Sex scenes are always tricky to shoot. More often than not they look perfect on-screen. And everyone knows that sex, especially between relative strangers, are never perfect in real life. I have always been fascinated by filmmakers who capture lovemaking scenes at its emotional core, in a way that justifies the dynamics of the relationship between the characters. So with all that said now, here is a list of the top movie sex scenes of this century.
13. Monster’s Ball (2001) – Hank and Leticia
This might not work well if you aren’t aware of the context of the film which leads to the scene. Featuring Billy Bob Thornton and Halle Berry, this is quite simply one of the most moving and believable sex scenes ever filmed. Hank and Leticia share open themselves up and share each other’s sorrows and grief in a deeply personal moment as they break into each other’s souls, stripping themselves off on an emotional level. It works as consolation, as solace for broken souls and to mend each other’s pain, showing us the real beauty and power of human intimacy. Easily, one of the best movie sex scenes of all time.
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12. The Notebook (2004) – Allie and Noah
Noah and Allie are reunited. They kiss in the rain as he takes her to the house and they make mad love in a beautifully chaotic mess of a scene that lets the characters vent their emotions. It’s a fantastic build up as Noah and Allie, being childhood lovers, have fallen apart from each other for a long, long time and fate has this toyed with their emotions in the most cruel way possible. Allie is engaged to another young man who seemingly makes things a lot more complicated, making this scene a lot more intense, emotional and powerful than you could probably think.