10 Romantic Movies On Netflix That Will Turn Up The Heat
When they say “Netflix and chill”, we’re pretty sure they’re referring to the most romantic and sexiest movies on Netflix — of which there are plenty. Whether you’re with a partner or flying solo, there’s nothing quite like pouring a glass of your favorite wine and settling in for a romantic flick. From rom-coms to period thrillers, Netflix has something for everyone; they’re even doling some premium original content, which just seems to get better and better.
Here, we’ve rounded up some of the best steamy romance movies on Netflix that are sure to turn up the heat.
The Most Romantic and Sexiest Movies on Netflix
No Strings Attached
You can’t go wrong with a classic rom-com from 2011 — especially when it stars two of the world’s most attractive people. In this case, it’s Ashton Kutcher and Natalie Portman, who not only deliver great performances but some seriously hot love scenes.
365 Days won’t be winning any film awards anytime soon, but it’s definitely one of the sexiest movies on Netflix. In it, a woman travels to Sicily and gets kidnapped by a mafia boss, who gives her 365 days to fall in love with him. The erotic thriller became so popular last summer that there’s even expected to be a second and third installment.
Malcolm & Marie
This Netflix original had to get creative around the restrictions during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The film features only the two titular characters (played by John David Washington and Emmy-award-winning actress Zendaya) during a single evening in which they are forced to examine their relationship.
Ghosts? Victorian Era England? Tom Hiddleston’s butt? This steamy period thriller has pretty much everything you could want out of a movie. It’s certainly a tad ridiculous, but that’s all part of the fun, isn’t it?
Would this list be complete without at least one Nicholas Sparks film adaptation? Safe Haven, starring Julianne Hough and Josh Duhamel, begins with Hough’s character running from an abusive relationship and ending up in a small town, where she falls in love with a local man who just happens to be an extremely gorgeous widower. It’s full of romance, cliches, and of course, steamy makeouts and lots of sexual tension.
When it comes to the most romantic and sexiest movies on Netflix, Duck Butter hits it out of the park. The film centers around two young women who decide to spend 24 hours together, having sex every hour on the hour. Despite the premise, the film has no shortage of authentic moments and brings up important conversations about insecurities in relationships.
Frank & Lola
In this erotic thriller, a prestigious Las Vegas chef falls in love with a young aspiring fashion designer — who, we eventually learn, has a dark past. The intensity of Frank and Lola’s torrid relationship makes this movie as unpredictable as it is sexy.
This romantic drama is based on a fanfiction series of the same name on Wattpad, so that should tell you everything you need to know about the steaminess levels. The story follows Tessa, a college freshman, as she meets a mysterious classmate and begins to question her relationship with her high school sweetheart.
Yes, God, Yes
Stranger Things star Natalia Dyer stars in this coming-of-age story about a Catholic girl struggling with her sexual urges. Her character, Alice, attends a religious retreat as penance for her “indecent” thoughts, where she falls for a hunky senior. It’s funny, sweet, and sexy, not to mention it takes place in 2000, so we get lots of early oughts fashion.
By the Sea
If you’re still not over the rollercoaster relationship history between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, this is the film for you. Written and directed by Jolie, By The Sea centers on a couple on a seaside vacation in France who are forced to confront the deep-rooted issues in their marriage. Painfully meta? Yes. Seriously sensual? Also yes.
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