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 Naturist Guide to the Movies
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Why did the producers of the movie "Bruce Almighty" have two versions of their advertising poster? Can Americas handle innocent nudity yet? Click on the image to enlarge.
As with the rest of American society, the Motion Picture Association of America links nudity and sex. It is easier to get an “R” rating for having nudity on screen than it is with graphic violence. Talk about screwed up priorities! In Canada, a movie can warrant a “G” (good for everybody) even if there is casual, non-sexual nudity, as long as there are no close ups. See source here. The U.S. has a long way to go.

Most movie nudity is exploitative or overtly sexual. But there are films out there that present the other side of nudity, the naturist side that believes that the human form is not inherently shameful or dirty.

Below are films that contain body positive nudity that keep within the naturist value system. There could be sexual content in these films, but they are separate from the portrayals of “good” nudity found in them. Not every film has content appropriate for all ages, but the portrayals of the naked body should not be deemed offensive for children or adults. After all, it’s just skin.

We have not seen all these films personally, so if you feel a film should be removed, please let us know. Email: Thank you!
About Schmidt
(2002) A nude Kathy Bates is seen getting into a hot tub. A good body positive scene.

Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The
(1938) Skinny-dipping scenes.

(1995) A dark movie about two young girls who embark on their own spiritual quest to find the path to heaven and spiritual cleanliness. Nude scenes include a few skinny-dipping scenes with both girls and their mother, a scene where Angela is topless and writing on her chest, and a cleansing ritual where the girls spread mud all over their bodies.

Any Given Sunday
(1999) Lots of casual frontal male nudity as Cameron Diaz visits a locker room. No on looks embarrassed even as she shakes hands with a naked athlete.

Apt Pupil
(1998) A boy blackmails his neighbour after suspecting him to be a Nazi war criminal. There is a nude scene where a boys sports team is showering after their game.

As Good As It Gets
(1997) Nude scene done tastefully with Helen Hunt and Greg Kenear as he draws her.

At Play in the Fields of the Lord
(1991) Tom Berenger, Daryl Hannah and Kathy Bates all have nude scenes in this movie.  The full frontal nudity of adults and children is appropriate, as this film is set among Amazon natives for whom nudity would be commonplace.

(1972)Juliet Mills, Jack Lemmon
Juliet Mills gets an uptight Jack Lemmon to go skinny dipping on a Mediterranean islet. There is also a nude bath scene with both in it and also some non-objectionable Jack Lemmon frontal nudity.

Beautiful Dreamers
(1990)Colm Feore, Rip Torn, Wendel Meldrum
When the superintendent of the Canadian insane asylum, Dr. Maurice Bucke, meets poet Walt Whitman, his life and that of his wife and patients is radically changed. Like Dr. Bucke, Whitman has avant-garde ideas on the subject of mental illness. There is a wonderful skinnydipping scene with Whitman, the doctor in charge of the asylum and the doctor's wife. Wonderful movie about accepting people as they are.

Betty Blue
(1986) This is an award winning foreign film (French) that has household nudity.

Big Fish
(2003) Ewan McGregor, Albert Finney, Billy Cradup. The story is about a son (William Bloom) trying to learn more about his dying father (Albert Finney) by reliving stories and myths his father told him about himself. Two scenes where a lady is nude. In the first scene, she is standing and seen from behind. In the second scene, she is swimming around nude and seen under water. A great movie that the whole family can watch.

(1984) Nicolas Cage nonchalantly accepts Matthew Modine's frequent nudity shown throughout the movie. 

Blame it On Rio
(1984)Michael Caine, Joseph Bologna, Valarie Harper, Michelle Johnson, Demi Moore
Best friends and their daughters holiday in Rio only for one to fall for the other's daughter. Although it might not be a movie for children, it does have a great nudity scene on the beach. If you haven't seen it yet, I highly advise you to watch it.

Blue Lagoon, The
(1980) Depicts innocent nudity on a deserted island. But sometimes they wear clothes in the water for no reason other than maybe to limit the amount of nudity for a non nudist audience.

Blue Velvet
(1986) An innocent young man discovers that a dark underworld exists beneath the surface of his seemingly quiet hometown. Several full nude scenes with Isabella Rossellini as she is transported in an automobile to a safe house.

Bounty, The
(1984) Mel Gibson and Anthony Hopkins. The Tahiti sequences were filled with topless women. 

Box of Moon Light
(1996) Positive discussion of nude swimming. Casual nude living scenes.

(1986) The women of a major city get naked and do daily household routines in the buff. Other than that, not naturist friendly.

Bridges at Toko-Ri, The
(1955) William Holden costars with Grace Kelly as a military couple. On a brief leave in Japan, he takes his entire family to a furo, (communal bath), but he pays the attendant extra so that his family will have privacy. Holden and Kelly are happily swimming nude with their daughters in the baths, when a Japanese family approaches an adjacent bath. Much to Holden's dismay, they unceremoniously disrobe in full view of Holden and his family. But soon Holden's daughters make friends with the daughter of the Japanese family and everyone relaxes and enjoys the rest of their time with no further body shame.

Brother Sun, Sister Moon
(1973) A innocent nude scene of St Francis of Asissi.

Calendar Girl
(1993)  Nude beaches are rarely shown in movies. Here, Jason Priestley, Gabriel Olds, Jerry O'Connell visit a nude beach, get naked and walk around then run into the water.

Carnal Knowledge
(1971) Jack Nicolson and Art Garfunkel stars. Group shower scenes with natural full frontal nudity. 

(1987) Stars Oliver Reed and Amanda Donohoe. Amanda was totally nude for most of the movie and just went about the business of living a life without clothes. There was an excellent, symbolic scene at the end of the movie where they put their clothes back on, piece by piece, as they prepared to leave the island. They had lost their paradise.

Christopher Colmbus: The Discovery
(1992)Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, Cathrine Zeta-Jones, Georges Corraface
Genoan navigator Christopher Columbus (George Corraface) has a dream to find an alternative route to sail to the Indies... The Indian Chief's daughter is naked throughout much of the film, and it is shown as natural.  (She even has dinner with Columbus.) Of corse naked.
Great movie to see.

Clash of the Titans
(1981) Clash of the Titans has three scenes in it that beautify the body; bathing nude, walking on the beach and breastfeeding.

Coca-Cola Kid, The
(1985)Eric Roberts, Greta Scacchi
There is a scene in witch Scacchi is showering with her characters young daughter. And as many naturists know, it's a very efficient way to make sure your kids get clean!

Dances with Wolves
(1990) Kevin Costner swims naked in the river by his fort. An indian shows up and we see Kevin chase him away still nude. A very positive scene showing the naturalness of being naked outside. 

Doc Hollywood
(1991) A girl swimming nude comes out of the water and talks to Michael J. Fox. 

Educating Julie
(1984) A timid college student, Julie (Ward), is assigned to write a research paper on "Nudity in the 1980's" She and her boyfriend, Steve (Taylor), visit several nudist clubs in England, the south of France and in Florida to learn about why people like nudism.

Emerald Forest, The
(1985)  Finally, "authentic costumes" for the Amazonian people in their natural habitat -- they were 98% naked. The nudity was tasteful and totally appropriate. 

Europa Europa
(1990) Based on a true story, Solek Perel is a Jewish boy living in Germany at the onset of the Holocaust.  When a rock is thrown through the bathroom window on Kristalnacht, the naked Solek escapes his house by going through the window and hiding in an alley. There are other brief, tasteful scenes in which Solek is nude.  Much of the movie revolves around Solek finding ways to hide his true identity by hiding the marks of his circumcision.

Fool Killer, The
(1965) 12-year-old George Mellish, tired of beatings for both real and fancied misdeeds at the hands of his foster parents. There is a scene where Anthony Perkins skinny dips with the boy.

Gods Must Be Crazy,The
(1980)Marius Weyers, Sandra Prinsloo
In some of the opening scenes the bushman's daughters appear topless. There is also a scene where Prinsloo isn't naked but is wearing a dripping wet see through cotton dress. A great movie that is very funny.

Goodbye Girl, The
(1977) Richard Dreyfus is in a bedroom and Marsha Mason knocks on the door and asks through it "Are you decent?". He replies "Yes.". She then opens the door and sticks her head in. He is sitting on the bed strumming a guitar...totally naked. She quickly backs out and shuts the door and shouts "I thought you said you were decent!!" to which he replies, "I am decent. I also happen to be naked.". 

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan
(1984) Young Tarzan is shown nude all while growing up. But for some reason when he reaches adulthood he puts on a loincloth, even for swimming. 

Fisher King, The
(1991) Jeff Bridges, Adam Bryant, Robin Williams
A radio DJ, suicidally despondent because of a horrible mistake he made, finds redemption in helping a deranged homeless man who was a victim of it. The movie ends with Jack and Harry lying naked, at night, in Central Park, watching the stars and the clouds. There are more scenes with non-sexual nudity as well. A good movie.

For Members Only
(1959)Shelly Martin, Brian Cobby, Anthony Oliver
The Picture About ALTOGETHERNESS. It was about a girl who somehow had the authority to confiscate a nudist camp because somehow she was in control of its assets.The participants wanted to show her around,and convince her of the wholeness of the nudist lifstyle.She reluctantly agreed to meet the nudists.

Full Monty, The
(1997) A funny movie that explores people's fears nudity on stage. The final scene has an audience cheering the regular guys who finally get naked on stage. 

Harrad Experiment, The
(1973)  Stars Don Johnson who has a full frontal scene during a nude yoga class with many naked people. The nude scenes are very tastefully done. This movie is about sex but it is also about people being nude and natural and being happy with their bodies. 

(1995) Professor David Ash is invited to Edbrook to calm the fears of the elderly nanny of the Mariell family. There are some art works in the residence where the story is takes place, portraying a young woman with her breasts displayed. She is later seen with one of her brothers, skinny dipping in the lake, the last swim of the season.

Hollow Man
Click to enlarge!(2000) Kevin Bacon is nude most of the time as hollow man and gets naked for the operating table and says, "Hey, it's for science." 

How Tasty Was My Little Frenchman
(1971)Gabriel Araujo, Gabriel Archanjo, ArduinoCollassanti(The Frenchman)
This delicious black comedy, set in the jungles of Brazil, tells the story of a French explorer who tries in vain to be accepted by the tribe of cannibals who has captured him.  Despite the ultimate fate of the titular Frenchman, there is very little violence in this film.  There is no sex either.  Throughout the film, the Amazon Indians and the assimilating Frenchman are depicted wearing the traditional costume of Amazonians in the 16th century:  nothing. A great film if you can find it.

Invisible Kid, The
(1988) Nudity for comedy's sake as two naked boys try to hide from everyone at school as they are no longer invisible. Plus a girl's shower room with plenty of nudity.

Invisible Women,The
(1940)Virginia Bruce, John Barrymore, John Howard Virginia Bruce gets naked for her experimental invisibility treatment. When her nude body materializes however, she drinks alcohol and disappears again.

Click to enlarge!(2001) Kate Winslet swims nude in a lake. 

King David
(1985) Richard Gere runs naked through the streets of Jerusalem. 

Kirikou and the Sorceress
Click to enlarge!(1998) This was a wonderful movie that should be watched by adults AND children together. The "parental alert" is absurd, though. It would be sad if parents prevented their children from viewing this movie just because many of the characters appear partially or wholly nude, as people traditionally "dressed" in warm/hot regions of the world. Produced in France and Senegal, it received only very limited release in the U.S.. The director refused to draw clothes on the nude children and cover adult breasts.
Worthwhile looking for if you have kids. Website with movie trailer

Knight's Tale, A
(2001) The character that is nude is that way because he lost his clothing because he couldn't pay his gambling debt. He is seen walking down the road and then casually talking to people about his problems.

The Last Butterfly
(1994) Nude scenes include his girlfriend getting dressed in the opening credits while Antoine simply looks out the window. Also, a scene where one of the girls, Stella is taking a bath in his "hotel" room at the camp.  While taking her clothes off for her bath, she tells him to leave, but she comes out of the bathroom naked to talk with him.  A few sex scenes but tastefully done.

Last Picture Show, The
(1971) Lots of male and female nudity as they swim at a pool party. Set in the 50's.

Lepota Poroka 
(1986) This movie is a pro-naturism film on a serious, philosophical level, presenting naturism as the ultimate metaphor for personal freedom and self-respect.  Mira Furlan is a Croatian movie actress who is best known in the US for her role as Delenn on the TV series Babylon 5.  There is a great deal of nudity as one would find in a naturist environment;  this is a severe cultural shock to Furlan's character and other housemaids like her who come from the restrictive local culture.  But Furlan finds the freedom of naturism an irresistible contrast to the imprisoning standards she has known.  Ultimately she makes the symbolic gesture of shedding her own clothing, and is welcomed by the naturist couple whose freedom and naturalness she has most closely observed. 

Life of Brian
(1979) Brian walks naked over to a window and opens it to a crowd of people. They see him naked and cheer him. A naked female is in the room with him as he argues with his clothes mother who seems unfazed.

(1985) Nudity in a sci-fi/horror is not unusual but this fare typically has just enough nudity to bump up the rating to an R to appeal to a mature audience. What was unique was a generous amount of matter of fact nudity that was integral to the story line. The alien beings were able take on human form but unable to assume the appearance of a clothed human.

Little Nothings
(1992) There is a nude beach scene and later, the three main characters are shopping at a nudist grocery store where everyone else is nude too.

Long Run, The
(2000)Armin Mueller-Stahl, Nthati Moshesh, Peterson Joseph
A failed track coach finally finds someone who he believes has what it takes to win. There is a scene towards the beginning where the coach is showering with his runners.  Good, basic, what's-the-big-deal nudity.

Lord of the Flies
(1963) Contains tastefully done full frontal nudity of some of the boys stranded on an island.  The new version, 1990, has no nudity whatsoever, but contains more violence. 

Lost Horizon
(1937) Jane Wyatt has an innocent nude swimming scene.

Maslin Beach
(1997) Takes place on a nudist beach in South Australia. Shows nudity as something very natural.  The cast pretty much covered the full spectrum of body shapes and the appearance of not-so-gorgeous people made the nudity realistic.

(1966) An adolescent Jay North is talking to Sajid Khan while drying off by a fire after a swim. This innocent scene would have been unheard of only a year or two earlier in this basic children's movie. 

(2000) RobMorrow, Laura Linney, Craig Sheffer, Rose Gregorio. An artist with Tourette Syndrome falls in love with his best friend's pregnant girlfriend. There is some nudity but not sexually (women posing for Lyle Maze, the artist) and some bad language. What struck me most about the movie was the innocence in the love portion of the story. It's beautiful and complicated like love tends to be. Go rent it! :)

Medicine Man
(1992) Stars Sean Connery and Lorraine Bracco.  It takes place in the rain forest and all the local women are topless. 

There's a humorous scene where all of the women are preparing flowers on a table. The camera pans down the table showing all of the topless women until the last one: the woman from the Bronx (NY)!

My Side of the Mountain
(1969) Definitely watch it with your kids. A Disney style movie featuring a boy living in the wilderness. He swims in the lake au naturel. 

My Father's Glory
(1990) Philippie Caubere, Nathalie Roussel, Didier Pain
Two families are on vacation at a remote cabin in the early 1900's. There are two boys who are outside and washing/playing with a water hose. Both boys are fully and frontally naked. Later in the film one of these boys and another friend are caught in a downpouring rain. When they reach the cabin they are undressed  by two women while standing near the fireplace. These nude scenes are very normal and there is no hint of any sexuality or suggestiveness.  The film is entirely suitable for children of any age.

Naked, The
(2002) Anna Pudlowska, Barbara Gasior, Agnieszka Pasko. This movie is about an office in which everybody works naked. Nobody ever mentions it so everybody thinks it is perfectly normal that everything just hangs there. A nice concept, and although the implementation isn't anything brilliant, it is still a memorable film.

Naked Peacock, The
(1975) See Everything You Hear About Nudist Camps! Actually Filmed in California's Largest Nudist Clubs!

(1994) Jodie Foster and Liam Neeson both have very positive nude scenes. Liam gets naked in a lake to show his vulnerability to help Jodie become more comfortable.

Never Cry Wolf
(1983) A great Disney movie. Nudity in this movie is shown very positively. One extended scene shows Charles Martin Smith run around naked with a herd of cariboo. 

Nineteen Eighty-Four
(1984) John Hurt and Suzanna Hamilton are great at portraying the social nude scenes in this movie.

Norma Rae
(1979) Sally Field's character has a skinny-dipping scene with a union organizer. The interesting thing about it was that she was not having a romantic relationship with him; her romantic interest was with her husband.

Now and Then
(1995) Girls discover a group of boys skinnydipping and take their clothes. The boys are seen running naked after the girls to get their clothes back. 

Nude on the Moon
(1962) A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.

The Object of Beauty
(1991) Andie MacDowell and John Malkovich star. MacDowell is unclothed as room service arrives.

Out of Order
(2003) A film for adults with alcoholism, drug use and marital troubles, but a really good skinny dipping scene in a swimming pool with the 8 main characters with brief full male and female nudity.

Personal Best
(1982) Much of the nudity in this movie is both male and female locker-room casual and socializing in a sauna.

Pete 'n' Tillie
(1972) Walter Matthau plays a piano nude except for a hat.

Piano, The
(1993)Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Sam Neill
A woman who refuses to speak, her piano, and her daughter are sent to New Zealand for an arranged marriage. I hear that there is a lot of nudity, wholesum nudity and non-sexual nudity. Although this movie is rated R, I highly recommend it.

Planet of the Apes
(1968) Innocent scene of three astronauts skinny-dipping. Charlton Heston stands naked in ape court. Mainstream movie rated G. 

(1960) This G rated Walt Disney movie has an innocent Skinny-dipping scene. A 12 actor was given a brand new bicycle for his 'nude scene' swinging on a rope swing. More...

Prospero's Books
(1991) This is a pretty avant-garde film with a lot of nudity from children through old people and people of all shapes & sizes. It was all tastefully done and not prurient or pornographic.

Quest for Fire
(1981) Lots of natural nudity with cave people. Rae Dawn Chong was nude during the whole movie.

Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm
(1938) A Shirley Temple movie with a very innocent scene of boys skinny-dipping by a bridge in the opening scene.

Rapa Nui
(1994)Jason Scott Lee, Esai Morales
Tenuously based on the legends of Easter Island, Chile, this story details a civil war between the two...
I have never seen so much nudity or near-nudity in a film where it isn't sexualized. It's quite refreshing. We just get to enjoy seeing the beautiful (and also ordinary) bodies of the characters going about their business, like you might see in an old National Geographic magazine.An overlooked gem of a film.

Ready to Wear
(1994)Marcello Mastroianni, Sophia Loren, Kim Basinger
A fashion show in Paris draws the usual bunch of people; designers, reporters, models, magazine editors... There is a gala fashion show to show the best thing to wear, and all the fashion models stroll down the runway naked and uninhibited.  There is even a pregnant woman who comes down the runway naked that proves being naked and pregnant is beautiful. 

Red Cherry
(1995)Ke-Yu Guo, Vladmill Nizmiroff, Xiaoling Xu
During the Chinese Civil War, two children of
communists are sent to a comintern school in Russiawhere they have to adapt.  The shower scene shows fullnudity of both the boys and the girls.  When the boysget too rambunctious and cause the shower shed tocollapse, they run naked into the woods to avoid punishment.

Reivers, The
(1969) Mitch Vogel, Steve McQueen and Will Geer have a skinny-dipping scene in the opening that was extraordinary in its poetry, evocative of nostalgia for a long gone past and longing for the lost innocence of one's youth. 

Return of the Seacaucus 7
(1980)Bruce MacDonald, Maggie Renzi, Adam LeFevre
The "Secaucus 7" of the film's title are seven friends who, during their college days, were arrested... This movie depicts a scene showing friends skinny dipping in a stream in New Hampshire.  It contains tasteful natural setting with full frontal male nudity.

Road to Wellville, The
(1994) Starts Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack and Dana Carvey. Lots of casual nude recreation and exercise. 

Romance With A Double Bass
(1974)John Cleese, Connie Booth
A bassist shows up early for the betrothal ball of a beautiful princess, and whiles away the time having a dip in the river... It's a tale of a double bass player (John) commisioned to play at the engagement of a princess (Connie) and some count she's never met.
Theirs is the ultimate "meet cute" as they both decide to go skinny dipping at the same time and both have their clothes stolen. Luckily for both of them, Cleese's instrument of choice is the double bass.

Room with a View, A
(1985) No sex, no violence. A tastefully done, full frontal scene showing three people skinny-dipping. 

Saturn 3
(1980) Farrah Fawcett and Kirk Douglas both are nude in this movie. Kirk wrestles a robot while naked.

(1998) Harvey Keitel and Andie McDowell stars. A family visits a lake and goes skinnydipping. 

(1984) This is a story of a white girl who is taken in by an African tribe when her parents are killed while on an expidition. She has a very brief costume and has some full nude scenes showering in a waterfall and bathing in a river. A considerable amount of nudity for a PG rated movie.

Shirley Valentine
(1989) Shirley and a male friend go skinny-dipping in the ocean.

Short Cuts
(1993) Contains a well acted scene with Julianne Moore having an argument with Matthew Modine while totally at ease with her frontal nudity.

Shot in the Dark, A
(1964) Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. A funny scene in a "nudist colony", where the bashful Clouseau must find and talk to a girl - when the police arrive to investigate yet another murder, they both leave naked. The sight of them driving through the streets of Paris completely nude is priceless. 

Schindler's List
(1993) This film shows matter-of-fact full nudity at Nazi concentration camps that was shown on the U.S. TV airwaves. Nudity with torture is okay with the FCC but nudity for sunbathing is a no no!

(1994) While it was an admittedly erotic film, it is extremely body positive in the sense that it showcased the beauty of the human form and seemed to celebrate it. 

Something's Gotta Give
(2003)Jack Nicholson, Diane Keaton, Keanu Reeves
A older swinger with a taste for young women falls in love with an accomplished lady more his age. Diane Keaton strips down to walk to her shower, and is seen by the Jack Nicholson. Afterwards, the couple repeatedly talks about what happened. A good movie, but it does have some foul language.

(1984) Daryl Hannah casually strolls out of the water towards a group of tourists with no concern that she is naked. 

Splitting Heirs
(1993) Catherine Zeta-Jones is shown fully naked from the back as she gets out of a pool. 

Starship Troopers
Click to enlarge!(1997) A look into the future with a great prediction that young people of both sexes can shower together without any embarrassment. Director Paul Verhoeven even got naked during filming to help the current time cast become more at ease while doing the scene.

Stealing Beauty
(1996) Includes various body positive scenes. In one,  Liv Tyler walks down to a pool where she finds an entire family of about 12 people, lounging and swimming naked.

(1985)Vanessa Redgrave, Diana Dors
Regulars at a Ladies bath health club fight to save it from closure by the vollage counsel.  Lots of healthy titalating and non-exploitive nudity.

Summer Lovers
(1982) Daryl Hannah, Peter Gallagher and Valérie Quennessen visit a Greek island where nudity on the beach is common. They get naked a lot with the locals on the beach, their room, their balcony, etc. 

(1978) Young Superman, Aaron Smolinski, arrives on Earth naked. The innocence of the scene and the youthfulness of the boy made the full frontal nudity acceptable.

Supper Troopers
(2001) Five Vermont state troopers, avid pranksters with a knack for screwing up, try to save their jobs and out-do the local police department by solving a crime. A full frontal nudity scene where the trooper is naked and getting powder sugar thrown at him from the other police officers.

Swimming Pool
(2003) There was a good amount of nudity, while some was sexually oriented, much of it was not, like skinny dipping and sun bathing.

Talented Mr. Ripley, The
Click to enlarge!(1999) Jude Law emerges from the bathtub while the camera doesn't pan away as usual in most films. A towel falls from Matt Damon's waist, he keeps talking to Gwyneth Paltrow.  Non sexual but his character is not very positive.

Tarzan and His Mate
(1934) An extended skinny-dipping scene with Tarzan and Jane. Nude underwater shots are in the original unedited version. The original has been restored and was shown on PBS. Right after this move, Hollywood implemented its strict anti nudity code.

Tarzan of the Apes
(1918) The original movie (Elmo Lincoln as Tarzan).  A silent movie, showed the teenaged Tarzan playing with his chimp friends, while nude.

Terminator, The
(1984) Include Terminator 2 and 3. Everyone travels through time naked. Why not?

Thomas Crown Affair, The
(1999) Rene Russo is casually topless at a beach while she talks with Pierce Brosnan in very non sexual scene. 

Tom and Lola 
(1994) A pair of young children who have been living in bubbles in a hospital room dream of going to Alaska where they feel they will be cured from their mysterious disease.  Nude scenes in virtually the whole movie, as these two children live in their bubbles naked.

Tonari no Totoro
(1988) A beautiful, life affirming film that is suitable for the entire family. There is brief, totally innocent nudity as the family bathes together; this could provide the basis for a family discussion of feelings about nudity and about differences between Japanese and U.S. culture.

Three Wishes
(1995) Patrick Swayze is nude sunbathing in the back-yard around kids. Great message that he is doing nothing wrong.

(1997) Contains a very tasteful scene where Leonardo DiCaprio draws a nude Kate Winslet. Leo shows off his drawings of mostly nude people.

Click to enlarge!(1998) Reese Witherspoon is nude indoors and includes an innocent skinny-dipping scene.

Waking Ned Devine
(1998) Michael O'Sullivan rides a motorcycle nude after a skinny-dipping adventure. 

(1971) Two sensible scenes of young people swimming nude. This is a Disney movie and has a considerable amount of frontal male and female nudity in it. But that is in the Australian version. The export version to America has it all censored out.

War of the Buttons
(1994)Gregg Fitzgerald, Gerard Kearney, Darragh Naughton
The children of Ballydowse and Carrickdowse engage in battles where they cut of the buttons, shoe-laces and underwear of their captured opponents... The boys from Ballydowse have a cunning plan to get back at the boys from Carrickdowse. They show up at the battle naked!

Wet and Wild Summer
(1992)Christopher Atkins, Julian McMahon, Rebekah
As Atkins Begins his job as a lifegaurd in Austrailia, he instantly encounters topless women bathing and walking about. He and two other lifeguards finally encounter the "Nude Beach" sign marking the nude area.The sign says
something about a $500 fine if you are on the beach wearing a suit. A movie with good old fashioned wholesum nudity.

Wild Things
(1998) Matt Dillon hands Kevin Bacon a towel in the shower as Kevin turns around for a full frontal casual nude scene. 

(1985)Harrison Ford, Kelly McGillis, Josef Sommer
Harrison Ford is John Book - A big city cop who knows too much. His only evidence: a small boy who's seen too much... Harrison Ford catches Kelly McGillis bathing in the nude and she makes no effort to cover herself.

(1970) Not for kids because of too much swearing and drugs. But it does have a very positive message about body acceptance. Breast feeding is commonplace. Abundant skinny-dipping by people enjoying it for the first time. Shows three guys walking around through the crowds naked and no one is offended. 

Wrestling Ernest Hemingway
(1993) No sex, no violence. Robert Duvall and Richard Harris innocently go skinny-dipping in the ocean.

(1983) Barbra Streisand masquerading as a man stayed dressed as other men skinnydip. A positive scene.

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Television Nudity
Click to enlarge!When is comes to television, most sit-coms in the U.S. usually make a joke out of naturist resorts or try to turn it into something sexual. For example, an episode of "The Naked Truth" with Mary Tyler Moore, George Segal and Tea Leoni makes fun of what many non-naturists think might happen at what they call a "nudist colony". Still, the more it is shown, the more a little truth might come out. 

Recently there was a show called "I lost it" on the Discovery-Health Network showing a man, Bob Campbell, who lost a lot of weight after visiting nudist resorts. It shows nudism as a healthy motivational alternative to lose weight in a very positive light. Good job Discovery-Health!

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