These Netflix Films Are Acceptably Steamy

How do I say this politely? Every now and then, we all just need a little bit of… extra stimulus. And in a world where everything and anything is online, extra stimulus is really easy to find — except for on your favorite streaming service. For the most part, unless you have a subscription to a premiere movie channel app, raunchy movies on a streaming service are pretty hard to find. But there are actually some really dirty movies you can watch on Netflix. They’re not exactly X-rated, but they are scandalous enough to get you through the night. Or morning. Or afternoon. Or whenever you — ahem — need it.

Because, let’s be honest, we all need a little filth in our lives every now and then. And I, for one, prefer a good movie sex scene to porn any day. Cough The English Patient Cough cough. So, if you’re looking for something a little more adult to watch on Netflix, don’t be dismayed. There are plenty of dirty movies to keep you content. And here’s the best news: They’re so much better than that filth that you find on the internet anyway. Why? Because they have really good storylines. No, really, they do. ‘Cause they’re real movies.

1. Zipper

Watch as this powerful attorney does his best to keep his penchant for escorts out of the limelight. I’ll give you three guesses as to whether he can make it happen.

2. Cruel Intentions

If this wasn’t the first dirty film that you watched as a child, allow me to introduce you to it now. It’s good, melodramatic filth, and it’s a really great time.

3. Sex And Lucia

This isn’t as blatantly dirty as some of the others on this list (if that’s your thing), but there are enough sex scenes between this woman and her favorite writer to make it. Plus, “sex” is in the title. It has to be dirty, right?

4. Fatal Attraction

I hesitate to put this movie on any list since it perpetuates the myths surrounding single women, but damn are those sex scenes hawt.

5. Nymphomaniac: Volume I

Do you even need a description of this? The name says it all, no?

6. Eyes Wide Shut

Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman getting it on before they got a divorce. In group sex scenes, no less.

7. Wetlands

This film about a woman with some pretty interesting hygienic habits also has some self-pleasure scenes that anyone could get behind.

8. Y Tu Mamá También

I’m not the only one who has watched this without reading the subtitles, am I? I can’t be…

9. Basic Instinct

The leg cross that changed the world.

10. A Teacher

Another one that I hesitate to put on for moral reasons, but this movie about a teacher who falls in love with her student is ridiculously raunchy.

11. Love

What’s love got to do with sex? Apparently a lot in this movie about a married man reliving his sex-filled past.

12. The Kids Are All Right

There might not be a ton of sex in this beautiful little film, but the little that there is is pretty darn good. Think real and honest. In other words: the best kind.

13. American Beauty

If big age differences between romantic partners are up your alley, have at it.

14. Shakespeare In Love

Renaissance sex. The best kind. Seeing what's underneath all of those layers always feel so much more exciting.

15. Last Night

This relationship is put to the test with flirtations and passionate love affairs. The passionate love affairs is the part you're going to want to fast forward to.

16. Chasing Amy

The filth in this movie is talked about more than it is shown, but, if hearing about wild sex acts is your kind of thing, then this movie is definitely for you.

17. Black Widow

She's as dangerous as she is sexy, but at least she'll show you a good time before she kills you.

So, even though Netflix has sworn off pornography, there are still enough movies to scratch that itch. I mean the itch for artfully done sex scenes, of course. What itch were you thinking? Get your mind out of the gutter.

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