#1Blue Is the Warmest Color
Blue Is the Warmest Color is an LGBT movie directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. It was released on October 9, 2013 in France and features Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos in the lead roles.
Basic Instinct is a dramatic mystery thriller film that features Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, and George Dzundza. It was directed by Paul Verhoeven and was written by Joe Eszterhas. The movie was released in 1992.
#3The Piano Teacher
The Piano Teacher is a drama movie directed by Michael Haneke. It is a 2 hour and 11-minute film starring Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel, and more. It was released in the Netherlands on September 6, 2001.
DID YOU KNOW?
Did you know that some of the sex scenes in the erotic film Caligula were ‘unsimulated’? Yes, you read that right! This 1979’s controversial Italian-American film was considered to be a ‘regular’ film instead of a porn film. The film has gained its fair share of issues from the start of the filming process until the last days of its post-production. In a 1981 documentary, this erotic classic was so controversial that the members of the international press were banned during the filming. Little did Peter O’Toole and John Gielgud know that a hardcore sex footage was being filmed. Anneka Di Lorenzo, or Messalina in the film, sued the directors for adding hardcore sex scenes which jeopardized her acting career. The verdict? She won the case.
Aside from the adult scenes, it is also a historical drama movie that focuses on the rise and fall of the Roman Emperor Caligula. Just a little background about Caligula, he became the third Roman emperor in 37 AD at the age of 25 years. To be fair, it does deserve to be in the list of the top erotic movies with a significant amount of money and effort dedicated to the design alone. Almost 4,000 costumes, 5,000 handcrafted boots, and sandals, and a thousand pounds of human hair were crafted and styled to form wigs. With its 149-minute uncut copy, Caligula has made its way to be one of the best erotic movies ever filmed. But if you want something that has toned down sex scenes, you might as well try to watch Fifty Shades of Grey online. Keep in mind, that most of the sex scenes here show two adults mimicking the activities of humans engaging in sexual intercourse, but with better lighting and background music. Unfortunately, sex and S&M have been toned down in Hollywood.
The Reader is a movie directed by Stephen Daldry. It was released in 2008 and features Kate Winslet, David Kross, and Ralph Fiennes. It was adapted from the book of the same name.
#5Last Tango in Paris
Directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, Last Tango in Paris is a movie infused with elements of both drama and romance. It was released on February 7, 1973 and starred Marlon Brando, Maria Schneider, and Maria Michi.
Starring James Spader, Holly Hunter, and Elias Koteas, Crash is an erotic drama film under the direction of David Cronenberg. It is written by J.G. Ballard and it became available in theatres on March 21, 1997.
Featuring an aspiring novelist, Betty Blue is a drama film written by Philippe Djian and directed by Jean-Jacques Beineix. The film was released on November 7, 1986 and it starred Jean-Hugues Anglade and Beatrice Dalle.
#8Sex and Lucia
Directed and written by Julio Medem himself, Sex and Lucia (also known as Lucía y el sexo) is a romance and drama film released on August 24, 2001. It features Paz Vega, Tristan Ulloa, and Najwa Nimri.
#9Fifty Shades Darker
Fifty Shades Darker (Unrated) is a romantic drama motion picture that stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan It was directed by James Foley and was released in 2017. This is also the second movie of the Fifty Shades movie trilogy.
#10Eyes Wide Shut
Eyes Wide Shut is a film released in 1999 and directed by Stanley Kubrick and featured Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Todd Field. It is a story of a cheating New York City doctor who is married to an art curator.
#11Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic romantic film directed by Sam Taylor-Johnson based on the 2011 novel of the same name written by British author E. L. James. It is the first film in the Fifty Shades film series.
Wild Things is an erotic mystery thriller that stars Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, and Denise Richards. It was directed by John McNaughton and tells the story of a high school counselor who is accused of rape by a manipulative rich girl.
Body Heat is a crime romantic drama motion picture that features William Hurt, Kathleen Turner, and Richard Crenna. It was directed and written by Lawrence Kasdan and was released in 1981.
The Handmaiden is an Amazon Original movie directed by Park Chan-wook and inspired by the novel Fingersmith written by Welsh writer Sarah Waters. It is also known as Agassi. It features Min-hee Kim and Jung-woo Ha.
Animal Instincts is an erotic film released in 1992, directed by Gregory Dark. The movie's plot revolves around a police officer who videotapes his and his wife's sexual activities and the attention they garner from a local mobster.
#16The Postman Always Rings Twice
The Postman Always Rings Twice is a crime romantic drama motion picture that stars Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, and John Colicos. It was directed by Bob Rafelson based on the screenplay of David Mamet.
#17Fifty Shades Freed
Directed by James Foley, Fifty Shades Freed is an erotic drama movie that was released on February 9, 2018 starring Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan. Newlyweds Anastasia and Christian strive to save their relationship amidst threats.