Unless you’ve ever experienced the total and complete awkwardness of watching one with your family, admit it: You love a juicy movie sex scene. The best ones provide a sense of escape (although they’re not always an accurate depiction of what really goes on in bed IRL—but that’s half the fun), and it doesn’t hurt to see Hollywood’s sexiest celebrities take it off on the big screen.
While they’re usually just a few minutes long, sex scenes have profound effects on the legacy of films and the actors who star in them. We’ll always associate Kate Winslet with a single hand sliding down the steamy car window in “Titanic,” we’ll always pine for Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling‘s sexy—if melodramatic—chemistry in “The Notebook,” and we’ll never be able to look at Jason Biggs without picturing him getting busy with a certain sweet treat in “American Pie.”
Here, we’ve rounded up our top picks for the 35 best movie sex scenes of all time. From steamy and sweet to downright strange, this list has it all no matter what you’re into.