15 Best Movie Sex Scenes Of 2016

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2016 was a lot of things in cinematic terms: disappointing, double-stuffed, surprising... But it was as dependable in its appetite for sexuality as most years in cinema before it. Even with comic book movies and popcorn flicks accounting for the biggest headlines, sex sells (even if the presence of a nude star isn't the box office golden ticket it was before the Internet turned the taps on for free).

So in the absence of that easy ticket to success once provided by big names derobing, film-makers have embraced sexuality and sex in a different way, on the one hand seeking authenticity and pulling down the curtain to normalise, and on the other pushing the envelope on weirdness and outrageousness.

It's very clear already - sex scenes shouldn't just be about perverts getting their kicks: they're pure expressions of emotion, they're the perfect setting for awkward humour; and they're also the only time you'll ever get to see a taco giving oral sex to a hotdog bun. What's not to love?

So, with that in mind, here's the best (the most entertaining, the most provocative and the most well observed) sex scenes from 2016's movies...

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