What do you look for in a movie? Action? Adventure? Maybe a scare or two? Or do you love to be whisked away by desire and seduction? The 2017 cinematic offerings have been a mix of everything, but the following ten films tantalized audiences with a mix of overt sexual overtones and subtle, if not accidental, eroticism.
10. Rough Night
What happens when some of Hollywood’s sexiest vixens embark on a weekend romp in Miami? The answer is a chuckle-worthy dark comedy where the greatest allure is the ladies on the title card. Amidst the frantic ridiculous plot, the audience gets to enjoy the main cast exuding sex appeal as they prove even ladies can take a stab at the dark comedy market.
9. Atomic Blonde
Two of Hollywood’s hottest, Charlize Theron and James McAvoy, electrify the big screen in this fun take on the spy genre. Theron’s portrayal as MI6 field agent Lorraine Broughton borders on the line of action star and sex symbol, a line that’s even further blurred with the introduction of Delphine Lasalle. McAvoy dominates as always with a confidence that’s arrogant and alluring.
8. Thor: Ragnarok
Chris Hemsworth’s Thor has arguably been the sexiest addition to the Marvel universe and though he’s lost his golden locks, there’s no denying that he’s still got it. In fact, some may argue the shorter hair is a better look for the hammer-wielding boy-toy. Beyond just Thor, Ragnarok takes the Marvel series in a less brooding direction, letting the audience indulge in the fun side of comic book movies and, of course, some Tom Hiddleston and Mark Ruffalo action.
7. Girls Trip
Sometimes, there’s just nothing sexier about a group of girls getting together and having fun. Throw in a weekend of debauchery in the Big Easy and you have Girls Trip, featuring a stunning cast of Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith. As the ladies enjoy an uninhibited time in New Orleans, the audience gets to watch them explore their wilder sides with some provocative results.
6. King Arthur: Legend of the Sword
Charlie Hunnam wields the legendary Excalibur. Really, that’s all you need to know going into this messy take on the Arthurian legend. Guy Ritchie has no problem showcasing Hunnam’s almost boyish charm and good looks, which dominate a film which not even the addition of other easy-on-the-eyes actors such as Eric Bana, Jude Law, and Aidan Gillen can save.
5. Ghost in the Shell
The theatrical take on the Japanese anime may not have dominated the box office, but there likely isn’t a guy out there that took issue with watching Scarlett Johansson parade around in the staple skin-tight costume. If you can get past the convolution of the film, you’ll be treated to a visual spectacle that’s a treat for the eyes.
4. The Beguiled
Daughter of Francis Ford Coppola, Sofia, tackles this sensually twisted tale which finds the dreamy Colin Farrell in the company of attractive leading ladies Nicole Kidman, Kirsten Dunst, and Elle Fanning. The sexually charged flick benefits from a slow, sensual burn leads up to a twist ending that’ll have your head spinning and your stomach turning
3. Tulip Fever
This scandalous tale brings a lesser-known time period of Dutch history to light as Dane Dehaan and Alicia Vikander share a sexual spark. Artist and subject share an unexpected connection and go against the odds to let their love and future bloom, treating the audience to the eroticism of unforbidden love.
This 2017 update bends the appeal of the original television series, focusing heavily on action and comedy to drive a subpar plot. Viewers, however, may be too enthralled by the raw sex oozing from the screen as Dwayne Johnson, Zac Efron, Priyanka Chopra, Alexandra Daddario, Kelly Rohrbach, and many more enjoy spending a bulk of the movie in revealing bathing suits and making hearts race.
1. Fifty Shades Darker
The pinnacle of sexuality and one camera angle shy of an XXX rating, Fifty Shades Darker tests the viewer’s ability to see through a paper-thin plot to enjoy the raunchy follow-up to Fifty Shades of Grey. As expected, the stakes are higher and Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan are once again forced to get to know one another on an incredibly intimate level.
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