Basic Instinct came out at a time when sex was not the focal point of many movie scripts. This intense high body count thriller uses addictions and personal demons to get its main characters from scene to the next. Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone amazingly did not use body doubles for their sex scenes which are passionate and hot. The overall story is a mess in some regards, but if it wasn’t for the performances from the cast, this movie would actually be a rather bad cop drama.