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10 Movies Remembered Primarily For A Sex Scene

by Spout
September 11, 2008 5:43 AM
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Basic Instinct (1992)

This was left off the earlier list, though I had originally planned on including it. Now that I’ve decided to do this follow-up, I’m positive that it fits better here. Many people undoubtedly went to see Paul Verhoeven’s erotic thriller more for the eroticism than the thrills, but that can’t be the case for every moviegoer who helped make the film a smash hit. There are plenty of erotic thrillers out there, but only one grossed more than $350 million (Fatal Attraction, which earned more than Basic Instinct domestically, came close). Could it be that the film is actually good? Plenty of respectable critics thought so, including Janet Maslin and Jonathan Rosenbaum, both of whom praised the Hitchcock influence. However, it’s easy to now remember the film primarily for the infamous Sharon Stone upskirt shot, which I deem qualifiable as a sex scene due to the way Stone’s character seems to have sort of psychological intercourse with her interrogators.

Last Tango in Paris (1972)

Here we have another mostly well-reviewed film that is possibly only still in the public consciousness due to its controversial sex scenes, as you can tell be the ridiculous commercial above. That isn’t to say the critics and cinephiles don’t still appreciate it for other reasons than its buttery anal sex — it still screens theatrically in revivals and festivals. But ask any random person on the street what they remember, and most are sure to mention the sex scenes before talking of Bernardo Bertolucci’s direction or either Maria Schneider or Marlon Brando’s performance.

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  • Bill Gibson | July 3, 2011 8:38 AMReply

    My favorite love making scene is a time lapsed sequence between Julie Christy and Donald Sutherland in Nicolas Roeg's Don't Look Now. The most romantic? Dancing as foreplay to Freddie Fender's Since I Met You, Baby- Chris Cooper and Elizabeth Pena in John Sayles' Lone Star, Sexiest? Naomi Watts by herself with a fig leaf in We Don't Live Here Anymore.

  • SL4T | July 2, 2011 2:03 AMReply

    How did you miss "Irreversible" ?

  • pard | June 22, 2011 12:34 PMReply

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  • missD | May 28, 2012 7:23 AM

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  • Awesomeman | May 27, 2011 9:12 AMReply

    good work, i would liked it had you focused on the neo thical relation of these 'sex scenes' with respect to the movies plot lines.

  • dwtdken | May 1, 2011 4:30 AMReply

    like anything in monsters ball was oscar worthy or any way memorable other than halle berry and her make me feel good.

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  • hari | April 7, 2011 7:06 AMReply

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  • Jasbud | August 27, 2010 4:51 AMReply

    The film with the rape scene I remember most is "The Accused". Really surprised it was not mentioned

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  • C.R. Hudson | July 22, 2010 8:24 AMReply

    What about the 1991 Movie Zandalee with Nicholas Cage
    and erika Anderson. They do it in his loft which is quite
    graphic, and a washington machine, and he paints her
    very erotically.

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