Heat Up Your Next Date Night With These 38 Films You Can Watch on Netflix
Here’s the situation: You and your crush are looking to have a movie night. You’re in your respective homes, so you decide your best option is to find something on Netflix you both can tune into. The question: what the heck do you pick? It’s difficult to know what movie to pick for a first date, especially if you’re doing it remotely. The last thing you want is to freak out your date with an erotic sex-filled romp that will have them squirming uncomfortably. Luckily, there are plenty of sexy first-date movies that will let things get flirty without making anyone blush. Here are some sexy suggestions for your next virtual Netflix date night.
– Additional reporting by Haley Lyndes
The Ugly Truth
Katherine Heigl stars in this rom-com as an unlucky-in-love TV producer named Abby, who’s desperate to woo the sexy doctor who just moved next door, while Gerald Butler costars as the crass TV celebrity who’s determined to help Abby land the doctor by proving just how little she understands about men.
Starring Jane the Virgin‘s Gina Rodriguez, Pitch Perfect‘s Brittany Snow, and She’s Gotta Have It‘s DeWanda Wise, this comedy tells the story of aspiring music journalist Jenny (played by Rodriguez), whose boyfriend of nine years unceremoniously dumps her as soon as she lands her dream job in San Francisco because he’s not willing to make long distance work. However, her two BFFs, Blair and Erin (played by Snow and Wise, respectively), are there to help her get over her ex and give her one last crazy (and sexy) weekend in New York City before she moves across the country.
Lucy Hale, Kathryn Prescott, Alexandra Shipp, and Awkwafina play four best friends who experience heartbreak, loss, deception, and a whole lot of weed during their last few weeks of high school in this funny and sneakily sexy teen movie.
You Get Me
We’ll admit this movie is a little far-fetched, but there’s no doubt that Bella Thorne makes for a very compelling stalker who will go to any lengths to get close to a guy after a one-night stand.
The Kissing Booth
In an unexpected teen-movie twist, a high school girl falls not for her male best friend, but for his brother – which goes explicitly against their friendship code. Yes, Joey King is a queen, but this movie is actually straight-up ridiculous, but you’ve got to admit it’s entertaining nevertheless.
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 – but 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.
The New Romantics
Best known for playing Alyssa in The End of the F***ing World, Jessica Barden stars in this sexy comedy as a journalism student in need of some inspiration (and some cash) who decides to masquerade as a sugar baby for a wealthy older man, hoping the resulting story will earn her a win in an upcoming journalism competition. Luckily, Camila Mendes is happy to show her the ropes.
Blue Is the Warmest Color
This movie is a coming-of-age romance about a French teen who begins to explore her sexuality with an older art student that she meets at a lesbian bar. Is it melodramatic? Yes. Is it incredibly intoxicating and very sexy? Absolutely.
She's Out of My League
This corny but surprisingly fun rom-com tells the story of an average Joe TSA officer, Kirk (played by Jay Baruchel), who happens to catch the eye of a total hottie (Alice Eve). While Kirk’s friends, family, and obnoxious ex-girlfriend are totally baffled, he must overcome his crippling insecurity to keep Molly by his side for as long as he can.
40 Days and 40 Nights
Josh Harnett stars in this rom-com as a recently dumped bachelor who decides to take a vow of celibacy for the 40 days of Lent, never expecting (of course) that as soon as he swears off sex, the perfect woman will walk into his life.
Minka Kelly stars in this erotic thriller as Sara, a college freshman who’s taken under the wing of her new roommate, Rebecca (played by 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 protégé.
Starring Adrien Brody, Beyoncé, and a whole bunch of other good-looking people, this fun historical flick takes place in 1950s Chicago. It tells a story of sex, blues, and American musical legends such as Muddy Waters, Leonard Chess, Little Walter, Howlin’ Wolf, Etta James, and Chuck Berry.
This coming-of-age romp tells the story of two friends preparing for a big performance – but they find themselves distracted by new crushes and some shocking announcements. Oh, and did we mention the cast is filled with beautiful people, including Analeigh Tipton, Lana Condor, Khris Davis, and Victoria Justice, among several others?
Starring Amanda Seyfried and (an oftentimes shirtless) Channing Tatum, this romance tells the story of a soldier and an idealistic college student who embark on a tumultuous relationship, which only grows in intensity, even though it is often interrupted by John’s increasingly dangerous deployments.
Prince stars in this rock musical drama as a Minneapolis-based musician whose career and tumultuous relationship with a seductive singer are threatened by a rising new star.
Sex and the City 2
Carrie Bradshaw and her girl gang take their sexual escapades to the big screen once again, though this time, they embark on an exotic vacation in Abu Dhabi, where Carrie unexpectedly comes face to face with an old flame.
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 – but that’s what makes this movie so fun. Of course, things get even more complicated when their romantic trysts transform into actual love.
This romantic comedy centers around a ballroom dancer and his new partner. They shake up the dance world by introducing some scandalous new moves.
The Talented Mr. Ripley
Based on Patricia Highsmith’s novel of the same name, this sexy thriller stars Matt Damon as a charismatic fraudster who works his way into the good graces of a spoiled playboy, Dickie (played by Jude Law), and his fiancée (played by Gwyneth Paltrow). But Tom Ripley doesn’t just want to be Dickie’s friend – he wants Dickie’s life, and he’ll stop at nothing to get it.
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 that includes Jessica Alba, Bruce Willis, Rosario Dawson, Clive Owen, Benicio Del Toro, and more, so how could you resist?
The Tree of Blood
In this steamy Spanish romance, a young couple visit an old farmhouse that belongs to the woman’s family, and it’s there that they discover their shared genealogical roots and family histories, as well as a terrible secret that could threaten the future of their relationship.
Starring the incredibly sexy duo of Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess, this movie takes a working-class idealist and a rich playboy and visits them on the same day each year for 20 years until they finally, inevitably realize just how in love they are. The result is just as satisfying as you can imagine.
Us and Them
This film follows a pair of strangers who meet on a train in China and form a bond that evolves over several years.
An awkward young man is let in on his family’s secret: a genetic ability to travel through time. He uses his newfound abilities – with some hiccups along the way – to win the heart of the love of his life, while also revisiting his complicated relationship with his father.
Sleeping With Other People
After a brief fling in college, Lainey and Jake become best friends, supporting each other through a series of failed relationships. As time goes on, though, their relationship starts to dance back towards romance, although neither one of them wants to admit it, so they try their best to ignore it – with messy results.
On the holiday dedicated to love, the love stories of several couples intersect in unexpected ways. Among the couples we follow are a newly engaged duo with cold feet, an army captain on her way home, a closeted gay football player, and several seemingly “stable” couples facing down new obstacles.
He's Just Not That Into You
Follow a group of singles and couples through their relationships in He’s Just Not That Into You. Complete with cheating, rekindled love, and everything in between, this is the rom-com of all rom-coms.
Some Kind of Beautiful
It’s all fun and games until you start falling for your younger sister’s ex-husband, or at least that’s what we know from this juicy flick.