Movies like The Night Porter

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The Night Porter (1974)
 6.7
 10K
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, erotic, bleak, sincere, realistic, gloomy, surreal, art house ...
Plot: war crime, dangerous attraction, s&m, sexual abuse, destructive relationship, danger, haunted by the past, lovers reunited, hotel, strong sexual content, post war, guilt, concentration camp, eroticism, sexual perversion, deviant sex, holocaust, bdsm, life is a bitch, couples, war criminal, ss, bare ass, chained to a wall, uniform ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, 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, realistic and sexual films with plots about couples, female nudity, obsession, male nudity, relationships, pornography and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like The Night Porter: Live Flesh (1997), Last Tango in Paris (1972), Crash (1996), The Piano Teacher (2001), The Story of O (1975). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.4
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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: lust, strong sexual content, infidelity, sexual relations, bus, obsession, love triangle, haunted by the past, danger, desire, betrayal, adultery ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, 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, psychological, disturbing, stylized ...
Plot: strong sexual content, sexual relations, sex, self discovery, tragedy, apartment, obsessive love, explicit sex, love, destructive relationship, love and romance, fall in love ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 48K
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: lust, masochism, obsession, sexuality, car accident, infidelity, sexual obsession, hospital, sadism, couple relations, sexual relations, sexual perversion ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, sexual, emotional ...
Plot: masochism, sexual relations, fetish, pianist, bdsm, overbearing parent, desire, destructive relationship, perversion, teacher, sexual abuse, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: austria, europe, vienna
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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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: sexual, sexy, realistic, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sadism, sexual relations, sexual perversion, couples, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, obsession, bondage, destructive relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 5.3
 9K
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: nymphomania, erection, infidelity, bondage, rape, degradation, obsession, strong sexual content, nightclub, photographer, bound and gagged, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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: disturbing, sexual, erotic, realistic, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, infidelity, prostitute, danger, deadly, small town life, strong sexual content, family problems, couples, haunted by the past, family relations, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, vancouver british columbia canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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, sexual relations, strong sexual content, double penetration, lust, addiction, erection, sex, destructive relationship, deviant sex, masochism ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 7.1
 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, erotic, psychological, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: stripper, haunted by the past, loss of daughter, accountant, ballet, pet shop, unhappiness, nightclub, secret, redemption, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 35K
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, dangerous attraction, strong sexual content, bdsm, sexual relations, erotica, obsession, destructive relationship, mysterious character, passionate interest, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Keys to the House (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, Germany, France
Duration: 105 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, bleak, realistic ...
Plot: hospital, human nature, dysfunctional family, disability, family problems, teenage life, youth, self discovery, reunion, single parent, parents and children, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, germany, europe, norway, berlin germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, realistic, sentimental, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, gay romance, fall in love, vacation, beach, beauty, cholera, homoeroticism, homosexuality, love and romance, resort ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sexuality, lust, sex, nymphomaniac, strong sexual content, sexual relations, sexual perversion, sex addict, erection, seduction, orgasm, sexual exploration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century, 90s, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, realistic, psychological, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: innocence lost, forbidden love, elderly lovers, vengeance, sex, kids in trouble, family relations, coming of age, human nature, society, couples, downfall ...
Time: 1950s, 50s, 20th century, stone age
Place: africa, kenya, tunisia, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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, gloomy, surreal, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, post war, materialism, soldier, black market, german, interracial relations, rise to the top, love triangle, survival, danger ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1946, year 1954 ...
Place: germany, europe, west germany, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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: psychological, rough, melancholic, brutal, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, eroticism, pimp, obsessive love, prostitution, fall in love, frame up, love, sexual abuse, bad guy, jealousy, gang ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seoul, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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, sexual, sexy, disturbing ...
Plot: s&m, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, age difference, innocence lost, sexual perversion, sex, sexual obsession, sexual exploration, rough sex, sexual sadism ...
Place: france, korea, asia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sexual abuse, murder, family problems, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, siblings relations, investigation, alcohol abuse, missing person ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, asia, vietnam, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, road movie ...
Plot: desert, on the road, culture clash, couples, sexual relations, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couple relations, society, kids in trouble, danger, man-woman relation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Devil in the Flesh (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, Switzerland, Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Based on the infamous novel by Leopold Sacher-Masoch this fine film follows the perverted passions of a young couple as Severin watches the beautiful Wanda writhing naked amongst furs. His disturbing peeping tomism triggers off a whirlpool of ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: voyeurism, sex, love and romance, manipulations, sexual relations, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction, couples, dishonesty, strong sexual content, feminism, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, rough, psychological, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: pimp, prostitute, unemployment, poverty, violence, robbery, neo realism, dishonesty, downfall, couples, post war, society ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, prostitute, sexual abuse, sex, sexual relations, gangsters, downfall, rescue, life is a bitch, addiction, drug abuse, crimes ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.9
 8K
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, realistic, sexual, thought provoking ...
Plot: mind game, bachelor, master and servant, obsession, destructive relationship, boss and employee, society, social differences, power relations, love and romance, manipulations, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s, 1930s
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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, injury, nursing, prayer, husband wife relationship, destructive relationship, paralysis ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 32K
Bitter Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France, UK, USA
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: sexual relations, femme fatale, dangerous attraction, infidelity, destructive relationship, obsession, passionate interest, love affair, sex addict, love and romance, couple relations, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sexual perversion, obsession, adultery, sexual exploration, double life, masochism, wife husband relationship, couples ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: emotional, erotic, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: threesome, transvestism, sexuality, rape, sex, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, s&m, incest, husband wife relationship, blindfold ...
Time: 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 16K
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, serious, bleak ...
Plot: hotel, lesbian, terminal illness, desire, sex, sister sister relationship, travel, rage, incest, dysfunctional family, family problems, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, sweden, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 3K
Accident (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Stephen is a professor at Oxford University who is caught in a rut and feels trapped by his life in both academia and marriage. One of his students, William, is engaged to the beautiful Anna, and Stephen becomes enamored of the younger woman. These ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, serious, clever, psychological ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, seduction, torment, professor, car accident, oxford, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, romance, computers and web ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, human nature, self discovery, nazi, holocaust survivor, world war two, redemption ...
Time: 1960s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, poland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%