The only thing better than watching one of the best sex scenes of all time? Being in one of them—though sometimes, it's probably neck and neck. Watching sex onscreen is a hallmark of the viewing experience (but watching Game of Thrones with your parents is still hard). If you chart a history of sex in movies—as we've done here—you can see a global evolution of mores, a chronicle of evolving tastes, a lessening of hangups. People want sex, and not only in romantic movies with tasteful fade-outs. We’ve put together the 101 most groundbreaking sex scenes of all time (not unpleasurable work). Many of these films have won Academy Awards; some are classic feminist movies. Have we forgotten your own favorite? Are we missing any controversial movies? Let us know.
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