The Best NC-17 Thriller Movies 

Updated June 14, 2019 216 votes 96 voters 19.9k views 11 items

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List of NC-17 thriller movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best NC-17 thriller movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest NC-17 Thriller movie of all time is. This list of popular NC-17 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 NC-17 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 NC-17 Thriller films on this list. If you're trying to find a specific NC-17 Thriller film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.

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Did you know that Ang Lee and David Cronenberg have both directed Thriller NC-17 movies?

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Anupam Kher, Joan Chen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai

Released: 2007

Directed by: Ang Lee

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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#3 of 39 The Best Foreign Romance Movies, Ranked #1 of 18 The Best NC-17 Romance Movies

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Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette

Released: 1996

Directed by: David Cronenberg

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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Shannon Tweed, Mark Carlton, Danielle Ciardi

Released: 1999

Directed by: Chris Baugh

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Tippi Hedren, Shannon Tweed, David Soul

Released: 1991

Directed by: Nico Mastorakis

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Antonio Banderas, Pedro Almodóvar, Carmen Maura

Released: 1986

Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar

Matador is a 1986 film by Spanish director Pedro Almodóvar about a student matador, Ángel Jiménez, who confesses to murders he did not commit. Themes include sex, death, and
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Rosario Dawson, Spencer Grammer, Vanessa Ferlito

Released: 2007

Directed by: Talia Lugacy

Descent is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Talia Lugacy and produced by and starring Rosario Dawson.
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Harvey Keitel, Victor Argo, Paul Calderón

Released: 1992

Directed by: Abel Ferrara

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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Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Emily Mortimer

Released: 2003

Directed by: David Mackenzie

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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Richard Dreyfuss, Bob Hoskins, Veronica Cartwright

Released: 1974

Directed by: John Byrum

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Jelena Gavrilovic, Srđan Todorović, Sergej Trifunović

Released: 2010

Directed by: Srdjan Spasojevic

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#45 of 137 The Goriest Movies Ever Made #2 of 118 The Most Nausea-Inducing Great Films

Scrapbook is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best NC-17 Thriller Movies
Emily Haack, Tommy Biondo, Todd Tevlin

Released: 2000

Directed by: Eric Stanze

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