Posted: Jul 18, 2012 12:00 PM
 
Want to break out of your normal nighttime television routine? Curl up on the couch with a movie that will have you both squirming and ready to hit the sack. Or wherever.

Prime time TV is great for snuggling and giggling, but it isn't exactly a mood enhancer. Not if you're trying to get in the mood (hint, hint). Drop your DVR remote and rent a spicy movie that's bound to change the trajectory of your evening.

Y Tu Mamá También

When this award-winning Mexican drama was released in 2001, it made waves with its unflinching look at sexuality and desire. Gael García Bernal is gorgeous, and the controversial threesome scene never fails to ignite passion. Watch it for steamy sex scenes wrapped in a thoughtful, serious storyline.

Secretary

Is kink your thing ever since Fifty Shades of Grey? Check out the classic kinky film Secretary -- a surprisingly thoughtful look at the psychology of domination and submission. Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Spader give nuanced performances in this exploration of BSDM. Watch it for the sexy spanking scenes and a standout performance by Gyllenhaal.

Out of Sight

When we asked moms on Twitter to share their favorite steamy flicks, Out of Sight came up repeatedly. Although it was released in 1998, this critically-acclaimed crime drama stands the test of time. It definitely helps that Jennifer Lopez and George Clooney continue to break hearts more than a decade later. Watch it for a sexy film with plenty of action and smart dialogue.

Barbarella

Even if you watch this campy sci-fi flick for a laugh, you'll be hard-pressed not to find it arousing at times. Jane Fonda embarks on a wide-eyed and sometimes naked adventure in this bizarre, borderline pornographic 1968 classic. Watch it for more than a few giggles and some seriously wacky costumes.

Wild Orchid

If you can get past the fact that this movie is mostly terrible, it features some of the sexiest love scenes to ever grace an R-rated film. In fact, the original cut, which can be found on the DVD, was so steamy it was deemed too hot for the R rating. Watch it for all the big 1980s fashions, hairstyles and the shockingly erotic sex scenes.

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