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 12 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.