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Bold Movies That Released Before 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

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All of us have the 'Fifty Shades of Grey' obsession which is killing us and before the long wait for 13th February gets over, you might like to get a look into the other Hollywood movies which are dark, steamy and rated X, R and many more.

While 'Fifty Shades' got an 18 certificate by BBFC for strong sex, nudity and behaviour, we have seen some of the more erotic films which were even tabooed for many years.

Long before 'Fifty Shades of Grey', there were some of the tabooed films which were made in Hollywood for years. Forgot 'Secretary' or 'Last Tango in Paris'?

Yes, we have seen some of the classic erotic films which made us sweat on our seats! While some of the erotic movies have been shown worldwide, we had some bold movies which were banned for the strong contents, nudity and sexuality.

For example, Basic Instinct was one of the bold erotic thrillers which shot Sharon Stone to immense fame and recognition. Her interrogation scene where she flashed her modesty by going without undies remains to be one of the boldest scenes to be performed by an actress in the history. However, 'Ecstasy', the 1933 Czech film didn't screen in the U.S. until 1940 due to its nude contents and sexuality.

While we wait for 'Fifty Shades of Grey' to release, here is a look at the other tabooed films which were bold and raunchy enough to stand-out.

Ecstasy, 1933

The Czech film didn't screen in the U.S. until 1940 due to its nude contents and sexuality.

Midnight Cowboy, 1969

This movie is the only 'X' rated film to win Best Picture at the Academy Awards till now. The movie shows a story of two men who try every method to go to New York City, Dustin Hoffman becoming a Casanova to get paid for sex as well!

Henry & June, 1990

This was the first erotic masterpiece to get NC- 17 rating. The movie shows the erotic love triangle between writers Henry Miller, his wife June and Anaïs Nin.

Last Tango in Paris, 1972

The list would be incomplete without this classic French movie. The movie was criticised way back in 70s due to its explicit scenes. The romance between a widower and an engaged Frenchwoman is erotic and wild. It earned Oscar nominations for Brando and director Bernardo Bertolucci.

9 1/2 Weeks, 1986

The erotic drama shows the intimate affair of an art gallery employee and a Wall Street broker. The movie has really bold scenes with ice, strawberries, milk and other kitchen ingredients used sensually.

Secretary, 2002

The film is a lot like BDSM theme which we will get to see in the upcoming Fifty Shades. James Spader plays a boss who likes to play domination games with his assistant (Maggie Gyllenhaal). Interestingly, his last name in the movie is GREY!

Basic Instinct, 1992

Sharon Stone with her interrogation scene and other sexual content with Michael Douglas landed the movie an R Rating. Director Paul Verhoeven had to cut about 30 seconds out to keep it in R-rating, which means it had more than just the view of her modesty!

Pleasure and Pain, 2013

Coming from 9 ½ Weeks director is this soft-core movie which is nothing less that an adult film, thanks to uncountable sex scenes and nudity.

Fifty Shades of Grey, 2015

Coming to the present, we have this erotic adaptation from the best selling novel by EL James of the same name. The movie got an R-rating and an 18 certificate by BBFC for "strong sex and nudity". The movie is an erotic role play based on domination, submission and sado-masochistic practices some even using instruments (toys).

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