Recently, the issue of infidelity in the household has become a topic that many netizens talk about. Especially when the issue of the arrival of a third person in the household life of the vocalist of the band Maroon 5, Adam Levine. Not to mention following the issue of infidelity in the country which was allegedly carried out by DJ Reza Arap.
Infidelity is an experience that no one wants to experience. Even for those who do, there is no guarantee that one day he will be hurt too. Moreover, infidelity is not only about sex, but also the impact on the individual and all aspects involved in the relationship. There are no painless effects of infidelity. In fact, the incident can make an innocent person feel down.
- Sideways (2004) – 7.4
The Oscar-winning comedy Sideways came in at number ten on the list. Tells about starring a writer who invites his friend on vacation when his friend is getting married.
The film Sideways premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2004 and was released in the United States on October 22, 2004 on a limited basis and January 21, 2005 in general. The film received positive reviews from critics.
- Notes On A Scandal (2006) – 7.4
Based on the book of the same name, Notes on a Scandal tells the story of Sheba (Cate Blanchett), a teacher who has an affair with a student. This was discovered by Barbara, a teacher who likes to stalk. Barbara, who lives a lonely life, ends up using the secret to manipulate Sheba.
Notes on a Scandal is not only about how bad it is to trust the wrong person, but also the devastating impact that an affair can have on the family and the people involved.
- Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – 7.5
This film brings together Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in an erotic mystery psychological work. Tells about the challenges of a married couple who find out that one of them had an affair.
It was directed, produced and written by Stanley Kubrick which was to be his final film. Because four days after showing his final cuts to Warner Bros. studios, Stanley Kubrick died.
- Little Children (2006) – 7.5
Tells the story of how people get bored with their domestic life and act like ‘little kids’. Sarah and Brad are having an affair even though they are already married.
For Sarah, infidelity is a fantasy. And for Brad, he got a sense of meaning in the affair. Combined with a sub-plot about sex offenders, Little Children is a complex story of suburban life.
- An Affair To Remember (1957) – 7.5
An Affair to Remember is a romance film directed by Leo McCarey, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Tells the story of two people who fall in love while on a cruise ship. Although the two were already in a relationship with someone else, they planned to meet six months later at the top of the Empire State Building.
Unfortunately, a fatal accident makes them unable to meet, as well as being the end of their reunion. The film is ranked as one of the most romantic films of all time according to the American Film Institute.
- The Bridges Of Madison County (1995) – 7.6
In a small farm in a small town, lives a wife named Francesca Johnson (Meryl Streep) who is bored with her life as it is. She then meets a man named Robert Kincaid (Clint Eastwood) from the city who is a photographer for National Geographic magazine.
Eventually, the two started a relationship when their husband and children left. Infidelity has taught them valuable life lessons. The film is based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Robert James Waller.
- Brokeback Mountain (2005) – 7.7
The film revolves around Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) and Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) who meet on a sheep farm and develop a relationship. After their work is done, they return to their respective lives and marry women and have children.
The film Brokeback Mountain received a warm response from the audience despite getting an R or restricted rating, which is limited to viewers aged 17 years and over. The film received three 2006 Golden Globe awards (Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay) and was nominated for eight categories at the Oscars.
- Silver Linings Playbook (2012) – 7.7
Silver Linings Playbook is a romantic comedy-drama film that tells the story of a high school teacher who is sent to a psychiatrist because of bipolar disorder. After he discovers his wife is having an affair with a coworker, his illness triggers a violent incident.
The film received positive reviews from critics. According to Rotten Tomatoes, the film has a 92% rating, based on 232 reviews, with an average rating of 8.2/10. Meanwhile, according to Metacritic, this film received a score of 81 out of 100.
- Gone Girl (2014) – 8.1
A psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher based on the novel of the same name. Tells about the mystery that befell Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck), who became the main suspect in the sudden disappearance of Amy (Rosamund Pike).
The film was flooded with acclaim, making it David Fincher’s highest-grossing film with more than $368 million.
- In The Mood For Love (2000) – 8.1
Directed by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-Wai, In the Mood for Love is one of the greatest films ever. Starring Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung, the film premiered at the 2000 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the Palme d’Or.
This film tells the story of two neighbors who find out their partner is having an affair with each other. Even so, they were reluctant to go any further. It can be said, In the Mood for Love is the most romantic affair film because it features two characters who do not belong to each other until the end.