Sex scenes evoke different things in all of us. You either love, hate, fastforward to, or fastforward through them. They can border on pornographic, disturb you, or feel cheap and gratuitous. But they can also be so exciting they elevate a movie into an instant classic. How many scenes can you name from movies like Wild Things or Y Tu Mamá También? Would you know Oliver Martinez if it wasn’t for Unfaithful? Everyone likes to be titillated every once in a while. In the right context, steamy scenes can elevate a story, demonstrate a character, or just plain turn you on.
We’ve collected movies with some of the hottest scenes in movie history. You may have to rewind some of these scenes to be sure they actually happened.