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List of NC-17 erotica movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best NC-17 erotica movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest NC-17 Erotica movie of all time is.

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The Internet really killed the need for NC-17 movies to exist at all. If you get an NC-17 rating these days you're pretty much just going to be one of the great Netflix movies. Remember when Netflix first came out and you could shame your roommates for watching Netflix movies with nudity clearly ONLY because of the sexy movie posters they had. The proof was in the queue and in the "Recently Watched" section. Same with nudity on Hulu because of the "shows you watch" or recommendations on there. Recommendation engines really made it obvious to everyone who was looking for nudity on TV. The weird part, though, is that if you're looking for naked people or sex on Hulu, you're clearly attached to the Internet, so maybe just stick to that, right? Anyway, these NC-17 erotic sex movies are on all platforms since you can rent them anywhere these days. Especially if you're one of those weird people who still gets DVDs off of Netflix. A fun game you can play is to also try and find the best sex scenes on Netflix. 

This list of popular NC-17 erotica 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 erotica 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 erotica films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific NC-17 erotica film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.List is made up of movies like Last Tango in Paris and Crash. If you're trying to find out "What are the best NC-17 erotica movies?" and "What are the most famous NC-17 erotica movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

 Use this list if you're looking for some new erotica movies that are NC-17. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great erotica movies NC-17, so get out there and start watching. Impact the order of the list by sharing it on Twitter so that your followers can vote too.

Ang Lee and David Cronenberg are among the directors that have worked on a Erotica NC-17 film.

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
viejoverde33 added Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky Blue Is the Warmest Colour, also known as Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring ...more

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The Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Dan Waldman added The Dreamers 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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Emmanuelle 2 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Emmanuelle 2 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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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
1tripti1 added Unfaithful Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan Unfaithful is a 2002 American erotic thriller drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Chad Lowe, Dominic Chianese and Olivier Martinez. It was adapted by Alvin ...more

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Showgirls is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
christo_3 added Showgirls Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan Showgirls is a 1995 American erotic drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The ...more

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Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Mark Greenhaw added Original Sin Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Jane Original Sin is a 2001 erotic thriller film starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. It is based on the novel Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich, and is a remake of the 1969 ...more

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Crash Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette Crash 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. It tells the story of a group of ...more

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Lie with Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
kemp101 added Lie with Me Eric Balfour, Lauren Lee Smith, Kristin Lehman Lie with Me is a Canadian drama film with graphic sexual content that played at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival. It is based on the novel of the same name by Tamara Berger. The film ...more

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Nymphomaniac: Volume I is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Laconic added Nymphomaniac: Volume I Uma Thurman, Willem Dafoe, Shia LaBeouf Nymphomaniac is a 2013 two-part drama art film written and directed by Lars von Trier. The film stars Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Stacy Martin, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, ...more

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Color of Night is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
AnthonyJLangford added Color of Night Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren, Brad Dourif Color of Night is a 1994 American erotic mystery thriller film produced by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures. Directed by Richard Rush, the film stars ...more

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The Lover is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
AnthonyJLangford added The Lover Jeanne Moreau, Jane March, Lisa Faulkner The Lover is a 1992 drama film produced by Claude Berri and directed by Jean-Jacques Annaud. Based on the semi-autobiographical 1984 novel by Marguerite Duras, the film details the illicit ...more

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Room in Rome is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
kemp101 added Room in Rome Elena Anaya, Enrico Lo Verso, Natasha Yarovenko Room in Rome is a 2010 Spanish erotic romance film, depicting emotional and sexual relations of two women throughout a single night in a hotel room in Rome. The plot is loosely based on another ...more

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Henry & June is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Henry & June 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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Love is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added Love Karl Glusman, Klara Kristin, Aomi Muyock Love is a 2015 French 3D erotic romantic drama film written and directed by Gaspar Noé. The film marked Noe's fourth directorial venture after a gap of five years. The film revolves ...more

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9 Songs is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added 9 Songs Alex Kapranos, Margo Stilley, Kieran O'Brien 9 Songs is a 2004 British art romantic drama film written and directed by Michael Winterbottom. The title refers to the nine songs played by eight different rock bands that complement the story ...more

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Lust, Caution is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Lust, Caution 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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Last Tango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Last Tango in Paris Marlon Brando, Jean Piere Leaud, Catherine Breillat Last Tango in Paris is a 1972 Franco-Italian romantic erotic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci which portrays a recent American widower who begins an anonymous sexual relationship with ...more

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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! 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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Hotel Desire is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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The Brown Bunny is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
johnbamf added The Brown Bunny Chloë Sevigny, Cheryl Tiegs, Vincent Gallo The Brown Bunny is a 2003 American independent art house film written, produced and directed by Vincent Gallo about a motorcycle racer on a cross-country drive who is haunted by memories of his ...more

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Wide Sargasso Sea is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Wide Sargasso Sea Naomi Watts, Rachel Ward, Michael York Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1993 film adaption of Jean Rhys's 1966 novel of the same name, directed by John Duigan.

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Sex and Lucia is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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Shortbus is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added Shortbus Daniela Sea, Justin Vivian Bond, Miriam Shor Shortbus is a 2006 American film written and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. The plot revolves around a sexually diverse ensemble of colorful characters trying desperately to connect in New ...more

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Baise Moi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
johnbamf added Baise Moi Karen Lancaume, Hervé-Pierre Gustave, Ouassini Embarek Baise-moi is a 2000 French crime thriller film written and co-directed by Virginie Despentes and Coralie Trinh Thi and starring Karen Lancaume and Raffaëla Anderson. It is based on the ...more

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Ken Park is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added Ken Park Maeve Quinlan, Amanda Plummer, Richard Riehle Ken Park is a 2002 drama-erotic film written by Harmony Korine, who based it on Larry Clark's journals and stories. The film was directed by Clark and Ed Lachman. The film is an international ...more

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the band is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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Score is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added Score Casey Donovan, Lynn Lowry, Claire Wilbur Score is a sexploitation film directed by Radley Metzger that was one of the first films to explore bisexual relationships. It was part of the brief porn chic fad in the early 1970s that also ...more

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Two Girls and a Guy is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
JoeHibbitt added Two Girls and a Guy Robert Downey Jr., Heather Graham, Frederique van der Wal Two Girls and a Guy is a 1997 American comedy-drama film written and directed by James Toback and produced by Edward R. Pressman and Chris Hanley. It stars Robert Downey, Jr., Heather Graham and ...more

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Young Adam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
laura-susan-johnson added Young Adam 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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Zandalee is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Duende Leon added Zandalee Nicolas Cage, Marisa Tomei, Steve Buscemi Zandalee is a 1991 erotic thriller and romantic tragedy which was shot entirely in New Orleans, released in 1991, starring Nicolas Cage, Judge Reinhold, Erika Anderson, Marisa Tomei, Joe ...more

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matinee is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstas... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy Saori Hara, Kai Man Tin, Hiro Hayama 3D Sex and Zen: Extreme Ecstasy(3D肉蒲团之极乐宝鉴) is a 2011 Hong Kong 3-D erotic costume drama film released in Hong Kong, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand on 14 April 2011. It is a new ...more

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The Raspberry Reich is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added The Raspberry Reich Sherry Vine, Dean Monroe, Susanne Sachße The Raspberry Reich is a 2004 film by director Bruce LaBruce which explores what LaBruce calls "terrorist chic", cult dynamics, and the "innate radical potential of homosexual ...more

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Crimes of Passion is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
johnbamf added Crimes of Passion Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Annie Potts Crimes of Passion is a 1984 film directed by Ken Russell starring Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, John Laughlin and Annie Potts. The film explores themes of human relationships and mental ...more

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Whore is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
johnbamf added Whore Theresa Russell Whore is a 1991 British-American drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Theresa Russell. The screenplay by Russell is based on David Hines's prize-winning monologue, Bondage. While not ...more

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The Pillow Book is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
laura-susan-johnson added The Pillow Book Ewan McGregor, Vivian Wu, Ken Ogata The Pillow Book is a 1996 film by British director Peter Greenaway, which stars Vivian Wu as Nagiko, a Japanese model in search of pleasure and new cultural experience from various lovers. The ...more

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Where the Truth Lies is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
SheppardBowen added Where the Truth Lies Kevin Bacon, Colin Firth, Rachel Blanchard Where the Truth Lies is a 2005 British-Canadian erotic thriller film written and directed by Atom Egoyan. Based on Rupert Holmes' 2003 novel of the same name, the film stars Kevin Bacon, Colin ...more

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Nudes on Credit is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Larry Roscoe added Nudes on Credit Hermie Rose, Lisa Palmer, Joey Benson