Whist the most explicit sex scenes are often the least erotic, many filmmakers have used ever-loosening censorial standards to excellent effect, giving us the taboo-shattering Last Tango in Paris (1973), Michael Winterbottom's provocative 9 Songs (2004) and Shortbus (2006), a colourful kaleidoscope of sex, music and art. And if you are looking for a good time, pretty much anything by Tinto Brass, the Godfather of Erotica, is bound to raise a smile.
Contemporary Erotica Film Listing
Ken Russell, 1984
A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...
François Ozon, 2013
A provocative drama written and directed by François Ozon, Jeune & Jolie writes follows a year in...
Kieran Evans, 2012
An acclaimed British psychosexual drama, Kelly + Victor stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian ...
Walerian Borowczyk, 1975
Originally turned down flat by the British Board of Film Censors and initially released exclusive...
Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970
Jerzy Skolimowski's darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexua...
Tomasz Wasilewski, 2012
An arthouse suspense thriller from Poland, In a Bedroom tells the story of a 40 year-old woman in...
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
On leave in the Port of Brest, a bisexual sailor (Brad Davis) murders a fellow seaman and visits ...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Maurice Pialat, 1983
In an astonishing film debut, Sandrine Bonnaire plays the free-spirited 16 year-o...
Luis Bunuel, 1977
Bunuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire ...
Nic Cramer, 1995
An insatiable band of women roams a futuristic cityscape in search of sexual thrills in this rewo...
Michael Winterbottom, 2004
One of the most sexually explicit and yet least pornographic films to have been given a mainstrea...