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50 Sexiest Movie Moments

Alien (1979)

The Moment: Confronted with the xenomorph in the cramped little escape pod, Ripley (Sigourney Weaver) strips down to her smalls, giving us an eyeful before she slinks into a spacesuit.

Adjust Your Collar When: We get a faceful of crotch. No wonder the xenomorph couldn’t stay away from her.

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

The Moment: “You think I'm gonna interfere with you? You know, maybe you wouldn't be bad to interfere with.” Marlon Brando reaches his sex symbol peak.

Adjust Your Collar When: Brando’s will-he-won’t-he dance turns into oh-yes-he-will.

Blue Velvet (1986)

The Moment: Jeffrey (Kyle MacLachlan) is caught spying on Dorothy (Isabella Rossellini) from her closet. Instead of calling the police, Dorothy makes him strip and invites him to share her bed with her.

Adjust Your Collar When: MacLachlan undresses at knifepoint…

Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982)

The Moment: A bikini-clad Phoebe Cates steps out of the pool in gorgeous freeze-frame slow-mo.

Adjust Your Collar When: Cates goes to unhook the bikini…

Out Of Sight (1998)

The Moment: J-Lo’s US Marshall is locked in a car boot with George Clooney’s bank robber, where their mutual attraction starts to escalate.

Adjust Your Collar When: The sexual tension becomes so thick you’d need a hatchet to cut into it.

Love Jones (1997)

The Moment: Photographer Nia Long is so turned on after photographing a couple kissing on a bridge that she comes home and wordlessly undoes her boyfriend's belt while he’s still on the phone.

Adjust Your Collar When: The pants go down. Did it just get really hot in here?

An Officer And A Gentleman (1982)

The Moment: Navy pilot Richard Gere shows up at a bar, picks up Debra Winger, and whisks her off to a motel for a night of unmitigated passion.

Adjust Your Collar When: Winger’s clothes get shredded.

American Beauty (1999)

The Moment: Lester Burnham (Kevin Spacey) becomes besotted with Mena Suvari’s cheerleader, and fantasises that she’s on the ceiling covered in rose petals.

Adjust Your Collar When: Suvari smiles seductively.

The Big Sleep (1939)

The Moment: Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall spar verbally, utilising some of the most potent, allegorical language ever used on the film.

Adjust Your Collar When:
Vivian spouts: “You like to get out in front, open up a little lead, take a little breather in the backstretch, and then come home free.” Miaow.

The Big Easy (1987)

The Moment: Ellen Barkin and Dennis Quaid realise they’d be, uh, barkin’ mad to deny their feelings for each other, and have a throwdown in a moodily-lit bedroom.

Adjust Your Collar When: Quaid starts making his way down Barkin’s body.