• Sexiest Hollywood movies of all time

Sexiest Hollywood movies of all time

When the weather gets cold outside, there’s more than one way to get warm. In fact, why get warm when you can get hot? Snuggle up with a glass of wine (and a man if you have one) and take your pick from Only For Pleasure’s list of sexiest Hollywood blockbusters to get your blood pumping. Fifty Shades has nothing on these original bad boys.



The Graduate, 1967

It’s a quintessential sixties summer, and Ben Braddock’s first real post-grad holiday. Played by a young Dustin Hoffman, Ben is just taking time off and trying to find some clarity regarding his future when he’s tempted into an affair with his parent’s friend, Mrs Robinson (Anne Bancroft). All is steamy until Ben falls in love with Mrs. Robinson’s daughter, Elaine. If you haven’t seen it, The Graduate should be top of your list as the Oscar-winning performances (not to mention classic the soundtrack by Simon and Garfunkel) make for some quality viewing.


Truly Madly Deeply, 1990

Sad, funny, heartwarming and in retrospect, a little strange – Truly Madly Deeply checks all the boxes for a Hollywood classic along with being a popcorn classic. Juliet Stevenson plays a woman left inconsolable when her partner (Alan Rickman) passes away, only to be given a second chance at love when he returns as a ghost. But the ‘honeymoon’ period following his come-back has an end-date.


Vicky Christina Barcelona, 2008

It’s probably Woody Allen’s sexiest film, and set against a backdrop of the Spanish summer, this movie is pure passion. Scarlett Johansson and Rebecca Hall play two friends on holiday in Barcelona, and local artist Juan (Javier Bardem) is a bachelor still aching for the loss of his fiery lover, Maria (Penelope Cruz). When the two friends accept Juan’s offer of accommodation, they’re thrown into a twisted lover affair – which is all fun and games until Maria comes back to be with him.


Secretary, 2002

It’s a ballsier version of Fifty Shades of Grey, with much better acting. ‘All I need is a typist who can answer the phone’ are the words of James Spader’s character, Mr. Grey, but when Lee (Maggie Gyllenhaal) lands herself a job as his secretary, it becomes apparent that this job description was an understatement. Secretary explores BDSM themes the question of how to negotiate respect in relationship. 

The Piano, 1993

It’s the 1800s and Ada (Holly Hunter) is a mute who leaves Scotland for New Zealand’s South Island and a new husband Stewart (Sam Neill). Bringing with her a daughter and grand piano, Ada is distraught when Stewart sells her piano to their neighbor George (Harvey Keitel). It is then that George offers to let Ada earn back her piano with music lessons – but the repeated sessions alone together evolve into a temptation beyond what either of them could have ever imagined. The consequences in this Jane Campion masterpiece are nothing short of dire.