The Fifty Shades series is a set of movies from Britain and America. They're based on books written by E. L. James. The company Universal Studios made and released them. The main actors are Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, who play Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. The first movie, called "Fifty Shades of Grey," came out on February 13, 2015. The second one, "Fifty Shades Darker," was released on February 10, 2017. The third and last movie, "Fifty Shades Freed," came out on February 9, 2018. Although the films were poorly received critically, the series grossed over $1.32 billion worldwide, making it the seventh highest-grossing R-rated franchise of all time.
There are no plans for any more Fifty Shades movies at this time. However, there is a spin-off film in development, titled "Grey." It will focus on the backstory of Christian Grey.
How Many Fifty Shades of Grey Movies There?
There are currently 3 Fifty Shades of Grey movies. The first film, Fifty Shades of Grey, was released on February 13, 2015, while the second, Fifty Shades Darker, was released on February 10, 2017. Fifty Shades Freed, the third film, was released on February 9, 2018.
Fifty Shades of Grey Movies in Order
|Fifty Shades of Grey||February 13, 2015||Sam Taylor-Johnson||Kelly Marcel||E. L. James|
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|Fifty Shades Darker||February 10, 2017||James Foley||Niall Leonard||E. L. James|
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|Fifty Shades Freed||February 9, 2018|
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
"Fifty Shades of Grey" is a movie that came out in 2015. It's a romantic drama with some steamy scenes. The director was Sam Taylor-Johnson, and the screenplay was written by Kelly Marcel. The movie is based on a book from 2011 by E. L. James. The main actors are Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Jennifer Ehle, and Marcia Gay Harden. This movie is the first part of the Fifty Shades of Grey series.
The story is about a young woman named Anastasia Steele, played by Dakota Johnson. She's just finished college. She meets a rich businessman named Christian Grey, played by Jamie Dornan. They start a special kind of relationship that involves some unusual things.
The idea for the movie began in March 2012 when Universal Pictures won the rights to the book series. Sam Taylor-Johnson was chosen to be the director in June 2013. She said that movies like "9½ Weeks," "Last Tango in Paris," and "Blue Is the Warmest Colour" inspired her. The main actors were chosen between October and December 2013. They started filming in December 2013 and finished in February 2014. They had to redo some scenes in October 2014.
The movie premiered at a film festival in Berlin on February 11, 2015, and it came out in theaters on February 13, 2015. Even though most critics didn't like it, a lot of people went to see it, and it made more than $570 million all over the world.
The music from the movie was also popular. A song called "Love Me Like You Do" by Ellie Goulding got nominated for a special award. Another song, "Earned It" by the Weeknd, was nominated for an even bigger award at the Oscars.
At another awards show called the Golden Raspberry Awards, this movie got the most awards. They gave it five awards out of six nominations, including the not-so-good award for Worst Picture.
The 21-year-old Anastasia "Ana" Steele is an English literature major at Washington State University's satellite campus in Vancouver, Washington. When her roommate Kate Kavanagh, becomes ill and unable to talk with Christian Grey, a 27-year-old billionaire entrepreneur for the student newspaper on campus, Ana accepts her spot. In Christian's Seattle headquarters, Ana struggles through the conference. Christian who was this the year's WSU graduation speaker develops an interest in her. the next day, he stops by the hardware store in which Ana is employed, and suggests to shoot a photo to accompany an article she interviewed him for.
Christian invites Ana for a cup of coffee and leaves abruptly when she admits to being an ardent romantic and says Christian isn't the right man for her. Christian then sends her the first editions of the two Thomas Hardy novels, including Tess of the d'Urbervilles, as a gift, along with a line from the former book on the dangers of romance in a card. Ana and her friends celebrated their graduation at a local pub. In the aftermath of a drink, she phoned Christian and tells him she's returning the books and criticizing Christian for his behavior toward her. Christian goes to the bar in search of her, and arrives, her photographer close friend, Jose Rodriquez, attempts to kiss her in a way that she doesn't want to. Ana becomes unwell. The next day she awakes in the hotel room of Christian, happy to discover that they're not in a relationship. Ana and Christian start to meet however, he insists the couple sign a confidentiality document which prevents her from disclosing information concerning their romance. Christian clarifies that he participates in sexual bonds and only when it is defined by a contract signed between the two parties. Ana declares that she is an unmarried woman. As she is pondering the contract and making her own arrangements after having a look around Christian's "playroom", a room filled with BDSM toys including furniture and equipment, and equipment, she and Christian are having traditional sex. In the morning, she gets to meet Christian's adoptive mom, Grace who appears unexpectedly.
Christian presents a variety of gifts and favors to Ana and her family, including a brand-new car and laptop. After Ana and Kate relocate to Seattle and continue to see Christian. While eating dinner at his parents' house, Ana suddenly mentions she will leave the next day for her mom's visit in Georgia. Then, Christian becomes frustrated when Ana states that she would like more than just the one-sided relationship that he is proposing to. Ana is stunned by the time Christian arrives in Georgia and does a gliding with her, after which he goes back to Seattle to attend to an emergency situation at work. When she returns home, Ana continues seeing Christian, who is seeking more sexual experiments. She initially agrees, however, Christian is emotionally distant which upsets her. As she is still pondering the contract and trying to comprehend Christian's mental state, Ana asks him to show how he will "punish" her for rule-breaking. He slaps her buttocks with belts and makes her count every strike loudly. Disgusted and angry, Ana leaves Christian, concluding that he's not right to her and that his methods are a bit naughty and over the top.
|Anastasia "Ana" Steele||Dakota Johnson||21-year-old English Literature student at Washington State University.|
|Christian Grey||Jamie Dornan||27-year-old billionaire, entrepreneur, and CEO of Grey Enterprises Holdings Inc.|
|Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh||Eloise Mumford||Anastasia's best friend/roommate who starts a relationship with Christian's older brother, Elliot Grey.|
|Carla Wilks||Jennifer Ehle||Anastasia's mother.|
|Dr. Grace Trevelyan-Grey||Marcia Gay Harden||Christian Grey's adoptive mother.|
|Jose Rodriguez||Victor Rasuk||One of Anastasia's close friends.|
|Elliot Grey||Luke Grimes||Christian's adopted older brother.|
|Mia Grey||Rita Ora||Christian's adopted younger sister.|
|Jason Taylor||Max Martini||Christian's bodyguard and head of security.|
|Ray Steele||Callum Keith Rennie||Anastasia's father.|
|Carrick Grey||Andrew Airlie||Christian's adoptive father.|
|Bob Adams||Dylan Neal||Anastasia's stepfather.|
|Paul Clayton||Anthony Konechny||Brother of the owner of Clayton's Hardware Store.|
|Andrea||Rachel Skarsten||Christian's assistant.|
Fifty Shades Darker (2017)
"Fifty Shades Darker" is a movie from 2017. It's a romantic drama that has some intimate scenes. The director of the movie is James Foley, and the writer is Niall Leonard. The story is based on a book with the same name by E. L. James, which was written in 2012. This film is the second part of the Fifty Shades movie series, and it continues the story that began in the 2015 film "Fifty Shades of Grey." The main characters are played by Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. They portray Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. There are also other actors like Eric Johnson, Eloise Mumford, Bella Heathcote, Rita Ora, Luke Grimes, Victor Rasuk, Kim Basinger, and Marcia Gay Harden, who play supporting roles.
Before "Fifty Shades of Grey" came out in 2015, fans were really excited about what would happen next in the story. As soon as the first film was shown in February 2015, the creators got to work on making the sequels. James Foley was chosen to direct both of them, and the plan was to shoot them one after the other in 2016. They wanted to start filming in Vancouver in June 2015, but they had to delay it because they needed more time to work on the script. Eventually, they began filming "Fifty Shades Darker" and its next part, "Fifty Shades Freed," on February 9, 2016, in places like Paris and Vancouver. They finished filming on April 11, 2016.
"Fifty Shades Darker" was released in the United States on February 10, 2017. The movie made more than $380 million around the world, even though it cost $55 million to make. People had different opinions about the movie. Some didn't like the way the story was written, the acting, and how things were told, while some did appreciate certain performances. The movie got nominated for nine awards at the Golden Raspberry Awards, which are a bit funny because they point out the not-so-good things in movies. It won two awards there: one for being the Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off, or Sequel, and another for the Worst Supporting Actress, which went to Kim Basinger.
After Anastasia Steele left Christian Grey, he started having nightmares about his tough childhood. Meanwhile, Ana got a new job working as an assistant to Jack Hyde, who is an editor at a publishing company in Seattle. The previous assistants didn't last long with him.
Ana met Christian again at a photography exhibit by her friend José Rodriguez. She wasn't happy that Christian had bought all the pictures of her. He wanted to get back together and agreed to her conditions of no rules, punishments, or secrets. He also shared with her that his birth mother had a difficult life with addiction.
Ana and Jack were going for a drink after work when a woman who looked like Ana approached her on the street. Christian showed up and was distant with Jack, then took Ana away. She was annoyed that Christian was thinking about buying the publishing company. Ana saw the same woman again and Christian told her that the woman, Leila Williams, was a former partner of his who had become obsessed with him.
Before a charity ball organized by the Grey family, Christian took Ana to a salon owned by Elena Lincoln, a friend of the family who had a role in Christian's past. Ana was angry about the visit and about Christian and Elena's business relationship. At the ball, Christian's sister mentioned that he was expelled from multiple schools for fighting.
Christian revealed to Ana that his biological mother had died from an overdose, and he had a difficult childhood before being adopted by Dr. Grace Trevelyan Grey. Ana confronted Elena at the ball, warning her to stay away. When they got home, they found Ana's car vandalized by Leila.
Jack tried to assault Ana at work, but she escaped. Christian had him fired and Ana was promoted. Christian asked Ana to move in with him, and she agreed.
At Ana's place, Leila threatened her with a gun, but Christian and his bodyguard intervened. Ana needed time to think about her relationship with Christian. He confessed that he was not just a dominant, but someone who enjoyed hurting women like his birth mother. He wanted to change. He proposed, but Ana needed time before saying yes.
Christian went on a business trip but had a helicopter accident. A big search happened, and Ana worried about him. He returned home safely, and Ana realized she loved him and accepted his marriage proposal.
During Christian's birthday, Elena accused Ana of being after Christian's money. Christian defended Ana and cut ties with Elena. Christian proposed to Ana again, and she said yes. While they celebrated, Jack Hyde watched and plotted revenge against them.
|Anastasia "Ana" Steele||Dakota Johnson|
|Christian Grey||Jamie Dornan|
|Jack Hyde||Eric Johnson|
|Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh||Eloise Mumford|
|Leila Williams||Bella Heathcote|
|Mia Grey||Rita Ora|
|Carla Wilks||Jennifer Ehle|
|Elliot Grey||Luke Grimes|
|José Rodriguez||Victor Rasuk|
|Jason Taylor||Max Martini|
|Jerry Roach||Bruce Altman|
|Elena Lincoln||Kim Basinger|
|Grace Trevelyan-Grey||Marcia Gay Harden|
Fifty Shades Freed (2018)
"Fifty Shades Freed" is a movie from 2018. It's a romantic drama with some intimate scenes. James Foley directed the movie, and Niall Leonard wrote the script. The story is based on a book with the same title by E. L. James, which was published in 2012. This movie is the third and final part of the Fifty Shades movie series. It continues the story that started in "Fifty Shades of Grey" (2015) and continued in "Fifty Shades Darker" (2017). The main characters, Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey are played by Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan. The plot focuses on their marriage and the challenges they face when dealing with a person from Ana's past who starts stalking them. Eric Johnson plays this character.
After the success of the first film in February 2015, the creators quickly began working on the sequels. James Foley was chosen to direct both parts, and they were planned to be filmed together in 2016. They started filming "Fifty Shades Freed" at the same time as "Fifty Shades Darker" in February 2016. They filmed scenes in places like Paris and Vancouver, and everything was done by July 2016.
"Fifty Shades Freed" was released in the United States on February 9, 2018, and it was also shown in some IMAX theaters. The movie did well at the box office, making more than $370 million worldwide. However, compared to the other two movies in the series, it earned the least money. Just like the previous films, "Fifty Shades Freed" got negative reviews. People didn't really like the way the story was told and how the actors performed.
Newlyweds Christian and Anastasia found their idyllic honeymoon abruptly curtailed when news of a break-in at Christian's corporate headquarters reached them. The tranquility they had hoped for was shattered by the intrusion of Jack Hyde, a former colleague of Ana's, who had been dismissed due to his reprehensible behavior involving sexual assault. Hyde managed to abscond with sensitive computer files, casting a dark cloud over their romantic getaway.
In a surprising twist, Christian took it upon himself to alleviate Ana's distress by presenting her with a new house, a symbol of their shared future. To bring this vision to life, he enlisted the talents of architect Gia Matteo. However, Ana's irritation grew as she witnessed Gia's flirtations with Christian in her presence. Fueled by her growing discomfort, Ana asserted her authority and made it clear to Gia that such behavior would not be tolerated, compelling Gia to rein in her advances.
In a daring move, Ana defied Christian's wishes and ventured out to meet her friend Kate Kavanagh for a drink, despite Christian's concerns. Kate, who was romantically involved with Christian's elder brother Elliot, confided in Ana about her suspicions regarding Elliot's involvement with Gia, a business associate. As if this wasn't enough, Jack Hyde's reappearance in Ana's life took a terrifying turn when he attempted to kidnap her. Fortunately, Ana's newly employed security team thwarted his plans and he was subsequently apprehended by the authorities.
Amidst mounting tension, Ana and Christian's relationship weathered further storms. A disagreement sparked by Ana's night out with Kate led to a larger confrontation about Christian's controlling nature. Ana, determined to assert her independence, demanded more freedom in their marriage. Despite the conflict, Christian surprised Ana with a trip to Aspen, accompanied by their friends and family, where celebrations and a surprise engagement provided a welcome respite.
As their bond continued to evolve, the couple delved into their exploratory sexual journey. Yet, complications arose as Ana revealed that she was expecting a child, a revelation that stirred mixed emotions within Christian. Struggling to reconcile his own plans with the impending parenthood, Christian's distress culminated in a reckless drinking spree. A further blow was struck when Ana discovered Christian's communication with his former lover and BDSM dominant, Elena Lincoln. Frustration and anger reached a boiling point, culminating in a night of heated arguments.
In the midst of this turmoil, Jack Hyde resurfaced with more nefarious intentions. Demanding a hefty ransom and threatening Mia, Christian's sister, he plunged Ana into a high-stakes ordeal. Armed with a checkbook and a revolver, Ana navigated a tense exchange, employing her wits to outsmart her captor. The ordeal left her injured but ultimately reunited with Christian, who had tirelessly pursued her location.
As Ana recovered, the couple confronted their vulnerabilities and misunderstandings. Despite Christian's lingering doubts, he recognized the depth of Ana's commitment to their unborn child, leading to a heartfelt reconciliation. The Grey family's support, particularly from Christian's adoptive mother Grace, served to strengthen their bond.
Intriguing revelations surfaced through Christian's private investigator, shedding light on a shared past between Christian and Hyde. The ties that bound them were revealed to be rooted in a shared foster family, unbeknownst to Christian until then. This discovery provided a new layer of understanding to the motivations behind Hyde's actions.
The narrative unfolded to encompass personal growth, healing, and renewed intimacy. The couple's journey took them to the resting place of Christian's birth mother, marking a poignant moment of closure. As the final chords of their story were struck, Ana's desire to connect with Christian's love for music brought them together once more. Their future seemed brighter as they navigated parenthood, with the arrival of their firstborn son, Teddy, and the anticipation of a second child on the horizon.
|Dakota Johnson||Anastasia "Ana" Grey|
|Jamie Dornan||Christian Grey|
|Eric Johnson||Jack Hyde|
|Eloise Mumford||Katherine "Kate" Kavanagh|
|Rita Ora||Mia Grey|
|Luke Grimes||Elliot Grey|
|Victor Rasuk||José Rodriguez|
|Max Martini||Jason Taylor|
|Jennifer Ehle||Carla May Wilks|
|Kim Basinger||Elena Lincoln (Unrated Version only)|
|Marcia Gay Harden||Grace Trevelyan Grey|
|Bruce Altman||Jerry Roach|
|Arielle Kebbel||Gia Matteo|
|Callum Keith Rennie||Ray|
|Robinne Lee||Ros Bailey|
|Brant Daugherty||Luke Sawyer|
|Amy Price-Francis||Liz Morgan|
|Tyler Hoechlin||Boyce Fox|
|Fay Masterson||Gail Jones|
|Hiro Kanagawa||Detective Clark|
Is It Necessary to Watch the Fifty Shades Movies in Order?
Yes, it's advisable to watch the Fifty Shades movies in order. They form a cohesive narrative that follows the progression of the story and the development of the characters. Watching them out of sequence might lead to a disjointed viewing experience.
Is a Fourth Fifty Shades Movie in the Pipeline?
Chances of another Fifty Shades movie seem slim. The fervor that once surrounded both the books and the films has diminished over time.
Where To Watch The 50 Shades Of Grey Trilogy?
You can watch the 50 Shades Of Grey movies on Peacock Premium. The second and third parts, 50 Shades Darker and 50 Shades Freed, are available for rent. You can also rent or buy all three movies on platforms like Max, iTunes, Apple TV, Prime Video, Google Play Movies, and DirecTV. Despite making good money, the sequels received worse reviews than the first movie. Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the stars of 50 Shades Of Grey, don't seem interested in coming back for another movie. Jamie Dornan mentioned how it was chaotic to work on the first movie because of the control the author had. Even though 50 Shades Of Grey was successful, it didn't bring back more movies like it. But there's a funny version called Fifty Shades Of Black, with Marlon Wayans, making fun of the original. Just like the movies it's mocking, this one also got bad reviews.