Must-Watch Erotic Films
Must-Watch Erotic Films
Must-Watch Erotic Films
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Must-Watch Erotic Films

By James Guttridge

If you're in a naughty mood or just curious, here are the 7 highest rated erotic films that you must see to further your film education.

Erotic films are movies where sexuality is central to the plot. This is not the same as a pornographic film where the sex scenes are explicit. Erotic films tend to arouse the imagination with their scenes, which are often more suggestive than explicit. If you feel like indulging yourself tonight, here are the 7 top-rated sensual feature films on Rotten Tomatoes.

I Am Love, Luca Guadagnino (2009)

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 81%

In this film directed by Luca Guadagnino (who also made the brilliant Call Me By Your Name), Emma is bored in her large estate. She meets Antonio, her son's best friend. Thanks to him, she (re)discovers herself and dives headlong into a passionate affair.

Under the Skin, Jonathan Glazer (2013)

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 85%

This sci-fi movie should please all erotic film fans. An alien arrives on Earth in the guise of a beautiful and mysterious young woman (played by Scarlett Johansson). But her appearance on this planet is not without reason: she has come to seduce men and then make them disappear.

Mulholland Drive, David Lynch (2001)

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 87%

This David Lynch thriller tells the story of a woman who loses her memory after an accident. With the help of another woman, she begins to search for her memories, but above all, she finds a relationship that is one of the most sensual in cinema.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche (2013)

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 89%

Abdellatif Kechiche's Blue Is the Warmest Colour takes us into the life of a teenage girl and her first lesbian love affair. The film takes us into the heart of a love story but also confronts us with the difficulties that gay people can encounter. With an explicit sex scene unlike anything seen before in traditional cinema, Blue Is the Warmest Colour shakes up the film world.

Y tu mamá también, Alfonso Cuarón (2001)

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Julio and Tenoch are two 17-year-old teenagers. One evening, they meet Luisa, 10 years older than them. They then embark on a journey that will lead them to adulthood and to discover their sexuality.

The Piano, Jane Campion (1993)

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 92%

Ada is passionate about the piano. When she marries a stranger who forces her to give up her instrument, she has to abandon her passion. However, they come to an agreement: she will get one key after another if she submits to his deepest desires…

The Handmaiden, Park Chan-wook (2016)

  • Rotten Tomatoes: 95%

This Korean thriller tells the story of a young girl hired to serve a rich heiress. This erotic film plunges us into an austere mansion, where sensuality and betrayal are key.


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