Portraying nudity in movies is tricky business. God knows how many movies have come up over the decades with nudity for nudity’s sake, sex for sex’s sake and scenes only intended to titillate the viewers. Every other movie has nude scenes in some form or another. Some are brief, some explicit, some sexual, some not so sexual, some gross and some beautiful. But the ones we’re going to discuss in this article are, to quote umpteen number of actors and directors, the “tasteful” ones.
On top of being tasteful, these are essential to the plot. These are scenes that establish intimacy between characters which will pave way for the for the development of the characters as a pair and as individuals. Scenes that establish the characters themselves, and help us in getting a better understanding of them. Some scenes represent love and liberation, and some are just so hot and well made that I had to add them. And remember, I’ve considered these scenes as “nude scenes” if the actors went naked while filming them. So the private parts of them might not be visible for a long duration in some of these scenes. Let’s get started, here are the top nude scenes in movies of 2018.
10. Colette and Missy Make Out – Colette (2018)
I’ll have to admit that the amount nudity in this one is low when compared to other scenes in the list. But the elements the scene represents are very essential to the character arc of Colette, the protagonist, played by Keira Knightley. The film is a biographic period piece about a very young woman, played by Keira Knightley, who marries a much older man who financially exploits her writing talents, at the same time he is incessantly unfaithful to her. It is easy to feel bad for Colette, and we do, but her eventual triumphs in the midst of her struggles are the real story here. And, in fact, I would say that both her creative spirit and her marital struggles lay the foundations for her successes. Colette is happily married to Willy, however, he locks her in the room so she will write the novels he takes credit for.
She slowly comes to the knowledge that his fame is really hers and slowly finds herself and has the guts to leave him. Amidst all this, Colette embarks on an affair with Missy, a masculine-dressing lesbian, who is the niece of Napoleon III. The couple shares interest in the theatrical art and their conversation leads to a very intimate scene where Colette brakes all the shackles and goes to undress Missy. The scene progresses slowly until a point where the couple ends up satisfying each other you know how. The scene establishes sexual contempt that Colette achieves, along with enabling her to explore herself in a way she never could inside the four walls of her marriage. From then, the film goes on to discover Colette’s life and her bigger achievements. Though Keira herself doesn’t get naked in the scene, it still counts.