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
Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986
A landmark in French cinema, Betty Blue is Jean-Jacques Beineix's sexy, sassy and serio-comic ody...
Various (Compilation), 2010-12
The tenth edition of the successful gay-themed shorts series takes things further than ever befor...
Jerzy Skolimowski, 1970
Jerzy Skolimowski's darkly poetic portrait of Britain in an era of uncertainty and changing sexua...
Laurent Bouhnik, 2011
In his graphically erotic new film Q, controversial French filmmaker Laurent Bouhnik (24 Hours in...
Bertrand Bonello, 2011
Selected for official competition at Cannes 2011 and nominated for 8 French Césars, Bertrand Bone...
Just Jaeckin, 1974
A classic of erotic cinema, this is the most popular soft porn film of all time, and was a breako...
Ben Lewin, 2012
Based on the true story of California–based journalist and poet Mark O’Brien, The Sessions sees t...
Tinto Brass, 1985
An explicit sex comedy (based on a Carlo Goldoni play) starring the voluptuous Se...
Nello Rossati, 1975
Starring a little-clad Ursula Andress and Jack Palance, The Nurse is a 70s Italian romp-com. ...
Julio Medem, 2010
A sensual two-handed drama from Julio Medem, Room in Rome charts a one night stand that develops ...
Jean Becker, 1983
Boasting a powerful central perfomance from a César award-winning Isabelle Adjani...
Marco Berger, Marcelo Mónaco, 2013
In Volume 2 of the Sexual Tension diptych, Violetas, Marco Berger and Marcelo Món...