I’m watching City of Angels. I never get tired of this movie. Although on this viewing I realized how scandalous Meg Ryan’s character was. Seth had a perfectly good life as an angel and she set a trap to make that man be a human. Aint that some shit. Of course she didn’t know she was going to die soon, but still. How selfish. Anyway, it’s still a good movie with a really good love scene. So I’ve decided to rank my top ten love scenes in movies all time.
Honorable Mention: Love Jones- This movie only gets an honorable mention here because the Love Scene doesn’t separate itself from the rest of the movie almost so much so that it kinds of weakens it to think of it standing on its’ own. But it’s still some pretty good stuff they got going on. I mean Damn! Ol’ boy made omlets the next morning.
Jason’s Lyric- The movie was corny as hell and I hated everything Jason and Lyric had to say. There’s something about grass being stuck to Allen Payne’s butt that takes away from the romance of a movie. But there was just enough naked Jada in the forest and bare assed on the counter to give it a mention.
10. The Best Man
This one wasn’t actually a love scene so it lost a few notches. But there was some excellent camera work with all those close-ups on Monica Calhoun. And the shot where she looks back at the camera…That’s wife material.
9. The Chase
I actually used to have this movie on tape. After running into it not too long ago I realized the only thing I still liked about it was the love scene. Charlie Sheen and Kristy Swanson are on a Getaway as the title would suggest and they’re being pursued by the police so they go ahead and do it right there in the car driving. Major style points
8.Team America: World Police
First of all they’re puppets. That in itself is hysterical. But then they had the decency to throw in a love scene. I have never laughed so hard as the first time I saw this movie. And watching those two puppets make love might have rocked me the hardest.
7. Sanaa Lathan
Ok here I go cheating again. But don’t worry, it won’t even be the last time on this list. I mean shit…it’s Sanaa. So for her scenes in Love and Basketball, when she looks at a penis for the first time, Something new when she tries to fend off the white man, and Disappearing Acts when she takes it in the refrigerator I salute you Sanaa
Soderbergh rocks. There’s something to be said for a good director. Solaris is my second favorite love scene of his ironically my second favorite Clooney one simultaneously. He weaves a story right into the middle of the scene with good Solaris music.
I didn’t like this movie nearly as much as I hoped to. The acting was terrible. But I love Outkast so hey. But the love scene was definitely worth it. Why don’t people use rain in their love scenes more often. And of course being scored to Andre’s “Take off your cool” can’t ever hurt.
4. City of Angels
This and the next appeal to me for many of the same reasons. It’s so very poetic to imagine it’s someone’s first time when it’s a couple’s first time cause it never happens. Meg Ryan is delightful to me in general so naturally I’m pleased with her as well.
3. Meet Joe Black
I thought I liked this movie, but now I realize that I probably hate it. I just like Claire Forlani and her myriad of facial expressions. And Brad Pitt’s expression are pretty amusing on what is his first go around with sex. The music was also well conceived and it changes momentum, which makes it kind of like two scenes in one.
2. Spike Lee
Another cheat here. It’s been said about Spike he doesn’t write women characters well. I disagree, but no one can foster complaints about his women boning. She’s Gotta Have it when Nola Darling takes it from the sky vantage ten different ways. School Daze when Big Brother Almightee gives it to Jane. Mo’ Betta Blues as Denzel spins Clarke around in the chair to All Blues by Miles Davis. He Got Game which involves Rosario Dawson and a rollercoaster; a recipe for success. She Hate Me, which involves all kind of great Lesbian action. And even Do the Right thing which actually doesn’t have a love scene but it’s got Rosie Perez’s bare thighs and nipples which is always a winner.
1. Out of Sight
There’s a lot of good stuff about this movie because Soderbergh knows a little something about mood. Not the least of which is when Clooney and J.Lo meet up in the bar. We actually see the events leading up to the fun without ever seeing any of the fun taking place with the best use of a voice over, perhaps ever, as they seduce each other but still try to maintain their professional ground. And it all ends with J.Lo whispering those 5 words I’ve been waiting my whole life to hear from her (or any other good looking woman I just met at a bar) “Let’s get out of here.”