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They say we think about sex every seven seconds, and the men and women in the following films are actually doing the deed every seven seconds. Okay, that may be a stretch, but make no mistake—the subsequent roundup features movies about sex and not much else. Want more? Check out the best movie sex scenes of all time. Four guys, one goal: To each lose their virginity on prom night. Armed with a premise that could be boiled down to three letters S-E-X and pie-shagging shock humor, the Weitzs' massive box-office success paved the way for raunchy fare including Superbad and The Year-Old Virgin. Watch Now. A Scandinavian coming-of-age film that unapologetically explores the lascivious mentality of a year-old girl named Alma, Turn Me On, Dammit! Two men, one numbing himself with booze and casual sex, the other a Romanian migrant looking for work, retreat in isolation and spark up an intense sexual and emotional relationship.
R min Biography, Crime, Drama. R 90 min Comedy, Drama. A group of Southern California high school students are enjoying their most important subjects: sex, drugs, and rock n' roll.
Billed as "a brass-knuckle punch in its startling revelation of teenage savages" and based on the book of the same name by Evan Hunter — aka crime writer Ed McBain — who drew on his own experiences as a teacher in the Bronx — Blackboard Jungle ushered in the age of the teenage delinquent. In London, Brooks's film attracted crowds of Teddy Boys, who slashed cinema seats, danced in the aisles and actually started a riot. The reason for such shocking behaviour wasn't so much the film's content, which today garners a more sober 12 rating, but because of the use of Bill Haley and the Comets' early rock'n'roll hit Rock Around the Clock, which played over the opening credits. Today, it is the least shocking aspect of a film that touches on knife crime, drug use and even rape within the state school system, but back then it was a touchstone for disaffected youth, never mind the fact that Haley was a journeying white musician in his 30s and the song was already a year old. Nearly 60s years later it still packs a punch, with Glenn Ford's Richard Dadier so called mainly to allow the jive-talking students to call him "Daddy-O" struggling to control his pupils at the fictional North Manual high school. Others try and fail, like the pitiful Mr Edwards whose prized 78s are smashed by his class in a symbolic and still upsetting act of rebellion, but hope exists in the form of African-American Gregory Miller, who finally responds to Dadier's patrician authority. Nevertheless, for all its postwar morality, Vic Morrow's surly Artie West is the film's real antihero, leather-jacketed and blank, the logical heir to Marlon Brando's Wild One of just two years earlier. Damon Wise.