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A list of the best BDSM movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This BDSM movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about BDSM are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about BDSM you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous BDSM movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these BDSM movie titles for more information about the films.

List ranges from Fifty Shades of Grey to Secretary, plus many more movies about S&M and bondage. Featuring Hollywood movies and indie films, this list features the best BDSM cinema.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best BDSM movies?" and "What is the greatest BDSM movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular BDSM movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these BDSM movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good BDSM movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Secretary is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Lee Kirby added Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren Secretary is a 2002 romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey. The film is based on a short story from Bad ...more

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Story of O is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Udo Kier, Corinne Cléry, Anthony Steel Story of O is a 1975 Franco-German erotic drama film directed by Just Jaeckin. The screenplay is an adaptation of the erotic novel Story of O published in 1954 by Pauline Réage.

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The Pet is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
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The Notorious Bettie Page is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Norman Reedus, Sarah Paulson, Gretchen Mol The Notorious Bettie Page is a 2005 biographical film directed by Mary Harron. The screenplay by Harron and Guinevere Turner focuses on 1950s pinup and bondage model Bettie Page.

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf Nymphomaniac is a 2013 two-part drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, ...more

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Nymphomaniac: Volume II is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater The Nymphoniac Part 2 is a 2013 drama film written and directed by Lars von Trier.

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Tokyo Decadence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Fixx added Masahiko Shimada, Yayoi Kusama, Miho Nikaido Tokyo Decadence is a 1992 Japanese pink film. The film was directed by Ryu Murakami with music by Ryuichi Sakamoto. The film stars Miho Nikaido and is known by two other titles, Topaz and Sex ...more

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Kink is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Kink is a 2013 American documentary, produced by James Franco about the BDSM website Kink.com.

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Belle de Jour is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
zoe-krainik added Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli Belle de Jour is a 1967 French drama film directed by Luis Buñuel. A frigid young housewife (Catherine Deneuve) decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute.

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8mm is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini 8mm is a 1999 American-German mystery thriller film directed by Joel Schumacher and written by Andrew Kevin Walker. The film stars Nicolas Cage as a private investigator who delves into the ...more

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
DustinEzell added Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette This film is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name. The film stars James Spader, ...more

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Preaching to the Perverted is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
ggg1 added Keith Allen, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Ricky Tomlinson Preaching to the Perverted is a 1997 British comedy film written and directed by Stuart Urban. The film stars Guinevere Turner as Tanya Cheex, a New York dominatrix. Tom Bell plays Henry Harding ...more

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Tino Derivera added Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Rossy de Palma Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a 1990 Spanish dark romantic comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. The plot follows a recently ...more

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The Image is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Fixx added Rebecca Brooke, Marilyn Roberts, Carl Parker The Image is a 1975 American film that was re-released in an edited version in 1976. The film is also known by two other titles: The Punishment of Anne and The Mistress and the Slave and was ...more

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Flower & Snake II is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Fixx added Aya Sugimoto Flower & Snake II is a film directed by Takashi Ishii.

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Hellraiser is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Doug Bradley, Andrew Robinson, Ashley Laurence Hellraiser is a 1987 British horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based upon his own novella The Hellbound Heart. The film spawned a series of sequels.

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The Night Porter is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Fixx added Charlotte Rampling, Dirk Bogarde, Isa Miranda The Night Porter is a controversial 1974 art film by Italian director Liliana Cavani, starring Dirk Bogarde and Charlotte Rampling featuring elements of Nazisploitation.

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Exit to Eden is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Rosie O'Donnell, Dan Aykroyd, Dana Delany Exit to Eden is a 1994 American comedy-thriller film directed by Garry Marshall and adapted to the screen by Deborah Amelon and Bob Brunner from Anne Rampling's novel of the same name. The ...more

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El Jardín Secreto is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
ggg1 added El Jardín Secreto Assumpta Serna, Xabier Elorriaga, Taida Urruzola

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The Piano Teacher is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Grant Garland added Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel The Piano Teacher is a 2001 French-Austrian erotic thriller film written and directed by Michael Haneke, starring Isabelle Huppert and Benoît Magimel. The film is based on 2004 Nobel Prize ...more

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Herman0 added Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a ...more

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My Mistress is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Grant Garland added My Mistress Emmanuelle Béart, Robyn Moore Gibson, Harrison Gilbertson

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Killing Me Softly is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Chayenne Campo added Heather Graham, Natascha McElhone, Joseph Fiennes Killing Me Softly is a 2003 American erotic thriller directed by Chen Kaige and starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes. Based on the novel of the same name by Nicci French, it introduces ...more

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Venus in Furs is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Grant Garland added Klaus Kinski, Dennis Price, Jesús Franco Venus in Furs is a 1969 Italian supernatural erotic thriller film directed by Jesús Franco and starring James Darren. The film bears only a superficial resemblance to the 1870 Venus in ...more

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Graphic Sexual Horror is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
DustinEzell added Lorelei Lee, Princess Donna, Cyd Black Graphic Sexual Horror is a 2009 independent film written and directed by Anna Lorentzon and Barbara Bell in their directorial debut. The film is a documentary about Insex, a bondage website. ...more

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Personal Services is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Julie Walters, Michelle Collins, Alec McCowen Personal Services is a 1987 British comedy film directed by Terry Jones and written by David Leland. It is the story of the rise of a madam of a suburban brothel which caters to older men. The ...more

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The Cell is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio The Cell is a 2000 horror film directed by Tarsem Singh, and starring Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn and Vincent D'Onofrio.

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Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Grant Garland added George Buck Flower, Richard Kennedy, Dyanne Thorne Ilsa, She Wolf of the SS is a 1975 American Nazi exploitation film produced in the USA. The film was directed by Don Edmonds, produced by David F. Friedman and written by Jonah Royston.

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Fetishes is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
marylylewarrenmccue added Nick Broomfield, Mistress Delilah, Mistress Beatrice Filmed at Pandora's Box, the luxurious S&M parlor in New York, Fetishes reveals in both a humorous and informative manner on a full range of fetishes, from rubber and infantilism, to ...more

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Tightrope is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Clint Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Geneviève Bujold Tightrope is a 1984 American suspense thriller produced by and starring Clint Eastwood and written and directed by Richard Tuggle.

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24/7: The Passion of Life is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
ggg1 added 24/7: The Passion of Life Christoph Baumann, Marina Anna Eich, Mira Gittner 24/7: The Passion of Life is a German film directed by Roland Reber. It was released in 2006.

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Walk All over Me is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Tricia Helfer, Leelee Sobieski, Michael Eklund Walk All Over Me is a Canadian film released in 2007 written by Robert Cuffley and Jason Long. The film stars Leelee Sobieski as "Alberta", a small-town girl who assumes the false ...more

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Fifty Shades Darker is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
mackenzie201303 added Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger Fifty Shades Darker is 2017 erotic romantic drama film based on a novel of same name by British author E. L. James. It is the second film in the Fifty Shades film series, and a sequel to 2015 ...more

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After Fall, Winter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
blackwatch.p added Lizzie Brocheré, Eric Schaeffer, Deborah Twiss After Fall, Winter is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Eric Schaeffer.

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Fifty Shades of Grey is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
shiroyuukishadowlunna80 added Rita Ora, Dakota Johnson, Marcia Gay Harden Fifty Shades of Grey is a film adaptation of the novel by E. L. James.

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Going Under is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Going Under Roger Rees, Mary Elizabeth King, Richard Eagan Going Under is a 2004 drama film about a married man and a partnered dominatrix who form a personal relationship and begin seeing each other outside her workplace. The film stars Geno Lechner ...more

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Blind Beast is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
marylylewarrenmccue added Eiji Funakoshi, Noriko Sengoku, Mako Midori Blind Beast is a drama horror film directed by Yasuzo Masumura.

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Wife to Be Sacrificed is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
marylylewarrenmccue added Naomi Tani, Nagatoshi Sakamoto, Chigusa Takayama Wife to be Sacrificed is a Japanese soft-core pornographic S/M film starring Naomi Tani and directed by Masaru Konuma. The film was produced by Nikkatsu studios as part of their Roman Porno

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Romance is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
marylylewarrenmccue added Rocco Siffredi, François Berléand, Caroline Ducey Romance is a 1999 French art house drama film written and directed by Catherine Breillat. It stars Caroline Ducey, pornographic actor Rocco Siffredi, Sagamore Stévenin and François ...more

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The Duke Of Burgundy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Parastoo Kh added The Duke Of Burgundy Sidse Babett Knudsen Chiara D’Anna

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Matador is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura Matador is a 1986 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar about a student matador, Ángel Jiménez, who confesses to murders he did not commit. Themes include sex, death, and

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The Offence is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Grant Garland added Sean Connery, Trevor Howard, Ian Bannen The Offence is a 1972 British drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, based upon the 1968 stage play This Story of Yours by John Hopkins. It stars Sean Connery as police detective Johnson, who ...more

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Love and Human Remains is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Grant Garland added Mia Kirshner, Thomas Gibson, Aidan Devine Love and Human Remains is a 1993 Canadian film directed by Denys Arcand and based on Brad Fraser's stage play Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love. Fraser also wrote the ...more

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Lies is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
marylylewarrenmccue added Kim Tae-yeon, Lee Sang-Hyun, Kwon Hyeok-pung Lies is a controversial 1999 South Korean film depicting a sadomasochistic sexual relationship between a 38-year-old sculptor and an 18-year-old high school student. It was the debut film for ...more

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Antichrist is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm Antichrist is a 2009 Danish experimental horror film written and directed by Lars von Trier, starring Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg. It tells the story of a couple who retreat to a cabin ...more

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Mango Kiss is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Christina Hart added Sally Kirkland, Michelle Wolff, Dru Mouser Mango Kiss is a 2004 US comedy film written and directed by Sascha Rice. The movie is a love story between two lesbian friends, Lou and Sassafras. It is based on the play Bermuda Triangles, ...more

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Sick: The Life and Death of Bo... is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
DustinEzell added Bob Flanagan, Kirby Dick, Rita Valencia Sick: The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist is a 1997 documentary film directed by Kirby Dick about Bob Flanagan, a Los Angeles writer, poet, performance artist, comic, and BDSM ...more

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Bloodsisters is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Vonn Tramel added Bloodsisters

From pushy bottoms to macho femmes, Bloodsisters is an A-Z documentary guide that takes an in-depth look at the San Francisco Leatherdyke scene during the mid-nineties.

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom, commonly referred to as simply Salò, is a 1975 Italian-French art film written and directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini, with uncredited writing ...more

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The Million Eyes of Sumuru is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best BDSM Movies
Grant Garland added Frankie Avalon, Shirley Eaton The Million Eyes of Sumuru is a 1967 British spy film produced by Harry Alan Towers, directed by Lindsay Shonteff and filmed at the Shaw Brothers studios in Hong Kong. It stars Frankie Avalon ...more