Our 9 Favorite Steamy Movies
Baby, it's cold outside...time to heat things up! Keep warm this Valentine's Day with our list of the nine sexiest films of all time.
The epic tale of forbidden love was—until director James Cameron surpassed his own record—the highest-grossing film of all time. Jack and Rose's unbridled passion is what every girl dreams of—until, of course, its heartbreaking ending. Besides being one of the most romantic films of all time, it's perhaps one of the sexiest. Remember when Leo sketched Kate naked? Or when they fogged up the car? Swoon.
Photo: New Line Cinema
Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook jumps between a young couple's steamy-but-stormy 1940s romance and an elderly husband and wife struggling to stay together in a modern-day nursing home. The chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams' has us hot-and-bothered from the get-go. We won't give too much away, but trust us when we say keep the tissues, and a fan, nearby.
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Mickey Rourke and Kim Basinger heat up this thriller about the volatile affair between a Wall Street businessman and a freshly divorced art gallery associate. It's as close to erotica as a 1980s wide-release film gets, and the kitchen scene—serious foreplay involving a jar of honey—will assure you never look at your refrigerator the same again.
It's the film that inducted Patrick Swayze into the sex symbol hall of fame—he's the only man to grace this list twice—though we can't pinpoint at exactly which moment he stole our hearts. Was it the first time Johnny took his shirt off? Or declaring that "Nobody puts Baby in the corner"? Or, of course, the lift? Perhaps it's time to go watch it again...
The iconic short white dress and dangling cigarette has become the stuff of pop culture legend. The role of wealthy crime writer Catherine Tramell made Sharon Stone a star, but the infamous interrogation scene made her a sex symbol.
Photo: Sony Pictures
This disturbingly sexy remake of Dangerous Liaisons features overprivileged Upper East Side teens with nothing better to do than wager on sexual conquests. It's a twisted but still red-hot tale of seduction and revenge, and our only onscreen look at the chemistry between then-couple Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe.
Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore prove that true love is other-worldly in this romance about a spirit who protects the woman he was supposed to marry. Featuring—once again—a perfectly shirtless Swayze, the late-night rendezvous around the pottery wheel is perhaps the sexiest scene in cinema history. Amazing how hot a little clay can be.
Photo: Twentieth Century Fox
Mr. and Mrs. Smith
The best onscreen chemistry can't be faked, and the spark between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie—or Brangelina, as they came to be known—was a scorcher from the movie's first five minutes. As married assassins trying to kill each other, John and Jane embark on a cat-and-mouse chase that gets pretty heated. As does their unforgettable tango that doubles as a pat-down.
Photo: Warner Bros.
It's best known for a boxer-and-sunglasses-clad Tom Cruise sliding through the living room, but Risky Business ranks up there in the steamy movie department for the college-bound character's super-hot affair—most memorably on Chicago's el train—with a call girl played by Rebecca De Mornay.