[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks.
March 13, 2010 11:08 PM   Subscribe

[BodiceRipperMovieFilter] Recommend me your trashiest, sexiest, fun, resolved-sexual-tension flicks.

I'm in the middle of one of my last sets of law school finals, I'm feeling antsy, and I'm longing for something lurid and fun. I guess I'm looking for something along the lines of Original Sin but not necessarily as campy. I want movies packed with sexual tension and happy endings. Not metaphorical, I don't need porny (although that would be fine), I want happy couples at the end. I like watching angsty love/hate/sex relationships. More examples: Maggie/Brick in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Secretary to some extent, 9 1/2 Weeks would be right if they'd ended up together.

What can you do for me, metafilter? Please keep me away from my Federal Jurisdiction outline.
posted by anthropomorphic to Media & Arts (28 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
posted by rodgerd at 11:26 PM on March 13, 2010 [3 favorites]

Out of Sight. One of the best in this genre.
posted by hamandcheese at 11:31 PM on March 13, 2010 [8 favorites]

May not be exactly what you are looking for, but I thought "Eating Raoul" was one of the raunchiest, funniest movies I've ever seen.
posted by pushing paper and bottoming chairs at 11:42 PM on March 13, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Smith, the 2005 Doug Liman one, or True Lies.

Admittedly, my idea of trashy bodice-ripping angst involves Harriers and guns a lot of the time.
posted by fairytale of los angeles at 11:44 PM on March 13, 2010 [3 favorites]

Sex and Lucia fits this bill rather nicely.
posted by koeselitz at 11:45 PM on March 13, 2010 [1 favorite]

Out of Sight. One of the best in this genre.

Great movie, but not sure about the happy ending requirement.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:31 AM on March 14, 2010

Mostly Martha (subtitled) fits much of the bill, though I wouldn't call it trashy or lurid. Don't bother with the crappy remake, No Reservations.
posted by jon1270 at 3:01 AM on March 14, 2010

The Thomas Crown Affair, which is more fun than trashy.
posted by Brandon Blatcher at 3:28 AM on March 14, 2010

The Mask of Zorro certainly fits the BodiceRipper part of your criteria.
posted by paulsc at 4:05 AM on March 14, 2010

Aw, I was coming to offer "Bound" too. That would be just exactly the thing, I think.
posted by Stacey at 4:58 AM on March 14, 2010

Body Double
posted by spasm at 6:32 AM on March 14, 2010

Belle Epoque, although I remember it as lighthearted and adorable rather than trashy. But it has Spain in the 1930s, plenty of rolling in the hay with the farmer's beautiful daughters, and a happy ending.
posted by sively at 7:27 AM on March 14, 2010

sex, lies and videotapeNot sure I would describe it as fun, though.
Wild at Heart? Maybe too much weirdness, but I think it's fun for certain twisted values of fun.
An Officer and a Gentleman? Though maybe that just seemed steamy because I was 15 the first time I watched it.
posted by drlith at 8:12 AM on March 14, 2010

Two Moon Junction
posted by Cool Papa Bell at 11:00 AM on March 14, 2010

Bull Durham
posted by dinger at 12:22 PM on March 14, 2010 [3 favorites]

Strange Days
posted by MsMolly at 12:30 PM on March 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

Tie me up, tie me down (Átame), by Pedro Almodóvar. Oh boy.
posted by lapsangsouchong at 7:07 PM on March 14, 2010

Pillow Talk... an oldie but a goodie.
posted by HeKilledKennedy at 7:33 PM on March 14, 2010

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
posted by bendy at 7:38 PM on March 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

I may like it more than warranted, but I've always laughed my ass off at Flirting With Disaster. It's more of a comedy than you may be thinking of, though. Definitely raunchy. And it sort of has a happy ending, depending on how you look at it.
posted by dhartung at 7:41 PM on March 14, 2010

Risky Business. It's been years but I recall it as funny, sexy, and with a happy ending. Maybe not a lot of sexual tension, but it has its tense moments (Dad's car & Mom's egg).
The Big Easy is another steamy flick - this one with sexual tension but maybe not as much fun as Risky Business.

Good luck on your finals!
posted by kbar1 at 8:10 PM on March 14, 2010 [2 favorites]

posted by ayc200 at 9:26 PM on March 14, 2010 [1 favorite]

True Romance.
posted by Kupo? at 6:43 AM on March 15, 2010

Y tu mama tabien.

Maybe not a completely happy ending, but holy crap. It's so hot it really doesn't matter.

The first time I saw it (well, part of it) I was watching TV with my mom. Do NOT watch it with your mom! That was ... uncomfortable until I could tear myself away from it long enough to reluctantly change the channel.

But anyhow, Gael Garcia Bernal is just so brutally hot, and the plot is too. Enjoy!
posted by ohyouknow at 7:08 PM on March 15, 2010

The best of the worst- B movie, exploitation over the top, total trash and kind of awesome: Bitch Slap!
posted by TheBones at 8:26 PM on March 15, 2010

Nthing Secretary.

Lots of fun, deliciously sexy movies spring to mind, but Secretary is one of the very few with a clear-cut happy-ever-after ending.
posted by marsha56 at 11:50 AM on March 16, 2010

Agree with Bound for ohmygod sexy girl sex. Steamy hot stuff. Made me want to run out and find another woman, and I'm a (mostly) straight married lady.

After The Sunset Salma Hayak and Pierce Brosnan. Sultry and sexy. Ignore the implausible heist story and enjoy the sexy stuff.

The Girl Next Door is funny/sexy, may be more comedic than you are looking for.

I am trying SO hard to remember the name of this one movie, very steamy, where a man is imprisoned for some reasons, write love letters, gets some steamy ones back from woman (in the next cell, maybe?) and they end up together. I want to say it is French...nope. Can't remember, I'll have to come back later or try AskMe myself!

Otherwise...umm...Damn, you want a happily-ever-after film? Well, you could stop Body Heat in the middle of the movie!
posted by misha at 5:39 PM on March 16, 2010

Dangerous Beauty was also surprisingly good.
posted by misha at 6:00 PM on March 16, 2010

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