Married to an insane king, the queen falls in love with the royal physician. This Danish period drama has lush costumes, politics, and forbidden love.
Sizzling sex scene: After longing looks and illicit touches, the queen and doctor meet for a secret tryst at night.
Photo: Magnolia Pictures
She places an ad seeking someone to fulfill her fantasy for a “pornographic affair” -- purely physical, no names and no strings attached. Not surprisingly, the affair becomes more than just physical in this French film.
Sizzling sex scene: He gives her an intimate massage under the water --with his toes.
Photo: New Line Home Video
Penelope Cruz sets the screen on fire in this Spanish film. In 1931, a young soldier deserts the army and finds refuge with a farm owner and his four beautiful daughters.
Sizzling sex scene: Dressed like a soldier for their costume ball, Violeta leads Fernando to a barn and seduces him
Re-watch this classic martial arts meet love story before the sequel is released. There may not be as much skin as some of the other films on this list, but this movie is still plenty erotic.
Sizzling sex scene: The flashback scene between Jen Yu and Dark Cloud is basically one hot foreplay scene that culminates in fireworks.
Photo: Sony Pictures
Ricky (young Antonio Banderas) is so obsessed with porn star Marina that he kidnaps her in this Spanish comedy. In order to convince her to marry him, he ties her up and hilarity (and love) ensues.
Sizzling sex scene: Seeing their intertwined bodies moving together in the kaleidoscope mirror on his ceiling.
Take two teenage boys and an experienced older woman go on a road trip together and of course plenty of sexy escapades ensue. This Oscar- nominated Mexican film isn’t shy on nudity or sex.
Sizzling sex scene alert: In their hotel room, Tenoch is schooled by Luisa in the art of oral sex.
Photo: MGM Studios
In this French film, 18-year-old Isabelle leads a double life. In between school and family dinners, she meets strangers for sexy trysts in hotel rooms. She becomes bolder as her experience and confidence grows.
Sizzling sex scene alert: When the businessman commands Isabelle to touch herself -- while he’s touching himself.
Photo: Mars Distribution
German Lilly (Maria Schrader) has a few affairs to stave away boredom while her husband is away at war in this film set in 1943 Berlin. She receives love notes from a mysterious “Jaguar,” only to find out that they are from Jewish journalist Felice. Lilly falls madly in love with Felice and attempts to divorce her husband, but their romance is forbidden in Germany.
Sizzling sex scene alert: Lilly and Felice’s first time together.
Photo: Senator Film Produktion
Set in India, this lush film oozes sensuality from start to finish. Tara (Sarita Choudhury) and Maya (Indira Varma) are two childhood girlfriends who become sexual rivals after Maya is married off to Raj (Lost’s Naveen Andrews), the local prince. On the eve of the wedding, servant Tara sneaks into Raj’s bedroom. Soon Tara becomes Raj’s courtesan even though she is in love with another man.
Sizzling sex scene alert: Tara wrapped around her lover.
Photo: Lions Gate
Ang Lee’s espionage thriller set in WWII-era Shanghai is full of sexual intrigue. Chinese revolutionaries recruit a young country girl Wang Jia Zhi (Tang Wei) to seduce a hard, ruthless, intelligence agent Yee (Tony Leung Chiu Wai). Wang plays on Yee’s lust to wrestle secrets from him, but will their lust hurt them both?
Sizzling sex scene alert: Tony Leung’s acrobatic positions.
Photo: Focus Features
After losing her long-time boyfriend, Lucia (Paz Vega) leaves her job in Madrid and retreats to an isolated Mediterranean island. She falls in love with a writer (Tristan Ulloa), and the two explore each others’ bodies in ways that new lovers will. This Spanish film is sexy, sensual, and full of frontal nudity. Not that it’s a problem, right?
Sizzling sex scene alert: a striptease combined with blindfolds and tongues.
Photo: Music Box Films
This French classic about forbidden love stars sexy Jane March and sexy Tony Leung Ka Fai. A French teenager falls in love with a wealthy Chinese man. They know that society will not allow them to be together, but that doesn’t stop their passion for each other.
Sizzling sex scene alert: devouring each other in the doorway.
Photo: MGM Studios