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, gloomy, controversial, erotic, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: war crime, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse, s&m, sexual perversion, hotel, destructive relationship, danger, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, eroticism, guilt, concentration camp, strong sexual content, post war, nazi, concentration camp survivor, porter, war criminal, life is a bitch, deviant sex, holocaust, male nudity, profanity, sadism ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, year 1957
Place: europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany, vienna, tokyo

Most similar movies to The Night Porter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, psychological, sexual and realistic films with plots about couples, male nudity, obsession, female nudity, sex, loneliness and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Night Porter: Live Flesh (1997), Last Tango in Paris (1972), Crash (1996), Suspicious River (2000), The Story of O (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
 27K
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: strong sexual content, lust, infidelity, sexual relations, bus, adultery, obsession, love triangle, haunted by the past, danger, desire, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, europe, madrid, sarajevo, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Last Tango in Paris (1972)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A young Parisian woman begins a sordid affair with a middle-aged American businessman who lays out ground rules that their clandestine relationship will be based only on sex.
Style: erotic, sexual, controversial, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: explicit sex, strong sexual content, older man younger woman relationship, sexual relations, sex, obsessive love, profanity, self discovery, tragedy, apartment, male nudity, love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 49K
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, atmospheric ...
Plot: masochism, lust, deviant sex, obsession, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sadism, couple relations, sexual relations, pornography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, tense ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, dangerous attraction, survival, family problems, life is a bitch, destructive relationship, danger, haunted by the past, small town, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: sexual, sexy, erotic, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sadism, sexual perversion, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, sexual cruelty, obsession, lust, domination, s&m, power relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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, pianist, older woman younger man relationship, sexual relations, bdsm, fetish, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, teacher, age difference, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 ⇓
54%
 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: sexy, disturbing, suspenseful, erotic, psychological ...
Plot: gay sex, s&m, dangerous attraction, social misfits, obsession, lifestyle, stalking, voyeurism, destructive relationship, social decay, danger, sexual abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, post war, rise to the top, couples, lovers reunited, romance, survival, danger, life is a bitch, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1946 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, sex, sexuality, sexual relations, erection, sexual perversion, sexual exploration, strong sexual content, sex addict, deviant sex, orgasm ...
Time: contemporary, 20th century, 21st century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, lifestyle, resort, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.3
 10K
Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: degradation, nymphomania, infidelity, erection, rape, strong sexual content, bound and gagged, sexual relations, bondage, obsession, cuckold, sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 17K
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, psychological, sincere, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: stripper, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, ballet, accountant, pet shop, nightclub, secret, unhappiness, redemption, sexual content, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Twentynine Palms (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Germany, USA
Duration: 114 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, sexual ...
Plot: desert, on the road, dangerous attraction, culture clash, couple relations, destructive relationship, danger, sexual relations, road trip, social decay, reconciliation, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, touching, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, teenage life, single parent, estrangement, redemption, hopes, therapy, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, germany, italy, milan italy, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 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, prostitution, fall in love, frame up, love, obsessive love, sexual abuse, jealousy, bad guy, brothel ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 36K
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
Plot: sex scene, erotica, strong sexual content, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, obsession, bdsm, sexual awakening, destructive relationship, mysterious character, love and romance, sexuality ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Little Boy Blue (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Living in rural Texas is a dysfunctional family: an abusive dad, a Vietnam vet with a war wound that's left him impotent; a compliant wife and a son of about 20, two small sons who look a lot like their brother. The dad harbors a secret, and he ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, family problems, missing person, alcohol abuse, siblings relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, vietnam, asia, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, serious, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: sexual relations, obsession, strong sexual content, menstruation, sex, destructive relationship, love affair, couples, couple relations, man-woman relation, life is a bitch, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: realistic, serious, psychological, rough, talky ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, criminal heroes, neo realism, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, atmospheric, psychological, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: innocence lost, forbidden love, elderly lovers, sex, vengeance, downfall, society, haunted by the past, coming of age, twins, youth, culture clash ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 33K
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, cynical ...
Plot: femme fatale, sexual relations, obsession, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, love affair, infidelity, s&m, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, sexual perversion ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 9K
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, cult film, contemplative, sexual ...
Plot: master and servant, mind game, bachelor, obsession, society, power relations, destructive relationship, boss and employee, couple relations, manipulations, butler, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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The Brown Bunny (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bud Clay races motorcycles in the 250cc Formula II class of road racing. After a race in New Hampshire, he has five days to get to his next race in California. During his road trip, he is haunted by memories of the last time he saw Daisy, his true ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, road movie, avant garde ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, haunted by the past, motorcycle race, motorcycle, memory, strong sexual content, driving, prostitute, rape, redemption, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, usa, los angeles, ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, nurse, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.9
 17K
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, psychological, realistic, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, sister sister relationship, travel, rage, desire, sex, incest, dysfunctional family, family life, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, serious, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual relations, sexual perversion, longing, couple relations, stripper, heat, suburbs, unsimulated sex, social decay, human nature, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 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, realistic, disturbing, sexual, controversial ...
Plot: sexual sadism, s&m, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, age difference, pervert, innocence lost, sex, rough sex, sexual exploration, sexual obsession ...
Place: asia, korea, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.0
 25K
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, bleak, atmospheric, stylized, surreal ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, exile, honeymoon, politics, assassin, introspection, snitch, human nature, repression, desire, deadly ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s, 1940s
Place: italy, france, europe, paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, infidelity, sexual relations, brothel, obsession, adultery, unfaithful wife, sexual exploration, double life, sexual perversion, masochism, female nudity ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%