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...
Walerian Borowczyk, 1975
Originally turned down flat by the British Board of Film Censors and initially released exclusive...
Kieran Evans, 2012
An acclaimed British psychosexual drama, Kelly + Victor stars Antonia Campbell-Hughes and Julian ...
Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986
A landmark in French cinema, Betty Blue is Jean-Jacques Beineix's sexy, sassy and serio-comic ody...
Tomasz Wasilewski, 2012
An arthouse suspense thriller from Poland, In a Bedroom tells the story of a 40 year-old woman in...
Tinto Brass, Bob Guccione, 1979
A notoriously excessive depiction of the riotously perverse and orgiastic days of...
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
On leave in the Port of Brest, a bisexual sailor (Brad Davis) murders a fellow seaman and visits ...
Maurice Pialat, 1983
In an astonishing film debut, Sandrine Bonnaire plays the free-spirited 16 year-o...
Roman Polanski, 1972
More than three decades after its controversial release, this surreal sex comedy remains the most...
Luis Bunuel, 1977
Bunuel's final film, That Obscure Object of Desire ...
Kim Chapiron, 2014
In Kim Chapiron's Smart Ass, three students at one of France’s finest business schools attempt to...