Netflix is known for its wide berth of programming, with binge-worthy original series and quality children's programming rounding out the pretty diverse line up. But hiding, sometimes in plain sight, and sometimes beneath the surface, is an undercurrent of steamy material that most wouldn't think of finding on their favorite streaming provider. And even if you were thinking about it, you might not know where to find it.
Well, we here at Cinema Blend are all about helping the public, and to that end we've scoured the Netflix Instant library to find 11 titles that you could stream right this very second! Your reasons may vary for wanting such materials, and we wouldn't even begin to guess them in such a public forum. All we know is if you're looking for something a little more intense than most of the offerings in Netflix's library, then these are the films you need to hunt down. Part the beaded curtain, and follow along as we list the most Adult Netflix titles we could find.
Gaspar Noe's Love
By reputation alone, Gaspar Noe has never been shy about showing human sexuality, and all of the pieces and parts that make up the experience. Gaspar Noe's Love is his most recent, and possibly his most explicit, as actual sexual acts and full frontal nudity are on display throughout this tale of a couple who start to experiment with their relationship. Be prepared for a lot of discussion if you watch this one with your significant other.
Not all sex is sexy, and Sleeping Beauty is definitely from the less exciting end of the spectrum. However, it is no less intense, as Emily Browning's protagonist helps her clients indulge their fetish based off of a particular fairy tale princess. Putting aside any jokes involving Sucker Punch, Sleeping Beauty gets artsy and dark throughout the twisted tale it weaves. And, as could be assumed, it's far from a happily ever after by time the end credits roll.
Obsession is a common theme among some of the most prolific erotic thrillers. Not only does A Teacher deal with the subject of an obsessed romance, it also portrays a story we've seen crop up in the news from time to time: a teacher / student relationship. In the case of this film, we see an obviously scenario, and the slow decline it forces upon its protagonist, Diana, after she tries to quit the relationship, only to fail miserably. Tragedy rules this picture, so don't walk in expecting anything less.
Nymphomaniac - Extended Director's Cut (Vol. 1 & 2)
If you're reading this list, and haven't heard of this two part opus of controversy from Lars Von Trier, then we're not sure what to make of that. But regardless, Von Trier isn't shy to put sexually explicit material on the screen with Nymphomaniac, and he's certainly not afraid to make the audience feel less than comfortable about it. With a tagline like "Forget About Love" emblazoned on the poster, this tale of the sexual life of Joe, our mysterious central character, takes a less romanticized look at human sexuality.
This list has been pretty intense and depressing thus far, so let's lighten things up with some hardcore, gross out humor, shall we? Wetlands tells the story of Helen, a young woman who lands herself in the hospital for some rather interesting circumstances involving personal hair removal. Though her obsession with pushing her lack of personal care makes for a lot of laughs, there's also a more emotional quotient to this film's overall story. Still, once you've met Helen, you'll never look at your vegetables and tampons the same way again.
Room In Rome
Natasha has never been with a woman, and Alba has never been with a man. But by the time Room In Rome has put its characters through its paces, they'll have been with each other, and split for the rest of their lives. What begins as one woman enticing another into a simple tryst, soon turns into a love story that actually gets pretty sad. If you want some romance with whatever else you may be looking for on this list, Room In Rome is your best bet.
Y Tu Mama Tambien
Before he wowed the world with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Alfonso Cuaron made a film about three very different young persons, and their journey of sexual discovery. Y Tu Mama Tambien follows a pair of friends as they meet a mysterious woman. Said woman conveniently arrives while the boys are left at home in Mexico, after their girlfriends go off on a trip to Italy, so it's only a matter of time before things get interesting. What starts as a flirtation inadvertently turns into a road trip that teaches them a lot about each other, as well as themselves. While he's moved onto such fare as Children of Men, and Gravity, this is the film that put Cuaron on the map, and for good reason.
While Lars Von Trier's Nyphomaniac is the director's current claim to fame when it comes to pushing the physical boundaries of filmmaking, Antichrist was the previous title that took the crown. Right up front, you get a huge shock of uncensored sex, which leads to the first shocking act that sends the film spiraling downward in a maddening fervor. By the end of Antichrist, you will see some pretty sexually explicit stuff, but it will be in such a context that you'll probably want to curl into a ball and go to sleep afterwards. Chaos reigns.
A lot of the themes that have been discussed throughout this list crop up in Puppylove. Young love, inappropriate behavior between teenagers and adults, and a flirtation between lead character Diane and her new friend Julia. Diane's reserved nature is at once drawn to and repulsed by Julia's more free spirited attitude towards life and sex. With Julia's recklessness beginning to rub off on Diane, the film becomes an escalating chain of events, leading to an ending that tears everything apart.
What taboo could possibly top that of a relationship between a teenage boy and an older woman? How about that same relationship, except with the added twist that the older woman is a dominatrix? My Mistress tells the story of a young man who loses his father to a suicide, which somehow draws him into an S&M fueled relationship with an older woman. While the logic may not make much sense, you have to admit, there aren't many films like it on Netflix. That alone earns it a spot on this list.
La Mujer de Mi Hermano
Siblings can be hard enough to deal with under the most normal of circumstances. Yet there are view stories top that of Ignacio and Gonzalo, the brothers at the heart of La Mujer de Mi Hermano. With Ignacio's marriage to Zoe on the rocks, Zoe chooses to take up an affair with Gonzalo, and believe us when we tell you, that's the least damaging thing that happens in this movie. With some dramatic twists and turns that add a mysterious angle to the film, La Mujer de Mi Hermano has some pretty big surprises up its sleeve.