The Top 100 Erotic Dramas of All Time

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1

Belle de jour

1967    Luis Buñuel    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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Breaking the Waves

1996    Lars von Trier    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Melodrama

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3

Last Tango in Paris

1972    Bernardo Bertolucci    Rated NC17

Drama    Erotic Drama    Psychological Drama

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4

Naked Lunch

1991    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Addiction Drama    Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama

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Held position in the past 45 days 0

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6

sex, lies, and videotape

1989    Steven Soderbergh    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Marriage Drama

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8

The Silence

1963    Ingmar Bergman    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Family Drama

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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9

The Blue Angel

1930    Josef von Sternberg    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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10

The Unbearable Lightness of Being

1988    Philip Kaufman    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Marriage Drama

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11

The Hunger

1983    Tony Scott    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Gothic Film

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12

The Dreamers

2003    Bernardo Bertolucci    Rated NC17

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Erotic Drama

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13

Exotica

1994    Atom Egoyan    Rated R

Drama    Ensemble Film    Erotic Drama

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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14

The Piano Teacher

2001    Michael Haneke    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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15

Crash

1996    David Cronenberg    Rated NC17

Drama    Ensemble Film    Erotic Drama

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16

Eyes Wide Shut

1999    Stanley Kubrick    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Marriage Drama

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17

Quills

2000    Philip Kaufman    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Based-on-Theatre    Biopic

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18

Live Flesh

1997    Pedro Almodóvar    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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19

Lust, Caution

2007    Ang Lee    Rated NC17

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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20

Closer

2004    Mike Nichols    Rated R

Based-on-Theatre    Drama    Erotic Drama

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21

In the Realm of the Senses

1976    Nagisa Ôshima    Rated NC17

Drama    Erotic Drama    Erotic Thriller

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22

Like Water for Chocolate

1992    Alfonso Arau    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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23

American Gigolo

1980    Paul Schrader    Not Rated

Crime    Crime Drama    Drama

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24

Betty Blue

1986    Jean-Jacques Beineix    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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25

Sex and Lucia

2001    Julio Medem    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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26

Unfaithful

2002    Adrian Lyne    Rated R

Crime Drama    Drama    Erotic Drama

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27

Lolita

1997    Adrian Lyne    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Period Film

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28

Bitter Moon

1994    Roman Polanski    Rated R

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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29

Henry & June

1990    Philip Kaufman    Rated NC17

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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30

Pretty Baby

1978    Louis Malle    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Erotic Drama

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31

Women in Love

1969    Ken Russell    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Period Film

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32

Nine 1/2 Weeks

1986    Adrian Lyne    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Romance

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33

Sirens

1993    John Duigan    Rated R

Comedy Drama    Comedy of Manners    Drama

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34

Damage

1992    Louis Malle    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Romance

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35

The Night Porter

1974    Liliana Cavani    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Psychological Drama

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36

Daughters of Darkness

1971    Harry Kümel    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Gothic Film

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37

The Sheltering Sky

1990    Bernardo Bertolucci    Rated R

Adventure    Adventure Drama    Drama

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38

Fireworks

1947    Kenneth Anger    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Coming-of-Age    Drama

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39

Laurel Canyon

2002    Lisa Cholodenko    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Psychological Drama

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40

Two English Girls

1971    François Truffaut    Not Rated

Costume Romance    Drama    Erotic Drama

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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41

The Pornographers

1966    Shôhei Imamura    Not Rated

Black Comedy    Comedy Drama    Drama

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42

Ju Dou

1990    Fengliang Yang, Yimou Zhang    Rated PG13

Costume Romance    Drama    Erotic Drama

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43

M. Butterfly

1993    David Cronenberg    Rated R

Action    Based-on-a-True-Story    Based-on-Theatre

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44

Angels & Insects

1996    Philip Haas    Not Rated

Drama    Period Film    Erotic Drama

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45

Gate of Flesh

1964    Seijun Suzuki    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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46

The Pillow Book

1996    Peter Greenaway    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama    Erotic Drama

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47

Original Sin

2001    Michael Cristofer    Rated R

Costume Romance    Crime    Crime Drama

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48

Turkish Delight

1973    Paul Verhoeven    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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49

Salon Kitty

1976    Tinto Brass    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Exploitation Film

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50

Showgirls

1995    Paul Verhoeven    Rated NC17

Drama    Erotic Drama    Showbiz Drama

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51

Emmanuelle

1974    Just Jaeckin    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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52

Crazed Fruit

1956    Kô Nakahira    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Erotic Thriller

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53

Querelle

1982    Rainer Werner Fassbinder    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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54

Nymphomaniac: Volume I

2013    Lars von Trier    Not Rated

Addiction Drama    Drama    Erotic Drama

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55

I Am Curious (Yellow)

1967    Vilgot Sjöman    Not Rated

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Erotic Drama

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56

Boxing Helena

1993    Jennifer Chambers Lynch    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama

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57

Nadja

1994    Michael Almereyda    Rated R

Avant-garde / Experimental    Drama    Erotic Drama

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58

...And God Created Woman

1956    Roger Vadim    Rated PG

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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59

The Lover

1992    Jean-Jacques Annaud    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Erotic Drama

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60

Summer Lovers

1982    Randal Kleiser    Rated R

Romance    Romantic Drama    Erotic Drama

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61

Story of a Prostitute

1965    Seijun Suzuki    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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63

The Brown Bunny

2003    Vincent Gallo    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Psychological Drama

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64

Manji

1964    Yasuzo Masumura    Not Rated

Comedy Drama    Drama    Erotic Drama

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65

Emanuelle in America

1977    Joe D'Amato    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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66

Total Eclipse

1995    Agnieszka Holland    Rated R

Based-on-a-True-Story    Biopic    Drama

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67

Bad Girls

1968    Claude Chabrol    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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68

The Beast

1975    Walerian Borowczyk    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Exploitation Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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69

Wild Orchid

1990    Zalman King    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Softcore Sex Film

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70

9 Songs

2004    Michael Winterbottom    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Musical

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71

When Night Is Falling

1995    Patricia Rozema    Rated R

Drama    Gay and Lesbian Film    Feminist Film

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72

The Housemaid

2010    Sang-soo Im    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Erotic Thriller

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73

Maid in Sweden

1971    Dan Wolman    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Exploitation Film

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74

Romance

1999    Catherine Breillat    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Feminist Film

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75

The Story Of O

1975    Just Jaeckin    Rated NC17

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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76

Man is Not a Bird

1965    Dusan Makavejev    Not Rated

Avant-garde / Experimental    Comedy Drama    Drama

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77

Young Adam

2003    David Mackenzie    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Period Film

Down by 6 in the past 45 days 6

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78

Ecstasy

1933    Gustav Machatý    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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79

One Deadly Summer

1983    Jean Becker    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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80

Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love

1996    Mira Nair    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Melodrama

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81

Loulou

1980    Maurice Pialat    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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82

The Center of the World

2001    Wayne Wang    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Psychological Drama

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83

Lianna

1983    John Sayles    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama    Feminist Film

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85

Cecilia

1982    Jesús Franco    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Softcore Sex Film

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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86

The Voyeur

1994    Tinto Brass    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

Up by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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87

The Isle

2000    Ki-duk Kim    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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88

School of the Holy Beast

1974    Norifumi Suzuki    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Erotic Thriller

Down by 1 in the past 45 days 1

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89

I Am Curious (Blue)

1968    Vilgot Sjöman    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

Up by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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90

Emanuelle Around the World

1977    Joe D'Amato    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Exploitation Film

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91

Sister Emanuelle

1977    Giuseppe Vari    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Exploitation Film

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92

Tipping the Velvet

2002    Geoffrey Sax    Not Rated

Cross-Dressing / Gender-Bending    Drama    Erotic Drama

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93

The Real Emanuelle

1974    Pier Ludovico Pavoni    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Exploitation Film

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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94

Felicity

1979    John D. Lamond    Rated R

Australian New Wave    Coming-of-Age    Drama

Down by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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95

The Loss of Sexual Innocence

1999    Mike Figgis    Rated R

Coming-of-Age    Drama    Ensemble Film

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96

Besieged

1999    Bernardo Bertolucci    Rated R

Drama    Romance    Political Drama

Down by 4 in the past 45 days 4

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97

Anita: Swedish Nymphet

1973    Torgny Wickman    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Exploitation Film

Down by 2 in the past 45 days 2

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98

Intimacy

2001    Patrice Chéreau    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Foreign Language Film

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99

When Will I Be Loved

2004    James Toback    Rated R

Drama    Erotic Drama

Up by 3 in the past 45 days 3

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Go, Go Second Time Virgin

1969    Kôji Wakamatsu    Not Rated

Drama    Erotic Drama    Japanese New Wave

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