10 Mainstream Movies With as Much Nudity as Actual Porn

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Looking for a movie that's almost porn, but technically not? Here are 10 movies that will get you turned on with their almost nonstop nudity. And yet, they're still totally mainstream with great plots and talented actors. Consider it sex with a side of sophistication.

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'Henry & June' (1990)

Henry & June, starring Uma Thurman, was the first movie to receive an NC-17 rating and it definitely earned it. Based on Anais Nin's memoir of the same name, it takes viewers through Nin's affair with Henry Miller and her sexual awakening via his wife, June, in early '30s France.

'Showgirls' (1995)

This movie is famous for being just bad enough to gain a cult following, and for heavily sexualizing Saved By the Bell star Elizabeth Berkley, who spends a lot of the movie pole dancing in the nude.

'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999)

Stanley Kubrick's final film, Eyes Wide Shut, starred then-married actors Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman as a couple going through a rough patch in their marriage. Kidman's character admits that she's fantasized about having an affair and it throws Cruise's character into a crisis that can only be solved by attending a trippy, masked orgy.

'The Dreamers' (2003)

This 2003 movie based on the novel The Holy Innocents follows a love triangle between an American student in Paris in 1968 and the brother and sister—who have a, shall we say, unusal relationship—he meets there. The sister is played by a young Eva Green, who did a ton of full-frontal nudity for the film.

'9 Songs' (2004)

This art drama, screened at the Cannes Film Festival, featured unsimulated sex acts performed by its leads, Kieran O'Brien and Margo Stilley, who play lovers that attend a lot of rock concerts and have a lot of intercourse.

'Shortbus' (2006)

While some other movies on this list feature unsimulated sex, most don't show the real thing. Not Shortbus. This ensemble about gay and straight couples who all converge at an underground salon/sex club in Brooklyn featured plenty of nudity and unsimulated sex performed by the lead actors.

'Antichrist' (2009)

Lars von Trier is infamous for pushing the envelope, sexually, in his films. In Antichrist, viewers witness a couple have unsimulated sex while their toddler falls out of a window to his death. The unsimulated sex was filmed using body doubles, not the film's mainstream stars, Willem Dafoe and Charlotte Gainsbourg.

'Nymphomaniac' (2013)

Lars von Trier's Nymphomaniac, the third film in his "depression trilogy," features way more nudity than Antichrist and a lot of mainstream stars, including Stellan Skarsgard, Shia LaBeouf, Christian Slater, and Uma Thurman.

'Blue Is The Warmest Color' (2013)

This movie won the hearts of critics and audiences alike, as well as the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. Blue Is The Warmest Color follows the romance between two women and features several realistic love scenes in which the stars are fully nude.

'The Wolf of Wall Street' (2013)

This Oscar-nominated (for Best Picture, amongst nominations) three-hour movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio (who won a Golden Globe for his performance) is based on the true story of stock broker Jordan Belfort and jam-packed with debauchery of all kinds—drugs, drinking, and a whole lot of nudity, including a prosthetic version of Jonah Hill's penis, if you're into that.

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