“Fifty Shades of Grey,” the sexy film based on E.L. James’ best-selling novel, is set to premiere on Valentine’s Day weekend. But if you can’t wait until Friday, Feb. 13, there are other flicks that will quench your thirst for sensual cinema.
We’ve compiled a list of some of the best romantic and erotic flicks that fans of “Fifty Shades” can binge-watch before the stimulating romance film is released. Check them out below:
1. “Secretary” (2002)
The Golden Globe-nominated film, starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, has been described by Entertainment Weekly as the original version of “Fifty Shades.” A newly hired secretary forms an interesting relationship with her BDSM-loving boss (who just happens to sport the last name Grey).
2. “Chloe” (2009)
Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson and Amanda Seyfried get involved in a sexy – and complicated – love triangle in this suspenseful drama.
3. “Belle de Jour” (1967)
This sensual French film by Luis Bunuel, based on the 1928 novel by Joseph Kessel, centers on a young woman (Catherine Deneuve) who spends her afternoons as a prostitute while her husband is at work.
4. “Cruel Intentions” (1999)
This drama, a modern update of "Dangerous Liaisons," oozes sex! Wicked step-siblings Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar bet on whether he can take Reese Witherspoon's virginity. If he loses, his sister gets his beloved car. But if he completes the mission, he gets to have his untouchable stepsister. Oh, and there’s a killer kiss between Gellar and Selma Blair.
5. “Passion” (2011)
Sex, revenge and murder power Brian De Palma's erotic thriller starring Rachel McAdams and Noomi Rapace, a remake of the 2010 French film "Love Crime."
6. “The Lover” ("L'amant") (1992)
This film, based on the semi-autobiographical 1984 novel by Marguerite Duras, tells the erotic and intense story of an affair between a French teen and a wealthy Chinese man in French colonial Vietnam.
7. “The Last Mistress” (2007)
A scorned mistress seeks revenge after her lover rejects her for a young and innocent bride. Asia Argento stars.
8. “Young & Beautiful" ("Jeune & Jolie”) (2013)
After getting her first taste of erotic pleasure, a teen decides to explore her sexuality by working as a prostitute. Her double life is revealed when a client drops dead.
9. “Quills” (2000)
The Oscar-nominated film starring Geoffrey Rush and Kate Winslet tells the story of the infamous Marquis de Sade, who writes salacious stories while imprisoned. The pieces are secretly published, which leads to his life being threatened.
What will you be watching leading up to the premiere of "Fifty Shades of Grey"? Sound off in the comments section below with your favorite erotic film!