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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 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 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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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
1tripti1 added Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan Unfaithful is a 2002 American 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 Sargent ...more

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Showgirls is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
christo_3 added 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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Emmanuelle 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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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Nymphomaniac: Volume I is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Laconic added 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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Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Mark Greenhaw added Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Jane Original Sin is a 2001 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 François ...more

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Lie with Me is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
kemp101 added 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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Crash is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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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Room in Rome is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
kemp101 added 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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The Lover is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
AnthonyJLangford added 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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Love is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added 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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Color of Night is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
AnthonyJLangford added Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren, Brad Dourif Color of Night is a 1994 American mystery thriller film produced by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures. Directed by Richard Rush, the film stars Bruce ...more

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9 Songs is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added 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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Hotel Desire is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
Laconic added Hotel Desire

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Henry & June is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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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Ken Park is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added 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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Lust, Caution is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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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The Brown Bunny is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
johnbamf added 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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Shortbus is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ryan2610 added 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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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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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Last Tango in Paris is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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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Sex and Lucia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
ajsfolks added Sex and Lucia

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the band is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
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Baise Moi is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best NC-17 Erotica Movies
johnbamf added 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