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...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Peter Greenaway, 2013
'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...
Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970
Jerzy Skolimowski's darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexua...
Casper Andreas, 2011
Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, cult gay director Casper Andreas follows up hi...
Michael Haneke, 2001
Haneke's clinical adaptation of Elfriede Jelinek's novel boasts two outstanding performances from...
Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, 1979
A notoriously excessive depiction of the riotously perverse and orgiastic days of...
Just Jaeckin, 1974
A classic of erotic cinema, this is the most popular soft porn film of all time, and was a breako...
Tinto Brass, 1983-2003
A collection of eight erotic films from Italian director Tinto Brass, containing ...
Malcolm Leigh, 1971
A 1970s sexploitation comedy, Games That Lovers Play stars Joanna Lumley and is set in 1920s Lond...
Bob Kellett, 1975
The screen is awash with bounderism and caddishness when screen icons Terry-Thomas and Leslie Phi...