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Top 10 Sweatiest Movies

As the summer heat peaks on us all, there is one and only thing our body knows how to do. And that is sweat. This miraculous ability of our bodies to both make us gross and unreasonably sexy (or feral, sensual, animal, take your pick) has been captured on film in many different ways. Whether it be used to arouse or sicken, sweat has made an undeniable impact on the world of cinema. So now, we pay tribute to the films that have captured this phenomena and used it to raise the body’s base functions to a higher art. These are the sweatiest films.

10. Summer of Sam


One of the few movies where a little summer heat leads to a bunch of men beating up Adrian Brody. Sure, there’s a serial killer on the loose killing anyone making out in their cars, but still, the heat is no excuse for our short tempered Bronx pals to go off on poor little alternative lifestyle Brody like that. The movie is also chalk-full of John Leguizamo getting it on, and I’d imagine a fair amount of sweat showed up. After all, it is summer.

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  • The Mutt said

    This question was asked in an episode of Cheers. The answer?

    “Cool Hand Luke. No question.”

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  • David Johansen said

    Do the right thing…no doubt

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  • Ryan said

    Naomi Watts in Children Of The Corn 4 – The Gathering. She basically sweats throughout the whole movie, and it looks great!

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  • Roger said

    300? Sparticus? Gladiator… hell all three of these deserve to be on this list but at least one definitely should have made it. Without at least one the list is not valid.

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  • Gwiz said

    I learned that the “Bedazzled” sweaty part is a rip off of Airplane.

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  • John said

    What about “Bridge on the River Kwai”? It has a sweatbox for gosh sakes!

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  • Atiq Rahman said

    Paul: you hit it on the head! (“Cool Hand Luke” and “Body Heat”.) Those two were the ones I was going to name. Kudos also to those who mentioned “Do the Right Thing”. Honorable mentions must also go to “Raging Bull” and any of the spaghetti westerns.

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  • ChuckE8338 said

    I agree with Paul Sak; “Body Heat” deserves a mention. And Val Kilmer dripped enough to flood the Pineridge Rez in “Thunderheart.” Expand the list to 25.

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  • Laraneia said

    Try watching Top Gun on Blue Ray ’nuff said 🙂

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  • Douglas said
  • G said

    What about Apocalypse Now. A fat Marlon Brando weezing in the hot tropical sun. Very very sweaty, and not in a good way

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  • Scot said

    It may be a bit obscure to most of the readers here, but I’d add the 1961 British sci-fi drama “The Day The Earth Caught Fire” to the list. After nuclear bomb tests accidentally shift the Earth’s orbit and send us hurtling toward the sun (don’t ask), things start to get very sweaty indeed. Cute, sexy Janet Munro looks especially memorable covered in sweat.

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  • Gent said

    Cool Hand Luke tops them all! You can almost smell the BO while watching it. Taking it off here, boss!

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  • bobby said

    Someone’s never seen cool hand Luke.

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  • RossE said

    Cool Hand Luke

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