Movies that actually get sexy right

February 17, 2015 1:07 PM

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The mega-hyped "Fifty Shades of Grey" is finally upon us, and even with Christian Grey's Red Room full of floggers and ropes, and Anastasia Steele's willingness to submit to them, the adaptation of E.L. James' bestselling erotic romance is being met with tepid reviews, puzzlement and yawns. In fact, the best that can be said about "Fifty Shades" is that it offers a stark reminder that there actually are movies - other movies - that know how to "do" sex.

So thank Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan for making us consider some of the more memorable and meaningful, iconic and erotic sex scenes of films past and present. From the risque days of pre-Code Hollywood to the naughty innuendo of '40s noir to Sexual Revolutionized '70s studio pics, from the rip-t...

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