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List Rules Vote up mainstream, wide release feature films that are most likely to be mistaken for porn at first glance.

List of the best almost porn mainstream movies. These feature films, from famous Manhattan indie circuits to multiplexes in Des Moines, have all reached the masses and overlapped in two qualities: they were great movies and they were borderline pornographic. Here are also the best R-rated erotica movies as well as the sexiest NC-17 rated films. Rerank the movies you see on this list in the order that you think truly epitomizes excellence in near-porno motion pictures.

Famous actors and actresses are sprinkled throughout the casts of these great films. One star who comes to mind is Chloe Sevigny, who performs oral sex on her real-life boyfriend in his movie The Brown Bunny. Fun fact about that sex scene: it was in no way staged or simulated. It's the kind of film that makes you want to double check the marquee outside to see if you're at one of those movie theaters Pee-Wee Herman got arrested in.

Intimacy also deserved its spot on this list of movies that are almost pornographic because many of the sex scenes were real! That's more legit than HBO after hours softcore!

Vote up the films on this list that you thought were the greatest, in addition to being borderline pornographic or vote down the ones you didn't think were all that steamy. We won't tell your mom.

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Caligula Helen Mirren, Peter O'Toole, Malcolm McDowell

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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Mainstream Movies That Are Almost Porn
9½ Weeks Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Christine Baranski

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf

Metacritic score: 64

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky

Metacritic score: 88

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Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Metacritic score: 41

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Showgirls Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan

Metacritic score: 16

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Secretary Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren

Metacritic score: 63

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Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick

Metacritic score: 68

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The Dreamers Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean Piere Leaud

Metacritic score: 62

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9 Songs Alex Kapranos, Margo Stilley, Kieran O'Brien

Metacritic score: 43

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Shortbus Daniela Sea, Justin Vivian Bond, Miriam Shor

Metacritic score: 64

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Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat

Metacritic score: 77

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Intimacy Marianne Faithfull, Timothy Spall, Mark Rylance

Metacritic score: 69

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The Brown Bunny Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Vincent Gallo

Metacritic score: 51

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Y Tu Mamá También Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, Maribel Verdú

Metacritic score: 88

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Shame Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie

Metacritic score: 72

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Story of O Udo Kier, Corinne Cléry, Anthony Steel

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The Wolf of Wall Street is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Mainstream Movies That Are Almost Porn
sarah-zanzuri added The Wolf of Wall Street Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey, Margot Robbie

Metacritic score: 75

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In the Realm of the Senses Taiji Tonoyama, Tatsuya Fuji, Meika Seri

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Crash Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette

Metacritic score: 69

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Ken Park Maeve Quinlan, Amanda Plummer, Richard Riehle

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Magic Mike Olivia Munn, Matthew McConaughey, Channing Tatum

Metacritic score: 72

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punksnotdead added Cat People Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole

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Two Moon Junction Milla Jovovich, Sherilyn Fenn, Kristy McNichol

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Baise Moi Karen Lancaume, Hervé-Pierre Gustave, Ouassini Embarek

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The Piano Teacher Isabelle Huppert, Annie Girardot, Benoît Magimel

Metacritic score: 79

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Antichrist Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Storm Acheche Sahlstrøm

Metacritic score: 49

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In the Cut Meg Ryan, Kevin Bacon, Mark Ruffalo

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Angel Heart Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet

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Biswadeb Mukherjee added Malena Ariadna Gil, Marta Belaustegui

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aspergaon added Cheeky! Tinto Brass, Yuliya Mayarchuk, Antonio Salines

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aspergaon added Monamour Tinto Brass, Max Parodi, Nela Lucic

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Lucía y el sexo Paz Vega, Elena Anaya, Najwa Nimri

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Blown Away Corey Feldman, Corey Haim, Nicole Eggert

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Henry & June Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey, Gary Oldman

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aspergaon added Paprika Debora Caprioglio, Tinto Brass, John Steiner

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muhalifhareket added A Serbian Film Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović

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Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom Paolo Bonacelli, Caterina Boratto, Hélène Surgère

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The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Michael Gambon

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KRGPOWER added Nymphomaniac: Volume II Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater

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Lust, Caution Anupam Kher, Joan Chen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

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punksnotdead added The Devils Vanessa Redgrave, Oliver Reed, Gemma Jones

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punksnotdead added The Postman Always Rings Twice Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, Anjelica Huston

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punksnotdead added Crimes of Passion Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Annie Potts

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Spike54 added Disclosure Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland

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Enter the Void Paz de la Huerta, Gaspar Noé, Sara Stockbridge

Metacritic score: 69

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The Last Woman Gérard Depardieu, Ornella Muti, Michel Piccoli

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KRGPOWER added Vampyros Lesbos Dennis Price, Soledad Miranda, Paul Muller

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KRGPOWER added Lie with Me Eric Balfour, Lauren Lee Smith, Kristin Lehman

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Boxing Helena Bill Paxton, Sherilyn Fenn, Art Garfunkel