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Fatal Attractions

Amour fou is one of film's most darkly alluring themes, and lust, seduction and betrayal can be a deadly game. Intemperate passions bring out our most animal instincts, and poor decision-making can lead to the bloody consequences - as any gun-toting lovers on the run will testify.

Browse our collection of films from the dark side of Love.

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Fatal Attractions
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The Light Between Oceans 2016 12

Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander star in Derek Cianfrance’s sweeping romance about a lighthouse keeper, his wife, and the baby they rescue from a drifting boat.

133 mins USA Director. Derek Cianfrance

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A Bigger Splash 2015 15

Ralph Fiennes delivers a sensational performance as one of four passionate souls sharing a villa in the Sicilian sunshine, with jealousy, intrigue and violence simmering beneath the surface.

125 mins Italy Director. Luca Guadagnino

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The Lovers & the Despot 2016 PG

Discover one of cinema’s strangest stories: a film director and his star are kidnapped by Kim Jong-il to make movies in the world’s weirdest state.

98 mins United Kingdom Director. Rob Cannan, Ross Adam

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The Chambermaid Lynn
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The Chambermaid Lynn 2014 18

An obsessive-compulsive hotel cleaner who harbours a fetishistic fascination with her hotel's guests meets an enigmatic dominatrix who changes her world.

105 mins Germany Director. Ingo Haeb

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Sightseers 2012 15

Young lovers Chris and Tina turn their first holiday together into a rural killing spree in Ben Wheatley's priceless black comedy.

88 mins United Kingdom Director. Ben Wheatley

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American Translation
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American Translation 2010 18

A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill.

115 mins France Director. Pascal Ascandes Arnold, Jean-Marc Barr

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Possession 1981 18

Andrzej Zulawski’s out-of-control horror masterpiece is one of cinema’s most bare-souled and open-veined accounts of a broken relationship.

124 mins France Director. Andrzej Zulawski

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Only Lovers Left Alive
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Only Lovers Left Alive 2013 15

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton star as ageless, blood-drinking lovers in Jim Jarmusch’s clever, funny and sexy vampire tale.

123 mins United Kingdom Director. Jim Jarmusch

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Betty Blue
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Betty Blue 1986 18

Jean-Jacques Beineix’s story of a volatile, highly sexual relationship was one of the most successful French films of the 1980s.

177 mins France Director. Jean-Jacques Beineix

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Double Indemnity
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Double Indemnity 1944 PG

Barbara Stanwyck is the housewife who dupes an insurance salesman into a devious murder plot, in this giant of American cinema - the archetypal Film Noir.

107 mins USA Director. Billy Wilder

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Vertigo 1958 PG

Hitchcock’s timeless thriller about a former detective with a fear of heights who is hired to follow a woman who seems possessed by the past.

128 mins USA Director. Alfred Hitchcock

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Everlasting Love 2014 18

A thrilling and disturbing exploration of the perils of illicit sexual encounters, beginning when a teacher initiates a tryst with one of his pupils.

69 mins Spain Director. Marçal Forés

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Stranger by the Lake
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Stranger by the Lake 2013 18

A young man witnesses a violent crime at a gay cruising ground and becomes obsessed with the killer in Alain Guiraudie’s acclaimed mystery-thriller.

100 mins France Director. Alain Guiraudie

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A Syrian Love Story
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A Syrian Love Story 2015 Not Rated

The inspiring journey towards freedom of Raghda and Amer, a couple brought together by the turmoil of the Syrian Civil War.

76 mins United Kingdom Director. Sean McAllister

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The Duke of Burgundy 2014 18

Peter Strickland’s visually and aurally intoxicating tale of sadomasochistic power-play is a daringly erotic sensory feast.

104 mins United Kingdom Director. Peter Strickland

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The Lonely Passion of Judith Hearne 1987 15

Maggie Smith is astonishing in one of her greatest roles as a spinster who falls for Bob Hoskins’ brash businessman.

116 mins United Kingdom Director. Jack Clayton

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Dear Margery Boobs
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Dear Margery Boobs 1977

Agony Aunt finds her romantic match in a man with increasingly complicated sex fantasies.

5 mins United Kingdom Director. Bob Godfrey

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Paris, Brixton
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Paris, Brixton 1997

L'amour à Lambeth: Breaking Bad's Laura Fraser stars in this delightful short about a Francophile student who falls in love with a burglar.

13 mins United Kingdom Director. Jeremy Wooding

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Mountaineer's Romance 1912

Passions run high in the Peak District in this beautifully-shot silent romantic drama.

23 mins United Kingdom Director. Charles Raymond

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Intimate Relations 1995 15

Julie Walters and Rupert Graves are at the centre of a sordid love triangle in this pulpy melodrama about seedy shenanigans in 1950s suburbia.

85 mins United Kingdom Director. Philip Goodhew

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Trishna 2011 15

Tragedy befalls a young Indian woman when she falls in love with a rich British man in Michael Winterbottom's sharp Thomas Hardy update.

113 mins United Kingdom Director. Michael Winterbottom

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Dellamorte Dellamore 1993 18

Michele Soavi’s compelling concoction of anarchic Evil Dead-style horror-comedy, tragic romance and gore.

105 mins Italy Director. Michele Soavi

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The Man in Grey 1943

James Mason, Margaret Lockwood and Stewart Granger star in the first of the fantastically successful Gainsborough melodramas.

116 mins United Kingdom Director. Leslie Arliss

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The Night Has Eyes 1942 PG

James Mason stars in this gothic tale of dangerous desire set on the Yorkshire Moors.

79 mins United Kingdom Director. Leslie Arliss

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A Romance of Seville 1929 U

This florid Iberian romance centres on the daring exploits of Ramon as he takes on a group of bandits to win the admiration of true love Pepita, and escape his stultifying arranged marriage.

62 mins United Kingdom Director. Norman Walker

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Romeo and Juliet
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Romeo and Juliet 1954 PG

Laurence Harvey and Susan Shentall are the star-crossed lovers in the ravishingly filmed 1954 adaptation.

138 mins United Kingdom Director. Renato Castellani

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The Mask
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The Mask 1953

This Gothic-tinged short melodrama packs a cocktail of infidelity, deformity and jealousy into its tale of love gone sour.

29 mins United Kingdom Director. Don Chaffey

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Blanche Fury
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Blanche Fury 1947 PG

Valerie Hobson stars as the scheming governess with designs on taking over the Fury estate, in this atmospheric Gothic melodrama

95 mins United Kingdom Director. Marc Allégret

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Stella
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Stella 1968 15

Alun Owen and director Alan Clarke's extraordinary power-play charts the explosive sexual dynamic between the titular heroine and her obsessive lover.

26 mins United Kingdom Director. Alan Clarke

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