George Clooney was always going to be a movie star, but it wasn’t until he got locked in a trunk with Jennifer Lopez that it finally happened. Jack Foley (Clooney) is escaping from prison. Karen Sisco (Lopez) is the U.S. marshal who finds herself along for the ride. Scrunched tight together in the hot neon ass of Ving Rhames’s sedan, Foley chats up his new crush by talking about some of his favorite crime movies. It feels like the postcoital conversation that followed the greatest sex any two people have ever had, but it’s made that much steamier by the fact that you know it’s still coming.
When it comes right down to it, our list of Hong Kong’s sexiest movies really told only half of the story. Cinema is an inherently visual medium, but so much of its power them stems from the things we don’t see. Basic Instinct may have been groundbreaking, but a quick flash of the goods isn’t especially hot. Movies, like sex, exist first and foremost in the imagination, so it’s no surprise that many of their most memorably erotic moments do away with the deed altogether. Here are 15 of the sexiest film moments that didn't need sex to go all the way.
If you want more Hong Kong movies, be sure to check out our guide to the top 100 Hong Kong movies ever made.