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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, shame, solitude, goldfish, attempted rape, eavesdropping
Place: seoul

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and touching films with plots about prostitute, female nudity, sex, friendship, murder, pimp and bare breasts mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Birdcage Inn: Samaritan Girl (2004), Alexa (1989), Crocodile (1996), Go Naked In The World (1961), Smooth Operator (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Samaritan Girl (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 95 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: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: prostitute, police officer, coming of age, murder, vengeance, redemption, car, forgiveness, repayment, illegal prostitution, violence, revenge ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, korea
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 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, stockings, prostitution, call girl, legs
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 6.7
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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: serious, bleak, realistic, rough, disturbing
Plot: suicide, mute or deaf, betrayal, friendship, life is a bitch, friends, misfit, street vendor, homosexual rape, poverty, city, street kid ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: korea, seoul
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85%
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, call girl, construction worker, brother sister relationship, greek american, mother son relationship
⇓ 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, female nudity, sex, erotica, party, sex in shower, male full rear nudity, diet
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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.
Plot: politics, human rights, money, husband wife relationship, spy, military, sex scene, resistance, breakfast, murder, shower, corruption ...
Place: seoul, korea, south korea, north korea
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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 ...
Plot: prostitute, female nudity, transvestite, bare breasts, working class, explicit sex, masturbation, sex talk, sex worker, brothel, massage
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Bad Guy (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A criminal who runs a brothel becomes obsessed with a beautiful college student. When she rejects him he sets her up by introducing her to a loan shark and when she can't pay, she is forced into working in the brothel. But when she gets the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, rough, bleak ...
Plot: obsession, prostitution, gang, prostitute, soldier, deaf, pimp, loan, college, voyeurism, eroticism, gangsters ...
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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, serious, realistic
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, buddies, resort, lovers reunited, romance, road not taken, train, love and romance, couples, college, redemption ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: seoul, korea
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64%
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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.
Plot: sex, prostitute, sexual fantasy, nude model, erotica, female nudity, lesbianism, lesbian sex, female homosexuality
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Girlfriend Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
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.
Plot: prostitute, condom, sexual promiscuity, woman on top, red panties, baseball bat, bondage, rough sex, sex standing up, talking to the camera, female nudity, black panties ...
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The Streetwalker (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman leaves his country home, and wife and young son for a business trip to Paris. While there he develops a sexual and spiritual bond with a call girl.
Plot: prostitute, call girl, blow job, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, erotica, sex, shower, coitus, strip club, letter, money ...
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54%
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Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 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, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, church, thief, friendship, wedding, bar, redemption, going straight, parent child relationship, single mother, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
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Irina Palm (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg, UK, France
Duration: 103 min.
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Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic
Plot: prostitute, ambulance, hospital, sexual relations, masturbation, financial problem, parent child relationship, new love, illegal prostitution, female friendship, illness, son ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
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50%
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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, crisis, lingerie, police, cheating, adultery, family man, architect, blackmail
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49%
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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: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: prostitute, exploitation, roommate, seamstress, down on your luck, life is a bitch, innocence lost, female protagonist
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Place: czech republic, slovakia
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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.
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Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 84 min.
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Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, realistic
Plot: surveillance camera, snowball fight, prison guard, singing in a car, love affair, confined, prison, love and romance, infidelity, prison life, estrangement, dishonesty ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Tells the story of young Daniela ‘Blue Jeans’ Anselmi, a free-spirited drifter who makes her way in life by selling sexual favors and practicing petty-crime. After Daniela is arrested, the man who might be her long-lost father is called into her ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An impressionable young woman's relationship with an aging prostitute leads to a job as a maid at a brothel.
Plot: prostitute, parent child relationship, maid, brothel, mother daughter relationship, murder, female nudity, suicide by drowning
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Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six people, some more depressed than others, living through the worst day of their lives.
Style: semi serious, dark humor, humorous, realistic
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Country: Ukraine
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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, sincere, disturbing, realistic, touching
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: When her parents' financial problems threaten Ashley's dreams for college, the high school whiz kid takes matters into her own hands. She and her girlfriends turn their babysitting business into a wildly successful escort service for dads. ...
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Summer of '62 (2007)
Genre: Drama
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Plot: arab, french soldier, boy, soldier, friendship, soccer, prostitute, father, corpse, childhood, children, death
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Place: algeria
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Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Journalist Sara has just spent four months completing an in-depth investigation piece. Her editor-in-chief, afraid of offending powerful politicians and business moguls, refuses to run it. Sara’s boyfriend, who works for the same magazine, chooses ...
Plot: journalist, coming of age, prostitute, sex, sex scene, prostitution, police station
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Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 107 min.
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