Are you wondering what are the 10 best celebrity sex scenes in movies? What exactly makes a great sex scene? The answer is different for everyone. For some the raw emotion that is often captured by the scene and the camera while for others it is simply a question of subject matter or lighting for us it is a mixture of both. In no particular order, here are our picks.

  1. "A History of Violence" (2005) - Directed by: David Cronenberg Starring: Viggo Mortensen, Maria Bello. "The History of Violence" raised the brows of the more conservative sector of Americans with its fun and witty depiction of a cheerleader costumed Maria Bello (Edie) performing along with costar Viggo Mortensen (Tom) the first ever non porn 69 in American film. The scene was loving and tender with just the right feel of a loving husband and wife enjoying a night without the kids. Although this scene may have been enough to bring this movie to our list a later scene performed on the stairway ensured it. The violence and anger of the emotions portrayed here is in stark and vivid contrast.  

  2. "Monster’s Ball" (2001) - Directed by: Marc Forster Starring: Halle Berry, Billy Bob Thornton. African American single mother Leticia (Halle Berry) falls for Hank Grotowski (Billy Bob Thorton), a hard drinking racist prison guard. The raw animal passion portrayed in this intense film bring it to our unwavering attention.  

  3. "Secretary" (2002) - Directed by: Steven Shainberg Starring: Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Spader. Talk about crazy in love …or is that just crazy? This 2002 film, directed by Steven Shainberg, caught the attention of many with its depiction of a crazy woman controlled (and loved?) by her boss in a sadomasochistic working relationship. Yup, this film brings a whole new twist to a “controlling boss.”  

  4. "Some Like it Hot" (1959) - Directed by: Billy Wilder Starring: Tony Curtis, Marilyn Monroe. Come on it is Marilyn! We will admit however to being much more amused than titillated by the film but feel it does deserve to be mentioned. The sexual topics broached in this comedy as well as the sexy scene between Miss Monroe and Mr. Curtis were firsts for the post Supreme Court ruling movie area. For those who did not know, in 1952 the Supreme Court ruled that film fell under the right to free speech and many topics avoided by the industry were now allowed.  

  5. "Body Heat" (1981) - Directed by: Lawrence Kasdan Starring: William Hurt, Kathleen Turner. Is there a scene in this movie that is not sexy? We could not find many, but let us know if you do.  

  6. "Mulholland Drive" (2001) - Directed by: David Lynch Starring: Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring. Sex, Lies, Hollywood and first time lesbian sex, need we say more?

  7. "9 ½ Weeks" (1986) - Directed by: Adrian Lyne Starring: Mickey Rourke, Kim Basinger. There is just something erotic about blind folds and food. This film is clearly one of the classics when it comes to sex scenes.  

  8. "Wild Things" (1998) Directed by: John McNaughton Starring: Denis Richards, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell. Hot ménage a trois action between young high school students and a teacher. Sounds like a fantasy gone haywire.  

  9. "American Pie" - Any of "American Pie" movies would be a great choice for this list, we will gladly leave up to you.  

  10. "Boys Don’t Cry" (1999) - Directed by: Kimberly Peirce Starring: Hilary Swank, Chloe Sevigny. Boys will be boys, or is that girls will be boys? This movie depicts the true-life tale of a small town boy who is trapped in a girl’s body and accurately and controversially portrays his/her life.