The sexiest movies and series to stream
They say that chivalry is dead (and good riddance, frankly – we’re all capable of opening our own car doors, thank you very much) and old-fashioned romance might be going the same way. But it’s not all bad news – for all the cynics, singletons and red-blooded humans out there, Showmax brings the steamiest 18+ rated erotic shows and movies you’ll find on any streaming platform.
Here are some of the R-rated, absolutely NSFW series and sexy movies for adults only on Showmax – but please remember to hide your kids before you start watching. These are all 18+ rated and are for adults only.
Oh, and here’s a tip – make sure you’re watching these erotic shows and movies on your own Profile, so they don’t show up when your kids start watching on theirs. Read more about Showmax Profiles here.
Which of these gets our vote as the best title in this list of the most erotic shows and movies on Showmax? It’s got to be Normal People.
When her son leaves for college, 40-something divorcee Eve Fletcher finds herself at a crossroads. She has to redefine her life as a single woman, and she has just as much growing up to do as her son. Kathryn Hahn is picture-perfect as Eve.
You’ll be rooting her to be happy and to figure out how to get the loving she desperately needs. The show highlights the struggles that people go through after divorce and the awkwardness of dating, whether it’s about starting a relationship or just about sex. And it makes fun of them in a meaningful, touching way.
This groundbreaking series about a group of gay women living and loving in LA made waves when it first aired in 2004, and even in 2018 the sex scenes seem taboo – never have we seen this kind of openness around gay sex on screen.
But, like so many entries on this list of the most erotic shows and movies to stream, it’s not just about sex – it’s about women making space for themselves in their careers, in their families, and in a cut-throat city where everyone puts their own needs and desires first. The full boxset of the L Word is on Showmax, so you can binge to your heart’s content on all the kinkiness, drama and intrigue that Jenny, Bette, Tina, Dana, Marina and Shane have to offer.
In a show about the rise of the porn industry in New York in the 1970s, it’s no surprise that there’s a lot of explicit sex – between working girls and their Johns; between a former prostitute and her date; between a girl and herself.
The thing is, this show isn’t only about sex – it’s about women, about business, about the Mafia, about danger and risk – and half of the episodes are directed by women. So expect the kind of sex scene that is directed for and about women, instead of as a way to present the naked female body for the male gaze.
If that sounds too high-brow, imagine this – a woman finishing the job herself after sleeping with an unsatisfactory date, not to be seen as sexy, not to be “seen” at all, but because she’s human, and frustrated, and she knows what she needs.
Adults only! Go behind the scenes of Naked SNCTM – the most exclusive, high-end erotic private club ever – where the rich and famous explore their wildest sexual fantasies. This is the only documentary series in this list of the most erotic shows and movies to stream, and it absolutely deserves its place.
In the British, Australian, American and, yes, South African versions of this addictive reality show, sexy singles vie to find love before being booted off the island. Think: buff guys, gorgeous girls, a beautiful villa, a communal bedroom and unlimited alcoholic beverages. When you’re looking for erotic shows and movies, the old adage applies: don’t ask what could go wrong – think about everything that can go right…
Adapted from the bestselling novel of the same name. Anastasia Steele is a naive student who crosses paths with handsome billionaire Christian Grey. They enter into a steamy but incredibly complicated relationship.
Fifty Shades Darker (2017) is also available to stream, as well as Fifty Shades Freed, which is available to stream from 17 March 2022.
In the romantic and very sexy 2019 movie After, good girl Tessa meets the rebellious Hardin in her first semester at college. The couple’s rocky relationship causes Tessa to question what she knows about herself and her ambitions. Based on the bestselling novel by Anna Todd.
After We Collided, the sequel, is also available to stream.
This seven-episode reality series reveals the day and the life of six popular Atlanta strippers trying desperately to start businesses off the pole.
Autumn Knight, a mysterious beauty with a harrowing past, washes up on the shore of the Pynk seeking employment.
Inspired by the viral New York Magazine article, Hustlers follows a crew of savvy former strip club employees who band together to turn the tables on their Wall Street clients.
Sally Rooney’s best-selling novel comes to vivid life in this Emmy-winning love story. Follow a couple over several years as they embark on an on-again/off-again romance that starts at school and continues through college.
The ultimate relationship test, Temptation Island SA follows couples at a crossroads in their relationship, where they must mutually decide if they are ready to commit to one another for the rest of their lives — or go their separate ways. This is the second entry made by a reality show into this list of the most erotic shows and movies on Showmax, and it may seem unlikely, but trust us – there are plenty of sexy moments in this no-holds-barred, local reality show!
This adults-only British drama starring Juno Temple is set in the year 1955, when heiress Lucy Savage arrives in Tangier, coming face to face with a fiance she’s never met. She is soon captivated by an intriguing local woman and has to learn to come to grips with a barrage of culture shock.
Four Afrikaans couples and two singles have shameless discussions about their sex lives for the first time – and, in the process, discover that there is so much more fun to be had! Presented by psychologist Bradley R Daniels.
Based on Aldous Huxley’s classic 1932 novel, Brave New World imagines a utopian society that has achieved peace and stability through the prohibition of monogamy, privacy, money, family, and history itself. Brave New World carries an 18SN age restriction, with The Guardian suggesting that it should have been renamed Brave Nude World and adding, “Not since Game of Thrones have I seen so many nude scenes so happily, lavishly and gratuitously staged for our viewing pleasure.”
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