13 Popular Movies That Are Basically Porn

Movies can take us into insane new worlds beyond our wildest imaginations. Sometimes, audiences are shown a completely different perspective altogether, and occasionally, the new world shown on-screen is a sexy one. There are plenty of "regular" movies so graphic they are essentially porn, many of which can be pretty cool — while others might be a little off-putting to some audiences. Still, there is always something interesting to see (or to peak at from behind your fingers out of slight embarrassment). There are a few films out there that are so intense sexually that even if they are serious narratives, watching them almost feels like watching porn. These are the movies you definitely do not want to accidentally watch with your granny.

It's good to keep your mind open and your perspectives varied, so no matter what your taste in movies, it's not the worst idea to give at least one or two of the films below a chance, if you haven't done so already. Just make sure to take a cold shower afterwards, or in the case of the scary films on this list, sleep with the light on afterwards. Just be prepared, and these practically-porntastic movies will be a great time for you.

1. Shame (2004)

winnieISS on YouTube

This movie is all about a sex addict trying to hide his private life from his sister who decides to move in with him indefinitely. Michael Fassbender gets nakey, which is probably all I need to say.

Shame, $15, Amazon

2. Basic Instinct (1992)

LionsgateVOD on YouTube

Sharon Stone takes femme fatale to the next level when she plays a crime novelist accused of murdering her own husband. She and the detective investigating her crime, played by Michael Douglas, have the sexiest, most messed up relationship. It's so messed up, in fact, that he's pretty OK with ignoring her probable guilt in the murder.

Basic Instinct, $13, Amazon

3. Last Tango In Paris (1972)

GandalfGarnett on YouTube

In this movie, Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider play two people who meet while looking to buy the same apartment but then continue to carry on an affair. The catch? They never learn each other's names. This movie takes "friends with benefits" to a whole new level.

Last Tango In Paris, $14, Amazon

4. Good Luck Chuck (2007)

Movieclips Trailer Vault on YouTube

The intense sex montage in this movie is more graphic than my teenage self was ever prepared to see, back when Good Luck Chuck came out. I still blush when I think of it.

Good Luck Chuck, $10, Amazon

5. Showgirls (1995)

CG Entertainment on YouTube

A movie about a young drifter who happens to be a Vegas stripper trying to be a showgirl is bound to have some sexy scenes. This movie even got an NC-17 rating when it first came out for nudity, erotic sexuality throughout, and sexual violence.

Show Girls, $8, Amazon

6. The Fifty Shades Of Grey Series (2015-cont'd)

Universal Pictures UK on YouTube

What started out as BSDM fan fiction for the Edward/Bella romance in Twilight eventually turned into the grounds for an entire film series. Just like the books, there's a great deal of intense intercourse present here.

The Fifty Shades Of Grey Series, $13, Amazon

7. Nymphomaniac (2013)

Movieclips Coming Soon on YouTube

In this incredibly graphic movie, Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg) tells Seligman (Stellan Skarsgård) all about her various sex-capades with flashback details. He tries to analyze the whole thing, but it's not really something you can break down like that, especially if you're not a licensed therapist and are instead just a very interested person.

Nymphomaniac, $13, Amazon

8. Boogie Nights (1997)

A movie about the porn industry obviously has some sexy bits. In the film, Mark Wahlberg is a teenage bus boy who is discovered by a porn producer and then turned into a porn star, and there is nudity.

Boogie Nights, $13, Amazon

9. The End Of The Affair (1999)

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment on YouTube

Before Ralph Fiennes was Voldemort, he was playing one half of a couple having an affair during World War II. The film is a sexy, emotional ride.

The End Of The Affair, $13, Amazon

10. Porky's (1981)

Liberty Valance on YouTube

Put a high school comedy and a lot of sex together and what do you have? Porky's. There's action, there's voyeurism, and there's lots of dirty talk.

Porky's, $13, Amazon

11. Antichrist (2009)

Violent sex is a huge and disturbing part of this Danish film. There are also a lot of dead bodies tangled up in the roots of trees, dead foxes, and ticks. This movie is not for the faint of heart.

Antichrist, $13, Amazon

12. Cruising (1980)

DoctorSapperstein on YouTube

In Cruising, Al Pacino plays an undercover cop trying to solve the serial murders of gay men by going undercover in gay S&M and leather bars. There's a lot of sexy stuff going down at those bars that's pretty steamy to watch — until the movie gets scary.

Cruising, $14, Amazon

13. Caligula (1979)

This 1979 pornographic historical drama was funded by Penthouse, so you know it's going to get sexy. There's un-simulated sex, people! This film is about a half step away from porn.

Caligula, $12, Amazon

It's crazy to think about some of the stuff able to be seen in these films. But hey, who's complaining?

Images: Lionsgate