Do Yourself A Favor & Don't Netflix & Chill To These Movies & Shows

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A proper Netflix & chill requires a delicate balance: The movie or show must be entertaining enough to set the mood, but not so engrossing as to forget what you're there to do.

The chosen entertainment should also be, well, sexy. Yes, that definitely rules out Fifty Shades of Grey.

Also excluded are a number of truly excellent films and shows — what's great for binge-watching alone with a glass of wine and fuzzy slippers isn't always appropriate for getting it on with your bae. Would you really want someone nuzzling you during Law & Order: SVU?

In that spirit, we've compiled a list of some of the movies and shows you should probably avoid when booking your next Netflix & chill sesh. Use it wisely.

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Master of None (2015)

Take my advice: Avoid this show at all costs if you're in a new(ish) relationship. If the episode in which Dev moves in with his girlfriend of three months (to disastrous effect) doesn't have both of you sitting awkwardly close, but certainly not touching, the scene in which he wonders whether or not he has to marry his current girlfriend just because they happen to be together at the right time will definitely make you squirm. And squirming is not sexy.
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Blue Valentine (2010)

It's hard to make Ryan Gosling appear unsexy, but the sight of his receding hairline and beer belly is probably enough to turn you off for the night.
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Revolutionary Road (2008)

You know what doesn't inspire me to take my pants off? Failed marital expectations and back alley abortions.
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Schindler's List (1993)

There is literally an entire Seinfeld episode dedicated to how inappropriate it is to canoodle during this tragic Holocaust film.
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Silence of the Lambs (1991)

I don't know about you, but the prospect of my date munching on my leg come dinnertime is less than appealing.
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The Road (2009)

Some apocalyptic scenarios make you want to huddle close and forget the world around you. This is not one of them. Watch this, and all you'll be thinking about is how fast you can get to the supermarket to start hoarding cans of beans.
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Fifty Shades Of Grey (2015)

I cannot think of a less sexy movie about sex. Pass.
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The Rules of Attraction (2002)

Okay, so The Rules of Attraction is a great movie — but that doesn't necessarily make it Netflix & chill-able. Any movie that implies that love is an illusion and that no one ever makes a genuine connection isn't necessarily one that you want to get it on to. And to be honest, the suicide and rape scenes are guaranteed boner killers.


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Melancholia (2011)

This could also have been called "Don't watch anything by Lars von Trier if you want to get lucky."
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Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

There is nothing chill about this movie.
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Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (1999-)

If your significant other is still in the mood after hearing rape survivors share gruesome details about their sexual assaults, well, let's just say I would end things. Fast.
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Selma (2015)

Inspirational? Yes. Important? Definitely. Sensual? Nope. Do yourself a favor and save this one for a time you can give it the attention it deserves.
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Gone Girl (2014)

I don't know what is less sexy: Ben Affleck awkwardly smiling next to the poster of his missing wife, or Rosamund Pike covered in Neil Patrick Harris' blood.
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The Theory of Everything (2015)

True story: I once watched this during a Netflix and chill sesh. Don't do it.
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12 Years a Slave (2013)

I saw this movie on a first date. I can promise you it went no further.
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The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

Brb just wiping the mascara currently flowing down my cheeks as I think about Ryan Gosling's bleached locks and their untimely death.
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Shutter Island (2010)

Let's make it a rule: If Michelle Williams is in it, you cannot Netflix and chill to it.
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