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Starring a baby-faced Dustin Hoffman as a disillusioned college grad who falls for an older woman (and her daughter), it's a film that defies space and time—and will forever have us saying, "Here's to you, Mrs. But, really, Kevin Smith's Jersey trilogy finale offers his signature whipsaw-banter take on nontraditional relationships and opens the closet on once-taboo matters of the head and heart." title="' Chasing Amy' (1997)" src="data:image/gif;base64, R0l GODlh AQABAIAAAAAAAP///y H5BAEAAAAALAAAAAABAAEAAAIBRAA7" data-src="https://hips.hearstapps.com/hbz.h-cdn.co/assets/17/03/980x653/hbz-netflix-romance-films-chasing-amy-miramax-films.jpg?
Films of romance with heart-throb sexy lead characters may have sexual elements, but these are often secondary to the main plot goal - the search and attainment of love.
In the days before the film industry's stringent Production Code was established in 1930 (known as the Hays Code after Will Hays, the head of the Motion Picture Producers and Distributors of America - MPPDA) and strictly enforced after 1934 to regulate "morally offensive" content, many silent and 'Pre-Code' taboo-breaking films contained adult-oriented material.
Patrice Chéreau's bleak French arthouse film Intimacy (2001), her first English-language film, was noted for extremely graphic and explicit sex scenes, heretofore unseen.
It was the first theatrically-distributed film to depict the act of fellatio.
They often include frank adult content, violence and explicit language, or just suggestions of eroticism or sensuality.