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, society, human nature, small town life, unemployment, couples, filmmaking, lifestyle, introspection, actor's life, small town, 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, nudity (full frontal - brief), life is a bitch, prostitute, sex and lifestyle mostly in Drama and Romance 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: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, female nudity, sexploitation, sexual abuse, coitus, disfigurement, violence against women, confined, life is a bitch, social misfits, society ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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: serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex, introspection, gender, feminism, society, strong sexual content, couples, strong female presence, workplace, working class ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
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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, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, usa, california, 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: sexual, sexy, erotic, realistic, tense ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeurism, crimes, gays and lesbians, dangerous attraction, deadly, small town life, couples, dishonesty, sexual relations, espionage, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ 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: serious, psychological, tense, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, life turned upside down, prostitute, female protagonist, sex scene, society, couples, urban, sexual content, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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64%
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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, serious, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, sexual relations, love and romance, lifestyle, gender, private vs public, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, filmmaking, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pimp, masochism, bar, typewriter, surrealism, beach, bartender, arrest, alcoholic, poet, teenage life, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
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62%
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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: contemplative, psychological, gloomy, bleak, atmospheric ...
Plot: unemployment, downfall, life is a bitch, sexual relations, losing-it hero, city life, unfulfillment, urban, lifestyle, society, mentally unstable, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, interview, survival, looking at the camera, money, sex, prostitution, aging, actor's life, artists and showbiz, couples, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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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, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, student, porn, coming of age, lifestyle, city life, life is a bitch, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), self discovery, accidental death, fear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, realistic, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: hollywood, death, introspection, uncover truth, ambition, rise and fall, drug abuse, human nature, showbiz, life is a bitch, self destruction, agent ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, life is a bitch, dishonesty, addiction, obsession, arrested, strong sexual content, housekeeper, sex addict ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, sexual, gloomy, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, estrangement, teenage life, riddles and clues, love and romance, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, dishonesty, couples, buddies, 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: serious, sexy, sexual, realistic
Plot: disco, prostitute, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, life is a bitch, crimes, teenage life, cocaine, jeans, hollywood boulevard, picnic ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles, california
⇓ 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: deportation, haunted by the past, introspection, musician's life, life is a bitch, music, estrangement, society, down on your luck, immigrants
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, los angeles
⇓ 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, stylized, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, celebrity culture, tragic love, showbiz, addiction, life is a bitch, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, downfall, nightlife, filmmaking ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, paris france, los angeles, asia, france ...
⇓ 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, disturbing, rough, erotic, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, dangerous attraction, survival, family problems, haunted by the past, danger, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, realistic, thought provoking, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, porn actress, investigation, sex, lifestyle, life is a bitch, love affair, sexual relations, parents and children, family problems, starlet, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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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: contemplative, experimental, realistic, bleak, serious ...
Plot: small town, family relations, sexual abuse, parents and children, domestic disturbance, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, working class, wilderness, family problems, introspection, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, suspenseful ...
Plot: stalking, interracial relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unsupportive spouse, artists and showbiz, death in the family, teenage life, suburban life, love and romance, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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56%
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: couples, terminal illness, life is a bitch, redemption, working class, self discovery, youth, disorder, coming of age, human nature, culture clash, tragic hero ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, couple relations, unfulfillment, human nature, lifestyle, dull life, suburbs, couples, one day, multiple storylines, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: 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: sexy, sexual, erotic, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexuality, self discovery, breakup, human spirit, strong sexual content, couples, love affair, filmmaking, profanity, moral dilemma, lifestyle, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles
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56%
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Full Body Massage (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Nina, an art dealer, has her weekly massage appointment and is surprised to find out her usual masseur, Douglas, has sent a replacement named Fitch. The pair develop an easy rapport during the session, with talk about past relationships. As Nina ...
Style: sincere, serious, erotic, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: massage, femme fatale, infidelity, love affair, dishonesty, couples, lifestyle, lovers reunited, starting over, fall in love, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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, sexual, offbeat, realistic, biting ...
Plot: hustler, misfit, gender, society, obsession, prostitute, transvestism, friends, partners, nightlife, addiction, golden years ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, drug abuse, addiction, sex, fish out of water, lifestyle, love and romance, haunted by the past, couples, nightlife, youth, best friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, fall in love, romance, youth, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: serious, sincere, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), loss of virginity, sexual content, couples, introspection, filmmaking, sexual relations, life is a bitch, thirtysomething life, porn actor, porn actress, female nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, sex, prostitute, sexual abuse, sexual relations, gangsters, life is a bitch, rescue, downfall, destructive relationship, lifestyle, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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About Cherry (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, dysfunctional family, penetration, woman in danger, family problems, life is a bitch, porn actress, overbearing mother, nudity (full frontal - brief), innocence lost, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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