20 Most Controversial Love-Making Scenes In Movies

Sex is a fascinating but controversial subject in cinema. One can show gruesome violence where heads are blown off, limbs are chopped off or people beheaded but it will not cause huge controversy as compared to if you just show a little blood at the time of ejaculation. The mainstream cinema is more sanitized, unadulterated whereas art-house cinema ventures into controversial territory and includes bold themes and scenes. A lot of films have sex scenes in them, some are called for, some even uncalled for and some are so weirdly carried out that they can make the audience feel awkward. Most fans think that actors and actresses making out on screen would probably be fake as they are not literally shown having real sex on camera, but some actresses do get involved in real sex while filming a scene.

Here’s a list of movies that you should avoid watching with your parents:

Young Adam:


You may not find Swinton to be that sexy, but you would be really lying to yourself after watching her and Evan McGregor go naughty at each other in Young Adam. The scene shot happened for real and the actress was very comfortable for doing it for the film. Also, watch her passionate scene with Edoardo Gabbriellini in 2009, I Am Love.


The movie marvelously depicts gender love and lust, the intimate scenes between Amanda Seyfried (Chloe) and Julianne Moore (Catherine) are just too hot to handle.

I Smile Back:

This Foul-mouthed comedian may publicly tell numerous jokes about her sexual preferences, but did put her money where her mouth is and engaged in rough, depraved sex acts in 2015’s I Smile Back. The scenes are pretty hard to watch so be prepared.

Requiem for a Dream:

It’s one of the most disturbing movies of 2000’s which demonstrates heroin addiction in its most raw form possible. There is a scene in which Jennifer Connelly’s character shares a sex toy with another woman while a group of ruthless men is applauding them.

The Passion of Ayn Rand:

This is true! The classic actor Helen Mirren has actually participated in some sex scenes including real intercourses in films like The Passion of Ayn Rand, The Queen, Caligula and The Tempest.

Basic Instinct:


Michael Douglas as a law-enforcement officer and Sharon Stone who is suspected of murder as the plot is directly taken from her novel. This movie redefined what it means to have a raunchy sexual thriller.

Blue is the Warmest Color:


Directed by Abdellatif. The movie won the highest honor at Cannes film festival. It’s a coming-of-age lesbian drama which had raw, extended sex scenes which are so explicit that it caused viewers walkouts.

Wild Things:

Denise Richards gave her best performance in this movie. It’s bold, playfully erotic and deliciously horny with just the right amount of twists that make for a great erotic thriller.


You won’t expect this from the Princess Diaries actress but explicit sex is exactly what she did in 2005’s crime drama, Havoc. She also has some pretty intensely spliced sex montages with Jake Gyllenhaal in 2010’s Love and Other Drugs. Moreover, she explored her naughtier side in 2005 crime drama Havoc where she performed fellatio on the back of a car.


Witherspoon has been involved in filming explicit sex scenes in many movies. She engaged in lots of anonymous sex in 2014’s Wild. She is the same woman who once stated that she would never have a nude scene.


Directed by Steve McQueen who won an Oscar for “12 Years A Slave” made this NC-17 rated dark, a twisted drama about a Wallstreet executive who is obsessed with sex. From one-night stands, bathroom sex to lunch time porn binges…it has it all.

Henry and June:

Directed by Philip Kaufman. It earned NC-17 rating and adapted Anais Nin’s memoir about the adventures of novelist Henry Miller, his lover, his wife in 1930’s Paris. You will be stunned to see young, naked Uma Thurman.

The Postman Always Rings Twice:

The former model and damsel in distress from King Kong of 1976, was a big sex symbol in Hollywood. She shot some really intense sex scenes in The Postman Always Rings Twice.

3000 Miles to Graceland:

While most people find Jennifer Anniston to be the “hottest friend”, her former co-star Courtney Cox is nowhere behind her. She showed that she could be as hot and maybe even more in 3000 Miles to Graceland. Courteney and Kurt Russell were involved in a very explicit sex while filming the scene.

Eyes Wide Shut:

This is Stanley Kubrick’s last film set against orgies and secret societies. The movie is based on 1920’s German erotic novella starring Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman.

300: Rise of an Empire:

Brutal naval commander Artemisia (Eva Green) asks the lead Themistocles (Sullivan Stapleton) to come onto her ship in where she tries seducing him into joining her side. After which there is some really hard-hitting sex scene, as the two try to take dominating positions. The scene comes to an end when Themistocles declines the offer to join Artemisia’s side and she furiously dismounts him.

The Dangerous Method:

Keira Knightley is very professional, considered to be too demure and does back off if the explicit sex scene is required for the scene. But she shot an intense love making scene in “The Dangerous Method”. She revealed:

I’m not prudish when it comes to nudity. If the role calls for nudity, then I’m going to be naked. I’m not afraid to expose myself that way.

Spring Breakers:

The former Disney actress Vanessa Hudgens claims that her hot tub threesome in the black comedy with James Franco and Ashley Benson is the one and only sex scene her resume is likely to boost as she was engaged in an intense love-making scene with the actors.


The Spiderman actress Kirsten Dunst in the Will Ferrell and Adam McCay produced Bachelorette is on the receiving end of a surprisingly intense pumping. She has been involved in various sex scenes in her movies.

Shoot ‘Em Up:

She (Monica Belucci) is a hooker and he (Clive Owen) is a hitman. They were bound to hook up. The couple is found having sex while there is a hit on them. Owen even while going at it hard with Belucci, manages to kill off every hitman who has come to kill them.

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