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Searching Amazon Prime can be a frustrating experience, but if you know where to look, there’s plenty of erotica.

It’s not easy to find porn on Amazon Prime. The e-commerce giant is designed to sell your products you didn’t realize you needed—not to help you find smut to get off to. Unlike the porn on Netflix, Amazon doesn’t have a “Steamy” category to narrow down your search either. In fact, there are no sub-categories at all. If you want to search on Amazon, you have to search by genre and nothing else. And even then, Amazon has considerably less to work with than Netflix. 

The exception would be Amazon’s foreign film library, which came in handy for this list. If you like getting turned on while reading subtitles, you’re about to have a newfound appreciation for your Amazon Prime membership. I scrolled through more than 1,400 listing to find the sexiest movies on Amazon Prime. Unlike Netflix, Amazon currently doesn’t have any streaming movies we could find that feature unsimulated sex. However,  there’s plenty of almost-porn to be found.

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1) When Night Is Falling (1995)

When Night Is Falling originally received an NC-17 rating for its graphic sex scenes, but this thoughtful drama has more than nudity going for it. Camille is a professor at a religious college who finds herself slowly falling in love with Petra, a circus performer she meets on the street one night. Struggling with her sexuality, and religious job, Camille’s journey is as thoughtful as it is erotic. Viewers longin for more LGBTQ films directed by women should immediately add this lost classic to your watch list right now.

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2) Come Undone (2010)

Anna has a wonderful life, but she’s bored out of her mind. Her husband is a kind and devoted man, but she’s no longer attracted to him. Work pays very little and takes up a lot of her time. But Domenico? He brings her joy. There’s just one problem. He’s not her husband. And when you’re poor and busy carving out time for an affair can prove complicated. This Italian romantic drama was an official selection at the Berlin Film Festival, and it’s easy to understand why when you lay your eyes on its beautiful cinematography. Come Undone is a human tale of the consequences of lust, and you’ll be thankful you have tissues nearby in more ways than one.

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3) Sex Drive (2008)

The high school sex comedy seems to have fallen out of fashion lately, but we’ll always have classics like Sex Drive. Following a high school senior on a cross country drive across America to have sex with a girl he met online, Sex Drive lives and dies by its gags. You’ve seen this plot a thousand times before, but thanks to a flood of brilliantly stupid jokes this one sets itself apart. And unlike the sex comedies of the 90s, this one doesn’t skimp on over the top nudity whenever it makes sense, and sometimes even when it doesn’t.

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4) Gia (1998)

This HBO made-for-TV biopic features a star-making performance from Angelina Jolie as ’70s supermodel Gia Carangi. Carangi was a high school dropout who became the biggest models in America before drug addiction and mental health issues took her out in the prime of her life. Jolie turns in a stunning performance, and the film’s examination of Carangi’s sexuality is erotic and, at times, sad.

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5) Extramarital (1998)

Traci Lords stars in this trashy direct to video thriller about a aspiring writer named Elizabeth trying to uncover her best friend’s killer. Realizing her friend was killed having an affair, Elizabeth finds herself in danger, and another man’s bed, as she hunts for a murderer who may be right next to her. You’ll see the twists coming, but by god the sex is hot.  

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6) Bound (2015)

50 Shades of Grey was a disappointment for many fans, focusing more on the characters than the sex. Bound makes no such mistakes. This direct-to-DVD erotic thriller is a quicky rip off of 50 Shades… but don’t let its direct-to-DVD pedigree scare you off, this movie has plenty of steamy goodness to offer. Staring Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s Charisma Carpenter, Bound follows the bored daughter of a wealthy real estate tycoon as she is introduced to the world of BDSM by a new young lover.

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7) Sirens (1994)

Hugh Grant, Tara Fitzgerald, Sam Neill, and Elle Macpherson star in this sexy comedy about erotic art and god’s judgement. When a painting is deemed a work of blasphemy by a minster, the pastor and his wife pay a visit to its creator. What they didn’t expect to find is the three sexy models living with him. Playful, and at times honestly dramatic, Sirens is the kind of movie we’d recommend even if Elle Macpherson wasn’t naked for most of the film.  

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8) NSFW (2014)

At 70 minutes, NSFW is the shortest film on this list, but it’s also one of the most interesting. Elenore is a young woman living in New York City, squeaking out a living as an online sex worker, posting nude selfies to a for-pay blog and role-playing with fans. With her girlfriend wanting her to settle down, Elenore begins a complicated sexual relationship with Eugene, a married man in a sexless rut just looking to explore his fantasies. When their roleplaying takes on a life of its own, Elenore is forced to confront what she wants before she loses everything. NSFW explores kink thoughtfully, treating fetishes as something to respect and largely staying away from patriarchal judgments of sex workers. While lacking in traditional graphic sex, NSFW’s kink scenes are a hot alternative for people looking to explore their wilder side.

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9) Stealing Heaven (1988)

When Abelard falls in love with his student Héloïse at Notre Dame in 12th-century Europe, the duo must keep their lusty passions secret. Héloïse becomes pregnant, however, leaving their secret relationship impossible to hide and setting in motion a suspenseful and tragic ending. Stealing Heaven’s love scenes are beautifully shot and tinged with a blasphemous edge due to the film’s religious setting. If you feel guilty for watching, don’t worry—everyone gets punished.   

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10) Never Forever (2007)

Never Forever tests the limits of what a film can deal with in terms of sadness and still be considered erotic, but its sex scenes are undeniable. Vera Farmiga stars as Sophie, a woman whose husband is suffering from a deep depression due to his inability to get her pregnant. When a fertility doctor is unwilling to inseminate her in secret, she strikes up an affair with an illegal immigrant she meets at her clinic. What starts at a paid sex in an attempt to have a baby becomes a protracted affair, as Sophie finds solace from her husband’s depression in the arms of another man. David McInnis gives a heart-rending performance as Sophie’s husband Andrew, while Ha Jung-woo’s striking sympathetic portrayal as the other man gives the role an empathetic energy that a lesser actor might not have been able to pull off. 

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11) A Very Natural Thing (1974)

A Very Natural Thing is remarkable for being one of the first gay films intended for mainstream distribution. Kicking off at the 1973 New York City Gay Pride parade, the film begins as almost a documentary, chronicling an important time in American LGBTQ history. But as the parade ends, the story shifts focus to David, a school teacher who recently left his life at a monastery, as he explores his burgeoning homosexuality. A Very Natural Thing is an artifact of the era before AIDS, focusing on issues of polyamory, ‘70s gay liberation, and the place of traditional relationships in the community. It’s a priceless piece of history for its archival footage, but if you’re just here for the sexy stuff, it features plenty of passionate love scenes and casual full frontal male nudity. That alone makes it an outlier on this list.  

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12) The Rowdy Girls (2000)

For many horny teens in the ‘90s, Shannon Tweed, Julie Strain, and Deanna Brooks are the holy trinity of late-night softcore cinema. This 2000 direct-to-video B-western joins them together to fight evil in 1886 as the Rowdy Girls, a sex band of outlaws fighting to earn a living in the Wild West. This is 100 percent a softcore porn film—but a shockingly entertaining one full of absurdly staged, low-budget action scenes and fake breasts that are certainly not of the period. If the heavy films on this list have got you down The Rowdy Girls is just the kind of mindless nudity to lift your spirits.

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13) The Handmaiden (2016)

This erotic thriller comes from the twisted mind of Park Chan-wook, who brought Old Boy and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance to the nightmares of viewers around the world. Like each of Park Chan-wook’s other films giving away too much of the plot would be a massive disservice to viewers, just know the sex scenes in this movie have earned it an NC-17 if it wasn’t unrated. At its heart, this is a film about a long con, but wrapped around that story is an intensely sensual tail of seduction and cultural warfare. The Handmaiden is one of the finest films on this list. Even if you’re not interested in nudity, you need to set aside time to give it a watch.

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14) Rope (2017)

Amazon’s erotic movie selection is fairly lacking in its representation of kink, but Rope is a pleasant exception. This short 48 minute film documents rope bondage expert Lilith as she demonstrates a self-tied suspension session. Sensual without being directly sexual, Rope is an exploration of the subtle line between spirituality and eroticism. Just don’t try and recreate anything of the rope techniques shown without professional training first.

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15) Her Composition (2018)

Here’s an interesting twist on the old “student turns to sex to pay for college” cliche. In Her Composition a talented music major finds creative inspiration in the sounds her clients make during her evenings as a escort. In less talented hands this could easily be a crap late night softie, but star Joslyn Jensen and director Stephan Littger deliver a compelling mix of passion and tension. Coupled that with gorgeous cinematography and if anyone walks in you watching they’ll just assume you’re watching a nice indie flick, and they’ll be right.

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16) Friends Effing Friends Effing Friends (2016)

This hyper low-budget dramedy may not have enough sex to qualify as a softcore porn, but it certainly tests the limits. Late-night cable fans will appreciate the appearance of Julian Wells. Otherwise, this is a standard “what’s it all mean when you have to grow up” romcom you’ve seen a hundred times before. Except the sex scenes are well done, with far more humor and kink than you might anticipate from the title. Wells has a particularly out-there scene involving a bunny suit and a carrot that has to be seen to be believed.

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17) Almost Anything (2016)

For anyone who’s ever wondered what a night of partner-swapping would be like, Almost Anything provides you the sexy flirting and thoughtful arguments that come with it, all without ever risking damage to your friend group. On a spontaneous weekend getaway, a group of old pals considers making it a weekend of sexual liberation, pushing the limits of their relationships, friendships, and sexuality. This film is more about build up than release, so don’t expect any pornographic sex. But if you get turned on by flirting and potential, Almost Anything is a thoughtful and sweetly erotic film.

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18) Dangerous Love Deed (2013)

The Korean thriller Dangerous Love Deed follows a professor who strikes up a heated but furious affair with one of his students. Focusing on the emotional damage of jilted lovers, Dangerous Love Deed almost ends up more disturbing than more violent films. But the sex scenes, though rare, are hot and passionate, giving weight to the character’s motivations.

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19) Private Parts (1997)

There are few human beings less instantly sexually attractive than radio host Howard Stern. Hell, he tells you as much himself during this hysterical biopic, starring Stern as Stern. So why did Private Parts make the list? Because there’s a several minutes long scene where 90s porn icon Jenna Jameson reaches orgasm by masturbating with a stereo receiver. No amount of Howard Stern can ruin that.

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20) What Other Couples Do (2013)

Polyamory and swinging are having a bit of a cultural moment thanks to porn, Tinder, and a general cultural openness to discussing the idea. In What Other Couples Do, four married couples in L.A. play a game of Seven Minutes in Heaven with each other’s spouses, with hysterical and touching results. If you need nudity to find eroticism, look somewhere else. But if you can find heat radiating from a situation, What Other Couples Do is a sensual movie for an unconventional date night.

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21) Bound (1996)

The Wachowski siblings burst on the scene with this slick-as-hell crime thriller. Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly team up to steal $2 million from the mafia. The plot is straightforward, and the movie rocks along at a fast pace. It’s a testament to the Wachowski’s talent that a movie with a minimal number of locations feels so kinetic and propulsive. Despite going on to work on significantly more expensive and complex films, Bound remains either the best or second-best Wachowski film (the other being The Matrix). —Eddie Strait

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22) Stay As You Are (1980)

Alberto Lattuada’s controversial erotic drama revolves around an older man who discovers the young woman he’s been having an affair with might be his lost illegitimate daughter. This one skirts the lines of social morality, but Ennio Morricone’s score is stunning while Nastassja Kinski provides a sensual performance whether she’s wearing clothes or not.

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23) The End of the Affair (1999)

One night in London, 1939, a woman named Sarah falls into bed with Maurice, a somber yet handsome novelist. The only problem is Sarah is married to Henry. After a brief, yet explosive affair Sarah breaks things off, leaving Henry devastated and searching for answers from his lost love. Set in the shadow of World War II, The End of the Affair won Julianne Moore a nomination for Best Actress at the Academy Awards. If you’re looking for a proper mix of spicy sex and brilliant acting, The End of the Affair will stick with you.

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24) Goddess of Love (2016)

Finally, a horror movie that manages to be both sexy and scary. Venus is a lonely, beautiful woman who thinks she’s found the man of her dreams in Brian. Their affair is fiery, passionate, and brief, as Brian leaves when his ex reenters the picture. But Venus isn’t one to let a little thing like another woman get in the way, and as her mind slowly unravels, no one’s life is safe. While psychotic sex worker stereotypes are played out, star Alexis Kendra delivers a winning performances that elevates the material.  

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25) Lady Chatterley’s Lover (1982)

Polyamory is having a cultural moment, but D.H. Lawrence was exploring the concept in 1928 with his brilliant novel Lady Chatterley’s Lover. This 1982 film adaptation keeps the original novels controversial plot about a woman who takes a lover when her husband is left impotent by an injury. It just spices things up with 80s style sex scenes. Star Sylvia Kristel is breathtaking, but her onscreen chemistry with co-star Oliver Mellors is what makes the film an sensual classic.

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Editor’s note: This article is regularly updated for relevance.

John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond

John-Michael Bond is a tech reporter and culture writer for Daily Dot. A longtime cord-cutter and early adapter, he's an expert on streaming services (Hulu with Live TV), devices (Roku, Amazon Fire), and anime. A former staff writer for TUAW, he's knowledgeable on all things Apple and Android. You can also also find him regularly performing standup comedy in Los Angeles.