200 Erotic Movies Ranked Worst to Best

Things are about to get juicy at Rotten Tomatoes! For our giant-sized countdown of erotic movies, we go deep into the annals of cinema history and pull out some prime ’80s sleaze (9 1/2 Weeks, Body Double), international and arthouse flicks (3-D Sex and Zen, Romance), LGBTQ-focused (Blue is the Warmest Color, Stranger by the Lake), and threw in stuff that may or may not be straight-up porn (9 Songs, Love). If the movie got at least 20 reviews and it served to titillate, it’s probably listed here.

And while we’ve added new movies as they come onto the scene, like Call Me By Your Name or the Fifty Shades films, our most recent updates have enlarged the list from 150 movies to 200. The 50 films we’ve added include erotic thrillers (In Darkness, X: Night of Vengeance), coming-of-age stories (Summer Storm, Somersaults), romance-focused dramas (A Pornographic Affair), bygone classics (Beyond the Valley of the Dolls, I am Curious (Blue)), and steamy Certified Fresh entries (Lady Chatterley, Professor Marston and the Wonder Women).

Now take a load off for erotic movies ranked worst to best by Tomatometer!

#200
#200
Critics Consensus: Respected director Chen Kaige's first English-language film is a spectacularly misguided erotic thriller, with ludicrous plot twists and cringe-worthy dialogue.
Synopsis: The director of such highly regarded films as Yellow Earth (1984) and Farewell, My Concubine (1993), Chinese filmmaker Chen Kaige... [More]
Directed By: Kaige Chen

#199
#199
Adjusted Score: 1.628%
Critics Consensus: Despite its lush tropical scenery and attractive leads, Return to the Blue Lagoon is as ridiculous as its predecessor, and lacks the prurience and unintentional laughs that might make it a guilty pleasure.
Synopsis: This sequel to the surprise box office hit The Blue Lagoon (1980) mimics its predecessor's romantic adventure formula of a... [More]
Directed By: William A. Graham

#198

Bolero (1984)
0%

#198
Adjusted Score: 1.159%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: When a young wealthy woman graduates from a British boarding school, she is determined to lose her virginity. Soon, she... [More]
Directed By: John Derek

#197
#197
Adjusted Score: 11.019%
Critics Consensus: Unable to match the suspense and titilation of its predecessor, Basic Instinct 2 boasts a plot so ludicrous and predictable it borders on "so-bad-it's-good."
Synopsis: Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Andrew Glass to... [More]
Directed By: Michael Caton-Jones

#196

Wild Orchid (1990)
7%

#196
Adjusted Score: 8.36%
Critics Consensus: Body Orchid is a tease-too-long, with overblown editing with an already slipping Mickey Rourke and unexperienced actress Carrie Otis.
Synopsis: When the young, innocent Emily Reed (Carre Otis) is hired by a New York City law firm, they immediately ship... [More]
Directed By: Zalman King

#195
#195
Adjusted Score: 10.303%
Critics Consensus: Body of Evidence's sex scenes may be kinky, but the ludicrous concept is further undone by the ridiculous dialogue.
Synopsis: Una mujer (Madonna) acusada de asesinar a su amante---un viejo millonario---seduce a su abogado defensor (Willem Dafoe), el cual se... [More]
Directed By: Uli Edel

#194

The Blue Lagoon (1980)
9%

#194
Adjusted Score: 10.362%
Critics Consensus: A piece of lovely dreck, The Blue Lagoon is a naughty fantasy that's also too chaste to be truly entertaining.
Synopsis: In this 1980 version of the oft-filmed Henry Devere Stackpoole novel, the basic story remains unchanged. Two very small children,... [More]
Directed By: Randal Kleiser

#193

Sliver (1993)
11%

#193
Adjusted Score: 12.488%
Critics Consensus: Sliver is an absurd erotic thriller with technobabble and posits prime Sharon Stone as a professional book nerd.
Synopsis: This thriller begins as a divorcee, seeking to start over, moves into a new apartment in a high-tech Manhattan building... [More]
Directed By: Phillip Noyce

#192
#192
Adjusted Score: 15.634%
Critics Consensus: The Boy Next Door may get a few howls out of fans of stalker thrillers, but for most viewers, it won't even rise to "so bad it's good" status.
Synopsis: Jennifer Lopez leads the cast in The Boy Next Door, a psychological thriller that explores a forbidden attraction that goes... [More]
Directed By: Rob Cohen

#191

Body Shots (1999)
11%

#191
Adjusted Score: 11.438%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: After making his directorial debut with the acclaimed made-for-cable movie Gia, writer Michael Cristofer helmed his first big-screen offering with... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#190

Original Sin (2001)
12%

#190
Adjusted Score: 14.496%
Critics Consensus: Laughably melodramatic, Original Sin features bad acting, bad dialogue, and bad plotting.
Synopsis: A noir mystery set in the exotic world of Cuba in the late 1800s. Luis Antonio Vargas, a wealthy coffee... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#189
#189
Adjusted Score: 19.721%
Critics Consensus: Fifty Shades Freed brings its titillating trilogy to a clumsy conclusion, making for a film franchise that adds up to a distinctly dissatisfying ménage à trois.
Synopsis: Believing they have left behind shadowy figures from their past, newlyweds Christian and Ana fully embrace an inextricable connection and... [More]
Directed By: James Foley

#188
#188
Adjusted Score: 20.132%
Critics Consensus: Lacking enough chemistry, heat, or narrative friction to satisfy, the limp Fifty Shades Darker wants to be kinky but only serves as its own form of punishment.
Synopsis: Anastasia has broken off her relationship with the troubled Christian to pursue a new career in a Seattle publishing house.... [More]
Directed By: James Foley

#187
#187
Adjusted Score: 12.069%
Critics Consensus: Shallow, clichéd, and silly instead of suspenseful, When the Bough Breaks offers nothing domestic thriller fans haven't already seen before -- and done far better.
Synopsis: John and Laura Taylor (Morris Chestnut and Regina Hall) are a young, professional couple who desperately want a baby. After... [More]
Directed By: Jon Cassar

#186

Ma Mere (2005)
14%

#186
Adjusted Score: 14.648%
Critics Consensus: Pretentious, overly perverse and dull.
Synopsis: An attractive widow finds her attentions turning to her teenage son in a troubling manner in this drama from France.... [More]
Directed By: Christophe Honoré

#185

The Loft (2015)
14%

#185
Adjusted Score: 14.766%
Critics Consensus: Populated with characters as unpleasant as its sleazy storyline, The Loft is uninhabitable for all but the least demanding erotic thriller fans.
Synopsis: Karl Urban (Star Trek Into Darkness) and James Marsden (2 Guns) star in the tense psychological thriller THE LOFT, the... [More]
Directed By: Erik Van Looy

#184

Jade (1995)
14%

#184
Adjusted Score: 15.237%
Critics Consensus: An ostensible erotic thriller that's largely neither erotic nor thrilling, Jade marks one of several unfortunate low points for aggressively sexual mid-'90s cinema.
Synopsis: An investigator seeking the truth behind the death of a noted art dealer uncovers a web of sexual deception in... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#183
#183
Adjusted Score: 15.543%
Critics Consensus: Never Talk to Strangers -- and never make the mistake of believing this silly stalker mystery is the best available viewing option.
Synopsis: In this sexual thriller, beautiful psychiatrist Dr. Sarah Taylor finds herself stalked by an obsessed killer. Taylor hires a private... [More]
Directed By: Peter Hall

#182
#182
Adjusted Score: 17.026%
Critics Consensus: Audiences yearning for a modern update on the erotic thriller formula will be sorely disappointed by this turgid incarnation, hobbled by stale plotting and a curious lack of sensuality.
Synopsis: While working in a wealthy vacation community the summer before college, Doug (Nick Jonas, "Kingdom", "Scream Queens") begins an affair... [More]
Directed By: Elizabeth Allen

#181

Obsessed (2009)
19%

#181
Adjusted Score: 21.258%
Critics Consensus: The inevitable Fatal Attraction comparisons aside, Obsessed is a generic, toothless thriller both instantly predictable and instantly forgettable.
Synopsis: Derek Charles, a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and... [More]
Directed By: Steve Shill

#180
#180
Adjusted Score: 19.344%
Critics Consensus: Unseemly, unsettling, and unremittingly bleak, Downloading Nancy is slickly made but mostly unpleasant.
Synopsis: A self-destructive housewife takes what may be her final step into the abyss in this independent psychological drama. Nancy Stockwell... [More]
Directed By: Johan Renck

#179

Spread (2009)
21%

#179
Adjusted Score: 22.209%
Critics Consensus: Despite occasional detours into surprisingly dark territory, Spread overall is an ineffectual celebration of vacuous Los Angeles high life rather than a deconstruction of it.
Synopsis: A modern tale of morality, director David Mackenzie's stylish sex comedy centers on the exploits of a Los Angeles gigolo... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

#178

Color of Night (1994)
22%

#178
Adjusted Score: 24.754%
Critics Consensus: Bruce willie shot aside, the only other things popping out in Color of Night are some ridiculous plot contortions and majorly camp moments.
Synopsis: When New York therapist Bill Capra journeys to L.A. to visit his best friend and colleague Dr. Bob Moore, he... [More]
Directed By: Richard Rush

#177
Adjusted Score: 17.709%
Critics Consensus: Fitfully amusing until 3-D Sex and Zen takes a casual, nearly positive stance on rape and sexual torture.
Synopsis: Inspired by "The Carnal Prayer Mat," an ancient Chinese text comparable to the Kama Sutra, this stereoscopic reboot of the... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Sun

#176

Below her Mouth (2017)
22%

#176
Adjusted Score: 22.239%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: BELOW HER MOUTH is a bold, uninhibited drama that begins with a passionate weekend affair between two women. Dallas, a... [More]
Directed By: April Mullen

#175
#175
Adjusted Score: 24.409%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Lena Olin stars as a wicked female mobster who is supposed to be eliminated by a hired hit man (Gary... [More]
Directed By: Peter Medak

#174

The Canyons (2013)
22%

#174
Adjusted Score: 24.964%
Critics Consensus: Oppressively misanthropic and ineptly made, The Canyons serves as a sour footnote in Paul Schrader's career -- but it does feature some decent late-period work from Lindsay Lohan.
Synopsis: While calculating young movie producer Christian (Deen) makes films to keep his trust fund intact, his actress girlfriend, Tara (Lohan),... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#173

Showgirls (1995)
22%

#173
Adjusted Score: 25.165%
Critics Consensus: Vile, contemptible, garish, and misogynistic -- and that might just be exactly Showgirls' point.
Synopsis: Nomi, an attractive drifter, arrives in Las Vegas with plans to become a dancer. Soon she gets a job stripping... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#172
#172
Adjusted Score: 21.242%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Interwoven stories about the various secrets kept by the women who 'bare it all' at Los Angeles strip clubs. The... [More]
Directed By: Michael Radford

#171

Elles (2012)
23%

#171
Adjusted Score: 24.49%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A provocative exploration of female sexuality, Elles stars the fearless Juliette Binoche as Anne, a well-off Parisian journalist investigating the... [More]
Directed By: Malgorzata Szumowska

#170

Caligula (1979)
23%

#170
Adjusted Score: 25.126%
Critics Consensus: Endlessly perverse and indulgent, Caligula throws in hardcore sex every time the plot threatens to get interesting.
Synopsis: This lavish big-budget epic was the pinnacle of a uniquely Italian subgenre, the historical hardcore gore/porn extravaganza. The star-studded cast,... [More]
Directed By: Tinto Brass

#169

9 Songs (2005)
24%

#169
Adjusted Score: 26.717%
Critics Consensus: The unerotic sex scenes quickly become tedious to watch, and the lovers lack the personality necessary to make viewers care about them.
Synopsis: Matt, a young glaciologist, soars across the vast, silent, icebound immensities of the South Pole as he recalls his love... [More]
Directed By: Michael Winterbottom

#168

Anatomy of Hell (2004)
25%

#168
Adjusted Score: 25.178%
Critics Consensus: Ponderous, pretentious, and -- considering the subject matter -- dull.
Synopsis: A lonely and dejected woman (Amira Casar) learns that only when all inhibitions are cast aside will she be able... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Breillat

#167

The Crush (1993)
25%

#167
Adjusted Score: 26.58%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Crush is a psychological thriller wherein a young man is the object of the obsession of a mentally unbalanced... [More]
Directed By: Alan Shapiro

#166
#166
Adjusted Score: 35.689%
Critics Consensus: While creatively better endowed than its print counterpart, Fifty Shades of Grey is a less than satisfying experience on the screen.
Synopsis: E.L. James' kinky best-seller gets the big screen treatment with this Universal Pictures/Focus Features co-production. The steamy tale details a... [More]
Directed By: Sam Taylor-Johnson

#165

Unforgettable (2017)
28%

#165
Adjusted Score: 32.461%
Critics Consensus: Unforgettable's talented cast makes this domestic thriller consistently watchable, even if its failure to fully embrace its premise's campy possibilities prevents it from living up to its title.
Synopsis: Tessa Connover (Katherine Heigl) is barely coping with the end of her marriage when her ex-husband, David (Geoff Stults), becomes... [More]
Directed By: Denise Di Novi

#164
#164
Adjusted Score: 27.558%
Critics Consensus: Sex and Death 101 aspires to be a clever sex comedy, but has little life behind the sex or the death.
Synopsis: Upon receiving an e-mail containing the names of every woman he has ever slept with and every women he will... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Waters

#163

Threesome (1994)
28%

#163
Adjusted Score: 28.915%
Critics Consensus: Threesome's titillating title belies a dreadfully dull drama whose attractive stars are handily outmatched by a shallow script.
Synopsis: Writer/director Andrew Fleming offers a new slant on college-dorm roommates in this quirky comedy about a bisexual triangle in which... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Fleming

#162
#162
Adjusted Score: 33.388%
Critics Consensus: Neve Campbell bares all in this seemingly misogynistic trifle.
Synopsis: Directed by James Toback, the erotic drama When Will I Be Loved? revolves around Vera, the debutante girlfriend (Neve Campbell)... [More]
Directed By: James Toback

#161

Boarding Gate (2008)
32%

#161
Adjusted Score: 32.974%
Critics Consensus: Boarding Gate has little substance beneath its faux-thriller surface, and marks a step down from director Olivier Assayas' usual work.
Synopsis: From director Olivier Assayas comes this erotic thriller starring Asia Argento as Sandra, a former prostitute, and Michael Madsen as... [More]
Directed By: Olivier Assayas

#160
#160
Adjusted Score: 32.912%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The Lover is director Jean-Jacques Annaud's adaptation of Marguerite Duras' minimalist 1984 novel. Set in French Indochina in 1929, the... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Jacques Annaud

#159

In the Cut (2003)
32%

#159
Adjusted Score: 36.799%
Critics Consensus: Director/co-writer Jane Campion takes a stab at subverting the psycho-sexual thriller genre with In the Cut, but gets tangled in her own abstraction.
Synopsis: Following the brutal murder of a young woman in her neighborhood, a self-determined NYU professor dares to test the limits... [More]
Directed By: Jane Campion

#158

Passion (2013)
34%

#158
Adjusted Score: 36.154%
Critics Consensus: For better as well as worse, Passion is vintage De Palma sexploitation -- although with a storyline sillier than most, it fails to generate as much heat as his steamiest work.
Synopsis: From screenwriter/director Brian De Palma (The Black Dahlia, The Untouchables, Scarface), PASSION stars leading-actress Rachel McAdams (Midnight in Paris, The... [More]
Directed By: Brian DePalma

#157

Adore (2013)
34%

#157
Adjusted Score: 36.154%
Critics Consensus: Naomi Watts and Robin Wright give it their all, but they can't quite make Adore's trashy, absurd plot believable.
Synopsis: Set in an Australian seaside town of otherworldly beauty and shot in lush 35mm Cinemascope, ADORE establishes an aura of... [More]
Directed By: Anne Fontaine

#156

Eros (2004)
34%

#156
Adjusted Score: 35.224%
Critics Consensus: Though Wong's short lives up to the promise of the title, Antonioni's is a serious disappointment.
Synopsis: Three of the world's most gifted filmmakers offer their own unique perspectives on love and lust in this omnibus film.... [More]

#155
Adjusted Score: 26.604%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Director Martin Gero turns his knowing lens on five different archetypal relationships in a caustic romantic comedy highlighting the amusing... [More]
Directed By: Martin Gero

#154
#154
Adjusted Score: 37.112%
Critics Consensus: For all its tease, the movie doesn't have more to say than money can't buy you love.
Synopsis: The probability of sex and the possibility of love between twenty-somethings -- a lonely man and a fiercely independent and... [More]
Directed By: Wayne Wang

#153
#153
Adjusted Score: 38.238%
Critics Consensus: Lurid but acted with gusto, Indecent Proposal has difficulty keeping it up beyond its initial titillating premise.
Synopsis: Adrian Lyne buffs the premise of Honeymoon in Vegas to a fine gloss in this yuppie melodrama that poses the... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#152

24 Exposures (2014)
35%

#152
Adjusted Score: 30.394%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Fetish photographer Billy (Adam Wingard) stages elaborate shoots around his fixations, photographing women in various stages of undress and death.... [More]
Directed By: Joe Swanberg

#151

Poison Ivy (1992)
36%

#151
Adjusted Score: 37.434%
Critics Consensus: An unpleasant thriller that lacks the self-awareness to dilute its sordid undertones, Poison Ivy is liable to give audiences a rash.
Synopsis: The always challenging transition from adorable child performer to sexy adult star was achieved flamboyantly by actress Drew Barrymore with... [More]

#150

Asylum (2005)
36%

#150
Adjusted Score: 38.449%
Critics Consensus: This catastrophic adaptation of Patrick McGrath's novel gets sillier and more implausible as it goes along.
Synopsis: Directed by David Mackenzie, Asylum follows a 1950s family living in a home on the grounds of an asylum after... [More]
Directed By: David Mackenzie

#149

Knock Knock (2015)
37%

#149
Adjusted Score: 38.985%
Critics Consensus: Knock Knock brings a lot of talent to bear on its satirical approach to torture horror, but not effectively enough to overcome its repetitive story or misguidedly campy tone.
Synopsis: When a devoted husband and father is left home alone for the weekend, two stranded young women unexpectedly knock on... [More]
Directed By: Eli Roth

#148

Love (2015)
39%

#148
Adjusted Score: 41.868%
Critics Consensus: Love sees writer-director Gaspar Noé delivering some of his warmest and most personal work; unfortunately, it's also among his most undeveloped and least compelling.
Synopsis: Enter the Void director Gaspar Noe helms this 3D envelope-pushing, non-linear narrative examining modern love and sexual desires.... [More]
Directed By: Gaspar Noé

#147
#147
Adjusted Score: 40.356%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Melodramatic and steamy as an East Indian jungle, this erotic historical drama tells the lurid tale of betrayal and sexual... [More]
Directed By: Mira Nair

#146

In Secret (2014)
41%

#146
Adjusted Score: 43.821%
Critics Consensus: Although it benefits from a strong cast, In Secret's stars can't totally compensate for the movie's sodden pacing and overly familiar story.
Synopsis: Based on Émile Zola's scandalous novel, Thérèse Raquin, IN SECRET is a tale of obsessive love, adultery and revenge set... [More]
Directed By: Charlie Stratton

#145
#145
Adjusted Score: 43.871%
Critics Consensus: The belabored noir plotting feels unbelievable, thus removing any sense of suspense. Also, Lohman is badly miscast.
Synopsis: Kevin Bacon and Colin Firth star as a famous comedy team that splits up after a woman is found dead... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

#144

Species (1995)
43%

#144
Adjusted Score: 47.014%
Critics Consensus: Species shows flashes of the potential to blend exploitation and sci-fi horror in ingenious ways, but is ultimately mainly interested in flashing star Natasha Henstridge's skin.
Synopsis: An alien comes to Earth to breed so that her kind can overtake the planet in this action-filled sci-fi film.... [More]
Directed By: Roger Donaldson

#143
Adjusted Score: 44.157%
Critics Consensus: This romance is more soapy than historically compelling.
Synopsis: While pioneering pre-feminist author George Sand has been the subject of several film biographies focusing on her ten year relationship... [More]
Directed By: Diane Kurys

#142
#142
Adjusted Score: 44.229%
Critics Consensus: Lurid without enough evident deeper meaning to justify its prurient impulses, Bad Guy runs the gamut from confusing to simply off-putting.
Synopsis: While strutting through Downtown Seoul, Hang-gi, a local gangland pimp, spots young Sun-hwa, a pretty, middle-class college student, waiting on... [More]
Directed By: Kim Ki-duk

#141

One to Another (2006)
45%

#141
Adjusted Score: 34.947%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Directors Jean-Marc Barr and Pascal Arnold's sexually political drama Chacun Sa Nuit explores the carnal interdependencies among a host of... [More]

#140

Death in Love (2009)
45%

#140
Adjusted Score: 32.585%
Critics Consensus: Death in Love has the depth of its convictions, but not even the game efforts of a talented cast are enough to overcome this drama's stilted story and unlikable characters.
Synopsis: Writer/director Boaz Yakin explores the burdens carried by the descendants of those who survived with this family drama about a... [More]
Directed By: Boaz Yakin

#139

The Brown Bunny (2004)
46%

#139
Adjusted Score: 48.075%
Critics Consensus: More dull than hypnotic, The Brown Bunny is a pretentious and self-indulgent bore.
Synopsis: Actor and musician Vincent Gallo takes on the role of writer, director, editor, cinematographer, and star with his second filmmaking... [More]
Directed By: Vincent Gallo

#138

Cashback (2007)
46%

#138
Adjusted Score: 46.976%
Critics Consensus: An unlikable protagonist, messy editing, and gratuitous nudity might make audiences ask for their cash back.
Synopsis: When art student Ben Willis is dumped by his girlfriend Suzy, he develops insomnia. To pass the long hours of... [More]
Directed By: Sean Ellis (II)

#137

3 (Drei) (2011)
47%

#137
Adjusted Score: 47.12%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Hannah and Simon have been a couple for 20 years. They live in Berlin, side by side in combative harmony.... [More]
Directed By: Tom Tykwer

#136

In Darkness (2018)
47%

#136
Adjusted Score: 47.509%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Blind pianist Sofia (Natalie Dormer) overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers that leads to the death of her... [More]
Directed By: Anthony Byrne

#135
#135
Adjusted Score: 48.281%
Critics Consensus: Strong performances and an inclusive approach to sexual awakening aren't enough to make Summer Storm a truly memorable coming-of-age story.
Synopsis: Tobi and Achim have been best friends for years. As cox and oarsman, they have helped their team win several... [More]

#134
Adjusted Score: 47.541%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Director Mike Figgis, creator of the Academy award-winning Leaving Las Vegas, presented this film's world premiere at the 1999 Sundance... [More]
Directed By: Mike Figgis

#133

Sweet Movie (1974)
48%

#133
Adjusted Score: 49.714%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Like his WR: Mysteries of the Organism, Dusan Makavejev's controversial 1974 feature Sweet Movie is firmly rooted in the principles... [More]
Directed By: Dusan Makavejev

#132

Sleeping Beauty (2011)
48%

#132
Adjusted Score: 50.395%
Critics Consensus: Sleeping Beauty's provocative premise and luminous art design is hampered by a clinical, remote presentation, delivering boredom and shock in equal measure.
Synopsis: Lucy (Emily Browning) is a young university student possessed by a kind of radical passivity. She lets a flip of... [More]
Directed By: Julia Leigh

#131
#131
Adjusted Score: 52.587%
Critics Consensus: It's a pleasure to see Hollywood produce a romance this refreshingly adult, but Love and Other Drugs struggles to find a balance between its disparate plot elements.
Synopsis: Maggie is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets... [More]
Directed By: Edward Zwick

#130

Battle in Heaven (2006)
49%

#130
Adjusted Score: 50.369%
Critics Consensus: Though it tries to be provocative, Battle in Heaven is lethargic and mind-numbing.
Synopsis: In Battle in Heaven (AKA Batalla en el Cielo), director Carlos Reygadas' searing look at the inherent hypocrisies of Mexico's... [More]
Directed By: Carlos Reygadas

#129
#129
Adjusted Score: 49.71%
Critics Consensus: Explicit and shocking, but there is no substance or statement on human behavior underneath the taboo-breaking.
Synopsis: Francois, a filmmaker, is preparing a thriller. During screen tests for a brief nude scene with an actress, he discovers... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Claude Brisseau

#128
Adjusted Score: 50.036%
Critics Consensus: An erotic thriller dulled by a messy narrative.
Synopsis: Two strangers share a strange and terrible bond in this stylish horror tale that juggles sex and graphic bloodshed. Shane... [More]
Directed By: Claire Denis

#127

Femme Fatale (2002)
49%

#127
Adjusted Score: 52.551%
Critics Consensus: The thriller Femme Fatale is overheated, nonsensical, and silly.
Synopsis: A contemporary film noir about an alluring seductress named Laure Ash. A sultry former jewel thief and con woman trying... [More]
Directed By: Brian DePalma

#126

Cruising (1980)
49%

#126
Adjusted Score: 53.476%
Critics Consensus: Cruising glides along confidently thanks to filmmaking craft and Al Pacino's committed performance, but this hot-button thriller struggles to engage its subject matter sensitively or justify its brutality.
Synopsis: A New York City cop goes undercover in New York's gay community to catch a serial killer.... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#125

Romance (1999)
50%

#125
Adjusted Score: 50.746%
Critics Consensus: Romance is a slim look into a woman's sexual psyche, with sex scenes that slightly excite while exploring human emotions.
Synopsis: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Breillat

#124

Unfaithful (2002)
50%

#124
Adjusted Score: 54.514%
Critics Consensus: Diane Lane shines in the role, but the movie adds nothing new to the genre and the resolution is unsatisfying.
Synopsis: Diane Lane is a wayward wife and Richard Gere is her suspicious husband in Adrian Lyne's Unfaithful. Connie (Lane) leaves... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#123

Secret Things (2003)
50%

#123
Adjusted Score: 50.676%
Critics Consensus: Pretentious and trashy.
Synopsis: Two young women try to climb the corporate ladder using their feminine wiles in this erotic melodrama from French director... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Claude Brisseau

#122

Chloe (2010)
51%

#122
Adjusted Score: 55.486%
Critics Consensus: Despite its promising pedigree and a titillating premise, Chloe ultimately fails to deliver the heat -- or the thrills -- expected of a sexual thriller.
Synopsis: Catherine, a successful doctor, suspects her husband David, a professor of music, of cheating. She tests his fidelity by hiring... [More]
Directed By: Atom Egoyan

#121
#121
Adjusted Score: 54.054%
Critics Consensus: Two Girls and a Guy has an intriguing premise and a talented trio of leads, but doesn't do quite enough with any of them to make the end result truly worth a watch.
Synopsis: In this darkly comic tale of love and infidelity, Carla (Heather Graham) and Lou (Natasha Gregson Wagner) are both waiting... [More]
Directed By: James Toback

#120

Scarlet Diva (2000)
52%

#120
Adjusted Score: 52.049%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Shot on digital video, this no-holds-barred, semi-autobiographical film from Italian actress/model Asia Argento presents the bleak decent of a popular... [More]
Directed By: Asia Argento

#119

The Hunger (1983)
52%

#119
Adjusted Score: 54.243%
Critics Consensus: Stylish yet hollow, The Hunger is a well-cast vampire thriller that mistakes erotic moments for a satisfying story.
Synopsis: The exquisitely beautiful Catherine Deneuve plays Miriam, a centuries-old vampire capable of bestowing the gift of immortality on her lovers... [More]
Directed By: Tony Scott

#118
Adjusted Score: 54.05%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This provincial, erotic film finds a young man having an affair with a 20-year-old woman, who is in turn having... [More]
Directed By: Vilgot Sjöman

#117

Basic Instinct (1992)
52%

#117
Adjusted Score: 56.476%
Critics Consensus: Unevenly echoing the work of Alfred Hitchcock, Basic Instinct contains a star-making performance from Sharon Stone but is ultimately undone by its problematic, overly lurid plot.
Synopsis: Michael Douglas stars with red-hot Sharon Stone in this groundbreaking and controversial film that redefined the genre of the sexy... [More]
Directed By: Paul Verhoeven

#116

Cruel Intentions (1999)
54%

#116
Adjusted Score: 58.854%
Critics Consensus: This darkly comic drama and its attractive young cast are easy on the eyes, but uneven performances and an uninspired script conspire to foil Cruel Intentions.
Synopsis: Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe sizzle as a pair of unscrupulous siblings in a deliciously sexy tale of seduction,... [More]
Directed By: Roger Kumble

#115

Final Analysis (1992)
54%

#115
Adjusted Score: 55.26%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: In Final Analysis, Richard Gere stars as Isaac Barr, a San Francisco psychiatrist whose alluring patient Diana Baylor (Uma Thurman)... [More]
Directed By: Phil Joanou

#114

Malena (2000)
54%

#114
Adjusted Score: 56.274%
Critics Consensus: Malena ends up objectifying the character of the movie's title. Also, the young boy's emotional investment with Malena is never convincing, as she doesn't feel like a three-dimensional person.
Synopsis: In 1941, Renato was 13 years old and although the world was at war, nothing ever happened in his sleepy... [More]
Directed By: Giuseppe Tornatore

#113

Bully (2001)
54%

#113
Adjusted Score: 56.534%
Critics Consensus: With its lingering shots of naked teenage bodies, Bully feels more sordidly exploitative than realistic.
Synopsis: A film based on the true-life murder of Bobby Kent. Kent, a Hollywood, Florida teenager was murdered by his own... [More]
Directed By: Larry Clark

#112
#112
Adjusted Score: 57.172%
Critics Consensus: Single White Female benefits from a pair of outstanding leads, neither of whom are well served by a storyline that wavers between thrillingly tense and utterly ridiculous.
Synopsis: After advertising for a new roommate, Allison finds herself living with Hedra, an initially shy woman who soon exhibits strange,... [More]
Directed By: Barbet Schroeder

#111

Touch Me Not (2019)
57%

#111
Adjusted Score: 57.927%
Critics Consensus: Touch Me Not deserves admiration for its efforts to debunk stereotypes and further a necessary dialogue, even if the execution never lives up to those lofty ambitions.
Synopsis: On the fluid border between reality and fiction, TOUCH ME NOT follows the emotional journeys of Laura, Tómas and Christian,... [More]
Directed By: Adina Pintilie

#110

Disclosure (1994)
58%

#110
Adjusted Score: 61.597%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Michael Douglas runs afoul of a treacherous supervisor in this film version of Michael Crichton's novel. Douglas plays Tom Sanders,... [More]
Directed By: Barry Levinson

#109

Crash (1996)
59%

#109
Adjusted Score: 61.459%
Critics Consensus: Despite the surprisingly distant, clinical direction, Crash's explicit premise and sex is classic Cronenberg territory.
Synopsis: After surviving a brutal car wreck, commercial director James Ballard finds himself slowly drawn to a mysterious subculture of people... [More]
Directed By: David Cronenberg

#108
#108
Adjusted Score: 60.492%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Beautiful vampire Djuna (Josephine de La Baume) tries to resist the advances of the handsome, human screenwriter Paolo (Milo Ventimiglia),... [More]
Directed By: Alexandra Cassavetes

#107

The Dreamers (2004)
60%

#107
Adjusted Score: 64.267%
Critics Consensus: Though lushly atmospheric, The Dreamers doesn't engage or provoke as much as it should.
Synopsis: The tumultuous political landscape of Paris in 1968 serves as the backdrop for a tale about three young cineastes who... [More]
Directed By: Bernardo Bertolucci

#106
#106
Adjusted Score: 64.471%
Critics Consensus: It doesn't quite live up to the promise of the first installment, but Nymphomaniac: Volume II still benefits from Lars von Trier's singular craft and vision, as well as a bravura performance from Charlotte Gainsbourg.
Synopsis: NYMPHOMANIAC: VOLUME II picks up with the story of Joe's adulthood, where her journey of self-discovery leads to darker complications.... [More]
Directed By: Lars von Trier

#105

Viva (2007)
61%

#105
Adjusted Score: 61.862%
Critics Consensus: Though it's lengthy and doesn't always walk the line between schlock and kitschy homage successfully, Viva's lovely visuals and knowing humor are undeniable.
Synopsis: Writer and director Anna Biller takes a swingin' look back at sexploitation cinema of the '70s in this candy-colored comedy... [More]
Directed By: Anna Biller

#104

Jason's Lyric (1994)
61%

#104
Adjusted Score: 61.762%
Critics Consensus: Jason's Lyric is a sexually charged film whose violent streak weakens or, depending on your perspective, supports the melodrama.
Synopsis: Two inner-city youths find love on the hard streets of Houston. Each has personal problems to work through, and is... [More]
Directed By: Doug McHenry

#103

Cat People (1982)
61%

#103
Adjusted Score: 64.959%
Critics Consensus: Paul Schrader's kinky reimagining of Cat People may prove too grisly and lurid for some audiences, but its provocative style and Natassja Kinski's hypnotic performance should please viewers who like a little gasoline with their fire.
Synopsis: In this loose adaptation of the 1942 horror classic of the same name, a 2001-style opening montage establishes some sort... [More]
Directed By: Paul Schrader

#102

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)
61%

#102
Adjusted Score: 62.501%
Critics Consensus: 9 1/2 Weeks' famously steamy sex scenes titillate though the drama unfolding between the beddings is relatively standard for the genre.
Synopsis: The title refers to the duration of the relationship between self-absorbed Wall Street shark Mickey Rourke and divorced art gallery... [More]
Directed By: Adrian Lyne

#101

Nurse (2014)
61%

#101
Adjusted Score: 60.919%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Nurse 3D is a thriller/horror film directed by Doug Aarniokoski and written by David Loughery starring Paz de la Huerta,... [More]
Directed By: Douglas Aarniokoski

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