If you’ve left ‘Deep Water’ wet, wild, and want more, don’t worry: we’ve got a list of movies to compliment you.

By Meg Shields and Anna Swanson · Published March 17th, 2022

Cheer up if you have to erotic satire – that kind of being based on sticky fumblings, murderous bosses, and a quick and open relationship with the MPAA. Sure, it’s on the seedier side, but you can’t argue with the fun. Erotic jokes have it all. And “everything,” we think of a rich cinematic tradition of pulling the mat out from under the ignorant and loving women all the way over their heads.

The cinema – or the American cinema at the very least – will grow and become more sophisticated in the day. Film Twitter has decided to debate the value of female characters for at least two months, according to the world’s most interesting book company. But the erotic thriller masters have provided, now: there’s a new and sinister twist on the block.

Deep water signal the return of the pilot Adrian Lyne after two years from the main screen. The departure is long overdue, but if Disney is too scared to give the film a real release, it’s a sign that this steam romp is worth waiting for. Adapted from a novel by Patricia Highsmith, the film shows Ana de Armas and Ben Affleck as a married man caught in a series of death -defying games.

With junk and ten years of the best junk to choose from, it’s not easy to reduce the list to 16 titles. Even between the movies of Deep waterLeading the duo, there are some rocks left on the floor of the cutting room (look for Ana de Armas ’breakout, Knock Knockif you dare!).

With all that said, whether you’re new or aspiring or a tough doctor, here are 16 movies that explain what an erotic thriller is all about.


Double Edition (1944)

Double click

Everywhere erotic entertainers separate the culture with film noir – that bordello covered in the smoke of a movie series blazing with red herrings, duplicitous dames, and high -end cups of coffee. whiskey. Looking at the scene, a noir movie emerges from the clouds as the closest ancestor of the erotic actor: Billy Wilder. Double click. With a story co -written by the famous Wilder and Raymond Chandler, the film tells of a loving insurance customer who finds himself trapped in the beautiful hills of a happy woman who is looking to release her careless husband.

Shaking with disbelief, the best murder plans, and the over -the -top designs. Double click It’s an old -fashioned watch, it’s a good one, and it’s an important watch for those looking to see where the erotic thriller style came from. (See Lawrence Kasdan Body heat if you want to see the strength of the same family!). (Meg Shields)

Earn to rent.


Marnie (1964)

Marnie - real erotic actors

Alfred HitchcockThe industry has been around for half a century and has produced some of the greatest films of all time. However, with so much land to cover, it is common for some of his works to be more widely known than others. When most people think of Hitchcock, they probably think of his films from the ’40s and’ 50s, Mystery and MacGuffins, a blonde or two. And don’t get us wrong, these mid -career movies have a lot of erotic ideas, mysterious insinuations, and train travel consequences. But it was Hitch’s last films where we actually saw the freak flag fly.

And it flew very well with the 1964’s It’s Marnie. Tippi Hedren stars in movies as the titular serial thief. When she is spotted and engaged in a marriage with Sean Connery’s Mark, the film is past psychosexual and straightforward. Part of It’s Marnie it can be hard to watch, but if you’re looking for an original erotic thriller that wants to provoke and shoot the limits, It’s Marniethe way to go. (Anna Swanson)

Available at Peacock.


Belle De Jour (1967)

Belle De Jour

We said before that no erotic thriller series is complete without going to the spirit land of this genre: France. Of course, while the American erotic thriller is truly a different Yankee, the whirlpool of adultery, lying, and violence is a continental indelible genre.

Enter: Belle De Jour, a marriage tragedy that takes the form of a journey of personal knowledge. Directed by the father of cinematic Surrealism himself, Luis Buñuel, the film follows Séverine (Catherine Deneuve), a kind -hearted woman whose dreams go into dreams of power, humility, and wrongdoing. Séverine used her second life as a laborer, Séverine tried to separate her home life from her travels as it was too demanding. Belle De Jour. (Meg Shields)

Available on HBO Max and The Criterion Channel.


The Wonderful Vice of Mrs. Wardh (1971)

Mrs Wardh's Aliens - true erotic actors

Sorry to have a lot of red tape and conspiracy, but we’re trying to paint the picture: the erotic thriller is a twist. And some of his salacious genetic debt has been paid in full yellowthe cinematic corner of the Italian cinema genre where guilt and promiscuity are scattered in a candy apple red conglomerate of sensuality and psychopathy.

The Wonderful Vice of Mrs. Wardh Not only is it one of the other, uh, different gifts, it’s the one with the same musculature sharing in the erotic thriller boom that took Hollywood by storm in the 1990s. Wardh (Edwige Fenech), the wife of a noble ambassador with a secret secret: a suspicious plot of her sadomasochistic lover behind a series of murders. Torn between lust and self -preservation, Mrs. Wardh finds himself at the center of a larger rebellion when the wires begin between his loved ones and current loved ones. (Meg Shields)

Available on ARROW, Shudder, Shudder Amazon Channel, Tubi, Spectrum on Demand, AMC Plus, AMC + Roku Premium Channel.


Double Evil (1984)

Double Body

Includes an erotic thriller list with no inclusion Brian De Palma It’s like living in a high -rise without a high -end phone: comfortable and uncomfortable. De Palma’s film is a treasure trove of the best psychosexual actors, but if we need to show only one, we need to book for it. Double Body. The neo-noir riff at Hitchcock’s rear window following a wrestling actor whose residential construction has become a dream for the voyeur. But when the woman he was visiting was killed, things quickly turned around.

Combined with gills with schlocky ’80s aesthetic and meta-texttual implications, Double Body weighs parody with humor. Insert the smack dab in the center of a third scene with De Palma’s Dress to Kill a Fatale Woman for the best six hours you can watch movies. (Anna Swanson)

Earn to rent.


Explorer (1987)

The death knell - the real erotic actors

This is the first Michael Douglas movies on our list, but it’s not the last. It was also the film that earned Adrian Lyne an Oscar nomination for Best Director. You read correctly. In 1987, this best -selling story about why you shouldn’t cheat on your wife was not only the best film of the year, it was nominated for six Academy Awards.

Part of what works Death penalty Successful and highly acclaimed (though not controversial) was Glenn Close’s electronic performance as the film’s unhinged femme fatale. In Douglas ’Dan’s brief relationship with Close the Alex, he feels their lightning in the pan week of guilt at the end of it, but he has other ideas and refuses to be ignored. The film evokes love, offers some real thrill moments, and appreciates stellar performances, providing a real cornerstone of the erotic thriller canon.

Available on HBO Max, HBO Now, Max Go, DIRECTV, Spectrum on Demand.


One White Woman (1992)

One White Woman

While erotic players are actually guilty of falling into an arguably misogynistic style of “bitches are crazy,” one thing you can’t blame is the style for being heteronormative (the main idea of erotic pleasures are given to lesbians and bisexual women.but we take what we can get, as it were). Enter: One White Woman, Barbet Schroeder’s educational story about the plight of Craigslist residents. But if you have a rental property in Manhattan, you have to do what you have to do.

Featuring two truly amazing works, by Bridget Fonda and Jennifer Jason Leigh, One White Woman a nice high floor tile of the first floor. Dog lovers, you might want to stay here. (Meg Shields)

Available on Hulu, DIRECTV, Epix, EPIX Amazon Channel, Epix Roku Premium Channel.


Teacher Education (1992)

Basic Instinct - true erotic pleasures

The erotic thriller genre is patron saint. And two of them – leadership Paul Verhoeven and the star Michael Douglas – a part of Teacher Education. Used by another document Joe Eszterhas to spend most of his career trying to re -create, and Verhoeven to be trapped in a negative fear / view of sexuality, Teacher Education he has it all.

The film shows Detective Nick Curran (Douglas) a flexible cop who goes the route of a terrorist murder according to an event described in a book by crime writer Catherine Tramell (Sharon Stone). As Curran is tempted by the case and his leadership, it is clear that a criminal is hiding behind Tramell’s pleasant nature and is said to be innocent. (Meg Shields)

Available on HBO Max, HBO Now, Max Go, DIRECTV, Spectrum on Demand, Cinemax Amazon Channel.


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Meg Shields is the humble farm girl of your dreams and a great contributor at Film School Rejects. He currently runs three columns on FSR: The Queue, How’d They Do That ?, and Horrorscope. He is an editor for One Perfect Shot and a freelance writer for hire. Meg can be seen crying out about John Boorman’s ‘Excalibur’ on Twitter here: @TheWorstNun. (Sia / Her).

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