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List of R-Rated erotic thriller movies, ranked from best to worst with movie trailers when available. This list takes the best R-Rated erotic thriller movies and pits them against each other to see once and for all what the greatest R-Rated erotic thriller movie of all time is. Feel free to see if your favorites are currently streaming on this best romance movies on Amazon Prime list, as well as these best dramas on Amazon Prime and Netflix Instant lists. 

Erotic thrillers are often just scary erotica movies or ones with an actually good plot, instead of just being late night Cinemax. Any good erotic thrillers are just great erotic thriller movies in a way that really celebrates the genre. Eyes Wide Shut is a great example because while it may not be one of the top sexy movies, since all the sex scenes are super creepy, it's actually a great film. Erotic thrillers, as movies, aren't a very mainstream choice for a filmmaker either, so if they're not 100% all-in to the film they're making, then it's kind of a bummer altogether. 

Anyway, this list of popular R-Rated erotic 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 R-Rated erotic 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 R-Rated erotic thriller films on this list.

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller 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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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan Unfaithful is a 2002 American erotic thriller drama film directed by Adrian Lyne and starring Richard Gere, Diane Lane, Chad Lowe, Dominic Chianese and Olivier Martinez. It was adapted by Alvin ...more

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Wild Things is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Bill Murray, Denise Richards, Kevin Bacon Wild Things is a 1998 American erotic thriller film starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards and Theresa Russell. It was directed by John McNaughton. An ...more

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux. It tells the story of an aspiring ...more

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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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Sliver is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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Body Double is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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Femme Fatale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas, John Stamos Femme Fatale is a 2002 French erotic thriller/mystery film directed by Brian De Palma. The film stars Rebecca Romijn and Antonio Banderas. It was screened out of competition at the 2002 Cannes ...more

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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Charlotte Rampling, Charles Dance, Ludivine Sagnier Swimming Pool is a 2003 French-British thriller film directed by François Ozon and starring Charlotte Rampling and Ludivine Sagnier. The plot focuses on a British crime novelist, Sarah ...more

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Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, Lisa Bonet Angel Heart is a 1987 American horror mystery film written and directed by Alan Parker, and starring Mickey Rourke, Robert De Niro, and Lisa Bonet. The film, adapted from the novel Falling Angel ...more

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Poison Ivy II: Lily is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Alyssa Milano, Camilla Belle, Xander Berkeley Poison Ivy II: Lily is a 1996 thriller film directed by Anne Goursaud, written by Chloe King and stars Alyssa Milano. It is a sequel to the 1992 film, Poison Ivy and the second installment of ...more

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Embrace of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Alyssa Milano, Jennifer Tilly, Charlotte Lewis Embrace of the Vampire is a 1995 vampire horror film. A more graphic version which is not rated is also available in North America. It was filmed in Faribault, Minnesota, US. In 2013, a ...more

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The Last Seduction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Linda Fiorentino, Bill Pullman, Peter Berg The Last Seduction is a 1994 neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by John Dahl, and features Linda Fiorentino, Peter Berg, and Bill Pullman. Fiorentino's performance generated talk of an Oscar ...more

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The Hunger is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller 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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No Way Out is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman No Way Out is a 1987 thriller film. It stars Kevin Costner, Gene Hackman, and Sean Young. Will Patton, Howard Duff, George Dzundza, Jason Bernard, Fred Thompson, and Iman appear in supporting ...more

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The Crush is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Alicia Silverstone, Amber Benson, Cary Elwes The Crush is a 1993 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Alan Shapiro, which stars Cary Elwes and Alicia Silverstone in her feature film debut. It was filmed on location ...more

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The Postman Always Rings Twice is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Jack Nicholson, Jessica Lange, Anjelica Huston The Postman Always Rings Twice is a 1981 film adaptation of the 1934 novel by the same name by James M. Cain. The film was produced by Lorimar in association with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and ...more

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Poison Ivy is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore, Cheryl Ladd Poison Ivy is a 1992 American drama-thriller film and directed by Katt Shea. Andy Ruben transformed Melissa Goddard's story into the screenplay. It stars Drew Barrymore, Sara Gilbert, Tom ...more

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Jade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Angie Everhart, David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino Jade is a 1995 American erotic thriller film written by Joe Eszterhas, produced by Robert Evans, directed by William Friedkin and starring David Caruso, Linda Fiorentino, Chazz Palminteri, ...more

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Color of Night is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren, Brad Dourif Color of Night is a 1994 American erotic mystery thriller film produced by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures. Directed by Richard Rush, the film stars ...more

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Disclosure is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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The Babysitter is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Alicia Silverstone, George Segal, Lois Chiles The Babysitter is a 1995 American thriller film directed by Guy Ferland and starring Alicia Silverstone based on the eponymous short story by Robert Coover in his collection Pricksongs and ...more

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Body of Evidence is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Madonna, Julianne Moore, Willem Dafoe Body of Evidence is a 1993 American erotic thriller film produced by Dino De Laurentiis and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and originally had the rare NC-17 rating. It was directed by Uli ...more

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Zebra Lounge is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Kristy Swanson, Stephen Baldwin, Brandy Ledford Zebra Lounge is a 2001 erotic thriller directed by Kari Skogland and written by Claire Montgomery and Monte Montgomery.

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Poison Ivy: The New Seduction is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Jaime Pressly, Susan Ward, Shanna Moakler Poison Ivy: The New Seduction is a 1997 American erotic thriller drama film starring Jaime Pressly, and the third installment of the Poison Ivy series, which consists of Poison Ivy, Poison Ivy ...more

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Cat People is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole Cat People is a 1982 American erotic horror film directed by Paul Schrader and starring Nastassja Kinski. Jerry Bruckheimer served as executive producer. While the film has all the elements of a ...more

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Birthday Girl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Nicole Kidman, Vincent Cassel, Valentina Cervi Birthday Girl is a 2001 British-American drama and crime film directed by Jez Butterworth. The plot focuses on English bank clerk John Buckingham who orders a Russian mail-order bride, Nadia. It ...more

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Sea of Love is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Al Pacino, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman Sea of Love is a 1989 thriller film directed by Harold Becker, written by Richard Price, and starring Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin, and John Goodman. The story concerns a New York City detective ...more

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Cruel Intentions 3 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Susan Ward, Kerr Smith, Kristina Anapau Cruel Intentions 3 is a 2004 American teen drama film directed by Scott Ziehl and released direct-to-video in 2004. Despite its name, the movie has almost no relation to the previous films in ...more

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Never Talk to Strangers is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Antonio Banderas, Rebecca De Mornay, Harry Dean Stanton Never Talk to Strangers is a 1995 American thriller film directed by Peter Hall and starring Antonio Banderas and Rebecca De Mornay.

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Boxing Helena is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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Hard Candy is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Ellen Page, Sandra Oh, Patrick Wilson Hard Candy is a 2005 vigilante thriller film focusing on the torture of a suspected sexual predator by a 14-year-old female vigilante. The film was directed by David Slade, written by Brian ...more

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Devil in the Flesh 2 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Jodi Lyn O'Keefe, Sarah Lancaster, Wendy Worthington Devil in the Flesh 2 is the 2000 sequel to Devil in the Flesh which starred Rose McGowan. The film's other title is also "Teacher's Pet".

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Zandalee is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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When Will I Be Loved is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Mike Tyson, Neve Campbell, Karen Allen 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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Basic Instinct 2 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
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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Diary of a Sex Addict is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller 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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The Big Easy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
John Goodman, Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin The Big Easy is a 1987 American crime drama directed by Jim McBride and written by Daniel Petrie Jr. The film stars Dennis Quaid, Ellen Barkin, John Goodman, and Ned Beatty. The film was both ...more

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The Cool Surface is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Teri Hatcher, Robert Patrick, Ian Buchanan The Cool Surface is a 1994 thriller film starring Robert Patrick, Teri Hatcher, Cyril O'Reilly, Matt McCoy, Shannon Dobson and Ian Buchanan. It was written and directed by Erik Anjou.

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Thief of Hearts is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
David Caruso, Christine Ebersole, George Wendt Thief of Hearts is a 1984 film drama produced by Don Simpson and Jerry Bruckheimer. It was written and directed by Douglas Day Stewart. It stars Steven Bauer, Barbara Williams, David Caruso and ...more

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The Girl Next Door is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Gary Busey, Henry Czerny, Alberta Watson The Girl Next Door is a 1999 thriller film written by Alex Boon and directed by Eric Till.

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Wild Things 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Susan Ward, Isaiah Washington, Leila Arcieri Wild Things 2 is the second installment in the Wild Things series. Released straight-to-video in 2004, it stars Susan Ward, Leila Arcieri, Isaiah Washington, Michael Chieffo, and Linden Ashby.

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Forbidden Games is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Forbidden Games Amy Weber, Gail Harris, Ashlie Rhey

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Looking for Mr. Goodbar is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Richard Gere, Diane Keaton, Tom Berenger Looking for Mr. Goodbar is a 1977 American erotic drama film written for the screen and directed by Richard Brooks, starring Diane Keaton, Tuesday Weld, Richard Gere, Richard Kiley and Tom ...more

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China Moon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Ed Harris, Madeleine Stowe, Benicio del Toro China Moon is a 1994 American neo-noir film directed by John Bailey and starring Ed Harris, Benicio del Toro and Madeleine Stowe. It was written by Roy Carlson. It was filmed in 1991 but ...more

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Girls in Prison is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Anne Heche, Ione Skye, Jon Polito Girls in Prison is a 1956 drama/sexploitation women in prison film about a young woman who is convicted of being an accomplice to a bank robbery and is sent to an all-female prison. The film was ...more

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Impulse is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Willa Ford, Angus Macfadyen, C. Ernst Harth

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Bad Girls from Mars is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Very Best Erotic Thriller Movies
Bad Girls from Mars Fred Olen Ray, Edy Williams, Brinke Stevens Bad Girls from Mars is a 1991 film directed by Fred Olen Ray.