The Hottest Movie Sex Scenes, Ever (NSFW)

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Sex scenes, we've seen a few. The first times that seldom bear resemblance to anyone's real first time. The quick-my-wife-is-out-of-town humpfests that turn us on and off at the same time. The perfect lighting and unrealistic, synchronized orgasms. They make it all look so easy, don't they?
Not that we're complaining. A great cinematic sex scene can really get us going, even if it involves positions straight out of Cirque du Soleil. Who doesn't feel a little warm when "Take My Breath Away" comes on? Who else believes that Michael Douglas must be able to make a woman (or Matt Damon) orgasm from 10 feet away?
Next time you and bae are looking for a little sexual inspiration, consider consulting one of these steamy scenes. Try not to pull a muscle.
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Dangerous Liasions (1988)

You wouldn't think that John Malkovitch in an old timey wig would be immediately sexy, and yet...
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No Strings Attached (2016)

Pretty people doing pretty things.
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Two Moon Junction (1988)

The daughter of a senator runs away with a rugged carnival worker. This premise definitely work as a romance novel, but lucky for us, it's not. We get to see each encounter between straight-laced girl and long-haired man played out in vivid color.
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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

There isn't an extended sex scene in CMBYN, but each moment Elio (Timothee Chalemet) and Oliver (Armie Hammer) share the screen, it's sexy.
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The English Patient (1996)

It's not sex. It's love-making, set to sweeping violin.
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Casino Royale (2006)

Being a Bond girl is usually fatal, but at least comes with the perk of some very, very hot sex.
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Elena Undone (2014)

Elena Winters is married to a preacher, but that doesn't stop her from falling in love with the lesbian writer Peyton Lombard.
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Personal Shopper (2016)

Kristen Stewart uses her downtime wisely.
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Lie With Me (2005)

A montage of Leila's (Lauren Lee Smith) varied sexual exploits.
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In the Realm of the Senses (1976)

This Franco-Japanese movie about an intense, power-drenched relationship between a servant and her employer features unstimlated sex.
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Fifty Shades Darker (2017)

Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) makes a routine elevator ride something a bit more...titillating.
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Boogie Nights (1997)

Unsurprisingly, Boogie Nights, a movie about a porn star's rise to fame, is full of sex. In this scene, Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg) is paired with veteran porn actress Amber Waves (Julianne Moore) for his very first shoot.
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American Pie (1999)

Kevin (Thomas Ian Nicholas) used a cheat sheet when going down on his girlfriend, Victoria (Tara Reid). Literally. He had a notebook page that said, "Rocking the tongue tornado" and a series of diagrams.
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The Paperboy (2012)

Even before getting down to business, John Cusack and Nicole Kidman look alarmingly sweaty. But can you blame them? The Paperboy is set in Florida, the humidity capital of the United States.
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The Mountain Between Us (2017)

Idris Elba. Rugged. Unclothed. On a mountain. It's all we ever wanted!
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The Boy Next Door (2016)

Don't get us started about the plot of this movie, in which JLo plays a teacher seduced by her student. He gives her a first edition copy of The Iliad he got at a garage sale. Mind you, The Iliad began as a millennia-old oral poem; there are no first editions. But there are no complaints about the sex.
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Stranger by the Lake (2013)

This French thriller begins with an encounter between two strangers at a popular hookup spot in the French countryside. Franck (Pierre Deladonchamps) and Michel (Christophe Paou) have sex, and set up the power dynamic of danger and lust which will be taken to extreme heights during the rest of the movie.
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Road House (1989)

From Ghost to Road House, Patrick Swayze made a career out of seducing women to sensual music.
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Gone Girl (2015)

Back when Amy (Rosamund Pike) and Nick (Ben Affleck) thought they were entering into a healthy, normal marriage, they treated themselves to wild sex. In this scene, which almost earned Gone Girl an NC-17 rating, Nick goes down on Amy. She interrupts him to say, "I really like you." Ah, the glory days.
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Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994)

After heroically rescuing a woman's shih tzu, Ace Ventura (Jim Carrey) is treated to a reward that isn't monetary. In this ridiculous and raunchy scene, Jim Carrey flaunts his brand of goofy physical comedy. You get to decide whether or not it's funny.
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Irresistible (2006)

This is one trope of a sex scene. A younger woman (Emily Blunt) seduces her married boss, Craig (Sam Neill). The twists that come after, spurred by the relationship between Mara (Blunt) and Craig's wife, Sophie (Susan Sarandon), are the more compelling aspects of the film.
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Blue Lagoon (1980)

It's alarming to think that Brooke Shields was only 14 during the filming of this controversial movie about two Victorian kids left stranded on an island following a shipwreck. They come of age in paradise.
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Deadpool (2016)

Even better than a single sex scene, this montage depicts Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) and Vanessa's (Morena Baccarin) love life in a series of creative contortions.
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
They try to fight it, and literally try to fight each other, but there's no denying what they really, really wish they could deny. Powerful and heartbreaking.
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From Here to Eternity (1953)

Next time you go to the beach, try reenacting the kiss to end all waterlogged kisses. In this scene, Sgt. Warden (Burt Lancaster) succumbs to an affair with his superior's wife, Karen (Deborah Kerr).
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Love & Other Drugs (2010)

After lustily crashing through the front door, Anne Hathaway and Jake Gyllenhaal are absolutely heedless with the apartment's belongings. A lot of things are ripped and broken.
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The Little Hours (2017)

In this indie film, three sexually naive 14th-century nuns try to seduce a strapping young servant in a variety of hilarious, awkward contortions. There's a sex scene a minute, but the funniest is when Kate Micucci's character, poisoned on belladonna, goes after the servant with vigor.
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Map to the Stars (2014)

In this surreal moment in cinema history, Julianne Moore seduces her cab driver, played by Robert Pattison. She literally asks him, "Do you want to fuck my holes?" And they he pulls over by the side of the road.
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Monster's Ball (2001)

Hank (Billy Bob Thornton) and Leticia (Halle Berry) are an unlikely pair. He, a prison guard. She, the wife of the prisoner he just executed. Still, they seek each other out — as is clear in this scene, where Hank goes down on Leticia.
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Wild Things (1998)

Two girls in a pool, and so a legendary movie sex scene is born.
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Adore (2013)

Robyn Wright and Naomi Watts have affairs with each other's teenage sons.
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The Brown Bunny (2003)

The Brown Bunny gained notoriety for featuring unsimulated oral sex between Chloe Sevigny and Vincent Gallo. But this scene of an under-the-table blowjob during grace is funny and mischievous.
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Shame (2011)

Shame generated media buzz due to its prolific sex scenes, many of which are in the nude. But this film, an unflinching look at sexual addiction, is far from a "hot" movie. In Shame, Brandon (Michael Fassbender) sleeps his way through New York in a variety of creative pairings.
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Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

Director Martin Scorcese had to cut some of this film's exceedingly graphic sex scenes so that it could keep its R-Rating.
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On The Road (2012)
If two-on-one make-outs turn you on, take a gander at this threesome situation unfolding between Garrett Hedlund, Kristen Stewart, and Sam Riley.
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Don't Look Now (1973)

For the past four decades, people involved with Don't Look Now have been denying that the actors were going at it, for real.
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Fatal Attraction (1987)
Before Sharon Stone came along, Michael Douglas' supreme on-screen sex partner was Glenn Close. This film finds them bumping uglies against the kitchen counter, then getting frisky in the elevator.
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Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not messing around. We can think of six kids who might be a little grossed out, though.
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Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
There's a lot of controversy surrounding the intense love scenes between Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. Some critics within the lesbian community have called the film exploitative and the sex unrealistic. Even given all that, it's still hard to not feel something watching these two women fall in love.
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A History of Violence (2005)

While this stands in contrast to the initial sex scene between Maria Bello and Viggo Mortensen (which is filled with a goofy sense of marital bliss), the violent undertones bring up a sense of physicality that Cronenberg wants us to relate to sex. Fortunately, however, Mortensen and Bello's chemistry and relationship let us remember that — underneath the secrets — they still really want (and care for) each other. Also, real talk: Viggo Mortensen on the stairs. There isn't much else to say.
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My Summer of Love (2004)
One of Emily Blunt's earliest films is this drama exploring the budding lesbian relationship between two friends.
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Kama Sutra (1997)
You can't name a film after the quintessential guide to love-making and have it be dull. This Mira Nair film definitely lives up to its sexy name.
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300: Rise of an Empire (2014)
As Artemisia and Themistocles, Eva Green and Sullivan Stapleton get very, very rough. Pretty sure we know where he really wants to plant his sword.
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Carol (2015)
Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett's characters tiptoe around their relationship for quite some time, but things finally get sexual during a pit stop at a motel room.
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Fear (1996)

A rollercoaster and The Sundays' cover of "Wild Horses" make Nicole's (Reese Witherspoon) first sexual experience pretty freaking fantastic. Pity her boyfriend (Mark Wahlberg) is a total monster.
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Shakespeare in Love (1998)
Anyone who's really pored over Shakespeare knows that he loved a good sex joke. Here, the famous scribe (played by Joseph Fiennes) actually gets to enjoy a wee romp in yonder sheets with Gwyneth Paltrow's cross-dressing Viola.
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Pretty Woman (1999)
The poor pianist who had to tickle those ivories the next day could not be reached for comment.
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Anna Karenina (2012)
This steamy scene between Keira Knightley and Aaron Taylor-Johnson should make you regret not paying more attention to Tolstoy in school.
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Jamón Jamón (1992)
Current marrieds Javier Bardem and Penélope Cruz didn't start dating until 15 years after filming this explosive sex scene. Also: How hilarious is the reaction of the other café patrons?
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The Roommate (2011)
Technically, Leighton Meester and Danneel Harris are only kissing here, but there's something so erotic about their lip gloss banter and eagerness to take things to the next level.
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American Gigolo (1980)
Richard Gere's male escort Julian must get paid by the hour, because this is the slowest, most painstakingly choreographed sex we've ever witnessed. He and Lauren Hutton are just so pretty, though.
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Unfaithful (2002)
Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez demonstrate the undeniable power of soggy make-up sex.
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Indochine (1992)
Our Uber driver would not stand for this. By the way, Vincent Perez's character also has an affair with Éliane's (Catherine Deneuve) adopted Vietnamese daughter, Camille. What's French for super-messy?
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A Perfect Murder (1998)
Captain Fantastic, indeed. Anyone else desperate for Viggo Mortensen to help them out with a cappuccino?
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Chloe (2009)
Julianne Moore plays a doctor who suspects her husband of having an affair. The only reasonable course of action is to hire a call girl (Amanda Seyfried) to test his faithfulness, and then have sex with her, too.
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Alfie (2004)
In which Jude Law and Nia Long copulate on a pool table, conveniently ignoring the fact that she's his best friend's girl, and that it's impossible to walk away from this without a nasty case of felt burn.
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Laurel Canyon (2002)
Nothing says awkward (but still kinda hot) like making out in the pool with your future mother-in-law and her boyfriend. Allow Kate Beckinsale, Frances McDormand, and Alessandro Nivola to show you how it's done.
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The Pillow Book (1996)
Guys, this one is really NSFW. Ewan McGregor's notorious willy has a starring role in his sex scenes with leading lady Vivian Wu. Consider yourself warned... and a little tempted, right?
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Risky Business (1983)
If you could not follow Rebecca De Mornay and Tom Cruise's lead on the G train during rush hour, that'd be great.
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Taking Lives (2004)
Look away, Brad. Watching Ethan Hawke force Angelina Jolie to suck on his fingers might be a little unsettling.
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Derailed (2005)
This extramarital tryst between Clive Owen and Jennifer Aniston soon goes very, very badly. Still, there's something about the wet hair and soggy shirts that makes their foreplay fun to watch.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being (1988)
Though there's no shortage of sex scenes in this film adaptation of Milan Kundera's novel, it's this interaction between Juliette Binoche and Lena Olin (as Tereza and Sabina, respectively) that feels the most intimate and sensual.
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Swimfan (2002)
When your stalker accidentally drops the L word during swimming pool sex... and you already have a lovely girlfriend. Awkward. Take it away, Erika Christensen and Jesse Bradford.
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Incendiary (2008)
This otherwise heart-wrenching drama includes this saucy striptease, which proves that inviting someone over for fish fingers is hotter than it sounds. Alas, you only get a snippet of the action between Michelle Williams and Ewan McGregor in this clip.
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Crimson Peak (2015)
Think Taylor Swift will watch Tom Hiddleston's spicy sex scene (complete with a bare bum) with Mia Wasikowska in this gothic thriller and wonder where things went wrong? The action gets underway at about the 4-minute mark.
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)
As one YouTube commenter hilariously noted, "10 points to Gryffindor." Former Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe plays Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in this drama featuring one pretty intense love scene.
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The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2011)
Rooney Mara's Lisbeth Salander basically jumps Mikael Blomkvist's (Daniel Craig) bones in this saucy scene. Let's hear it for girls on top.
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Undertow (2009)
Also known as Contracorriente, this Peruvian film captures the clandestine relationship between a married fisherman with a baby on the way and the dreamy artist he can't resist.
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Southpaw (2015)
When Jake Gyllenhaal and Rachel McAdams talk about two rounds, they're not really talking about boxing. Hot.
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Nina Takes a Lover (1994)
Ladder sex can be risky. Then again, so is cheating on your husband with a tall, dark, and handsome photographer.
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The Matrix Reloaded (2003)
Neo (Keanu Reeves) and Trinity (Carrie-Anne Moss) say it best when they say nothing at all.
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Out of Sight (1998)
If you like your conversation with a little more action, you'll love this sex scene between bank robber Jack (George Clooney) and U.S. Marshal Karen (Jennifer Lopez).
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Revolutionary Road (2008)
When they're not squabbling and bemoaning their suburban existence, Frank and April Wheeler (dynamic duo Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet) manage to squeeze in some hot sex on the kitchen counter.
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Out of Time (2003)
Denzel Washington and Sanaa Lathan prove that you don't have to take your clothes off to have a good time (oh no). You just need a strong back and a willingness to suffer a splinter or two.
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Legends of the Fall (1994)
The hair. The bum. The name Tristan. Just overlook the fact that Julia Ormond (Susannah) went on to play Brad Pitt's daughter in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
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Marie Antoinette (2006)
We definitely would have paid more attention in world history class if we'd known how steamy Marie Antoinette's (Kirsten Dunst) sex life was. And yes, Jamie Dornan's Axel von Fersen is infinitely sexier than Christian Grey.
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Troy (2004)
There's a thin line between love and hate. Briseis' (Rose Byrne) attempt to kill Achilles (Brad Pitt) results in the two making sweet, gentle love.
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The Hunger (1983)
In the 1995 documentary The Celluloid Closet, Susan Sarandon said the script originally called for her character to be drunk before having sex with Catherine Deneuve's character. But, being Sarandon, she asked to have the script changed so she would only drink one glass of wine beforehand.

"You wouldn't have to get drunk to bed Catherine Deneuve," Sarandon says, in the doc. Clearly.
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My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
The sex scene between Daniel Day-Lewis and Gordon Warnecke is both comical — given the unsuspecting presence of the latter's uncle — and erotic.
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Top Gun (1986)
It's cheesy, perhaps, but the sex scene between Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis still makes us weak in the knees. You can't beat electric-blue lighting and synth beats.
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The Lover (1992)
The sex scenes between Jane March (as the Young Girl) and Tony Leung Ka-fai (as the Chinese Man) were rumored to have been real, rather than simulated. March later dismissed the claims, but that doesn't take away from their steaminess.
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Set It Off (1996)
If you want to be more than friends, follow Jada Pinkett-Smith and Blair Underwood's lead and bust out the full-body massage complete with oil and a chain necklace.
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Stealing Beauty (1996)
What's lovely about this scene is its sheer coming-of-age quality. Innocence is contrasted with desire, and Mazzy Star hums dreamily in the background.
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Bound (1996)
Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon have two memorable sex scenes in this noir-style thriller. Pity Joe Pantoliano has to interrupt one of them.
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Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Rufus Sewell and Catherine McCormack's love scenes in this obscure historical drama about a courtesan and her lover still hold up nearly 20 years later.
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A Walk on the Moon (1999)
God bless Viggo Mortensen and his commitment to performing cunnilingus on-screen.
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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Making love to the tune of Counting Crows? Sounds weird, but it is actually perfect and a totally romantic soundtrack for those quiet, quick, afternoon delights.
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Love & Basketball (2000)
Everyone should lose their virginity with Maxwell playing in the background. Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan perfectly capture those first-time jitters and still keep it sensual.
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Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
This is both the plot's literal and figurative climax. The tension between Gael García Bernal and Diego Luna peaks thanks to their mutual attraction to the effortlessly sensual Maribel Verdú. Sex, in this case, is a tool for personal growth rather than primal instinct. Get a hold of the full movie to enjoy; this scene is too hot for YouTube to handle.
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Mulholland Drive (2001)
The problem with a straight man filming a lesbian sex scene is that it often feels exploitative. But Naomi Watts and Laura Harring's chemistry is both tender and incredibly erotic. There is love, but also a whole helluva lot of lust.
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Sex and Lucia (2001)
This very NSFW clip brings new meaning to the term "mud mask." Go and rent the whole film; half of this Spanish drama starring Paz Vega is devoted to seriously steamy sex scenes.
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8 Mile (2002)
This isn't a sexy movie. But the in-your-face, raw desire between Eminem and Brittany Murphy is still hot as hell.
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The Dreamers (2003)
If we could, we'd embed the entire movie here, because it's one big sex scene. Instead, here's a compilation of the most important moments in a movie of self-discovery through sex.
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Atonement (2007)
This brief moment is enough to doom the characters' lives. Briony's nosiness, jealousy, and naivety ruin the passion that's been building between Cecilia and Robbie. Their entire relationship thrives off this scene. It's their rock as much as it's their demise. Despite all of this, the intensity of their desire is palpable.
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The Duchess (2008)
Keira Knightley's Duchess of Devonshire is only accustomed to the wham-bam-thank-you-ma'am overtures of her husband. Lady Bess Foster (Hayley Atwell), who happens to be sleeping with the Duke, convinces the Duchess to take on a lover of her own by showing her just how sensual intercourse can be. What are friends for?
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Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
The threesome scene gets all the glory, but Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem's frantic kissing is just as hypnotic. Just try to forget that Woody Allen was in the room.
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Black Swan (2010)
Fun fact: This scene comes on an hour and nine minutes — a.k.a. 69 minutes — into the film. Aside from that, just uttering the phrase "Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis in bed together" brings to mind the naughtiest of thoughts. Sex and danger make for perilous but exciting partners; this scene is a testament to that.
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Blue Valentine (2010)
Though this movie is anything but romantic, the sexual chemistry (when applicable) is on fire. It's unfortunate that couldn't save their relationship, but it is a testament to the incredible talents of Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling.
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Free Fall (2013)
These two German cops can't resist getting it on, even though one of them is living with his pregnant girlfriend. Warning: may inspire you to take up running.
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The Spectacular Now (2013)
Forget that Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley now play brother and sister. As first-time lovers, they toe the line between awkwardness and intimacy in a beautiful, realistic-feeling way.
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The Danish Girl (2015)
Before Einar (Eddie Redmayne) transitions into Lili, his lovemaking with wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) sensually explores gender roles in the bedroom.
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