Romantic movies will end in one of three ways. They will end in happiness, sadness or betrayal. Some of the most obvious betrayals can occur when characters become greedy, lustful, ambitious, or passionate. These emotions can cause characters to become vindictive, opening new doors for them as they begin to look for ways to betray those who have hurt them.
Betrayal can come in all shapes and sizes and can even make for a captivating movie. When betrayal is done well in a movie, it will draw the audience in and root for couples and characters they never thought to root for in the beginning.
10/10 John Tucker Must Die presents a betrayal that teaches a lesson
The betrayal in John Tucker must die is one of the most obvious and well-known betrayals of the early 2000s. High school drama leads to betrayal as three girls try to destroy their ex’s reputation in John Tucker must die. John Tucker (Jesse Metcalfe) was happily dating Beth (Sophia Bush), Carrie (Arielle Kebbel), and Heather (Ashanti) simultaneously until they found out he was cheating on each other.
Kate is used as bait to lure out John Tucker. Beth, Carrie and Heather are in her ear whispering tips and tricks on how to make him fall in love with her. His plan works fast enough, and before they know it, John has a crush on Kate. John, of course, still doesn’t know that his ex knows how he cheated on them and has no idea that Kate is working with them to ruin his rock star reputation.
9/10 He’s not that interested in you it’s a classic betrayal
There are rules to dating, and Alex (Justin Long) helps Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) understand those rules at all times. He do not like you to much. The number one rule of dating, according to Gigi, is to just stay hopeful. The only real betrayal is between Anna (Scarlett Johansson), Ben (Bradley Cooper) and his wife Janine (Jennifer Connelly). Early on, Ben tells Anna that he is married.
Janine becomes suspicious shortly after discovering a pack of cigarettes and a used ashtray. Her suspicion finally leads Ben to confess to his affair in the middle of a hardware store. They try to mend their broken marriage which ends when Janine moves out and files for divorce.
8/10 The other woman shows lovers who become friends.
Kate (Leslie Mann) is often left in the dark while her husband looks for relationships elsewhere in The other woman. Kate’s husband, Mark (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), has not just one mistress, but two. Kate, once clueless, becomes suspicious of her husband after Carly (Cameron Diaz), her number one lover, shows up on her doorstep.
The other woman Kate seeks revenge on her cheating husband. Along with the other woman, she introduces Mark to estrogen in her shakes and swaps his personal care products for hair loss alternatives. This is not enough as Kate and Carly find out that Mark is cheating on them with another woman. They join her second lover, Amber (Kate Upton), and finalize their revenge in a meeting where everyone is waiting for him.
7/10 Be careful what you wish for this is an unforgettable summer
The betrayal in be careful what you wish for it was completely obvious from start to finish. It starts from the beginning when Doug (Nick Jonas) can’t take his eyes off Lena (Isabel Lucas), the wife of his new neighbor. As it turns out, Lena couldn’t take her eyes off Doug either. Elliot (Durmot Melroney), Lena’s husband, asks Doug to help restore an old boat for them.
Lena is quick to take advantage of her husband’s frequent trips to seduce Doug. Elliot can be an intimidating man, and despite nearly getting caught, Doug and Lena continue their affair. Shortly after their affair occurs, she decides to divorce Elliot despite how difficult she can be.
6/10 Gone Girl is an elaborately staged betrayal
Just because a couple may seem happy and perfect in public doesn’t mean they really are. girl is gone shows viewers the secrets that “perfect” couples keep behind closed doors. Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy (Rosamund Pike) were the perfect couple for the audience. On their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing. Her disappearance allows all the lies and betrayals to come to light.
Everyone bands together to help find Amy, but people start to suspect that Nick might have had something to do with it. Meanwhile, Nick has been having an affair with a woman named Andie. Viewers watch as the betrayals pile on top of each other. At the end of girl is gone Nick discovers that Amy had staged his disappearance in an attempt to make him think about their marriage.
5/10 The consequences are a betrayal that leads nowhere
After World War II was a difficult time for many and The consequences highlights the struggles of pain and betrayal during that time. Rachel (Kiera Knightley) and Lewis (Jason Clarke) are dealing with the loss of their son, while Stefan (Alexander Skarsgard) is a single father trying to raise a teenage daughter.
Rachel tries to establish some boundaries with Stefan. However, her boundaries only lead to the two getting closer to each other. Their closeness leads Stefan and Rachel to have an affair. The betrayal becomes obvious and easy to track down as Lewis is always called away to work, leaving Rachel and Stefan alone to heal their wounds from the loss they have faced.
4/10 10 Things I Hate About You is an iconic high school betrayal
popular younger sister can’t get out until her crude older sister Kat does in 10 things i hate about you. The betrayal quickly becomes apparent when Cameron (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) and Michael (David Krumholtz) devise a plan to get Kat (Julia Stiles) on a date so that Cameron can date his sister Bianca (Larisa Oleynik). Their plan results in them hiring the high school bad boy patrick (Heath Ledger) to pursue Kat.
The boys proceed to give Patrick the information that helps him get Kat to finally open up. The betrayal continues until the prom where everything is revealed. Kat leaves upset and heartbroken while Bianca defeats Joey for exposing the plan and hurting everyone doing it.
3/10 Bride Wars focuses on the betrayal of lifelong friends
The betrayal in War of brides carries friends for life Throwing their years of friendship out the window. Liv (Kate Hudson) and Emma (Anne Hathaway) have been planning their dream wedding since they were little girls. Coincidentally, they are proposed to on the same day.
As fate would have it, a secretary’s mistake ended with them booked in the same place for your wedding. A small mistake turns Liv and Emma into enemies. They quickly become rivals as both parties refuse to change their wedding date. Instead, the former friends betray each other by sabotaging their rival’s wedding party.
2/10 She’s everything that makes a treason bet
she is all that it’s a classic 90s teen movie with an obvious but different approach to betrayal. Two jocks, Zack and Dean, bet that Zack can make any girl prom queen, as long as Dean gets to pick the girl. The betrayal is blatantly obvious, as he’s just being friendly, charming, and a bit of a stalker to please Laney.
Laney learns the truth after Zack’s best friend, Dean, betrays him by explaining to Laney that it was all because of a bet. This leads to Laney cutting ties with Zack and going to the prom with Dean. The betrayal may have been obvious, but it ends on a happy note for Zack and Laney.
1/10 Love really is the quintessential Christmas betrayal
Christmas is supposed to be one of the best times of the year. That is not the case, as the stories of all the characters intertwine as the betrayal unfolds in love actually. Jamie (Collin Firth), a writer, is in France for the holidays, where he begins to feel a mutual attraction to his housekeeper, Aurelia (Lucia Muniz). Jamie decides to leave his girlfriend to marry a woman he barely knows.
Jamie isn’t the only one to betray a loved one. Harry (Alan Rickman) and Karen (Emma Thompson) have a long-term, happy marriage, or so it seems to viewers. It’s not until Harry’s new assistant Mia walks into the movie that people question her loyalty. Mia (Heike Makatsch) knows full well that Harry is married, but that doesn’t seem to deter her from enticing him into an affair. Harry may not have left his wife, but their relationship is no longer the same.