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The 15 Best Movies About Porn

From behind-the-scenes dramas to shocking true stories, these are the kind of porn movies you won't be embarrassed to watch.
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Let's just come out with it: porn is pretty exciting. Don't be ashamed! Pornography is so universal, something that pretty much everyone has experienced in some form or another, that it's no surprise the subject has received the big-screen treatment over and over again. From behind-the-scenes dramas to the shocking true stories about adult entertainers, here are 13 porn movies you won't be embarrassed to watch.

The Notorious Bettie Page

Gretchen Mol stars as the titular pinup girl, who became one of America's most recognizable sex icons—and whose bondage photos caught the attention of the Senate.

After Porn Ends

A career in porn doesn't last forever, but it certainly impacts your life. Here, former porn actors sit down to talk about their lives beyond the camera.

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Lovelace

Deep Throat, the seminal porn film that became a cultural phenomenon, is the subject of this biopic about its star, Linda Lovelace (played by Amanda Seyfried).

Wonderland

The well-endowed porn star John Holmes falls from stardom when his drug addiction leads to tragic ends—including a suspected accomplice to murder.

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The People vs. Larry Flynt

Woody Harrelson earned an Oscar nomination for playing the infamous editor of Hustler magazine in this biopic of the notorious pornographer.

Don Jon

Joseph Gordon-Levitt's New Jersey meathead battles a porn addiction in an effort to overcome his intimacy issues.

Starlet

An unlikely friendship forms between an 85-year-old named Sadie and a 21-year-old named Jane, the latter of which is an up-and-coming adult film star.

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Orgazmo

A nice Mormon boy finds himself becoming the titular porno superhero in South Park co-creator Trey Parker's cult comedy.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Two down-on-their-luck best friends come up with an enterprising way to pay the rent—even if it tests their friendship in ways they never expected.

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King Cobra

Gay porn star Brent Corrigan is caught in the middle of a murder plot when two producers try to steal him from his exclusive contract in this movie based on a true story.

Humpday

Two straight friends find themselves in a pickle when they essentially dare themselves to make an amateur gay porn.

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Hardcore

A Midwestern businessman sees his world shattered when he discovers that his missing daughter has turned up in a dirty movie.

Star 80

Mariel Hemingway stars as Dorothy Stratten in the tragic story of the Playboy model's rise to fame.

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The Girl Next Door

What happens when a former porn star moves in next door? You definitely try to get her to go to prom with you.

Boogie Nights

Paul Thomas Anderson's ensemble-driven epic follows a well-endowed young man as becomes a porn star in the late '70s.

This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.

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* Minor edits have been made by the Esquiremag.ph editors.

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