Skip navigation! Story from Movies. The new documentary Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies gives a lesson in onscreen sex from the silent era all the way up to present day. The film, which is now available on-demand, specifically looks at some of the sex scenes that changed everything in Hollywood. All of that is to say, there are a lot of movie sex scenes to choose from when making a list like this. It's why the 36 that made the final cut vary wildly.
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Here's the thing. People have sex. Movies have sex scenes. Wouldn't it be intriguing if a movie featured two actors having actual, consensual sex, instead of just mimicking sex in a way that looks great onscreen but is almost certainly very, very awkward in real life?
Sex scenes in movies and television can be tricky. You need to make sure the actors are comfortable with doing a sex scene. In addition, there has to be chemistry between the actors. Some of the worst sex scenes in movies have all the intimacy of a dead fish between the actors.
Writers, artists and filmmakers have used sex to evoke a multitude of different emotions to the audience, like love, hate, confusion, lust, among many, many more. But every one of the best movie sex scenes of all time adds something essential to a story, whether it be comedic, dramatic, or stylistic. The scenes on this list are ranked by their importance to the narrative of a story, not by how sexy they are. Subscribe for more filmmaking videos like this.