The Best BDSM Movies

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Here is a list of the best BDSM movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. 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 should be at the top of the list, be sure to vote them up. The films on this list are the most famous S&M  movies 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 that have bondage scenes. 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 Netflix or other streaming service, these good BDSM movies can be enjoyed no matter what. You'll want to check back for recent and new BDSM films as they are added to the list.

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  • Secretary
    1
    James Spader, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Steven Shainberg
  • Story of O
    2
    Udo Kier, Corinne Cléry, Anthony Steel
    • Released: 1975
    • Directed by: Just Jaeckin
  • 9½ Weeks
    3
    Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Christine Baranski
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Adrian Lyne
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!
    4
    Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas, Lolas León
    • Released: 1990
    • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • My Mistress
    5
    Emmanuelle Béart, Robyn Moore Gibson, Harrison Gilbertson
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Stephen Lance
  • The Notorious Bettie Page
    6
    Gretchen Mol, Chris Bauer, Jared Harris
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: Mary Harron
  • The Pet
    7
    Pierre du Lat, Andrea Edmondson, Summer Nguyen
    • Released: 2006
    • Directed by: D. Stevens
  • Belle De Jour
    8
    Catherine Deneuve, Jean Sorel, Michel Piccoli
    • Released: 1967
    • Directed by: Luis Buñuel
  • Tokyo Decadence
    9
    Masahiko Shimada, Yayoi Kusama, Miho Nikaido
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Ryū Murakami
  • Nymphomaniac: Volume I
    10
    Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Lars von Trier
  • The Duke Of Burgundy
    11
    Sidse Babett Knudsen, Chiara D’Anna
    • Released: 2015
    • Directed by: Peter Strickland
  • El Jardín Secreto
    12

    El Jardín Secreto

    Assumpta Serna, Xabier Elorriaga, Taida Urruzola
    • Released: 5 November 1984
    • Directed by: Carlos Suarez
  • Love and Leashes
    13
    Seo-hyun, Lee Jun-young, Lee El
    • Released: 2022
    • Directed by: Park Hyeonjin
  • Basic Instinct
    14
    Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
  • The Servant
    15
    Dirk Bogarde, James Fox, Sarah Miles
    • Released: 1963
    • Directed by: Joseph Losey
  • Nymphomaniac: Volume II
    16
    Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Willem Dafoe
    • Released: 2013
    • Directed by: Lars von Trier
  • Preaching to the Perverted
    17
    Keith Allen, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Ricky Tomlinson
    • Released: 1997
    • Directed by: Stuart Urban
  • Killing Me Softly
    18
    Heather Graham, Natascha McElhone, Joseph Fiennes
    • Released: 2002
    • Directed by: Chen Kaige
  • Crash
    19
    James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: David Cronenberg
  • Maîtresse
    20
    Gérard Depardieu, Bulle Ogier, André Rouyer
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Barbet Schroeder
  • Fetishes
    21
    Nick Broomfield, Mistress Delilah, Mistress Beatrice
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: Nick Broomfield
  • The Image
    22
    Rebecca Brooke, Marilyn Roberts, Carl Parker
    • Released: 1976
    • Directed by: Radley Metzger
  • Flower & Snake
    23
    Aya Sugimoto
    • Released: 2004
    • Directed by: Takeshi Ishii
  • Quills
    24
    Geoffrey Rush, Kate Winslet, Joaquin Phoenix
    • Released: 2000
    • Directed by: Philip Kaufman
  • The Night Porter
    25
    Dirk Bogarde, Charlotte Rampling, Philippe Leroy-Beaulieu
    • Released: 1974
    • Directed by: Liliana Cavani