The 19 Sexiest Movies on Netflix

Hi, "steamy romance" category.

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You know how sometimes the effort of opening up an incognito window and searching for porn (opens in new tab) that doesn't make you cringe is just too much? But you also are kind of in the mood for romance (opens in new tab), so life's just really hard? That's where Netflix's "steamy romance" category comes in—a delightful land of mostly unrated films that feature a lot of love and also a lot of sexiness and sex without being gratuitous.

Some of the movies in this category are just really sensual mainstream love stories. Others are...well, let's just say they dance a little closer to the "porn" (opens in new tab) side of the spectrum. We're talking steamy three-way love affairs, brazen adulterous liaisons (both of the dangerous and not-so-dangerous varieties), slice of life sex-centric tales, (opens in new tab) erotic thrillers so hot they might burn your retinas off, and more. Some of these movies are about love. Some are just plain about sex. All of them, though, will scratch that internal itch that drives you to put your eyeballs on sexy humans doing sexy things with each other.


This 2017 movie from Spain is both erotic and intense—it follows a young couple in the heat of first love, who watch the illusion they've created come crashing down as tumultuous goings-on outside their relationship threaten the relationship itself. But yes, also very sexy.

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Deadly Illusions

We'll die on this hill: Bring back the erotic thriller. This entry into the rebirth of the genre is, well, quite silly. It's about a bestselling author who hires a woman to watch over her kids and...I mean, you can probably guess what happens next. Psychosexual mystery, twists, some questionable dialogue and, most importantly, steamy sex scenes. Imagine if Kristen Davis's plot in Sex and the City 2 (where Alice Eve plays a hot babysitter) was an entire movie, add 50 percent more sex and a plot line in which nothing was as it seemed. That's basically this movie.

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Dry Martina

A sexually open punk singer explores some sexy new experiences after hooking up with a fan in this movie from Chile. It's both fun and super hot.

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Basic Instinct

Google lists of "sexy movies" and Basic Instinct will probably be on most of them. The 1992 erotic thriller defined the genre for years after its release and that interrogation scene is still iconic today for a reason. 

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Good Kisser

Three gay women embark on a sexy weekend fling, but the erotic, three-way fun times get complicated when some serious mind games start.

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Alex Strangelove

If you're over the majorly heteronormative nature of sex-fueled rom-coms, then this one is for you. The protagonist, Alex, has a super sweet GF who he plans to lose his virginity to, but he's feeling kind of meh about the milestone moment. When he meets super sexy Elliot at a party, he begins a journey of discovery about his sexuality. This one is equal parts sweet and sexy.

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