Movies like The Night Porter

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The Night Porter (1974)
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The Night Porter (1974)
Original name: Il portiere di notte
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
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, sexual abuse, graphic violence, lovers reunited, hotel, eroticism, nudity (full frontal - brief), destructive relationship, danger, haunted by the past, guilt, concentration camp, concentration camp survivor, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, post war, infidelity, traffic jam, porter, war criminal, bare ass, deviant sex ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1957, 70s
Place: vienna, europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany, berlin germany, tokyo

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Most similar movies to The Night Porter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity, sex, obsession and pornography mostly in Drama, Romance and Horror genres. Some movies like The Night Porter: Crash (1996), Live Flesh (1997), The Story of O (1975), Suspicious River (2000), Nymphomaniac: Vol. II (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Crash (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK
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, psychological, bleak, disturbing, atmospheric ...
Plot: lust, deviant sex, masochism, sexual relations, obsession, sexuality, car accident, explicit sex, infidelity, hospital, sexual obsession, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 29K
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, lust, paraplegic, bus, sexual relations, adultery, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, danger, haunted by the past, desire ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, miami ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama, Horror
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, erotic, macabre ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, fascism, kidnapping, captivity, obsession, torture, pubic hair ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sexualized violence, s&m, dangerous attraction, domination, sexual sadism, sexual relations, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, danger, life is a bitch, small town, strong sexual content ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, disturbing, psychological, rough, sexual ...
Plot: sex addict, sexual perversion, strong sexual content, double penetration, sexual relations, lust, nymphomaniac, multiple lovers, unsimulated sex, sex, destructive relationship, female genitalia ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Austria, 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, controversial, sexual, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: pianist, masochism, sexual relations, older woman younger man relationship, teacher, desire, fetish, bdsm, age difference, overbearing parent, teachers and students, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, paris france, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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: sexy, serious, erotic, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, prostitute, politics, betrayal, anti semitism, forbidden love, fall in love, against the rules, penetration, eroticism, state affairs, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, year 1939, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, warsaw poland, paris france, copenhagen ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, male rape, lifestyle, obsession, stalking, social decay, voyeurism, destructive relationship, danger ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, strong sexual content, sex addict, explicit sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), erection, deviant sex, sexual perversion, sexual exploration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 90s, 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, world war two, love triangle, post war, lovers reunited, romance, rise to the top, couples, love and romance, danger, battle of the sexes ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 50s, post world war two ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.2
 36K
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, psychological, sexual, breathtaking ...
Plot: femme fatale, s&m, sexual relations, obsession, dangerous attraction, sexual perversion, infidelity, bdsm, destructive relationship, love affair, passionate interest, sex addict ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: road movie, psychological, disturbing, erotic, harsh ...
Plot: desert, on the road, dangerous attraction, culture clash, couple relations, destructive relationship, danger, sexual relations, road trip, social decay, reconciliation, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, gloomy ...
Plot: human nature, hospital, disability, parents and children, self discovery, estrangement, single parent, teenage life, hopes, redemption, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, menstruation, isolation, couple relations, couples, man-woman relation, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, 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, erotic, psychological, mind bending ...
Plot: stripper, ballet, loss of daughter, accountant, haunted by the past, secret, nightclub, unhappiness, pet shop, redemption, love and romance, dancer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 38K
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, romantic, psychological ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: sex scene, erotica, sexuality, strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, sexual relations, obsession, bdsm, destructive relationship, sexual desire, mysterious character, sexual awakening ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 8.0
 28K
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: sexy, sexual, bleak, non-linear, atmospheric ...
Plot: fascism, assassination, politics, exile, honeymoon, childhood trauma, treason, estrangement, desire, repression, sin, snitch ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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The Loss of Sexual Innocence (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: 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, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, elderly lovers, forbidden love, innocence lost, family relations, twins, vengeance, kids in trouble, youth, coming of age, society, downfall ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, kenya, london, usa ...
⇓ 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, contemplative ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, servant, bachelor, obsession, social differences, infidelity, destructive relationship, couple relations, boss and employee ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london, united kingdom, britain
⇓ 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, oil rig, power of love, nursing, injury, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, couple relations, dishonesty, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 1950s ...
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ 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, threesome, incest, female genitalia, rape, sexuality, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, sex, transvestism, double penetration ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 6.3
 4K
Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual relations, infidelity, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, manipulations, dishonesty, manipulation, fall in love, dull life, striptease, voyeur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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, couple relations, heat, stripper, couples, social decay, human nature, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, vienna
⇓ 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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, lesbian, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, desire, travel, sister sister relationship, rage, lesbianism, incest, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
And They Call It Summer (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Dino and Anna are a couple in their forties. Their relationship is hardly conventional: in fact, it is unconsummated. Dino gets out of it, gratifying himself with prostitutes and swingers. He reaches his nadir when he looks up Anna’s old ...
Style: serious, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: couple relations, destructive relationship, sexual relations, infidelity, couples, sex aid, dishonesty, looking for sex, prostitute, cheating wife, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex with prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ 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, realistic ...
Plot: bdsm, sex, sexual relations, prostitute, femdom, sexual abuse, gangsters, rescue, downfall, life is a bitch, lifestyle, true love ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.9
 29K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, sexual, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, underage sex, teenage sex, erection, family relations, incest, sexual relations, masturbation, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, coming of age, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, disturbing, psychological, bleak, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: sexual abuse, incest, dysfunctional family, parents and children, murder, stepmother stepson relationship, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, family problems, siblings relations, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, vietnam, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%