30 Most Memorable Nude Scenes in Movies

From Phoebe Cates in ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High’ to Amanda Seyfried in ‘Lovelace’, we look at those naked moments you'll remember forever.
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30 Most Memorable Nude Scenes in Movies

Nude scenes.

Some years ago, Entertainment Weekly did a story about the effect nude scenes had on a generation of young people growing up in the 80s. At its core was the idea that, unlike today, where you can just press a button and see boobs and butts any time you want, it used to be a lot harder to see that most 'holy of holies'.

There was a time when some of the scenes on this list were all that we had! As time has gone on, even with the proliferation of ways to see nudity, a really good nude scene still manages to get our hearts (and other things) racing. Even here in 2013.

So feast your eyes on (maybe not the best, or greatest but...) the Top 30 Most MEMORABLE Nude Scenes in motion picture history over the past couple of decades. Sorry ladies, this list is quite male specific...But we did throw in some guys just to make things interesting.

Are you ready? Set...Go!

1Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

Phoebe Cates in Fast Times at Ridgemont High

These few minutes of celluloid glory are the cream of the crop. You had the beautiful Phoebe Cates, the stuck-up hottie who stole every scene she was in, baring her perfect breasts in a slow motion crawl out of a pool! Set to The Cars "Moving In Stereo", this stylized slice of cinematic gold ranks right up there with such famous paintings as Arthur Hacker's "A Female Nude" and Paul Cezanne's "A Modern Olympia." Why is it our number one pick? Cause 9 out of 10 times, when both girls and guys between the ages of 14 and 79 were polled, this moment was always mentioned first! Way to go, Phoebe. Your contribution to cinema will live longer than most others.

So...Did we bare it all? Did you get what you came for? Did we forget anyone? Let us know who your most memorable nudes are! Maybe we'll have to add them to the list.

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  • SpaceCowboy • 2 years ago

    No shame in that Bo Derek post. Kinda surprised to see an article like this on MovieWeb.

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    • SpaceCowboy • 2 years ago

      No shame in that Bo Derek post. Kinda surprised to see an article like this on MovieWeb.

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      • knightmare90 • 2 years ago

        @Ryan-Ashton Cillian Murphy in 28 Days Later and Jason Segel in Forgetting Sarah Marshall come to mind

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        • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

          Quite a terrible choice tbh!

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          • Ryan-Ashton • 2 years ago

            No Jane Fonda? Disappointing!

            A little female heavy too, i'm sure there's been plenty more memorable guy nudes.

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            • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

              WHAT!! No Jane Fonda In Barbarella .....her nude space dance with the title credits covering her lady bits is so memorable!

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              • kguy • 2 years ago

                @mr-k its funny cause its not news XD

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                • monkeyiron2-0 • 2 years ago

                  @mr-k iit appeals to the horniess of this list

                  @kguy lol forgot childrn mate

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                  • OhhmeohhMy • 2 years ago

                    Can't comment on this story. Never seen all this movies. But I must say they have found some good ones.

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                    • mr-k • 2 years ago

                      Really? Top 30 nudity scenes? Am I the only one who is getting bored of actresses taking their clothes off, so they can show off their t*ts? We get it, they have boobs and vaginas, who f*cking cares?

                      @monkeyiron2-0 You REALLY had to write that stupid sh*t here?

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                      • kguy • 2 years ago

                        @monkeyiron2-0 careful how you type your comments man, there are men and old women in here

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                        • monkeyiron2-0 • 2 years ago

                          I'm going to fap later to every one of these scenes

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