Sensuality in Filmsby strictlymovies | created - 15 Nov 2011 | updated - 15 Nov 2011 | Public
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1. Bitter Moon (1992)
R | 139 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
After hearing stories of her, a passenger on a cruise ship develops an irresistible infatuation with an eccentric paraplegic's wife.
Votes: 28,620 | Gross: $1.86M
2. American Beauty (1999)
R | 122 min | Drama
A sexually frustrated suburban father has a mid-life crisis after becoming infatuated with his daughter's best friend.
Votes: 917,043 | Gross: $130.10M
3. Unfaithful (2002)
R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller
A New York suburban couple's marriage goes dangerously awry when the wife indulges in an adulterous fling.
Votes: 68,833 | Gross: $52.80M
One of the finest from Adrian Lyne
4. The Dreamers (2003)
NC-17 | 115 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 91,706 | Gross: $2.53M
5. Basic Instinct (1992)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A violent, suspended police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive woman could be involved.
Votes: 146,143 | Gross: $117.73M
6. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 268,882 | Gross: $7.22M
Great film from David Lynch
7. Disclosure (1994)
R | 128 min | Drama, Thriller
A computer specialist is sued for sexual harassment by a former lover turned boss who initiated the act forcefully, which threatens both his career and his personal life.
Votes: 39,721 | Gross: $83.02M
Great thriller based on the Michael Crichton novel of the same title.
8. Wild Things (1998)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.
Votes: 96,403 | Gross: $29.75M
Funny and Sensual
9. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)
R | 147 min | Crime, Drama, Fantasy
Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, born with a superior olfactory sense, creates the world's finest perfume. His work, however, takes a dark turn as he searches for the ultimate scent.
Votes: 206,182 | Gross: $2.22M
10. Fatal Attraction (1987)
R | 119 min | Drama, Thriller
A married man's one-night stand comes back to haunt him when that lover begins to stalk him and his family.
Votes: 61,540 | Gross: $156.65M
Another Classic from Adrian Lyne
11. Malèna (2000)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Amidst the war climate, a teenage boy discovering himself becomes love-stricken by Malèna, a sensual woman living in a small, narrow-minded Italian town.
Votes: 73,091 | Gross: $3.43M
Coming of Age film
12. Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
PG-13 | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Votes: 215,864 | Gross: $23.22M
Woody Allen style Romance flick with subtle sensuality
13. Friends with Benefits (2011)
R | 109 min | Comedy, Romance
A young man and woman decide to take their friendship to the next level without becoming a couple, but soon discover that adding sex only leads to complications.
Votes: 297,194 | Gross: $55.80M
You can watch this for Mila Kunis
14. 9½ Weeks (1986)
R | 117 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 32,296 | Gross: $6.73M
Great one for its time
15. Original Sin (2001)
R | 116 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A woman along with her lover, plan to con a rich man by marrying him and on earning his trust running away with all his money. Everything goes as planned until she actually begins to fall in love with him.
Votes: 47,993 | Gross: $16.25M
If you like Angelina Jolie..
16. Lust, Caution (2007)
NC-17 | 157 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
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.
Votes: 32,706 | Gross: $4.60M
20. Wild Orchid (1989)
R | 105 min | Drama, Romance
A female lawyer becomes mesmerized by a self-made millionaire during an encounter in Rio setting off a series of erotic encounters.
Votes: 9,821 | Gross: $11.06M
21. Repulsion (1965)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
A sex-repulsed woman who disapproves of her sister's boyfriend sinks into depression and has horrific visions of rape and violence.
22. 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: 192,521 | Gross: $3.15M
23. Saving Face (2004)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Votes: 8,423 | Gross: $1.19M
Life and Romance between two girls..
24. Loving Annabelle (2006)
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance
Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly between ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,200 | Gross: $1.10M
25. Basic Instinct 2 (2006)
R | 114 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.
Votes: 33,271 | Gross: $5.97M
27. El Callejón de los Milagros (1995)
Unrated | 140 min | Drama
Based on the Nobel Prize Winner's novel, the Egyptian Naguib Mahfouz. The story, translated from El Cairo to Mexico City's downtown, narrates the life of the members of the neighbourhood ... See full summary »
28. Stealing Beauty (1996)
R | 118 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
After her mother commits suicide, nineteen year old Lucy Harmon travels to Italy to have her picture painted. However, she has other reasons for wanting to go. She wants to renew her ... See full summary »
Votes: 22,073 | Gross: $4.57M
From the director of The Dreamers (2003)
29. 40 Days and 40 Nights (2002)
R | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
After a brutal break-up, a young man vows to stay celibate during the forty days of Lent, but finds the girl of his dreams and is unable to do anything about it.
Votes: 64,932 | Gross: $37.95M
Very fine Comedy..
31. The Rules of Attraction (2002)
R | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The incredibly spoiled and overprivileged students of Camden College are a backdrop for an unusual love triangle between a drug dealer, a virgin and a bisexual classmate.
Votes: 46,235 | Gross: $6.53M
32. Frida (2002)
R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.
Votes: 68,656 | Gross: $25.89M
33. One Night at McCool's (2001)
R | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Every man has a different recollection of the beautiful young woman who wreaked havoc on their lives during one heated night.
Votes: 26,694 | Gross: $6.29M
Great Comedy and Great Performances..
34. A Fish Called Wanda (1988)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Crime
In London, four very different people team up to commit armed robbery, then try to doublecross each other for the loot.
Votes: 115,494 | Gross: $63.49M
35. Black Swan (2010)
R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller
A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.
Votes: 603,963 | Gross: $106.95M
For some sensuality
36. The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)
R | 129 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A retired legal counselor writes a novel hoping to find closure for one of his past unresolved homicide cases and for his unreciprocated love with his superior - both of which still haunt him decades later.
Votes: 153,536 | Gross: $20.17M
37. Monster's Ball (2001)
R | 111 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 75,422 | Gross: $31.25M
38. The Ice Storm (1997)
R | 112 min | Drama
In suburban New Canaan, Connecticut, 1973, middle class families experimenting with casual sex and substance abuse find their lives beyond their control.
Votes: 48,971 | Gross: $7.84M
39. Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001)
PG-13 | 100 min | Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Video game adventurer Lara Croft comes to life in a movie where she races against time and villains to recover powerful ancient artifacts.
Votes: 170,358 | Gross: $131.14M
40. Shakespeare in Love (1998)
R | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, History
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Votes: 189,742 | Gross: $100.32M
If you are a Gwenyth Paltrow fan..
41. Orphan (2009)
R | 123 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
A husband and wife who recently lost their baby adopt a 9 year-old girl who is not nearly as innocent as she claims to be.
Votes: 161,198 | Gross: $41.60M
42. Revolutionary Road (2008)
R | 119 min | Drama, Romance
A young couple living in a Connecticut suburb during the mid-1950s struggle to come to terms with their personal problems while trying to raise their two children.
Votes: 164,944 | Gross: $22.91M