Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

The recent release of Claire Denis' Vendredi Soir, a languorous film about a one night stand, has provoked some questioning about what makes a great movie sex scene. Is it fantasy or realism? Anticipation or the act? The Guardian looked at two lists of "hottest movie scenes" from Premiere and Playboy.

Among the ones Gothamist agreed with, Don't Look Now, Body Heat, and Mulholland Drive. However, we also love Antonio Banderas and Victoria Abril in Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!, where Antonio plays a crazy fan of Victoria's porn star and ends up kidnapping her. (Antonio is pretty hot as a crazy gay lover in The Law of Desire.) And for all the sex they don't have, Tony Leung and Maggie Cheung still manage to smolder more passionately than most film love scenes in In The Mood For Love.