When getting ready to Netflix and chill, either solo or with a partner, it can help to have a few options at the ready so you don’t waste precious time looking for the perfect pick. From the oiled abdominals of Magic Mike XXL to English countryside hookups in Lady Chatterley’s Lover, the following movies are packed full of the kind of sexual tension you could cut with a knife — and all available on Netflix.
1. Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022)
For all our fellow Emma Corrin stans, they star as a married aristocratic woman who strikes up a sweltering affair with her gamekeeper (Jack O’Connell). The adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel is perfect viewing for anyone who’s a fan of English-countryside sex scenes.
2. American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules (2020)
Much like the American Pie series that came before it, this film explores nascent teen sexuality with humor and irreverence. Each character is faced with a different crossroads in their love lives, but they all manage to reach satisfying conclusions through the help of their friends and crushes.
3. MILF (2018)
This 2018 French flick centers on three women in their 40s who meet a group of young men in a sailing club while on vacation. The men are quite excited at the prospect of hanging out with the older women, and their age gaps prove to be thrillingly complex.
4. Burlesque (2010)
For the former horny theater kid in you, tuck into this hazy red musical drama, in which ingenue waitress Ali (Christina Aguilera) becomes a star burlesque performer at a Los Angeles club helmed by the no-nonsense Tess (Cher). Think dance numbers in pearls—and nothing else.
5. Lust Stories (2018)
This collection of four short films from prominent Indian directors include tales of intimacy, sex, and the complexities of love. From a passionate affair gone sour to the discovery of self-pleasure, the stories all focus on the point of view of Indian women in the realm of love and sex.
6. Elisa and Marcela (2019)
This period flick is packed with tension as Elisa Sanchez Loriga masquerades as a man in order to be with the woman she loves. Set in Spain in 1901, this is the perfect choice for those wanting a dash of passion, sex, yearning, and historical fiction.
7. Disobedience (2017)
Disobedience stars Rachel McAdams and Rachel Weisz as a pair of star-crossed lovers whose relationship is not supported by their Orthodox Jewish community. After a death in the family, Weisz’s character returns home, only to find that her former secret lover is now married to a man.
8. After We Collided (2020)
The second movie adapted from Anna Todd’s popular YA romance series, After We Collided follows Hardin Scott and Tessa Young after the end of their relationship. The two still find themselves entangled with each other, despite attempts to move on with other people, places, and professional obligations.
9. Duck Butter (2018)
Two women, played by Alia Shwkat and Laia Costa, connect and strike up some immediate sexual and romantic chemistry and decide to go on an epic 24-hour date.
10. Love and Leashes (2022)
Two co-workers enter into a contractual BDSM relationship in this South Korean rom-com. It’s sweet, frothy, and full of wholesome kink (and plenty of wax play!).
11. Cam (2018)
Fans of horror and thriller movies might love Cam for a hot, suspenseful, and unnerving experience. In the movie, a cam girl discovers that a doppelgänger has taken over her account; she must track down the perpetrator and reclaim her identity and growing fan base.
12. An Easy Girl (2020)
In this coming-of-age movie, a teen girl’s life changes when her free-spirited and sexually liberated cousin pays a visit to the French Riviera. Over the course of a summer, the two share plenty of new experiences together, like meeting older men and hanging out on their yachts.
13. Magic Mike XXL (2015)
Look, there’s nothing I can tell you that you don’t already know, but enjoy the abs and lap dances as Mike (Channing Tatum) leaves the furniture biz and gets back where we all want him: a Myrtle Beach male-stripping convention.
14. Oh, Ramona! (2019)
Andrei is a dorky high-school student who pines for his mesmerizing classmate Ramona until he meets an alluring woman named Anemona on a vacation and is forced to choose between them. This coming-of-age movie perfectly captures just how much lust can consume your attention.
15. You Get Me (2017)
Tyler and his girlfriend are the perfect high-school couple until one fateful night out at a party when they fight and break up. He takes home a girl named Holly (played by Bella Thorne) and spends a passionate weekend with her before returning to school and making up with his girlfriend. But when Holly shows up pretending to be a new student, all hell breaks loose in this steamy thriller.
16. Dry Martina (2018)
A former singer grappling with the end of her career, Martina has lost touch with her sensual self — that is, she meets a handsome young couple who remind her of her once robust libido. So begins a journey that leads her to Chile and a better understanding of her own sexuality.
17. Deadly Illusions (2021)
Successful, married thriller author Mary Morrison (Kristin Davis) decides to hire a nanny (Greer Grammer) to help take care of her kids while she writes her next book, but things get complicated when Morrison can’t stop fantasizing about her. Sure to please anyone who can’t get enough of the sexy-thriller genre.
Additional reporting by Jordan Larson.