Ever since its release, Fifty Shades of Grey has become the go-to sexual fantasy film for countless people who love erotic, romantic movies. However, it's not the only movie out there that fans of the genre should check out if they're looking for more R-rated content in their lives. There are plenty more sexy movies around that are worth giving a shot, including tons of sexy movies on Netflix that, in my eyes at least, are even dirtier than Fifty Shades.
Seeing sex and sexuality in film is a pretty common occurrence these days, and Netflix has become a great, easy place for hungry audiences to find some of the most sensual and sexual films available for our viewing pleasure. Ever since the release of Fifty Shades of Grey, movie watchers have been in need of more films that push the sexiness bill even further, and thankfully, there are plenty of good options available to see. The below 17 movies combine sexual nuance with intelligent storylines, and whether they're about love affairs, new romance, self exploration, or BDSM, they're all worth checking out. And, as said, I believe that they might be even sexier than Fifty Shades of Grey. Best of all? They're all available on Netflix. Get watching.
1. Lust, Caution
A young woman (Tang Wei) who is a secret agent in World War II is tasked with seducing a dangerous enemy official (Tony Leung Chiu Wai). A thrilling forbidden romance follows.
Shame is a movie about a man with a sex addiction (Michael Fassbender), whose constant need for gratification numbs him to everything else. The sex scenes are so intense that the movie received a NC-17 rating in the United States. Brace yourself.
Lee Holloway (Maggie Gyllenhaal) finds work as a secretary for a rigid and demanding attorney, E. Edward Grey (James Spader) — yes, another wealthy man named Grey — and starts dating the kind but dull Peter (Jeremy Davies). Lee soon falls for Grey, though, and a sadomasochistic relationship begins...
4. Basic Instinct
Two decades ago, director Paul Verhoen shocked film viewers when he gave us this neo-noir, which featured a naked, bisexual Sharon Stone. The open leg scene has become one of the most popular sexy scenes in modern film, and there is no doubt that if you watch it now, it's still pretty shocking.
Bare is about a 20-something woman named Sarah (Dianna Agron) who sparks a friendship with a drug-dealing drifter named Pepper (Paz de la Huerta) that eventually evolves into a life-changing romance.
Lars von Trier got a lot of criticism for this highly sexual movie.
The love scenes might not be as racy as every other movie on this list, but the storyline is still pretty intense. Two lifelong best friends (Robin Wright and Naomi Watts) begin steamy affairs with each other's sons.
8. A Dangerous Method
Another erotic movie with Michael Fassbender, with lots of spanking. The movie takes place during World War I and follows the relationships of psychologists Carl Jung (Fassbender), Sigmund Freud (Viggo Mortensen), and a patient (Keira Knightley).
9. Eyes Wide Shut
Nineteen years ago, the love scene between then-married Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise caused all kinds of ruckus in the media for how "real" it was. There's no doubt that this movie pushed sexual limits in cinema.
10. Boogie Nights
Set in the San Fernando Valley in 1977, Boogie Nights is about teenage busboy Eddie Adams (Mark Wahlberg) who becomes an adult film star named Dirk Diggler. The sex in this Paul Thomas Anderson-directed porn saga isn't exactly played straight, but it still feels sexier than Fifty Shades due to the general plot.
11. 9 1/2 Weeks
Two strangers, John (Mickey Rourke) and Elizabeth (Kim Basinger), become involved in a new relationship. It begins as a courtship, but becomes extremely sexual, as John begins to push for more daring and kinky scenarios, including striptease and bondage. In some way this is like the '80s version of Fifty Shades of Grey. Things get very intense and very sexy.
12. The Piano Teacher
A piano teacher falls in love with the illusion of an affair with her 17-year-old student. The romance escalates between the two and sexual fantasies get explored.
This movie, is hot, hot, hot. Edward (Richard Gere) plays a husband who finds out his wife Connie (Diane Lane) has lied to him about an affair, and suspicion propels him to uncover the devastating details of her infidelity. The love scenes are intense.
14. 28 Hotel Rooms
A one-night-stand turns out to be something more. A hotel and spur of the moment romance makes for a thrilling love affair.
15. Kama Sutra: A Tale Of Love
Princess Tara (Sarita Choudhury) becomes engaged to King Raj Singh (Naveen Andrews), but, after the wedding, finds out her maid Maya (Indira Varma) has slept with Raj on the wedding night because of Tara's sudden poor treatment of her. She is expelled from the palace, but her sexual behavior has Raj wanting more.
16. In The Realm Of The Senses
In the Realm of the Senses is about some sexually active youth who become employed by a traditional Japanese brothel, only to fall deeply in love with one of the main proprietors. The journey unravels to a twisted path of erotics and fetishes.
17. The Notebook
Yes, this movie may not be full of blindfolding and whips like Fifty Shades, but the pure romance and genuine love scenes are sexiness at its best.
Now that you have your list, go get a glass of water to control your thirst.