When porn is too much and you've watched all of the sexiest movies streaming on Netflix approximately a million times, you sometimes need to turn to—GASP—new movies. You know, the kind that are coming out in theaters and require leaving your house and putting on pants (which, yeah, sometimes seems counterintuitive when you're specifically yearning for a sexy movie to watch, but work with me here).
Tragically, we've seen all fifty shades of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey's big screen sexcapades, but fear not—there are still plenty of sexy, sexy movies coming out in 2019 to get you all kinds of hot and bothered.
Release date: January 25
Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Diane Lane, Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Jeremy Strong
What it's about: A man who's tapped by his ex-wife to kill her current husband.
Why it's sexy: It's a full-on neo-noir thriller, complete with all of the sexy vibes that particular sub-genre is famous for.
2. 'Miss Bala'
Release date: February 1
Starring: Gina Rodriguez and Ismael Cruz Córdova
What it's about: A young woman named Gloria goes to the police for help when her friend is kidnapped from a nightclub in Mexico, but finds herself in big trouble when a corrupt cop hands her over to the kidnappers, who want to use Gloria to move drugs and avoid detection by the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Why it's sexy: Gloria (played by Jane the Virgin star Gina Rodriguez) assumes a gritty, sexy new persona as she fights back against the cartel.
3. 'What Men Want'
Release date: February 8
Starring: Taraji P. Henson, Aldis Hodge, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Phoebe Robinson, and Tracy Morgan
What it's about: This update on the pretty problematic 2000 rom-com What Women Want is about a woman who gets the ability to hear men's thoughts.
Why it's sexy: That woman is played by Taraji P. Henson though and Taraji is never NOT sexy.
Release date: March 1
Starring: Sofia Boutella, Kiddy Smile, Roman Guillermic, Souheila Yacoub, Claude Gajan Maull, Giselle Palmer, Taylor Kastle, and Thea Carla Schøtt
What it's about: A group of French dancers who realize their post-rehearsal sangria has been laced with drugs that lead to sexy consequences.
Why it's sexy: See above.
5. 'The Aftermath'
Release date: March 15
Starring: Keira Knightley, Alexander Skarsgård, and Jason Clarke
What it's about: In this period film, set in 1946, a woman named Rachael Morgan travels to Hamburg to reunite with her British colonel husband, Lewis, who has been assigned to rebuild the city.
Why it's sexy: Doesn't sound sexy yet? Keep reading because Racheal and Lewis move in with a German widower and "passion" and "betrayal" follow. We all know what that means, right?
6. 'Five Feet Apart'
Release date: March 22
Starring: Haley Lu Richardson, Elena Satine, and Cole Sprouse
What it's about: Cole Sprouse getting his full, not-appropriate-for-The-CW sexiness on? Yes, please. This teen romance follows a girl named Stella who is hospitalized with cystic fibrosis and meets a life-changing fellow teen named Will with the same diagnosis.
Why it's sexy: They're immediately flirty, but required to maintain a "safe distance"—thus the movie's title. The more in love they fall, the more tempted they are to break the rules though, obviously. Is anything sexier than the romance that technically breaks the rules? Nope.
Release date: April 12
Starring: Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes-Tiffin
What it's about: Good girl goes to college, meets a mysterious, brooding guy who makes her question everything she thought she knew about herself and her life.
Why it's sexy: It's all about young love and sexy firsts and the stars are as hot as their chemistry.
8. 'Her Smell'
Release date: April 12
Cast: Elisabeth Moss, Cara Delevingne, Dan Stevens, Agyness Deyn, Gayle Rankin, Ashley Benson, Dylan Gelula, Virginia Madsen, and Amber Heard
What it's about: A punk rock band called Something She and the lead singer's self-destructive tendencies.
Why it's sexy: Well, it is the film set that brought Cara Delevingne and Ashley Benson together...
9. 'The Sun Is Also a Star'
Release date: May 17
Starring: Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton
What it's about: A romantic and a staunch pragmatist meet and fall for each other during one magical day in New York City.
Why it's sexy: With stars like Yara and Charles, how could it not be? Plus, it promises to have the same butterfly-inducing love vibes as Before Sunrise.
10. 'Dark Phoenix'
Release date: June 7
Starring: Sophie Turner, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, Alexandra Shipp, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Evan Peters, and Jessica Chastain
What it's about: Jean Grey embraces her inner dark side and the X-Men scramble to keep the peace.
Why it's sexy: Dark Phoenix isn't necessarily what you think of as a sexy movie, but watch the trailer and try not to lust over Sophie Turner just a little bit.
11. 'Last Christmas'
Release date: November 8, 2019
Starring: Emilia Clarke and Henry Goulding
What it's about: Not much is known about the movie. The only synopsis floating around on the internet reads: "A young woman, who has been continuously unlucky, accepts a job as a department store elf during the holidays. When Kate meets Tom on the job, her life takes a turn."
Why it's sexy: Emilia Clarke and Henry Goulding are both inherently sexy humans. Not a ton is known about the plot, so we can't say for sure what their sexiest moment will be, but these two in a rom-com has to be the hottest thing about November.
Kayleigh Roberts is a freelance writer and editor with more than 10 years of professional experience. Her byline has appeared in Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, ELLE, Harper’s Bazaar, The Atlantic, Allure, Entertainment Weekly, MTV, Bustle, Refinery29, Girls’ Life Magazine, Just Jared, and Tiger Beat, among other publications. She's a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.
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