Top 10 films 50 shades more erotic than "Fifty Shades of Grey"
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What is the difference between eroticism and pornography? It's simple: there is a mystery in eroticism. In the history of cinema, there have been enough films that can set up an erotic mood much better than the terribly popular "Fifty Shades of Grey". Understatement, secrecy, space for a flight of fancy — all this is in these paintings. Like many good things, they are not easy to find, but they are there.
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"The Day Beauty" (Belle de Jour), 1967
This French film directed by Louis Bunuel is a vivid example of sexual cinema embedded in a certain cultural context. The film is based on a novel by French journalist and writer Joseph Kessel. Many good erotic films are based on literary works. Perhaps this is due to the fact that such works are able to awaken the visual imagination of the director. The woman, whose role is played by Catherine Deneuve, is married to an ideal man, but is not able to overcome her desire to play a prostitute.
Trans-European Express (Trans-Europ-Express), 1966
The film itself is not based on the book, but the screenwriter and director of this erotic thriller is Alain Rob—Grillet, the father and main ideologue of the "new novel" in literature. There is no script as such, but it is impossible to take your eyes off Marie-France Pisier, who is dressed in a perfect black bra and tied to the headboard of the bed. This film is a testament to the fact that games and puzzles can be the most erotic challenges. By the way, other films by Alain Rob-Grillet are also worth watching.
"Car Crash" (Crash), 1996
This is a story about a couple in a free marriage, as well as about the pleasure of extreme fetish and its dangers. It has become synonymous with the work of director David Cronenberg, but, as in the case of "Daytime Beauty", the picture was based on a literary work (by writer James Ballard). In short: a film about sexual perversion that makes people experience erotic pleasure from car crashes.
"Henry and June" (Henry & June), 1990
The film is based on the novel by the master of the erotic genre Anais Nin and is a screen version of the concept of the psychosexual love triangle by Henry Miller. Again, mind games, as a rule, are of key importance in understatement, and not in extreme frankness.
"Betty Blue", or "37.2° in the morning" (Betty Blue, 37°2 le matin), 1986
The French name indicates the body temperature of a woman with a child. The story is based on a novel by Philippe Gian. It tells the story of a man named Zorg who becomes a writer after Betty has a miscarriage, a nervous breakdown, and he supposedly strangles her out of compassion. A confusing movie that won awards.
"Emmanuelle" (Emmanuelle), 1974
This film, based on the book of the same name, is sexier, softer and cult in its own way, as it marked the beginning of a whole kingdom of sequels and prequels. The book itself was written under the pseudonym Emmanuel Arsan in order to protect the identity of the French diplomat.
"Lover" (The Lover), 1992
Director Jean-Jacques Annaud has created a film adaptation of the popular book by Marguerite Duras about the first romance of a young girl with a man older than her, which unfolds on several continents.
"Dreamers" (The Dreamers), 2003
Bernardo Bertolucci's drama is based on Gilbert Adair's novel The Holy Innocents. A young American woman who came alone to Paris in the late 70s is curious in itself, but there is also a threesome scene with Eva Green.
"Angel Heart" (Angel Heart), 1987
The thriller, written and directed by Alan Parker, is based on William Hjertsberg's Fallen Angel. The film stars Charlotte Rampling and Lisa Bonet. Parker loves bright visual effects, so the action takes the characters to New Orleans, where drops of blood are dripping on unbridled lovers in the bed of a dilapidated hotel.
"Queen Margot" (La Reine Margot), 1994
The fateful work of the late director Patrice Shero, inspired by the novel by Alexandre Dumas. In this film, Isabelle Adjani in her prime years, making love with Vincent Perez. This is the story of a passionate romance between the Queen and her soldier.