Sometimes you need just the right movie to spice things up and set the mood. They don't call it Netflix and Chill for no reason. With that in mind, we combed through the Netflix catalog so you don't have to in order to find the best hot, steamy, and downright sexy movies on Netflix. OK, so some of these may not be considered conventionally sexy, or maybe they start off hot and heavy before descending into tragedy and trauma, but all of these films confront and explore the spectrum of human sexuality in cinema. From romantic comedies to erotic thrillers and prestige dramas Netflix's selection runs the gamut.

Check out our picks for the sexiest movies on Netflix below. If you're looking for more steamy suggestions, be sure to check out our collection of the Best Netflix and Chill movies, and if you’re looking for a broader list of recommendations, check out our list of the best movies on Netflix right now.

Editor's Note: This post was last updated February 2023 to include Lady Chatterley's Lover.RELATED: The Horniest Movies of All Time

The Babysitter (2017)

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Run Time: 1 hr 25 min | Director: McG

Cast: Samara Weaving, Bella Thorne, Judah Lewis, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee, Emily Alyn Lind, Andrew Bachelor, Leslie Bibb, Ken Marino

If you're in the mood for a movie that's slightly scary and slightly sexy, then The Babysitter might be just the ticket. The horror-comedy stars a pre-Ready or NotSamara Weaving (who's just as charming as ever) as the titular babysitter: a super-hot, extra-crushable dream babysitter in every way — well, except for the fact that she's murdering cultist. Directed by McG, The Babysitter isn't subtle, but it is a whole lot of fun, and with a cast of cult members that includes Weaving, Robbie Amell, Hana Mae Lee, Andrew Bachelor, and Bella Thorne, it's also a whole lot of sexy — not to mention Leslie Bibb and Ken Marino as some pretty hot parents. With a clever and quippy script from Brian Duffield (Spontaneous), carried by a typically radiant turn from Weaving, The Babysitter is a treat and an easy go-to for some spooky, silly "Netflix & Chill." - Haleigh Foutch

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Lady Chatterley's Lover (2022)

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Run Time: 2 hrs 6 min | Director: Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre

Cast: Emma Corrin, Jack O'Connell, Matthew Duckett, Joely Richardson

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a steamy period piece based on D. H. Lawrence’s controversial 1928 novel. Starring the incomparable Emma Corrin (The Crown) in their most sensual role, director Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre captures the chemistry between Corrin and their co-star Jack O'Connell. Featuring a refreshing performance from Joely Richardson, who portrayed the main role in a previous adaptation, Lady Chatterley's Lover follows a woman through her wanton affair. Exploring themes of infidelity, passion, and lust, this version of Lady Chatterley's Lover provides a surprisingly direct perspective on the story’s ingrained mature subject matter. – Yael Tygiel

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She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

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Run Time: 1 hr 24 min | Director: Spike Lee

Cast: Tracy Camilla Johns, Redmond Hicks, John Canada Terrell

It’s all there on the poster — She’s Gotta Have It is a “seriously sexy comedy.” The directorial debut from filmmaking legend Spike Lee, his 1986 relationship dramedy follows ambitious artist Nola Darling (Tracy Camilla Johns) through her various sexual relationships as she tries to figure out what she’s looking for in love, lust, and life as a creator. Shot in black and white with a sensual appreciation of the human body and raw moments of sexuality, She’s Gotta Have It isn’t just one of the best movies on Netflix, it’s also easily one of the steamiest. It certainly hasn’t aged perfectly, and the ending remains a jarring and unfortunate misfire, but when Lee hones in on moments of sexual exploration (beautifully shot by Ernest Dickerson, a legend in his own right), it’s a complex, compelling, and seductive film that transformed the depiction of Black sexuality on screen. - Haleigh Foutch

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Malcolm & Marie (2021)

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Run Time: 1 hr 45 min | Director: Sam Levinson

Cast: Zendaya, John David Washington

Well, first things first, Zendaya and John David Washington make an undeniably smokin’ pair, and Malcolm & Marie is a film that’s very much aware of their beauty in every way, from the obvious physical to their spectacular charisma to their tremendous talent. And goodness, do they have chemistry, which again, filmmaker Sam Levinson is potently aware of and wisely leans on. But Malcolm & Marie is also sexy like a big blowout with someone you love is sexy: heated, often toxic, a tangled mess of emotions, and of course, absolutely radiant in the afterglow of the makeup. It can also be absolutely exhausting. Your mileage may vary on the “sexy” to “exhausting” ratio, but Levinson (who created HBO’s Euphoria) is undeniably fascinated by the dark underbelly of human attraction, and while Malcolm & Marie may not be as explicit as his previous works, it’s fuelled by seduction and sensuality. - Haleigh Foutch

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MILF (2018)

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Run Time: 1 hr 41 min | Director: Axelle Laffont

Cast: Axelle Laffont, Marie-Josée Croze, Virginie Ledoyen

MILF is a French film about three 40-something women who find themselves starting relationships with younger men while vacationing together. Director Axelle Laffont also stars in MILF, alongside Marie-Josée Croze and Virginie Ledoyen, as one of the three women in this sexy comedy designed for the Eat Pray Love and Under the Tuscan Sun crowd. With French humor and sensibilities, MILF is a pleasant enough story addressing themes of loss, heartbreak, and the natural progression of human sexuality. At the core, MILF is about friendship, which is a relationship worth cherishing. – Yael Tygiel

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Elisa & Marcela (2019)

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Run Time: 1 hr 58 min | Director: Isabel Coixet

Cast: Natalia de Molina, Greta Fernández, Sara Casasnovas, Tamar Novas

A tragically beautiful love story, Elisa & Marcela is about the true, forbidden love between two women in Spain beginning in the late 1800s and surviving through the early 1900s. Starring award winners Natalia de Molina and Greta Fernández as the titular characters, respectively, Elisa & Marcela reveals the hardship queer couples faced, forcing Elisa to adopt the identity of a man after 15 years together to wed her love. By utilizing a black and white backdrop, director Isabel Coixet emphasizes the shadows of romance and the haunting tenderness of their relationship as it blossomed from friends to a loving married couple. – Yael Tygiel

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After We Collided (2020)

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Run Time: 1 hr 45 min | Director: Roger Kumble

Cast: Josephine Langford, Hero Fiennes Tiffin, Dylan Sprouse

The second film in the After series, After We Collided tests lovers Tessa and Hardin Scott, played by Josephine Langford and Hero Fiennes Tiffin, respectively, reprising their roles from the first film. Co-written by author Anna Todd and Mario Celaya, who adapted Todd’s novel to the screen, After We Collided continues the Hessa storyline. After We Collided is not just bursting with attractive young actors, including Dylan Sprouse (My Fake Boyfriend) and Candice King (The Vampire Diaries), but director Roger Kumble also effortlessly brings to life the passion between the characters with ravishing scenes of fervent lust and intense chemistry. – Yael Tygiel

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Endless Love (2014)


Run Time: 1 hr 45 min | Director: Shana Feste

Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Gabriella Wilde, Robert Patrick, Bruce Greenwood

Director Shana Feste tackles star-crossed lovers in Endless Love, a story about the working-class boy who falls for a privileged yet sheltered rich girl. Endless Love sees Gabriella Wildeas the ingenue who adds some spice to her life when she meets the hard-working young man with a troubled past, played charmingly by Alex Pettyfer (Magic Mike). With a love affair sparked, the flame only grows stronger as their fathers disapprove, pushing the pair closer and to more intense places. Endless Love explores young love through the eyes of the innocent, who are willing to throw everything away for true happiness. – Yael Tygiel

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Cam (2018)

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Run Time: 1 hr 35 min | Director: Daniel Goldhaber

Cast: Madeline Brewer, Patch Darragh, Melora Walter

If you’re a fan of spooky-sexy and techno-thrillers, Camshould be just the ticket. Madeline Brewer stars as Alice, a camgirl who winds up locked out of her accounts with her identity stolen by someone… or perhaps something… that has the ability to mimic her perfectly – something she realizes when she watches in horror as her doppelganger perform a live show online, helpless to stop it.

Written by former camgirl Isa Mazzei (who also wrote a fantastic autobiography about her experience aptly titled “Camgirl), Cam is a refreshingly rare depiction of sex work that doesn’t condescend to or condemn its characters, but also acknowledges the risks of putting it all on the line when you’re online. Tapping into those lived experiences gives Cam’s thrills an extra edge that feels grounded for anyone who lives their life partly online, diving into the transient nature of virtual identity and how it can be exploited against you. But this isn’t a list of the best psychological thrillers on Netflix, it’s the sexiest, and in that regard, Cam delivers in one of the least exploitative ways in recent memory. Alice is an ambitious entrepreneur, fixated on topping the ranks of the most popular camgirls, which means she takes her shows seriously. And in her line of work, that means they’re very, very sexy. - Haleigh Foutch

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365 Days (2020)

Run Time: 1 hr 56 min | Director: Barbara Bialowas, Tomasz Mandes

Cast: Michele Morrone, Anna Maria Sieklucka, Bronislaw Wroclawski

Move over, every other sexy movie on this list, because there’s a new kid on the block named 365 Days. The Polish feature is adapted from the first book in a steamy adult romance novel series from author Blanka Lipinska. 365 Days tells the story of Laura (Anna Maria Sieklucka), a young Polish woman who Massimo (Michele Morrone), the head of a Sicilian crime family, believes is the same woman who saved his life during a deal gone wrong months ago. When Massimo spies Laura at a bar while she is vacationing in Sicily for her birthday, he makes the decision to separate Laura and keep her for 365 days to see if she will fall in love with him. Now, look, I know that this plot sounds deeply problematic; it definitely starts that way. Luckily, through Laura’s perspective, 365 Days addresses just how messed up it is for Massimo to kidnap her and keep her at his palazzo for a whole year. And while you will experience a few more “Hey, that’s kinda messed up!” moments as you watch, it’s hard not to be turned on by Massimo and Laura’s chemistry. It’s very easy to be charmed by the glamour and Eurotrash wealth of Massimo’s life as a young, hot, super-jacked Italian mafia don (Christian Grey who?). As the movie busies itself charming you with the fantasy of this life, it also cleverly crafts the cat-and-mouse game of seduction he and Laura play with one another. This, in turn, just makes them a great couple to watch develop. - Allie Gemmill

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Duck Butter (2018)

Run Time: 1 hr 33 min | Director: Miguel Arteta

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

OK, yes, Duck Butter is a very stressful movie, but it's also a very sexy stressful movie. The indie drama stars Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa as a pair of artists who strike up an instant connection and decide to skip dating and jump right into intimacy by spending 24 hours together. It starts out pretty grand, all sex and deep conversations, and more sex, but eventually, the cracks start to show, and the women learn just how flawed they both are during their heated act of self-exploration. It's essentially the rise and fall of a romantic relationship contained within 24 hours, with all the eroticism and heartbreak that comes with that. So this might not be your best option if you're looking to Netflix and chill, but as far as sexy portrayals of intimacy go, it doesn't get much steamier than the chemistry between Shawkat and Costa. -- Haleigh Foutch

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The Incredible Jessica James (2017)

Run Time: 1 hr 25 min | Director: Jim Strouse

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

Jessica Williams still hasn’t gotten the breakout she deserves since her tenure on The Daily Show, but the indie rom-com The Incredible Jessica James is the first time since then we’ve got to see her step into a leading role, and she just lights up the screen. Now, the character of Jessica James may not be quite as incredible as the title leads you to believe — she’s actually pretty selfish and naive — but she’s passionate, raw, and ambitious, and Williams makes you love her in spite of her faults. A supporting performance from the constantly charming Chris O’Dowd certainly doesn’t hurt, and the two have electric chemistry as they try to navigate the waters of heartbreak together toward something healthy and new. Sexy, funny and decidedly modern, The Incredible Jessica James is a refreshing spin on the rom-com that doesn’t pander to the lowest common denominator. — Haleigh Foutch

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Berlin Syndrome (2017)

Run Time: 1 hr 56 min | Director: Cate Shortland

Cast: Teresa Palmer, Max Riemelt,

Berlin Syndrome walks a very fine, very sharp line. It's a horrific, sometimes punishing drama about one woman's captivity and abuse at the hands of an otherwise charming man. But it's also a very effective erotic thriller that hinges on the tremendous chemistry between its leads and offers a raw insight into the highs and lows of their romance without exploiting them, pulling from the undercurrent of erotic tension to further drive the knife home as a terrifying survival story.

Teresa Palmer stars as Clare Havel, a young Australian photojournalist on vacation in Berlin. She's living the dream. Taking in the sights, falling in love with a new city, and just maybe falling in love with a handsome local man, Andi (Max Riemelt), who strikes up a passionate romance with her. But after she goes back to his place for a romantic night, she wakes up to the next morning to realize he's locked her in his apartment on his way to work, and with a slow dawning terror, she understands that he never intends to let her out. This is how we enter Berlin Syndrome, Cate Shortland's taut thriller, which takes us through every step of their courtship and Clare's subsequent imprisonment in a slow-burn portrait of psychological terror and the human capacity for survival. -- Haleigh Foutch

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You Get Me (2017)

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Run Time: 1 hr 29 min | Director: Brent Bonacorso

Cast: Bella Thorne, Halston Sage, Taylor John Smith, Anna Akana, Nash Grier

Who doesn’t love a cheesy, sleazy erotic thriller to get the blood pumping? And oh boy, You Get Me is cheesy (and yes, pretty sleazy). Taylor John Smith stars as Tyler, a high school hotshot who breaks up with his dream girlfriend (Halston Sage) after he learns she used to be a party girl and sparks up a steamy weekend affair with the mysterious new girl, Holly (Bella Thorne). Trouble is, he pretty much immediately decides he wants to get back together with his girlfriend, and Holly does not take the news well, unleashing her inner Alex Forrest in a hurry. On that note, You Get Me is a pretty obvious “Fatal Attraction for Millenials” riff, and its use of the outdated monstrous female sexuality trope is oof-worthy, but if you’re looking for something slight and sexy to watch on Netflix, it’ll get the job done. - Haleigh Foutch

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Someone Great (2019)

Run Time: 1 hr 32 min | Director: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson

Cast: Gina Rodriguez, LaKeith Stanfield, Brittany Snow, DeWanda Wise

Pitched somewhere between a love story and a wild night-out comedy, Someone Great is one of Netflix's better recent comedy efforts, centered on a young woman (Gina Rodriguez), who heads out for one last crazy night with her best friends before leaving town. Oh, and she just got dumped by her boyfriend of seven years. The boyfriend in question is played LaKeith Stanfield in peak charming mode, and the chemistry between the two is a knockout, leading to some downright sexy moments between the pair. There's plenty of raunchy comedy to go around in this one, but the dynamic between Rodriguez and Stanfield gives the film its heart and its spark, making it a pretty perfect Netflix and Chill option — as long as you don't focus on all that pesky breakup and heartbreak stuff. -- Haleigh Foutch

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Ibiza: Love Drunk (2018)

Run Time: 1 hr 34 min | Director: Alex Reichenbach

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

While Ibiza: Love Drunk isn't exactly considered a modern classic, the wayward comedy has one undeniable quality — killer chemistry between the leads. Bodyguard fans looking to get their Richard Madden fill need look no further, unless you really can’t stomach a bad set of highlights. Then you should definitely keep looking. Gillian Jacobs stars as Harper, a young professional who lands her first work trip abroad, but when her best friends tag along for the trip, she ditches work to hook up with a hot DJ. Ibiza only works so-so as a rambunctious road comedy, but Jacobs and Madden have a lovely spark and their moments make for easy, breezy romantic watching with a hint of the sexy stuff. — Haleigh Foutch

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