Rated R/ NC-17 Romances/ Erotic Movies

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1.
Lust, Caution (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
During World War II era, a young woman, Wang Jiazhi, gets swept up in a dangerous game of emotional intrigue with a powerful political figure, Mr. Yee. (157 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ NC-17. In Chinese. ” - LifeInPain
 
2.
Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
3.
Delta of Venus (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A struggling American writer (England) and a fellow American expatriate (Mandylor) begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II. (102 mins.)
Director: Zalman King
“ NC-17. ” - LifeInPain
 
4.
Secretary (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
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.)
“ R. BDSM relationship. ” - LifeInPain
 
5.
Henry & June (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding... (136 mins.)
Director: Philip Kaufman
“ NC-17. ” - LifeInPain
 
6.
Two Moon Junction (1988)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
A young Southern débutante temporarily abandons her posh lifestyle and upcoming, semi-arranged marriage to have a lustful and erotic fling with a rugged drifter who works at a local carnival. (104 mins.)
Director: Zalman King
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
7.
9½ Weeks (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ R. BDSM relationship. ” - LifeInPain
 
8.
White Palace (1990)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Max Baron (James Spader) is a 27-year-old high-flying advertising executive still recovering from the death of his wife... (103 mins.)
Director: Luis Mandoki
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
9.
Crash (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
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.)
“ NC-17. Fetish. ” - LifeInPain
 
10.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A young Parisian woman meets a middle-aged American businessman who demands their clandestine relationship be based only on sex. (129 mins.)
“ NC-17. In French. ” - LifeInPain
 
11.
Asylum (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
A woman becomes very curious about one of her psychiatrist husband's inmates, a man who was found guilty in the murder and disfigurement of his former wife. (99 mins.)
Director: David Mackenzie
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
12.
Fat Girl (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
Two sisters confront their sexual attitudes and experiences while on a family holiday. (83 mins.)
“ R. In French. ” - LifeInPain
 
13.
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
An unbalanced but alluring former mental patient takes a porn star prisoner in the hopes of convincing her to marry him. (101 mins.)
“ NC-17. In Spanish ” - LifeInPain
 
14.
Venus in Furs (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Two people with help of some friends explore their sexuality. (70 mins.)
“ R? Subbed. I personally thought this movie was quite boring. ” - LifeInPain
 
15.
Quills (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ R. Biography of Marquis de Sade. Not exactly romance. ” - LifeInPain
 
16.
Little Children (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The lives of two lovelorn spouses from separate marriages, a registered sex offender, and a disgraced ex-police officer intersect as they struggle to resist their vulnerabilities and temptations in suburban Massachusetts. (136 mins.)
Director: Todd Field
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
17.
Lie with Me (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
An outgoing, sexually aggressive young woman meets and begins a torrid affair with an equally aggressive young man in which their affair begins to bring a strain on their personal lives. (93 mins.)
Director: Clement Virgo
“ NR. I don't recommend this movie. ” - LifeInPain
 
18.
Stage Beauty (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A female theatre dresser creates a stir and sparks a revolution in seventeenth century London theatre by playing Desdemona in Othello. But what will become of the male actor she once worked for and eventually replaced? (106 mins.)
Director: Richard Eyre
“ R. 17th century. Not exactly romance. ” - LifeInPain
 
19.
Belle de Jour (1967)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A frigid young housewife decides to spend her midweek afternoons as a prostitute. (101 mins.)
Director: Luis Bunuel
“ R. In French ” - LifeInPain
 
20.
The Dreamers (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ NC-17. Partly in French ” - LifeInPain
 
21.
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
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.)
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
22.
Antichrist (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A grieving couple retreat to their cabin in the woods, hoping to repair their broken hearts and troubled marriage. But nature takes its course and things go from bad to worse. (108 mins.)
Director: Lars von Trier
“ NC-17. Not erotic/romantic but has several graphic sex scenes. ” - LifeInPain
 
23.
Farinelli (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Farinelli, is the artistic name of Carlo Broschi, a young singer in Handel's time. He was castrated in his childhood in order to preserve his voice... (111 mins.)
Director: Gérard Corbiau
“ R. 18th Century. In French and Italian. About Castrato. Has several opera arias. ” - LifeInPain
 
24.
The Night Porter (1974)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
“ R. S&M Relationship. Post Nazi Germany. ” - LifeInPain
 
25.
The Reader (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ R. Post Nazi Germany ” - LifeInPain
 
26.
Showgirls (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  
Nomi, a young drifter, arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become the top of the Vegas showgirls. (128 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ NC-17. About Strippers. ” - LifeInPain
 
27.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A journalist is aided in his search for a woman who has been missing -- or dead -- for forty years by a young female hacker. (152 mins.)
“ R. Not erotic/romantic but has two graphic rape scenes. ” - LifeInPain
 
28.
Atonement (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Fledgling writer Briony Tallis, as a thirteen-year-old, irrevocably changes the course of several lives when she accuses her older sister's lover of a crime he did not commit. (123 mins.)
Director: Joe Wright
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
29.
The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A film is being made of a story, set in 19th century England, about Charles, a biologist who's engaged to be married... (124 mins.)
Director: Karel Reisz
“ R. I don't recommend this movie. ” - LifeInPain
 
30.
Veronika Decides to Die (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
After a frantic suicide attempt, Veronika awakens inside a mysterious mental asylum. Under the supervision of an unorthodox psychiatrist who specializes in controversial treatment, Veronika learns that she has only weeks to live. (103 mins.)
Director: Emily Young
“ R. Takes place mostly in psychiatric hospital. ” - LifeInPain
 
31.
The Piano (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A mute woman is sent to 1850s New Zealand along with her young daughter and prized piano for an arranged marriage to a wealthy landowner, but is soon lusted after by a local worker on the plantation. (121 mins.)
Director: Jane Campion
“ R. One of the absolutely most erotic/romantic films ever. ” - LifeInPain
 
32.
Indecent Proposal (1993)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
A millionaire offers $1,000,000 to a young married couple for a night with the wife. (117 mins.)
Director: Adrian Lyne
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
33.
The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The wife of an abusive criminal finds solace in the arms of a kind regular guest in her husband's restaurant. (124 mins.)
Director: Peter Greenaway
“ NC-17. Quite violent ” - LifeInPain
 
34.
Bad Education (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends. (106 mins.)
“ NC-17. In Spanish. Gay relationships/sex. ” - LifeInPain
 
35.
Trust (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A teenage girl is targeted by an online sexual predator. (106 mins.)
Director: David Schwimmer
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
36.
Head-On (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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
“ R. In German and Turkish. ” - LifeInPain
 
37.
9 Songs (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
In London, England, love blooms between an American college student, named Lisa, and a British glaciologist, named Matt, where over the next few months in between attending rock concerts, the two lovers have intense sexual encounters. (71 mins.)
“ NC-17. Very explicit sex scenes. There isn't exactly a plot. ” - LifeInPain
 
38.
Wide Sargasso Sea (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
The first Mrs. Rochester recalls how she met her future husband and eventually came to be imprisoned in the attic at Thornfield Hall. (84 mins.)
Director: Brendan Maher
“ NR (Probably R). ” - LifeInPain
 
39.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ R. Gay/Bisexual sex/relationships. ” - LifeInPain
 
40.
Shame (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
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
“ NC-17. ” - LifeInPain
 
41.
A Dangerous Method (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
A look at how the intense relationship between Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud gives birth to psychoanalysis. (99 mins.)
“ R. Very few sex scenes. About Freud/Jung. ” - LifeInPain
 
42.
Rob Roy (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
In 1713 Scotland, Rob Roy MacGregor is wronged by a nobleman and his nephew, becomes an outlaw in search of revenge while fleeing the Redcoats, and faces charges of being a Jacobite. (139 mins.)
“ R. Has rape scene. ” - LifeInPain
 
43.
The Libertine (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
The story of John Wilmot, a.k.a. the Earl of Rochester, a 17th century poet who famously drank and debauched his way to an early grave, only to earn posthumous critical acclaim for his life's work. (114 mins.)
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
44.
The Last Mistress (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy. (104 mins.)
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
45.
Stealing Beauty (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted... (118 mins.)
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
46.
Monster's Ball (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed. (111 mins.)
Director: Marc Forster
“ NC-17. ” - LifeInPain
 
47.
The Red Violin (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A perfect red-colored violin inspires passion, making its way through three centuries over several owners and countries, eventually ending up at an auction where it may find a new owner. (130 mins.)
“ R. ” - LifeInPain
 
48.
Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A young peasant maid working in the house of painter Johannes Vermeer becomes his talented assistant and the model for one of his most famous works. (100 mins.)
Director: Peter Webber
“ PG-13. ” - LifeInPain
 
49.
The Painted Veil (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A British medical doctor fights a cholera epidemic in a small Chinese village, while being trapped at home in a loveless marriage to an unfaithful wife. (125 mins.)
Director: John Curran
“ PG-13 ” - LifeInPain
 
50.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Nitta Sayuri reveals how she transcended her fishing-village roots and became one of Japan's most celebrated geisha. (145 mins.)
Director: Rob Marshall
“ PG-13. ” - LifeInPain
 
51.
Black Book (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
In the Nazi-occupied Netherlands during World War II, a Jewish singer infiltrates the regional Gestapo headquarters for the Dutch resistance. (145 mins.)
Director: Paul Verhoeven
“ R. ” - LifeInPain