10 Sexiest Movies You've Never Heard Of

Don't pretend you don't want to know what they are.

Sex and the cinema have always gone hand in hand, predominantly because they are both subjects that heavily rely on the idea of fantasy. Inevitably, filmmakers have thus exploited sex - and all that is associated with the act - to varied results across the span of the century. There are the "classic" films built around themes of sex, of course: Last Tango in Paris, Belle de Jour, In the Realm of the Senses, Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom. Then there also those films that have been branded as outright "sexy" - films such as Wild Things, Cruel Intentions, Y Tu Mamá También, The Dreamers and Secretary - which exist purposely to ignite something in the loins. And it's those sorts of films that this list is interested in. Everyone is familiar with Basic Instinct and Eyes Wide Shut as far as sexy cinematic ventures go, but what about the sexy films you've never even heard of? For every Vicky Cristina Barcelona, there's a more obscure, sexually-charged motion picture that you probably didn't know existed just waiting to be discovered. And they're just as hungry for your attention...

10. Room In Rome (2010)

In Room in Rome - a little seen but sexually-charged Spanish drama flick from the director of Sex and Lucia - a woman named Alba (Elena Anaya) brings a stranger named Natasha (Natasha Yarovenko) back to her room, which sets the stage for what can only be described as a "sexual odyssey" as the two woman embark on a night that neither of them will ever forget. They have lots and lots of sex, basically. Set over the course of a single evening, there's more than just lesbian eroticism to Room in Rome, however; this is a film about two people finding one another at just the right time and deciding to open up and try things they never thought they'd try. What you'll find here is an involving drama that actually justifies its conceit of having two attractive woman holed up in a hotel room for close to two hours - and then some.

Sam Hill is an ardent cinephile and has been writing about film professionally since 2008. He harbours a particular fondness for western and sci-fi movies.