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Steam Up the Screen with these 12 Steamy Romance Movies

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Let’s spice up movie night. With these steamy romance movies on, you probably won’t be able to make it to the end. That isn’t a bad thing, right?

Movie night is a date night staple. But if you are feeling stuck in a rut, turn movie night into something a whole lot hotter. We are listing our top favorite steamy romance movies to get you in the mood!
12 steamy romance movies
Sure, action-packed, horror, and chick-flicks are all well and good to watch, but sometimes, you need to add some zest to your movie night. If you’re looking for something steamy to watch alone or with your partner, then gear up because we have some of the best steamy romance movies that you must see.
#1 Nymphomaniac: Volume I and II. Lars Von Trier without a doubt has to be on this list. The Nymphomaniac movies tell the story of a sex addict. Okay, each movie is over two hours long, but it’s worth it. The films go into depth about the character and what made her do what she does. Is there nudity? Yes. Are there moments that make you squirm? Yes. It has it all – even some spanking. [Read: BDSM tips and tricks for curious first timers]
#2 Blue Is the Warmest Color. This French film tells the story of a teenage girl exploring her sexuality with a blue-haired art student. It’s a passionate love story, and because it’s a French film, add another layer of passion on top.
Once you press play, you won’t be able to stop watching, so if you have any plans, cancel them because this movie is over three hours long. The scenes are extremely sexual and passionate. And there’s quite a bit of nudity, so don’t watch this with your parents—it won’t be fun for you.
#3 I Am Love. Sex and drama, how can the two not go together? I know most people think she looks like an alien, but Tilda Swinton plays quite the sex kitten in this film. Coming from a Russian-born matriarch of a rich Italian family who has an affair with the chef. Unfortunately, the affair threatens to completely ruin the life she has. Dun dun duuuuun.
#4 Y Tu Mana Tambien. What do you get when you have two young teenage guys and a 28-year-old married woman on a road trip together? Well, you’ll have to watch and see. Trust me, this movie includes everything that’s probably going through your mind.
It covers a decent amount of fantasies you may be dreaming about. It’s also directed by Alfonso Cuaron, if you don’t know who he is, he directed Children of Men and Gravity—so it’s going to be good. [Read: 12 arousing sex fantasies to try in real life]
#5 Fatal Attraction. Here’s the story line: Man has affair with a woman, man wants it to end, the woman doesn’t want to end it and goes insane. This is a pretty classic story line, but Fatal Attraction is the first “woman goes insane after affair” storyline. It’s heated, it’s passionate, it’s naughty. And it’s from the 80s so they all have crazy hairdos.
#6 Gloria. There aren’t too many movies out there that focus around middle-aged people and are also steamy. Usually, it’s always about young, hot people, but in this case, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. This Chilean film follows the story of a middle-aged, divorced woman who’s looking for love by going to singles’ dance clubs. Does she find love? Of course. Does it come with its own drama? How could it not?
#7 Basic Instinct. The movie created Sharon Stone and the interrogation scene, well, that made her into the sex symbol she is today. Stone’s character, a crime novelist, becomes a suspect to the death of a rock star.
Point is, she seduced the homicide detective into a steamy relationship. Classic situation, I’m sure all of us have been in. Anyways, just watch it. You can’t go wrong with watching this movie.
 #8 Dirty Dancing. There’s just something about Patrick Swayze that will forever turn me on. I think it’s the arms. Anyways, this movie made Patrick a sex symbol. Plus, did you see his dance moves? That’s one graceful man. It’s pretty steamy. I mean, the way he lifts her… mmmm… so strong.
Oh, right, the movie. This rich family goes on summer holidays at a resort where Baby, Jennifer Grey, takes up dancing with the dance instructor, Johnny, aka. Patrick Swayze. Yeah, now you got the wheels turning. [Read: 11 date night movies to get you both in the mood]
#9 Cruel Intentions. Ah, Reese, innocent Reese. Basically, Reese Witherspoon’s character, Annette, writes an article in Seventeen Magazine about how she doesn’t want to have sex with her boyfriend until they get married. Well, as you can imagine—challenge accepted. Her boyfriend in the film was Ryan Phillippe, we all know that they ended up getting married in real life, so you can only imagine how intense the scenes are between them.
#10 Young & Beautiful. This movie tells the story of a teenage girl experimenting with her sexuality by secretly being a prostitute. It’s interesting to see what hides behind her innocent face. Is she hiding it from her friends and family? Yes. So, you can only imagine the buildup in this film.
It’s intense and oh-so-steamy. It’s in subtitles—oh, don’t you sigh! Reading is great, and trust me, this movie is worth it.
#11 Boogie Nights. This was when Marky Mark was just sprouting into the limelight. Mark Wahlberg stars as a young man in the 70s, getting into the porn industry. There is a prosthetic penis in the film, but, you can pretend it’s the real deal. That’s what I did—helps me sleep better at night.
If you think Boogie Nights is all about glamour, well, you’re half right, but it also depicts the darkness in the porn industry. [Read: Uncovered secrets about the female porn industry]
#12 Sleeping Beauty. A young college student becomes a niche sex worker for a high-end brothel, where customers pay to touch her while she sleeps. Doesn’t sound creepy at all, eh? It’s an amazingly odd film. Emily Browning does an amazing job, and she’s basically nude for half of the film. Which kudos to her, that takes balls—figuratively speaking.
[Read: Get in the mood with these 15 movies with a lot of sex]
So, grab some popcorn, get snuggled underneath the sheets and watch one of these steamy films. Who knows, maybe one of these movies will inspire you and your partner?

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