Movies like Boogie Nights

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Boogie Nights (1997)
 7.9
 263K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a nightclub, and welcomes him into the extended family of movie-makers, misfits and hangers-on that are always around. Adams' rise from nobody to a celebrity adult entertainer is meteoric, and soon the whole world seems to know his porn alter ego, "Dirk Diggler". Now, when disco and drugs are in vogue, fashion is in flux and the party never seems to stop, Adams' dreams of turning sex into stardom are about to collide with cold, hard reality.
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, erotic, talky, captivating, sentimental, touching, dark, intense ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: sex, porn industry, drugs, cocaine, drug abuse, disco, addiction, drug addiction, nudity (full frontal - brief), voyeurism, oral sex, adult filmmaking, adultery, rise and fall, nightclub, multiple storylines, strong sexual content, porn actor, sex with a minor, masturbation, violence, loneliness, life philosophy, depression, character study ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, california, usa

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Most similar movies to Boogie Nights

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and sexy films with plots about nudity (full frontal - brief), dialogue, storytelling, drinking alcohol, pornography, brutality and sex mostly in Drama, Biography and Crime genres. Some movies like Boogie Nights: Trainspotting (1996), Requiem for a Dream (2000), Rated X (2000), My Own Private Idaho (1991), About Cherry (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 8.1
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Trainspotting (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Renton, deeply immersed in the Edinburgh drug scene, tries to clean up and get out, despite the allure of the drugs and influence of friends.
Style: disturbing, psychedelic, captivating, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, existentialism, life is a bitch, drugs, social misfits, crimes, counterculture, surrealism, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: scotland, edinburgh scotland, europe, england, london
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86%
Requiem for a Dream (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The hopes and dreams of four ambitious people are shattered when their drug addictions begin spiraling out of control. A look into addiction and how it overcomes the mind and body.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, bleak, depressing ...
Plot: addiction, heroin, drug addiction, drug abuse, hallucination, insanity, drugs, junkie, life is a bitch, drug addict, downfall, degradation ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
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83%
 5.8
 4K
Rated X (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Jim and Artie Mitchell, two brothers who entered the porn industry in the early 60's. After creating such legendary porn films as "Behind the Green Door" and "Inside Marily Chambers", they later ...
Style: psychological, sexy, intense, cynical, tense ...
Plot: murder, drug abuse, addiction, lust, rags to riches, greed, filmmaking, ambition, showbiz, rise and fall, life is a bitch, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, lgbt, prostitution, friendship between men, friendship, male prostitution, gays and lesbians, gay sex, character study ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, italy, rome italy, seattle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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 4.8
 10K
About Cherry (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama centered on a troubled young woman who moves to San Francisco, where she gets involved in pornography and aligns herself with a cocaine-addicted lawyer.
Style: erotic, thought provoking, serious, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn industry, dysfunctional family, porn actress, adult filmmaking, lesbian, lesbian relationship, innocence lost, erotica, lesbian sex, female protagonist, jealousy, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.6
 12K
Sherrybaby (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: After serving time in prison, former drug addict Sherry Swanson returns home to reclaim her young daughter from family members who have been raising the child. Sherry's family, especially her sister-in-law, doubt Sherry's ability to be a ...
Style: emotional, bleak, depressing, serious, sexy ...
Plot: ex convict, prison, drug abuse, fondling, support group, addiction, mother daughter relationship, starting over, warden, drug addiction, rehabilitation, single parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: new jersey, delaware, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 33K
54 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Shane, a Jersey boy with big dreams, crosses the river in hopes of finding a more exciting life at Studio 54. When Steve Rubell, the mastermind behind the infamous disco, plucks Shane from the sea of faces clamoring to get inside his club, Shane not ...
Style: sexy, atmospheric, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: disco, nightclub, gay, drug abuse, addiction, nightlife, father son relationship, lifestyle, lesbian, clubbing, lgbtq, party ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city, bahamas
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67%
 6.1
 41K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, entertaining, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: porn actress, sexual abuse, porn star, porn industry, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), prostitution, manipulation, sex toy, female nudity, rough sex, redemption ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, new jersey, florida, malibu california, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Larry Flynt is the hedonistically obnoxious, but indomitable, publisher of Hustler magazine. The film recounts his struggle to make an honest living publishing his girlie magazine and how it changes into a battle to protect the freedom of speech for ...
Style: sexual, factual, semi serious, captivating, witty ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, lawyer, legal, free love, drug addiction, porn, rebellion, fighting the system, courtroom, court, aids, love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 70s, 80s
Place: kentucky, usa, cincinnati ohio, washington d.c., ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 173K
The Master (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Freddie, a volatile, heavy-drinking veteran who suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder, finds some semblance of a family when he stumbles onto the ship of Lancaster Dodd, the charismatic leader of a new "religion" he forms after World ...
Style: psychological, stylized, atmospheric, art house, philosophical ...
Plot: cult, right hand man, drifter, nudity (full frontal - brief), brainwashing, religion, psychiatry, alcoholic, cult leader, religions or cults, belief, mentor protege relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 20th century, future, year 1950 ...
Place: usa, california, san francisco, new york, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: A dedicated schoolteacher spends her nights cruising bars, looking for abusive men with whom she can engage in progressively violent sexual encounters.
Style: sexy, sexual, disturbing, satirical, melancholic ...
Plot: sexual promiscuity, loneliness, sex scene, teacher, adultery, sexuality, one night stand, depression, sexual abuse, sexual relations, self discovery, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1975
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 14K
Auto Focus (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A successful TV star during the 1960s, former "Hogan's Heroes" actor Bob Crane projects a wholesome family-man image, but this front masks his persona as a sex addict who records and photographs his many encounters with women, often ...
Style: factual, intense, talky, serious, captivating ...
Plot: sex addict, nudity (full frontal - brief), friendship, infidelity, adultery, actor's life, addiction, character study, serial killer, filmmaking, tv show, hollywood ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, year 1964, year 1965
Place: usa, california, los angeles, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 20K
Less Than Zero (1987)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A college freshman returns to Los Angeles for the holidays at his ex-girlfriend's request, but discovers that his former best friend has an out-of-control drug habit.
Style: sexy, stylized, road movie, light, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: drug addiction, drug abuse, drugs, friendship, drug addict, addiction, christmas, high school, teenager, male prostitution, death of friend, college student ...
Time: 80s, year 1987
Place: los angeles, california, beverly hills, usa, palm springs california ...
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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: erotic, realistic, serious, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: porn industry, lust, sex, explicit sex, eroticism, oral sex, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, sex scene, relationship vs career, parent child relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
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Foxes (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A group of friends come of age in the asphalt desert of the San Fernando Valley, as set to a blazing soundtrack and endless drinking, drugs and sex.
Style: clever, cerebral, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, poignant ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenager, coming of age, friendship, addiction, drug abuse, sex, drug addiction, school, high school, unlikely friendships, violence, first contact ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: california, new jersey, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.7
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Short Cuts (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Multi-storied, fish-eyed look at American culture with some 22 characters intersecting--profoundly or fleetingly--through each other's lives. Running the emotional gamut from disturbing to humorous, Altman's portrait of the contemporary ...
Style: depressing, talky, philosophical, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: multiple storylines, infidelity, redemption, suicide, waitress, destruction of property, loss of loved one, life philosophy, character study, fishing, party, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 8.0
 311K
Magnolia (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 188 min.
Story: An epic mosaic of many interrelated characters in search of happiness, forgiveness, and meaning in the San Fernando Valley.
Style: meditative, sincere, realistic, bleak, surprise ending ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, coincidence, depression, terminal illness, child prodigy, multiple storylines, social problems, redemption, infidelity, frog ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 60s, 50s, 1910s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
16%
This Girl's Life (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: "Slice of life" take on life of international porn celebrity, Moon, and her musings on modern life, love and loss.
Style: psychological, thought provoking, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: porn actress, infidelity, porn star, investigation, lifestyle, life is a bitch, family problems, starlet, actor's life, parents and children, human nature, showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Clean and Sober (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Hotshot real estate salesman Daryl has a bad cocaine habit. After embezzling his company's money, he wakes up next to a girl who overdosed. To hide from the police, he checks into a rehabilitation program guaranteeing anonymity. Under the ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, compassionate, melancholic ...
Plot: addiction, redemption, drug addiction, introspection, drug abuse, alcoholic, yuppie, tragedy, character study, crime gone awry, crimes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s
Place: usa, new jersey, philadelphia, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.2
 1K
Pinero (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: "Piñero" tells the story of the explosive life of a Latino icon, the poet-playwright-actor Miguel Piñero, whose urban poetry is recognized as a pre-cursor to rap and hip-hop. After doing time in hard-core Sing-Sing for petty thefts and ...
Style: disturbing, intense, stylized, factual, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, addiction, writers, lifestyle, ambition, rising to stardom, rise and fall, drug addiction, society, life is a bitch, celebrity culture, couple relations ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city, puerto rico ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Dangerous Game (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A New York film director, working on his latest movie in Los Angeles, begins to reflect the actions in his movie and real life, especially when he begins an affair with the lead actress.
Style: psychological, sexy, melancholic, rough, art house ...
Plot: filmmaking, redemption, drugs, obsession, multiple storylines, addiction, lifestyle, downfall, life is a bitch, human nature, showbiz, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: los angeles, israel, new york, middle east, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Sex, Lies, and Videotape (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A sexually repressed woman's husband is having an affair with her sister. The arrival of a visitor with a rather unusual fetish changes everything.
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, talky, witty ...
Plot: infidelity, sex, voyeurism, adultery, husband wife relationship, sexuality, therapist, sister sister relationship, affair, dysfunctional marriage, impotence, extramarital affair ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.8
 88K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, sincere, tense, disturbing, intense ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, underage drinking, peer pressure, dysfunctional family, friendship, addiction, drug addiction, friends, mother daughter relationship, marijuana, kids in trouble, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, venice beach california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bob and his friends Dianne, Rick and Nadine have been drug addicts for years and live from one high to the next. Gus Van Sant attempts to show an intimate look into the lives of heroin addicts with his film Drugstore Cowboy.
Style: road movie, realistic, thought provoking, gloomy, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, heroin, drugs, addiction, drug addiction, friendship, dark humor, junkie, drug addict, redemption, coming of age, hospital ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, district attorney, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, social problems, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Maps to the Stars (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Driven by an intense need for fame and validation, members of a dysfunctional Hollywood family are chasing celebrity, one another and the relentless ghosts of their pasts.
Style: disturbing, cynical, emotional, melancholic, stylized ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, hollywood, aspiring actor, mental illness, sex, incest, child star, satire, male nudity, actress, mother daughter relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa, beverly hills
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 15K
Powder Blue (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: On the gritty streets of LA, the destinies of four people desperate for connection and redemption are about to collide.
Style: bleak, emotional, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: stripper, redemption, sexy woman, panic attack, exotic dancer, life is a bitch, self discovery, haunted by the past, oral sex, hopes, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, los angeles, california, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 30K
Ken Park (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Ken Park focuses on several teenagers and their tormented home lives. Shawn seems to be the most conventional. Tate is brimming with psychotic rage; Claude is habitually harassed by his brutish father and coddled, rather uncomfortably, by his ...
Style: rough, disturbing, sexual, sexy, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: strong sexual content, coming of age, underage sex, explicit sex, incest, nudity (full frontal - brief), teenage sex, youth, older woman younger man relationship, infidelity, erection, masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, australia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Permanent Midnight (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ben Stiller plays comedy writer Jerry Stahl, whose $6000-a-week heroin habit had him taking his infant daughter along on his drug runs and doing smack during TV script conferences. Departing detox, Stahl explores memories with survivor Kitty, who ...
Style: intense, depressing, factual, serious, disturbing ...
Plot: drugs, addiction, heroin, drug abuse, rehabilitation, human nature, drug addiction, lifestyle, family problems, rise and fall, life is a bitch, ambition ...
Time: 90s, 70s, 80s
Place: los angeles, new jersey, usa, beverly hills, pittsburgh
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.3
 32K
Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: sexy, erotic, psychological, intense, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, lust, strong sexual content, bus, desire, obsession, erotica, adultery, nudity (full frontal - brief), disability, betrayal, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 70s, year 1990, year 1970
Place: spain, madrid, europe, sarajevo, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%