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50 Sexiest Movie Scenes

Casino Royale (2006)

The Scene: In the interests of balance, it's only fair to mention that 007 himself (Daniel Craig) has been known to take a dip.

Sexiest Moment: That body in shorts.

Breathless (1983)

The Scene: Make-up sex in the shower after a tiff between Jesse Lujack (Richard Gere) and Monica Poiccard (Valerie Kaprinsky).

Sexiest Moment: Jesse throws open the shower door singing Suspicious Minds. Monica invites him in and next thing she knows she's squashing her breasts against the glass.

The Graduate (1967)

The Scene: Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft) invites Benjamin Braddock inside. "Are you trying to seduce me?"

Sexiest Moment: The famous shot of Mrs Robinson's leg, providing directors with a shorthand for seduction that's still used today.

The Name Of The Rose (1986)

The Scene: Young monk Adso of Melk (Christian Slater) forgets his vows when a nameless peasant (Valentina Vargas) pounces on him.

Sexiest Moment: The Girl can't speak, but that doesn't stop her making a lot of noise.

To Have And Have Not (1944)

The Scene: Slim (Lauren Bacall) lets Steve know how to contact her if he's interested. All he has to do is whistle.

Sexiest Moment: Just in case there was any doubt: "You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and... blow."

The Fabulous Baker Boys (1989)

The Scene: Nightclub singer Susie Diamond (Michelle Pfeiffer) drapes herself across a piano to sing 'Making Whoopee.'

Sexiest Moment: Susie rolls onto her back and rubs her hand across pianist Jack Baker's (Jeff Bridges) face. Amazingly, he doesn't miss a note.

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

The Scene: Summer lovers Jack Twist (Jake Gyllenhaal) and Ennis Del Mar (Heath Ledger) reunite after four years apart, and their repressed passion is unleashed.

Sexiest Moment: Ennis looks around, makes sure nobody is looking, and then pushes Jack against the wall for a snog.

Body Heat (1981)

The Scene: Lawyer Ned Racine (William Hurt) lets the Florida heat get to him as he begins an affair with Matty Walker (Kathleen Turner) in her husband's home.

Sexiest Moment: Matty lies back and lets him make the moves, while giving every impression that she's very much in control.

Cruel Intentions (1999)

The Scene: Kathryn Merteuil (Sarah Michelle Gellar) discusses the terms of the bet she's making with Sebastian Valmont (Ryan Philippe), the step-brother she knows fancies her.

Sexiest Moment: If Sebastian loses, Kathryn gets his Jaguar. If he wins, she'll let him "put it anywhere."

Nine And A Half Weeks (1986)

The Scene: John Grey (Mickey Rourke) and Elizabeth McGraw (Kim Basinger) get creative with ice and a blindfold.

Sexiest Moment: For all the hardbody flesh on display, nothing beats the close-ups of Basinger's lascivious lips as she reaches out to caress the ice cube with her tongue.