1 Dirty Dancing
What is sexier than being half naked and dancing all up on each other? Nothing. Nothing is sexier than that — which is why this Dirty Dancing scene is one of the steamiest ever. They are definitely having the time of their lives.
2 Risky Business
One of the most famous love scenes of all time comes courtesy of Ghost, where Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore make pottery look sexier than we ever thought possible.
4 Cruel Intentions
No one in the wide world can hear Counting Crows’ “Colorblind” without seeing the scene from Cruel Intentions in their minds — you know, rising music, Sebastian at the top of the elevator, Annette coming to meet her bad boy, telling him, “I’m impressed.” His response? “Well, I’m in love.” SWOON.
5 Romeo + Juliet
The between-the-sheets session with the world’s most famous star-crossed lovers was perfect for two reasons: 1) It was sensual, sweet, and innocent — a perfect representation of Romeo and Juliet’s love story, and 2) Leo.
6 Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain made our hearts simultaneously swell with happiness and break into pieces. The tent scene in the movie is what Summer love dreams are made of — so at least viewers have it to hold on to when all is said and done.
Being banged against a bookshelf is kind of like living the dream, so kudos to these two for making it look like magic.
The secretary affair fantasy is on par with the schoolgirl one in that, while not necessarily all that original, it is a pretty solid (and kinky) classic.
9 Y Tu Mamá También
Y Tu Mamá También reaches its literal and figurative climax right about the time the tension between two male best friends leads to a sensual encounter with the older woman they are both vying for.
10 Basic Instinct
It’s pretty hard to pick just one supersexy scene in this erotic thriller since that’s pretty much what is going on in most of the controversial film.
11 40 Days and 40 Nights
Josh Hartnett is abstaining from sex in 40 Days and 40 Nights, but he still manages to bring his girlfriend to orgasm without touching her. As her friend Sam says, “From a flower? Like a vibrating flower?”
12 Gangster Squad
While we didn’t get to see the full-on action between Ryan Gosling‘s and Emma Stone‘s characters in Gangster Squad, even the postcoital makeout session was so sexy we had to include it. They left the rest to our imaginations . . .
13 Wild Things
Two manipulative women from different social spheres doing it in a pool while simultaneously betraying each other? Yeah, this scene from erotic thriller Wild Things is pretty much the epitome of all things dark and sexy.
14 Almost Famous
Many a young man dreams about threesomes, but in Almost Famous William Miller is granted the ultimate wish, and then some, when he loses his virginity to not one, not two, but three beautiful women. The ethereal scene involves plenty of silky scarves, negligees, and flowing hippie hair.
15 The Fault in Our Stars
When Hazel Grace and Augustus Waters finally make it happen in The Fault in Our Starsit’s ridiculously sweet with just a side of sexy. It’s a great moment mainly because it depicts a very real thing happening in an authentic way. So many tears.
16 Eyes Wide Shut
Full of secrecy, betrayal, and lots and lots of kinky sex, it was hard to pick just one scene from Eyes Wide Shut that topped them all. We have no complaints about this one, though.
17 The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 1
It only took them three books, one wedding, and an unfathomable amount of longing glances, but Edward and Bella finally seal the deal in Breaking Dawn — Part 1, and the bed-breaking bang session does not disappoint.
OK, so the sex scenes with Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids may not have been the most romantic of all time, but still — it was Jon Hamm, naked. So, it’s kind of impossible not to love them.
19 Black Swan
The trippy sex scene in Black Swan may have been just a figment of Nina Sayers’s crazy ballerina imagination, but it’s still up there as one of the most memorable in recent movie history.
Troy: a movie about a bunch of warring Greek and Trojan studs, also known as that time Brad Pitt gave us pretty much all the evidence we needed to confirm that he is probably the sexiest man on the planet.
We don’t have a problem with Michael Fassbender’s exhibitionist ways in this scene from Shame, a movie about a man’s addiction to — you guessed it — sex.
22 Love and Other Drugs
The chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway is undeniable in Love and Other Drugs, and this scene reveals the moment when casual sex quickly becomes something more.
23 The Notebook
The Notebook brought us sweet Summer love, soul mate romance, and a smoldering sex scene when Noah and Allie finally unite after years of being apart.
24 The Lucky One
If a photo of a mysterious woman allegedly kept you alive during the war, and then you meet said woman and fall in love, we imagine your first time together would go something like this scene from The Lucky One. Also, Zac Efron shirtless. That is all.
25 Center Stage
OK, so the lead ballerinas in Center Stage did not actually bang at this moment in the film (although they did do the deed), but the sexual tension and notable lack of clothing involved during this performance made it even hotter than the real deal.
26 Blue Is the Warmest Color
The documentary-style filming of coming-of-age film Blue Is the Warmest Color made the entire movie feel very real, including Adèle’s first sexual experience with a woman.
27 Blue Valentine
Despite the overall darkness of Blue Valentine, some very happy memories of the couple’s relationship early on are still included for our viewing pleasure. This moment is exhibit A.
28 Pretty Woman
Sex on a piano. Need we say more?