The Graduate (1967)
The Moment: So famous it’s now infamous. “Mrs. Robinson, you’re trying to seduce me… aren’t you?” says Benjamin, as he attracts the advances of the much older woman.
Adjust Your Collar When: Mrs Robinson crooks her knee, giving us that iconic image.
American Pie (1999)
The Moment: Finch walks in on Stifler’s Mom nursing a drink in a decked-out games room. “Are ya lost?” she drawls, as trumpets shudder sensually in the background.
Adjust Your Collar When: The balls start bouncing on the pool table.
The Moment: A clever bit of editing from Alfred Hitchcock, who was restricted from showing Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant kissing for more than three seconds. Hitch cleverly editted the scene with other portions of film, ensuring the kiss goes on for far, far longer.
Adjust Your Collar When: The kiss just keeps on going…
Un Chant DAmour (1950)
The Moment: Incarcerated lovers share cigarette smoke through a straw in the wall in a clever and steamy allusion to homosexuality.
Adjust Your Collar When: The scene plays out in full. Hot stuff, especially considering the time it was made.
Cruel Intentions (1999)
The Moment: Sarah Michelle Gellar helps turn Selma Blair into “the premiere tramp of the New York area” by sharing a lesbian smooch in the park.
Adjust Your Collar When: The girls pull apart, only for a string of saliva to stretch between them.
Seven Year Itch (1955)
The Moment: Marilyn Monroe stands over a grate. There’s a gust of air. And history is officially made. Beautiful in its simplicity.
Adjust Your Collar When: The skirt lifts.
The Moment: She may get more naked later on in the movie, but there’s nothing sexier than Bo Derek in a yellow swim suit jogging in slow-mo on the beach.
Adjust Your Collar When: The jiggling gets too much.
The Vampire Lovers (1970)
The Moment: Ingrid Pitt seduces Maddy Smith in this shlock horror, in a surprisingly camp-free scene, considering it’s Hammer horror.
Adjust Your Collar When: Pitt orders “turn down the lamp”, before stripping starkers.
The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981)
The Moment: Cora (Jessica Lange) gets a call from Frank (Jack Nicholson), and abandons her bread-kneading in favour of a little rough and tumble on the kitchen table.
Adjust Your Collar When: Cora pushes Frank down. Yes, down .
The Dreamers (2003)
The Moment: Matthew (Michael Pitt) is drawn to sexy siblings Theo (Louis Garrell) and Isabelle (Eva Green), eventually sharing a bath with the pair.
Adjust Your Collar When: Pitt goes full frontal.