Netflix viewers have a penchant for foreign-language titles and this has been proven by the sweeping success of shows like Squid Game, Money Heist, Hellbound, All Of Us Are Dead and more. Language is no longer a barrier for people to enjoy films and shows which is helping the streaming service venture into a wider, foreign market.
Netflix has a variety of content across all genres, namely comedy, thrillers, horror and more. However, a large number of subscribers love watching the sexy and erotic films that ever so often arrive on the Netflix shelves. Seduced by the sheer sensuality of the film and other cinematic elements, viewers are lost in the land of passion and pleasure.
While a lot of English-language films have managed to tick the boxes of erotica, a lot of underrated and unexplored foreign-language films remain on Netflix that have the right amount of raunchy, intimate scenes to set the mood, especially for Netflix and chill.
Here is a list of five sexiest foreign-language films on Netflix that deserve to be watched:
5 sexiest foreign language films on Netflix
5. Dry Martina (Jose Manuel Sandoval, 2018)
Starring Antonella Costa and Patricio Contreras, this Argentinian-Chilean flick is a raunchy and dry comedy about ageing, isolation, sex and the quest for belonging. A jaded 1990s Argentinian singer is disillusioned by her alienated lifestyle and is desperate to find love. The arrival of a young Chilean couple leads to raging hormones and an illicit desire for the young male.
Mundane and flawed characters make the film seem insanely realistic. This slow-burn South American drama sees a brilliant performance from Costa who upholds the vulnerability of her character who wants something more than just giving in to her libidinal urges. Rest assured, the film abounds in nudity, drama and sex.
4. Anne+: The Film (Valerie Bisscheroux, 2022)
Based on her 2018 two-season Dutch series of the same name, Bisscheroux adapts it into a feature-length film that marks her directorial debut. Starring Hanna van Vilet and Joumana Fattal as Anne and Sara, a lesbian couple in love, this coming-of-age film focuses on Anne’s cathartic journey towards self-acceptance and discovery.
A budding writer who is crumbling under the pressure of meeting deadlines and keeping the dying spark between her and her lover alive, Anne soon stumbles upon a non-binary individual who turns her world upside down. While it is not as indelible as Celine Sciamma’s The Portrait of a Lady on Fire, the film has an abundance of erotic sex scenes between Anne and Sara and Anne and the nonbinary person who helps unleash Anne’s latent desires and break out of repression. In an implosion of madness and euphoria, the queer community is best represented in the film.
3. Romance Doll (Yuki Tanada, 2020)
Starring Issey Takahashi, Yu Aoi and others, this harrowingly erotic tear-jerker revolve around an unusual obsession of a sex dollmaker with his prototypes leading to his heartbreaking rejection of his wife. The marital drama deals with the complexities of sexuality, the flawed male gaze and the extreme Japanese working conditions by juxtaposing it against the mould of a flailing marriage.
Devoid of lust and desire, the man is a stoic shell — the epitome of alienation and the fear of establishing real human connections. Focusing on the dark and haunting realities of an unusual marriage, the film is delicate in its portrayal of the sex scenes that are equally sad and erotic. A poignant commentary on the desperation and desolation of the human condition, Tanda creates a poetic ad tragic commentary on love, sex, marriages and sexuality.
2. Love & Leashes (Park Hyeon-Jin, 2022)
Nothing is sexier than consent and mutual respect and the latest South Korean Netflix Original emphasises the same while taking the viewers on a seductive and educational waltz into the misconstrued and misrepresented world of BDSM. Interesting, raunchy and titillating, the film explores the contractual relationship between a dominant and submissive that later blossoms into love, albeit amidst an abundance of whips, collars, gaga, leashes and more.
Starring Seohyun and Lee Jun-young, the film deconstructs the myths and stereotypes that plague BDSM and help correct falsified information that might glorify violent and predatory behaviour. In their journey of free sexual expression, liberation and acceptance, the film, with its erotic scenes, helps focus on the importance of limits, safe words, consent and more.
Devoid of lust and desire, the man is a stoic shell who is the epitome of alienation and the fear to establish real human connections. Focusing on the dark and haunting realities of an unusual marriage, the film is delicate in its portrayal of the sex scenes that are equally sad and erotic. A poignant commentary on the desperation and desolation of the human condition, Tanda creates a poetic ad tragic commentary on love, sex, marriages and sexuality.
1. Y tu mama tambien (Alfonso Cuaron, 2001)
Like Cuaron’s classic, Roma, his early 2000s Mexican road film is set against the political and economic condition of late ’90s Mexico and other social issues. This explicit and erotic coming-of-age story featured Diego Luna, Gael Garcia Bernal and Maribel Verdu in lead roles. A part of the New Mexican Cinema, this unabashed and uninhibited celebration of hormones and sexuality is highlighted by incredible performances and Cuaron’s visual artistry.
Realistic and raw, the film has a mix of humour, emotion and comedy as it focuses on the idea of love, friendships and self-discovery. Two guy best friends take a trip with an older woman who is tired of her cheating husband, and thus begins a sensual and terrific journey of sex, passion, intimacy and betrayal.