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Top 10 Movies About Prostitution of All Time HollywoodGossip
Seduction is an art, many movies rely on this art to woo the audience. We have compiled a list of 12 movies that show all the aspect of prostitutes and their way of life, some of these include ‘Taxi Driver’, ‘The Immigrant’ and ‘Pretty Woman’. Here’s the list of best movies about prostitutes.
12. The Girl Next Door (2004)
The dream of a high school kid comes true when an erotic girl comes to live next door, he thinks he has found the woman of his dreams in her. However, things go downhill as he realizes a shocking fact about her(that she is a prostitute). Elisha Cuthbert nails her role as a prostitute, Emile Hirsch plays the role of the guy who falls in love with her. Many teen movies today are compared with this one today, such is the significance of ‘The Girl Next Door’.
11. The Escort (2016)
A young journalist named Mitch Cooper (Michael Doneger) is broke, single, aimless and a sex-addict. After being fired from a job he needs to write a good story to get a new job. He then meets Natalie (Lyndsy Fonseca), a Stanford University-educated prostitute(yes, you read it correctly) who makes plenty of bucks. She lets Mitch write about her while he acts as her body-guard. Both miserably alone, the two of them gets attached eventually.
10. Young & Beautiful (2013)
Young & Beautiful is a 2013 French drama film of adolescent sexuality. She loses her virginity at the age of 17. As this experience leaves her unsatisfied, in a few months she starts working as a prostitute at luxury hotels under the name Lea. Things go south when a client dies while having sex with her and police informs her mom, about Isabelle being a prostitute. She is grounded and then starts a normal life and works as a babysitter. And then she turns on the phone again that she used to get clients.
9. Sonny (2002)
After a stint in the army, former male prostitute Sonny Phillips (James Franco) returns to his home in a run-down New Orleans in search of a stable life. With few job prospects, Sonny reluctantly begins working the streets once he gets to know the financial difficulties faced by his mother, Jewel (Brenda Blethyn), who is also a prostitute, it makes escaping his former life difficult. The only good thing in his otherwise difficult life is his relationship with Carol (Mena Suvari), Jewel’s new protégé.
8. House of Tolerance (2011)
The story is set in a luxurious brothel in Paris and follows the life of a group of prostitutes. It depicts their rivalries, their hopes among other things. House of Tolerance had its premiere at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival where it played In Competition on 16 May 2011. This one differs from other movies on this list in almost every aspect, a rare good film that takes us in the life of the prostitutes.
7. The Immigrant (2013)
This film follows the story of two Polish sisters Ewa (Marion Cotillard) and Magda(Angela Sarafyan) as they escape Poland after the war. Magda is quarantined because of her lung disease. Ewa would’ve been deported if it hadn’t been for Bruno(Joaquin Phoenix). Ewa has to earn money to get Magda released, Bruno exploits her as he prostitutes her, not to mention that he gets interested in her romantically.
6. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Leaving Las Vegas follows the story of an alcoholic screenwriter Ben Sanderson(played by Nicolas Cage). Things get spiced up when he meets the charming prostitute Sera(Elisabeth Shue) and start an unorthodox relationship with her. What is interesting is that he cannot fault her job and she cannot do the same about his addiction of drinking himself into a state of oblivion.
5. Pretty Woman (1990)
A prostitute named Vivian(played by Julia Roberts) and an opulent businessman(Richard Gere) fall for each other when he hires Vivian to stay with him for the weekend. As the two of them get closer, they come to an understanding that they have obvious problems to overcome given how their occupations are completely different. One of the best flick on this list.
4. True Romance(1993)
A prostitute named Alabama (Patricia Arquette) and a nerd, Elvis fanatic Clarence (Christian Slater) fall in love. Clarence ends up killing up her pimp when he breaks the news of them falling in love. As they flee, he grabs a suitcase of cocaine thinking it is Alabama’s clothing. After they find the truth they try to sell the cocaine, but the mob is on their trail.
3. Klute (1971)
This critically acclaimed thriller stars Jana Fonda as Bree Daniel and Donald Sutherland as John Klute. Bree is tangled in an investigation following the disappearance of a businessman. Detective John Klute is hired to follow Daniel(who is a New York call girl) and eventually falls for her, but he soon realizes that he is not the only person following her. Things take a curvy turn when it comes to their knowledge that Daniel is being targeted.
2. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
A Darren Aronofsky masterpiece, perhaps his best effort so far, ‘Requiem for a Dream’ surrounds the deep, dark and disturbing lives of four drug junkies and addicts Harry, Tyrone, Harry’s mother Sara and his girlfriend Marion. The connect made between all four, their individual obsessions, suppressed due to their dependency on drugs and the deplorable paths they take on to overcome their problems is thought-provoking. With scenes depicting oral sex, drug addictions and pedications, ‘Requiem for a Dream’ explores all possible avenues of addictive pleasure and pain, portrays them in a forlorn way and rouses deep empathetic emotions in between, all within a span of 90 minutes.
1. Taxi Driver (1976)
Directed by the legendary Martin Scorsese, featuring Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, this film is one of the most critically acclaimed ones of its era. A disturbed man Travis Bickle (De Niro) takes a job as a New York City cabbie. Travis meets Betsy (Cybill Shepherd), he is then occupied with the idea of saving the world. He then directs his attention toward rescuing a 12-year-old prostitute Iris(Jodie Foster). The best one from this lot, undoubtedly!