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Side Job (2017)
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Side Job (2017)
Original name: 彼女の人生は間違いじゃない
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the novel "Kanojo no Jinsei wa Machigai ja Nai" (literal translation: Her life is not at fault) by Director Hiroki, it is a powerful story of survivors, who are all trying to find their own silver linings in life.
Plot: prostitute, tsunami, earthquake, orphan, city hall, based on a novel
Place: tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, sincere, tense and serious films with plots about prostitute, orphan, female nudity, prostitution, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief) and brothel mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Side Job: Fukushima 50 (2020), Midnight Diner 2 (2016), Moon and Thunder (2017), It's Only Talk (2005), The Merry Bus (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Fukushima 50 (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan, Hong Kong
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Workers at the Fukushima Daiichi facility in Japan risk their lives and stay at the nuclear power plant to prevent total destruction after the region is devastated by an earthquake an tsunami in 2011.
Style: suspense, sincere, tense, psychological
Plot: tsunami, radiation, japanese history, catastrophe, earthquake, japanese man, nuclear power, nuclear, japanese army, aftermath, u.s. army, imperialism ...
Time: 2010s
Place: japan
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95%
Midnight Diner 2 (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When people finish their day and hurry home, his day starts. His diner is open from midnight to seven in the morning. Pork, miso soup combo, beer, sake and shochu is all that he has on his menu. Nevertheless, he makes whatever his customers request ...
Style: anthology, sincere, psychological, melancholic
Plot: cooking, chef, small business, restaurant, japanese food, diner, storytelling, business manager, japanese police, homelessness, unrequited love, haunted by the past ...
Place: tokyo
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73%
Moon and Thunder (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: When Yasuko (Eriko Hatsune) was a child, her mother left their home. She grew up not knowing what an ordinary family is. Satoshi's (Kengo Kora) mother was the girlfriend of Yasuko's late father. One day, Satoshi appears in front of ...
Style: psychological, serious, melancholic, touching
Plot: absent mother, orphan, love interest, unrequited love, romantic relationship, love and romance, love affair, romance, love story, forbidden love, abandoned, japanese woman ...
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65%
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It's Only Talk (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Based on an award winning novel, It's Only Talk is about the life of Yuko, a 35 year old woman. She is single and unemployed, and suffers from manic depression. The movie begins with Yuko moving to Kamata Town.
Plot: fair, pervert, prescription, vibrator, karaoke, cousin cousin relationship, memorial, female masturbation, gangsters, horse race, depression, urban setting ...
Place: tokyo
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63%
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The Merry Bus (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Armenia
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Focuses on a woman and child after the 1988 earthquake that rocked the Soviet state of Armenia. They find themselves listening to telephone wires and call it music. They became close and the little boy decides that he has found the basis for the ...
Plot: adopted son, earthquake, mother, armenian, orphan, wire, telephone
Place: armenia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Gate of Flesh (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After World War II, some Tokyo prostitutes band together with a strict code: no pimps, attack any street walker who comes into our territory, defend the abandoned building we call home, and punish whomever gives away sex (who falls in love). Maya, a ...
Style: tense, captivating, bleak, rough, stylized ...
Plot: prostitute, bondage, japanese new wave, starting over, fall in love, urban ghetto life, down on your luck, nudity (full frontal - brief), urban ghetto, ex military, crime and punishment, fugitives ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: tokyo, asia
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60%
Ah, Wilderness: Part 1 (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 157 min.
Story: Set in the near future around Shinjuku, Tokyo. Shinji got out from a youth detention center. Barikan suffers from stuttering and extreme shyness. These two men meet in a boxing gym. Shinji and Barikan become friends and pursue boxing under a ...
Plot: boxing, japanese man, based on a novel, speech impediment, red dress, criminal, friendship
Time: near future
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Querô: A Damned Report (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Querô is an orphan teenager, living alone near the docks in Santos, Brazil. Her mother, a prostitute, died when he was a baby, and he was raised in the bordello where she worked. He also doesn't know who his father is. Believing he rules his ...
Plot: brothel, male nudity, juvenile detention, male rape, prostitute, juvenile delinquent, stabbing, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Lady Zee (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bulgaria
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A tragic comedy about an orphan girl who knows nothing better than the animal way but at the end comes to realize her only chance - to be human.
Plot: orphan, red dress, border crossing, money, passport, love, taxi, shooting, prostitution, debt, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute ...
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55%
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Long Excuses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A recently widowed writer whose wife died in a bus crash comes to terms with his grief—or lack of it—in caring for the children of a working man who also lost his wife in the same accident.
Plot: loss, answering machine message, microwave oven, beach, sea, allergy, loss of wife, infidelity, earthquake, prostitute, funeral, bus accident ...
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52%
Swiss Family Robinson: Lost in the Jungle (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: After having been recently shipwrecked, a group of survivors begin dealing with both the reality of being stranded on a remote island as well as with feelings of alienation and isolation. Adapted from the novel by Johann Wyss, this was the pilot ...
Style: tv series pilot
Plot: island, mountain lion, child with gun, turtle, shipwreck, monkey, orphan, coconut
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Lowlife (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on a 2016 novel by Mana Sakura, “The Lowlife” shows the stories of three women who work in Japan’s adult video industry .
Plot: porn, porn actress, teenage girl, pornography, eye candy, based on a novel, porn star, japanese schoolgirl, girl wearing a miniskirt, woman wearing a miniskirt, mini skirt
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, legs, prostitution, stockings, sex with prostitute, female protagonist
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Dawn of the Felines (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A glimpse into the lives of three prostitutes in the Ikebukuro district of Tokyo and the clients who solicit them.
Style: sincere, psychological, suspense, captivating, tense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, friendship, loneliness, sexy woman, social satire, friend, money, sex scene, youth, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Go Naked In The World (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A domineering San Francisco businessman is determined to put an end to his son's romance with a high-priced hooker.
Plot: prostitute, father son relationship, greek american, brother sister relationship, call girl, construction worker, construction company, mother son relationship
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Woman of the Lake (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A married woman lets her lover take naked pictures of her. The photos end up in possession of a man who starts blackmailing the couple.
Plot: blackmail, adultery, attempted murder, filmmaking, stalker, extramarital affair, stalking, sea, female nudity, japanese new wave, body double, passionate kiss ...
Place: tokyo
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43%
The Fallen Angel (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: "No Longer Human" tells the story of a young man who has felt since childhood utterly alien from others around him. Since that time he has learned to put on a face to hide his alienation. He feels incapable of belonging to the human ...
Plot: alcoholic, painter, geisha, radio, alcohol, mansion, slutty wife, slutty attitude, drifter, artist, pigtails, double suicide ...
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Lullaby of the Earth (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of an orphan girl, brought up in naive, rustic innocence by an elderly relative, who is suddenly exposed to the brutality, greed and deceptiveness of the outside world when her grandmother dies. Notwithstanding her healthy distrust of all ...
Plot: strangulation, tied up, bell, beating, blood, prostitute, blindness, man hits a woman, torture, sea, country girl, temple ...
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43%
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Smooth Operator (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Megan Hughes plays Grace Nichols, a businesswoman constantly competing with men to get ahead. Unfortunately, her love life is also suffering. One day, while chomping on a donut, she realizes she's put on a few pounds. She decides to get back in ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, erotica, diet, party, female nudity, sex in shower, male full rear nudity, coach
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Irezumi (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In this elegant proto-feminist shocker from Yasuzo Masumuro, a woman forced into prostitution wreaks her spidery revenge. A mysterious tattoo artist puts his masterpiece, a human-faced spider, on a kidnapped woman's back. She and her lover are ...
Plot: con woman, adultery, strangulation, forced prostitution, seduction, samurai, stabbing, kidnapping, tarantula, yakuza, female nudity, samurai sword ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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That's It (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Samao Daikoku’s (Shota Sometani) family register was taken which keeps him from escaping the underground life that he has led. To get away once and for all, Samao Daikoku breaks into Daikichi Ebisu's (Kiyohiko Shibukawa) coin locker to steal ...
Plot: prostitute, yakuza, mini dress, father son relationship, cleavage
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
About the Pink Sky (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 113 min.
Story: High school student Izumi Kawashima, whose daily routine is rating newspaper articles, finds a wallet containing a large sum of cash. Instead of returning the wallet to its owner, Izumi decides to lend a substantial portion of the money to a ...
Style: atmospheric, sincere, serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: high school, high school life, teenage life, social relations, best friends, youth, moral dilemma, friends, photographer, coming of age, profanity, apology ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Three Stories of Love (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 140 min.
Story: A depressed widower, a bored housewife, and a gay lawyer all intersect in this triptych of love lost.
Style: captivating
Plot: gay, husband wife relationship, male female relationship, widower, relationships, plaster cast, chicken, killing an animal, syringe, crying, love
Time: year 2014
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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La bambola (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man without scruples mistreats his lover and her daughter, a teenager. also in his mind a diabolical plan to force the girl into prostitution.
Style: sex comedy
Plot: prostitute, teacher student relationship, prostitution, female nudity, student, brothel
⇓ 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, sex on couch, love, poverty, female nudity, bathing, bare breasts, girl next door, police, violence, bathroom, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 70s
Place: haiti
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39%
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The Mourner (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In a small village in Rajasthan, India, a woman named Shanichari was born - so named, as shortly after her birth her father died; & her mother, Peewli, ran away with a rich lover, the owner of a drama company, abandoning her. When Shanichari ...
Plot: female director, desert, orphan, crying, grief, death of mother, prostitute, death of husband, landowner, female protagonist, pregnancy, death ...
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38%
The Day the Earth Moved (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: An aerial photography team tries to alert a small town about an impending earthquake, but no one believes the duo until the tremors start and the walls begin to collapse.
Style: disaster movie, psychotronic
Plot: earthquake, airport, cigar, fire, chase, apple, community service, small town, convertible, orphan, dog, rescue mission ...
Place: nevada
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38%
Nobody's Daughter (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary
Duration: 83 min.
Story: An orphan girl suffers abuse from her adoptive parents.
Plot: orphan, child rape, love, pedophilia, murder, torture, brutality, exploitation, suicide, poisoning, slavery, rape ...
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38%
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Reunion (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The Movie depicts 10 days after the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. At a morgue house in Kamaishi, Iwate Prefecture, the workers treat the dead with dignity as they hand over the bodies to their families. Retired funeral worker (Toshiyuki ...
Plot: incense, morgue, tsunami, council, volunteer, crying, corpse
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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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: prostitute, bakery, pimp, conflict, money, death of father, quitting a job, caught stealing, fired from the job, misery, sexually transmitted disease, prostitution ...
Time: 1900s, 20th century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%