This year was a fine one for films, especially those that focus on the lesser know parts of the sexual world. Below is a list of the best sexually progressive movies of 2011. Enjoy!

1. Weekend

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what’s expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

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2. Shame

In New York City, Brandon’s carefully cultivated a XXX private life — which allows him to indulge his sexual addiction — is disrupted when his sister Cissy arrives unannounced for an indefinite stay.

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3. Certified Copy

In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged British writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano. While there, a chance question reveals something deeper.

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4. Friends with benefits

While trying to avoid the clichés of Hollywood romantic comedies, Dylan and Jamie soon discover however that adding the act of sex to their friendship does lead to complications.

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5. Beginners

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.

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6. Uncle Kent

 

A pothead kid’s show cartoonist in Los Angeles spends a weekend trying to sleep with his visiting house guest – a woman from New York who he met on Chatroulette.

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7.  Last Night

The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he’s attracted. While he’s resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.

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8 Young Adult

Soon after her divorce, a fiction writer returns to her home in small-town Minnesota, looking to rekindle a romance with her ex-boyfriend, who is now married with kids.

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 9. Dirty Girl

It’s 1987 and Danielle, the high school ‘Dirty Girl’, is running away. With her is chubby, gay Clarke, a bag of flour called Joan and a Walkman full of glorious ’80s tunes.

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10. Meet Monica Velour

When an awkward teen meets his favorite porn star, whose career peaked in the ’80s, an unexpected friendship follows as the young man gets a glimpse inside Monica Velour’s current life as a single mom struggling to make ends meet.

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Each and every one of these movies was honest and explored real sex issues that are often overlooked of the easy glam of hot people hooking up on screen. If you want to see some cinema of substance, any of these films are worth watching.