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July 31, 2020

14 Best Movie Sex Scenes You Can Stream Right Now

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Jessica Tholmer
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July 31, 2020
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Most of us are spending a lot more time at home these days due to coronavirus concerns, so it’s an especially great time to cuddle up and watch a good movie. Sometimes, we may just want something a bit hotter to turn us on, and, thankfully, there are so many great movie sex scenes out there that’ll do the job. Let’s be honest — a well-done sex scene in a movie can really take it from good to great, or great to excellent, depending on just how well-done it is. If you’re in the mood for something sexy, we got you covered. 

Here are 14 of the best movie sex scenes to stream right now

1. 365 Days

Since 365 Days hit Netflix, all anyone can talk about are those sex scenes, and there are plenty of them. Though the movie is ultimately not many people’s favorite, the sex scenes are at least worth checking out for the hype. One of the most memorable scenes happens about an hour in, when Laura and Massimo have sex on a boat. The scene is long (over five minutes), versatile, and so realistic that some think the two actors are not exactly acting.

2. Below Her Mouth

As we continue to see a rise in diverse movie sex scenes, 2017’s Below Her Mouth on Netflix is a Canadian drama that gets lesbian sex right. After Dallas (Erika Linder) and Jasmine (Natalie Krill) meet a few times, they end up embarking on an affair. Their sex scenes are thoughtful, moving, and absolutely mood-setting. We recommend the first sex scene between Jasmine and Dallas, which you can catch at around the 31-minute mark.

3. Blue Valentine

A movie sex scene is always made even better when two hot, famous people are the stars of the film. Blue Valentine, currently available on Prime Video, stars Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling. These two play a struggling couple who engage in some seriously tantalizing sex, which almost earned Blue Valentine an NC-17 rating.

4. Blue Is the Warmest Color

Blue Is the Warmest Color, which is streamable on Netflix right now, is well-known for its depictions of sex, deemed graphic by many. The length of the sex scenes  —  one of the best is over seven minutes long — and the fact that the film tells a story of two women in love is one of the many reasons this movie’s sex scenes stand out. The scene happens an hour and 14 minutes into the movie.

5. Y Tu Mamá También

One of the most well-known sex scenes in movie history comes from Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También. It is not very common to see a threesome in a major motion picture, and especially a male-female-male threesome. While Luisa (Maribel Verdú) has already had sex individually with Julio (Gael García Bernal) and Tenoch (Diego Luna), there comes a night where the three end up consumating their attraction together. You can catch the scene an hour and half into the film on Netflix.

6. Carol

Carol tells the story of Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara) embarking on a forbidden affair. When Carol and Therese finally make love, the tension has built up so much that their lovemaking is tender and extremely hot. Carol is currently available to rent digitally.

7. Black Swan

Black Swan is a psychological thriller, which means the sex scene is also a bit dark. After Lily (Mila Kunis) offers Nina (Natalie Portman) some ecstasy, things heat up between the two dancers and Lily goes down on Nina. Though the whole thing may or may not be a hallucination, the sex scene is extremely sexy regardless. Black Swan is currently available to rent digitally.

8. Love & Basketball

One of the things that makes Love & Basketball’s sex scene so delicious is the inclusion of the song “This Woman’s Work” by Maxwell, who has a voice sexy enough to make anyone want to take their clothes off. Having a good song or playlist to have sex to can be key, after all. By the time Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) finally have sex, the build-up is slow and nice. Love & Basketball is currently available to rent digitally.

9. Boogie Nights

We can safely assume that a movie about the pornography industry will have some good sex scenes, and fortunately Boogie Nights does not disappoint. One of the hottest scenes belongs to Dirk Diggler (Mark Wahlberg) and Amber Waves (Julianne Moore). Boogie Nights is currently on SHOWTIME.

10. Queen & Slim

If car sex isn’t your thing, you might change your mind after one of the best movie sex scenes of the last few years. While on the run from the law, Queen (Jodie Turner-Smith) and Slim (Daniel Kaluuya) take a brief break to have incredibly hot sex in their runaway car. Queen & Slim is available to rent digitally.

11. Atonement

There are many uses for a library and Atonement showed us just one more. After Robbie (James McAvoy) accidentally informs Cecilia (Kiera Knightley) of his intentions (he’d like to have sex with her), he gets his wish against the wall in the library. Atonement is available to rent digitally.  

12. Revolutionary Road

A married couple full of vitriol and slowly falling out of love can still have hot sex on the kitchen counter. During a rare moment when Frank (Leonardo DiCaprio) and Alice (Kate Winslet) are getting along, they seize the moment and give us the more explicit sex scene we all wanted from Titanic. Right now, Revolutionary Road can be streamed on Hulu.

13. Unfaithful

While infidelity is certainly not something we condone, it can make for a forbidden, and therefore very sexy, encounter. When Connie (Diane Lane) meets Paul (Olivier Martinez), the two engage in a scandalous affair. When Paul and Connie subtly slip into a public bathroom, he takes her up against a wall in a completely unbridled and passionate moment. Unfaithful can be streamed on Hulu.

14. Risky Business

A voyerustic sex scene on public transportation is one of the scenes Risky Business is best known for. When Lana (Rebecca De Mornay) and Joel (Tom Cruise) realize they are kind of alone on the subway, they seize an opportunity to have sex while Phil Collins plays in the background. Risky Business can be streamed on Hulu. 

So, there you have it. Movie sex scenes really can be sexy, versatile, and fun. The above scenes are just a few solid scenes, though there are hundreds and hundreds to choose from. Whether you are looking for a good story that includes a great sex scene, or are just looking to specifically watch the hot parts of the film, this list should get you started. Happy streaming!

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Jess Tholmer is a Seattle-based reader, sometimes writer, and big fan of the television. Her work has been featured on HelloGiggles, The Date Mix, and her personal twitter where she has insisted on making people read her thoughts for an entire decade. Her social handle is @tholmz

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