What did you think of the list? Do you agree with our picks for greatest sex scenes in cinema? Or do you have an, ahem, favorite of your own? What’s your favorite sex scene? Favorite sexy movie? Or do you prefer that movies leave this sort of thing to the imagination? What other Top 10 lists would you like to see here at CineFix?


Titanic (1997)

Romantic and tender, let’s just say this probably the sexiest scene that a significant portion of the audience had ever seen, in their 12-15-year-old lives.

Team America: World Police (2004)

Cinema has no shortage of funny scenes that bring out the awkward in the the sexy. But nothing does it better than puppet sex.

Weekend (2011)

Passionate and heartbreaking, this is at the top of our (ever-expanding) list of gay sex scenes in cinema.

Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)

Though indelicately lit and shot, the intimacy in this movie’s somewhat lesbian sex scene captures both intimacy and awkwardness.

Coming Home (1978)

While the film drew controversy for the explicitness with which it showed sex between a paraplegic and his nurse, it’s widely regarded as one of the most sympathetic portrayals of disabled sexuality.

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

At once beautiful and detached, the occult, masked orgy that Tom Cruise’s character stumbles upon is artistic and quite sexy, even as it’s impersonal and distant.

Secretary (2002)

Okay, with Fifty Shads of Grey being the phenomenon it is, BDSM sexuality is a bit more… if not mainstream, then at least on everyone’s mind. But a dozen years before, James Spader and Maggie Gyllenhall first brought the dominant and submissive to the screen (and a more than a few imaginations).

Gone Girl (2014)

[SPOILERS REDACTED] But, that was F*%ked up, right?

North by Northwest

Even classic movies let their hair down even now and then. This Hitchcock masterpiece was a masterpiece of suggestion without showing… but still being REALLY obvious.

Honorable mentions to : Black Swan, Les Amants, Monster’s Ball, Pretty Woman and Blue Valentine for… going (down) there.

Don’t Look Now (1973)

Perhaps the bedroom scene between Julie Crhistie and Donald Southerland isn’t the most romantic, but it’s a beautifully, painfully honest look at grief affecting every aspect of a relationship. And for its complex study in contrasts, it takes our top spot.