Movies like Dancing at the Blue Iguana

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
 5.7
 4K
Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A non-glamorous portrayal of the lives of people who make their living at a strip club.
Style: psychological, sincere, erotic, sexy, melancholic, intense, gloomy, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strip club, hitman, pregnancy, adoption, female removes her clothes, poetry, life is a bitch, dancer's life, stripper, couple relations, betrayal, love and romance, haunted by the past, down on your luck, dancing, youth, alcohol abuse, backstage, crimes, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, couples, strong female presence, bdsm ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey

Most similar movies to Dancing at the Blue Iguana

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, love and romance, betrayal, mentor and catastrophe mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dancing at the Blue Iguana: Exotica (1994), Track 29 (1988), The Blackout (1997), Lone Star (1996), Lap Dance (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.0
 18K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, non-linear, psychological, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: stripper, ballet, loss of daughter, accountant, haunted by the past, secret, unhappiness, pet shop, nightclub, redemption, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.9
 2K
Track 29 (1988)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Years after a desperate teenage Linda gives up her baby for adoption, she finds herself face-to-face with Martin, a young man claiming to be her long-lost son. Linda embraces Martin and in him finds a welcome reprieve from her unhappy marriage to ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, adoption, love and romance, betrayal, mystery, crimes, mysterious character, mentally unstable, couples, family relations, family problems, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
94%
 5.5
 2K
The Blackout (1997)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A debauched Hollywood movie actor tries to piece together one wild night in Miami years earlier which remains a drug-induced blur, and soon finds out that some questions about his past are best left unanswered.
Style: tense, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, actor, hollywood, filmmaking, couple relations, riddles and clues, nightclub, memory loss, haunted by the past, nightlife, addiction, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.4
 28K
Lone Star (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: When the skeleton of his murdered predecessor is found, Sheriff Sam Deeds unearths many other long-buried secrets in his Texas border town.
Style: twists and turns, tense, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crime, crimes, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico, southern usa, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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 4.9
 2K
Lap Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An aspiring actress makes a pact with her fiancé to take a job as an exotic dancer to care for her cancer stricken father. Once the pact the couple made is broken, their lives are changed forever.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexy, sexual
Plot: lap dance, stripper, exotic dancer, cancer, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, dancer's life, moral dilemma, nightclub, down on your luck, family problems, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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: psychological, serious, suspense, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: bar, nightclub, party, looking for love, wooing, battle of the sexes, youth, love and romance, nightlife, buddies, young lovers, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Beautiful Kate (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Ned Kendall is asked to return to the remote and isolated family home by his sister, to say goodbye to his father who is dying. Ned also brings his young aspiring actress fiancee who struggles with the isolation. When home he starts having memories ...
Style: psychological, realistic, tense, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, siblings relations, secret, forbidden love, dysfunctional family, memory, past, farm, isolation, taboo sex, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, south australia, adelaide south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, parents and children, human nature, rich and poor, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 4K
My Family (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Traces over three generations an immigrant family's trials, tribulations, tragedies, and triumphs. Maria and Jose, the first generation, come to Los Angeles, meet, marry, face deportation all in the 1930's. They establish their family in ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, murder, wedding, coming of age, marriage, death of wife, family, couple relations, human nature, couples, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Immediate Family (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Linda and Michael, married for ten years, desperately want a baby and turn to an adoption agency which introduces them to Lucy, a teenage girl expecting her first baby. The three agree that Linda and Michael will adopt Lucy's baby and that Lucy ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, society, babies and infants, single parent, youth, hopes, social differences, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, couple relations, family life ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: washington state, seattle, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 7.0
 5K
Maelstrom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bibiane is the daughter of a well-known fashion designer who dabbles in modeling when she's not busy helping to run the family business with her brother. But Bibiane has not been especially happy in her work lately, owing in part to an ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, meditative, intense, serious ...
Plot: abortion, self discovery, life is a bitch, fall in love, haunted by the past, family problems, human nature, romance, hit and run, hit by a car, drugs, car accident ...
Time: 90s
Place: montreal quebec canada, montreal, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 3K
Blue Car (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Gifted 18-year-old Meg has been abandoned by her father and neglected by her hardworking mother. Left to care for her emotionally disturbed younger sister, her world begins to unravel. She finds an outlet in writing poetry and support from her ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, parents and children, family problems, writer's life, family in crisis, teachers and students, teenage life, innocence lost, writers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 4.9
 61K
Showgirls (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A young drifter named Nomi arrives in Las Vegas to become a dancer and soon sets about clawing and pushing her way to become a top showgirl.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, cult film, cynical ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, bare breasts, erotica, female full frontal nudity, sexual relations, strip club, rivalry, showbiz, striptease, violence against women, dancing, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.3
 5K
Jacknife (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A conflict develops between a troubled Vietnam veteran and the sister he lives with when she becomes involved romantically with the army buddy who reminds him of the tragic battle they both survived.
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, psychological, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, human nature, homecoming, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, unlikely friendships ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 14K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, atmospheric, scary ...
Plot: stripper, lap dance, panic attack, anxiety attack, exotic dancer, redemption, haunted by the past, self discovery, life is a bitch, hopes, human nature, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, bleak ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Under the Sand (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When her husband goes missing at the beach, a female professor begins to mentally disintegrate as her denial of his disappearance becomes delusional.
Style: bleak, sincere, psychological, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, crimes, mentally unstable, mystery ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 6K
Timecode (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A production company begins casting for its next feature, and an up-and-coming actress named Rose tries to manipulate her filmmaker boyfriend, Alex, into giving her a screen test. Alex's wife, Emma, knows about the affair and is considering ...
Style: tense, avant garde, enigmatic, psychological, ironic ...
Plot: jealousy, multiple storylines, couple relations, showbiz, love and romance, artists and showbiz, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, actor's life, betrayal, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, stepmother stepson relationship, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
 457
Vanaja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Set in rural South India, a place where social barriers are built stronger than fort walls, VANAJA explores the chasm that divides classes as a young girl struggles to come of age.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: student film
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, couples, village, teenage life, society, youth, family relations, injustice, dancing, rape, caste system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 6K
Nine Lives (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Captives of the very relationships that define and sustain them, nine women resiliently meet the travails and disappointments of life.
Style: serious, sincere, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, abortion, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, love affair, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, filmmaking, couples, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, society, life is a bitch, obsession, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.1
 975
Open Window (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: The engagment between a struggling photographer and an assistant professor is marred by an act of violence.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere
Plot: dysfunctional family, introspection, couples, family problems, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, unfulfillment, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 4K
Dream Lover (1993)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Ray is young, charming, successful and the owner of a prosperous architect company. However, he has recently gone trough a very painful divorce. His friends try to cheer him up by showing him the positive sides of being single but for Ray marriage ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, infidelity, murder, paranoia, architect, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 134K
Winter's Bone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: 17 year-old Ree Dolly sets out to track down her father, who put their house up for his bail bond and then disappeared. If she fails, Ree and her family will be turned out into the Ozark woods. Challenging her outlaw kin's code of silence and ...
Style: atmospheric, tense, bleak, rough, serious ...
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, life is a bitch, family relations, small town, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, bail, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.2
 10K
Twilight (1998)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A retired ex-cop and private detective gets mixed up in murder when he is asked to deliver blackmail money and walks into a 20 year old case involving the mysterious disappearance of an actress' former husband.
Style: clever, serious, realistic, suspense, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, uncover truth, who done it, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Vertical Ray of the Sun (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Hanoi comes across almost picture-perfect in director Tran Anh Hung's beautiful, elegiac tale about the lives and loves of three Vietnamese sisters. A mood characteristic of Hung's films is set early on with the vivid sounds of birds, ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, infidelity, dysfunctional family, family life, couples, family relations, love and romance, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, parents and children, family problems ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 4K
The In Crowd (2000)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mentally disturbed young woman takes a job at a posh country club and falls in with a clique of wealthy college kids where she's taken under the wing of the clique's twisted leader, who harbors some dark secrets too terrifying to tell.
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, intense, suspense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, murder, mind game, social differences, manipulation, haunted by the past, manipulations, youth, lifestyle, dangerous attraction, crimes ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 16K
Laurel Canyon (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Laurel Canyon focuses on Sam and Alex, a pair of upper-middle class lovebirds from the East Coast who relocate to Los Angeles. Enter Jane, Sam's estranged mother, a successful record producer, who's more than willing to put the couple up ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: infidelity, intern, culture clash, fish out of water, couple relations, human nature, couples, disorder, love and romance, estrangement, rock, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.8
 786
Mike's Murder (1984)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Betty has a crush on her tennis instructor Mike. He promises to call her for a date, but never does – she doesn’t know he sells drugs on the side. After botching a deal on someone else’s turf, Mike has to disappear for a while. He contacts ...
Style: rough, mind bending, realistic, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: neo noir, murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo-noir, addiction, mystery, graphic violence, danger, criminal heroes, mind game ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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