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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, gloomy, sexual
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, brothel, disfigurement, eroticism, confined, social misfits, physical appearance, life is a bitch, isolation, society, sexual perversion, lifestyle, misfit, sexploitation, friendship, violence against women, fondling, debauchery, sex trade, female nudity, lust, coitus, prostitution, object in vagina ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century
Place: europe, france, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexual and gloomy films with plots about prostitute, life is a bitch, female nudity, prostitution, sexual abuse, society and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like House of Tolerance: The Pornographer (2001), Lilya 4-Ever (2002), Student Services (2010), Beauty of the Day (1967), Tiresia (2003). 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: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: lust, sex, voyeurism, porn actress, porn industry, actor's life, parents and children, love, parent child relationship, eroticism, sexual relations, addiction ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: paris france
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100%
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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, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, poverty, downfall, social decay, life is a bitch, teenage life, redemption, innocence lost, prostitution, youth, violence ...
Place: sweden, europe, estonia, mcdonald's restaurant, denmark ...
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100%
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: hotel, prostitute, student life, college student, hotel room, money problems, innocence lost, deception, old man, university, lifestyle, misogynist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beauty of the Day (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Beautiful young housewife Séverine Serizy cannot reconcile her masochistic fantasies with her everyday life alongside dutiful husband Pierre. When her lovestruck friend Henri mentions a secretive high-class brothel run by Madame Anais, Séverine ...
Style: sexual, surreal, mind bending, sexy, clever ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, infidelity, sexual relations, masochism, adultery, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, double life, jealousy, dream ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 6.5
 956
Tiresia (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the legend of Tiresias, it tells of a transsexual who is kidnapped by a man and left to die in the woods. She is then saved by a family and receives the gift of telling the future.
Style: serious, suspenseful, realistic, disturbing, rough
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, kidnapping, transsexuality, greek mythology, crime, confined, crimes, clergy, hostages, obsession, captivity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.8
 530
Erendira (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Mexico, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: While Erendira, a beautiful teenage girl, has a surreal mystical vision, her grandmother's house catches on fire and burns to the ground. Her grandmother holds Erendira responsible and, in order to extract restitution from the girl, forces her ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, strong sexual content, innocence lost, sexual abuse, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, youth, life is a bitch, teenage life, estrangement, injustice, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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: atmospheric, gloomy, serious, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, free will, pinball machine, female protagonist, new wave, life is a bitch, introspection, human nature, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, sexual, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, pornographer, pole dancer, sexual abuse, actor's life, drug abuse, small town, filmmaking, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, human nature, introspection ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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The Whore's Son (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Luxembourg
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Ozren is raised in Vienna by his mother Silvija, who works as a prostitute, and his aunt and uncle. The film shows the demimonde of Vienna in the early 1990ies and deals with Ozren's finding out that his mother is not a waitress (as he was ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, innocence lost, parents and children, youth, urban, family relations, coming of age, uncover truth, self discovery, life is a bitch, family problems, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 5.8
 97
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, emotional, captivating
Plot: nun, catholic church, impossible love, french resistance, german occupation, wartime life, life is a bitch, convent, society, hospital, clergy, betrayal ...
Time: 20th century, 40s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.9
 532
Fiona (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The director of Sue continues his exploration of the theme of lonely women lost in the big city with Fiona, which goes one step further and exposes the wasted lives of whores and junkies in New York. The story of Fiona and her mother told in eight ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, realistic, bleak
Plot: prostitute, sexual abuse, unsimulated sex, drug abuse, murder, drugs/alcohol, drug use, neo realism, down on your luck, urban ghetto, haunted by the past, crimes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, lower east side manhattan new york city, california, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, violence spree, crimes, mentally unstable, vengeance, strong sexual content, lovers on the run, love affair, teenage life, kids in trouble ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, future, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK, West Germany
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: bleak, disturbing, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, union, fight, transsexual, transvestism, social decay, crime, society, urban, sex, sexuality, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 6.0
 661
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: serious, bleak, emotional, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, countryside, on the run, crime, parents and children, family relations, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, starting over, death in the family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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: sexual, serious, realistic, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, casino, sexual relations, eroticism, prostitution, unsimulated sex, couples, political unrest, revolution, politics, danger, dishonesty ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.1
 1K
Bo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Fifteen year old Deborah meets Jennifer who steers her into a career as an escort. Under the alias Bo she begins a new life that she cannot handle and starts a downward spiral that only she can end.
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, rough, captivating
Plot: prostitute, downfall, innocence lost, society, youth, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, destructive relationship, drug abuse, teenage life, woman in danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: sexual, sexy, realistic, erotic, disturbing ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual relations, sadism, couples, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, sexual perversion, perversion, obsession, destructive relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.1
 834
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: serious, gloomy, psychological, rough, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, sexual abuse, misfit, rebellion, social misfits, in the woods, countryside, life is a bitch, friends, youth, coming of age, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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: touching, serious, realistic, gloomy, disturbing ...
Plot: bondage, prostitute, single parent, starting over, redemption, life is a bitch, society, family relations, dancer's life, social misfits, moral dilemma, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Diary of a Nymphomaniac (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A chronicle of the life of a middle-class French girl's sexual adventures, her then fall into prostitution, and her ultimate redemption.
Style: sexual, realistic, serious, erotic, sexy ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, looking for sex, nymphomaniac, porn, promiscuous past, life is a bitch, sex addict, red dress, sex scene, fall in love, starting over ...
Place: spain, europe, france, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, sexual, serious, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: strong sexual content, blow job, sex, menstruation, gay, gays and lesbians, obsession, sexual relations, prostitute, man-woman relation, homosexuality, unsimulated sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Class (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Estonia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An average guy of an Estonian high-school decides to defend his bullied classmate. This starts war between him and the informal leader of the class. As teenagers' honour is a touchy thing, everything ends in bloodshed.
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, tense, realistic ...
Plot: vengeance, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, society, teenage life, life is a bitch, rivalry, social decay, misfit, human nature, friendship, high school life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: sexual, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: prostitute, sexploitation, janitor, rape, exploitation, lesbian, murder, hidden identity, urban, on the run, dangerous attraction, sexual abuse ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.4
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Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeur, striptease, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.4
 884
Bog of Beasts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.
Style: serious, gloomy, disturbing, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: drugs/alcohol, sexual abuse, strong sexual content, social decay, village, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, prostitute, innocence lost, village life, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.2
 1K
Jet Boy (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Dave Schultz' feature debut Jet Boy is a drama about a boy attempting to figure out his future. Nathan (Branden Nadon) goes on a search to find his father after his mother dies of a drug overdose. Nathan has been prostituting himself in order ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, bleak ...
Plot: prostitute, overdose, orphan, on the road, innocence lost, drug dealing, kids in trouble, life is a bitch, young heroes, sexual abuse, danger, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: atmospheric, serious, sexual, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: immigrants, writer's life, eroticism, looking for sex, sexual relations, artists and showbiz, prostitute, womanizer, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.9
 7K
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, gloomy, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, church, thief, friendship, wedding, bar, redemption, going straight, parent child relationship, single mother, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, italy, rome italy, tokyo, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: realistic, serious, gloomy, rough, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, poverty, unemployment, violence, robbery, social misfits, criminal heroes, neo realism, crimes, dishonesty, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s
Place: italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.4
 652
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: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, strong sexual content, feminism, feminist, introspection, sexual relations, workplace situations, gender, workplace, society, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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