I still can’t bring myself to watch “Fifty Shades of Grey.” It’s not the kinky sex that bothers me, but the fact that we’re supposed to watch it for the kinky sex. That’s too much pressure for two tired parents on a date night in the family room.
So, home with my husband and our Netflix account last week, we passed on Christian Grey and his mistress and searched instead for a movie that would stimulate the mind as well as the senses.
1.We ended up watching “Body Heat,” a summer steamer in which, at one point, William Hurt has to smash a glass door to get to a smoldering hot Kathleen Turner on the other side. If you haven’t seen it, make it your next date night movie. Just be ready with a bathtub full of ice when the credits roll.
After you’ve watched “Body Heat” check out these 9 other thrilling films that will satisfy on every level.
You will almost forgive Diane Lane for cheating on Richard Gere when you see what she does with Olivier Martinez. Director Adrian Lyne calls his movie, “an erotic thriller about the body language of guilt.” I call it terrifying … and hot.
Photograph by: Twentieth Century Fox
3. “Eyes Wide Shut“
In Stanley Kubrick’s final film, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, who were married at the time, play a married couple. The provocative pollen features orgies, prostitutes and beautiful masked people getting it on in the name of religious sex rituals. You will get totally hooked, but you may need to go to confession after you’ve finished watching.
Photograph by: Warner Bros.
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