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House of Tolerance (2011)
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House of Tolerance (2011)
Original name: L'Apollonide : Souvenirs de la Maison Close
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: A young woman begins a new life at the Apollonide bordello, a high-class brothel in Paris.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, rough, sexual, sexy, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: prostitute, brothel, female nudity, sexploitation, sexual abuse, coitus, disfigurement, violence against women, debauchery, fondling, confined, lust, life is a bitch, physical appearance, society, lifestyle, social misfits, isolation, misfit, prostitution, object in vagina, friendship, sex trafficking, sex trade, eroticism ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s
Place: paris france, france, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexy and sexual films with plots about female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitute, life is a bitch, prostitution, sex and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like House of Tolerance: Student Services (2010), Fruits of Passion (1981), Quiet Days in Clichy (1990), The Pornographer (1999), Delta (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Student Services (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Laura is a 19-year-old university freshman who desperately wants to do well in school. She works a part-time job but cannot make ends meet. One evening in which she is short of funds, she answers a personal ad online by "Joe," 57, who ...
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, gang rape, innocence lost, money problems, student life, lifestyle, youth, sexual relations, deception, university, jealousy, lust ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
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Fruits of Passion (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Japan
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A girl loves a rich and much older man and is willing to do everything he wants to show her love, but he is playing a sick game with her. As part of this game he sends her to a Chinese brothel. A poor young boy sees her and falls in love with her. ...
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, eroticism, political unrest, sexual relations, couples, revolution, casino, love and romance, danger, politics, society, dishonesty ...
Time: 1920s, 20s
Place: shanghai, shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, serious ...
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 ⇓
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, psychological, sincere, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, actor's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, society, life is a bitch, filmmaking, couples, introspection, obsession ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Delta (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A man comes home to meet his mother and sister after many years away. He finds his mother living with a new boyfriend, and his sister to be grown-up. He begins to settle down in this new place by building a new home for himself on the delta. But ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: incest, forbidden love, parents and children, brother sister incest, isolation, obsession, dysfunctional family, human nature, life is a bitch, family problems, homecoming, village ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 43K
Lilya 4-Ever (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working ...
Style: bleak, serious, sincere, harsh, thought provoking ...
Plot: life is a bitch, prostitute, human trafficking, sexual abuse, poverty, rape, teenage prostitution, prostitution, downfall, forced prostitution, sex slavery, social decay ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, russia, eastern europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Working Girls (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A day in the life of several prostitutes in an upscale Manhattan whore house. The film is a stark portrayal of the women prostitutes, the male customers and the motivations of both. Watch as the madam manipulates her "girls". Watch as she ...
Style: sexual, sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, nudity (full frontal - brief), brothel, social misfits, society, indoor, strong sexual content, couples, strong female presence, profanity, working class, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Marquis de Sade's Justine (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Liechtenstein, West Germany, Italy, USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman named Justine is (willingly) used and abused by all manner of perverts, freaks and sexual deviants.
Style: suspenseful, disturbing, sexual, rough, serious ...
Plot: masochism, prostitute, nun, strong sexual content, sexual abuse, sexual relations, perversion, murder, obsession, dirty old man, prison, rape ...
Time: 18th century, 17th century, 1780s
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 706
Ghost River (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Sylvie is a hooker whose illegitimate daughter commits a crime. She and her daughter flee to find Sylvie's first love in the countryside. The daughter is trying to get to know her unwilling mother. Along the way, the two meet a male fugitive ...
Style: psychological, tense, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: prostitution, prostitute, starting over, death in the family, family relations, crime, crimes, on the run, parents and children, teenage life, life is a bitch, crime gone awry ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Lolita's Club (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The plot follows the story of twin brothers, one is a coldhearted violent police officer, the other is a helpless romantic with a mental disability. The two brothers are tragically involved with a prostitute who works in the bordello that gives the ...
Style: tense, realistic, serious, suspenseful, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, twins, sexual relations, sex trafficking, police corruption, murder, brothel, teenage prostitute, on the run, life is a bitch, family relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, free will, female protagonist, pinball machine, woman smoking cigarette, introspection, new wave, life is a bitch, artist ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, tokyo, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Anatomy of Hell (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A man rescues a woman from a suicide attempt in a gay nightclub. Walking the streets together, she propositions him: She'll pay him to visit her at her isolated house for four consecutive nights. There he will silently watch her. He's ...
Style: erotic, disturbing, psychological, serious, sexual ...
Plot: menstruation, obsession, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, couples, couple relations, isolation, man-woman relation, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, female genitalia, pimp, self sacrifice, lust, erotica, female nudity, femme fatale, train ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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A Call Girl (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia, Germany, Serbia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Aleksandra is a student from Krško, a small town in Slovenia. She has a plan to conquer the world. Working as a prostitute, her life is heading to where she wants it, but an accidental death has her wrestling with new feelings of fear, loneliness, ...
Style: psychological, captivating, realistic, sentimental, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, coming of age, lifestyle, city life, sexual relations, life is a bitch, call girl, student, nudity (full frontal - brief), porn, self discovery, accidental death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: slovenia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Bad Girls Go to Hell (1965)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After housewife Ellen is raped by the janitor she kills him and hits the road. She travels to the Big City where she is repeatedly used and abused. And when she finally finds a safe place to live her landlady's son turns out to be a detective, ...
Style: suspenseful, sexual, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, janitor, rape, sexploitation, murder, exploitation, woman in danger, dangerous attraction, urban, starting over, sexual abuse, deadly ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: rough, bleak, social, social realism, based on true events ...
Plot: prostitute, brooklyn new york city, fight, union, working class, society, crimes, crime, pregnancy, transvestism, labor union, transsexual ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 107
Here Below (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of a nun who betrayed a network of Resistance fighters after having a passionate but doomed love affair with a priest during the Second World War.
Style: emotional, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: impossible love, nun, catholic church, german occupation, forbidden love, love affair, wartime life, fall in love, convent, life is a bitch, dishonesty, society ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Confessions of a Lap Dancer (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: An erotic melodrama about the public and private lives of sex workers. Josie Hunter (aka Blake Pickett) co-starred in the role of Erica, a single mother who works a stripper, and sometimes as a prostitute to support her daughter. But when the threat ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Plot: family relations, misfit, society, social misfits, single parent, life is a bitch, injustice, couples, moral dilemma, starting over, sexual relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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, prostitute, sexual abuse, sexual relations, gangsters, downfall, life is a bitch, rescue, true love, destructive relationship, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, mount fuji, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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My Brother Tom (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage girl, Jessica, befriends a teenage boy called Tom, who is bullied by a local gang. She is abused by Jack, who is both her neighbour and school teacher, and Tom is sexually abused by his father. Together they bond in the woods, creating a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, rough, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: sexual abuse, friendship, rebellion, life is a bitch, social misfits, youth, rebelliousness, escape from reality, in the woods, teenage boy, dysfunctional family, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Go, Go, Second Time Virgin (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 65 min.
Story: After being raped in an unknown rooftop, nineteen year-old girl Poppo meets a mysterious boy, and both share their sexual traumas and fears, with fatal consequences.
Style: erotic, sexual, gloomy, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, crimes, mentally unstable, juvenile delinquency, violence spree, vengeance, lovers on the run, society, deadly, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 70s, future, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sexy, sexual, erotic, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual perversion, sadism, sexual cruelty, s&m, sexualized violence, dangerous attraction, domination, sexual relations, sexual sadism, obsession ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Chromophobia (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: Encouraged by his editor to seek 'sexy stories that sell', a reporter preys upon the private life of an erstwhile friend, with disastrous results.
Style: emotional, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, celebrity culture, family relations, social worker, family problems, obsession, family in crisis, prostitute, female nudity, man boy relationship, society, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Black Venus (2010)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 159 min.
Story: The story of Saartjes Baartman, a Black domestic who, in 1808, left Southern Africa, then ruled by Dutch settlers, for Europe, following her boss Hendrick Caesar , hoping to find fame and fortune there. Once in London her master turned manager does ...
Style: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, gloomy
Plot: racism, prostitution, captivity, physical appearance, humiliation, rebelliousness, social misfits, society, poverty, exploitation, racial violence, shame ...
Time: 19th century, 1810s
Place: paris france, south africa, europe, france, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 987
Wild Side (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns – with her two male lovers in town – to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, lifestyle, love triangle, friendship, parents and children, social misfits, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, 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%
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, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
East End Hustle (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Group of prostitutes who rely on each other to revolt against their sinister pimps. Their bid for freedom turns much more dangerous than they ever imagined.
Style: suspenseful, sexual, rough, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: rescue, rape, revenge, vigilante, prostitution, pimp, vengeance, society, life is a bitch, crimes, rivalry, prostitute ...
Time: 70s
Place: canada, montreal quebec canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Import Export (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, France, Germany
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A nurse from the Ukraine searches for a better life in the West, while an unemployed security guard from Austria heads East for the same reason. Both are looking for work, a new beginning, an existence, struggling to believe in themselves, to find a ...
Style: bleak, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: job seeking, life is a bitch, starting over, self discovery, immigrants, hopes, misfit, illegal prostitution, emigrant, nudity (full frontal - brief), nurse, down on your luck ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, austria, ukraine, eastern europe, central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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You Are Alone (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: "We're gonna play a game of Snap! Pick a bracelet. Pull it hard!" But it's a game of desperate consequences in YOU ARE ALONE, a dark exploration of just how far a man and a woman will go to escape loneliness, if only for an hour. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, sexual, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, love and romance, estrangement, riddles and clues, teenage life, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship, couples, buddies, youth, voyeurism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%