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: psychological, sincere, erotic, sexy, melancholic, intense, gloomy, serious, realistic, harsh ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strip club, hitman, pregnancy, adoption, 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, bdsm, alcohol abuse, backstage, female removes her clothes, crimes, family relations, parents and children, artists and showbiz, couples, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california, new jersey

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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 realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, mentor, catastrophe, brutality and redemption mostly in Drama, Mystery and Thriller genres. Some movies like Dancing at the Blue Iguana: Exotica (1994), Track 29 (1988), Lone Star (1996), The Blackout (1997), Lap Dance (2014). 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: sexual, non-linear, erotic, psychological, contemplative ...
Plot: stripper, accountant, ballet, loss of daughter, haunted by the past, unhappiness, pet shop, secret, nightclub, redemption, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: toronto ontario canada, san francisco, 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: disturbing, atmospheric, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, adoption, crimes, mystery, mentally unstable, love and romance, betrayal, mysterious character, family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
Place: north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 7.4
 29K
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, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: sheriff, murder, police investigation, haunted by the past, investigation, mystery, crimes, crime, law enforcement, parents and children, uncover truth, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: texas, usa, southern usa, mexico, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 5.4
 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: sexual, gloomy, psychological, tense, realistic ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, actor, haunted by the past, drug abuse, riddles and clues, addiction, hollywood, couple relations, nightlife, nightclub, memory loss, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, new york, florida, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 3K
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, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, dancer's life, life turned upside down, nightclub, down on your luck, family problems, workplace ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.7
 9K
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, rich and poor, parents and children, human nature, family relations, homeless ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century, 1930s, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 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, youth, battle of the sexes, love and romance, wooing, looking for love, buddies, nightlife, friends, couples ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.0
 9K
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, cult film, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, overdose, nato, inspector, psychiatrist, love, extramarital affair, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, dishonesty, unlikely criminals, crimes ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: vienna, austria, europe, morocco, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 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, captivating, realistic, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: family relations, immigrants, murder, wedding, coming of age, marriage, death of wife, family, misfit, life is a bitch, couples, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1950s ...
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage life, parents and children, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: seattle, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 4.9
 65K
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: bare breasts, stripper, erotica, female full frontal nudity, strip club, sexual relations, rivalry, showbiz, strong sexual content, striptease, violence against women, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: las vegas, usa, nevada
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
 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, scary, atmospheric ...
Plot: stripper, lap dance, panic attack, anxiety attack, exotic dancer, redemption, self discovery, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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, stylized, tense, serious ...
Plot: brother sister incest, taboo sex, incest, brother sister sex, past, secret, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, memory, farm, isolation, homecoming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, stepmother stepson relationship, murder, life is a bitch, family problems, haunted by the past, siblings relations, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.1
 10K
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, suspenseful, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: missing person, delusion, death, disappearance, tourist, coping, haunted by the past, love and romance, couple relations, mystery, crimes, mentally unstable ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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, gloomy ...
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, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.2
 139K
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, down on your luck, family problems, social relations, realism, girl, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: missouri, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, psychological, sincere, melancholic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, vietnam veteran, haunted by the past, siblings relations, love and romance, life is a bitch, homecoming, human nature, loneliness, alcohol abuse, prom, depression ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, vietnam, connecticut, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 6.1
 7K
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, love and romance, artists and showbiz, showbiz, couple relations, manipulation, infidelity, love triangle, actor's life, dishonesty, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 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, human nature, couple relations, love and romance, couples, disorder, rock, estrangement, music business ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california, united states
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.1
 499
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, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: student film
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, couples, village, teenage life, youth, society, injustice, family relations, dancing, rape, caste system ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 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 ⇓
65%
 6.7
 7K
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, family problems, love affair, human nature, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 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: suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: adultery, femme fatale, mystery, betrayal, marriage, murder, infidelity, paranoia, architect, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.1
 1K
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, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, haunted by the past, couple relations, family in crisis, vegetarian, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.6
 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, contemplative ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: teacher student relationship, family relations, love and romance, poetry, power relations, youth, parents and children, teachers and students, family in crisis, teenage life, family problems, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.2
 12K
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, neo noir, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: private detective, murder, missing person, terminal illness, femme fatale, mystery, who done it, uncover truth, crimes, crime, dishonesty, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful, bleak ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: murder, adoption, confession, crime, crimes, police investigation, vengeance, air disaster, law enforcement, investigation, danger, swamp ...
Time: 90s
Place: new orleans, louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 5.8
 850
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, serious, suspenseful, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: murder, tennis, investigation, nudity (full frontal - brief), neo-noir, addiction, mystery, graphic violence, haunted by the past, criminal heroes, unlikely criminals, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.4
 1K
God's Army (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Life as a Mormon missionary isn't what 19-year-old Brandon Allen expected: so many rules and so few successes. Los Angeles is as unrepentant as Sodom and Gomorrah. He's forced to share a small apartment with five young prank-loving ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, working class, self discovery, couples, youth, life is a bitch, siblings relations, culture clash, couple relations, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%