The 10 best erotic movies of all time feature some of the hottest Hollywood talent in some seriously dramatic movies. These are both theatrical success stories and cult movies with legions of fans.

  1. “Last Tango in Paris” – This Marlon Brando movie is not just one of the best erotic drama movies, but one of the most controversial films of all time. Brando plays a widow who begins a sexual relationship with a stranger. Brando’s explicit sexual scenes with young actress Maria Schneider remain shocking even today.

  2. “Like Water for Chocolate” – Based on the novel by Laura Esquivel, this Spanish film remains one of the most erotic drama movies of all time. The title of the movie comes from the Latin American custom of making hot chocolate with water and the quote also refers to a state of sexual excitement.

  3. “Original Sin”Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie star in this erotic drama movie about a woman who tricks a man into marrying her for his fortune. The film is full of double-crosses and remains a nice thriller while featuring two of cinema’s sexiest stars in very sexy situations.

  4. “Closer” – Mike Nichols directs this erotic drama movie where two couple’s lives are torn apart when a man from one marriage begins an affair with the woman from the other. The movie features an all-star cast including Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen.

  5. “Dangerous Liaisons” – This period erotic drama movie surrounds rich aristocrats who begin to play games with each other’s love lives. Glenn Close, Michelle Pfeiffer and John Malkovich headline the cast in this movie that won three Oscars at the 1989 Academy Awards.

  6. “Unfaithful”Diane Lane and Richard Gere portray a married couple who face a crossroads when she begins a dangerous affair with a hot Latino man. When he finds out she is cheating on him, he sets out on a irreversible course of action. The scenes between Diane Lane and Oliver Martinez are incredibly erotic.

  7. “Wild Orchid”Mickey Rourke stars in this incredibly sexy erotic drama movie as a man who seduces a young woman in Rio de Janeiro. There have been rumors that a scene cut from the movie to secure an R rating was an actual real sex scene between Rourke and Carre Otis.

  8. “Crash” – This is not the Oscar winning film about racism but is a 1996 movie by David Cronenberg. The movie stars James Spader as a man who is in a car accident and suddenly finds himself aroused by auto accidents. The movie features a number of sex and fetish scenes involving accidents.

  9. “Lolita” – An adaptation of the erotic novel and remake of the Stanley Kubrick classic film, this 1997 Adrian Lyne film is one of the best erotic drama movies. The story features Jeremy Irons as a man who develops an infatuation with a young girl, played by Dominique Swain.

  10. “Emmanuelle” – This classic film remains one of the best erotic drama movies over thirty years since its initial release. The movie follows a bored French housewife who discovers the joy of sex though various situations. It spawned six sequels and seven spin off movies.