In this best erotic movies list, we selected top 20 movies from hundreds of erotic films and ranked them by their IMDb scores (from the highest).

Best Erotic Movies

Among them, each of the erotic movie has been rated by thousands of audiences. That is mean the 20 best adult and erotic movies are praised by most of audiences.

#1. The Handmaiden (2016) – 8.1/10

It is a South Korean erotic psychological thriller movie depicts a Korean man hire a woman as handmaiden to seduce a Japanese heiress.

The Handmaiden (2016)

#2. Blue Is the Warmest Color – 7.8/10

Blue Is the Warmest Color is a teenager girl to explore lesbian sexuality with an art student who has blue hair.

Blue Is the Warmest Color cast

#3. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989) – 7.6/10

The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband’s restaurant.

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

#4. Lust, Caution (2007) – 7.6/10

During World War II, a young woman gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure.

Lust, Caution (2007)

#5. The Reader (2008) – 7.6/10

After his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end trial nearly a decade ago, a law student re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a Nazi war-crime .

The Reader (2008)

#6. The Piano (1993) – 7.6/10

A mute pianist along with her young daughter and prized piano is sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner. But she soon becomes intrigued by her husband’s Maori-friendly acquaintance and leading to tense, life-altering conflicts.

The Piano (1993)

#7. Eyes Wide Shut (1999) – 7.4/10

A doctor (Tom Cruise) embarks on a harrowing, night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife (Nicole Kidman) reveals a painful secret to him.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

#8. Betty Blue (1986) – 7.4/10

A young woman whose passionate affair with handyman and would-be writer inexorably drifts towards tragedy as she becomes increasingly unbalanced.

Betty Blue (1986)

#9. Body Heat (1981) – 7.4/10

In the midst of a searing Florida heat wave, a woman persuades her lover, a small-town lawyer, to murder her rich husband.

Body Heat (1981)

#10. Irréversible (2002) – 7.4/10

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass.

Irréversible (2002)

#11. Shame (2011) – 7.2/10

A sex addict’s carefully cultivated private life falls apart after his sister arrives for an indefinite stay.

Shame (2011)

#12. Bitter Moon (1992) – 7.2/10

After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic’s wife.

Bitter Moon (1992)

#13. The Dreamers (2003) – 7.2/10

A young American studying in Paris in 1968 strikes up a friendship with a French brother and sister. Set against the background of the ’68 Paris student riots.

The Dreamers (2003)

#14. Sex and Lucia (2001) – 7.2/10

Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life.

Sex and Lucia (2001)

#15. Cashback (2006) – 7.2/10

After a painful breakup, Ben develops insomnia. To kill time, he starts working the late night shift at the local supermarket, where his artistic imagination runs wild.

Cashback (2006)

#16. Exotica (1994) – 7.1/10

In the upscale Canadian strip club Exotica, Christina is the most popular dancer, who is visited nightly by the obsessive a depressed tax auditor. Meanwhile, her ex-boyfriend is still jealously pines for her, even as he introduces her onstage.

Exotica (1994)

#17. Last Tango in Paris (1972) – 7.1/10

A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex.

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

#18. Empire of Passion (1978) – 7.0/10

A married woman and her lover murder her husband and dump his body into a well. After a while, his ghost comes to haunt them while the local gossip grows stronger.

Empire of Passion (1978)

#19. Secretary (2002) – 7.0/10

A young woman gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.

Secretary (2002)

#20. Basic Instinct (1992) – 6.9/10

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive novelist could be involved.

Basic Instinct (1992)

These top erotic movies are popular around the world. If you have found other adult and erotic movies and think they are better than the above, you can leave a comment to discuss with us.

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