10 Best Movies About People Who Are Addicted to Sex (2022)

10 Best Movies About People Who Are Addicted to Sex (2022) – What are the finest movies about sex addiction? Before we get to the films, let’s take a look at the subject of sex and why filmmakers chose to explore it. Sex has always been a component of movies in some shape or another. Although sex is typically depicted as an extension of romance, movies “about” sex are uncommon (don’t we already have porn?). In general, sex movies are infrequent. As a result, when filmmakers decide to make a film about sex, it almost always deals with some sort of sexual ailment. Among all sexual disorders, it appears that sex addiction is the most commonly treated. So, without further ado, here is a list of the best sex addiction movies. Several of these best sex addiction movies are available to watch on Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime.

 Thanks For Sharing (2012)

‘Thanks For Sharing’ is not a sex film in the traditional sense. It is the narrative of three diverse characters who are learning to face a difficult and often perplexing world while fighting a shared demon: sex addiction. Despite the fact that the film is a romantic comedy, the shadow of the protagonists’ past – of sex addiction — lingers big throughout. Overall, this is a fantastic one-time watch.

‘Thanks for Sharing’ is not the best film on the list, but it deserves to be acknowledged and praised for the brave decisions it makes. One of the film’s major flaws is its inability to strike a balance between serious and comic components, resulting in a lack of a defined tone. The performances, on the other hand, are quite good. Both Mark Ruffalo and Gwyneth Paltrow are impressive, and they do their best to hide the film’s shortcomings.

 Don Jon (2013)

Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays a womanizing bartender who is addicted to online porn and masturbation. He meets a beautiful woman (Scarlett Johansson) who forces him to consider having a meaningful relationship for the first time. Finally, a sad lady (Julianne Moore) he meets at a night class tells him that true love and sexual satisfaction come from a truly mutually caring relationship. Joseph Gordon-respectful Levitt’s directorial debut is well worth your time.

 Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)

‘Looking for Mr. Goodbar’ is a daring edgy drama based on Judith Rossner’s best-selling novel, which is based on a true story. In a nutshell, the film is about a schoolteacher who spends her nights roaming bars in search of abusive guys with whom she may engage in increasingly violent sexual experiences. She begins to luxuriate in her new “liberated” sexual lifestyle, the pleasure of evening trysts, which finally leads to drugs and violence, which destroys her life. The film concludes in an unforgettable and shattering climax, which is shockingly told.

 Nymphomaniac (2013)

‘Nymphomaniac’ tells the narrative of Joe (Charlotte Gainsbourg), a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, who is found badly beaten in an alley by an older bachelor, Seligman (Stellan Skarsgrd), who takes her into his home. She tells him the torrid story of her adolescence and young adulthood while he cares to her wounds. ‘Nymphomaniac,’ while oddly humorous and provocative, is not Lars von Trier’s best work — remember, he has numerous outstanding films to his credit — but it is good enough to keep your interest from start to finish of its nearly four-hour running time.

The film’s fault, though, is that it begins to feel as if it was constructed only with the goal of upsetting and challenging the audience beyond a certain point. The concept, like most Lars von Trier films, is fantastic, but it’s far too self-indulgent to be considered a masterpiece. Charlotte Gainsbourg is outstanding in the starring role, delivering possibly her best performance to date. She was named Best Actress at the 67th Bodil Awards. The film is still recognized as one of the most divisive films ever created.

 Secretary (2002)

A young lady who has recently been released from a mental hospital takes a work as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship develops into a sexual, sadomasochistic one. A very odd sensual romantic story is set against the backdrop of sadomasochism. The film isn’t for everyone, yet it contains both amusing and strange moments. Maggie Gyllenhaal delivers a powerful performance.

 9½ Weeks (1986)

The title refers to the length of the relationship between John (Mickey Rourke), a self-absorbed Wall Street banker, and Elizabeth, a divorced art gallery owner (Kim Basinger). It’s everything ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ could have been: an exciting, seductive, daring, and compelling erotic drama about relationships, dark parts of human beings, and seeking new sexual delights. ‘912 Weeks’ was a bomb when it first came out, but it has since gained a cult following.

 Last Tango in Paris (1972)

When his estranged wife commits herself, Paul (Marlon Brando), a middle-aged American, travels to Paris. When Paul meets Jeanne (Maria Schneider), a young Frenchwoman, he embarks into a sadomasochistic, carnal connection with her. The sexual content in ‘Last Tango in Paris’ is uncomfortably graphic (the famed “butter scene”) Brando’s acting, Bertolucci’s direction, Vittorio Storaro’s cinematography, and Gato Barbieri’s music combine to produce an intensely sexual work of art.

Brando’s performance in the film is largely recognized as one of his best. The iconic casket scene is without a doubt one of the most sad scenes ever captured on film. The film’s genius is frequently eclipsed by the contentious “butter scene,” which deserves to be debated, but perhaps not today. Nothing changes the fact that Bertolucci was a genius, and this picture is regarded as one of the best of all time.

 Belle de Jour (1967)

Catherine Deneuve plays an affluent but bored newlywed who longs to live life to the fullest. Early in the film, she appears to get her wish when she is kidnapped, chained to a tree, and whipped. This turns out to be a daydream, but her future excursions to a nearby brothel, where she provides her services, appear to be real. Overall, the film is a delicate but impassioned erotica study. According to Roger Ebert, the film is “probably the best-known sexual film of modern times, if not the best.”

What Luis Bunuel accomplished in filmmaking is anything but standard. He is regarded as one of the finest surrealist filmmakers of all time. ‘Belle de Jour’ is unquestionably his best work. It contains all of the classic features that distinguish his filmmaking approach. It’s both daring and entertaining, and Catherine Deneuve delivers a great performance. The cinematography is one of the most remarkable parts of the picture. Bunuel’s choice of visual aesthetics is highly intriguing, and his use of color is simply fantastic. Without a doubt, one of the finest films of all time.

 The Piano Teacher (2001)

‘The Piano Teacher,’ a truly unpleasant portrayal of desire and desperation in love — what else can you expect from Michael Haneke — may leave you unsettled by the conclusion. The film will be truly gratifying only to those who deliberately and intelligently strive to understand its subtle nuances – after they have gotten beyond the initial shock. Finally, and if you look closely, Haneke’s message with this film is: love comes in many colors, and not all of them are beautiful.

‘The Piano Teacher,’ like all Haneke films, does not need to be “loved.” We are forced to confront some unpleasant realities that we would most likely prefer to avoid in real life. Walter was first drawn to Erika, but as he learns more about her actual nature, she finds her repulsive and begins to treat her only as a sexual object. This is not a picture made with the goal of upsetting, angering, or shocking the audience; it is a heartbreaking character study about a shattered lady struggling to deal with her inner problems. She attempts to project an intimidating persona in order to keep people from discovering her actual face. Isabelle Huppert is amazing in the starring role, delivering what is possibly the best acting performance of the twenty-first century.

 Shame (2011)

On the surface, ‘Shame’ is about sex addiction, but it could just as easily be about any other addiction. How often do we try to hide our underlying fears and inadequacies behind the mask of addiction? ‘Shame’ addresses this. It also untangles one facet of human behavior in a way that no other film in this century has. The Oscar-winning film ’12 Years A Slave’ introduced the world to Steve McQueen. However, after watching ‘Shame,’ you will understand why McQueen is such a remarkable talent. The way he allows the camera to linger as if it were a silent, invisible person — rather than merely an image taking equipment — is pure genius.

As Brandon Sullivan, Michael Fassbender gives a performance to remember. He might appear ugly and angry one moment and defenseless the next. It must have been quite difficult to spend so much time in the mind of such a character. The tone of the film is defined by Fassbender. We can tell this man is up to something right from the start, thanks to the dramatic opening scene. There are numerous sequences that will stick with us for a long time: the one where Brandon’s sister pays him a surprise visit; the one where his sister sees him masturbating; and, of course, the nerve-racking threesome near the finish. ‘Shame’ may not be a picture you’ll end up liking, but it’s the kind of film that deserves to be seen and thought about.