If You're Sick of Rom-Coms, Here Are 25 Erotic Thrillers Streaming on Netflix
Nothing is more thrilling than sex, so it only makes sense that thrillers are some of the sexiest movies out there. Sure, sex brings pleasure, builds intimacy, and creates new life – but when it’s out of your control, it can also turn painful, contemptuous, and even murderous. If you’re looking for a tantalizing night in, Netflix offers tons of erotic thrillers starring beautiful people and featuring sexy romances that have taken a very dark turn, perfect for anyone who can’t stomach a cheesy rom-com. Read on to see the darkest guilty-pleasure flicks available to stream right now.
– Additional reporting by Lauren Harano
This 2003 thriller follows a British mystery writer who decides to visit her publisher’s home for a vacation. When his promiscuous daughter comes to stay with them, things heat up.
Watch Swimming Pool on Netflix now.
Concussion tells the steamy story of a housewife who feels trapped in her marriage and develops a new interest in female sex workers.
Watch Concussion on Netflix now.
This highly stylized crime thriller, – which is based on Frank Miller’s series of comics of the same name – is definitely violent, but it also boasts an incredibly stacked (and incredibly attractive) cast, including Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Clive Owen, Benicio Del Toro, and more. How could you resist?
Watch Sin City on Netflix now.
An Affair to Die For
Sexy, steamy, and so totally terrifying, An Affair to Die For is the erotic thriller you want to see. When two cheating spouses go on a getaway together, their romantic weekend turns into a chilling vacation that goes horribly wrong.
Watch An Affair to Die For on Netflix now.
In this Spanish film, two young people discover the intensity of first love while also struggling to face the world of adulthood.
Watch Amar on Netflix now.
Below Her Mouth
An engaged fashion editor determinedly pursues a lovelorn roofer, and their salacious affair blooms into something more in this steamy flick.
Watch Below Her Mouth on Netflix now.
When an erotic novelist’s ex-boyfriend invites her to an Italian villa, she finds him there with another woman and quickly starts falling for her. Compulsion, centers around love, lies, and ultrasteamy encounters.
Watch Compulsion on Netflix now.
The 2017 movie Desire is an erotic thriller in which a woman falls in love with the one man off limits: Her sister’s fiance.
Watch Desire on Netflix now.
Love, a 2015 French film, is pure sex, literally. And in 3D, no less! It follows a twisty, hypersexualized relationship.
Watch Love on Netflix now.
My Teacher, My Obsession
When Riley moves to a new school where her dad is an English teacher, she meets Kyla and they hit it off. That is, until Kyla starts to become obsessed with Riley’s father.
Watch My Teacher, My Obsession on Netflix now.
The world would be a better place if more movies starred a sexy Nicholas Hoult. Newness, set in Los Angeles, tells the story of two millennials trying to find their way in the app-driven dating world.
Watch Newness on Netflix now.
The Little Hours
OK, while this doesn’t look like a steamy movie from first glance, trust us, it is. The Little Hours tells the sexy story of three nuns who are living a normal life until a new servant is hired to help on their land. They all must resist the temptation from this new and intriguing young man.
Watch The Little Hours on Netflix now.
Minka Kelly stars in this erotic thriller as Sara, a college freshman who’s taken under the wing of her new roommate, Rebecca (Leighton Meester). What starts off as a beautiful new friendship quickly evolves into a disturbing obsession as Rebecca grows a little too attached to her protégée.
Watch The Roommate on Netflix now.
When a wild college freshman meets a drug dealer, she almost loses it all in this romantic drama.
Watch White Girl on Netflix now.
This steamy crime drama stars Mira Sorvino as Veronica, a beautiful politician’s wife who thinks she’s just engaging in a harmless weekend fling with a tortured young artist, but instead she becomes the target of an insanely intense obsession that slowly infiltrates her life.
Watch Indiscretion on Netflix now.
In this psychological horror film set in the world of webcam pornography, Madeline Brewer from The Handmaid’s Tale stars as an erotic cam girl who finds her popular channel hijacked by a look-alike. What’s even better: Cam is one of the few films about sex work written by a former sex worker, resulting in a story that doesn’t glamorize, glorify, or romanticize the profession.
Watch Cam on Netflix now.
You’ll never want to date again after watching this thriller, which follows a young Australian backpacker exploring Berlin on a solo trip who decides to join a sexy local to his place for a one-night stand, and it all seems to be going well – until the next morning, when she discovers that her new Berlin lover has no intention of letting her leave.
Watch Berlin Syndrome on Netflix now.
In perhaps the sexiest sci-fi film ever made, Tomb Raider star Alicia Vikander and Crazy Rich Asians actress, model, and ballerina Sonoya Mizuno play two female humanoid robots desperate to experience the outside world, even if that means killing their creator.
Watch Ex Machina on Netflix now.
Game of Thrones hottie Natalie Dormer both wrote and stars in this 2018 thriller about a blind pianist who accidentally finds herself witness to a murder that takes place in the apartment above hers. She’s also joined by Emily Ratajkowski as her neighbor, who even makes getting murdered look hot.
Watch In Darkness on Netflix now.