Sex in Cinema

 

Sex in the Movies

An Illustrated Cinematic History

Index to All Years and Films



Sex in Cinema 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 influential film milestones and their memorable sexual/erotic scenes are thoroughly described. Including portrayals of sex and/or nudity, these films were often considered quite erotic, groundbreaking, unique and/or controversial at the time and remain so today.

[Note: There are also a number of examples of some of the most sexploitational, bawdy, depraved and inferior films that emphasize sex, nudity, and T&A as selling points to attract viewers.]

Classic sex/erotic films and/or scenes throughout film history can be found in erotic dramas, erotic thrillers, sex comedies, coming-of-age films, romantic dramas, and many other film genres and sub-genres. Elements of Sexuality include: Nudity, Love-Making, Seduction, Sexploitation, Homosexuality.


Toplessness

Nudity

The Two Sexes

Seduction

Love-Making

Sexploitation

Seduction

Nudity

NC-17/R Ratings

Homosexuality

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. It also considers other films with sex-related scenes, including portrayals of sex and/or nudity, and factors in a film's (or scene's) notoriety and infamy and the stars involved. 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.

See also the multi-part Sexual and Erotic Films in Cinema, The Most Controversial Films of All-Time, Sexy Hollywood Bombshells, Sexiest Films of All-Time, and the Best and Most Memorable Film Kisses of All Time in Cinematic History.


Milestone Films With Scenes That Were Especially Notorious, Infamous, Controversial, or Scandalous


Please do not proceed any further if you are not interested in this kind of material



Sex in Film: The History of Sex in Cinema
Sex in Film: Introduction
Introduction:

Brief Historical Overview | Reference Introduction
Sex in Film - Pre-1920s
The Pre-1920s: The B/W Silent Era

Pre-1920s
Sex in Film: 1920s
The 1920s: The Roaring 20s

1920-1926 | 1927-1929
Sex in Film: 1930s
The 1930s: The Influence of the Hays Code and Censorship

1930-1931 | 1932 | 1933 | 1934-1937 | 1938-1939
Sex in Film: 1940s
The 1940s: The War Years

1940-1944 | 1945-1949
Sex in Film: 1950s
The 1950s: The Conservative Cold War Years

1950-1954 | 1955-1956 | 1957-1959
Sex in Film: 1960s
The 1960s: Challenges to Censorship

1960-61 | 1962-63 | 1964 | 1965-66 | 1967 | 1968 | 1969
Sex in Film: 1970s
The 1970s: Foreign Cinema, Porn Chic, and Liberalization

1970 | 1971 | 1972 | 1973 | 1974 | 1975 | 1976 | 1977 | 1978 | 1979
Sex in Film: 1980s
The 1980s: Exploitation Cinema, Teen Sex Comedies

1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985-1 | 1985-2 | 1986-1 | 1986-2 | 1987 | 1988 | 1989
Sex in Film: 1990s
The 1990s: Further Inroads for Sex in Cinema

1990 | 1991 | 1992-1 | 1992-2 | 1993 | 1994-1 | 1994-2 | 1995-1 | 1995-2 | 1996-1 | 1996-2 | 1997-1 | 1997-2 | 1998-1 | 1998-2 | 1999-1 | 1999-2
Sex in Film: 2000s
The 2000s: More Explicit Films

2000-1 | 2000-2 | 2001-1 | 2001-2 | 2002-1 | 2002-2 | 2003-1 | 2003-2 | 2004-1 | 2004-2 | 2005-1 | 2005-2 | 2006-1 | 2006-2 | 2007-1 | 2007-2 | 2008 | 2009
Sex in Film: 2010s
The 2010s: The Future

2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013 | 2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 | 2018 | 2019
Sex in Films: 2020s
The 2020s:

2020

Sex in Cinema
Index to All Decades, Years and Features


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