You’ll Want to Reenact These 15 Romantic Movie Sex Scenes After Every Viewing

Kelly Allen
·4 min read
Photo credit: Great American Films Limited Partnership via IMDB
Photo credit: Great American Films Limited Partnership via IMDB

From Cosmopolitan

Ever get in the mood to watch a really romantic movie that will both turn you on and make you cry? Same. And while strictly sexy movie scenes are prime entertainment as is, steamy ones with a romantic element to them are on a separate level. The extra layer of feels gives you more to work with emotionally and sexually. If you find yourself craving that intimacy and can’t get it IRL, we’ve got you. We’ve collected the most romantic movie sex scenes in one place, so you don’t have to waste time racking your brain for them. Pick one that speaks to you or have a marathon. We won't tell.

The Notebook

Everyone involved in the making of this sex scene knew exactly what they were doing. Right before we get into the act featuring a wet, shirtless Ryan Gosling, we get a deeply romantic revelation in the pouring rain that ends with these iconic lines: “I wrote you 365 letters. I wrote you every day for a year. It wasn't over. It still isn't over.” I mean, how can you hear that and not want to rip the clothes off of the person who delivers them?

Call Me By Your Name

While we don’t actually get to see the sex part happening, the foreplay and short dialogue between Elio and Oliver (Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer) in this scene is enough to know it’s one of the most romantic ones yet. It has a bit of playfulness, some relatable awkwardness, and includes a confirmation of consent.

Jason’s Lyric

After going on a lovely boat ride, Jason (Allen Payne) and Lyric (Jada Pinkett Smith) have sex in a stunning field of flowers, as one does. What’s more romantic than showing your affection in an idyllic and empty public place? The next time a man wants to give me flowers, I’ll be suggesting we do this instead and take some unsquashed flowers to go.

Out of Sight

J.Lo and George Clooney’s flirty dialogue paired with snowfall in the background and edited over their strip tease sex scene makes this sequence worthy of a reenactment. It truly has it all, and comes off sophisticated yet fun.

Dirty Dancing

There’s no denying Baby and Johnny’s love story is one for the ages. Their super sensual love scene starts off with confessions, then moves into passionate dancing, of course, and then ends with sex.

Below Her Mouth

Looking for a movie with more than one equally hot and romantic sex scene? This film can provide you with that. It follows a woman who is engaged to a straight man, but finds herself in an all-consuming affair with a woman who she can’t get out of her head.

Fifty Shades Freed

Obviously, every movie in this series has many hot sex scenes. But in the third one, Anastasia and Christian have solidified their romantic relationship with marriage and have a steamy engagement that involves ice cream.

Pretty Woman

What’s hotter than sex on a piano in a public restaurant? Staring into each other’s eyes before getting into it. The intensity of Edward and Vivian's looks takes the scene from risqué to deeply romantic.


Pottery-making innately looks like a sexual act, objectively speaking, but Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze really make it look like a romantic activity that will get you all hot and bothered in this Ghost scene. It’s worth noting, though, that this situation would be much messier in real life.

Love & Other Drugs

A womanizer (Jake Gyllenhal) ends up falling in love for the first time with a free-spirited Parkinson's patient (Anne Hathaway). Of course, this happens after they agree to a strictly sexual relationship. In many of the scenes, you just know they’re, uh, in deep—in every sense.

Mr. and Mrs. Smith

Brangelia may be over, but their essence lives on through these characters who make the uber romantic gesture of deciding to not kill each other and have very rough sex instead.

Cruel Intentions

You wouldn’t think a storyline about a guy who accepts a bet to take a girl’s virginity would be romantic. That is, until he inevitably falls for her. And, I mean, who wouldn’t want someone to dramatically meet them at the top of an escalator and confess their love before getting into a physically intimate affair?

Love Jones

The chemistry between Darius and Nina is so powerful that their first kiss leads to sex and lovely cheese omelets for breakfast. While their relationship has its rocky parts, their instant connection is much more than a fling.


A sweaty car sex scene with foggy window handprints? Iconic. Jack and Rose’s illicit act set high expectations for what making love in a car would really entail, but it’s hard to not obsess over it.

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