You know, in honor of Valentine’s Day. Before the Internet invented a place to store all the porn we’ve ever seen or will ever see, most of us had to resort to sneaky video store runs or Cinemax After Dark sessions for our R-rated entertainment needs. But all fell victim to the fast-forward button and our eagerness to skip past the disease which inflicts sex scenes – plot – and get movies with good sex the good stuff. In honor of Valentine’s Day, IGN Movies gets nostalgic and romanticish, with 14 movies we watch just for the sex scenes.
The cinema of Shannons Tweed and Whirry is absent here because we’re saving those films for another feature. Basic Instinct, while we did watch it for the Sharon Stone-ing, is actually a pretty decent flick, so we like watching the sex and the movie. Before she was getting naked in Academy Award-nominated movies, Anne Hathaway was showing her nudie parts in this movie from the Oscar-winning screenwriter of Traffic. Hathaway gets her libido-fueled gangsta on, playing a wealthy Los Angeles teen who loves the hip-hop lifestyle almost as much as she loves going to third base in the back of her boyfriend’s convertible.
But not as much as she loves having a grunt nap with Bijou Phillips. Skin rated said coupling the 10th greatest nude scene of all time. Interestingly, watching a sex scene between Catwoman and anyone named “Bijou” ranks 10th on our Bucket List. In one of Mickey Rourke’s last performances with an un-mutated face, Wild Orchid was basically like Saw IV, but with excessive amounts of “knockin’ boots. Rourke and Otis – who became a couple during filming – were having real intercourse on film.
So if you want to see Rourke in top condition, before he became a Dick Tracy villain, banging the bejesus out of a then-supermodel, have at it! An erotic thriller in which the eroticism most definitely outweighs the thrills, Killing Me Softly marked the English-language debut of Farewell My Concubine helmer Chen Kaig, and it’s no surprise to learn that the film was also his last in the language. The dialogue is terrible and the plot turgid, while the central performances from Heather Graham and Joseph Fiennes are practically unwatchable. The proceedings are saved by the regular and explicit sex scenes, however, with Graham’s shrinking violet corrupted by Fiennes kinky cad, who may or may not be a murderer. After witnessing Roxana’s sensual dance before his court, the young Macedonian king targets her as his next conquest. Alexander confronts the reluctant Roxana, effectively capturing her and forcing her into bed. He tears her clothing off as she fights back.
Both end up bare-chested, with Rosario’s ample melons swinging like pendulums throughout the scene. She claws at him, which only seems to unleash the animal inside Alexander. What begins as a rape scene soon turns into more of a seduction, as he confesses his love for her as she holds a dagger to his throat. Ah, that one always gets ’em. Alexander and Roxana circle each other like animals, until they succumb to their raw passion and make crazy ancient-world love.