9 of the Sexiest Movies on Netflix to Set the Mood This Valentine's Day
Cynics say that Valentine's Day is a get-rich-quick scheme contrived by florists and chocolatiers.
Pay them no attention.
No matter your relationship status, Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to celebrate love and sex.
For those who are planning a romantic night-in this 14th of February, I have compiled a list of 9 of the sexiest Netflix movies to help you set the mood.
I've ranked these films from mildest to explicit – so whether you're spending the evening with your long-term lover, your sex buddy, your crush (or even if you're flying solo) rest assured – I've got the film for you.
1. The Incredible Jessica James (2017)
The Incredible Jessica James is about knowing that YOU yourself are sexy, confident and worthy of all the good things life has to offer to you.
I also loved that her best friend had not one, but a collection of vibrators – 2018 goals right there.
Stars Jessica Williams and Chris O'Dowd do have a steamy sex scene together – but you don't see any skin at all. Instead, what makes the scene such a turn-on is their pillow talk – they clearly both want to rock each other's world and something about the characters being such good communicators gave me the tingles.
Jessica: You're funny.
Boone: I'm also good at cunnilingus.
Watch It With: The Sqweel 2 Oral Sex Simulator.
2. God's Own Country (2017)
Escape to the stunning vistas of Yorkshire in spring time and get sucked into Johnny's life, which is all changed when Gheorghe arrives to help with lambing season.
Josh O'Connor and Alec Secareanu carry the weight of silences in this film, with tender optimism despite the odds.
Even the sheep are superb.
Gheorghe: In my country, spring is the most beautiful. The sun. The flowers. The smells.
Watch It With: The one you want to hold onto.
3. Carol (2015)
Adapting Patricia Highsmith's groundbreaking novel 'The Price of Salt', this lush film set in the 1950's explores the burgeoning forbidden love between Therese and the titular (and incomparable) Carol.
Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara are at the top of their game, inhabiting a sumptuous setting and bringing to life a whole range of emotions, from elation to despair.
Carol: I'm going away for a while..
Therese: When? Where?.
Carol: Wherever my car will take me. West. Soon. And I thought... perhaps you might like to come with me..
Watch It With: Lovehoney Oh! Vanilla Lickable Massage Candle.
4. Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
D.H Lawrence's fully unabridged novel wasn't openly published in the UK until 1960 – and when it was, it was tried under the Obscene Publications Act!
So already, you'll understand why the film makes for raunchy viewing.
Sexually frustrated Lady Chatterley, feeling neglected by her emotionally distant husband, embarks on an affair with the gamekeeper, Oliver (played by the dishy Richard Madden, of Game of Thrones fame).
If their fireside sessions don't get you hot and bothered, I don't know what will.
Oliver: You have the nicest behind of any a woman.
Watch It With: A bondage candle – for when it gets too hot to handle!
5. Magic Mike (2012)
Inspired by Channing Tatum’s real-life experiences as a stripper in Florida, Magic Mike is a raw, gritty look into the sex-driven and sometimes dangerous world of male strippers.
With an all-star cast (Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, and of course, Tatum himself), expect lots of incredible dancing, excessive grinding and good-looking guys.
Best scenes are whenever Channing busts a move – now that dude can really dance!
Dallas: The law says that you cannot touch... but I think I see a lot of law breakers up in here tonight!
Watch It With: The LHM Male Stripper Collar and Cuff Set. Perfect if the film leaves you feeling inspired!
6. Bare (2015)
This 2015 film takes place in the Nevada desert where hometown 'good' girl Sarah meets Pepper, a wild, beautiful drifter who soon pulls Sarah into her psychedelic orbit, introducing her to adventurous sex and, eventually, stripping in Reno.
Actresses Paz de la Huerta and Dianna Agron positively sizzle in a scene lit by only the headlights of their car and the night stars. Who knew desert sex could be quite so... hot?
Sarah: I like you.
Pepper: I like you too. You're beautiful.
Watch It With: Some Swoon Drive Me Balmy Arousal Balm close by.
7. Duck Butter (2018)
Hours scrolling past dick pics on Tinder, checking messages on Plenty of Fish, and contending with the nervous sweats when something's finally headed offline – we get it, dating can be rough.
In 'Duck Butter', Naima and Sergio take this to a whole new level: just after meeting, they make a pact to spend a full 24 hours together, being completely honest at all times.
Oh, and they have sex every hour. Neat, right?
Co-written by Alia Shawkat (who you may know from Arrested Development) and also staring the beautiful Laia Costa, the is both absurd and tantalizing – and perfect for getting ideas for an evening together.
Sergio: [towards the moon] Stop being jealous!
Watch It With: The GLUVR USB Rechargeable 6 Function Finger Vibrator at the ready!
8. Love (2015)
'Love' is sexually charged from the word 'go'. I'm not exaggerating. The opening scene is one of the many unsimulated, unchoreographed sex scenes that make up this erotic film.
Set in France, 'Love' focuses on the lusty relationship between American student Murphy and his French girlfriend, Electra, and what happens when they invite their neighbour Omi into the mix.
The most unforgettable scene is their incredible threesome, set to the entirety of the famously hypnotic Funkadelic track 'Maggot Brain'. You've got to see it to believe it.
Electra: Can you show me how tender you can be?
Watch It With: Tracey Cox Supersex Massage Oil – because with a running time of over two hours, you won't be able to keep your hands off each other.
9. Nymphomaniac Volume I & II (2013)
As the title suggests, Nymphomaniac Volume I & II is a no-holds barred, brazened, sex-frenzy that goes from over four hours in total.
Both black humour and dark themes collide as the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac Joe (played by Charlotte Gainsbourg) has random sexual encounters on trains, takes part in threesomes featuring double-penetration, experiences BDSM - this film is not for the sexually uninitiated, and therefore it comes last on my list.
If you're partial to a bit of flogging, you'll love the BDSM scenes with actor Jamie Bell (yep, from Billy Elliot! Who would have thought it?).
B: The secret ingredient to sex is love.
Watch It With: You'll need plenty of water, snacks and lube if you intend to embark on this intense sexual odyssey.
You don’t need tickets to the latest hit-theatre production this February: Netflix has done all the hard work for you! Pick anything off my list, and settle in for your sexiest Valentine’s Day yet. (It’s OK if you only watch the first 20 minutes.)
Audrey Andrews is a student blogger for Lovehoney. In her spare time she loves to do craft, but would not advise knitting your own condoms.
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