11 R-Rated Films That Were Almost NC-17 (VIDEO)

01/16/2013 05:17 pm ET

Earlier in January, Kelly Marcel, the screenwriter responsible for bringing "Fifty Shades Of Grey" to the big screen, told reporters that her script is "100 percent going there."

“Well, there is going to be a lot of sex in the film,” Marcel told the UK paper The Sunday Times. “It will be rated NC-17.”

Whether or not that comes to pass, of course, is another matter entirely; the NC-17 rating is famously prohibitive to box office receipts, and it seems unlikely that Universal Pictures and Focus Features would allow such a lucrative property to limit its potential audience.

Or maybe "Fifty Shades of Grey" will receive an NC-17 ... at first. Ahead, 11 classic films that were rated NC-17 before cuts, trims and appeals led to R ratings.

Movies That Were Almost NC-17

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