Sunday, February 14, 2010

Top 10: "Feel-Good" Movies

Someone is getting laid today. It will be fun. It will be sweaty. It will be sweet. It may even be rough. And it will eventually be tiring.

Here then are recommended films to watch while cuddling and regaining the energy well spent.

1. Original Sin (2001). Antonio Banderas is a man in need of a wife. Angelina Jolie is a mail-order bride. Both stars sizzle on their scenes together. A single VCD copy of the film switched hands for weeks among my batchmates in our last year in college. It was a big hit.

2. Unfaithful (2002). A college friend was not at all happy with this movie. I disagreed. Aside from that airport scene, Diane Lane and Oliver Martinez’ scenes are worth watching.

3. Scorpio Nights (1985). This is probably the best local adult film I have ever seen. The sex scenes are hot. The sequel, starring Joyce Jimenez and Albert Martinez, looks tame when compared to the far superior original.

4. Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001). Alfonso Cuaron, director of Children of Men, directs Gael Garcia Bernal and Diego Luna who goes on a road trip with a much older woman. Forget about the quick lip-lock between the two male characters, the scenes that came before that – in the motel room and in the backseat of a car – make this film worth-watching. The deleted scenes from the DVD are pretty good too. Haha.

5. The Dreamers (2003). An American teen befriends two French siblings in 1968 France. He eventually moves in with them and embarks in naughty and intimate scenes with the two. It got an NC17 rating, a rating worse than R18, when it was released in the US.

6. Mulholland Drive (2001). David Lynch's mind-bending film is a beguiling one about an actress struggling to make it to the movies. The last act of the film featuring a lengthy girl-on-girl action is as shocking as its ending.

7. Jamon Jamon (1992). The film's many twists and turns are reminiscent of soap operas. It is a fun film to watch especially it's over-the-top ending. Oscar winners Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz star.

8. Wild Things (1998). The film’s many plot twists is reminiscent of Live Flesh, #7 on this list. There is said to be a great threesome scene involving Neve Campbell, Denise Richards, and Matt Dillon which got cut by our self-proclaimed moral guardians. For an 18-year-old whose taste in movies has not yet seen the light, the butchered version seen on screen was enthralling.

9. Basic Instinct (1992). The film that made Sharon Stone the star of most men’s dreams in the early 90s. I saw the film only a few years back. It was then I realized why it was such a big hit.

10. Lust, Caution (2007). This is my least favorite of Ang Lee’s films. It is about a female spy sent to assassinate an official of the sitting Chinese government. Similar to The Dreamers, the film also got an NC17 rating. The sex here is explicit and rough and almost too-real. Tony Leung (Infernal Affairs, Happy Together, In The Mood for Love) stars.

32 comments:

Skron said...

Mullholand Drive. Yeah! Jennifer Connelley lit the screen on fire man.

Adrian Mendizabal said...

Hmmm... for more "feel-good" films, i suggest you look at Filmsite.org: History of Sex in Cinema
They have a long list of films with sexual content from 1900 to 2009. Pretty good discussions actually! i hope you write more about cinema! kudos!

WCS Minor Circuit said...

I've seen all of these films at last once, but most of them I haven't seen for some time (with the exception of Y Tu Mama Tambien, which I think I saw in December). Interestingly enough, I saw all of these by myself, so there wasn't much cuddling to speak of.

However, I lucked out when it came to my girlfriend, who likes horror films as much as I do. Our date movies are usually full of blood and guts and bad acting/directing.

Andy said...

I like Y Tu Mama Tambien and The Dreamers. Hot. Heheh

r u s s said...

I remember watching Y Tu Mama Tambien & Scorpion Nights in film class. ☮.♥.✮ ☀..✈

Raft3r said...

i love this post
hehe
movies are good aphrodisiacs!

gillboard said...

Where's Killing Me Softly? Fatal Attraction?

But amen for Unfaithful, Y Tu Mama Tambien, and Scorpio Nights.

wv: inalis... just find this hilarious... hehehe

The Scud said...

skron, hindi ata si jen connely sa mulholland drive. they're both brunettes though. :D

The Scud said...

adrian, more cinema? matrabaho yan. hehe. abangan na lang ang movies of the month ko.

The Scud said...

wcs minor circuit, your girlfriend is cool. horror films. nice.

The Scud said...

andy, kaya nasama yan sa listahan ko. its hot. hehe.

The Scud said...

russ, saang school yan? astig ah.

The Scud said...

russ, saang school yan? astig ah.

The Scud said...

raft3r, sinabi mo pa. get-in-the-mood movies. nyahaha.

The Scud said...

gillboard, hala. nakalimutan ko killing me softly. sayang. havent seen fatal attraction.

btw, i didnt get that last line. :(

ShatterShards said...

Y Tu Mama is "feel good" all the way, but it would bring you down at the end, like a sugar crash after a 2-hour high. It's sad to think that an incident like that spelled the end of a lifetime friendship. The fact that such drifting between friends is all too real makes the scene more tragic.

One of my favorite "feel good" is Diabolique. :-)

The Scud said...

shattershards, nalasing kasi. haha. the french diabolique or the sharon stone movie? haven't seen both but i think i read that the french version is much better.

ShatterShards said...

Ganoon ka rin ba pag nalalasing? Hahaha!

I've only seen Sharon Stone's version and I did hear that the original French is better. However, it's hard to get a copy of that.

random student said...

buti naman at may nakapansin din ng original sin. namesmerized ako ke angelina dito eh. love the end scene. bonnie and clyde.

Skron said...

Oh yeah, that's right. That was in Mullholand Falls where JenCon got nekkid.

That's what happens when you don't read the whole post. I just saw Mullholand and "Feel Good" and remembered JenCon going nekkid.

Mullholand Drive is the one with Naomi Watts, right?

The Scud said...

shattershards, naku. hindi pa. i dont get drunk drunk. i know my limits. :p

The Scud said...

random student, di ko na tanda ang final scene. and natatandaan ko lang ung "feel-good" scenes. nyahaha.

The Scud said...

skron, yep. the one with naomi watts. haven't heard of mulholland falls. will need to hunt for a copy. is it worth hunting for? :D

Lawstude said...

i have watched original sins, scorpio nights, basic instinct. i will try to look for the others. the dreamers and mullholand drive look interesting.

Photo Cache said...

I watched 1,2,4, and 10. I did like that Angelina Jolie movie, I liked her outfits in that movie :D

Jerick said...

try watching 9 Songs.

The Scud said...

lawstude, ayos ang dalawang yan. hehe.

The Scud said...

photo cache, di masyadong sikat ang OS sa US no?

The Scud said...

jerick, dang! nalimutan ko isali yan. that and killing me softly.

romel said...

I like Y tu mama tambien and scorpio nights, for a filipino film the latter is simple yet very edgy

Chingoy said...

Y TU and Unfaithful...

how about sum XXX? hahaha

thegreymatter said...

wow...so these ARE feel good movies for you??? now you must be FEELING good in watching these films indeed...

feel good movies should be those like My Sassy Girl, She's out of my League and such...but of course, maybe your idea of a feel good movie is when it feels good down below...