There are so many (not porn) movies with the ability to turn you on. Granted, as a teenager, even a lamp shade had the power to make you horny, but you can probably remember a few hot sex scenes that turned you on without being too graphic. Here are some memorable scenes that made it hard (literally) for you to, let’s say, fetch some popcorn while watching a movie with the whole family.
Call Me By Your Name (2017)
You were rooting for Elio and Olivier to get it on all along, but were still emotional when it actually happened. Director Luca Guadagninon definitely knew how to arouse you by making Armie Hammer parade in über short shorts. Also, you’ve never been that turned on by a piece of food since 9 ½ Weeks.
Wild Things (1998)
Honestly, was there a sexier and steamier movie than Wild Things at the turn of the century? Denise Richards, Neve Campbell, Matt Dillon and Kevin Bacon all take their clothes off at one point or another during the hottest 108 minutes of 90’s cinema. You couldn’t forget the lesbian scene in the pool, or the threesome that made you thirsty for some champagne.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
The moment Annette the goody two shoes virgin finally gives it up to the sex driven, attractive Sebastian to the music of Counting Crows, you can’t help feeling aroused. And jealous.
Anyone who ever fantasized about their best friend’s mom will totally get all the feels while watching Naomi Watts getting it on with James Frecheville. Or Robin Wright with Xavier Samuel. Either way, their MILF game is on point.
In The Cut (2003)
Was it Meg Ryan playing against type? Or was it Mark Ruffalo’s mustache? Something about Jane Campion’s dark and mysterious movie made you want to see more. While the flick didn’t receive great reviews, Ruffalo’s full frontal moments and his torrid sex scenes with Ryan definitely get your two thumbs up.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Tragic and beautifully made, this Ang Lee movie was ALMOST (*rolling eyes*) named best movie of the year at the Oscars in 2006. The love story between Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist was unforgettable. Bareback-cowboy sex in a tent? Yes please. But remember to bring your lube, this time.
The Astronaut’s Wife (1999)
While it’s true that Johnny Depp was actually inhabited by some obscure alien forces, we can only praise the sexual chemistry between him and Charlize Theron, while he is silently taking her against a wall during a party, in a sensual yet a bit aggressive way. A little roughness never hurt, does it?
Wet Hot American Summer (2001)
Tube socks lovers and on-the-low-sex-in-tool-sheds enthusiasts will definitely understand the level of hotness of the sex scene between Bradley Cooper and Michael Ian Black in this hilarious cult independent movie, which was adapted in an acclaimed Netflix show last year.
The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Howdy, sexual awakening! Two young and innocent teenagers trapped on an island walk around naked for about two hours. Disregard the incest aspect of it all (they are cousins, but hey, beggars can’t be choosers), their discovery of their bodies and attraction for each other corresponded with the exact moment you realized you liked this movie, even if you were watching it with your grandma while it was on TV on a Tuesday afternoon.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
In this Alfonso Cuarón masterpiece, Diego Luna and Gael Garcia Bernal go on a road trip across the Mexican countryside with an older woman, because, you know, life. Although the sexual tension is palpable during the whole movie, the climax scene where the two straight best friends share a passionate kiss while they are being orally serviced by their partner Luisa is the ultimate aphrodisiac.
Black Swan (2010)
First, there was the insistence of Vincent Cassel to entice Natalie Portman to get in touch with her sexual side, driving her to an intense masturbation session. Then came the steamy sex scene with Mila Kunas exploring Natalie’s body with her mouth. Passionate and hot, this is one hallucination we are not ready to forget.
One girl, two guys, three possibilities; this Andrew Fleming movie showcases the story of three university students (nerdy Josh Charles, dumb jock Stephen Baldwin and femme fatale wannabe Lara Flynn Boyle) who are stuck living in the same dorm. The trio becomes a love triangle as gay Eddy falls for Stuart who wants to sleep with Alex, while she is into Eddy. They all end up in bed together, in a sensual and meaningful ménage à trois that eventually tears them apart. The delicate way they finally consume their love for each other was inspiring and such a turn on.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
The coming of age French movie provided us with the realest and most relatable sex scene we’ve seen in a long time; an eight minutes love making session between two young women discovering each other’s bodies in a genuine, soft and sensual way. It made us want to fall in love while living in France.
Boogie Nights (1997)
The whole movie is about the behind the scenes of the porn industry in the coke-induced 70’s, therefore it is pretty explicit on its own. This being said, the cheesy set up of the scene Dirk Diggler films with Amber Waves, as his impressively large penis even leaves the crew members speechless is pretty hot. Amber, an experienced porn star, moaning and asking Dirk to come inside us is pretty much all of us, tbh.
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly are two sexy women going crazy for one another, while being drawn into a mafia and money laundering sordid affair. Both actresses knew what the movie was really about and gave everything in those sex moments.
It would be hard to pinpoint an exact scene as this French film is mostly sex during two hours, but we couldn’t turn our eyes away from the chemistry between an American, his Parisian girlfriend and the hot neighbour they invited in their bed.
Monster’s Ball (2001)
Halle Berry, as a grieving mother, was decided to feel better by using Billy Bob Thornton. And boy, did she ever! The gymnastics she showcased on her couch actually provided her with an Oscar in 2002, while revealing to the public the amazing breast she had.
The Dreamers (2003)
When Michael Pitt as an American in 1968’s Paris meets Louis Garrel and Eva Green as Theo and Isabelle, two very free-spirited twins, they quickly become a triangle of lovers exploring a very strange yet sexy and intriguing dynamic. Seeing Pitt butt naked, taking Isabelle’s virginity on the kitchen floor will probably do things to you. If you’re not turned off by hymen-loss related blood, that is.
You go ahead and pretend you never wished you were good virgin girl Reese Witherspoon being fingered by her bum (also psychotic) boyfriend Mark Wahlberg on a roller coaster ride. We’ll be here, trying to remember the number of times we hit that rewind button on our VHS remote control
Obvious choice, yes, but certainly an unavoidable one, this movie (in two parts) is basically a porn movie with emotions. Come for the tales of the always horny, never satisfied, deeply troubled Charlotte Gainsbourg, stay for the Shia LaBeouf sex prowess.