10 Great Movie Sex Scenes That Inspire True Love
As we kick off Valentine’s weekend, we’re breaking down ten great movie sex scenes that inspire true love for us (and maybe inspire something more…) From sweet, tender moments to passionate loss of self-control, we love love on the silver screen and find that the best movie sex scenes bring us a yearning for a romance and love all our own.
Shakespeare in Love
Thomas (Joseph Fiennes) and Viola (Gwyneth Paltrow) get naked and have some fun in a much-anticipated sex scene in this film. Since we don’t really know what sexual relations were like in Elizabethan times, we’re going to have to take the movie’s word for how sweet, sensual and awesome it was back then.
Endless Love (The original from 1981)
Jade (Brooke Shields) and David (Martin Hewitt) in front of the fireplace. The tenderness, the innocence, the fireplace! Who doesn’t think this is one of the best movie sex scenes?
The love scenes between Valmont (John Malkovich) and Madame de Tourvel (Michelle Pfeiffer) are entrancing because we know they’re doomed from the start and yet… we can’t help but root for them just a tiny bit. Malkovich is positively wicked in this film and Pfeiffer has never looked sweeter and more lovely. The heaving breasts pushed up by corsetry don’t hurt anything either!
An Officer and a Gentleman
Zack (Richard Gere) and Paula (Debra Winger) star in what is probably one of the hottest mainstream movie sex scenes ever. Lots of nudity and what appears to be honesty in their portrayal of this couple makes this one of the best movie sex scenes. Also, a young Richard Gere makes this worth watching right now. And maybe again later.
Em (Brooke Shields) and Dick (Christopher Atkins) exploring physical love for the first time is sweet, sensual and seems entirely organic thanks to the plot. We watch them turn into young adults before our eyes which makes their attraction to one another and eventual romantic love seem completely real, innocent and beautiful.
Rose (Kate Winslet) and Jack (Leonardo DiCaprio) steam it up before the ship goes down. We will never forget being young and in love with Leo ourselves. Pretty sure we saw this film at least seven times when it was in theaters… ah to be young again!
We’ve all experienced young love, so watching Lloyd (John Cusack) and Diane (Ione Skye) make love in the backseat of a car brings us back to a time of youthful exuberance and head over heels commitment with no regard for the consequences of our romantic encounters.
How Stella Got Her Groove Back
We root for Stella (Angela Bassett) throughout the film so when she and Winston (Taye Diggs) do it in the shower, we’re ecstatic that she’s finally, well, getting her groove back!
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
John (Brad Pitt) and Jane (Angelina Jolie) Smith are hotties, so pretty much everything they do on screen is beautiful and sexy. That said, part of makes this one of the best movie sex scenes is that Brad and Angie actually fell in love while filming!
This film is actually a sort of remake of Dangerous Liaisons, above. Sebastian (Ryan Phillippe) and Annette (Reese Witherspoon) are the couple doomed to failure because of Phillippe’s cruel intentions. This movie brought Witherspoon and Phillippe together in real life too, so add them to the list of real-life couples who fell in love while filming.