150 Erotic Movies Ranked Worst to Best

Things are about to get juicy at Rotten Tomatoes! For our giant-sized countdown of erotic movies, we go deep into the annals of cinema history and pull out some prime ’80s sleaze (9 1/2 Weeks, Body Double), international and arthouse flicks (3-D Sex and Zen, Romance), LGBTQ-focused (Blue is the Warmest Color, Stranger by the Lake), and threw in stuff that may or may not be straight-up porn (9 Songs, Love). If the movie got at least 20 reviews and it served to titillate, it’s probably listed here. Now take a load off for erotic movies ranked worst to best by Tomatometer!

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#150
#150
Critics Consensus: Respected director Chen Kaige's first English-language film is a spectacularly misguided erotic thriller, with ludicrous plot twists and cringe-worthy dialogue.
Synopsis: The director of such highly regarded films as Yellow Earth (1984) and Farewell, My Concubine (1993), Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige... [More]
Directed By: Kaige Chen

#149
#149
Adjusted Score: 1.688%
Critics Consensus: Despite its lush tropical scenery and attractive leads, Return to the Blue Lagoon is as ridiculous as its predecessor, and lacks the prurience and unintentional laughs that might make it a guilty pleasure.
Synopsis: This sequel to the surprise box office hit The Blue Lagoon (1980) mimics its predecessor's romantic adventure formula of a... [More]
Directed By: William A. Graham

#148

Wild Orchid (1990)
7%

#148
Adjusted Score: 8.379%
Critics Consensus: Body Orchid is a tease-too-long, with overblown editing with an already slipping Mickey Rourke and unexperienced actress Carrie Otis.
Synopsis: When the young, innocent Emily Reed (Carre Otis) is hired by a New York City law firm, they immediately ship... [More]
Directed By: Zalman King

#147
#147
Adjusted Score: 11.84%
Critics Consensus: Unable to match the suspense and titilation of its predecessor, Basic Instinct 2 boasts a plot so ludicrous and predictable it borders on "so-bad-it's-good."
Synopsis: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Andrew Glass to... [More]
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones

#146
#146
Adjusted Score: 10.237%
Critics Consensus: Body of Evidence's sex scenes may be kinky, but the ludicrous concept is further undone by the ridiculous dialogue.
Synopsis: Una mujer (Madonna) acusada de asesinar a su amante---un viejo millonario---seduce a su abogado defensor (Willem Dafoe), el cual se... [More]
Directed By: Uli Edel

#145

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
9%

#145
Adjusted Score: 10.387%
Critics Consensus: A piece of lovely dreck, The Blue Lagoon is a naughty fantasy that's also too chaste to be truly entertaining.
Synopsis: In this 1980 version of the oft-filmed Henry Devere Stackpoole novel, the basic story remains unchanged. Two very small children,... [More]
Directed By: Randal Kleiser

#144

Sliver (1993)
11%

#144
Adjusted Score: 12.509%
Critics Consensus: Sliver is an absurd erotic thriller with technobabble and posits prime Sharon Stone as a professional book nerd.
Synopsis: This thriller begins as a divorcee, seeking to start over, moves into a new apartment in a high-tech Manhattan building... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#143
#143
Adjusted Score: 15.546%
Critics Consensus: The Boy Next Door may get a few howls out of fans of stalker thrillers, but for most viewers, it won't even rise to "so bad it's good" status.
Synopsis: Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes... [More]
Directed By: Rob Cohen

#142

Ma Mere (2005)
14%

#142
Adjusted Score: 14.626%
Critics Consensus: Pretentious, overly perverse and dull.
Synopsis: An attractive widow finds her attentions turning to her teenage son in a troubling manner in this drama from France.... [More]
Directed By: Christophe Honoré

#141

Original Sin (2001)
12%

#141
Adjusted Score: 14.495%
Critics Consensus: Laughably melodramatic, Original Sin features bad acting, bad dialogue, and bad plotting.
Synopsis: A noir mystery set in the exotic world of Cuba in the late 1800s. Luis Antonio Vargas, a wealthy coffee... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#140
#140
Adjusted Score: 19.45%
Critics Consensus: Fifty Shades Freed brings its titillating trilogy to a clumsy conclusion, making for a film franchise that adds up to a distinctly dissatisfying ménage à trois.
Synopsis: Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and... [More]
Directed By: James Foley

#139
#139
Adjusted Score: 18.92%
Critics Consensus: Lacking enough chemistry, heat, or narrative friction to satisfy, the limp Fifty Shades Darker wants to be kinky but only serves as its own form of punishment.
Synopsis: Anastasia has broken off her relationship with the troubled Christian to pursue a new career in a Seattle publishing house.... [More]
Directed By: James Foley

#138

The Loft (2015)
14%

#138
Adjusted Score: 14.751%
Critics Consensus: Populated with characters as unpleasant as its sleazy storyline, The Loft is uninhabitable for all but the least demanding erotic thriller fans.
Synopsis: Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (2 Guns) star in the tense psychological thriller THE LOFT, the... [More]
Directed By: Erik Van Looy

#137

Jade (1995)
14%

#137
Adjusted Score: 15.261%
Critics Consensus: An ostensible erotic thriller that's largely neither erotic nor thrilling, Jade marks one of several unfortunate low points for aggressively sexual mid-'90s cinema.
Synopsis: An investigator seeking the truth behind the death of a noted art dealer uncovers a web of sexual deception in... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#136
#136
Adjusted Score: 15.559%
Critics Consensus: Never Talk to Strangers -- and never make the mistake of believing this silly stalker mystery is the best available viewing option.
Synopsis: In this sexual thriller, beautiful psychiatrist Dr. Sarah Taylor finds herself stalked by an obsessed killer. Taylor hires a private... [More]
Directed By: Peter Hall

#135
#135
Adjusted Score: 16.295%
Critics Consensus: Unseemly, unsettling, and unremittingly bleak, Downloading Nancy is slickly made but mostly unpleasant.
Synopsis: A self-destructive housewife takes what may be her final step into the abyss in this independent psychological drama. Nancy Stockwell... [More]
Directed By: Johan Renck

#134

Color of Night (1994)
21%

#134
Adjusted Score: 23.619%
Critics Consensus: Bruce willie shot aside, the only other things popping out in Color of Night are some ridiculous plot contortions and majorly camp moments.
Synopsis: When New York therapist Bill Capra journeys to L.A. to visit his best friend and colleague Dr. Bob Moore, he... [More]
Directed By: Richard Rush

#133
Adjusted Score: 17.496%
Critics Consensus: Fitfully amusing until 3-D Sex and Zen takes a casual, nearly positive stance on rape and sexual torture.
Synopsis: Inspired by "The Carnal Prayer Mat," an ancient Chinese text comparable to the Kama Sutra, this stereoscopic reboot of the... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Sun

#132
#132
Adjusted Score: 24.345%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Lena Olin stars as a wicked female mobster who is supposed to be eliminated by a hired hit man (Gary... [More]
Directed By: Peter Medak

#131

The Canyons (2013)
22%

#131
Adjusted Score: 24.9%
Critics Consensus: Oppressively misanthropic and ineptly made, The Canyons serves as a sour footnote in Paul Schrader's career -- but it does feature some decent late-period work from Lindsay Lohan.
Synopsis: While calculating young movie producer Christian (Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, his actress girlfriend, Tara (Lohan),... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#130
#130
Adjusted Score: 21.237%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Interwoven stories about the various secrets kept by the women who 'bare it all' at Los Angeles strip clubs. The... [More]
Directed By: Michael Radford

#129

Elles (2012)
23%

#129
Adjusted Score: 24.467%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A provocative exploration of female sexuality, Elles stars the fearless Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the... [More]
Directed By: Malgorzata Szumowska

#128

Caligula (1979)
23%

#128
Adjusted Score: 25.159%
Critics Consensus: Endlessly perverse and indulgent, Caligula throws in hardcore sex every time the plot threatens to get interesting.
Synopsis: This lavish big-budget epic was the pinnacle of a uniquely Italian subgenre, the historical hardcore gore/porn extravaganza. The star-studded cast,... [More]
Directed By: Tinto Brass

#127

Showgirls (1995)
22%

#127
Adjusted Score: 25.21%
Critics Consensus: Vile, contemptible, garish, and misogynistic -- and that might just be exactly Showgirls' point.
Synopsis: Nomi, an attractive drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with plans to become a dancer. Soon she gets a job stripping... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#126

9 Songs (2005)
24%

#126
Adjusted Score: 26.667%
Critics Consensus: The unerotic sex scenes quickly become tedious to watch, and the lovers lack the personality necessary to make viewers care about them.
Synopsis: Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#125

Anatomy of Hell (2004)
25%

#125
Adjusted Score: 25.163%
Critics Consensus: Ponderous, pretentious, and -- considering the subject matter -- dull.
Synopsis: A lonely and dejected woman (Amira Casar) learns that only when all inhibitions are cast aside will she be able... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Breillat

#124

The Crush (1993)
25%

#124
Adjusted Score: 26.602%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Crush is a psychological thriller wherein a young man is the object of the obsession of a mentally unbalanced... [More]
Directed By: Alan Shapiro

#123
#123
Adjusted Score: 34.466%
Critics Consensus: While creatively better endowed than its print counterpart, Fifty Shades of Grey is a less than satisfying experience on the screen.
Synopsis: E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a... [More]
Directed By: Sam Taylor-Johnson

#122

Threesome (1994)
29%

#122
Adjusted Score: 29.848%
Critics Consensus: Threesome's titillating title belies a dreadfully dull drama whose attractive stars are handily outmatched by a shallow script.
Synopsis: Writer/director Andrew Fleming offers a new slant on college-dorm roommates in this quirky comedy about a bisexual triangle in which... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Fleming

#121
#121
Adjusted Score: 33.359%
Critics Consensus: Neve Campbell bares all in this seemingly misogynistic trifle.
Synopsis: Directed by James Toback, the erotic drama When Will I Be Loved? revolves around Vera, the debutante girlfriend (Neve Campbell)... [More]
Directed By: James Toback

#120

Boarding Gate (2008)
32%

#120
Adjusted Score: 32.964%
Critics Consensus: Boarding Gate has little substance beneath its faux-thriller surface, and marks a step down from director Olivier Assayas' usual work.
Synopsis: From director Olivier Assayas comes this erotic thriller starring Asia Argento as Sandra, a former prostitute, and Michael Madsen as... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Assayas

#119
#119
Adjusted Score: 32.925%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Lover is director Jean-Jacques Annaud's adaptation of Marguerite Duras' minimalist 1984 novel. Set in French Indochina in 1929, the... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Jacques Annaud

#118

Passion (2013)
34%

#118
Adjusted Score: 36.061%
Critics Consensus: For better as well as worse, Passion is vintage De Palma sexploitation -- although with a storyline sillier than most, it fails to generate as much heat as his steamiest work.
Synopsis: From screenwriter/director Brian De Palma (The Black Dahlia, The Untouchables, Scarface), PASSION stars leading-actress Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris, The... [More]
Directed By: Brian DePalma

#117

In the Cut (2003)
33%

#117
Adjusted Score: 37.712%
Critics Consensus: Director/co-writer Jane Campion takes a stab at subverting the psycho-sexual thriller genre with In the Cut, but gets tangled in her own abstraction.
Synopsis: Following the brutal murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined NYU professor dares to test the limits... [More]
Directed By: Jane Campion

#116
Adjusted Score: 26.271%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Director Martin Gero turns his knowing lens on five different archetypal relationships in a caustic romantic comedy highlighting the amusing... [More]
Directed By: Martin Gero

#115
#115
Adjusted Score: 37.111%
Critics Consensus: For all its tease, the movie doesn't have more to say than money can't buy you love.
Synopsis: The probability of sex and the possibility of love between twenty-somethings -- a lonely man and a fiercely independent and... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Wang

#114
#114
Adjusted Score: 37.088%
Critics Consensus: Lurid but acted with gusto, Indecent Proposal has difficulty keeping it up beyond its initial titillating premise.
Synopsis: Adrian Lyne buffs the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas to a fine gloss in this yuppie melodrama that poses the... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#113

Knock Knock (2015)
37%

#113
Adjusted Score: 38.96%
Critics Consensus: Knock Knock brings a lot of talent to bear on its satirical approach to torture horror, but not effectively enough to overcome its repetitive story or misguidedly campy tone.
Synopsis: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on... [More]
Directed By: Eli Roth

#112

Poison Ivy (1992)
36%

#112
Adjusted Score: 37.45%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The always challenging transition from adorable child performer to sexy adult star was achieved flamboyantly by actress Drew Barrymore with... [More]

#111

Fear (1996)
44%

#111
Adjusted Score: 45.297%
Critics Consensus: Fear has an appealing young cast, but their efforts aren't enough to consistently distract from an increasingly overblown - and illogical - teen stalker story.
Synopsis: Mark Wahlberg stars in one of his first features as a hoodlum drug dealer from the wrong side of the... [More]
Directed By: James Foley

#110

Love (2015)
40%

#110
Adjusted Score: 42.794%
Critics Consensus: Love sees writer-director Gaspar Noé delivering some of his warmest and most personal work; unfortunately, it's also among his most undeveloped and least compelling.
Synopsis: Enter the Void director Gaspar Noe helms this 3D envelope-pushing, non-linear narrative examining modern love and sexual desires.... [More]
Directed By: Gaspar Noé

#109
#109
Adjusted Score: 40.351%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Melodramatic and steamy as an East Indian jungle, this erotic historical drama tells the lurid tale of betrayal and sexual... [More]
Directed By: Mira Nair

#108

In Secret (2014)
40%

#108
Adjusted Score: 42.732%
Critics Consensus: Although it benefits from a strong cast, In Secret's stars can't totally compensate for the movie's sodden pacing and overly familiar story.
Synopsis: Based on Émile Zola's scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge set... [More]
Directed By: Charlie Stratton

#107
#107
Adjusted Score: 43.819%
Critics Consensus: The belabored noir plotting feels unbelievable, thus removing any sense of suspense. Also, Lohman is badly miscast.
Synopsis: Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth star as a famous comedy team that splits up after a woman is found dead... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

#106

Species (1995)
43%

#106
Adjusted Score: 47.067%
Critics Consensus: Species shows flashes of the potential to blend exploitation and sci-fi horror in ingenious ways, but is ultimately mainly interested in flashing star Natasha Henstridge's skin.
Synopsis: An alien comes to Earth to breed so that her kind can overtake the planet in this action-filled sci-fi film.... [More]
Directed By: Roger Donaldson

#105

One to Another (2006)
45%

#105
Adjusted Score: 34.356%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Directors Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold's sexually political drama Chacun Sa Nuit explores the carnal interdependencies among a host of... [More]

#104

3 (2011)
45%

#104
Adjusted Score: 45.072%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hannah and Simon have been a couple for 20 years. They live in Berlin, side by side in combative harmony.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Eduardo Quispe

#103

The Brown Bunny (2004)
46%

#103
Adjusted Score: 48.038%
Critics Consensus: More dull than hypnotic, The Brown Bunny is a pretentious and self-indulgent bore.
Synopsis: Actor and musician Vincent Gallo takes on the role of writer, director, editor, cinematographer, and star with his second filmmaking... [More]
Directed By: Vincent Gallo

#102

Battle in Heaven (2006)
49%

#102
Adjusted Score: 50.329%
Critics Consensus: Though it tries to be provocative, Battle in Heaven is lethargic and mind-numbing.
Synopsis: In Battle in Heaven (AKA Batalla en el Cielo), director Carlos Reygadas' searing look at the inherent hypocrisies of Mexico's... [More]
Directed By: Carlos Reygadas

#101

Romance (1999)
50%

#101
Adjusted Score: 50.751%
Critics Consensus: Romance is a slim look into a woman's sexual psyche, with sex scenes that slightly excite while exploring human emotions.
Synopsis: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Breillat

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