They can be funny, they can be intense, they can be romantic. They can involve puppets, or multiple people, or pools. Cinema has been around for more than a century, and in that time, it has produced some truly insane sex scenes, many of which include Tom Cruise or Patrick Swayze, for no particular reason. Here, a few that out-crazy the rest.
Directed by: Greg Mottola
Actors: Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Aviva Baumann
Fun fact: Christopher Mintz-Plasse's mom had to be on set during the filming of this sex scene because he was only 17 at the time.
Directed by: Ridley Scott
Actors: Cameron Diaz and a 2013 Ferrari California HS.
Fun fact: Angelia Jolie turned down the role of Malkina. Wonder why?
MR. AND MRS. SMITH
Directed by: Doug Liman
Actors: Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie
Fun fact: We all know that Brad and Angie hooked up on set because their chemistry was so palpable. A decade and a break up later, maybe the two's fiery romance shouldn't have come as a conclusion of suburban property damage.
Directed by: Marco Brambilla
Actors: Sylvester Stallone and Sandra Bullock
Fun fact: The film predicted Arnold Schwarzenegger becoming a politician a decade before he became governor of California.
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Directed by: Nicholas Roeg
Actors: Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie
Fun fact: The scene still seems so natural and real that rumors abound that Sutherland and Christie weren't really acting.
Directed by: Lee Daniels
Actors: Nicole Kidman and John Cusack
Fun fact: This is the movie in which Nicole Kidman peed on Zac Efron. And yet that's not the most shocking scene of the film.
Directed by: Paul Feig
Actors: Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig
Fun fact: Jon Hamm just tried to enjoy the scene. And he told Kristen Wiig to pinch him if he was hurting her.
WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER
Directed by: David Wain
Actors: Bradley Cooper and Michael Ian Black
Fun fact: This sex scene was all improv. They also kept their socks on.
Directed by: Zack Snyder
Actors: Malin Akerman and Patrick Wilson
Fun fact: Snyder actually thought it would be a good idea to set a superhero sex scene to Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah."
Directed by: David Fincher
Actors: Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris
Fun fact: Pike practiced this sex scene using a Dora the Explorer doll. She also requested that she and Harris spend two hours alone on set preparing.
EYES WIDE SHUT
Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
Actors: Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise
Fun fact: Kubrick died six days after showing the first cut of the film to Cruise, Kidman, and studio executives.
Directed by: Jerry Zucker
Actors: Patrick Swayze and Demi Moore
Fun fact: Moore secured her role because she could cry on command from both eyes. Swayze was cast after the writer saw him cry over his father in an interview.
Directed by: John McNaughton
Actors: Denise Richards, Matt Dillon, and Neve Campbell
Fun fact: The crew found a dead body before filming a river scene. The police simply anchored the corpse to the shore out of site until filming was completed.
Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN
Directed by: Alfonso Cuarón
Actors: Gael García Bernal, Diego Luna, and Ana López Mercado
Fun fact: Luna is not circumcised. That penis you see is pure prosthetic.
Directed by: David Lynch
Actors: Naomi Watts and Laura Harring
Fun fact: Watts, facing eviction and the loss of her health insurance, almost quit acting after filming wrapped. Nicole Kidman talked her into staying, and here we are today.
Directed by: Tony Scott
Actors: Tom Cruise and Kelly McGillis
Fun fact: Cruise forgot his line after the car chase scene, so he kissed McGillis instead. It stuck.
Directed by: Rowdy Herrington (real name)
Actors: Patrick Swayze and Kelly Lynch
Fun fact: Ronda Rousey will star in a remake of the film. Hopefully the new version will not include a painful-looking sex scene against a brick wall.
Directed by: Trey Parker
Actors: Two puppets voiced by Trey Parker and Kristen Miller
Fun fact: After showing an initial version of the film to the Motion Picture Association of America, the board gave it an NC-17 rating for the sex scene. After at least nine edits with different sex scenes the film finally got an R rating.
BRIDE OF CHUCKY
Directed by: Ronny Yu
Actors: Brad Dourif and Jennifer Tilly
Fun fact: Another puppet sex scene, sure, but this one's for anyone who smashed their Cabbage Patch dolls together as a kid.
SHOOT 'EM UP
Directed by: Michael Davis
Actors: Clive Owen and Monica Bellucci
Fun fact: This film had a body count of 151—nine during this sex scene.
Directed by: Mary Harron
Actors: Cara Seymour, Guinevere Turner, and Christian Bale
Fun fact: Bale based his Patrick Bateman off Tom Cruise, as he called it "this very intense friendliness with nothing behind the eyes."
Directed by: Paul Brickman
Actors: Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay
Fun fact: This movie, in which Cruise wears Ray-Ban Wayfarer, boosted sales of the model by 50 percent.
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Actors: Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas
Fun fact: This sex scene used no body doubles and took five days to film.
Directed by: Paul Verhoeven
Actors: Elizabeth Berkley and Kyle McLachlan
Fun fact: Verhoeven was the first director to show up in person to the Razzie Awards and collect the awards for worst director and worst picture.
Directed by: Jorma Taccone
Actors: Will Forte and Maya Rudolph
Fun fact: Rudolph was eight months pregnant while shooting her scenes.
This story originally appeared on Esquire.com.
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