The Great Gatsby features one of the most iconic pool scenes in entertainment history -and if that’s a spoiler, well then shame on you for not doing your 9th grade English homework. Baz Luhrmann‘s big screen adaptation of the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic opens wide this Friday (!), and just like Gatsby, our relationship with pools has been a mix of both pleasure and pain. Yes, it’s a rare and awesome chance to get a first-hand glimpse at seriously fit people putting their fab physique on display in revealing swimwear. But then it gets weird when people ask us why we’re swimming with our shirt on. “I’m cold” doesn’t work as well as you’d think. But in honor of the film’s release, we’ve decided to count down ten movie pool scenes where no one keeps their shirt on!
10. Swimfan (2002)
Danger is a crucial component to any good pool scene, and this sultry moment from the teen’s answer to Fatal Attraction definitely packs it in. Erica Christensen’s unhinged Madison lures Jesse Bradford‘s Ben into a pool with some hardcore flirting, and they start to go “adult swimming.” It’s definitely hot, but something in her eyes doesn’t seem quite right. Her obsession that follows kind of confirms this for us.
Temperature: 78 degrees
9. National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983)
This classic clip centers around supermodel Christie Brinkley as the mythic Girl In The Red Ferrari. She has inexplicably taken a liking to the bumbling station-wagon-driving father Clark Griswold, and after sharing a highway for a few days manages to bump into him at the same hotel one night. Is she stalking him or something? Supermodel skinny dipping soon follows, and she urges Clark to follow suit. That’s when things take a less-sexy turn. The only thing working against the scene it is Chevy Chase awkwardly dad-ing all over it. But it’s undeniably hilarious.
Temperature: 83 degrees