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1.
The Fugitive Kind (1960)
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Valentine "Snakeskin" Xavier, a trouble-prone drifter trying to go straight, wanders into a small Mississippi town looking for a simple and honest life but finds himself embroiled with problem-filled women. (119 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
 
2.
The Fox (1967)
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Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying... (110 mins.)
Director: Mark Rydell
 
3.
The Thomas Crown Affair (1968)
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A debonair, adventuresome bank executive believes he has pulled off the perfect multi-million dollar heist, only to match wits with a sexy insurance investigator who will do anything to get her man. (102 mins.)
Director: Norman Jewison
 
4.
Women in Love (1969)
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Two best friends fall in love with a pair of women, but the relationships soon go in very different directions. (131 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
5.
The Virgin and the Gypsy (1970)
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Film adaptation from the novel by D.H. Lawrence, discovered after the celebrated author's death in 1930... (95 mins.)
 
6.
Summer of '42 (1971)
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During his summer vacation on Nantucket Island in 1942, a youth eagerly awaiting his first sexual encounter finds himself developing an innocent love for a young woman awaiting news on her soldier husband's fate in WWII. (103 mins.)
Director: Robert Mulligan
 
7.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
 
8.
Bilitis (1977)
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A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation. (95 mins.)
Director: David Hamilton
 
9.
Valentino (1977)
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In 1926 the tragic and untimely death of a silent screen actor caused female moviegoers to riot in the streets and in some cases to commit suicide... (128 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
10.
Laura (1979)
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Sculptor Paul meets a former great love again after a long time -- but is much more impressed by her 15-year-old daughter... (95 mins.)
Director: David Hamilton
 
11.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
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A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (124 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
 
12.
Body Heat (1981)
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In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband. (113 mins.)
Director: Lawrence Kasdan
 
13.
Carmen (1983)
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A group of flamenco dancers are rehearsing a very spanish version of the Prosper Merimee's drama. Antonio... (102 mins.)
Director: Carlos Saura
 
14.
Harem (1985)
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A young American woman is kidnapped by an Arabian sheik and held captive in his harem. At first she frantically tries to escape... (113 mins.)
Director: Arthur Joffé
 
15.
Betty Blue (1986)
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Zorg is a handyman working in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
 
16.
A Man in Love (1987)
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An American film-star and an unknown British actress meet on set in Rome. She is angry when he refuses to speak to her journalist father... (125 mins.)
Director: Diane Kurys
 
17.
Maurice (1987)
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
18.
Peter Kenna's The Good Wife (1987)
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In pre-WWII Australia, a love triangle develops between a man, his wife and the man's brother. (98 mins.)
Director: Ken Cameron
 
19.
Die Venusfalle (1988)
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Max is insatiable when it comes to women. Although he already has a fiancée, he begins a relationship with a young woman and seduces several others. (107 mins.)
 
20.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
21.
Henry & June (1990)
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
22.
The Lover (1992)
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
 
23.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
24.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
25.
Don Juan DeMarco (1994)
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A psychiatrist must cure a young patient that presents himself as Don Juan, the greatest lover in the world. (97 mins.)
Director: Jeremy Leven
 
26.
Stealing Beauty (1996)
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After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted... (118 mins.)
 
27.
The Sheltering Sky (1990)
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The American artist couple Port and Kit Moresby travel aimlessly through Africa, searching for new experiences that could give sense to their relationship. But the flight to distant regions only leads both deeper into despair. (138 mins.)
 
28.
Belle Epoque (1992)
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A 1931 Spanish military deserter finds himself on a lonely farm until the farmer's four daughters pay a visit and he falls for all of them. (109 mins.)
Director: Fernando Trueba
 
29.
The Piano (1993)
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A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
30.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
31.
Sirens (1993)
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When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him. (98 mins.)
Director: John Duigan
 
32.
Lady Chatterley (1993 Mini-Series)
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Lady Constance Chatterley is married to the handicapped Sir Clifford Chatterley, who was wounded in the First World War... (205 mins.)
 
33.
Farinelli (1994)
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Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice... (111 mins.)
Director: Gérard Corbiau
 
34.
The Bridges of Madison County (1995)
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Photographer Robert Kincaid wanders into the life of housewife Francesca Johnson, for four days in the 1960s. (135 mins.)
Director: Clint Eastwood
 
35.
A Walk in the Clouds (1995)
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A married soldier returning from WW2 poses as a pregnant woman's husband to save her from her father's anger and honor. (102 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
36.
Dangerous Beauty (1998)
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A Venetian courtesan becomes a hero to her city, but later becomes the target of an inquisition by the Church for witchcraft. (111 mins.)
 
37.
Miss Julie (1999)
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A footman seduces a count's daughter. (103 mins.)
Director: Mike Figgis
 
38.
A Walk on the Moon (1999)
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The world of a young housewife is turned upside down when she has an affair with a free-spirited blouse salesman. (107 mins.)
Director: Tony Goldwyn
 
39.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
40.
Malèna (2000)
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A woman provokes sensual awakenings in a group of adolescent boys. (109 mins.)
 
41.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
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A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
 
42.
The Light (2004)
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Camille arrives at the island Ouessant where she was born, to sell the house of her parents. She finds a book of a certain Antoine and starts reading... (105 mins.)
Director: Philippe Lioret
 
43.
2046 (2004)
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The women who enter a science fiction author's life, over the course of a few years, after the author loses the woman he considers his one true love. (129 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
44.
Lady Chatterley (2006)
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A French adaptation of the second (and much less well-known) version of D.H. Lawrence's erotic tale. (168 mins.)
Director: Pascale Ferran
 
45.
Love in the Time of Cholera (2007)
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Florentino, rejected by the beautiful Fermina at a young age, devotes much of his adult life to carnal affairs as a desperate attempt to heal his broken heart. (139 mins.)
Director: Mike Newell
 
46.
Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky (2009)
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Paris 1913. Coco Chanel is infatuated with the rich and handsome Boy Capel, but she is also compelled by her work... (119 mins.)
Director: Jan Kounen
 
47.
I Am Love (2009)
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Emma left Russia to live with her husband in Italy. Now a member of a powerful industrial family, she is the respected mother of three, but feels unfulfilled. One day, Antonio, a talented chef and her son's friend, makes her senses kindle. (120 mins.)
Director: Luca Guadagnino
 
48.
Damage (1992)
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A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery. (111 mins.)
Director: Louis Malle
 
49.
Original Sin (2001)
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A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him. (116 mins.)
 
50.
Delta of Venus (1995)
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A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II. (102 mins.)
Director: Zalman King
 
51.
Nathalie... (2003)
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Nathalie is the name a Parisian prostitute assumes for a special mission or "private investigation."... (106 mins.)
Director: Anne Fontaine
 
52.
Bitter Moon (1992)
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British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
53.
Venus in Fur (2013)
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An actress attempts to convince a director how she's perfect for a role in his upcoming production. (96 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
54.
The Woman Next Door (1981)
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Two ex-lovers wind up living next door to each other with their respective spouses. Forbidden passions ensue. (106 mins.)