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Moviefone's 25 Best Movie Sex Scenes
Topic by: troublemaker
Posted: September 6, 2007 - 11:16 AM PDT
Last Reply: February 7, 2008 - 2:08 AM PST

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author topic: Moviefone's 25 Best Movie Sex Scenes
troublemaker
post #1  on September 6, 2007 - 11:16 AM PDT  
So the folks at Moviefone decided to compile their top 25 Movie Sex Scenes of all time:
http://movies.aol.com/movie-photo/best-sex-scenes


For those who would rather not have to click through all the separate pages, I've compiled the list below:

25. History of Violence
24. Desperado
23. The Big Easy
22. Young Frankenstein
21. Brokeback Mountain
20. Blow-up
19. Boys Don't Cry
18. Boogie Nights
17. Sex y Lucia
16. American Pie
15. Don't Look Now
14. Wild Things
13. Betty Blue
12. Coming Home
11. Monster's Ball
10. Team America
09. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
08. Bound
07. Unfaithful
06. Secretary
05. Mulholland Drive
04. 9 1/2 Weeks
03. Out of Sight
02. Body Heat
01. Y Tu Mama Tambien


Thoughts? How about everyone list what you feel was criminal that they didn't include, and what you feel they hit the nail on.

I'm a little bit miffed they missed out on Basic Instinct. And since they thought to mix it up on the list by including scenes from both commercial and more independent releases, I'm gonna say they should've put in Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Despite that, I think they nailed it by including scenes from Unfaithful, Team America (fuck yeah!), Mulholland Drive, and Y Tu Mama.

I made the horrible mistake of watching Y Tu Mama Tambien with my mother a few years back thinking it would be a film we'd both enjoy. Oops, talk about AWKWARD.
Battie
post #2  on September 6, 2007 - 3:41 PM PDT  
> On September 6, 2007 - 11:16 AM PDT troublemaker wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So the folks at Moviefone decided to compile their top 25 Movie Sex Scenes of all time:
> http://movies.aol.com/movie-photo/best-sex-scenes
>
>
> For those who would rather not have to click through all the separate pages, I've compiled the list below:
>
> 25. History of Violence
> 24. Desperado
> 23. The Big Easy
> 22. Young Frankenstein
> 21. Brokeback Mountain
> 20. Blow-up
> 19. Boys Don't Cry
> 18. Boogie Nights
> 17. Sex y Lucia
> 16. American Pie
> 15. Don't Look Now
> 14. Wild Things
> 13. Betty Blue
> 12. Coming Home
> 11. Monster's Ball
> 10. Team America
> 09. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
> 08. Bound
> 07. Unfaithful
> 06. Secretary
> 05. Mulholland Drive
> 04. 9 1/2 Weeks
> 03. Out of Sight
> 02. Body Heat
> 01. Y Tu Mama Tambien

>
> Thoughts? How about everyone list what you feel was criminal that they didn't include, and what you feel they hit the nail on.
>
> I'm a little bit miffed they missed out on Basic Instinct. And since they thought to mix it up on the list by including scenes from both commercial and more independent releases, I'm gonna say they should've put in Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song. Despite that, I think they nailed it by including scenes from Unfaithful, Team America (fuck yeah!), Mulholland Drive, and Y Tu Mama.
>
> I made the horrible mistake of watching Y Tu Mama Tambien with my mother a few years back thinking it would be a film we'd both enjoy. Oops, talk about AWKWARD.
> ---------------------------------

When you're talking best sex scenes, one usually assumes it's meant to be erotic. Funniest sex scenes would include Team America and American Pie, which is why I think that list blows. Not to mention it's mostly movies the average person would recognize. Smh. I prefer Bravo's special on the 100 best sex scenes (or was it sexiest movies?).

The only two on there (of the ones I've seen) that I liked...Boys Don't Cry and Desperado.
woozy
post #3  on September 6, 2007 - 5:24 PM PDT  
>> > 25. History of Violence
> > 24. Desperado
> > 23. The Big Easy
> > 22. Young Frankenstein
> > 21. Brokeback Mountain
> > 20. Blow-up
> > 19. Boys Don't Cry
> > 18. Boogie Nights
> > 17. Sex y Lucia
> > 16. American Pie
> > 15. Don't Look Now
> > 14. Wild Things
> > 13. Betty Blue
> > 12. Coming Home
> > 11. Monster's Ball
> > 10. Team America
> > 09. The Unbearable Lightness of Being
> > 08. Bound
> > 07. Unfaithful
> > 06. Secretary
> > 05. Mulholland Drive
> > 04. 9 1/2 Weeks
> > 03. Out of Sight
> > 02. Body Heat
> > 01. Y Tu Mama Tambien
> >
>
I don't think this is a very good list either.

Considering I don't even remember the sex scenes in Out of Sight, Monster's Ball, Wild Things, the Big Easy, and History of Violence, they couldn't have been that good 'cause I'm a pervert and would remember the good ones. Y Tu Mama Tambien and Mulholland Drive had good scenes but there are better. Boogie Nights didn't have any *good* sex scenes at all. Young Frankenstiens sex scene was funny and really good satire but I don't think anyone can call it "good"; not as a sex scene. And as for American Pie, funny though it was, I really pity the person who'd find those "good". Even I'm not that pathetic (and I lust after my own online icons...)

Brokeback mountain was okay as it was touching in the abstract but I wouldn't call it erotic by any sense of the word. I remember the Unbearable Lightness of Being having abundant and glorious female nudity (hallelujah!) but I don't remember any sex-scenes being particularly well done. The sex scenes in Henry and June were much better.

Dangerous Liasons has to go down among the *worst* sex scenes. Fricking obstinate child molester... Although the same scene in "Valmont" was even worse as Fairuzka Balk's bare butt made me feel like I had accidently walked in on my 12 year-old niece in the bathroom. !!!ICK!!!!

Better scenes... lemme get back to you on that but none of these! I kind of like the bed, rose-petals, and Beethoven's Eroica in "Frances". But it wasn't "hot". Heck, the sex scenes on NYPD blue were all pretty good.
DLeonard
post #4  on September 7, 2007 - 12:13 AM PDT  
> On September 6, 2007 - 5:24 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> Considering I don't even remember the sex scenes in Monster's Ball, the Big Easy...


WHAAAA??

How could you not remember the sex scene in Monster's Ball??!! I mean seriously. One of the most raw sex scenes I can think of in a mainstream film.

And The Big Easy has always been a favorite of mine. Could have been that I really liked Ellen Barkin back then, but it's a rare example of sex being depicted as erotic AND fun.

And I 2nd the Henry and June comment.
woozy
post #5  on September 7, 2007 - 12:44 AM PDT  
> On September 7, 2007 - 12:13 AM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On September 6, 2007 - 5:24 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> >
> > Considering I don't even remember the sex scenes in Monster's Ball, the Big Easy...
>
>
> WHAAAA??
>
Ya know. This could be simply DVD-by-mail services cheapening movies. You fill your queues with movies and the come at some time in the future and you feel rushed to watch them and ... well, you just forget the movie in general. It was different when you had to go to the store to see a movie and get inspired to see something specific. Watching movies was a bigger deal then.
troublemaker
post #6  on September 7, 2007 - 11:59 AM PDT  
> On September 7, 2007 - 12:44 AM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> > On September 7, 2007 - 12:13 AM PDT DLeonard wrote:
> > ---------------------------------
> > > On September 6, 2007 - 5:24 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> > > ---------------------------------
> > >
> > > Considering I don't even remember the sex scenes in Monster's Ball, the Big Easy...
> >
> >
> > WHAAAA??
> >
> Ya know. This could be simply DVD-by-mail services cheapening movies. You fill your queues with movies and the come at some time in the future and you feel rushed to watch them and ... well, you just forget the movie in general. It was different when you had to go to the store to see a movie and get inspired to see something specific. Watching movies was a bigger deal then.
> ---------------------------------


Or maybe it your mind repressing the memory and trauma of having to imagine Billy Bob in a sex scene. Haha.

I'm wondering if the GC community here could compile our own list.. say like top 50 or 75 scenes, since I think we're all in agreement that the Moviefone's list is pretty haphazardly put together.
underdog
post #7  on September 7, 2007 - 12:18 PM PDT  
> On September 6, 2007 - 5:24 PM PDT woozy wrote:

> I don't think this is a very good list either.
>
> Boogie Nights didn't have any *good* sex scenes at all.


Whaaaa? (pt 2) Heather Graham as Roller Girl, with Mark E Mark didn't do it for ya? Did for me! Even as sorta creepy as that scene was...

----
This is a great idea - why don't y'all keep your own suggestions coming here and we'll compile 'em and maybe we can publish "GreenCine Members Best Movie Sex Scenes" list on the site as a sort of "so there!" to Moviefone.
woozy
post #8  on September 7, 2007 - 12:57 PM PDT  
>
> Whaaaa? (pt 2) Heather Graham as Roller Girl, with Mark E Mark didn't do it for ya? Did for me! Even as sorta creepy as that scene was...
>
No, it did *NOT*! ick. ick. ick.


hamano
post #9  on September 7, 2007 - 3:28 PM PDT  
> On September 6, 2007 - 11:16 AM PDT troublemaker wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> So the folks at Moviefone decided to compile their top 25 Movie Sex Scenes of all time:

I've seen surprisingly many of these, although I think the 25 best movie sex scenes I remember were all from Jean-Jacques Annaud's The Lover from 1992.

I also greatly enjoyed the scene between Emma Thompson and Jeff Goldblum in "The Tall Guy".

> 13. Betty Blue

That was a crazy film. Loved the first half, hated the second. I guess I liked the half with the sex scenes...

> 08. Bound

Oh, YEAH. Very hot.

> 01. Y Tu Mama Tambien

I totally disagree. I was turned off by Maribel VerdĂș's looks... She's like how Mother-of-Punk Patti Smith would look like if she got Plasmatic Wendy O Willams' breast implants. She's much more suited for intense roles like Mercedes in Pan's Labyrinth.

> I'm a little bit miffed they missed out on Basic Instinct.

I've said this before but everyone should find the first DVD edition of Basic Instinct, which has "Descriptive Audio" as one of the audio track choices. This has narration that describes what's going on other than dialog and music, for the benefit of movie lovers with impaired vision. It's the equivalent of Closed Captioning, except for blind people. Well intentioned, but the deadpan female narrator telling you what the characters are doing to each other is priceless. I didn't think the sex scenes were very sexy, though.
Battie
post #10  on September 7, 2007 - 6:36 PM PDT  
Like Water for Chocolate!

I'm going to be a little odd here and say The Man Who Cried. The sex scene between Johnny Deep and Christina Ricci was odd, but instense. I think I looked away. :P

Or maybe not odd...maybe something else. *chews lip*

I think it was the anticipation that made the short sex scene in Underworld: Evolution erotic. Or maybe the actress, heh. I'd have to rewatch to see if it really deserves this mention.

Another Depp flick: The Libertine. There's a scene in it towards the beginning when he's talking to his wife about their first time together...and eventually he slips his hand under her skirt. That was...O_O He never does anything by half measure, I tell ya. Boy did my face go red. And then I watched it again with a friend...I couldn't look at her for most of the movie. Lmao. (Though the flick is not erotic in and of itself, given the subject.)

This was bound to come from me: Original Sin with Banderas and Jolie. If their hotness wasn't enough, at least one of the sex scenes was fairly scorching.

Red Shows Diaries always has my vote, too. I'll probably come up with more later. :P
waves1
post #11  on September 7, 2007 - 8:46 PM PDT  
> > < < slips his hand under her skirt

Too Beautiful For You
mrfuzion
post #12  on September 8, 2007 - 6:03 AM PDT  
What about Brad Pitt and Geena Davis in "Thelma and Louise"? That scene practically launched his entire career...and that body of his makes me wanna shoop.
weezy
post #13  on September 11, 2007 - 2:39 PM PDT  
"and that body of his makes me wanna shoop."

.... that is the greatest turn of phrase I've heard in a LONG time my friend. literally LOL'ed!

troublemaker
post #14  on September 12, 2007 - 10:27 AM PDT  

Ok I am gonna add a couple.

Maybe it's my affinity for kinetic music video style montage, but i completely dug the Trainspotting sex scene from beginning to end. I mean that final shot where Renton is shoved into the hallway and snaps off his condom with that look of disbelief. Hilarious.

In addition, I'm tossing in Superfly. That bathtub scene with Superfly is nothing but hotness.
scorcher
post #15  on November 25, 2007 - 7:08 AM PST  
The Postman Always Rings Twice (the 1981 version with Jack Nicholson and Jessica Lange). I saw it once when I was 14 and my young mind was bowled over by the butcher block scene. I decided to confirm its hotness 20 years later and, uh, yeah, smokin'.
kaream
post #16  on January 1, 2008 - 12:30 AM PST  
I would definitely go along with Betty Blue, near the top of the list (I had no problem with the 2nd half of the movie);
The Story of Marie and Julien;
Sex and Lucia;
Intimacy;
Brief Crossing;
The Dreamers (might not actually qualify, as I recall, unless apres-sex and other stuff counts);
maybe In the Realm of the Senses;
and just for fun, don't forget Butterfly Kiss. Plummer should have won the Best Actress award, hands down -- a truly stunning performance. (But don't come looking for a turn-on in this one -- or in Realm of the Senses, either.)

In any case, these are a few 'movies with best sex scenes,' not 'best movies with sex scenes.' And it depends an awful lot on just what you mean by 'best sex scenes.'

What the hell, I'll toss in Weigl's Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk, which I've praised elsewhere.

I always got a kick out of Montenegro -- aside from the hilarity and the very serious message, one of the sexiest lovemaking scenes ever filmed;
I suppose Flesh might qualify;
Going Places;
Sound of the Sea;
Rendez-Vous;
and again just for fun, I Spit on Your Grave.

Pink Flamingos, anyone? (Just kidding -- it wouldn't qualify.)

Go, Go, Second Time Virgin sounds like it might belong here -- but, nah.
Same with The Pornographers, but for a different reason -- this is satire, and is actually one of the least sexy movies Imamura made; you need to be thoroughly familiar with Ozu, and preferably also with late Bunuel, to really appreciate what he's doing here.

If you're really interested in checking out sex scenes, Celebrity Movie Archive is a pretty good (and safe) place to browse for clips.
dennisdennis415
post #17  on January 8, 2008 - 3:42 PM PST  
> On September 6, 2007 - 11:16 AM PDT troublemaker wrote:
> ---------------------------------
>
> I made the horrible mistake of watching Y Tu Mama Tambien with my mother a few years back thinking it would be a film we'd both enjoy. Oops, talk about AWKWARD.
> ---------------------------------


It could have been worse. You could have been watching La Luna or Spanking the Monkey with her.

hamano
post #18  on January 9, 2008 - 6:06 AM PST  
> > I made the horrible mistake of watching Y Tu Mama Tambien with my mother a few years back thinking it would be a film we'd both enjoy. Oops, talk about AWKWARD.
> > ---------------------------------
>
> It could have been worse. You could have been watching La Luna or Spanking the Monkey with her.

Someone should make a list of films a boy should NEVER watch with his mother, unless it's a Very Special Mother's Day...
Vanamonde
post #19  on January 9, 2008 - 6:25 AM PST  
> On September 6, 2007 - 5:24 PM PDT woozy wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> Considering I don't even remember the sex scenes in Monster's Ball...
>
I second the WHAT?????? Call the paramedic's. Check to see if woozy vital sighs are okay. Holly Berry and Billy Bob Thornton were almost burning down the house with their fire by friction!!!!
Vanamonde
post #20  on January 9, 2008 - 6:29 AM PST  
And what about "Bound" by the brothers Wachowski! I cannot believe the same guys are making "Speed Racer"!
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