Contemporary Erotica

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.

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Contemporary Erotica Film Listing

Ken Russell, 1984

£7.99

Crimes of Passion

A man trapped in a stale marriage seeks solace with China Blue, a mistress of sexual power games,...

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Lars von Trier, 2013

£8.49

Must Watch Star

Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...

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François Ozon, 2013

£8.49

Must Watch Star

Jeune & Jolie

A provocative drama written and directed by François Ozon, Jeune & Jolie writes follows a year in...

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Rodrigo Guerrero, 2014

£11.99

The Third One

An attractive older couple stumbles upon a flirtatious young man in a chatroom and, after teasing...

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Kieran Evans, 2012

£14.99

Recommended Star

Kelly + Victor

An acclaimed British psychosexual drama, Kelly + Victor stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian ...

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Walerian Borowczyk, 1975

£14.49

Recommended Star

The Beast

Originally turned down flat by the British Board of Film Censors and initially released exclusive...

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Peter Greenaway, 2013

£13.99

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Goltzius and the Pelican Company

'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...

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Anthony Sloman, 1971

£9.49

Not Tonight Darling

Luan Peters stars in this 1970s sexploitation thriller directed by Anthony Sloman. Housewife Kare...

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Radley Metzger, 1970

£10.99

The Lickerish Quartet

A mind-bending classic of erotic cinema, The Lickerish Quartet brings us a rich jaded couple and ...

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Nic Cramer, 1995

£11.99

Clockwork Orgy

An insatiable band of women roams a futuristic cityscape in search of sexual thrills in this rewo...

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John Cameron Mitchell, 2006

£5.99

Recommended Star

Shortbus

Notoriously (and gloriously) featuring unsimulated sex, Shortbus is a joyous mix of drama, comedy...

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Cheryl Newbrough, 1996-98

£9.99

A Passion Trilogy

A tantalising trilogy of cult lesbian movies, containing Such a Crime (1998), Goodbye Emma Jo (19...

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Laurent Bouhnik, 2011

£7.99

Q

In his graphically erotic new film Q, controversial French filmmaker Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in...

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Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982

£14.99

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Querelle

On leave in the Port of Brest, a bisexual sailor (Brad Davis) murders a fellow seaman and visits ...

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Jean Rollin, 1973

£11.99

Schoolgirl Hitchhikers

Two lesbian schoolgirls get mixed up with a gang of jewel thieves in the first of a number of pur...

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Jean Becker, 1983

£11.99

One Deadly Summer (Restored)

Boasting a powerful central perfomance from a César award-winning Isabelle Adjani...

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Bertrand Bonello, 2011

£8.99

Recommended Star

House of Tolerance

Selected for official competition at Cannes 2011 and nominated for 8 French Césars, Bertrand Bone...

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Michael Winterbottom, 2013

£18.99

Recommended Star

The Look of Love

Directed by Michael Winterbottom and starring Steve Coogan, The Look of Love tells the outrageous...

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