Fifty Shades of Grey is a 2015 film adaptation of E. L. James erotic romance novel directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson. The movie follows Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) a young literature student falling in love with a mysterious billionaire named Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) but she soon discovers that he likes relationships involves bondage, discipline, sadism, and masochism (BDSM).
The sequels Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed are the obvious recommendations hence please check them out if you haven’t already. If you have already watched them and wish to watch more films similar to it then, check out this list of other movies like Fifty Shades of Grey that tackled BDSM in their own unique ways.
Best Movies Similar to Fifty Shades of Grey (2015):
Secretary is a 2002 romantic erotic drama by Steven Shainberg that deals with sadomasochism between a submissive secretary (Maggie Gyllenhaal) and his sexually dominant and obsessive boss (James Spader). Not only Secretary film have similarities with Fifty Shades of Grey but it is also a better one when compared.
9½ Weeks is an 1986 erotic drama by Adrian Lyne. The movie focuses on a impersonal sexual relationship of a divorced New York City SoHo art gallery employee (Kim Basinger) with a mysterious stockbroker (Mickey Rourke) and its complications after. The title of the movie refers to the duration of their relationship in this film.
Belle de Jour is a 1967 French erotica by Luis Buñuel based on a novel by Joseph Kessel with the same name. The movie is about a wealthy newlywed wife (Catherine Deneuve) turning into a prostitute in the day after her husband (Jean Sorel) leaves for work to satisfy her BDSM fantasies.
Nymphomaniac is a two-part erotic drama by Lars von Trier starring Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard and Stacy Martin. The movie tells the life events and erotic adventures of a Joe a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac.
The Lover (L’Amant) is a 1992 drama by Jean-Jacques Annaud based on a novel by Marguerite Duras. Set in 1920s Indochina it is a tale of erotic adventures between a young French girl with an older Chinese playboy.