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10 Of The Most Erotic Films of the 80′s and 90′s


These 10 hot and steamy films of the 80′s and 90′s will leave you breathless, reaching for a glass of water, and maybe a magazine too.

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Scarlet Belle

As a recent college graduate, Scarlett refuses to follow the crowd when it comes to living her life. Working as a lingerie model to pay off student loans, she enjoys the time she has off to travel with her boyfriend to different adult entertainment conventions around the country. Her fascination for all things sexy has also lead her to write for Filthy Gorgeous

Erotica comes in various forms, but the most prevalent shape it takes is film. While there are hundreds of erotic films, the best ones seem to come from the 80′s and 90′s. These films range from comedies to dramas to thrillers and have remained extremely popular in mainstream media even decades later. Films such as Wild Orchid and Sleeping with the Enemy were so influential and are still discussed today. Sex sells, and that’s why movies such as these do so well in the box office. Here’s a list of the top 10 erotic films that have been released over the past few decades.


10. 9 1/2 Weeks

9½ Weeks is a 1986 erotic romantic drama film directed by Adrian Lyne, starring Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke. The film was completed in 1984 but not released until February 1986. The title of the film refers to the duration of a relationship between Wall Street arbitrageur John Gray (Mickey Rourke) and divorced SoHo art gallery employee Elizabeth McGraw (Kim Basinger). John initiates and controls the various experimental sexual practices of this volatile relationship to push Elizabeth’s boundaries. In doing so, Elizabeth experiences a gradual downward spiral toward emotional breakdown.


9. Body of Evidence

When Rebecca Carlson’s (Madonna) latest conquest, a multi-millionaire, dies of a heart attack while making love to her she becomes a murder suspect. With eight million dollars bequeathed to Rebecca in her lover’s will, District Attorney Robert Garrett (Joe Mantegna) can’t shake the idea that she killed her rich lover with wild sex knowing that he had a weak heart, just so that she could get her mitts on the money. However, Frank Dulaney (Willem Dafoe), Rebecca’s lawyer, thinks differently, suspecting instead the millionaire’s private secretary Joanne Braslow (Anne Archer), who was dumped by the millionaire for Rebecca. Frank, attracted to Rebecca himself, starts a sadomasochistic affair with her and throws legal ethics out the window.


8. Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 American erotic thriller film loosely based upon Arthur Schnitzler’s 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story). The film was directed, produced, and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It was his last film, as he died six days after showing his final cut to Warner Bros. studios. The story, set in and around New York City, follows the sexually charged adventures of Dr. Bill Harford (Tom Cruise), who is shocked when his wife, Alice (Nicole Kidman), reveals that she had contemplated an affair a year earlier. He embarks on a night-long adventure, during which he infiltrates a massive masked orgy of an unnamed secret society.


7. Wild Things

When teen debutante Kelly (Denise Richards) fails to attract the attention of her hunky guidance counselor Sam (Matt Dillon), she cries rape, igniting a scandal that results in his arrest. Sam appeals to Ken (Bill Murray), a hack personal-injury lawyer who has never handled a case that couldn’t be helped by a prop neck brace. Soon a second victim, Suzie (Neve Campbell), comes forward and Detective Duquette (Kevin Bacon) discovers that the unfolding case is far from what it seems.

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6. Butterfly

Pia Zadora makes a stunning debut in this hot-blooded thriller of forbidden love, murder, and revenge. Pouty and irresistible, she plays the part of naughty Kady, who makes a surprise visit to her long-lost father, Jess (Stacy Keach), by dropping in at the deserted silver mine he is caretaking. Provocative and lustful, she teases him until both give way to temptation. Together in sin, Kady and Jess dream of wealth as they mine for silver, but vultures with dreams of their own lurk in the background, watching their every move.


5. Boogie Nights

Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and focuses on a young nightclub dishwasher, Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg), who becomes a popular pornstar, chronicling his rise in the Golden Age of Porn of the 1970s through to his fall during the excesses of the 80s. The film also features cameos by porn actresses Nina Hartley (as Little Bill’s promiscuous wife) and Veronica Hart (as the custody hearing judge for Amber Waves’ court case). The film is an expansion of Anderson’s mockumentary short film The Dirk Diggler Story (1988).


4. Embrace of the Vampire

Alyssa Milano stars in this controversial 1995 film. In Embrace of a Vampire, an innocent girl becomes the victim of an ancient curse in this erotic horror story. Charlotte is a beautiful but chaste college freshman who is nearing her 18th birthday. Charlotte’s boyfriend would like to take their relationship to the next level, but Charlotte isn’t sure if she’s ready. Meanwhile, Charlotte finds herself aggressively pursued by a mysterious new suitor. What Charlotte doesn’t know is that she’s the reincarnation of a Transylvanian princess, and her new friend is a vampire who once loved her. The vampire will be able to retain his powers of eternal life only if he can seduce Charlotte before she turns 18 — which only gives him three days.


3. Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct is a 1992 American neo-noir and erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone. The film is about a police detective, Nick Curran (Douglas), who is investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy rock star. During the investigation Curran becomes involved in a torrid and intense relationship with the prime suspect, Catherine Tramell (Stone), an enigmatic writer.


2. Frankenhooker

When Jeffrey Franken’s fiancée is chopped to pieces by the blades of a remote-controlled lawnmower, he uses his dubious medical knowledge to try to bring her back to life as a Frankenhooker. He reassembles his beloved Elizabeth using the body parts of New York City’s finest prostitutes, and resurrects her during a heavy lightning storm. Unfortunately for Jeffrey, his dear Elizabeth’s brain is scrambled and she runs amok on 42nd Street, turning tricks and bringing high-voltage death to her customers.


1. Striptease

Striptease is a 1996 American comedy-drama erotic film directed, produced, and written by Andrew Bergman. The film stars Demi Moore, Burt Reynolds, and Ving Rhames and is based on the novel of the same name by Carl Hiaasen. When her ex-husband gets custody of their daughter, former FBI office assistant Erin Grant (Moore) needs money to fight the legal case to get her child back. As a result, she takes a job dancing at the Eager Beaver strip club in Miami, where she befriends an imposing bouncer named Shad (Rhames). Unfortunately, she also becomes an object of obsession for politician David Dilbeck (Reynolds), who gets what he wants through charm and violence – and what he wants is Erin.

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