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,...
Peter Greenaway, 2013
'Every new visual technology is expensive and, sooner or later, it gets into bed ...
Lars von Trier, 2013
Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac is the wild and poetic story of a woman’s journey f...
Anthony Sloman, 1971
Luan Peters stars in this 1970s sexploitation thriller directed by Anthony Sloman. Housewife Kare...
Walerian Borowczyk, 1975
Originally turned down flat by the British Board of Film Censors and initially released exclusive...
Eliseo Subiela, 2008
A tantalizing coming-of-age film which explores the possibilities of sexual imaginations and awak...
François Ozon, 2013
A provocative drama written and directed by François Ozon, Jeune & Jolie writes follows a year in...
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...
Sophie Fiennes, 2006
The Pervert's Guide To Cinema takes the viewer on an exhilarating ride through so...
Jean-Jacques Beineix, 1986
A landmark in French cinema, Betty Blue is Jean-Jacques Beineix's sexy, sassy and serio-comic ody...
Tinto Brass, 1976-93
Contains three of Tinto Brass's best and most notor...