Movies like Lower City

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Lower City (2005)
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Lower City (2005)
Original name: Cidade Baixa
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Best friends Deco (Lázaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura) co-own a cargo boat in Brazil's Salvador de Bahia. They give a ride to a sultry prostitute named Karinna (Alice Braga), and soon both men fall prey to her considerable sexual charms, pushing the bonds of their friendship to the limit.
Style: rough, serious, captivating, sexy, neo noir, realistic
Plot: friends, prostitute, love triangle, jealousy, fall in love, power relations, romance, rich and poor, male female relationship, friendship, stripper, dancing, thief, fight, police, cocaine, disco, rage, slum, on the road, love and romance, cruise, down on your luck, sex, boxing ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brazil

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Most similar movies to Lower City

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about friendship, couples, love and romance, female nudity, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief) and dancing mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Lower City: A Burning Hot Summer (2011), A Cartomante (2004), Cherry. (2010), Our Grand Despair (2011), Mentor (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, breakup, fall in love, human nature, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, love triangle, adultery, husband wife relationship, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 3.7
 175
A Cartomante (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Rita is about to marry a wealthy physician, Dr. Augusto Vilela. One night, Vilela's best friend, Camilo, is brought to the hospital, dying from an overdose. Vilela saves his life and introduces him to his fiancée. Rita and Camilo fall in love ...
Style: emotional, realistic, twists and turns, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, fall in love, love triangle, romance, couples, couple relations, sexual relations, friends, psychiatrist, fortune teller, sex scene, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.6
 83
Cherry. (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When Brian Cherry, a sweet, sensitive young Los Angeleno, falls for the beautiful, electric, and damaged Jules, she turns his ideas about women and sex upside-down. Slowly, he is drawn into a twisted love-triangle that includes Jules and his best ...
Style: realistic, sexy, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, couples, fall in love, best friends, love, friendship, revenge, escapades, youth, love and romance, male female relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
Our Grand Despair (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The peaceful cohabitation of two 30-something bachelors is disrupted when they both fall in love with the charming young woman who moves in with them.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspenseful, exciting ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, partners, fall in love, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, romance, bittersweet, friends, communication problem, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 6.0
 219
Mentor (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A thought-provoking drama about the power that a famous university professor holds over his students and assistants.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, ambition, friendship, college, university, manipulation, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 2K
Cold Showers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mickael's family is struggling (they don't have enough money to pay for hot water) however his life is full with Judo and his girlfriend Venessa. Then Mickael makes a decision to open up his relationship to include Clement his rich-kid ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sexual, melancholic ...
Plot: menage a trois, love triangle, teenage life, contests and competitions, teenage love, love and romance, parents and children, sexual relations, lifestyle, friendship, couple relations, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.4
 97
Fyre (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an innocent country girl is violently raped, her family is killed in a car accident before she can come to terms with what happened. As her feelings of shame grow into self-degradation, she turns to prostitution
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: prostitute, disco, love and romance, life is a bitch, lifestyle, youth, crimes, teenage life, dancing, picnic, cocaine, donkey ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Light Shines Only There (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man has thrown away love and a woman has given up on love. The two souls meet in a brief summer in the northern city of Hakodate.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, touching, bleak
Plot: prostitute, social decay, fall in love, dysfunctional family, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, friendship, society, love and romance, family problems, friends, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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 6.7
 10K
Morvern Callar (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Morvern Callar wakes on Christmas morning to discover that her troubled boyfriend has committed suicide, leaving behind the unpublished manuscript to his first novel and a sum of money intended to pay for his burial. Instead, Morvern attempts to use ...
Style: psychological, serious, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, rave, friends, couple relations, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, friends, friendship, college, coming of age, love triangle, college life, infidelity, midlife crisis, battle of the sexes, romance, fall in love ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1940s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, vietnam, usa, asia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.2
 516
Stolen Dreams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jessica, Sabrina and Daiane have dreams, just like all young people of any social class or place in the world. They live in a low-income neighborhood in the periphery of Rio de Janeiro and find in prostitution a way to survive and satisfy their ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, teenage life, dysfunctional family, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.7
 607
Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, disturbing, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, family relations, murder, sexual abuse, drug abuse, law enforcer killer, urban ghetto, down on your luck, parents and children, urban ghetto life, haunted by the past, sexual content ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, israel, tel aviv israel, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 4.9
 5K
Body Shots (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The Los Angeles club scene is a place of booze-fueled decadence and debauchery. In a night full of possibilities, eight 20-somethings take to the clubs seeking good times, companionship and maybe a little sex. But in the harsh light of the morning ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspense, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sex, nightclub, love and romance, battle of the sexes, youth, looking for love, wooing, buddies, young lovers, couples, friends, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.7
 3K
Katie Tippel (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the late 19th century, a young woman moves to Amsterdam with her family and tries to make a living. Preyed upon by various men, she nonetheless rises in society.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, family relations, strong sexual content, rich and poor, parents and children, sexual relations, life is a bitch, lifestyle, society, rise to the top, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 31K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sexy, intense ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, desire, haunted by the past, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.8
 109K
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, cowboy, fighting illness, society, male prostitute, homosexuality, naivete, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
 1K
Claire Dolan (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A high-priced call girl, shocked by her mother's death, decides to get out of the business and have a baby.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, gloomy, rough
Plot: pimp, prostitute, immigrants, city life, parents and children, fall in love, dangerous attraction, down on your luck, redemption, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, dublin ireland, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 511
Hussy (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Beaty, a prostitute, and Emory, a lighting/sound technician, fall in love while working at the same London cabaret, but their relationship isn't easy.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, neo noir, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, love and romance, dishonesty, immigrants, crimes, going straight, single parent, drug dealing, society, gangsters, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Man Push Cart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Every night while the city sleeps, Ahmad, a former Pakistani rock star turned immigrant, drags his heavy cart along the streets of New York. And every morning, he sells coffee and donuts to a city he cannot call his own. One day, however,the pattern ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: immigrants, loneliness, rich and poor, society, hopes, haunted by the past, city life, fall in love, sadness, survival, friendship, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 550
Far (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Serge is a long distance lorry driver between Morocco andEurope. In Tangier, he tries to reconcile with his former girlfriend, Sarah. She has refused to have anything to do with him since her mother’s death and intends to join her brother in ...
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: friendship, immigrants, love and romance, romance, introspection, parents and children, tragic love, human nature, cons and scams, working class, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
If Nothing Else Works Out (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In 2006, a journalist in financial problems, a woman who dresses as a man and a troubled taxi driver become friends, and gradually, an awkward, strong emotional bond emerges among them, especially when they decide to play a confidence game.
Style: serious, sincere, rough, touching, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, crimes, life is a bitch, human nature, social decay, drug abuse, injustice, drug dealing, society, prostitute, unemployment, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 5K
Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, voyeur, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, cheating wife, fall in love, dishonesty, manipulation, dull life, striptease, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 7.4
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Vive L'Amour (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Three lonely young denizens of Taipei unknowingly share an apartment: Mei, a real estate agent who uses it for her sexual affairs; Ah-jung, her current lover; and Hsiao-ang, who's stolen the key and uses the apartment as a retreat.
Style: serious, erotic, meditative, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, sex, love and romance, couples, city life, nothing goes right, unfulfillment, human nature, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Heading South (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A story of three female tourists who visit Haiti, in order to enjoy the sexual nature of the young men.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: sexual relations, tourist, male prostitute, lust, looking for love, older woman younger man relationship, erection, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance, loneliness, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: haiti, boston, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 107 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, youth, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, female friendship, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, california, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.0
 14K
Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yeo-jin and Jae-yeong are two teenage girls who are trying to earn money for a trip to Europe. To reach this end, Jae-yeong is prostituting herself while Yeo-jin acts as her pimp, setting her up with the clients and staying on guard for the police. ...
Style: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, crimes, love and romance, friendship, family relations, female friendship, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.2
 2K
The Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.
Style: erotic, thought provoking, realistic, semi documentary, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, survival, money, sex, prostitution, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, aging, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex talk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, serious, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship between men, gay sex, gay, male prostitution, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, poverty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%