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If you think about it, every movie is about sex. Like food and water, sex is a biological need of the natural world. It's lurking behind everything we do. It is normal. It should be celebrated and cherished. There should be no shame in seeking out movies about sex because that is what humans have done since the dawn of time: look for sex.
Which is all to say, you've come to the right place, as you yourself are currently looking for a steamy flick. Hulu has a legitimately incredible lineup of movies about sex. There are some all-time classic sex movies available on the platform, including Boogie Nights and Portrait of a Lady on Fire as well as newer fare. In fact, from comedy to action to drama, Hulu features some of the sexiest movies around. There's even a documentary that literally runs down the history of nudity in movies if you want to truly understand the relationship between desire and film. That's just more evidence that some of the best movies of all time are fully about sex.
Welcome to a safe space, friend. Here you should feel zero guilt seeking out movies about sex. And below you will find some truly phenomenal films that also happen to be really hot! So grab a glass of wine, shut the curtains, and cue up one of these films, because a sexy movie can never let you down.
What’s hotter than an island full of hot singles? Fire Island follows a group of queer friends who travel to the infamous Fire Island for a week-long party. Their primary goal is to find people to hook up with—that is, until a massive curveball changes their plans.
This sapphic romance stars Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan, and their chemistry is undeniable. In Ammonite, a successful paleontologist named Mary (Winslet) is hired to care for her customer’s wife (Ronan). Mary thinks it’s an ordinary job, but her life changes when she falls in love with her client.
This erotic-thriller comes from the creator of Fatal Attraction, and follows a marriage that is poisioned by an affair. When Edward (Richard Gere) suspects his wife Connie (Diane Lane) is cheating on him, his mind enters a dark state. While plauged with paranoia and suspicion, he decides to confront his wifes new boyfriend and learns a lot more than he bargained for.
Elena Undone follows a pastors wife who has an affair with a woman. What could possibly go wrong?
This star-studded film follows Catherine and David Stewart (Julianne Morre and Liam Neeson), an ordinary couple who appear to be perfect for each other. But that illusion goes up in flames when Catherine suspects David is cheating on her. As a test, she hires a sex worker named Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) to tempt him, but her scheme doesn’t work out as planned.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Emma Thompson stars in this steamy comedy about a retired teacher searching for the adventurous sex life denied to her by her late, prudish husband. When she meets sex worker Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) she enters a new and exciting world.
An estranged woman (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home for a funeral and reconnects with an old childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). The two women begin a secret, passionate affair, hidden from the conservative community.
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in a Groundhog Day-like rom-com full of laughs as well as some seriously steamy moments.
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies
It seems only fitting to include a film that examines the entire history of nudity in film. This documentary from Danny Wolf starts at the "beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in film."
Arguably the best movie ever made about sex... or porn at least. Paul Thomas Anderson's classic Boogie Nights stars Mark Wahlberg as a young breakout porn star in the late '70s.
No doubt you heard about this Ben Affleck-Ana de Armas erotic thriller when it first released on Hulu in April. And let me guess, you’ve either heard that’s absolute steaming garbage or that it’s absolute steaming garbage that’s amazing, right? We're going with both.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
One of the most critically acclaimed movies of the last few years, Portrait of a Lady on Fire follows the artistic love affair between Héloïse and Marianne on the coast of Brittany in the 1770s.
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