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November 5, 2009 9:57 AM   Subscribe

I'm looking for films where female characters cheat... yes, I've seen this question, but most of the films involve men cheating on their female partners, and I am looking for the other way around (without having to read a summary of every film on that list).

If you can link to a imdb/summary of the film, that would be even more helpful. Thank you!
posted by pumpkin11 to Media & Arts (55 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
 
Unfaithful.
posted by Four-Eyed Girl at 9:59 AM on November 5, 2009


Lily Tomlin cheats in Nashville, and it's actually quite moving.

Cate Blanchette in Notes on a Scandal, disastrously.

Naomi Watts in I Heart Huckabees, romantically.
posted by hermitosis at 10:02 AM on November 5, 2009


Two Girls and a Guy and Closer both feature both men and women cheating.
posted by PhoBWanKenobi at 10:02 AM on November 5, 2009


IMDB has a cheating wife keyword.
posted by burnmp3s at 10:03 AM on November 5, 2009


Conversations with Other Women
posted by cali59 at 10:03 AM on November 5, 2009


IMdB also has a cuckold keyword.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:04 AM on November 5, 2009


Tommy Wiseau's midnight movie sensation The Room portrays a woman who brazenly cheats on her future husband.
posted by Kirklander at 10:04 AM on November 5, 2009


American Beauty
posted by juliplease at 10:04 AM on November 5, 2009


Patricia Arquette(s) in Lost Highway.

Julia Roberts in Closer.
posted by hermitosis at 10:06 AM on November 5, 2009


Thelma and Louise, sort of

Bridges of Madison County

Rocky Horror Picture Show
posted by Melismata at 10:07 AM on November 5, 2009


Double Indemnity
The Royal Tenenbaums
Frida
Closer

More at IMDB keywords "adultery" and "extramarital affair" but you'd have to pick through which are male or female cheaters.
posted by JauntyFedora at 10:09 AM on November 5, 2009


Julianne Moore in The End of the Affair
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 10:12 AM on November 5, 2009


Lori Heuring as Lorraine Kesher in Mulholland Drive
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 10:14 AM on November 5, 2009


Waitress.
posted by Sticherbeast at 10:15 AM on November 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


The Postman Always Rings Twice

The Walker
posted by brookeb at 10:20 AM on November 5, 2009


Spanglish
Casablanca (sort of)
Original Sin
Fast Food Nation
Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

And the ones I have seen (from burnmp3s IMDB link)
Burn After Reading
Secret Window
Jarhead
The Sentinel
posted by kenbennedy at 10:20 AM on November 5, 2009


pumpkin11 wrote: most of the films involve men cheating on their female partners...

hermitosis wrote: Just want to say that I think this is purely confirmation bias.


hermitosis, pumpkin11 meant "most of the films given in that response to the AskMe," not "most of the films ever made."
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:22 AM on November 5, 2009


Closer.
posted by Lutoslawski at 10:23 AM on November 5, 2009


Oh, and a recent movie with this theme is Extract.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:23 AM on November 5, 2009


Also - Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, He's Just not that into you, Boogie Nights
posted by kenbennedy at 10:23 AM on November 5, 2009


If you'll accept films in which women cheat on male partners with female partners:
Imagine Me & You
posted by casualinference at 10:25 AM on November 5, 2009


Forgetting Sarah Marshall
posted by amarynth at 10:26 AM on November 5, 2009


The Good Girl
My Life Without me
posted by rpn at 10:29 AM on November 5, 2009


Far From Heaven
posted by mkultra at 10:30 AM on November 5, 2009


Heat (1995)

Vincent Hanna's wife Justine (with "Ralph") and Chris Shiherlis' wife Charlene (with Hank Azaria's character, Alan Marciano)
posted by porn in the woods at 10:34 AM on November 5, 2009


The Graduate
posted by cazoo at 10:41 AM on November 5, 2009


The English Patient
posted by shallowcenter at 10:44 AM on November 5, 2009


If we're going with women cheating on men with women, then Bound.
posted by restless_nomad at 10:44 AM on November 5, 2009


If you'll accept films in which women cheat on male partners with female partners:
Imagine Me & You


Or Bound.
posted by swngnmonk at 10:45 AM on November 5, 2009


It's a beginning plot point in Cujo.
posted by zizzle at 10:46 AM on November 5, 2009


Saw 3
Office Space
The Sex Monster
Secret of My Success
Your Friends & Neighbors
Old School
Natural Born Killers
Wanted
Teen Wolf
Revenge of the Nerds (although Betty doesn't KNOW she's cheating at the time...)
Sleep With Me
posted by arniec at 11:22 AM on November 5, 2009


Does the woman need to be alive at the beginning of the film? If not, then Rebecca.
posted by thomas j wise at 11:35 AM on November 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Little Children starring Kate Winslet.
posted by prettymightyflighty at 11:43 AM on November 5, 2009


Ice Storm

Sideways (minor plot point; main plot involves a man cheating on his wife)
posted by Jaltcoh at 11:47 AM on November 5, 2009


Barton Fink.
posted by Kirklander at 11:48 AM on November 5, 2009


Heavenly Creatures
posted by Jaltcoh at 11:49 AM on November 5, 2009


Another wife cheating with another woman is Gazon Maudit (French Twist).
posted by ceri richard at 11:52 AM on November 5, 2009


Body Heat.
posted by DandyRandy at 11:58 AM on November 5, 2009


The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover.
posted by lemonwheel at 12:02 PM on November 5, 2009


Nina Takes a Lover with Laura San Giacomo.
posted by booth at 12:12 PM on November 5, 2009


Cousins
Same Time, Next Year
A Perfect Murder
Dial 'M' for Murder
Regarding Henry
posted by K.P. at 12:24 PM on November 5, 2009


Some more I thought of...

Requiem for a Dream
Major League
American Pie: The Naked Mile
Hellraiser
Me, Myself, and Irene
The Incredible Hulk (the recent Ed Norton one, not the other ones)
Road Trip
Eurotrip (Scotty Doesn't Know!)
posted by arniec at 12:25 PM on November 5, 2009


gia for another women cheating with women movie
posted by nadawi at 12:56 PM on November 5, 2009


Coming Home
Bitter Moon
posted by hot soup girl at 12:56 PM on November 5, 2009


she's the one
posted by nadawi at 12:57 PM on November 5, 2009


It's a fairly minor point in a movie with a massive number of characters, but Love Actually contains an example.
posted by ashirys at 1:17 PM on November 5, 2009


Divorce, Italian Style:
"Divorce, Italian Style is a satire, telling the story of a Sicilian nobleman, Ferdinando Cefal├╣ (Marcello Mastroianni) who wants to marry his cousin Angela (Stefania Sandrelli). Since divorce was illegal in Italy at the time, he has to try to make his current wife Rosalia Cefal├╣ (Daniela Rocca) have an affair so that he can catch her in flagrante delicto, murder her, and receive a light sentence for committing an honour killing.
posted by Paragon at 1:22 PM on November 5, 2009


The Piano
posted by MsElaineous at 1:35 PM on November 5, 2009


Wow, what a lot of cheating women!

Gone With the Wind?
posted by torticat at 2:03 PM on November 5, 2009


I remember female cheatin' goin on in the Eminem flick Eight Mile.
posted by drstein at 2:39 PM on November 5, 2009


Mentioned in the other thread, but Louis Malle's Damage is about an affair where both of them already have partners. The man is married and the woman is engaged and it's a great movie.
posted by marsha56 at 3:17 PM on November 5, 2009


A Walk on the Moon
Falling in Love
Asylum
posted by contrariwise at 5:44 PM on November 5, 2009


Hey, everyone thanks so much! All of these look great.
posted by pumpkin11 at 6:52 PM on November 5, 2009


Belle de jour will blow your mind.
posted by AtomicBee at 7:35 PM on November 5, 2009 [1 favorite]


Carnal Knowledge
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 12:42 PM on November 6, 2009


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