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

As expected, all of the following R-rated Hollywood movies involve sex, infusing erotica with plot. Basic Instinct and Unfaithful are two prime examples of erotic movies released in theaters starring A-list actors. Whether you're looking for erotic dramas, erotic thrillers, or erotic comedies, this list has them all! 

This list of popular R-Rated erotica movies includes information like who directed the film, when it was released, and which actors starred in the movie.

You can find all streaming romance movies on Amazon Prime and drama movies on Netflix Instant

This is also probably a good list of R-Rated movies, because if you're looking for those, this is probably the exact list of hot erotic movies you're looking for. Erotic movies for couples are another interesting thing if you want to get in the mood with a good erotica movie. Lots of the movies here are erotic thrillers too, so be careful if you're not up for some good erotica AND intrigue. 

If you think the top R-Rated erotica 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 erotica films on this list.

If you're trying to find a specific R-Rated erotica film you can search this list and filter to find what you're looking for. List movies range from Eyes Wide Shut to The Hunger. If you're trying to find out "What are the best R-Rated erotica movies?" and "What are the most famous R-Rated erotica movies?" then this list is the perfect resource for you.

Use this list if you're looking for some new erotica movies that are rated R. Between Netflix, Hulu and other services there are thousands of great erotica movies rated R, so get out there and start watching. Share this list on Facebook so that your friends can vote too.

Stanley Kubrick and Roman Polanski have both directed a Erotica R film, as have other really creative and talented directors.

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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added 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 Erotica Movies Rated R
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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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
iHarmonizing added Mulholland Drive 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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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Cat People is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Cat People 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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Body Double is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x 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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Crash is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Maverick1 added Crash Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette Crash is a 1996 Canadian-British psychological thriller film written and directed by David Cronenberg based on J. G. Ballard's 1973 novel of the same name. It tells the story of a group of ...more

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The Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
william haradon added The Dreamers Eva Green, Michael Pitt, Jean Piere Leaud The Dreamers is a 2003 romantic drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The screenplay is by Gilbert Adair, based on his own novel The Holy Innocents. An international co-production by ...more

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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x 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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Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Unfaithful 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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Secretary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Secretary Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren Secretary is a 2002 erotic romance film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey. The film is based on a short story from ...more

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Poison Ivy: The New Seduction is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Poison Ivy: The New Seduction 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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The Hunger is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added Angel Heart 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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Wild Orchid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Black Snake Moan is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added Black Snake Moan Justin Timberlake, Christina Ricci, Samuel L. Jackson Black Snake Moan is a 2006 American drama film written and directed by Craig Brewer, and starring Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake, and Kim Richards. The plot focuses on a ...more

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Poison Ivy II: Lily is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Poison Ivy II: Lily 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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The Hot Spot is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added The Hot Spot Jennifer Connelly, Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen The Hot Spot is a 1990 American film noir directed by Dennis Hopper and based on the 1952 book Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams. It stars Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, and Jennifer ...more

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Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Hoa G. Nguyen added Original Sin Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Jane Original Sin is a 2001 erotic thriller film starring Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie. It is based on the novel Waltz into Darkness by Cornell Woolrich, and is a remake of the 1969 ...more

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Indecent Proposal is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Indecent Proposal Demi Moore, Robert Redford, Woody Harrelson Indecent Proposal is a 1993 drama film based on the novel of the same name by Jack Engelhard. It was directed by Adrian Lyne and stars Robert Redford, Demi Moore, and Woody Harrelson.

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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
iHarmonizing added Blue Velvet Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper, Laura Dern Blue Velvet is a 1986 American mystery thriller flm, written and directed by David Lynch. The film stars Kyle MacLachlan, Isabella Rossellini, Dennis Hopper and Laura Dern. The title is taken ...more

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Embrace of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Embrace of the Vampire 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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Private Lessons is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Private Lessons Ed Begley, Jr., Sylvia Kristel Private Lessons is the title of an American comedy film released in 1981. The film starred Sylvia Kristel, Howard Hesseman, Eric Brown, and Ed Begley, Jr. The screenplay was written by Dan ...more

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Color of Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Color of Night 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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The Unbearable Lightness of Be... is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Striptease is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Striptease Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, Rumer Willis Striptease is a 1996 American comedy-drama erotic film directed, produced, and written by Andrew Bergman. The film stars Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, and Ving Rhames. The film is based on the ...more

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Don't Look Now is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Don't Look Now Donald Sutherland, Julie Christie, Leopoldo Trieste Don't Look Now is a 1973 independent British-Italian film directed by Nicolas Roeg. It is a thriller adapted from the short story by Daphne du Maurier. Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland star ...more

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Lady Chatterley's Lover is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Swimming Pool is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Swimming Pool 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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Room in Rome is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x 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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Two Moon Junction is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Two Moon Junction Milla Jovovich, Sherilyn Fenn, Kristy McNichol Two Moon Junction is a 1988 American English language erotic thriller and romance film written and directed by Zalman King, starring Sherilyn Fenn and Richard Tyson. The original music score is ...more

Where Is The Soul Stone?

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Sliver is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
IanHarvey added 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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Killing Me Softly is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
MichaelWong added Killing Me Softly Heather Graham, Natascha McElhone, Joseph Fiennes Killing Me Softly is a 2003 American erotic thriller directed by Chen Kaige and starring Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes. Based on the novel of the same name by Nicci French, it introduces ...more

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Wild at Heart is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
iHarmonizing added Wild at Heart Nicolas Cage, Willem Dafoe, Isabella Rossellini Wild at Heart is a 1990 American crime thriller film written and directed by David Lynch, and based on Barry Gifford's 1989 novel of the same name. Both the book and the film revolve around ...more

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Diary of a Nymphomaniac is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
ErinLamont added Diary of a Nymphomaniac Geraldine Chaplin, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Ángela Molina Diario de una Ninfómana is a 2008 Spanish erotic drama directed by Christian Molina and starring Belén Fabra and Leonardo Sbaraglia. It is based on Insatiable - The Sexual ...more

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Blue Valentine is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Blue Valentine Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, Mike Vogel "Blue Valentine is the story of love lost and love found told in two parallel moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and ...more

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Young Lady Chatterley is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added Young Lady Chatterley Lawrence Montaigne, Ann Michelle, William Beckley

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Pleasure or Pain is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added Pleasure or Pain Malena Morgan, Christos Vasilopoulos, Elle Alexander

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Crimes of Passion is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x 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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And God Created Woman is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added And God Created Woman Rebecca De Mornay, Frank Langella, Vincent Spano And God Created Woman is a 1988 film directed by Roger Vadim and starring Rebecca De Mornay and Vincent Spano. It has the same title as the 1956 French film Et Dieu… créa la femme ...more

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Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
iHarmonizing added Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me David Bowie, Heather Graham, Kiefer Sutherland Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me is a 1992 American psychological horror film, directed by David Lynch and written by Lynch and Robert Engels. The film can be viewed as both prologue and epilogue ...more

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Jude is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Jude Kate Winslet, David Tennant, Christopher Eccleston Jude is a 1996 British period drama film directed by Michael Winterbottom, and written by Hossein Amini, based on Thomas Hardy's novel Jude the Obscure. The original music score was composed by ...more

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Exotica is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Young Lady Chatterley II is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added Young Lady Chatterley II Adam West, Sybil Danning, Brett Baxter Clark This tastefully made softcore porn film updates the famous story of overwrought and too-long suppressed passion by D.H. Lawrence, and changes the setting to the Harold Lloyd estate in Beverly ...more

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Bitter Moon is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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White Palace is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
White Palace Susan Sarandon, Kathy Bates, James Spader White Palace is a 1990 American romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring Susan Sarandon, James Spader, Jason Alexander, Kathy Bates, Steven Hill, Jeremy Piven and Renee Taylor. ...more

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Stealing Beauty is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Dennis Karoleski added Stealing Beauty Rachel Weisz, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Irons Stealing Beauty is a 1996 drama film directed by Bernardo Bertolucci and starring Liv Tyler, Joseph Fiennes, Jeremy Irons, Sinéad Cusack, and Rachel Weisz. Written by Bertolucci and Susan ...more

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My Summer of Love is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added My Summer of Love Emily Blunt, Paddy Constantine, Dean Andrews My Summer of Love is a 2004 British drama film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and co-written by Pawlikowski and Michael Wynne. Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Cross, the film ...more