18 Best Adult Movies on HBO Max (Feb 2024)

Some movies make you think, some have you on the edge of your seat biting your nails, some make you want to look away, and others make you reach for a glass of cold water when things get too hot on-screen. There are films for every mood, and HBO Max has one of the vaster repertoires among streaming platforms. As Billy Wilder surmised, some do like it hot! In Max’s library of adult films, these are the ones bound to hit the spot for you. Be warned! These are the best movies with nudity on Max.

18. Fat Girl (2001)

Fat Girl (French: ‘À ma sœur!’ which means ‘To My Sister!’) is directed by Catherine Breillat and explores the experiences, underscored by the common topic of virginity, of two sisters, twelve-year-old overweight Anaïs and her fifteen-year-old attractive sister Elena. While they are at a vacation home, the experiences of the young girls throw light on coming-of-age, rivalry among siblings, and the dark side of desire, all of which are underscored by a shocking plot twist at the end of the film. A must-watch film, ‘Fall Girl’ (aka ‘For My Sister’ and ‘Story of a Whale’) stars Anaïs Reboux as Anaïs and Roxane Mesquida as Elena. You can watch it here.

17. The Boy Next Door (2015)

‘The Boy Next Door’ is a psychological thriller directed by Rob Cohen, starring Jennifer Lopez. The film follows Claire Peterson (Lopez), a high school teacher, who becomes entangled in a dangerous affair with her teenage neighbor (Ryan Guzman). As the forbidden relationship escalates, Claire discovers the boy’s dark obsession and faces dire consequences. The movie combines elements of suspense and seduction, exploring themes of betrayal and the consequences of indiscretion. With intense performances and a gripping narrative, ‘The Boy Next Door’ offers a tense and thrilling viewing experience. You can watch the movie here.

16. Under the Skin (2013)

‘Under the Skin,’ directed by Jonathan Glazer, is a visually captivating film featuring Scarlett Johansson as an otherworldly being. Navigating the stark landscapes of Scotland, Johansson’s performance is haunting. The film’s atmospheric tone, complemented by an evocative soundtrack, immerses viewers in a thought-provoking exploration of identity and humanity. Its stunning visuals and enigmatic beauty make ‘Under the Skin’ a cinematic journey that lingers in the mind, leaving a profound impact on those who appreciate its unique storytelling. Feel free to stream the movie here.

15. This One’s For the Ladies (2019)

If you loved ‘Magic Mike,’ you’ll like ‘This One’s For the Ladies.’ While the former is a fictional movie about a single character, the latter is a documentary that delves deeper into the stories of its subjects, presenting them with an empathetic and rather sensual lens. It focuses on the world of male exotic dancing but turns the attention toward Black strippers. It is sultry and sexual and a lot better and more real than ‘Magic Mike.’ If you are going to watch the sexiest movies on Max, this would be a great starting point. You can watch the movie here.

14. American Honey (2016)

Directed by Andrea Arnold, ‘American Honey’ stars Sasha Lane (‘The Crowded Room’), Shia LaBeouf, and Riley Keough. Lane plays the role of a young woman named Star, who runs away from the abusive and depressive environment of her home and joins a traveling sales crew selling door-to-door magazine subscriptions. What starts as an adventure and the hopes of turning her life around soon becomes a more complicated journey where Star experiences many things that make her wiser about the world. You can watch the film here.

13. Spring Breakers (2013)

Directed by Harmony Korine, ‘Spring Breakers’ is a crime comedy that follows a group of girls who become entangled with a Florida drug dealer during spring break. The film stars Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine with James Franco. It focuses on the downward spiral of the girls who find themselves caught up in the world of drugs and violence when the idea was just to have some fun. You can watch ‘Spring Breakers’ here.

12. Jennifer’s Body (2009)

Featuring Megan Fox and Amanda Seyfried, ‘Jennifer’s Body’ is a dark horror comedy directed by Karyn Kusama. It tells the story of Jennifer (Fox), who is butchered to death by a boy band as a virgin sacrifice to Satan with the hope that Satan will give them their big break. However, she wasn’t a virgin and thus returned from the dead, possessed by a demon. As she satisfies her hunger by killing guys and eating their flesh, her friend Needy (Seyfried) desperately searches for a way to bring an end to her bloodbath. You can watch the movie here.

11. Don’t Worry Darling (2022)

Starring Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ follows a young couple living in an idyllic company town, where the men are employed in something top-secret. At the same time, their wives are advised not to leave town and spend their days on several things built to keep them occupied. However, as strange things happen, Pugh’s Alice begins to suspect something about the town. As she tries to get to the bottom of the truth, she confronts a mind-bending reality. The psychological thriller has enough suspense to keep you in its clutches and some sensual scenes to keep you entertained. You can watch the film on HBO Max here.

10. Under the Silver Lake (2018)

Directed by David Robert Mitchell (‘It Follows‘), ‘Under the Silver Lake’ stars Andrew Garfield as Sam, who is highly invested in figuring out the clues and conspiracy theories of the world. He spends his days aimlessly but finally finds something to keep him occupied when he meets Sarah, his neighbor, who lives with two roommates. Sam and Sarah get acquainted, and she asks him to see her the next day, but when he comes back, she’s gone, along with her roommates. This sudden disappearance links to the death of a billionaire and leads Sam on the quest to figure out what really happened to Sarah. You can watch ‘Under the Silver Lake’ on HBO Max here.

9. There Is No I in Threesome (2021)

‘There Is No I in Threesome’ is inarguably the most unconventional film on this list. It might appear as a documentary to some because of how the narrative unfolds, but it is ultimately a feature film, even though it started as a documentary. Jan Oliver Lucks, the director and the central star, was making a documentary with his fiancée for several years on their open relationship. When the fiancée decided to leave him for another man and call off their engagement, she also quit the documentary and took half of it with her. Lucks eventually hired an actress to portray his fiancée and developed a feature film by filming the missing half. The result is a complex and deeply retrospective piece of unrelentingly personal cinema. You can see the movie here.

8. Hemingway and Gellhorn (2012)

Directed by Philip Kaufman, ‘Hemingway and Gellhorn’ is a romance drama movie that recounts an iconic love story born out of war. The film follows literary giant Ernest Hemingway during one of the tensest years of the 20th century as he meets and eventually falls in love with the war correspondent Martha Gellhorn. The Nicole Kidman and Clive Owen-starrer offers an insight into Hemingway’s life during World War II and gives viewers a chance to experience the love story of the literary genius from a unique perspective. You can watch the movie here.

7. Looking: The Movie (2016)

Originally an HBO series, ‘Looking’ was canceled only after two seasons despite garnering some fans. ‘Looking: The Movie’ is supposed to bring a sense of closure to them. Set a year after the show’s events, the film depicts its narcissistic protagonist, Patrick (Jonathan Groff), trying to deal with the fact that everyone around him is settling down. Patrick tends to sabotage his relationships, which predictably hasn’t worked out for him. When a friend asks him if he is alright, he doesn’t know how to answer. Patrick returns to San Francisco from Denver for the upcoming wedding between Agustin (Frankie J. Alvarez) and Eddie (Daniel Franzese). Throughout the film, he encounters several people he left behind in San Francisco, including former romantic interests. You can watch the film here.

6. Magic Mike’s Last Dance (2023)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ is the third and final installment in the trilogy starring Channing Tatum as Mike Lane. The story starts with Mike losing his business during the COVID-19 pandemic and working as a bartender. While he has no intention of going back to dancing, he receives an offer he cannot refuse from a wealthy woman named Max Mendoza. This takes Mike on a journey that changes his life forever. For the fans of the original, this movie is a return to form, especially with Soderbergh taking back the reins as the director. You can watch ‘Magic Mike’s Last Dance’ here.

5. Fifty Shades Trilogy (2015-2018)

Based on the books of the same name by E. L. James and starring Dakota Johnson and Jamie Dornan, the ‘Fifty Shades series’ follows the ups and downs in the romance of Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey. A young and innocent Anastasia crosses paths with Christian Grey, a mysterious billionaire, who invites her to embark on a sexual escapade with him. However, some rules have to be followed. They sign a contract meant to keep things unemotional between them. However, they fall in love, and Anastasia discovers some deeper, darker secrets of Christian. You can watch the movies here.

4. Gia (1998)

The film follows Gia Carangi, who travels to New York City and nurtures dreams of being a fashion model. Soon after arriving, she meets Wilhelmina Cooper, a high-powered agent who is wise in the ways of the world. The woman takes Gia under her wing. With Cooper’s help and her instinct, Gia begins to shoot for the stars. As she reaches the pinnacle of the modeling world, Cooper passes away, wrecking Gia’s life. She spirals out of control and turns to drugs, about to lose everything she worked so hard to achieve. Why’s this seemingly dramatic movie hot? Angelina Jolie plays Gia and has plenty of steamy encounters with a woman named Linda (Elizabeth Mitchell). The film is streaming here.

3. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh, ‘Behind the Candelabra’ tells the story of the last decade of the life of the legendary pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas), during which he started a romantic relationship with the young animal trainer Scott Thorson (Matt Damon). Hollywood producer Bob Black introduces Scott to Liberace, and the latter immediately takes a liking to them and invites him and Bob to his palatial home. ‘Behind the Candelabra,’ based on Scott’s memoir, depicts what happens afterward. In time, Scott becomes a resident at Liberace’s home and his lover. But things start to become uncomfortable for Scott when it becomes apparent that Liberace is trying to change him into a younger version of himself, a realization that plays a pivotal role in Scott’s addiction issues. You can watch ‘Behind the Candelabra’ on HBO Max here.

2. Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

‘Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!’ is a dark romantic comedy film that recounts a story of obsession. The movie follows Ricky, a disturbed man who kidnaps B-movie actress Marina after getting released from a mental institution. Unfortunately, Marina no longer remembers the fling the two had when she used to be a drug addict a long time ago, but Ricky is determined to make her fall in love with him. Will the forced relationship ever work out? The Pedro Almodóvar directorial features several semi-nude sex scenes and is a captivating watch for viewers who love dark romantic comedy films. You can see the movie here.

1. The Piano Teacher (2001)

Written and directed by Michael Haneke, ‘The Piano Teacher’ stars Isabelle Huppert as the titular character whose relationship with her student takes a dark turn. Their relationship is marked by sadomasochism, primarily due to her sexually repressive life. The film takes many twists and turns while delving into the protagonist’s relationship with her mother and pupil, which gets more convoluted with every passing minute, delivering a twisted tale of a woman’s psyche. You can watch the film here.

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