Three women are brought together in ‘The Other Woman’ by a common goal. Carly Whitten decides to seduce her boyfriend by going to his house. One of the most common misconceptions is that the housemaid will knock on the door when she sees a woman open it. It turns out that it’s his wife, as he had suspected. The man has cheated on her with two women, one much younger than her and the other much older. They decide to make the man pay, driven by vengeful rage. Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton starred in this revenge comedy as the revenge-seeking women, with Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (aka Jamie Lannister) as the villain.
When it comes to identifying films that are similar to ‘The Other Woman,’ there are a plethora of categories into which it falls. At its core, however, the story revolves around women’s camaraderie and making friends with people they wouldn’t normally talk to. The following is a list of suggestions for films that we think you might enjoy if you liked ‘The Other Woman.’ Several of these films, such as The Other Woman, are available on streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime.
1. Bad Moms (2016)
Amy is well-off in her career and personal life. However, she is overexerting herself. The stress of taking care of the family while also balancing work becomes apparent to her over time, and she begins to buckle under the strain. In addition, she discovers that her husband has been unfaithful to her by having an online girlfriend. When things get out of hand, she decides to dial it back a notch and take a second to enjoy herself. Aside from her husband being unappreciative, her friends include another overworked mother, Kiki, and a foul-mouthed woman named Carla who has a hard time connecting with her adolescent son.
2. Laggies (2014)
Speaking of odd friendships, Keira Knightley’s character Megan (in ‘Laggies’) is in her late twenties and still unsure of her life’s direction. She accepts her long-term boyfriend’s marriage proposal, but something feels amiss in her life. Until she meets Annika, a teenage girl who forces Megan to buy alcohol for her and her friends one night.. When Megan helps Annika through her adolescent crises, she makes Megan realize the true purpose of her life.
3. Sex and the City (2008)
This film continues the story of four friends where the HBO series left off. Carrie Bradshaw is all set to tie the knot, but her fiancee has second thoughts about getting married. This is due in part to the fact that one of Carrie’s friends, Miranda, informed him that marriage is not as ideal as it first appears. It is decided that the girls will take Carrie on a trip to Mexico in order to lift her spirits after she has reached the “depressed after breakup” stage.”
4. The Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants (2005)
Okay, so this is an unusual decision. Not at all about getting even; it’s all about being friends. An unlikely pair of jeans fits four friends of all different heights and weights perfectly. During the summer vacation, the girls decide to swap underwear in order to stay in touch and avoid becoming estranged. During the course of passing the pants from one friend to the next, dramatic events occur in their lives.
5. Bridesmaids (2011)
‘Bridesmaids,’ a movie about a group of women with a tangled web of friendship, is available. Annie Walker’s only solace in her miserable and impoverished existence is her close friend Lillian. Whenever Lillian gets engaged, she appoints Annie to be her best friend’s best man. As Annie gets to know Lillian’s other bridesmaids, some of whom are downright bizarre, she goes through a lot of stuff before the wedding.
6. Girls Trip (2017)
‘Girls Trip,’ one of the year’s best films, follows four women on a New Orleans reunion trip. When Regina Hall’s Ryan Pierce accepts an invitation to be a spokesperson at a music festival, she decides to reunite with some old friends. It’s possible that this film doesn’t have any elements of revenge, but there is a husband in it who betrays his wife. The film’s emotional core is defined by a close friendship between the two main characters. There’s also a lot of levity.
7. The First Wives Club (1996)
The Other Woman was inspired by a film about three friends who learn that their husbands have abandoned them for younger women. They’re devastated by the death of a close friend, dealing with personal crises, and moping around the house because their husbands left them. When wives learn that their husbands are having a good time while they are going through hell, they decide to take matters into their own hands. They devise strategies to expose their philandering husbands.
8. 9 to 5 (1980)
The ‘wrath of a woman scorned’ can strike anyone, not just a husband. After being subjected to discrimination because of their gender as well as their boss’s insensitivity, three women decide to do something about it. After a night of intoxication, Violet, Doralee and Judy find themselves in a situation that they didn’t ask for.
9. The Help (2011)
‘The Help,’ a film about Mississippi maids during the Civil Rights Movement in 1963, is one of my all-time favorites. Aibileen Clark and Minny Jackson help Eugenia Skeeter write a book about the life of a maid. There’s an amazing and talented cast in this film including Viola Davis (who won an Oscar for her performance), Emma Stone, Octavia Spencer (who also won an Oscar), Jessica Chastain, and Bryce Dallas Howard (who won a Golden Globe for her performance). And speaking of vengeance, the revenge moves in ‘Eat my shit’ are among the best I’ve ever seen.
10. Thelma and Louise (1991)
A fishing cabin in the mountains is calling to Thelma Dickinson and Louise Sawyer, so they book a getaway for the weekend. They run into Harlan, who rapes Thelma, and Louise kills him with a gun she finds along the way. They decide to flee after realizing that the authorities will not accept their story. A dangerous road trip to Mexico begins with them being pursued by the police, and things quickly take a turn for the worse. ‘Thelma and Louise,’ a classic and a game-changer in the female-driven film genre, was a bold release at the time.