Movies like Manila by Night

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Manila by Night (1980)
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Manila by Night (1980)
Original name: City After Dark
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 150 min.
Story: The hidden nightlife of ordinary people living in Manila unveils. Lovers and families conflict with each other as they live on the streets, which are rampant with drugs and prostitution.
Plot: prostitution, nightlife, illegal drugs, lesbian, prostitute, marijuana, homosexual, fashion designer, drug dealer, alcohol abuse, taxi driver, drug addiction, high school student, pimp, murder, masseuse, waitress, secret police, garbage truck, police officer, incompetence, streetwise, blind man, exercise
Place: manila philippines

Most similar movies to Manila by Night

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, emotional and erotic films with plots about prostitution, prostitute, pimp, female nudity, murder, sex and mother daughter relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Manila by Night: Memoirs of a French Whore (1979), Amarsi male (1969), Little Ladies of the Night (1977), Gigola (2010), Macho Dancer (1988). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 ...
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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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73%
 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 ...
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62%
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
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58%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, lesbian, murder, lifestyle, destructive relationship, sexual relations, crimes, nightlife, gangsters, couples, deadly, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.2
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Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A former American soldier becomes an exotic dancer and male prostitute in Manila.
Style: sexual, rough, disturbing, sexy, serious ...
Plot: police corruption, prostitute, crimes, gender, society, investigation, law enforcement, couples, sexual relations, teenage life, transsexual, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s
Place: the philippines, asia, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Lilet Never Happened (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, Philippines
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Lilet Never Happened is the rollercoaster story of how a young girl, struggling to survive in the streets of Manila, spirals down into child prostitution. She is a fighter. She is a dreamer. She is a rebel and she thinks she can handle the world ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking, emotional ...
Plot: kids in trouble, life is a bitch, social decay, youth, sexual abuse, prostitute, society, danger, pedophilia, child prostitution, social worker, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manila philippines, asia, the philippines
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54%
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
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51%
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Mano Po 2: My Home (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Antonio Chan, a prominent Chinese businessman, has three women in his life v Sol, a Filipina; Lu Shui, a Chinese; and Belinda, a Filipino-Chinese. Antonio has children with all three women. A crisis shakes up the over-extended Tsinoy family ...
Plot: loss of son, family relations, chinese culture, interracial relations, murder, frame up, adultery, burial, flashback, chinese, interracial romance, wedding
Place: china, the philippines
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51%
Katie Says Goodbye (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In order to best save the necessary funds to leave her desolate town and start anew, Katie prostitutes herself to a handful of regulars that frequent the diner she waitresses at. As she draws near to saving the funds she believes her new life ...
Plot: waitress, prostitution, love at first sight, alcoholic mother, trailer park, coming of age, nude girl, trailer home, blow job, quitting a job, caught having sex, working class ...
Place: arizona, san francisco
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51%
Tropical Manila (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Philippines
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Kim-Dusik, who committed a murder in Korea, fled to Manila and has lived there nearly 15 years. He lives with his Filipino wife, Medusa, and their 15-year old son, Philip. Dusik, his irresistible yearning for his mother, turns into violence ...
Plot: unsimulated sex, fish market, marital abuse, male nudity, mask, gay sex, caged human, fish, anal sex, killing an animal, chicken, father son relationship ...
Place: manila philippines, korea
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50%
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Nightbeats (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A contemporary noir set entirely at night Nightbeats is an homage to the classic noirs of the 1940's, though told as a contemporary drama, not a gumshoe satire, Nightbeats follow the lives of five people over four nights. Over these nights ...
Plot: journalist, striptease, strip club, drug use, soldier, neo noir, stripper, murder, female singer, fellatio, mother daughter relationship, estranged parent ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Nowhereland (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Born into the seedy, underground world of prostitution, 15-year-old Shara has known no other life. Her mother is an aging, career escort, who is now looking to Shara to make the kind of money she made in her youth.
Plot: prostitution, teenage prostitution, female full frontal nudity, beach, surfing, pubic hair, see through panties, male full rear nudity, large breasts, broken bottle, implied fellatio, nipples visible through clothing ...
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Bubu (1971)
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 ...
Plot: pimp, prostitute, bakery, conflict, violence, money, illness, misery, death of father, impossible love, sexually transmitted disease, fired from the job ...
Time: 1900s
Place: paris france
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50%
Longing Nights (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Aitana, Pierrick, Rita and Jorge are all in their twenties and all look for ways to make their nights in the city of Madrid a little less lonely. Aitana is a sweet girl trapped in a men’s body; Pierrick is a cute French gay; Rita doesn't ...
Plot: prostitution, lgbt, gay, prostitute, lesbian, drugs, menage a trois, transsexual, female nudity, male nudity, cocaine, gay interest ...
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48%
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 ...
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44%
Karina, Object of Passion (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A stripper is arrested for killing her gigolo who exploited her as a prostitute under the name of Karina. Her despair turns to ardent passion when she meets a lady lawyer who promises her that she will be able to get her out of jail very quickly. ...
Plot: murder, women's prison, lawyer, prostitution, bikini, poker, panties, high heels, bare breasts, lesbian sex, female nudity, stripper ...
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43%
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
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42%
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Hollow (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: In the outskirts of the city, where crime is a way of life, the paths of four desperate people collide. Jordan Coleman, a local drug dealer, finds himself at a crossroads when his friend and mentor gets in too deep with a ruthless gangster and club ...
Plot: drug addiction, policewoman, drugs, foot chase, train, gun, black eye, punched in the face, drug dealer, prayer, murder, robbery ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Way South (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Yugoslavia, UK, Argentina
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A thirty year old man returns from South America to his native village, in the mountains of Yugoslavia, to find his spouse and take her along. He chooses the youngest daughter of self-supporting Jewish woman. The deceit gets discovered on the way to ...
Plot: prostitution, immigration, tango, revenge, lesbian, immigrants
Time: 1920s
Place: yugoslavia, argentina, former yugoslavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
 7.9
 517
Magnifico (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 120 min.
Story: With a daughter who suffers from cerebral palsy and a son who's lost his much-needed scholarship, an impoverished married couple begins to abandon their faith and courage in the face of such misfortune. But when a gifted young boy called ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, touching, uplifting, serious ...
Plot: family relations, school, terminal illness, hopes, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, disability, rich and poor, dealing with death, single parent, prodigy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: the philippines, manila philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.0
 124
Lotgenoten (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 65 min.
Story: When womanizer Remco Albrecht celebrates his 65st birthday he has to deal with people from his past whom he would rather ignore.
Plot: family relations, chinese mafia, revenge, female nudity, husband wife relationship, abortion, prostitution, dog, murder, kidnapping, lesbian
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39%
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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 ⇓
39%
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Downfall (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The story revolves around an orphan girl who became a prostitute to survive and finds love with one of her clients. A young woman is tricked into prostitution, thinking she's going to sell beverages at a village store. She soon learns about the ...
Plot: prostitution, male nudity, female nudity, sex, breasts, nudity (full frontal - brief)
Place: korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 8.0
 1K
Lakshmi (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on true events, Lakshmi is a story of heroism and untold courage. Lakshmi, a 13 year old girl is kidnapped and sold into prostitution. Thrown into this horrific, inhuman world where she is raped and brutally beaten she barely survives with the ...
Style: tense, serious, psychological, captivating, based on true events
Plot: prostitution, police raid, pimp, female protagonist, brutality, whistleblower, lawyer, cruelty, brothel, rape, underage, human spirit ...
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Go Ask Alice (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: A 14-year-old girl in late 1960's America is inadvertently sucked into an odyssey of sex and drugs. She eventually seeks help.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, bleak, gloomy ...
Plot: high school, prostitute, runaway, cocaine, lsd, heroin, drug addiction, mother daughter relationship, rape, marijuana, on the run, hopes ...
Time: 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.4
 215
Whore 2 (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Jack sets himself up in the Hotel St James to work on his book on prostitution in New York. Along the way he meets and grows fond of Mary Lou.
Style: social documentary, semi documentary
Plot: heroin addict, strip club, depression, dead prostitute, prostitution, male prostitute, pole dancer, pimp, legs, sex shop, degradation, dominatrix ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 4.9
 243
Burning Shadow (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Charlie, a down-on-his-luck loner, crosses paths with a blind homeless man who is his exact double. Perplexed and intrigued by the discovery, Charlie invites the man into his life.
Plot: waiter, striptease, blind man, bartender, war veteran, prostitute, bar, homeless man, doppelganger, drug dealer, murder, veteran
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.6
 3K
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 ⇓
38%