12 Sexiest Pool Scenes in Movie History1
12 Sexiest Pool Scenes in Movie History
What is it about a swimming pool that makes the moderately-sexy so much sexier? Is it because when you’re swimming you’re half-naked, and when you’re half-naked you’re already half-way to sex? Whatever the reason, Hollywood has long had a love affair with sex and pools. Hot tub lovin’, teen pool party angst, late night skinny-dipping – there are any number of opportunities to add a sexy swim into a story. Take the case of KoldCast TV’s teen drama series Palisades Pool Party for instance. The Show is all about the drama that unfolds on the day of an elite pool party where anything goes.
All said, in memory of Summer 2010, we’re going to take a dip into 12 of the sexiest pool scenes in movie history.
Palisades Pool Party, Episode 1: Sex with Neighbor Boy
1. Phoebe Cates Emerges From The Pool in Fast Times at Ridgemont High
1982’s Fast Times at Ridgemont High is undoubtedly one of the most revered coming-of-age teen comedies ever put to film; and for the most part it deserves the accolades. The film follows the lives of several students at the fictional Ridgemont High over the course of one academic year. Judge Reinhold spends the entire film trying to figure out how to end a long-time relationship. Jennifer Jason Leigh loses her virginity. And habitual stoner, Sean Penn, goes one-on-one with the nefarious Mr. Hand. However, of all the memorable moments in this extremely memorable movie, one stands above the rest. It involves the bite-your-knuckles-sexy Phoebe Cates, a swimming pool, and a disappearing bikini top.
2. Denise Richards and Neve Campbell Make Out in Wild Things
1998’s John McNaughton-directed Wild Things is a mostly-forgettable thriller about a high school guidance counselor, played by Matt Dillon, whose life is turned upside down when he’s accused of raping two students. In truth though, no one cared about the plot in 1998, and no one cares about it today. Wild Things was famous when it was released, and has endured to this day for a single reason – the hot, hot, lesbian sex. Denise Richards and Neve Campbell swap spit on more than a few occasions over the course of the film, get themselves involved in a three-way, and even decide to delve into some heavy petting in a swimming pool.
3. Jessica Biel Flashes Her Headlights in Summer Catch
It’s unlikely that most people have ever even heard of the 2001 romantic comedy Summer Catch. The film stars Freddie Prinze Jr. as a local baseball prospect who gets an opportunity to play in the Cape Cod Baseball League while dreaming of one day earning his shot in the major leagues. He falls in love with a girl whose family is vacationing in the area, and that’s pretty much it. It’s a crummy flick, except for the fact that Jessica Biel spends a fair amount of time in the movie in various states of undress. During one scene she struts around in a very Phoebe Cates-esque bikini, and in another scene she strips down to her panties in the rain and decides to go for a swim.
4. Christie Brinkley Goes Skinny Dipping in National Lampoon’s Vacation
During the 1980’s, supermodel Christie Brinkley was sexy incarnate, and her appearance in the 1982 Chevy Chase vehicle National Lampoon’s Vacation only added to the overall mystique. In the film, Chevy stars as a food additive researcher, named Clark Griswold, who takes his family on a cross-country vacation to “America’s Favorite Family Fun Park,” Wally World. After a series of on-road flirtations, Christie drops her panties, hops in the pool at Clark’s hotel, and coaxes him to join her. Anyone that can make a scene with Chevy Chase even remotely sexy deserves a nod for a job well done.
5. Marilyn Monroe Giggles Playfully in Something’s Got to Give
Something’s Got to Give is a film from 1962 that was directed by George Cukor and starred Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin and Cyd Charisse. If you’ve never heard of it don’t feel bad, because it was never actually finished. Marilyn’s various personal problems proved too much of a headache for the producers, and she was fired early on in the production. After her death on August 5th 1962, the project was abandoned completely. Reconstructed for the 1990 documentary Marilyn: Something’s Got to Give, the film’s infamous “skinny dipping” scene features a naked and beyond-words-sexy Marilyn Monroe giggling poolside before hopping on the deck and wrapping herself in a towel. It’s good stuff.
Palisades Pool Party, Episode 2: I’m Out of Her Top 8
6. Megan Fox Gets Wet in How to Lose Friends and Alienate People
Based upon British writer Toby Young’s memoir of the same name, 2008’s How to Lose Friends and Alienate People is a mostly mediocre film that stars Simon Pegg as a smalltime, aspiring British journalist who struggles to make sense of his position at a high profile magazine in New York. The vast majority of the movie is anything but sexy. That is of course, until the eternally enticing Megan Fox decides to drop fully clothed into a pool during a glitzy, high fashion get-together. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with a soaking wet Megan Fox. Nothing at all. Ever.
7. Kristy Swanson and Brandy Ledford Make Out in Zebra Lounge
Kristy Swanson in a movie about swingers. In my book that’s a winning combination. Released in 2001, the erotic thriller Zebra Lounge stars the equally-lovely Brandy Ledford and her husband Daniel Magder as a couple stuck in a marital rut who decide the only way out is to answer an ad in a swingers magazine. They meet a pair of experienced swingers played by Kristy Swanson and Stephen Baldwin who show them the ins and outs (literally) of extramarital getting-it-on. At one point, Kristy and Brandy find themselves together in a pool, hands start roaming, lips begin touching, and the action comes fast and furious.
8. Michael J. Fox Has Sex With His Aunt in The Secret of My Success
The Secret of My Success is an underrated little comedy from way back in 1987 that stars Michael J. Fox as a small town college graduate who moves to New York City where he’s landed a job as a financier. Upon arriving, he discovers the company he’s supposed to work for has been taken over by a rival, which in turn has left him jobless. With no other options, he decides to take a position in the mailroom of the company owned by his uncle. It doesn’t take him long to realize that his new position affords him certain unexpected “perks” – like boning his aunt for example.
9. Kari Wurher Goes for a Swim in Poison
2000’s Poison (aka Thy Neighbor’s Wife) is a pretty terrible movie. There’s no denying it. It’s awful. In the midst of all the dumbness and the shoddy acting, however, there is the sexy Kari Wurher. Kari stars as a vengeful wife who incorporates herself into an unsuspecting family who she blames for her husband’s suicide. Her endgame is, of course, to make them pay. While working as the family’s housekeeper, Kari uses everything she has (including the image of her soaking wet body during a late night swim) to break the family apart from the inside out.
10. Swimming Pool – Pretty Much the Entire Movie
The 2003 British/French thriller Swimming Pool is basically ninety-four minutes of sexy pool scenes, and every one of them features the pant-like-a-dog attractive Ludivine Sagnier. In the film, a famous British mystery author played by Charlotte Rampling heads to the south of France in hopes of finding some inspiration for her next work. Things seem to be going all right until her publisher’s daughter, Ludivine, arrives on her doorstep, bringing with her a penchant for mystery and a whole lot of sex. There’s no point in trying to pick out a single sexy scene from this movie. It’s filled with them.
11. Erika Christensen Has a Little Make-Out Session in Swimfan
The 2002 erotic thriller Swimfan stars Erika Christensen as a seemingly innocent girl that becomes obsessed with a boy named Ben, who also happens to be the hard-bodied star swimmer at her high school. As you might have already guessed, Erika isn’t as innocent as we’re originally lead to believe, and before you know it, dead bodies are popping up everywhere, and Ben finds himself fighting for his life. While the overall film has a bit of a “been there, done that” feel to it, the sexiness and deviousness of Christensen does a fine job of covering up all those pesky plot holes.
12. Faye Dunaway Eats Some Grapes in The Arrangement
Released in 1969, directed by Elia Kazan, and based on his novel of the same name, The Arrangement tells the story of a successful advertising executive played by Kirk Douglas who is bored with his marriage and decides to spice it up with an affair. The woman he chooses to sleep around with is a co-worker played by a very young, and very sexy Faye Dunaway. At one point in the film Kirk Douglas lies beside the pool, dangles some grapes, and the lovely Faye comes up for a nibble.
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Steven Novak is a writer, illustrator, graphic designer and admitted lifelong nerd with an embarrassingly large DVD collection. He is currently working and living in the Southern California desert. His most recent fantasy/action adventure novel, “Forts: Fathers and Sons,” is available everywhere books are sold.