Basic Instinct vs. Sea of Love



now these are interesting films to compare because they are very similar in many ways. Basic Instinct became very memorable because of one scene but I think Sea of Love is the better overall movie. besides Al Pacino and John Goodman playing Cops thats really hard to beat.

Very similar indeed. As I was watching Sea of Love last night I kept thinking about Basic Instinct (which I watched last month). Both have lots of suspense, amazing casting choices, and they kept me guessing to the end. Overall I feel Basic Instinct is the stronger film, but neither gets enough credit.

Sea of Love emphasizes the "suspense" in "erotic suspense", and is a stronger film for it. Also, Ellen Barkin embodies the madonna-whore complex much better than Sharon Stone, mostly because she's a better actress.