It's been a hell of a decade for steamy, sexy movies. The years from 2005-2015 have given us a lot of sexy movies to fantasize about — admit it, I know that I can't be the only one who's dreamed of being on the receiving end of one of those Magic Mike routines, right? The decade has brought us some new heartthrobs (I'm talking about Channing Tatum and Emma Stone to name a few), but more than that, it has brought some of the most female positive sex scenes to the big screen. With Crimson Peak getting a lot of attention for its feminist sex scene, let's take a look back at the other sexy movies that treated women right. These are the nine sexiest movies of the last decade.
What makes a movie sexy, you ask? For the purposes of this article, I have set forth a few criteria: 1) The movie must feature women in sex scenes as more than just objects (unless it is absolutely necessary for the story), and 2) The movie must feature some steamy scenes (no PG petting here). So without further ado, here are some of the sexiest movies to come from the last decade.
Lust, Caution (2007)
Lust, Caution (originally titled Se, jie) is an epic story set around WWII. A young Chinese woman, Wang Jiazhi, becomes entangled with a Japanese official Mr. Yee as a spy, recruited to kill him. What follows is a twisted love affair, complete with beautifully filmed and explicit sex scenes guaranteed to get your heart pumping. From director Ang Lee, this drama received an NC-17 rating for "explicit sexuality" from the MPAA. Make of that what you will.
Magic Mike (2012)
It would be a crime to leave Magic Mike off this list. Steven Soderbergh's film inspired by star Channing Tatum's life as a stripper is nothing short of awesome. Though it may not feature any particularly hot sex scene, the fact that it features Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer and Joe Manganiello taking their clothes off specifically for our viewing pleasure is more than enough to make this movie scorching hot.
Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway play lovers in this dramedy about a pharmaceutical rep (Gyllenhaal) who falls in love with a woman with Parkinson's (Hathaway). The plot description might not sound incredibly sexy, but that's only because the emotional arc of the film is slightly more substantial than the amount of sex they have — slightly.
Crazy Stupid Love (2011)
OK, so Crazy Stupid Love isn't super super sexy. But, let me just leave you with this: Ryan. Gosling. Dirty. Dancing. You're welcome.
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015)
Whether or not you think Fifty Shades of Grey is feminist or not, there's no denying that the movie is pretty darn sexy.
Friends With Benefits (2011)
Oh, Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis, how could you think two beautiful people such as yourselves could possibly just be friends? Lucky for us, the movie is full of fun and flirty sexiness while the two of them figure out they're meant to be.
Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Based on the novel by Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha tells the story of Nitta Sayuri (Ziyi Zhang), a girl who becomes one of Japan's most sought after geishas. The movie is sexy, but not overly so — never allowing you to forget the oppressive nature of her job.
The First Time (2012)
The First Time isn't sexy in the same way as Magic Mike and Fifty Shades — it's more of a sweet sexy. Fitting, considering the movie is about two teenagers who share their first time over a whirlwind weekend. What really makes the movie sexy are the two leads, Dylan O'Brien and Britt Robertson.
Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Aw, you didn't think I'd forgotten about Magic Mike XXL, did you? Arguably one of the sexiest movies of the past decade, Magic Mike XXL has everything: hot guys, good music, strong female character(s) — OK, the movie could have used a bit more women, but it made up for it in non-objectification of female extras. There is almost too much sexy in Magic Mike XXL. ALMOST!