Top 10 Best Movie Sex Scenes

Movies have always been a medium of storytelling that has been used to depict human experiences, both ordinary and extraordinary. And, let's be real, sex is a fundamental aspect of human existence. It's no surprise that filmmakers have been incorporating sex scenes in their movies for as long as the art form has existed. Some movie sex scenes are so iconic that they've become a part of pop culture and the subject of many discussions and debates. From the subtle and nuanced to the explicit and provocative, movie sex scenes have been pushing the envelope and challenging societal norms for decades.

With so many memorable moments to choose from, compiling a definitive list of the best scenes is no easy feat. However, with the help of your votes, we've managed to put together a comprehensive list of the most unforgettable, erotic, and boundary-pushing movie sex scenes to ever grace the silver screen.
The Top Ten
1 The Beach (Leonardo DiCaprio & Tilda Swinton) In this scene, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tilda Swinton are seen in a secluded beach, engaging in passionate lovemaking under the starry sky. The scene is sensual and steamy, with both actors displaying intense chemistry.

This was the first time I had ever heard of or seen this actress. I love the way she looks, in a complimentary way.

DiCaprio is a player! Three times on this top ten list!

2 The Specialist (Sylvester Stallone & Sharon Stone) Sylvester Stallone and Sharon Stone heat up the screen with this seductive sex scene. The pair display sizzling chemistry as they engage in a steamy encounter, with Stallone's character fully embracing Stone's sensual advances.

Stone is hot, Stallone is hot, so together it will be HOT! Best movie sex scene ever.

You can't stop staring at her! Too hot to handle kind of stuff!

3 Nine 1/2 Weeks (Mickey Rourke & Kim Basinger) Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger turn up the heat in this steamy sex scene. The actors engage in a sensual encounter that is both playful and erotic, with Rourke's character pushing Basinger's boundaries and exploring their mutual desires.

All these years later and nothing has beaten it in my mind! This film had a lasting impact. I didn't see Rourke for years and couldn't believe what happened to one incredibly sexy, real man! Basinger was so... Wow!

Um, I'm 22 and just recently saw this movie. I don't care, hands down, this entire movie was a sex scene and beat out all the others. It was more than just sex, it was intrigue.

Why not have a real man on this list! Leonardo is such a pretty boy. Mickey is just on another level.

4 Gangs of New York (Leonardo DiCaprio & Cameron Diaz) Set in a dark and gritty setting, this sex scene between Leonardo DiCaprio and Cameron Diaz is raw and unapologetic. The actors pull no punches as they engage in a rough and intense encounter, highlighting the intense and dangerous nature of their characters.

Cameron Diaz is hot. I loved this scene.

5 Cold Heart (Josh Holloway & Nastassja Kinski) Josh Holloway and Nastassja Kinski share a passionate encounter in this intimate sex scene. The pair showcase their chemistry as they engage in a tender and romantic moment, highlighting the emotional depth of their characters' relationship.

I am in love with the character Josh Holloway played. His Sean was incredibly sensitive and handsome. And exactly his desperation was giving more sexuality to him.

Very hot sexy scene featuring Josh Holloway in the buff, lots of shots of his ass (which is incredibly hot) during sex scenes.

I don't agree with #1! The sex scene in The Beach with Leo DiCaprio and wonderfully unique Tilda Swinton was short, not sexy, and a little stupid!

This one should be #1. Nastassja and Josh were amazing.

6 Basic Instinct (Michael Douglas & Sharon Stone) In this iconic scene, Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone engage in a tense and thrilling encounter, with Stone's character taking control of the situation. The scene is intense and erotic, with both actors delivering memorable performances.

Michael Douglas's reactions were the same as mine when watching the sex scene between them.

7 The Departed (Leonardo DiCaprio & Vera Farmiga) Leonardo DiCaprio and Vera Farmiga share a fiery and intense sex scene in this crime thriller. The actors' chemistry is electric as they engage in a passionate and heated encounter, highlighting the forbidden nature of their characters' relationship.
8 Brokeback Mountain (Heath Ledger & Jake Gyllenhaal) In a groundbreaking LGBTQ+ love story, two cowboys share a deep and powerful connection while working together as ranch hands. Their love is passionate but must be kept hidden in a society that does not accept their relationship.
9 American Pie (Thomas Ian Nicholas & Tara Reid) In this iconic scene, Thomas Ian Nicholas and Tara Reid share a hilarious and awkward encounter in this coming-of-age comedy. The actors showcase their comedic talents as they engage in a clumsy and hilarious moment that is both cringe-worthy and endearing.
10 Demolition Man (Sylvester Stallone & Sandra Bullock) In a dystopian future, a cop is unfrozen from cryosleep to capture a criminal. He finds himself drawn to a quirky officer, leading to a sensual encounter that defies the rigid rules of their society.

You call this having sex? That was a great scene. Very funny and hopefully not a glimpse of things to come in the future.

The Contenders
11 American Pie (Jason Biggs & Alyson Hannigan) A group of teenage boys make a pact to lose their virginity before graduation. One awkward teen forms a connection with a band geek and they share a humorous and awkward but ultimately loving encounter.
12 Bad Santa (Billy Bob Thornton & Lauren Graham) Billy Bob Thornton and Lauren Graham engage in a hilarious and irreverent encounter that perfectly captures the offbeat and quirky humor of the film.

Hilarious as can be and oh my god, would I love to switch places with BBT.

13 Watchmen (Patrick Wilson & Malin Akerman) Patrick Wilson and Malin Akerman create a beautifully choreographed and visually stunning scene full of passion and desire, leaving you breathless and wanting more.
14 The Getaway (Alec Baldwin & Kim Basinger) Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger share a playful and erotic sex scene in this action thriller. The actors showcase their chemistry as they engage in a steamy encounter that is both passionate and exciting, highlighting the dangerous and thrilling nature of their characters' relationship.

Any sex scene with Alec Baldwin in it has my vote.

Kim Basinger looked so super sexy in this film. The sex scene was super hot too.

15 Titanic (Leonardo DiCaprio & Kate Winslet) Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet share a steamy and romantic sex scene in this epic romance. The actors display their intense chemistry as they engage in a passionate and sensual encounter, highlighting the forbidden nature of their characters' relationship.

This is the best hot sex scene ever. No other can create the vibes this scene has created. There's no other who can compete with this one and take its rightful place. This can even turn on the stones! And for the love of God, vote for this!

Oh come on, the strip and Rose taking deep breaths, it looked like they were actually doing it! I'm sure it went on for 10 minutes. This showed you all of the intercourse.

I watched this movie when I was a kid, and I never knew that part was a sex scene until a couple of years later.

16 Body of Evidence (Willem Dafoe & Madonna) Willem Dafoe and Madonna heat up the screen with this seductive sex scene. The pair engage in a steamy encounter that is both sensual and thrilling, with Dafoe's character fully embracing Madonna's seductive advances.
17 Gia (Angelina Jolie & Elizabeth Mitchell) Angelina Jolie and Elizabeth Mitchell create a stunning and powerful moment of intimacy and vulnerability in this emotionally charged scene that is sure to leave you feeling moved and affected.
18 Monster's Ball (Billy Bob Thornton & Halle Berry) Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry share an emotional and intense sex scene in this drama. The pair showcase their raw emotions as they engage in a deeply intimate and vulnerable moment, highlighting the complexities of their characters' relationship.

This had to be a challenging scene to pull off. Both Billy Bob and Halle Berry convinced me that they were having intercourse and enjoying it like it was meant to be enjoyed.

How is this not #1? You see more of Halle Berry in this scene than all the other actresses put together on this list. She goes to town in this scene.

This was borderline porn... Borderline.

19 Double Impact (Jean-Claude Van Damme & Alonna Shaw) Jean-Claude Van Damme and Alonna Shaw share a playful and erotic sex scene in this action thriller. The actors showcase their chemistry as they engage in a steamy encounter that is both passionate and exciting, highlighting the sensual and adventurous nature of their characters' relationship.
20 Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr. & Leslie Bibb) Robert Downey Jr. and Leslie Bibb share a playful and flirtatious moment of intimacy that perfectly captures the wit and humor of the film, leaving you feeling both entertained and satisfied.
21 Never Talk to Strangers (Antonio Banderas & Rebecca De Mornay) Antonio Banderas and Rebecca De Mornay share a seductive and intense sex scene in this psychological thriller. The actors display their chemistry as they engage in a steamy encounter that is both thrilling and dangerous, highlighting the complexities of their characters' relationship.

Sex, stranger danger, what else could you need to turn yourself on? Antonio Banderas is dark, dangerous, and sexy as hell.

22 Conan the Barbarian (Arnold Schwarzenegger & Sandahl Bergman) Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sandahl Bergman share a passionate and intense sex scene in this epic fantasy adventure. The actors showcase their chemistry as they engage in a steamy encounter that is both powerful and primal, highlighting the raw and physical nature of their characters' relationship.
23 The Dark Knight Rises (Christian Bale & Marion Cotillard) Christian Bale and Marion Cotillard share a steamy and intense moment of passion and desire that is as fiery as it is thrilling, leaving you on the edge of your seat.
24 Black Swan (Natalie Portman & Mila Kunis) In this psychological thriller, two ballerinas have a heated and intense encounter that blurs the lines between reality and fantasy. The tension between them builds to a passionate climax.

A little surprised that this one hasn't been mentioned yet. I've never seen a movie scene as sexy as Mila and Natalie's. Not just their sexiness but the placement in the movie and the fact that it was all imagined.

How is this not first? It is literally the sexiest scene in anything I have ever seen.

Oh my god, yes. So hot. I still think about it. Love to be in the middle of that. Love them both. Candice

25 Fatal Attraction (Michael Douglas & Glenn Close) In this steamy scene, Michael Douglas and Glenn Close engage in a passionate and intense encounter that quickly escalates into a frenzy of raw desire.
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