If you think about it, every movie is about sex. Like food and water, sex is a biological need of the natural world. It’s lurking behind everything we do. It is normal. It should be celebrated and cherished. There should be no shame in seeking out movies about sex because that is what humans have done since the dawn of time: look for sex.
Which is all to say, you’ve come to the right place, as you yourself are currently looking for a steamy flick. Hulu has a legitimately incredible lineup of movies about sex. There are some all-time classic sex movies available on the platform, including Boogie Nights and Portrait of a Lady on Fire as well as newer fare. In fact, from comedy to action to drama, Hulu features some of the sexiest movies around. There’s even a documentary that literally runs down the history of nudity in movies if you want to truly understand the relationship between desire and film. That’s just more evidence that some of the best movies of all time are fully about sex.
Welcome to a safe space, friend. Here you should feel zero guilt seeking out movies about sex. And below you will find some truly phenomenal films that also happen to be really hot! So grab a glass of wine, shut the curtains, and cue up one of these films, because a sexy movie can never let you down.
Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Emma Thompson stars in this steamy comedy about a retired teacher searching for the adventurous sex life denied to her by her late, prudish husband. When she meets sex worker Leo Grande (Daryl McCormack) she enters a new and exciting world.
An estranged woman (Rachel Weisz) returns to her Orthodox Jewish home for a funeral and reconnects with an old childhood friend (Rachel McAdams). The two women begin a secret, passionate affair, hidden from the conservative community.
An ensemble crew of Jennifer Lopez, Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Cardi B, and Lili Reinhart, go from New York City strip club dancers to scammers after they learn how much money they can make by running up their credit cards and taking the power back.
Girl with a Pearl Earring
This Scarlett Johansson period romance tells the story of Girl with a Pearl Earring, a famous 17th-century painting of a housemaid by Dutch artist Johannes Vermeer (Colin Firth). It’s hot, we swear.
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti star in a Groundhog Day-like rom-com full of laughs as well as some seriously steamy moments.
Are threesomes the secret to a healthy marriage? An estranged couple agrees to find out during a trip to Palm Springs (is this the sexiest place on Earth?) that tests their relationship in ways they never expected.
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Jason Sudeikis stars in this comedy about a bunch of friends who decide to throw a big orgy to end a terrific summer. A very normal thing to do.
Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies
It seems only fitting to include a film that examines the entire history of nudity in film. This documentary from Danny Wolf starts at the “beginning with the silent movie era through present day, examining the changes in morality that led to the use of nudity in film.”
Arguably the best movie ever made about sex … or porn at least. Paul Thomas Anderson’s classic Boogie Nights stars Mark Wahlberg as a young breakout porn star in the late ’70s.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire
One of the most critically acclaimed movies of the last few years, Portrait of a Lady on Fire follows the artistic love affair between Héloïse and Marianne on the coast of Brittany in the 1770s.
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