Are sex scenes really necessary in films? The answer is more often than not they are there to just attract audience. Having said that, there are sex scenes that are absolutely necessary. They carry the story in the film forward or at least are the turning point in the plot. What ever be the case, what makes sex scenes necessary in movies is the intention. And the intention behind the sex scenes make them hot. These scenes are hot, because they are realistic.
What makes a truly hot movie scene? Is it just two people getting naked and having sex? To my mind, an ideal sensual movie scene should be one that profoundly invokes feelings of raw intimacy and passion rather than just being a mere skin show. The atmosphere should speak for itself and the performances matter a lot in defining the tone of the scene. This makes crafting a sexually intimate scene so challenging and there are a few filmmakers who’ve done that on more than one occasion. So let’s take a look at the list of hottest movie sex scenes of all time.
15. The Reader (2008) – Hanna Seduces Michael
Kate Winslet is one of the most gorgeous women on the planet. And I might seem a bit biased here but I think the scene in ‘The Reader’ where Hanna seduces Michael when they meet in her apartment is one of the most sensual cinematic scenes of all time. The tension in the scene is quite toned down but Winslet slowly envelopes you in a certain warmth with her maternal affection and sternness that bring in a cosy atmosphere to the scene. It’s gorgeously dark, profoundly poignant and strangely hypnotic.
14. Brokeback Mountain (2005) – Ennis and Jack Together After 4 Years
‘Brokeback Mountain’ focuses not on its characters or their gender but on humanity. It makes you feel what it feels like to be human. It is one of the most passionate love stories of all time told with heartbreaking honesty and astonishing intimacy. Ennis and Jack spend their time together in the Wyoming mountains in the summer but go separate ways later on. Ennis goes on to marry his fiance and four years later Jack visits him. Feelings and desires ignite as they passionately kiss while Ennis’ wife watches them. It’s a deeply intimate moment with strong sensual undertones that further intensify the repressed emotions of the characters.
13. Unfaithful (2002) – Connie and Paul Dance
‘Unfaithful’ isn’t anywhere near a great film but it has, like, a ton of sensual scenes. A smoking hot Diane Lane lifts this film from the trenches of mediocrity and infuses the film with a sensual aura that keeps the film from sinking. The scene where she dances with Martinez is so full of passion and raw sensuality. The film is annoyingly predictable right from the start and we pretty much know where things will end up but this scene manages to bring in a kind of tension and excitement that very nearly elevates the film even if that was meant for only a few minutes.