Welcome to a countdown of the greatest sex films ever made about the small but preoccupying part of the human experience known as sex - from coming-of-age lesbian dramas to gritty portrayals of sex addiction to, erm, loincloths. Put simply: these are the sex movies with the most to say about doing it, charting a history of how our attitudes towards sex and nudity on the big screen have shifted through the decades. The late 80s and early 90s saw the quickfire rise and fall of one of cinemas most fascinating subgenres: the erotic thriller. Hollywood tends to work in trends, but rarely as frenzied or short-lived as this. There were various reasons behind the sudden explosion of the erotic thriller: the loosening of censorship restrictions, the proliferation of cable TV and the rise of the video-rental market.
44 Best Movies About Sex of All Time - Hottest Sex Films Ever Made
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I'm going to be honest, no shade to those of you who like porn , but for me, browsing on YouPorn or PornHub feels super unsexy. It's just so not the move when I'm trying to find something I want to masturbate to. Personally, I would much rather go back to an extremely hot sex scene I saw on Reign or The Witcher than watch an old man try and make a girl who is young enough to be his granddaughter orgasm via strictly penetration. Sorry for the visual, but I had to make my point. Yeah, not exactly my ideal scenario.
These are narratives about desire, freedom, power, horror, self-discovery, and at times, pure raunch. So don't be shy; keep scrolling. Want more?