Movies like The Night Porter

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The Night Porter (1974)
 6.7
 11K
The Night Porter (1974)
Original name: Il portiere di notte
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic relationship, his former SS comrades begin to stalk them. Operatic and disturbing, The Night Porter deftly examines the lasting social and psychological effects of the Nazi regime.
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, sexy, gloomy, controversial, erotic, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: s&m, dangerous attraction, war crime, sexual perversion, nudity (full frontal - brief), sexual abuse, graphic violence, lovers reunited, hotel, eroticism, destructive relationship, danger, haunted by the past, guilt, concentration camp, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, post war, deviant sex, infidelity, traffic jam, porter, concentration camp survivor, war criminal, bare ass ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1957, 70s
Place: vienna, europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany, berlin germany, tokyo

Most similar movies to The Night Porter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, sexual, sexy and realistic films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, male nudity, female nudity, obsession, sex and pornography mostly in Drama, War and Romance genres. Some movies like The Night Porter: Crash (1996), Live Flesh (1997), Suspicious River (2000), The Story of O (1975), The Piano Teacher (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After getting into a serious car accident, a TV director discovers an underground sub-culture of scarred, omnisexual car-crash victims who use car accidents and the raw sexual energy they produce to try to rejuvenate his sex life with his wife.
Style: erotic, bleak, disturbing, psychological, serious ...
Plot: lust, masochism, deviant sex, sexual relations, explicit sex, obsession, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sexual obsession, sexual perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 28K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, intense, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, lust, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror, War
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Four corrupted fascist libertines round up 9 teenage boys and girls and subject them to 120 days of sadistic physical, mental and sexual torture.
Style: banned film, controversial, bleak, rough, erotic ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, perversion, sex, fascism, deviant sex, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, youth, pubic hair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
50%
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The Story of O (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The beautiful O is taken by her boyfriend, Rene, to a bizarre retreat, where she is trained in bondage and sexual perversion...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, sadism, sexual cruelty, s&m, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, sexualized violence, obsession, sexual sadism, domination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Style: psychological, disturbing, controversial, bleak, serious ...
Plot: masochism, older woman younger man relationship, pianist, sexual relations, fetish, bdsm, desire, teacher, age difference, overbearing parent, perversion, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, austria, paris france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.4
 4K
Salon Kitty (1976)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Kitty runs a brothel in Nazi Germany where the soldiers come to "relax". Recording devices have been installed in each room by a power hungry army official who plans to use the information to blackmail Hitler and gain power himself. A girl ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, offbeat, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: world war two, prostitute, politics, betrayal, forbidden love, anti semitism, fall in love, against the rules, eroticism, state affairs, danger, society ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, paris france, warsaw poland, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 3K
The Phantom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sergio is a brooding, alienated man who works as a trash collector in Lisbon by day and roams the city streets by night seeking rough, anonymous sex with men. One night he meets an man who seems to be the embodiment of his tormented fantasies, and ...
Style: erotic, sexy, disturbing, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: gay sex, s&m, dangerous attraction, social misfits, obsession, lifestyle, stalking, social decay, voyeurism, destructive relationship, danger, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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, strong sexual content, double penetration, sexual relations, destructive relationship, lust, deviant sex, addiction, erection, masochism, nymphomaniac ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Near the end of World War II, Maria marries Hermann, who is immediately sent off to battle. When the war concludes, Maria believes that Hermann is dead. She starts working at an Allied bar, where she meets American soldier Bill. They start a ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, surreal, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, rise to the top, romance, couples, life is a bitch, danger, love and romance ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1950s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Germany, Belgium, UK, France, Sweden, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager ...
Style: erotic, sexual, psychological, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: lust, nymphomaniac, sexuality, sex, deviant sex, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, erection, sexual exploration, explicit sex, sexual relations, sex addict ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, 21st century, 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: David, an independent photographer, and Katia, an unemployed woman, leave Los Angeles, en route to the southern California desert, where they search a natural set to use as a backdrop for a magazine photo shoot. They find a motel in the town of ...
Style: psychological, road movie, disturbing, erotic, harsh ...
Plot: desert, on the road, dangerous attraction, culture clash, danger, couple relations, destructive relationship, sexual relations, road trip, social decay, reconciliation, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, pimp, poverty, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, neo realism, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.5
 1K
Lies (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the bizarre sexual relations of 38-year-old married man J and 18-year-old student Y. After an initial encounter, they embark on a sexual odyssey that visits the realms of obsession and sadomasochism.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, disturbing, sexual ...
Plot: sexual sadism, s&m, age difference, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, pervert, innocence lost, sexual exploration, sexual obsession, rough sex, sexual perversion ...
Place: paris france, korea, france, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 18K
Exotica (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In the upscale Toronto strip club Exotica, dancer Christina is visited nightly by the obsessive Francis, a depressed tax auditor. Her ex-boyfriend, the club's MC, Eric, still jealously pines for her even as he introduces her onstage, but Eric ...
Style: sexual, non-linear, psychological, serious, sincere ...
Plot: stripper, ballet, loss of daughter, accountant, haunted by the past, nightclub, unhappiness, pet shop, secret, redemption, profanity, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: serious, psychological, emotional, touching, bleak ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, parents and children, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, therapy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, germany, milan italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 37K
9½ Weeks (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated.
Style: sexy, erotic, sexual, psychological, romantic ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, erotica, strong sexual content, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, bdsm, sexual awakening, sexuality, mysterious character, sexual desire, destructive relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 35K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK
Duration: 139 min.
Story: An embittered husband, paralyzed and in a wheelchair, buttonholes a complete stranger and begins to tell him the story of his marriage. The stranger would like to escape, but cannot. For one thing he grows fascinated by the story. For another he is ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, psychological, breathtaking ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, s&m, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, sex addict, sexual perversion, passionate interest, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, vacation, beach, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: venice, italy, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.9
 10K
The Servant (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A decadent London aristocrat hires a man-servant to attend to his needs. However, the balance of power starts to shift...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, thought provoking, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, infidelity, boss and employee, destructive relationship, couple relations, social differences ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The story of the sexual development of a filmmaker through three stages of his life.
Style: sexual, non-linear, sexy, contemplative, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, innocence lost, forbidden love, elderly lovers, twins, family relations, vengeance, youth, coming of age, downfall, love and romance, society ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, europe, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Anatomy of Hell (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, psychological, serious, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, obsession, menstruation, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, man-woman relation, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, feminism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 26K
The Conformist (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France, West Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A weak-willed Italian man becomes a fascist flunky who goes abroad to arrange the assassination of his old teacher, now a political dissident.
Style: sexual, sexy, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, exile, honeymoon, politics, assassin, haunted by the past, political unrest, family relations, desire, estrangement, sin ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 9K
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: bleak, disturbing, psychological, rough, melancholic ...
Plot: eroticism, obsession, pimp, obsessive love, prostitution, fall in love, frame up, love, sexual abuse, jealousy, bad guy, explicit sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Ages of Lulu (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Ages of Lulu is a gruelling sensual odyssey from Spanish director Bigas Luna, made immediately prior to his popular trilogy Jamón, jamón (1992), Golden Balls (1993) and The Tit and the Moon (1994). Starting as the somewhat queasy story of the ...
Style: erotic, emotional, sexy, serious, sexual ...
Plot: s&m, incest, threesome, sex, sexuality, rape, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, transvestism, double penetration, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Breaking the Waves (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark, Sweden, France, Netherlands, Norway, Iceland, Spain, UK
Duration: 159 min.
Story: In a small and conservative Scottish village, a woman's paralytic husband convinces her to have extramarital intercourse so she can tell him about it and give him a reason for living.
Style: emotional, psychological, disturbing, heartbreaking, sad ...
Plot: tragic love, priest, self sacrifice, marriage, love, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.9
 18K
The Silence (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Traveling through an unnamed European country on the brink of war, sickly, intellectual Ester, her sister Anna and Anna's young son, Johan, check into a near-empty hotel. A basic inability to communicate among the three seems only to worsen ...
Style: sexual, sexy, psychological, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: hotel, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, lesbian, female masturbation, desire, rage, travel, sister sister relationship, lesbianism, incest, family relations ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, rescue, life is a bitch, downfall, addiction, destructive relationship, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, erotic, mind bending, sexy, surreal ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, brothel, unfaithful wife, sexual perversion, infidelity, masochism, obsession, sexual exploration, double life, psycho sexual, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.1
 6K
Dog Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 121 min.
Story: In a suburb of Vienna during some hot summer days: A teacher who is in bondage to a sleazy pimp, a very importunate hitchhiker, a private detective on the run for some car vandals, a couple with a serious marriage problem and an old man, whose wife ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, sincere, serious, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, suburbs, sexual relations, sexual perversion, longing, stripper, couple relations, heat, social decay, human nature, husband wife relationship, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%