Cincuenta sombras de Grey

Breaking out the whips and chains

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Fifty Shades Of Grey hopes to transition from bestseller to blockbuster. How will the steamy S&M romance stack up against previous erotic offerings?

Rita Ora en Cincuenta sombras de Grey

Rita Ora plays Mia Grey 

Fifty Shades of Grey hopes to turn bestseller to blockbuster when it debuts around Valentines day. Literature student Anastasia Steele’s (Dakota Johnson) life changes forever when she meets handsome, yet tormented, billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan). It is not the first time that a film has revolved around steamy erotic fantasies, the question is, how well will Fifty Shades of Grey compare with other films that managed to get us a hot under the collar? Here are some of the best of them to refresh your memory. 

Eyes Wide Shut  (1999)

Director: Stanley Kubrick 
Stars: Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman
Synopsis: Nicole nearly cheats, Tom sets sail on a kinky sexual cruise
Hot or not?: Not 



Wild Things (1998)

Director: John McNaughton 
Stars: Neve Campbell and Denise Richards
Synopsis: School girls and counsellor cap conspiracy with a threesome
Hot or not?: Hot


Director: Paul Verhoeven 
Stars: Elizabeth Berkley and Kyle MacLachlan 
Synopsis: Ambitious Vegas dancer claws – and sleeps – her way to the top
Hot or Not?: Not

Basic Instinct (1992)

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Stars: Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone
Synopsis: Detective becomes involved with beautiful woman who could be a murderer 
Hot or Not?: Hot

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Director: Adrian Lyne
Stars: Michael Douglas and Glenn Close
Synopsis: Married man’s fling comes home to roost
Hot or Not?: Hot 

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