Modern cinema is going through a bit of a fetish for the other side of sex at the moment, most noticeably in the legion of yummy mummies queuing for the “Fifty Shades of Grey” adaptation. But this film pales in comparison toPeter Strickland’s gloriously strange and ultra-European sexual odyssey, “The Duke of Burgundy.” The last couple of decades has seen some of the most exhilarating and iconic sexual encounters on screens. Take a look:

Lars Von Triers “Nymphomaniac.”

John Cameron Mitchell’s “Shortbus

David Cronenberg’s “A Dangerous Method”

Roman Polanski “Venus in Furs”

Steven Shainberg’s “Secretary”