The art of seduction is not unlike that of film. What is left to the imagination is often what viewers end up wanting to see the most. Even just a tender close-up would otherwise be anti-climactic if not for its initial absence. And, of course, as any good Foucault-reading sexpert will tell you: Even when sex is forced out of the picture, its very nature of being repressed often makes humans unable to stop thinking, talking, and joking about it. These are the best movies about lust, love, and everything in between. The two have come to serve her, but they fall into a deeply lustful rendezvous.
Sex scenes have a rich, varied tradition in the cinema. In the s, they were commodified in startling ways. These days, they tend to be relatively rare. Some of the scenes on this list are seminal moments in film history for better and for worse. Some are flash points that wound up changing our culture in interesting ways.
They say we think about sex every seven seconds, and the men and women in the following films are actually doing the deed every seven seconds. Okay, that may be a stretch, but make no mistake—the subsequent roundup features movies about sex and not much else. Want more? Check out the best movie sex scenes of all time. Four guys, one goal: To each lose their virginity on prom night.
R min Drama, Mystery, Thriller. Novelist Catherine Tramell is once again in trouble with the law, and Scotland Yard appoints psychiatrist Dr. Michael Glass to evaluate her. Though, like Detective Nick Curran before him, Glass is entranced by Tramell and lured into a seductive game.