Courtesan movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant courtesan movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, captivating, stylized, sexy and erotic films and TV shows about / with courtesan, love and romance, prostitute, couples, nude, sex, female nudity, brothel, society and death plots mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres shot in USA, UK, France and other countries.
courtesan movies
TOP 10 movies tagged as courtesan: Dangerous Beauty (1998), Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (1983), Harlots (2017), Umrao Jaan (2006), The Last Mistress (2007), Rome (2005), Sakuran (2006), A Harlot's Progress (2006), Camille (1984), Swann in Love (1984).

List of courtesan movies

Dangerous Beauty (1998)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Veronica is brilliant, gifted and beautiful, but the handsome aristocrat she loves, Marco Venier, cannot marry her because she is penniless and of questionable family. So Veronica's mother, Paola, teaches her to become a courtesan, one of the ...
Style: romantic, sexual, sexy, witty, light ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: beauty, medieval, forbidden love, courtesan, prostitute, prostitution, rich and poor, love and romance, couple relations, social differences, fall in love, society ...
Time: 16th century
Place: italy, venice, poland, europe, turkey ...
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Nana, the True Key of Pleasure (1983)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Italy, USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In Zola's Paris, an ingenue arrives at a tony bordello: she's Nana, guileless, but quickly learning to use her erotic innocence to get what she wants. She's an actress for a soft-core filmmaker and soon is the most popular courtesan ...
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: courtesan, lesbian incest, prostitution, making love, sex scene, young love, fetish, femme fatale, dishonesty, unfulfillment, prostitute, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Harlots (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 45 min.
TV show
Story: Brothel owner, Margaret Wells, struggles to raise her daughters in London during the 18th century.
Style: stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking, sensual ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: prostitution, brothel madam, courtesan, prostitute, rivalry, brothel, class differences, twists and turns, lesbian, rivals, mother daughter relationship, family problems ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, london
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Umrao Jaan (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 188 min.
Story: Bollywood film about the famous courtesan of the title. Aishwarya Rai stars in the lead role. The film is directed by J.P. Dutta and also stars Shabana Azmi, Sunil Shetty, Abhishek Bachchan, Divya Dutta, Himani Shivpuri and Kulbhushan Kharbanda.
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: courtesan, life is a bitch, social differences, forbidden love, prostitute, society, impossible love, destiny, curses spells and rituals, abduction, brothel, politics ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, asia
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The Last Mistress (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.
Style: erotic, sexy, serious, stylized, realistic ...
Audience: date night, adult
Plot: infidelity, opposites attract, femme fatale, courtesan, forbidden love, manipulation, dishonesty, couples, looking for love, destructive relationship, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1830s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Rome (2005)
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 52 min.
TV show
Story: A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.
Style: epic, exciting, stylized, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: roman empire, ancient rome, emperor, historical character, ancient history, intrigue, power struggle, warrior, rivalry, antiquity, roman soldier, betrayal ...
Time: 1st century b.c., 1st century, ancient times
Place: rome italy, italy, ancient greece, alexandria egypt, europe ...
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Sakuran (2006)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Japan
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A young girl is sold into the red-light district Yoshiwara and is put under the care of the oiran (lead prostitute) of the Tamakiku house. The girl is rebellious, but the more experienced people in the household begin to think that she will be one ...
Style: emotional, epic, captivating, stylized, sexy ...
Plot: courtesan, geisha, lifestyle, social differences, rise to the top, rebelliousness, ambition, society, rebellion, fish out of water, rivalry, social relations ...
Time: 18th century
Place: japan, tokyo, asia, china
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A Harlot's Progress (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Drama looking at artist William Hogarth and his relationship with the prostitute that inspired his most famous piece.
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, starvation, adultery, jail, dominatrix, brothel, couples, reform, kept woman, painter, husband wife relationship, brothel madam ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era
Place: england, london
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Camille (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Camille is a courtesan in Paris. She falls deeply in love with a young man of promise, Armand Duval. When Armand's father begs her not to ruin his hope of a career and position by marrying Armand, she acquiesces and leaves her lover. However, ...
Plot: courtesan, roulette, cottage, casino, runaway, class differences, loss of virginity, prostitute, artist, gambling, brothel, river ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century
Place: france, paris france
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Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: duchess, love and romance, erotica, isolation, sensuality, jealousy, obsession, prostitute, couples, power relations, gender, femme fatale ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: france, paris france, europe, italy, egypt
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A New Life (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A 2002 French experimental film directed by Philippe Grandrieux and starring Zachary Knighton and Anna Mouglalis. The story involves a young American who falls obsessively in love with a mysterious courtesan named Melania against the backdrop of a ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, tense, exciting ...
Plot: obsession, life is a bitch, social decay, nihilism, society, prostitute, destructive relationship, couples, starting over, dancer's life, sexual relations, relationship problems ...
Time: 21st century
Place: england, france, london, europe, new york
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Demimonde (2015)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Hungary
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of three women - a famous prostitute, her housekeeper and their new maid - living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, art, prostitute, true crime, lesbianism, murder, female protagonist, courtesan, housekeeper, maid
Time: 1910s
Place: budapest, central europe
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Samson and Delilah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
TV show
Story: Samson is a courageous man, strong, fearless, a Hebrew who fights many armies of his people enemies, and savage beasts; also, he keeps to himself the mysterious secret of his strength. He was born as the promise of being the rescuer of his people ...
Style: captivating, tense, disturbing, novela
Plot: bible, secret, betrayal, relationships, love interest, scheming, couple relations, warrior, courtesan, power struggle, strength, con trick ...
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The Handmaid's Tale (2017)
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Set in a dystopian future, a woman is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship. A TV adaptation of Margaret Atwood's novel.
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, melancholic, captivating ...
Plot: rape, sexism, tyranny, surrogate mother, infertility, slavery, protest, violence, religion, distopia, totalitarianism, belief ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future, 21st century
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The King's Daughters (2000)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Late 17th Century: Anne de Grandcamp and Lucie de Fontenelle, two little girls from Normandy, arrive at the Saint-Cyr school founded by Madame de Maintenon for educating the daughters of impoverished nobles ruined in wars and making them into free ...
Style: captivating, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: royalty, women's rights, boarding school, hysteria, mistress, human spirit, youth, obsessive quest, idealism, society, teaching the ways of the world, hopes ...
Time: 17th century
Place: france, paris france
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Vatel (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: France, UK, Belgium
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In 1671, with war brewing with Holland, a penniless prince invites Louis XIV to three days of festivities at a chateau in Chantilly. The prince wants a commission as a general, so the extravagances are to impress the king. In charge of all is the ...
Style: light, melancholic, tricky, captivating, visually appealing ...
Plot: king of france, food, betrayal, political intrigue, tragic love, fall in love, power relations, nobility, intrigue, secret love, cooking and food, royal court ...
Time: 17th century, victorian era, 70s
Place: france, paris france, england, europe, holland ...
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The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In pre-Revolutionary France, a young aristocratic woman left penniless by the political unrest in the country, must avenge her family's fall from grace by scheming to steal a priceless necklace.
Style: factual, realistic, atmospheric, serious, epic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: politics, intrigue, conspiracy, royal family, revenge, justice, police investigation, countess, couples, state affairs, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 1780s, 1770s
Place: france, paris france, england, versailles, europe
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Capital Scandal (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
TV show
Story: Capital Scandal is a 2007 South Korean television series starring Kang Ji-hwan, Han Ji-min, Ryu Jin and Han Go-eun. It aired on KBS2 from June 6 to August 2, 2007 on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 21:55 for 16 episodes. Based on Lee Sun-mi's ...
Style: satirical, entertaining, captivating, disturbing, semi serious
Plot: japanese occupation of korea, escapades, opposites attract, satire, manipulative woman, love and romance, secret identity, brothel, male female relationship, wartime, courtesan, relationships ...
Place: korea
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Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love (1996)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Tara and Maya are two inseparable friends in India. Their tastes, habits, and hobbies are the same. Years later, the two have matured, but have maintained their friendship. Tara gets married to the local prince, Raj Singh, who soon succeeds the ...
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, romantic, stylized ...
Audience: adult
Plot: sex, eroticism, erotica, massage, lesbian sex, obsession, women, relationships, sex scene, vengeance, love triangle, seduction ...
Time: 16th century
Place: asia, london, india
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Lady of the Camelias (1981)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young girl from the provinces, comes to Paris with one goal: to become a part of the rich bourgeoisie. To achieve this she will use her unique beauty and charm.
Style: erotic
Plot: prostitution, sex, prostitute, tuberculosis, sugar daddy, eroticism, female nudity, infidelity, voyeurism, older man younger woman relationship, countess, illness ...
Time: 19th century, 1840s
Place: france, paris france
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Pure One (1972)
Genre: Musical, Romance, Drama
Country: India
Duration: 147 min.
Story: This movie is about the tawaif Sahibjaan (Meena Kumari), who is born to a courtesan, Nargis (also Meena Kumari). After being spurned by her lover Shahabuddin's (Ashok Kumar) family, Nargis is driven to a graveyard where she gives birth to ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, retro
Plot: forbidden love, train, prostitute, exploitation, lgbtq, brothel, secret admirer, female protagonist, muslim, star crossed lovers, courtesan, symbolism ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A celebration of love and creative inspiration takes place in the infamous, gaudy and glamorous Parisian nightclub, at the cusp of the 20th century. A young poet, who is plunged into the heady world of Moulin Rouge, begins a passionate affair with ...
Style: sentimental, sexy, romantic, atmospheric, colourful ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens, date night
Plot: love story, cabaret, showbiz, tragic love, jealousy, love, dancing, nightclub, music, performer's life, love and romance, seduction ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 90s, year 1990 ...
Place: paris france, europe, france, india, montmartre paris
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Stealing Heaven (1988)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Abelard, a famous teacher of philosophy at the cathedral school of Notre Dame, falls in love with one of his students, Héloïse d'Argenteuil. A sixteen-year old girl raised in a convent, Héloïse has an intellectual curiosity and rebels ...
Style: realistic, serious, erotic, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: medieval, fall in love, love and romance, religion, ancient, sensuality, pregnancy, convent, celibacy, topless woman, passionate sex, male nudity ...
Time: 12th century, middle ages
Place: france, paris france, europe
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The Girl and Death (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Russia, Germany
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The Girl and Death tells us the impossible love story of Nicolai and the courtesan Elise. A love obstructed by materialism, wealth and death threat.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, stylized, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: true love, tragic love, couples, unfulfillment, doctors, death threat, freedom, past, impossible love, materialism, love and romance, doomed romance ...
Time: 20th century, 19th century
Place: europe, germany
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Devdas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Devdas is sent away by his father so he can improve himself but upon his return his father still doesn’t welcome him back. Devdas and Paro are in love but Paro is a lower caste and is set to be married to an older widower. Devdas is devastated ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, captivating, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: unfulfilled love, love triangle, forbidden love, drunkenness, prostitute, hindu, alcoholic, stepmother stepdaughter relationship, tragic love, death of protagonist, courtesan, love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 21st century
Place: india, london, kolkata, asia, england ...
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The Flowers of War (2011)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 146 min.
Story: A Westerner finds refuge with a group of women in a church during Japan's rape of Nanking in 1937. Posing as a priest, he attempts to lead the women to safety.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, harsh, brutal ...
Plot: world war two, atrocity, prostitution, war, suffering, sino japanese war, japanese occupation of china, prostitute, holocaust, wartime, survival, rape ...
Time: year 1937, 1930s, 20th century
Place: china, asia, germany, japan
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Memoirs of a Geisha (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Japan, USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: A sweeping romantic epic set in Japan in the years before World War II, a penniless Japanese child is torn from her family to work as a maid in a geisha house.
Style: emotional, stylized, captivating, romantic, dramatic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: love story, women, geisha, age difference, older man younger woman relationship, japanese culture, rivalry, brothel, slavery, destiny, love and romance, orphan ...
Time: 1920s, 1940s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, kyoto japan
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Dangerous Liaisons (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Dangerous Liaisons is the film based on the novel of the same name by Choderlos de Laclos set in 18th century France. Marquise de Merteuil’s asks her ex-lover Vicomte de Valmont to seduce the future wife of another ex-lover of hers in return for ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, romantic, atmospheric ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aristocracy, seduction, sexuality, sex, fatal attraction, female nudity, love, love letter, adultery, casanova, emotional abuse, sexual relations ...
Time: 18th century, georgian era, 19th century, victorian era
Place: france, paris france, europe
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Prem Granth (1996)
Genre: Action, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 156 min.
Story: Somen, a rich boy, loves Kajri, a village belle. The lovers get separated and Somen tries to find his lost love.
Plot: love, rape, priest, hindu, holiday, train, farm, lake, temple, cremation, love at first sight, mirror ...
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Master, Mistress and Servant (1962)
Genre: Drama, Musical
Country: India
Duration: 152 min.
Story: A Zamindar neglects his wife and prefers the company of alcohol and dancing girls. The decadence of the Bangali Zamindar milieu and the raising bourgeoisie in the late 19th century, seen through the eyes of a young upward mobile rustic seeking ...
Style: entertaining, romantic, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: affair, women, cult, alcohol abuse, family relations, couples, power relations, estate, life is a bitch, crumbling marriage, master and servant, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century
Place: india, kolkata
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