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

Most similar movies to House of Tolerance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexual and psychological films with plots about prostitute, female nudity, life is a bitch, sexual abuse, prostitution, sex and sexual relations mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like House of Tolerance: Student Services (2010), The Pornographer (2001), Beauty of the Day (1967), Tiresia (2003), The Whore's Son (2004). 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: hotel, prostitute, lifestyle, student life, innocence lost, money problems, old man, university, college student, deception, hotel room, misogynist ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 industry, porn actress, golden years, parents and children, artists and showbiz, sexual relations, love and romance, unfulfillment, relationship vs career ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ 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, mind bending, surreal, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: prostitute, brothel, infidelity, sexual relations, masochism, sexual perversion, couples, obsession, adultery, attempted murder, coma, double life ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 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: suspenseful, serious, rough, disturbing, realistic
Plot: prostitute, transsexual, kidnapping, transsexuality, greek mythology, captivity, society, oracle, legends and myths, confined, love and romance, gender bending ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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: stylized, atmospheric, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, urban, coming of age, lifestyle, innocence lost, uncover truth, parents and children, life is a bitch, family problems, self discovery, youth, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, pole dancer, sexual abuse, human nature, unemployment, couples, small town life, artists and showbiz, life is a bitch, small town, actor's life, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bibliothèque Pascal (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Hungary, UK, Romania
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A mother's struggle to support her child leads her into a surreal netherworld of sex and danger in this drama from Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu. Mona Paparu is a single mother who has been left to raise her daughter Viorica on her own, ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sexual, disturbing ...
Plot: woman in danger, single parent, lifestyle, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, sexual perversion, s&m, danger, nightclub, nightlife, prostitute, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, thought provoking, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: prostitute, pimp, prostitution, philosophy, pinball machine, female protagonist, free will, introspection, life is a bitch, new wave, artist, worn out ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, realistic, rough, psychological ...
Plot: sexual abuse, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, vengeance, mentally unstable, violence spree, crimes, youth, strong sexual content, couples, love affair, deadly ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, future, 1960s
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 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: tense, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, daydreamer, strong sexual content, coming of age, innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth, dysfunctional family, family problems, teenage life, estrangement, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: tense, talky, thought provoking, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prostitute, sex, sexual relations, workplace situations, social misfits, working class, couples, workplace, feminism, introspection, gender, society ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, new york, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 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: realistic, bleak, serious, disturbing, rough
Plot: prostitute, drug abuse, sexual abuse, murder, deadly, social misfits, down on your luck, crimes, parents and children, drugs/alcohol, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, new york, tel aviv israel, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, realistic, talky ...
Plot: prostitute, menstruation, gay, sex, strong sexual content, obsession, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, life is a bitch, men hatred, sexual abuse, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.1
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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: captivating, realistic, serious, bleak, rough
Plot: prostitute, danger, juvenile delinquency, teenage life, downfall, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, social misfits, dull life, woman in danger, drug abuse, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: antwerp, belgium, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: realistic, erotic, sexy, sexual, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, politics, danger, casino, society, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, political unrest, dishonesty, revolution, prostitution ...
Time: 20s, 1920s
Place: shanghai china
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
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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: tense, bleak, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, death in the family, family problems, on the run, family relations, parents and children, crimes, crime, life is a bitch, crime gone awry, countryside ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 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: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, captivating
Plot: french resistance, impossible love, german occupation, catholic church, nun, society, forbidden love, clergy, love affair, dishonesty, convent, religions or cults ...
Time: 40s, 20th century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, realistic, emotional, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, pregnancy, transvestism, labor union, union, fight, transsexual, working class, factory, society, urban, soldier ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: gloomy, sexual, disturbing, touching, serious ...
Plot: bondage, destructive relationship, parents and children, dancer's life, couples, injustice, society, social misfits, life is a bitch, sexual relations, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, psychological, disturbing ...
Plot: bdsm, sexual abuse, sexual relations, sadism, couples, perversion, dangerous attraction, love affair, power relations, obsession, bondage, sexual perversion ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: realistic, stylized, atmospheric, serious, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, lifestyle, immigrants, love and romance, artists and showbiz, looking for sex, sexual relations, writer's life, love triangle, infidelity, womanizer, eroticism ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.1
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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, rough, gloomy, tense, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, friendship, rebellion, misfit, coming of age, countryside, in the woods, social misfits, innocence lost, rebelliousness, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.6
 8K
Pretty Baby (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Hattie (Susan Sarandon), a New Orleans hooker, meets a photographer named Bellocq (Keith Carradine) at her brothel one night and, after he photographs her, he befriends her 12-year-old daughter, Violet (Brooke Shields). When Violet is brought on as ...
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, melancholic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: brothel, innocence lost, virginity, loss of virginity, child prostitution, prostitute, photographer, family relations, love and romance, girl man relationship, coming of age, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1917
Place: new orleans, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, suspenseful, serious, realistic, psychotronic ...
Plot: prostitute, janitor, murder, sexploitation, exploitation, rape, hidden identity, on the run, sexual abuse, danger, woman in danger, psychopath ...
Time: 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 4K
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, psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeur, infidelity, friendship, striptease, nightclub, dangerous attraction, fall in love, crumbling marriage, couples, dishonesty, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
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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: touching, gloomy, emotional, bleak, serious ...
Plot: overdose, prostitute, kids in trouble, orphan, on the road, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, young heroes, lifestyle, innocence lost, youth, danger ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, sex addict, looking for sex, porn, nymphomaniac, life is a bitch, promiscuous past, red dress, fall in love, lifestyle, sex scene ...
Place: spain, europe, france, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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: bleak, emotional, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: village life, life is a bitch, prostitute, village, social relations, drugs/alcohol, social decay, strong sexual content, society, innocence lost, sexual abuse, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 2K
Young Gods (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Taavi,the enigmatic 18-year-old lead, has just inherited his long-deceased wealthy parents home and estate. It is high school graduation and Taavi's birthday, and after his fiends greet him au natural and are arrested, Taavi invites his friends ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: voyeurism, coming of age, youth, sexual relations, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, looking for sex, sexual abuse, lifestyle, teenage life, couples, prostitute ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: finland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.7
 3K
The Phantom (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Sergio is a brooding, alienated man who works as a trash collector in Lisbon by day and roams the city streets by night seeking rough, anonymous sex with men. One night he meets an man who seems to be the embodiment of his tormented fantasies, and ...
Style: sexy, gloomy, disturbing, rough, sexual ...
Plot: gay sex, s&m, dog, dangerous attraction, social misfits, black gloves, homosexuality, gay, sexual abuse, femme fatale, voyeurism, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: lisbon portugal, portugal
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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