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,...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Rodrigo Guerrero, 2014
An attractive older couple stumbles upon a flirtatious young man in a chatroom and, after teasing...
Kieran Evans, 2012
An acclaimed British psychosexual drama, Kelly + Victor stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian ...
Peter Greenaway, 2013
'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...
Anthony Sloman, 1971
Luan Peters stars in this 1970s sexploitation thriller directed by Anthony Sloman. Housewife Kare...
Nic Cramer, 1995
An insatiable band of women roams a futuristic cityscape in search of sexual thrills in this rewo...
John Cameron Mitchell, 2006
Notoriously (and gloriously) featuring unsimulated sex, Shortbus is a joyous mix of drama, comedy...
Laurent Bouhnik, 2011
In his graphically erotic new film Q, controversial French filmmaker Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in...
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
On leave in the Port of Brest, a bisexual sailor (Brad Davis) murders a fellow seaman and visits ...
Jean Becker, 1983
Boasting a powerful central perfomance from a César award-winning Isabelle Adjani...
Bertrand Bonello, 2011
Selected for official competition at Cannes 2011 and nominated for 8 French Césars, Bertrand Bone...