Movies like Dancing at the Blue Iguana

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana (2000)
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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: erotic, sexy, melancholic, intense, psychological, sincere, thought provoking, enigmatic, bloody, ironic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: stripper, strip club, pregnancy, adoption, hitman, dancing, bdsm, poetry, life is a bitch, dancer's life, erotica, betrayal, love and romance, down on your luck, haunted by the past, couple relations, incest, youth, backstage, multiple storylines, sexy woman, voyeurism, fondling, sex, catastrophe ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa

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Most similar movies to Dancing at the Blue Iguana

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and melancholic films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, catastrophe, mentor, brutality, runaway and storytelling mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dancing at the Blue Iguana: Exotica (1994), Track 29 (1988), Lap Dance (2014), The Blackout (1997), Powder Blue (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: erotic, sexy, sexual, cerebral, non-linear ...
Plot: stripper, voyeurism, haunted by the past, unhappiness, nightclub, protective male, grief, death of daughter, illegitimate daughter, accountant, nudity (full frontal - brief), erotica ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, san francisco, toronto ontario canada
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95%
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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: non-linear, mind bending, surreal, realistic, serious ...
Plot: incest, obsession, surrealism, rape turns to consensual sex, extramarital affair, mysticism, adoption, small town, hitchhiker, pregnancy, teenage life, riddles and clues ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
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87%
 4.7
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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: sexy, touching, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: stripper, lap dance, strip club, exotic dancer, cancer, life is a bitch, dancer's life, moral dilemma, life turned upside down, workplace, down on your luck, nightclub ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 5.3
 3K
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: sexy, tense, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian sex, threesome, drug addiction, erotica, mental disorder, alcohol abuse, couples, filmmaking, addiction, memory loss, nightlife, riddles and clues ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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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, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, redemption, sexy woman, panic attack, exotic dancer, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, oral sex, hopes, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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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, sexual, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: stripper, erotica, showgirl, striptease, strip club, rape, female nudity, sex, pole dancing, showbiz, sex scene, lesbian ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, nevada, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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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, intense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, homeless, redemption, mental illness, halloween, couple relations, human nature, rich and poor, parents and children, buddies, best friends, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1910s
Place: new york, usa
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75%
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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: suspense, sexy, intense, entertaining, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: sex, rape, friendship, nightclub, erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), life philosophy, party, dysfunctional family, happy ending, lone hero, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Bad Timing (1980)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Alex Linden is a psychiatrist living in Vienna who meets Milena Flaherty though a mutual friend. Though Alex is quite a bit older than Milena, he's attracted to her young, carefree spirit. Despite the fact that Milena is already married, their ...
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, art house, sexy ...
Plot: voyeurism, nudity (full frontal - brief), extramarital affair, obsession, rape victim, infidelity, female nudity, romance, erotica, overdose, investigation, death ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, europe, california, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 7.2
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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: sexy, touching, suspense, dramatic, talky ...
Plot: family, family relations, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), prison, adaptation, life, depression, death, stereotypes, male nudity, culture clash ...
Time: 1920s, 50s, 20th century, 70s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, emotional, touching, intense, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: adoption, pregnancy, marriage, first contact, relationships, mentor, hospital, redemption, divorce, parenthood, fantasy world, fight scenes ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: seattle, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: sexy, erotic, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, erotica, pole dancer, sexual abuse, adult filmmaking, porn industry, stripper, sex, female nudity, unemployment, small town, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Casa de los Babys (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A group of women, including Skipper, the wealthy young Jennifer and the domineering Nan, journey from the United States to South America in hopes of easily adopting children. Unfortunately, their plans are complicated by local laws that require the ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, sincere, touching, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: adoption, politics, women, children, parenthood, loneliness, follow your dream, social differences, orphan, society, hopes, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, mexico, ireland, canada, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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, gloomy, harsh, tense, dark ...
Audience: teens
Plot: poverty, missing person, family in crisis, small town, life is a bitch, girl, down on your luck, bail, female protagonist, family relations, drug dealer, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sexy, melancholic, rough, art house ...
Plot: filmmaking, redemption, drugs, obsession, multiple storylines, addiction, lifestyle, downfall, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, israel, new york, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.1
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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, enigmatic, melancholic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: death, love, missing person, obsession, disappearance, delusion, tourist, coping, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, mystery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: ironic, psychological, enigmatic, tense, sexy ...
Plot: manipulation, jealousy, infidelity, multiple storylines, existentialism, adaptation, artists and showbiz, love and romance, showbiz, couple relations, lesbian, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Heaven's Prisoners (1996)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A hardened New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux, finally tosses in the badge and settles into life on the bayou with his wife. But a bizarre plane crash draws him back into the fray when his family is viciously threatened.
Style: neo noir, stylized, suspense, talky, melancholic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, police investigation, investigation, vengeance, murder, nudity (full frontal - brief), confession, adoption, revenge, law enforcement, orphan, swamp ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, culture clash, music business, psychiatry, intern, fish out of water, nudity (full frontal - brief), lesbian, disorder, couples, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: psychological, disturbing, serious, sexy, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, missing person, child abuse, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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, entertaining, suspense, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: psychopath, obsession, murder, female protagonist, mentor, family, insanity, social differences, mind game, redemption, haunted by the past, manipulation ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.7
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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: emotional, talky, intense, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: pregnancy, friendship, dysfunctional family, abortion, family relations, love and romance, couples, family problems, couple relations, parents and children, human nature, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.1
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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 ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, couples, village, society, youth, injustice, family relations, teenage life, rape, dancing, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.7
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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: neo noir, sexy, twists and turns, depressing, visually appealing ...
Plot: murder, tennis, mystery, addiction, nudity (full frontal - brief), investigation, adaptation, police investigation, obsession, death, redemption, loneliness ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
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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: harsh, realistic, emotional, touching, poignant ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, teachers and students, poetry, cheerleading, high school, love and romance, youth, power relations, parents and children, innocence lost, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.3
 6K
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, melancholic, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: vietnam war, friendship, loneliness, vietnam veteran, depression, idealism, complex characters, siblings relations, haunted by the past, love and romance, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Tie That Binds (1995)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: John Netherwood and his wife Leann are fugitives who are both wanted for murder. They have a young daughter named Janie and they want her back.
Style: suspenseful, psychological, bad ending, intense, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: adoption, children, parents and children, haunted by the past, custody, wanted, family relations, fugitives, criminal heroes, rivalry, crimes, little girl ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 5K
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: sexy, serious, suspenseful, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, infidelity, marriage, betrayal, femme fatale, architect, paranoia, murder, mystery, dangerous attraction, haunted by the past, family problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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: melancholic, sincere, serious, psychological, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, dysfunctional family, incest, marriage, adultery, pregnancy, family relations, couples, family life, love and romance, siblings relations, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love, self discovery, love and romance, prostitute, dysfunctional family, unlikely friendships, adolescence, redemption, family relations, introspection, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, year 1971, 1920s
Place: georgia, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%