Sex in Film - An Illustrated Cinematic History: In the following illustrated compilation are some of the most significant, memorable, and influential films in the display of sex and eroticism on the screen throughout cinematic history. The following listing of these influential, memorable and classic sex scenes and films chronologically by year takes into account all of the available surveys of this type of material, and attempts to provide an informed, detailed, unranked grouping of the most influential and groundbreaking films and scenes. Some of the most notorious or infamous films are quite mediocre, usually made as an excuse to display nudity or eroticism of a star performer. Please do not proceed any further if you are not interested in this kind of material.
Welcome to a countdown of the greatest sex films ever made about the small but preoccupying part of the human experience known as sex - from coming-of-age lesbian dramas to gritty portrayals of sex addiction to, erm, loincloths. Put simply: these are the sex movies with the most to say about doing it, charting a history of how our attitudes towards sex and nudity on the big screen have shifted through the decades. Nor was it the first gay love story. But it was arguably the first mainstream movie that forced America to confront its own ruinous homophobia. It also won establishment approval, with Lee taking home the best director gongs at the Oscars. Crucially, the film made no bones about the fact that it was American society forcing this on them. Brokeback Mountain was set in the past, but not a past distant enough to be divorced from the present day.