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, realistic
Plot: friends, prostitute, love triangle, jealousy, fall in love, power relations, romance, rich and poor, male female relationship, friendship, stripper, dancing, fight, thief, police, neo noir, knife, disco, rage, cocaine, slum, on the road, love and romance, cruise, down on your luck ...
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 psychological films with plots about friendship, love and romance, female nudity, couples, dancing, prostitute and nudity (full frontal - brief) mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Lower City: A Cartomante (2004), A Burning Hot Summer (2011), Cherry. (2010), Our Grand Despair (2011), Mentor (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, twists and turns, realistic, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, couples, romance, sexual relations, couple relations, friends, fortune teller, sex scene, psychiatrist, doctor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, realistic, serious, tense, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, breakup, fall in love, human nature, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz, love triangle, husband wife relationship, adultery, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 6.9
 67
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, sexual ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, fall in love, couples, best friends, love, friendship, youth, revenge, escapades, love and romance, generation y ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, tense ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, partners, fall in love, romance, lifestyle, buddies, love and romance, bittersweet, getting along, thirtysomething life, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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 6.2
 192
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: psychological, realistic, serious, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, power relations, dishonesty, manipulation, ambition, unfulfillment, university, friendship, college, mentor, power, teachers and students ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 4.5
 75
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: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: disco, prostitute, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, money, man with glasses, bar, robbery ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, midlife crisis, love triangle, college life, infidelity, battle of the sexes, romance, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.8
 101K
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, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, dysfunctional family, social decay, fall in love, life is a bitch, family problems, friends, love and romance, society, friendship, haunted by the past, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2013
Place: japan, hokkaido
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 475
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 ...
Audience: student film
Plot: coming of age, urban ghetto life, friends, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, prostitution, friendship, rivalry, strong female presence, family problems, urban ghetto ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rio de janeiro, brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, touching, serious, contemplative, atmospheric ...
Plot: suicide, friendship, supermarket, self discovery, couple relations, friends, couples, twentysomething life, best friend, writers, rave, christmas ...
Time: contemporary
Place: scotland, spain, europe, ibiza
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 562
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: bleak, rough, disturbing, neorealism, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, murder, sexual abuse, family relations, drugs/alcohol, crimes, life is a bitch, deadly, society, social misfits, profanity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, israel, tel aviv israel ...
⇓ 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, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: nightclub, bar, party, looking for love, wooing, youth, battle of the sexes, love and romance, nightlife, young lovers, buddies, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.4
 29K
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, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, lust, strong sexual content, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.6
 2K
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: realistic, serious, sexy, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, family relations, strong sexual content, couples, power relations, life is a bitch, society, rise to the top, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief), rich and poor ...
Time: 19th century, 20th century, 1880s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.3
 4K
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: psychological, atmospheric, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, friendship, infidelity, striptease, nightclub, voyeur, unfaithful wife, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 516
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, suspenseful, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, friends, love and romance, romance, immigrants, couples, cons and scams, tragic love, human nature, introspection, parents and children, working class ...
Time: contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: immigrants, loneliness, rich and poor, hopes, society, haunted by the past, city life, fall in love, falling in love, survival, sadness, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, barcelona, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: sincere, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, injustice, crimes, danger, life is a bitch, drug abuse, social decay, human nature, prostitute, unemployment, drug dealing, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: rough, psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: pimp, immigrants, prostitute, urban, dangerous attraction, starting over, down on your luck, fall in love, couples, family relations, parents and children, redemption ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new jersey, budapest hungary, budapest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, rape, innocence lost, child rape, police, psychologist, stripper, life is a bitch, parents and children, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
T2: Trainspotting (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 117 min.
Story: After 20 years abroad, Mark Renton returns to Scotland and reunites with his old friends Sick Boy, Spud and Begbie.
Style: intense, stylized, interesting, thought provoking, exciting ...
Plot: drug addiction, junkie, friendship, addiction, heroin, blackmail, theft, violence, extortion, revenge, redemption, betrayal ...
Time: 2010s, year 1974, year 1979, 70s, 80s
Place: scotland, scottish highlands, bulgaria, edinburgh scotland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 7.5
 4K
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, couples, love and romance, city life, unfulfillment, nothing goes right, human nature, sex, jealousy, character study, multiple storylines ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, asia, taipei, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.0
 412
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: rough, sexual, realistic, serious, sexy
Plot: prostitute, dishonesty, gangsters, society, couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), heist, countryside, love and romance, crime, drug dealing, crimes ...
Time: 70s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
 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: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, crimes, youth, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Even Lovers Get the Blues (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the sudden death of one of them a group of friends grieves trough sexual encounters.
Style: homoerotic, sexy, contemplative, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: romance, lgbt, bisexuality, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, gay, gay interest, sexual fantasy, love and romance, love, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, love and romance, youth, family relations, human nature, couple relations, siblings relations, rivalry, love triangle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 305
Intruder (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In childhood and youth, the three were "the inseparables." Luisa married Ángel, then two years later, she left him to marry Ramiro. After ten years, Ángel reappears, back from South America, broke and ill. Luisa is overcome with ...
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: love triangle, terminal illness, life is a bitch, love and romance, romance, tragic hero, couples, friends, unfulfilled love, friendship, best friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, homosexual, gay sex, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, friendship between men, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%