20 films about love and passion

Love in the movies can be tender, cozy and full of romance. But there are films about love and passion that simply “fountain” with emotions. Directors skillfully transfer crazy feelings to the screen that overwhelm souls and turn human destinies upside down. For a viewer who is ready to receive a shock dose of passionate love and beautiful erotica, this is an excellent selection.

365 days (2020)

This melodrama film, a novelty of 2020, is an erotic bestseller by Blanca Lipinska about passion, love and crime, qualitatively transferred to the cinema. The son of the boss of the Sicilian mafia, Massimo Torricelli, once saw a beautiful stranger on the beach and fell in love with no memory. Five years later, having taken the place of his father, who was shot by a killer , Massimo meets the girl of his dreams again.

What do you think, is it worth filming a sequel, and what should be in it?

Laura is a luxury hotel manager who flew to Sicily with her boyfriend in an attempt to freshen up a rather tarnished, passionless relationship. The mafioso in love takes a crazy step – he kidnaps Laura and locks her in a “golden cage”, taking 365 days for the chosen one to fall in love with him.

Original title:
365 dni

Actors:
Anna Maria Siklutska, Michel Morrone, Bronislaw Wroclawski…

Country:
Poland

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.1, IMDb – 3.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Queen of Hearts (2019)

A film about forbidden love and passion in 2019, replete with bed scenes, at some point from an erotic melodrama turns into a thriller . Anna is an ideal wife and a talented juvenile lawyer. A measured existence is turned upside down with the appearance in the house of young Gustav, the son of her husband from his first marriage. The guy was expelled from school, and a desperate mother sent him to his father in the hope of male influence. At first, the stepmother and stepson are in conflict. But then Anna and Gustav take that same step from hate to love , and things spiral out of control.

Original title:
Dronningen

Actors:
Trine Dyurholm, Gustav Lind, Magnus Krepper…

Country :
Denmark, Sweden

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.4, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Golden Youth (2019)

A provocative foreign film about a young couple who are ready to exchange love for free passions in someone else’s bed. In Paris in the late 1970s, the young orphan Rose builds her future – she enters a pastry school and acquires a fiancé, an aspiring artist Michel. Lovers love youth entertainment and the couple prefers the fashionable Palace club to other nightlife.

The first buyer of Michel’s artwork is a middle-aged art admirer, Lucille. Acquaintance with her and her husband, the writer Hubert, lead young people into the world of erotic temptations and sensual passions. And a mature and experienced couple of new acquaintances becomes guides in this world.

Original title:
Une jeunesse dorée

Actors:
Isabelle Huppert, Melville Pupo, Galatea Bellugi, Lucas Yonesco …

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 5.0

Age restrictions:
18+


Fifty Shades Freed (2018)

From the list of “shades” in the final film of 2018, the least explicit erotica and love scenes. But the storm of passions and adventures is breathtaking. Anastasia had to go through seven circles of hell in the name of love. Finally, the young people got married and went on their honeymoon to enjoy passionate pleasures.

However, cloudless happiness was suddenly interrupted – Gray’s younger sister was kidnapped. The newly-made spouse blames his wife for all mortal sins. And the former passion of Christian, who suddenly appeared on the horizon, adds fuel to the flames of discord. But, despite the resentment and jealousy, the characters of the melodrama need to rescue the captive.

Original title:
Fifty Shades Freed

Actors:
Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.3, IMDb – 4.5

Age restrictions:
18+


Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Continuation of a foreign film about passionate love, like the first part, is rich in frank bed scenes. This is indicated by the marker “18 plus”. Driven by curiosity, Anastasia agrees to the contractual requirement to belong entirely to Gray and not to disclose the details of her intimate life.

The man’s love interests are becoming more and more “dirty”, and the partner decides to break up with the rich pervert. But it is not possible to erase Christian from the heart. After a while, Anastacia is ready to give a second chance to her lover. But now Gray will have to play by the new rules, where there will be only tender passion and erotica.

Original title:
Fifty Shades Darker

Actors:
Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Eric Johnson…

Country:
USA, China

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.2, IMDb – 4.6

Age restrictions:
18+


Anon (2017)

This movie is a high-quality mix of science fiction film, detective story and romantic melodrama with erotic elements. In the near future, every person at birth is supplied with an electronic chip. During the life cycle, the device collects and transmits to the central server all information about the owner.

The inviolability of personal boundaries is out of the question. But a few crimes are revealed in the blink of an eye, one has only to read the records of the victim. During the next investigation, Detective Saul Freeland discovers that the victim’s chip was hacked and reprogrammed. The culprit is a ghost girl, inaccessible to digital control. Will Sol uncover the plot, or will he side with the charming criminal?

Original title:
Anon

Actors:
Clive Owen, Amanda Seifred, Colm Feore…

Country:
Germany, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.1

Age limits :
16+


Top Model (2016)

An erotic melodrama about a model named Emma, ​​who shines on the Parisian catwalks and works with the best fashion photographers. One of them, the charismatic handsome Shane White, won the heart of a gullible person. For the model, this was the same prince, and at the same time a guide to the best haute couture shows and glossy covers. As it happens, romantic relationships could not stand the intrigues of the glamorous backstage of the world of high fashion. But Emma does not agree to a break – falling in love has turned into an unhealthy obsession with Shane.

Original title:
The Model

Actors:
Maria Palm, Ed Skrein, Yvonnik Muller …

Country:
Denmark

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
16+


Fifty Shades of Gray (2015)

A film about rough love and wild passion, which made so much noise in 2015, is worth watching at least because of its scandalous reputation. Anastasia Steele, a future journalist, travels to Seattle on a mission to interview Christian Grey. The heroine of a frank melodrama, as always, was let down by stiffness and awkwardness. The conversation with the millionaire was disgusting.

Later, the girl again encountered the cold and mysterious Christian. The ensuing communication grew into a passionate love relationship. Then the secret was revealed – the handsome man prefers not classic pleasures in bed, but perverted manifestations of passion. The man offers modest Anastacia to conclude a contract, after which she will become the property of Gray, the performer of erotic fantasies.

Original title:
Fifty Shades of Gray

Actors:
Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer El…

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 4.4, IMDb – 4.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Love (2015)

The top erotic melodrama continues the film about passionate love, which stands out not only for sex scenes, but also for excellent acting. A phone call made the still sober film director instantly reconsider his existence. In bed next to him lies a wife who has not caused passion in her husband for a long time. On the other end of the line is the mother of his former lover Elektra, concerned about the disappearance of her daughter. Perplexed by this news, Murphy plunged into sweet memories of a sexy ex-partner. The time spent with Elektra is the most beautiful thing that has ever happened to him.

Original title:
Love

Actors:
Aomi Muyok, Karl Glusman, Clara Christine …

Country:
France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.3, IMDb – 6.1

Age restrictions:
18+


My king (2015)

A beautiful erotic film with a moral about the fact that love and passion in bed do not always bring happiness to a woman. Tony’s relationship with Giorgio is like a roller coaster. While skiing, Tony injures his knee and ends up in a rehabilitation center for several weeks. There is finally time to sort out the decade-long history of a wild romance that began with a gentle flirtation at a party. What has Giorgio become for Tony and why can’t she get rid of this devastating passion? Will a young woman, having recovered physically, be able to find peace of mind?

Original title:
Mon roi

Actors:
Vincent Cassel, Emmanuelle Bercot, Louis Garrel …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 7.1

Age restrictions:
18+


Nymphomaniac (dilogue, 2013)

The slogan of the far from romantic film by the traditionally shocking Lars von Trier about pernicious passion and lust was the words “Forget about love.” The elderly, lonely bachelor Seligman could think anything about the beaten woman found in the alley, except that she is a victim of love. The stranger, who gave her name as Joe, confesses that she has nymphomania. The strange lady will tell the savior her turbulent story from childhood to maturity, full of erotic passions and risky sexual experiences. For the intellectual Seligman, the memories of the heroine evoke associations with works of art.

Original title:
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II

Actors:
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf…

Country:
Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:
18+


Young and Beautiful (2013)

A provocative film with frank scenes about the psychology of insane passions and the substitution of love for debauchery. Isabelle desperately wants love. During the summer, during a holiday at a seaside resort, a girl loses her virginity in the arms of a peer, but this episode does not seem passionate enough.

Returning to school in the fall, the girl registers on an intimate dating site. Isabelle meets with men much older than herself and satisfies their lust in hotels for money. But the whore experiences the thrill only once – when one of the clients dies while making love. Now the secret of an exemplary student threatens to be revealed.

Original title:
Jeune & jolie

Actors:
Marina Vacth, Geraldine Paya, Frederic Pierrot …

Country:
France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Secret Attraction (2012)

An ambiguous erotic movie openly tells how the lack of love pushes a person to manifest base passions. In the center of the story are two couples, but not married, as one might expect. Childhood soulmates Roz and Lil live next door, sharing sorrows and joys. Not surprisingly, their sons of the same age grew up together and became best friends.

Roz does not agree to move with her husband because of work in Sydney, and a seemingly unbreakable marriage cracks. An unexpectedly mature lady finds solace in the bed of the young son of Ian’s friend. Upon learning of this turn of events, her son Tom begins to develop a passion for Aunt Lil.

Original title:
Adoration

Actors:
Naomi Watts, Robin Wright, Xavier Samuel, James Freshville …

Country:
Australia, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Shame (2011)

The central character of a poignant film about an unusual search for love with the most explicit scenes is a successful advertising agent. Brandon works in a New York agency, earns a lot and lives in a luxurious apartment. A man enjoys the attention of the opposite sex, but his life is far from a romantic melodrama.

Brandon is deeply unhappy and obsessed with sex in all its manifestations. A large part of the income goes to the services of prostitutes, peep shows and erotic sites. Normal love relationships are not available to Brandon. When Cissy’s failed younger sister bursts into an emotionally empty life, he has a chance to make at least one soul mate happy.

Original title:
Shame

Actors:
Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale …

Country:
United Kingdom

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Chloe (2009)

Erotic melodrama, a remake of the French film “Natalie” in 2003, affects the psychology of love, passion and jealousy. Katherine, a successful gynecologist and loving wife, suddenly begins to doubt her husband’s fidelity. David is a professor and a wonderful father. Suspicions are caused by the unexpected lateness of the spouse on the plane and the failure to appear at the party in honor of his own birthday. Having shown ingenuity, Katherine hires a beauty from the escort service named Chloe to seduce the faithful in order to test his moral stability. But the venture turns into a disaster.

Original title:
Chloe

Actors:
Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, Amanda Seyfried …

Country:
USA, Canada, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.9, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Womanizer (2008)

A film without any romance about love for money, combining erotica and cynicism. The central character is the charming Los Angeles gigolo Nikki. Handsome lives at the expense of wealthy ladies, changing his own talent in bed comforts for material wealth.

Another benefactor was the successful lawyer Samantha, under whom the young man rode like cheese in butter. But ironically, Nikki managed to fall in love with the waitress, Heather. The lover of the rich mistook Alphonse for a wealthy “candidate”. Will young people be able to reconcile their way of earning and sincere feelings, or will love win over the passion for money?

Original title:
Spread

Actors:
Ashton Kutcher, Anne Heche, Margarita Levieva …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.5, IMDb – 5.8

Age restrictions:
18+


Reader (2008)

A foreign film with historical overtones, which won an Oscar for Best Actress, tells about the love and uncontrollable passion of a teenager for a mature woman. One day, 15-year-old Michael became ill right on the street. An unfamiliar adult lady helped him get home. After recovering, the boy returned to thank Hannah for saving him. He returned again and again to read to her, and then to make love.

When the lady of the heart disappeared from his life, Michael was inconsolable. But, longing for a new meeting, the reader had no idea under what circumstances it would take place. The film adaptation of the bestseller by Bernhard Schlink was marked by high ratings and the most positive reviews from viewers. For filming erotic scenes, Oscar winner Kate Winslet had to wait for the 18th anniversary of her partner in the film.

Original title:
The Reader

Actors:
Ralph Fiennes, Kate Winslet, David Cross…

Country:
Germany, USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.9, IMDb – 7.6

Age restrictions:
16+


Nymphomaniac Diaries (2008)

The work of the same name by Valerie Tasso formed the basis of the romantic storyline of an erotic film that explores the boundaries of sensuality. The main character bears the name of the author and this suggests that the book is based on real events from the life of the writer.

The only close person of young Valerie was a wise, understanding grandmother, and her death became a real drama for the girl. Having moved from France to Spain, the heroine indulges in all serious things, changing lovers like gloves and even working in an elite brothel. Will Valerie lose herself in search of another passion?

Original title:
Diario de una ninfómana

Actors:
Belen Fabra, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Lum Barrera…

Country:
Spain

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:
18+


Closeness (2004)

A sensual film about passionate love, attraction and jealousy with open love scenes and elements of psychology. The melodrama, based on the play by Patrick Marber, tells the story of a love quadrangle. American strip club Alice gets hit by a car in London, and journalist Dan takes her to the hospital. This becomes the beginning of a romantic relationship, but a new acquaintance, photographer Anna, can serve as an obstacle. Anna has a boyfriend, a doctor named Larry, who knows Alice well. What will be the outcome of these erotic passions and will it bring happiness to all four?

Original title:
Closer

Actors:
Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Julia Roberts, Clive Owen …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.2, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
16+


Dreamers (2003)

The foreign film of the early 2000s, unlike the classic melodramas about love, touches on the theme of forbidden passion – between brother and sister. Matthew moves to Paris on a student exchange program. Simultaneously with his studies, the guy plans to continue his hobby – watching movies.

The student meets a group of fellow movie buffs, siblings Isabelle and Theor. New friends invite the hero to stay in their house for some time due to the absence of parents. Mat agreed and soon noticed that the hospitable Theor and Isabelle behave very strangely for close relatives. The couple passionately caresses each other and allows other obscene things in public.

Original title:
The Dreamers

Actors:
Michael Pitt, Eva Green, Louis Garrel …

Country:
UK, France, Italy

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.4, IMDb – 7.2

Age restrictions:
18+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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