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,...
Michael Ninn, 1995
An adult cyberpunk morality tale in which a man is imprisoned in an Orwellian world of monolithic...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Renato Polselli, 1973
Hallucinatory, psychotronic 70s Eurotrash horrotica, in which satanic rituals take place in an an...
Luca Guadagnino, 2005
An adolescent girl gradually loses her innocence in this sexy film in the tradition of the work o...
Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970
Jerzy Skolimowski's darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexua...
Tomasz Wasilewski, 2012
An arthouse suspense thriller from Poland, In a Bedroom tells the story of a 40 year-old woman in...
Radley Metzger, 1970
A mind-bending classic of erotic cinema, The Lickerish Quartet brings us a rich jaded couple and ...
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1982
On leave in the Port of Brest, a bisexual sailor (Brad Davis) murders a fellow seaman and visits ...
Michael Winterbottom, 2004
One of the most sexually explicit and yet least pornographic films to have been given a mainstrea...
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 ...