Strange Love

A lot of these movies have a S/M theme to them but not all...
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1.
The Story of O (1975)
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The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion... (97 mins.)
Director: Just Jaeckin
 
2.
Secretary (2002)
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A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. (104 mins.)
 
3.
9½ Weeks (1986)
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A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
4.
Flower and Snake (1974)
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The elderly Senzô Tôyama (Nagatoshi Sakamoto) orders his employee, Makoto Katagiri (Yasunori Ishizu), to kidnap and train his wife Shizuko (Naomi Tani) in order to break her pride so that she will submit to his desires. (74 mins.)
Director: Masaru Konuma
 
5.
Flower and Snake (2004)
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Tôyama, a weak-willed businessman, is in debt to the Yakuza; they also have a video of him bribing a government minister... (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ishii
 
6.
Flower & Snake II (2005)
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Tooyama, an aging impotent art critic, sends his much-younger wife, Shizuko, to Paris to evaluate the work of Ikegami... (118 mins.)
Director: Takashi Ishii
 
7.
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
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A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types... (135 mins.)
Director: Ryû Murakami
 
8.
Fruits of Passion (1981)
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A girl loves an older man. He demands that she goes in a brothel, as evidence that she loves him. (83 mins.)
Director: Shûji Terayama
 
9.
Wife to Be Sacrificed (1974)
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A woman must endure an extreme ritual when her ex-husband, who has recently escaped from jail, kidnaps her. (71 mins.)
Director: Masaru Konuma
 
10.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
11.
Empire of Passion (1978)
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A married woman and her lover murder her husband and dump his body into a well. After a while, his ghost comes to haunt them while the local gossip grows stronger. (105 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
12.
Lady Libertine (1984)
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Tale of erotic romance in turn of the century England. (83 mins.)
 
13.
The Night Porter (1974)
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship. (118 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
 
14.
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
 
15.
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.)
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Belle de Jour (1967)
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A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (100 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
18.
Lolita (1962)
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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. (153 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
19.
Lolita (1997)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
20.
Blue Velvet (1986)
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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
21.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. (100 mins.)
 
22.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
23.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
24.
Quills (2000)
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In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor. (124 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
25.
Lovers: A True Story (1991)
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Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married... (103 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
26.
Wild Orchid (1989)
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A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters. (105 mins.)
Director: Zalman King
 
27.
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
 
28.
Fatal Attraction (1987)
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A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family. (119 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
29.
Chloe (2009)
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A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger. (96 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
30.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
31.
The Dreamers (2003)
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A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the '68 Paris student riots. (115 mins.)
 
32.
Love Sick (2006)
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Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love Sick is about their stories. (86 mins.)
Director: Tudor Giurgiu
 
33.
The Company of Wolves (1984)
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A teenage girl in a country manor falls asleep while reading a magazine and she has a disturbing dream involving wolves which appears to take place in the woods visible from her bedroom window. (95 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
34.
Thirst (2009)
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Through a failed medical experiment, a priest is stricken with vampirism and is forced to abandon his ascetic ways. (133 mins.)
Director: Chan-wook Park
 
35.
Closer (2004)
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The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
36.
Malèna (2000)
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Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town. (109 mins.)
 
37.
Killing Me Softly (2002)
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A woman faces deadly consequences for abandoning her loving relationship with her boyfriend to pursue exciting sexual scenarios with a mysterious celebrity mountaineer. (100 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
38.
Samaritan Girl (2004)
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Jae-Young is an amateur prostitute who sleeps with men while her best friend Yeo-Jin "manages" her, fixing dates... (95 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
39.
Audition (1999)
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A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all. (115 mins.)
Director: Takashi Miike
 
40.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
41.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
42.
How Much Do You Love Me? (2005)
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In Paris, after winning the lottery, the clerk François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred... (95 mins.)
Director: Bertrand Blier
 
43.
Gate of Flesh (1964)
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After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory... (90 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
44.
Secret Things (2002)
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Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine... (115 mins.)
 
45.
My Summer of Love (2004)
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In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together. (86 mins.)
 
46.
Lust, Caution (2007)
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During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. (157 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
47.
Lies (1999)
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A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based... (112 mins.)
Director: Sun-Woo Jang
 
48.
Bad Guy (2001)
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One man's attempt to fill humane loneliness. But love is not for "scumbags". (100 mins.)
Director: Ki-duk Kim
 
49.
The Wayward Cloud (2005)
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Hsiao-Kang, now working as a pornographic actor, meets Shiang-chyi once again. Meanwhile, the city of Taipei faces a water shortage that makes the sales of watermelons skyrocket. (114 mins.)
Director: Ming-liang Tsai
 
50.
Sister My Sister (1994)
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Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship. (89 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meckler
 
51.
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