldwyn

A Walk on the Moon is a 1999 drama film starring Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen, Liev Schreiber and Anna Paquin. The movie, which was set against the backdrop of the Woodstock festival of 1969 and ...more

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Chloe is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
John Hogan added 2009

Actors: Amanda Seyfried, Nina Dobrev, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Max Thieriot, + more

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

Chloe is a 2009 erotic thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan, a remake of the 2003 French film Nathalie.... It stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried in the title role. Its ...more

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A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
CalliopeAnagnosti added 1998

Actors: Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas, David Suchet, Will Lyman, + more

Directed by: Andrew Davis

This film is a 1998 American thriller film directed by Andrew Davis and starring Michael Douglas, Gwyneth Paltrow and Viggo Mortensen. Loosely based on the play by Frederick Knott, the ...more

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Eternal Sunshine of the ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 2004

Actors: Kate Winslet, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Carrey, Mark Ruffalo, Elijah Wood, + more

Directed by: Michel Gondry

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is a 2004 American romantic science-fiction comedy-drama film about an estranged couple who have each other erased from their memories, written by Charlie ...more

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Terms of Endearment is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 1983

Actors: Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, John Lithgow, Shirley MacLaine, Jeff Daniels, + more

Directed by: James L. Brooks

Terms of Endearment is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra ...more

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Revolutionary Road is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
GülfemSarı added 2008

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Michael Shannon, Kathryn Hahn, + more

Directed by: Sam Mendes

Revolutionary Road is a 2008 American-British drama film, based on the 1961 novel of the same name by Richard Yates, directed by Sam Mendes. This is the second collaboration between Leonardo ...more

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The Last Seduction is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 1994

Actors: Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg, Dean Norris, J. T. Walsh, + more

Directed by: John Dahl

The Last Seduction is a 1994 neo-noir thriller film directed by John Dahl, and features Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, and Bill Pullman. Fiorentino's performance generated talk of an Oscar ...more

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Last Night is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
GülfemSarı added 2010

Actors: Keira Knightley, Eva Mendes, Sam Worthington, Anson Mount, Guillaume Canet, + more

Directed by: Massy Tadjedin

Last Night is a 2010 drama romance film written and directed by Massy Tadjedin. It stars Keira Knightley, Sam Worthington, Eva Mendes and Guillaume Canet. The film's official trailer was ...more
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The Wolf of Wall Street ... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
GülfemSarı added 2013

Actors: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie, Jonah Hill, Rob Reiner, + more

Directed by: Martin Scorsese

The Wolf of Wall Street is a 2013 American biographical black comedy film directed by Martin Scorsese, based on the memoir by Jordan Belfort. An ambitious stockbroker (Leonardo DiCaprio) tells ...more

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Anna Karenina is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
GülfemSarı added 2012

Actors: Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Cara Delevingne, Michelle Dockery, Kelly Macdonald, + more

Directed by: Joe Wright

Anna Karenina is a 2012 British epic romantic drama film directed by Joe Wright. Adapted by Tom Stoppard from Leo Tolstoy's 1877 novel of the same name, the film depicts the tragedy of Russian ...more

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Lucy in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
2019

Actors: Natalie Portman, Jon Hamm, Dan Stevens, Zazie Beetz, Pearl Amanda Dickson, + more

Directed by: Noah Hawley

Lucy in the Sky (a.k.a. Pale Blue Dot) is a 2019 American drama film directed by Noah Hawley, loosely based on astronaut Lisa Nowak's alleged criminal activities. An astronaut (Natalie Portman) ...more
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Doctor Zhivago is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
RobLein added 1965

Actors: Omar Sharif, Julie Christie, Alec Guinness, Rod Steiger, Klaus Kinski, + more

Directed by: David Lean

Doctor Zhivago is a British-American 1965 epic drama–romance film directed by David Lean, starring Omar Sharif and Julie Christie. It is set in Russia between the years prior to WWI, and is ...more

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Election is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Movies About Infidelity
Greg Stopera added 1999

Actors: Reese Witherspoon, Matthew Broderick, Chris Klein, Colleen Camp, Nicholas D'Agosto, + more

Directed by: Alexander Payne

Election is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Alexander Payne and adapted by him and Jim Taylor from Tom Perrotta's 1998 novel of the same title. The plot revolves around a ...more

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