Pedro Almodóvar of Spain is a prolific director who has included eroticism in many of his movies.
Tinto Brass of Italy has dedicated his career to bringing explicit sexuality into mainstream cinema.
An erotic film is usually a film that has an erotic quality that causes the creation of sexual feelings, as well as a philosophical contemplation concerning the aesthetics of sexual desire, sensuality and romantic love.
Love scenes, erotic or not, have been presented in films since the silent era of cinematography.
It should also be distinguished from nudity in film, though nudity can be presented in a sexualized context.
For example, nudity in the context of naturism would normally be regarded as non-sexual.
The selection of actresses for a role on the basis of their breast size is controversial and has been described as contributing to breast fetishism, but has proved to be a draw card.
Kissing in films, for example, was initially considered by some to be scandalous.