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The best Italian erotic movies

The best Italian erotic movies

If you like Italian cinema and the erotic genre, you can’t miss our ranking of the best Italian erotic movies. We have some movies that you will surely know, but others that you are going to discover. Dive into the ranking of the best Italian erotic movies.

Italian erotic film directors

Before we start talking about the best Italian erotic films, we would like to recognize the work that directors such as Tinto Brass, Pier Paolo Pasolini or Bernardo Bertolucci have done. Of course the first one is the most representative of erotic cinema, since he revolutionized the genre and placed Italy at the top of eroticism.

Italian actresses of erotic cinema

Otherwise, there are also others less known who made erotic cinema in the 60s and early 70s, with muses like Laura Antonelli, Sophia Loren or Monica Bellucci. Thanks to all of them for bringing the erotic genre to Italy and the whole world. Ready to see the best Italian erotic videos and some with explicit sex?

Ranking of the best Italian erotic films

  • La verdadera historia de la dama de las camelias

    1. True History of the Kelly Gang


  • Biography of the famous prostitute played by Isabelle Huppert who inspired Alexandre Dumas to write Lady of the Camelias, the work on which Giuseppe Verdi based his opera La Traviata. This is the best Italian erotic film.
  • El último tango en París

    2. Last Tango in Paris, 1972


    Italian film from 1972 and directed by Bernardo Bertolucci. The protagonists, Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider, meet by coincidence looking for rented apartments. Of course they have a passionate affair that they promise to keep secret..


  • Las mil y una noches

    3. Arabian Nights, 1974

    Prince Nur-er-Din tries to find his bride who has been kidnapped. Meanwhile, on the journey he will hear stories of sex and betrayal. It is the third part of The Trilogy of Life, along with The Decameron and The Canterbury Tales.


  • Malèna

    4. Malèna, 2000

    Monica Bellucci plays an irresistible young woman who arrives in a new town. And with her husband away at war, all the men turn their attention to her. A boy as young as 13 will push her desire to the limits of an obsessive fantasy. One of the great Italian erotic films.

  • Portero de noche

    5. The Night Porter

    After World War II, a Jewish woman recognizes in the hotel doorman the Nazi officer who used her. During a long time was his sexual object in a sadomasochistic relationship in a concentration camp.

  • Saló, o los 120 días de Sodoma

    6. Saló, or the 120 Days of Sodom

    In a mansion, four gentlemen meet a group of young men and women they have captured to carry out a series of sexual perversions, under strict rules.

  • Malicia

    7. Malicious, 1973

    The wife of a house has died, and a young girl must take over the housework. Then she will live with a widowed husband and his three children, who will be sexually attracted to her…

  • Maladolescencia

    8. Maladolescenza

    A teenage couple spend the day in the woods, but then another girl appears and causes a change of attitude in the boy. Controversial film that breaks all taboos, in which Eva Ionesco appears.

  • Calígula

    9. Calígula

    Italian film directed by Tinto Brass in 1979. It is a historical drama, with high sexual content, that tells the story of the rise and fall of the Roman emperor Caligula. It is one of the best Italian erotic films.

  • El diablo en el cuerpo

    10. Devil in the Flesh, 1986

    Maruschka Detmers is the first actress in Europe to perform a sexually explicit fellatio scene. Consequently, the film is a drama with a high erotic content, which raised a lot of controversy. One of the best Italian sex films.


Other of the best Italian erotic movies

  • Melissa P.

    Melissa P.

    Italian film starring the Spanish actress Maria Valverde (La fuga, I Want You, Exodus…). It is a controversial adaptation of the autobiography of the young underage girl Melissa Panarello. In other words is other of the best Italian erotic movies.

  • Trasgredire

    Cheeky, 2000

    Tinto Brass film. A girl looking for an apartment for her boyfriend, will meet a sexy lesbian real estate agent with whom she will have a passionate lesbian relationship.

  • Los burdeles de Paprika


    Italian erotic film from 1991, created by Tinto Brass. At the time it was very innovative. It is about a girl who decides to enter a brothel to help her boyfriend. Also it is one of the best Italian erotic movies.

  • El carnicero

    The Butcher, 1999

    A refined woman, owner of art galleries, has an affair with a butcher, known for seducing women. As a result, is a play that exalts pleasure, with infidelity in the background.

  • Salon Kitty

    Salon Kitty

    In the midst of World War II, the Nazis decide to replace the girls in Kitty’s brothel with beautiful German women. However, the owner of the brothel, Kitty, does not accept the new rules and decides to stand up to the Germans.


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