Check these 11 movies for the sexiest streamable moments in recent cinematic history. (From “THE COSMOPOLITAN” via “PINTEREST”)

11 Steamy Movies on Netflix With Sex Scenes Better Than Porn

No shade to good porn, but sometimes you just want a little something more, like a whole plotline and characters you actually care about beyond Wait, so did he actually come over just to deliver that pizza…? Luckily for everyone, sexy movies do exist. Like, loads of sexy movies. And Netflix is chock-full of sexy scenes that are way more realistic and better than porn…if you know where to look.

Don’t have time to navigate the literal entirety of Netflix’s library? Don’t blame you. Check these 11 movies for the sexiest streamable moments in recent cinematic history. But maybe just don’t do it on an account you share with your ex’s stepmom.

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Sleeping With Other People

For when you want a rom-com but, like, a rom-com with a “What if you met the guy you lost your virginity to at a sex addicts meeting?” twist, go no further than Sleeping With Other People. This 2015 film written and directed by Leslye Headland is as secretly raunchy as it is refreshing.

The Hottest Part:

It’s gotta be the focus on female pleasure—for example, actress Alison Brie masturbates during sex with a guy at one point. And strange as it may sound, the most tension-driven scene involves Alison’s character, Lainey, teaching Jason Sudeikis’s character, Jake, how to, ahem, please a woman through a demonstration on an empty bottle.

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Below Her Mouth

Centered around an affair between two women—one who’s engaged to a cis man—Below Her Mouth is very nearly porn, just with more plotlines. The best part about this movie is it was directed by a woman and has an all-female crew, aka no male gaze here.

The Hottest Part:

Okay, so like, it’s the whole movie. There’s a lot in here to sift through, like a scene where one character uses a stream of water in a bathtub to masturbate, loads of oral sex scenes, and plenty of other sex scenes that basically make this movie very artful porn…in the best way.

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No, this is certainly not the Judd Apatow–directed TV series that also streams on Netflix. Directed by Gaspar Noé, Love is perhaps the raunchiest movie you can stream on the platform. The plot revolves around a threesome a couple has with their neighbor and all the (very sexy) aftermath that unfolds. Yes, there’s romance, but mostly it’s just a lot of sex.

The Hottest Part:

Every time there’s full-frontal male nudity (rare!), which is plentiful. There may or may not be a scene where a dick literally becomes erect in the direction of the camera. And there are plenty of very gratuitous foreplay scenes.

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Boogie Nights

Is it sexier than porn? No. Is it more satisfying than porn? Yes. In Paul Thomas Anderson’s long-ass dramedy about the porn industry through the ’70s and beyond, Mark Wahlberg works his way up from dish washer to porn superstar all because of his giant peen. It might not be sexy-sexy, but it’s nuance-sexy, which is also A Mood.

The Hottest Part:

Keep your eyes peeled because the very last scene is where we finally get to see Mark’s giant penis. It may be so tempting to skip ahead, but seriously, watch the whole thing—there are some particularly hot sex scenes with Julianne Moore to

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The love story between Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) is so tender and sweet that it will stay with you forever. Carol is an older housewife who encounters Therese while shopping at a department store during the holidays, and the two start a secret relationship.

The Hottest Part:

It’s not hot-and-heavy porny stuff, but it’s not sanitized fairy-tale love either. The movie reminds you that good sex requires chemistry, and it depicts a version of female sexuality that’s rarely explored, aside from the binary of animalistic lust vs. precious princess sex.

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Cruel Intentions

Netflix describes this movie as “steamy” and “dark,” and we couldn’t agree more emphatically. Basically a raunchier precursor to Gossip Girl, Cruel Intentionsis based on a French play and follows the convoluted lives of rich Manhattan high schoolers as they make bets, break hearts, and get horny with each other. Not to mention, it stars some of your fav ’90s heartthrobs, like Ryan Phillippe, Sarah Michelle Gellar, and Reese Witherspoon.

The Hottest Part:

There are some confusingly erotic moments of sexual tension between Ryan and Sarah Michelle, who play stepsiblings. The power of taboo, etc., etc. But Ryan and Reese have a touching romance all their own, with a steamy first-time sex scene that sticks with you.

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Blue Is the Warmest Color

This gorgeous coming-of-age dramance (drama/romance, naturally) centers around a young woman exploring her sexuality after meeting a charismatic art student. Equal parts tender and electrifying, Blue Is the Warmest Colorsnapped up awards, including the Palme d’Or.

The Hottest Part:

There is an utterly charming first kiss you’ll love.

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Eyes Wide Shut

Bill (Tom Cruise) and Alice (Nicole Kidman) encounter some marital tensions when she reveals she’s had fantasies about a naval officer they met on vacation. This prompts Bill to do what all of us would: attend a secret mansion sex orgy, which he’s warned to never speak of again.

The Hottest Part:

The secret mansion sex orgy is not to be missed, though it’s also creepy and unsettling. (Technically this movie is an erotic thriller.)

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Y Tu Mamá También

Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna) are two teenage friends who decide to take a bachelor road trip through Mexico while their girlfriends are gone for the summer. Before they go, they meet Luisa (Maribel Verdú), Tenoch’s cousin’s girlfriend in her late 20s, who asks if she can join them. And then, you guessed it: Lots of sex happens!

The Hottest Part:

Luisa having sex with Tenoch is 🔥. Luisa having sex with Julio. And then, of course, the inevitable threesome that feels genuinely soulful and erotic rather than cheesy and forced.

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Magic Mike

The original from director Steven Soderbergh is decidedly less overtly sexy than the sequel, Magic Mike XXL, but it has two important things going for it: an actual plotline (sorry, XXL) and Matthew McConaughey gyrating in neon booty shorts. Magic Mike is about male strippers and is at least partially inspired by lead actor Channing Tatum’s IRL experience as a stripper in Florida.

The Hottest Part:

Standout sexy moments are any time the men are in assless chaps, and there’s something with a penis pump. But it’d be rude to spoil that moment for you.

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A Perfect Ending

The plot here is kinda dark but gives way to some truly “How is this on Netflix?” sex moments. In search of her first orgasm, Rebecca meets a woman named Paris through an escort service run by Rebecca’s cousin.

The Hottest Part:

Without giving away too much, let’s just say Rebecca is successful in her quest, and the film makes that very much known.

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