Shakespeare in Love
As if Shakespeare's written words weren't sexy enough, imagine if the man himself were as pleasing to look at as Joseph Fiennes. This romantic comedy tells the story of the fictional 1593 love affair between The Bard and Gwyneth Paltrow's Viola De Lesseps, which becomes the basis for Romeo & Juliet. It's thrilling to see a version of William Shakespeare come to life, spewing snippets of dialogue that could easily be lifted from one of his productions, and especially exciting for the true fans, who will pick up on inside jokes and sly references to the playwright's many works. But this film's not all talk and literary nods, the Will-Viola love scene—when he unwraps the bandage tightly wound around her chest—is one of the hottest of all time.
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