Cinema is perhaps more than any other the medium of the voyeur. Alone in the dark, it is a place to shut out the noise of the outside world and indulge in the realm of pleasure. Eroticism is a hard element to get right in film; to create an atmosphere of sex without crossing over into pornography. Whether it is foreign language cinema or American indies, all the films chosen here do this beautifully. This is because McQueen frames his narrative within the demoralising prison of addiction. No scene better encapsulates this then when we see Michael Fassbender try to physically connect with a woman he actually cares about in a glass hotel room above New York. Not for the faint of heart.
What makes a sex scene sexy? More to the point, what makes a sex scene good? A number of sex-positive, LGBTQ-friendly, and otherwise forward-thinking filmmakers have directed scenes that are as steamy as they are moving.
If there's one thing that pleases almost anyone even if not everyone cares to admit it , it's sex. And it's not the worst idea to watch two or three! As this list proves, hasn't disappointed moviegoers when it comes to hot and heavy movies. They may not be the best movies of the year, but they sure are the steamiest. Here are the movies that have aroused and excited audiences so far this year—and where to stream them online.