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The hottest movies on Amazon Prime

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

 

John-Michael Bond

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Published Apr 30, 2017   Updated Sep 3, 2021, 2:26 pm CDT

It’s not easy to find porn on Amazon Prime. The e-commerce giant is designed to sell—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. You’ll need dig deeper to find porn on Amazon Prime.

The exception is 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. We scrolled through more than 1,400 listings 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.

A woman kisses the neck of another woman in a scene from When Night is Falling

2) Obsession (2015)

Moving to the countryside was supposed to bring Simone’s family closer together. Instead, Simone finds herself in an increasingly passionate affair with a handsome handyman.

The acting is much better than the plot suggests, but that doesn’t mean the sex isn’t explicit. Amazon is streaming the unrated version of the film, so you’ll catch every second of the action.

A woman stands naked in the shower as a man looks on in a scene from obsession

3) Stripped to Kill (1987)

This ’80s cheeseball classic sees a smoking hot detective take a job at a strip club to uncover a serial killer. Anyone who grew up watching softcore porn on cable will appreciate this movie’s sleazy charms, but buried under the hairspray is a b-movie classic. The lighting, costumes, and direction are surprisingly strong, creating an almost punk rock grindhouse thriller. Available with a Shout Factory free trial.

A woman stands on a stage in the movie Stripped to Kill

4) 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 quickie ripoff of 50 Shades… but don’t let its direct-to-DVD pedigree scare you off, this movie has plenty of steamy goodness to offer.

Starring 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.

A man unbuttons his shirt as a naked woman stands blindfolded in this Amazon Prime porn scene

5) 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.  

Three woman in flowing dresses caress a woman lying on the ground in a scene from Sirens

6) Night Call Nurses (1972)

Roger Corman produced a host of cheap sexploitation movies in the 70s, often creating his own sub-genres in the process. Night Call Nurses is a nurse-sploitation movie centered on the lives of three naughty nurses. Time hasn’t been kind to Night Call Nurses, turning an already campy hit into a “so-bad-it’s-good” classic. Between outsmarting serial killers, cults, and sex counseling these there’s plenty of sex and nudity to be found. This curiosity is a softcore porn treat on Amazon Prime. Just don’t go looking for much of a plot. Available with a Shout Factory free trial.

Three nurses stand smiling in uniform in a scene from night call nurse

7) Savage Beach (1989)

Before he made movies Andy Sidaris revolutionized TV sports, winning awards for his coverage of the NFL and Olympics. Then he retired and decided he just wanted to make movies with large breasted women firing machine guns.

While his masterpiece Hard Ticket To Hawaii isn’t streaming, its equally bonkers cousin Savage Beach is. After two beautiful DEA agents are forced to land on a mysterious island they find themselves in an adventure for lost gold. This one throws every b-movie trope at the screen from pointless nudity to a sword welding mutant. Grab a six pack and enjoy the indescribable weirdness of an Andy Sidaris film. Available with a Full Moon free trial.


8) A Very Natural Thing (1974)

A Very Natural Thing is one of the first gay films made 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.  

A man undresses a woman in a porn on amazon scene from A Very Natural Thing

9) 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.

Two women lie back-to-back in a scene from The Handmaiden

10) Love Letters (1984)

Following the death of her mother, a young radio DJ named Anna finds out she had spent the last fifteen years having an affair. Jamie Lee Curtis stars in this exploration of forbidden lust. Inspired by her mother Anna sets out to have an affair of her own, learning the hard lessons that go with inserting yourself into someone else’s romance.

Curtis had very few nude scenes throughout her career, but this film is a notable exception. Thankfully director Amy Holden keeps this from falling into the territory of exploitation despite the film being produced by Roger Corman. Available with a free Shout Factory trial.

A woman stands in a robe in a scene from love letters

11) The Adventures of Anais Nin (2015)

Anais Nin was a groundbreaking writer, filling journals with private thoughts that would scandalize the conservative world of the early 20th century. Sadly, most of her work was published after her death, so many people didn’t discover her until after her time.

This docudrama recreates the tales of sexual exploration from her journals, providing an experience that’s equally educational and erotic. Check out Nin’s book, Delta of Venus, when you’re done watching.

A man kisses the chest of a woman in bed in a scene from the adventures of anais nin

12) Mata Hari (1985)

Right off the bat we need to acknowledge Mata Hari is an entertaining movie, but also a deeply politically incorrect one. While its cultural appropriation is occasionally problematic if you’re for depth in an 80s exploitation film we can’t help you.

During World War I a club dancer finds herself drawn undercover as a spy for the Germans. Using her sexuality to seduce a series of Allied officers, Often deeply stupid and poorly acted, Mata Hari’s main charms are its incredible amount of nude scenes and a truly epic orgy.

A naked woman looks lustful in an amazon prime video porn scene from mata hari

13) 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.

Four people sit around a laptop in a scene from what other couples do

14) Private Lessons 2 (1993)

The name Private Lessons 2 might make you think this is just another mindless piece of late-night softcore porn. In a way you’d be right, but Private Lessons 2 rises above the schlock thanks to its legitimately smart directing and sexy cast.

Viewers follow a bored fashion photographer as she rediscovers her sensual side with the aid of her hot chauffeur. The plot is silly, but you won’t mind once the imaginative and shockingly explicit sex scenes start. One actually looks straight out of a 1980s Michael Mann movie. Don’t miss out on one of the finest softcore flicks of all time. 

A woman sucks on the finger of a man in a scene from private lessons 2

15) 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. You’ll be surprised to discover that not only is their porn on Amazon Prime, there’s artistic porn. Available to rent for $3.99

A man and a woman caress seductively outside in an amazon prime porn scene from Lady Chatterley's Lover

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*First Published: Apr 30, 2017, 4:00 am CDT