For decades, the world of gambling has captured the imagination of filmmakers. Card games such as blackjack and poker have long been used either as a plot builder or as a primary story arc. While some films have went on to be box office smashes, others should be thrown in the muck. Today we present to you five of the top card game films on Flickchart.
You know the list is getting hotter when most of the movie clips aren’t work-safe. Numbers 20-11 were just a warm up. This next group begins your journey through the Obscure Sexiness Inferno. Read the rest of this entry »
Here we go with another round of cinematic sexiness just waiting to be discovered by a larger audience. In case you missed #16-20, be sure to check out last week’s Part One of this series… Read the rest of this entry »
I typed in “sexiest movies of all time” on Google. The top three results were:
If you study the lists, you will find that there are overlapping films. I counted eight: 9 1/2 Weeks, Mulholland Dr., Y Tu Mamá También, Don’t Look Now, Body Heat, Sex and Lucia, The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Out of Sight. Body Heat shows up on all three.
What you may have learned from this exercise, other than that Body Heat is really sexy, is that lists can become repetitive. I imagine this occurs because the list makers often draw from the same pool of films. The Entertainment Weekly list in particular is loaded with predictable choices. Moviefone is a little more adventurous (Team America: World Police?), but not by much. It’s Gayot that delivers the more offbeat and provocative list. Eschewing the safer choices, they boldly included two of Helen Mirren‘s most controversial films: Caligula and The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover, neither of which I would consider date movies. (I assume that those were chosen due to Helen Mirren’s appearing in them, because she’s been putting the “S” in sexy for multiple decades now.)
Helen Mirren: Sexy enough to make the same list twice.
I, too, am creating a list that aims for less typical picks, but I’m pushing the boundaries of conventionally acknowledged movie sexiness even further than Gayot. My list will consist only of films I’ve seen that have been ranked by 20 or fewer Flickchart users. So, you will not find Body Heat among my choices. What you will find is an eclectic selection of lesser known tales of lust and passion. The fact that few people have seen these films does not diminish their sexiness one bit, I assure you.
NOTE: Some movie clips may not be entirely suitable for work.