20 Best Erotic Movies Released Between 2010-2021

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An erotic film is not just about physical intimacy, but also about its cinematic state of being. It’s the undercurrent of an otherwise completely non-sexual film. It’s in the music, the camera work, and even in the looks shared between characters. These movies have been praised because they focused more on the salacious elements. From passionate affairs to kinky obsessions, cinema has always explored it with stories.

So, Hollywood produced some of the great erotic movies that might not yet be viewed by the audience. So, let’s go on and check out the list of the best erotic movies released between 2010-2021:

1. Nymphomaniac: Volumes I & II (2013)

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Seligman, a single, lonely but wise man discovers a woman lying beaten up on a roadside. He escorts her back to his home. Little did he know that she is a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac. She starts to tell him her story and how she got there in her life.

2. Love (2015)

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Murphy and Electra get involved in an extremely charged relationship. It crosses all lines with each passing day. Their experiments make them invite another woman in bed as they go ahead with their outlandish addiction. However, this equation didn’t work out well and throws the whole equation off-balance.

3. Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)

Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)
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Adèle is confused about her sexuality and to understand how she feels, she unsuccessfully tries being with a man. However, she’s transfixed when a blue-haired girl walks into her life. The two of them start dating and can’t get enough of each other. Later, they face a crushing heartbreak.

4. Shame (2011)

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Successful and handsome New Yorker Brandon seems to live an ordinary life. However, he hides a terrible secret behind his mask of normalcy that he is a nymphomaniac. His constant need for gratification numbs him. But, suddenly Brandon’s needy sister, Sissy unexpectedly blows into town. She crashes at his apartment and invades his privacy. Finally, Brandon is forced to confront his addiction head-on.

5. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

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Elio, a teenager, develops feelings for Oliver. Oliver is his father’s temporary assistant. Elio realizes his sexual orientation while he was in a temporary relationship with Oliver. Then, he tries to come to terms with it. The sunny Italian summer in the country setting gives a great excuse for glistening backs, the clapping of bare bodies, and rampant shirtlessness while always harboring the raw energy of a fraught fling.

6. Venus In Fur (2013)

Venus In Fur (2013)
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An actress (Emmanuelle Seigner) attempts to convince a director how she’s perfect for a role in his upcoming production. When she auditions for a part in a misogynistic writer’s (Mathieu Amalric) play, she may have a hidden agenda as well.

7. The Handmaiden (2016)

The Handmaiden (2016)
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A Korean con man (Ha Jung-woo) devises an elaborate plot to seduce and bilk a Japanese woman (Kim Min-hee) with help from an orphaned pickpocket (Kim Tae-Ri) out of her inheritance. The film’s twisting plot elaborate characters, and masterful directing result in one of the best love heist, triangle, and dramas ever made.

8. Young & Beautiful (2013)

Young & Beautiful (2013)
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During a quick holiday romance, Isabelle (Marine Vacth), a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity. She begins a secret life as a call girl for a year when she returns home, meeting her clients for hotel-room trysts. She remains curiously aloof throughout, showing little interest in the money she makes or in the encounters themselves.

9. Double Lover (2017)

Double Lover (2017)
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Chloé, a fragile young woman, falls in love with Paul, her psychoanalyst. A few months later she moves in with him. However, she soon discovers that her lover is concealing a part of his identity. Double Lover is a bold and often disturbing spectacle. It takes a woman to the extremes of sanity while always honoring her emotions.

10. Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno (2017) (2018)

Mektoub, My Love Canto Uno (2017) (2018)
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In 1994, Ophélie discovers she is pregnant with her lover’s child. However, she is engaged and due to marry her fiancé soon. She contemplates going to Paris to have an abortion with summer at the close. She and her friends decide to spend a night at a club in Sète. There she again gets intimate with her other friend.

11. Naples In Veils (2017)

Naples In Veils (2017)
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Medical examiner Adriana is seduced by a handsome young man, Andrea during a Neapolitan ceremony involving femminielli at her aunt’s house. The two spend a night at her place while getting physically intimate. After few days, Adriana discovers that the young man on whom she is carrying out a post-mortem examination is Andrea. She decides to investigate the circumstances surrounding Andrea’s mysterious death.

12. The Duke of Burgundy (2015)

The Duke of Burgundy (2015)
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“The Duke Of Burgundy” is a drama about the relationship between a pair of female lovers. They play games of dominance and subservience. A woman who studies butterflies and moths test the limits of her relationship with her homosexual lover. In this movie, two women take their carnal desires to the extreme in a kinky and deliciously twisted manner.

13. The Untamed (2016)

The Untamed (2016)
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A couple in a troubled marriage locate a meteorite. This initiates an encounter with a mysterious creature. By the discovery of the creature, their lives are turned upside down. As that is a source of both pleasure and destruction. This is a movie about that beast called lust, specifically the way it can be equally irresistible.

14. Guilty of Romance (2011)

Guilty of Romance (2011)
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This is a story about a married woman who slowly becomes unhinged as she gets into nude modeling by chance. There she meets a beautiful but also deranged older woman who lures her to the world of a call girl. Later, a detective probes the brutal murder of a woman in a red-light district. On the other hand, the housewife hides her double life as a call girl from her husband.

15. Stranger by the Lake (2013)

Stranger by the Lake (2013)
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It is summertime. A cruising spot for men is tucked away on the shores of a lake. During that time, Franck falls in love with Michel. Michel is an attractive, potent, and lethally dangerous man. Even though Franck knows this, he still wants to live out his passion anyway. It is a stunning minimalist erotic thriller that explores arresting photography and the economic use of dialogue.

16. Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)

Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
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When college senior Anastasia Steele steps in for her sick roommate, Katherine Kavanagh to interview prominent businessman Christian Grey for their campus paper, she did not know the path her life will take. As enigmatic as he is rich and powerful, Christian Grey finds himself strangely drawn to Ana, and vice-versa. Anastasia plunges headlong into an affair without any sexual experience and learns that Christian’s true sexual proclivities push the boundaries of pain and pleasure.

17. God’s Own Country (2017)

God's Own Country (2017)
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In Yorkshire, a young unhappy farmer is living with his sickly father and grandmother. He numbs his frustrations with drinking and casual physical intimacy until a Romanian migrant worker sets him on a new path. It ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

18. Queen of Hearts (2019)

Queen of Hearts (2019)
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Anne is a successful lawyer and doting mother. However, when she becomes involved with her teenage stepson, she places both her family and career at risk. It explores the making of a tragic family secret step-by-step, as the consequences of hubris, lust, and lies conspire to create havoc in their lives.

19. The Skin I Live In (2011)

The Skin I Live In (2011)
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Dr. Robert Ledgard is a plastic surgeon. His beloved wife was horribly burned in an auto accident. After that, he tried to develop a new skin that could save the lives of burn victims. Ledgard has created skin finally after 12 years that guards the body. However, it is still sensitive to touch. Ledgard tests his creation on Vera with the aid of his faithful housekeeper. Vera is held prisoner against her will in the doctor’s mansion.

20. 365 Days (2020)

365 Days (2020)
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Massimo is a member of the Sicilian Mafia family. Laura is a sales director. Little did she know that Massimo will kidnap her on her trip to Sicily where she came to try to save her relationship. After kidnapping her, he gives her 365 days to fall in love with him. This erotic romantic drama movie is based on the bestselling novel “365 dni”.