All NC-17 movies rated by the MPAA

by 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rated NC-17 and then rerated R upon editing or appeal; 3) movies that were initially rated NC-17 and then were withdrawn from the rating procedure and distributed as an unrated.

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1. 100 Tears (2007 Video)

NC-17 | 90 min | Horror

Two journalists are on the trail of a demented serial killer who may be much closer than they think.

Director: Marcus Koch | Stars: Georgia Chris, Joe Davison, Raine Brown, Jack Amos

Votes: 1,321

2. 1900 (1976)

Unrated | 317 min | 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.

Director: Bernardo Bertolucci | Stars: Robert De Niro, Gérard Depardieu, Dominique Sanda, Francesca Bertini

Votes: 19,214

3. A Dirty Shame (2004)

NC-17 | 89 min | Comedy

56 Metascore

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.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Tracey Ullman, Chris Isaak, Selma Blair, Johnny Knoxville

Votes: 11,316 | Gross: $1.34M

4. American Psycho (2000)

R | 102 min | Crime, Drama

64 Metascore

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.

Director: Mary Harron | Stars: Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas, Bill Sage

Votes: 406,111 | Gross: $15.07M

5. Angel of Passion (1995)

R | Fantasy

Adultress dies, is assigned by "The Guardian" to return to Earth and make up for her wrong-doings by casting spells that will bring pleasure to others.

Director: Jason Holt | Stars: Lisa Petruno, Douglas Michael, Mark Dutt, Vanessa Scott

Votes: 38

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 »

Director: Agnès Merlet | Stars: Valentina Cervi, Michel Serrault, Predrag 'Miki' Manojlovic, Luca Zingaretti

Votes: 1,855 | 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 »

Directors: Steve DiMarco, Paul Ziller | Stars: Billy Blanks, Roddy Piper, Bobbie Phillips, Kai Soremekun

Votes: 455

8. Bad Education (2004)

NC-17 | 106 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 49,541 | Gross: $5.21M

9. Bad Lieutenant (1992)

NC-17 | 96 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

70 Metascore

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 and redemption.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito, Peggy Gormley

Votes: 32,814 | Gross: $2.00M

10. Bank Robber (1993)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

Billy, a hopeless romantic, robs banks wearing business suits, in a desperate attempt to hold on to his three-timing girl friend, Selina. Billy believes Selina only likes him for the thrill... See full summary »

Director: Nick Mead | Stars: Patrick Dempsey, Lisa Bonet, Judge Reinhold, Forest Whitaker

Votes: 270 | 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 »

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 6,908 | Gross: $0.37M

12. Beyond the Valley of the Dolls (1970)

NC-17 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

60 Metascore

Three girls come to Hollywood to make it big, but find only sex, drugs and sleaze.

Director: Russ Meyer | Stars: Dolly Read, Cynthia Myers, Marcia McBroom, John Lazar

Votes: 8,616 | Gross: $9.00M

13. Black & White (I) (1999)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Music

47 Metascore

A group of white high school teens become involved with Harlem's black hip-hop crowd.

Director: James Toback | Stars: Ben Stiller, Allan Houston, Claudia Schiffer, Scott Caan

Votes: 5,286 | Gross: $5.24M

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.

Director: Lance Young | Stars: Craig Sheffer, Terence Stamp, Sheryl Lee, Casey Siemaszko

Votes: 1,860 | Gross: $0.21M

15. Blue Valentine (2010)

R | 112 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.

Director: Derek Cianfrance | Stars: Ryan Gosling, Michelle Williams, John Doman, Faith Wladyka

Votes: 161,025 | Gross: $9.74M

16. Boxing Helena (1993)

R | 107 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

26 Metascore

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.

Director: Jennifer Lynch | Stars: Julian Sands, Sherilyn Fenn, Bill Paxton, Kurtwood Smith

Votes: 10,360 | Gross: $1.80M

17. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 84,105 | Gross: $11.53M

18. Breaking the Waves (1996)

R | 159 min | Drama

76 Metascore

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.

Director: Lars von Trier | Stars: Emily Watson, Stellan Skarsgård, Katrin Cartlidge, Jean-Marc Barr

Votes: 54,158 | Gross: $4.04M

19. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

54 Metascore

Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

Votes: 128,704 | Gross: $60.05M

20. Bully (2001)

R | 108 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

45 Metascore

A pack of naïve teenagers conspire to murder a mutual friend, whose aggressive demeanor has proved too much.

Director: Larry Clark | Stars: Brad Renfro, Nick Stahl, Bijou Phillips, Rachel Miner

Votes: 31,449 | Gross: $1.54M

21. Burn Out the Day (2010)

88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A same sex couple try and find a surrogate mother for their baby.

Directors: Sean Bohary, Cinqué Lee | Stars: Sean Bohary, Sarah Rubin, Melisanne Russo, Cinqué Lee

Votes: 10

22. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

39 Metascore

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille

Votes: 22,128 | Gross: $2.21M

23. Casino (1995)

R | 178 min | Crime, Drama

73 Metascore

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.

Director: Martin Scorsese | Stars: Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone, Joe Pesci, James Woods

Votes: 388,550 | 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.

Director: Hideki Takayama | Stars: Sonny Weil, Bick Balse, Herb Hummel, Christopher Courage

Votes: 2,606

25. Clerks (1994)

R | 92 min | Comedy

70 Metascore

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.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Brian O'Halloran, Jeff Anderson, Marilyn Ghigliotti, Lisa Spoonauer

Votes: 194,649 | Gross: $3.15M

26. Cliffhanger (1993)

R | 112 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

60 Metascore

A botched mid-air heist results in suitcases full of cash being searched for by various groups throughout the Rocky Mountains.

Director: Renny Harlin | Stars: Sylvester Stallone, John Lithgow, Michael Rooker, Janine Turner

Votes: 105,902 | 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.

Director: Richard Rush | Stars: Bruce Willis, Jane March, Rubén Blades, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 20,355 | 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 »

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Dana Ashbrook, Angela Shelton, Harry Lennix, William Wise

Votes: 60

29. Crash (1996)

NC-17 | 100 min | Drama

47 Metascore

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.

Director: David Cronenberg | Stars: James Spader, Holly Hunter, Elias Koteas, Deborah Kara Unger

Votes: 45,952 | 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.

Director: Terrence Williams | Stars: Joel Bryant, Regan Forston, Elizabeth Osbourn, Antonio Royuela

Votes: 29

31. Damage (1992)

R | 111 min | Drama, Romance

A member of Parliament falls passionately in love with his son's fiancée despite the dangers of discovery.

Director: Louis Malle | Stars: Jeremy Irons, Juliette Binoche, Miranda Richardson, Rupert Graves

Votes: 13,915 | Gross: $7.53M

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.

Director: Abel Ferrara | Stars: Harvey Keitel, Madonna, James Russo, Nancy Ferrara

Votes: 3,109 | 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.

Director: Nick Broomfield | Stars: Gabriel Byrne, Amanda Donohoe, Struan Rodger, Douglas Hodge

Votes: 280 | Gross: $0.33M

34. Dead & Breakfast (2004)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Horror

34 Metascore

A night at a local bed and breakfast turns into a bloody supernatural fight to the death.

Director: Matthew Leutwyler | Stars: Jeremy Sisto, Erik Palladino, Bianca Lawson, Oz Perkins

Votes: 5,503

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.

Directors: Albert Hughes, Allen Hughes | Stars: Larenz Tate, Keith David, Chris Tucker, Freddy Rodríguez

Votes: 16,971 | 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.

Director: Zalman King | Stars: Audie England, Costas Mandylor, Eric da Silva, Raven Snow

Votes: 1,644 | Gross: $0.06M

37. Descent (2007)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

45 Metascore

A college co-ed is brutally raped and struggles alone to rebuild her life.

Director: Talia Lugacy | Stars: Rosario Dawson, Chad Faust, Marcus Patrick, Vanessa Ferlito

Votes: 2,728 | Gross: $0.01M

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 »

Director: Jay Dubin | Stars: Andrew Dice Clay, Eddie Griffin, Sylvia Harman, Lee Lawrence

Votes: 545 | 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 »

Director: Andrea Bianchi | Stars: Michela Miti, Carlo Mucari, Piero Gerlini, Anita Ekberg

Votes: 98

40. Dracula (1992)

R | 128 min | Horror

57 Metascore

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.

Director: Francis Ford Coppola | Stars: Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder, Anthony Hopkins, Keanu Reeves

Votes: 162,595 | Gross: $82.52M

41. Easier with Practice (2009)

Unrated | 100 min | Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

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 »

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Brian Geraghty, Kel O'Neill, Marguerite Moreau, Jeanette Brox

Votes: 944

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 »

Director: Francis Giacobetti | Stars: Sylvia Kristel, Umberto Orsini, Frédéric Lagache, Catherine Rivet

Votes: 2,501

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 »

Directors: Lizzie Borden, Clara Law, Ana Maria Magalhães, Monika Treut | Stars: Kamala Lopez, Bryan Cranston, Liane Curtis, Kayla Allen

Votes: 312 | Gross: $1.11M

44. Extreme Justice (1993)

R | 96 min | Action, Crime, Drama

A rogue cop joins an elite LAPD unit who secretly operate as a vigilante death squad, but soon begins to question their methods.

Director: Mark L. Lester | Stars: Lou Diamond Phillips, Scott Glenn, Chelsea Field, Yaphet Kotto

Votes: 997

45. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

R | 159 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

68 Metascore

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.

Director: Stanley Kubrick | Stars: Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Todd Field, Sydney Pollack

Votes: 257,049 | Gross: $55.69M

46. Fantasy (1992)

77 min

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 »

Directors: Geoffrey Brown, Derek Strahan | Stars: Colin Borgonon, Clare Chilton, Jane Darley-Jones, Brendan Strahan

Votes: 16

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.

Director: John Waters | Stars: Divine, David Lochary, Mary Vivian Pearce, Mink Stole

Votes: 6,252

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 »

Director: Howard Ziehm | Stars: Vince Murdocco, Robyn Kelly, Tony Travis, William Dennis Hunt

Votes: 1,271

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 »

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini | Stars: Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti, Franco Merli, Tessa Bouché

Votes: 5,860

50. Freddy Got Fingered (2001)

R | 87 min | Comedy

4.5