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The Best Steamy Thriller Movies, Ranked

Updated August 30, 2020 4.0k votes 636 voters 53.4k views47 items

List RulesVote up the most erotic thriller movies.

This list contains information on the best steamy thriller movies, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best steamy thriller films come in many forms. Some good thriller films revolve around a dangerous love triangle while other good steamy thriller movies feature deadly liaisons. Many of the best salacious thriller films feature women in powerful positions.

 

What films will you find on this top steamy thriller movies list? Eyes Wide Shut has to be at the top. This 1999 film finds Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise – who were also married in real life during the production – exploring extramarital activities both real and imaginary. The legendary filmmaker, Stanley Kubrick directed the movie. Fatal Attraction is another engaging thriller.

Perhaps the most notable steamy thriller film is Basic Instinct, which starred Sharon Stone as a suspicious novelist. Other good passionate thrillers featured on this list include Fear, Wild Things, and The Postman Always Rings Twice.

How will we ever determine which erotic thriller deserves the top spot on this list? Help us decide by giving your favorites a vote up and please add any good films we may have missed.

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  • 1
    Basic Instinct
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    Basic Instinct

    Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas

    Released1992

    Directed byPaul Verhoeven

  • 2
    Wild Things
    124
    50

    Wild Things

    Bill Murray, Denise Richards

    Released1998

    Directed byJohn McNaughton

  • 3
    Unfaithful
    120
    54

    Unfaithful

    Diane Lane, Richard Gere

    Released2002

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

  • 4
    Cruel Intentions
    124
    65

    Cruel Intentions

    Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar

    Released1999

    Directed byRoger Kumble

  • 5
    Fatal Attraction
    98
    49

    Fatal Attraction

    Glenn Close, Michael Douglas

    Released1987

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • 6
    Body Heat
    78
    36

    Body Heat

    Mickey Rourke, Kathleen Turner

    Released1981

    Directed byLawrence Kasdan

  • 7
    Poison Ivy
    73
    37

    Poison Ivy

    Leonardo DiCaprio, Drew Barrymore

    Released1992

    Directed byKatt Shea

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  • 8
    Bound
    83
    49

    Bound

    Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon

    Released1996

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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  • 9
    Original Sin
    72
    39

    Original Sin

    Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas

    Released2001

    Directed byMichael Cristofer

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  • 10
    Sliver
    73
    43

    Sliver

    Sharon Stone, Tom Berenger

    Released1993

    Directed byPhillip Noyce

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  • 11
    Eyes Wide Shut
    87
    60

    Eyes Wide Shut

    Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman

    Released1999

    Directed byStanley Kubrick

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  • 12
    Single White Female
    56
    29

    Single White Female

    Jennifer Jason Leigh, Bridget Fonda

    Released1992

    Directed byBarbet Schroeder

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  • 13
    9½ Weeks
    61
    35

    9½ Weeks

    Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger

    Released1986

    Directed byAdrian Lyne

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  • 14
    Body Double
    61
    35

    Body Double

    Melanie Griffith, Dennis Franz

    Released1984

    Directed byBrian De Palma

  • 15
    Gone Girl
    55
    35

    Gone Girl

    Ben Affleck, Neil Patrick Harris

    Released2014

    Directed byDavid Fincher

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  • 16
    Femme Fatale
    56
    36

    Femme Fatale

    Rebecca Romijn, Antonio Banderas

    Released2002

    Directed byBrian De Palma

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  • 17
    In the Cut
    40
    22

    In the Cut

    Meg Ryan, Kevin Bacon

    Released2003

    Directed byJane Campion

  • 18
    Fear
    60
    46

    Fear

    Reese Witherspoon, Alyssa Milano

    Released1996

    Directed byJames Foley

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  • 19
    Disclosure
    51
    39

    Disclosure

    Demi Moore, Michael Douglas

    Released1994

    Directed byBarry Levinson

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  • 20
    Body of Evidence
    43
    30

    Body of Evidence

    Madonna, Julianne Moore

    Released1993

    Directed byUli Edel

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  • 21
    Chloe
    38
    24

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    Amanda Seyfried, Nina Dobrev

    Released2009

    Directed byAtom Egoyan

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  • 22
    Diabolique
    41
    28

    Diabolique

    Sharon Stone, Kathy Bates

    Released1996

    Directed byJeremiah S. Chechik

  • 23
    No Way Out
    1
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    No Way Out

    Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner

    Released1987

    Directed byRoger Donaldson

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  • 24
    Color of Night
    41
    31

    Color of Night

    Bruce Willis, Lesley Ann Warren

    Released1994

    Directed byRichard Rush

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  • 25
    The Postman Always Rings Twice
    43
    34

    The Postman Always Rings Twice

    Lana Turner, Hume Cronyn

    Released1946

    Directed byTay Garnett

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