15 Sexy Movies & TV Shows on Netflix to Steam Up Your Cold Winter Nights

When temperatures drop and precipitation turns icy, few of us want to leave the house for anything — even a hot date. Luckily, there are plenty of things to do indoors that will keep you occupied and plenty warm on those long, cold nights. We’re talking about curling up on the couch or in bed to stream something on Netflix, whether it’s an old favorite or a new flick you’ve never seen. Better yet, why not watch one of many sexy movies and TV shows available on Netflix for your streaming pleasure?

Netflix (and other streaming services) offer a plethora of movies and TV shows that fit the bill, from intimate, romantic dramas to quirky comedies. Some of their original content, like Orange Is the New Black, combines intricate plots and incredible character development with great romance scenes; meanwhile, films like Magic Mike provide a fun, quick romp that will surely make your dreams a little more interesting.

We’ve rounded up a list of 15 sexy movies and TV shows currently streaming on Netflix, from recent debuts to absolute classics. Check out the list below and think about spending the night in with some chocolates and your TV remote.

1. Scandal

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Scandal follows crisis manager and media-relations expert Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington) as she navigates business and politics as well as a steamy affair with POTUS.

2. The English Patient

The English Patient, based on the novel by Michael Ondaatje, won several Academy Awards in 1997, including best picture. The film follows Laszlo de Almásy (Ralph Fiennes), a badly burned soldier whose wounds are treated by nurse Hana (Juliette Binoche) in an Italian monastery near the end of World War II. This film is deeply romantic, but be warned: You may want to have some tissues at the ready.

3. The L Word

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The L Word is a modern LGBTQ classic that follows several lesbian and bisexual women living in Los Angeles, including how their lives intertwine through sex, romance and friendship. This series gets steamy in basically every episode, making it an ideal watch for an especially frigid evening.

4. Carol

Carol was nominated for a number of awards in 2016 — for good reason. The film follows Therese Belivet (Rooney Mara), who begins a forbidden romance with the elegant Carol (Cate Blanchett) after she sees her browsing in a Manhattan department store. This 1950s period piece is deeply romantic but doesn’t shy away from the complexities of same-sex relationships in the U.S. at the time.

5. Shameless

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Following the lives of the Gallagher family and their friends, Shameless features hard-hitting portrayals of what life is like for the working poor, though it also delves deep into complex romantic relationships. From hilarious sex antics to far more serious moments that will leave you in tears, this series is a thrilling emotional roller-coaster ride from the jump — but it’s also, of course, incredibly hot.

6. Magic Mike

If something on the lighter side is more your speed, Magic Mike may be exactly what you’re looking for. The film stars Channing Tatum as an all-male revue’s lead dancer whose life gets complicated when he basically adopts a teenager looking to make some extra cash. There is a serious plot in this movie, but honestly, we’re in it for those dance moves.

7. Orange Is the New Black

Orange Is the New Black can be really intense since it follows the lives of incarcerated women. However, the series also features some intriguing romances and memorable sex scenes between its core characters.

8. Y Tu Mamá También

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Y Tu Mamá También is a wildly sexy road trip film that features two teenage boys exploring their connections to each other and the world while on a trip with an older woman. Released in 2011, it is easily one of director Alfonso Cuarón’s best films to date and is truly stunning.

9. Atonement

Atonement, which is based on the novel of the same name by Ian McEwan, took home the Golden Globe for best dramatic motion picture in 2008 and was nominated for an Academy Award in the same category. This period film follows star-crossed lovers Robbie (James McAvoy) and Cecilia (Keira Knightley), whose romance is interrupted by a false accusation levied by Cecilia’s younger sister, Briony (Saoirse Ronan). Featuring some intensely sexy scenes and an incredibly epic love story, this wartime film will take your breath away.

10. Queer as Folk

Queer as Folk follows a group of gay friends living in working-class Pittsburgh at the turn of the millennium. It’s yet another modern LGBTQ classic that features some of the most memorable sex scenes of any TV series in history, and it’s the perfect marathon for a super-cold night.

11. Sleeping with Other People

Sleeping with Other People follows Jake (Jason Sudeikis) and Lainey (Alison Brie) who meet again at a sex addicts anonymous meeting 12 years after they lost their virginity to each other during a one-night stand. Normal romantic comedy quirkiness ensues as they try to maintain a platonic relationship in spite of their mutual attraction, though this movie is significantly sexier than a lot of other films in its genre.

12. Californication

Californication follows Hank Moody (David Duchovny), a womanizing novelist who’s trying to raise his daughter and also get over his ex. It’s an outlandish comedy that somehow still manages to be supremely sexy and humanizing, which can often be quite the narrative feat.

13. Blue Valentine

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Admittedly, Blue Valentine focuses on the disintegration of the relationship between Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) after a series of complications early in their relationship change the dynamics of their romance forever. However, it’s also an incredibly human film with incredibly hot romance scenes — so hot, in fact, that the film nearly earned an NC-17-rating from the Motion Picture Association of America.

14. Easy

Easy is a Netflix original comedy-anthology series with 16 episodes exploring a group of diverse characters living in Chicago and their relationships to each other. The series explores modern romance culture, including technology, and explores plots like a married couple hoping to reignite their sex life, a couple interested in trying out a threesome and characters tackling the difficult prospect of middle-age dating. Cast members include Jake Johnson, Orlando Bloom, Marc Maron and Elizabeth Reaser.

15. Reindeer Games

When Rudy (Ben Affleck) is released from prison, all he wants to do is get a mug of hot chocolate and a slice of pecan pie with his new girlfriend, Ashley (Charlize Theron). Unfortunately, her brother wants to use his knowledge in a casino heist, which is a massive obstacle in their blossoming relationship. This heist film has some sweet, sexy scenes and — bonus! — it’s set in winter, so it’s seasonally appropriate to boot.

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