In Honor of Valentine's Day, Get It on With Our Top 14 Sexiest Movies of All Time

Good old February 14 is the best of all possible times to get out your bag o' tricks and indulge your naughty side. Luckily, if you're in need of some inspiration, we've got plenty. From American Gigolo to The Dreamers, we've assembled a super list of our favorite sexy, lustful movies—films whose flames still burn hot-and-sexy bright even after almost 80 years. Just don't blame us if your DVD player melts.
Ecstasy (Extase), 1933
What could be sexier than Hedy Lamarr nakedly swimming and running through the forest? This film is timeless and stunning and sexy enough to be banned as the first nude scene in cinema.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being, 1988
Trying to decide who's sexier, between the infinitely hot Lena Olin, a very young and lovely Juliette Binoche, and a forever foxy Daniel Day-Lewis who plays the doctor torn between the two, is virtually impossible. Luckily, we don't have to decide—and neither did they. Perhaps all can be summed up by the love triangle's unofficial catch-phrase, "Take off your clothes."
American Gigolo, 1980
With the exception of maybe Internal Affairs or An Officer and a Gentleman, Richard Gere has never been sexier. And of course, Lauren Hutton is equally steamy and provocative in her foiled attempts at trying to resist the sultry charms of this perfectly bronzed call guy.If you haven't seen this film in a long time or ever… watch it. Ideally with someone who is genuinely fantastic throw-down material.
9 1/2 Weeks, 1986
Even with Mickey Rourke's recent and glorious revival, many of us who rank 9 1/2 Weeks as one of the best films ever (let alone sexiest) still long for the old Mickey, or, more specifically, the haunting, misogynistic ways of Kim Basinger's object of desire, John. Though so many scenes in this film are wildly erotic and titillating, none really come close to the one which finds Basinger and Rourke exploring the many uses of milk and honey on her kitchen floor. Now, that's a healthy breakfast.
Secretary, 2002
Raise your hand if you've ever indulged in a little hard kink. In this chocolate kiss of a movie, Maggie Gyllenhaal discovers the joy of a little bit of role playing and a dose of the slap and tickle as her boss schools her in his own soft version of S&M. Get on your knees!
Do the Right Thing, 1989
More famous for its political and racial frankness than its more desirable charms, this Spike Lee Joint still has a lot of sweat and skin on display as tensions and the temperatures rise in a Brooklyn neighborhood. Trust us, the scene featuring Rosie Perez and a few ice cubes isn't going to cool you down.
Brokeback Mountain, 2005
Much of what makes Brokeback Mountain so compelling and, yes, sexy, is not the actual sex between Ennis and Jack, but the resistance to having it. The stolen glances, the scent left on a plaid shirt…it's what's between the lines, not the sheets, that gets us every time. Like, who isn't just a total sucker for forbidden love anyway?
Children of a Lesser God, 1986
Marlee Matlin is the only deaf woman to have won an Academy Award. She also the only deaf woman to leave us breathless by taking a carnal dip into the pool with a fiery William Hurt. Granted, the sex is hot—but the impassioned use of sign language when the couple fights is scorching.
The Dreamers, 2003
Bertolucci's love letter to cinema is lush before you put in a somewhat incestuous love triangle involving a Parisian brother and sister and an American tourist. The coupling of leads Michael Pitt and a luminous, achingly sexual Eva Green on a kitchen floor while Louis Garrel looks on and cooks eggs is almost too much to watch.
The Blue Lagoon, 1980
Marooned on a tropical island, Brooke Shields and Christopher Atkins, a gleaming, golden teen couple if ever there was one, live in innocent idyll until their hormones take over. That's when things get really interesting. In handmade beachwear they become a sun-bleached Adam and Eve without the apple.
Damage, 1992
Juliette Binoche has never been more beautiful. Jeremy Irons, never more sexy. Between the furious lovemaking in doorways, the angry passion on the floor, and the blistering desire in almost every frame, this was a memorable dagger of a film whose tragic ending is sure to leave scars. Be careful with this one.
Dangerous Liaisons, 1988
Okay, John Malkovich may not be on your hit list, but as the Vicomte Sébastien de Valmont in this sultry Baroque society drama, he beds Michelle Pfeiffer and Uma Thurman, all in the pursuit of the ultimate dominatrix, Marquise Isabelle de Merteuil play by Glenn Close. If powdered wigs and lace don't do it for you, check out Cruel Intentions, the New York private school recasting of the old tale featuring that famous girl-on-girl kiss between Sarah-Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair.
Breathless (À bout de souffle), 1960
No one did smart, French subversion like Goddard and this road movie featuring Jean Seberg and Jean-Paul Belmondo is at once desperate and dreamy, just like the connection between the two lovers. Nothing's hotter than a run from the cops with a strange man across France in a convertible. Nothing.
The Hunger, 1983
David Bowie and Catherine Deneuve are the chicest, most beautiful vampires ever to hit New York. No fangs here. It's their cheekbones that are sharp. A young, juicy Susan Sarandon plays a mortal and Deneuve takes a big bite in one of the best-lit, most stirring lesbian seen we've ever witnessed. Turn down the lights for this one.
And, dear readers, we ask what steamy scenes and make-out flicks get your motors running? Please let us know down below.

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