Movies like The Pornographer 1999

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The Pornographer (1999)
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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, psychological, sincere, sexy, serious, captivating, realistic, contemplative
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, drug abuse, obsession, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, unemployment, society, human nature, couples, small town life, filmmaking, lifestyle, introspection, small town, actor's life, pornographer, sex, prison, erotica, female nudity, stripper, breasts, bikini ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, female nudity, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, unfulfillment and society mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Pornographer: House of Tolerance (2011), Working Girls (1986), Dangerous Game (1993), Allyson Is Watching (1997), She's Lost Control (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
House of Tolerance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young woman begins a new life at the Apollonide bordello, a high-class brothel in Paris.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, rough, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, female nudity, sexploitation, sexual abuse, coitus, disfigurement, debauchery, violence against women, fondling, confined, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe
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Working Girls (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch as the madam manipulates her "girls". Watch as she ...
Style: sexual, sincere, sexy, contemplative, talky ...
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), society, strong female presence, profanity, gender, social misfits, workplace, indoor, couples, strong sexual content, working class ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ 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, bleak ...
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, usa, middle east ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Allyson Is Watching (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Innocent, sexy Allyson leaves her boyfriend Peter to go to acting classes in Los Angeles. In Los Angeles she rents a room in an apartment building from the grumpy Mr. Merry next to the resident working girl, Bridget. During the day Allyson struggles ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, sexual, tense, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeurism, couples, small town, sexual relations, school, small town life, dangerous attraction, woman in danger, danger, stalking, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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She's Lost Control (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Ronah's life unravels when she starts working with a new client, Johnny.
Style: psychological, serious, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, life turned upside down, prostitute, female protagonist, sex scene, couples, society, urban, sexual content, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: introspection, couples, under the surface, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual relations, lesbian, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, filmmaking, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Sue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: An unemployed ex-office worker (Anna Thomson) searching for work floats a fragile line of sanity as she struggles to find friendship and companionship. Her tenuous grasp on reality further fluctuates when a man (Matthew Powers) whom she met in a ...
Style: bleak, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: unemployment, lifestyle, city life, sexual relations, human nature, urban, couples, life is a bitch, downfall, unfulfillment, mentally unstable, losing-it hero ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: pimp, masochism, bar, beach, typewriter, alcoholic, surrealism, arrest, bartender, ex husband ex wife relationship, poet, teenage life ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (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, realistic, thought provoking, semi documentary, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, interview, survival, sex, money, looking at the camera, prostitution, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, aging, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Niagara Motel (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A group of struggling individuals cross paths at a low-rent motel in the tourist Mecca of Niagara Falls
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: culture clash, haunted by the past, lifestyle, life is a bitch, addiction, love affair, drug abuse, infidelity, couples, family problems, love and romance, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating
Plot: hollywood, death, introspection, uncover truth, rise and fall, ambition, showbiz, human nature, drug abuse, life is a bitch, self destruction, skinny dipping ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
My Heart Beats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A poor and lonely English professor, Juri(37), decides to become a porn actor using a mask to hide behind, after she watches an unusual porn, featuring an old and fat woman. And she visits Myungsook, a porn producer, despite their separation of 10 ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, introspection, couples, life is a bitch, filmmaking, sexual content, sexual relations, virgin, university, thirtysomething life, porn actress ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Call Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aleksandra is a student from Krško, a small town in Slovenia. She has a plan to conquer the world. Working as a prostitute, her life is heading to where she wants it, but an accidental death has her wrestling with new feelings of fear, loneliness, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, student, coming of age, lifestyle, city life, sexual relations, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), porn, call girl, self discovery, accidental death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Welcome to New York (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fiction inspired from the story of the rise and the fall of french politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Style: cynical, realistic, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, downfall, human nature, obsession, addiction, life is a bitch, dishonesty, arrested, strong sexual content, housekeeper, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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You Are Alone (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: "We're gonna play a game of Snap! Pick a bracelet. Pull it hard!" But it's a game of desperate consequences in YOU ARE ALONE, a dark exploration of just how far a man and a woman will go to escape loneliness, if only for an hour. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, love and romance, estrangement, riddles and clues, teenage life, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, couples, buddies, dishonesty, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Fyre (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After an innocent country girl is violently raped, her family is killed in a car accident before she can come to terms with what happened. As her feelings of shame grow into self-degradation, she turns to prostitution
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: disco, prostitute, youth, love and romance, lifestyle, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, shot to death, threesome, topless, female nudity ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Kreutzer Sonata (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A film by Bernard Rose, based on the novel by Leo Tolstoy with music by Ludwig Van Beethoven. Edgar Hudson meets Abby, a concert pianist, at a dinner party. Abby is involved with someone else but that doesn't stop the two from acting upon their ...
Style: erotic, serious, sexy, psychological thriller, captivating ...
Plot: sexual abuse, couple relations, obsession, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, dysfunctional marriage, infidelity, possessiveness, strong violent content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
California Solo (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lachlan MacAldonich is a self-described “lazy Scotsman” and former guitar player for a once-popular 1990s rock band. No longer famous, he now lives a comfortably numb existence working on an organic farm outside Los Angeles. He drinks himself ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: haunted by the past, deportation, introspection, musician's life, society, life is a bitch, estrangement, music, immigrants, down on your luck, farm
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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, serious, stylized, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, tragic love, celebrity culture, showbiz, addiction, sexual relations, life is a bitch, downfall, artists and showbiz, filmmaking, nightlife ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, rome italy, los angeles, europe, asia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Virgin (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a teenager finds herself pregnant, with no memory of having had sex, she determines that she is carrying the child of God.
Style: realistic, touching, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: pregnancy, coming of age, family relations, clergy, society, youth, sexual abuse, parents and children, small town, teenage life, teenage girl, pastor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Adrift in Manhattan (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The lives of three lonely strangers intersect while commuting on New York's 1 and 9 subway lines.
Style: realistic, psychological, serious, exciting, captivating ...
Plot: stalking, interracial relations, family problems, couple relations, dysfunctional family, death in the family, infidelity, teenage life, obsession, estrangement, isolation, suburban life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Suspicious River (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young married woman (Parker) sells her body, not just for money, to guests at the motel where she works as a receptionist.
Style: psychological, rough, disturbing, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, survival, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, family problems, life is a bitch, danger, small town, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
The Bed You Sleep In (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Times are hard for Northwestern lumber-mill operators like Ray and his wife Jean. Ray and Jean's lives are thrown into chaos when their daughter writes home from college
Style: disturbing, gloomy, atmospheric, stylized, bleak ...
Plot: small town, family relations, life turned upside down, family problems, domestic disturbance, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, society, human nature, wilderness, introspection, sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Hip Moves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Hervé is a lonely man who lives only for his self-defense courses. Fired from the zoo where he works because he depresses the animals, he becomes a night watchman in a factory. To pass the time, he watches the comings and goings of a strange pair ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: obsession, pregnancy, nightshift, prostitute, crimes, unfulfillment, hospital, love, couples, society, nudity (full frontal - brief), factory ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.4
 366
The Erotic Man (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Finland
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, atmospheric, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: introspection, human nature, love and romance, eroticism, couples, physical appearance, sexual relations, female full frontal nudity, strong sexual content, nudity (full frontal - brief), memories, interracial relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: society, estrangement, suburbs, human nature, couple relations, lifestyle, couples, unfulfillment, dull life, multiple storylines, one day, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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56%
 6.4
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, uplifting ...
Plot: redemption, terminal illness, self discovery, working class, youth, life is a bitch, couples, culture clash, parents and children, siblings relations, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.9
 2K
Flesh (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heroin junkie works as a prostitute to support his habit and fund an abortion needed by the girlfriend of his lesbian wife. His seedy encounters with delusional and damaged clients, and dates with drag queens and hustlers are heavy on sex, drugs ...
Style: sexy, biting, semi serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: hustler, partners, golden years, prostitute, gays and lesbians, gender, social misfits, society, buddies, misfit, friends, transvestism ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
A Woman, Her Men, and Her Futon (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Recently divorced, aspiring filmmaker Helen (Jennifer Rubin) enters into a love triangle fueled by sexual hunger and manipulation. But as she attempts to define herself and fulfill her wants and needs, she must choose between her independence and ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, clever, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: sexuality, love triangle, moral dilemma, human spirit, nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz, lifestyle, love affair, infidelity, self discovery, couples, breakup ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, mental illness, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, introspection, human nature, family relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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