So you like something a little steamy, a little bit raunchy, in your movies. Well, look no further. We’ve compiled a list of the best movie sex scenes.

These are films that feature some of the most erotic scenes in all of cinema history. Let’s take a look!

Needless to say, this is not safe for work…

What Are movie sex scenes?

What Are movie sex scenes?

If you are a movie buff, then you might know that there is something special about watching sex scenes in movies.

These scenes usually involve two people getting it on in some shape or another.

When it comes to movie sex scenes, they are not just restricted to romance. There are plenty of different waysin which people show their affection for their partner.


Best Movie Sex Scenes

Let’s take a look at the best movie sex scenes of all time.

Bound (1996)

Bound is a 1996 American erotic thriller film directed by The Wachowskis in their directorial debut, and co-written by the siblings and Straczynski. It stars Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, and Christopher Allen Nelson.

The plot focuses on three women who conspire to murder their abusive pimp and collect insurance money from his death.

The screenplay was written by Andy and Larry Wachowski as their first professional script (they had previously done work as comic book writers). At the same time, the film was directed by former comic book artist brothers Andy and Larry Wachowski (now better known for their Matrix trilogy).

Tilly won Best Actress at the 1996 Cannes Film Festival; Bound was also nominated for two Independent Spirit Awards, one Sundance Film Festival award, a Saturn Award, a Golden Space Needle Award, four Independent Feature Project awards, and an Edgar Allan Poe Award.

The film received mixed reviews from critics but was a box office success, recouping its $10 million production budget within two weeks of release.

Bound was released on DVD in February 1998 by Live Entertainment. It was released on Blu-ray Disc in October 2012 by Lionsgate under its “Blind buy” label.

Tilly and Gershon play lovers who plot to steal $2 million from Moreno’s character, an international criminal smuggling drugs into the United States. The plan goes wrong when it is revealed that Pantoliano’s character knows of their program.

Bound [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Jennifer Tilly, Gena Gershon, Joe Pantoliano (Actors)
  • The Wachowski Brothers (Director) - The Wachowski Brothers (Writer) - The Wachowski Brothers...
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Carol (2015)

Carol is a 2015 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Todd Haynes. The screenplay, written by Phyllis Nagy, is based on the 1952 romance novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith.

The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, and Kyle Chandler and tells the story of an aspiring photographer in 1950s New York City who becomes involved with an older woman going through a difficult divorce.

Carol was produced by Elizabeth Karlsen and Christine Vachon of Killer Films with Todd Haynes and Arnon Milchan, among others.

It received largely positive reviews from critics, who praised the performances of stars Blanchett and Mara, cinematography, and visual style, although some criticized its pacing.

A burgeoning romance between two women in 1950s New York is interrupted by discovering a young girl who threatens to reveal their relationship to the world in this adaptation of a novel by Patricia Highsmith.

  • Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Kyle Chandler (Actors)
  • Todd Haynes (Director) - Tessa Ross (Producer)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Disobedience (2017)

Disobedience is a 2017 British-American drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. The film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.

Set in North London, it concerns a woman who returns to the Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her years earlier for an attraction to a female childhood friend.

Talya Lavie wrote the original screenplay which won third place in the Beverly Hills Film Festival. The film was shot on location in London and Brighton starting in October 2016.

The film had its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2017. It was theatrically released in the United Kingdom on 28 February 2018 and in the United States on March 23, 2018.

The film received positive reviews from critics who praised its performances (mainly Weisz’s) and Lelio’s direction; some found it too similar to his previous work.

Weisz was nominated for several awards for her performance, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Drama and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress.

Do The Right Thing (1989)

It’s so easy to make the wrong decision, so hard to make the right one. The terrible decision keeps you comfortable and safe. It allows you to keep doing what you’re doing, knowing that it will all be okay.

The right decision is risky. It makes waves. It means going against what you know, what you’ve always done, and what everyone expects of you. It means change.

Tension is the only thing that motivates us, and conflict is the only thing that inspires us to change. If there’s no tension, there’s no conflict, then there’s no movement.

Doing the right thing is like a drug: it opens the doors to new worlds; it stimulates growth; it nourishes your soul and allows you to become more than you could ever have dreamed.

But most people are too afraid of losing their spot in line or their piece of the pie to make any waves or take any risks.

They’re satisfied with just getting by, existing from day to day, enduring until they drop dead from exhaustion or boredom or both because they never thought to stop and ask themselves, “Is this all there is?”Martin Luther King Jr’s famous and influential speech was given in Washington D.C. on August 28, 1963.

Do the Right Thing [Blu-ray]
  • Spanish, French (Subtitles)
  • Spanish (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Chloe (2009)

Chloe is a drama based on the book “The Price of Salt” by Patricia Highsmith, itself inspired by the classic film “Dangerous Liaisons”, which takes a fresh approach to the love triangle between two women and a man. It is the story of two women: young, beautiful, and reckless New Yorker, Therese Belivet, and staid, responsible Carol Aird.

Torn between her growing attraction to the older and more sophisticated Carol and her loyalty to her boyfriend Richard, Therese is shocked when Carol suddenly turns up at her office.

She is even more surprised when Carol makes an advance toward her, asking if she would like to go for a drive with her.

Therese has never considered herself as anything other than heterosexual until now…

Throughout their ensuing relationship, Therese questions everything she has ever known and believed about herself.

As their feelings for each other deepen into love, Carol faces deeper turmoil as she battles a dark secret from her past that threatens to tear them apart.

One of the most beautiful girls in high school, Chloe’s life is changed when she meets a new student named Sebastian, whose mysterious past and dangerous ways attract her.

Chloe [Blu-ray]
  • Condition: New
  • Format: Blu-ray
  • AC-3; Dolby; Subtitled; Widescreen
  • Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson (Actors)
  • Atom Egoyan (Director)


Basic Instinct (1992)

You’ve got the good looks and the smarts. You can kick butt and take names. You’re funny, charming, a little bit sarcastic, and you look great in a leather jacket. You’re Sharon Stone in Basic Instinct… in other words, you’re pretty perfect.

Funny that I should mention being perfect because this is a movie where no one’s all that perfect. Everyone has their share of faults and flaws, but they’re all also incredibly cool.

Even Catherine Tramell (Stone) – the femme fatale who everyone thinks killed her ex-lover – is cool enough for us to want to be her friend. She’s a writer who wears silk underwear, goes on dates with Mike Tyson (yes, THAT Mike Tyson), and gets away with everything she does.

She’s not sloppy or messy or slobby or ditzy or anything else you might expect from someone with her reputation.

Oh sure, she’s got a few quirks; she likes to mess with people’s heads by acting like a psychic when she really isn’t one and then killing them off after they’ve revealed their darkest secrets to her (which is what happened to her ex-boyfriend).

Basic Instinct is an erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas, starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.

The film follows the investigation of Nick Curran (Douglas), a San Francisco homicide detective, who, while investigating the brutal murder of a rock star, falls in love with the prime suspect (Stone).

Basic Instinct (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
  • Blu-Ray
  • Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Julie Bond (Actors)
  • Paul Verhoeven (Director)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Body Heat (1981)

The movie Body Heat is often described as Basic Instinct-lite, a film that came out one year before the massive hit.

Despite being less explicit and featuring a less well-known actor, it’s a fairly interesting work. It’s got some real atmosphere to it, and William Hurt has never been better.

Matthew Scudder (William Hurt) is an alcoholic lawyer who was fired from his job for drinking on the job. He’s divorced and lives in a seedy motel in Florida with only his dog for company.

We first see him heading to visit another lawyer, Arthur Hamilton (Raul Julia), to demand repayment of the $600 he loaned him over two years ago.

When he gets there he learns that Arthur has been murdered by his wife, Matty (Kathleen Turner). She confesses to the murder but is so convincing in her performance that Scudder decides to defend her in court.

Thom Mount, the producer of Body Heat, said: “It was very much like doing Basic Instinct again because both were scripts we had done in secret. I know that Verhoeven did have an idea about shooting it in Dallas as well, but I thought it would be impossible to do Basic Instinct 2 again.”

Basic Instinct (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
  • Blu-Ray
  • Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Julie Bond (Actors)
  • Paul Verhoeven (Director)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

The first time I watched My Beautiful Laundrette, I hated it. There’s a bunch of white British people in this movie and they’re all acting, like, really white.

And all the other characters are black or Pakistani and they’re also acting super black and/or Pakistani. And then there’s the singing and dancing. Ugh, who thought that was a good idea?

The second time I watched it I started to appreciate it more. It’s a real treat to see people of color in a movie that isn’t about their culture. The acting is excellent, especially by Daniel Day-Lewis and Gordon Warnecke (who plays Johnny).

The story is pretty simple but still fun to watch. The plot centers around Johnny, who is trying to get his laundromat while dealing with racism from customers and business partners alike.

For me, being able to sympathize with the main character was hard at first since he seemed so privileged at times.

He didn’t have anything too bad happen to him as far as I can remember, but he always seemed to be struggling with something or other. Even though he often doesn’t seem to know what he wants, he still seems like a good guy for the most part.

My Beautiful Laundrette [Blu-ray]
  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Gordon Warnecke, Saeed Jaffrey (Actors)
  • Stephen Frears (Director)
  • English (Subtitle)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

In the United States, 9 1/2 Weeks was released on February 15, 1986. The film became a box-office success, grossing $21 million at the domestic box office. It has an 86% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 21 reviews.

9 1/2 Weeks was nominated for three major awards including Best Actress in a Leading Role (Jennifer Jason Leigh), Best Cinematography (Michael Ballhaus), and Best Screenplay; however, none of them won.

In 1986, 9 1/2 Weeks came twenty-fifth in the British Film Institute’s list of Top 100 American Films of all time. Director: Adrian Lyne. Starring: Kim Basinger, Mickey Rourke, Michael Madsen, Elizabeth Ashley.

9 1/2 Weeks (Original Uncut Version) [Blu-ray]
  • Factory sealed DVD
  • Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger, Margaret Whitton (Actors)
  • Adrian Lyne (Director) - Patricia Louisianna Knop (Writer) - Antony Rufus Isaacs (Producer) -...
  • French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights is a 1997 American drama film written, produced, and directed by Paul Thomas Anderson. It is set in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley and focuses on a group of individuals working in the porn industry during the 1970s and 1980s.

The film’s title refers to the 1970s disco song “Night on Disco Mountain” by MFSB.

The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, Don Cheadle, John C. Reilly, William H. Macy, and Heather Graham, and was released in the United States on October 10, 1997.

It was well-received critically and garnered multiple awards and nominations after its release.

The film launched the careers of several actors including Wahlberg, Reynolds, Moore, Cheadle, and Macy. It also revived Reynolds’ career as an A-list actor. Boogie Nights are now considered by many to be one of the best films of the 1990s.

I just watched Boogie Nights for the first time. I was surprised to see how many scenes there were that I remembered from the trailer, but which didn’t appear in the movie at all.

My favorite thing about this movie is that it takes place at the end of the disco era and the beginning of rock ‘n’ roll (the late 70’s/early 80s), and is therefore completely inaccurate in every single way.

For instance, people still listened to Donna Summer in a nightclub setting in 1977. Disco music was also much more popular than rock ‘n’ roll. But the movie is excellent anyway.

Boogie Nights [Blu-ray]
  • From writer/director P.T. Anderson comes the turbulehnt behind-the-scenes story of an extended...
  • Mark Wahlberg, Heather Graham, Burt Reynolds (Actors)
  • Paul Thomas Anderson (Director)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Secretary (2002)

Secretary is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Steven Shainberg and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal as Lee Holloway and James Spader as E. Edward Grey.

The film is based on a short story of the same name from Bad Behavior by Mary Gaitskill. It explores the relationship between a dominant lawyer and his submissive secretary.

Movie - Secretary [Japan BD] SHBR-110
  • Japanese (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Don’t Look Now (1973)

This movie was not what I expected. I am a big fan of horror movies, so I thought this would be one of the best ones. While it did have some terrifying parts, it was not what I expected.

Most of the movie takes place in Venice, Italy, which is where I live. I am familiar with the city, and I have walked around on many of the same streets as the characters did.

It was very uncomfortable to think about someone watching me from behind a dark corner or from the top of a building that I was walking under. The way that Nicolas Roeg filmed some of these scenes made them even more frightening.

The basic story is that John and Laura Baxter’s daughter drowns in a freak accident while playing with her brother and sister in the bathtub. After their daughter’s death, they are approached by an elderly woman who wants John to help her find her missing daughter.

At first, he is reluctant to take the case because he has just started working on a film project with his wife Laura, but eventually, he agrees to help because it will get him out of town and away from all the reminders that Laura has scattered throughout their apartment to help her cope with the loss of their daughter.

Don't Look Now (Blu-ray + Digital)
  • Julie Christie, Donald Sutherland (Actors)
  • Audience Rating: R (Restricted)

Persona (1966)

Persona is a 1966 Swedish film directed by Ingmar Bergman. It follows two women: one who is a famous actress and the other her nurse. The identities of the two women are blurred as they swap personalities, living out each other’s lives and dreams.

The film explores themes of dualism, identity, truth, and reality. Persona won international recognition and was nominated for Academy Awards in Sweden and the United States in 1967.

A decade after making Winter Light (1963), Bergman decided to make a film about a similar subject — the relationship between two women — and enlisted the help of screenwriter and playwright Ingmar Berman to write the screenplay.

Ingmar Bergman’s professional relationship partially inspired the story with Danish actress Bibi Andersson during the filming of Winter Light. They had argued over interpretations of the script.

For example, Andersson wanted an upbeat ending, which Bergman thought would negate much of the psychological drama that preceded it.

A young woman is hospitalized in Sweden. She claims she has no memory of her past. A young nurse, Alma, is assigned to look after her. The two women develop a bond, but the patient remains nameless.

Persona (The Criterion Collection) [Blu-ray]
  • Liv Ullmann, Bibi Andersson, Margaretha Krook (Actors)
  • Ingmar Bergman (Director)
  • Audience Rating: NR (Not Rated)

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee and produced by Diana Ossana and James Schamus.

Adapted from the 1997 short story of the same name by Annie Proulx, the screenplay was written by Ossana and Larry McMurtry.

The film stars Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, and depicts the complex emotional and sexual relationship between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist in the American West from 1963 to 1983.

In 1936 Tokyo, Sada Abe is a former prostitute who now works as a maid in a hotel. The hotel’s owner Kichizo Ishida molests her, and the two begin an intense affair that consists of sexual experiments and various self-indulgences.

Ishida leaves his wife to pursue his affair with Sada. Sada becomes increasingly possessive and jealous of Ishida, and Ishida more eager to please her.

Their mutual obsession escalates until Ishida finds that she is most excited by strangling him during lovemaking.


Strict censorship laws in Japan would not have allowed the film to be made according to Ōshima’s vision.

This obstruction was bypassed by officially listing the production as a French enterprise, and the undeveloped footage was shipped to France for processing and editing.

At its premiere in Japan, the film’s sexual activity was optically censored using reframing and blurring.

Brokeback Mountain [Blu-ray] (2009)
  • Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal (Actors)
  • English, French, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)

Basic Instinct (1992)

In 1992, Sharon Stone had reached the pinnacle of her profession, starring in the highest-grossing American film of the year Basic Instinct.

Basic Instinct is a neo-noir erotic thriller film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Joe Eszterhas and starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone.

The film follows a police detective, Nick Curran (Douglas), investigating the brutal murder of a wealthy rock star.

During the investigation, Curran becomes involved in a torrid and intense relationship with the prime suspect, Catherine Trammell (Stone), which threatens to compromise his ability to solve the crime.

Basic Instinct (Unrated Director's Cut) [Blu-ray]
  • Blu-Ray
  • Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, Julie Bond (Actors)
  • Paul Verhoeven (Director)
  • English, Spanish (Subtitles)
  • English (Publication Language)

Last Tango In Paris (1972)

I’m not a big fan of reading reviews or critiques of movies. I was aware that Last Tango in Paris (1972) had a lot of controversy surrounding it.

I didn’t know what the movie was about, other than it was about a man and woman who meet each other for sex.

So, I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. The movie is powerful, sexy, and depressing all at the same time.

I won’t go into the plot because it’s fairly easy to figure out what goes on in this movie. It is an interesting story that unfolds quickly and seems very real as you watch it.

You could argue that there is no plot to this movie, but that would be wrong. The story is there; it just doesn’t seem like a typical plot because the film is so different than most movies out there today.

The characters are very realistic in their actions and reactions to each other and their circumstances. Marlon Brando plays Paul, a man who has recently lost his wife due to an accident and has lived in Paris with his son’s family since then.

He was directed by Bernardo Bertolucci, Marlon Brando and Maria Schneider star in Last Tango in Paris. Paul is a middle-aged American who arrives in Paris to meet a friend for dinner.

Last Tango in Paris [Blu-ray] [1973] [Region Free]
  • The disk has English audio.
  • Danish (Subtitle)
  • Audience Rating: Unrated (Not Rated)