Movies like Birdcage Inn

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Birdcage Inn (1998)
 7.0
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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, goldfish, attempted rape, eavesdropping, posing nude
Place: south korea, seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and touching films with plots about prostitute, female nudity, prostitution, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship and pimp mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Birdcage Inn: Samaritan Girl (2004), The Net (2016), Crocodile (1996), Alexa (1988), 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: serious, captivating, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, redemption, parents and children, vengeance, couples, crimes, love and romance, friendship, family relations, female friendship, illegal prostitution ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, germany, europe, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 7.3
 4K
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: bleak, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, disturbing ...
Plot: politics, human rights, poverty, spy, torture, murder, military, capitalism, prostitute, corruption, video surveillance, husband wife relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: north korea, east asia, korea, south korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 6.6
 2K
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, bleak, disturbing
Plot: suicide, homosexual rape, friends, life is a bitch, mute or deaf, misfit, betrayal, performer's life, friendship, city, street life, diving ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: korea, seoul, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 4.2
 42
Alexa (1988)
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, prostitution, call girl, female protagonist, female nudity, sex with prostitute, stockings, legs
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, construction company, brother sister relationship, call girl, construction worker, mother son relationship, greek american
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, party, sex, diet, female nudity, erotica, male full rear nudity, coach, sex in shower
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.4
 31
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, student, brothel, female nudity, prostitution
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.3
 76
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, lesbian sex, sex, female nudity, nude model, erotica, lesbianism, female homosexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, police, crisis, unfaithful husband, cheating, family man, architect, blackmail, adultery, chase, lingerie
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.1
 114
Prostitute (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Prostitute is the tale of two women: Sandra, an ambitious but naive Birmingham working girl who moves to London with the hope of securing wealthier patrons, and Louise, her social worker friend, who is fighting to change the antiquated and ...
Style: cult film, controversial
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), role playing, sex talk, female nudity, massage, sex worker, explicit sex, masturbation, working class, brothel, transvestite ...
Time: 80s
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.9
 5K
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, realistic, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: love affair, prison, estrangement, unfulfillment, confined, suicide attempt, jail cell, surveillance camera, prison guard, love and romance, dishonesty, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south korea, asia, korea, seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 143
The Whores (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The prostitutes of Palermo are pictured in this episodic Italian drama. The film lacks a real unifying thread as it presents scenes from the lives of 7 hookers. Five are women. One is a man, and one is a transvestite. In one episode, an aging ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, male prostitution, lgbt, gay interest, sex worker, pimp, sex work, mother son relationship
Place: palermo italy, sicily, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, light, funny, sweet
Plot: first love, prostitute, friendship, childhood, broken heart, seaside town, dowry, aspiring actor, youth, coming of age, best friends, model ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: tense, serious, realistic, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, hotel, murder, going straight, criminal heroes, best friends, crimes, partners, heist, cons and scams, disposing of a dead body, released from prison ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: serious, realistic, experimental, sexy, sexual
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, friends, couples, college, train, lovers reunited, sexual relations, destiny, redemption, road not taken, resort ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seoul, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Girlfriend Experience (2008)
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.
Style: hot
Plot: prostitute, sex addict, seductive, bondage, rough sex, female nudity, sex, erotica, woman on top, seduction, sex scene, escort ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.9
 75
Gossenkind (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: hustler, prostitute, gay teenager, male rape, sex with a minor, homosexual, male prostitute, stepfather, gay, sex
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, captivating
Plot: hotel, father son relationship, river, meaning of life, couples, couple relations, love interest, family relations, writers, love affair, poet, male female relationship ...
Place: south korea, east asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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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: disco, dictatorship, prostitute, revolutionary, diplomat, love, murder, gay teenager, attempted rape, bullying, high school, grandmother grandson relationship ...
Time: year 1978
Place: rio de janeiro, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.9
 310
Stand-by (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: A woman remains in an airport after her husband announces he wants a divorce, just before they are to board a plane for Argentina. Unwilling to turn to her sister and emotionally traumatized she makes the airport her home, making money by working as ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, offbeat
Plot: prostitute, airport, friendship, couples, breakup, starting over, feminism, fish out of water, husband wife relationship, self esteem, stewardess, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.8
 9K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children, friendship, thief, redemption, hopes, family relations, human nature, going straight ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.9
 5K
Princesses (2005)
Genre: Drama
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, rape, racism, depression, immigration, female friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
On the Verge of a Fever (2004)
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, nudity (full frontal - brief), love, police, sex, female nudity, coming of age, violence, poverty, pimp, sexual initiation, overprotective mother ...
Time: 70s
Place: haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 4.2
 2K
The Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.
Style: erotic, thought provoking, realistic, semi documentary, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, survival, money, sex, prostitution, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, aging, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex talk ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Lazy Hazy Crazy (2015)
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, psychological, light, unusual plot structure
Plot: woman woman relationship, young girl, prostitute, lesbian interest, friendship, prostitution, teenage girl, female female relationship, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), hugging, sex scene ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Co-ed Call Girl (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Thanks to a roommate's practical joke, bookish college student Joanna Halbert finds herself signed up with a Malibu-based escort service which promises her big money and an easy ride. Instead, she becomes entangled in a web of corruption, ...
Plot: college student, escort, shame, money problems, college, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, prostitute, limousine, call girl, prostitution, pimp
Place: california, malibu california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.7
 82
Made in Ash (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovakia, Czech Republic
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A grittily realistic tale of prostitution at an Eastern European border town
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, exploitation, roommate, life is a bitch, sexual content, down on your luck, seamstress, innocence lost, nudity (full frontal - brief), female protagonist, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: slovakia, czech republic
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Three Seasons (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Three Seasons wants to show individuals triumphing over adversities, recovering from traumas, looking forward to better times, as well as nostalgia for those better days before American and French and other invasions, material and ideological. It is ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, poetry, leprosy, culture clash, human nature, anti capitalism, fall in love, poet, love and romance, writer's life, society, daughter ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: vietnam, asia, saigon, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 266
Hollow City (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Angola, Portugal
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A group of children, fleeing the war, is taken to Luanda accompanied by a nun. When they reach the aeroplane, 12-year-old N'Dala decides to leave the group and to reconnoitre the city. The nun then starts her unceasing quest for the missing ...
Plot: street kid, prostitute, beach, murder, friendship, coming of age, nun, orphan, civil war, fisherman, runaway, toys ...
Place: angola
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 217
Bubu (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bubu leaves his job in a bakery, forces his girl-friend into prostitution, and from then on lives out of the money she makes. The young couple find their place in the world of prostitutes and pimps, but the lack of perspective in their life - which ...
Plot: prostitute, bakery, pimp, money, conflict, death of father, caught stealing, fired from the job, prostitution, hospital, lack of money, violence against women ...
Time: 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%