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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.

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

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Eyes Wide Shut is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Basic Instinct is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added 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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9½ Weeks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Dressed to Kill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
iHarmonizing added 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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Cat People is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Malcolm McDowell, Nastassja Kinski, Annette O'Toole
Cat People is a 1982 American 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 horror ...more

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Crash is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Maverick1 added Holly Hunter, James Spader, Rosanna Arquette
This film 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. The film stars James Spader, ...more

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Body Heat is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x 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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Body Double is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x 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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657 298
The Dreamers is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
william haradon added 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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717 298
Unfaithful is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Diane Lane, Richard Gere, Michelle Monaghan
Unfaithful is a 2002 American 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 Sargent ...more

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Secretary is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader, Lesley Ann Warren
Secretary is a 2002 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 Bad ...more

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634 310
Wild Orchid is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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459 233
Angel Heart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added 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: The New Seduction is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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600 329
Black Snake Moan is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added 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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508 305
The Hunger is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Original Sin is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Hoa G. Nguyen added Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas, Thomas Jane
Original Sin is a 2001 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 François ...more

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Poison Ivy II: Lily is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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524 258
Private Lessons is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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590 306
Embrace of the Vampire is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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439 209
Lady Chatterley's Lover is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
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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Blue Velvet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
iHarmonizing added 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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The Hot Spot is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
king16x added 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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Color of Night is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Erotica Movies Rated R
Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren, Brad Dourif
Color of Night is a 1994 American mystery thriller film produced by Cinergi Pictures and released in the United States by Hollywood Pictures. Directed by Richard Rush, the film stars Bruce ...more