6. Notorious (1946)
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains, Leopoldine Konstantin
Want to fall in love with a classic Hollywood beauty? Find the nearest DVD copy of Hitchcock's exceptional espionage drama Notorious, starring the inimitable Ingrid Bergman as the daughter of a man accused of turning on his country in WWII. After her dad's suicide, Bergman's Alicia Huberman is hired by a government agent (Cary Grant) to go undercover, infiltrate a group of Nazis, and find a deadly supply of uranium before it's used to kill innocent people.
Playing a confident, sexy woman who's known for her promiscuity, Bergman radiates sexuality in every frame, and Hitchcock, unable to overtly show sex due to the era's Production Code restrictions, generates plenty of steaminess merely from conversations, facial expressions, and a relatively tame love scene that's nonetheless provocative.