10 NSFW Sex Scenes That Don’t Get The Love They Deserve

Sex happens. It happens in real life. It happens in books. It happens in music. It happens to music. And, it happens in the movies. Sometimes it's good, sometimes it's bad, and sometimes it's out-of-this-world, cannot-be-repeated, oh-na-na-what's-my-name amazing. Yet, oddly, it's also one of those life-shaking moments that can too often be forgotten. (They were just too good, you know?)
Unfortunately, those moments that happen IRL can't be repeated. But, the ones in movies that leave you in need of a cold shower can be. They might not be the sex scenes that everyone thinks of when movie coitus enters a conversation, but they're the scenes that, once remembered, get the juices flowing.
Ahead, 10 underrated NSFW sex scenes that deserve the love they simulate.

The Last Mistress

Asia Argento, like Monica Bellucci, is never not sexy. The sex scenes in The Last Mistress were steamy, raw, and saw Argento in control. A woman who knows what she likes and how she likes it? We can support that.

If These Walls Could Talk 2

Michelle Williams’ sex scenes are so good, she’s on this list twice. But, this scene is all about Chloë Sevigny, her slick hair, and her dominating yet sensitive nature. This is what teenage dreams are made of.

The Rules of Attraction

Though it's not a sex scene per se, the foreplay and implied coitus is enticing. Two former hook-up buddies (Ian Somerhalder and Russell Sams) are forced to spend a weekend together with their pill-popping mothers (a brilliant Faye Dunaway and Swoosie Kurtz). So, what's one to do when your mothers are pre-gaming dinner and your collegiate hormones are raging? Boink to the sounds of George Michael "for old time's sake." That's what.


Phone sex has never and will never sound as good as this moment between Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson's OS voice. Spike Jonze's choice to project a completely blank screen while the two "make love" is unexpected and effortlessly hot.

How Stella Got Her Groove Back
Well heh-ell, so this is how one goes about getting their groove back.

The Thomas Crown Affair
Sex on stairs is hard. But, the bruises and possible thrown back would be so worth it if it was as effortless as Pierce Brosnan and Rene Russo make it look.


Talk about taking the whole "knocking boots" phrase to a whole new level. These two can't be bothered to remove their shoes because they're having too much damn fun. And, that's what sex should be: fun.


Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

It's easy to forget this incredibly passionate love scene when the visuals in this movie were so breathtaking. Here's a gentle reminder.


Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon's hookup begins like any nighttime rendezvous begins: "Do you have a bed somewhere?" Only this time, art does not imitate life and they end up engaging in what the Internet has called "the hottest scene, ever." And, rightly so.

Take This Waltz

Michelle Williams is back! This time in an dizzying, nearly four minute boinkfest that features every position, a threesome, passion, lust, and shame — a.k.a. sex in a, ahem, nutshell. (The full scene can be viewed on Netflix.)

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