It can be helpful to have a few options on hand when getting ready to Netflix and chill, whether you’re doing it alone or with a partner, so you don’t waste time trying to find the right choice. The following films, all of which are available on Netflix, range from classics like Eyes Wide Shut to coming-of-age tales like Yes, God, Yes. All of them are jam-packed with the kind of sexual tension you could cut with a knife.
1. Yes, God, Yes (2019)
Natalia Dyer, from Stranger Things, plays Alice, a Catholic teen who struggles with shame, confusion, and pressure related to sexual desire in this sexual coming-of-age movie. When she starts to investigate her sexuality, everything goes awry. Alice follows her instinct despite rampant rumours, bitter best friends, and boys she can’t trust. Everyone around her seems to believe they know what’s best for her.
2. American Pie Presents: Girls’ Rules (2020)
Similar to the American Pie series that came before it, this movie uses humour and irreverence to explore developing teen sexuality. Each character experiences different turning points in their romantic lives, but with the support of their crushes and friends, they are all able to come to satisfying conclusions.
3. MILF (2018)
In this 2018 French film, three women in their 40s are the main characters. While on vacation, they meet a group of young men at a sailing club. The men are very eager to hang out with the older women, and their age differences turn out to be thrillingly complicated.
4. Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman play a married couple in peril in this classic erotic thriller from Stanley Kubrick. After learning from Kidman’s character that she has been having frequent sexual dreams about another man, Cruise’s character sets out to find a real encounter and joins a covert sexual organisation. There is danger, infidelity, and fantasy around every corner.
5. Lust Stories (2018)
Four short films from well-known Indian filmmakers are included in this collection, which tell stories of intimacy, sex, and the complexities of love. The stories all concentrate on the perspective of Indian women in the area of love and sex, from a passionate relationship gone awry to the discovery of self-pleasure.
6. “No Limit”
An accomplished diver develops a romantic but toxic relationship with her instructor in this visually arresting and erotic drama. They fall more deeply in love with one another the more time they spend together away from the water. It consequently starts to have an impact on their working relationship, particularly her instructor’s quest to break a free-diving record. Although the majority of their interactions are motivated by lust and sex (hot and steamy scenes ahead), they have a better grasp of one another’s requirements when it comes to sports.