Erotic Films:

110 Sexiest Movies of All Time

the sexiest movies of all time

To warm things up this winter, we have ranked the sexiest movies of all time. If you feel like heating up to an erotic film – some sexy films might be better than others for your next viewing.

Our study compared 110 of the sexiest movies  across the following categories: sexiness, box office earnings, popularity, and accolades (with eight data points). We then ranked the top 25 sexy movies based on our analysis.

We found the following about the sexiest movies of all time:

  • Boogie Nights (1997) with Mark Wahlberg in the California adult-film industry is the sexiest movie in the world, beating out other great erotic films on our list.
  • The second spot goes to Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), a historical romance and lustful story about two women.
  • The Handmaiden (2016), where a hired handmaiden gets a bit closer to a Japanese woman than imagined and an unexpected relationship forms.
  • From 1967, The Graduate follows a recent college school grad who is seduced by an older woman.
  • Black Swan (2010) is a passionate and intense film with a bravura performance from Natalie Portman.

Full Data Set: 110 Sexiest Movies of All Time

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Overall Rank (1 = Best) Movie Director Year Setting Total Score 'Sexy' Rank 'Box Office' Rank 'Popularity' Rank 'Accolades' Rank
1 Boogie Nights Paul Thomas Anderson 1997 LA, USA 89.0 2 31 4 10
2 Portrait of a Lady on Fire Céline Sciamma 2019 Brittany France 86.7 38 61 1 2
3 The Handmaiden Park Chan-wook 2016 South Korea 86.5 47 34 5 1
4 The Graduate Mike Nichols 1967 LA, USA 84.5 55 19 8 8
5 Black Swan Darren Aronofsky 2010 NYC, USA 81.4 11 6 15 50
6 Ex Machina Alex Garland 2015 Alaskan Wilderness 79.8 48 36 18 4
7 Mulholland Drive David Lynch 2001 LA, USA 79.8 42 51 10 11
8 Y Tu Mamá También Alfonso Cuarón 2001 Mexico City, Mexico 79.3 10 39 11 47
9 Do the Right Thing Spike Lee 1989 NYC, USA 78.9 87 35 3 28
10 Creed Ryan Coogler 2015 LA, USA 78.7 103 9 13 5
11 God's Own Country Francis Lee 2017 Keighley, UK 76.9 50 77 12 3
12 From Here to Eternity Fred Zinnemann 1953 Honolulu, HI, USA 75.1 65 42 16 18
13 In the Mood for Love Wong Kar-wai 2000 Hong Kong, China 71.8 109 58 2 14
14 Dangerous Liaisons Stephen Frears 1988 Île-de-France, France 71.6 62 38 22 20
15 Queen and Slim Melina Matsoukas 2019 NYC, USA 71.6 95 30 23 7
16 Shame Steve McQueen 2011 NYC, USA 69.5 9 49 46 6
17 The Piano Teacher Michael Haneke 2001 Vienna, Austria 69.4 22 62 26 31
18 The Talented Mr. Ripley Anthony Minghella 1999 NYC, USA 69.3 88 15 33 19
19 Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee 2005 Wyoming, USA 68.8 19 8 14 70
20 Eyes Wide Shut Stanley Kubrick 1999 NYC, USA 68.1 8 11 47 44
21 Bull Durham Ron Shelton 1988 Durham, NC, USA 67.9 29 28 38 41
22 The Reader Stephen Daldry 2008 Berlin, Germany 67.7 7 18 57 34
23 Closer Mike Nichols 2004 London, UK 67.1 61 17 43 12
24 Blue Valentine Derek Cianfrance 2010 Northeastern PA, USA 66.9 36 53 32 37
25 Call Me By Your Name Luca Guadagnino 2017 Milan, Italy 66.9 40 33 6 71
26 Lust, Caution Ang Lee 2007 Shanghai, China 66.8 51 25 41 16
27 A Royal Affair Nikolaj Arcel 2012 Copenhagen, Denmark 66.3 45 56 28 39
28 Sex, Lies & Videotape Steven Soderbergh 1989 Baton Rouge, USA 66.2 90 37 27 36
29 Girls Trip Malcolm D. Lee 2017 New Orleans, USA 65.9 21 13 70 9
30 Dressed to Kill Brian De Palma 1980 NYC, USA 64.7 13 41 45 40
31 Thirst Park Chan-wook 2009 South Korea 64.6 12 57 50 17
32 Dirty Dancing Emile Ardolino 1987 Catskills, NY, USA 64.2 82 7 40 46
33 Blue Is the Warmest Color Abdellatif Kechiche 2013 Lille, Nord, France 63.9 26 52 9 67
34 Fallen Angels Wong Kar-wai 1995 Hong Kong, China 63.5 77 95 21 24
35 Love & Basketball Gina Prince-Bythewood 2000 LA, USA 62.2 105 43 24 35
36 Betty Blue Jean-Jacques Beineix 1986 Gruissan, France 62.2 24 82 39 33
37 Belle de Jour Luis Buñuel 1967 Paris, France 61.8 91 50 25 51
38 Vicky Cristina Barcelona Woody Allen 2008 Barcelona, Spain 61.7 57 21 63 23
39 Molly's Game Aaron Sorkin 2017 Toronto, Canada 61.5 107 27 34 26
40 Atonement Joe Wright 2007 London, UK 60.9 85 14 17 64
41 The Last Seduction John Dahl 1994 NYC, USA 60.5 49 71 37 38
42 Cruel Intentions Roger Kumble 1999 NYC, USA 60.2 30 23 71 29
43 Basic Instinct Paul Verhoeven 1992 San Francisco, CA, USA 58.3 16 5 88 22
44 Moonlight Barry Jenkins 2016 Miami, FL, USA 57.2 78 26 20 85
45 Secretary Steven Shainberg 2002 Florida, USA 56.1 67 63 64 13
46 Before Sunrise Richard Linklater 1995 Vienna, Austria 55.4 100 72 7 65
47 Titanic James Cameron 1997 Southampton, UK 54.7 84 2 35 103
48 Weekend Andrew Haigh 2011 Nottingham, UK 53.5 34 90 19 106
49 Carol Todd Haynes 2015 NYC, USA 51.8 93 32 29 72
50 My Golden Days Arnaud Desplechin 2015 Paris, France 51.6 79 87 60 21
51 Body Heat Lawrence Kasdan 1981 NYC, USA 49.7 92 44 30 68
52 Support the Girls Andrew Bujalski 2018 Texas, USA 49.5 60 96 68 15
53 Gloria Sebastián Lelio 2013 Santiago, Chile 49.1 89 102 52 32
54 Magic Mike Steven Soderbergh 2012 Tampa, FL, USA 49.0 56 10 80 55
55 Disobedience Sebastián Lelio 2017 London, UK 48.9 86 64 62 54
56 Burlesque Steven Antin 2010 LA, USA 47.6 80 1 92 27
57 Take This Waltz Sarah Polley 2011 Toronto, Canada 47.3 32 74 81 30
58 House of Tolerance Bertrand Bonello 2011 Paris, France 46.8 72 89 67 42
59 The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover Peter Greenaway 1989 London, UK 46.6 69 65 36 98
60 Crash David Cronenberg 1996 Toronto, Canada 46.2 3 46 93 45
61 The Lost Boys Joel Schumacher 1987 Santa Carla, CA, USA 46.1 76 40 42 101
62 Live Flesh Pedro Almodóvar 1997 Madrid, Spain 46.0 63 85 31 82
63 The Dreamers Bernardo Bertolucci 2003 Paris, France 45.6 6 54 66 99
64 Sylvie's Love Eugene Ashe 2020 NYC, USA 45.5 104 107 58 25
65 Sex and Lucia Julio Medem 2001 Formentera, Spain 45.2 44 67 44 92
66 Desert Hearts Donna Deitch 1985 Reno, NV, USA 44.7 101 79 61 53
67 Jason's Lyric Doug McHenry 1994 Houston, TX, USA 44.1 64 48 49 81
68 Out of Sight Steven Soderbergh 1998 Florida, USA 43.1 96 22 59 90
69 Unfaithful Adrian Lyne 2002 Westchester, USA 42.8 17 16 78 104
70 Bitter Moon Roman Polanski 1992 sailing to Istanbul en route to India 42.5 25 84 54 66
71 She's Gotta Have It Spike Lee 1986 Brooklyn, USA 41.4 58 68 53 93
72 Swimming Pool François Ozon 2003 Saint-Tropez, France 41.1 31 47 72 96
73 I Am Love Luca Guadagnino 2009 Milan, Italy 40.8 94 55 48 78
74 Stranger by the Lake Alain Guiraudie 2013 Provence, France 40.0 46 88 55 95
75 My Beautiful Laundrette Stephen Frears 1985 Wandsworth, UK 39.8 54 80 56 87
76 Malcom & Marie Sam Levinson 2021 Carmel, CA, USA 38.9 41 104 82 48
77 Cam Daniel Goldhaber 2018 LA, USA 38.7 37 100 85 49
78 Something New Sanaa Hamri 2006 LA, USA 38.3 110 59 74 43
79 Shortbus John Cameron Mitchell 2006 NYC, USA 38.2 1 73 75 94
80 Bound The Wachowskis 1996 Chicago, USA 38.0 97 69 51 69
81 Henry & June Philip Kaufman 1990 Paris, France 37.9 4 45 86 76
82 In the Realm of Senses Nagisa Ōshima 1976 Tokyo, Japan 37.8 5 66 77 79
83 After We Collided Roger Kumble 2020 Atlanta, GA, USA 36.5 74 29 76 63
84 The Pillow Book Peter Greenaway 1996 Heian, Japan 35.3 53 81 69 102
85 Wild Things John McNaughton 1998 Blue Bay, FL, USA 34.2 18 24 96 108
86 Mr. & Mrs. Smith Doug Liman 2005 Westchester, NY, USA 33.7 66 4 90 86
87 High Art Lisa Cholodenko 1998 NYC, USA 33.5 98 83 65 77
88 Young & Beautiful François Ozon 2013 South of France 32.3 23 70 87 110
89 Intimacy Patrice Chéreau 2001 London, UK 31.4 28 75 84 80
90 9.5 Weeks Adrian Lyne 1986 NYC, USA 31.1 33 20 100 61
91 Adore Anne Fontaine 2013 Sydney, Australia 30.1 59 78 106 52
92 Fifty Shades of Gray Sam Taylor-Johnson 2015 Vancouver, Canada 29.4 27 3 109 75
93 No Strings Attached Ivan Reitman 2011 LA, USA 28.2 68 12 101 89
94 The Hunger Tony Scott 1983 NYC, USA 28.1 83 60 89 100
95 Lust Stories Anurag Kashyap Zoya Akhtar Dibakar Banerjee Karan Johar 2018 Pune, India 26.2 99 103 83 58
96 White Girl Elizabeth Wood 2016 NYC, USA 25.2 15 94 95 107
97 Amar Esteban Crespo 2017 Spain 24.9 75 99 94 56
98 Yes, God, Yes Karen Maine 2019 Atlanta, GA, USA 24.1 73 110 79 109
99 Querelle Rainer Werner Fassbinder 1982 Brest, France 22.7 106 106 73 91
100 Love Gaspar Noé 2015 Paris, France 22.3 14 92 105 83
101 Duck Butter Miguel Arteta 2018 LA, USA 22.1 52 97 104 59
102 Elles Małgośka Szumowska 2011 Paris, France 21.0 20 76 108 74
103 Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) Eva Husson 2015 Biarritz, France 20.7 70 93 107 57
104 MILF Axelle Laffont 2018 Côte d'Azur 20.6 43 91 99 84
105 Elisa and Marcela Isabel Coixet 2019 Galicia, Spain 18.2 39 101 103 73
106 9 Songs Michael Winterbottom 2004 London, UK 16.9 35 86 110 60
107 Newness Drake Doremus 2017 LA, USA 16.5 81 105 98 88
108 Velvet Buzzsaw Dan Gilroy 2019 LA, USA 14.3 71 109 102 105
109 The Babysitter Peter Medak 1980 Seattle, WA, USA 13.0 102 108 97 97
110 A Good Day to be Black and Sexy Dennis Dortch 2008 LA, USA 12.3 108 98 91 62

Top 25 Sexiest Movies

Best Erotic Films Ever Made: For Your Movie Watching Inspiration!

1. Boogie Nights (1997)

Boogie Nights

Boogie nights is a comedy set in 1970s California. Mark Wahlberg plays a teenager who is becoming a star in the adult-film industry. The movie gives a raunchy view into the rollercoaster of fame and endless parties. The cast includes Julianne Moore, Burt Reynolds, John C.Reilly, Philip Seymour Hoffman and more.

Boogie Nights
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 89.0
  • Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
  • Year: 1997
  • Setting: LA, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 18
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $43,100,100
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9
  • Number of Awards: 17

2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Portrait of a Lady on Fire
Portrait of a Lady on Fire is a stirring historical romance. This is a lustful story about two women, one a painter and the other her reluctant subject. Set on a windswept coast, the women struggle to ignore the pull of forbidden love. The result is an unforgettable Gothic romance for the ages.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 86.7
  • Director: Céline Sciamma
  • Year: 2019
  • Setting: Brittany, France
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 9
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $10,000,000
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1
  • Number of Awards: 41

3. The Handmaiden (2016)

The Handmaiden

The Handmaiden, a film directed by Park Chan-wook, combines a heist-adjacent scame with a tinge of homoeroticism. It begins as a ruse to fool a Japanese woman out of her inheritance. A hired handmaiden gets a bit closer to her than she imagined, and an unexpected relationship forms.

The Handmaiden
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 86.5
  • Director: Park Chan-wook
  • Year: 2016
  • Setting: South Korea
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 5
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $38,600,000
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1
  • Number of Awards: 52

4. The Graduate (1967)

The Graduate

The Graduate stars a young Dustin Hoffman, Anne Bancroft and Wililam Daniels. This 1967 film follows a recent college school graduate who is trying to figure out what to do with his life. It turns out that the answer in this case is being seduced by an older woman. The result is a May to December romance that would alter pop culture forever.

The Graduate
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 84.5
  • Director: Mike Nichols
  • Year: 1967
  • Setting: LA, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 6
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $104,900,000
  • IMDB Rating: 8
  • Number of Awards: 21

5. Black Swan (2010)

Black Swan

Directed by Darren Aronofsky, Black Swan is a 2010 American psychological horror. It is bracingly intense, passionate and wildly melodramatic. The film centers on the performance by Natlie Portman that is nothing short of heroic. The film is stunningly beautiful but also a film about the darkness our own minds conjure up.

Black Swan
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 81.4
  • Director: Darren Aronofsky
  • Year: 2010
  • Setting: NYC, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 11
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $329,400,000
  • IMDB Rating: 8
  • Number of Awards: 1

6. Ex Machina (2015)

Ex Machina

In Ex Machina, a young programmer is selected to participate in a ground-breaking experiment in synthetic intelligence by evaluating the human qualities of highly advanced humanoid A.I. Alicia Vikander’s performance is sensitive and believable as a robot coming into sentience. This is enough to attract a wayward programmer.

Ex Machina
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 79.8
  • Director: Alex Garland
  • Year: 2015
  • Setting: Alaskan Wilderness
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 7
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $36,900,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7
  • Number of Awards: 25

7. Mulholland Drive (2001)

Mulholland Drive

After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles. Mulholland Drive is David Lynch’s neo-noir that focuses mostly on aspiring actress Naomi Watts as an amateur detective. The film features a notorious lesbian love scene between Watts and her co-star, Laura Elena Harding.

Mulholland Drive
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 79.8
  • Director: David Lynch
  • Year: 2001
  • Setting: LA, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 5
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $20,100,100
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9
  • Number of Awards: 18

8. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mamá También is a 2001 Mexican road film directed by Alfonso Cuarón. Tenoch and Julio are a couple of horned-up Mexico City teenagers who take a spontaneous road trip with Luisa, the wife of Tenoch’s cousin. Along the way, the young men face the facts about their friendship as they embark upon adulthood.

Y Tu Mamá También
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 79.3
  • Director: Alfonso Cuarón
  • Year: 2001
  • Setting: Mexico City, Mexico
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 12
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $33,600,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
  • Number of Awards: 3

9. Do the Right Thing (1989)

Do The Right Thing, Spike Lee

Do the Right Thing is a 1989 American comedy-drama film produced, written and directed by Spike Lee. Salvatore “Sal” Fragione (Danny Aiello) is the Italian owner of a pizzeria in Brooklyn. Buggin’ Out (Giancarlo Esposito) is a neighborhood local who becomes upset when he sees that the pizzeria’s Wall of Fame exhibits only Italian actors. Buggin’ Out believes a pizzeria in  balck neighborhood should showcase black actors but Sal disagrees. The wall becomes a symbol of racism and hate and tensions rise.

Do the Right Thing
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 78.9
  • Director: Spike Lee
  • Year: 1989
  • Setting: Brooklyn, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 3
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $37,300,000
  • IMDB Rating: 8
  • Number of Awards: 11

10. Creed (2015)

Creed Movie

Creed is a 2015 American sports drama film directed by Ryan Coogler. In Creed, Michael B Jordan is at peak physical perfection. The film is 90 percent him with his shirt off and working out. In this film, the former World Heavyweight Champion Rocky Balboa serves as a trainer and mentor to Adonis Johnson, the son of his late friend and former rival Apollo Creed.

Creed Movie
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 78.7
  • Director: Ryan Coogler
  • Year: 2015
  • Setting: LA, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 2
  • Severity of Nudity: Mild
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $173,600,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
  • Number of Awards: 25

11. God's Own Country (2017)

Gods Own Country, 2017

God’s Own Country is a 2017 British Romantic drama film written and directed by Francis Lee. When people think about a gay love story they often think about Brokeback Mountain. But, the often overlooked God’s Own Country is just not good, if not better. This is a story about a farmer whose unfulfilling life leads to a series of sexual trysts and drinking. That is, until one day a Romanian migrant farmer comes into his life and reshapes the world he’s given up on.

God's Own Country, 2017
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 76.9
  • Director: Francis Lee
  • Year: 2017
  • Setting: Keighley, UK
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 4
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $2,600,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7
  • Number of Awards: 26

12. From Here to Eternity (1953)

From Here to Eternity, 1953

From Here to Eternity is a 1953 American drama romance war film directed by Fred Zinnemann and based on the 1951 novel of the same name by James Jones. This film has aged poorly but the languidly paced WWII romance remains iconic. It’s well-acted, featuring strong performances from Burt Lancaster and Montgomery Clift. The film deals with the tribulations of three U.S. Army soldiers stationed on Hawaii in the months leading up to the attack on Pearl Harbor.

From Here to Eternity
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 75.1
  • Director: Fred Zinnemann
  • Year: 1953
  • Setting: Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 8
  • Severity of Nudity: Mild
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $30,500,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
  • Number of Awards: 23

13. In the Mood for Love (2000)

In the Mood for Love, 2000

In the Mood for Love is one of the sexiest movies ever made where no one has sex. This film is set in 1962 Hong Kong, where a journalist and secretary living next door to one another develop an attraction while their spouses are working long hours. When they start to suspect that their spouses are having an affair together, their relationship grows. This is a poignant, provocative story about fidelity, beauty and youth.

In the Mood for Love, 2000
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 71.8
  • Director: Wong Kar-wai
  • Year: 2000
  • Setting: Hong Kong, China
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $12,900,000
  • IMDB Rating: 8.1
  • Number of Awards: 21

14. Dangerous Liaisons (1988)

Dangerous Liaisons, 1988

Dangerous Liaisons is a 1988 American period romantic drama film directed by Stephen Frears. It is stylish, seductive and clever. Stephen Frears’ adaptation is an entertaining exploration of sexual politics. It’s a story of two people who lack the courage to admit they love each other. Instead, they spend their energy destroying the loves of others. Set in 18th century France, at a time just before the revolution, when the decadence of the aristocracy has become an end in itself.

Dangerous Liaisons, 1888
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 71.6
  • Director: Stephen Frears
  • Year: 1988
  • Setting: Île-de-France, France
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 5
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $34,700,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
  • Number of Awards: 8

15. Queen and Slim (2019)

Queen and Slim, 2019

Queen & Slim is a 2019 American romantic road crime drama film directed by Melina Matsoukas. This is extremely heavy in subject matter. It tackles urgen, difficult subjects with bravery and care. The core of the flim is a beautiful, raw romance between the titular characters, played by Jodie Turner-Smith and Daniel Kaluuya. As sensual as it is heartbreaking, a first date turns into a road trip like none other before.

Queen and Slim, 2019
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 71.6
  • Director: Melina Matsoukas
  • Year: 2019
  • Setting: NYC, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 2
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $47,900,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Number of Awards: 13

16. Shame (2011)

Shame, 2011

Set in New York, Shame is a 2011 British psychological drama film, directed by Steve McQueen. A sex addict’s (Michael Fassbender) carefully cultivated private life falls apart after his sister (Carey Mulligan) arrives for an indefinite stay. The film is a powerful plunge into the mania of addiction affliction with stellar performances by Michael Fassbender and Carey Mulligan. Cleverly written and beautifully portrayed, it is a sensitive look at sex addiction that has rarely been seen before in film.

Shame, 2011
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 69.5
  • Director: Steve McQueen
  • Year: 2011
  • Setting: NYC, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 12
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $20,400,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Number of Awards: 20

17. The Piano Teacher (2001)

The Piano Teacher, 2001

The Piano Teacher is a 2001 French-language erotic psychological drama film. Written and directed by Michael Haneke, it’s based on the 1983 novel of the same name. Though it makes for an uncomfortable viewing, it is a riveting and powerful pscyhosexual drama. A student falls for his professor, a woman who demands complete control and perverse sex. The emotionally repressed piano teacher begins an affair with an attractive student, turning her dark sexual fantasies into obsession.

The Piano Teacher
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 69.4
  • Director: Michael Haneke
  • Year: 2001
  • Setting: Vienna, Austria
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 7
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $9,800,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.5
  • Number of Awards: 8

18. Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

The Talented Mr. Ripley

The Talented Mr. Ripley is a 1999 American psychological thriller film written and directed by Anthony Minghella. While you might think of Titanic when you think of sexual tension on a boat, it has nothing on The Talented Mr. Ripley. In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. This film is rife with sexual chemistry between its three main stars: Jude law, Matt Damon and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 69.3
  • Director: Anthony Minghella
  • Year: 1999
  • Setting: NYC, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 6
  • Severity of Nudity: Mild
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $128,800,800
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4
  • Number of Awards: 4

19. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain is a 2005 American Neo-Western romantic drama film directed by Ang Lee. This is a beautiful, epic Western with a love story with moving performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal. In 1960s Wyoming two cowboys begin a secret romance that endures through many years. Ennis and Jack are two shepherds who develop a sexual and emotional relationship. Their relationship becomes complicated when both of them get married to their respective girlfriends.

Brokeback Mountain
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 68.8
  • Director: Ang Lee
  • Year: 2005
  • Setting: Wyoming, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 7
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $178,100,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.7

20. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

Eyes Wide Shut

Eyes Wide Shut is a 1999 erotic mystery psychologcal drama film directed produced and co-written by Stanley Kubrick. It’s based on the 1926 novella Traumnovelle (Dream Story) by Arthur Schnitizier. The movie transfers the story from early 20th-century Vienna to 1990s New York City. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman play a couple whose relationship is tested when the wife reveals her fantasy about another man. In retaliation, the husband wanders through the night, finding himself at a masked ball that soon turns into an Illuminati-esque orgy.

Eyes Wide Shut
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 68.1
  • Director: Stanley Kubrick
  • Year: 1999
  • Setting: NYC, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 12
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $162,100,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.4
  • Number of Awards: 1

21. Bull Durham (1988)

Bull Durham

Bull Durham is a 1988 American romantic comedy sports film. It’s partly based on the minor-league baseball experiences of writer/director Ron Shelton. This film depicts the players and fans of the Durham Bulls, a minor-league baseball team in Durham, North Carolina. 

Starring Kevin Costner as “Crash” Davis, a veteran catcher brought in to teach rookie pitcher Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh (Tim Robbins) about the game. Baseball groupie Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon) romances Nuke and finds herself increasingly attracted to Crash. The chemistry between Kevin Costner and Sarandon makes this one a romcom all-timer.

Bull Durham
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 67.9
  • Director: Ron Shelton
  • Year: 1988
  • Setting: Durham, NC, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 13
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $58,000,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.1
  • Number of Awards: 7

22. The Reader (2008)

The Reader

The Reader is a 2008 romantic drama film directed by Stephen Daldry. It’s based on the 1995 German novel of the same name by Bernhard Schlink. It stars Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes and David Kross. In postwar Germany, a teenager (David Kross) has a love affair with an older woman (Kate Winslet) who is in hiding. Winslet and Kross have received acclaim for their performances and the film was nominated for major awards including the Academy Award for Best Picture.

The Reader
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 67.7
  • Director: Stephen Daldry
  • Year: 2008
  • Setting: Berlin, Germany
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 15
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $108,900,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.6
  • Number of Awards: 8

23. Closer (2004)

Closer

Closer is a 2004 American romantic drama film written by Patrick Marber. It’s based on his award-winning 1997 play of the same name. The movie stars Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman and Clive Owen. Alice (Natalie Portman), an American stripper who has moved to  London, meets Dan (Jude Law) on the street. While looking at him, a taxi hits her. After taking her to the hospital Dan begins dating Alice. The relationship of two couples becomes complicated and deceitful when the man from one couple meets the woman from the other. 

Closer, 2004
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 67.1
  • Director: Mike Nichols
  • Year: 2004
  • Setting: London, UK
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 5
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $115,500,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.2
  • Number of Awards: 8

24. Blue Valentine (2010)

Blue Valentine

Blue Valentine is a 2010 American romantic drama film written and directed by Derek Cianfrance. The film isn’t always easy to watch as it is an emotionally gripping examination of a marriage on the rocks. The relationship of a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods. A couple find that they are powerless to stop the downward spiral of their marriage. Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling give performances of unusual depth and power.

Blue Valentine
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 66.9
  • Director: Derek Cianfrance
  • Year: 2010
  • Setting: Northeastern PA, USA
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 5
  • Severity of Nudity: Severe
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $16,600,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.3
  • Number of Awards: 2

25. Call Me By Your Name (2017)

Call Me By Your name

Set in 1983 in northern Italy, Call Me By Your Name chronicles the romantic relationship between a 17-year old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant. The gorgeous, sun-soaked summer romance is a coming-of-age story. It’s one that will change the way you look at (and possibly taste) a peach forever.

Call Me By Your Name
  • Sexy Movie Index Score: 66.9
  • Director: Luca Guadagnino
  • Year: 2017
  • Setting: Milan, Italy
  • Number of Sex Scenes: 8
  • Severity of Nudity: Moderate
  • Gross Worldwide Total: $41,900,000
  • IMDB Rating: 7.9

Methodology

Metric Weighting Min. Value Max. Value Best
Sexiness 15%
Number of Sex Scenes 1 33 Max. Value
Severity of Nudity Mild Severe Max. Value
Box Office Earnings 15%
Gross Worldwide Total ($) 6,877 2,202,000,000 Max. Value
Popularity 50%
Audience Score 26 95 Max. Value
IMDB Rating 4.1 8.1 Max. Value
Metacritic Score 15 99 Max. Value
Accolades 20%
Number of nominations 1 47 Max. Value
Number of awards 0 52 Max. Value

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