What does cheating yield? There’s nothing great about it, at least if you think from the perspective of ‘redeeming value.’ In simple words, it’s deplorable! Ethically, it’s outright disgusting. Morally, there’s a bit of ambiguity. Imagine loving two people, genuinely, simultaneously. Does that happen in real life? Well, it does. There are chances that you might love someone more than the other. Perhaps you are not happy with the old person or truly in love with your new partner.
Would you still say it’s unethical? Cheating is never an acceptable behavioral norm. But there are complex emotions that occur in the realms of the human mind. As a result, there’s self-introspection, and it will manifest culturally. These movies delve into the working of the human brain and mind to understand infidelity. You can take a look to understand the characters and what leads up to ‘cheating.’
The star cast stood as the prime attraction. Apart from that, the blockbuster showcased a ‘voyeuristic pedestal’ that most people are in when cheating. This is to bear an exposure of cheating that you can sense what pure betrayal means and how it leads to painful heartbreaks.
There’s a human need, and of course, greed. But the film brilliantly shows how humans can go to any extent to fulfill their carnal desires, not necessarily if the base lies in malice.
The movie’s central theme is peculiar machismo-led envy, and you would sense that as you watch. The storyline is simple- the wife falls for an artsy man, young, that is. Naturally, it doesn’t go down well with the husband, and he eventually kills him. Yes, that’s a spoiler!
The trouble begins there, and what follows is essentially a mixture of anger, hatred, and then getting chased by the cops. This film is every bit a gutsy watch. When hormones go wild, it would be right to say you’re either dead or imprisoned.
Vicky Christina Barcelona
Woody Allen is one such person who knows his skill and trade well, and also how to manipulate characters and show the dark, dingy ‘debauchery.’ This popular film made it to this list simply because of the complex interplay of emotions.
Almost everyone at some point in time sleeps with veracious people around. Vicky, played by Rebecca Hall, is an exception. Still, even if she looks down at cheating, she fails to stop herself from falling for the philandering yet committed Juan Antonio. Thanks to Javier Bardem, who was the perfect fit for the role. Cheating is despised upon, and there’s no denying it. Watch this film if you wish to know the heinous act’s hopeless, clueless, and powerless side.
Joanna and Michael’s story is akin to a roller-coaster ride that rips through the soul. The film throws a married couple’s story before the public, affected by emotional and physical cheating. There’s love between Alex and Joanna but restrained yet intense. And that’s what is appealing enough.
Human emotions come to the forefront, most honestly, and you would fall for what the characters do. On the other hand, Laura and Michael engage in infidelity, but mostly on carnal terms. The film is a great take on exposing cheating realities since it gives a broader picture of what it feels like to love and how it’s worse to live than merely the manifestation of love.
Take This Waltz
It’s not the displaced emotions but the displaced life that propels one to cheat. This is what the movie revolves around. The husband is perfection personified, yet the wife is an unhappy woman.
She seeks happiness, away from the confines of marriage, secretly hoping that some beautiful days will dawn in her life. The husband looks great and is a good human being- but nothing matters to her. Change is unavoidable, but some changes (like a partner) cannot guarantee contentment or joy.
Watching all these movies will not be the same as earlier. You would love to relax and munch on a bar while doing so. In reality, these will change your very perspectives about life in general. Have you watched any of these films? If yes, which one did you love the most? Do you have any movies suggestions to add to the list, do let us know in the comments section?