10 Movies Like "Fifty Shades of Grey"

Updated on May 29, 2018
10 Movies Like Fifty Shades of Grey
10 Movies Like Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey, released on February 13, 2015, is an American romantic drama film with a touch of eroticism. Directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson, the movie was adapted from the first book of a best-selling erotic romance trilogy written by British author E. L. James. Dubbed as ‘classy soft porn,’ it features Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan and Jennifer Ehle. The film tells about the love story of Anastasia Steele, an ordinary Literature student, and Christian Grey, a young billionaire who has odd sexual tastes. While their relationship starts off as a dominant-submissive affair, their feelings eventually grow into pure love. This changes their entire lives forever.

Read on to find movies like “Fifty Shades of Grey” that will surely entertain you… and satisfy your deep, dark pleasure pursuits.


1. Secretary

Release Date: October 11, 2002

Director: Steven Shainberg

Cast: James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies

An emotionally troubled woman, who used to mutilate herself and just comes out from a mental hospital, enrolls in a school to acquire secretarial skills needed for employment. She is unlucky with her parents: her father is an alcohol freak, while her mother is a fragile woman who depends on others to survive. Plus, they have no clue as to who their distressed daughter really is. In an attempt to find success, she applies and gets employed by an old fashioned yet one-of-a-kind boss. All she wants is a good job, but with a hot boss who has a rather sociopathic sexual tendency, she may as well have the most pleasurable time of her life, and so does he.


2. 9 1/2 Weeks

Release Date: February 21, 1986

Director: Adrian Lyne

Cast: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton

In a city that never sleeps, two pleasure-seeking persons get involved. The woman is Elizabeth, a newly-divorced art gallery assistant, who lets herself in a sexual yet impersonal relationship with a total stranger. The man is John, an extremely rich businessman, who seduces Elizabeth. She doesn’t know anything about him. They barely know each other as well. All they are familiar with are the rules of the sex games they play. Then, Elizabeth wakes up one day only to discover that everything starts to get complicated.


3. Eyes Wide Shut

Release Date: July 16, 1999

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Cast: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field

Bill is a New York City doctor who pushes himself into having night-long sexual affairs after his wife, art curator Alice, admits that she cheated on him once and that she daydreams about having a sexual encounter with a mysterious man she met. Bill embarks on having frustrated affairs with a hooker, and then with a patient's daughter. Until she stops by a night bar, where his friend, pianist Nick Nightingale, is playing and finds out about a highly-confidential sexual team. He joins one of the groups. Suddenly, however, it occurred to him that what he is doing may ruin his family in the long run.


4. Belle De Jour

Release Date: April 10, 1968

Director: Luis Buñuel

Cast: Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli

A gorgeous young housewife named Severine has an almost perfect husband: he’s a doctor, he’s rich, and he loves her so much as much as she does. There’s only one problem, though, she cannot take herself to be sexually intimate with her hubby. To fulfill her carnal desires, Severine gets herself involved in vivid, kinky and sensual fantasies instead. She does just that by working in a brothel and simultaneously being an afternoon to night prostitute. Will she stay faithful to her husband and to the marriage that ties them?


5. Bitter Moon

Release Date: March 18, 1994

Director: Roman Polanski

Cast: Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner

Based on a sexy romance novel by Pascal Bruckner, the movie revolves around British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson who are on a voyage to Istanbul. During the cruise, the couple meet an attractive French woman whom Nigel sees dancing alone in the vessel’s bar. Moments after, Nigel meets the French woman’s American husband Oscar, who narrates him their tale. While on the cruise, writer Oscar tells Nigel every detail of the sexual relationship he had with a woman he met on a bus in Paris. Oscar makes the storytelling more exciting for Nigel by giving him a number of tours into his cabin.


6. A Dangerous Method

Release Date: November 10, 2011

Director: David Cronenberg

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Keira Knightley, Viggo Mortensen

Sabina Spielrein is a patient who suffers from hysteria. Her psychological issues are caused by painful childhood experiences, including the ones brought about by her cruel father. Dr. Carl Jung takes care of her, until she recovers. The doctor has initiated to use Dr. Sigmund Freud's talking therapy with his patients. Sabina, being very intelligent ever since, eventually becomes a psychiatrist herself. Soon enough, the patient-and-doctor relationship turns into something more romantic… and erotic. Plus, Jung and Sabina found themselves being in love with each other.


7. Basic Instinct

Release Date: March 20, 1992

Director: Paul Verhoeven

Cast: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza

When a former rock star, Johnny Boz, is mercilessly murdered while having sex, SFPD’s detective Nick Curran is assigned a thrilling case. Nick meets Catherine Tramell during the investigation. The sexy, clever and manipulative crime novelist was Johnny’s girlfriend before he was killed, and Nick suspects that she is Johnny’s murderer, though he couldn’t really find any evidence. When another killing happened and Nick is once again convinced that Catherine has something to do with it, he begins to play a risky, lustful mind game with Catherine. And as their affair grows, the number of killings surge as well, making Nick think twice about Catherine's innocence.


8. Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Release Date: June 7, 2005

Director: Doug Liman

Cast: Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Adam Brody

John and Jane Smith are a happy, married couple. They have an ordinary life. They live in an ordinary town. They survive with an ordinary job… at least if you consider being secret assassins as any ordinary job. The couple didn’t know about each other’s job, though. Until they found out that they are both murderers hired by rival organizations and that they are bound to kill each other. On their pursuit to kill one another, however, the once-happy couple with no complications learns a lot about each other – more than they did during their five-year relationship.


9. Last Tango In Paris

Release Date: February 7, 1973

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci

Cast: Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, Maria Michi

A pretty young Parisienne named Jeanne crosses paths with mysterious American expatriate and widower Paul while she is looking for a house to stay. A certain spark immediately draws them closer, and a strong, steamy affair rises between them. They do ‘it’ over and over, without telling their names to each other. However, their affair soon starts to affect their personal lives, especially since Paul is still struggling with his wife's loss, and Jeanne, on the other hand, is preparing to marry her fiancé, Tom, a movie director who is currently documenting a cinema about her.


10. Crash

Release Date: March 21, 1997

Director: David Cronenberg

Cast: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas

Since a terrible car accident left him with not just a serious body and facial damage but an abnormal thinking as well, a scientist and former TV director becomes obsessed about having a series of sexual feats with his new-found friend: a fellow car crash victim. The two continue their carnal acts done in an assortment of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with whores that they eventually kill. Before too long, the scientist pursues a dangerous combination of engine coolant, semen and blood – things that make him a more sex-obsessed freak.

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      Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 13 months ago from Philippines

      This is a nice list of movies. I've seen some on your list but might watch A Dangerous Method again.

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      stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

      Hey, never saw the movie Mr and Mrs Smith. It sounds like a good movie. I will have to check it out. Nice description of these movies.

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