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The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies

Updated October 14, 2020 16.0k votes 4.1k voters 725.0k views185 items

All the movies on this list are R-Rated erotic thrillers, ranked from best to worst by fans like you. This list takes the best erotic thriller movies and compares them to see once and for all what the greatest erotic thriller movie of all time is. Feel free to see if your favorites are currently streaming on this best romance movies on Amazon Prime list, as well as these best dramas on Amazon Prime and Netflix lists. 

Erotic thrillers are often just suspenseful erotica movies or ones with an actually good plot, instead of just being late night Cinemax. Any good erotic thrillers are just great erotic thriller movies in a way that really celebrates the genre. Eyes Wide Shut is a great example because while it may not be one of the top sexy movies, since all the sex scenes are super creepy, it's actually a great film. Erotic thrillers, as movies, aren't a very mainstream choice for a filmmaker either, so if they're not 100% all-in to the film they're making, then it's kind of a bummer altogether. 

Anyway, this list of popular R-Rated erotic thriller movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top R-Rated erotic thriller movie isn't as high as it should be then be sure to vote it up so it can take its rightful place among the other great R-Rated erotic thriller films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated erotic thriller film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.These movies, like Eyes Wide Shut and Mulholland Drive include images when available. If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated erotic thriller movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated erotic thriller movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

 Use this list if you're looking for some new erotic thriller movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great erotic thriller movies rated R, so get out there and start watching. Re-rank the page to fit your opnions then make it votable so you can share it with your friends and get only their input on this whole thing. {#nodes}

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    Basic Instinct
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    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

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  • 2
    Unfaithful
    426
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    Unfaithful

    Diane Lane, Richard Gere

    Released2002

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • 3
    Wild Things
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    Wild Things

    Bill Murray, Denise Richards

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

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    Eyes Wide Shut
    361
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    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1999

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 5
    Body Heat
    309
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    Body Heat

    Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner

    Released1981

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

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    Body Double
    194
    114

    Body Double

    Melanie Griffith, Dennis Franz

    Released1984

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Sliver
    194
    115

    Sliver

    Sharon Stone, Tom Berenger

    Released1993

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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    Mulholland Drive
    239
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    Mulholland Drive

    Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus

    Released2001

    Directed byDavid Lynch

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  • 9
    Poison Ivy
    190
    128

    Poison Ivy

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore

    Released1992

    Directed byKatt Shea

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    Color of Night
    140
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    Color of Night

    Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Rush

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  • 11
    Femme Fatale
    154
    105

    Femme Fatale

    Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas

    Released2002

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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    Body of Evidence
    111
    68

    Body of Evidence

    Madonna, Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byUli Edel

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  • 13
    Dressed to Kill
    143
    98

    Dressed to Kill

    Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson

    Released1980

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • 14
    The Crush
    165
    119

    The Crush

    Alicia Silverstone, Amber Benson

    Released1993

    Directed byAlan Shapiro

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  • 15
    No Way Out
    118
    79

    No Way Out

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner

    Released1987

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 16
    The Last Seduction
    107
    71

    The Last Seduction

    Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman

    Released1994

    Directed byJohn Dahl

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  • 17
    Sea of Love
    80
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    Sea of Love

    Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson

    Released1989

    Directed byHarold Becker

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    Jade
    98
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    Jade

    Angie Everhart, David Caruso

    Released1995

    Directed byWilliam Friedkin

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  • 19
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
    107
    77

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange

    Released1981

    Directed byBob Rafelson

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  • 20
    Embrace of the Vampire
    126
    96

    Embrace of the Vampire

    Alyssa Milano, Jennifer Tilly

    Released1995

    Directed byAnne Goursaud

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  • 21
    Poison Ivy II: Lily
    154
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    Poison Ivy II: Lily

    Alyssa Milano, Camilla Belle

    Released1996

    Directed byAnne Goursaud

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  • 22
    Thief of Hearts
    72
    44

    Thief of Hearts

    David Caruso, Christine Ebersole

    Released1984

    Directed byDouglas Day Stewart

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    Disclosure
    100
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    Disclosure

    Demi Moore, Michael Douglas

    Released1994

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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  • 24
    Swimming Pool
    129
    102

    Swimming Pool

    Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance

    Released2003

    Directed byFrançois Ozon

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    Angel Heart
    103
    78

    Angel Heart

    Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke

    Released1987

    Directed byAlan Parker

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