These Erotic Thrillers on Netflix Are Sexy, Steamy, and Seriously Scary
Nothing is more thrilling than sex, so it only makes sense that thrillers are some of the sexiest movies out there. Sure, sex brings pleasure, builds intimacy, and creates new life — but when life is out of your control, it can also turn painful, contemptuous, and even murderous.
If you're looking for a tantalizing night in, Netflix offers tons of erotic thrillers starring beautiful people in sexy romances that take very dark turns, perfect for anyone who can't stomach a cheesy rom-com. Read on to see the darkest, sexy thrillers available to stream on Netflix right now.
— Additional reporting by Lauren Harano, Tasha Dowbachuk, and Naomi Parris
In this Spanish film, two young people discover the intensity of first love while also struggling to face the world of adulthood.
Watch "Amar" on Netflix now.
Gay Talese, an 84-year-old journalist, finds out that a motel owner has been spying on his guests for years, and more often than not, has been watching them have sex. He must break the story, but if he does, he will come under scrutiny of his own.
Watch "Voyeur" on Netflix now.
When Cole stays up past his bedtime, he discovers that his babysitter, Bee, is the secret leader of a devil-worshipping cult. This troubling discovery puts him at risk of suffering gruesome consequences.
Watch "The Babysitter" on Netflix now.
"Things Heard & Seen"
Amanda Seyfried stars as Catherine Claire, a young artist who moves to a small town with her husband, soon uncovering some dark secrets about him and their new home.
Watch "Things Heard & Seen" on Netflix now.
After a wealthy elderly man dies and leaves his estate to her, a poor caregiver is drawn into a web of lies and murder.
Watch "Dangerous Lies" on Netflix now.
"You Get Me"
In "You Get Me," Bella Thorne plays a stalker who'll do anything necessary to get her man after an ill-fated one-night stand.
Watch "You Get Me" on Netflix now.
If twisted thrillers are your thing, then you'll love this adaptation of Stephen King's novel by the same name, telling the story of a woman (played by "The Haunting of Hill House" actor Carla Gugino) who accidentally kills her husband during a kinky sex experience, leaving her stranded in their remote lake house and chained to their bed.
Watch "Gerald's Game" on Netflix now.
In this psychological horror film set in the world of webcam pornography, Madeline Brewer from "The Handmaid's Tale" stars as an erotic cam girl who finds her popular channel hijacked by a look-alike. What's even better: "Cam" is one of the few films about sex work written by a former sex worker, resulting in a story that doesn't glamorize, glorify, or romanticize the profession.
Watch "Cam" on Netflix now.
In order to save her failing relationship, Laura goes on a trip to Italy, where notorious mafia boss Massimo kidnaps her and gives her 365 days to fall in love with him.
Watch "365 Days" on Netflix now.
"365 Days: This Day"
In the sequel to "365 Days," Laura and Massimo are now married, but their love is challenged by his mafia ties and a new suitor after Laura's heart.
Watch "365 Days: This Day" on Netflix now.
"The Next 365 Days"
As Laura and Massimo work through their trust issues in an effort to save their marriage, Nacho fights to tear them apart.
Watch "The Next 365 Days" on Netflix now.
When a wild college freshman meets a drug dealer, she almost loses it all in this romantic drama.
Watch "White Girl" on Netflix now.
You'll never want to date again after watching this thriller, which follows a young Australian backpacker exploring Berlin on a solo trip who decides to join a sexy local to his place for a one-night stand, and it all seems to be going well — until the next morning, when she discovers that her new Berlin lover has no intention of letting her leave.
Watch "Berlin Syndrome" on Netflix now.
While a woman's husband, Marcus, played by Stephen Bishop, is recovering from a car accident, things take a steamy and suspenseful turn in the thriller "Fatal Affair". Ellie Warren, played by Nia Long, decides to catch up with her old college flame David, who is played by Omar Epps, and eventually learns from a friend that he is more dangerous than he appears.
Watch "Fatal Affair" on Netflix now.
After novelist Mary Morrison, played by "Sex and The City's" Kristin Davis, gets writer's block and hires a seemingly kind nanny for her children, elements of strange seduction and danger erupt inside the home.
Watch "Deadly Illusions" on Netflix now.
"Don't Worry Darling"
In "Obsessed," Idris Elba plays Derek, who's happily married to Sharon — played by none other than Beyoncé. When Derek's sweet to his coworker Lisa (Ali Larter), she interprets it as something more and tries to seduce him. When she fails, she stalks Derek and Sharon. This thriller is ultimately a bit more funny than it is scary, but it remains iconic either way.
Watch "Obsessed" on Netflix now.
In "Chloe," Catherine (Julianne Moore) thinks her husband, David (Liam Neeson), is cheating on her, so she hires call girl Chloe (Amanda Seyfried) to try to seduce him as a test. But instead, Catherine and Chloe find themselves in a bisexual game of cat and mouse with dangerous consequences.
Watch "Chloe" on Netflix now.
Paul Thomas Anderson's "Phantom Thread" stars Daniel Day Lewis as an obsessive fashion designer who finds himself falling for a young woman (Vicky Krieps). But their relationship is anything but typical and is defined by strange power games that will have you guessing until the very end.
Watch "Phantom Thread" on Netflix.
One of Netflix's newest films, "Fair Play" follows Phoebe Dynevor and Alden Ehrenreich as a newly engaged couple who have to keep their relationship a secret in the cutthroat world of finance. Things quickly go awry, and the film is a tense exploration of a relationship that's sent off the rails.
Watch "Fair Play" on Netflix on Oct. 6.