30 mejores películas de intercambio de pareja/esposa que debes ver

Hay muchos subgéneros diferentes en el género general de las películas románticas, pero uno de los subgéneros que siempre ha sido popular entre los cineastas y los cinéfilos es la trama del intercambio de pareja y esposa. Independientemente de cómo se utilice este tema (ya sea para comedia o romance), la historia del intercambio de pareja/esposa se ha exagerado en el mundo del cine, pero todavía tiene un lugar especial entre los cinéfilos que prefieren disfrutar de las relaciones románticas y apasionantes en las películas.

Como tal, hay muchas películas diferentes sobre intercambio de parejas y esposas que son bastante entretenidas a su manera, a pesar de que esta narrativa ya no es tan nueva. Aún así, muchas películas pueden mostrar una buena historia que va bien con el tema general de la infidelidad y el romance. Entonces, dicho esto, veamos algunas de las mejores películas de intercambio de pareja/esposa que quizás quieras ver si te gusta este género.

30. Ruleta suburbana (1968)

Set against the backdrop of the big city of Chicago during the 60s, Suburban Roulette isn’t only a movie about couple swaps but is also a movie regarding people who fancy themselves as swingers that like to change partners from time to time to enjoy a more open-minded era.

Of course, as the movie progresses, things don’t go the way as planned because tragedy strikes the swingers when they move into what they thought was a perfect suburban setting. As such, the entire movie follows the story of how the couple ends up in a dangerous game of parties and spouse swapping.

29. Mandara (1971)

Mandara is actually a Japanese movie, as couple swapping isn’t even as popular in the east as it is in the west. Nevertheless, this 1971 movie follows a storyline that focuses more on how open-minded people are about sex and how dangerous the entire setup actually is, especially when you look at the country and culture involved in this storyline.

The story of Mandala follows the story of a couple of romantically involved students that join a strange cult. This cult, however, follows a culture where they can get free sex as much as they want without any limitations. As such, the students are torn by the pressures of their cult, especially because they are being forced to do away with the values and norms of society through their promiscuous practices.

28. Golden Youth (2019)

Golden Youth follows the story of a young teenage girl that was abandoned by her parents. Of course, she was taken in by social services due to her age, and that was when she ended up getting involved with an older boyfriend that’s 22 years old. Of course, she enjoyed her seemingly innocent love affair in Paris.

But the problem was that she and her boyfriend ended up meeting an older couple. This couple seemingly changes the way that the hard-partying teenager lives her life due to the fact that they have no taboos about sex. As such, limitations are crossed, and the girl gets exposed to an entirely different life than she knew before she was abandoned by her parents.

27. Confessions of a Young American Housewife (1974)

Another 70s movie that follows the common couple-swapping storyline during that decade, Confessions of a Young American Housewife, starts out quite innocently. Of course, this young housewife married quite early as she already had a grown daughter despite the fact that she was only in the middle of her 30s.

The wife, however, ends up getting exposed to her own daughter’s sexual promiscuity as her life changes. No one could blame her for wanting to get involved in her daughter’s swinger lifestyle due to the fact that she never got to enjoy her youth because she got married quite early. And this is where the issues of the movie start to surface.

26. Swinging Safari (2018)

As the title of the movie suggests, this film is about a movie involving swingers. But the thing is that Swinging Safari isn’t necessarily about a safari. Still, there is something related to animals in this movie, especially because the whole plot revolves around an animal that attracts the attention of the local children.

Set in 1975, Swinging Safari follows the story of how the kids of a local beachside neighborhood in Australia were busy with the fact that a blue whale got washed up on their beach. As such, most of the kids were on the beach to see what the fuss was all about. Meanwhile, the parents of these children end up celebrating their free time in an entirely different way. And you probably already know what we are talking about.

25. To Paint or Make Love (2005)

To Paint or Make Love is a movie that follows the story of a middle-aged couple that ends up experiencing a life-changing event when they move to a new home in an isolated part of the country. Of course, because this house was isolated, their options for interaction were limited as their neighborhood didn’t have a lot of people.

However, their lives changed when they met a younger couple that had odd tendencies. In that regard, the couple swapping begins as both of these couples were quite bored with living in an isolated part of the country and had nothing else to do but try new things that could quite possibly spice up their marriage.

24. Nine and a Half Moons (2017)

Nine and a Half Moons is a foreign romantic comedy movie that follows the different stories of two sisters that have their own unique views on life. One sister wants a child but can’t have one, while the other doesn’t want to be a mother but is capable of having children. As such, things change for the sisters when the one that can have children decides to get pregnant for her sister’s sake.

In that regard, they have to live a double life in front of their parents because they want to keep things a secret from their family. And this is where all of the troubles begin in this comedy movie that isn’t necessarily about sex and swapping spouses but still has a similar premise.

23. Swingers (2002)

Of course, the title already explains what this movie is all about. Swingers is definitely a movie that follows people that enjoy the lifestyle of a swinger, as a couple ends up wanting to make things more interesting in their life by engaging in a new trend that is said to improve the relationships of different couples.

As such, they agree to experiment sexually with different couples, despite the fact that the wife is quite insecure about herself. In this romantic drama, they decide to put an ad on the internet, to which an attractive couple responds. Of course, the wife only becomes more insecure about herself due to the fact that the other woman is seemingly a lot sexier than her.

22. Two Plus Two (2012)

Two Plus Two is basically a movie that tells us how double dating became quite boring for one couple, as they no longer find it that fun. As such, they both share a dirty secret with their friends, who are a couple as well. And that was when things became spicy.

They reveal that they actually engage in couple swapping as swingers. As such, they invited their friends to enjoy the same lifestyle that they do because they want to practice couple swapping with them. And you probably already know where things are heading in this movie, especially because couple swapping doesn’t always end well for both parties.

21. Love Birds (2017)

The story of Love Birds focuses on Tamara and Alon, who celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary by going to a hotel where they can fulfill all of their fantasies. Of course, this is their usual celebration every time they celebrate their anniversary, but things were now different on their tenth anniversary.

In fact, during this day, things begin to surface as the couple realizes that they all have secrets and lies that they had kept from one another while they are living their sexual fantasies. And they even reveal some of their untold desires and stories of infidelity with one another, as the entire celebration turns out to be a painful one for both of them.

20. The Game of Keys (2019)

The Game of Keys is a movie that allows us to see how things can change in a hurry by doing something different in a relationship. Of course, this is one of the movies that straight-up exposes us to the swinger lifestyle instead of doing it in a slow and methodical manner.

This movie follows the story of eight friends that are all in stable relationships. In that regard, they feel that they need to make their relationships spicier and more interesting so that they can escape their boring daily routine. That was when they decided to exchange partners with one another as they felt like doing so would make their lives spicier and livelier than ever.

19. Afinidades (2010)

Yet another foreign movie makes it on this list as this is one of the most interesting Spanish movies that follow a storyline regarding couple swapping. Afinidades follows a plot that’s focused on two different couples. The film takes place in an inland freshwater setting where the couples are able to take a relaxing vacation.

Of course, as the story progresses, the two couples begin to realize how empty the world has become. As such, they decide that the only way for them to find refuge in this world that’s full of different problems is by reverting to their instinctual nature of creatures that love sex and pleasure. But what they didn’t realize was that their actions had dire consequences.

18. Waves of Lust (1975)

Waves of Lust follows the story of an Italian couple that is on vacation in Sicily, as the film is set in the 70s. However, while on vacation, they end up getting invited by a married and older wealthy couple that was on board their yacht. However, while hanging out with them, the couple ends up getting involved in the marital problems of the rich duo, as it was discovered how abusive the husband was toward his wife.

In that regard, the movie becomes a twisted story where the older woman ends up getting romantically involved with the younger couple, and this forces the older husband to a state where his mental instability becomes affected. Jealousy, of course, ends up getting the better of him in this somewhat dark storyline.

17. Bare Essentials (1991)

Bare Essentials is a 90s movie that follows the usual 90s troupe of romantic movies. Of course, the couple in this movie wants to leave behind their usual routine by going on a fun vacation on a tropical island in the hopes of rekindling their love for one another while they are away from their responsibilities.

Of course, they do end up finding love and happiness while on vacation on that island. The only problem was that they did so with other people, as things between the couple became complicated due to their infidelity. As such, it is a storyline where the characters fall victim to temptations instead of trying to fix the issues that they have with their relationship.

16. Touch and Go (1998)

Touch and Go is another couple swap movie that follows the usual theme of a couple that ends up realizing that their sex life is already losing its spark. The main characters in this movie believe that they are no longer having fun when they have sex with one another despite the fact that they have been married for a while already.

As such, they decide to join a wife-swapping club where they are placed in a situation where they need to swap partners with other couples in the hopes of reinvigorating their marriage. While there were positive effects on their marriage at the start, this entire affair eventually threatens the very foundation of their love for one another.

15. The Stud (1978)

Set in the 70s, The Stud follows the story of a rich man’s wife, who is actually a nymphomaniac that can’t get enough of sex. In that regard, she ends up exploiting the manager of her nightclub so that she can satisfy her sexual desires. The problem was that the manager had no choice but to give her what she wanted because his job depended on having sex with her.

In that regard, things become more complicated due to the fact that he became interested in his wife’s daughter. This placed him in a situation where his job was now in greater danger than ever, as he is now involved with the wife and the daughter of a rich man whom he owes his career to.

14. Divine Love (2019)

Divine Love is a futuristic movie that is actually set in 2027. The setting is a dystopian Brazil, where an evangelical church has become the center of everyone’s life. In that regard, everything that everyone did involve the church, as they couldn’t do anything without the church getting involved in their regular affairs.

In that regard, the story follows a woman in her 40s as she uses her position within the registry office to save different couples who are falling out of love. But she ends up finding out that her own marriage is in shambles, and this event forces her to find her own relationship with god. As such, while this movie also includes elements of wife swapping, it is also a film that focuses on spirituality as well.

13. Four Lovers (2010)

The title of the movie already gives us a good idea of what it is about. Four Lovers focuses on the story of two couples that are based in Paris. They are all comfortable in their life of marriage and are also quite comfortable in the way they live their lives. However, one wife ends up getting attracted to the husband of another, as they both end up going to dinner together with their respective spouses.

Of course, things become interesting when the husband also has an attraction to the wife of the other. In that regard, you already know where things are headed because they end up engaging in a life of swapping their partners so that they can spice their lives out. On the other hand, what they didn’t know was that this entire activity became dangerous to their own respective marriages.

12. Palm Swings (2017)

Palm Swings follows the story of another married couple that ends up realizing that there could be something more that they could get out of their marriage. This happened when they moved to their new home in Palm Springs and met an energetic and charismatic couple as their new neighbors. Of course, their neighbors are incredibly charismatic and sexy, as they embody the passion that most couples want out of their marriage.

In that regard, they discover that their neighbors are actually swingers that are able to be passionate with one another because of their open relationship. As such, the married couple ends up getting more than they bargained for when they engage in a wild adventure that threatens to destroy the foundations of their marriage.

11. Testing the Limits (1998)

In Testing the Limits, the couple basically decides to test the limits. The story follows Mike and Toni, who is about to marry one another but decide to go on a romantic mountain trip to rekindle the spark of their relationship. As they are on their way there, their car breaks down in the middle of the road, and they need to stop by a small hut.

While in the hut, the owners of the hut return as they hear the story of Mike and Toni. Of course, they decide to spend the weekend together, as the limits of their relationship are tested due to this fateful encounter with the owners of the hut.

10. Fallo! (2003)

Fallo! is actually an Italian erotic movie that comes from the mind of Tinto Brass, who has always been known for delivering some of the greatest erotica movies in Italian film history. In that regard, Fallo! Follows the same concept that has always made Brass a notable name in the industry.

This movie is actually more of a sensual and sexual experience for the viewers, as it follows six different characters that enjoy the joys of sexuality and erotica during a time when women are now more open about their sexuality. Of course, trying out different partners is one of the themes that are covered by this film.

9. The Cabin Movie (2005)

The Cabin Movie is all about a married couple whose sex life had gone to a point where it had become an afterthought of their relationship. They had not had sex in over a year, and that was when they decided to try something new to spice up their married life so that they could rekindle their passion for one another.

In that regard, they both ended up joining other couples in an orgy that allowed them to realize that they were carrying their own emotional baggage. They had their own problems, and that was the reason why they couldn’t participate well enough in the orgy. This is where things begin to heat up, as the entire movie becomes a dysfunctional story about different people with different emotional issues that they need to handle.

8. Zebra Lounge (2001)

Zebra Lounge is a movie that follows the story of a married couple that had lost the spark of their passion for one another (sounds familiar). As cliché as the plot may be, it becomes even more cliché when they place an ad in a swinger’s magazine. This ad was answered by a seemingly normal couple.

Of course, they met this couple and found them pleasant enough. But things end up bad for them when they want to end their adventure with this mysterious couple, who are actually not as normal as they might be.

7. The Big Swap (1998)

Yes, the title already reveals the entire plot, as The Big Swap actually involves a big swap involving a group of mature friends that decide to indulge in the practice of partner swapping. This came about as a result of how one of their own felt refreshed and energized after he had indulged in partner swapping.

In that regard, all of them tried to do the same but ended up thinking that nothing had happened to their relationships. However, things were not as fine as they thought when petty jealousness started to get in the way of their relationships. In that regard, some of the members of this group begin to think that they aren’t mutually benefitting from the setup, as their friendship is ruined when deeper and darker secrets begin to unravel.

6. Adore (2013)

The story of Adore is one that follows the story of two longtime friends who grew up in the same small town. Of course, they are both married and have two sons that are also friends with one another. However, one summer, something happened between these two women and their sons.

As such, things take a different turn in the relationship between the two women, especially because of how things get out of hand. The bonds of friendship begin to break, and the relationship between the people of this small town also becomes stained.

5. 4 Nights in the Hamptons (2014)

4 Nights in the Hamptons is a movie that follows a married couple that has been married for six years. Of course, they decide to invite a longtime friend that has found love in a younger free-spirited girlfriend as they all go to their Hamptons home for the summer.

Of course, while they are in the Hamptons, things begin to unravel because emotions and sexual desires get in the way of what should be a pleasant long weekend. And things that were unexpected begin to happen to the characters involved in this storyline.

4. Laurel Canyon (2002)

Laurel Canyon actually involves a star-studded cast that includes Christian Bale and Kate Beckinsale. Bale plays the role of a young psychiatrist who moves with his wife into the house of Sam’s mother in Laurel Canyon. However, the problem was that the mother was still living in that house.

The mother was in the home to try to produce a record for her new discovery. But she was more interested in doing drugs than in doing actual work, as Sam begins to get upset at the fact that his mother wasn’t really stable. And the complication begins when Sam begins to fall for an attractive Israeli girl named Sara.

3. 4Some (2012)

No movie title could be so obvious as 4Some, which is basically a movie that follows a foursome. It revolves around two middle-aged couples that are linked by their lifelong friendship. However, things become more than just friendship when they decide to go on a trip to a tropical island.

While on a Caribbean trip, they end up thinking about having a foursome that could quite possibly spice up their sexual lives. Of course, this also ended up complicating the relationship that the couple has with each other.

2. Last Night (2010)

The story of Last Night revolves around Keira Knightley’s Joanna and her husband Michael, who is played by Sam Worthington. Joanna works as a writer as she and her husband live in a small apartment in the middle of Manhattan. Of course, it seemed like they were both living a happy and contented life.

However, one day, Michael goes on a business trip with his attractive colleague, who Joanna knows her husband is attracted to. As much as Michael tries to resist temptations, Joanna ends up meeting one of her old crushes. Of course, things start to become complicated due to the attraction that the characters have with one another.

1. Swingtown (2008)

Swingtown follows a story that’s set decades ago when America was just about to celebrate the country’s 200th birthday. In that regard, two generations of friends and neighbors living in the suburbs of Chicago decided to explore the new freedom that they had.

Por supuesto, mientras exploraban la libertad mientras ampliaban sus conexiones, terminaron mezclados en una serie de encuentros sexuales durante una época en la que las personas se volvían más abiertas sobre su sexualidad. Y es bastante comprensible que sean tan sexuales porque la historia se desarrolla en una época en la que el país estaba atravesando una revolución sociosexual masiva.


Ysmael es un geek autoproclamado al que le encanta todo lo relacionado con la fantasía, la ciencia ficción, los videojuegos y el anime. Pasa mucho su tiempo libre viendo películas, programas de televisión y jugando.



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