When people hear the word cartoons, they probably straight away think of Looney Tunes or Cartoon Network’s many different shows if they’re younger. My point is, they most definitely think of childish entertainment. But what about adult cartoons? While the genre remains overlooked by too many grown-ups, adult cartoons can be as intense, inventive, fun and sad as any other forms of entertainment. Because I’m not yet a mature cartoons master, here’s a list of the best adult cartoons I’ve personally watched.
Exploring both mature and immature themes through a wildly inventive lens, these are a selected few of the top adult cartoons that will provide laughter and enjoyment, guaranteed. Keep in mind, these shows are listed in no particular order.
Although I started watching Futurama when I was a youngster, I wholeheartedly think the 7 seasons long show is perfect for an adult audience. Released in 1999 and created by Matt Groening, who is also the brains behind The Simpsons, the show follows Philip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy who woke up in the year 2999. Soon enough, he falls for a one-eyed ship captain and befriends an alcoholic robot. What’s not to love?
Speaking of Matt Groening, he also co-created this adult cartoon fantasy sitcom for Netflix. Switching between a range of classic fairy tale tropes, Disenchantment sends an alcoholic princess on various misadventures along with a demon named Luci and an elf named Elfo. Think of it as a PG-13 Disney show.
First released on Netflix in 2014, Bojack Horseman is the streaming platform’s first adult cartoon and arguably still one of the best. Set in a world where talking animals and humans coexist peacefully, the cartoon tells the story of Bojack Horseman, a once-popular TV star who now lives in a state of perpetual malaise and depression. As Bojack navigates his way through Hollywood in search of love, success, and mostly a reason for being, Los Angeles’ typical show business gets satirised from every angle.
Although it took me a few episodes to really get absorbed by the show, Bojack Horseman has since then made me laugh, like a lot, and cry quite a bit too. A must-watch!
I mean, Daria is a 90s classic. As a spin-off of Mike Judge’s earlier animated series, Beavis and Butt-Head in which Daria Morgendorffer appeared as a recurring character, this series follows her as the main one. Set during Daria’s high-school years, the cartoon depicts the world according to a smart and somewhat misanthropic teenage girl and her best friend and aspiring artist Jane Lane.
Also streamed on Netflix, this adult cartoon is the sex education I wish I had received when I was younger (and hornier). Big Mouth delivers an uncompromising exploration of teenage puberty by following a group of boys and girls as they respectively experiment with newfound arousals and emotional problems. Maurice and Connie, the show’s two hormone monsters are a nice addition to an already hilarious cartoon.
Who said adult cartoons can’t be stupid? Bob’s Burgers follows a burger joint owner Bob as he tries to juggle his wife and kids with Jimmy Pesto, the obnoxious owner of a competing restaurant. Tina, one of Bob’s kids, is just the gift that keeps on giving.
Happy Tree Friends is as dumb as it gets—and I have to admit, I love it! This 1999 cartoon comedy might look like a children’s show at first but viewers are quickly delved into graphic violence and constant death. The series follows silly woodland creatures and their disastrous misadventures.
Set in the 1970s, the Netflix cartoon goes big on adult language and crude laughs. Frank Murphy lives in the suburbs and mainly loves two things: his family and TV. Bonus: the show’s opening credits are enough to get you hooked.
Again, a classic. Since 1997, the adult cartoon has touched upon every facet of society and hit the bullseye more often than not. Many believe that South Park has predicted a bunch of real-life events such as Donald Trump’s presidency—oh-oh. Watch it yourself to make that judgement.
Last but not least, I had to include this one. Few adult cartoons have entertained so many generations in such a short time. Rick & Morty follows Rick, an alcoholic genius and his grandson Morty as they traverse time and space and live through numerous (hilarious) adventures.
Let’s be honest here, who has never rewatched a steamy movie scene just to feel the thrill of great on-screen chemistry once more? I know the answer is yes for a lot of you, just like I now know why I religiously watched so many of those lousy chick flicks as a teen; for the exhilarating thrill that I used to feel when the main characters would (finally) get it on. Growing up, we usually ditch the cheesy movies and end up looking for this exact same feeling in other types of movies, some more mature ones.
If, like me, you’re on a constant quest for the hottest movies out there, I’ve listed the sexiest ones to watch on Else Cinema, my new go-to streaming platform when it comes to erotica. Looking for a sensual romance? Else Cinema has got it. Are you more into passionate affairs? Don’t stress, Else Cinema is here for that too! Here’s my top 10 of the sexiest movies to watch on Else Cinema right now. You’re welcome.
Did you just spend a few months working from home, stuck in a chain of video calls? If so, you might have thought about the hot potential of webcams when it comes to erotic experiences—my techy-but-horny self definitely did. Well, SkypeSex, directed by the founder of Else Cinema and erotic film director, screenwriter and producer, Erika Lust herself, is the answer to all your lockdown dreams and hopes.
One of the best feelings (or worst if you expected someone there with you, it truly depends on the situation) is getting comfortable in your bed alone, fully knowing you’re about to enjoy a relaxing solo session, if you know what I mean. But getting in the mood for it can sometimes be tricky. Fear no more, Be a Hero is probably the hottest movie you could watch while literally enjoying yourself. Short and sweet, it’ll get you off in no time.
Sometimes, I feel like I’m on the hunt for something more subliminal—something that will arouse me in every sense of the term; physically, for sure, but also mentally. The Gardener depicts hot, neon-lit sweaty people having suffocatingly erotic fun in what looks like a muggy jungle. If you’ve always had a thing for succulents and cacti, then you’re in for a treat.
As much fun as Tinder can be at first, the thrill of the dating app often fades away only to be quickly replaced by constant left swiping and unopened DMs filled with cringey one-liners. That’s usually when people know the thrill is gone and it’s time for them to go look somewhere else—anywhere Else really. Well, Tinder Taxi is the story of a woman who, after going through that same process, finds her new interest in the front seat of a taxi. Maybe that sounds cliché but trust me, it’s just pure hotness.
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Remember the first kiss that Oliver and Elio share in Call Me By Your Name? Although Oliver doesn’t let him finish, Elio sneaks in a little hand action on a grassy riverbank and the fact that this scene never went further left so many of us frustrated for days. That’s where The Outdoor Compilation comes in. From a warm summer’s day taking place in the 70s to a hike that turned into another sweaty activity, the one-hour-long compilation doesn’t miss a beat. If you’ve always had a little self-display fantasy out in the open air, The Outdoor Compilation is the one for you.
Ever heard of a gripping psychological thriller with steamy erotica that will keep you hooked until the very end? Me either, until now. Made of different episodes put together into one movie, Perspective follows a couple in the final days of their marriage and shows the real impact that emotion plays in relationships. Each episode delves into the complexity of a modern relationship and depicts both partners’ perspective, creating a captivating yet sexy cinematography. What more could you ask for?
Let’s mention dirty talk while we’re at it, how could we not? While it can sometimes be the sexiest thing ever, dirty talk can often scare people away, which is a shame. Want to reignite your love for dirty talk? Just watch A Talk Too Dirty, which tells the story of a trendy couple celebrating their anniversary on a romantic trip to Barcelona. One thing leading to another, they decide to spice things up by playing a little game and end up experimenting with dirty talk. Oohlala!
To all my lovey-dovey peeps out there, don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten about you. If dirty talk is not your bag, Else Cinema has a full category devoted to the lovey-dovey genre, which is basically a softer, more sensual approach to erotica. My favourite one, My Moaning Neighbor tells the story of a man trying to work from home and struggling to concentrate because his neighbour makes sure to be really loud every time she sleeps with someone.
Armed with a noisy hoover and a compilation of barking dogs, the man finally makes himself heard by his neighbour who ends up knocking on his door. You guessed it, the fight turns into a make out session and more. If your date is not getting the signals you’ve been sending them since you both got back to your place, trust me, this will do the trick.
Have you pretty much seen it all, tried it all? Then, The Ultimate Kink will probably be the movie that will push you to look further. In it, a female couple who have clearly tried it all realise that they’ve missed one last thing: a man. I won’t ruin the fun by revealing too much but let’s just say the guest quickly realises he’s not playing with beginners…
Are you as busy as everyone seems to constantly be? Or perhaps you simply don’t have the attention span needed to watch a one-hour-long—what am I saying—a 20-minute-long movie? I feel you, and I’ve got your back. Honeydew is sexy, sweet and short. 6 minutes long, this bite-sized movie focuses on honey and its many benefits once spread on something other than a piece of toast.
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