Movies like Bubu

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Bubu (1971)
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Bubu (1971)
Original name: Bubù
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Bubu leaves his job in a bakery, forces his girl-friend into prostitution, and from then on lives out of the money she makes. The young couple find their place in the world of prostitutes and pimps, but the lack of perspective in their life - which is permanently haunted by the possibility of an incurable and fatal venereal infection - and the humiliations the girl endures strain their relationship and lead to conflicts.
Plot: prostitute, pimp, bakery, money, violence, conflict, illness, prostitution, hospital, violence against women, impossible love, quitting a job, misery, cowardice, death of father, fired from the job, sexually transmitted disease, lack of money, caught stealing, sex
Time: 1900s
Place: paris france

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Most similar movies to Bubu

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and thought provoking films with plots about prostitute, pimp, prostitution, sex, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief) and money mostly in Drama and History genres. Some movies like Bubu: Memoirs of a French Whore (1979), Metello (1970), Vesna Goes Fast (1996), Secrets of a Married Man (1984), The Streetwalker (1976). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Memoirs of a French Whore (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A girl, Marie is led into prostitution by her pimp boyfriend, Gerard. She must not only give money to him but to the gangsters that explore him as well. Marie, together with a friend, Maloup, will try to become independent. They start to work the ...
Plot: pimp, prostitution, breasts, female stockinged foot, nudity (full frontal - brief), exploitation, beating, violence, voyeur, chase, bare breasts, prostitute ...
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100%
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 230
Metello (1970)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Italy
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Metello struggles to escape from the poverty that led to the premature death of his parents, and that is the lot of the working class in northern Italy during the second half of the 19th century. Metello fights his way out from his condition through ...
Plot: orphan, funeral, ballet, nipples visible through clothing, illiteracy, gardening, prison, strike, cheating wife, job seeking, repression, death of wife ...
Time: 1890s, 1900s
Place: florence italy, italy, florence
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Vesna Goes Fast (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Vesna, a Czech girl, arrives in Italy without money and, because of poverty, is forced into prostitution.
Plot: prostitute, emigration, male female relationship, letter, lie, knife, czech, construction worker, innocence, businessman, tourist, pimp ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Secrets of a Married Man (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A man (Shatner) going through a mid-life crisis, starts patronizing prostitutes. Eventually, he meets a very expensive one (Shepherd) and he thinks he has it all. That is until her pimp starts hounding him.
Plot: prostitute, pimp, crisis, lingerie, police, pursuit, unfaithful husband, adultery, cheating, architect, blackmail, family man
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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The Streetwalker (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A businessman leaves his country home, and wife and young son for a business trip to Paris. While there he develops a sexual and spiritual bond with a call girl.
Plot: prostitute, call girl, businessman, fellatio, blow job, death, female full frontal nudity, erotica, shower, sex, money, coitus ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
On the Verge of a Fever (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Against the backdrop of poverty, fear and the brutal dictatorship of Haiti in 1971, ON THE VERGE OF A FEVER is about Fanfan, a 15-year-old boy who just wants to experience life for himself with his streetwise friend Gégé. Having lived a somewhat ...
Plot: prostitute, sleeping on a couch, violence, overprotective mother, pimp, bathtub, bathroom, bathing, coming of age, sex on couch, poverty, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s
Place: haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
My Life to Live (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.
Style: thought provoking, gloomy, atmospheric, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, female protagonist, free will, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, life is a bitch, introspection, new wave, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, pimp, poverty, violence, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, neo realism, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Garbage, the City and Death (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Romi (Gabriela Mícová), a prostitute, is anything but successful at her job: she is of far too gentle a nature for her clients. The more obstinately she is pushed to the streets by her pimp Franz (Stanislav Majer), the closer she is to a complete ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: female impersonator, prostitute, transvestite, dysfunctional family, pimp, gay, humiliation, gambler, man dressed as woman, closeted gay, death of protagonist, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, central europe, prague, prague czech republic
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35%
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Paprika (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young country girl comes to town and works in a brothel in order to help her fiance get the money to start his own business. "Paprika" is the name given to her by the madam.
Style: erotic, cult film
Plot: brothel, prostitute, anal sex, prostitution, pimp, self sacrifice, lust, female nudity, erotica, femme fatale, train, marriage ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 7.8
 8K
Mamma Roma (1962)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: After many years working in the streets of Roma, the middle-age whore Mamma Roma (Anna Magnani) saves money to buy an upper class apartment, a fruit stand and retires from the prostitution. She brings her teenage son Ettore (Ettore Garofolo), who ...
Style: neorealism, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, thief, friendship, redemption, family relations, youth, hopes, human nature, parents and children, family life, destiny ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Little Ladies of the Night (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The sister of ex-pimp and current Los Angeles Police detective Lyle York was murdered working the streets a few years ago. Since his reform, he has teamed with Officer Russ Garfield to clear the streets of under-age girls working in prostitution. ...
Style: cult film
Plot: prostitution, teenager, street life, friendship, innocence, teenage girl, money, police, unhappiness, mother daughter relationship, life lesson, innocent ...
Time: 70s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.9
 1K
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: sexual, sincere, psychological, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: prostitution, fall in love, urban, innocence lost, city life, down on your luck, gender, love and romance, prostitute, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Girlfriend Experience (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A man obsessed with prostitutes discovers that love is a lot more expensive than sex. An entertaining peek into the world of prostitution from the client's point of view.
Plot: prostitute, female director, baseball bat, rough sex, condom, bondage, sex standing up, red bra, sexual promiscuity, escort, talking to the camera, sexually transmitted disease ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Call Girl '88 (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A depressing tale dealing with five women involved with prostitution and the effects it has on their love and family lives. High class or low class, each is just as sad.
Plot: prostitution, runaway, female nudity, nurse, husband wife relationship, shot through the mouth, suicide, sex, filmmaking, pimp, tragedy, rape ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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The Lovemakers (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The death of a wealthy patriarch in 1885 sets off an interfamily power struggle.
Plot: knife, cemetery, brothel, stabbed in the stomach, stolen money, relic, uncle nephew relationship, grocery store, prostitute, man slaps a woman, brothel madam, atheist ...
Time: 1880s
Place: italy, florence, florence italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Cheech (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Six people, some more depressed than others, living through the worst day of their lives.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, dark humor
Plot: prostitute, pimp, deadly, crimes, murder, who done it, suicide, brothel, suicidal, nudity (full frontal - brief), bare breasts, red bra ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
A Szerencse lányai (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland, Hungary
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A story of a mother who had to change her profession from a teacher to a high class prostitute to make a living.
Plot: female director, customer, female teacher, prostitute, emigrant, prostitution, pimp, mother daughter relationship, russian immigrant
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Life: What's Your Pleasure? (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An anthropology student exploring the nature of prostitution is drawn deeper into that profession than she ever expected.
Style: erotic, realistic, thought provoking, semi documentary, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, interview, survival, sex, money, looking at the camera, prostitution, couples, artists and showbiz, actor's life, aging, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Toys Are Not for Children (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Miserable with her marriage to a toy-store clerk and obsessed with memories of her long-absent father, child-like Jamie learns that toys are not for children when she turns her life around--by becoming a hooker! Playing "daddy's little ...
Plot: exploitation, adultery, pimp, prostitution, rape, incest, infidelity, honeymoon, cleavage, mini skirt, panties, father daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.0
 33
Alexa (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Alexa is very attentive to her customer's requests, but soon realizes that prostitution has limited long term career potential...
Plot: prostitute, call girl, prostitution, legs, stockings, sex with prostitute, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Odds and Ends (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Essay film by Alexander Kluge.
Style: semi documentary
Plot: terminal illness, immigrants, archival footage, pimp, song, cold war, masturbation, cannibalism, soldier, unrequited love, money, prostitute ...
Time: year 1986
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 3.0
 153
Street Sisters (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: What Would You Do If Your Mother Was a Hooker?
Plot: prostitute mother, pimp, bible quote, overalls, misery, strangled to death, crying, interracial, barn, sexploitation, interracial relations, cult ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bleeding Heart (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Reserved yoga instructor May's peaceful, clean-living life is thrown out of balance by the arrival of her long-lost sister Shiva, a street-smart yet naive young woman trapped in an abusive relationship. May feels compelled to rescue the hapless ...
Style: tense, suspense, serious, realistic
Plot: pimp, sex worker, sister sister relationship, prostitute, abusive boyfriend, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, class differences, interracial romance, female director, interracial relations, sibling, flyer ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Shadow of Angels (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland, West Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Beautiful, detached, laconic, consumptive Lily Brest is a streetwalker with few clients. She loves her idle boyfriend Raoul who gambles away what little she earns. The town's power broker, called the rich Jew, discovers she is a good listener, ...
Plot: jewish, class differences, cash, social criticism, coughing, transvestite, nudity (full frontal - brief), ex nazi, suitor, male nudity, strangulation, beating ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.3
 1K
Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, realistic, serious
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, addiction, sexual relations, society, apprentice, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Of Human Bondage (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Medical student Philip fall in love with Mildred, a waitress. Although she is a flirt, they have a love affair. But when Philip is told about her constant infideliy, they break up. Mildred quits her job and becomes a prostitute. But Philip is still ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: prostitute, obsession, hospital, infidelity, artist, waitress, medical student, unfulfillment, lifestyle, dishonesty, fall in love, destructive relationship ...
Time: 60s
Place: london, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Moment of Truth: Why My Daughter? (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After a young prostitute is murdered and left in a rubbish heap, her mother does everything to track down the killer.
Plot: prostitution, murder, strip club, stripper, domestic violence, psychotic, abusive boyfriend, loss of daughter, pimp, emotional abuse, insubordination, physical abuse ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 4.4
 59
Gift Girls (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three women are secretly plush prostitutes. They are successively called by a mysterious person to have sex with three different men and assuage their weird fantasies.
Style: erotic
Plot: prostitute, sexual fantasy, sex, female nudity, lesbianism, erotica, nude model, lesbian sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), female homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.7
 37
Amarsi male (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Anna plays the personal secretary of a rich industrialist who falls in love with her boss' daughter's leftist boyfriend, Carlo. Anna pretty much severs her ties with her boss (who she also had romantic moments with) and after she moves in ...
Plot: prostitution, illegal drugs, money, politics, drug, boss, secretary, college student, cheating, drugs, manipulation, industrialist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%