In The Mood for SENSUAL CINEMA: An Expanded List

With the help of Letterboxd, I created this expanded crowdsourced list of 286(!!!) SENSUAL CINEMA titles as suggested by Twitter users from my thread back in April:

Doing a list of essential SENSUAL CINEMA for my own education. Sensuality to me is less about onscreen sex than desire. What’s your favorite movie about sexual DESIRE? pic.twitter.com/ogN2XdVmod— Isabel Sandoval (@Isabelvsandoval) April 11, 2021

Read notes
  • 2046
  • 3-Iron
  • 35 Shots of Rum
  • 36 Fillette
  • The 39 Steps
  • The 4th Man
  • The Acrobat
  • Agatha and the Limitless Readings
  • The Age of Innocence
  • Aimee & Jaguar
  • Amarcord
  • Amer
  • American Honey
  • Anatomy of Hell
  • Atlantics
  • Atonement
  • Audition
  • Bad Education
  • Bad Timing
  • Basic Instinct
  • Beach Rats
  • Beau Travail
  • Becoming Jane
  • The Beguiled
  • Belle de Jour
  • Bellissima
  • A Bigger Splash
  • The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
  • Black Moon
  • Black Narcissus
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color
  • Blue Velvet
  • Body Heat
  • The Bodyguard
  • Bound
  • Breaking the Waves
  • Brief Encounter
  • Bright Star
  • Brokeback Mountain
  • Bull Durham
  • Burning
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Carol
  • Cat People
  • Chocolat
  • Choose Me
  • Claire's Knee
  • Close-Up
  • Closer
  • Cold War
  • Conversation Piece
  • The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
  • Cracks
  • Crash
  • Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • Criminal Lovers
  • The Crimson Kimono
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Céline and Julie Go Boating
  • Damage
  • A Day in the Country
  • Death in Venice
  • Deep End
  • Desert Hearts
  • The Devils
  • Dirty Dancing
  • Disobedience
  • Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
  • Double Indemnity
  • The Double Life of Véronique
  • Dracula
  • The Dreamers
  • The Duke of Burgundy
  • Ecstasy
  • Elmer Gantry
  • The English Patient
  • Eros
  • Exotica
  • Eyes Wide Shut
  • Fallen Angels
  • Far from the Madding Crowd
  • Farewell, My Queen
  • Fascination
  • Fat Girl
  • Femme Fatale
  • Fireworks
  • The Fish
  • Flowers of Shanghai
  • Free Fall
  • Friday Night
  • Fuego
  • Getting Any?
  • A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night
  • The Glass Room
  • God's Own Country
  • The Great Muppet Caper
  • The Greatest Showman
  • Green Snake
  • Gun Crazy
  • Hail the Conquering Hero