Movies like The Night Porter

If you like "The Night Porter" you are looking for psychological, serious and bleak movies about / with s&m, sexual perversion, nudity (full frontal - brief), dangerous attraction, war crime, eroticism and sexual abuse themes of Drama genre shot in Italy or France.
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 Night Porter (1974)
 6.6
 13K
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, bleak, sexy, gloomy, sexual, erotic, sincere, realistic, surreal ...
Plot: s&m, sexual perversion, nudity (full frontal - brief), dangerous attraction, war crime, eroticism, sexual abuse, graphic violence, hotel, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, guilt, lovers reunited, concentration camp, concentration camp survivor, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, post war, nazi, protection, deviant sex, infidelity, traffic jam, porter, bdsm ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1940s, post world war two, year 1957, 70s, 1950s
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 realistic, serious, sexual and sexy films with plots about couples, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, male nudity, sex, pornography and obsession mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Night Porter: Crash (1996), Live Flesh (1997), The Keys to the House (2004), The Piano Teacher (2001), The Story of O (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
 60K
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, sexual, bleak, disturbing ...
Plot: lust, deviant sex, sexual perversion, sexuality, sexual relations, masochism, explicit sex, obsession, car accident, infidelity, hospital, sadism ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 32K
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, serious, realistic, sexy, intense ...
Plot: lust, infidelity, bus, sexual relations, strong sexual content, obsession, love triangle, desire, haunted by the past, paraplegic, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1990, year 1970
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Genre: Drama
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: bleak, erotic, psychological, macabre, rough ...
Plot: sexual perversion, rape, sexual torture, deviant sex, perversion, sex, kidnapping, libertine, sexual cruelty, torture, obsession, fascism ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 18th century
Place: italy, europe, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Meeting his handicapped son for the first time, a young father attempts to forge a relationship with the teenager.
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: pre-teens
Plot: parents and children, single parent, estrangement, teenage life, human nature, hospital, disability, self discovery, hopes, redemption, family relations, suffering ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
The Piano Teacher (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music
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, sexual, disturbing, bleak, serious ...
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, masochism, pianist, sexual relations, desire, bdsm, fetish, age difference, older woman younger man sex, overbearing parent, teacher, teacher student sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Story of O (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany, Canada
Duration: 97 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, sadism, sexual perversion, s&m, sexualized violence, sexual cruelty, dangerous attraction, sexual sadism, sexual relations, nude model, submission ...
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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, erotic, disturbing, rough, sexy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, infidelity, dangerous attraction, survival, family problems, haunted by the past, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, strong sexual content, small town, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.3
 5K
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: serious, realistic, erotic, suspenseful, disturbing ...
Plot: world war two, betrayal, prostitute, politics, fall in love, anti semitism, forbidden love, oral sex, against the rules, penetration, eroticism, state affairs ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, year 1939
Place: germany, europe, copenhagen, warsaw poland, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
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, nymphomaniac, nymphomania, lust, strong sexual content, sexual relations, hardcore, deviant sex, erection, destructive relationship, multiple lovers ...
Time: 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
 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, male rape, dangerous attraction, social misfits, lifestyle, obsession, stalking, destructive relationship, social decay, sexual abuse, voyeurism ...
Time: 90s
Place: portugal, lisbon portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, romance, rise to the top, couples, lovers reunited, battle of the sexes, love and romance, survival ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, year 1954, year 1943, 50s ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, berlin germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 39K
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: s&m, femme fatale, obsession, sexual relations, infidelity, sexual perversion, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, seduction, love affair, cruise, passionate interest ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.9
 41K
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: strong sexual content, dangerous attraction, erotica, obsession, sex scene, sexualized violence, sexual relations, sexual desire, destructive relationship, bdsm, sexuality, mysterious character ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 20K
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, sexy ...
Plot: stripper, ballet, loss of daughter, accountant, haunted by the past, unhappiness, nightclub, voyeurism, redemption, couples, dancer's life, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, toronto ontario canada, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.9
 30K
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, train travel, politics, honeymoon, exile, childhood trauma, against humanity, society, state affairs, moral dilemma, parents and children ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, year 1943, year 1938 ...
Place: paris france, italy, rome italy, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, paralysis, power of love, nursing, nudity (full frontal - brief), husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, naivete ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: scotland, europe, scottish highlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: obsession, menstruation, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, isolation, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.8
 12K
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, serious ...
Plot: master and servant, manipulation, alcohol abuse, mind game, bachelor, servant, decadence, obsession, love and romance, dishonesty, gays and lesbians, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: britain, england, london, united kingdom
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Movie in collections
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, realistic, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of virginity, elderly lovers, forbidden love, innocence lost, twins, family relations, vengeance, society, love and romance, downfall, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, tunisia, england, kenya, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: unemployment, prostitute, poverty, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.0
 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, sexy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual perversion, suburbs, sexual relations, heat wave, longing, couple relations, stripper, couples, social decay, human nature, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: couple relations, destructive relationship, infidelity, sexual relations, sex aid, couples, dishonesty, looking for sex, prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), cheating wife, double life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 18K
Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: forbidden love, femme fatale, infidelity, love affair, dangerous attraction, obsession, adultery, incest, oral sex, love triangle, family relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, paris france, palm springs california, brussels
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 5K
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: serious, atmospheric, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: voyeur, prostitute, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, cheating wife, manipulation, fall in love, dishonesty, dull life, striptease, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 30K
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, erection, incest, teenage sex, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), youth, explicit sex, masturbation, family relations, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Tokyo Decadence (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 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: sex, bdsm, femdom, sexual relations, prostitute, sexual abuse, gangsters, rescue, downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: incest, sexual abuse, dysfunctional family, stepmother stepson relationship, parents and children, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, investigation, missing person, alcohol abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, asia, usa, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Heading South (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A story of three female tourists who visit Haiti, in order to enjoy the sexual nature of the young men.
Style: serious, sincere, emotional, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: sexual relations, tourist, male prostitute, lust, looking for love, older woman younger man relationship, erection, unfulfillment, lifestyle, love and romance, rivalry, loneliness ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: haiti, caribbean, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.8
 20K
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: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hotel, female masturbation, lesbian, dysfunctional family, female orgasm, terminal illness, sister sister relationship, rage, travel, desire, lesbianism, incest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: sweden, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, emotional, psychological, road movie, avant garde ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: on the road, motorcycle race, haunted by the past, memory, strong sexual content, driving, prostitute, redemption, hopes, love and romance, couples, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, new hampshire, los angeles, usa, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%