These movies offer quite a bit of insight into the craziness that goes along with addiction, and just the insanity of the behavior and the impaired thinking. So I think it’s helping people become aware of the fact that sexual addiction is a real thing. —Andrew Pipanne
While movies highlighting sexual exploration, experimentation and various degrees of perversion and pain are common, relatively few address sex addiction directly. Here is the list of 12 Best Movies About Sex Addiction.
Successful and handsome New Yorker Brandon seems to live an ordinary life, but he hides a terrible secret behind his mask of normalcy: Brandon is a sex addict. His constant need for gratification numbs him to just about everything else. But, when Sissy , Brandon’s needy sister, unexpectedly blows into town, crashes at his apartment and invades his privacy, Brandon is finally forced to confront his addiction head-on
Don Jon (2013)
Despite a good sex life with Barbara, Jon is still addicted to pornography and finds it more satisfying. After it affects his relationship, he is counseled by Esther who helps him find a solution.
Destitute, a sex addict (Sam Rockwell) fakes choking in expensive restaurants, whose patrons “save” him, then fund his hospitalized mother’s care.
I Am a Sex Addict (2005)
Autobiographical comedy about a recovering sex addict, about his obsession with prostitutes, and how that affected his relationships and his life altogether.
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Erika Kohut is a pianist, teaching music. Walter, a self-assured student auditions for her class and is forthright in his attraction to her.
A self-diagnosed nymphomaniac recounts her erotic experiences to the man who saved her after a beating.
Thanks for Sharing (2012)
Three men struggle to navigate through life and its problems while trying to overcome the biggest challenge of attraction towards women and intimacy.
A young woman, recently released from a mental hospital, gets a job as a secretary to a demanding lawyer, where their employer-employee relationship turns into a sexual, sadomasochistic one.
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Distraught following his wife’s suicide, American hotelier Paul (Marlon Brando) becomes transfixed by the beautiful younger Frenchwoman Jeanne (Maria Schneider) when he meets her by chance at an apartment both are attempting to rent. The couple begins an extended but purely anonymous sexual relationship in which they do not even tell each other their names, but it soon becomes clear that the couple’s deliberate level of disassociation cannot continue.
Murphy is an American living in Paris who enters a highly sexually and emotionally charged relationship with the unstable Electra. Unaware of the effect it will have on their relationship, they invite their pretty neighbor into their bed.
9½ Weeks (1986)
A woman gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Theresa Dunn, a well-ordered school teacher, looks for excitement in the form of violent sexual encounters to add some spice to her ordinary life.