3. NEVE CAMPBELL AND DENISE RICHARDS IN WILD THINGS (1998)Part noir thriller and part twisty crime drama, Wild Things is a clever film complete with solid performances and—oh, screw it. We’ll save the critical analysis for film historians; all you need to know about Wild Things features an erotically charged scene in which busty Denise Richards and sexy Neve Campbell make out with ferocity while fondling each other inside a pool.
It’s the kind of scene usually left for softcore porn found on cable channels after the clock strikes midnight, but with known actresses and Hollywood’s backing. Even though Wild Things had no chance of dominating an awards season, its greatest sequence was the Natalie Portman/Mila Kunis in Black Swan of its time, and lent the film with additional interest from tongue-wagging men. The crazy part: We actually prefer this to Portman-and-Kunis. There must be something in the water. Like, Richards’ insane rack.