With "American Reunion" set to hit theaters this weekend, many fans are reminiscing to the halcyon days of 1999, when the original "American Pie" took pop culture by storm and became a surprise blockbuster phenomenon.

But when you look back at that now-iconic movie poster, it's easy to see why this sex comedy was poised to become a box office hit. The flute, the pie, the shirtless Jason Biggs -- it had all the trappings of a naughty cinematic romp.

Over-the-top posters are a staple of the sex comedy genre, and while "American Pie" may have gotten the formula just right, there have been plenty of bargain-bin, z-grade "films" that went overboard with cleavage, dirty puns and frustrated nerds. Moviefone decided to look back on one of the most shameless movie genres in existence, and count down the absolute most ridiculous sex comedy posters. Ever.

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American Pie Movie Poster
American Pie
R1999
Based on 30 critics

A riotous and raunchy exploration of the most eagerly anticipated -- and most humiliating -- rite of... Read More

American Reunion Movie Poster
American Reunion
R2012
Based on 34 critics

In the summer of 1999, four small-town Michigan boys began a quest to lose their virginity. In the ensuing... Read More

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