Nymphomaniacs and sexaholics: 10 films about sexual addiction

Even Sigmund Freud argued that our life is largely determined by secret fantasies and unfulfilled desires. Someone manages to keep their dark side under control, while someone goes headlong into violent passions, changing partners and indulging in sensual pleasures. A selection of films about sexual addiction will swirl you in a whirlpool of overwhelming feelings, where, in addition to erotic attraction, the characters are also tormented by a thirst for true love.

Nymphomaniac (dilogue, 2013)

The sensational erotic drama completes the “trilogy of depression” by the cult Danish director Lars von Trier, which began with the films “Antichrist” and “Melancholia”. An elderly bachelor stumbles upon an unconscious, battered woman in an alley. The old man brings a stranger to his home and she tells a random savior the story of her life, full of unquenchable thirst for sensual pleasures.

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Genre:
Drama

Original title:  
Nymphomaniac

Actors:  
Charlotte Gainsbourg, Stellan Skarsgård, Shia LaBeouf…

Country:  
Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 7.1, IMDb – 6.9

Age restrictions:  
18+


Passion of Don Juan (2013)

A spicy comedy film about a sexaholic suffering from porn addiction. For a cute charming guy, watching adult movies brings more pleasure than having sex with real girls. However, acquaintance with an almost perfect beauty makes you reconsider your life priorities. The hero is trying to overcome porn addiction in order to learn how to enjoy sensual love with a real partner.

Original title:  
Don Jon

Genre:  
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:  
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Scarlett Johansson, Julianne Moore …

Country:  
USA

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.5

Age restrictions:  
16+


Young and Beautiful (2013)

A 17-year-old beautiful student looks for older men on dating sites and makes love to them for money. The girl is interested not so much in additional earnings as in the opportunity to know herself and her body. Normal life goes downhill when one of the clients dies of a heart attack during intercourse. The truth about dubious activities becomes known to relatives, friends , acquaintances.

Original title:  
Jeune & jolie

Genre:  
Drama

Actors:  
Marina Vacth, Geraldine Paya, Frederic Pierrot …

Country:  
France

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.7, IMDb – 6.7

Age restrictions:  
18+


Thank you for sharing (2012)

The trinity of the main characters of a funny American film is simply obsessed with sex. Erotic addiction interferes with normal living and building constructive relationships with other people. In search of getting rid of addiction , young people begin attending classes in a therapeutic group, arranged according to the principle of the Society of Anonymous , only here everyone wants to get rid of excessive craving for sex.

Original title:
Thanks for Sharing

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Mark Ruffalo, Tim Robbins, Gwyneth Paltrow …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.1, IMDb – 6.4

Age restrictions:
16+


Shame (2011)

An inveterate erotomaniac, obsessed with sexual satisfaction, cannot spend a single day without carnal pleasures. A connoisseur of passionate fantasies makes love to men and women, enthusiastically masturbates, hangs out in erotic chats. One day, a sister comes to an ardent libertine, not even suspecting her relative’s immoderate carnal appetites. So that the girl does not suspect anything, her brother will now have to carefully hide his adventures.

Original title:  
Shame

Genre:  
Drama

Actors:  
Michael Fassbender, Carey Mulligan, James Badge Dale …

Country:  
United Kingdom

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 7.2 Age restrictions:  18+


Sexaholic (2009)

Once upon a time, a wealthy businessman had everything a person could dream of: a solid income, a profitable business, influential friends, a loving family. Having become a victim of fraud and left penniless, the entrepreneur finds himself completely alone – even the closest people turn away from him. A ruined millionaire finds a new meaning in life in fleeting relationships with random girls.

Original title:
Solitary Man

Genre:
Drama, romance, comedy

Actors:
Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon, Danny DeVito …

Country:
USA

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 6.3

Age restrictions:
16+


Nymphomaniac Diaries (2008)

A hot film about a young nymphomaniac who came from France to sunny Spain. The girl gets to know herself and the world around her, surrendering to insane passion with the first people she meets in hotel rooms, on city streets and even in a cemetery . The irrepressible thirst for carnal love leads the heroine to a brothel where you can simultaneously have fun and earn money.

Original title:  
Diario de una ninfómana

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:  
Belen Fabra, Leonardo Sbaraglia, Lum Barrera…

Country:  
Spain

Rating:  
Myreleasedate – 6.2, IMDb – 5.7

Age restrictions:  
18+


Sleep with me (2005)

A sensual erotic melodrama directs the characters in search of the border, where intimate pleasures develop into true love. The windy girl, having a hard time going through the divorce of her parents, hangs out in clubs every evening, and then spends the night with a new gentleman. But one day, an unusual man comes across on the path of an insatiable whore – and from him the heroine wants something much more than just sex.

Original title:
Lie with Me

Genre:
Drama, melodrama

Actors:
Lauren Lee Smith, Eric Balfour, Polly Shannon …

Country:
Canada

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 5.7, IMDb – 5.3

Age restrictions:
18+


Between the legs (1999)

At first glance , the night radio journalist lives the most ordinary life with her husband and daughter. But going for a walk with the dog , a woman finds a new man every time and indulges in passionate passion with a stranger. In an effort to get rid of an unhealthy attraction, a nymphomaniac comes to a therapy group, where she meets a handsome screenwriter who is obsessed with intimate phone conversations.

Original title:
Entre las piernas

Genre:
Thriller, drama, melodrama

Actors:
Victoria Abril, Javier Bardem, Carmelo Gomez …

Country:
Spain, France

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 6.6, IMDb – 6.2

Age restrictions:
18+


Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

The latest film by the famous director Stanley Kubrick is based on the novel by Arthur Schnitzler and is full of Freudian references. The couple lived for many years in a supposedly happy marriage, but jealousy, dissatisfaction, secret desires were hidden behind the facade of well-being. Unable to bear the understatement, the wife decided to share her deepest desires with her husband and fill the measured life with stormy intimate experiences.

Original title:
Eyes Wide Shut

Genre:
Thriller, drama, detective

Actors:
Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, Sydney Pollack …

Country:
USA, UK

Rating:
Myreleasedate – 7.5, IMDb – 7.5

Age restrictions:
16+


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Jared Lambert/ author of the article

I’ve been writing about movies, TV shows and anime for over 3 years, and you may have seen my reviews on Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic.

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