Most Popular Sexual Repression Movies and TV Shows
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2. Taxi Driver (1976)
R | 114 min | Crime, Drama
A mentally unstable veteran works as a nighttime taxi driver in New York City, where the perceived decadence and sleaze fuels his urge for violent action by attempting to liberate a presidential campaign worker and an underage prostitute.
Votes: 671,284 | Gross: $28.26M
3. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer struggles to maintain her sanity after winning the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake".
Votes: 667,284 | Gross: $106.95M
4. Footloose (1984)
PG | 107 min | Drama, Music, Romance
A city teenager moves to a small town where rock music and dancing have been banned, and his rebellious spirit shakes up the populace.
Votes: 65,603 | Gross: $80.04M
6. Carrie (1976)
R | 98 min | Horror
Carrie White, a shy, friendless teenage girl who is sheltered by her domineering, religious mother, unleashes her telekinetic powers after being humiliated by her classmates at her senior prom.
Votes: 158,425 | Gross: $33.80M
7. Black Narcissus (1947)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama
After opening a convent in the Himalayas, five nuns encounter conflict and tension - both with the natives and also within their own group - as they attempt to adapt to their remote, exotic surroundings.
9. The Wicker Man (1973)
R | 88 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A puritan Police Sergeant is sent to a Scottish island village in search of a missing girl who the townsfolk claim never existed; stranger still are the pagan rites that take place there.
Votes: 62,819 | Gross: $0.06M
10. Friday the 13th (1980)
R | 95 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A group of camp counselors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp where, years before, it was the site of a child's drowning and a grisly double murder.
Votes: 110,973 | Gross: $39.75M
11. Teeth (I) (2007)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence.
Votes: 39,999 | Gross: $0.35M
12. The Color Purple (1985)
PG-13 | 154 min | Drama
A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.
Votes: 73,492 | Gross: $98.47M
13. Pleasantville (1998)
PG-13 | 124 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Two 1990s teenage siblings find themselves in a 1950s sitcom, where their influence begins to profoundly change that complacent world.
Votes: 116,926 | Gross: $40.57M
14. J. Edgar (2011)
R | 137 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly fifty years, looks back on his professional and personal life.
Votes: 118,187 | Gross: $37.31M
15. A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)
PG | 122 min | Drama
Disturbed Blanche DuBois moves in with her sister in New Orleans and is tormented by her brutish brother-in-law while her reality crumbles around her.
Votes: 94,000 | Gross: $8.00M
16. A Dangerous Method (2011)
R | 99 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis.
Votes: 95,083 | Gross: $5.70M
17. The Little Hours (2017)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Romance
In the Middle Ages, a young servant fleeing from his master takes refuge at a convent full of emotionally unstable nuns. Introduced as a deaf mute man, he must fight to hold his cover as the nuns try to resist temptation.
Votes: 17,289 | Gross: $1.65M
18. The Clovehitch Killer (2018)
Unrated | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A picture-perfect family is shattered when the work of a serial killer hits too close to home. Dylan McDermott stars in this chilling portrait of all-American evil.
Votes: 13,221 | Gross: $0.01M
19. We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018)
Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Merricat, Constance and their Uncle Julian live in isolation after experiencing a family tragedy six years earlier. When cousin Charles arrives to steal the family fortune, he also threatens a dark secret they've been hiding.
Votes: 3,774 | Gross: $7.67M
20. On Chesil Beach (2017)
R | 110 min | Drama, Music, Romance
Based on Ian McEwan's novel. In 1962 England, a young couple find their idyllic romance colliding with issues of sexual freedom and societal pressure, leading to an awkward and fateful wedding night.
Votes: 7,670 | Gross: $0.75M
21. Sirens (1994)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
When a painting is termed blasphemous, a young minister and his wife visit the artist... and the three sexually playful models living with him.
Votes: 9,618 | Gross: $7.77M
22. Dressed to Kill (1980)
R | 104 min | Mystery, Thriller
A mysterious blonde woman kills one of a psychiatrist's patients, and then goes after the high-class call girl who witnessed the murder.
Votes: 32,145 | Gross: $31.90M
23. Picture of Beauty (2017)
70 min | Drama, Romance
In an early 20th century village, a painter with an unusual commission finds two pretty girls to model for him. The girls slowly come of age while exploring their sexuality and finding liberation in a repressed society.
24. Sleepaway Camp (1983)
R | 84 min | Horror
Angela Baker, a traumatized and very shy young girl, is sent to summer camp with her cousin. Shortly after her arrival, anyone with sinister or less than honorable intentions gets their comeuppance.
Votes: 23,827 | Gross: $11.00M
25. Mustang (2015)
PG-13 | 97 min | Drama
When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged.
Votes: 32,402 | Gross: $0.85M
26. Repulsion (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
28. Ichi the Killer (2001)
R | 129 min | Action, Comedy, Crime
As sadomasochistic yakuza enforcer Kakihara searches for his missing boss he comes across Ichi, a repressed and psychotic killer who may be able to inflict levels of pain that Kakihara has only dreamed of achieving.
Votes: 49,909 | Gross: $0.02M
29. Valerie and Her Week of Wonders (1970)
Not Rated | 77 min | Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Inspired by fairy-tales such as Alice in Wonderland and Little Red-Riding Hood, "Valerie and her Week of Wonders" is a surreal tale in which love, fear, sex and religion merge into one fantastic world.
30. Bad Education (2004)
NC-17 | 106 min | Crime, Drama
An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.
Votes: 52,887 | Gross: $5.21M
31. The Sessions (2012)
R | 95 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
A man in an iron lung who wishes to lose his virginity contacts a professional sex surrogate with the help of his therapist and priest.
Votes: 40,314 | Gross: $6.00M
32. Excision (2012)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy, Drama, Horror
A disturbed and delusional high school student with aspirations of a career in medicine goes to extremes to earn the approval of her controlling mother.
33. Sex Guaranteed (2017)
Not Rated | 81 min | Comedy
Kevin has sworn off sex to win back his former fiancé when he meets a beautiful escort named Zade. Over the course of a legendary party, Zade just might provide the spark that this heartbroken idealist needs to turn his life around.
34. Afternoon Delight (2013)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama
Rachel tries to spice up her marriage with a trip to a strip club. She befriends McKenna who gave her a lapdance. She moves in with Rachel's family and becomes a nanny for the son.
Votes: 9,152 | Gross: $0.17M
36. Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975)
PG | 115 min | Drama, Mystery
During a rural summer picnic, a few students and a teacher from an Australian girls' school vanish without a trace. Their absence frustrates and haunts the people left behind.
Votes: 31,379 | Gross: $0.23M
37. A Dirty Shame (2004)
NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy
An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.
Votes: 11,844 | Gross: $1.34M
40. Psycho IV: The Beginning (1990 TV Movie)
R | 96 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Norman Bates recalls his childhood with his abusive mother while fearing his unborn child will inherit his split personality disorder.
41. Pieces (1982)
Not Rated | 85 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
The co-eds of a Boston college campus are targeted by a mysterious killer who is creating a human jigsaw puzzle from their body parts.
Votes: 7,737 | Gross: $2.03M
42. The Conformist (1970)
R | 113 min | Drama
A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
43. Splendor in the Grass (1961)
Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance
A fragile Kansas girl's love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Votes: 16,566 | Gross: $8.72M
45. Indignation (2016)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
In 1951, Marcus, a working-class Jewish student from New Jersey, attends a small Ohio college, where he struggles with sexual repression and cultural disaffection, amid the ongoing Korean War.
Votes: 10,890 | Gross: $3.40M
47. Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984)
R | 79 min | Horror, Thriller
Little Billy witness his parents getting killed by Santa after being warned by his senile grandpa that Santa punishes those who are naughty. Now Billy is 18, and out of the orphanage, and he has just become Santa, himself.
Votes: 12,730 | Gross: $2.49M
48. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
Passed | 117 min | Drama, Romance
In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.
Votes: 9,765 | Gross: $3.27M
49. Johnny Guitar (1954)
Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Western
After helping a wounded gang member, a strong-willed female saloon owner is wrongly suspected of murder and bank robbery by a lynch mob.
50. Little White Lies (2010)
Not Rated | 154 min | Comedy, Drama
A near-fatal accident leaves one friend in the hospital while the rest go on their annual vacation. But their secrets and personal grief threaten to drive them apart.
Votes: 22,592 | Gross: $0.21M