The Best NC-17 Thriller Movies

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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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  • Crash
    James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas
    26 votes
    • Released: 1996
    • Directed by: David Cronenberg
    "Crash" is about the strange lure of the auto collision, provoking as it does the human fascination with death and the tendency to eroticize danger. Most motorists will slow down to stare at the ...more
  • Lust, Caution
    Anupam Kher, Joan Chen, Tony Leung Chiu Wai
    23 votes
    • 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 Hong ...more
  • Bad Lieutenant
    Harvey Keitel, Frankie Thorn, Zoë Lund
    18 votes
    • Released: 1992
    • Directed by: Abel Ferrara
    The Lieutenant (Harvey Keitel) is a corrupt cop steeped in gambling debt who exploits his authority to sexually harass teenage girls, embezzle money and abuse drugs. His troubles come to a head when ...more

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  • Matador
    Assumpta Serna, Antonio Banderas, Nacho Martínez
    8 votes
    • Released: 1986
    • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
    Forced to retire after a goring, matador Diego Montez (Nacho Martínez) has since become a teacher. Among his students is Angel (Antonio Banderas), a naive boy so perversely desperate to impress that ...more

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  • Power Play
    Shannon Tweed, Mark Carlton, Danielle Ciardi
    10 votes
    • Released: 1999
    • Directed by: Chris Baugh
  • In the Cold of the Night
    Tippi Hedren, Shannon Tweed, David Soul
    10 votes
    • Released: 1991
    • Directed by: Nico Mastorakis