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.