This Valentine’s Day, forget “Fifty Shades Darker”! We’ve rounded up a list of our favorite seriously sexy movies that you should be watching instead, with a drink pairing for every last one. That’s right, we’re talking 12 movies that are sure to get you totally hot and bothered, curated with an equally sexy drink choice to cool you down (or warm you up!) on the side. Grab a glass, settle in, and get ready to turn up the heat with these actually sexy sex-scenes and sensuous drink pairings.
“The Secretary” – Napa Cabernet
“Fifty Shades of …” What? This movie is the OG of all S&M-themed flicks. Pair with a smooth, velvety bottle of red, like a big California Cab to tantalize your taste buds. Disclaimer: You’ll probably finish the entire bottle.
“Blue is the Warmest Color” – Midnight Kiss Cocktail
1.5 ounces vodka and ½ ounce Blue Curacao topped off with Champagne is exactly what this French flick calls for. We wanted to stick with the blue theme here, though the film definitely calls for a little more alcohol than the Curacao alone could provide. Not in a cocktail-making mood? Blue Moon also works. And if you wanna splurge — there’s always Johnnie Walker Blue.
“Brokeback Mountain” – Burgundian Pinot Noir
Channel your inner sexy cowboy with an earthy Pinot Noir from Burgundy. Bonus points if those secondary barnyard aromas come into play. Throw a slight chill on the bottle to keep you refreshed during all the steamy action.
“Magic Mike” – California Zinfandel
Strong, full-bodied, spicy, juicy… Wait, are we talking about the bottle or the lead actors? Either one applies.
“Cruel Intentions” – Manhattan
This cocktail with this movie for so many reasons. Firstly, the obvious association of the movie’s location with the drink name. More importantly, the sweet and bitter components of this cocktail come together to form an ultra- sensual sensation — just like the personalities of the characters in the film.
“Moonlight” – Moonshine
Pairing moon with moon seems a little cliché, but you’ll want the high-proof of this alcohol to calm you through the insane intimacy that lingers throughout the film.
“Closer” – Four Roses Bourbon
One rose for each character in the film, right? Plus, the lightly smooth and sexy burn of the whiskey are a perfectly pleasurable drink/movie pairing.
“9 ½ Weeks” – Left-Bank Bordeaux
Money, power, Wall Street… sounds like someone who wants some seriously flashy Left-Bank Bordeaux to us. Treat your palate (and your eyes) simultaneously with this super-sexy pairing.
“Unfaithful” – Anything Tequila-Based
Because honestly, nothing does you dirty like a night full of sipping (or shooting) tequila, right?
“Obsessed” – Sutter Home White Zinfandel
Or whatever inexpensive wine it was that got you obsessed with wine in the first place. Most likely in a magnum-size bottle with single-digit pricing.
“How Stella Got Her Groove Back” – Ice Cold Beer
Because you’re going to need something to cool you down from that shower scene.
“Savages” – Australian GSM Blend
These three super-sexy main characters in the film share an insanely intimate relationship, working together to create one unique bond, sort of like the way Grenache, Syrah, and Mourvedre come together in the ultra-sleek GSM blends of Australia. Two’s a crowd, but three’s definitely a party in this movie/wine pairing.