The sexiest films on Netflix proper now (January 2021)

Sometimes you need just the right movie to spice things up and lift the mood. They call it Netflix and Chill for a reason. With that in mind, we've gone through the Netflix catalog so you don't have to find the best hot, steamy, and downright sexy movies on Netflix. OK, some of these might not be considered conventionally sexy, or they might start off hot and heavy before falling into tragedy and trauma, but all of these films confront and explore the spectrum of human sexuality in cinema. Romantic Comedies, Adult Thrillers, and Prestige Dramas Netflix choices are crucial.

Check out our picks for the sexiest movies on Netflix below. If you're on the hunt for hotter suggestions, be sure to check out our collection of the best Netflix and Chill Movies. If you're looking for a wider list of recommendations, check out our list of the best movies on Netflix now.

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Primal instinct

Basic Instinct Sharon Stone

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Director: Paul Verhoeven

Writer: Joe Eszterhas

Occupation: Sharon Stone, Michael Douglas, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Denis Arndt, Wayne Knight and Bruce A. Young

Adult thrillers don't get much more iconic than Primal instinct, the 1992 Neo-Noir with Michael Douglas as a detective investigating the murder of a rock star and Sharon stone as the cunning, seductive writer who becomes the prime suspect … and his lover. director Paul Verhoeven is one of the great provocateurs of cinema, and Basic Instinct has survived moments of sexuality, violence and madness that have become so ubiquitous in the zeitgeist that they are regularly parodied. Legacy aside, Basic Instinct holds up as a tense, exciting, and yes, very sexy movie from the erotic-thriller era. – Haleigh Foutch



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Director: Todd Haynes

Writer: Phyllis Nagy

Occupation: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler and Jake Lacy

The forbidden is always sexy, but rarely is it treated with so much warmth and compassion as the sensual love affair in the heart of Todd Hayne& # 39; s Carol. The movie stars Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women in the 1950s who become friends, then flirt, then a life-changing love affair after sparks fly during a chance encounter. The build-up is slow and exuberant as the two women switch from friends to lovers, a study of encoded affection and repressed desire, and the movie's much-discussed love scene is a delicate, delicate completion of that slow-burning passion and emotion filmed in Haynes & # 39; signature retro opulence with soft glasses and jewels. – Haleigh Foutch

365 days


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Director: Barbara Bialowas, Tomasz Mandes

Authors: Tomasz Klimala, Barbara Bialowas (screenplay assistant), Tomasz Mandes (screenplay assistant), Blanka Lipinska (screenplay assistant / based on the novel by)

Occupation: Michele Morrone, Anna Maria Sieklucka, Bronislaw Breslau, Otar Saralidze, Magdalena Lamparska, Natasza Urbanska

Move over every other sexy movie on this list because there's a new kid on the block by the name 365 days and it's possibly the sexiest thing to ever land on Netflix. Ever.

Upon arriving on Netflix in June, the Polish feature (originally titled 365 dni) was carried over from the first book of a steamy series of novels for the author's novels Blanka Lipinska. 365 days tells the story of Laura (Anna Maria Sieklucka), a young Polish woman, Massimo (Michele Morrone), head of a Sicilian criminal family, believes it is the same woman who saved his life when a deal went wrong months ago. When Massimo spies on Laura in a bar while she is vacationing in Sicily for her birthday, he makes the decision to split Laura and keep her for 365 days to see if she will fall in love with him.

Look, I know this act sounds deeply problematic. it definitely starts that way. Fortunately, from Laura's point of view 365 days speaks to how confused it is for Massimo to kidnap her and keep her in his palazzo for a whole year. And while you're about to experience a few more "Hey, this kind of sucks!" Moments when you watch it is really hard (heh) not to get turned on by Massimo and Laura's chemistry. It's very easy to be enchanted by the glamor and Eurotrash wealth porn of Massimo's life as a young, hot, super jacked-up Italian mafia don (Christian Gray who?). While the film explores the fantasy of this life, it also skilfully craft the cat-and-mouse game of seduction that it and Laura play together. This, in turn, makes them a great couple to watch as they develop. When it comes to sex scenes, 365 Days Pornhub gives a run for its money with the very visceral, steamy situations that Massimo and Laura find themselves in over the course of their relationship. Her BDSM-filled sex capades are the stuff of pure spank-bank fantasy, from fooling around in the shower to full yacht sex with enough poking and pulling of your hair to keep your eyes on the screen.

Seriously, cancel all of your plans, check it out now 365 days and thank me later. – Allie Gemmill

American honey


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Author / Director: Andrea Arnold

Occupation: Sasha Lane, Shia LaBeouf, Riley Keough

Andrea Arnold is a filmmaker with a talent for intimacy. Emotionally, psychologically and, according to the subject of this list, sexually. Of Aquarium to Big little lies In Season 2, Arnold's sensual, enveloping style puts you in the tiniest ebbs and flows of your character's experiences, which translates into love scenes that feel like they crackle and come alive from breath to breath, touch to touch. And Arnold's expansive, voluptuous growing up American honey practically vibrates with the unlimited eroticism of toxic infatuation, the sexual exploration of youth that always comes to life Sasha Lane and Shia LaBeouf share the screen. – Haleigh Foutch

Berlin Syndrome

Berlin Syndrome

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Director: Cate Shortland

Writer: Shaun Grant

Occupation: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt,

Berlin Syndrome goes a very fine, very sharp line. It's a horrific, sometimes punishing drama about the captivity and abuse of a woman by an otherwise charming man. But it's also a very effective adult thriller that depends on the tremendous chemistry between its main characters, offering a raw glimpse into the ups and downs of their romance without taking advantage of it, and pulling the knife out of the undercurrent of erotic tension as one Another piece to drift home with terrifying survival story.

Teresa Palmer Stars like Clare Havel, a young Australian photojournalist on vacation in Berlin. She lives the dream. See the sights, fall in love with a new city, and maybe fall in love with a handsome local, Andi (Max Riemelt) who builds a passionate romance with her. But after returning to him for a romantic night, she wakes up the next morning to find that he locked her in his apartment on her way to work. With a slow horror, she understands that he will never let her out. So we enter Berlin Syndrome, Cate Shortland& # 39; s tight thriller that takes us through every step of her publicity and Clare's subsequent incarceration in a slow portrait of psychological terror and human survivability. – Haleigh Foutch



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Director: Drake Doremus

Writer: Ben York Jones

Occupation: Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Courtney Eaton, Matthew Gray Gubler, Danny Huston and Pom Klementieff

Like the duo Crazy an Breathe In, Ben York Jones and Drake Doremus meet the challenges of keeping love alive in the modern with the romantic drama Newness. Nicholas Hoult and Laia Costa star as two souls who wander the wasteland of dating apps and casual affairs when they match up and fall into a passionate romance. Newness is open about sexuality as the couple tries to keep the spark alive, first through passion for one another and later through exhibitionism, strippers, threesomes, and testing the waters of an open relationship. The film gets a little difficult at times as they try to cope with their past heartache states and the damage they do to each other in search of constant novelty, but the film never shies away from its open exploration of what makes a sexual relationship satisfying and makes you healthy. – Haleigh Foutch

Duck butter

Duck butter

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Director: Miguel Arteta

Authors: Miguel Arteta, Alia Shawkat

Occupation: Alia Shawkat, Laia Costa, Mae Whitman, Hong Chau and Kumail Nanjiani

OK yes, Duck butter is a very stressful movie, but it's also a very sexy stressful movie. The indie drama plays the leading role Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa as a pair of artists who instantly connect and decide to skip the bullshit of dating and jump straight into intimacy by spending 24 hours together. It starts off pretty great, all sex and deep conversation and more sex, but at some point the cracks show and women learn how flawed the two of them are during their heated act of self-exploration. It's essentially the rise and fall of a romantic relationship within 24 hours, with all the eroticism and heartache that comes with it. This might not be the best option if you're watching Netflix and chill, but when it comes to sexy displays of intimacy, it doesn't get much more steamy than the chemistry between Shawkat and Costa. – Haleigh Foutch

The incredible Jessica James


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Writer / Director: Jim Strouse

Starring: Jessica Williams, Chris O'Dowd, Lakeith Stanfield and Noel Wells

Jessica Williams still hasn't got the breakout she deserves since her tenure on the Daily Show, but the indie rom-com The incredible Jessica James It's the first time since then that we see her starring and she just lights up the screen. Well, Jessica James' character may not be quite as incredible as the title suggests – she's actually quite selfish and naive – but she's passionate, raw, and ambitious, and Williams will let you love her despite her flaws. A supportive effort by the constantly charming Chris O’Dowd certainly doesn't hurt, and the two have electrical chemistry as they try to navigate together through the waters of heartbreak to something healthy and new. The Incredible Jessica James is sexy, funny and extremely modern and a refreshing variant of rom-com that doesn't come down to the lowest common denominator. – Haleigh Foutch

Someone great


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Writer / Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Starring: Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Brittany Snow, and DeWanda Wise

Somewhere between a love story and a wild night comedy Someone great is one of Netflix's better comedy efforts lately that focuses on a young woman (Gina Rodriguez) who has one last crazy night with her best friends before she leaves town. Oh, and she was just dumped by her seven year old boyfriend. The friend in question is played LaKeith Stanfield in charming lace mode, and the chemistry between the two is a knockout, leading to some downright sexy moments between the two. There are tons of raunchy comedies in this movie, but the dynamic between Rodriguez and Stanfield gives the movie its heart and spark, making it a pretty perfect Netflix and chill option as long as you don't focus on all of those annoying things Breakup and heartbreak stuff. – Haleigh Foutch

Ibiza: love drunk


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Director: Alex Richanbach

Author: Lauryn Kahn

Cast: Gillian Jacbos, Richard Madden, Vanessa Bayer, Phoebe Robinson and Michaela Watkins

While Ibiza: Love Drunk wasn't exactly the big winner of Netflix 'Summer of Love last year, the wayward comedy has an undeniable quality – killer chemistry between the main cast. Bodyguard fans looking for Richard Madden needn't look any further unless you really can't stand bad highlights. Then you should definitely look further. Gillian Jacobs plays Harper, a young professional who is on her first work trip abroad but, coming along as her best friends, goes to work to meet up with a hot DJ. Ibiza only works so-so as wild street comedy, but Jacobs and Madden have a nice spark and their moments make for an easy, breezy romantic watch with a touch of Schmexy. – Haleigh Foutch

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