There’s a lot that goes into making a quality erotic thriller. It’s not just about cramming in some gratuitous nudity and acrobatic sex. There needs to be tension, heat, mystery, and some yearning. That’s the recipe. And no decade did it better than the 90’s.
There were some decent ones prior to the decade, but something happened in 1992 that aroused moviegoers – Basic Instinct. Damn, that movie is hot, in a 90’s way.
Not every film after was as successful or as sexy, but dammit, they tried.