Entertainment The Best NC-17 Drama Movies  

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List of NC-17 drama movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best NC-17 drama movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest NC-17 Drama movie of all time is. This list of popular NC-17 drama movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released and which actors starred in the movie. If you think the top NC-17 Drama 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 NC-17 Drama films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific NC-17 Drama film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

This list below has a variety of movies in it, from Showgirls to Shame.

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What kind of directors have worked on Drama NC-17 movies in the past? Ang Lee and David Cronenberg both have, as have other great directors.

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Anupam Kher, Joan Chen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
Lust, Caution is a 2007 espionage erotic thriller film directed by Ang Lee, based on the novella of the same name published in 1979 by Chinese author Eileen Chang. The story is mostly set in ...more

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Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean Piere Leaud
The Dreamers is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay is by Gilbert Adair, based on his own novel The Holy Innocents. An international co-production by ...more

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Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, Nicole Beharie
Shame is a 2011 drama film written by Steve McQueen and Abi Morgan and directed by Steve McQueen. It premiered at the 2011 Venice Film Festival on September 4, 2011.

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Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat
Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 Franco-Italian romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who begins an anonymous relationship with a young ...more

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Russell Crowe, Jacqueline McKenzie, Daniel Wyllie
Romper Stomper is a 1992 Australian drama film written and directed by Geoffrey Wright. The film stars Russell Crowe, Daniel Pollock, Jacqueline McKenzie and Tony Lee. The film tells the story ...more

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Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan
Showgirls is a 1995 American drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The film ...more

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Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel
"Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and ...more

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Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette
This film is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name. The film stars James Spader, ...more

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Antonio Banderas, Victoria Abril, Rossy de Palma
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is a 1990 Spanish dark romantic comedy film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, and starring Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril. The plot follows a recently ...more

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Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón
Bad Lieutenant is a 1992 American neo-noir drama film directed by Abel Ferrara. The film stars Harvey Keitel as the titular "bad lieutenant". The screenplay was written by ...more

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Uma Thurman, Kevin Spacey, Gary Oldman
Henry & June is a 1990 American biographical drama film directed by Philip Kaufman and stars Fred Ward, Maria de Medeiros, and Uma Thurman. It is loosely based on the book of the same name ...more

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Sylvia Kristel, Laura Gemser, Umberto Orsini
Emmanuelle 2 is a 1975 French softcore erotica film directed by Francis Giacobetti, and starring Sylvia Kristel. The screenplay was written by Bob Elia and Francis Giacobetti, based on novel ...more

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Gael García Bernal, Pedro Almodóvar, Leonor Watling
Bad Education is a 2004 Spanish drama film written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar. Starring Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Daniel Giménez Cacho and Lluís ...more

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Udo Kier, Corinne Cléry, Anthony Steel
Story of O is a 1975 Franco-German erotic drama film directed by Just Jaeckin. The screenplay is an adaptation of the erotic novel Story of O published in 1954 by Pauline Réage.

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robert cortez added Roberto Benigni, Fred Gwynne, Jill Clayburgh
La Luna, also known as Luna, is a 1979 Italian film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Jill Clayburgh. The film concerns the troubled life of a teenage boy and his relationship with ...more

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Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Emily Mortimer
Young Adam is a 2003 British drama film written and directed by David Mackenzie. The screenplay is based on the 1954 novel of the same name by Alexander Trocchi.

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Isabelle Huppert, Joana Preiss, Louis Garrel
My Mother is a French-Austrian-Portuguese-Spanish 2004 film about the fictional story of an incestuous relationship between a 17-year-old boy and his attractive, promiscuous, 43-year-old mother. ...more

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Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Hoskins, Veronica Cartwright
Inserts is a 1975 British film, written and directed by John Byrum while he was in his twenties, and starring Richard Dreyfuss, Jessica Harper, Bob Hoskins and Veronica Cartwright. The film was ...more

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Taiji Tonoyama, Tatsuya Fuji, Meika Seri
In the Realm of the Senses is a 1976 French-Japanese art film directed by Nagisa Oshima. It is a fictionalised and sexually explicit treatment of an incident from 1930s Japan, that of Sada Abe. ...more

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Ellen Burstyn, Rip Torn, Phil Brown
Tropic of Cancer is a 1970 American film based on Henry Miller's loosely autobiographical novel of the same title. Filming took place on location in Paris, produced by Joseph Strick with some ...more

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Antonio Banderas, Carmen Maura, Rossy de Palma
Law of Desire or La ley del deseo is a 1987 film by Pedro Almodóvar. Considered to be Almodóvar's first explicitly gay film, it focuses on a complex love triangle between three ...more

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Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Merli
Arabian Nights is a 1974 Italian film directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Its original Italian title is Il fiore delle mille e una notte, which means "The Flower of the One Thousand and One ...more

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Scrapbook is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NC-17 Drama Movies
Emily Haack, Tommy Biondo, Todd Tevlin
Scrapbook is a horror film about a young woman who is kidnapped, held captive, and repeatedly beaten and raped for several days. The title refers to a scrapbook that her captor uses as a record ...more

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Dinah East Isabelle Collin Dufresne, Reid Smith, Ray Foster
In 1950s Hollywood, a transvestite fools the world into believing he is a glamorous movie diva. When he dies, the secret is out.

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Costas Mandylor, Marek Vašut, Audie England
Delta of Venus is a 1994 American erotic drama film—though it was released in 1995—inspired by the erotic story collection of the same name by Anaïs Nin. The book is not autobiographical, ...more