8. IntimacyWidely considered to be the first theatrically released film to clearly depict fellatio, Patrice Chéreau's Intimacy, a British-French film also associated with the New French Extremity (and based on the stories of Hanif Kureishi), takes a Last Tango in Paris approach to its stark sexual subject matter, as Jay (Mark Rylance, in one of his rare film performances) and Claire (Kerry Fox) meet weekly to engage in a strictly sexual relationship. As Jay realises that Claire will not leave her family, the pair have sex one final time: a searing, passionate, ultimately intimate (granting the film its title) f*ck at odds with the illicit nature of all the previous ones. The power of this final session of intimacy ensures that Chéreau's film is not concerned with simply being graphic, instead looking beyond the sex and into the soul that accompanies it. Another that's closer to true eroticism than it is Pink Flamingos, Intimacy, which might just be the best acted film on this list, tempers its raw, carnal desire with something more approaching a traditional (albeit potent) love story, one that peters out in a to-the-bone numbness to make this one of the saddest, loneliest pictures on this list.