9 Movies About Cheating

Movies about cheating

Movies about cheating

If you’ve been cheated on or have cheated on someone, you know that it’s not easy keeping up appearances, lying, or worse yet, getting caught.

In all of these flicks, the cheater’s behavior comes to light and, well, things just don’t end well for anyone.

Movies about cheating #1

Unfaithful

Cheaters: Diane Lane, Olivier Martinez
When the very married Connie Summer (Lane) accidentally meets up with Paul Martel (Martinez), sparks fly instantly and she finds herself wanting him. She finally gives in to her desires and it’s the most fun she’s had in years.

Unfortunately, her husband doesn’t think it’s so much fun and things take a turn for the worse.

Movies about cheating #2

Fatal Attraction

Cheaters: Michael Douglas, Glenn Close
When Dan Gallagher (Douglas) and Alex Forrest (Close) hook up, the heat is undeniable, but when he tries to end it and focus on his family once again, she is just not having it, hence the “boiling the bunny” expression.

Of course, someone has to die, and the man who started it all is left unscathed. How fair is that?

Movies about cheating #3

Indecent Proposal

Cheaters: Robert Redford, Demi Moore
John Gage (Redford) offers Diana Murphy (Moore) and her husband $1 million to spend one night with her. They go for it because they need the money so badly, but that one night manages to tear then apart.

But is it really cheating if you have your husband’s consent? Maybe not, but it still did some serious damage.

Movies about cheating #4

Legends of the Fall

Cheaters: Brad Pitt, Julia Ormond
Samuel Ludlow (Henry Thomas) brings home his bride-to-be Susannah (Ormond) but the moment she spots his brother Tristan (Pitt), she suddenly has doubts about marrying.

All three brothers (oldest played by Aidan Quinn) fall in love with her because, well, she’s the only woman around for thousands of miles, and problems ensue.

Movies about cheating #5

Derailed

Cheaters: Jennifer Aniston, Clive Owen
Charles Schine (Owen) has a beautiful wife and gravely ill daughter at home and so, when he meets up with Lucinda Harris (Aniston) on a train, he is delighted to decompress and chill out with her.

One thing leads to another, however, and they end up almost having sex together. Thing is, Lucinda was setting him up for money and had her boyfriend catch them in order to blackmail Charles.

Any way you slice it, he shouldn’t have tried to stick his pickle between another woman’s buns.

Movies about cheating #6

The Graduate

Cheaters: Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft
Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock (Hoffman) is lured into a sexual affair with Mrs. Robinson (Bancroft), who happens to be his father’s business partner’s wife. Problem is, he ends up falling for her daughter.

After she finds out about his affair with her mother, she wants nothing to do with him, but he continues to pursue her fiercely and does end up getting the girl. What you don’t see are the awkward holiday family dinners after that.

Movies about cheating #7

Sideways

Cheaters: Thomas Hayden Church, and as many women as he could get his hands on
Jack (Church) is engaged to be married and yet, he can’t seem to keep his hands off any woman that comes within touching distance of him.

His fiancée ends up finding out and dumps his ass, with good reason. Lord knows he probably had an STD anyway.

Movies about cheating #8

Brokeback Mountain

Cheaters: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger
They first met as two single men who became lovers, but after years apart and marriage and kids, the Ennis (Ledger) and Jack (Gyllenhaal) reunited and the sparks flew more than ever before.

Alma (Michelle Williams), Ennis’ wife, is suspicious about their relationship considering she saw them kissing, and eventually divorces Ennis and takes the kids.

Movies about cheating #9

The Good Girl

Cheaters: Jennifer Aniston, Jake Gyllenhaal
Young and married, Justine Last (Aniston) lives a mundane life until she decides to start having an affair with Holden Worther (Gyllenhaal), a young store clerk who thinks that he’s Holden Caulfield from the the Steinbeck book, The Catcher in the Rye.

In the end, she goes up against her husband and even against the very man she’s having an affair with and everyone ends up hating her.

More movies about cheating

Are there other flicks you thought really drove the cheating point home? Feel free to list them in the comments section.

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  • Momma

    weird how you said some comments about the men who cheated in these movies but never commented against the women cheating and only commenting on the movie e.g. “he probably has std anyway”, “stick his pickle in her anyway”. if youre going tpo comment on the cheating aspects of the movies you should comment on all not only about the men, just sounds biased and a women who has been cheated on.

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  • J. D. Salinger

    Steinbeck? Really? Next time do a simple google search. Or, better yet… read a book. Steinbeck wrote many books but Catcher in the Rye was not one of them.