5 Best Chinese Erotic Movies

The top 5 erotic Chinese movies are part of a strong tradition. Known as Category III films—Category III being the Hong Kong equivalent of an NC-17—erotic Chinese movies are known for their ubiquitous nudity, steamy sex, and often historical themes.

  1. "2046" – "2046" isn’t just one of the top five erotic Chinese films, it’s flat out a great movie. Hong Kong auteur Wong Kar-Wai’s contribution to Chinese eroticism is a surreal spider web of imagination involving a science fiction writer, his prostitute next-door neighbor, and a Japanese man riding an endless train hundreds of years in the future. A gauzy haze of a film, the characters of "2046" hump each other as hard as the movie humps your mind.
  2. "Lust, Caution" – “Lust, Caution,” Oscar winner Ang Lee’s follow-up to “Brokeback Mountain,” is a Sino-Japanese War era espionage thriller with loads of graphic, tantalizing sex. The film received mixed reviews, but the caliber of the acting and the pedigree of its director make it (at least) a cut above most Category III films. Though the film’s director is actually Taiwanese, the movie’s subject matter and location make it a certifiably Chinese film. “Lust, Caution” is an engaging and hot-blooded war film that is one of China’s top five forays into eroticism. 
  3. "Ebola Syndrome" – Allow us to describe for you one of the more elegant scenes of this wonderful film: A restaurant owner walks into his place of business, only to find his wife naked, bound, blindfolded, and being rammed hard by one of the waiters. “What’re you doing?!” he bellows. “Your wife bullied me, so I screwed her,” replies the waiter. The two trade insults, before the waiter comes back with “I’ll screw you, too, if you bully me.” Then they fight to the death. And that, my friends, is only one of the many reasons that “Ebola Syndrome” is one of the top five erotic Chinese movies.
  4. "Erotic Agent"  – “Erotic Agent” is one of the best erotic Chinese movies. It's like a softcore, deadpan "Austin Powers" for fans of Sino epics. Set in the same half-mythical, half-historical Chinese past as films like “Once Upon a Time in China” and “Hero,” “Erotic Agent” has ridiculous subplots, hamfisted acting, and lots of nudity. Can’t go wrong with that.
  5. "Erotic Agent 2" – The sequel to “Erotic Agent” does the original ham fest proud. Taking the ridiculousness of the first "Erotic Agent" to new heights, “Erotic Agent 2” is reminiscent of the Pai Mei sequence in “Kill Bill 2.” There are epic monologues filled with faux-profundity, double-dealings, back stabbings, Sapphic encounters, sexual domination, pitiful sword play, beard-stroking musings, and enough skin to keep you spanking it for days in this, one of the five best erotic Chinese movies.
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