Sensual or Erotic Films

This Sexual or Erotic Films compilation focuses on themes with either suggestive, erotic or sensual scenes or subjects, sometimes with depictions of human nudity and lovemaking, but not always of an extremely explicit, gratuitous or pornographic nature. These kinds of films often appeal to the emotions of the viewer, with their emphasis on pleasure, physical desire, and human companionship. Right: Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider star in Bernardo Bertolucci's "Last Tango in Paris".

2 Days In The Valley (1996)

Director: John Herzfeld
Starring: Danny Aiello, James Spader, Eric Stoltz, Jeff Daniels, Teri Hatcher, Glenne Head...

A ruthlessly inventive and often extremely funny crime thriller involving a murder for hire, a betrayed crook, his slick partner, a dogged cop and a d... Read more

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Director: Adrian Lyne
Starring: Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke

Director Adrian Lyne's erotically charged, controversial drama stars Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke as a young New York couple whose relationship, bas... Read more

9 Songs (2004)

Director: Michael Winterbottom
Starring: Kieran O'Brien, Margo Stilley

Primarily improvised, this labour of love was shot on digital using a skeleton crew of three and largely self-financed by director Michael Winterbotto... Read more

American Swing (2008)

Director: Jon Hart, Matthew Kaufman

In 1970s New York, Plato's Retreat was an epicentre of sensual excess. The renowned sex club was a thriving destination for patrons who wanted to leav... Read more

An Amorous Woman of Tang Dynasty (1984)

Director: Eddie Ling-Cheng Fong
Starring: Pat Ha, Alex Man, Monica Lam

A Taoist priestess (Pat Ha) rebels against her conservative times, indulging in a passionate affair with an itinerant swordsman. Following his depart... Read more

Anatomy of Hell (2003)

Director: Catherine Breillat
Starring: Amira Casar, Rocco Siffredi

A.k.a. "Anatomie De L'Enfer". After encountering a man at a gay nightclub, a suicidal woman hires the stranger to watch her explore her sexuality over... Read more

Angel Mine (1978)

Director: David Blyth
Starring: Derek Ward, Jennifer Redford, Myra De Groot, Mike Wilson

An outrageous erotic fantasy in which a young suburban couple become fully entangled in a wish-fulfillment world of black leather, punk rock and sexua... Read more

Arabian Nights (1974)

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

The final part of Pasolini's 'Trilogy of Life' series, following 'The Decameron' and 'The Canterbury Tales', was two years in the making. The location... Read more

Ballad of Narayama (1983)

Director: Shohei Imamura
Starring: Ken Ogata, Sumiko Sakamoto

In a small 19th-century Japanese village, residents who reach the age of 70 are banished to the top of Mt. Narayama to die so that they don't become a... Read more

Basic Instinct (1992)

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Starring: Michael Douglas, George Dzundza, Sharon Stone, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Controversial, sexually-charged suspenser stars Michael Douglas as a burned-out San Francisco police detective investigating a brutal ice-pick murder... Read more