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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. 

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Stanley Kubrick
Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American 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 his ...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
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
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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Wild Orchid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Exotica is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Body Double is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
slaft added Melanie Griffith, Dennis Franz, Deborah Shelton
Body Double is a 1984 American thriller film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Craig Wasson, Melanie Griffith, and Gregg Henry. The original musical score was composed by Pino Donaggio. ...more

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Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Sharon Stone, Charlotte Rampling, Hugh Dancy
Basic Instinct 2, is a 2006 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 G. ...more

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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
wordnerd added Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner, William Hurt
Body Heat is a 1981 American neo-noir thriller film written and directed by Lawrence Kasdan. It stars William Hurt, Kathleen Turner and Richard Crenna, and features Ted Danson, J.A. Preston, and ...more

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Laurel Canyon is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Christine Baranski
9½ Weeks is an 1986 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 a New ...more

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Room in Rome is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
johnbamf 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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Red Shoe Diaries is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
AJAis added
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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Dancing at the Blue Iguana is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Bitter Moon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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The Unbearable Lightness of Be... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
slaft added Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Dennis Franz
This film is a 1980 American thriller film written and directed by Brian De Palma and starring Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen and Keith Gordon. It centers on an event involving a ...more

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The Loss of Sexual Innocence is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Sinful Obsession is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
Sinful Obsession Raquel Devine, Nikki Fritz, Everett Rodd

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Crimes of Passion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
johnbamf added 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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Dead Calm is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
slaft added 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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Fatal Attraction is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
KarenBockwich added Glenn Close, Michael Douglas, Jane Krakowski
This film 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 who has a ...more

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Female Perversions is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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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Like Water for Chocolate is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Erotic Drama Movies
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