The best sex scenes in movies (merged)

Discussion in 'Movies' started by Kevin Porter, Jul 14, 2006.

  1. Kevin Porter

    Kevin Porter Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2002
    Messages:
    948
    Likes Received:
    0
    Now don't get me wrong here. The purpose for this thread is absolutely not to titilate, but to have a genuine discussion for what makes a great sex scene, or rather your favorites. That's not to say, what got you the hottest, rather to say which you believe is the most powerful. I'll go. Spoilers, of course, follow:

    A History of Violence
    The two contrasting scenes of sex between Tom and Edie Stall are among the most brilliantly executed I've seen. There is a true, animalistic difference in the sexuality, the Tom/Joey duality. But it speaks to Edie. You can see it, you can totally see it as he starts to stop and she pulls him back. The ravishing on the staircase just blew me away. How 'bout that.

    Traffic
    I think the scene where Erika Christensen's character has sex with her heroin supplier is sad and incredibly well filmed.
     
  2. DavidPla

    DavidPla Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Jan 15, 2004
    Messages:
    2,357
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know... I still get embarassed slightly with sex scenes on screen. Not that I'm offended or anything... it just always feels... off.
     
  3. Josh.C

    Josh.C Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Well, you just so happened to catch me on the night I rented Munich (missed it in the theater), so I'm gonna go a little different route and give you one of my worst sex scenes. Bana's character and his wife at the end, with the killing flashbacks. Really Wierd sequence.

    JC
     
  4. Robert Ringwald

    Robert Ringwald Cinematographer

    Joined:
    May 16, 2001
    Messages:
    2,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    American Beauty - The hotel sex scene gets me every time, HILARIOUS...
    "You like gettin' nailed by the king [of real estate]? ---- "Oh yes, I love it... F*CK me your majesty!"

    Rosemary's Baby - Mia Farrow & the Devil getting it on is really disturbing.

    Titanic - NOBODY can forget the damn hand on the window shot... that was some hot stuff.

    Brokeback Mountain - Shocked most of the audience with the gritty first sex scene. I can't think of a recent time I've heard more people in the audience gasp in surprise.
     
  5. Josh.C

    Josh.C Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0
    Color of Night shower scene. Holy Macaroni and Cheese Batman!

    JC
     
  6. Greg Kettell

    Greg Kettell Screenwriter

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 1998
    Messages:
    1,383
    Likes Received:
    179
    Location:
    NY Capital Region
    Real Name:
    Greg K.
    Bound.

    'Nuff said.
     
  7. Lew Crippen

    Lew Crippen Executive Producer

    Joined:
    May 19, 2002
    Messages:
    12,060
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ai no corrida or In the Realm of the Senses, directed by Nagisa Oshima is the most explicit mainstream movie that I’ve seen (if you consider Japanese, art-house movies to be mainstream [​IMG]) and certainty one of the most powerful.

    While it is very sensual, especially at the beginning the theme of sexual obsession begins to dull ones own senses, so that the ending becomes inevitable, rather than a surprise.
     
  8. Mike~Sileck

    Mike~Sileck Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2004
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    0
    I was always a fan of the sex scene in Coyote Ugly

    Though there wasn't much shown (a little extra in the D.C.) I still thought it was a very well done scene...
     
  9. dany

    dany Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2005
    Messages:
    694
    Likes Received:
    0
    Debbie does Dallas. You pick which scene.
     
  10. Yee-Ming

    Yee-Ming Producer

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2002
    Messages:
    4,357
    Likes Received:
    10
    Location:
    "on a little street in Singapore"
    Real Name:
    Yee Ming Lim
    Terminator? Pretty touching, especially that ending bit where their hands are clutching and it goes into slo-mo.

    As a nominee for worst, Underworld: Evolution -- they're not exactly "aligned", if you know what I mean...
     
  11. Josh.C

    Josh.C Second Unit

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2005
    Messages:
    469
    Likes Received:
    0

    I'm pretty sure that the guy behind the camera (her HUSBAND, OUCH!) had something to do with that.

    He probably had a talk w/ Scott Speedman before shooting, saying something like. "I'm the only one that goes downstairs with Kate, if you know what I mean"

    JC
     
  12. andySu

    andySu Cinematographer

    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2006
    Messages:
    2,669
    Likes Received:
    502
    “Catherine Tramell” in Basic Instinct 1992, played by Sharon Stone, what a twisted bitch she is.
     
  13. TerryRL

    TerryRL Producer

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2001
    Messages:
    3,977
    Likes Received:
    0
    The kitchen scene in "The Postman Always Rings Twice".

    The staircase scene in "A History of Violence".

    Two very intense sequences.
     
  14. Ricardo C

    Ricardo C Producer

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2002
    Messages:
    5,059
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just about all of "Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down".

    The "cat" scene in "Killing Me Softly"
     
  15. clayton b

    clayton b Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2003
    Messages:
    156
    Likes Received:
    0
    I really liked the sex scenes in Sideways and About Schmidt. Payne takes all the romance and beauty out of the act and shows it as it really is; two people in ridiculous positions grunting and growning with stupid looks on their faces. Those are by far some of the most realistic sex scenes ever filmed.
     
  16. David (C)

    David (C) Stunt Coordinator

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2005
    Messages:
    220
    Likes Received:
    0
    I love the sex scene between the married couple in Short Cuts. The actors actually make their movie sex feel good from the screen.
     
  17. willyTass

    willyTass Second Unit

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2005
    Messages:
    465
    Likes Received:
    62
    Brando with Maria in Last Tango in paris

    Cracks me up every time I see it
     
  18. SteveJKo

    SteveJKo Second Unit

    Joined:
    May 5, 2005
    Messages:
    406
    Likes Received:
    24

    Great list! I love how only one is a traditional romantic Hollywood type scene.
     
  19. Ashley Seymour

    Ashley Seymour Supporting Actor

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2000
    Messages:
    938
    Likes Received:
    0
    Unfaithfull - the restaurant/bathroom scene
     
  20. Pete-D

    Pete-D Screenwriter

    Joined:
    May 30, 2000
    Messages:
    1,746
    Likes Received:
    0
    Basic Instinct ... lets face it ... the sex scenes *made* that movie into a hit and a pop-culture icon as it were.

    More recently I'd say Unfaithful with Diane Lane.
     

Share This Page