Top 20 Steamy Erotic Movies That Will Spice Up Your Wildest Fantasies

Salena Harshini |May 05, 2020

Not only sexy with the most arousing moments, but these films also prove that erotica is a form of art.

Films have diverse kinds of forms and erotica is one of them. Erotic movies are not porn, they are art.

Cinema has been exploring it with plots and tales that would challenge your wildest fantasies be it passionate affairs, kinky obsessions, or steamy encounters. Whether it is stupendously sensual or shockingly raunchy, there is certainly something for anyone who aspires to venture into this world of foreplay and sex.

These movies trace all types of relationships in this bewildering realm of the fresh. Take a look at the top 20 best erotic movies and let them feed your desire.

1. The Dreamers (2003)

Set in the middle of the Paris student riots in 1968, the Bernardo Bertolucci directorial tells the story when an American student is welcomed into the lives of an exotic sister and brother.

The Dreamers
The Dreamers is said to be one of Bernardo Bertolucci's masterpieces

Everything becomes entangled when they form an erotic triangle. Not a thing can stop the three from crossing the limits.

2. Secretary (2002)

Lee who has a history of self-hurting and mental issues gets a job to be the secretary of a renowned lawyer.

The Secretary
Secretary (2002) includes steamy adult scenes

Finding out she is aroused by his stern demeanor, she turns their professional connection into a sadomasochistic relationship.

3. The Duke Of Burgundy (2014)

As Cynthia's solicitations sell out sadomasochistic acts, Evelyn turns out to be less a housekeeper than a sex slave, submitting to her continuously dubious humiliations with an astounding relish.

The Duke Of Burgundy
The kinky relationship does bring a huge deal of pleasure

They are fond of kinky sex and foreplay that seems to mostly end up with Evelyn being punished.

4. Lolita (1997)

Humbert Humbert is a middle-aged professor and classic taste in literature along with other intellectual passions.

Lolita 1997
"Lolita" is adapted from the same-name famous novel

As he encounters a new widow, he decides to marry her so he can be close to her beautiful, seductive, and young daughter, Lolita.

5. Malèna (2000)

The 13-year-old Renato is living a usual life in a small Italian town until a young widow called Malena appears in his life. She is desired by every man and envied by every woman. She is the one that changes Renato’s life forever.

6. Exotica (1994)

Christina is the most famed dancer at a mainstream strip club owned by her ex-boyfriend. She starts having a psychological and sexual dependency with a gloomy tax auditor who comes to the club every night.

Exotica is among the most acclaimed 18+ movies

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7. Crash (1996)

After James gets tangled in a car crash that almost kills him, he finds his attraction towards similar survivors with an underground subculture. They are ones who change the accident adrenaline feelings into alluring danger.

The eroticism of mortality and death is what turns him on

8. Body Heat (1981)

One of the best erotic movies is full of steamy love scenes which would make you do things.

Body Heat
"Body Heat" truly lives up to its name

Body Heat is set In the middle of the soaring Florida hotness when a woman persuades her lover to murder her wealthy husband so they can run away with his money.

9. Bitter Moon (1992)

Fiona and Nigel, a sophisticated upper-class couple, encounter a dynamic duo on their cruise trip. The other lovers have an erotic, dark history that interests Nigel, leading him to a darker side which may put an end to his marriage.

Bitter Moon
You can't find hotter scenes in other movies than in this one

10. Shame (2011)

Brandon is a successful and good-looking New York bachelor. It seems that he has a flawless life but he actually is a sex addict that even masturbates at work.

"Shame" stars X-Men actor Michael Fassbender

However, his life is turned upside down when his sister shows up with no warning and intervenes in his privacy.

11. Basic Instinct (1992)

Basic Instinct is among the most famous and iconic erotic movies of all time. Detective Nick is assigned to be in charge of a murder case where the girlfriend of the victim is taken as the prime suspect.

Basic Instinct
Basic Instinct also includes the iconic leg-crossing scene

However, when the detective calls her for interrogation, she allures him into starting a heavy fling which takes to new levels of manipulation and lust.

12. The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1998)

A surgeon travels for one of his operations and decides to bring a young woman back to his place with him after coming across her there. But the lady learns that he is in fact a womanizer who has a mistress. It gradually leads to the three’s complicated and torrid relationships.

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being
Adapted from a Czech novel, the movie is among the most excellent erotic movies of the 90s

13. The Pillow Book (1996)

A Japanese woman has this weird fetish of having calligraphers write on her body while she exploits her sexual desire from one to another. Then, she eventually encounters an English man who has all that she needs and even more.

The Pillow Book 1996
"The Pillow Book" features "Star Wars" actor Ewan McGregor

14. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After Bill’s wife reveals that she has had sexual fantasies about another man she encountered, Bill embarks on a harrowing underground cult and quickly finds himself falling deep into the world of lustful practices that finally sends him out of his shell.

Eyes Wide Shut
"Eyes Wide Shut" stars ex-spouses Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman

15. Q Desire (2011)

The top erotic movies feature Cecile who gets into a sexual relationship with those she both knows and does not know to satisfy her so she can get rid of her gloom after her father passes away.

Q Desire Erotic movies
Q Desire has many hot scenes of the protagonist with various lovers

16. Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II (2013)

A lonely, single but wise man finds a beaten-up woman lying on the side of the road and accompanies her back to his house. The woman considers herself a nymphomaniac and begins telling him how she reached that place in her life.

Nymphomaniac Erotic movies
"Nymphomaniac" focuses on the story how the main character gets where she is then

17. 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Firework ignites between two strangers, Elizabeth and John. They start an extremely passionate affair that finally picks up bondage along with other arousing acts like striptease. However, things burn out just like how they get heated.

9 12 Weeks Erotic movies
The film offers a lot of arousing installments

18. Killing Me Softly (2002)

A woman is under the risk of fatal consequences after leaving her loving boyfriend to pursue unprecedented sexual scenarios with an attractive and mysterious celebrity mountaineer.

Killing Me Softly Erotic movies
Sexual desire can danger your life without you acknowledging it

19. Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

Adèle is confused about her own sexuality until she forms a deep sexual and emotional connection with a blue-haired art student who she crossed paths with in a lesbian bar. They can hardly get enough of each other just to find themselves in heartbreak in the end.

Blue 1 Erotic movies
The Palme d'Or winner created a frenzy when it first released

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20. Room in Rome (2010)

This one among the best erotic movies follows the saga of two women who have a spicy and intense night of passion when they meet in Rome. One of the two soon comes to the realization that their voyage is not right. However, she could not resist the other because she has gone weak in the knees.

Room In Rome Erotic movies
A Spanish woman falls madly in love with a woman she meets on her last day in Rome

The above is our list of 20 hottest erotic movies with films ranging from the 20th to the 21st century. Do you have any other 18+ erotic movies to recommend? Feel free to share in the comment section below!


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