films The Best Erotic Drama Movies  

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

Lots of people are looking for erotic TV shows or erotic TV series these days since erotic dramas are so few and far between, but unless you just want to re-watch a bunch of Game of Thrones, you're kind of out of luck. So this list may fill your needs a little more than all those mediocre TV shows or more fringe Korean Rated-R movies. 

This list of popular R-Rated erotic 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 R-Rated erotic 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 R-Rated erotic drama films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated erotic drama film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for.List is made up of movies like Eyes Wide Shut and The Hunger. If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated erotic drama movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated erotic drama movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you. Use this list if you're looking for some new erotic drama movies that are rated R. Check out general drama movies that are currently streaming on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant

Between Netflix, Hulu, and other services there are thousands of great erotic drama movies rated R, so get out there and start watching. Make this list even more social by re-ranking it to fit your opinions, making it votable then sharing it with your friends on social networks. 

Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski are among the directors that have worked on a R Erotic Drama film.

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iluvmovies99 added Blue Is the Warmest Colour 2013 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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Eyes Wide Shut 1999 Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American erotic thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler's 1926 novella Dream Story. The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was ...more

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Diary of a Sex Addict 2001 Diary of a Sex Addict is a 2001 video drama. A middle-aged chef in a luxurious restaurant reveals to his shrink his double personality: he is an impeccable family man who loves his wife and son ...more

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Exotica 1994 Exotica is a 1994 Canadian film set primarily in and around the fictional Exotica strip club in Toronto, Canada. It was written and directed by Atom Egoyan. Music used includes "Montagues ...more

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Lady Chatterley's Lover 1981 Lady Chatterley's Lover is a 1981 film directed by Just Jaeckin, and starring Sylvia Kristel and Nicholas Clay. It is an adaptation of the D. H. Lawrence novel.

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Laurel Canyon 2002 Laurel Canyon is a 2002 American drama film written and directed by Lisa Cholodenko. The film stars Frances McDormand, Christian Bale, Kate Beckinsale, Natascha McElhone, and Alessandro Nivola.

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The Hunger 1983 The Hunger is a 1983 British horror film directed by Tony Scott, and starring Catherine Deneuve, David Bowie, and Susan Sarandon. It is the story of a love triangle between a doctor who ...more

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Bitter Moon 1992 Bitter Moon is a 1992 Franco-British-American romantic thriller film directed by Roman Polanski and starring Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Emmanuelle Seigner and Peter Coyote. The film is ...more

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Wild Orchid 1989 Wild Orchid is a 1990 American erotic film directed by Zalman King and starring Mickey Rourke, Carré Otis, Jacqueline Bisset, Bruce Greenwood, and Assumpta Serna. A sequel was released in ...more

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slaft added Body Double 1984 Body Double is a 1984 American erotic thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, and Gregg Henry. The original musical score was composed by Pino ...more

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The Unbearable Lightness of Being 1988 The Unbearable Lightness of Being is a 1988 American film adaptation of the novel of the same name by Milan Kundera, published in 1984. Director Philip Kaufman and screenplay writer Jean-Claude ...more

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KarenBockwich added Fatal Attraction 1987 Fatal Attraction is a 1987 American psychological thriller film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Michael Douglas, Glenn Close, and Anne Archer. The film centers on a married Manhattan man ...more

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana 2000 Dancing at the Blue Iguana is an American drama film, released in 2000, directed by Michael Radford about the lives of strippers in an adult club. The film was based on an improvisational ...more

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johnbamf added Room in Rome 2010 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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wordnerd added Body Heat 1981 Body Heat is a 1981 American neo-noir erotic thriller film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It stars William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Richard Crenna, and features Ted Danson, J.A. ...more

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AJAis added Red Shoe Diaries Red Shoe Diaries is an erotic drama series that aired on the American cable television network Showtime from 1992 to 1997 and distributed by Playboy Entertainment overseas. Most episodes were ...more

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Female Perversions 1996 Female Perversions is a 1996 drama film, directed by Susan Streitfeld and starring Tilda Swinton, Amy Madigan, Karen Sillas, Frances Fisher, Paulina Porizkova and Clancy Brown. It was based on ...more

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slaft added Dead Calm 1989 Dead Calm is a 1989 Australian thriller film starring Sam Neill, Nicole Kidman and Billy Zane. It was based on the 1963 novel of the same name by Charles Williams. The film was directed by ...more

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slaft added Dressed to Kill 1980 Dressed to Kill is a 1980 American erotic crime thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon. It centers on the ...more

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johnbamf added Crimes of Passion 1984 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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Sinful Obsession 2004

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Sex and Zen 1992 Sex and Zen is a 1991 Hong Kong erotic comedy film directed by Michael Mak and starring Lawrence Ng and Amy Yip. The film is loosely based on The Carnal Prayer Mat, a Chinese erotic novel by ...more

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Like Water for Chocolate 1992 Like Water for Chocolate is a 1992 film in the style of magical realism based on the popular novel, published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel. It earned all 11 Ariel awards ...more

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Breaking the Waves 1996 Breaking the Waves is a 1996 drama, romance film directed by Lars von Trier.

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Lucía y el sexo 2001 Sex and Lucia is a 2001 Spanish drama film written and directed by Julio Médem, and starring Paz Vega and Tristán Ulloa. As suggested by the title, there is a great deal of ...more

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The Loss of Sexual Innocence 1999 The Loss of Sexual Innocence is a 1999 film written and directed by Mike Figgis. It tells the story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life, in a non-linear and ...more

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Sex and Breakfast 2006 Sex and Breakfast is a 2007 independent dark comedy film starring Macaulay Culkin, Eliza Dushku, Alexis Dziena and Kuno Becker. Shooting took place in September 2006. The film opened in Los ...more

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Wildflowers 2000 Wildflowers is a 1999 drama film directed by Melissa Painter. It stars Clea DuVall, Daryl Hannah, Tomas Arana and Eric Roberts. It features former United States Poet Laureate Robert Hass reading ...more

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Zandalee 1991 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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Angels & Insects 1996 Angels & Insects is a 1995 romance drama film directed by Philip Haas. It was written by Philip and Belinda Haas with A. S. Byatt after her novella Morpho Eugenia.

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SheppardBowen added The Exterminating Angels 2006 Les Anges Exterminateurs is a 2006 French film directed by Jean-Claude Brisseau. It was screened at the Cannes Film Festival on 20 May 2006 and had a limited release in the United States on 7 ...more

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SheppardBowen added Q 2011 Q is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Laurent Bouhnik.

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Women in Love 1969 Women in Love is a 1969 British romantic drama film directed by Ken Russell and starring Alan Bates, Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, and Jennie Linden. The film was adapted by Larry Kramer from D. ...more

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One Deadly Summer 1983 One Deadly Summer is a French film directed by Jean Becker. Isabelle Adjani won a César award for her performance in this film. The film was a massive hit in France gaining 5,137,040 ...more

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Metroland 1997 Metroland is a 1997 British comedy-drama film directed by Philip Saville and starring Christian Bale and Emily Watson. Written by Adrian Hodges, based on the novel Metroland by Julian Barnes, ...more

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Castaway 1986 Castaway is a 1986 film starring Amanda Donohoe and Oliver Reed, and directed by Nicolas Roeg. It was adapted from its namesake 1984 book by Lucy Irvine, telling of her experiences of staying ...more

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De Sade 1969 De Sade is a 1969 American-German drama film starring Keir Dullea and Senta Berger. It is based on the life of Donatien Alphonse François, Marquis de Sade, named Louis Alphonse Donatien ...more

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The Blood Oranges 1997 The Blood Oranges is a 1997 erotic drama film directed by Philip Haas. This was Haas’s third feature film, which is based on the 1970 erotic cult novel by John Hawkes. The film depicts two ...more

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M. Butterfly 1993 M. Butterfly is a 1993 romantic drama film directed by David Cronenberg. The screenplay was written by David Henry Hwang based on his play of the same name. The film stars Jeremy Irons and John ...more

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Boxing Helena 1993 Boxing Helena is a 1993 American romance and horror film directed by Jennifer Chambers Lynch, and starring Sherilyn Fenn, Julian Sands, and Bill Paxton. The plot follows a surgeon whose growing ...more

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Lianna 1983 Lianna is a 1983 drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The movie features Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, among others.

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Live Flesh 1997 Live Flesh is a 1997 Spanish romantic drama thriller film, written and directed by Pedro Almodóvar, starring Liberto Rabal, Javier Bardem, and Francesca Neri. The film is loosely based on ...more

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A Snake of June 2002 A Snake of June is a Japanese movie directed by Shinya Tsukamoto. His seventh film, it is notable for its striking monochrome blue cinematography tinted in post production. It won the Kinematrix ...more

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Two Deaths 1995 Two Deaths is a 1995 British drama film directed by Nicolas Roeg. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 1995 before having a wider release in 1996.

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Cleopatra's Second Husband 1998 Cleopatra's Second Husband is a 1998 psychological drama written, produced and directed by Jon Reiss. Paul Hipp and Bitty Schram play Robert and Hallie Marrs, a young LA couple, who go on ...more

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Besieged 1998 Besieged is a 1998 film by Bernardo Bertolucci starring Thandie Newton and David Thewlis. It is based on the short story "The Siege" by James Lasdun.

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When Will I Be Loved 2004 When Will I Be Loved is a 2004 American drama film written and directed by James Toback and starring Neve Campbell. The film had a 35-page script and was mostly improvised throughout its 12-day

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The Night and the Moment 1994 The Night and the Moment is a 1995 erotic drama film directed by Anna Maria Tatò. It was screened out of competition at the 51st Venice International Film Festival.

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Suspicious River 2000 Suspicious River is a Canadian dramatic film, released in 2000. The film was directed by Lynne Stopkewich, based on a novel by Laura Kasischke.