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50 Sexiest Movie Scenes

In The Realm Of The Senses (1976)

The Scene: Sada Abe (Eiko Matsuda) and Kichizo Ishida (Tatsuya Fuji) embark on a torrid affair of sexual experimentation.

Sexiest Moment: Pretty much the whole thing... until the painful ending. Worst money shot ever.

Basic Instinct (1992)

The Scene: Murder suspect Catherine Trammell (Sharon Stone) leaves her police interrogators lost for words with ice-cool sex appeal.

Sexiest Moment: Catherine gives 'em an eyeful as she uncrosses her legs and reveals she's not wearing any knickers.

From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

The Scene: Star attraction at the Titty Twister: curvaceous stripper Santanico Pandemonium (Salma Hayek). At least, before she turns into a vampire.

Sexiest Moment: Santanico's slippery choice of dance partner - a python.

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

The Scene: Horny boys Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) finally get what they want, as object of lust Luisa (Maribel Verdú) agrees to a drunken threesome.

Sexiest Moment: Overcome with passion, the boys get more than they bargained for when Luisa persuades them to snog each other.

Lust, Caution (2007)

The Scene: Chinese dissident Wong Chia-chi (Tang Wei) starts an affair with government official Mr Yee (Tony Leung), as part of a plot to assassinate him.

Sexiest Moment: Things get a bit Kama Sutra as they manoeuvre themselves into the scissors position.

Out Of Sight (1998)

The Scene: Federal Marshal Karen Sisco (Jennifer Lopez) and bank robber Jack Foley (George Clooney) take a time out from pursuer and fugitive by role-playing as 'Gary' and 'Celeste.'

Sexiest Moment: Steven Soderbergh cross-cuts between the pretend meet-cute and the lovers' arrival in a hotel room, where they tentatively undress in front of each other.

Gilda (1946)

The Scene: Gilda (Rita Hayworth) ties to torment her husband (Glenn Ford) by performing a slinky striptease while singing 'Who Put The Blame on Mame?'

Sexiest Moment: The only thing Gilda strips off is a single black glove. It's enough to send this into the Top 5 sixty-five years later.

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

The Scene: Betty (Naomi Watts) and Rita (Laura Harring) share a bed. What could possibly happen?

Sexiest Moment: A tentative first foray into lesbianism - or is it? "Have you ever done this before?" Betty asks. "I don't know," replies amnesiac Rita. "Have you?" Betty answers: "I want to with you."

Don't Look Now (1973)

The Scene: Grieving couple John and Laura Baxter (Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie) rekindle their intimacy by making love for the first time since their daughter drowned.

Sexiest Moment: The sex is made tenderer by inter-cutting with a later scene of the couple getting ready to go out, especially when Laura catches John's eye in the bathroom mirror and gives him a bashful post-coital smile.

Betty Blue (1986)

The Scene: Skip the foreplay. Just because Betty (Beatrice Dalle) and Jorg (Jean-Hugues Anglade) have only just met, doesn't stop them shagging like rabbits.

Sexiest Moment: The passionate shag that opens the movie, shot in a single-take by a camera gradually dollying in onto the couple until they collapse in a sweaty heap.