Try is the operative word. Gyllenhaal and Ledger saddle up to play gay cowboys whose relationship becomes official in a secluded tent after a night of too much whiskey. One of the most celebrated sex scenes of all time, this one is artfully done and told out of sequence—director Steven Soderbergh being as playful with editing and time and narrative as his two leads, Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney, are with each other. Flirty and cheeky as they undress, they do finally get horizontal, their lips do finally lock, and unfortunately, the screen does finally fade to black. In the Realm of the Senses has long been considered one of the most perverse and erotic films to have ever slinked across the screen.
Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. What makes a sex scene legitimately sexy? Is it chemistry? Is it realism? Is it showing more than a little skin? In addition to the "this is hot" aspect, film has the potential to make sex subversive and to normalize certain acts and behaviors for a mainstream audience if done right.
The 40 Sexiest Movie Sex Scenes of All Time (For Sex)
Sorry for the visual, but I said what I said. Netflix's newest erotic film DNI quickly climbed the horny ranks when its shower sex scenes started circulating all over TikTok. Dubbed as a sexy crossover between Fifty Shades of Grey and also Beauty and the Beast , this nearly-two-hour movie has its fair share of sex appeal I mean, just check out the lead character. That said, this movie romanticizes an extremely toxic relationship , so only watch it for the sex scenes, mmk? Skip to for a boat sex scene that lasts, no joke, maybe four or five minutes.
Sex scenes are nearly as old as movies themselves. In fact, one of the first films to be screened for the public debuted in and was called The Kiss. It was quite steamy for its time, featuring a full-on brushing of the lips, which, let us tell you, really riled up the modest-minded folks of the late 19th century. These days, a sex scene has to shock for us to consider it among the greatest sex scenes of all time.