The 10 best sex scenes in film, from Carol to Moonlight | The Independent
The end of the decade may have seen a resurgence of romantic comedies, but don't you worry—meet cutes have not come to replace the visceral motivator that is lust. Filmmakers know that when putting a movie together, some of the best elements that can heighten a drama, ground a comedy, or just make you sit up a little straighter is a bit of chemistry and a peek of sexuality. With that, a new crop of films combining story and sexuality come to light. With the sexiest movies of , there's no through line that connects them all outside the fact that each of them have the capability to raise an eyebrow or two.
What makes the perfect sex scene? The pure eroticism? Its emotional undercurrents?
The film Working with a Daphne du Maurier short story, Roeg gives us Laura Christie and John Sutherland , a married couple who travel from Britain to Venice for his job after losing their young daughter in a drowning accident. Why is it so groundbreaking? It just feels so real. Their sex feels like both an expression of grief and a welcome respite from it. The film After the catatonic breakdown of stage star Elisabet Ullmann , she and nurse Alma Andersson enter into a fluid, mesmerizing power struggle, also a meeting of the minds.