Because we are mostly moved by what we see than what we hear, many of us don’t mind including sexually enlightening movies on our arousal menu.
Some movies seek to explore every theme and concept of sex and sexuality. Many of these sexually enlightening movies are produced not only to arouse but to educate and entertain.
While some people may see this movie genre as provocative or offensive, many consider them as true classics.
We can only consider the names of film directors like Malle, Bunuel, Kubrick, and Bogdanovich, in order to understand how relevant this theme is to the filmmakers across many generations.
The list below is a collection of a comprehensive cross-section of sexually enlightening movies. If your interest shifts towards seeing them, then, by all means, share the view with your partner or have your sex toys nearby!
Table of Contents
- 1. Belle de Jour
- 2. The Graduate
- 3. Boogie Nights
- 4. Lolita
- 5. The Last Picture Show
- 6. American Beauty
- 7. Last Tango in Paris
- 8. Blue is the Warmest Color
- 9. Heavenly Creatures
- 10. Fifty Shades of Gray
- 11. Brokeback Mountain
- 12. The Crying Game
- 13. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
- 14. The Seven Year Itch
- 15. Turn Me On, Dammit!
- 16. Kids
- 17. Sex and the city
- 18. My Own Private Idaho
- 19. Murmur of the Heart
- 20. Shadows
1. Belle de Jour
Theme: Prostitution and Unfulfilled sexuality
With her ferocious sex needs, Katherine Deneuve finds that her husband has grown tired and frustrated with her “vanilla” sex drive. In order to make up for her unquenched desires, she begins to manipulate her uncharted sordid side during his absence.
2. The Graduate
Theme: Older woman
It not only features one of cinema’s most memorable lines- ”Why, Mrs. Robinson…are you trying to seduce me?”- “The Graduate” also delves into the old nature of a mature temptress and the youthful, disoriented boy toy. This See the early and genuinely unforgettable performance of Dustin Hoffman.
3. Boogie Nights
Theme: The pornography business
Boogie Nights is an American film by Paul Thomas Anderson written in 1997. It is centered in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and revolves around a young dishwasher that works at a nightclub. He earns a spot as a pornography star that chronicles his growth in the Golden Age of Pornography of the 1970s and his decline in the 1980s.
Theme: The younger woman
This movie features a man’s infatuation with a teen girl.
5. The Last Picture Show
Theme: Coming of age
Sex and sexuality are nowhere and no time in your life more important than in the years preceding adulthood. A community of young people in a small American town cater to their sexual interests and passions.
6. American Beauty
A man who was trying to figure life out has his eyes on his daughter’s friend. Ultimately, this one-sided affection throws a series of dramatic blows when she didn’t reciprocate his feelings. American Beauty also touched on some aspects of homophobia and homosexuality.
7. Last Tango in Paris
Theme: Sexual cruelty and sexual anonymity
This sexually enlightening movie has two folks, at the first meeting, agreeing they would keep their identities hidden from each other. Potential viewers should know that Last Tango in Paris features a violent sex scene.
8. Blue is the Warmest Color
Theme: Lesbian coming of age
This beautifully crafted movie addresses the sexual identity issue, as two girls from high school fall deeply in love with each other. It’s the closest thing that this decade witnessed to perfection.
9. Heavenly Creatures
Theme: Lesbian obsession
This film explores the darker side of a lesbian relationship, with a young Kate Winslet performing the neighbor’s seducer.
10. Fifty Shades of Gray
This movie is all too recent and has won the attention of movie fans who know a thing or two about BDSM. Viewers can enjoy a bit of wealth and class displayed by Christian Gray as he initiated a young reporter into his world of wild sex.
11. Brokeback Mountain
Theme: Gay relationships
The growing bond between two rugged cowboys is genuinely heartwarming. It shows that homosexuality is not limited to urban settings.
12. The Crying Game
Theme: Confronting sexuality
This movie is seemingly a thriller that circles the IRA and an arranged attack on London. In the middle of the chaos, a young woman’s affection rests in the protagonist’s hands.
13. Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
Theme: The Swinging lifestyle
Based on the golden age of love expressed freely, this film examines the unique and emotional problems with great sensitivity. Problems triggered by a couple’s need to explore sexually.
14. The Seven Year Itch
The Seven Year Itch features an impeccable performance by Marilyn Monroe. This captivating movie focuses on how deep sexual obsession can go.
15. Turn Me On, Dammit!
Theme: Female sexuality
Viewers that have gotten tired of seeing the same story-line that gives too much power to men can try something different with this movie. This masterpiece projects dominance through sexuality.
This movie portrays a captivating angle of how young people’s lives are affected by sexually transmitted diseases.
17. Sex and the city
Theme: Present-day female sexuality
While everyone may not be rocking this boat, this movie takes us on a ride on how sex and sexuality are in the city of New York.
18. My Own Private Idaho
Theme: Homosexual relationships
This an earlier work by Keanu Reeves. A pair of homosexual friends journey across the U.S. in pursuit of a family member.
19. Murmur of the Heart
Theme: Young male sexuality and the oedipal complex
The eccentric tale of a 14-year-old lad confronted by his sexuality. This movie packs a load of emotions and exciting dialogs.
Theme: Interracial relationships
Produced in the glitz and vibrancy of the ’50s, Cassavetes’ solid masterpiece is a marvelous cinema piece that addresses sex, romance, and relationships between people from a different race.
For whatever reasons you may want to see any of these sexually enlightening movies, make sure you keep your mind open.