Movies like The Whores

If you like "The Whores" you are looking for movies about / with prostitution, male prostitution, gay interest and mother son relationship themes of Drama genre shot in Italy.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Whores (1994)
 6.5
 129
The Whores (1994)
Original name: Le buttane
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The prostitutes of Palermo are pictured in this episodic Italian drama. The film lacks a real unifying thread as it presents scenes from the lives of 7 hookers. Five are women. One is a man, and one is a transvestite. In one episode, an aging ill-mannered Neapolitan, Orlanda, entertains North African visitors in her home. They do not seem to mind her constant barrage of racist comments. One of her clients falls for her and protects her from a client who stalks her. She is surprised. The male prostitute finds himself becoming violent after his client is too attentive. Liucca gets beaten in lieu of a payment. A mother struggles with her profession and homelife. Grimaldi dehumanizes clients.
Plot: prostitution, male prostitution, gay interest, mother son relationship
Place: sicily, palermo italy

Most similar movies to The Whores

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about prostitution, gay interest, male nudity, male prostitute, female nudity, sex and male prostitution mostly in Drama, Comedy and Crime genres. Some movies like The Whores: Nerolio (1996), Left Out (2008), The Sweet and the Bitter (2007), Pretty Boy (1993), The Butcher (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
 70
Nerolio (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 77 min.
Story: This film depicts three episodes in the life of the highly eccentric, unabashedly homosexual Italian filmmaker Per Paolo Pasolini. Pasolini was best known to Americans for his film The Gospel According to St. Matthew. However, in his native Italy, ...
Plot: beach, male nudity, murder, lust, gay interest, hustler, erotic fantasy, poet, gay sex, gay crush, skinny dipping, male prostitute ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.1
 10
Left Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Giulio, a young man from Sicily, arrives in Rome to trace back Aurora, his ex-girlfriend whom he cannot forget. He stays with a couple of family friends, Rosalia and Eugenio, who have lost their only son, Nello, of the same age as Giulio. The ...
Plot: drink, mental illness, father son relationship, drug use, male female relationship, gay interest, mourning, repressed homosexual, ex girlfriend, drinking, friend, surrogate son ...
Place: rome italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
Cover boy: L'ultima rivoluzione (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Cover-boy racconta l’amicizia fra Ioan (Eduard Gabia) e Michele (Luca Lionello) l’uno rumeno e l’altro italiano. Due mondi che casualmente s’incontrano: l’esperienza di chi, figlio della rivoluzione post comunista, è fuggito dal proprio ...
Plot: skinny dipping, immigration, gay interest, male nudity, romanian, male prostitution, pubic hair
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Sweet and the Bitter (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Saro, a young Sicilian thug, that from jobs assigned by his godfather, won the favor of leaders of Cosa Nostra, becoming a "man of honor".
Plot: mob boss, mafia, breasts, wedding, sicilian, gangster, gangsters
Place: sicily, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Movie in collections
 5.6
 487
Pretty Boy (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Nick is a handsome 13-year-old runaway whose search for a family leads him into the arms of male prostitution. While Nick's sexual exploits with strange men keep his pockets lined with cash, the experience does nothing to preserve his waning ...
Plot: prostitution, runaway, aids, male prostitution, murder, homosexual, gay interest, male prostitute, accidental killing, gay bashing
Place: copenhagen denmark, copenhagen
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 3.6
 350
The Butcher (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alina is married to Daniele, a famous conductor. While Daniele is away, she finds herself attracted to Bruno, a butcher. One day, Bruno left a message… “Tomorrow morning I’ll knock on your door. If you don’t want me, don’t be there.” ...
Plot: butcher, large breasts, vegetarian, infidelity, extramarital affair, female nudity, male nudity, sex in bed, sex on floor, unfaithful wife, sex in shower, sicilian ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: sicily, italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Darker Than Midnight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Davide is different from the other teenagers. Something makes him look like a girl. Davide is fourteen when he runs away from home. His intuition leads him to choose Villa Bellini, a park in Catania, as a refuge. The park is a world in itself, a ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: social misfits, society, family relations, youth, friendship, parents and children, lgbt, androgyny, leaving home, friends, gender, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Boys on the Outside (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Young men with no future have little in the present as well. Natale is released from prison: he takes up with his friends again but none can find work. Claudio, from Palermo, gets out of juvenile detention in Naples and he's met by Vita, a girl ...
Plot: the underworld, street kid, unemployed, youth, drug dealing, rape, juvenile delinquent, gay interest, skinny dipping, male prostitute, violence, female stockinged legs ...
Place: italy, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 98
Salvatore (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Salvatore is a young orphan, living in Sicily with his little sister and his grandmother; after loosing his father in a tragic way he quits school and starts working as a fisherman and a farmer in order to support his little family. The Social ...
Plot: van, table, shaving, grandmother, janitor, accident, cemetery, sea, orphan, tomato, father, tomb ...
Time: 2000s
Place: italy, sicily, mediterranean sea, southern italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Invisible Wall (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: June 27, 1980, an Italian DC 9 flying from Bologna to Palermo falls in the sea close to the Ustica island. 81 people die. The official version is "structure failure" of the airplane, but a number of clues lead the journalist Rocco Ferrante ...
Plot: politics, military, italian history, sicilian, terrorism, scandal, conspiracy theory, air disaster, years of lead
Time: 80s
Place: palermo italy, italy, sicily, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
El carnaval de Sodoma (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Residents of a bordello scurry to put together their outfits for an annual carnival.
Plot: oppression, gay interest, prostitution, erotica, rat, opium, brothel, nightclub, suicide
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 125
Downfall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story revolves around an orphan girl who became a prostitute to survive and finds love with one of her clients. A young woman is tricked into prostitution, thinking she's going to sell beverages at a village store. She soon learns about the ...
Plot: prostitution, male nudity, female nudity, breasts, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.7
 37
Amarsi male (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna plays the personal secretary of a rich industrialist who falls in love with her boss' daughter's leftist boyfriend, Carlo. Anna pretty much severs her ties with her boss (who she also had romantic moments with) and after she moves in ...
Plot: prostitution, money, politics, illegal drugs, industrialist, leftist, manipulation, college student, cheating, secretary, boss, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Price of Love (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: 16 year old Bret lives with his indifferent father and a stepmother who abhors him. After yet another fight he leaves home. He meets two guys and a girl who are drifting around. He feels attracted to Roxanne and they decide to continue together to ...
Plot: homeless teenager, gay interest, teenage runaway, street kid, male underwear, male prostitute, male prostitution, homelessness, homosexual, teenage prostitution, street life
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Palermo or Wolfsburg (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Palermo or Wolfsburg (German: Palermo oder Wolfsburg) is a 1980 film by Werner Schroeter. It tells the story of an Italian immigrant who comes to West Germany in search of work.
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: courtroom, love and romance, injustice, disorder, culture clash, working class, rivalry, fish out of water, life is a bitch, social misfits, fall in love, misfit ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy, europe, germany, sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 3.9
 130
Fanny Hill (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Young beautiful girl Fanny Hill, who lives in the English provinces, decides to go to the capital for work. In London, she takes a job from Miss Brown. Poor virgin Fanny did not realize at first that Miss Brown is the owner of one of the most ...
Style: erotic, sexy
Plot: brothel, prostitution, sex, orgy, lust, voyeurism, love, lesbian sex, sex scene, virgin, hot, slut ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.2
 12
La mia preda (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An eighteen year old beautiful and restless girl runs away from home to find freedom which she much dreamed of. She come across, instead, is the unsavory characters that start on the road to prostitution.
Plot: hairy vagina, prostitution, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, labia, sex scene
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.7
 518
The Man-Eater (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 80 min.
Story: This is the story of a Sicilian woman that tries to have avidly as many sexual adventures as possible. She uses different identities and personalities, but she can't stop collecting adventures. One day she meets Valerio, a young student who ...
Style: erotic
Plot: sex, prostitution, orgy, sexuality, promiscuity, bare breasts, erotica, pubic hair, female nudity, voyeur, sex scene, erection ...
Place: sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
Aclà's Decent Into Floristella (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in Sicily in the 1930's, Aurelio Grimaldi's feature debut chronicles the harsh story of twelve-year-old boy, Aclà, sold into slavery by his destitute parents to work in the underground Floristella sulfur mines. Overworked and ...
Plot: pedophilia, grownups, boy, coming of age, gay, puberty, prostitute, runaway, mining, male nudity, female nudity
Time: 1930s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 50
Fontamara (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Fontamara is a village in the Marsica, forgotten by all but God and its inhabitants are called 'cafoni' (boors). Berardo Viola wants to marry Elvira but only after gaining enough money to buy some land and in order to reach his aim he has ...
Plot: italian fascism, farm, police, resistance, fascism, countryside, leftist
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 524
Piggies (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Tomek is 14 and a good student. He's interested in astronomy and plays football to please his father. The only thing is, he lives in a poor little border town plagued by unemployment, whereas across the river lies Germany with all its relative ...
Plot: male prostitution, teenage boy, little boy, friendship between boys, best friend, family relations, child protagonist, adolescent boy, boy killed, 13 year old, abused child, child as main character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
 635
Sicily! (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, Germany
Duration: 66 min.
Story: A man returns to visit his native Sicily after living in New York for a long time. He learns about the Sicilian way of life from stylized conversations with an orange picker, his fellow train passengers, his mother, and a knife-sharpener.
Plot: female director
Place: sicily
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hell Without Limits (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a whorehouse to own all the buildings and close the deal. It's ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, offbeat
Plot: small town, prostitution, gender, society, aging, injustice, social decay, gender bending, transvestism, prostitute, golden years, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 4K
Nowhereland (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born into the seedy, underground world of prostitution, 15-year-old Shara has known no other life. Her mother is an aging, career escort, who is now looking to Shara to make the kind of money she made in her youth.
Plot: prostitution, teenage prostitution, underage, female nudity, large breasts, broken bottle, deep cleavage, male full rear nudity, female full frontal nudity, beach, surfing, implied fellatio ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.7
 222
As You Want Me (1997)
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Pasquale is a policeman in Roma. During a roundup he meets Desideria. He/she is a transsexual, living together with other two trans , Gaia and Gioia. But overall Desideria is an old friend of Pasquale, they already been attending the same schools. ...
Plot: prostitution, police, friend, transvestism, male female relationship, gay interest, cross dressing
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 4.3
 136
Twisted (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: This retelling of Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist may be populated by drug pushers, pimps and prostitutes, but the book's classic themes remain the same. Caught under the thumb of a lecherous brothel owner, 10-year-old Lee befriends an ...
Style: funny, suspense, intense, melancholic, bleak ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: homeless man, dancer, aspiring musician, gospel music, gay teenager, male prostitute, exotic dancer, female impersonator, undercover cop, male prostitution, child prostitute, gay interest ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
 912
Forever Mary (1989)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A teacher discovers his calling. Marco relocates to Palermo from Milan and takes a job teaching in a reform school while he waits for a high school position. He tries to understand and motivate his handful of students, reading them colloquial ...
Style: disturbing, serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic ...
Plot: prison, youth, reformatory, juvenile delinquent, juvenile delinquency, reform, school, life is a bitch, prison life, teachers and students, transvestism, prostitute ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, sicily, europe, palermo italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.3
 206
Voices (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A story about real life early 20th century British composer and music critic Philip Arnold Heseltine.
Plot: classical music
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Rescuers: Stories of Courage: Two Women (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The film is divided into two segments, both set in Europe during WWII.
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Olga's Dance Hall Girls (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: This last gasp of the grindhouse "Olga" series is a tossed off shrug of a movie that nonetheless entertains in a tacky, surreal style. Audrey Campbell no longer stars as the sinister femme fatale Olga, and her replacement retains none of ...
Plot: bondage, prostitution, fur coat, female nudity, exploitation, lesbianism, lesbian sex, sadism, sex, masochism, s&m, vaginal sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%