I still can't bring myself to watch "Fifty Shades of Grey."
It's not the kinky sex that bothers me, but the fact that we're supposed to
watch it for the kinky sex. That's
too much pressure for two tired parents on a date night in the family room.
So, home with my husband and our Netflix account last week,
we passed on Christian Grey and his mistress and searched instead for a movie
that would stimulate the mind as well as the senses.
We ended up watching "Body Heat," a summer steamer in which,
at one point, William Hurt has to smash a glass door to get to a smoldering hot
Kathleen Turner on the other side. If you haven't seen it, make it your next date
night movie. Just be ready with a bathtub full of ice when the credits roll.
After you've watched "Body Heat" check out these 9 other thrilling
films that will satisfy on every level.
You will almost forgive Diane Lane for
cheating on Richard Gere when you see what she does with Olivier Martinez. Director
Adrian Lyne calls his movie, "an erotic thriller about the body language of
guilt." I call it terrifying … and hot.
In Stanley Kubrick's final film, Tom Cruise
and Nicole Kidman, who were married at the time, play a married couple. The
provocative pollen features orgies, prostitutes and beautiful masked people
getting it on in the name of religious sex rituals. You will get totally hooked,
but you may need to go to confession after you've finished watching.
While you must watch David Lynch's
highly acclaimed psychological thriller for the unnerving plot twists, you
will get a different kind of satisfaction from Naomi Watts and Laura Haring's titillating
There is a reason that straight men
resist Ang Lee's highly acclaimed film in which Jake Gyllenhaal and
Heath Ledger fall in lust, then love, while working as sheep herders on a
Wyoming ranch. Basically, straight men are afraid of just how hot that tent
scene really is.
What can I say? This unquestionably erotic
thriller is partially in French, so you have to be willing to deal with some
subtitles. If you can't deal, you will still understand the
language of heavy breathing as brought on by the highly uninhibited Ludivine
Sagnier. Ooo la la.
I first watched this movie sitting next to my
in-laws in their living room after Thanksgiving dinner. We were all caught up
in the compelling opening when a sex scene in a limousine suddenly had us
twitching with embarrassment. Without my in-laws, watching that scene could
have been a very different experience.