Movies like Birdcage Inn

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Birdcage Inn (1998)
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Birdcage Inn (1998)
Original name: 파란대문
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: With a red-light district in Seoul being demolished, the residents there find they have to relocate. Jin-a opts to leave Seoul and heads to the eastern city of Pohang. There she takes up residence in a boarding house run by a small family. Besides the parents, there is a daughter attending university and a son in high school. At first Jin-a is very happy there, however she continues to sell her body driving her into confrontation with the repressed daughter, Hye-mi. Things go from bad to worse when Jin-a meets Hye-mi's boyfriend.
Plot: prostitute, friendship, hotel, shame, solitude, attempted rape, goldfish, eavesdropping, posing nude
Place: seoul, south korea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about prostitute, female nudity, prostitution, friendship, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) and pimp mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Birdcage Inn: Samaritan Girl (2004), The Net (2016), Crocodile (1996), Alexa (1989), Go Naked In The World (1961). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: touching, serious, captivating, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, violence, family relations, friendship, love and romance, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
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The Net (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A poor North Korean fisherman finds himself an accidental defector, and is groomed to be a spy by an ambitious South Korean military officer.
Style: disturbing, suspense, captivating, bleak, exciting ...
Plot: politics, human rights, poverty, military, video surveillance, prostitute, spy, money, breakdown, murder, husband wife relationship, fisherman ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: east asia, south korea, korea, seoul, north korea
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Crocodile (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Crocodile is a 1996 South Korean film. It was the directorial debut of Ki-duk Kim and stars Cho Jae-hyun as "Crocodile".The film tells the story of a man living at the edge of the Han River in Seoul, who saves a woman trying to commit ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, bleak
Plot: suicide, mute or deaf, misfit, life is a bitch, betrayal, friends, friendship, performer's life, underwater scene, male nudity, homelessness, underwater ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 4.2
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Alexa (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexa is very attentive to her customer's requests, but soon realizes that prostitution has limited long term career potential...
Plot: prostitute, call girl, legs, prostitution, stockings, sex with prostitute, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Go Naked In The World (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A domineering San Francisco businessman is determined to put an end to his son's romance with a high-priced hooker.
Plot: prostitute, father son relationship, greek american, brother sister relationship, call girl, construction worker, construction company, mother son relationship
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Smooth Operator (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Megan Hughes plays Grace Nichols, a businesswoman constantly competing with men to get ahead. Unfortunately, her love life is also suffering. One day, while chomping on a donut, she realizes she's put on a few pounds. She decides to get back in ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, erotica, diet, party, female nudity, sex in shower, male full rear nudity, coach
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La bambola (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man without scruples mistreats his lover and her daughter, a teenager. also in his mind a diabolical plan to force the girl into prostitution.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: prostitute, teacher student relationship, prostitution, female nudity, student, brothel
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Power of Kangwon Province (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently separated lovers (Baek Jong-hak, Oh Yun-hong) have a series of close encounters at a popular mountain retreat.
Style: sexual, experimental, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, redemption, destiny, college, road not taken, sexual relations, resort, train, love affair, lovers reunited, mountain ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: seoul, korea
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Gift Girls (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women are secretly plush prostitutes. They are successively called by a mysterious person to have sex with three different men and assuage their weird fantasies.
Style: erotic
Plot: prostitute, sexual fantasy, erotica, lesbianism, sex, nude model, lesbian sex, female nudity, female homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Hotel by the River (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An old poet staying for free in a riverside hotel summons his two estranged sons. This is because he feels, for no apparent reason, like he is going to die. After being betrayed by the man she was living with, a young woman gets a room at the hotel. ...
Plot: brunette, hotel, river, son, father, father son relationship, restaurant, long haired woman, thin girl, slim woman
Place: south korea, east asia
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52%
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Breath (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A love story involving a convicted prisoner who "slowly falls for a woman who decorates his prison cell".
Style: atmospheric, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, prison, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, jail cell, snowball fight, prison guard, surveillance camera, singing in a car, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, seoul, asia, korea
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Mai Ratima (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Actor Yoo Ji-Tae’s directorial debut feature film is one part melodrama, one part comingof-age story about Soo-young, a miserable thirtysomething man and Mai-Ratima, a 22-year-old Thai girl who accepts a mail order marriage in order to realize her ...
Plot: attempted rape, sick mother, immigration, poverty, homelessness, prostitution, theft, sexual harassment, illegal immigration, mentally challenged person, pursuit, mother in law ...
Place: seoul, thailand, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Prostitute (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: cult film, controversial
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Place: london
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41%
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Cafe Seoul (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, South Korea
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jun, a Japanese freelance reporter, discovers hidden gem of Korean traditional bakery "Moran-dang" by chance in the middle of the city of Seoul, while covering stories of the city. Moran-dang takes him back to his memory of childhood and ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, family business, restaurant, crimes, friends, cooking and food, crime boss, training, lawsuit, save the day, gangsters ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Secrets of a Married Man (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man (Shatner) going through a mid-life crisis, starts patronizing prostitutes. Eventually, he meets a very expensive one (Shepherd) and he thinks he has it all. That is until her pimp starts hounding him.
Plot: prostitute, pimp, lingerie, police, crisis, pursuit, unfaithful husband, adultery, architect, blackmail, family man, cheating
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39%
My Mermaid, My Lorelei (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A romantic story unfolding in a beautiful village by the sea. The protagonists are 14-year-old Fedor and 18-year-old Nyurka. Fedor has long been interested in the girl, but was too shy to talk to her. He is an ordinary boy who enjoys riding his ...
Style: touching, romantic, funny, sweet, light
Plot: first love, prostitute, friendship, childhood, seaside town, dowry, broken heart, aspiring actor, female director, actress, friendship between boys, coming of age ...
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Night at the Golden Eagle (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two elderly criminals spend their final night in Los Angeles, California at the Golden Eagle Hotel prior to their departure to Las Vegas, Nevada, to lead a life without crime. Unfortunately, on the hottest night of the summer, these two ex-criminals ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, criminal heroes, going straight, heist, cons and scams, crime, crimes, partners, best friends, release from prison ...
Time: contemporary
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vesna, a Czech girl, arrives in Italy without money and, because of poverty, is forced into prostitution.
Plot: prostitute, emigration, letter, prostitution, knife, construction worker, tourist, lie, liar, innocence, imaginary friend, businessman ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man obsessed with prostitutes discovers that love is a lot more expensive than sex. An entertaining peek into the world of prostitution from the client's point of view.
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32%
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Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, touching, offbeat
Plot: prostitute, airport, friendship, breakup, couples, starting over, feminism, fish out of water, self esteem, husband wife relationship, stewardess, sex ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Prime Time Soap (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Brazil, in 1978, under the dictatorship, the country lives the euphoria of disco fever and the fantasy life of Dancin' Days, a prime time soap. After a fatal incident, Amanda, a high-class prostitute addicted to TV, and her maid Dora, are ...
Plot: revolutionary, prostitute, disco, dictatorship, diplomat, attempted rape, love, murder, coming of age, gay, dancing, gay interest ...
Time: year 1978
Place: sao paulo brazil, rio de janeiro
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31%
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Gossenkind (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: prostitute, hustler, male prostitute, stepfather, gay, homosexual, male rape, gay teenager, sex with a minor, sex
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Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Set in Spain, the story is about friendship and love in the world of prostitution.
Style: serious, disturbing, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, friendship, lifestyle, self discovery, hopes, society, social differences, female friendship, immigration, rape, racism, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: spain, madrid
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30%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of poverty, fear and the brutal dictatorship of Haiti in 1971, ON THE VERGE OF A FEVER is about Fanfan, a 15-year-old boy who just wants to experience life for himself with his streetwise friend Gégé. Having lived a somewhat ...
Plot: prostitute, sex on couch, love, poverty, female nudity, bathing, bare breasts, girl next door, police, violence, bathroom, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
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Place: haiti
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29%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Childhood friends Tracy, Chloe and Alice share an apartment over the summer. They live close together, meet guys and sell their company as well as sex. With a romantic imagery and sometimes provocative theme the female debutant director Luk Yee-sum ...
Style: erotic, sexy, light, unusual plot structure, psychological
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Plot: war for independence, railway, railway station, children, father, soccer, arab, prostitute, childhood, friendship, boy, soldier ...
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama
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Duration: 122 min.
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Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, sexy ...
Plot: brothel, prostitute, female nudity, sexploitation, sexual abuse, coitus, disfigurement, fondling, debauchery, violence against women, confined, lust ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Genre: Drama
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