It’s almost Valentine’s Day, which means it’s time for romance, chocolate, and feeling great about yourself. That last part usually isn’t in any of the advertisements for expensive jewellery or flowers, but we think that it should be the focus of Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re in a relationship or single, make sure you take some time on February 14, and every other day for that matter, to celebrate yourself. You sexy devil.
If you’re in the mood for a movie that will help get you in the mood on Valentine’s Day, we have some super sexy suggestions. Some are even Oscar winners, so you’re being totally artistic too.
From women with men, to women with women, to men with men, to older women with younger men (work that female gaze), here are 10 films that will have you turning down the lights and turning yourself on.
10 sexy movies that will get you in the mood for Valentine’s Day
FIFTY SHADES DARKERWhat It’s About: In this second film in the Fifty Shades of Grey franchise, Anastasia and Christian manage to find their way back to one another and back to the red room. Let’s be real, no one is watching these movies for the plot.
Why It’s Sexy: What it lacks in dialogue, acting, and overall watchability, it makes up for in superhot sex scenes. Fifty Shades Freed is also available on Crave for more great sex scenes and terrible writing.Universal Pictures
CALL ME BY YOUR NAMEWhat It’s About: Timothee Chalamet plays a teen who falls in love with his father’s Grad student (Armie Hammer) during a summer romance in Italy.
Why It’s Sexy: The better question may be, why isn’t it sexy? Though there have been some concerns about the proposed age difference between the two characters, Chalamet and Hammer are explosive together on screen, with Chalamet earning an Oscar nomination for his stunning and visceral portrayal of Elio. Move over strawberries, peaches have arrived.Mongrel Media
FILM STARS DON’T DIE IN LIVERPOOLWhat It’s About: Based on the autobiography of Peter Turner, the film stars Jamie Bell as Turner, a young man in love with Annette Benning, who plays Hollywood veteran Gloria Grahame.
Why It’s Sexy: An older woman having a sexually satisfying romance with a younger man who is in love with her? We almost never see this in film and we really should. Yas kween.Sony Pictures Classics
HOME AGAINWhat It’s About: Reese Witherspoon plays a recently single mother of two who moves back into her famous father’s Hollywood home following separation from her husband. Three young, good-looking aspiring filmmakers move into her guest house and she starts an affair with one of them.
Why It’s Sexy: Much like Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool, Home Again does the unthinkable and shows a woman over 30 having a sexually satisfying relationship with a younger man. It’s not one of Witherspoon’s better movies, but it’s worth a watch for the house porn (that real estate!) and the steamy sex scenes.Open Road Films
TULIP FEVERWhat It’s About: After an orphan (Alicia Vikander) is married off to a rich man (Christoph Waltz), she ends up falling in love with a painter (Dane DeHaan) who has been commissioned to paint her portrait. The film is set in the 1600s when tulip fever swept Europe.
Why It’s Sexy: Think Shakespeare In Love, but with like, way, waaaaaay more sex scenes. And tulips.Paramount Pictures
THE ENGLISH PATIENTWhat It’s About: Winner of nine Academy Awards, The English Patient is equal parts cinematic masterpiece and sensual love scenes. Ralph Fiennes plays a solider that loses his memory, flashing back and forth between falling in love with his nurse, Juliette Binoche, and remembering his former lover, Kristin Scott Thomas. It’s a win-win for Fiennes.
Why It’s Sexy: Historical films add an extra element of romance to their sex scenes, which are plentiful in this Michael Ondaatje adaptation.Miramax
JERRY MAGUIREWhat It’s About: In the title role, Tom Cruise plays a sports agent who grows a conscience and decides to start his own business, with Renee Zellweger as a single mom who helps him be less of a jerk. She completes him.
Why It’s Sexy: There aren’t a ton of sex scenes in Jerry Maguire, but Cruise and Zellweger’s first date features a broken dress strap and a jazz soundtrack that is pretty freaking hot.TriStar Pictures
GOD’S OWN COUNTRYWhat It’s About: Josh O'Connor plays a Yorkshire man running his father’s farm, while Alec Secăreanu is a Romanian migrant worker who begins working at the farm. The two men fall for one another but must try to balance running the farm and being together.
Why It’s Sexy: It’s like Brokeback Mountain with fewer cowboys and more stunning scenery with a slow and intense build to tender love scenes.Picturehouse Entertainment
GHOSTWhat It’s About: Patrick Swayze plays a man who is murdered and uses psyhic Whoopi Goldberg to continue communicating with girlfriend Demi Moore. Admittedly, Ghost sounds ridiculous, but it was a huge box office hit thanks in large part to the super sexy co-stars.
Why It’s Sexy: Who wasn’t crazy for Swayze after Ghost? Pottery class suddenly became a really hot elective to take.Paramount Pictures
BELOW HER MOUTHWhat It’s About: Natalie Krill plays a woman who should be planning her wedding to her fiancé, but instead starts an affair with a local roofer, played by Erika Linder. Filmed in Toronto, Below Her Mouth is a passionate and dramatic look at finding one’s identity.
Why It’s Sexy: Few films focus on the female gaze quite like Below Her Mouth, which features sex scenes by women for women. Oh yeah, it’s HOT.Gunpowder & Sky
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