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It’s Friday night and you’ve just ordered from your favorite restaurant. The sun is setting and you have your phone on Do Not Disturb, what movie are you playing to start your cozy night? Whether you’re spending the night alone or on a hot date, it helps to have the movie ready so you’re not mindlessly scrolling to find something to watch. I don’t know about you, but nothing says “Netflix and chill” like a movie with enough sexual tension to make you want an ice-cold glass of water.

Luckily, I’ve prepared a short list of films – from rom-com classics to thrillers – that will definitely spice things up and give you a little inspiration for your next sex capade. Even better, I’ve rated them on their steaminess, so you can decide how tuned in you want this home movie screening to be. Now that I’ve given you enough advance notice – I mean… advance warning – here are the movies you need to add to your queue for your sexy viewing pleasure.

The rating scale:

  • 🔥: Steamy with a chance of sexual tension
  • 🔥🔥: *Cut the sexual tension with a butter knife*
  • 🔥🔥🔥: Is it hot in here or is it just this scene?!
  • 🔥🔥🔥🔥: BRB, go take a cold shower!

1. Love & Basketball (2000)

Vapor factor: 🔥

A film about a connection that hasn’t fizzled since childhood, what could be cuter? Two childhood friends, Monica and Quincy, are aspiring basketball players who are getting closer to their dreams while falling more and more in love. From their strip basketball night to the way Monica and Quincy look at each other, these two have a fire that can’t be tamed — both on and off the court. They will be torn between finding love or finding a career.

Stream Where: Apple TV ($3.99), Prime Video ($3.99)

2. Malcolm & Marie (2021)

Vapor factor: 🔥

The acting in this film is so good that you forget it’s set in a setting with only two actors. But then again, when the actors are Zendaya and John David Washington, you really don’t need anything else. No one is able to strike a nerve or salt a wound more than someone you love, and Sam Levinson directs a film about two people who love each other dearly but have a night that spirals out of control during they solve all their problems that simmer beneath the surface. All in all, the passion feels so real you can almost touch it. This is definitely a movie that will make you feel all emotions.

Stream Where: Netflix

3. Lust stories (2018)

Vapor factor: 🔥🔥

If you are someone who has a hard time sitting through an entire movie, pleasure stories comprises four short films by four different Indian directors, each with a unique story to capture (and hold) your full attention. From sexual self-discovery to intense affairs, this film gives the perfect look at sex and romance from the perspective of an Indian woman.

Stream Where: Netflix

4. Something new (2006)

Vapor factor: 🔥🔥

Enemies to lovers fans, this one is for you. Not only does this turn into a love story that feels so authentic and sincere, but it’s also a very realistic way of people’s take on interracial dating. After Kenya – played by Sanaa Lathan – turns down architect Brian – played by Simon Baker – on a blind date, Kenya hires him to design her new garden. She continues to defy their undeniable chemistry and quickly falls off, despite expectations of her and everyone in her circle to date her race.

Stream Where: Hello Prime Video

5. Black Swan (2010)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥

If this movie doesn’t leave you staring at the TV, the sex scene starring Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis certainly will. While this scene between her characters Nina (Portman) and Odile (Kunis) may have been a product of Nina’s imagination, it was raw, dark and twisted and this movie is packed with more scenes that will make you want to pirouette.

Stream Where: Hi

6. Cruel intentions (1999)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥

It doesn’t get more iconic than this cast. Reese Witherspoon, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Ryan Phillippe star in this classic 90’s movie about a stepsister (Gellar) who makes a bet with her lecherous stepbrother (Phillipe) that he will be able to sleep the headmaster’s daughter (Witherspoon ) in bed , he will also spend a sexy night with her. Twisted, I know, but this movie has enough scenes to slice through the sexual tension with a butter knife.

Stream Where: Prime Video ($3.99)

7. Call me by your name (2017)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥

All I have to say is the peach scene… If you know, you know. But really, if this movie doesn’t make you sweat a little, it will definitely make you want to spend a summer in Italy like Elio and Oliver, played by Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer. call me by your name is a beautiful story about an unexpectedly budding relationship that quickly blossoms with passion and chemistry that feels all too real.

Stream Where: Apple TV ($3.99)

8. Duck Butter (2018)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥

Two women, Shy and Sergio, hit it off at a bar, and after one thing leads to another, Shy heads back to Sergio’s apartment where… I’m sure you know where this is headed. What you don’t see coming is Sergio suggesting they spend the next 24 hours together, embracing their vulnerable side and tearing down all the walls to see if they connect on a real level. As they engage in intense sex over the ensuing 24 hours, the time they spend together also sparks deep conversations as they embroil each other in each other’s chaos.

Stream Where: Netflix

9. Friends with Benefits (2011)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥

It doesn’t hurt that Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake are easy on the eyes, but regardless, this movie is the perfect romantic comedy if you want the energy for your night to be light-hearted. Jamie (Kunis) and Dylan (Timberlake) become fast friends during Dylan’s trip to New York City, and after many failed relationships and situations, they decide to pursue a purely physical bond. As the “friends with benefits” formula tends to work, these two find themselves getting closer romantically than they originally intended.

Stream Where: Apple TV ($3.99)

10. Addicted (2014)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

Not to be dramatic but you may need to take a cold shower after watching this movie. Zoe, played by Sharon Leal, fights her deepest desires – fiery sex with a gorgeous artist played by William Levy – and saves her marriage. Though she can’t resist her secret lover, she finds herself in another affair with another gorgeous man, played by Tyson Beckford.

Stream Where: Prime video

11. Deep water (2022)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

In short, this film is about an open marriage that went horribly wrong. But to keep you interested, Ana de Armas plays a wife and mother who seems to be the only person benefiting from her open marriage to Vic, played by Ben Affleck. Now this relationship is very open, as she likes to flaunt her conquests in front of her husband and friends, which Vic is not enthusiastic about. Between the intense sex scenes and the fights that ensue, this movie has plenty of scenes that will have you screaming, “Wait, WHAT?!” at the TV and keeping you on your toes.

Stream Where: Hi

12. Deadly attraction (1987)

Vapor Factor: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

This movie is just really bad karma unfolding before our eyes. Michael Douglas plays Dan, a successful lawyer in this intense thriller that culminates in climbing the corporate ladder at his law firm and living a perfect home life with his wife and daughter. One night he has a date with fiery book editor Alex, played by Glenn Close, and while he hopes to put it all behind him and return to some normality, Alex has other plans. What was once a spark meant to fly after a night out turns into an obsessive and drawn out episode of stalking and infatuation.

Stream Where: Hulu, HBO Max

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