Getting yourself or your partner in the mood can be hard when you’re both really busy and sex has to take a backseat to all of the other boring shit you have to do in your life. Sometimes you have to reel it back in. Like with literal (OK, digital) reels. There are so many sexy movies to get in the mood that can help turn a standard night on the couch into a full on fuck-fest.
Picking a “sexy movie” can be tough, though, and obviously depends on what you’re into. One person’s “you complete me” is another persons “LOL that’s so cheesy, pass the Doritos.” There’s a fine line when it comes to Hollywood inspiration for getting it on.
Have you ever been watching a movie and suddenly been surprised at what randomly got you going? Yeah, that’s why labeling a movie as a guaranteed turn-on can be tricky. I have the sense of humor of Daria combined with that of a 12-year-old boy, so trying to tell me that that clay scene in Ghost is hot just makes me want to roll my eyes and get more popcorn. But to each their own, as always. There are, however, some good standbys that will very likely make you and your partner want to jump into bed immediately.
The action in this movie is a classic way to turn yourself on because it’s just a lot of scenes of stupidly hot women who actually care about each other being super sexy together. And worst case scenario, you can just marvel at the other-worldly being that is Angelina Jolie.
Blue Is The Warmest Color
People walked out of this movie at Sundance when it came out due to its 10-minute sex scene. But you can just fast forward to the good parts, aka the 10-minute sex scene.
9 1/2 Weeks
The ice cube scene is iconic for a very good reason. Also, there’s no debating vintage Kim Basinger for maximum all-gender boners.
“Bend over” is my favorite command/also my safe word.
I Am Love
Tilda Swinton, Italian backdrops, and full frontal? Yes, all around.
Nicolas Sparks is eye-roll worthy, sure. But the sex stuff is right on, even if the kissing in the rain thing is a little worn out and activates my gag reflex.
Do The Right Thing
Is most of this movie sexy in an obvious way? No. Is the ice cube scene sexy in an obvious way? Yes.
Shakespeare in Love
Go ahead and judge the fuck out of me, but there’s something pretty hot about the chemistry between Gwyneth Paltrow (before she sucked) and Joseph Fiennes. I am not backing down on this.
I don’t know if it’s New York loft envy or thinking about how much fun mid-day romps can be, but this one will get you going. Hard.
Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon making moves on each other is not something anyone should miss. It’s just not.
And when all else fails, browsing the foreign categories on Netflix can be a lot of fun (threesomes abound), as long as you don’t mind the subtitles. Or skip the Hollywood takes and go right for some non-offensive porn and erotica that doesn’t have to advertise itself as a rom-com. Or, you know, make your own hot movie. Just sayin’.