Sometimes when you’re scrolling through Netflix, you’re not in the mood to watch the latest buzzy hit or that action movie your friends won’t shut up about. Sometimes you just want a smutty, borderline raunchy romance, something you can put on for date night then promptly ignore. If that’s your mood for this evening, ignore HBO and Starz. Netflix has a specialized section of its library just for you.
Welcome to the steamy side of Netflix — literally. The streaming giant currently has an entire subsection dedicated to what it’s dubbed “Steamy Movies.” In it, you’ll find everything from Lady Chatterley’s Lover to the controversial 365 dni. Consider this your guide to everything that’s currently on this list as of January 2023. Is that still not enough R-rated content for you? You can always have Decider After Dark to fill this particular void in your life.
365 Days (2020)
Starring: Anna-Maria Sieklucka, Michele Morrone, Bronisław Wrocławski
Netflix Description: A woman falls vicitm to a dominant mafia boss, who imprisons her and gives her one year to fall in love with him.
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365 Days: This Day (2022)
Starring: Anna-Maria Sieklucka, Michele Morrone, Simone Susinna
Netflix Description: Laura and Massimo are back and stronger than ever. But Massimo’s family ties and a mysterious man bidding for Laura’s heart complicate the lovers’ lives.
Watch 365 Days: This Day on Netflix
The Next 365 Days (2022)
Starring: Anna-Maria Sieklucka, Michele Morrone, Simone Susinna
Netflix Description: Laura and Massimo’s relationship hangs in the balance as they try to overcome trust issues while a tenacious Nacho works to push them apart.
Watch The Next 365 Days on Netflix
The Art of Loving: Story of Michalina Wislocka (2017)
Starring: Magdalena Boczarska, Eryk Lubos, Justyna Wasilewska
Netflix Description: During Communist rule, a Polish gynecologist and sexologist defies taboo and fights to publish her groundbreaking book on sex and love.
Watch The Art of Loving: Story of Michalina Wislocka on Netflix
Starring: Natalie Portman, Clive Owen, Jude Law, Julia Roberts
Netflix Description: Built on desire and deception, the relationships of two couples become hopelessly entangled — and increasingly frayed — as lies and insecurities abound. Watch all you want.
Watch Closer on Netflix
Deadly Illusions (2021)
Starring: Kristin Davis, Dermot Mulroney, Greer Grammer
Netflix Description: After a bestselling novelist suffering from writer’s block hires a new nanny for her children, the line between fiction and reality starts to blur.
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Dry Martina (2018)
Starring: Antonella Costa, Patricio Contreras, Geraldine Neary
Netflix Description: An odd encounter with a fan and a tryst with that fan’s ex-boyfriend leads a sexually adventurous singer on an escapade in Chile.
Watch Dry Martina on Netflix
Duck Butter (2018)
Starring: Alia Shawkat, Laia Costa, Mae Whitman
Netflix Description: Wary of dishonesty in relationships, two young women embark on a 24-hour experiment on intimacy, but their romance flounders as the clock winds down
Watch Duck Butter on Netflix
Elisa & Marcela (2019)
Starring: Natalia de Molina, Greta Fernández, Sara Casasnovas
Netflix Description: In 1901 Spain, Elisa Sánchez Loriga adopts a male identity in order to marry the woman she loves, Marcela Gracia Ibeas. Based on true events.
Watch Elisa & Marcela on Netflix
Frank & Lola (2016)
Starring: Michael Shannon, Imogen Poots, Michael Nvqvist
Netflix Description: A talented Las Vegas chef falls in love with an aspiring fashion designer but turns violently jealous when he realizes that she’s hiding dark secrets.
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Starring: Mickaël Lumière, Manon Azem, Fadily Camara
Netflix Description: Hopeful romantic Thibault believes his luck could change when sparks fly between him and Rose. But can he go from bestie to boyfriend?
Watch Friendzone on Netflix
High Society: Extended Version (2018)
Starring: Park Hae-il, Sue Ae, Yoon Je-moon
Netflix Description: A deputy curator of a chaebol-funded art gallery and her husband, a politically ambitious economics professor, will do anything to join the über-elite.
Watch High Society on Netflix
Lady Chatterley’s Lover (2022)
Starring: Emma Corrin, Jack O’Connell, Matthew Duckett
Netflix Description: Unhappily married aristocrat Lady Chatterly begins a torrid affair — and falls deeply in love — with the gamekeeper of her husband’s estate.
Watch Lady Chatterly’s Lover on Netflix
Lang Tong (2014)
Starring: William Lawandi, Angeline Yap, Vivienne Tseng
Netflix Description: After seducing a philandering con man, a rebellious young woman enlists his help in carrying out a heinous crime against her sister.
Watch Lang Tong on Netflix
Madame Claude (2021)
Starring: Karole Rocher, Garance Marillier, Roschdy Zem
Netflix Description: In 1960s Paris, Madame Claude’s influence extends beyond the world of sex work — until an affluent young woman threatens to change everything.
Watch Madame Claude on Netflix
Starring: Virgine Ledoyen, Marie-Josée Croze, Axelle Laffont
Netflix Description: In the south of France, three best friends in their 40s navigate loss and heartbreak while embarking on steamy affairs with much younger men.
Watch MILF on Netflix
More the Merrier (2021)
Starring: Ernesto Alterio, Raúl Arévalo, Luis Callejo
Netflix Description: Five interspersed stories provide a fun romp through a night of sex and possibilities in which nothing goes as planned but everyone gets what they need.
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Starring: Nicholas Hoult, Laia Costa, Danny Huston
Netflix Description: Martin and Gabi try to form a relationship after meeting through a hookup app, but when boredom creeps in, they seek out an unconventional solution.
Watch Newness on Netflix
No Limit (2022)
Starring: Camille Rowe, Sofiane Zermani, Cêsar Domboy
Netflix Description: An extraordinarily talented young woman finds deep, destructive love with her record-holding freediving instructor in this visually arresting romantic drama.
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Ride or Die (2021)
Starring: Kiko Mizuhara, Honami Sato, Yoko Maki
Netflix Description: Rei helps the woman she’s been in love with for years escape her abusive husband. While on the run, their feelings for each other catch fire.
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Small Chops (2020)
Starring: Chika Ike, Max Cavenham, Nkem Owoh
Netflix Description: When a business mogul hires and exotic dancer for a weekend of entertainment, it quickly morphs into a messy situation full of misunderstanding.
Watch Small Chops on Netflix