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
Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970
Jerzy Skolimowski's darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexua...
Tinto Brass, 1992
Diana (Claudia Koll) and Paolo are happily married despite her much greater sexual appetite: he’s...
Just Jaeckin, 1974
A classic of erotic cinema, this is the most popular soft porn film of all time, and was a breako...
Steve McQueen, 2011
A powerful drama and a starkly honest portrait of a man struggling with sex addiction, Shame is d...
Walerian Borowczyk, 1979
Revisiting the area of perversity, wit, eroticism and fascination with objects that characterised...
Clement Virgo, 2005
Sexually adventurous Leila connects with men through spontaneous, fleeting encounters. At a house...
Joseph W. Sarno, 1973
A lesbian vampire's soul is kept on in the bodies of her descendants in this erotic horror from l...
Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, 1979
A notoriously excessive depiction of the riotously perverse and orgiastic days of...
Jean Becker, 1983
Boasting a powerful central perfomance from a César award-winning Isabelle Adjani...
Radley Metzger, 1974
Riding the 70s wave of ever more liberal big screen morals, Score takes us to the imaginary city ...
Sophie Fiennes, 2006
The Pervert's Guide To Cinema takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through so...
Laurent Bouhnik, 2011
In his graphically erotic new film Q, controversial French filmmaker Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in...