All NC-17 movies rated by the MPAAby osti-3 | created - 15 Sep 2011 | updated - 25 Sep 2011 | Public
This is the most exhaustive list of movies that have been rated NC-17 since the rating began in 1990. Included on the list are: 1) movies that have an NC-17 rating; 2) movies that were initially rated NC-17 and then rerated R upon editing or appeal; 3) movies that were initially rated NC-17 and then were withdrawn from the rating procedure and distributed as an unrated.
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2. 1900 (1976)
Unrated | 317 min | Crime, Drama, History
The epic tale of a class struggle in twentieth century Italy, as seen through the eyes of two childhood friends on opposing sides.
3. A Dirty Shame (2004)
NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy
An uptight, middle-aged, repressed woman turns into a sex addict after getting hit on the head, and she then falls into an underground subculture of sex addicts in suburban Baltimore.
Votes: 11,188 | Gross: $1.34M
4. American Psycho (2000)
R | 102 min | Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 395,672 | Gross: $15.07M
6. Artemisia (1997)
R | 98 min | Biography, Drama, History
Artemisia Gentileschi (1593-1653) was one of the first well-known female painters. The movie tells the story of her youth, when she was guided and protected by her father, the painter ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,836 | Gross: $0.38M
7. Back in Action (1993)
R | 93 min | Action
The sister of a former U.S. Green Beret, is involved in a love affair with a mobster, endangering seriously her life. His brother will make his best efforts to save her from her boyfriend ... See full summary »
8. Bad Education (2004)
NC-17 | 106 min | Crime, Drama
An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.
Votes: 48,618 | Gross: $5.21M
9. Bad Lieutenant (1992)
NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
While investigating a young nun's rape, a corrupt New York City police detective, with a serious drug and gambling addiction, tries to change his ways and find forgiveness.
Votes: 32,038 | Gross: $2.00M
10. Bank Robber (1993)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance
After robbing a bank, the robber hides out from the police in a seedy hotel where he is forced to bribe various tennants for protection as well as their silence which becomes more difficult... See full summary »
Votes: 266 | Gross: $0.12M
11. Bent (1997)
NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance
Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay, and gets a yellow label (the one for Jews) instead of pink (the one for gays).... See full summary »
Votes: 6,743 | Gross: $0.37M
14. Bliss (1997)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A newly married happy couple visits a sex therapist to determine why the wife can't achieve an orgasm with her husband. This causes a horrific suppressed memory to emerge and she becomes more and more distant.
Votes: 1,803 | Gross: $0.21M
15. Blue Valentine (2010)
R | 112 min | Drama, Romance
The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
Votes: 156,673 | Gross: $9.74M
16. Boxing Helena (1993)
R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A surgeon becomes obsessed with the seductive woman he once was in an affair with. Refusing to accept that she has moved on, he amputates her limbs and holds her captive in his mansion.
Votes: 10,171 | Gross: $1.80M
17. Boys Don't Cry (1999)
R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Votes: 82,560 | Gross: $11.53M
18. Breaking the Waves (1996)
R | 159 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 52,905 | Gross: $4.04M
22. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
Votes: 21,514 | Gross: $2.21M
23. Casino (1995)
R | 178 min | Crime, Drama
A tale of greed, deception, money, power, and murder occur between two best friends: a mafia enforcer and a casino executive, compete against each other over a gambling empire, and over a fast living and fast loving socialite.
Votes: 372,445 | Gross: $42.44M
24. Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989 Video)
Unrated | 108 min | Animation, Fantasy, Horror
The relative coexistence of the human world, demon world and beast world is soon to be disrupted by The Overfiend, an immensely powerful demon who'll be reborn after 3000 years to remake the world to his own liking.
25. Clerks (1994)
R | 92 min | Comedy
A day in the lives of two convenience clerks named Dante and Randal as they annoy customers, discuss movies, and play hockey on the store roof.
Votes: 191,868 | Gross: $3.15M
26. Cliffhanger (1993)
R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.
Votes: 103,849 | Gross: $84.05M
27. Color of Night (1994)
R | 121 min | Mystery, Romance, Thriller
A color-blind psychiatrist Bill Capa is stalked by an unknown killer after taking over his murdered friend's therapy group, all of whom have a connection to a mysterious young woman that Capa begins having intense sexual encounters with.
Votes: 19,968 | Gross: $19.72M
28. Comfortably Numb (1995)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
William is a young man who is soon to be a successful prosecutor falls into a dark trap of sex and late night parties, where he falls head over heels in love with Meadow, but this love ... See full summary »
29. Crash (1996)
NC-17 | 100 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 45,077 | Gross: $2.04M
30. Curse of La Llorona (2007 Video)
Not Rated | 65 min | Horror
A troubled family must unite to save their young niece from the sinister forces of La Llorona, an evil spirit that inhabits an abandoned house.
32. Dangerous Game (1993)
R | 108 min | Drama
A New York City film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real-life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Votes: 3,045 | Gross: $0.07M
33. Dark Obsession (1989)
R | 100 min | Drama, Thriller
A group of young British guardsmen have to cover up a hit and run incident that occurred at the end of a night of drunken revelry.
Votes: 278 | Gross: $0.33M
35. Dead Presidents (1995)
R | 119 min | Action, Crime, Drama
A Vietnam vet adjusts to life after the war while trying to support his family, but the chance of a better life may involve crime and bloodshed.
Votes: 16,561 | Gross: $24.20M
36. Delta of Venus (1995)
R | 102 min | Drama
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.
Votes: 1,610 | Gross: $0.06M
38. Dice Rules (1991)
NC-17 | 88 min | Comedy, Documentary
Before he was The Diceman, he was a poor, pathetic, put-upon Jew from New York who was disrespected by everyone he came across. Everyone. Then - he got the studded vanity leather jacket--... See full summary »
Votes: 541 | Gross: $0.64M
39. Dolce pelle di Angela (1986)
R | 85 min | Adventure, Romance
Naive, orphaned maiden Angela leaves her small town for 19th- century London, where she quickly learns the ways of the world. She begins work at a brothel, where she gets a quick education ... See full summary »
40. Dracula (1992)
R | 128 min | Horror
The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker's fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Votes: 157,879 | Gross: $82.52M
41. Easier with Practice (2009)
Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance
In an effort to promote his unpublished novel, Davy Mitchell sets out on a road trip with his younger brother. However, the idealism of being on the road wears off and it quickly proves to ... See full summary »
42. Emmanuelle II (1975)
NC-17 | 83 min | Drama, Romance
Emmanuelle returns to her husband in Hong Kong and proceeds to have several extramarital affairs -- with his knowledge, of course. Her husband's lover and American guest are both very ... See full summary »
43. Erotique (1994)
R | 120 min | Drama
Four women filmmakers examine sexuality in this anthology. Segment 1 is entitled "Let's Talk About Sex" and is the story of an aspiring actress whose day job is as a phone-sex operator. ... See full summary »
Votes: 309 | Gross: $1.11M
45. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
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.
Votes: 249,395 | Gross: $55.69M
46. Fantasy (1992)
A dark romantic thriller exploring the twin worlds of dependence and possession When leading psychiatrist and man about town Dr Thomas Bowman started to treat the beautiful but disturbed ... See full synopsis »
47. Female Trouble (1974)
NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy, Crime
A spoiled schoolgirl runs away from home, gets pregnant while hitch-hiking, and ends up as a fashion model for a pair of beauticians who like to photograph women committing crimes.
48. Flesh Gordon Meets the Cosmic Cheerleaders (1990)
R | 98 min | Comedy, Sci-Fi
Space-faring hero and galactically-renowned stud Flesh Gordon is kidnapped by a group of space cheerleaders hoping to use him to save their planet. A being simply known as Evil Presence has... See full summary »
49. Arabian Nights (1974)
NC-17 | 130 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
In this film inspired by the ancient erotic and mysterious tales of Mid-West Asia, the main story concerns an innocent young man who comes to fall in love with a slave who selected him as ... See full summary »
50. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)
R | 87 min | Comedy
An unemployed cartoonist moves back in with his parents and younger brother Freddy. When his parents demand he leave, he begins to spread rumors that his father is sexually abusing Freddy.
Votes: 41,459 | Gross: $14.25M
51. Freeway (1996)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A twisted take on 'Little Red Riding Hood' with a teenage juvenile delinquent on the run from a social worker traveling to her grandmother's house and being hounded by a charming, but sadistic, serial killer/pedophile.
Votes: 23,348 | Gross: $0.30M
52. Frontier(s) (2007)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
54. Gas Guzzling Ghoulie (2009)
17 min | Short, Fantasy, Horror
Three youths are abandoned on a road by their crazy mother. Suddenly appears a strange woman carrying a placard saying she's a guide. The guide brings the youths with her on an journey in the woods. A journey they will never forget.
55. Gia (1998 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.
56. Glam (1997)
NC-17 | 92 min | Drama
Traveling from the backwoods to Los Angeles to visit his cousin, a writer discovers a world of sex, drugs, crime and violence revolving around a beautiful young woman and her mobster boyfriend.
57. God's Lonely Man (1996)
98 min | Drama
As each relentless night turns towards day, Ernest Rackman turns towards violence to escape thoughts of loneliness and suicide. Then he poses as a police officer and rescues a young girl ... See full summary »
58. Gong gui zai (1983)
While filming in Malacca, a Hong Kong film crew release the Red Dwarf ghost from her tomb. They continue on to Borneo to stay with a local tribe. It is there that the ghost begins to kill them one by one.
59. Grindhouse (2007)
R | 191 min | Action, Horror, Thriller
Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's homage to exploitation double features in the 60s and 70s with two back-to-back cult films that include previews of coming attractions between them.
Votes: 163,297 | Gross: $25.03M
62. Happiness (1998)
Unrated | 134 min | Comedy, Drama
The lives of several individuals intertwine as they go about their lives in their own unique ways, engaging in acts society as a whole might find disturbing in a desperate search for human connection.
Votes: 59,054 | Gross: $2.81M
63. Hard to Die (1990)
NC-17 | 77 min | Action, Comedy, Horror
While doing the inventory for a lingerie outlet in a high rise office building, five attractive women are terrorised by a series of bizarre killings. They suspect that the strange janitor, ... See full summary »
64. Hatchet (2006)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Horror
When a group of tourists in a New Orleans haunted swamp tour, find themselves stranded in the wilderness, their evening of fun and spooks turns into a horrific nightmare.
Votes: 24,915 | Gross: $0.16M
65. Hell's Belles (1995)
NC-17 | 91 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
It's near the 21st century, and the Devil wants to com out and play. He's been stuck with the same women in Hell for thousands of years and he's bored! He's ready for some mortal babes. ... See full summary »
67. Henry & June (1990)
NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama
In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,869 | Gross: $11.57M
69. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 65,271 | Gross: $12.63M
71. Ice Cold in Phoenix (2004 Video)
R | Thriller
A man is scared by years of abuse from his father. After failing in a final attempt to reconcile, he ends up involved in a life-threatening situation with a femme fatale, her possessive boyfriend and a gun.
72. Imma Youjo II: Making the Woman Perfect (1995 Video)
47 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi
Ichiro designs androids for brothels. When he perfects his art, he keeps the result, names her Maya, and spends an idyllic year with her. However, Ichiro used materials provided by Sodom, a... See full summary »
Director: Kazuma Muraki
73. In Our Garden (2002)
86 min | Comedy, Drama
60 year old widow and cystic fibrosis sufferer Daisy (Gayle Wells) hooks up with crack addicted lonely ex-cop Rick (Walt Dongo) in a trailer park romance.
74. In the Cold of the Night (1990)
NC-17 | 112 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Scott is a fashion photographer concerned about the sudden appearance of nightmares in his nightly dreams. In these, he seems to be involved in the murder of a beautiful young woman. When ... See full summary »
75. In the Realm of the Senses (1976)
NC-17 | 109 min | Biography, Drama, Horror
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.
76. Inserts (1975)
NC-17 | 117 min | Comedy, Drama
A young, once-great Hollywood film director refuses to accept changing times during the early 1930s, and confines himself to his decaying mansion to make silent porn flicks.
77. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
78. Inside Deep Throat (2005)
NC-17 | 92 min | Documentary, Biography, History
An examination of the infamous pornographic film Deep Throat (1972), covering aspects from the film's creation to its cultural impact.
Votes: 5,863 | Gross: $0.65M
79. Intent to Kill (1992 Video)
NC-17 | 99 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller
A young policewoman relentlessly tries to bring down a ruthless drug kingpin whom plots his own agenda for his drug distribution empire.
81. Jason X (2001)
R | 91 min | Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
Jason Voorhees returns with a new look, a new machete, and his same murderous attitude as he is awakened on a spaceship in the 25th century.
Votes: 42,690 | Gross: $13.12M
82. Jesus of Malibu (2011)
Jesus and Mindy set off on a spiritual journey to discover "truth". Their quest takes them across the U.S. into the desert. As they individually search for purpose and meaning in their lives, their worlds intertwine and they embark on a journey to find a way to change the world.
83. Jigyaasa (2006)
Not Rated | 147 min | Drama
Determined to be a star, Jigyaasa offers her body to win the affections of influential producers and celebrities. But when showbiz success finally comes, is the price too great?
84. Kalifornia (1993)
R | 117 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A journalist duo go on a tour of serial killer murder sites with two companions, unaware that one of them is a serial killer himself.
Votes: 44,934 | Gross: $2.40M
86. Kika (1993)
Unrated | 114 min | Comedy
Kika, a young cosmetologist, is called to the mansion of Nicolas, an American writer to make-up the corpse of his stepson, Ramon. Ramon, who is not dead, is revived by Kika's attentions and... See full summary »
Votes: 10,277 | Gross: $2.09M
87. Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
R | 109 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
A frustrated man decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets one of his family's killers free. He targets not only the killer but also the district attorney and others involved in the deal.
Votes: 234,562 | Gross: $73.34M
89. Perversion (2010 Video)
Unrated | 98 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
Paralyzed with fear of leaving his home, Ryan McNamara, a traumatized and agoraphobic teenager, begins to unravel as disturbing demons from his past resurface, wreaking havoc on his already... See full summary »
90. Pink Flamingos (1972)
NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Votes: 18,377 | Gross: $0.18M
91. The Seducers Club (2011)
50 min | Drama
Sal and Bobby, two college-aged charmers who have only one thing on their minds. After a number of failed attempts at losing their virginities, Sal goes to extreme measures to get what he ... See full summary »
93. Dark Ascension (2017)
112 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
The gates of Heaven & Hell have been broken and the afterlife is in ruins. One group of new arrivals must find a way to put things right to prevent an eternal battle between good & evil.
94. Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Romance
Lifelong platonic friends Zack and Miri look to solve their respective cash-flow problems by making an adult film together. As the cameras roll, however, the duo begin to sense that they may have more feelings for each other than they previously thought.
Votes: 157,746 | Gross: $31.46M