Valentine’s Day: in view of Valentine’s Day, 8 excellent films about infidelity

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In some countries, such as the United States and Canada, every February 13th Day of the infidel. It is a counter-celebration of Valentine’s Day, or Valentine’s Day, which falls on the 14th of that month.

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The date, now very popular also in Europe, was born from a social dating network – Ashley Madison – which states, according to the data collected on its website, that the days before and after Valentine’s Day are those in which there is more activity and the number of infidelities skyrockets.

This is why, taking into account that this is a topic widely explored in cinema, we offer you a series of essential titles on the topics of infidelity.

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8 films about infidelity to watch before Valentine’s Day


Let’s start with the “package Adrian Lyne“: In the following list there are three films by the same director.

The first takes its name from the subject: Infidelity, and is a remake released in 2002 of a 1969 Claude Chabrol film.

Diane Lane and Olivier Martínez in Lyne's film.Diane Lane and Olivier Martínez in Lyne’s film.

The love triangle in this film is between Edward, Connie and Paul -Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Olivier Martínez-. The first two are a wedding; the third, Connie’s lover.

Lyne handles the suspense impeccably by relying on Gere’s character’s curiosity and dosing of information.

In Netflix AND Star+.

Fatal Attraction

Lyne’s second. In this case, Fatal Attraction, the one with the unforgettable rabbit scene (if you haven’t seen it, someone probably told you about it).

Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, protagonists of Fatal Attraction.Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, protagonists of Fatal Attraction.

The premise is similar to that of Infidelity, but with the difference that here the male protagonist, Dan, is the unfaithful one who wants to end their relationship. The problem is that his wife has no intention of accepting it.

With great performances from Michael Douglas and Close, who was nominated for an Oscar for her great performance.

Indecent Proposal

Third and last is Lyne’s, with a triangle formed this time by Robert Redford, Demi Moore and Woody Harrelson.

Moore and Redford in a scene from Indecent Proposal.Moore and Redford in a scene from Indecent Proposal.

In Indecent Proposal the plot becomes even more complex than in the previous two, since there is money and ethics? in the middle.

Redford, a charming billionaire, offers Harrelson-Moore’s needy partner a million dollars in exchange for a night with her. The couple will have to talk about it and decide whether to accept or not…

The bottom of the sea

An Argentinian couldn’t be missing. Under the Sea, the first film by Damián Szifrón (Wild Tales), infidelity is the driving force.

Daniel Hendler in The Bottom of the Sea.Daniel Hendler in The Bottom of the Sea.

Toledo, the protagonist played by Daniel Hendler, decides to investigate his girlfriend because he thinks she is cheating on him. From there, countless dark humor-filled situations arise that will get the gears flowing.


A first from the last decade that only gets stronger as time goes by. David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel tackles the limits of infidelity and its impact internally and externally.

Rosamund Pike in a scene from Gone Girl.  Photo: APRosamund Pike in a scene from Gone Girl. Photo: AP

On the fifth anniversary of their wedding, Nick -Ben Affleck- informs the media that his wife -Rosamund Pike- has mysteriously disappeared. The case becomes so high profile that he becomes a celebrity and is named the prime suspect.

In Netflix AND Star+.

Closer: driven by desire

Mike Nichols, the director of The Graduate, released his best film more than twenty years later, a romantic drama about a love quartet featuring the most famous actors of the time.

From left to right: Owen, Portman, Roberts and Law.From left to right: Owen, Portman, Roberts and Law.

As you may have guessed, Closer is the story of two couples whose members relate to each other. The Fantastic Four are Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen and Julia Roberts.

In Netflix.


Disobedience is the least known film on this list, but it is no less beautiful than the others.

Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola in Disobedience.Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola in Disobedience.

Their conflict is solid and places the topic of infidelity in a context not as explored in films on the topic: Orthodox Jewish communities.

It is the story of a woman raised in an Orthodox family who has a deal with a childhood friend. They are Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz.

In Netflix.


The Newest. Passages, by Ira Sachs, is a story of infidelity, but above all of jealousy. Because the protagonists, Tomas and Martin, constitute an open couple who when Agathe enters the scene they discover that, apparently, she was not so open…

Exarchopoulos and Rogowski in Passages.Exarchopoulos and Rogowski in Passages.

A good opportunity to see three great European actors of the moment, such as the German Franz Rogowski, the British Ben Whishaw and the French Adèle Exarchopoulos.

In Mubi.

Source: Clarin

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