The 10 best sex drama movies either have sex as part of the plot, or use sex to add interest to the story. Sex is a very visual plot element, so it needs to be done just right to be effective. Check out all of the movies on the list of the 10 best sex drama movies ever made.

  1. "From Hell" (2001). Scotland Yard inspector Frederick Abberline (Johnny Depp) is chasing Jack the Ripper who is mutilating prostitutes in the seedier part of London. This movie is a disturbing mix of sex and violence that make it one of the 10 best sex drama movies ever.

  2. "Monster's Ball" (2001). Racism and murder are mixed in to this movie that stars Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton. This is a powerful drama driven by the sexual urges of the main characters.

  3. "Black Snake Moan" (2006). Rae (Christina Ricci) is a sexually abused young woman who gets into very bad sexual situations. Lazarus (Samuel L. Jackson) tries to help her control her demons, but he finds it is more trouble than he thought in this entry on the list of the 10 best sex drama movies.

  4. "Taken" (2008). Liam Neeson plays the father of a young girl who goes on vacation in Europe, but then gets kidnapped by a white slavery ring. Neeson's character also happens to be a highly trained federal agent that goes to Europe to get his girl back.

  5. "Vertigo" (1958). This Alfred Hitchcock classic makes the list of 10 best sex drama movies because of how much it implies sex, but never really gets there. James Stewart plays a detective with a fear of heights that has to re-create a murder from a high tower to find out the truth about the woman he loves.

  6. "Casino" (1995). There are several plot elements in this movie, but Sharon Stone's character is driven by drugs and sex. Several of the plot elements involving Robert De Niro are wrapped around the sexual elements of Sharon Stone's character, especially the scene where Stone calls her lover, played by James Woods, from her wedding reception.

  7. "8 1/2" (1963). Movie director Guido Anselmi (Marcello Matroianni) is burned out from so many people wanting a piece of his time. He retreats into the sexual memories of his past in this member of the list of the 10 best sex drama movies.

  8. "Wild Things" (1998). This movie is filled with strange sexual situations and plot twists. It is about high school guidance counselor who is accused of raping two students, and he almost convinces everyone he did not do it.

  9. "Watchmen" (2009). The underlying plot element in this superhero movie is sex. The Comedian (Jeffery Dean Morgan) provides some plot elements, but the sexual tension between Dr. Manhattan (Billy Crudup) and Silk Spectre II (Malin Akerman) help drive the story.

  10. "Scarface" (1983). Tony Montana (Al Pacino) believes that marrying Elvira Hancock (Michelle Pfeiffer) will solve his problems. But it is Tony's sexual insecurities that cause his wife to leave him, and drive him to kill his best friend Manny (Steven Bauer).