The 15 Sexiest Movies on Netflix for When Porn Is Too Much Effort

Hi, "steamy romance" category.


You know how sometimes the effort of opening up an incognito window and searching for porn that doesn't make you cringe is just too much? But you also are kind of in the ~mood for romance~ 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/sex without being gratuitous. Here's what is currently on offer from your favorite streaming behemoth:

Y Tu Mamá También

Y Tu Mama Tambien is a really good movie (with really good sex scenes) about two friends who fall for the same woman on a road trip. Plus, it marks the moment when the world collectively fell in love with Diego Luna and Gael García Bernal.

Sex and Lucia

As you can probably tell from the title, this movie features a lot of sex (and also nudity, passion, and romance)—as well as a deeply interesting plot about a man and woman's relationship through the years. The film was critically acclaimed and put Paz Vega in the Hollywood spotlight for her standout performance.


What would this list be without Nymphomaniac, Lars von Trier's famous film about a woman who recounts her life-long obsession with sex? Let's just say no detail is, um...spared.

A Promise

Okay, so don't @ me—and I know this movie is more of a romantic period piece than sex romp—BUT, it's full of tension, has at least one good sex scene, and stars Richard Madden a.k.a. Robb Stark on Game of Thrones.


Another admittedly slightly weird choice, but if you've seen this movie and don't think the first half—featuring extremely hot library love making—is the sexiest thing ever, you aren't living. Watch again. You won't be disappointed.

Below Her Mouth

This TV-MA movie is about what you'd expect it to be about based on the title. But if you need things spelled out, it's the story of two women who fall for each other and have a ton of hot sex.


Another one of Netflix's good ol' TV-MA options, this film is about a couple who are experiencing the idealized thrill of first love. It's sexy and has some sweet moments.

Fragments of Love

To be clear, this is not a good movie, plot- or acting-wise. But it's amusing, and about a woman who's trying to make a man forget his grief through sex, so here we are. ::shrugs shoulders::

Blue Is the Warmest Color

The movie, which won the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival in 2013, follows Adèle's journey to sexual freedom when she meets Emma, a blue-haired painter—and it's rated NC-17.


This movie is both very sexy and very modern. The film, starring Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa, follows a couple who meet on a hookup app. When both end up cheating, they decide to embrace their struggles with monogamy and embark on an open relationship. Sexiness (and group sex) ensues.

A Perfect Ending

Just your classic sexually repressed housewife decides to explore her sexuality with a high-priced call girl lust story.

Immoral Tales

This 1974 French anthology film presents four separate stories exploring the darkest, most taboo sides of love and lust.


Argentine director Gaspar Noé's Love follows a man in an unhappy marriage who starts thinking about his former lover when he hears that she may have gone missing. Drama. Intrigue. Steamy steamy sex.

Sex Doll

No, it's not about a literal, Lars and the Real Girl style sex doll relationship. Sex Doll is a French movie about about a high-end call girl who falls for a man she meets in a nightclub. Their relationship is put in jeopardy, however, by a secret he's keeping.

Duck Butter

Two young women spend a sexy and intense 24 hours together when they decide to get to know each other by having sex every hour, on the hour.

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