21 Hottest Erotic Romance Movies to Heat Up Your Nights

If you’re looking for something steamy to watch that will heat up your nights then check out this list of the best erotic romance movies of all time.

These erotic romance movies range from the extremely graphic to those with hot and heavy scenes to those with intense intimacy. They don’t shy away from topics such as BDSM, infidelity, exploration, identity, and forbidden love.

Whatever your pleasure, you’re sure to find something enticing with these steamy erotic romance movies that have captivated audiences and critics alike.

I love that many of these movies are adapted from erotic romance books so after watching be sure to check out the original book as well.

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The Best Erotic Romance Movies of All Time

9 1/2 Weeks is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

9 ½ Weeks

9 ½ Weeks is an erotic story about an assistant at an art gallery who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a mysterious Wall Street broker. She barely knows about his life, only about the intimate games they play, and that’s when the relationship begins to get complicated.

This is an erotic romance movie about pushing boundaries in a relationship that brings in BDSM elements. Originally considered too explicit for a U.S. audience the film was heavily edited before its release. It stars Kim Basinger and Mickey Rourke.

Blue is the Warmest Color is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Blue is the Warmest Color

In Blue is the Warmest Color, a young woman in high school named Clementine discovers herself and the elusive magic of love when she meets a confident blue-haired girl named Emma, a twenty-something art student.

This erotic romance movie is based on the graphic novel, Blue is the Warmest Color, written by Jul Maroh. This movie is a lesbian love story starring Adele Exarchopoulos and Lea Seydoux.

Lady Chatterly's Lover is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Lady Chatterley’s Lover

When Sir Clifford Chatterley returns home with a crippling injury sustained in the war that leaves him impotent, the strain is unbearable for his beautiful bride Constance, the Lady Chatterley.

Knowing that he may never fulfill his wife’s needs, Sir Chatterley grants permission for Lady Chatterley to take a lover. But that lover must be from the upper class of society. This arrangement is soon challenged when Lady Chatterley meets Oliver, a handsome and virile gamekeeper.

This erotic romance movie got an upgrade in 2022 with the Netflix film. Lady Chatterly’s Lover is based on D.H. Lawrence’s classic historical novel of eroticism.  

Watch it for the beautiful scenery as well as the beautiful scenes between Emma Corrin and Jack O’Connell.

Fifty Shades of Grey is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Fifty Shades of Grey

Anastasia Steele is an inexperienced college student tasked with interviewing enigmatic billionaire Christian Grey. But what starts as business quickly becomes an unconventional romance.

Swept up in Christian’s glamorous lifestyle, Ana soon finds another side to him as she discovers his secrets and explores her own dark desires. What results is a thrilling, all-consuming romance as Christian and Ana test the limits they will go to for their relationship.

Fifty Shades of Grey by E.L. James became one of the bestselling books of our time and the movie franchise became just as popular. This erotic romance movie that explores BDSM stars Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan.

Secretary is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Secretary

When Lee Holloway gets a job as a secretary in a small firm she does her best to please. But her new boss finds fault with her typing and administers a rather unconventional kind of punishment.

Soon Lee realizes that she is not only becoming the perfect secretary, but also the woman she always wanted to be.

This erotic romance movie takes a deep dive into a sadomasochistic relationship that blurs the lines between a working relationship and something more. It stars James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Eyes Wide Shut is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Eyes Wide Shut

Dr. William “Bill” Harford and his wife Alice live in New York City and attend a Christmas party hosted by wealthy patient Victor Ziegler. At the party provocative advances and innocent flirtations arouse the doctor and his wife, prompting Bill on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of moral discovery.

Eyes Wide Shut is an erotic romance movie that’s also part psychological drama starring Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, and Sydney Pollack. It is based on the 1926 novella, Traumnovelle (Dream Story) by Arthur Schnitzler and was Stanley Kubrick’s last movie.

365 Days is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotice romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

365 Days

Massimo Torricelli, a young and handsome boss of a Sicilian Mafia family, has no other option but to take over after his father has been eliminated.

Laura is a sales director in a luxurious hotel in Warsaw. She has a successful career, but her private life lacks passion. She is taking one last shot to save her relationship.

Together with her bone-headed boyfriend, Martin, and some other friends, she takes a trip to Sicily. She does not expect that Massimo, the most dangerous man on the island, will get in her way, kidnap her, hold her captive, and give her 365 days – to fall in love with him.

This erotic romance movie is based on the mafia romance book, 365 Days by Blanka Lipinska. It stars Anna-Maria Sieklucka, Michele Morrone, and Bronisław Wrocławski and has two follow-up movies to enjoy after watching this one.

After We Collided is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

After We Collided

Hardin will always be… Hardin. But is he really the deep, thoughtful guy Tessa fell madly in love with or has he been a stranger all along?

She wishes she could walk away. It’s just not that easy. Not with the memory of the passionate nights they spent together.

Still, Tessa’s not sure she can endure one more broken promise. She’s focused on her studies and just starting an exciting new internship at Vance Publishing. She’s also being pursued by Trevor, a handsome new co-worker who is exactly the kind of guy she should be with.

Hardin knows he made a mistake, possibly the biggest one of his life. He wants to right his wrongs and overcome his demons. He’s not going to lose Tessa without a fight. But can he change? Will he change… for love?

This erotic romance movie is based on the book, After We Collided, by Anna Todd which is the second book in the After series.

While you’ll first want to watch After, the first movie in this new adult romance series, this erotic romance movie is where things really turn up the heat. Starring Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, and Selma Blair.

Friends With Benefits is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Friends With Benefits

Dylan is done with relationships. Jamie decides to stop buying into the Hollywood clichés of true love. When the two become friends they decide to try something new and take advantage of their mutual attraction – but without any emotional attachment.

Physical pleasure without the entanglements. Sounds easy enough for two logical adults, right? Not so much. They soon realize romantic comedy stereotypes might exist for a reason.

This erotic romance movie is perfect for the new adult crowd as it explores the question: Can you enjoy physical intimacy without letting emotions get in the way? It stars Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.

Boogie Nights is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Boogie Nights

In the 1970s disco era, 17-year-old high school dropout Eddie Adams is working in a nightclub in California and looking for a break when he is spotted by veteran adult film director Jack Horner.

Horner invites Eddie to stay at his lavish home in the San Fernando Valley and rechristens him as Dirk Diggler and makes him a star of adult cinema.

Eddie enjoys a hedonistic lifestyle on the strength of his new-found fame, but by the 1980s his popularity is on the wane, as video takes over from film and the adult industry loses its innocence.

An erotic romance movie that follows an up-and-coming adult film star is sure to bring the heat. Check out the steaminess circa the 1970s starring Mark Wahlberg, Burt Reynolds, and Julianne Moore.

The Piano is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

The Piano

Ada, who has been mute since age 6 because she simply chose not to speak travels with her daughter Flora and her beloved piano to a remote spot on the coast of New Zealand for an arranged marriage to a farmer.

When her piano cannot be transported to her new home, her new neighbor, George Baines, offers to keep it in exchange for piano lessons from Ada. To earn back her piano, George offers one piano key per “lesson” where he can do whatever he likes to and with her. 

The Piano is an erotic romance movie, part period piece, where a woman is desired by two men and the fall-out that arises because of it. It stars Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin, and Sam Neill.

Original Sin is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Original Sin

Luis Vargas, a wealthy Cuban businessman who seeks out an American wife, believes Americans represent the future, and that his own countrymen – and women – are mired in the past in their traditions.

After months of corresponding with Julia Russell, the day comes when she sails to his country to be his bride. Julia departs from the ship, looking nothing like the photos she’s sent prior to her voyage.

Luis and Julia wed within hours of her setting foot in Cuba. Passion and lust lie just below the surface as the two begin to discover each other however nothing is as it appears between the lovers.

This erotic romance movie is set in late 19th century Cuba and flashes back and forth from the scene of a woman awaiting her execution while telling her story to a priest to the actual events of that story. With twists and turns galore, it stars Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas.

Blue Valentine is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is the story of love found and love lost told in past and present moments in time. Flooded with romantic memories of their courtship, Dean and Cindy use one night to try and save their failing marriage.

Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams star in this erotic romance movie that is an honest portrait of a relationship on the rocks.

Brokeback Mountain is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain explores the lives of two young men, a ranch hand and a rodeo cowboy, who meet in the summer of 1963 and unexpectedly forge a lifelong connection.

The complications, joys, and heartbreak they experience provide a testament to the endurance and power of love.

This beautiful, erotic romance movie follows the complicated love story of two cowboys over the course of two decades. The Oscar-winning film explores gay romance and stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michelle Williams, and Anne Hathaway.

Disobedience is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Disobedience

Ronit is the estranged daughter who was ostracized from her Orthodox Jewish community for an attraction to a childhood friend.

When she learns of her father’s passing and returns to London and her former community, she’s reunited with Esti who is now married to Dovid, a chosen disciple of her father.

Together again, Ronit and Esti’s passion reignites as they explore the boundaries of faith and identity.

This erotic romance movie explores issues of identity, free will, and passion within the confines of an orthodox religion starring Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams.

Indecent Proposal is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Indecent Proposal

Diana and David Murphy are high-school sweethearts who marry and who are doing very well until the recession hits. Suddenly David loses his job and they can’t make the mortgage payments on their house. Determined to win money to pay their mortgage, they travel to Las Vegas and end up losing it all.

But while there, Diana is spotted by billionaire John Gage who is immediately attracted to her. John invites Diana and David to an opulent party where he offers David $1 million for a night with his wife.

David is wracked by this moral dilemma but Diana finally makes the decision on her own with ensuing consequences for their ideal marriage and their bank account.

This erotic romance movie posits a moral dilemma about what you would or wouldn’t do for money and love. This popular movie stars Robert Redford, Woody Harrelson, and Demi Moore.

Unfaithful is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Unfaithful

Edward and Connie Sumner live in upscale New York with a loving but monotonous marriage. While shopping in the city, Connie is knocked into a stranger, Paul Martel, who invites her back to his apartment to clean her wounds.

That initial visit leads to an adulterous affair that ultimately proves dangerous in more ways than one to her marriage.

Diane Lane leads this erotic romance movie along with Richard Gere and Olivier Martinez.

The Dreamers is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

The Dreamers

When Isabelle and Theo invite Matthew to stay with them, what begins as a casual friendship ripens into a sensual voyage of discovery and desire in which nothing is off limits and anything is possible.

This erotic romance movie focuses on an American student in 1960s France who shares a passion for movies and more with a Parisian brother and sister starring Eva Green, Louis Garrel, and Michael Pitt

Below Her Mouth is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Below Her Mouth

Jasmine is a successful fashion editor living with her fiance, Rile. On a night out in the city with her best friend, she meets Dallas, a roofer recently out of a relationship. Surprised by the confidence with which Dallas pursues her, Jasmine turns Dallas down — but can’t get her out of her head.

When Jasmine finally succumbs to Dallas’s advances, the two women embark on a steamy affair that forces her to reevaluate her life.

This is another erotic romance movie exploring a lesbian romance starring Natalie Krill and Erika Linder.

Call Me By Your Name is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Call Me By Your Name

It’s the summer of 1983 in Italy, and Elio, a precocious 17-year-old, spends his days in his family’s villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia.

One day, Oliver, a charming American scholar arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio’s father, an eminent professor.

Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever.

This Oscar-nominated erotic romance movie explores the MM romance between Elio and Oliver and stars Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer.

Lolita is one of the best erotic romance movies worth watching. Check out the entire list of erotic romance movies on She Reads Romance Books.

Lolita

Respectable schoolteacher Humbert Hubert marries his landlady Charlotte Haze so that he can get closer to her young daughter Lolita, with whom he is madly in love.

His unfulfilled desire for the girl brings him to the edge of insanity and threatens to destroy the object of his obsession.

This forbidden, erotic romance movie is an adaptation of Vladimir Nabokov’s infamous novel, Lolita, and stars Jeremy Irons, Dominique Swain, and Melanie Griffith.

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2 thoughts on “21 Hottest Erotic Romance Movies to Heat Up Your Nights”

  1. This is a good list but why are there no Black people on it 😭😭. There’s just like a lack of POC representation in general. If you have any recommendations, I think it’s important to include them! Some of my favorites include Something New, I Can’t Think Straight, Bridgerton (TV show not movie but still)/Queen Charlotte, Moonlight, and What Men Want. I also love Just Wright but can’t remember how “erotic” it was per se… Anyone it’s just a consideration.

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    • Thanks for sharing Mikayah! I agree we need more POC representation and I Can’t Think Straight is a great suggestion. I haven’t watched it but the trailer gives off erotic vibes. I love Something New but don’t really consider it erotic but that’s just me. I’ll watch anything Sanaa Lathan is in though!…Just Wright is on my list of “If You Liked this Movie, Read this Book” .

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