Fifty Shades to Basic Instinct: 10 of the sexiest movies of all time

With the release of Fifty Shades Freed on the BT TV Store, we take a look at ten of the sexiest movies ever made.

The Fifty Shades of Grey phenomenon has taken over the world, selling millions of books and packing out cinemas with the thrilling story of Ana and Christian.

To mark the release of the third and final movie, Fifty Shades Freed, in the BT TV Store, we take a look at some of cinema's most romantic and raunchy moments.

Fifty Shades Freed is available to buy in the BT TV Store. The Fifty Shades Trilogy is also available to buy.

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Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades Freed

Whether you’re a fan of the book or just curious to see what all the fuss is about, we recommend that you check out the movie that helped launch a million bored housewife fantasies. We kid, the novel Fifty Shades of Grey to date has sold over 60 million copies and the 2015 movie adaption grossed over $570 million.

Set in Seattle, USA, shy university student Anastasia Steele starts an illicit relationship with young billionaire Christian Grey, who wishes to pursue a strictly “contract” based relationship where the boundaries of pain and pleasure are pushed to their limits. As the plot enfolds, Ana and Christian begin to fall for one another, forcing their arrangement into turmoil. Will they accept that love can override lust, or is Ana simply another of Christian’s flings?

Fifty Shades Darker

Fifty Shades Darker

The sequel to Fifty Shades Darker begins with a separated Christian and Ana. Now a university graduate and with an exciting new editorial job, Ana is keen to move on, but of course keeps on finding herself bumping into the lurking Christian.

Desperate to win her back, he is willing to take any measure necessary, even by buying the company that she now works for. He also takes her to a grand ball, and invites her to move into his luxury apartment. While all of this is going on, Ana soon realizes she is being stalked, and by none other than of one of Christian’s former submissives – Leila - who has suffered a severe mental breakdown. Ana must now decide whether Christian is worth the risk. Can they have a happy ever after or will she end up like poor Leila?

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Crazy, Stupid, Love

With an all-star cast Crazy, Stupid, Love sees a recently separated 40-year-old Cal (played by Steve Carroll) get taught how to pick up women by the irresistibly charming Jacob (played by Ryan Gosling). A spanner is thrown into the works however when Jacob is rejected by a woman (Emma Stone) who he then finds himself falling heads over heels in love for – threatening to permanently tarnish his Casanova reputation.

Receiving rave reviews and leading to thousands of Ryan Gosling memes – thanks to his infamous topless scene – this movie is both sexy and endearingly romantic.

Available to buy and rent on the BT TV Store now.

Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct is a true example of an oldie but a goodie. Renowned for Sharon Stone’s illicit leg crossing scene, this erotically charged film sees Sharon play a beautiful crime novelist, Catherine, who ironically becomes a key suspect in the murder of a rock star.

Catherine shamelessly seduces the detective investigating her whereabouts (played by Michael Douglas) whose situation becomes even further complicated when his lover and psychologist (played by Jeanne Tripplehorn) becomes a suspect as well.

Available to buy on the BT TV Store now.

Magic Mike

Magic Mike

Whether you’ve always wanted to but never quite made it to a The Dreamboys concert or are simply a Channing Tatum fan, you’re going to want to tune into the male stripper fest that is Magic Mike.

Tatum plays a down-on-his-luck Mike, who under the wings of pro male stripper Dallas (played by Matthew McConaughey) is transformed into Magic Mike, a super star stripper capable of making thousands of dollars nightly! Of course a romance is thrown into the plot, and Mike must decide whether to give up his party boy lifestyle for his girlfriend Joanna (played by Olivia Munn).

Available to buy or rent on the BT TV Store.

Vicky Christina Barcelona

A pair of Americans, Vicky (played by Rebecca Hall) and Cristina (played by Scarlett Johansson) arrive in Barcelona for the summer and are quickly seduced by artist Juan (played by Javier Bardem). This turns everything into turmoil for Vicky, who is engaged to the safe but dull American Doug, while Cristina makes things even more complicated by embarking on a ménage a trois relationship with Juan and his ex-wife and fellow artist Maria (played by Penelope Cruz).

Grossing over $95 million at the box office, Vicky Christina Barcelona is one of Woody Allen’s most profitable movies to date, and was widely praised by critics for both its wit and erotic nature.

Available to buy or rent on the BT TV Store.

Coyote Ugly

Coyote Ugly

When a naïve 21-year-old Violet (played by Piper Perabo) heads to NYC with hopes of becomes a singer-songwriter, she takes a day job at the bar Coyote Ugly. Infamous for its raucous atmosphere and for the waitresses dancing on the bar-tops, Violet desperately tries to balance her aspirations with her somewhat raunchy day job.

A breezy romantic comedy-drama, Coyote Ugly offers a fun, sing-a-long worthy escape from reality and also happens to star a troupe of incredibly attractive ladies.

Available to buy and rent on the BT TV Store.

Eyes Wide Shut

Who can forget this sexy yet disturbing Stanley Kubrick thriller starring a then-married Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman. Alice (Nicole) confesses to her doctor husband (Bill) that she is having sexual fantasies about another man, and he quickly becomes obsessed with having an extramarital encounter himself.

Bill enters a seedy world of high-end yet secretive sex parties, and the film quickly develops into a mystery thriller when one of the girls present commits suicide. Has Bill got in over his head by joining this elite yet sinister circle? Watch this classic last Kubrick film to find out!


Diane Lane has it pretty lucky in this erotic thriller. As her character Connie, she’s married to the handsome and wealthy Edward (Richard Gere) who after years of marriage is still hopelessly in love with her. And she then finds herself having an affair with the equally attractive yet much younger book dealer Paul (played by Olivier Martinez).

When heartbroken Edward discovers the affair, an unfortunate incident involving a snow globe occurs and Connie is forced to evaluate whether the affair was really worth risking it all.

The Notebook

The Notebook

A romantic weeper, The Notebook stars the already featured romantic lead charmer Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams as star-crossed lovers. The setting begins in an old people’s home with an elderly man recalling his life story. With flashbacks to 1940s South Carolina, we see Noah (Ryan) seduce wealthy heiress Allie (Rachel).

But while he is away fighting in the army in Europe, Allie agrees to marry wealthy Lon who Allie’s parents believe is a far better match for her. When Noah returns from the War he is desperate to win Allie’s heart back. But is it too late?

To buy or rent a film on BT TV, press the BT Player button on your remote control, scroll across to Films and browse now. Alternatively, press the blue button to search for the film you want.

Fifty Shades Freed is available to buy in the BT TV Store. The Fifty Shades Trilogy is also available to buy.

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