10 Movies Where Sex Was Used to Sell the Film (2022)

10 Movies Where Sex Was Used to Sell the Film (2022) – Many great auteurs have depicted themes of sadomasochism and sexual anxiety in films with greater complexity and sophistication. So, if you’re searching for movies with a lot of sex scenes, there are a lot of better possibilities. The following is a collection of films in which the actors were entirely free and shot several amazing steamy sex scenes. Please keep in mind that these are not films containing actual sex scenes. These are films having a lot of sexy scenes. So, if you don’t want to watch anything milder than porn, these are your best options.

 Original Sin (2001)

When you’ve got Jo on your side, the movie is guaranteed to be seductive. Angelina Jolie is without a doubt one of the sexiest women on the planet, and in this Michael Cristofer-directed sensual thriller, she absolutely bares it all on screen and appears in a number of sex scenes. Jolie raises the film to new heights with her wonderfully alluring eyes and inspirational sensual appeal. Unlike the mechanical cringeworthy moments in ‘Fifty Shades of Grey,’ the sex scenes in the film feel truly passionate and private, and unexpectedly realistic.

 9 1/2 Weeks (1986)

Adrian Lyne has created some genuinely outstanding sensual dramas. ‘Unfaithful,’ despite melodrama and some faulty writing, succeeds well on many levels, thanks in part to Diane Lane’s tremendously sensual lead performance. ‘9 1/2 Weeks,’ on the other hand, is easily his best work and one of the finest sexual plays ever created. The film, which stars the ever-elegant Kim Basinger, follows the story of two strangers who become entangled in a highly passionate relationship. The film’s sex scenes are powerful, daring, and provocative, yet they have a flow that makes them feel so real and genuine, never giving the idea of being provocative for the sake of being provocative.

 The Dreamers (2003)

Bernardo Bertolucci’s films were known for having a lot of sex raw, passionate sex scenes. Despite the numerous debates surrounding it, ‘Last Tango in Paris’ remains regarded as one of the greatest films ever created. ‘The Dreamers,’ on the other hand, falls short of his best works but is still an exceptionally well-made piece, with some of the best sex sequences ever filmed. Eva Green is breathtakingly hot and gives one of the most sensual performances ever seen on film, complementing the film’s gloriously intimate, intoxicatingly sensual environment.

 Boogie Nights (1997)

Surprisingly, a film about the porn industry has less sex scenes than most other sensual dramas. Paul Thomas Anderson’s wonderfully attractive, daring melodrama stars a blazing gorgeous Julianne Moore, whose energizing sensuous charisma defines the film’s tone. At the beginning, there is a sex scene in which Heather Graham goes completely naked for the “audition” scene and has sex with Mark Wahlberg. The sequence in which Wahlberg and Moore shoot a sex scene for Jack’s new picture, however, sticks out. It’s exhilarating and addictive because it’s so full of enthusiasm and passion, and you can feel the simmering sexual tension between the two.

 Basic Instinct (1992)


Sharon Stone plays a psychopath who charms, manipulates, and seduces men before brutally killing them in Paul Verhoeven’s iconic erotic thriller. The tone of the picture is set by Stone’s vivid, sensual charisma, and she absolutely dominates the sex scenes, transforming them into wildly passionate, hauntingly bizarre sensual experiences. Her incredible chemistry with Michael Douglas in the lovemaking sequence enhances the film and nearly succeeds in pushing it beyond its genre confines.

 In the Realm of Senses (1976)

The great Michael Haneke recognized Nagisa Oshima’s extremely distressing, intensely provocative psycho-sexual drama as one of the very few films that represent sexuality in a “acceptable” way. ‘In the Realm of Senses’ sparked substantial debate because to its raw, harsh representation of sexuality and unbalanced depiction of violence on screen. Many sex sequences in the film are profoundly unsettling and profound in their raw emotional impact, which is heightened by Oshima’s distinctively stylized aesthetics, which make for a more engaging experience.

 Antichrist (2009)

The first three minutes of Lars Von Trier’s ‘Antichrist’ might make the entire ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ series look like child’s play. It’s purely cinematic. Von Trier’s true provocative talent is on display in the moment that cruelly mocks the basic vulnerabilities and wants of human nature in the most sadistic yet terribly truthful way. A pair is having sexual relations. Their kid climbs up to the window and jumps out, while his mother observes but does not respond, preferring an orgasm above her own child for the time being! This scene’s meaning and raw emotional impact alone may put the rest of ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ to shame. Let’s not even get into the plot of the film!

 Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After discovering that his wife nearly had an affair with someone she had met, Stanley Kubrick’s legendary erotic masterpiece follows a man on a weird, nightlong excursion that brings him to the orgy of an unknown, underground masked society. The film is notable for its highly stylized, explicit representation of sex and nudity, and the moment in which Tom Cruise’s character observes a group of random people having sex at an orgy is one of the most unsettling yet weirdly sensuous images ever filmed. Nicole Kidman also strips naked in several moments, and her raw beauty complements the film’s colorful sensual mood.

 Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

To be honest, mentioning this Alfonso Cuaron masterwork beside ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is embarrassing. ‘Y Tu Mama Tambien’ is a one-of-a-kind film. It is just astonishing how it explores issues of human needs, intimacy, mortality, and the flailing nature of human connections beneath the garb of a coming-of-age road drama. The film was praised for its honest portrayal of sexuality, with multiple private scenes that are hauntingly sensual and melancholy in tone and ambiance. The film’s sex sequences are filled with passion, tenderness, and vibrancy, and you can’t help but be moved by their candor.

 Shame (2011)

The film is directed by Steve McQueen (’12 Years a Slave’) and is about a wealthy executive who is a sex addict and lives a lonely life until his sister enters his life and disrupts his routine. It’s a daring and brazen film, but it’s ultimately about confronting your inner flaws and demons. Despite being praised for being one of McQueen’s most beautifully shot pictures and for Fassbender’s outstanding performance, ‘Shame’ did not receive the critical acclaim it deserved, and in my opinion, is McQueen’s best film to date. As a result, it is predictable that it is ranked second on the list of the best movies of the decade. It is also well-known for its candid depiction of sex and sexual desire.

 Unfaithful (2002)

Although it is not a particularly good picture, ‘Unfaithful’ contains some of the best sex sequences ever captured on film. Although director Adrian Lane’s approach is different, the screenplay is severely weak and significantly detracts from the film. The sex scenes are constructed with such atmospheric intensity and emotional feel that they leave a lasting sensuous impression on you long after the film has ended. Antonio Banderas and Diane Lane, both performers, deserve some of the credit. Lane, in particular, is breathtaking, and it is her raw sensuous charm that characterizes the film’s hauntingly enticing mood.

 Belle Du Jour (1967)

Luis Bunuel’s extremely passionate, bizarre examination of human sexuality is likely the best erotic film of all time, and is arguably the best BDSM film ever created. The film depicts the story of a beautiful housewife who, unhappy with her humdrum existence and lack of sexual stimulation, enters a high-class brothel and starts working as a prostitute. The film’s highlight is Catherine Deneuve’s legendary, tone-defining performance, and the plot unfolds in traditional Bunuel manner, with a bizarrely poetic blend of surrealism, humor, and sexuality.