Netflix is known for its incredible variety of content, featuring some of the best scripted shows to binge watch and a number of the best movies you can stream completing a truly diverse line up. Sometimes, though, viewers want a movie that will add a little steam to their streaming activities, and Netflix can also provide that, with there being a number of options available for those who’d like to break away from the wild dating shows on Netflix or repeated viewings of old favorites that they’ve been filling their time with. And, if you’re considering just that, well, we’re here to help you out..
Below, we’ve listed more than 10 movies that can help you branch way out when it comes to investigating some of the steamier options on the streaming service. And, when I say “steamier” I do, indeed, mean filled with the sexytimes your heart desires. 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 sexually explicit Netflix titles we could find.
365 Days (2020)
Admit it, this is the movie that sent you to this list. No one would blame you, either, as 365 Days hit the streaming giant in the summer of 2020 and quickly became the latest steamy sensation to get Netflix users excited. For the uninitiated, the film is based on the Polish novel of the same name by author Blanka Lipińska, telling the story of mafia don Massimo (Michele Morrone) and his captive love interest Laura (Anna-Maria Sieklucka.) That captivity part is most of the reason why this film led many to sign a petition for its removal, but fans loved its exceedingly realistic looking sex scenes, and a sequel, 365 Days: This Day, debuts on April 27, 2022.
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Duck Butter (2018)
In this movie from director and co-writer Miguel Arteta, two women who just met, Naima (Alia Shawkat, who co-wrote along with Arteta) and Sergio (Laia Costa) decide on an intriguing relationship experiment by agreeing to spend 24 hours together and have sex every hour, on the hour. Of course, this leads to complications once unexpected feelings begin to emerge, and each woman’s romantic baggage from the past comes into play.
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The Spanish film Amar, takes a look at young love and what happens when the realities of life come crashing down. Laura (María Pedraza) and Carlos (Pol Monen) are firmly in the throes of their first love with each other, and enjoying the intensity (and experimentation) that comes with it. But, it isn’t long before life gets in the way of their idealized view of what their relationship can be. The first 10 minutes show you exactly where these young lovers are in their romance before everything gets more difficult than they’d imagined.
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Wild Things (1998)
Even if you haven’t watched Wild Things, you’ve probably heard of it. This crime thriller involves two high school students (Neve Campbell and Denise Richards) who accuse a school guidance counselor (Matt Dillon) of rape, while the detective on the case (Kevin Bacon) suspects the trio are actually trying to run a scam. It seems to be the rare sexually explicit thriller that is derided for being trashy while also being applauded for the number of expertly executed twists held within, leading it to still have quite a reputation.
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When a gynecologist (Julianne Moore) suspects her college professor husband (Liam Neeson) of having an affair, she hires an escort (Amanda Seyfried) to attempt to seduce him to try and test his loyalty to their marriage. The idea of someone testing their partner’s fidelity to them isn’t a new one, but this erotic thriller takes the story to new heights.
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Elisa & Marcela (2019)
In this Spanish film, which is based on a true story, two women (Natalia de Molina and Greta Fernández) meet in the late 1800s and form a strong friendship. Eventually, their relationship turns into much more, and one of them begins posing as a man so that they can legally marry. This romantic drama will tug on your heartstrings while delivering some steamy scenes, which help make it one of the best movies on Netflix with lesbian characters.
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Director Drake Doremus has quietly become one of the most proficient storytellers when it comes to complex emotional relationships. In his previous films, such as Like Crazy and Equals, he’d mined that subject for some very unique views on how society deals with such things, and Newness is perhaps one of his most sexually provocative examinations. This time around, Martin (Nicholas Hoult) and Gabriella (Laia Costa) are Dormeus’ subjects, as they start an open relationship after they become bored with their romance, which sees each partner asking the other to accomplish specific tasks while the other watches. Love and lust collide, as the two try to get to the root of what their relationship is really all about.
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An Easy Girl (2019)
Set on the French Riviera during a lusty summer, 16 year old Naima (Mina Farid) goes along with her free-spirited and sexually adventurous 22-year-old cousin, Sofia (Zahia Dehar), as she enjoys her partying lifestyle. Watching her cousin leads to Naima realizing what she values for her own life.
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A Perfect Ending (2012)
Rebecca (Barbara Niven) has been in an unhappy marriage for decades, but after she confides in her best friends about never having an orgasm and being unfulfilled by her sex life with her husband, they suggesst she take matters into her own hands by seeking sexual satisfaction with an escort, Paris (Jessica Clark), who comes highly recommended. Tales of mid-life sexual awakening still tend to be relatively rare, and this one does not shy away from being explicit.
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Through My Window (2022)
Middle-class teen Raquel (Clara Galle) has had a massive crush on her super rich neighbor, Ares (Julio Peña), for years, and her dreams start to come true when he begins to express his own feelings for her, despite the objections of his family. If you need more sexytimes with your teen drama, Through My Window will not disappoint.
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The After Trilogy (2019)
Speaking of teen dramas with sexytimes, the After trilogy (which includes 2020’s After We Collided and 2021’s After We Fell) takes things a bit further, showing us a slice of complicated romantic life for college freshmen. Sexually inexperienced Tessa (Josephine Langford) starts college very sure of what she hopes to get out of life, but that starts changing for her when she meets and falls for bad boy Hardin (Hero Fiennes Tiffin). Not only do you have three hot tales of young love to watch right now with the After trilogy, but the After We Fell ending set up the fourth film in the series based on Anna Todd’s best-selling books (After Ever Happy), which is due in theaters in September of 2022.
As you can see, there's no lack of sensual thrills in your Netflix queue, if you know where to find them. The movies we've pointed out above are a very good jumping off point for a night of filmic sexual adventure, and who knows what else you'll find in the digital library on this streaming giant's comprehensive servers. But, be sure to stream responsibly. If need be, make sure the kids are either watching Looney Tunes or are asleep before embarking on any of these explicit viewing escapades.
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