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Sexiest moment in film?

TheSecretary.jpgThe sexiest moments in film have been voted on by a 120,000 strong survey of film fans, and the results are somewhat interesting with spanking proving very popular. Here's the rundown of the top ten:

1. 'Secretary' - Spanking scene
2. 'Brokeback Mountain' - Gyllenhaal and Ledger kiss
3. 'Out Of Sight' - Clooney and Lopez romance
4. 'Betty Blue' - The 1986 movie's opening sex scene
5. 'Cruel Intentions' - Selma Blair and Sarah Michelle Gellar kiss
6. 'Wild Things' - Neve Campbell and Denise Richards car washing scene
7. 'Rear Window' - James Stewart's character is woken by Grace Kelly's kiss
8. 'The Fabulous Baker Boys Sweet' - Michelle Pfeiffer singing Makin' Whoopee
9. 'Muholland Drive' - Betty (Naomi Watts) and a mystery woman (Laura Harring) share a bed
10. 'The Hunger' - Catherine Deneuve's vampire scene with Susan Sarandon

The poll comes from the subscribers of LOVEFiLM (I'm one, but I seemed to have missed the poll!) and the story comes through Digital Spy.

It's quite a mix, and some are very surprising, what do you think? Should the spanking scene be number one, should the Brokeback kiss be that high, and is Rear Window really deserving in the top ten?



Julie Christie and Donald Sutherland in Don't Look Now. Sexy and realistic. It doesn't feel cheap and 'stylised' the way sex can be portrayed on screen.

Plus, it's a great movie...

Rene Russo & Pierce Brosnan in The Thomas Crown Affair.

There are a couple of moments that looked improvised and catching Russo out a bit. Either that or she played a her part really really well.

Oh, thank the Lord the original Basic Instinct leg-crossing scene isn't in there.

"and the results are somewhat interesting with spanking proving very popular."


I couldnt stop laughing at this comment. *winks*

A little bit naughty without showing all the "details", plus a bit of laughter and the odd mistake make for a very sexy scene.

In your face nudity and "no imagination required" scenes are not clever or sexy. Same goes for "horror" movies that are all blood and guts.. ..yawn!

I agree Pablo. I think when it's "implied", the more sexy it comes across comparing it to being in your face that can be sickening.

Wow, a surprisingly large amount of same-sex scenes (or maybe not if guys have been voting). I'm pleased to see The Hunger on there, it's a very erotically charged scene and a beautiful film, too

Yeah Fiona, I think it does point to a mainly guy poll!

Dave, totally agree with you on the Don't Look Now scene, that's superb.

Although Lee I have to say you should turn to the original film to see how sexy a chess game can be!

Great top 10...u missed Carrie Fisher in Return of the Jedi 'Jabba's Barge' outfit!!!....well it did it for me.

How about running a top 10 of peoples scariest movies....couple off the top of my head that left me with sleepless nights (in no particular order)....

1. Event Horizon (dont know why...just a really unsettling film)
2. The Grudge (that long haired ghost just gives me the heebies)
3. Ring (last scene obviously...by the way has anyone watched this film and the phone has rung???)
4. The Shining (one from my childhood...sheesh...took me years to watch it again)
5. The Omen (all 3...yes I know there are more but the rest dont count....ice hockey on lake scene is particularly chilling)

Those are the ones that jump immediately to mind.

Anyone agree/disagree?

OK, I 100% agree with the Secretary - hell I own it on DVD (that's right, I'm freaky like that). A few which I am surprised didn't make this poll are;

Bound: Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly going at it.

Golden Eye: Bond having rough sex with Xenia Onatopp or Famke Janssen.

Scenes from Showgirls comes to mind ... maybe I'm just to dirty for this poll?

Brad, dammit, of course Bound. That scene is damned erotic...but there go us blokes again, I wonder what some ladies would have in their top ten?

Colin, good idea. I love top tens, mainly because they are so personal and get debate going as well as making people connect with other films and remember some they'd forgotten. I'll definitely put up a top ten scary post...in fact we'll be starting polls and even reader polls soon...

Richard says, "I wonder what some ladies would have in their top ten?"

Now that you've asked, although I can only think of one at the moment, on the top of my head, it will have to be Gerard Butler & Angelina Jolie in "Tomb Raider II".

Oh! I'd like to see a top 10 scary post. I'll get my thinking cap on..

the "point of no return" sequence in phantom of the opera is delicious!

RARRRRRRRRRR!!!! for that "Point of No Return" scene.

oh my god! I totally agree with the 'point of no return' scene..I saw that over 30 times I think.

Amber, I am guessing you also find Mr Butler very SEXY? ;-)

I just remembered, Kevin Costner & Madeleine Stowe in "Revenge".

I'm a freak. I know it. But the scenes in Dead Calm when Nicole Kidman is in her little bitty underwear being chased by the big greasy greek type dude did it for me. especially since he'd seemingly killed her guy to get to her.


Event horizon scared the s*** out of me too....Those guys had a really tough time in that dimension.

Lol secetary rocks, i just find the spanker hot, there's something mysterious about him. That rear window kiss is fantastic, very sensual. Uhm i find mystery and desperation pretty sexy in scenes, sorry but i love 9 and a half weeks, had some rather sexual moments in it we don't need to go into which ones, if you've seen the film you'll know lol. Uhm sorry but i find that desperate kiss in Bladerunner sexy, or maybe it's just Harrison ford lol.

God there's so many others but they've currently slipped my mind.

9 1/2 Weeks has tons of really sexy moments in it. I think for me the best was in the darkened room with the projector...

I 100% agree with the Secretary, Betty Blue, Rear Window, Brokeback Mountain, Mulholland Drive scenes already mentioned.

But, I'd also like to add a few of my favourite 'sexy' moments too...in no particular order:

- Deneuve being taken to a forest to be whipped at the beginning of Belle de Jour.
- Wallach caressing Baker on the swing in Baby Doll. Their eventual kiss is equally steamy.
- Oliver Reed and Alan Bates wrestling nude in Women in Love. A naked Bates walking through the grass is also a particularly...er, 'interesting' moment. :D
- Keitel touching Hunter's skin through the hole in her stocking in The Piano. Well, all of their encounters really.
- McAvoy and Knightley going at it in the library in Atonement.
- The handing holding between Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung in the taxi in In the Mood for Love.
- Stewart and Reed on the phone in It's a Wonderful Life.
- Just about all the sexual tension between Fiennes and Scott Thomas in The English Patient. The way he stars at her during their dance, the embracing in the hotel room or bedroom (can't remember too well) and their bath together.
- Holden and Novak dancing to 'Moonglow' in Picnic.
- Ford watching McGillis bath herself in Witness.
- Ford, again...teaching Young how to kiss in Blade Runner.
- Tang Wei's first sexual encounter with Tony Leung in Lust, Caution. The resistance, domination and eventual submission.
- Kidman undressing at the beginning of Eyes Wide Shut.
- Brando's entrance in A Streetcar Named Desire
- Diaz's entrance in The Mask.
- Hayworth singing 'Put The Blame On Mame' in Gilda.

Emily those are superb additions to the list, some of those moments just ooze sexual tension in my memory of them, never mind seeing them on screen.

A lot of them are about the restrained sexuality and the moments never seen, and they are the most powerful and the most tense.

Brilliant list, you have a great knowledge of film there.


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