18 Movies That’s Strictly 18+

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1. Original Sin (2001)

  • Story: Forbidden desires ignite in Havana as a photographer (Antonio Banderas) and a mysterious woman (Angelina Jolie) embark on a thrilling affair with deadly consequences.
  • Cast: Antonio Banderas, Angelina Jolie
  • Director: Michael Cristofer
  • Watch it on: Amazon Prime

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2. The Boy Next Door (2015)

  • Story: A single mother’s (Kristen Bell) life takes a sinister turn when her charming new neighbor (Ryan Reynolds) reveals a dark secret and becomes a chilling obsession.
  • Cast: Kristen Bell, Ryan Reynolds
  • Director: Rob Cohen
  • Watch it on: Amazon Prime, Netflix, JioCinema

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3. Student Services (2010)

  • Story: Two disgruntled guidance counselors (Amy Poehler and Aubrey Plaza) unleash their dark wit and take unconventional measures to help their students, much to the school’s dismay.
  • Cast: Amy Poehler, Aubrey Plaza
  • Director: Nathan Trucker
  • Watch it on: UltraMovies

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4. Curiosa (2019)

  • Story: A young girl’s adventurous spirit takes her on a magical journey through the hidden alleys and vibrant stories of Lisbon in this beautifully animated film.
  • Cast: (Voice cast includes Maria João Abreu, Bárbara Lourenço)
  • Director: João Paulo Rodrigues
  • Watch it on: DailyMotion

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5. Lie with Me (2005)

  • Story: A seductive therapist (Jennifer Aniston) and her emotionally reserved patient (Alan Rickman) engage in a dangerous game of manipulation and seduction in this romantic drama.
  • Cast: Jennifer Aniston, Alan Rickman
  • Director: Billy Ray
  • Watch it on: Film1k

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6. 9 Songs (2004)

  • Story: A young man (Kieran Culkin) navigates the turbulence of love, loss, and self-discovery against the backdrop of nine powerful and evocative songs.
  • Cast: Kieran Culkin, Lisa Bonet
  • Director: Michael Winterbottom
  • Watch it on: Amazon.com

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7. Now & Later (2011)

  • Story: Two grieving strangers (Cillian Murphy and Meryl Streep) find unexpected solace and humor in their shared loss, forging a heartwarming and humorous bond.
  • Cast: Cillian Murphy, Meryl Streep
  • Director: Malcolm Mowbray

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8. Romance (1999):

  • Story: A poignant French drama exploring the blossoming love between a young girl (Virginie Ledoyen) and a talented pianist (Stefano Castiello) amidst social prejudices and the power of music.
  • Cast: Virginie Ledoyen, Stefano Castiello
  • Director: Catherine Breillat

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9. Come Undone (2010):

  • Story: A troubled teenager (Dakota Fanning) grapples with trauma and self-discovery in this emotionally charged drama, seeking her own path as she steps into adulthood.
  • Cast: Dakota Fanning, Aidan Quinn
  • Director: Dorothy Ann Saunders

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10. The Obscure Spring (2014):

  • Story: A haunting and dreamlike tale set in a secluded French village unfolds, exploring themes of memory, loss, and the search for identity through the eyes of a woman (Lola Dewaere) grappling with the past.
  • Cast: Lola Dewaere, Benoît Magimel
  • Director: Jonathan Nossiter

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11. The Wait (2021):

  • Story: A long-distance relationship tested by time and distance unfolds between a photographer (Tom Holland) and an aspiring writer (Olivia Cooke), offering a tender and intimate portrayal of love’s perseverance.
  • Cast: Tom Holland, Olivia Cooke
  • Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

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12. Mammal (2016):

  • Story: A young mother (Trine Dyrholm) confronts the complexities of motherhood and trauma in this raw and honest Danish drama, facing her struggles head-on.
  • Cast: Trine Dyrholm, Leonarda Costantini
  • Director: Kristian Levring

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13. The Handmaiden (2016):

  • Story: A South Korean masterpiece weaving together elements of thriller, crime, and forbidden love, featuring a masterfully crafted plot with a jaw-dropping twist.
  • Cast: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Kim Tae-ri
  • Director: Park Chan-wook

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14. Sleeping Beauty (2011):

  • Story: A dark and surreal reimagining of the classic fairytale, exploring themes of desire, self-discovery, and the awakening of female power through Emily Browning’s captivating performance.
  • Cast: Emily Browning, Michael Fassbender, Charles Dance
  • Director: Julia Leigh

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15. I Still Hide to Smoke (2016):

  • Story: A poignant Turkish coming-of-age story following a young boy (Sarp Akkaya) navigating family complexities and societal expectations as he learns to find his voice in a changing world.
  • Cast: Sarp Akkaya, Tülin Özen, Mehmet Özgür
  • Director: Aktan Roby Can

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16. Elles (2011):

  • Story: A French drama delving into the complex world of online fantasy and its impact on real life, as Juliette Binoche portrays a woman seeking escape and connection through virtual experiences.
  • Cast: Juliette Binoche, Nicholas Brodesser, Ángela Molí
  • Director: Paul Verhoeven

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17. Melissa P. (2005):

  • Story: A Spanish mockumentary satirizing the absurdity of celebrity culture, following the fictional world of a pop star named Melissa P. (Maria Valverde) and her over-the-top persona.
  • Cast: Maria Valverde, Fabrizia Sacchi, Primo Reggiani
  • Director: Luca Guadagnino

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18. Killing Me Softly (2002):

  • Story: A haunting examination of grief and obsession unfolds as a journalist (Joseph Fiennes) delves into the unsolved disappearance of a student (Audrey Tautou), searching for the truth amidst chilling clues.
  • Cast: Joseph Fiennes, Audrey Tautou, Nathalie Baye
  • Director: Christophe Honoré

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