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Netflix is good for many things, but its supply of incredible sex scenes might top the list. With that in mind, it’s only right for us to compile a list of the sexiest movies on Netflix in case you need it for, you know, research purposes. Given the breadth of options, it should come as no surprise that the streaming service offers plenty of hot movies. Here, 12 movies that feature some of the best sex scenes on Netflix. (We also have a list of shows on Netflix with great sex scenes, plus a list of LGBTQ+ shows and movies on Netflix that have unreal sex scenes, too. Clearly, we’re all about sharing the wealth when it comes to the best sex scenes on Netflix.)
1. Palm Trees in the Snow
This Spanish historical romance takes a look back in time at the relationship between Killian (Mario Casas) and Bisila (Berta Vázquez), an interracial couple who needs to keep their connection secret due to the prejudices of the time. Tune in for intrigue that persists across generations, plus the intense sex scene that opens the film.
2. Below Her Mouth
Let’s kick things off with a true banger, shall we? Below Her Mouth revolves around Dallas (Erika Linder) and Jasmine (Natalie Krill), two women who have a whirlwind love affair that takes them each on a path of self-discovery. Bonus: The movie was produced by an all-female crew with the hopes of making it as authentic as possible. “We wanted to honestly express a [woman’s] view of intimacy, honesty, lust, sex, love and what turns us on,” director April Mullen told IndieWire.
3. Someone Great
This much-loved Netflix original follows three best friends (played by DeWanda Wise, Gina Rodriguez, and Brittany Snow) who vow to have an incredible last night out together before Rodriguez’s character moves away. Though there are various sexy (and sweet) moments peppered throughout the movie, one particularly memorable sex scene takes place in a club bathroom between two people who prooobably should not be hooking up. You’ll get it when you watch it.
One piece of promo art for this film seems to feature two people’s tongues mid-makeout until you look more closely and realize, hey, there’s a third tongue (and person) in the mix. Intrigued? A bit more to fully reel you in: The movie starts with Electra (Aomi Muyock) and Murphy (Karl Glusman) completely naked and using their hands to get each other off. (Well, one of them finishes. We’ll let you guess who.) In the movie, which depicts Electra and Murphy’s relationship before and after they invite outsider Omi (Klara Kristin) to join in, it’s only up from there.
5. Duck Butter
The premise of this movie lends itself to a lot of quality sex scenes. Naima (Alia Shawkat) and Sergio (Laia Costa) happen upon each other in a club. Fed up with the usual nightmarish rigamarole that can come with modern dating, they decide to dive straight into intimacy by spending the next 24 hours together—and having sex on the hour the whole way through. Come for the sex, stay for the exploration of what it really means to have an honest, emotionally close romantic relationship today.
Here’s another meditation on modern romance. Funnily enough, it also stars Laia Costa, who this time plays a character named Gabi. Nicholas Hoult stars opposite her as Martin. Both looking for something beyond our swipe-happy digital dating landscape, they do their best to form a lasting connection in a world where there are seemingly endless options. Their sex is sometimes with each other and sometimes with other people, but the bottom line is that the chemistry between these two produces some of the best sex scenes on Netflix.
7. Nappily Ever After
If this sounds familiar, it might be because the film generated a ton of, well, buzz when Sanaa Lathan shaved off all her hair to play Violet, the movie’s main character. Violet is going through a bit of a crisis, to put it lightly, after realizing that her dude is never going to marry her. As hard as she’s tried to be perfect for him (and everyone but herself), she realizes it was never going to be enough. So, she cuts off her hair and decides to learn and love who she really is. In case you haven’t guessed, that journey involves some sex, including a particularly aspirational shower scene.
Ramón, a professional boxer who’s past the prime of his career starts up with Deborah, a boxer who’s much newer to the scene. Since they’re both pretty athletically inclined, it’s no wonder that their sex scenes are even more intensely physical and primal than a lot of sex scenes on Netflix. (Which still have other points in their favor, clearly.)
9. God’s Own Country
This film, set in the austere yet stunning English countryside, revolves around the explosive sexual and romantic relationship between Johnny (Josh O’Connor) and Gheorghe (Alec Secareanu). Think: lots of tender sexual moments set on hillsides at dusk or inside by cozy candlelight, neck nuzzles galore, falling asleep on each other’s shoulders—all that sweet, intimate stuff.
Here’s yet another movie on the list that opens with people really going at it, letting you know you’re in for a treat if you’re looking for the sexiest movies on Netflix. Which you are. So. You’re welcome! This movie is all about the escapades of an erotica author (Sadie, played by Analeigh Tipton) on her book tour in Europe. It’s one of those thrillers that ratchets up the tension in pretty much all ways, including sexually. It also dabbles in cults, if that’s your thing.
11. Dry Martina
This Spanish-language film is about one woman’s quest to reclaim her lost libido. Martina, played by Antonella Costa, is an Argentinian singer whose fame has receded and who feels as though her capacity for desire is a thing of the past. Unsatisfied with that reality, she’s determined to get back her libido, which results in quite a couple of great sex scenes.
12. Y Tu Mamá Tambien
This one’s a modern classic for a reason. Y Tu Mamá Tambien tells the story of two best friends, Tenoch (Diego Luna) and Julio (Gael García Bernal), who have the kind of closeness that only comes about when growing up together. After they meet a woman named Luisa (Maribel Verdú), the three embark upon a road trip. Spoiler alert: Expect a lot of sexual tension building up to a pretty explosive threesome.
Written by Zahra Barnes.
This originally appeared on SELF US.