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The sexiest movies that somehow passed Netflix’s porn censors

These erotic treats might not technically count as porn, but they'll have the same effect.

Jul 1, 2020, 9:43 pm*

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Does Netflix have porn? Well, technically no. You won’t find the type of porn on Netflix that you’d see on Pornhub or Brazzers. But there are plenty of real sex scenes and nudity to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for soft porn or erotic movies, you can find plenty of unintentional Netflix porn.

Since the debut of cinema, people have been arguing over where the line between pornography and art begins and ends. There are countless films that thrive in that gray area, pushing the boundaries of decency in the name of storytelling. And, thanks to Netflix, you can watch many of them the comfort of your home.

Here are the sexiest porn movies on Netflix, broken into two categories for your viewing pleasures.

Porn on Netflix: The sexiest movies with unsimulated sex

These films feature real-life sex. Not people rubbing merkins on one another or bobbing their heads above laps. Actual real-life sex. One of the things you’ll notice on this list is the films with the most graphic content tend to be sad as hell. Apparently, frowning is one of the things that make a film art instead of a porn movie.

1) Love (2015)

Gaspar Noe’s controversial porno drama experiment is jarring, if only because you almost never see real sex shot this beautifully. It’s graphic, full of hardcore sex captured by the loving eye of Benoit Debie, the cinematographer from Spring Breakers. Originally released in 3D, the movie revolves around an American student and his French girlfriend, and the reverberations a threesome has on their relationship. Viewers could remove each ejaculation or penetration shot and still find a serviceable tale of complicated relationships. But make no mistake, Love is a full-on porn movie on Netflix.

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2) Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Of the films featuring unsimulated sex scenes on Netflix, Blue Is the Warmest Colour is easily the best. It’s a legitimately artistic film that features a slow-burn love story between two young women. Starting when our heroine Adéle is 15 and following her through the next decade as she chases an older woman named Emma, this three-hour drama is more than just a collection of graphic sex scenes; it’s a rumination on the complications of love that happens to earn its NC-17 rating.

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3) White Girl (2016)

College is a time for experimentation, and Leah has been unleashed on the streets of New York. As she travels its streets searching for blow and physical pleasure, she finds love and tragedy in equal measures. This cautionary tale in the spirit of KIDS is occasionally harsh viewing, but its numerous sex scenes are explicit and hot. Trigger warning: This film has several depictions of sexual assault.

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4) Below Her Mouth (2016)

Arguably the first mumblecore adult film, Below Her Mouth is beautifully shot slice-of-life film about a passionate affair between two women and the ramifications it brings to their lives. The story isn’t necessarily original, but leads Natalie Krill and Erika Linder have a natural charisma that’s apparent even when you’re not watching the numerous sex scenes. Written and directed by women, Below Her Mouth is a change of pace from many of the explicit films you find on streaming services. Thanks to its passionate unsimulated masturbation and sex, there aren’t many movies hotter than this on Netflix.

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Netflix porn: The sexiest movies with simulated sex

These films don’t need to show you actual sex to push the boundaries of what’s allowed on the screen. Oddly enough these films tend to be way more fun than the films that are allowed to show actual sex.

1) Amar (2017)

Looking for love, but don’t mind waiting for the sex scenes? Amar is a steady slow burn, taking viewers on the journey of two young people’s first experience with love. Moving from their early romantic foundations to the mistakes that plague first relationships, Amar is tender and occasionally harsh. Its seriousness makes its random explosions of passion even hotter.

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2) High Society (2018)

Nothing about High Society’s description on Netflix can prepare you for just how freaky this movie gets. On the surface, it’s about the curator of an art gallery and her professor husband trying to join South Korea’s economic elite. What it fails to mention is the steamy sex scene—and the insanely graphic, “two people covered in lube on a plastic bed” scene. You’ll never look at social climbing the same way.

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3) The Dirt (2019)

In the 1980s, Mötley Crüe cut a swath of debauchery across the world that would make the devil blush. Sex, drugs, adultery, greed, vehicular manslaughter: they did it all. Now you can relive their glory days in The Dirt, Netflix’s cinematic adaptation of the band’s bestselling novel. Lest you worry their stories of lust have been toned down for the screen, the opening squirting scene should put your mind at ease.

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4) The Black Room (2016)

This movie is definitely not for everyone, but if you’ve ever fantasized about sex with demons, The Black Room deserves a visit. Jennifer and Paul’s new home seems like a steal, a place to start a new life together. But the basement needs work, in the form of an exorcism. As evil forces begin to reveal themselves in lusty ways, the duo must fight for their lives and their souls. Erotic, demonic horror obviously comes with a trigger warning, but this is a sexy and nightmarish oddity.  

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5) A Perfect Ending (2012)

People living seemingly perfect lives can often harbor embarrassing secrets. For all the money and comfort her marriage buys her, Rebecca has never had an orgasm. Now approaching middle age, she fears she never will, until two friends put her in touch with a discreet and beautiful escort. If Lifetime incorporated tender sex scenes into their melodramatic movies, the result would be A Perfect Ending. Just grab some tissues for the surprising finale.

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6) Duck Butter (2018)

Alia Shawkat of Arrested Development fame stars in this experimental indie mumblecore comedy about two fed-up women who decide to conduct an experiment. They’ll spend 24 hours together, having sex every hour and promising to be completely honest with each other the entire time. What starts as a fun game soon becomes an exploration in intimacy in all its forms. While the sex scenes are a major part of the film, the chemistry between Shawkat and her co-star Laia Costa is the star.

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7) Spring Breakers (2012)

Harmony Korine’s infamous crime drama about a group of four college girls who rob a restaurant to fund a debauched spring break trip has finally hit Netflix. Starring former Disney icons like Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez, Spring Breakers can’t figure out if it wants to be a serious movie or a trashy exploitation thriller. Thankfully that means it’s packed full of nudity, sex, and even one oddly hot threesome with the grossest James Franco you’ve ever seen.

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8) God’s Own Country (2017)

This working-class gay romance, set in the hills of Yorkshire, England centers around a young sheep farmer named Johnny Saxby. Numbing himself with binge drinking to forget his boring existence, Saxby’s life changes with the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker. Suddenly finding himself exploring new passions, Saxby’s life will never be the same. Featuring beautiful sex scenes, and the gorgeous English countryside, God’s Own Country is a hidden dramatic gem in Netflix’s steamy section.

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9) Nasha (2013)

Here’s an Indian erotic drama for anyone who likes foreplay more than sex itself, a tale of an 18-year student who becomes obsessed with his new drama teacher. Riding a line between a romantic drama and a stalker film, Nasha develops from its creepy beginnings into a story about forbidden love. There’s no real nudity, but the elaborate build-ups and fantasy sequences make for a surprisingly hot watch.

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10) Two Lovers and a Bear (2016)

Incredible chemistry can easily elevate a good movie into a great movie. Such is the case with Two Lovers and a Bear, a dark, philosophical story about two researchers at the North Pole haunted by their pasts. Sensuality isn’t the point of this odd amalgamation of drama and near horror, but it’s a nice breather when it pops up. Fans of dark drama with a hint of romance should make time for this chiller.

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11) Compulsion (2016)

After a bad fight with her boyfriend, Sadie, a fledgling erotica novelist, needs to get away for a while. So she leaves town to go visit an ex, joining him and his friend Francesca at an Italian villa. Soon Sadie finds herself falling in love with Francesca, starting a spiral that makes her question her own boundaries. This steamy BDSM-inflected tale isn’t high art, but it’s a fun, sexy thriller.

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12) Newness (2017)

Newness plays with the concept of open relationships from a sweet, if not naive, point of view. Viewers follow a millennial couple who finds themselves in a rut after trying monogamy and decide to give other people a try. Surprisingly free of melodrama, Newness provides a compelling and raw story of the questions non-monogamy can raise.

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13) Sliver (Unrated) (1993)

During the early 90s no one personified Hollywood sex like Sharon Stone, with a steady stream of steamy hits like Basic Instinct and Sliver bringing in audiences. When Carly Norse (Sharon Stone) moved into a New York apartment building after her divorce, she could never imagine a killer might be lurking nearby or maybe even in her bed. The sex scenes are beautifully shot, and the supporting cast, including William Baldwin and Tom Berenger, join Stone in elevating the material beyond it’s pulpy roots.

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14) Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

This erotic comedy is a coming-of-age story that centers around two young men on a road trip with a sexually liberated and unmarried woman. Along the way, there might be some graphic sex. Starring a young Gael Carcia Bernal and directed by Children of Men and Gravity’s Alfonso Cuaron, there’s a great deal of emotional depth to be found in this odd tale of personal growth. Swinging wildly from gross-out humor to erotic drama to a tale of two boys becoming men, it’s hard to pin the film down. Still, the incredible direction and brilliant acting by the three main leads come highly recommended.

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15) B.A. Pass (2012)

Yet another Bollywood entry on this list, B.A. Pass shows the ways other nations figure out how to explore sexuality within cultural confines. This erotic thriller follows a broke student who is seduced into becoming a gigolo by a beautiful rich woman. Setting aside his morals, he takes on increasingly more dangerous jobs, with disastrous results. Showing graphic sex with no nudity, along with some dark plot twists, B.A. Pass is just like all the other movies on this list. The only difference is you have to imagine the nipples are there.

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16) The Art of Loving (2017)

The Art of Loving tells the important story of feminist and sexual health icon Michalina Wislocka. A gynecologist and sexologist living under Communist rule in Poland, her work on topics like the sexual needs of lonely people and contraception was censored due to its subject matter. With Oscar-worthy cinematography and legitimately sensual sex scenes, The Art of Loving honors the work of its subject by both informing and supporting your sexual desires all at once.

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17) Chloe (2009)

Dr. Catherine Stewart thinks her husband David is stepping out on their marriage. To test his loyalty, Catherine hires Chloe, a sexy young callgirl, to try and seduce her husband, but after the job is over, Chloe sticks around. Now it’s Catherine’s turn to have her loyalty tested, with potentially disastrous consequences. Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, and Liam Neeson form an erotic trio you might not expect but won’t forget.

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18) Desire (2017)

There’s nothing like a trashy fantasy to get the juices flowing, and Desire is as trashy as they come. Lucia and Ofelia might be sisters, but their relationship has been badly damaged for seven years. Finally meeting again to celebrate Lucia’s wedding, things seem like they could heal, until Ofelia meets Lucia’s husband and new sparks begin to fly. Graphic and darkly funny, Desire is an unconventional fantasy, but sometimes those are the hottest ones.  

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Porn on Netflix: The sexiest movies to watch

1) By the Sea (2015)

By the Sea is an odd film, a sad story about a couple trying to fix their marriage, told by one of Hollywood’s biggest it couples. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie co-star as a writer and a dancer who go on vacation to a coastal hotel. Barley speaking when they set off, the trip becomes an explosion of sex, fights, and confessions. The fights are painful to watch, but the sex scenes and incredible. Just don’t watch this with your significant other if you’re on the rocks. 

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2) Elisa & Marcela (2019)

The true story of Elisa and Marcela, two women who passed as a heterosexual couple in 1901 and were eventually legally married, is beautiful. You’d think this story would get a thoughtful adaptation, but Elisa & Marcela is a pretentious black and white bore. It’s one redeeming factor is the eroticism of its surprisingly passionate sex scenes. If only the rest of the movie had the same romance, but fans of on-screen sex should make time Elisa & Marcela.

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3) She’s Gotta Have It (1986)

Spike Lee’s feature-length debut, She’s Gotta Have It, is a sex comedy ahead of its time, especially in light of today’s widespread resurgence of non-monogamy. Nola Darling is a young, beautiful Brooklyn native who is currently dating three separate men, refusing each one’s requests for commitment. Nola enjoys her freedom, but her suitors have other ideas. She’s Gotta Have It is a wildly important to film to American indie cinema, but beyond that, it’s a genuinely sexy examination of romantic autonomy in the modern world. With erotic sex scenes and beautiful black-and-white photography, She’s Gotta Have It is a piece of cinema history you’ll have a lovely time viewing.

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4) Concussion (2013)

Abby’s life is perfect on paper, if a little boring. She and her wife have a wonderful son and their marriage is good, though passionless. But Abby wants more. After receiving a minor concussion, Abby starts to think about all the things she’s missing in life and seeks out a prostitute to explore her urges. Soon, visiting sex workers isn’t enough. Abby wants more. She wants to help women the way she was helped, turning to sex work herself and starting a secret life away from her family. This sexy, yet at times somber, drama is a thoughtful look at boredom in relationships and what people do to escape.

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5) Purpe Rain (1984)

Purple Rain may have the highest “sexiness to actual sex” ratio of any movie on this horny list. Prince’s rock musical quasi-biographical masterpiece tells the story of a the Kid, a Minneapolis singer trying to break big with his band the Revolution. Torn between his broken family life and his relationship with fellow singer Apollonia, the Kid spends his nights following his dream. But when his rival Morris Day comes for his band’s spot and Apollonia, the Kid must prove the Revolution is the best band around. Hilariously over the top and featuring an unforgettable soundtrack, Purple Rain’s sexiest moments aren’t even its nudity.

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6) The Tree of Blood (2018)

This erotic tale of generational tragedy finds a couple traveling to the wife’s old family farmhouse to explore their shared family history. 25 years of relationships, murder, cheating, and heartbreak reverberate through the entwined roots of their families, threatening to tear apart our heroes’ love in the present. The Tree of Blood lives up to its name; this is a pitch-black drama about the way violence stains generations. However, its sex scenes are a hot welcome escape from the bleakness. 

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7) Dry Martina (2018)

Once upon a time, Martina was a famous singer in Argentina, but heartbreak has stolen her voice. When her supposedly lost sister shows back up in her life, bringing along her handsome partner César, Martina feels the fire come back to her voice. Dry Martina is a complicated comedy-drama about lust and a woman’s libido that doesn’t always present the healthiest image of sexuality. However, its combination of graphic sex and solid laughs make for a great time.

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How to find porn on Netflix

There’s even more Netflix porn out there. You just have to do a little digging to find it. The easiest way to do so is by using the Netflix secret code list. This list has been circulating for a couple of years now, and it helps you filter movies by different categories. You can find the most recent list linked above. It turns out there are more than 60 genres that involved the word “steamy.” Granted “steamy” doesn’t always translate to “porn on Netflix,” but the ones copied below will be your best bet.

  • Critically Acclaimed Steam Independent Dramas: 113
  • Steamy Romantic Movies: 35800
  • Steamy Thrillers: 972
  • Steamy Biographical Dramas: 2333
  • Steamy Coming-of-Age Movies 3239
  • Steamy Crime Movies: 993
  • Steamy Independent Movies: 2223
  • Steamy Dramas: 794
  • Steamy Cult Movies: 3199
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*First Published: Jan 12, 2017, 5:00 am