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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. 

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Basic Instinct Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn Basic Instinct is a 1992 French-American neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Eyes Wide Shut Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick 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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Diary of a Sex Addict Nastassja Kinski, Rosanna Arquette, Alexandra Paul 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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Lady Chatterley's Lover is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Lady Chatterley's Lover Sylvia Kristel, Anthony Head, Bessie Love 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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The Hunger is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
The Hunger David Bowie, Willem Dafoe, Susan Sarandon 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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Exotica is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Exotica Mia Kirshner, Sarah Polley, Victor Garber 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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Wild Orchid is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Wild Orchid Mickey Rourke, Jacqueline Bissett, Carré Otis 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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Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Basic Instinct 2 Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy Basic Instinct 2, is a 2006 erotic thriller film and the sequel to 1992's Basic Instinct. The film was directed by Michael Caton-Jones and produced by Mario Kassar, Joel B. Michaels, and Andrew ...more

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Body Double is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
slaft added Body Double Melanie Griffith, Dennis Franz, Deborah Shelton 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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Laurel Canyon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Laurel Canyon Kate Beckinsale, Christian Bale, Frances McDormand 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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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
wordnerd added Body Heat Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner, William Hurt 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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Bitter Moon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Bitter Moon Hugh Grant, Kristin Scott Thomas, Stockard Channing 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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Room in Rome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
johnbamf 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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Dancing at the Blue Iguana is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Dancing at the Blue Iguana Sandra Oh, Jennifer Tilly, Daryl Hannah 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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The Unbearable Lightness of Be... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
The Unbearable Lightness of Being Daniel Day-Lewis, Juliette Binoche, Stellan Skarsgård 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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Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
slaft added Dead Calm Nicole Kidman, Sam Neill, Billy Zane 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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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
9½ Weeks Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Christine Baranski 9½ Weeks is an 1986 erotic romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke. It is based on the memoir of the same name by Elizabeth McNeill, about ...more

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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
slaft added Dressed to Kill Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz 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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The Loss of Sexual Innocence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
The Loss of Sexual Innocence Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Saffron Burrows, Kelly Macdonald 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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Red Shoe Diaries is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
KarenBockwich added Fatal Attraction Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski 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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Crimes of Passion is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Erotic Drama 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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Female Perversions is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Female Perversions Tilda Swinton, Marcia Cross, Paulina Porizkova 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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Sinful Obsession is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Sinful Obsession Raquel Devine, Nikki Fritz, Everett Rodd

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Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Like Water for Chocolate Marco Leonardi, Yareli Arizmendi, Mario Vazquez 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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Sex and Zen is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Sex and Zen Amy Yip, Lo Lieh, Kent Cheng 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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Sex and Breakfast is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Sex and Breakfast Eliza Dushku, Macaulay Culkin, Alexis Dziena 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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Lucía y el sexo is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Sex and Lucia Paz Vega, Elena Anaya, Najwa Nimri 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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Q is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
SheppardBowen added Q Jean-François Gallotte, Johan Libéreau, Brice Fournier Q is a 2011 drama film written and directed by Laurent Bouhnik.

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Breaking the Waves is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Breaking the Waves Stellan Skarsgård, Emily Watson, Udo Kier Breaking the Waves is a 1996 drama, romance film directed by Lars von Trier.

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Zandalee is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Boxing Helena is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Boxing Helena Bill Paxton, Sherilyn Fenn, Art Garfunkel 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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Wildflowers is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Wildflowers Daryl Hannah, Eric Roberts, Clea DuVall 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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Women in Love is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Women in Love Oliver Reed, Glenda Jackson, Alan Bates 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 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
One Deadly Summer Isabelle Adjani, Alain Souchon, Suzanne Flon 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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The Blood Oranges is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
The Blood Oranges Charles Dance, Sheryl Lee, Laila Robins 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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Nina Takes a Lover is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Nina Takes a Lover Laura San Giacomo, Fisher Stevens, Cristi Conaway

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Castaway is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Castaway Oliver Reed, Amanda Donohoe, John Sessions 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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A Snake of June is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
A Snake of June Shinya Tsukamoto, Susumu Terajima, Tomorowo Taguchi 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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Live Flesh is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Live Flesh Penélope Cruz, Javier Bardem, Francesca Neri 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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Sliver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Sliver Sharon Stone, Tom Berenger, Martin Landau Sliver is a 1993 erotic thriller film based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name about the mysterious occurrences in a privately owned New York high-rise apartment building. Phillip Noyce ...more

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Angels & Insects is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Angels & Insects Kristin Scott Thomas, Patsy Kensit, Anna Massey 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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Metroland is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Metroland Christian Bale, Emily Watson, John Wood 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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Lianna is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Lianna Chris Elliott, John Sayles, Linda Griffiths 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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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Disclosure Demi Moore, Michael Douglas, Donald Sutherland Disclosure is a 1994 erotic thriller film directed by Barry Levinson, starring Michael Douglas and Demi Moore. It is based on Michael Crichton's novel Disclosure. The cast also includes Donald ...more

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Fifty Shades Freed is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Fifty Shades Freed Dakota Johnson, Jamie Dornan, Kim Basinger Fifty Shades Freed is a 2018 American erotic romantic drama film directed by James Foley, based on the novel by E. L. James. Now married, Ana (Dakota Johnson) and Christian (Jamie Dornan) face ...more

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De Sade is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
De Sade John Huston, Roger Corman, Senta Berger 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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M. Butterfly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
M. Butterfly Jeremy Irons, Ian Richardson, John Lone 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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Suspicious River is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Suspicious River Callum Keith Rennie, Molly Parker, Michael Shanks Suspicious River is a Canadian dramatic film, released in 2000. The film was directed by Lynne Stopkewich, based on a novel by Laura Kasischke.

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Besieged is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Besieged Thandie Newton, David Thewlis, Veronica Lazăr 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.