The Best Horny Movies for Quarantine: An Erotic Film Canon

Why not?

“Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaining it.”
― Georges Bataille, Erotism: Death and Sensuality

*Not in any specific order

  • In the Realm of the Senses

    1

  • Crash

    2

  • Black Narcissus

    3

  • In the Mood for Love

    4

  • Theorem

    5

  • Possession

    6

  • Birth

    7

  • Belle de Jour

    8

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    9

  • Under the Skin

    10

  • Scorpio Rising

    11

  • Persona

    12

  • Hellraiser

    13

  • Carnal Knowledge

    14

  • Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    15

  • Eyes Wide Shut

    16

  • Vertigo

    17

  • Mysterious Skin

    18

  • A Dangerous Method

    19

  • Lost Highway

    20

  • The Skin I Live In

    21

  • My Own Private Idaho

    22

  • Stranger by the Lake

    23

  • Cat People

    24

  • The Devils

    25

  • Love

    26

  • The Piano Teacher

    27

  • The Last Temptation of Christ

    28

  • Brief Encounter

    29

  • Trouble in Paradise

    30

  • The Deep Blue Sea

    31

  • Fat Girl

    32

  • Tabu

    33

  • Pandora's Box

    34

  • Shame

    35

  • My Night at Maud's

    36

  • Trouble Every Day

    37

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    38

  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant

    39

  • That Obscure Object of Desire

    40

  • The Marriage of Maria Braun

    41

  • Shanghai Express

    42

  • The Scarlet Empress

    43

  • Exotica

    44

  • Gilda

    45

  • Claire's Knee

    46

  • Design for Living

    47

  • Hiroshima Mon Amour

    48

  • Charulata

    49

  • Love in the Afternoon

    50

  • A Lizard in a Woman's Skin

    51

  • Senso

    52

  • Death in Venice

    53

  • The Servant

    54

  • The Unknown

    55

  • L'Eclisse

    56

  • Baby Doll

    57

  • Daughters of Darkness

    58

  • In the Cut

    59

  • Everyone Else

    60

  • Nowhere

    61

  • Abuse of Weakness

    62

  • The Pillow Book

    63

  • Love & Basketball

    64

  • The Whip and the Body

    65

  • Anatomy of Hell

    66

  • The Exquisite Corpus

    67

  • God's Comedy

    68

  • Smooth Talk

    69

  • Torment

    70

  • 36 Fillette

    71

  • Fuses

    72

  • Blind Husbands

    73

  • Thelma

    74

  • The Love Witch

    75

  • Behind Convent Walls

    76

  • The Transgressor

    77

  • The Handmaiden

    78

  • The Wild Boys

    79

  • The Ornithologist

    80

  • The Mother and the Whore

    81

  • Mulholland Drive

    82

  • Bound

    83

  • Sleeping Beauty

    84

  • The True Nature of Bernadette

    85

  • Barbarella

    86

  • Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!

    87

  • The Girlfriend Experience

    88

  • The Brown Bunny

    89

  • The Passionate Friends

    90

  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    91

  • Moonlight

    92

  • Dangerous Game

    93

  • The Meetings of Anna

    94

  • The Crucified Lovers

    95

  • Body Heat

    96

  • Damned If You Don't

    97

  • The Men Behind the Wall

    98

  • Friday Night

    99

  • Cries and Whispers

    100