Here Are the 42 Sexiest Movies of All Time For a Raunchy Night In
In our humble opinion, sexy movies should have their own genre, just like dramas and comedies and thrillers. Of course, when a movie gets an NC-17 rating, it’s usually a pretty good indication that some raunchy stuff is going to go down. And when we say sexy movies, we’re not just talking about movies with tons of eye candy or sweet and tender rom-coms. No, we’re talking about down-and-dirty flicks that you would be mortified to watch with your parents – and that might even make you blush if you watch on your own. We’ve rounded up the hottest movies of all time, and it goes without saying that these are strictly NSFW.
When four college students (played by Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine) turn to armed robbery in order to fund their Spring break trip, you know that they’re willing to go to the extremes to have fun. However, when they’re bailed out of jail after a night of partying by a drug dealer and aspiring rapper who goes by Alien (played by James Franco), their bikini-and-booze-filled trip turns into a full-fledged crime spree.
Call Me by Your Name
Based on André Acimen’s novel of the same name, Call Me by Your Name tells the story of 17-year-old Elio and the handsome young doctoral student who spends his Summer with Elio’s family in their 17th-century Italian villa. Love blossoms, Elio’s sexuality is awakened, and after watching this, you’ll want to book a trip to Italy ASAP. And you’ll never look at peaches the same way again.
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Rebecca Hall and Scarlett Johansson star in this Woody Allen flick as American BFFs Vicky and Cristina, who spend a Summer in Barcelona and meet a seductive painter (Javier Bardem) who invites them to his place for a weekend of X-rated fun. Then things get even more wild when his ex-lover (Penélope Cruz) stops by for a visit.
This coming-of-age drama about a young Black man growing up in Miami may not seem super steamy, but it’s actually chock-full of sex without being gratuitous. If you want a sex scene so tender it will make you cry, then this one is for you.
When two adult women and BFFs begin affairs with each other’s teenage sons, disaster is imminent from the very beginning – but that’s what makes this movie so fun. Of course, things get even more complicated when their romantic trysts transform into actual love.
Beyond the Lights
This moving romance is set in the world of entertainment, following an up-and-coming young artist who feels burdened by the pressure and attempts to take her own life as a result. After the police officer assigned to be her bodyguard saves her life, the two find themselves falling head over heels, and singer Noni must make an impossible choice: to focus on her career or to take a chance on this exciting and erotic new relationship.
Julianne Moore stars in this erotic thriller as a woman who – when she suspects her husband (played by Liam Neeson) isn’t being faithful – hires a call girl (played by Amanda Seyfried) to see if she can tempt him into cheating. Spoiler alert: the call girl ends up tempting them both.
In this strange, sensual movie, an American stripper and a London writer (played by Natalie Portman and Jude Law, respectively) fall in love after Portman is hit by a taxi in front of him, and despite the odd start, it turns into a relationship and a novel. Everything seems wonderful until the writer gets bored and transfers his attention to a gorgeous photographer (played by Julia Roberts).
Y Tu Mamá También
When two teens go on a road trip across Mexico with a woman in her late 20s and both begin a sexual relationship with her (as well as with each other), things are bound to get complicated. As well as being nominated for best original screenplay at the Academy Awards and best foreign language film at the Golden Globe Awards, this movie is undoubtedly one of the sexiest flicks of all time.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
This movie is a coming-of-age romance about a 15-year-old French teen who begins to explore her sexuality with an older art student whom she meets at a lesbian bar. Is it melodramatic? Yes. Is it incredibly intoxicating and very sexy? Absolutely.
Based on the short story “Secretary” by Mary Gaitskill, this hilariously perverse flick stars Maggie Gyllenhaal as a shy, sensitive woman named Lee who becomes the secretary for an eccentric attorney (played by James Spader) and soon finds herself swept into a wild BDSM relationship that eventually blossoms into something like love. Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey have nothing on these two.
In this British drama, two men meet at a club on a Friday and, though they know one of them is set to begin a two-year art course in Oregon on the Monday following the weekend – they begin an intense, erotic two-day love affair. For anyone who has ever fallen fast and hard, this 48-hour romance will totally speak to you.
With an all-star cast composed of Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux, this cinematic classic is about a car crash victim who tries to piece together her fragmented memories with the help of an aspiring Hollywood actress. The best part of this thriller: the sexual chemistry between Watts and Harring is scary good.
Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar may play step-siblings in this ’90s classic, but that doesn’t stop them from having major chemistry. Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair round out the cast as two of Phillippe’s virginal conquests, and we guarantee that kissing scene between Gellar and Blair isn’t one you’ll soon forget.
This erotic thriller follows a crime writer who’s sent by her publisher to his French country home to relax – though he never expects that the writer will develop a strange, voyeuristic relationship with his free-spirited daughter. The sex scenes in this one are almost as shocking as the incredible twist ending.
In this South Korean erotic thriller, a Korean con man and an orphaned pickpocket work together to seduce and swindle a young Japanese heiress out of her inheritance. This movie may be a work of art, but it also offers more sexually explicit scenes than you could ever imagine.
This notoriously raunchy ’90s flick follows two unlikely friends (played by Neve Campbell and Denise Richards) brought together by the desire to take down the same guy – and eventually, by their desire for each other. It’s deliciously salacious and features a threesome that people are still talking about over 20 years later.
The Pillow Book
This erotic drama revolves around an aspiring writer and professional calligrapher with an odd fetish: writing on the human body. When her unhappy marriage reaches a boiling point, she escapes to Hong Kong, where she becomes a fashion model and engages in affairs with men willing to write on her body – until she finds her perfect match in an Englishman who allows her to write her stories on him.
9 1/2 Weeks
Before 50 Shades of Grey, there was 9 1/2 Weeks, which follows the increasingly erotic affair between Wall Street trader John (played by Mickey Rourke) and art gallery assistant Elizabeth (played by Kim Basinger). Make sure to keep yourself hydrated while you watch this one.
Eyes Wide Shut
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman star in this erotic drama as a couple who become dangerously involved in a world of sexual rituals and secret societies. Yes, this movie revolves around AIDS, child prostitution, adultery, secret sex societies, and drugs, but that doesn’t stop this ’90s flick from being totally scintillating.
Stranger by the Lake
In this French thriller, a man cruising for sex in the woods surrounding a nude beach meets a handsome guy to whom he is instantly attracted – even when Franck accidentally sees his new love interest, Michel, drowning another man in the lake. The result is a modern-day Hitchcockian film that is both darkly humorous and irresistibly erotic.
Set in 1968 Paris during the student riots, this dream-like romantic drama tells the story of an American exchange student who bonds with two Parisian twins and, when the twins’ parents go away for a month, they invite Matthew to stay at their place. The result: a twisted love triangle that gets more complicated and erotic by the minute.
Set during During World War II, this sexy espionage drama follows a secret agent who’s tasked with seducing – and then killing – an official who works for the Japanese puppet government in Shanghai. However, her mission becomes trickier when she engages in a wild love affair with him instead.
When a sexy, mysterious crime novelist (played by Sharon Stone) becomes a murder suspect, she decides to seduce the homicide detective (Michael Douglas) to throw him off her trail. Though Ryan Reynolds parodied the famous leg-crossing scene in Deadpool 2, it doesn’t do justice to the sexiness of Stone’s original move.
Sex and Lucía
When a beautiful woman learns that her boyfriend may have taken his own life, she escapes to a remote Spanish island, where she meets a hot scuba diver, as well as her boyfriend’s ex-lover, and the three of them develop a deeply complicated bond. If you love beautiful cinematography and gratuitous nudity, then you’re sure to love this one.
Not to be confused with the 2004 movie of the same name, this bizarre ’90s flick revolves around a group of people who become sexually aroused by auto collisions, as car crashes remind them of their own fragility. If you’ve never made a connection between sex and car accidents before, then this weirdly sexy movie is here to help you.
What happens when a woman fresh out of prison and a mobster’s girlfriend begin a passionate love affair? They concoct a plan to rob that mobster of $2 million, of course, and that’s exactly what happens in this neo-noir crime thriller.
Emily Browning stars in this erotic drama as a college student who has a . . . unique side hustle: she’s a niche sex worker who allows clients to fondle her as she sleeps. It’s safe to say that this version of Sleeping Beauty doesn’t share many similarities with the animated Disney classic.
Henry & June
Loosely based on Anaïs Nin’s French book of the same name, this 1990 flick was the first movie ever to earn an NC-17 rating, so you know it’s hot. Henry & June revolves around a love triangle involving author Henry Miller, his openly bisexual wife, June, and Anaïs Nin, who carries on an affair with both Henry and June. As you might expect, a little bit of tension develops, and not just the sexual kind.
This British melodrama follows the recollections of an English man and the American woman he met at a rock concert. It involves lots of unsimulated sex between the two leads, and though it oftentimes looks like a porn movie, the magic of this film is that it still feels like a love story.
When a corrupt lawyer and a married woman begin a passionate affair, the lawyer makes a plan to kill off his lover’s husband with the help of one of his criminal clients. Unsurprisingly, things don’t go exactly to plan, but that just makes this neo-noir thriller ever hotter.
In the Mood For Love
In this Hong Kong-set romantic drama, a man and a woman who discover their spouses are sleeping together meet and and find themselves increasingly attracted to each other. Their story isn’t just gorgeously told – it’s also gloriously racy.
Out of Sight
Starring Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney, this adaptation of Elmore Leonard’s 1996 crime novel follows the unexpected romance that unfolds between a notorious bank robber and a federal marshal. Their affair forces them to risk everything, but once you see these two together, you’ll understand why they take the risk.
Body of Evidence
Madonna stars in this supersexy erotic thriller about an elderly millionaire, the gorgeous woman who was sleeping with him (and who is left a load of money after he dies), and the defense attorney for her case (played by Willem Dafoe), who ends up getting drawn into a risky affair with her. We bet you’ve never seen the pop legend quite like this.
Based on the Ira Levin novel of the same name, this erotic thriller revolves around a successful young editor (played by Sharon Stone) who moves into a new building and meets a sexy neighbour (played by Billy Baldwin), only to learn that he isn’t quite as nice and innocent as he seems. At least he seriously delivers in the bedroom.
The Last Seduction
In this movie, a manipulative telemarketing manager named Bridget decides to escape both her money troubles and her marriage by convincing her doctor husband to sell stolen pharmaceutical cocaine, then fleeing to Chicago with the profits. There she begins a sexual affair with a new man, whom she tricks into murdering her husband back in New York. We’re not sure there’s ever been a sexier, eviler villain than Bridget Gregory.
In the Cut
When a middle-class teacher (played by Meg Ryan) witnesses a sexual assault that she believes to be connected to a murder that occurs a few days later, she meets with a sexually aggressive homicide detective (Mark Ruffalo), whom she finds both thrilling and frightening. She then begins a steamy affair with him, despite her growing distrust of men.