Sometimes—especially in the dark night of a pandemic winter —you just need to watch a steamy movie. Others like to live vicariously through the big screen, watching romantic moments play out in period pieces or dramatic, forbidden plotlines. To compile a list of sex scenes worth skipping ahead to this winter, we asked a handful of movie buffs for their favorite picks. Happy fast-forwarding!
50 Best Sex Scenes of All Time - Hottest Erotic Movie Scenes
Sexy, sexy sex. It's what's keeping the human race alive. But it also serves a non-procreative purpose, we're reliably informed. Hollywood thrives on it. If characters in movies aren't getting it, they're searching for it, begging for it, or are in despair at the lack of it.
11 hottest movie sex scenes that actually are sexy
What makes the perfect sex scene? The pure eroticism? Its emotional undercurrents? The shift and flow of the camera? Our concept of how sex should work on film speaks to so many variants: what personally gets us hot under the collar, whether we seek the fantastic or the realist, or how these scenes should tie in emotionally with the rest of the film.
Looking for a movie that's almost porn, but technically not? Unlike actual porn , mainstream movies are saddled with things like "plot" and "coherent storylines," but that doesn't mean that those plots and coherent storylines can't be served by lots and lots and lots of nudity. And, over the years, many mainstream movies have taken advantage of their ability to tell beautiful stories full of beautiful bodies in various states of undress. The lesson to be learned: You may need to rethink your preconceived notions of what excessive nudity in a movie says about that movie.