17 Best Steamy Movies & Shows On Netflix
One of the fun parts of Netflix is the five minutes to two hours spent scanning through all the streaming service's many options. You never know what you'll land on, or which show you'll fall in love with next. But sometimes, you just want to zero right in on the best options, and get to watching. This is especially true when you're in the mood for a steamy Netflix movie or TV show. In those moments, things can feel particularly urgent.
After all, when it comes to finding a saucy rom-com and sexy TV show, who has time to waste? To narrow down all the amazing options, consider one of the shows or movies listed below. Included are hot films with great plots — think Blue Is The Warmest Color — as well as old favorites like Scandal and Magic Mike. There are also plenty of sweet options like Amélie, and even films you may not recognize, such as Fragments Of Love.
Netflix has definitely got your back in this genre, so if you're looking for something provocative, look no more. There's certainly no shortage of raunchy movies, sweet but sexy shows, and even straight up steamy foreign films. Here, are a few of the best.
1. 'Blue Is The Warmest Color'
This French film follows the story of Adèle as she falls in love with the blue-haired Emma. Throughout the movie, Emma encourage her "to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult," according to IMDB. And sexy things follow.
Adore is a complex but super sexy love story about two lifelong friends, played by Robin Wright and Naomi Watts, who eventually fall for each other's adult sons. Sexy and complicated? We are here for it.
3. 'The Tudors'
If you're in the mood for a dramatic yet sexy period drama, give The Tudors a try. Following the reign of King VIII, this series features the heated affair Henry starts with Anne Boleyn, as well as the many affairs, marriages, and divorces that follow.
Olivia Pope, played by Kerry Washington, is a former White House Communications Director who starts her own crisis management firm, "only to realize her clients are not the only ones with secrets." Will she or won't she with Fitz? Will she or won't she with Jake? We're ready to see it all.
5. 'The Vampire Diaries'
For a classic combo of vampires and love triangles why not re-watch The Vampire Diaries, the show all about a young teen who's struggling to make a decision between two vampire brothers and their supernatural lives, according to IMDB.
6. 'Masters Of Sex'
Masters of Sex is a drama that talks openly about "the pioneers of the science of human sexuality, whose research touched off the sexual revolution," IMDB says. That's intriguing on its own, but the show also includes all sorts of interesting imagery.
Weeds is a TV show about a suburban mom who deals marijuana in order to maintain her fancy lifestyle. But the show has a well-known sexy side, too.
Carol, a movie starring Rooney Mara and Cate Blanchett, follows the story of an aspiring photographer who develops an intimate relationship with an older woman, according to IMDB. Bonus points given for the amazing 1950s costumes.
10. 'Magic Mike'
Ah, Magic Mike. The movie about male strippers that we all know and love. While the plot line may be nothing special, the dancing certainly is.
This quirky film follows a French girl named Amélie as she tries to help others fall in love. It's worth a watch.
12. 'Queer As Folk'
This TV show, created way back in the year 2000, follows "the lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania," according to IMDB. If you somehow haven't seen it in the past 18 years, definitely give it a click.
13. 'Y Tu Mamá También'
Even though it's about two teenage boys on a road trip, Y Tu Mamá También is just about as steamy as it gets. It's also equal parts funny and dramatic, and definitely worth a watch.
14. 'Cruel Intentions' '
Cruel Intentions is the cult-classic about two step-siblings who try to "deflower" their school's most straight-laced girl before the start of term, according to IMDB. It includes many an old school 90s outfit, and plenty of make out scenes.
15. 'Drinking Buddies'
This very flirty movie is about two couples who go away for the weekend and make their lives all sorts of complicated. It also features plenty of craft beer talk, for everyone who's a fan of that.
This hilarious series zeroes in on a group of friends in Chicago who are dealing with "the modern maze of love, sex, technology, and culture," according to IMDB. Watch it for the relatable content, and the amazing cast.
17. 'Fragments Of Love'
This unrated film focuses on Susana and Rodrigo, as they enter a torrid love affair and talk all about their past sexual encounters, according to Rotten Tomatoes. The site describes the movie as " twisted and erotic," which definitely sounds like a good time.
These movies and TV shows may all be incredibly different, but each one brings something uniquely steamy to the table.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated Outlander was on Netflix. It has been updated to accurately reflect what's currently on Netflix.