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The Best Cheating Wife Movies  

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While it's so frowned upon in every day life, there's plenty of people out there who like a good cheating wife movie. There's just something about infidelity that's appealing when it doesn't involve yourself. Whether you're hoping the cheater gets caught or you think the love affair is more important, this list of movies with cheating wives is just for you. 

Check out the films below and vote for your favorites. You can also add any to the list that haven't made it on. 

When you're done, be sure to check out our list of movies about cheating in relationships.

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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan
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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A Walk on the Moon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Anna Paquin, Diane Lane, Viggo Mortensen
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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Little Children is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Kate Winslet, Jackie Earle Haley
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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Young Adam is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Emily Mortimer
Young Adam is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by David Mackenzie. The screenplay is based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Alexander Trocchi.
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Match Point is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Scarlett Johansson, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Emily Mortimer
Match Point is a 2005 drama film written and directed by Woody Allen which stars Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Scarlett Johansson, Emily Mortimer, Matthew Goode, Brian Cox, and Penelope Wilton. Rhys ...more
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Lake Consequence is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Lake Consequence Billy Zane, Joan Severance, Whip Hubley
Lake Consequence is a 1993 drama film directed by Rafael Eisenman.
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Animal Instincts is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
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Unlike his sleazy, anti-erotic Dark Bros. porn films, director A. Gregory Hippolyte's mainstream efforts tend to be sleek, stylish, and erotic like this popular item, a kinky thriller based on a ...more
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Depraved is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
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La mujer de mi hermano is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Bárbara Mori, Gaby Espino, Christian Meier
La mujer de mi hermano is a 2005 Mexican film directed by Ricardo de Montreuil, based on the novel of the same name by the Peruvian writer, journalist and TV host Jaime Bayly. It starred ...more
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Caught is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
sarath-s-rajendran added María Conchita Alonso, Edward James Olmos, Bitty Schram
Caught is a 1996 drama, thriller film directed by Robert M. Young.
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Careful What You Wish For is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Nick Jonas, Isabel Lucas, Graham Rogers
Careful What You Wish For is a 2015 American erotic thriller film directed by Elizabeth Allen Rosenbaum. A guy (Nick Jonas) gets more than he bargained for after entering into an affair with the ...more
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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski
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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Leaving is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Kristin Scott Thomas, Sergi López i Ayats, Yvan Attal
"Leaving (Partir) tells one of the oldest stories in the world as a married woman leaves her husband for the arms of another man. The consequences of her infidelity are less conventional ...more
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A Perfect Murder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Gwyneth Paltrow, Viggo Mortensen, Michael Douglas
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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Indecent Proposal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Damir Hasani added Demi Moore, Robert Redford, Woody Harrelson
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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The Postman Always Rings Twice is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, Anjelica Huston
The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1981 film adaptation of the 1934 novel by the same name by James M. Cain. The film was produced by Lorimar in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and ...more
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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner, William Hurt
Body Heat is a 1981 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It stars William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Richard Crenna, and features Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, and ...more
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The Door in the Floor is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Kim Basinger, Jeff Bridges, Elle Fanning
The Door in the Floor is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by Tod Williams. The screenplay is based on the first third of the 1998 novel A Widow for One Year by John Irving.
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Meet Bill is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Jessica Alba, Elizabeth Banks, Kristen Wiig
Meet Bill is a 2007 comedy film written and directed by Bernie Goldmann and Melisa Wallack and starring Aaron Eckhart as the titular character, with supporting performances by Logan Lerman, ...more
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Delta of Venus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Costas Mandylor, Marek Vašut, Audie England
Delta of Venus is a 1994 American erotic drama film—though it was released in 1995—inspired by the erotic story collection of the same name by Anaïs Nin. The book is not autobiographical, ...more
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Asylum is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Ian McKellen, Natasha Richardson, Hugh Bonneville
Asylum is a 2005 Anglo-Irish drama film directed by David Mackenzie and made by Mace Neufeld Productions, Samson Films, Seven Arts Productions, Zephyr Films Ltd and released by Paramount ...more
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Payback is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
RdashRdash added Joan Severance, C. Thomas Howell, Breckin Meyer
Payback is a 1995 thriller film directed by Anthony Hickox and written by Sam Bernard. It stars C. Thomas Howell and Joan Severance.
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The Dilemma is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Jennifer Connelly, Winona Ryder, Channing Tatum
The Dilemma is a 2011 American comedy-drama film starring Vince Vaughn and Kevin James. The film is directed by Ron Howard. Savvy businessman Ronny and genius engineer Nick are best friends and ...more
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The Other Man is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Liam Neeson, Antonio Banderas, Laura Linney
The Other Man is a 2008 British-American drama film directed by Richard Eyre. It stars Liam Neeson and Antonio Banderas as competitors for a woman's love, The film was a flop, failing to reach ...more
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To Die For is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Cheating Wife Movies
Nicole Kidman, Joaquin Phoenix, Matt Dillon
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