The adult industry has been around for decades, and there have been many great movies during those years. I have compiled a list of the top R-Rated Adult Movies of All Time!
In today’s list, we’ll be looking at the top ten R-Rated Adult Movies.
#10. Damage (1992)
For most of us, having an affair is bad enough, but having an affair with your son’s fiance is borderline unimaginable.
Damage, a 1992 drama starring Jeremy Irons and Juliette Binoche, explores this question. Dr. Stephen Fleming, played by Irons, is a physician who enters politics and becomes a member of Parliament.
He meets Anna, his son’s fiancee, and they begin a passionate relationship. Fleming appears to be unconcerned about the risks that such an affair may have to both his job and his family.
Damage is a lot of personal sequences between Irons and Binoche, as the storyline suggests, as their characters get more close in increasingly explicit situations.
This, coupled with the film’s delicate subjects, created a lot of controversy for the ratings board. Part of this controversy would personally impact actress Juliette Binoche, who would famously speak ill of her costar, Jeremy Irons.
Binoche said that the English actor would act some of his intimate scenes with her a bit too realistically, being somewhat uncomfortable during the filming. That said, the actress has said in later interviews that she forgives Irons and that she had a good time working with all of the members of the cast of Damage.
#9. The Cooler (2003)
Have you ever felt as though nothing is going your way? That’s how Bernie Lootz, the protagonist of The Cooler, feels every day. He’s the unluckiest man in Vegas, and getting a little lucky almost cost him his life.
Bernie Lootz is a man who has a viral case of bad luck. He works at the Shangrila Hotel and Casino, where his employer use his talent to jinx the luck of the winning gambler.
When Bernie meets Natalie, a cocktail waitress, and begins a relationship with her, everything changes for him. Instead of bad luck, he now appears to be a lucky charm, much to the chagrin of the casino’s director.
The Cooler has some gratuitous use of off color language, but it faced some problems due to its many suggestive scenes. In fact, two versions exist of this film, a tamer R-rated version and a fully Uncut NC 17 one.
Even more impressive is the movie’s use of expletives. We’re talking about a total of 101 F-bombs in a movie that’s 101 minutes long.
#8. Basic Instinct (1992)
Paul Verhoeven, who is surely no stranger to steamy sequences and gratuitously violent films, directed this sleazy 1992 noir thriller.
Basic Instinct is a neo-noir masterpiece that has what has been dubbed “the most stopped scene in movie history.”
Detective Nick Curran, played by Michael Douglas, is a violent cop who was investigating the murder of Rockstar Johnny Boz.
His research swiftly narrows in on Boz’s girlfriend, Catherine Tramell, a mystery author. The author cleverly manipulates the investigation with her womanly charms. Seducing the current in an apparent attempt to elude the cops.
Catherine Tramell is played by Sharon Stone, who plays the part of the niphomaniac novelist perfectly. One of the film’s most infamous scenes features Stone and crossing her legs in front of the camera.
This single frame is what’s been called the most paused moment of every movie, at least according to a poll by Love Film but now defunct movie subscription service.
#7. American Pie (1999)
American Pie is a real comedy classic that defined a generation of comedies with its irreverent humor and portrayal of American high school life.
The plot revolves around the misfortunes of four friends who form a sacred agreement. They make a promise to lose their virginity before prom night.
The film is known for its body humor, which is understandable given that some of the characters are intended to be minors. The picture was apparently awarded the harsher NC 17 rating on many occasions before finally receiving a R rating.
American Pie has become a staple of adult comedy since its release. That said, not every country has the same standards on their ratings boards. In Denmark, the movie was rated A, which means that it could be seen by everybody regardless of their age.
#6. Team America: World Police (2004)
It was made by the same people that made South Park. Team America is a raunchy comedy that mocks American foreign policy and action films in general.
This puppet animation, a genuine product of its period, mocks the idea of America serving as the de facto international police in the aftermath of 9/11.
Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the film’s creators, voice the majority of the characters. Gary Johnston, a well-known Broadway actor, is recruited into Team America, an elite counter-terrorist squad. Because of his acting abilities.
Just like South Park, Team America looks deceptively cartoonish as its crude jokes and explicit scenes betray it’s R rating. Just like with American Pie, team America was rated differently in America and Europe.
The film almost received an NC 17 rating in America, but in several European countries the movie was considered to be for kids and families. Seems like America and Europe have different standards when it comes to pottymouth puppets.
#5. Blue Valentine (2010)
This experimental video explores Dean and Cindy’s relationship in a nonlinear manner, shifting across time periods. The film depicts several pivotal events in their relationship, and it is up to the spectator to put together the memories in order to comprehend their connection.
Blue Valentine is a bleak, cynical look at how modern relationships start and end. The film also contains a good dosage of profanity as well as sexual sequences between its characters, which is why it received a R rating.
Dean and Cindy believe are played by Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams, respectively. The actors lived together for a month to better understand their characters’ relationship, learning how to pick fights with each other.
#4. Boys Don’t Cry (1999)
Boys Don’t Cry is a harrowing film about the stigma of early transgenderism in rural America, based on the true story of Brandon Teena.
Hilary Swank plays Brandon Teena, a young woman who takes on a male identity and falls in love with Lana Tisdel, a single mother.
The subject matter of the film, which was released in 1999, was regarded a little too provocative at the time. The depictions of Brandon’s brutal abuse near the end of his life are also deeply disturbing, earning this film its well-deserved R rating.
To prepare for her role, Hilary Swank spent a month living as a man. This included asking girls out an experience that the director, Kimberly Peirce, insisted that she had to go through to fully understand her character.
#3. American Psycho (2000)
American Psycho, a surrealist and violent glimpse into the psyche of a New York City investment banker, has become one of the early 2000s’ most popular cult films.
Patrick Bateman, the film’s eponymous psycho, is played by a teenage Christian Bale. Bateman is a guy obsessed with perfection who is also plagued by hedonistic dreams and violent outbursts. As the film proceeds, we begin to wonder what is genuine and what is the product of Bateman’s deranged mind.
Christian Bale did a fantastic job as Patrick Bateman, but the role was almost given to Leonardo DiCaprio, who passed on the project in favor of the film The Beach.
#2. South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (1999)
In 1999, the cartoon that revolutionized satirical comedy in the 1990s made its big screen debut. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut is a hilarious musical that ignores logic in order to mock everything and everyone.
The segment of the South Park film that features a singing Saddam Hussein depicts a confrontation between the United States and Canada after the Canadians are blamed for corrupting young people’s brains with their filthy humor.
This irreverent comedy includes musical elements and was nominated for an Academy Award for the song “Canada,” which is one of the only songs on the soundtrack that does not contain any swear words. At the very least, it’s the one with the fewest swears.
#1. Clerks (1994)
Clerks is a witty look at the lives of two convenience store clerks who are just trying to get by on a daily basis.
The film follows Dante Hicks, a clerk who enlists the help of his friend Randall to keep them occupied as he covers for another employee on his day off.
The film was originally rated NC 17 due to the graphic dialogue. Instead, a Harvard law professor persuaded the MPA to give the film a R rating.
Clerks was made on a shoestring budget and a tight production timeline. The convenience store in the film is the same one where Kevin Smith worked at the time.
Smith had to work there during the day and fell during the night which meant that he rarely slept during the 21 days of filming.
This was our top ten R-Rated Adult Movies of all-time list. We have been able to compile a great list of the best Adult Movies that were rated R. Do you agree with our list? If you have any suggestions or comments please shoot them down in the comments below.