12 Movies You Never Expected to Have Nude Scenes

Nudity in cinema is not uncommon. Depending on the context, nudity can help add a lot of meaning and realism to the film. But like pretty much anything else you need a good filmmaker to make you realize how it plays a key role to the story . We’re not talking about a two hour skin show but what the filmmaker needs to understand is where to place the nude scenes, for how long and how does it help the film. There are times when we felt genuinely surprised by nude scenes in certain films because we might not have really anticipated one. But sometimes it works so well and otherwise it just comes off as off tone or terribly out of place. With all that said now, let’s take a look at the list of top movies you might not have expected to have nude scenes


12. Before Midnight (2013)

This might not technically qualify as a nude scene but nevertheless it’s very surprising. Richard Linklater’s ‘Before’ movies were all pretty straightforward with just the couple walking and talking throughout and filmed almost entirely in real time. However, the famous love scene where Jesse and Celine go back to the hotel to make love which later turns into a long heated argument was a genuinely surprising moment in the film considering the first two movies did not even have an explicit scene. Delpy remains topless for a major part of the argument which gives the scene a perfectly realistic tone.


11. Airplane! (1980)

‘Airplane’ is an endlessly funny movie that just never gets old. You could probably watch this, like, 50 years later and it would still feel fresh and absorbing. That’s how timeless this film is. However, it is very much adult in terms of the content as there are quite a few visually explicit scenes. The one that’s most talked about is the one where the plane begins to sense some kind of a jerk and turbulence and then we see a pair of breasts fed right on to the camera. It’s bizarre, funny, surprising but fits well with the hysteric tone of the film.


10. Barry Lyndon (1975)

It’s surprising how a Stanley Kubrick film could turn out be something that you could watch peacefully with your family . There is no adult content in ‘Barry Lyndon’ and neither are themes it deals with disturbing or unsettling unlike ‘A Clockwork Orange’ or ‘The Shining’ or ‘Eyes Wide Shut’. However the real surprise package comes in when Barry is seen making out with two topless women. It’s genuinely surprising considering the film’s fable like quality that almost gives you an impression of reading a book with beautiful images.


9. The Big Lebowski (1998)

‘The Big Lebowski’ is simply one of the coolest films ever made. It’s one of those rare films that you could watch anytime regardless of the mood you’re in and it works so well every time. But there’s a big surprise in the film where Julianne Moore (That woman again!) makes a flying entry in the famous painting scene and completely shocks us and the Dude as she strips off for a moment and walks towards the Dude asking if the “female form” makes him uncomfortable. It’s a surprising moment as we are truly shocked by the way which she just turns around completely naked.


8. The Fifth Element (1997)

You couldn’t imagine anything even remotely connected to nudity in this Luc Bresson directed Sci-fi action flick. You could almost watch this with your family except for a few scenes, most notably the famous one where Milla Jovovich is seen laying naked completely. What’s really shocking is that the film is actually PG rated and so this scene really comes off as shocking when you’re watching with your parents. You couldn’t possibly say that the scene was unnecessary for the film because it pretty much fit in the context well.


7. Short Cuts (1993)

Another long nude argument scene. Nudity isn’t really uncommon in Robert Altman’s films but the scene in ‘Short Cuts’ where Julianne Moore has a long argument with her husband about her infidelity and the whole happens as she dries her panties while remaining bottomless for almost the entire part. It’s hilarious yet somewhat embarrassing considering the context of the scene especially when her husband shouts, “You don’t have any panties on.” It’s just amazing when such a scene pops out of nowhere.

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