The 11 best films similar to 50 Shades of Grey

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50 Shades of Grey is an erotic novel by British author E. L. James from 2011. Narrated largely in Seattle, is the first installment of a trilogy that describes the relationship between a recent college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and young business tycoon Christian Grey. After her great fame in Hollywood, he wanted to take her to the big screen. The film was seen by many people and managed to attract all those audiences who could not read the book.

If you are one of the people who liked the book and the film, and you are also a film fan, AlternWorld would like to present the 11 best films similar to 50 Shades of Grey. This way you will have 11 naughty films to see if you were left wanting more.

The 11 best films similar to 50 Shades of Grey

At AlternWorld we would like to present you with this list of films similar to 50 Shades of Grey, because if you like it here you have similar films to watch on a Friday night with your partner.

Secretary (2002), STEVEN SHAINBERG.

The first alternative we present you is Secretary. Indie version of "50 Shades of Grey", combines a story romantic with a sadomasochistic background. "Secretary" also has drops humor (black) and won the special jury prize at the Sundance for its "originality".

Maggie Gyllenhaal demonstrated her capacity for transgression in her role as Lee Holloway, a young woman recently released from a mental institution, who tries to rebuild her life and finds a job as a secretary. Her boss (James Spader), by the way, his last name was also Grey.


The second alternative on this list is Henry & June . Indiana Jones' screenwriter directed this adaptation of the dailies Anais Nin's intimates. Set in 1930s Paris, it tells the love affair between novelist Henry Miller (Fred Ward), his June's wife (Uma Thurman) and Anais herself (Maria de Medeiros).
The film gave rise to the creation of a new category of content classification by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), the NC-17 instead of the "X" for unsuitable films for minors, but not pornographic either.


The lover is consolidated as the third alternative. This film, based on the novel by Marguerite Duras, is another example of the break-up of taboos and the difficult relationship between cinema and literature. Annaud spent hours with the author to agree on the script, but she ended up staying out of it.
Lascivious and unbridled love between a French teenager (Jane March) and a wealthy businessman Chinese (Tony Leung) older than her, in colonial Indochina in the 20, defied the conventions of the time.


The fourth alternative we present to you is Shortbus . Not everything will be drama in the attempts to reconcile sex and cinema commercial. "Shortbus" is an underground New York cabaret frequented by artists looking for fun and group sex. Among their characters, a couple in crisis who decide to spice up their relationship with a third party, or a sex therapist who has never experienced orgasm. As a background to comedy, loneliness and dissatisfaction.


Arriving, almost, at the equator of the 11 best films similar to 50 shades of Gray we introduce you The last tango in Paris . Censorship and scandal also marked the release of the sixth Bertolucci film. Sex without compromise for a story that marked the widower Marlon Brando and the young Maria Schneider.
Classified X' in the USA, in Spain could not be seen until 1978. Director, producer and protagonists were brought to trial in Italy and Bertolucci lost the the right to vote for five years. Today we remember, among other things, by the discovery of butter as a lubricant.


Going past the halfway point on this list we come across 9 Songs . The British director did not convince the critics, but "9 Songs", the story of a love through nine sexual encounters, leaves so little work to the imagination that many called "porn".
Film experimental , it has attractions for rock lovers: every Love Encounter is set to the music of Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Von Bondies, Elbow, Primal Scream, The Dandy Warhols, Super Furry Animals, Franz Ferdinand and... Michael Nyman.


The seventh alternative to 50 Shades of Grey that we present to you is The Empire of the Senses . The film that consecrated Oshima as a cult figure tells the meeting between a married man and a woman he meets in a brothel, an increasingly demanding relationship pushed to the most radical limit and tragic possible.
To avoid censorship in Japan, the filmmaker registered his film in France. In Great Britain, it could not be released until 2011 and in Spain it was classified 'X'.


The eighth on the list of the 11 best palms similar to 50 shades of grey is Nine and a half weeks . The opposite of '9 songs', the film that launched Kim Bassinger and Mickey Rourke is highly sensual without being explicit.
With his video clip aesthetic of the 1980s, raised over a hundred million of dollars, and today is remembered mostly for the "striptease" of Bassinger to the beat of Joe Cocker's "You can leave your hat on".


The ninth similar film we present to you is Crash . The always disquieting Cronenberg took a further step in his evocation of strange in this drama about a group of fetishists from the accidents of cars. There's no room for half-measures with "Crash", or excitement or repulsion. The jury in Cannes was enthusiastic and gave him the special prize. That's for sure, had problems with the censorship and at the box office it didn't work very well.


The tenth and penultimate film similar to 50 Shades of Grey is Fire in the Body . Another 80s production that created an erotic myth , in this case Kathleen Turner, femme fatale in this debut feature by the screenwriter of "The Empire Strikes Back," which is pure high-voltage film noir sexual. William Hurt plays a young Florida lawyer whose routine is blown away on the day that Matty (Turner), married to a much older man, crosses his path.


The eleventh and last similar film we present to you is The Venus of the Furs. In 2013 Roman Polański directed The Venus of the Furs, based on the David Ives' play, which in turn is based on the Austrian writer Leopold von Sacher-Masoch dating back to 1870. She is an actress who performs at a casting session in a Paris theatre and From here on, he'll do everything he can to get the part. The director of the play will gradually be hooked on this story of submission and high-intensity sexual dominance.

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