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Ten Great Hollywood Orgasms

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When Wezzo guested here recently, he showed us the latest TV spot from sex chain Ann Summers, featuring women reaching a yuletide climax (which in turn was probably inspired by Romantic Death by The Sun and THEIR inspiration, Beautiful Agony).

When you look at those clips, it's clear that the ones from Beautiful Agony have an “authenticity” that the Ann Summers actresses can't quite muster. Which got me thinking of some of the most outrageous orgasms of mainstream cinema. I bypassed porn, adult movies, Last Tango in Paris and the like, and concentrated more on mainstream films to bring you this countdown. So come with us now, as we build inexorably to a climax with our list of Ten Great Hollywood Orgasms.

Aniston
10. Jennifer Anniston in Bruce Almighty
Bruce Almighty answers the question - what would you do if you suddenly had the powers of God. And in Bruce's case, it turns out to be giving Jennifer Aniston the mother of all orgasms. Now that I think of it, that would probably be pretty high on my list too, although not from the next room.

Fonda
9. Jane Fonda in Barbarella
Back before the ruckus over Hanoi Jane, Henry's little girl performed a zero gravity strip before becoming the first woman ever to be sentenced to death by orgasm via the “Excessive Machine”. One wonder why Tookie Williams didn't opt for that method - “Yes, your Honor, I choose Death by a Thousand Blowjobs”.

Pitt
8. Gina Davis in Thelma & Louise
After featuring Jennifer Aniston at #10, it feels only right to feature Brad Pitt at #8, in his screen debut in Thelma & Louise, giving Gina Davis her first orgasm, which led to a string of crimes and a plunge over a cliff. Maybe that's what they mean by “Little Death”. She ended up in the Oval Office, he ended up in the Jolie Bedroom.

Stiller
7. Ben Stiller in There's Something About Mary
This one already featured in our earlier story about Big Screen Five Knuckle Shuffles but it's notable enough to list again. Ben Stiller pleases himself, then loses his ejaculate, which finally makes its way into Cameron's hair. You know, truthfully, that happened to me once too. It's the damndest thing (although i suspect it didn't end up in Cameron's hair).

Allen1
6. Woody Allen in Sleeper
In the future, cigarettes will be good for you, and sex will have been replaced with in vitro fertilization. To compensate for all those animal needs, there are two objects - The Orgamsmatron and The Orb. Actually, make that the iOrb, 1000 orgasms in your pocket.

Hopper
5 Dennis Hopper in Blue Velvet
One of the scariest psycopaths ever to grace the screen, Frank from Blue Velvet reached his climaxes from inhaling gas and tweaking nipples REALLY HARD. I still can't listen to “In Dreams” without shuddering.

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4. Woody Allen in Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Sex
It's somehow appropriate that a sex-neurotic guy named Woody would make the list twice. Many men may have claimed to have HAD an orgasm on screen, but only Woody can claim to have used the Stanislavski Method, to really “be” the orgasm, playing a single sperm waiting for final ejaculation in Everything You Wanted To Know About Sex (But Were Afraid To Ask).

Kahn
3. Madeline Kahn in Young Frankenstein
Both Madeline Kahn and Teri Garr were to experience the wonder of Frankenstein's enormous Schwanstucker, which also made both break out into a refrain from “O Sweet Mystery of Life” at the point of climax. But only Madeline Kahn's hair turned white. RIP Madeline, one of the funniest comedic actresses ever.

Ryan
2. Meg Ryan in When Harry Met Sally
Without doubt the most famous orgasm ever to hit the silver screen, Meg Ryan tries to prove what a (fake) dirty girl she can be in the diner with Billy Crystal. When Ryan finally did her topless scene in In The Cut it has a tenth of the sexual energy of this scene. I suspect most of you thought this would have been #1 on the list, but not only would that have been obvious, it would have robbed Shirley Maclaine....

Maclaine
1. Shirley MacLaine in Being There
“I like to watch” said the late Peter Sellers in his final, magnificent film, Being There. And so Warren Beatty's sister obliges, working herself up to a steamy head while Chauncy the gardener obliviously watches TV. A classic movie moment, and my pick for the best screen orgasm by a big name actress.

(Honorable Mention: Joan Allen in Pleasantville who's first climax is accompanied by a Burning Bush. God almighty!)

So what did I miss? Let us know in the comments below.

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70 Comments

I heard Naomi Watts was shown in a very graphic mastubartion scene in Mulholland Drive. Did you consider that?

said HJ on December 21, 2005 5:15 AM.

The elephant in Freddy Got Fingered.

said Michael Hunt on December 21, 2005 6:15 AM.

How about the scene in The Lonely Guy where Steve Martin keeps telling Judith Ivey that she's having orgasms (which she's never had before)..."there goes one!"...and ends up with him pretending to sneeze, which she thinks is causing them. Priceless.

The scene in Bruce Almighty *is* good, but Chevy Chase did it first in Modern Problems. But I don't think it's a rip-off, cause, really, who saw Modern Problems?

said nayoro on December 21, 2005 12:50 PM.

Laura Dern in 'Rambling Rose' when she gets fingered by the little kid. She was acting, but very convincing.

said Anon E. Mouse on December 21, 2005 2:07 PM.

Yup, the scene in "Bruce Almighty" was indeed identical to the same scene in "Modern Problems." Sure, "Modern Problems" had its flaws but it did have a rockin' 80s theme song and a very angry Nell Carter.

said Senor Anonymous on December 21, 2005 2:27 PM.

I thought Rachel Weisz' orgasm in the scene with Jude Law in Enemy At The Gates was not only convincing, but damn erotic.

said Jim on December 21, 2005 5:28 PM.

Where's Fight Club?

Tyler Durden boned the bejeesus out of Marla Singer.

said Carl Denham on December 21, 2005 5:29 PM.

Sharron Stone in Basic Instinct, Halle Berry in Monster's Ball, Diane Lane in Unfaithful.

said Poop stinks on December 21, 2005 5:54 PM.

You missed:

LAST TANGO IN PARIS - MARIA SCHNEIDER:
She and Marlon Brando help each other rub one out, and it was one of my first fantasy rubouts too when I got a copy of Penthouse and saw this article on the film back in 1976

...and the only really DISTURBING orgasm on film I've seen:

MIDNIGHT COWBOY
Jon Voight gets his crank smoked in a theater by a teen boy for this kid's watch! Nice!
When he finally blows his wad, the screen is showing the Apollo flight taking off - how "erotic." Ecch.

said Johnny Chicago on December 21, 2005 9:53 PM.

Anyone ever see Mad Dog and Glory? Uma Thurman and Robert Deniro look like they're really having sex in that scene.

said Evil Richard on December 21, 2005 10:45 PM.

Just to remind everyone, this is great orgasms, not great sex scenes. Completely different list.

said Scaramouch on December 21, 2005 10:47 PM.

The Halle Berry orgasm in Monster's Ball was NOT awesome. Scary? Yes. Awesome? No.

"Make me feeeeeeel gooooooood. Make me feeeel gooooooood."

She's Halle Berry, so SHE'S still hot, but that orgasm is sad.

said Dude on December 22, 2005 1:29 AM.

What about in Howard Stern's Private Parts, when Stern gives the girl an orgasm over the radio while she sits on her speaker?

said J on December 22, 2005 1:31 AM.

What about that chick in the Matrix reloaded? The one that the Merovingian gives the food orgasm to?

said Anon on December 22, 2005 2:02 AM.

i loved the orgasm scene in 40 days 40 nights. i can never remember the actress' name, but josh hartnet does wonders with some flower petals and a little bit of air...

said heavenly on December 22, 2005 3:49 AM.

It's an old movie I think older than me so forgive me if I got the title Wrong. Modern Problems starring Chevy Chase and I think the woman was Beverly D'Angelo, Chevey Chase get's radioactive stuff spilled on him and gains wierd super natural powers, later proceeds to Blow Beverly's mind with them.

said Sean on December 22, 2005 6:03 AM.

What about Emmanuelle Chriqui in 100 Girls.

said Nick on December 22, 2005 10:14 AM.

The slideshow scene in 9 1/2 weeks with Kim Basinger. Even though you can't hear her, she shows perfectly how a person can be drawn into and lost in a moment of self gratification. I can't hear any Eurythmics song without my mind wondering to this scene.

said Jazz on December 22, 2005 12:50 PM.

I like to talk about stool.

said Fecal McStool on December 22, 2005 2:05 PM.

Kim Catrall in "Porky's"!

said JCW on December 22, 2005 3:01 PM.

I like the one given by Chris Christofferson in "sailor who fell from grace with the sea" Don't knowthe lady's name, but it sure was powerful.

said jerry on December 22, 2005 4:14 PM.

I like the one given by Chris Christofferson in "sailor who fell from grace with the sea" Don't knowthe lady's name, but it sure was powerful.

said jerry on December 22, 2005 4:14 PM.

American Pie?

said Chris on December 22, 2005 11:38 PM.

American Pie I, when he blows his load twice was pretty good.

said Chris on December 22, 2005 11:39 PM.

what about the one i gave jake in brokeback mountain?

said Heath Ledger on December 23, 2005 3:54 AM.

What about John Cusak imagining Tim Robbins giving what's-her-face an orgasm in "High Fidelity"?

said Mike on December 23, 2005 10:19 AM.

Joan Allen as Betty Walsh in Pleasantville. Hits the height the orgasm, and then the tree in her front yard bursts into flames.

said Douglas on December 23, 2005 11:37 PM.

How about the bitch in "Network" who had an orgasm while working? - it almost disturbed her.

said Bob on December 24, 2005 3:45 PM.

The chick on the speaker box in Howard Stern Private Parts has all those beat by far, come on now!

said Johny Twoshoes on December 24, 2005 8:09 PM.

Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood - lullaby scene :)

said www.gettranslite.com on December 25, 2005 9:55 AM.

What about Damon Wayans In Blankman?
EEEEEEEEEGH EEEEEEGH J5 WHAT'S HAPPENING TO ME!!? EEEEEGH

said nut-ty humor on December 25, 2005 9:10 PM.

I should have filmed the time I over-flowed a coffee cup with what was most definately the most mega spectacular nut draining 2 day masturbation frenzy ever ever forcably held at gun point!
http://captainfoamy.com

said Captain Foamy on December 27, 2005 4:20 AM.

The one in "Frankie and Johnny" where Al Pacino has trained himself to orgasm without making noises in prison, and then Michelle Pfiffer forces him to scream out loud when they first have sex. Ohh.

said jennifer on December 27, 2005 7:54 PM.

"SHOWGIRLS" pool oragasm

said montevon on December 28, 2005 2:47 PM.

One of the best hollywood orgasm scenes is from the B hit "Hamburger: The Motion Picture." The scene where Mrs. Vunk is at the chinese food restaurant is priceless. Check it out.

said 2006 on January 2, 2006 12:49 PM.

Worst Hollywood Orgasm: In Munich, Eric Bana screaming in orgasm juxtaposed against the deaths of the Israeli athlethes. What was Spielberg thinking?

said Evil Richard on January 4, 2006 11:48 AM.

"Something's Gotta Give" , after a near heart attack Jack Nicholson gives Diane Keaton the best one of her life...and her words, something like "i was hungry and didn´t know...", oh boy, i wish i can give my woman one of those when i got sixty!

said Neo on January 5, 2006 7:06 AM.

Nice list, just wanted to tell ya, it's not "Gina Davis" but Geena Davis.

said TheDude on January 9, 2006 9:51 AM.

The Name of the Rose

said huppenzuppen on January 12, 2006 3:06 PM.

The 'Big Easy', Dennis Quaid & Ellen Burstyn. She's on a bed, clothed, with Quaid up her skirt. She's got pearls in her mouth & while the never ever show any nudity in this scene, she damn near chews the pearls into dust.

THAT has to be the scene. Feel free to remove Woody Allen & replace with this one.

said Mark on January 23, 2006 4:24 AM.

One of the best orgasm scenes I've seen is from a totally forgettable movie called "Call Me." Patricia Carboneau gets off during phone sex with her wierd but seductive obscene phone caller.

said j102 on January 23, 2006 10:07 PM.

Forrest Gump
"I think...I ruined your roommates bathrobe."

said TimmyIsEvil on February 1, 2006 3:24 AM.

Barbara Hershey in the Entity: One night we see the evil ghost that has been attacking her gently fondles her tits invisably, she starts writhe rythmically as she is having a sex dream at the same time. As she is cumming she starts to open her eyes and realizes it is the evil ghost that is making her cum. The next scene she explains to her therapist that she had an orgasm that it shamed her that she came.

said Spanky on February 3, 2006 2:42 AM.

What about Marisa Tomei in What Women Want? One of the best orgasm scenes I've seen recently. She is delicious!

said Silvio on February 4, 2006 9:11 PM.

The Todd Solondz film "Happiness" has two of the most disturbing and pitch-black funny orgasms in screen history. One belongs to Philip Seymour Hoffman's obscene phone caller, who ends up using "it" as an adhesive, and the other belongs to Dylan Baker's pedophile in a car after buying his favorite magazine. The matter-of-fact staging of both makes them appalling and oddly funny.

Maybe they shouldn't be on a best-of list, but they're certainly some of the most memorable.

said John on February 27, 2006 5:00 PM.

Rebecca Balding in Silent Scream. Moans softly, one loud, sexy moan, then a series of moans that increase in pitch, then the full blown climax, screaming her head off in absolute ecstasy. What a beautiful orgasm!!

said inventoryguy on March 16, 2006 1:14 PM.

Rebecca Balding in Silent Scream. Moans softly, one loud, sexy moan, then a series of moans that increase in pitch, then the full blown climax, screaming her head off in absolute ecstasy. What a beautiful orgasm!!

said inventoryguy on March 16, 2006 1:14 PM.

When Sonny Corleone and the girl do it upstairs at his sisters wedding.

said steve on April 1, 2006 11:54 AM.

A food orgasm is a "flavorgasm", just so you know. I have 'em all the time.

said Tom Sewell on May 12, 2006 2:58 PM.

The Movie: Modern Problems (1981)

Featuring: Chevy Chase and Patti D'Arbanville

The Scene: Chevy uses his recently acquired weird telepathic powers and produces multiple orgasms in Patti via in a bedroom lovemaking scene that I'm surprised didn't make it into the top-10. Despite Chevy's comedic hilarity, Patti delivers an arousing performance that certainly grabbed my attention!

said kickzter on May 16, 2006 10:16 AM.

The Movie: Modern Problems (1981)

Featuring: Chevy Chase and Patti D'Arbanville

The Scene: Chevy uses his recently acquired weird telepathic powers and produces multiple orgasms in Patti via in a bedroom lovemaking scene that I'm surprised didn't make it into the top-10. Despite Chevy's comedic hilarity, Patti delivers an arousing performance that certainly grabbed my attention!

said kickzter on May 16, 2006 10:17 AM.

The scuba diver toy in Tie Me Up Tie Me Down??

said thesheil on June 28, 2006 11:57 AM.

How about when when James Spader masterbated all over Maggie Gyllenhaal's back in The Secretary!

said teve on July 21, 2006 7:39 PM.

uhhh showgirls?

said theblackhandx on August 2, 2006 1:26 PM.

Down and out in Beverly Hills 1986
Bette Midler and Nick Nolte

Bette hasnt had one in years and Nolte releases all that built up sexual frustration with one gigantic glass shattering O.

said Serg on August 31, 2006 6:30 PM.

I can't believe that no one has mentioned Amelie, which has two scenes worthy of inclusion on this list: The fifteen or so shots of "all the people in Paris having an orgasm at this moment" Also, the couple in the restaurant bathroom making all the glasses rattle on the shelves, until Amelie hits the espresso steamer!

said No one you know on September 1, 2006 3:18 PM.


You're all wrong - it's the scene from Leprechaun 3 where the guy was having sex with his TV that turned into a robot.

I vote Amelie, too - especially that shot at the end of the orgasm montage where it looks like that babe is getting it anal or something.

said Bionic Groin on September 10, 2006 4:28 AM.

Best female masturbation ever: Cecile de france in "High Tension" - 2003

said dandolo on December 26, 2006 11:27 AM.

what about that nurse that leonardo dicaprio pumps in catch me if you can?

said Vibromatic Heart Bed on February 7, 2007 10:55 PM.

Diane Lane in "Vital Signs" with Adrian Pasdar in the hospital's basement laundry room. Oh, BABY!!!

said Deb on March 8, 2007 7:39 PM.

What about Tara Reid's orgasm in American Pie, that wasn't too bad, not the best but not bad, lol her first orgasm!

said ben on March 8, 2007 10:54 PM.

How about Annette Bening in "American Beauty" ...now I know why they call you the king.

said darrennie on March 29, 2007 12:51 AM.

Here are some of mine ...

(1) The Tall Guy - Emma and Geoff at it on the piano, up the wall, on breakfast cereal etc.

(2) Zoolander - the orgy with the budhist priest climaxing at the end.

(3) Being There - as Chance sits on the bed watching television and Eve orgasms at the base of bed pole.

(4) LA Story - the one half of each couple thinking about the other unknowingly in other rooms whilst the other half things of some young guy.

(5) Lawn Dogs - recieving oral whilst tossing the salad.

Rupert

said Rupert on May 25, 2007 7:48 AM.

Mrs Griswold in the bath room in European Vacation

said Perry A Tayon on June 11, 2007 8:31 PM.

Mrs Griswold in the bath room in European Vacation

said Perry A Tayon on June 11, 2007 8:32 PM.

you know what? what about that movie about howard stern's life, in which he tells a girl over the phone to sit on a huge speakerbox and makes her cum over the mic?

said Juliano on September 17, 2007 3:15 PM.

The bath tub scene in "the truth about cats and dogs" was pretty erotic.

said Perry A Tayon on November 27, 2007 7:30 AM.

Possibly the funniest movie orgasm I've seen (after M. Kahn in Young Frankenstein) is Kevin Kline in A Fish Called Wanda. His O-face is hilarious.

said acc on December 1, 2007 1:30 PM.

The best I have ever seen is Nicole Kidman in Dead Calm. Super hot.

Also, Mulhaland drive would be on my list, as well as Where The Truth Lies.

said Bob on January 15, 2008 9:28 AM.

I was just looking through this list and noticed that someone said there was an orgasm scene in the Matrix Reloaded - in the restaurant. That was no orgasm. The dessert made her have to go to the bathroom.

said expensivewino13 on December 18, 2009 3:36 AM.
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