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The Best Softcore Porn Movies You Don't Need to Use Incognito Mode to Watch

Sometimes, sensual > sexy.

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In the mood to watch porn, but not *exactly* in the mood to deal with a bunch of HD penises on PornHub? There is a happy medium between the explicitly explicit and offerings that are just sexy enough to get the job done without skewing all of your internet ads for months. This is where softcore pornography comes in—a.k.a., porn for people who want a little more sensuality and slightly less sex. And, in some cases at least, there's a heavy emphasis on the "slightly."

Softcore porn was big in the '70s, '80s, and '90s, particularly back in the heyday of the sexploitation genre. While softcore porn is, admittedly, a tad bit harder to find these days, that doesn't mean it's impossible. Thanks to the glory of the internet, you can still watch plenty of vintage classics and, believe it or not, there are still auteurs creating new material in the softcore subgenre. Is your interest piqued yet? If it is, but you're still feeling unsure of where to start your own softcore porn watching adventure, keep reading because we've collected a variety of options that showcase the range of what this genre has to offer. May we humbly suggest starting your softcore journey with these?

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1 'Room in Rome'
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Morena Films

If you look for softcore porn that's a little more character-driven, give Room in Rome a watch. The 2010 Spanish drama is about two women who meet as strangers and have a passionate night together—all while sharing intimate stories about their troubled pasts.

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2 'Two Moon Junction'
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Lorimar Film Entertainment

If you love a healthy dose of '80s camp in your softcore viewing, Two Moon Junction is truly a must-see. The move follows April Delongpre, a 21-year-old Southern belle (and senator's daughter) who has been pushed into in an engagement to a guy named Chad Douglas Fairchild, who is just as Chad Douglas Fairchild-y as the name implies. April ends up falling for the least Chad Douglas Fairchild-y guy in town—a carnival worker/drifter named Perry. Sexiness ensues.

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3 'Love Camp'
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X Rate Kult DVD

Love Camp (also known as Die Todesgöttin des Liebescamps) is a 1981, West German softcore rock musical—aka everything you never realized you wanted a porn movie to be. The movie stars sex symbol Laura Gemser and is all about free love nad sexual liberation.

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4 'The Key'
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Courtesy

This 2014 erotic drama (which is loosely based on the 1956 Japanese novel of the same name) stars David Arquette and Bai Ling and tells the story of a married couple who begin keeping sex diaries to document their love life.

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5 'Fairy Tales'
IMDb

Want some comedy with your sexy times? Try the 1978 sex comedy Fairy Tales, which follows a prince who gets a woman as a gift for his 21st birthday (because sure). The prince is supposed to make all kinds of sexy times with the woman and put an heir in her womb, but he struggles with erectile dysfunction when it comes time to do the deed and realizes that his sexual attraction is focused 100 percent on a long forgotten princess whose picture is hanging on his wall. So, he does what any lead in a medieval sex comedy would do and goes on a sex quest to find (and offer intercourse to) the princess from the painting.

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6 'Touch Me Not'
Manekino Film

If you're interested in one of the more modern offerings in the softcore genre, 2018's Touch Me Not is a great option. The movie is part documentary, part fiction and follows a filmmaker (Adina Pintilie) as she engages with a group of character for a personal research project about intimacy.

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7 'Bikini Jones and the Temple of Eros'
Cinemax

If you like your softcore jollies with a heavy dose of camp, then 2010's Bikini Jones and the Temple of Eros (represented here with its foreign release DVD cover because the art is so much better than the English cover art) is for you. The plot revolves around Dr. Bikini Jones (played by Christine Nguyen), an archaeologist in the tradition of Indiana Jones, of course), who steals a golden idol that happens to be the key to the Temple of Eros. Bikini Jones faces off against her arch nemesis, the appropriately-named Evilla Cruella, for control of a magic Tiara that makes its wearer the supreme ruler of the country Moronica. No. Joke.

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8 The 'Emmanuelle' Series
StudioCanal

The Emmanuelle movies are a series of French softcore porn films that follow a woman who wants to amp up her sex life. The original (also called Emmanuelle), which debuted in 1974, was actually the first X-rated movie distributed in the USA (shout out to Columbia Pictures). It should be noted that. like many films made in the '70s, there's a lot that's iffy about this series—which has led to plenty of feminist discourse about whether Emmanuelle is a victim who's being exploited, or a woman owning her sexuality.

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9 'Red Shoe Diaries'
Showtime

No softcore porn is more classic than Red Shoe Diaries, a Showtime series (yes, okay, this is a TV show, not a movie) about various women's sexual exploits—narrated by none other than X-Files star David Duchovny. The episodes are equal parts hilarious, iconic, and sexy.

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10 'Emilienne'
Asterix

1975's Emilienne is a French erotic film about a thrupple. Long story short: A man having an affair won't leave his wife for his mistress. The good news? The mistress and wife fall for each other and everyone enjoys a ménage à trois.

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11 'Man of my Dreams'
Sinclair Institute

Winner of "Most Sensual Softcore" at the Feminist Porn Awards, this film features eight men, each of whom represents a different sexual fantasy. The Feminist Porn Awards describe Man of My Dreams as a "Choose Your Own Sexual Adventure," featuring appearances from porn tropes, like the sexy fireman, the sexy handyman, and the sexy masseur. Take your pick.

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12 'Eyes of Desire'
Candida Royalle

Nothing like some late '90s softcore porn, right? Eyes of Desire is about a photographer who explores some casual sexual taboos whilst staying in a "hillside mansion."

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13 'The Pleasure Professionals'
JoyBear FilmsAKM-GSI

Sex positive erotic film company JoyBear gifted everyone The Pleasure Professionals in 2013, and it's so good that it won the Feminist Porn Awards' Most Sensual Softcore Movie that year. The film centers around "Executive Relief Consultants," which—as you may have guessed—is a special service for businessmen and women hoping to improve things in the bedroom.

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14 'Eros'
Warner Independent Pictures

Eros isn't *necessarily* a softcore movie, but there's definitely a lot of softcore sex. The 2004 anthology features three short films by Wong Kar-wai, Steven Soderbergh, and Michelangelo Antonioni—each of which are about love/sex.

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15 'Christine's Secret'
Femme Productions

In the 1980s, former adult film star Candida Royalle decided to make a change in pornography game and established Femme Productions, a company focused on producing erotic films from a woman’s perspective. Christine's Secret, released in 1986, is a Femme Productions classic.

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16 'Laure'
IMDb

This 1976 Italian erotic film (also known as Forever Emmanuelle and Laura), is about a woman who goes on an archaeological expedition in the Philippines that turns sexy.

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17 'Aphrodite'
Prodis

Aphrodite (sometimes styled 'AphrOdite' — get it? Emphasis on the 'O'), is a 1982 French-Swiss film based on the novel Aphrodite: mœurs antiques by Pierre Louÿs. The plot is simple: A group of people visit an island and engage in all kinds of sexy times.

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