Are you currently looking for a break from all the sci-fi movies and dramas, then here is a juicy erotic movies list for you. These movies can surely give you the best chance to taste the kind of film you regularly watch. Without wasting any more time, let’s get on the list.

Top 50 Best Erotic Movies Of All Time You Should Watch

Without wasting any time, Let’s dive deep into the topic and find out which are the best erotic movies ever made.

1) La Belle Noiseuse

La Belle Noiseuse erotic movie

Director – Jacques Rivette

Cast – Michel Piccoli, Marianne Denicourt, Emmanuelle Beart, Jane Birkin.

Synopsis – The movie is about how a young model inspires a tired painter to pick up the work he had given up on 10 years ago.


2) Basic Instinct

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Director – Paul Verhoeven

Cast – Stephen Tobolowsky, Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn, and many more.

Synopsis – Sharon stone plays the role of a very manipulative and very cunning novelist. The story revolves around the suspect of a murder. The film will keep you guessing. There is no chance that you will ever feel bored.

3) S*x and Lucia

Sex and Lucia

Director – Julio Medem

Cast – Paz Vega, Daniel Freire, Tristan Ulloa, Najwa Nimri, and more.

Synopsis – The story starts when Lucia lost her boyfriend, Lorenzo, and flees to an island. There she meets Elena and Carlos, who too escaped to the island after the death of Lorenzo. The story starts to take a new turn when incidents in a half-written Erotic book by Lorenzo begin to become real.

4) 9 1/2 weeks (Nine 1/2 Weeks)

9 1/2 weeks (Nine 1/2 Weeks)

 Director – Adrian Lyne

Cast – Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton, Christine Baranski, Karen Young, and more.

Synopsis – The movie starts with The 9 ½ weeks of an affair between John and Elizabeth. They start a more sensual journey together with John becoming more dominant, which results in giving more pleasure to Elizabeth. It’s a great story about steaming sensuality.

5) Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut

Director – Stanley Kubrick

Cast – Nicole Kidman, Tom Cruise, Sydney Pollack, Leelee Sobieski, and Marie Richardson

Synopsis – The character of the doctor, played by Tom Cruise, becomes more and more intrigued about having s*xual encounters. But he comes to learn about a secret s*xual group and gets involved. But he later finds that he and his family is an incomplete problem.


6) The Dreamers (2003)

The Dreamers (2003)

Director – Bernardo Bertolucci

Cast – Louis Garrel, Michael Pitt, Robin Renucci, Eva Green & more

Synopsis – The plot of this movie is about the political situation of France in 1968. It is a story where three students discover their new sides. They make a new set of rules for them as they experiment with their s*xuality.

7) In the Realm of the Senses

In the Realm of the Senses

Director –  Nagisa Oshima

Cast – Eiko Matsuda, Tatsuya Fuji, Aoi Nakajima, Kanae Kobayashi, Taji Tonoyama and Melka Seri.

Synopsis – The movie is based on a true story of a woman who kills and castrates her lover. This movie tells a lot about the principles of the underground power of s*x. This movie has earned worldwide fame and has won many awards.

8) Last Tango in Paris

Last tango in Paris

Director – Bernardo Bertolucci

Cast – Marlon Brandho, Jean-Pierre Leaud, Maria Schneider and more.

Synopsis – Paul and Jeanne meet in an empty apartment in Paris and give a start to their s*xual relationship. They keep their bond hidden from the outside world. The film has won too many hearts and got a nomination for many awards as well.

9) Blue is the Warmest Colour

Blue is the Warmest Colour

Director – Abdellatif Kechiche

Cast – Adele Exarchopoulos, Lea Seydoux, Salim Kechiouche, Jeremie Lahrurte, Mona Walravens, and more.

Synopsis – Adele, a 15-year-old girl with doubts about her s*xuality, meets a blue-haired girl who helps her to discover her desires. This is a story of a girl who seeks herself, loses herself, and then finds herself at last.

10) Crash

Director – David Cronenberg  

Cast – Holly Hunter, James Spader, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger, and more

Synopsis – This is an entirely erotically charged film. James and Helen get seriously injured in a car accident. But they get s*xually engaged. The story starts unveiling from there. The kinky s*x becomes fatal for the four characters and others. This movie has won two exceptionally prestigious awards.

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11) The Ages of Lulu

The Ages of Lulu

Director – Bigas Luna

Cast – Francesca Neri, Javier Bardem, Oscar Ladoire, Fernando Guillen Cuervo, and more.

Synopsis – This movie revolves around the mystical drama mixed with erotic turns. It is a Spanish film. The movie got Maria Barranco, the best-supporting actress award. This can be a significant mood changer.

12) Caligula


Director – Tinto Brass

Cast – Peter O’Toole, Malcolm McDowell, John Gielgud, Helen Mirren and more.

Synopsis – this movie depicts the lusty side of Ceaser Caligula. The movie represents the affairs with his sister and how he forced the wives of the senators to prostitute themselves.

13) Shame

Shame movie

Director – Steve McQueen  

Cast – Carey Mulligan, Michael Fassbender, James Badge Dale, Nicole Beharie, and more.

Synopsis – The character Brandon leads a secret life. This secrecy also helps him to get more involved in sexual addiction. But, this gets disturbed when his sisters come over to his place for an indefinite stay.


14) Bitter Moon

Bitter Moon erotic movie

Director – Roman Polanski

Cast – Emmanuelle Seigner, Peter Coyote, Hugh Grant, Sophie Patel, Victor Banerjee, and more.

Synopsis – This is a movie that gets you on tangles with questions like who is with whom. But, it is regarded as a cult drama, jealousy, and erotica. However, the s*x games that characters get involved in are sadistic.

15) Showgirls

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Director – Paul Verhoeven

Cast – Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, Glen Plummer, Gina Gershon, and more.

Synopsis – The movie revolves around prostitution, erotica, and dancing. The film is about how the characters want to achieve their dream but end up getting into stripping, prostitution, and more.

16) Emmanuelle


Director – Just Jaeckin

Cast – Marika Green, Daniel Sparky, Sylvia Kristel, Alain Cuny, Christine Boisson, and Jeanne Collection.

Synopsis – This movie has been listed as one of the all-time best erotic dramas. If you need a change from your regular film, you can give this one a try.

17) And Your Mother Too

And Your Mother Too

Director – Alfonso Cuaron

Cast – Gael Garcia Bernal, Maribel Verdu, Diego Luna, Daniel Gimenez Cacho, Diana Bracho, and more.

Synopsis – The story starts unveiling when the girlfriends of two 17 year young boys Julio and Tenoch go to Italy. Now, Julio and Tenoch invited Luisa on to the trip; this is where it starts taking new turns.

18) The Lover

the lover erotic movie

Director – Jean-Jacques Annaud

Cast – Jane March, Tony Leund Ka-Fai, Frédérique Meininger, Arnaud Giovannetti, and more.

Synopsis – the plot is based on the colonialism of the French in 1929. This movie is about an affair between a young French girl and a Chinese businessman and how they overcome the class restriction.

19) 9 songs

9 songs

Director – Michael Winterbottom

Cast – Kieran O’Brien, Margo Stilley

Synopsis – This is an erotic drama alongside music. Two people, 9 songs with eight music groups, the movie revolves around this. You get a superb blend of music and sensuality.

20) The Postman Always Rings

The Postman Always Rings

Director – Bob Rafelson

Cast – Jessica Lange, Anjelica Huston, Jack Nicholson, John Colicos, and more.

Synopsis – The movie starts with a depression-era drifter Frank, getting a job and starting an affair with Cora, the wife of the person, Nick, who offered him the job. Frank and Cora soon begin to plan the murder of Nick.

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21) Nymphomaniac 1

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Director – Lars von Trier

Cast – Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Stacy Martin, and more.

Synopsis – Joe is a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. Her story unfolds when she tells her lifelong journey to her rescuer. It is an exotic psychological Drama.

22) Wild Things

Wild Things movie

Director – Jon McNaughton

Cast – Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, and more.

Synopsis – This is an absolute thriller blend of mystery and erotica. The movie starts with Kelly van Ryan engaging in s*xual attacks. Many girls come forward with the allegation that Kelly assaulted and raped them. This is a wrenching thriller that you just can’t afford to miss.

23) Secretary

Secretary movie

Director – Steven Shainberg

Cast – Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jeremy Davies, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren, and more.

Synopsis – This movie is more of a Rom-Com than an erotic movie. It is a movie about a young woman and a demanding lawyer getting into the s*xual yet sadomasochistic entertainment. This movie has got nominations for significant awards.

24) Body Heat

Body Heat movie

Director – Lawrence Kasden

Cast – Kathleen Turner, William Hurt, Richard Crenna, Ted Danson, and many more.

Synopsis – This movie is a smooth combination of southern Gothic, Crime, Erotica, and Mystery. Matty and Ned get involved in a sensual relationship and later plot to kill Matty’s rich husband. The movie was nominated for Golden Globe Awards.

25) A tale of Ham and Passion

A tale of Ham and Passion

Director – Bigas Luca

Cast – Javier Bardem, Anna Galiena, Juan Diego, Penelope Cruz, and more.

Synopsis – The story starts with Jose and Sylvia. Sylvia gets pregnant, and Jose decides to marry her. Things took different turns when Jose’s mother hired a  model to seduce Sylvia to break the engagement.

26) Salo

Director – Pier Paolo Pasolini

Cast – Paolo Bonacelli, Umberto Paolo Quintavalle, Giorgio Cataldi and more.

Synopsis – this movie has its plot based on the Nazi period. This movie is about dignitaries rounding up and much more. It is erotica, Gay, Lesbian, and Slavery. In other words, it can be stated as a Cult Movie set in the ’40s.

27) Damage

damage movie

Director – Louis Malle

Cast – Juliette Binoche, Jeremy Irons, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves, and more.

Synopsis – Irons, a member of parliament, falls head over heels in love with his son’s fiancé. Despite getting caught, they continue their affair. However, Iron wants to leave his post and stay with his son’s fiancé, but she wants to marry his son and use the marriage as a cover.

28) Nymphomaniac 2

Nymphomaniac 2

Director – Lars von Trier

Cast – Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgard, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, and more.

Synopsis – This movie is the sequel of the famous Nymphomaniac 1. It is about a 50-year-old woman’s erotic journey. It is a psychological drama and erotica. You can give this movie a try if you want an erotic psychological film.

29) Ken Park

Ken Park

Director – Harmony Korine and Larry Clark

Cast –  James Bullard, Stephen Jasso, James Ransone, Tiffany Limos, and many more.

Synopsis – This movie is set in the Visalia town of central California. The life of the youth that they try to keep secret. This privacy is mostly because they do things that they are not supposed to do. The film is about the families of that town. It is a movie on the erotic lives of the families in that town.

30) Shortbus

shortbus movie

Director – John Cameron Mitchell

Cast – Paul Dawson, PJ DeBoy, lee Sook-Yin, Lindsay Beamish, and more.

Synopsis – It is an erotic movie involving gays and lesbians. This movie navigates through the emotionally unstable and vulnerable characters. This is an outstanding film and has won many hearts due to its depiction of diverse characters. The movie is set after the 9/11 incident in New York.

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31) American Beauty

American Beauty

Director – Sam Mendes

Cast – Anette Bening, Thora Birch, Kevin Spacey, Allison Janney, and more.

Synopsis – It is a cult movie about family relationships, comedy, and satire. The movie starts with the mid-life crisis of a middle-aged man. He starts to make changes in his life, like quitting his job and buying his dream car. The story has many turns and never lets you get bored. It has been nominated for prestigious awards.

32) Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights

Director – Paul Thomas Anderson

Cast – Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Don Cheadle, Burt Reynolds, and many more.

Synopsis – The likes of Rick Horner, who is an adult film director, save Eddie Adams from being another High-School drop out. Eddie becomes a rising actor with an exceptional gift with the help of Horner. The movie is mainly an erotic drama with great comedy. The story is based on the late ’70s to the ’80s.

33) Mulholland Drive

Mulholland Drive

Director – David Lynch

Cast – Justin Theroux, Laura Elena Harring, Naomi Watts, Robert Foster, and more.

Synopsis – It is a cult movie based on Psychological drama, mystery, thriller, surrealism, and more. It starts when Betty Elms meets an energized brunette while she comes to become a Hollywood star. The movie is regarded as one of the true masterpieces of recent times. The movie even got nominated for the Best Director award at the Oscars.

34) Handmaiden

Handmaiden erotic movie

Director – Park Chan-wook

Cast – Kim Min-hee, Cho Jin-woong, Kim Tae-ri, Ha Jung-woo, and more.

Synopsis – It is an erotic drama and thriller. It is based on the ’30s in Korea. It is about a handmaiden who has a secret of pickpocketing. She has been trained in pickpocketing by her Japanese Master. She tries to keep her skill a secret, and that’s where the story takes new turns.

35) Unfaithful


Director – Adrian Lyne

Cast – Olivier Martinez, Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Erik Per Sullivan, and many more.

Synopsis – This Thriller drama is about Edward and Connie, a middle-aged married couple. They have a peaceful life, but their peace gets disrupted by the fateful encounter Connie has with a stranger. This is a family relationship dram where you will discover whether or not an infected marriage gets recovered.

36) Silver

Silver movie

Director – Phillip Noyce

Cast – Sharon Stone, Martin Landau, Lillian Baldwin, Tom Berenger, and many more.

Synopsis – It is an erotic thriller. It starts with a young woman renting an apartment in luxurious New York. But he gets to know about the weird things that happened to the previous residents of the apartment and realizes that someone is watching her as well.

37) Last Caution

Last Caution

Director – Ang Lee

Cast – Tony Leung Chiu-Wai, Tang Wei, Joan Chen, Jacqueline Zhu, and Wang Leehom.

Synopsis – It is a thriller drama based in the ’40s in Shanghai. The movie revolves around Wong Chia Chi. The movie shows her life and her struggles. But the incidents take a sudden turn at a fatal twist. This makes her flee. The movie has won many awards.

38) Room in Rome

Room in Rome

Director – Julio Medem

Cast – Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Najwa Miri and Enrico Verso

Synopsis – It is a drama romance. The story starts when two young women find each other in a room in the center of Rome and indulge in a sexual and erotic journey. The journey touches their soul and makes them whole new people.

39) Lie With Me

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Director – Clement Virgo

Cast – Lauren Lee Smith, Don Francks, Eric Balfour, Richard Chevolleau, Michael Faccilo, and Frank Chiesurin.

Synopsis – A Carnal adventurer Leila has a steamy s*xual journey. The romantic erotic drama unfolds with the up and downs that follow in the life of twenty or something-old Leila. Many characters come and go in her life. This can be a good flix if you are looking for a refreshment.

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40) Closer


Director – Mike Nichols

Cast – Julia Roberts, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Jude Law, Nick Hobbs, and more.

Synopsis – An epic story of romance and jealousy turning into a beautiful drama. The story involves two couples that go through abandonment. The man of the first couple gets involved with the woman of the other pair. The events get complicated here.

41) Turkish Passion

Turkish Passion erotic movie

Director – Vicente Aranda

Cast – Ana Belén, Georges Corraface, Silvia Munt, Ramon Madaula, Loles Leon, Francis Lorenzo, and Blanca Apilanez.

Synopsis – It is an erotic drama. The movie has won many hearts. It is a beautiful movie with superb actors in it. The movie has got itself 12 nominations for Best Score and Production Supervision at Goya Awards.

42) Intimacy

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Director – Patrice Chereau

Cast – Mark Rylance, Timothy Spall, Kerry Fox, Philippe Calvario, and more

Synopsis – This is an erotic psychological drama. A failed musician now working as a bartender to earn a living, Jay has s*x every Wednesday afternoon. But, one day, he goes on to discover the life of the woman that ends up ruining their relationship.

43) Lolita

Director – Adrian Lyne

Cast – Jeremy irons, Melanie Griffith, Frank Langella, Dominique Swain, and more.

Synopsis – Humbert, a professor, gets attracted to the landlady’s daughter Dolores aka Lolita. He hates the landlady, but he still marries her to stay close to her daughter. On the other hand, the daughter turns out to be more than mature for her age.

44) Cruel Intentions

Cruel Intentions

Director – Roger Kumble

Cast – Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon, Selma Blair, Louise Fletcher, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and more.

Synopsis – This is a modern remake of Dangerous Liaisons and Valmont. Kathryn gets into a bet with Sebastian, her step-brother, that he will fail to break the resolve of a virgin, and the story starts from there. The bet is the exciting part of the movie.

45) The Piano

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Director – Jane Campion

Cast – Holly Hunter, Anna Paquin, Sam Neill, Kerry Walker, Geneviève Lemon, Tungia Baker, and Harvey Keitel.

Synopsis – The plot is set in 1851, when mute Hunter, a Scottish woman, comes to New Zealand for an arranged marriage. The movie revolves around a Piano and its different Pianists. The film has won many outstanding awards.

46) Bound

Bound erotic movie

Director – Lilly Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Hermanas Wachowski

Cast – Jennifer Tilly, Joe Pantoliano, Gina Gershon, John P. Ryan, and more.

Synopsis – the movie revolves around two lesbians who meet incidentally. The movie does not stop there; the two women plan to rob 2000000 from their neighbors. The film has won two very prestigious awards.

47) Color of Night

color of night movie

Director – Richard rush

Cast – Bruce Willis, Jane March, Lesley Ann Warren, Brad Dourif, and more.

Synopsis – It is a mystery thriller, and psychological erotica s well. The story starts as a New York-based psychologist goes to California to recover from the trauma of a patient’s suicide but gets an L.A colleague was murdered. He then meets a young woman and gets attracted to her.

48) Wild Orchid

Wild Orchid best erotic movie

Director – Zalman King

Cast – Mickey Rourke, Carré Otis, Assumpta Serna, Jacqueline Bisset, and many more.

Synopsis – A banker with her assistant travels to Brazil to give closure to a deal with an impotent seductive man called Wheeler. Wheeler gets attracted to both the woman, and the story starts to reveal.

49) Lovers: A True Story

Lovers- A True Story

Director – Vicente Aranda

Cast – Jorge Sanz, Victoria Abril, Enrique Cerro, Mabel Escaño, Alicia Agut, José Cerro, Gabriel Latorre, Saturnino Garcia, and Maribel Verdú.

Synopsis – The movie is based in the mid-’50s in Madrid. The story revolves around the life and sudden change in the event of a handsome man named Paco. It is a mystery and romance combined movie.


50) Paprika

paprika best erotic movie

Director – Tinto Brass

Cast – Debora Caprioglio, Stéphane Ferrara, Martine Brochard, Renzo Rinaldi, and Stéphane Bonnet.

Synopsis – An erotic drama indulging in a bit of prostitution. The story starts with a young getting involved in a brothel, to support her fiancé build a business.

Wrapup on Best Erotic Movies

We hope you loved the collection of Best Erotic Movies. Let us know in the comment section below which is your favorite movie and also let us know if we have missed any hot and s*xy movies from the list. We will be happy to add it to the list.