List of Kink Films

This page provides a chronological list of narrative feature films that depict or involve kink and BDSM. This list does not distinguish between positive and negative (or accurate and inaccurate) depictions, and films on this list are not necessarily endorsed by The SMUT Project but they are demonstrative of the cultural representation of kink in film.

* – Recommended by The SMUT Project.

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  • Belle de Jour (1967)
  • Venus in Furs (1967)
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)
  • The Night Porter (1974)
  • The Story of O (1975)
  • Maîtresse (1976)
  • 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
  • Personal Services (1987)
  • Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
  • Tokyo Decadence (1992)
  • Bitter Moon (1992)
  • The Pillow Book (1996)
  • Preaching to the Perverted (1997)
  • Quills (2000) *
  • The Piano Teacher (2001)
  • Secretary (2002) *
  • Going Under (2004)
  • The Notorious Bettie Page (2005) *
  • The Pet (2006)
  • Psychopathia Sexualis (2006)
  • Walk All Over Me (2007)
  • Sleeping Beauty (2011)
  • A Dangerous Method (2011) *
  • Venus in Fur (2013) *
  • The Chambermaid Lynn (2014)
  • The Duke of Burgundy (2014) * (TSP’s Review)
  • Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
  • Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (2017) * (TSP’s Review)

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