15 Steamy Movies That Will Give You & Your Partner a Bunch of New Bedroom Ideas

by Julie Sprankles
Oct 11, 2017 at 1:00 p.m. ET

Since Netflix and chill has become the norm, nights spent in can feel predictable instead of sexy. Sometimes you want to spice things up, and there are plenty of movies that can help with that. So instead of binge-watching your favorite TV series again, expand your horizons.

To make the most of a night spent at home with your significant other, try turning each other on by turning on a truly steamy movie. We’re talking something totally NSFW — something you might not normally tune into because it’s so damn racy.

That’s the point, right? You want to get your pulse up, make your blood course and basically just turn the entire night into one extended session of foreplay. Bonus? To save you some dodgy Google search results, we did the, ahem, hard work for you.

Plan your next sexy night around one of these super-steamy movies. Be forewarned, though: You’re probably going to need a cold shower after looking through this list.

1/14 :'9-1/2 Weeks'

Blindfolds, ice, food... this erotically charged drama about a brief (hence the nine-and-a-half weeks) affair between an art gallery employee and Wall Street broker will inspire you to experiment with props. 

2 /14: 'Eyes Wide Shut'

2/14 :'Eyes Wide Shut'

Then-real-life husband and wife Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman dove into this erotic Stanley Kubrick film about a secret world of sex and orgies. Basically, it's a mind-fuck that will make you want to, well, you know.

3 /14: 'Body Heat'

3/14 :'Body Heat'

They don't call it Body Heat for nothing! This neo-noir erotica thriller takes place during a swampy Florida heat wave as a lawyer and the wife of a business tycoon begin a truly steamy affair. 

4 /14: 'Wild Things'

4/14 :'Wild Things'

The ending to this steamy thriller may just go down in history as one of the biggest plot twists in cinematic history. And one of the hottest.  *Wink-wink, nudge-nudge* 

5 /14: 'Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love'

5/14 :'Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love'

A sexy historical romance, Kama Sutra delivers pretty much what the title implies: sex served many different ways. Set in 16th-century India, it also offers a compelling storyline if you're into that sort of thing. 

6 /14: 'Magic Mike XXL'

6/14 :'Magic Mike XXL'

Bypass the first film and steer straight for this skin-tillating striptease sequel. The cast is even more diverse, the women are empowered and the men are empowering and that last scene will legit make you want to do dirty things.

7 /14: 'Original Sin'

7/14 :'Original Sin'

If you think an erotic thriller starring Angelina Jolie, Antonio Banderas and Thomas Jane sounds almost too hot to handle, you'd be right. The bedroom scenes in this 2001 film are blazin'.

8 /14: 'Savages'

8/14 :'Savages'

Admittedly, this 2012 film is more crime thriller than bedroom thrills... but, still. The steamy scenes shared by Blake Lively and co-stars Taylor Kitsch and Aaron Taylor-Johnson will make you so damn thirsty you won't care. 

9 /14: 'Basic Instinct'

9/14 :'Basic Instinct'

Watch this neo-noir erotic thriller starring Michael Douglas and Sharon Stone once and you'll instantly understand why it has a cult following. Some of the scenes will straight-up make you blush. 

10 /14: 'Bound'

10/14 :'Bound'

When you need to amp up the adventure between the sheets, try the 1996 neo-noir thriller Bound. Starring Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon, it will make you want to embrace your edginess. 

11 /14: 'Secretary'

11/14 :'Secretary'

Think of this 2002 film starring Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader as the grittier, less glitzy predecessor of Fifty Shades of Grey. If you're intrigued by BDSM but find Fifty Shades too campy, give Secretary a shot. 

12 /14: 'Unfaithful'

12/14 :'Unfaithful'

True, this movie ends kind of tragically. But, damn, the stolen erotic moments shared by Diane Lane's character and her dreamy younger lover (the always sexy Olivier Martinez) are worth any lingering darkness after. 

13 /14: 'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'

13/14 :'Vicky Cristina Barcelona'

Set against the visually stimulating background of Spain, this movie explores a love triangle between two American women (Penelope Cruz and Scarlett Johansson) and handsome artist Juan Antonio (Javier Bardem). What more could you ask for? 

14 /14: 'Fifty Shades of Grey'

14/14 :'Fifty Shades of Grey'

Say what you will about the books, but the chemistry between Anastasia and Christian does a decent job of making the pulse race. If full-blown BDSM isn't your thing, perhaps the film will inspire you to explore a bit of role-play.