Fall 2022 has officially arrived! As temperatures drop outside, Netflix is cranking up the heat indoors! Things are positively sizzling on the streaming service. For this list of the sexiest movies now on Netflix, we're including erotically-charged thrillers and dramas, films with red-hot chemistry front-and-center, and more. This adult movie list features classics and new favorites from around the world, theatrical releases as well as Netflix originals.
Here are the steamiest and sexiest movies on Netflix right now.
Sexy movies on Netflix
1. Hot Girls Wanted (2015)
Co-produced by Rashida Jones, Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus' adults-only doc examines the evolving world of amateur porn, specifically following the lives of several 18 and 19-year-old actresses. Followed by limited series Hot Girls Wanted: Turned On, also streaming on Netflix.
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2. Blonde (2022)
Based on Joyce Carol Oates' fictionalized account of the life of Marilyn Monroe, Andrew Dominik's much-hyped drama stars Ana De Armas as one of classic Hollywood's foremost icons. The biggest headlines surrounding Blonde's release were due to the picture's NC-17 rating; it's the highest-profile film released with the infamous stamp in some time.
Dominik's three-hour film is occasionally riveting, bloated, self-indulgent, often unpleasant, even cruel. De Armas' performance is genuinely astonishing, deserving of major awards attention.
3. Duck Butter (2018)
Following his brilliant, underrated knockout black dramedy Beatriz at Dinner, Miguel Arteta helmed this experimental sex comedy about lesbian lovers (Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa) who meet at a club, then get to know each other via having sex every hour on the hour for a solid day.
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4. Cam (2018)
Directed by Daniel Goldhaber, this Netflix original is about an adult webcam performer who discovers a sinister presence has taken her place on the internet. Cam has some truly frightening moments, and it examines the subject matter of sex work with appropriate care and thought. Most notably, it showcases a head-turning lead performance by The Handmaid‘s Tale‘s Madeline Brewer, often playing multiple entities on-screen at the same time. Thanks to a perceptive script by real-life former cam girl Isa Mazzei, Cam is often an examination of fractured identity, something that’s definitely not limited to the world of adult entertainment. Cam stumbles a bit at the ending, but it’s full of provocative ideas, and Brewer just floors you.
5. 365 Days (2020)
In this massive hit for the streaming service, a smokin' hot babe with an air of innocence about her is kidnapped by a mafioso who happens to be a 10/10 chiseled stud. The crime boss gives the young lady one year to fall in love with him; sexy antics ensue!
365 Days is essentially Fifty Shades of Grey with Italian flavor. The storytelling is as clunky Fifty Shades, and the story has been equally chided for its misogynistic undertones. None of that prevented the skin flick from becoming one of Netflix's biggest successes of the year. The envelope-pushing nudity and sexual content helped it become the domain's most-watched movie in summer 2020.
Around the one-hour, seven-minute mark, lies "the boat scene," one of the most intense and graphic sex scenes in a mainstream picture in years. Brace yourself.
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6. Amar (2017)
EstebanCrespo's Goya Award-nominated picture stars María Pedraza and Pol Monen as young lovers whose intense passion could be their relationship's downfall. In Spanish with subtitles.
7. Newness (2017)
Starring Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa, this sexy drama follows two Los Angeles-based millennials who hit it off after meeting via a hookup app. Directed by Drake Doremus and written by Ben York Jones, Newness premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival, to mixed-to-positive critical notices.
8. Milf (2018)
Released on Netflix earlier this summer, this French-produced raunchfest centers on three forty-something female friends who begin hot n' heavy affairs with much younger men. Be super, super careful when Googling this one.
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9. I Am Jonas (2018)
Some stunning eye candy (those cheekbones on star Félix Maritaud!) punctuates this powerful, acclaimed coming-of-age drama. Young gay love is part of the plot, so is devastating tragedy. Like the bodies on display, this plot is a beauty, told in non-linear fashion with some suspense and surprise. To ruin it would be a disservice. Just watch it already.
10. Berlin Syndrome (2017)
So abundant we might as well make them their own genre, movies about kidnapped females generally go one of two ways: It’s either all about the suspense, figuring out how and if she will get out—or there’s the nastier route, the really low road, when some movies focus on a woman’s torture and humiliation, turning it into spectacle.
Though Australian director Cate Shortland‘s adaptation of Melanie Joosten‘s novel about a tourist imprisoned by a handsome teacher after a passionate one-night-stand is a thriller (quite heart-pounding at times), and much of the woman’s mistreatment is extremely hard to watch, this highly absorbing psychological drama stands out because it’s all about the characters and what’s going on in their heads. It also differs from other films of its ilk in that this nightmare begins with genuine erotic tension and heat, a mutual attraction.
Aussie-born Teresa Palmer of Hacksaw Ridge fame delivers a ripper of a performance as a victim suffering in stages not unlike the stages of grieving. German Max Riemelt (Sense8) keeps up every step of the way as her chilling and multifaceted captor, but this is Palmer’s film, and it gave the dynamite actress long-relegated to playing love-interest side characters a serious calling card in Hollywood.
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11. Lust Stories (2018)
A collection of four short films from top Bollywood directors explores everything from masturbation to adultery from the perspective of women in love and lust.
12. The Notebook (2004)
Based on the novel by Nicholas Sparks, this epic melodrama centers on a love between a poor country boy (Ryan Gosling) and a rich city girl (Rachel McAdams) that spans decades and endures endless adversity. Gena Rowlands, Joan Allen and James Garner costar in the massively successful picture that started an entire sub-genre of big-screen Sparks adaptations.
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13. The Blue Lagoon (1980)
Christopher Atkins and Brooke Shields star in a successful, critically maligned romance about shipwrecked innocents discovering their bodies. Followed by an even slighter sequel starring Milla Jovovich.
14. You Get Me (2017)
Brent Bonacorso's You Get Me stars Bella Thorne, Halston Sage and Taylor John Smith. Centered on a rebound fling that leads to obsession, it's all an attempt to recreate the alchemy of popular erotic thrillers of the late '80s and early '90s, like Fatal Attraction and Basic Instinct.
15. Elisa & Marcela (2019)
AKA Elisa y Marcela, Isabel Coixet's erotic historical drama is an account of Marcela Gracia Ibeas and Elisa Sánchez Loriga, and the first same-sex marriage of Spain's modern era. A Spanish production (in Spanish and Portuguese with subtitles), Elisa & Marcela was selected to compete for the Golden Bear at the 69th Berlin Film Festival, and received a limited theatrical release via Netflix.
16. 365 Days: This Day (2022)
The much-hyped sequel has gotten critical reception so chilly (0% on Rotten Tomatoes, all of "8" on Metacritic) it makes the original look like The Bridge on the River Kwai. Nevertheless, 365 Days: This Day has proven another massive hit for Netflix. In This Day, lovers Laura and Massimo aim to move on with their lives post-mafia conflict. Massimo's past and a love triangle are among the lovers' new obstacles. The film has been noted for—what else—its graphic, constant sex scenes, including a golf scene that bends the traditional rules of the game.
17. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
About as chilly as a Christmas movie can be, Stanley Kubrick‘s final film is an intense drama about the one-night sexually-charged odyssey of a New York doctor (Cruise) whose wife (Nicole Kidman) has confessed to fantasizing about another man. Kubrick died six days after showing his final cut to Warner Bros., and in order to avoid an NC-17 rating, the film received extensive edits (the original, far superior cut is now widely available on DVD and streaming).
Though Kubrick was long-known as the master of torturously long takes and shoots, he outdid himself with Eyes Wide Shut, and at 400 days of principal photography the film holds the Guinness World Record for longest film shoot ever. Dismissed by some critics in its time, Eyes Wide Shut is now seen as essential, challenging Kubrick. It was the director's favorite of his features.
18. Through My Window (2022)
Julio Peña Fernández and Clara Galle star in an earnestly steamy romantic drama about a student who has the hots for her neighbor. Is that a thin premise for 116 minutes of movie? Yes. Will Through My Window appease fans of Fifty Shades and its imitators? Sure.
19. The Next 365 Days (2022)
Laura and Massimo are back for one more round, and the love triangle with Nacho (Simone Susinna) rages on. The sex scenes are just as relentless, the dialogue is just as laughable. This is a dressed-up, modern-era spin on peak '90s late-night cable softcore, with a music-video aesthetic. Reviews were rough as ever (another 0% on Rotten Tomatoes), but The Next 365, like its predecessors, quickly rose to the top of the Netflix Top 10. Let's face it, a fourth film, or more, is all but guaranteed.
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