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  • Ten. Bo Derek runs in slow motion on the beach. In fact, anything that Bo Derek has ever appeared in has been utterly forgettable, except for her nude scenes.
  • 52 Pickup is an intense thriller. With Kelly Preston and a lot of other naked women.
  • The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is known for Uma Thurman in her movie debut playing a Love Goddess and recreating the famous "Birth of Venus" painting - where a clam shell opens to reveal her fully naked (though with hands covering her breasts).
  • Remember After the Sunset? Pierce Brosnan as a jewel thief? Woody Harrelson trying to catch him? How about Salma Hayek walking down the beach in a tiny black bikini? Now you remember it.
  • Age of Consent, Michael Powell's penultimate film, has 18-year-old Helen Mirren being a nude model and doing a lot of skinnydipping, and there's also some other stuff about something involving James Mason.
  • The Alphabet Killer: Pretty much a movie about Eliza Dushku's breasts, and something or other about ghosts and a murder mystery.
  • All The Right Moves is known - thanks partially to Scream (1996) - as the movie where you can catch a brief glimpse of Tom Cruise's penis if you pause at the right time. None other than Kate Hudson admits to doing this. Seeing all of Lea Thompson in the same scene doesn't hurt, either.
  • If American Beauty isn't known for the oft-parodied plastic bag scene, it's for Mena Suvari appearing in Lester's fantasy completely naked and covered in rose petals. There's actual nudity in the movie (Mena Suvari shows her breasts later on, as does Thora Birch) but due to the Theiss Titillation Theory, the first scene is what's remembered.
  • American Hustle is best known for two things - the scandal that revealed the huge pay gap between the movie's male and female stars, and Amy Adams wearing numerous Absolute Cleavage outfits. If the movie gets brought up, Amy herself tends to poke fun at the outfits. Oh, and the kiss between the characters of Adams and Jennifer Lawrence.
  • Angel Heart was a twisted horror-noir movie staring Robert De Niro, Mickey Rourke, and directed by the guy who did Pink Floyd's The Wall. Not ringing any bells? How about the sex scene involving the daughter from The Cosby Show? Ok, now you remember.
  • Ashanti: In the first fifteen minutes, statuesque model and leading lady Beverly Johnson goes skinnydipping in bright sunlight. Then she gets kidnapped by slavers, and her husband Michael Caine spends the rest of the film probably doing something or other involving finding out what happened to her.
  • Atonement is a critically acclaimed period drama that turned Saoirse Ronan into a star. Yet in almost all interviews promoting it, Keira Knightley was asked about her passionate sex scene with James McAvoy up against the bookcase. They're both fully clothed for the scene by the way.
  • Australia: Hugh Jackman slowly and shirtlessly pours a bucket of water over himself... in Australia.
  • Barbarella: Jane Fonda looking good, performing a strip-tease in zero gravity, and having lots of sex, at one point with an orgasm machine. That's what anyone who watches this movie will be talking about. There's also some sci-fi plot about saving the universe.
  • Basic Instinct: Interrogation scene. Sharon Stone crosses her legs in a miniskirt. She's clearly not wearing any underwear. Basically, that brief flash of flesh is the only thing most people remember from this film. There's a reason it's described as the film that ruined a million VCRs.
  • Bastille Day (known as The Take in some places) is a rather uneventful thriller starring Idris Elba and Richard Madden, considered So Okay, It's Average at best. Its main draw is surprisingly not its two hunkish leads though, but a ten-second shot of a random pedestrian (played by Stéphane Caillard) walking naked through the street during a festival on the titular holiday.
  • Batman Returns: Michelle Pfeiffer in her stitched-together black vinyl Catwoman outfit and licking the Caped Crusader's face was virtually the only thing to garner a positive response in Tim Burton's sequel when it was released in the summer of 1992 (though it has since been Vindicated by History). What's interesting is that there are other prime examples of Fanservice in Returns (a hot blonde in a snow-bunny and little else, another hot blonde getting her breasts fondled by the Penguin), and Pfeiffer overshadowed those too.
  • Batman & Robin is quite infamous for many reasons. But one frequent aspect it's mocked for is the Batsuit having nipples on it.
  • Bel Ami merges this with Fan Disservice - as the only thing that it's known for is that Christina Ricci was required to grow out her armpit hair for nude scenes.
  • The Betsy has a wonderful scene where Kathleen Beller slips off her clothes and takes a nude swim. There was a car in the movie too, but who cares?
  • The film prints of Big Bad Mama lost most of Angie Dickinson's nude scene. The reason? Projectionists kept stealing frames of it.
  • If it is remembered at all, the Pam Grier movie Black Mama, White Mama is remembered as a Girls Behind Bars flick with lots of naked women and lesbian domination (in fact, the work page on this wiki used to describe it as such, in a rather exaggerated fashion). The action plot where the protagonists escape prison and the ensuing womanhunt tend to be forgotten.
  • Birdemic: A delightfully awful movie about killer birds... which also features a delightful model, Nathalie, with killer looks appearing in underwear. Even RiffTrax fell for it.
    Kevin: (seeing Nathalie) What were people's complaints about this movie, again?
    Bill: Well, that the acting, dialog, special effects, script, sound editing were all really, really terrible.
    Kevin: Yeah, it is pretty great, isn't it?!
  • Black Swan: If the early hype was to be believed, it was about Mila Kunis having lesbian sex with Natalie Portman... and something about ballet? Portman outright said the scene was there because Sex Sells.
    "How do you get guys to go to a ballet movie? How do you get girls to a thriller? And the answer is a lesbian scene. Everyone wants to see that."
  • Blame It on Rio is remembered for Demi Moore and Michelle Johnson's scenes, but above all for the scene in which Michelle Johnson's character takes a naked Polaroid selfie as part of an attempt to seduce her dad's best friend — who's played by Michael Caine, making this a May–December Romance with a large dose of Squick.
  • The Bling Ring is known mostly the movie in which Emma Watson licks her lips during dancing, wears Painted-On Pants and does a pole dance. And something about robbing celebrities. The executives seem to have invoked this with the trailer containing shots of one of the female characters in her underwear, the infamous lip-licking scene and the girls in sexy outfits.
  • The Blood on Satan's Claw is an extremely well-made and chilling British horror film from 1971. It is mostly remembered for two scenes, featuring future and past Doctor Who actors respectively.
  • Blown Away is an obscure thriller from 1992 only two groups of people will remember: Fans of "The Two Coreys" and fans of Nicole Eggert (who is naked for at least 20% of the movie).
  • Blue Is the Warmest Color will be remembered primarily for its extensive explicit lesbian sex scenes more than for its storyline, much to the chagrin of fans of the original graphic novel. Much as with Bound (see below), the impression given by the media is that it's a 3-hour lesbian porn film.
  • The Blue Lagoon is best remembered as the movie Brooke Shields (who was 14 at the time) spends the vast majority of nude, though far less actual naughty bits were shown than people remember, thanks to judicious use of camera angles and Godiva Hair.
  • It's doubtful even the people that made Bobbie Jo and the Outlaw would remember it if it didn't have the only nude scenes of Lynda Carter's career.
  • Bound is one long scene of Jennifer Tilly giving prolonged manual stimulation to Gina Gershon, plus some scenes with a guy shouting about money.
  • Boy on a Dolphin: Do an image search for this movie and see how many of the results show Sophia Loren's Sexy Soaked Shirt scene.
  • The Break-Up is best known for a scene in which Jennifer Aniston wanders around her apartment with nothing on.
  • The Bring It On films are known for having some beautiful teen actresses in form-fitting cheerleading outfits. Notably, the first film has Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku. People tend to forget that the movies actually treat cheerleading as a serious, driven, competitive athletic pursuit.
  • The way people talk about Brokeback Mountain, you'd think it consists solely of Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal having sex in a tent, plus a part with Anne Hathaway topless.
  • The Brown Bunny probably had a plot (or not), but is mainly remembered as the film where Chloë Sevigny performs un-simulated fellatio on the writer/director/star. And then the war of words with the director and Roger Ebert. A decade after its release, Sevigny was still being asked questions about the scene, despite the fact she's gone on to greater notoriety in other works.
  • Cabin Fever
    • The film is known on This Very Wiki mostly due to a sex scene between two characters. And a really stupid scene involving a kid screaming about pancakes and doing lame kung-fu moves.
    • Behind the scenes the most talked-about detail is Cerina Vincent refusing to show her ass on film, and Eli Roth measuring one inch of it that would be uncovered by the Modesty Bedsheet.
  • Caligula. It's about the life of a Roman emperor...and a whole LOTTA sex going on...also, Helen Mirren's breasts, in case anyone's interested. In this case at least the sexual stuff is half of what the movie is about - the movie got funding from Penthouse magazine on the condition that things be tarted up a little.
  • That the 1999 movie Carmilla is known at all is likely due to the fact that Professional Wrestler Dawn Marie appears topless in the beginning.
  • Career Opportunities is a thoroughly forgettable 1991 teen comedy about two people getting trapped inside a Target for the night and having to deal with burglars. Forgettable, that is, except for Jennifer Connelly demonstrating Buxom Is Better and Gainaxing by wearing a white cotton tank top for the whole movie, including a scene where she bounces on a coin-operated children's pony ride (in one of the most gif-able moments in film history). When she was attending Yale, one of her professors brought it up in class.
  • While Carrie (1976) is still remembered as a horror classic, it feels the effect of this trope in other ways. Amy Irving likes to remind people that the opening of the movie is a volleyball game in gym class, and not the steamy sequence of the girls showering that comes afterwards. Of course, this sequence is also probably remembered because it quickly morphs into Fan Disservice when Carrie gets her first period while in the shower.
  • Casual Sex: Lea Thompson and Victoria Jackson toasting their buns at a nude beach. And ...
  • Catwoman is remembered as one of the worst comic book movies ever made, while also sticking Halle Berry in a Hotter and Sexier version of the Spy Catsuit that's more like bondage gear.
    Roger Ebert: Catwoman is a movie about Halle Berry's beauty, sex appeal, figure, eyes, lips and costume design. It gets those right. Everything else is secondary, except for the plot, which is tertiary.
  • Chloe only gets mentioned for Amanda Seyfried getting naked with Julianne Moore.
  • City of Industry, an otherwise pretty forgettable crime thriller, seems to be mostly remembered for the brief appearance of Lucy Liu as a stripper.
  • Closer: Natalie Portman works in a strip club. That's pretty much all most people can remember.
  • Coach Carter stars Samuel L. Jackson helping out a troubled high school full of delinquents, who later have an impromptu pool party in their skivvies as no one brought bathing suits.
  • Cool Hand Luke:
    • Mention the movie and people will talk about the fact that the main cast spend half the movie shirtless while tarring roads or wrestling with each other.
    • The memorable scene where Joy Harmon plays a well-endowed girl in a skimpy dress, who proceeds to wash her car while the men watch. She doesn't appear past this scene but she's an iconic part of the movie.
  • Cool World: The only thing anyone remembers in the whole movie is Holli Would (and Lonette to a lesser extent).
  • The Counselor is a movie about drugs, murder, despair, incomprehensible dialogue and Cameron Diaz humping a Ferrari.
  • The Crimson Pirate - Burt Lancaster swings from a rope shirtless, flashes his pearly whites at the camera and delivers some exposition.
  • Cruel Intentions:
  • Darkdrive has a sex scene with Julie Benz and that's basically all anyone remembers. Perhaps for the best, since what passes for plot is pretty much impenetrable (to the point that even one of the other actresses expressed her confusion when a fan asked her).
  • Dark Honeymoon is the film in which Tia Carrere and Lindy Booth (y'know, Sydney Fox and Claudia from Relic Hunter) have a lesbian makeout. Maybe there's some thriller stuff in it too.
  • Darling Lili was a rather expensive Box Office Bomb but its Fanservice aspects are heavily ingrained in pop culture:
    • The character Crepe Suzette features considerably less in the film than one would think. She's an offscreen character and only appears in three scenes. But one of those scenes is the Bad Girl Song "Your Goodwill Ambassador", where she performs a striptease for an adoring crowd.
    • Lili's striptease in the Dark Reprise of "I'll Give You Three Guesses" is remembered precisely because she was played by Julie Andrews, who was trying to shake her goody-two-shoes image.
    • The steamy kiss in the shower between Julie Andrews and Rock Hudson is also one of the most memorable images of the film - and it's even on the film's page on Wikipedia.
  • Debate over the sex scene in Dead Calm tends to overshadow everything else about it. There are endless posts on the IMDb message boards asking whether Rae enjoyed it, did it only to get Hughie to lower his guard, did it to get him to lower his guard but enjoyed it anyway, etc.
  • Jacqueline Bisset. The Deep. Wet T-shirt. That scene made "wet T-shirt" a household phrase, even among people who never saw the movie.
  • It's hard to remember anything in Detroit Rock City other than the scene where the guys play a prank that involves knocking down all the stalls in a women's restroom - revealing a teenage girl literally caught with her pants down on a toilet.
  • Dinner at Eight is an obvious attempt at recreating the success of Grand Hotel back in the 1930s. The main thing it's remembered for is Jean Harlow in a Sexy Backless Outfit in the final act.
  • Downplayed in Don't Look Now; its unusually long sex scene between Donald Sutherland and Julie Christie is memorable for being one of the most definitive in a mainstream movie. Even then, it doesn't quite match the impact of the conclusion.
  • A dark version of this: Deliverance is best known for a male-rape scene.
  • Do the Right Thing is a film about brewing racial tensions in a diverse New York neighborhood, but possibly one of its best-known moments is of Rosie Perez (in her film debut) showing off her breasts during a sex scene.
  • The Dreamers was Eva Green's major film debut... and she certainly doesn't disappoint, spending most of her runtime either engaged in sexual acts, undressing or just baring it all. The overarching plot (set against the 1968 Paris riots) is an afterthought at that point, and Green has capitalized on it by being a Ms. Fanservice in just about every project she's appeared in since then.

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  • The best-known part of Eastern Promises is the bathhouse fight scene, which features Viggo Mortensen fighting off two guys completely naked.
  • If anyone in latter days ever talks about 1933 European art film Ecstasy, it's because they are talking about Hedy Lamarr running around naked and simulating an orgasm onscreen.
  • The following are the only things about Elektra that people actually liked. Jennifer Garner as the title character, her body, swimming in her bra and panties, getting a Kiss of Death from Typhoid Mary. This concludes the list.
  • Embrace of the Vampire is remembered entirely for Alyssa Milano appearing nude - desperate to shake off the child star image she'd acquired from Who's the Boss?
  • The biggest selling point of Entrapment is the scene where Classy Cat-Burglar Catherine Zeta-Jones squirms her ass under a laser tripwire.
  • Erin Brockovich is a film detailing the real-life exploits of an American businesswoman. What got the most press when hyping the film? Julia Roberts wearing a Wonderbra to pad her breasts.
  • Although the sequels are known for a high degree of chainsaws and ass-kicking, the original The Evil Dead is best known for the bit where Ash's sister gets raped by a tree. Including director Sam Raimi, who still regrets leaving that scene in the final cut.
  • While film buffs and Stanley Kubrick fans may know Eyes Wide Shut for many, many things (it is a Stanley Kubrick movie, after all), many an average person doesn't know much about the movie aside from nude Nicole Kidman (at times kissing naked Tom Cruise or having enthusiastic sex with another guy) and the infamous masked orgy.
  • Fast Times at Ridgemont High? That's the movie where the chick from Gremlins gets naked, right? During the VHS era, many video rental stores reported tracking issues during Phoebe Cates' topless scene because people would rewind it and watch it over and over again.
  • Fanboys: Kristen Bell in the Leia costume. To save you ten minutes of searching right now; she wears it at the END of the movie while they're standing in line at the cinema.
  • Fantastic Voyage: The science of size-changing was always highly suspect, but Raquel Welch getting the "antibody corset" clawed off her wetsuit was a scene that made the whole movie worth it.
  • Femme Fatale is mostly about Rebecca Romijn lezzing it out with another woman. And something about Romijn being a very successful Manipulative Bastard. Maybe.
  • From Dusk Till Dawn: Salma Hayek as a vampire who does a sexy dance with a snake draped around her. It's even more remembered than the shocking Halfway Plot Switch from crime thriller to a campy vampire movie.
  • Fire on the Amazon is only notable for a rare, extended Sandra Bullock sex scene; although strategically placed hands and shadows cover her nudity, just the novelty of Bullock naked in various sex positions is enough to keep the movie from descending into oblivion, since she's made it quite clear she's never doing a scene like that again.
  • While Forgetting Sarah Marshall is still memorable for a variety of merits, it's rare for someone to have a conversation about it without mentioning Jason Segel's penis. This may be intentional: his two naked appearances happen suddenly, right at the beginning and right at the end, making this aspect of the movie hard to, well, forget.
  • The only things anyone seems to remember about the Friday the 13th reboot was the rather gratuitous sex scene halfway through, the Sexy Silhouette-style sex scene near the beginning and that Skinny Dipping chick with an impressive rack.
  • From Here to Eternity is a respected war film but it has one detail that everyone remembers - the steamy kiss on the beach between Burt Lancaster and Deborah Kerr. This was likely invoked by Kerr, as Hollywood had typecast her as a Proper Lady in costume dramas. She took the role of a depressed adulteress because she wanted to shake up her image.
    "I've played so many different roles in so many different locales...but all they want to talk about is that roll in the sand."
  • Full Body Massage was a 1995 TV movie that essentially served as a vehicle for the buxom Mimi Rogers to be topless. And bottomless.
  • As mentioned by Family Guy in the first Star Wars episode, Gia has Angelina Jolie naked and making out with a chick.
  • The Gift (2000) is all about a young Katie Holmes baring her breasts and yelling the F-word at some guy. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle lampshades this trope beautifully with an exchange between Rosenberg and Goldstein:
    Goldstein: We're gonna watch The Gift on HBO. Supposedly Katie Holmes shows her titties in this movie!
  • Gilda has two scenes that are ingrained in pop culture - Rita Hayworth's sexy Hair Flip when she's asked "are you decent?", and another scene where she seductively peels off her Opera Gloves implying she's going to strip (only to be stopped).
  • The Graduate is Anne Bancroft seducing a teenage boy and turning Mrs. Robinson into a slang term for a sexy older woman.
  • Grim Prairie Tales. Many remember just the "unbirthing" end to one of the stories.
  • A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints gets a lot of attention for one scene where Channing Tatum walks down the street shirtless. Not his only Shirtless Scene in the movie, but it's the one on the film's poster and he was teased about it on The Graham Norton Show.
  • Goths and hippies may love Gypsy 83 for its story and characters, but most everyone else just remembers Sara Rue's giant rack.
  • The Gypsy Moths is known for having the only nude scene in Deborah Kerr's career (at the age of 47 no less).
  • Sigourney Weaver's earlier thriller movie, Half Moon Street (about an academic who takes to escort work to pay for her PhD) is generally remembered for the fact she spends a great deal of it in the nude. One scene of a topless Sigourney on an exercise bike tends to lodge in the mind.
  • Hours after Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was released, all anyone talked about was the ghost images of Harry and Hermione getting naked and making out.
  • Havoc is often remembered for Anne Hathaway's boobies. (This movie was even released on the same year as Brokeback Mountain, which also features a nude scene by Hathaway, but Brokeback was overshadowed by...well, you know.) Cracked even said owning a copy of Havoc is an acceptable cause for a wife to ask for a divorce.
  • Heartbreakers is that film where Jennifer Love Hewitt walks around wearing lots of tight skimpy dresses, to the point where Roger Ebert wondered if she was being paid to endorse the Wonderbra. To a lesser extent, Sigourney Weaver playing a Mrs. Robinson who shows plenty of skin too.
  • Hell's Angels is either remembered for the infamous Troubled Production (depicted in the film The Aviator) or Jean Harlow coining the term Slip into Something More Comfortable.
  • The Hidden with Claudia Christian as a stripper. Who somehow screws a guy to death.
  • The Hole is a British thriller from 2001 that gets a lot of attention for two reasons:
    • Keira Knightley briefly flashes her breasts for her boyfriend. She was fifteen at the time.
    • Laurence Fox goes full frontal for a scene in the boys' changing rooms. Many gifs have been made of that scene alone.
  • The 2000 British crime movie Honest was only notable even at the time of its release because the Appleton sisters from the girl group All Saints showed their breasts in it.
  • The Hot Spot: A by-the-numbers mystery starring Don Johnson. The only reason it's remembered is that Jennifer Connelly did her first nude scene in it.
  • Anyone remember The Darjeeling Limited? Heard of the short tie-in film Hotel Chevalier? No? It's the one where Natalie Portman gets naked onscreen for the first time. Now do you remember? (Portman was so annoyed by the focus on her nude scene that she hasn't done another one since.)
  • House of Wax (2005) is remembered for Paris Hilton doing a sexy striptease down to a pair of red bra and panties - right before she gets murdered.
  • Howard the Duck: Three things people remember about the movie (other than "It sucked") -
    • "Duck Tits." A gratuitous shot of a female duck's Non-Mammal Mammaries when Howard is being pulled through the portal.
    • Beverly (Lea Thompson), clad only in a t-shirt and panties, crawling around on her bed, shot lovingly from behind.
    • Later in that same scene: the Almost Kiss between Howard and Beverly. More people remember the near-kiss than WHY it was a near-kiss. (A possessed Dr. Jennings busting through the wall to nab Howard.)
  • In Howling II: Stirba: Werewolf Bitch, Sybil Danning rips her bodice open to expose her breasts, and this shot is shown repeatedly during the end credits montage. Roger Ebert's review nominated the repetitions of the shot as the movie's second and third interesting moments, though other viewers have counted more (repetitions, that is). Apparently, this was because Danning said she'd do only one nude scene, so the producers decided to get the maximum bang for their buck.
  • The Hunger is about a hot lesbian sex scene between Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve. Oh, and David Bowie was in it? The vampires' blood lust is paralleled to drug addiction rather than sexual lust, but the short-lived TV spin-off was Hotter and Sexier for this reason.
  • I Love Trouble may have been about two bickering reporters chasing down a conspiracy but all anyone remembers is Julia Roberts getting caught skinny dipping by boy scouts.
  • The key plot point everyone seems to remember about In The Cut is either Mark Ruffalo's penis or Meg Ryan's boobs.
  • Innocent Blood has Anne Parillaud very naked, and front-loaded — it's the first thing you see after the establishing shot. Remarkably few people stick around for the succeeding 110 minutes of Anne Rice-style vampire angst.
  • Into the Blue is about Jessica Alba wearing skimpy swimsuits and very tight panties (with a reprise of Miss Alba underwater behind the end credits), and the camera going between Ashley Scott's legs. There's also something about treasure hunters and drug dealers in the Bahamas, but...
  • The Intruders is a mediocre suspense-thriller film where Miranda Cosgrove is often in form-fitting sleepwear along with a shower/towel scene and a swimsuit scene.
  • Irreversible: Quite possibly the most controversial example in this trope. The film is a deadly serious look at the impact of rape. The act itself is depicted in a harrowing 8-minute-long, unedited sequence. While criticised by some as exploitative, other critics applauded the unflinching look at the reality of a sustained assault. Even though director Gaspar Noe is known for his erotic films, and the scene featured Monica Bellucci, the star of many Ms. Fanservice-friendly movies, and the nudity is minimal, the scene was widely circulated online and taken completely out of context with the rest of the film, and thus became treated as fanservice by those unaware of this context (and the scene is what the film is remembered for, even among those who don't view it as fanservice). To the Internet's credit, attempts to post the scene in a "celeb porn" context are often roundly condemned, and Noe's intent to drive home the horror of rape is actually helped in some way because those who proceed to watch the film expecting the movie to be more along the lines of Bellucci's (or Noe's) sexier films are likely to find themselves very uncomfortable as they view the scene in its proper context.
  • If It Happened One Night is mentioned, it'll usually be for the (at the time) shocking Shirtless Scene where Clark Gable strips off and isn't wearing an undershirt. The urban legend that the scene caused undershirts to drop in popularity contributes to this. The other famous scene from the movie is Claudette Colbert deciding to Show Some Leg to get a car to stop. This was 1934 so that was quite shocking Fanservice too (and Claudette initially refused to show her leg until she saw footage of a double doing it).
  • Even among those who haven't seen it, the horror film Jack Frost is known for the scene where the evil snowman rapes Shannon Elizabeth with his carrot-nose.
  • James Bond films are naturally prone to this:
  • A tame example with the obscure 1934 British film Java Head. It's remembered for being the only time Anna May Wong got to kiss a white co-star.
  • Jennifer's Body is remembered for the lesbian make-out scene between Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried.
  • Just One of the Guys is about Joyce Hyser dressing up as a guy and showing her breasts to the guy she loves who thinks she's a guy. No one else remembers anything about the movie other than that (or Joyce's brother knowing everything in the world about Playmates and Joyce having to borrow the info later).
  • The Kentucky Fried Movie
    • "Catholic High School Girls in Trouble" and that sketch where the guys on the news watch a couple having sex (which starts when her bra comes off). There may've been other things too.
    • There was also BIG JIM SLADE!
    • "People often mistake me for my daughter."
  • Labyrinth? That's the movie about David Bowie's crotch, right? Or as The Nostalgia Chick says, it taught pre-teen girls some very interesting differences between males and females. It's also about Jennifer Connelly dressed up as a princess in very flattering and form-fitting gowns at various moments.
  • The Last Jedi was the Wham Episode to end all wham episodes. Yet one of the most talked-about scenes is Adam Driver's Shirtless Scene. Its popularity is the result of both this trope and Memetic Mutation.
  • The Last Picture Show was acclaimed by critics upon release. Today, it's remembered mainly for Cybill Shepherd's nude scenes.
  • Last Tango in Paris owes its notoriety and its X rating mostly to a scene where Marlon Brando does it to Maria Schneider with a stick of butter.
  • Lifeforce: The naked space-vampire movie. (Oh, and Patrick Stewart is in it briefly.)
  • Lost and Delirious: Schoolgirl Lesbians Piper Perabo and Jessica Pare are pretty hot together, but you'd think nothing else happens in the movie.
  • Lost Highway: If you can't get past the labyrinthine plot, you'll probably only remember Patricia Arquette's controversial forced-striptease scene at Mr. Eddy's house.
  • Love and Other Drugs is a movie that features copious amounts of naked Anne Hathaway and something about Jake Gyllenhaal selling medicine.
  • Roman Polanski's Macbeth is remembered for its Bloodier and Gorier nature, and for Lady Macbeth getting a nude sleepwalking scene. Ironically despite the scene being non-explicit, the movie was financed by Playboy!
  • Machete Kills has undergone some Memetic Mutation for having Alexa Vega in a sexy outfit, and it's usually accompanied by "Before" and "After" Pictures of her in Spy Kids to show that She Is All Grown Up. Ironically both films are directed by Robert Rodriguez.
  • Magic Mike
    • Male version. To be fair, the movie is about male strippers, but a lot of the movie discusses the problems with the lifestyle. The movie also suffered from Never Trust a Trailer, with the trailers marketing it as a comedy with a lot of stripping.
    • There's also the first time we get to see Olivia Munn and her breasts on-screen — just as the movie gets started, no less!
  • The Italian movie Malèna is remembered for two things: a) a fourteen-year-old boy fantasizing about a naked Monica Bellucci (which to be fair is half of what the movie is about), and b) said fourteen-year-old boy's penis in a scene where he's taken to a prostitute. It's onscreen for three seconds and cut out of most foreign releases
  • The thriller Malicious is only remembered for Molly Ringwald going topless (she did it to get rid of her "sweet teenage girl" image).
  • The Mask of Fu Manchu is either discussed for the blatant racism of the Yellow Peril plot, or one scene where Charles Starrett is stripped and then whipped - while Myrna Loy orgasmically looks on. There was such controversy about it that it's edited out of several VHS versions.
  • The Mask of Zorro was a well made, old fashioned swashbuckler and a highlight of the 1998 movie season, but the only thing anyone seems to remember is the scene where Catherine Zeta-Jones got her clothes cut off by Antonio Banderas (not surprising really since the advertisement campaign for the movie consisted of that scene and a big flaming Z on a hillside).
  • Lad magazines say that it's worth watching the angsty and depressing Melancholia just to see Kirsten Dunst naked.
  • Charlize Theron parodied this when trying to promote A Million Ways to Die in the West on The Graham Norton Show. Struggling to describe the movie's plot, she just changed tack and said "it's really funny and I'm naked!"
  • The scene in Mischief where Kelly Preston goes full frontal to the strains of The Platters' "My Prayer". We dare anyone to come up with anything else about this movie (without Googling).
  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post is a tender romantic drama about a young girl in Montana discovering her own sexuality and wrestling with the repressive nature of conservative religious authorities....not ringing any bells? It's the one where Chloe Grace Moretz makes out with other girls. As in several other girls.
  • Money Train, which stars Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, and a rare sight of Jennifer Lopez's bare bosoms in a sex scene.
  • Monster's Ball is largely remembered because of Halle Berry's steamy sex scene, but it was good enough on its own merits to win her an Oscar. Though the scene in question is known equally for the narm attached to it ("Make me feel GGGRRRRRRD!")
  • Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) is remembered for two things: breaking up Brad and Jennifer's marriage, and Angelina Jolie in a dominatrix outfit.
  • Mulholland Dr. apparently consists entirely of random weird stuff surrounding a hot lesbian make-out between Naomi Watts and Laura Elena Harring. Except that really is all that happened.
  • Mulholland Falls is a Film Noir complete with a MacGuffin... which in this case are sex tapes of Jennifer Connelly. It might as well be named "The 'Jennifer Connelly Sex Tapes' Movie".
  • My Name Is Emily, an Irish indie film, got a lot of press for one quick scene featuring a hundred extras running naked into the sea. Not helping matters was one or two news outlets mistakenly reporting that the movie's lead Evanna Lynch would be in the nude (her character isn't even born when the scene takes place).
  • My Summer of Love, Emily Blunt's debut film, features her topless and passionately kissing another woman. The lady herself agrees.
    "It involves girl on girl...go see it!"
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  • The Name of the Rose: James Bond is a crime-solving monk, and all everyone remembers is the hot peasant girl and the novice getting it on (it is, admittedly, a well-done sex scene). Fun fact: Christian Slater was only 15 when he did that scene.
  • The New Guy is remembered for the minute-long montage of Eliza Dushku modelling bikinis.
  • Nine was Rob Marshall's lackluster follow-up to Chicago and is mostly remembered for the Fanservice - which there's a lot of thanks to the protagonist being a massive lech. We have Penélope Cruz on a swing in pink lingerie, Kate Hudson dancing in a Stripperiffic dress and the camera panning to her ass, Fergie pouring sand all over herself and Marion Cotillard violently stripping off.
  • Not Another Teen Movie? Isn't that the movie where some dude comes out wearing only whipped cream, two cherries, and a banana? (...Chris Evans was the dude?!) No that's the one with the constantly naked foreign exchange student whose actress happened to be the same who played a Yellow Power Ranger. And the one where the lead character has an orgasm in front of her whole family, and the one where the dude's sister wants to bang him, and the one where the one chick is getting banged while naked against a window... To be fair, however, this movie was intended to be a spoof of "Best Known for the Fanservice" sex comedies.
  • The Notorious Landlady is remembered for a scene where Jack Lemmon is in the middle of getting ready for dinner and has a conversation while sporting an Intimate Open Shirt.
  • Ask fans of the 2003 South Korean film Oldboy (2003) what they think about its 2013 American remake, and they'll most certainly tell you that it's everything that's wrong with remakes and makes them forgettable. Ask people who only watched the 2013 remake about it, and if they do remember the movie at all, they'll probably remember it as the movie in which Elizabeth Olsen gets naked and has a sex scene. In a similar case to Irreversible, the scene is widely circulated online and taken completely out of context with the rest of the film, and thus treated as "celeb porn" fanservice by those unaware that the film's ending has a reveal that makes the scene completely Squicky in context, though it seems more successful at being treated as fanservice than Irreversible.
  • Ondine, a little known Neil Jordan film from 2009, got lots of attention from critics for the Male Gaze showing off Alicja Bachleda's figure - who was dating star Colin Farrell at the time. As one reviewer put it:
    "It's clear that Farrell doesn't love her nearly as much as Jordan's camera."
  • One Million Years B.C. is mostly remembered for the poster showing Raquel Welch in a Fur Bikini.
  • One Night Stand seems to be best known for being the film in which you can see Ming-Na Wen topless.
  • One Touch of Venus is remembered for screen beauty Ava Gardner running around in a skin-tight toga and getting a Modesty Bedsheet. This was the 1940s, so the movie and musical it was based on were known as scandalously risque at the time. The film is practically synonymous with showing off Ava Gardner's beauty all the same.
  • Original Sin (2001) had a steamy sex scene between Angelina Jolie and Antonio Banderas near the beginning of the movie. Nobody really cares about what happened after that.
  • Othello (1995) is remembered for being a Hotter and Sexier take on the Shakespeare play, featuring the titular character getting many Shirtless Scenes. The poster is even of a sexy makeout between Othello and Desdemona.
  • 1987's Overboard is an entertaining romantic comedy that just happens to feature Goldie Hawn in a skimpy swimsuit and a memorable Male Gaze scene that ends up being plot-relevant.
  • 1982's Paradise was a forgettable shameless ripoff of The Blue Lagoon. There are only two reasons anyone remembers it today: For the minority - it's Phoebe Cates' film debut (predating Fast Times at Ridgemont High by 4 months and filmed when she was 17). For the vast majority - Phoebe Cates is naked at damn near every opportunity. Film buffs might recall it as part of Willie Aames' filmography. Michael Medved told the British magazine Starburst that "the camera is never more than two inches from Phoebe Cates' breasts and that's basically what the movie is about."
  • Perdita Durango is a barely-remembered 1997 film about a criminal couple who kidnap two people in an attempt to sacrifice them before they go on a mission. The only thing memorable about the film is a sequence where female supporting character Estelle (Aimee Graham) is tied up and raped by Romeo (Javier Bardem), and whether or not she enjoyed the experience.
  • Perfect is a 1985 romantic drama that is known entirely for Jamie Lee Curtis providing Workout Fanservice in a sexy leotard. The film turned her into a sex symbol in the 80s.
  • Personal Best is about Mariel Hemingway and Patrice Donnelly having lesbian sex. Oh, and uh... something about the Olympics.
  • The 2016 supernatural thriller Personal Shopper got a lot of publicity for Kristen Stewart appearing topless.
  • The silent film Piccadilly is best remembered for Anna May Wong doing a sexy dance in a skimpy stage costume.
  • When Piranha 3D was released in 2010 the underwater nude ballet scene quickly became the most famous thing about the movie, with the only competition from Jerry O'Connell's character getting his penis bitten off, which is anything but sexy.
  • Planet Terror's most memorable scene is the opening credits featuring Rose McGowan go-go dancing.
  • Poison Ivy feels the effects of this, even though there's no actual nudity in the film. The sequels (which are only vaguely connected to the first) are a bunch of exploitation-heavy erotic dramas that lead to many assuming that the first one is this too. Even so, the gratuitous nudity - from actresses Alyssa Milano and Jaime Pressly - is all that the sequels are remembered for.
  • Powder Blue featured Jessica Biel's first nude scenes. And, well, other stuff.
  • Pretty Baby is controversially remembered for Brooke Shields being fully nudenote  at the age of twelve. The film is about a brothel in the days before World War I and features nudity from Susan Sarandon too - but the brief sequence of Shields being photographed nude is what makes the film so infamous.
  • 1963 film Promises! Promises! was explicitly marketed at the time for having nude scenes with sex kitten Jayne Mansfield, the first nude scenes for any mainstream Hollywood actress. The film, a pretty forgettable sex comedy, is indeed only remembered today for Mansfield taking her top off.
  • Prozac Nation similarly had Christina Ricci's first nude scenes, her sitting naked on a bed at the very beginning. Otherwise, it's very forgettable.
  • A Reason To Believe is an obscure indie drama from the '90s that is remembered entirely because a pre-Charmed: Holly Marie Combs has a topless scene. She was shocked after she got fame when pictures from that scene appeared on the internet.
  • Red Dust's most famous scene is where Jean Harlow takes a bath in a barrel.
  • The Return of the Living Dead pretty much invented the concept of brain-eating zombies and is a great example of horror-comedy done right, with a good balance of scares and black humour. But many horror fans remember it for the fit punk-rock chick (Linnea Quigley) literally ripping her clothes off, dancing naked and staying mostly in the buff for the rest of the film. Even after being zombified.
  • Return of the Living Dead 3: The most memorable thing from the movie is Julie in her zombified, metal-decorated punk girl outfit. If you mention the movie in conversation people probably won't remember the characters' names, but "that's the one with the hot zombie chick, right?"
  • The Rocketeer: Again with the Jennifer Connelly. This time for a scene where she puts on a stocking, and the tight white gown with a Cleavage Window she wears in the latter half of the movie.
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show:
    • Tim Curry is bisexual and has lots and lots of sex, while cross-dressing in a tight leotard with fishnets.
    • A close second is Susan Sarandon singing about losing her virginity, while begging the eponymous Rocky to keep fondling her breasts.
  • Franco Zeffirelli's 1968 film version of Romeo and Juliet is infamous for casting actual teenagers as the titular lovers and then having a sex scene (which is only implied in the play). There was even an urban legend that Olivia Hussey (who played Juliet) was refused into the premiere for being too young to see the nudity.note 
  • The Runaways is about the first all-female rock band but...
    • During promotion for the film, Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning mostly got asked about the scene where they kiss. This is Truth in Television - as Joan Jett and Cherie Curie confessed to experimenting while they were in the band.
    • The other scene they're likely to be asked about is Dakota performing "Cherry Bomb" on stage wearing Cherie's iconic lingerie.
  • Hey, Requiem for a Dream! Isn't that the somber, thought-provoking film that explores the horrors of drug addiction? Nope, its just one scene of Jennifer Connelly doing "ass to ass" with another woman. An uber-example of this trope as that scene has been endlessly recycled on porn sites with all context stripped away, turning the horror of the original into straight titillation.

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  • S Club 7 released a movie called Seeing Double in 2004 right before they split up that did a decent amount of business. The three most remembered details of the movie?
    • Rachel - who was the group's resident Ms. Fanservice throughout their run - distracts a security guard by doing a sexy window wash (while wearing a tight tank top).
    • The band's travel manager Natalie mistakenly pulls out a vibrator while preparing their flight to Los Angeles.
    • And of course the extended scene where S Club's clones (yes, you read that right) have a group shower to save their water. Hannah and Rachel (who are real and swapped places with the clones to gather information) also have to strip off to blend in. Surprisingly the other shower scene - where the kidnapped clones try to shower with the real Bradley - isn't as remembered.
  • Another Rita Hayworth example - the movie Salome is only known for the climactic Dance of the Seven Veils scene. Salome dances wearing seven veils and removes each of them. The movie was even going to have the subtitle 'Dance of the Seven Veils'.
  • Saturn 3 had a very brief shot of Farrah Fawcett's nipple.
  • The Scorpion King had Kelly Hu walk around wearing virtually nothing (or not even that) for most of the movie. Dwayne Johnson too. There was a plot?
  • The Seduction: Morgan Fairchild getting naked. And something about an obsessive stalker.
  • An indie film from 2001 Seven and a Match is known and watched only for a gratuitous kiss scene between Eion Bailey and Adam Scott.
  • The Seven Year Itch is remembered more for the publicity shot of Marilyn Monroe having her skirt lifted by a subway vent than any actual scene from the movie (or the play, for that matter). The movie's subway grate scene (not the version everyone remembers) was a gratuitous addition to capitalize on the publicity stunt; nothing remotely like it happens in the play, and people who go see revivals frequently complain about its omission.
  • Shame is about Michael Fassbender's junk and some other stuff. Granted the movie is about sex addiction so you do see a lot, but this makes viewers forget the Carey Mulligan nudity too.
  • The Shape of Water, if you go by most discussions of it, is about a cute mute woman masturbating in bathtubs, followed by said cute mute woman having sex with Abe Sapien from Hellboy. It's even been nicknamed 'Grinding Nemo'.
  • Sheena, from the days a PG-rated movie could feature a nude woman bathingnote  And said woman, Tanya Roberts as the title character, also spends the whole movie in skimpy outfits.
  • Sherrybaby: Maggie Gyllenhaal spends a good portion of the movie naked (as opposed to Secretary, where she's only naked at the end), including one scene where she's just out of the shower. Anyone remember the plot to this thing? Something about a druggie trying to get rid of her daughter, right?
  • Shock Corridor: Constance Towers's extended striptease isn't the only thing that sticks in your head, but it certainly is unforgettable.
  • Silver Linings Playbook has Jennifer Lawrence in a leotard and grinding with Bradley Cooper in a dance competition and that's near the end of the movie. The first part is something about Cooper's character wanting to get back to his wife.
  • Silkwood is known for being the only film in which Meryl Streep appears topless, as Seth MacFarlane pointed out in his "We Saw Your Boobs" number at the 2013 Oscar ceremony.
  • Sirens. Full frontal nudity from many famous ladies (Elle MacPherson and Portia de Rossi, to name two). The dream scene in the lake is the one most folks remember. The film was even marketed around the fact that Elle MacPherson appears nude.
  • S.O.B.: This satire on the nature of Hollywood should be remembered as William Holden's final movie. Instead, most people remember it as the movie in which Julie Andrews appeared topless. Rosanna Arquette has a topless moment, too, but then again, she wasn't the one who played Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp. Plus, you have the meta feeling, considering that director Blake Edwards got Andrews to pose topless for a film where an Edwards-modeled director is trying to get his wife - Andrews essentially playing herself - to pose topless for a film, stemming from Edwards and Andrews's experiences filming Darling Lili (mentioned above).
  • Species is remembered entirely for Natasha Henstridge spending a lot of the movie naked. She's even naked on the poster!
  • Despite being considered a step in the right direction when it came to superhero movies, Spider-Man eventually got overshadowed by its Even Better Sequel. The most remembered scenes are the "you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us" 9/11 parallel, the upside down kiss between Peter and Mary Jane (with MJ in a wet T-shirt), and finally Peter waking up the morning after his spider bite while shirtless - where he spends a good few minutes checking out his newfound muscles.
  • Star Trek Into Darkness Alice Eve's character stripping to her underwear in a shuttlecraft, while the only warning she gives to Captain Kirk is "turn around" while not saying why or explain that she's about to disrobe. Stripping in front of your Commanding Officer would usually end up turning into a one way trip to the brig.
  • Stealth, with Jessica Biel in a bikini. It was only one scene. She also wears very snug military uniforms, to the extent that The New York Times's review of the movie includes the phrase "wiggling her shapely rear" in the very first sentence.
  • Stop Loss was a pretty good drama from Boys Don't Cry director Kimberly Peirce showing the mental state of soldiers from the Iraq War. But the most remembered scene is a sleepwalking Channing Tatum digging a foxhole in his front garden while wearing nothing but his boxers.
  • Everyone remembers Straw Dogs for three reasons:
  • The 1951 West German movie Die Sünderin ("The Sinner") caused the biggest German movie scandal after World War II and is best remembered for a brief scene in which the female lead, Hildegard Knef, poses in the nude for her lover, a painter. In a striking example of this trope at work, you will often read or hear it said that the Catholic and Protestant churches wanted to have the film banned because of this one brief scene, which supposedly was indicative of the "prudish 1950s". In reality, the churches and other critics were very much unconcerned about the nudity, but declared the film deeply immoral because the heroine works as a prostitute to finance an operation on her lover's brain tumor and the film ends with her assisting in his suicide and then killing herself, all told in a way that the critics saw as a glorification or encouragement of prostitution, living out of wedlock, euthanasia, and suicide. In particular the assisted suicide was a highly controversial subject due to what had passed for "euthanasia" during Nazi rule
  • Suicide Squad (2016) was trashed by critics and quickly faded from public consciousness. Some fans have said that the only reasons to watch the movie are: a) Margot Robbie as a Hotter and Sexier Harley Quinn - where the camera is all too happy to show off her ass in short shorts, b) Cara Delevingne in a Chainmail Bikini when she's possessed by the Enchantress.
  • Sunshine Cleaning gets a lot of attention on YouTube for Amy Adams having two lingerie scenes while hooking up with a married man in a motel. Both are short and only while she's changing into clothes, as opposed to removing them.
  • Swordfish is the movie where Halle Berry showed her breasts for the first time. There was also something about a hacker... This was to the point that a good deal of marketing focused on how much extra (reputedly $500,000) she was paid specifically for agreeing to flash her breasts for no particularly good reason in a single scene. (Not exactly the best nude scene or even her best nude scene, but that's the one everybody remembers.)
  • If you've ever heard of The Tall Guy at all, you'll know it as that movie where Jeff Goldblum and Emma Thompson get naked and break shit.
  • As the Who Wears Short Shorts? page says about Tamara Drewe, specifically Gemma Arterton as the title character strutting about in said clothing, "No one remembers the movie; everyone remembers the trailer that primarily featured this sequence."
  • The 1934 film Tarzan and His Mate, on its own merits, is considered the best Tarzan movie of the many starring Johnny Weissmuller. However, to non-Tarzan aficionados, it's best known for Maureen O Sullivan being nearly naked for most of its running time (and her body double actually being nude during a swimming scene). O'Sullivan's near-nudity even overshadows the fact the film's star is barely clothed too. Controversial in the pre-Code era, and with the producers concerned that this trope was going to start applying, O'Sullivan was made to dress more conservatively beginning with the next film, Tarzan Escapes, which still included some suggestive scenes; to further diminish the fanservice, the next film after that introduced an adopted son for the couple.
  • From the Terminator franchise:
    • Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is oft remembered for having a hot female with no clothes on at the start of the movie, who then gets into tight leathers for the rest, and can INFLATE HER OWN BOOBS.
    • Terminator Salvation has Moon Bloodgood showing her boobs, in what the director stated was an homage to Witness. The scene was cut from the theatrical release to qualify for a PG-13 rating but was re-inserted into the special extended Blu-Ray edition. Watch the movie with this scene included, and Sam Worthington, Christian Bale, Anton Yelchin and everybody else being all angsty doesn't matter anymore.
  • The common consensus is that the best scene from the Lara Croft: Tomb Raider movie is when Lara is showering, then gets out of the shower and briefly uses a Modesty Towel before casting it aside for a Toplessness from the Back shot and side boob.
  • What makes Total Recall (1990) different from all the other Arnold Schwarzenegger movies? Two — no, in this movie it's three things. One Something Awful Photoshop Phriday submission retitled the movie poster "Three Boobs."
  • The little-seen Third Person is notable only for the scene in which Olivia Wilde runs through a hotel fully nude.
  • As Scream pointed out, Trading Places is the film where Jamie Lee Curtis bared her breasts on screen for the first time. At the time it was shocking since she had been typecast as a wholesome Final Girl in horror movies - and she did it specifically to break out of that image.
  • The Trouble with Bliss is a mostly forgotten indie dramedy from 2011 that got a limited release and barely broke $10,000 at the box office, and is mainly notable for being one of Brie Larson's early roles as an adult. If people know the film at all, it's usually for the brief scene where Larson's character appears topless in a thong, with the camera blatantly riveted on her butt as she walks out of a room.
  • Another Jamie Lee Curtis example in True Lies. Screw the Harrier chases, the many, many explosions or Arnie at his Large Ham best. Everyone remembers Curtis' shadowy striptease first and foremost. The backseat Catfight between Curtis and Tia Carrere comes second.
  • The obscure 80s film Tuff Turf is remembered for the stunningly beautiful Kim Richards showing off plenty of skin, as well as her magnificent Rapunzel Hair.
  • The Unborn is all about Odette Yustman's ass. So much that her butt is the main focus on the poster.
  • U Turn, or that one movie where Jennifer Lopez has a sex scene that isn't the aforementioned Money Train.
  • Under Siege is that movie where Erika Eleniak jumps out of a cake topless. Or more accurately, the movie where Erika Eleniak jumps out of a cake topless then later on Tommy Lee Jones gets a knife stuck in his head.
  • Subverted with Under the Skin. While the movie may become known as "that movie where Scarlett Johansson gets naked," the way the scenes play out are more disturbing than erotic. Then again, there will still be those turned on.
  • For a lot of viewers, the most memorable aspect of Unfaithful are the wildly animalistic sex scenes between Diane Lane and Olivier Martinez.
  • For most of tumblr/ Tom Hiddleston fans in general, Unrelated is that one movie where Tom jumps naked into a pool.
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets had Rihanna doing an exotic dance while changing several sexy outfits, even critics who didn't like the movie cited it as a highlight. There is also a naked alien princess in it, as well as Cara Delevingne gainaxing in a bikini. So much for a sci-fi movie with impressive visuals to be remembered for that.
  • The Vampire Lovers is known as the definitive Lesbian Vampire movie and turned Ingrid Pitt into a British sex symbol in the 70s.
  • Varsity Blues? Isn't that the movie where some chick comes out in a whipped cream bikini (which is what inspired the similar scene in Not Another Teen Movie)? Of course not. It was also the movie where high school students discover their teacher is secretly a stripper.
  • Vicky Cristina Barcelona is remembered for being the film that brought in a Career Resurrection for Woody Allen, as well as Scarlet Johansson making out with Penelope Cruz.
  • Never mind Tim Roth doing a Money, Dear Boy role, Virgin Territory is all about Hayden Christensen making whoopee with Naughty Nuns.
  • Walkabout had a barely-legal Jenny Agutter going full-frontal in a lake. Also something about Australia. We think.
  • From what is said on the message boards on the IMDb you'd think that Watchmen consisted of 160 minutes of a blue penis. Now with helpful pie chart.
  • Whiteout had a scene where Kate Beckinsale was taking off her clothes before taking a shower even though such "Hollywood Showers" are not allowed at the South Pole due to water restrictions. What's the plot of the movie? Nobody seems to remember.
  • The most memorable things about The Warrior and the Sorceress, aside from the fact that it stars a sword-wielding David Carradine, are the fact that the Sorceress is topless the entire time, and a woman with four breasts who has an erotic dance scene and then tries to kill Carradine with a tentacle that comes out of her vagina. She's even on the poster for the movie (unless it's meant to be some other chick with four boobs), with the Sorceress nowhere to be seen.
  • Welcome to Me. Kristen Wiig's has a nervous breakdown and walks naked through a Las Vegas Casino, oh yeah and she won the lottery or whatever.
  • Who Framed Roger Rabbit might as well have been named Jessica Rabbit Makes It Okay To Think An Animated Character Is Hot. She's not bad. She's just drawn that way. Likewise Betty Boop - former sex symbol from the 30s - has a small appearance, but it caused her to enjoy a revival in popularity.
  • The Whole Nine Yards. There was the toplessness of Amanda Peet and something about money...
  • Wild Orchid is only remembered for the love scene near the end between Mickey Rourke and Carre Otis that, in the unrated version at least, was so realistic that close to a quarter century later people are still debating over whether they did the nasty for real (for the record, both actors deny it).
  • Wild Side: Try to remember anything else about this movie besides the two-minute-plus lesbian love scene between Anne Heche and Joan Chen.
  • Wild Things is actually a pretty good "whodunit?" that has twists and turns... and Matt Dillon sucking Denise Richards' champagne-covered breasts. Mention Wild Things to a male and ask them to name a scene from it; it'll either be that or the part where she makes out with Neve Campbell.note  Ask a female, and it'll be Kevin Bacon's junk.
  • The Wings of the Dove, a lengthy involved plot about some people in olde timey days trying to get rich, and then right at the end several glorious minutes of Helena Bonham-Carter speechifying in the buff.
  • Withnail & I: A complex and tragic Black Comedy about the end of a friendship and a metaphor for the end of The '60s? Maybe, but it's also that movie where Paul McGann is almost naked a lot.
  • The Wolf of Wall Street was a smash hit that got Oscar nominations for Leonardo Di Caprio and Jonah Hill. And yet the scene everyone remembers is when Margot Robbie appears in a doorway completely naked with thigh-high stockings. That and the other bits of nudity turned her into a sex symbol overnight.
  • The Woman in Red: BIG TIME. The Marilyn Maneuver and the bedroom scenes are easily the most famous moments in the entire movie.
  • Women in Love. The 1969 adaptation of D.H. Lawrence's novel included Glenda Jackson's Academy Award-winning performance, but today, the film is largely remembered for the sweaty naked wrestling scene with Alan Bates and Oliver Reed, and having one of the first depictions of male frontal nudity in a major studio film.
  • The World of Suzie Wong:
    • Overall the film is remembered for Nancy Kwan playing a Hooker with a Heart of Gold in a tight red cheongsam. The outfit seems comparatively modest by today's standards, but it turned her into a sex symbol in the '60s.
    • Another infamous scene is where Robert strips Suzie out of a dress another man bought for her - and she's wearing a bra and half-slip underneath.
  • If you took the fangirls at their word, X-Men: Apocalypse is two hours of James McAvoy wearing a tight lilac sweater that turns Professor X into a Mr. Fanservice for the first time. Or else Olivia Munn averting Adaptational Modesty and wearing Psylocke's tight purple Leotard of Power.
  • Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow was an acclaimed Italian picture that won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, so it probably isn't forgotten. But let's face it, it's best remembered for the scene where Sophia Loren does a striptease for her lover.
  • Zapped!, the 1982 Teen Sex Comedy in which Scott Baio uses magic powers to make Heather Thomas's sweater pop open and to blow the dresses off of every cute girl at the prom.

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