Hottest Movies of All Time

By Gayot Editors

11. Caligula (1979)
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There’s nothing quite like Tinto Brass’s 1979 film, Caligula.

Although at times tastelessly graphic, it is high cinematic expression, showcasing the perversity and bombast of Rome under the rule of mad emperor Gaius Germanicus Caligula, played unforgettably by Malcolm McDowell. Be sure to get a hold of the full-length 160-minute version in all of its pornographic glory. And if you were as hooked on the HBO TV drama “Rome” as we were, “Caligula” will be especially appropriate as “supplemental research.” Bonus: Dame Helen Mirren naked.

  • Directed by: Tinto Brass
  • Starring: Malcolm McDowell, Peter O’Toole, Helen Mirren
  • Released by: Image Entertainment
  • Run Time: 156 min.
  • Genre: Drama

12. Bull Durham

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The perfect combo of lust, humor, sports and sex, Bull Durham will get everyone swinging.

When baseball devotee Annie (Susan Sarandon) “trains” rookie pitcher Nuke (Tim Robbins), tension builds between her and Crash (Kevin Costner), a more experienced catcher who gives more conventional lessons. As titillating as it is to watch Annie dominate Nuke, it’s sexier to see her meet her match. We’d let Crash undo our garters any day.

  • Directed by: Ron Shelton
  • Starring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins
  • Released by: Orion Pictures
  • Run Time: 108 min.
  • Genre: Comedy, Romance

13. Blow-Up (1966)

Starring the sultry Vanessa Redgrave, Blow-Up is considered Michelangelo Antonioni’s masterpiece. 

It’s hard to pick a favorite Michelangelo Antonioni movie. In his cult oeuvre, “Zabriskie Point,” you get explosions and beautiful people fornicating in the desert. But Blow-Up is probably the director’s masterpiece. Starring the sultry Vanessa Redgrave, it has a distinctly ’60s sexiness. It’s visual porn for the sapio-sexual who gets off on the intellect or art. Inspired by the life of a real Swinging Sixties photographer, its plot centers around a photographer who thinks he accidentally captured a murder on film. Blow-Up‘s explicit scenes were illegal at the film’s release, but its box office success led to a revision of Hollywood’s rating system!

Directed by: Michelangelo Antonioni
Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, David Hemmings, Sarah Miles
Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Run Time: 111 min.

14. Chocolat (2000)

A sensuous picture with Juliette Binoche and Johnny Depp centered around the aphrodisiac, chocolate.

In our diet-obsessed culture, food has become highly eroticized. In this case, chocolate is the object of desire. There are “Venus nipples” and matrons confessing how chocolate tortures them with pleasure. This sensuously photographed picture with creamy Juliette Binoche and dashing Johnny Depp is sweetly sexy, but we figured not every flick on our list had to involve murder, masochism or madness.

Directed by: Lasse Hallström
Starring: Juliette Binoche, Judi Dench, Alfred Molina, Johnny Depp
Released by: Miramax
Run Time: 121 min

15. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover (1989)

The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover is the perfect movie for foodies who like to dabble in avant garde film.

Here’s a sexy movie for you foodies! If you love high art and the avant garde and don’t mind a bit of violence and scatology, this is a perfect film for you. This stylized study in formalism — albeit a lavish one — revolves around the gourmet restaurant La Hollandais. We cannot give away much of the completely over-the-top plot without spoiling the movie for you. Suffice to say, things get cooking in a way you wouldn’t expect it! 

Directed by: Peter Greenaway
Starring: Richard Bohringer, Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren
Released by: Miramax
Run Time: 124 min.