Movies like Scarlet Diva

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Scarlet Diva (2000)
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Scarlet Diva (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young Italian actress embarks on a self-destructive spree of sex, drugs and other excess while doing some soul searching to find the path for redemption.
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating, sexual, sexy, cult film, semi autobiographical
Plot: actor's life, drug abuse, tragic love, celebrity culture, sexual relations, life is a bitch, addiction, artists and showbiz, downfall, showbiz, filmmaking, nightlife, price of fame, bohemian life, career, casting couch, sexy woman, pregnancy, surrealism, unplanned pregnancy, prostitute, couple relations, transvestism, love and romance, gender bending ...
Time: 90s
Place: rome italy, paris france, los angeles, france, europe, asia, amsterdam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about couples, female nudity, life is a bitch, nudity (full frontal - brief), artists and showbiz, love and romance and male nudity mostly in Drama, Biography and Romance genres. Some movies like Scarlet Diva: The Pornographer (2001), Dangerous Game (1993), The Pornographer (1999), A Very Private Affair (1962), On the Edge (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Pornographer (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Jacques Laurent made pornographic films in the 1970s and 80's, but had put that aside for 20 years. His artistic ideas, born of the '60s counter-culture, had elevated the entire genre. Older and paunchier, he is now directing a porno ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sexy, sexual
Plot: pornographer, lust, sex, porn industry, relationship vs career, eroticism, sexual relations, filmmaking, estrangement, family relations, actor's life, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france
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86%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, rough, art house, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: filmmaking, obsession, addiction, lifestyle, redemption, life is a bitch, downfall, showbiz, human nature, husband wife relationship, drugs, divorce ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: israel, los angeles, california, middle east, usa ...
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100%
The Pornographer (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A socially inept man's amateur porn film wins him a contract with a small-time pornography distribution company, where he faces a series of moral crises and is forced to face his own porn addiction.
Style: sexual, sincere, psychological, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, filmmaking, couples, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, society, artists and showbiz, introspection, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Very Private Affair (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gorgeous teen, Jill, resides in Switzerland with her mother and harbors feelings for the handsome Fabio, an older man who is married to one of her friends. Growing restless, Jill moves to Paris to pursue ballet, but instead finds success and fame ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, witty, realistic ...
Plot: actor's life, paparazzi, showbiz, human nature, desire for fame, couple relations, celebrity culture, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, best friends, price of fame, fanatic ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, France, Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The dysfunctional twenty-three years old Sarah takes her six year old natural son Jeremiah from the home of his beloved foster parents with the support of the social service to live with her. Along the years, the boy shares her insane and lowlife ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: pedophile, prostitute, child rape, parents and children, rape, innocence lost, police, psychologist, stripper, child molestation, life is a bitch, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: asia, tennessee
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33%
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On the Edge (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Three flatmates in Mexico City face uncertainties: Lucía who has a great job as an art director for TV commercials is abusing alcohol and cocaine. She risks losing her job, going to prison for assault, and she's woefully in love with a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: addiction, friendship, lifestyle, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, couples, drug abuse, infidelity, male homosexuality, eroticism, sexual relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: erotic, sexy, controversial, stylized, suspenseful ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, lesbian, lifestyle, destructive relationship, crimes, sexual relations, nightlife, gangsters, couples, deadly, lesbian sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Wild Blood (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 148 min.
Story: The story of two renowned actors of Fascist cinema, Luisa Ferida and Osvaldo Valenti, who were supporters of the Salò Republic. Accused of collaboration and torture, they were shot by the Partisans after the country was liberated.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: world war two, fascism, career change, desire for fame, artists and showbiz, wartime life, ambition, actor's life, rising to stardom, downfall, unfulfillment, on the run ...
Time: 20th century
Place: italy, rome italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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The Lonely Lady (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A young screenwriter allows others to exploit her in the hopes of "making it" in Hollywood.
Style: rough, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: hollywood, showbiz, betrayal, writers, screenwriter, mental illness, filmmaking, couples, crumbling marriage, rise to the top, misfit, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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 ⇓
25%
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Beat (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story of writer William Seward Burroughs and his wife.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: love triangle, infidelity, writer's life, lifestyle, addiction, drug abuse, celebrity culture, adultery, murder, alcohol abuse, rebel, rebellion ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: new york, mexico, usa, latin america, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
They Shoot Movies, Don't They? ...The Making of 'Mirage' (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: They Shoot Movies, Don't They? is a voyeuristic look at first time director Tom Paulson and the movie he wrote called Mirage. Frank Gallagher is the documentarian whose camera waits and watches as Paulson navigates through a jungle of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: ambition, lifestyle, obsession, addiction, showbiz, filmmaking, actor's life, hollywood, performer's life, manipulation, manipulations, couples ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, infidelity, femme fatale, forbidden love, manipulation, manipulations, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, tragic love, couples ...
Time: 19th century, 1830s, 1800s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Quiet Days in Clichy (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Expatriate Henry Miller indulges in a variety of sexual escapades while struggling to establish himself as a serious writer in Paris.
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, immigrants, lifestyle, writer's life, womanizer, artists and showbiz, love and romance, sexual relations, love triangle, looking for sex, infidelity, eroticism ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Ivans xtc. (To Live and Die in Hollywood) (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Update on Leo Tolstoy's "The Death of Ivan Ilyich," set in contemporary Hollywood.
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: hollywood, death, introspection, uncover truth, ambition, rise and fall, showbiz, human nature, drug abuse, life is a bitch, self destruction, self destructing ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Tales of Ordinary Madness (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Poet/lecturer Charles Serking awakens from his alcoholic haze long enough to take a bus back to L.A. and plunge into an orgy of drink and sexual depravity.
Style: sexual, psychological, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: pimp, masochism, poet, ex husband ex wife relationship, alcoholic, surrealism, bartender, arrest, typewriter, beach, teenage life, drug abuse ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Beautiful Girl (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Odessa is a beautiful girl addicted to the attention and money that being an adult film star brings. William, a lonely mechanic, has a crush on her, and she indulges his fantasy and leads him on. Thinking he can save her and help her find a normal ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, gloomy
Plot: porn star, fall in love, desire for fame, impossible love, ambition, showbiz, celebrity culture, actor's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, sexual content, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Flesh (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heroin junkie works as a prostitute to support his habit and fund an abortion needed by the girlfriend of his lesbian wife. His seedy encounters with delusional and damaged clients, and dates with drag queens and hustlers are heavy on sex, drugs ...
Style: sexy, biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, hustler, gender, gender bending, nightlife, addiction, sexual relations, drug abuse, transvestism, friends, couples, obsession ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: breakup, friendship, fall in love, human nature, artists and showbiz, love and romance, couples, love triangle, husband wife relationship, adultery, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: rome italy, italy, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Burton and Taylor (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 83 min.
Story: TV drama based on Richard Burton's diaries, about his last performance in 1983 with ex-wife Elizabeth Taylor. They meet after several years and he agrees to her suggestion that they star in a stage revival on Broadway of Noel Coward's ...
Style: realistic, serious, stylized, captivating
Plot: couple relations, artists and showbiz, actor's life, couples, celebrity culture, hollywood, love, showbiz, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Town Is Quiet (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 133 min.
Story: A dark tale of working-class life in Marseilles, a city in crisis. Interesting characters include a hard-bitten but compassionate fish market worker with a drug addicted daughter and a moody bartender with a shocking secret life.
Style: contemplative, serious, realistic, captivating, bleak ...
Plot: drug abuse, crimes, family relations, assassination, life is a bitch, couple relations, unemployment, parents and children, working class, down on your luck, factory, addiction ...
Time: 90s
Place: marseille, europe, france, provence
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Bright Lights, Big City (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A young kid from Kansas moves to New York to work on a magazine. He gets caught up in the world of drink and drugs, and starts a steady decline. The only hope is the cousin of one of his drinking partners, can she pull him through it ?
Style: serious, touching, bleak, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, nightlife, alcohol abuse, addiction, redemption, life is a bitch, starting over, friendship, supportive spouse, downfall, writers, innocence lost ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Di Di Hollywood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Bar worker Diana Diaz (Elsa Pataky) leaves Madrid for Miami and with new boyfriend, Robert (Luis Hacha), they then head for Hollywood, prepared to do anything for fame.
Style: captivating, realistic, cynical, psychological, atmospheric ...
Plot: hollywood, desire for fame, showbiz, actor's life, ambition, rising to stardom, follow your dream, agent, casting couch, infidelity, sex scene, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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I Don't Kiss (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A good-looking but naive lad leaves his mountain village to try and make his way in Paris. He thinks maybe he will try acting but things don't go too well for him. Eventually he is forced to sell himself to men and though he meets an attractive ...
Style: sincere, bleak, gloomy, touching, sexual ...
Plot: prostitution, love and romance, prostitute, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, couples, innocence lost, down on your luck, fall in love, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, sexual relations, destructive relationship, couples, sexual content, couple relations, fish out of water, sex scene, rape, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
This Girl's Life (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, porn actress, investigation, life is a bitch, lifestyle, human nature, sexual relations, parents and children, love affair, showbiz, family problems, starlet ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
My Heart Beats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A poor and lonely English professor, Juri(37), decides to become a porn actor using a mask to hide behind, after she watches an unusual porn, featuring an old and fat woman. And she visits Myungsook, a porn producer, despite their separation of 10 ...
Style: sincere, sexy, thought provoking, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: loss of virginity, nudity (full frontal - brief), couples, introspection, life is a bitch, sexual relations, sexual content, filmmaking, virgin, porn actress, university, adult filmmaking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Welcome to New York (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Fiction inspired from the story of the rise and the fall of french politician and former head of the International Monetary Fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
Style: cynical, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: infidelity, prostitute, downfall, human nature, obsession, addiction, life is a bitch, dishonesty, arrested, strong sexual content, housekeeper, womanizer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
We All Fall Down (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In this dark independent drama, Michael (Darcy Belsher) is an out of work actor who has been trying to pull himself out of a downward spiral of drug abuse that set in after the death of his mother. Michael's best friend Kris (Martin Cummins) ...
Style: realistic, serious, bleak, suspenseful, gloomy
Plot: drug abuse, downfall, life is a bitch, addiction, best friends, actor's life, rehabilitation, unfulfillment, youth, prostitute, friends, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver british columbia canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%