Unfaithful is a movie about sexuality that really throbs with eroticism. A film that is makes an acknowledgment that sexual passion is often beyond the grasp of rationality. Adrian Lyne is a master in the ‘erotic thriller genre’ and in Unfaithful he comes to realise his full potential. Infidelity in films or not is unsettling and makes one uncomfortable. Lyne through his movies is able to generate the haunting and disturbances of adultery. He has attempted to do this several times now and has learned to master it. It is not an artsy erotic film like Kubrick’s ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, but it is not mainstream as well.
Many audiences during the time questioned the film and criticised its apparent ‘lack of moral values’. Of course it’s not an inspiring film or something that will make you feel good. But what Lyne manages to do through his films is create drama, and using drama to create something that is thrilling and suspenseful. If you like erotic thrillers, or films that include cheating spouses then you might want to check this out, here’s the list of movies similar to Unfaithful that are our recommendations. You can watch some of these movies like Unfaithful on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.
12. Asylum (2005)
ASYLUM is a 2005 Anglo-irish film directed by David Mackenzie. It follows a woman whose marriage is destroyed when begins an affair with her husband’s psychotic patient. It is an adaptation of a same-titled McGrath novel, rewritten into a script by Patrick Marber. Asylum is a well-crafted and intense erotic thriller that succeeds in creating a dark atmosphere throughout. The darkness creeps through subtly and insidiously. The film is well acted and the story is gripping. Mackenzie directs this with great style and develops the characters very well.
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11. Indecent Proposal (1993)