7 Netflix Adult Films That Changed Hollywood: How a handful of forward thinking directors managed to successfully mix risque, the sensual and a vivid imagination in opening up movie goers appetite….
There are tens of thousands of movies and TV shows in the Netflix catalogue, and the offer is constantly updating. So, you have enough to choose from, especially if you miss a day or two. However, the network doesn’t just stop to a wide variety of films you might want to see. It also provides with a category of adult movies that have somehow managed to mix erotic scenes with some impressive and even heart-breaking life stories.
Some of them have changed Hollywood’s history and left their mark in directors’ minds forever. These are 7 unforgettable adult films that have readjusted the course of movie making. You can find all of them on Netflix and watch them anytime. Let’s see which Netflix adult movies raised eyebrows, applause and ideas in the minds of directors and critics.
Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 (2014)
Whenever you wish to watch adult movies on Netflix you should first stop for Nymphomaniac: Volume 1. This Lars von Trier movie features almost two hours (without three minutes) of sex, violence and compassion. Charlotte Gainsbourg plays a self-diagnosed nymphomaniac which gets into a lot of trouble due to her condition. However, she manages to find comfort and an opportunity to tell her life story in the arms of an old bachelor.
Why: The uncut version of this movie globally premiered in February 2014 at the Berlin International Film Festival. The movie originally lasted for 5 hours and 30 minutes and it then split into two parts.
IMDb rating: 7.0/10 stars.
The Concubine (2012)
After two hours and two minutes, you will fully see why this movie has changed Hollywood. It’s available on Netflix since 2016 and has plenty to show. This erotic story is a love triangle between a Chinese nobleman’s daughter, her true love and a future king. As she becomes one of the king’s concubines, both a prince and a servant fall in love with her.
Why: After selling 1.4 million tickets in the first 10 days, The Concubine became the eleventh most watched Korean film in 2012. Even though it was fictional, many were left to wonder how much historic truth was and how much was a result of directors’ imagination.
IMDb rating: 6.1/10 stars.
Love Steaks (2013)
Netflix rates its adult movies based on the impact of their content. Then, how come an educational movie ended up on this list? This movie involves a luxury hotel and a sexual intercourse that might turn into a relationship. However, the movie aims to be unpredictable and remains as such until the end credits.
Why: Love Steaks is developed by the Postdam-Babelsberg Film University, in order to artistically emphasize the Rules are Freedom manifesto.
IMDb rating: 6.3/10 stars.
She’s Gotta Have It (1986)
This Spike Lee movie reached into the naughty side of cinema even though it’s a romantic comedy. Nola, the lead feminine character has three potential lovers and she plans to keep all of them. She doesn’t want to indulge in a relationship due to her sexually liberated behavior and her belief that monogamy is slavery.
Why: This is the first full-length movie of Spike Lee. It’s also black-and-white, and groundbreaking for African American actors. The movie also features Spike Lee as the Mars Blackmon character.
IMDb rating: 6.6/10 stars.
Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
This French movie is a manifesto for European sexual minorities as it was nominated for the Golden Globe Award, and BAFTA Award. Even critics named it one of the best 2013 films. A young woman falls in love with a blue-haired young woman and suddenly she begins to look more at herself and decides to psychologically grow.
Why: Even though the movie lasts for nearly three hours, it was well received in Europe and America (regardless of graphic sex limitations). French and international critics acclaimed the movie at the time.
IMDb rating: 7.8/10 stars.
Don Jon (2013)
This romantic comedy-drama movie brings the topic of too-much-risque-watching into discussion. However, the subject resembles the movie and it’s blurry. After his girlfriend leaves him for catching him watching porn, the mail lead character develops a relationship with an older woman who understands him.
Why: This contemporary Don Juan story received plenty of applause, especially for its supporting actresses – Scarlett Johansson and Julianne More.
IMDb rating: 6.6/10 stars.
Like Water for Chocolate (1992)
After a man marries her sister due to tradition, the woman who loves him discovers she has an impressive talent for cooking. The movie is based on a novel and it was named the highest grossing foreign film of all times by plenty of critics. This Mexican film promises to make you hungry once you finish it.
Why: The movie earned 10 Ariel Awards, and a Golden Globe Award nomination. Surprisingly, it was selected as the Mexican entry of Academy Awards. Yet, due to its content, it was not accepted as an award nominee.
IMDb rating: 7.2/10 stars.
The Netflix catalogue may be vast and sometimes overwhelming, but once you’ve seen these films, you also got a glimpse of its best. The above Netflix adult movies impressed and even became cult movies at the time of their release.
Get a bag of popcorn, choose a movie and prepare for a romantic Netflix-themed evening!