Movies like The Pornographer

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The Pornographer (2001)
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The Pornographer (2001)
Original name: Le pornographe
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and 80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno again. Jacques's artistry clashes with his financially-troubled producer's ideas about shooting hard-core sex. Jacques has been estranged from his son Joseph for years, since the son first learned the nature of the family business. They are now speaking again. Joseph and his friends want to recapture the idealism of 1968 with a protest. Separated from his wife, Jacques strives for personal renewal with plans to build a new house by himself...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sexual
Plot: lust, porn industry, eroticism, porn actress, sex, relationship vs career, sexual relations, filmmaking, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, dysfunctional family, actor's life, estrangement, aging, explicit sex, father son relationship, pornographer, voyeurism, revolutionary, politics, addiction, midlife crisis, artists and showbiz, couples ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: paris france

Most similar movies to The Pornographer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexual and psychological films with plots about couples, female nudity, sex, family relations, sexual relations, love and romance and parents and children mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Pornographer: Emilienne (1975), Scarlet Diva (2000), This Girl's Life (2003), Pretend I'm Not Here (2000), Private Property (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Emilienne (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Emilienne is an elegant and seductive study of a ménage-a-trois based on the novel by Claude Des Olbes. Nouky, a young artist, shows up at Emilienne's art gallery with her portfolio of erotic sketches. Emilienne is greatly impressed, unaware ...
Style: sexual, realistic, erotic, serious
Plot: lifestyle, love triangle, couples, gender, dishonesty, love and romance, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, love affair, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, eroticism ...
Time: 70s
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100%
 5.2
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Scarlet Diva (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Style: realistic, stylized, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, tragic love, celebrity culture, sexual relations, showbiz, downfall, addiction, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, nightlife, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, asia, paris france, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Girl's Life (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sexual
Plot: infidelity, porn actress, investigation, sex, lifestyle, life is a bitch, parents and children, sexual relations, love affair, family problems, human nature, starlet ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Pretend I'm Not Here (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Student Eric kills time by spying on his neighbors. Compulsively taking notes on everything within binocular range from his bedroom window, he harasses his neighbors by sending unsigned notes and making their private affairs public. When they ...
Style: serious, psychological, suspenseful, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: voyeurism, adolescence vs adulthood, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, parents and children, estrangement, mysterious character, teenage life, family problems, coming of age, neighbor neighbor relationship, loneliness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Private Property (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, Luxembourg
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Since Luc granted a divorce to Pascale ten years ago, he paid generous alimony and left a fine country house as long as their twin sons remain at home. Pascale always acted as if she was the provider and head of the household, even now the ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: single parent, breakup, impossible love, family life, couples, love triangle, family problems, love and romance, family relations, siblings relations, parents and children, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium, europe
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40%
 7.7
 3K
Providence (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Clive Langham (Sir John Gielgud) spends one tormenting night in his bed suffering from health problems and thinking up a story based on his relatives. He is a bitter man and he shows, through flashbacks, how spiteful, conniving and treacherous his ...
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, aging, family relations, terminal illness, unfulfillment, human nature, parents and children, writer's life, couple relations, crumbling marriage, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Gideon's Daughter (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bill Nighy and Miranda Richardson star in a story of grief and celebrity, set in the intense spring and summer of New Labour's election victory and Diana's death. Nighy is a PR guru who has to stop and re-evaluate his world when his ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, tense, gloomy
Plot: introspection, relationship vs career, politics, election, love affair, family problems, estrangement, redemption, family relations, parents and children, summer, celebrity ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Hole in My Heart (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In a decript apartment, a young man watches as his father and a friend shoot an amateur porn film. Issues of morality, reality TV and friendship are explored.
Style: psychological, disturbing, serious, avant garde, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, social decay, dysfunctional family, sexual abuse, isolation, human nature, riddles and clues, parents and children, losing-it hero, family problems, life is a bitch, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Don't Look Down (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A sexy Spanish siren named Elvira schools a young man in tantric lovemaking.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, humorous, sexual
Plot: sexual pleasure, love and romance, sexual relations, couples, sex, eroticism, lust, fondling, sex scene, sleepwalking, lesson, vacation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 28K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: sexual, rough, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, teenage sex, erection, incest, sexual relations, youth, family relations, coming of age, teenage life, masturbation, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
A Father's Choice (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The fast-paced city life of two sisters is turned upside down when they are sent to live in the country with their father after their mother is killed.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, captivating
Plot: parents and children, family life, teenage life, single parent, family problems, love and romance, dysfunctional family, family relations, youth, farm, hopes, estrangement ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Sweet Sex and Love (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 85 min.
Story: They meet and they make love. They live together and they make love. Dong-Ki has one night stand with Shin-Ah, a woman who has hardly any faith in true love but indulge herself in sex. Shacking up and making love with each other day in and day out, ...
Style: sexy, serious, sincere, realistic, sexual
Plot: strong sexual content, eroticism, sex, fall in love, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, looking for sex, couples, 69 sex position, simulated blow job, male full rear nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 4.4
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You (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Michèle shares her life with Paul, her husband and work colleague. She has a lover, Thomas, a musician with whom she has been having a passionate affair for some time. Attracted by Thomass non-conformity and lust for life, Michèle abandons her ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological, gloomy
Plot: love triangle, breakup, sexual promiscuity, sex, life turned upside down, love affair, crumbling marriage, romance, couples, dishonesty, infidelity, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Exterminating Angels (2006)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: François, a French director, is conducting a rather unorthodox casting. He tries to understand how women desire and especially how they get pleasure. But by getting too close to their fire, he hasn’t sensed the Angels coming.
Style: erotic, surreal, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: ghost, intimacy, dishonesty, sexual abuse, love and romance, sexual relations, lifestyle, love triangle, filmmaker, sex, filmmaking, warning ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.8
 322
Crying Out (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young man feels compelled to travel with his grand-father. Tthe young man wants to find his father who ran away with the corpse of his ex-wife.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, on the road, estrangement, parents and children, family relations, elderly, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, aging, alcohol abuse, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.3
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Mon Amour (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marta is a young housewife, married to Dario, a successful book publisher. Although she still loves her husband, Marta hasn't been able to achieve sexual satisfaction for months due to their dull and predictable love life. While staying in ...
Style: erotic, realistic, sexy, serious, sexual
Plot: erotic fantasy, vaginal penetration, double penetration, unfaithful wife, lust, infidelity, sexual desire, sexual pleasure, sexual relations, love and romance, extramarital affair, adultery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.5
 2K
Destricted (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A compilation of erotic films intended to illuminate the points where art meets sexuality.
Style: erotic, thought provoking, serious, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: erection, sexual promiscuity, exhibitionist, sexual abuse, lifestyle, sex scene, sex addict, teenage love, female removes her clothes, voyeurism, society, couple relations ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 358
The Erotic Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The film has been ten years in the making, and over time it has grown to become what the director himself has called an artistic testament. It is simultaneously his most personal and most provocative film. A film about growing older, about losing, ...
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: human nature, love and romance, eroticism, couples, sexual relations, physical appearance, female full frontal nudity, labia, strong sexual content, introspection, document, reminiscence ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Family Viewing (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: An emotionally constrained view of the displacement of human feelings in our video saturated society. Van regularly visits his grandmother in a run-down nursing home. His father depends on phone sex for guidance meanwhile erasing family homevideos ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, touching, psychological, serious ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, phone sex, hotel, midlife crisis, parents and children, riddles and clues, family relations, couples, retirement home, amateur detective, family problems, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fruits of Passion (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl loves a rich and much older man and is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, stylized ...
Plot: prostitute, eroticism, society, sexual relations, couples, dishonesty, politics, danger, casino, revolution, love and romance, political unrest ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Sex & the Single Mom (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Jess Gradwell and her teenage daughter boast a superclose relationship. When it comes to sex, however, Mom won't stand for anything less than premarital celibacy. So she gets a pretty healthy dose of her own medicine when she winds up getting ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual
Plot: single parent, pregnancy, teenage life, moral dilemma, society, lifestyle, family life, youth, parents and children, family problems, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 746
Fidelity (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Lena is a talented midwife and gynaecologist, her husband Serezha is an actor at a provincial drama theatre. They are close and gentle with each other, but there is no sex. Lena suspects that Serezha has an affair, but she worries quietly and does ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, melancholic, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: unsimulated sex, cheating wife, sexual relations, looking for sex, male nudity, explicit sex, female nudity, jealousy, extramarital affair, family relations, unfaithful wife, sex ...
Time: 21st century
Place: russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden
Duration: 124 min.
Story: The continuation of Joe's sexually dictated life delves into the darker aspects of her adult life and what led to her being in Seligman's care.
Style: erotic, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual perversion, double penetration, sexual relations, strong sexual content, lust, addiction, deviant sex, erection, sex, destructive relationship, masochism ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 5.8
 2K
Harry & Son (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Widower Harry Keach is a construction worker who was raised to appreciate the importance of working for a living. He takes a dim view of his sensitive son Howard's lackadaisical lifestyle and has a strained relationship with his daughter Nina ...
Style: serious, talky, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: family problems, single parent, parents and children, working class, human nature, idealism, aging, estrangement, starting over, unfulfillment, father son relationship, beer ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
The Stone Angel (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: The feisty aging Hagar Shipley has lived an unconventional life. Her rebellious heart has always ruled and her choices have put her at odds with family and friends. Faced with her own mortality, and desperate to find solace, she goes on the run. In ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: nursing, haunted by the past, on the run, elderly, couple relations, aging, love and romance, introspection, family relations, parents and children, youth, retirement home ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: sexual, realistic, sincere, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, actor's life, introspection, filmmaking, drug abuse, artists and showbiz, unemployment ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
To the Left of the Father (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 163 min.
Story: Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce family conflicts and an overheated and intense visual style to ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, captivating, affectionate
Plot: incest, dysfunctional family, family life, love and romance, family problems, family gatherings, parents and children, destructive relationship, innocence lost, love affair, couples, human nature ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, siblings relations, self discovery, hopes, estrangement, elderly, parents and children, family relations, countryside, family problems, aging, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 3K
In Bed (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Germany
Duration: 85 min.
Story: It all begins at a party in Santiago, Chile, when a seemingly innocent gesture -- the offer of a ride home -- ends in a passionate night of lovemaking and intense conversation for young singles Bruno and Daniela. Shacked up at a flea-bitten motel ...
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: sexual relations, sex, sexual pleasure, love and romance, couples, lifestyle, falling in love, dishonesty, flirt, one-night stand, erotica, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.3
 14K
Lie with Me (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Happily unattached, the sexually voracious Leila satisfies her desires with a host of rapidly changing bed partners, unconcerned about the emotional consequences. But that all changes when she meets an artist looking for a deeper commitment.
Style: sexual, erotic, romantic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: strong sexual content, erotica, erection, sexual relations, obsession, love and romance, lust, passionate interest, destructive relationship, couple relations, nymphomaniac, sexually aggressive woman ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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