25 Sexiest Movies on Netflix Right Now
From steamy thrillers to foreign romances and everything in between, the sexiest movies on Netflix really set the mood
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Steamy movies on Netflix
One of the greatest things about Netflix is that there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re in the mood for romantic comedies, ’80s movies or sci-fi movies, some of the best movies of all time are available to stream on the platform. If love is the drug for you, you’ll be pleased to know that Netflix is overflowing with great romantic stories and sexy films. We’ve compiled a list of some of the sexiest movies on Netflix right now.
What’s sexy to some people might not be sexy to others, which is why we’ve created a list that spans genres. (You can find great love scenes in just about any kind of movie!) Sure, we included a bunch of romantic movies on Netflix, but you’ll also find a couple of tearjerkers, some sexy foreign movies and prestige dramas with lots of intimate moments. So scroll through our list of steamy movies to get some ideas for the perfect way to Netflix and chill. Then, bookmark these Netflix codes that reveal tons of hidden titles.
After We Collided
Director: Roger Kumble
Anna Todd’s series of young adult novels took readers by storm, and the film adaptations are all available on Netflix. Each stars Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin as Tessa Young and Hardin Scott, respectively, a young couple whose relationship is equal parts soap-operatic drama and chemistry-filled hookups.
Though the series starts with 2019’s After, 2020’s After We Collided is the go-to for high steam. Fresh off a breakup, Tessa and Hardin reconnect in Seattle, where they realize they can’t fight their feelings. Sparks fly pretty much throughout the entire film. It hit No. 1 on Netflix’s Top Ten when it premiered in 2020 and paved the way for the romance-heavy After We Fell, which came out the following year. There are two more romance novels in the series, but the upcoming After Ever Happy will be the final film in the franchise.
Director: Esteban Crespo
In this Goya-nominated film, Laura (María Pedraza) and Carlos (Pol Monen) have found true love in each other. Their passion is palpable, and the film begins by showing how thrilling (and sexy) it can be to find someone you love so deeply. But as time goes by, the real world creeps in, and their relationship begins to fray. Still, the moments in which they share their vulnerabilities and their raw, honest feelings will have you reliving those exciting early days of a crush. For nonstop entertainment, queue up some of the best TV shows of all time.
Director: Silvie Verheyde
Madame Claude is a drama movie based on a true story: Paris brothel owner Fernande Grudet (played by Karole Rocher) ran a network of call girls who catered to wealthy and connected clientele in the 1960s. The film spends equal time on the story behind Madame Claude’s downfall and the things that happened behind closed doors.
Director: Drake Doremus
Depending on how you look at it, Newness is either a depressing look at what dating is like these days or an optimistic movie about the hoops we’ll jump through for the perfect mate. Though no matter how you look at it, it’s one of the sexiest movies on Netflix.
When Martin (Nicholas Hoult) and Gabriella (Laia Costa) meet on a dating app, the attraction is instant, and they move in together. Soon, though, they cheat on each other. When they decide to pursue an open relationship, even more jealousy and complications ensue. If you’ve seen the Hulu TV show The Great, you know Hoult is eminently likable (even when he’s playing a murderous tyrant), and Newness just solidifies his sexy charm.
Director: Charles Van Tieghem
Netflix has invested a lot into its international titles, and Friendzone is one of the many stellar French films available on the platform. It’s a rom-com about a guy name Thibault who has a plethora of female friends, many of whom he once dated, but no real prospects. Friendzone is to France what comedy movies like Just Friends are to the United States. It’s packed with will-they-or-won’t-they vibes and some hilarious yet sexy scenes as Thibault tries to be more appealing to the opposite sex.
Elisa and Marcela
Director: Isabel Coixet
What would you do for love? That’s the basic question asked in Elisa and Marcela, one of the sexiest films on Netflix. Based on real events, the Spanish drama movie focuses on the relationship between Marcela Gracia Ibeas (Greta Fernández) and Elisa Sanchez Loriga (Natalia de Molina), who became the first women in Spain to get married to each other. Follow the women from their meeting to their most intimate and tender moments and their eventual wedding in 1901. Filmed in black and white, its steamy moments have an art-house vibe that makes them even sexier.
Malcolm & Marie
Director: Sam Levinson
The smoldering and thrilling performances from John David Washington and Zendaya are what make Malcolm & Marie one of the sexiest movies on Netflix. Follow along as they play a couple who put everything on the table while arguing about their relationship’s future. The cinematography, combined with Washington and Zendaya’s undeniable chemistry, makes it a must-watch.
Ride or Die
Director: Ryūichi Hiroki
One of the sexiest movies on Netflix, Ride or Die is based on a Japanese manga of the same name and stars Kiko Mizuhara as Rei, a doctor who is in love with her friend Nanae (Honami Sato). Rei is aware that Nanae is being abused by her husband, so she seduces and kills him to be with Nanae. With their biggest obstacle out of the way, the pair go on a road trip in an effort to reconnect and rediscover each other physically and emotionally.
The two female leads are huge stars in Japan, and their participation in the adventurous love scenes in the film was a large part of the public conversation when the film premiered.
Director: Miguel Arteta
Duck Butter is the story of what happens when you try to cram an entire relationship—all of its ups, downs, getting-to-know-yous, and sexy times—into one 24-hour period. We’ve all felt the electricity that sparks when we first spot someone we like, and the movie does a fantastic job capturing the magic and seeing what happens when a young couple (portrayed Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa) tries to make every waking moment count. If you’re looking for an LGBTQ+ story that turns up the heat, press play on this flick.
Directors: Barbara Bialowas and Tomasz Mandes
365 Days is, in a nutshell, the Polish Fifty Shades of Grey. But fans don’t seem to mind: In 2020, the film spent ten days as Netflix’s number movie in the United States. Laura Biel (Anna-Maria Sieklucka) is a Warsaw native who isn’t terribly happy in her relationship. When she and her boyfriend take a holiday to Sicily, a mob boss there becomes entranced by her beauty and kidnaps her, giving her 365 days to fall in love with him.
At first, Laura refuses his advances, but as in the Beauty and the Beast fairy tale this is roughly based on, she realizes she’s falling for him. Once that happens, their sexual chemistry is off the charts.
Director: Axelle Lafont
MILF is reminiscent of classic romantic movies like How Stella Got Her Groove Back: A group of female friends of a certain age (their 40s—gasp!) take a vacation to a gorgeous beach paradise—in this case, it’s the south of France—and let their inhibitions run wild with the younger men they meet. The guys refer to the three main women in the film as MILFs, and if you’re unfamiliar with the term, let’s just say it’s a backhanded compliment for a sexy woman with kids.
Frank and Lola
Director: Matthew Ross
This steamy movie is a neo-noir thriller starring Michael Shannon as Frank, a chef who falls in love with a woman named Lola (Imogen Poots), who has just moved to Las Vegas. The pair share intense chemistry, but Frank is a jealous man. When she reveals that she was once assaulted by a man her mother dated, Frank makes it his mission to find the man and exact his revenge. Stay entertained by browsing our list of the best action movies of all time. There’s something for everyone!
Yes, God, Yes
Director: Karen Maine
Netflix’s Stranger Things, with its creepy creatures and visuals that take a cue from 1980s horror movies, has made stars of its many young cast members, including Natalia Dyer, who plays teenager Nancy Wheeler on the show. Dyer has fast-forwarded a couple decades, portraying an early-aughts teen in the movie Yes, God, Yes. Her character, Alice, is a Catholic high school student who was brought up believing abstinence was best and sex, in general, was reserved for making babies. But curiosity gets the better of her, and she soon learns about sex for pleasure.
Director: Che Sandoval
A former child star, Martina (Antonella Costa) is at a crossroads in her life and is frustrated with both her career and her love life. When a stranger, César (Pedro Campos), enters her life, she decides to use him to reawaken her dormant libido.
You Get Me
Director: Brent Bonacorso
You Get Me is a seductive thriller starring Bella Thorne as Holly, a mysterious young woman who has a brief, naughty fling with Tyler (Taylor John Smith) while he’s on a break from his girlfriend. Tyler assumes he’ll never see Holly again, but she enrolls in his school the following week, becomes friends with his ex-girlfriend, and starts stalking him. Eventually, no one is safe from Holly, and if she can’t have Tyler, no one can. Despite the high school setting, this teen movie turns the heat up to ten.
Directors: Anurag Kashyap, Zoya Akhtar, Dibakar Banerjee, Karan Johar
Judging from the title alone, it’s safe to say that Lust Stories is one of the sexiest movies on Netflix. An anthology of four different shorts, each one told from the viewpoint of an Indian woman, the film touches on everything from forbidden romance to adultery to female desire and satisfaction. The filmmakers are some of India’s finest, and the stories, which tackle issues that can often be taboo in Indian filmmaking, are beautifully rendered. Need further convincing? Lust Stories is also certified 100 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes.
Director: David Mackenzie
Outlaw King is a historical story about the rise of Robert the Bruce (Chris Pine), the man who fought for Scottish independence in the 1300s and tried to unify his country as king in the aftermath of the war. While the bulk of the movie features military battles, the love story between Robert and his wife, Elizabeth (Florence Pugh), is a significant part of the film, and their love scenes are Hot with a capital H.
Your Name Engraved Herein
Director: Kuang-Hui Liu
It’s 1987, martial law has just ended in Taiwan, and two boys are falling in love. In Your Name Engraved Herein, Jia-han (Edward Chen) and Birdy (Jing-Hua Tseng) contend with homophobia and family pressures as they tiptoe closer to romance. The heartfelt film became Taiwan’s highest-grossing LGBTQ movie ever and topped the box office the year it was released.
Through My Window
Director: Marçal Forés
Based on the novel by Ariana Godoy, Through My Window is a Spanish teen romance starring Julio Peña and Clara Galle as neighbors Ares and Raquel. Living in the shadow of Ares’s mansion, Raquel has always carried a torch for her well-off neighbor. And now it seems Ares has taken an interest in her. Like Romeo and Juliet before them, the star-crossed lovers contend with objecting families (well, his family, mostly) while hooking up. But it only goes to prove that there’s no sexier love than forbidden love. Fans of teen TV shows will want to add this flick to their list, stat.
The Last Letter from Your Lover
Director: Augustine Frizzell
Felicity Jones, who you may recognize from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, portrays a present-day journalist named Ellie, who discovers a mysterious love letter addressed to “J” and signed “Boot.” Shailene Woodley plays Jennifer Stirling, a woman living in the 1960s who loses her memory after an accident, opens a love letter addressed to “J,” and can’t remember who it’s from. The story weaves together in two timelines as the women try to determine who the mysterious letter-writer is. When Ellie finds additional correspondences between J and Boot, she’s desperate to know how their sexy love story ends.
The Art of Loving
Director: Maria Sadowska
The Art of Loving was a guide to intimacy and sex written by Polish sexologist Michalina Wislocka in the 1970s, and this film is the story of her life and her efforts to educate men and women about the art of the female orgasm. Wislocka herself led an unconventional life as part of a polyamorous relationship, and the film isn’t shy about showing how her personal experiences in bed informed her professional life, and vice versa. It’s a fascinating biopic about a woman who clearly enjoys her own sexual liberation and who’s seeking to normalize what were once considered taboo subjects.
Director: Sam Loh
Hailing from Singapore, this erotic thriller stars Angeline Yap and Vivienne Tseng as sisters Li Er and Li Ling, who are in a love triangle with a man named Zach, played by William Lawandi. When Li Ling writes Zach into her will, leaving her money to him, Li Er plots with Zack to kill her sister. It’s not exactly a family movie, but is a steamy escape.
An Easy Girl
Director: Rebecca Zlotowski
An Easy Girl is a coming-of-age French film about young Naïma (Mina Farid), whose older cousin, Sofia (Zahia Dehar), comes to visit her on the French coast for the summer. Sofia invites Naïma along as she hangs out with wealthy older men and enjoys the jet-set life in Cannes, and along the way, Naïma gains an understanding of sex, money, power, and how they relate to one another. Need something to watch next? Press play on one of the best shows on Netflix.
To Each, Her Own
Director: Myriam Aziza
This quirky French comedy stars Sarah Stern as Simone, a young lesbian who has been living with her girlfriend, Claire, but has never come out to her family. As she builds up the courage to reveal her truth, she meets a man named Wali (Jean-Christophe Folly) who she’s intensely attracted to. Before you know it, she’s having sex with him and trying to figure out who it is she really loves.
Director: Tate Taylor
Jessica Chastain commands the screen as the lead in Ava, a thrilling and sexy movie about a stealthy assassin who unexpectedly becomes the target after a hit goes awry. Colin Farrell and John Malkovich also star in the flick as members of her team. If you’re looking for a film that balances action with sexy, and you want to see Chastain kick some serious butt, add this to your streaming list.