Movies like The Pornographer 1999

If you like "The Pornographer" you are looking for sexual, psychological and sincere movies about / with prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, drug abuse, obsession, life is a bitch and artists and showbiz themes of Drama genre shot in USA.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Pornographer (1999)
 5.1
 747
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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, drug abuse, obsession, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz, society, human nature, small town life, unemployment, couples, filmmaking, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, small town, pornographer, prison, female nudity, stripper, sex, shot in the chest, black panties, panties ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa

Movie in categories

Most similar movies to The Pornographer

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and psychological films with plots about prostitute, couples, life is a bitch, female nudity, sex, society and lifestyle mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Pornographer: Dangerous Game (1993), Working Girls (1986), Sue (1997), Allyson Is Watching (1997), Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, realistic, gloomy, bleak, serious ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, divorce, infidelity, redemption, couples, actor's life, showbiz, human nature, lifestyle, downfall, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: israel, los angeles, usa, middle east, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 677
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: serious, tense, talky, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, working class, workplace, sexual relations, social misfits, workplace situations, gender, introspection, feminism, society, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 7.2
 1K
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: gloomy, sincere, captivating, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, couples, downfall, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, city life, sexual relations, losing-it hero, mentally unstable, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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: sexual, sexy, suspenseful, tense, realistic ...
Plot: voyeurism, prostitute, gays and lesbians, crimes, school, danger, woman in danger, stalking, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, couples, deadly ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
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, sexual, rough, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, interview, prostitution, artists and showbiz, couples, survival, aging, actor's life, breasts, money, sex talk, anal sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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: psychological, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: pimp, alcoholic, arrest, bartender, bar, typewriter, poet, beach, surrealism, masochism, downfall, low lives ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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
Plot: hollywood, skinny dipping, agent, rise and fall, showbiz, human nature, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, uncover truth, ambition, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 4.4
 73
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: realistic, serious, sexual
Plot: disco, prostitute, lifestyle, teenage life, youth, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, topless, cocaine, threesome, porsche ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 408
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: sexual, gloomy, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: prostitute, riddles and clues, love and romance, estrangement, youth, unfulfillment, dishonesty, teenage life, couples, buddies, lifestyle, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.2
 3K
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: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: porn, prostitute, student, coming of age, lifestyle, urban, youth, innocence lost, couples, life is a bitch, dealing with death, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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: disturbing, sexual, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, infidelity, prostitute, danger, deadly, small town life, strong sexual content, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 135 min.
Story: A submissive hooker goes about her trade, suffering abuse at the hands of Japanese salarymen and Yakuza types. She's unhappy about her work, and is apparently trying to find some sort of appeasement for the fact that her lover has married.
Style: erotic, tense, surreal, disturbing, serious ...
Plot: bdsm, prostitute, sexual abuse, sex, sexual relations, gangsters, downfall, rescue, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.1
 5K
Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sincere, touching
Plot: friends, friendship, runaway, small town, best friends, single parent, youth, self discovery, bait, coming of age, teenage life, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.2
 2K
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: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized
Plot: drug abuse, pregnancy, actor's life, surrealism, sexual relations, love and romance, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: asia, europe, france, los angeles, rome italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, family problems, small town life, working class, family relations, life turned upside down, sexual abuse, wilderness, parents and children, domestic disturbance, introspection, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Notes from Underground (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Adapted from Dostoevsky's novella, Henry Czerny plays the narrator, Underground Man. Filled with self-hatred, he keeps a video diary where he discusses his own shortcomings and what he thinks is wrong in contemporary society. His bitterness ...
Style: gloomy, realistic, serious, bleak, psychological
Plot: prostitute, couples, college, social misfits, destructive relationship, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, master and servant, twins, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sexual, gloomy, bleak, serious, cynical ...
Plot: infidelity, lesbian sex, prostitute, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, obsession, human nature, addiction, strong sexual content, downfall, anti capitalism, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Client List (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After she and her husband lose their jobs, a former Texas homecoming queen inadvertently finds herself in the middle of a prostitution ring after she unknowingly accepts a position at a massage parlor.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: prostitute, life is a bitch, parents and children, family problems, workplace, lifestyle, sexual relations, family relations, unemployment, family life, dishonesty, massage parlor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
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: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, mental illness, dysfunctional family, addiction, haunted by the past, mentally unstable, family life, couples, family problems, drug abuse, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Poker House (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Agnes and her two sisters struggle through a day in a home overrun by gamblers, thieves, and johns.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, rough, bleak
Plot: pimp, coming of age, drug abuse, prostitute, family relations, family in crisis, teenage life, life is a bitch, down on your luck, lifestyle, small town, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 70s
Place: iowa, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 988
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: touching, psychological, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couple relations, siblings relations, religions or cults, family relations, self discovery, hopes, life is a bitch, parents and children, human nature, society, working class, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 4.8
 798
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, serious, psychological, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, workplace situations, love and romance, artists and showbiz, workplace, private vs public, under the surface, filmmaking, sexual relations, couples, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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, sexual abuse, sexploitation, female nudity, disfigurement, confined, life is a bitch, social misfits, isolation, lifestyle, physical appearance ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Movie in collections
Middle of Nowhere (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When her husband is sentenced to eight years in prison, Ruby drops out of medical school in order to focus on her husband's well-being while he's incarcerated - leading her on a journey of self-discovery in the process.
Style: gloomy, sincere, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prison, drive away, self discovery, couples, family problems, family relations, confined, supportive spouse, family in crisis, couple relations, urban, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, medical school
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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, offbeat, sexual, semi serious, humorous ...
Plot: hustler, partners, gender bending, drug abuse, misfit, society, buddies, couples, nightlife, gender, friends, golden years ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 4K
Jolene (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: A teenage orphan spends ten years traveling to experience life.
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, sexy, realistic
Plot: orphan, infidelity, prostitute, sex, romance, drugs/alcohol, strong sexual content, couples, teenage life, youth, on the road, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, cross country, south carolina, california, nevada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexy, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, prostitute, love, parents and children, introspection, youth, fall in love, romance, human nature, family relations ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Confessions of a Lap Dancer (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic melodrama about the public and private lives of sex workers. Josie Hunter (aka Blake Pickett) co-starred in the role of Erica, a single mother who works a stripper, and sometimes as a prostitute to support her daughter. But when the threat ...
Style: touching, sexual, disturbing, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: bondage, parents and children, starting over, society, misfit, moral dilemma, injustice, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, dancer's life, sexual relations, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, pedophile, rape, sex, innocence lost, psychologist, police, stripper, sexual abuse, parents and children, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Cooler Climate (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Iris is broke after her divorce and takes a job working as a housekeeper for a wealthy woman named Paula. When Paula and her husband separate, an unlikely friendship blossoms between the women.
Style: touching, sentimental, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: housekeeper, crumbling marriage, fall in love, couple relations, unfulfillment, master and servant, boss and employee, love and romance, hopes, follow your dream, power relations, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Related movie lists