The Best "Erotic Drama" Films.

A type of drama with an emphasis on eroticism and where a sexual relationship plays an important role in the plot. Often these frank films contain elements of graphic nudity, sexual intercourse, and fetishism, yet these acts rarely are portrayed gratuitously or for simple voyeuristic pleasure. Often, the attention is drawn to issues of pleasure, companionship, and emotional and physical necessity. Unlike exploitation or porn flicks, erotic dramas offer more elaborate dramatic structure, deeper psychological character motivations and display a higher artistic level; some of them have become acknowledged classics. Unfortunately, Hollywood's traditional reluctance in dealing with overtly sexual and erotic topics in a serious manner (studios prefer to link sex with violence, exemplified by the erotic thriller, or with humor in the teen sex comedy) have given this subgenre a predominantly international flavor since the mid-'60s. A few notable examples include Last Tango in Paris, In the Realm of the Senses, Betty Blue, Henry and June, Crash, The Lover, Lovers, The Hairdresser's Husband, Breaking the Waves, The Piano, Matador, and The Pillow Book. Domestically, the abandonment of the Hayes Code in the late ‘60s offered American filmmakers chances to maturely explore eroticism for the first time. Disappointingly, between Hollywood's squeamishness, the underground's ‘70s sexploitation movement and the ‘80s post-AIDS age of abstinence, little of interest was made. However, the rise of the American independents in the late-'80s and ‘90s finally produced filmmakers willing to address eroticism without shyness, leading to domestic starting points like Blue Velvet, sex, lies and videotape and Female Perversions.
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1.
Bad Timing (1980)
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The setting is Vienna. A young American woman is brought to a hospital after overdosing on pills, apparently in a suicide attempt... (123 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
2.
Exotica (1994)
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Francis, whose daughter was murdered a few years ago, is always watching Christina dance in the night club Exotica. One night he is dared to touch the girl and ends up being thrown out. He then sends in Thomas to try and find explanations. (103 mins.)
Director: Atom Egoyan
 
3.
Diary of a Lost Girl (1929)
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Thymiane is a beautiful young girl who is not having a storybook life. Her governess, Elizabeth, is thrown out of her home when she is pregnant... (104 mins.)
 
4.
The Blue Angel (1930)
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An elderly professor's ordered life spins dangerously out of control when he falls for a nightclub singer. (124 mins.)
 
5.
Ecstasy (1933)
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Eva has just gotten married to an older gentleman, but discovers that he is obsessed with order in his life and doesn't have much room for passion... (82 mins.)
Director: Gustav Machatý
 
6.
A Song of Love (1972 Short Film)
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Two prisoners in complete isolation, separated by the thick brick walls, and desperately in need of human contact, devise a most unusual kind of communication. (26 mins.)
Director: Jean Genet
 
7.
Crazed Fruit (1956)
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Spending their summer on an exotic beach, two brothers fall for the same beautiful girl, whose charm and looks may hide more than they they bargained for. (86 mins.)
Director: Kô Nakahira
 
8.
...And God Created Woman (1956)
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In sunny St. Tropez, a young sexpot loves one brother but marries the other. (95 mins.)
Director: R. Vadim
 
9.
Les liaisons dangereuses (1959)
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Juliette Merteuil and Valmont is a sophisticated couple, always looking for fun and excitement. Both... (106 mins.)
Director: Roger Vadim
 
10.
Sons and Lovers (1960)
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Jack Cardiff received a 1960 Oscar Nomination as Best Director for this lush, engaging film starring Trevor Howard... (103 mins.)
Director: Jack Cardiff
 
11.
The Silence (1963)
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Two sisters and 13-year old boy travel in a fictitious foreign country. The older sister gets sick and the three move into a hotel. (96 mins.)
Director: Ingmar Bergman
 
12.
The Pornographers (1966)
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Life of a pornographer who tries to stay under the radar of the mob. He has a mistress, a step-son, a step-daughter (whom he's attracted to) and a wife who believes her first husband was reincarnated as a restless carp. (128 mins.)
Director: Shôhei Imamura
 
13.
Gate of Flesh (1964)
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After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory... (90 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
14.
Belle de Jour (1967)
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A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
 
15.
Eros + Massacre (1969)
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Two interwoven stories. The first is a biography of anarchist Sakae Osugi which follows his relationship with three women in the 1920s. The second centers around two 1960s' students researching Osugi's theories. (202 mins.)
 
16.
Women in Love (1969)
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The battle of the sexes and relationships among the elite of Britian's industrial Midlands in the 1920s... (131 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
17.
Blind Beast (1969)
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A blind sculpter and his mother kidnap a young model. (86 mins.)
 
18.
The Conformist (1970)
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A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident. (111 mins.)
 
19.
Don't Deliver Us from Evil (1971)
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Anne and Lore, neighbors and best friends, barely into their teens, board at a convent school where they have taken a vow to sin and to serve Satan... (102 mins.)
Director: Joël Séria
 
20.
Daughters of Darkness (1971)
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A newlywed couple are passing through a vacation resort. Their paths cross with a mysterious, strikingly beautiful countess and her aide. (87 mins.)
Director: Harry Kümel
 
21.
Throw Away Your Books, Rally in the Streets (1971)
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An angst-ridden teen dealing with his dysfunctional family hits the streets. The story is inter-cut with various psychedelic, energetic vignettes. (137 mins.)
Director: Shûji Terayama
 
22.
Two English Girls (1971)
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At the beginning of the 20th century, Claude Roc, a young middle-class Frenchman meets in Paris Ann Brown... (130 mins.)
 
23.
The Decameron (1971)
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An adaptation of nine stories from Boccaccio's "Decameron". (112 mins.)
 
24.
Female Prisoner #701: Scorpion (1972)
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After being used and betrayed by the detective she had fallen in love with, young Matsu is sent to a female prison full of sadistic guards and disobedient prisoners. (87 mins.)
Director: Shun'ya Itô
 
25.
Turkish Delight (1973)
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Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy... (108 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
26.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
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A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
 
27.
The Night Porter (1974)
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After a chance meeting at a hotel in 1957, a Holocaust survivor and the Nazi officer who tortured her resume their sadomasochistic relationship. (118 mins.)
Director: Liliana Cavani
 
28.
Arabian Nights (1974)
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In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns... (130 mins.)
 
29.
Emmanuelle (1974)
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The wife of a French diplomat in Bangkok, Emmanuelle embarks on a voyage of sexual discovery. (105 mins.)
Director: Just Jaeckin
 
30.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
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Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. (116 mins.)
 
31.
In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
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A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end. (109 mins.)
Director: Nagisa Ôshima
 
32.
Tsigoineruwaizen (1980)
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(144 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
33.
Heat-Haze Theatre (1981)
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(139 mins.)
Director: Seijun Suzuki
 
34.
Querelle (1982)
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French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that... (108 mins.)
 
35.
One Deadly Summer (1983)
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In spring 1976, a 19-year-old beauty, her German-born mother, and her crippled father move to the town of a firefighter nicknamed Pin-Pon... (133 mins.)
Director: Jean Becker
 
36.
The 4th Man (1983)
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A man who has been having visions of an impending danger begins an affair with a woman who may lead him to his doom. (102 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
 
37.
Betty Blue (1986)
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Zorg is a handyman working at in France, maintaining and looking after the bungalows. He lives a quiet and peaceful life... (120 mins.)
 
38.
Blue Velvet (1986)
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The discovery of a severed human ear found in a field leads a young man on an investigation related to a beautiful, mysterious nightclub singer and a group of psychopathic criminals who have kidnapped her child. (120 mins.)
Director: David Lynch
 
39.
Matador (1986)
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An ex-bullfighter who gets turned on by killing, a lady lawyer with the same fetish and a young man driven insane by his religious upbringing... (110 mins.)
 
40.
Less Than Zero (1987)
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A college freshman returns to L.A. for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit. (98 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
 
41.
Drowning by Numbers (1988)
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Tired of her husband's philanderous ways, the mother of two daughters drowns her husband. With the reluctant help of the local coroner... (118 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
42.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
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In 1968, a Czech doctor with an active sex life meets a woman who wants monogamy, and then the Soviet invasion further disrupts their lives. (171 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
43.
A Short Film About Love (1988)
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An innocent virgin spies on his frontal neighbor and falls in love with her, thus starts using tricks on her which he hopes will lead to them meeting. (86 mins.)
 
44.
Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
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A scheming widow and her manipulative ex-lover make a bet regarding the corruption of a recently married woman. (119 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
45.
The Rainbow (1989)
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A young woman deals in her own personal way with the trials of adolescence and young adulthood in early 1900s England. (113 mins.)
Director: Ken Russell
 
46.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
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A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything. (100 mins.)
 
47.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
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The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husbands restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
48.
Pan Jin Lian zhi qian shi jin sheng (1989)
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A woman (Joey Wang) is cursed with beauty in China and becomes prey for men. Raped by the prefect of her ballet school and sent to work camp... (90 mins.)
Director: Clara Law
 
49.
Ju Dou (1990)
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A woman married to the brutal and infertile owner of a dye mill in rural China conceives a boy with... (95 mins.)
 
50.
The Hairdresser's Husband (1990)
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Twelve-year-old Antoine falls profoundly in love with a voluptuous but suicidal hairdresser, a formative experience he never forgets... (82 mins.)
Director: Patrice Leconte
 
51.
Henry & June (1990)
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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
52.
Lovers: A True Story (1991)
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Set in '50s Spain, a young man (Sanz) leaves the army and looks for a job so he and his fiancée (Verdu) can get married... (103 mins.)
Director: Vicente Aranda
 
53.
Naked Lunch (1991)
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After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in a port town in North Africa. (115 mins.)
 
54.
La tarea (1991)
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Virginia is taking a class at film school, and has decided on her solo project for the class. She will secretly film herself and her ex-husband Marcelo with a candid camera while they make love. (85 mins.)
 
55.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
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In a forgotten Mexico Tita and Pedro fall in love, but are forbidden to marry. Mama Elena sees Tita's role as her caretaker for life... (105 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Arau
 
56.
Savage Nights (1992)
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Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality... (126 mins.)
Director: Cyril Collard
 
57.
Bitter Moon (1992)
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British couple Fiona and Nigel Dobson are sailing to Istanbul en route to India. They encounter a beautiful French woman... (139 mins.)
Director: Roman Polanski
 
58.
The Lover (1992)
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In 1929 French Indochina, a French teenage girl embarks on a reckless and forbidden romance with a wealthy, older Chinese man, each knowing that knowledge of their affair will bring drastic consequences to each other. (115 mins.)
 
59.
The Piano (1993)
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A mute woman along with her young daughter, and her prized piano, are sent to 1850s New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, and she's soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
 
60.
The Age of Innocence (1993)
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A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. (139 mins.)
Director: Martin Scorsese
 
61.
The Last Seduction (1994)
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A devious sexpot steals her husband's drug money and hides out in a small town where she meets the perfect dupe for her next scheme. (110 mins.)
Director: John Dahl
 
62.
God's Comedy (1995)
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João de Deus is the manager of an ice-cream shop owned by an ex-prostitute, Paraíso dos Gelados (Ice-Cream Paradise)... (170 mins.)
 
63.
All Things Fair (1995)
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Malmö, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher... (130 mins.)
Director: Bo Widerberg
 
64.
Kids (1995)
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A day in the life of a group of teens as they travel around New York City skating, drinking, smoking, and deflowering virgins. (91 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
 
65.
Two Deaths (1995)
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A tale of power, passion and obsession set in a politically torn Eastern European country. (102 mins.)
Director: Nicolas Roeg
 
66.
The Pillow Book (1996)
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As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book"... (126 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
 
67.
Breaking the Waves (1996)
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Oilman Jan is paralyzed in an accident. His wife, who prayed for his return, feels guilty; even more, when Jan urges her to have sex with another. (159 mins.)
Director: Lars Von Trier
 
68.
Crash (1996)
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After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife. (100 mins.)
 
69.
A Summer Dress (1996 Short Film)
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It's summer. Sébastien loves the singer Sheila. Lucia loves boys. And all Luc wants is to get a nice tan... (15 mins.)
Director: François Ozon
 
70.
Lolita (1997)
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A man marries his landlady so he can take advantage of her daughter. (137 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
71.
Live Flesh (1997)
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After leaving jail, Víctor is still in love with Elena, but she's married to the former cop -now basketball player- who became paralysed by a shot from Víctor's gun... (103 mins.)
Director: Pedro Almodovar
 
72.
Under the Sun (1998)
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Olof lives alone on a farm after the death of his mother. Unable to read and write, he is dependent on his younger friend, Erik. Olof advertises for a housekeeper, and Ellen arrives. During summer Olof's heart and Erik's desires develops. (130 mins.)
Director: Colin Nutley
 
73.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
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A New York City doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. (159 mins.)
Director: Stanley Kubrick
 
74.
Lies (1999)
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A conscious exploration of fantasy and flesh. The director talks about the novel upon which the film is based... (112 mins.)
Director: Sun-Woo Jang
 
75.
An Affair of Love (1999)
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They recount their impressions to the Interviewer. They met through a magazine ad, She and He. They corresponded through the Internet... (80 mins.)
 
76.
Moonlight Whispers (1999)
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Two seemingly innocent school kids are obsessed in fetishistic s&m games. (100 mins.)
Director: Akihiko Shiota
 
77.
In the Mood for Love (2000)
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Two neighbors, a woman and a man, form a strong bond after both suspect extramarital activities of their spouses. However, they agree to keep their bond platonic so as not to commit similar wrongs. (98 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
78.
Quills (2000)
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In a Napoleonic era insane asylum, an inmate, the irrepressible Marquis De Sade, fights a battle of wills against a tyrannically prudish doctor. (124 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
 
79.
Captain Pantoja and the Special Services (2000)
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The Peruvian army captain Pantaleon Pantoja, a very serious and efficient officer, is chosen by his... (137 mins.)
 
80.
Bully (2001)
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A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much. (108 mins.)
Director: Larry Clark
 
81.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
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A young man romantically pursues his masochistic piano teacher. (131 mins.)
Director: Michael Haneke
 
82.
Samsara (2001)
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A spiritual love-story set in the majestic landscape of Ladakh, Himalayas. Samsara is a quest; one man's... (145 mins.)
Director: Pan Nalin
 
83.
Sex and Lucia (2001)
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Various lives converge on an isolated island, all connected by an author whose novel has become inextricably entwined with his own life. (128 mins.)
Director: Julio Medem
 
84.
Irreversible (2002)
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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. (97 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
85.
Secretary (2002)
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A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. (104 mins.)
 
86.
Unfaithful (2002)
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A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling. (124 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
 
87.
Blissfully Yours (2002)
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The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border. (125 mins.)
 
88.
The Dreamers (2003)
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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. (115 mins.)
 
89.
Closer (2004)
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The relationships of two couples become complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman of the other. (104 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
90.
Eros (2004)
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Three short films -- one each from directors Michelangelo Antonioni, Steven Soderbergh and Wong Kar Wai -- address the themes of love and sex. (104 mins.)
 
91.
Head-On (2004)
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In 'Gegen die Wand' Cahit, a 40-something male from Mersin in Turkey has removed everything Turkish from his life... (121 mins.)
Director: Fatih Akin
 
92.
Heading South (2005)
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Three female tourists have their eyes opened while visiting the poverty-stricken and dangerous world of 1980s Haiti. (108 mins.)
Director: Laurent Cantet
 
93.
The Last Mistress (2007)
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Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy. (104 mins.)
 
94.
Downloading Nancy (2008)
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An unhappy wife orders a guy she meets over the Internet to kill her, but the two of them fall in love. (102 mins.)
Director: Johan Renck
 
95.
The Reader (2008)
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Post-WWII Germany: Nearly a decade after his affair with an older woman came to a mysterious end, law student Michael Berg re-encounters his former lover as she defends herself in a war-crime trial. (124 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
96.
Enter the Void (2009)
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A U.S. drug dealer living in Tokyo is betrayed by his best friend and killed in a drug deal. His soul, observing the repercussions of his death, seeks resurrection. (161 mins.)
Director: Gaspar Noé
 
97.
The Housemaid (2010)
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A man's affair with his family's housemaid leads to dark consequences. (106 mins.)
Director: Sang-soo Im
 
98.
Underwater Love (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Asuka, 35-year-old woman working at a fish factory and engaged to her boss Hedzhaymom Taki. In all her life... (87 mins.)
Director: Shinji Imaoka
 
99.
House of Tolerance (2011)
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Life in an elegant Parisian brothel in the early twentieth century. The madam essentially owns the women: their expenses exceed earnings... (122 mins.)
 
100.
Shame (2011)
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In New York City, Brandon's carefully cultivated private life - which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction - is disrupted when his sister arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay. (101 mins.)
Director: Steve McQueen