7. Nymphomaniac Vol. I & II
One of the more well-known films on this list, Nymphomaniac (which is actually two films, totalling over 4 hours) tells the story of Joe, a girl played masterfully by Lars von Trier’s unofficial muse Charlotte Gainsbourg, as she fumbles her way through life as a sex addict.
This film is not ashamed of sex. Besides the all-star cast that von Trier has collected, the excellent directing, and the beautiful (yet unforgiving) cinematography, this film flirts beautifully with the line between raunchy and art. If anything, this film plays less like a traditional narrative and more as a frightening and disorienting guide through sexual nightmares.