Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan at a 50 Shades of Grey premiere


20 Movies To Watch After Fifty Shades of Grey
1. Belle de Jour
Luis Buñuel’s 1967 film “Belle de Jour” is a scintillating masterpiece that explores female sexuality. Legendary French actress Catherine Deneuve stars as 23-year-old Séverine.
As a disenchanted wife of a surgeon, her life has become unbearably dull, so to explore her innate desires, she begins working at a brothel a couple of afternoons a week.
2. Secretary
“Secretary” follows Lee Holloway as she finds some stability in her role as a secretary to attorney E. Edward Grey. This typical job quickly takes an unexpected, kinky turn.
A kinky dominant-submissive power dynamic develops between the two that pushes Holloway to her limits and allows her to become a woman reborn.
3. In the Realm of the Senses
Nagisa Ōshima's “In the Realm of the Senses” is about breaking sexual taboos and crossing boundaries. The film is so shocking that it has never been shown uncensored in Japan.
Sada Abe, a hotel maid in 1930s Tokyo, is assaulted by Kicizo Ishida, and they begin a hardcore affair. They take every chance to take their sexual experiments to the next level.
4. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover
Peter Greenaway’s “The Cook, The Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover” follows Georgina, who finds herself deeply emotionally repressed from her marriage to criminal Albert.
Georgina begins an affair with Michael, and when her husband finds out, all hell breaks loose. The film features some shocking, depraved horrors, including torture and murder.
5. Basic Instinct
In Paul Verhoeven’s “Basic Instinct,” detective Nick Curran investigates the murder of a musician, with the prime suspect being the victim’s girlfriend, Catherina Trammell.
Curran is convinced Trammell is responsible for the murder, even as he begins an affair with her. The film has iconic moments and positively simmers with sex, power, and desire.