"Fifty Shades of Grey" came out around Valentine's Day in 2015, a perfect time for a film whose sex scenes had some blushing red. It isn't the first movie with risque scenes that had moviegoers titillated.
Jane March and Tony Leung Ka Fai star as a young girl and her older lover in "The Lover."
'Mulholland Drive' (1996) —
Naomi Watts, left, and Laura Harring got hot and heavy in "Mulholland Drive."
'Bound' (1996) —
Gina Gershon, left, and Jennifer Tilly play lovers in "Bound."
'Love Jones' (1997) —
"Love Jones" is the story of a poet and photographer -- Nia Long and Larenz Tate -- trying to figure out if they'd found lasting love, and it's filled with scenes of their lustful explorations. Their initial sleepover, set to the tune of Maxwell's "Sumthin' Sumthin'," is one that'll threaten to set fire to your TV.
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'Wild Things' (1998) —
Matt Dillon and Denise Richards helped steam things up in the erotic thriller "Wild Things," which included a menage a trois scene with Neve Campbell.
'Eyes Wide Shut' (1999) —
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman were still married when they co-starred in "Eyes Wide Shut," in which iconic director Stanley Kubrick pushed the envelope. Years later, there is still talk about hidden messages.
'Cruel Intentions' (1999) —
The cast of "Cruel Intentions" had chemistry all the way around, but the heat between the once-married Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe was palpable.
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'Monster's Ball' (2001) —
Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton dealt with some heavy emotional issues in "Monster's Ball" while engaging in passion.
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'Y Tu Mama Tambien' (2001) —
Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna and Maribel Verdu form a passionate trio in "Y Tu Mama Tambien."
'Secretary' (2002) —
"Secretary," starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader, explores the relationship between a submissive secretary and her boss.
"The Notebook" has become the gold standard for romantic movies, but one scene in particular will have viewers pausing to rewind. When Ryan Gosling's Noah and Rachel McAdams' Allie Calhoun reunite, not even pouring rain can dampen the sensual scene that follows.
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'Brokeback Mountain' (2005) —
Heath Ledger, left, and Jake Gyllenhaal share a cowboy love that dare not speak its name in "Brokeback Mountain."
'A History of Violence' (2005) —
Viggo Mortensen and Maria Bello are a loving couple who face danger in "A History of Violence." But they also don't mind spicing it up with costumes and role play.
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'Black Snake Moan' (2006) —
If there's any reason to see "Black Snake Moan," it's to see just how well Christina Ricci and Justin Timberlake work together in their love scenes.
'Shortbus' (2006) —
Raphael Barker and Sook-Yin Lee star in "Shortbus," about a female sex therapist and a group of sexually adventurous New Yorkers.
'The Reader' (2008) —
Kate Winslet and David Kross played out the heat between a younger man and an older woman in "The Reader."
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'Blue Valentine' (2010) —
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams did such excellent work portraying sometimes-volatile lovers in "Blue Valentine" that the Motion Picture Association of America initially tried to give the movie an NC-17 rating.