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The Best Movies About Or Featuring Love Affairs

“What are the best movies About Or Featuring Love Affairs?” We looked at 142 of the top Love Affair films, aggregating and ranking them so we could answer that very question!

The top 25 films, all appearing on 2 or more “Best Love Affair” movie lists, are ranked below by how many times they appear. The remaining 100+ movies, as well as the sources we used, are in alphabetical order on the bottom of the page.

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Top 25 Love Affair Movies



35 .) A Walk on the Moon

 A Walk on the Moon Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29

The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman.

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34 .) Blade Runner (1982)

 Blade Runner (1982) Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Yahoo

In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.

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33 .) Brief Encounter (1945)

 Brief Encounter (1945) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Refinery 29

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

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32 .) Chloe (2009)

 Chloe (2009) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Victoria Milan

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the family in danger.

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31 .) Doctor Zhivago (1965)

 Doctor Zhivago (1965) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

Doctor Zhivago is the filmed adapation of the Russian novel by Boris Pasternak from director David Lean that was an international success and today deemed a classic. Omar Sharif and Julie Christie play two protagonists who in fact love each other yet because of their current situation cannot find a way be together.

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30 .) Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Lists It Appears On:

  • EW
  • IMDB 2

Joel Barish, heartbroken that his girlfriend underwent a procedure to erase him from her memory, decides to do the same. However, as he watches his memories of her fade away, he realises that he still loves her, and may be too late to correct his mistake.

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29 .) Eyes Wide Shut

 Eyes Wide Shut Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • Refinery 29

After Dr. Bill Hartford’s wife, Alice, admits to having sexual fantasies about a man she met, Bill becomes obsessed with having a sexual encounter. He discovers an underground sexual group and attends one of their meetings — and quickly discovers that he is in over his head.

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28 .) Last Night

 Last Night Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • Refinery 29

It centers on Mark and Carmina who first meets in an unexpected way. They then discover they stay in the same hotel and has the same fate, both attempting to commit suicide. They then start a friendship which eventually becomes attached to each other.

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27 .) Match Point (2005)

 Match Point (2005) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker

Match Point is Woody Allen’s satire of the British High Society and the ambition of a young tennis instructor to enter into it. Yet when he must decide between two women – one assuring him his place in high society, and the other that would bring him far from it – palms start to sweat and a dark psychological match in his head begins.

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26 .) Notes on a Scandal

 Notes on a Scandal Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29

A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new “friend” also go well beyond platonic friendship.

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25 .) Red Dwarf

 Red Dwarf Lists It Appears On:

  • Den Of Geek
  • Den Of Geek

Lucien is a dwarf, who works hard in a large legal office. His only friend is trapeze circus artist Isis. One day he gets the attention of singer Paola Bendoni and falls in love with her.

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24 .) Ruby Sparks (2012)

 Ruby Sparks (2012) Lists It Appears On:

  • Film Independent
  • Yahoo

Calvin is a young novelist who achieved phenomenal success early in his career but is now struggling with his writing – as well as his romantic life. Finally, he makes a breakthrough and creates a character named Ruby who inspires him. When Calvin finds Ruby, in the flesh, sitting on his couch about a week later, he is completely flabbergasted that his words have turned into a living, breathing person.

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23 .) Shakespeare in Love (1998)

 Shakespeare in Love (1998) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Indie Wire

Young Shakespeare is forced to stage his latest comedy, “Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter,” before it’s even written. When a lovely noblewoman auditions for a role, they fall into forbidden love — and his play finds a new life (and title). As their relationship progresses, Shakespeare’s comedy soon transforms into tragedy.

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22 .) Take This Waltz

 Take This Waltz Lists It Appears On:

  • EW
  • Refinery 29

Twenty-eight-year-old Margot is happily married to Lou, a good-natured cookbook author. But when Margot meets Daniel, a handsome artist who lives across the street, their mutual attraction is undeniable.

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21 .) The Boy Next Door (2015)

 The Boy Next Door (2015) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker

A recently cheated on married woman falls for a younger man who has moved in next door, but their torrid affair soon takes a dangerous turn.

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20 .) The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

 The Bridges of Madison County (1995) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Refinery 29

Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson for four days in the 1960s.

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19 .) The Good Girl (2002)

 The Good Girl (2002) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker

A discount store clerk strikes up an affair with a stock boy who considers himself the incarnation of Holden Caulfield.

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18 .) The Great Gatsby (2013)

 The Great Gatsby (2013) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby’s nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

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17 .) The Piano (1993)

 The Piano (1993) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

After a long voyage from Scotland, pianist Ada McGrath and her young daughter, Flora, are left with all their belongings, including a piano, on a New Zealand beach. Ada, who has been mute since childhood, has been sold into marriage to a local man named Alisdair Stewart. Making little attempt to warm up to Alisdair, Ada soon becomes intrigued by his Maori-friendly acquaintance, George Baines, leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

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16 .) The Reader (2008)

 The Reader (2008) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker

The story of Michael Berg, a German lawyer who, as a teenager in the late 1950s, had an affair with an older woman, Hanna, who then disappeared only to resurface years later as one of the defendants in a war crimes trial stemming from her actions as a concentration camp guard late in the war. He alone realizes that Hanna is illiterate and may be concealing that fact at the expense of her freedom.

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15 .) The Virgin Suicides (1999)

 The Virgin Suicides (1999) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Indie Wire

A group of male friends become obsessed with five mysterious sisters who are sheltered by their strict, religious parents.

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14 .) Vicky Cristina Barcelona

 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29

Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.

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13 .) Walk the Line (2005)

 Walk the Line (2005) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2

A chronicle of country music legend Johnny Cash’s life, from his early days on an Arkansas cotton farm to his rise to fame with Sun Records in Memphis, where he recorded alongside Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.

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12 .) Damage (1992)

 Damage (1992) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Victoria Milan

The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son’s lover.

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11 .) Fatal Attraction (1987)

 Fatal Attraction (1987) Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • Ranker
  • Taste Of Cinema

A married man’s one night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.

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10 .) In The Mood For Love (2000)

 In The Mood For Love (2000) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB 2
  • Refinery 29
  • Taste Of Cinema

Taking place in Hong Kong of 1962, a melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other.

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9 .) Indecent Proposal (1993)

 Indecent Proposal (1993) Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • IMDB 2
  • Refinery 29

Robert Redford stars as billionaire John Gage, who offers a down-on-his-luck yuppie husband $1 million for the opportunity to spend the night with the man’s wife.

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8 .) Little Children (2006)

 Little Children (2006) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29

The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations.

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7 .) Y Tu Mamá También

 Y Tu Mamá También Lists It Appears On:

  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29
  • Victoria Milan

In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.

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6 .) American Beauty (1999)

 American Beauty (1999) Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29
  • Taste Of Cinema

Lester Burnham, a depressed suburban father in a mid-life crisis, decides to turn his hectic life around after developing an infatuation with his daughter’s attractive friend.

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5 .) The English Patient (1996)

 The English Patient (1996) Lists It Appears On:

  • IMDB
  • Indie Wire
  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29

In the 1930s, Count Almásy is a Hungarian map maker employed by the Royal Geographical Society to chart the vast expanses of the Sahara Desert along with several other prominent explorers. As World War II unfolds, Almásy enters into a world of love, betrayal, and politics.

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4 .) Closer (2004)

 Closer (2004) Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Victoria Milan

A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.

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3 .) Unfaithful (2002)

 Unfaithful (2002) Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • IMDB
  • Ranker
  • Refinery 29
  • Victoria Milan

Connie is a wife and mother whose 11-year marriage to Edward has lost its sexual spark. When Connie literally runs into handsome book collector Paul, he sweeps her into an all-consuming affair. But Edward soon becomes suspicious and decides to confront the other man.

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2 .) The Graduate (1967)

 The Graduate (1967) Lists It Appears On:

  • Decider
  • IMDB
  • IMDB 2
  • Ranker
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • Victoria Milan

Benjamin, a recent college graduate is very worried about his future, he then finds himself in a love triangle with an older woman and her daughter.

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1 .) Brokeback Mountain (2005)

 Brokeback Mountain (2005) Lists It Appears On:

  • EW
  • IMDB
  • Indie Wire
  • Ranker
  • Taste Of Cinema
  • Victoria Milan

Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.

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The 100+ Additional Best Movies Featuring Love Affairs



 

#MoviesLists
(Films Appear On 1 List each)
3610 (1979)IMDB 2
37A Hologram for the King (2016)IMDB 2
38A Night in Heaven (1983)IMDB 2
39A Perfect MurderRanker
40A Royal Affair (2012)IMDB
41Adore (2013)IMDB 2
42All I See Is You (2016)IMDB 2
43AmourEW
44An Affair of Love (1999)IMDB
45An Affair to Remember (1957)IMDB
46An EducationRanker
47Anna Karenina (I) (2012)IMDB
48Badlands (1973)Film Independent
49Basic InstinctRanker
50Battlestar Galactica (Reimagined)Den Of Geek
51Before MidnightEW
52Before Sunrise” (1995)Indie Wire
53BetrayalRefinery 29
54Beyond the Lights” (2014)Indie Wire
55Big Fish (2003)IMDB 2
56Billy Elliot (2000)IMDB 2
57Blue is the Warmest ColorEW
58Blue ValentineEW
59Body HeatRefinery 29
60Boys Don’t Cry” (1999)Indie Wire
61Bridget Jones’s Diary (2001)IMDB 2
62Bright Star” (2009)Indie Wire
63BrothersRanker
64Brown SugarRanker
65Christine (1983)Yahoo
66Come Undone (Cosa Voglio Di Più)Victoria Milan
67Crazy, Stupid, LoveIMDB 2
68Cruel Intentions’Decider
69DerailedRanker
70DisobedienceRefinery 29
71Doctor WhoDen Of Geek
72Easy A (2010)IMDB 2
73Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (1972)Yahoo
74Final Fantasy TenDen Of Geek
75Gilda (1946)IMDB 2
76Gone Girl’Decider
77Harold and Maude” (1971)Indie Wire
78He’s Just Not That Into You (2009)IMDB 2
79Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)Film Independent
80Hot Summer Nights (2017)IMDB 2
81Husbands And Wives (1992)Taste Of Cinema
82I Am LoveRefinery 29
83In the Land of Blood and Honey” (2011)Indie Wire
84Inherent Vice (2014)IMDB 2
85Juliet, NakedRanker
86King Kong (1976)Yahoo
87Lars and the Real Girl (2007)Film Independent
88Like CrazyEW
89Lolita” (1962)Indie Wire
90Love Actually (2003)IMDB 2
91Love Affair (1939)IMDB
92Love Affair (1994)IMDB
93Love is StrangeEW
94Marie Antoinette (2006)IMDB 2
95Mary Shelley (2017)IMDB 2
96MatchpointVictoria Milan
97Moonrise Kingdom (2012)IMDB 2
98Mystic Pizza (1988)IMDB 2
99Never Let Me Go” (2010)Indie Wire
100Nocturnal Animals (2016)IMDB 2
101Permission (I) (2017)IMDB 2
102Poison IvyRanker
103Revolutionary Road (2008)IMDB 2
104Same Time, Next YearRefinery 29
105Secret ThingsRanker
106Siberia (2018)IMDB 2
107Sid and Nancy (1986)Film Independent
108Sideways (2004)IMDB 2
109Silver Linings Playbook (2012)IMDB 2
110SkinsDen Of Geek
111Table 19 (2017)IMDB 2
112The Age of InnocenceRefinery 29
113The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)IMDB 2
114The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)IMDB 2
115The Damned Don’t Cry (1950)IMDB 2
116The Danish Girl (2015)IMDB 2
117The Deep Blue Sea (2011)IMDB
118The DescendantsRefinery 29
119The Duchess (2008)IMDB
120The End of the Affair (1999)IMDB
121The French Lieutenant’s Woman (1981)IMDB
122The House of Yes (1997)Film Independent
123The Invisible Woman (2013)IMDB
124The One I LoveEW
125The Other Woman (2014)IMDB 2
126The Painted Veil (2006)IMDB
127The Piano TeacherRanker
128The Shape of Things (2003)Film Independent
129The Terminal (2004)IMDB 2
130The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)IMDB
131The War of the Roses (1989)Film Independent
132Tristan + Isolde (2006)IMDB
133Tulip Fever (2017)IMDB 2
134TwilightDen Of Geek
135Up in the Air (I) (2009)IMDB 2
136Urban Cowboy (1980)IMDB 2
137Waitress (2007)IMDB 2
138Wedding Crashers (2005)IMDB 2
139What’s Love Got to Do With It? (1993)Film Independent
140Who Framed Rodger Rabbit?Den Of Geek
141Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (1966)Film Independent
142Youth (I) (2015)IMDB 2


12 Best Love Affair Film Sources/Lists



SourceArticle
Decider The 10 Sexiest Movies About Adultery | Decider
Den Of Geek Top 10 inappropriate love affairs in film and TV | Den of Geek
EW Unhappily ever after? 10 great films about struggling romances | EW …
Film Independent 10 Indies We Love About Crazy Couples & Tragic Affairs – Film …
IMDB Best 30 Movie Love Affairs – IMDb
IMDB 2 IMDb: Most Popular “extramarital-affair”, Romance Feature Films – IMDb
Indie Wire 12 Great Movies About Forbidden Romance | IndieWire
Ranker Best Love Affair Movies | Films About Secret Liasions – Ranker
Refinery 29 Adultery Movies About Cheating Wife, Husband Infidelity – Refinery29
Taste Of Cinema The 20 Best Movies About Love Affairs « Taste of Cinema – Movie …
Victoria Milan Best Movies About Affairs | VictoriaMilan
Yahoo Beautiful Streamers: 6 Great Films About Human Love Affairs With …

 

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