There is no doubt about it, sexy movies attract even more audiences than most films. Pop culture continues to bank on the idea of human sexuality and film is no exception to that rule. Nowadays, we see release after release that showcases sensuality whether in the form of eye-catching scenes to hot and heavy promotional posters.
Lucky for us, though, most of these movies do have substance to them and aren’t all about placing a shirtless actor in front of the camera for the world to admire. This could be to add a comedic factor or to showcase a dramatic scene, sexual portrayals are more evident in film today.
There are many reasons these type of movies have risen in popularity too. One is that modern filmmakers no longer hold back when it comes to exploring the intimate relationship that people have with each other, and an even more simple reason is that actors choose to show that they are capable of taking on risky roles to increase their popularity. Either way, sexy movies are definitely a thing now, so let us explore 2016’s sexiest movies that are both showing or coming to cinemas near you.
1. The Choice
Starring: Benjamin Walker, Teresa Palmer
If you cried while watching The Notebook, A Walk to Remember, and Dear John, then chances are you know who best-selling author Nicholas Sparks is. His newest romantic-book-turned-movie The Choice follows the relationship between a medical student and a veterinarian. The same formula is there from the heartbreaking and bittersweet romance to the steamy love scenes.
2. A Bigger Splash
Starring: Tilda Swinton, Ralph Fiennes, Dakota Johnson
There isn’t anything more sensual than the artistic view of director Luca Guadagnino. In A Bigger Splash, Guadagnino pairs up with his favorite actress Tilda Swinton once more to create this erotic thriller film set in Italy. Paired off with the equally alluring Fifty Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson, then you have a sure-fire hit.
3. I Saw the Light
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen
If anyone says the name Tom Hiddleston, then you know he’s going to be synonymous to anything sexy. The alluring and charming leading man is Hollywood’s latest crush. In I Saw the Light, Hiddleston is paired with his Avenger’s co-star Elizabeth Olsen.
The bio clip tells about the life of country singer Hank Williams and his tragic death at a young age. Audiences can catch a glimpse of Hiddleston in a cowboy suit and a guitar, and nothing is more sensual than that.
4. How to Be Single
Starring: Dakota Johnson, Rebel Wilson
Two sexy leading ladies in New York City? Well, if that doesn’t spell sexy, then we don’t know what does. In the movie How to Be Single, Dakota Johnson and Rebel Wilson go on a wild ride filled with one-night stands, friendships, and of course lots of partying.
5. The Hunstman: Winter’s War
Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt
Expect dazzling costumes, mind-blowing CGI and a very shirtless Chris Hemsworth in this prequel to the unexpected hit Snow White and the Hunstman. While we do bid good-bye to the very bland Kristen Stewart in this movie, her shoes are filled by more charismatic leading ladies Jessica Chastain and Emily Blunt. The dark fantasy and adventure film is gripping, exciting, and sexy all at the same time.
6. Love & Friendship
Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Chloe Sevigny
Set in the romantic era same as most of author Jane Austen‘s books have been, Love & Friendship is a film adaptation that is well received by audiences and critics alike. Starring Kate Beckinsale as Lady Susan (the titular character of Austen’s book), the movie is about her way around the competitive society of old England.
7. The Legend of Tarzan
Starring: Alexander Skarsgard, Margot Robbie, Samuel L. Jackson
A very bare chested Alexander Skarsgard is swinging to the big screen in the movie adaptation of Tarzan. The movie is all about the man of the jungle returning to his old home after leaving it to join his wife Jane (Margot Robbie) in London. Expect sensual scenes between the two attractive lead actors as they re-asses their relationship amidst the equally mysterious and carnal jungle of Africa.