Sex in the Movies
Index to All Years and Films
in Film - An Illustrated Cinematic History: In
the following illustrated compilation are some of the most significant,
memorable, and influential films in the display of sex and eroticism
on the screen throughout cinematic history. The influential film
milestones and their memorable sexual/erotic scenes are thoroughly
described. Including portrayals of sex and/or nudity, these films
were often considered quite erotic, groundbreaking, unique and/or
controversial at the time and remain so today.
Classic sex/erotic films and/or scenes throughout film history can be found in erotic dramas, erotic thrillers, sex comedies, coming-of-age films, romantic dramas, and many other film genres and sub-genres.
The following listing of these influential, memorable and classic sex scenes and films (chronologically by year) takes into account all of the available surveys of this type of material, and attempts to provide an informed, detailed, unranked grouping of the most influential and groundbreaking films and scenes. It also considers other films with sex-related scenes, including portrayals of sex and/or nudity, and factors in a film's (or scene's) notoriety and infamy and the stars involved. Some of the most notorious (or infamous) films are quite mediocre, usually made as an excuse to display nudity or eroticism of a star performer.
See also the multi-part Sexual and Erotic Films in Cinema, The Most Controversial Films of All-Time, Sexy Hollywood Bombshells, Sexiest Films of All-Time, and the Best and Most Memorable Film Kisses of All Time in Cinematic History.
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Index to All Decades, Years and Features
- History of Sex in CinemaA year-by-year look at the films, scandals and changing laws
- History of Erotic FilmsEverything you ever wanted to know from the first sex symbol to the birth of porn
- Movies That Challenged RatingsA ranked movie list of 10 milestone sexy films that challenged the ratings
- Bombshells on the Big ScreenA look back at Hollywood's sirens including Monroe, Mansfield, and Mamie
- Top Ten NC-17 MoviesWhat's the best movie to get this controversial rating? Vote now!
- Top 10 Steamiest Sex ScenesWhat's the hottest movie scene ever? Vote now!