Seduction is an art. Many movies rely on this art to woo the audience. Whether be in the form of a gripping story or a seductive beautiful girl, the idea is to keep the audiences hooked. At times, both these missions combine: the story itself is about the art of seduction. Today, we have compiled a list of 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 top movies about prostitutes ever made. You can stream some of these best prostitute movies on Netflix, Hulu or Amazon Prime.
12. The Girl Next Door (2004)
Matthew (Emile Hirsch), a shy high school senior who hasn’t even touched a girl in his short life, sees his luck change when a beautiful girl Danielle (Elisha Cuthbert) moves next door. Two of them click naturally, and so begin the wildest of days Matthew has seen. However, their sweet and innocent love has to face a bitter truth; that Danielle is a former pornstar. Like a dumb brute, Matthew breaks Danielle’s heart and lets her go back to the life she dreaded. Will Matt realise that he is allowing the love of his life walk away and hold tight? Many teen movies today are compared with this one, such is the significance of ‘The Girl Next Door’.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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6. Leaving Las Vegas (1995)
Ben Sanderson (Nicolas Cage), an acclaimed Hollywood screenwriter, has lost his inspiration along with everything he owned and loved, due to his love for alcohol. Realizing there is no way back, Ben chooses to commit suicide. And which place does he select to end his miserable life? Las Vegas. Once there he meets a lonely and desolate prostitute Sera (Elisabeth Shue), which like him is lost in the crowds. He accepts to live with her on the condition that she doesn’t persuade him to abandon what he came there to do. Where will these lost souls reach, while walking hand in hand?
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5. Pretty Woman (1990)
Edward is a merciless businessman that decides to hire an escort for some social events while on a business trip. What was supposed to be an uneventful arrangement turns out to be a love story. “Pretty Woman” became a huge success when it was first released because of a combination of factors. Firstly, the acting is superb, with Julia Roberts and Richard Gear giving great performances. Secondly, the smart script written by J.F. Lawton was able to conquer a lot of hearts. And, lastly, the refreshing and interesting storyline turned “Pretty Woman” into a timeless classic. Also, this might be the mother of all makeover flick since Julia Roberts has a stunning transformation!
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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!
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