200 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.

And while we’ve added new movies as they come onto the scene, like Call Me By Your Name or the Fifty Shades films, our most recent updates have enlarged the list from 150 movies to 200. The 50 films we’ve added include erotic thrillers (In Darkness, X: Night of Vengeance), coming-of-age stories (Summer Storm, Somersaults), romance-focused dramas (A Pornographic Affair), bygone classics (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, I am Curious (Blue)), and steamy Certified Fresh entries (Lady Chatterley, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women).

Now take a load off for erotic movies ranked worst to best by Tomatometer!

#200
#200
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: A woman (Heather Graham) grows suspicious of her controlling husband (Joseph Fiennes) after she discovers secrets about the women in... [More]
Directed By: Chen Kaige

#199
#199
Adjusted Score: 2094%
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: When widow Sarah Hargrave (Lisa Pelikan) washes ashore on a tropical island with her daughter and adopted son, she learns... [More]
Directed By: William A. Graham

#198

Bolero (1984)
0%

#198
Adjusted Score: 1559%
Critics Consensus: Bolero combines a ludicrous storyline and wildly mismatched cast in its desperate attempts to titillate, but only succeeds in arousing boredom.
Synopsis: A 1920s English heiress (Bo Derek) seeks ecstasy with a sheik in Morocco and a bullfighter (Andrea Occhipinti) in Spain.... [More]
Directed By: John Derek

#197
#197
Adjusted Score: 11896%
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: After a crash that kills her boyfriend, Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone) has her car searched by the police, who find... [More]
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones

#196

Wild Orchid (1989)
7%

#196
Adjusted Score: 7869%
Critics Consensus: Body Orchid is a tease-too-long, with overblown editing with an already slipping Mickey Rourke and unexperienced actress Carrie Otis.
Synopsis: Attorney Emily Reed (Carre Otis) is hired by Claudia Lirones (Jacqueline Bisset), a businesswoman in the final stages of a... [More]
Directed By: Zalman King

#195
#195
Adjusted Score: 10107%
Critics Consensus: Body of Evidence's sex scenes may be kinky, but the ludicrous concept is further undone by the ridiculous dialogue.
Synopsis: When an elderly millionaire is found dead with cocaine in his system, his will leaves $8 million to Rebecca Carlson... [More]
Directed By: Uli Edel

#194

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
8%

#194
Adjusted Score: 10263%
Critics Consensus: A piece of lovely dreck, The Blue Lagoon is a naughty fantasy that's also too chaste to be truly entertaining.
Synopsis: Seven-year-old cousins Emmeline (Elva Josephson) and Richard (Glenn Kohan) survive a shipwreck and find themselves marooned on a beautiful island... [More]
Directed By: Randal Kleiser

#193

Sliver (1993)
11%

#193
Adjusted Score: 13008%
Critics Consensus: Sliver is an absurd erotic thriller with technobabble and posits prime Sharon Stone as a professional book nerd.
Synopsis: Well-to-do book editor Carly Norris (Sharon Stone) moves into a luxury apartment building before learning that a number of female... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#192
#192
Adjusted Score: 17132%
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: When a handsome, charming teenager named Noah (Ryan Guzman) moves in next door, newly separated high-school teacher Claire Peterson (Jennifer... [More]
Directed By: Rob Cohen

#191

Body Shots (1999)
11%

#191
Adjusted Score: 10612%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Los Angeles club scene is a place of booze-fueled decadence and debauchery. In a night full of possibilities, eight... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#190

Original Sin (2001)
12%

#190
Adjusted Score: 15085%
Critics Consensus: Laughably melodramatic, Original Sin features bad acting, bad dialogue, and bad plotting.
Synopsis: Luis (Antonio Banderas) and Julia (Angelina Jolie) are bound together first by matrimony, and then, by fierce love and desire.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#189
#189
Adjusted Score: 22357%
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've left behind the shadowy figures from the past, billionaire Christian Grey and his new wife, Anastasia, fully embrace... [More]
Directed By: James Foley

#188
#188
Adjusted Score: 26026%
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: When a wounded Christian Grey tries to entice a cautious Anastasia Steele back into his life, she demands a new... [More]
Directed By: James Foley

#187
#187
Adjusted Score: 12639%
Critics Consensus: Shallow, clichéd, and silly instead of suspenseful, When the Bough Breaks offers nothing domestic thriller fans haven't already seen before -- and done far better.
Synopsis: Young, professional and successful, John and Laura (Regina Hall) Taylor desperately want to have a baby, but are unable to... [More]
Directed By: Jon Cassar

#186

My Mother (2004)
14%

#186
Adjusted Score: 13817%
Critics Consensus: Pretentious, overly perverse and dull.
Synopsis: An impulsive widow (Isabelle Huppert) and her 17-year-old son (Louis Garrel) become increasingly attracted to each other at their summer... [More]
Directed By: Christophe Honoré

#185

The Loft (2014)
14%

#185
Adjusted Score: 14866%
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: For five men (Karl Urban, James Marsden, Wentworth Miller, Eric Stonestreet, Matthias Schoenaerts), the opportunity to share a penthouse in... [More]
Directed By: Erik Van Looy

#184

Jade (1995)
13%

#184
Adjusted Score: 14578%
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: When a prominent art dealer is found murdered, the man's death leads to an intriguing investigation steeped in sex, corruption... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#183
#183
Adjusted Score: 15719%
Critics Consensus: Never Talk to Strangers -- and never make the mistake of believing this silly stalker mystery is the best available viewing option.
Synopsis: Police psychologist Dr. Sarah Taylor (Rebecca De Mornay) guards herself from emotional attachment, but uncharacteristically succumbs to the smooth advances... [More]
Directed By: Peter Hall

#182
#182
Adjusted Score: 16574%
Critics Consensus: Audiences yearning for a modern update on the erotic thriller formula will be sorely disappointed by this turgid incarnation, hobbled by stale plotting and a curious lack of sensuality.
Synopsis: Complications arise when a young man (Nick Jonas) has an affair with the seductive wife (Isabel Lucas) of an investment... [More]

#181

Obsessed (2009)
19%

#181
Adjusted Score: 20682%
Critics Consensus: The inevitable Fatal Attraction comparisons aside, Obsessed is a generic, toothless thriller both instantly predictable and instantly forgettable.
Synopsis: Things couldn't be better for Derek Charles (Idris Elba). He's just received a big promotion at work, and has a... [More]
Directed By: Steve Shill

#180
#180
Adjusted Score: 18527%
Critics Consensus: Unseemly, unsettling, and unremittingly bleak, Downloading Nancy is slickly made but mostly unpleasant.
Synopsis: In the depths of despair, a woman (Maria Bello) hires a man (Jason Patric) she met online to torture and... [More]
Directed By: Johan Renck

#179

Spread (2009)
21%

#179
Adjusted Score: 22496%
Critics Consensus: Despite occasional detours into surprisingly dark territory, Spread overall is an ineffectual celebration of vacuous Los Angeles high life rather than a deconstruction of it.
Synopsis: Young, charming and handsome, Nikki (Ashton Kutcher) lives the good life in Hollywood by giving rich, older women plenty of... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

#178

Color of Night (1994)
22%

#178
Adjusted Score: 24990%
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: Attempts on his life escalate as a New York psychologist (Bruce Willis) closes in on a colleague's killer in Los... [More]
Directed By: Richard Rush

#177
Adjusted Score: 25024%
Critics Consensus: Fitfully amusing until 3-D Sex and Zen takes a casual, nearly positive stance on rape and sexual torture.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Sun

#176

Below Her Mouth (2016)
21%

#176
Adjusted Score: 22168%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jasmine is a successful fashion editor living with her fiance. On a night out in the city with her best... [More]
Directed By: April Mullen

#175
#175
Adjusted Score: 29636%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Jack Grimaldi (Gary Oldman) is a cop who offers tips to the Mafia for money, and cheats on his loving... [More]
Directed By: Peter Medak

#174

The Canyons (2013)
21%

#174
Adjusted Score: 23280%
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: The discovery of an illicit love affair leads two young Angelenos on a violent, sexually charged tour through the dark... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#173

Showgirls (1995)
22%

#173
Adjusted Score: 25580%
Critics Consensus: Vile, contemptible, garish, and misogynistic -- and that might just be exactly Showgirls' point.
Synopsis: Nomi (Elizabeth Berkley) arrives in Las Vegas with only a suitcase and a dream of becoming a top showgirl. She... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#172
#172
Adjusted Score: 22084%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: "Dancing at the Blue Iguana" offers a rare glimpse into the often misunderstood world of the strip club, which is... [More]
Directed By: Michael Radford

#171

Elles (2011)
23%

#171
Adjusted Score: 24105%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A journalist (Juliette Binoche) tries to balance the duties of marriage and motherhood while researching a piece on college women... [More]
Directed By: Malgoska Szumowska

#170

Caligula (1979)
23%

#170
Adjusted Score: 24713%
Critics Consensus: Endlessly perverse and indulgent, Caligula throws in hardcore sex every time the plot threatens to get interesting.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Starring: Malcolm McDowell
Directed By: Tinto Brass

#169

9 Songs (2004)
24%

#169
Adjusted Score: 26100%
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: A man (Kieran O'Brien) reminisces about his steamy affair with an American woman (Margo Stilley) he met at a rock... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#168

Anatomy of Hell (2003)
25%

#168
Adjusted Score: 25320%
Critics Consensus: Ponderous, pretentious, and -- considering the subject matter -- dull.
Synopsis: A beautiful woman (Amira Casar) pays a homosexual man (Rocco Siffredi) to observe her naked body at her isolated home.... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Breillat

#167

The Crush (1993)
24%

#167
Adjusted Score: 26279%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Writer Nick Eliot (Cary Elwes) moves to a new city for a magazine job and rents a room in the... [More]
Directed By: Alan Shapiro

#166
#166
Adjusted Score: 35514%
Critics Consensus: While creatively better endowed than its print counterpart, Fifty Shades of Grey is a less than satisfying experience on the screen.
Synopsis: When college senior Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) steps in for her sick roommate to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey (Jamie... [More]
Directed By: Sam Taylor-Johnson

#165

Unforgettable (2017)
28%

#165
Adjusted Score: 35213%
Critics Consensus: Unforgettable's talented cast makes this domestic thriller consistently watchable, even if its failure to fully embrace its premise's campy possibilities prevents it from living up to its title.
Synopsis: Barely coping with the end of her marriage, Tessa Connover learns that her ex-husband, David, is now happily engaged to... [More]
Directed By: Denise Di Novi

#164
#164
Adjusted Score: 26754%
Critics Consensus: Sex and Death 101 aspires to be a clever sex comedy, but has little life behind the sex or the death.
Synopsis: A week before his marriage to Fiona (Julie Bowen), fast-food executive Roderick (Simon Baker) receives an email with the names... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Waters

#163

Threesome (1994)
28%

#163
Adjusted Score: 28995%
Critics Consensus: Threesome's titillating title belies a dreadfully dull drama whose attractive stars are handily outmatched by a shallow script.
Synopsis: At a sizable public college, high-minded student Eddy (Josh Charles) is forced to room with the slovenly Stuart (Stephen Baldwin),... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Fleming

#162
#162
Adjusted Score: 32677%
Critics Consensus: Neve Campbell bares all in this seemingly misogynistic trifle.
Synopsis: Feeling ignored by her hustler boyfriend, Ford Welles (Frederick Weller), Vera Barrie (Neve Campbell) has begun numerous affairs. Ford, however,... [More]
Directed By: James Toback

#161

Boarding Gate (2007)
32%

#161
Adjusted Score: 32246%
Critics Consensus: Boarding Gate has little substance beneath its faux-thriller surface, and marks a step down from director Olivier Assayas' usual work.
Synopsis: A sordid and complex series of events unfolds when an ex-prostitute (Asia Argento) becomes involved with a couple in Hong... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Assayas

#160

The Lover (1992)
32%

#160
Adjusted Score: 32452%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Set in 1920s colonial Indochina, a pretty, virginal French teenager (Jane March) meets a handsome Chinese playboy (Tony Leung Ka... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Jacques Annaud

#159

In the Cut (2003)
33%

#159
Adjusted Score: 37705%
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: An English teacher (Meg Ryan) has an affair with a detective (Mark Ruffalo), though she suspects him of murdering a... [More]
Directed By: Jane Campion

#158

Passion (2012)
33%

#158
Adjusted Score: 35344%
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: A power struggle between two advertising executives (Rachel McAdams, Noomi Rapace) escalates after one steals the other's idea for a... [More]
Directed By: Brian De Palma

#157

Adore (2013)
33%

#157
Adjusted Score: 35344%
Critics Consensus: Naomi Watts and Robin Wright give it their all, but they can't quite make Adore's trashy, absurd plot believable.
Synopsis: Two lifelong best friends (Robin Wright, Naomi Watts) each begin a steamy affair with the other's son, but trouble begins... [More]
Directed By: Anne Fontaine

#156

Eros (2004)
34%

#156
Adjusted Score: 34493%
Critics Consensus: Though Wong's short lives up to the promise of the title, Antonioni's is a serious disappointment.
Synopsis: This anthology film features three different tales of passion. In "The Hand," young tailor Zhang (Chen Chang) is attracted to... [More]

#155
#155
Adjusted Score: 29958%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Over one night, four couples and a group of friends trying a threesome navigate the complexities of modern sex. While... [More]
Directed By: Martin Gero

#154
#154
Adjusted Score: 36683%
Critics Consensus: For all its tease, the movie doesn't have more to say than money can't buy you love.
Synopsis: Desire carries two young people into deep, uncharted emotional waters in Wayne Wang's candid drama "The Center of the World."... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Wang

#153
#153
Adjusted Score: 38126%
Critics Consensus: Lurid but acted with gusto, Indecent Proposal has difficulty keeping it up beyond its initial titillating premise.
Synopsis: David (Woody Harrelson) and Diana Murphy (Demi Moore) are a loving couple with a bright future. David is a talented... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#152

24 Exposures (2013)
35%

#152
Adjusted Score: 32749%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A fetish photographer and a homicide detective develop an unlikely friendship as they probe the murder of a model.... [More]
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

#151

Poison Ivy (1992)
37%

#151
Adjusted Score: 38259%
Critics Consensus: An unpleasant thriller that lacks the self-awareness to dilute its sordid undertones, Poison Ivy is liable to give audiences a rash.
Synopsis: Dejected about her relationship with her father, Darryl (Tom Skerritt), a teen girl, Sylvie Cooper (Sara Gilbert), grows closer to... [More]
Directed By: Andy Ruben, Katt Shea

#150

Asylum (2005)
36%

#150
Adjusted Score: 37793%
Critics Consensus: This catastrophic adaptation of Patrick McGrath's novel gets sillier and more implausible as it goes along.
Synopsis: An administrator's bored wife (Natasha Richardson) begins a torrid affair with an institutionalized artist (Marton Csokas) who beat his wife... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

#149

Knock Knock (2015)
38%

#149
Adjusted Score: 39288%
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: Two nubile, stranded women (Ana de Armas, Lorenza Izzo) reveal a sinister agenda after they spend the night with a... [More]
Directed By: Eli Roth

#148

Love (2015)
40%

#148
Adjusted Score: 43177%
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: ... [More]
Directed By: Gaspar Noé

#147

Kama Sutra (1996)
40%

#147
Adjusted Score: 40590%
Critics Consensus: Kama Sutra refreshingly approaches sensuality from a female perspective, but audiences will be turned off by this romance's silly plotting.
Synopsis: In 16th-century India, Princess Tara (Sarita Choudhury) is raised alongside her maid Maya (Indira Varma). The two best friends turn... [More]
Directed By: Mira Nair

#146

Therese (2013)
41%

#146
Adjusted Score: 43106%
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: A woman (Elizabeth Olsen) and her lover (Oscar Isaac) conspire to murder her mild-mannered husband (Tom Felton), but overwhelming guilt... [More]
Directed By: Charlie Stratton

#145
#145
Adjusted Score: 43270%
Critics Consensus: The belabored noir plotting feels unbelievable, thus removing any sense of suspense. Also, Lohman is badly miscast.
Synopsis: An ambitious reporter (Alison Lohman) probes the reasons behind the sudden split of a 1950s comedy team (Kevin Bacon, Colin... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

#144

Species (1995)
43%

#144
Adjusted Score: 47664%
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: When government scientist Xavier Fitch (Ben Kingsley) intercepts a space transmission containing the genetic sequence for an alien life form,... [More]
Directed By: Roger Donaldson

#143
#143
Adjusted Score: 43416%
Critics Consensus: This romance is more soapy than historically compelling.
Synopsis: Baroness Dudevant (Juliette Binoche) leaves her husband, begins a new life as writer George Sand and has a tumultuous affair... [More]
Directed By: Diane Kurys

#142

Bad Guy (2001)
44%

#142
Adjusted Score: 43438%
Critics Consensus: Lurid without enough evident deeper meaning to justify its prurient impulses, Bad Guy runs the gamut from confusing to simply off-putting.
Synopsis: A gangster (Cho Jae-hyun) meets a college student (Seo Won) who is desperate for money and forces her into prostitution.... [More]
Directed By: Kim Ki-duk

#141

One to Another (2006)
45%

#141
Adjusted Score: 39486%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Friends (Lizzie Brocheré, Arthur Dupont, Guillaume Baché) enjoy carefree days and plentiful sex.... [More]

#140

Death in Love (2008)
45%

#140
Adjusted Score: 36821%
Critics Consensus: Death in Love has the depth of its convictions, but not even the game efforts of a talented cast are enough to overcome this drama's stilted story and unlikable characters.
Synopsis: Two sons struggle to deal with their mother's affair with the Nazi doctor who experimented on them.... [More]
Directed By: Boaz Yakin

#139

The Brown Bunny (2003)
47%

#139
Adjusted Score: 48524%
Critics Consensus: More dull than hypnotic, The Brown Bunny is a pretentious and self-indulgent bore.
Synopsis: A motorcycle racer (Vincent Gallo) journeys cross country in search of women to take the place of the one true... [More]
Directed By: Vincent Gallo

#138

Cashback (2006)
48%

#138
Adjusted Score: 49313%
Critics Consensus: An unlikable protagonist, messy editing, and gratuitous nudity might make audiences ask for their cash back.
Synopsis: Would-be artist Ben (Sean Biggerstaff) realizes he has an extraordinary way of dealing with the tedium of his dead-end job... [More]
Directed By: Sean Ellis

#137

3 (2010)
47%

#137
Adjusted Score: 46365%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A bisexual man (Devid Striesow) has affairs with both members (Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper) of a longtime couple who have... [More]
Directed By: Tom Tykwer

#136

In Darkness (2018)
47%

#136
Adjusted Score: 47027%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Blind pianist Sofia overhears a struggle in the apartment on the floor above her, and it leads to the death... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Byrne

#135

Summer Storm (2004)
48%

#135
Adjusted Score: 48450%
Critics Consensus: Strong performances and an inclusive approach to sexual awakening aren't enough to make Summer Storm a truly memorable coming-of-age story.
Synopsis: A teenager comes to terms with his sexuality and his feelings for his best friend over the course of a... [More]
Directed By: Marco Kreuzpaintner

#134
Adjusted Score: 46727%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A series of loosely connected vignettes and flashbacks explores the life of a filmmaker named Nic (Julian Sands). In one,... [More]
Directed By: Mike Figgis

#133

Sweet Movie (1974)
48%

#133
Adjusted Score: 48841%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The winner (Carole Laure) of the Miss World Virginity contest marries, escapes from her masochistic husband and ends up involved... [More]
Directed By: Dusan Makavejev

#132

Sleeping Beauty (2010)
48%

#132
Adjusted Score: 51139%
Critics Consensus: Sleeping Beauty's provocative premise and luminous art design is hampered by a clinical, remote presentation, delivering boredom and shock in equal measure.
Synopsis: A college student (Emily Browning) becomes a niche sex worker for a high-end brothel where customers pay to fondle her... [More]
Directed By: Julia Leigh

#131
#131
Adjusted Score: 54750%
Critics Consensus: It's a pleasure to see Hollywood produce a romance this refreshingly adult, but Love and Other Drugs struggles to find a balance between its disparate plot elements.
Synopsis: Handsome pharmaceutical salesman Jamie Randall (Jake Gyllenhaal) always has good luck with women. A chance encounter with Maggie Murdock (Anne... [More]
Directed By: Edward Zwick

#130

Battle in Heaven (2005)
50%

#130
Adjusted Score: 51636%
Critics Consensus: Though it tries to be provocative, Battle in Heaven is lethargic and mind-numbing.
Synopsis: A man (Marcos Hernández) struggles with his conscience after the baby he and his wife kidnapped accidentally dies.... [More]
Directed By: Carlos Reygadas

#129
#129
Adjusted Score: 48928%
Critics Consensus: Explicit and shocking, but there is no substance or statement on human behavior underneath the taboo-breaking.
Synopsis: After an actress makes an intimate confession, a filmmaker (Frédéric van den Driessche) starts an experimental project about the nature... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Claude Brisseau

#128
#128
Adjusted Score: 51470%
Critics Consensus: An erotic thriller dulled by a messy narrative.
Synopsis: Scientist Shane Brown (Vincent Gallo) neglects his new bride (Tricia Vessey), instead spending their honeymoon searching for an old colleague... [More]
Directed By: Claire Denis

#127

Femme Fatale (2002)
49%

#127
Adjusted Score: 52365%
Critics Consensus: The thriller Femme Fatale is overheated, nonsensical, and silly.
Synopsis: Laure (Rebecca Romijn-Stamos), a member of a crime ring, lifts an extravagant set of jewels from a model at a... [More]
Directed By: Brian De Palma

#126

Cruising (1980)
50%

#126
Adjusted Score: 56258%
Critics Consensus: Cruising glides along confidently thanks to filmmaking craft and Al Pacino's committed performance, but this hot-button thriller struggles to engage its subject matter sensitively or justify its brutality.
Synopsis: A psychopath is scouring New York City gay clubs and viciously slaying homosexuals. Detective Steve Burns (Al Pacino) is ordered... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#125

Romance (1999)
50%

#125
Adjusted Score: 50754%
Critics Consensus: Romance is a slim look into a woman's sexual psyche, with sex scenes that slightly excite while exploring human emotions.
Synopsis: A woman (Caroline Ducey) has several affairs, trying to spark the interest of her lover (Sagamore Stévenin), a self-absorbed, male... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Breillat

#124

Unfaithful (2002)
50%

#124
Adjusted Score: 54478%
Critics Consensus: Diane Lane shines in the role, but the movie adds nothing new to the genre and the resolution is unsatisfying.
Synopsis: Described by director Adrian Lyne ("Fatal Attraction") as "an erotic thriller about the body language of guilt." When Edward (Richard... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#123

Secret Things (2002)
50%

#123
Adjusted Score: 50927%
Critics Consensus: Pretentious and trashy.
Synopsis: When Sandrine (Sabrina Seyvecou), a bartender at a strip club, loses her job for refusing to have sex with a... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Claude Brisseau

#122

Chloe (2009)
51%

#122
Adjusted Score: 55511%
Critics Consensus: Despite its promising pedigree and a titillating premise, Chloe ultimately fails to deliver the heat -- or the thrills -- expected of a sexual thriller.
Synopsis: Catherine and David Stewart (Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson) are a well-to-do couple living in a posh area of Toronto, but... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

#121
#121
Adjusted Score: 53696%
Critics Consensus: Two Girls and a Guy has an intriguing premise and a talented trio of leads, but doesn't do quite enough with any of them to make the end result truly worth a watch.
Synopsis: Two women (Heather Graham, Natasha Gregson Wagner) confront their boyfriend (Robert Downey Jr.), a two-timing actor who professed eternal love... [More]
Directed By: James Toback

#120

Scarlet Diva (2000)
52%

#120
Adjusted Score: 52230%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: An actress (Asia Argento) experiments with drugs and meets a musician who leaves her lovesick and pregnant.... [More]
Directed By: Asia Argento

#119

The Hunger (1983)
55%

#119
Adjusted Score: 56477%
Critics Consensus: Stylish yet hollow, The Hunger is a well-cast vampire thriller that mistakes erotic moments for a satisfying story.
Synopsis: John (David Bowie) is the lover of the gorgeous immortal vampire Miriam (Catherine Deneuve), and he's been led to believe... [More]
Directed By: Tony Scott

#118
Adjusted Score: 54678%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Vilgot Sjöman

#117

Basic Instinct (1992)
55%

#117
Adjusted Score: 61512%
Critics Consensus: Unevenly echoing the work of Alfred Hitchcock, Basic Instinct contains a star-making performance from Sharon Stone but is ultimately undone by its problematic, overly lurid plot.
Synopsis: The mysterious Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone), a beautiful crime novelist, becomes a suspect when she is linked to the brutal... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#116

Cruel Intentions (1999)
55%

#116
Adjusted Score: 59616%
Critics Consensus: This darkly comic drama and its attractive young cast are easy on the eyes, but uneven performances and an uninspired script conspire to foil Cruel Intentions.
Synopsis: Annette (Reese Witherspoon) unwittingly becomes a pawn in Sebastian's (Ryan Phillippe) and Kathryn's (Sarah Michelle Gellar) deliciously diabolical wager of... [More]
Directed By: Roger Kumble

#115

Final Analysis (1992)
54%

#115
Adjusted Score: 54832%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Isaac Barr (Richard Gere) is a psychologist treating Diana Baylor (Uma Thurman), but when he talks with her sister, Heather... [More]
Directed By: Phil Joanou

#114

Malena (2000)
54%

#114
Adjusted Score: 55844%
Critics Consensus: Malena ends up objectifying the character of the movie's title. Also, the young boy's emotional investment with Malena is never convincing, as she doesn't feel like a three-dimensional person.
Synopsis: In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in this sleepy... [More]
Directed By: Giuseppe Tornatore

#113

Bully (2001)
55%

#113
Adjusted Score: 57094%
Critics Consensus: With its lingering shots of naked teenage bodies, Bully feels more sordidly exploitative than realistic.
Synopsis: As Bobby Kent lay bleeding on July 14, 1993, he called out for help, and then mercy from his friends.... [More]
Directed By: Larry Clark

#112
#112
Adjusted Score: 57289%
Critics Consensus: Single White Female benefits from a pair of outstanding leads, neither of whom are well served by a storyline that wavers between thrillingly tense and utterly ridiculous.
Synopsis: Having recently split from fiancé Sam Rawson (Steven Weber), Allison Jones (Bridget Fonda) welcomes new roommate Hedra Carlson (Jennifer Jason... [More]
Directed By: Barbet Schroeder

#111

Touch Me Not (2018)
59%

#111
Adjusted Score: 59655%
Critics Consensus: Touch Me Not deserves admiration for its efforts to debunk stereotypes and further a necessary dialogue, even if the execution never lives up to those lofty ambitions.
Synopsis: A filmmaker and her characters begin a personal research project about intimacy.... [More]
Directed By: Adina Pintilie

#110

Disclosure (1994)
59%

#110
Adjusted Score: 63446%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In this Michael Crichton adaptation, Tom Sanders (Michael Douglas) is a senior executive at a cutting-edge technology corporation on the... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#109

Crash (1996)
63%

#109
Adjusted Score: 65683%
Critics Consensus: Despite the surprisingly distant, clinical direction, Crash's explicit premise and sex is classic Cronenberg territory.
Synopsis: "Crash" is about the strange lure of the auto collision, provoking as it does the human fascination with death and... [More]
Directed By: David Cronenberg

#108
#108
Adjusted Score: 61516%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a handsome young writer falls for a gorgeous, seductive vampire, their wild romance seems destined for the ages --... [More]
Directed By: Xan Cassavetes

#107

The Dreamers (2003)
60%

#107
Adjusted Score: 63947%
Critics Consensus: Though lushly atmospheric, The Dreamers doesn't engage or provoke as much as it should.
Synopsis: In May 1968, the student riots in Paris only exacerbate the isolation felt by three youths: an American exchange student... [More]
Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci

#106
#106
Adjusted Score: 63880%
Critics Consensus: It doesn't quite live up to the promise of the first installment, but Nymphomaniac: Volume II still benefits from Lars von Trier's singular craft and vision, as well as a bravura performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Synopsis: ... [More]
Directed By: Lars von Trier

#105

Viva (2007)
62%

#105
Adjusted Score: 63139%
Critics Consensus: Though it's lengthy and doesn't always walk the line between schlock and kitschy homage successfully, Viva's lovely visuals and knowing humor are undeniable.
Synopsis: Two couples experiment with sex and drugs in the 1970s.... [More]
Directed By: Anna Biller

#104

Jason's Lyric (1994)
61%

#104
Adjusted Score: 60836%
Critics Consensus: Jason's Lyric is a sexually charged film whose violent streak weakens or, depending on your perspective, supports the melodrama.
Synopsis: In a violent, drug-infested neighborhood in Houston, Jason (Allen Payne) dreams of something better. He works as a TV salesman... [More]
Directed By: Doug McHenry

#103

Cat People (1982)
61%

#103
Adjusted Score: 64802%
Critics Consensus: Paul Schrader's kinky reimagining of Cat People may prove too grisly and lurid for some audiences, but its provocative style and Natassja Kinski's hypnotic performance should please viewers who like a little gasoline with their fire.
Synopsis: In this sensual and violent horror tale, Irena Gallier (Nastassia Kinski) has a dark family secret, one that resurfaces dramatically... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#102

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
61%

#102
Adjusted Score: 61920%
Critics Consensus: 9 1/2 Weeks' famously steamy sex scenes titillate though the drama unfolding between the beddings is relatively standard for the genre.
Synopsis: Two strangers, Wall Street trader John (Mickey Rourke) and art gallery assistant Elizabeth (Kim Basinger), become involved in a new... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#101

Nurse (2014)
61%

#101
Adjusted Score: 60219%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A young nurse (Katrina Bowden) begins to suspect that a sexy colleague (Paz de la Huerta) is responsible for murdering... [More]
Directed By: Doug Aarniokoski

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