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Shame (2011)
Drama

Shame (2011)

Brandon is a 30-something man living in New York who is unable to manage his sex life. After his wayward younger sister moves into his apartment, Brandon's world spirals out of control. Shame examines the nature of need, how we live our lives and the experiences that shape us.

Themes:panic,  obsession,  drugs,  infidelity,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  brothel,  office,  city,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lust,  waitress,  prostitute,  singer
Story:sex addiction,  arm scar,  first date,  taupe pantyhose,  madison square garden manhattan new york city,  manhattan new york city,  hotel room,  fancy restaurant,  jazz singer,  red panties,  black panties,  suicide by slashing one's wrists,  suicide by train,  new york city,  attachment disorder,  hand on woman's crotch,  offering a ride,  sex against a wall,  supper club,  fear of intimacy,  smelling finger,  blurred boundaries,  repressed anger,  cam girl,  eye contact,  brassiere,  paying for sex,  married woman,  face wound,  masturbating in a shower,  late for work,  porn video,  talking after sex,  strong sexual content,  hospital visit,  wearing sunglasses inside,  anonymous sex,  reference to the rolling stones,  borderline personality disorder,  hand on crotch,  red light,  incest overtones,  one male two females threesome,  wine bottle,  jazz club,  taxi ride,  sex addict,  wine drinking,  self harm,  self loathing,  pick up,  overhearing sex,  martini,  cocktail,  fully clothed sex,  interracial couple,  anguish,  torment,  sex club,  gay club,  wrist slitting,  walking,  quarrel,  hospital bed,  self destructiveness,  call girl,  cheating girlfriend,  webcam,  porn magazine,  sex in public,  impotence,  male in shower,  shame,  female in shower,  promiscuity,  casual sex,  thirty something,  bet,  male masturbation,  punched in the stomach,  rear entry sex,  watching television,  one night stand,  buttocks,  jogging,  addiction,  female stockinged legs,  answering machine,  pornography,  waiter,  flirting,  laptop,  date,  suicide attempt,  employer employee relationship,  long take,  scar,  passion,  argument,  pantyhose,  lesbian cunnilingus,  female pubic hair,  subway,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  gay kiss,  alcohol,  male pubic hair,  prostitution,  sex standing up,  running,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  undressing,  anilingus,  computer,  punched in the face,  urination,  gay sex,  rain,  beating,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  singing,  male full frontal nudity,  interracial sex,  family relationships,  one word title,  sex scene,  threesome,  kiss,  fight,  masturbation,  blood

Alfie (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Alfie (2004)

In Manhattan, the British limousine driver Alfie is surrounded by beautiful women, most of them clients, and he lives as a Don Juan, having one night stands with all of them and without any sort of commitment. His girl-friend and single-mother Julie is quite upset with the situation and his best friends are his colleague Marlon and his girl-friend Lonette. Alfie has a brief affair with Lonette, and the consequences of his act forces Alfie to reflect and wonder about his life style. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Locations:city,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:manhattan new york city,  red panties,  new york city,  walking,  impotence,  promiscuity,  casual sex,  one night stand,  flirting,  employer employee relationship,  argument,  interracial relationship,  alcohol,  tears,  extramarital affair,  urination,  rain,  crying,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  singing,  interracial sex,  one word title,  sex scene,  kiss,  threesome

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Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:obsession,  infidelity
Locations:city,  hotel,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:sex addiction,  manhattan new york city,  sex addict,  promiscuity,  rear entry sex,  jogging,  answering machine,  waiter,  employer employee relationship,  subway,  extramarital affair,  undressing,  punched in the face,  rain,  panties,  interracial sex,  fight,  kiss,  masturbation

American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:panic,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:office,  apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lust,  prostitute
Story:manhattan new york city,  black panties,  new york city,  borderline personality disorder,  martini,  call girl,  rear entry sex,  buttocks,  answering machine,  waiter,  pornography,  date,  cocaine,  running,  sex in bed,  undressing,  urination,  beating,  crying,  panties,  sex scene,  blood,  kiss,  threesome

Deception (2008) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Deception (2008)

Cat and mouse. Jonathan McQuarry is an auditor in Manhattan, moving from office to office checking their books. While working late, a smooth and well-dressed man named Wyatt Bose chats Jonathan up, offers him a joint, and soon they're pals. When their cell phones are accidentally swapped, Jonathan answers Wyatt's phone to a series of women asking if he's free tonight. Jonathan discovers it's a sex club: busy powerful people meet each other anonymously in hotels. Jonathan falls for one of the club members, whom he knows only as "S," whom he's also seen on a subway. When she goes missing, patterns emerge and Jonathan faces demands involving violence and lots of money. (Read More)

Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel,  bar
Characters:lust,  singer
Story:hotel room,  new york city,  anonymous sex,  sex club,  rear entry sex,  subway,  undressing,  computer,  punched in the face,  rain,  song,  panties,  singing,  one word title,  sex scene,  kiss,  blood

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The Basketball Diaries (1995)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Sport

The Basketball Diaries (1995)

Film adaptation of street tough Jim Carroll's epistle about his kaleidoscopic free fall into the harrowing world of drug addiction. As a member of a seemingly unbeatable high school basketball squad, Jim's life centers around the basketball court and the court becomes a metaphor for the world in his mind. A best friend who is dying of leukemia, a coach ("Swifty") who takes unacceptable liberties with the boys on his team, teenage sexual angst, and an unhealthy appetite for heroin -- all of these begin to encroach on young Jim's dream of becoming a basketball star. Soon, the dark streets of New York become a refuge from his mother's mounting concern for her son. He can't go home and his only escape from the reality of the streets is heroin for which he steals, robs and prostitutes himself. Only with the help of Reggie, an older neighborhood friend with whom Jim "picked up a game" now and then, is he able to begin the long journey back to sanity. This is why The Basketball Diaries (1995) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:city,  apartment,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute
Story:addiction,  manhattan new york city,  hotel room,  new york city,  hand on crotch,  anguish,  self destructiveness,  pornography,  scar,  cocaine,  prostitution,  running,  tears,  undressing,  urination,  rain,  beating,  crying,  fight,  blood,  kiss,  masturbation

Almost Famous (2000)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Music

Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:drugs,  infidelity
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  bar
Characters:singer
Story:hotel room,  red panties,  new york city,  reference to the rolling stones,  promiscuity,  suicide attempt,  alcohol,  running,  undressing,  urination,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  singing,  family relationships,  kiss

Fatal Attraction (1987)
Drama, Thriller

Fatal Attraction (1987)

Happily married New York lawyer Dan Gallagher has an affair with his colleague Alex, and the two enjoy a love weekend while Dan's wife and kid are away. But Alex will not let go of him, and she will stop at nothing to have him for herself. Just how far will she go to get what she wants?

Themes:obsession,  infidelity,  suicide
Locations:office,  city,  apartment,  restaurant
Characters:lust
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  borderline personality disorder,  sex addict,  wine drinking,  self harm,  walking,  male in shower,  answering machine,  flirting,  suicide attempt,  passion,  alcohol,  sex standing up,  extramarital affair,  undressing,  beating,  blood,  kiss

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Blue Valentine (2010) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Drama, Romance

Blue Valentine (2010)

Dean Pereira and Cindy Heller Pereira are a young, working class married couple - Dean currently working as a painter, and Cindy working as a nurse in a medical clinic - with a young daughter named Frankie. Despite their relatively tender ages, they are both ravaged by the life they've eked out together and by the experiences they've had leading into their marriage. Dean, a high school drop out, comes from a broken home, where he never really had a mother figure. He never saw himself getting married or having a family despite falling in love at first sight with Cindy. He doesn't have any professional ambition beyond his current work - which he enjoys since he feels he can knock off a beer at 8 o'clock in the morning without it affecting his work - although Cindy believes he has so much more potential in life. Cindy also comes from a dysfunctional family, with her own mother and father not setting an example of a harmonious married or family life. One of her previous serious relationships was with Bobby Ontario, that relationship which has a profound affect on many aspects of her marriage to Dean. Dean and Cindy head off on an overnight getaway together without Frankie, the getaway which may provide a clearer picture if their marriage can survive its many issues. (Read More)

Locations:restaurant
Characters:lust,  singer
Story:first date,  black panties,  new york city,  face wound,  female in shower,  punched in the stomach,  rear entry sex,  answering machine,  argument,  subway,  alcohol,  sex standing up,  running,  tears,  punched in the face,  urination,  beating,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  family relationships,  sex scene,  fight,  kiss

Lovelace (2013)
Biography, Drama

Lovelace (2013)

Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:prostitute,  singer
Story:hotel room,  new york city,  punched in the stomach,  rear entry sex,  passion,  cocaine,  prostitution,  running,  undressing,  beating,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  one word title,  fight,  blood,  kiss

The Devil's Advocate (1997)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Devil's Advocate (1997)

Kevin Lomax, a ruthless young Florida attorney that never lost a case, is recruited by the most powerful law firm in the world. In spite of his mother's disagreement, which compares New York City to Babylon, he accepts the offer and the money that comes along. But soon, his wife starts feeling homesick as she witnesses devilish apparitions. However, Kevin is sinking in his new cases and pays less and less attention to his wife. His boss and mentor, John Milton, seems to always know how to overcome every problem and that just freaks Kevin right off. This is why The Devil's Advocate (1997) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  obsession,  suicide
Locations:city,  apartment,  elevator,  bar
Characters:lust,  singer
Story:manhattan new york city,  black panties,  new york city,  quarrel,  jogging,  female pubic hair,  subway,  alcohol,  running,  tears,  sex in bed,  computer,  beating,  crying,  panties,  singing,  sex scene,  blood

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Swingers (1996)
Comedy, Drama

Swingers (1996)

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.

Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress,  singer
Story:black panties,  new york city,  jazz club,  martini,  one night stand,  answering machine,  long take,  tears,  urination,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  one word title,  kiss

Lucia Y El Sexo (2001) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Drama, Romance

Lucia Y El Sexo (2001)

Lucia is a young waitress in a restaurant in the centre of Madrid. After the loss of her long-time boyfriend, a writer, she seeks refuge on a quiet, secluded Mediterranean island. There, bathed in an atmosphere of fresh air and dazzling sun, Lucia begins to discover the dark corners of her past relationship, as if they were forbidden passages of a novel which the author now, from afar, allows her to read. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Locations:apartment,  restaurant
Characters:waitress,  lust,  singer
Story:black panties,  masturbating in a shower,  one night stand,  suicide attempt,  female pubic hair,  male pubic hair,  sex standing up,  running,  tears,  sex in bed,  computer,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  sex scene,  masturbation,  kiss

Rent (2005)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:city,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:singer
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  interracial couple,  promiscuity,  answering machine,  waiter,  date,  subway,  interracial relationship,  cocaine,  tears,  computer,  rain,  beating,  song,  crying,  lesbian kiss,  singing,  one word title,  masturbation,  blood,  kiss,  fight

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Ultimo Tango A Parigi (1972)
Drama, Romance

Ultimo Tango A Parigi (1972)

While looking for an apartment, Jeanne, a beautiful young Parisienne, encounters Paul, a mysterious American expatriate mourning his wife's recent suicide. Instantly drawn to each other, they have a stormy, passionate affair, in which they do not reveal their names to each other. Their relationship deeply affects their lives, as Paul struggles with his wife's death and Jeanne prepares to marry her fiance, Tom, a film director making a cinema-verite documentary about her. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  suicide
Locations:apartment,  city,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:lust,  prostitute
Story:black panties,  anonymous sex,  promiscuity,  rear entry sex,  female pubic hair,  sex standing up,  sex in bed,  crying,  panties,  sex scene,  masturbation

Paranoia (2013)
Drama, Thriller

Paranoia (2013)

The high stakes thriller Paranoia takes us deep behind the scenes of global success to a deadly world of greed and deception. The two most powerful tech billionaires in the world ('Harrison Ford (I)' (qv) and 'Gary Oldman (I)' (qv)) are bitter rivals with a complicated past who will stop at nothing to destroy each other. A young superstar ('Liam Hemsworth' (qv)), seduced by unlimited wealth and power falls between them, and becomes trapped in the middle of the twists and turns of their life-and-death game of corporate espionage. By the time he realizes his life is in danger, he is in far too deep and knows far too much for them to let him walk away. This is why Paranoia (2013) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:panic
Locations:office,  apartment,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  male in shower,  female in shower,  one night stand,  jogging,  answering machine,  laptop,  employer employee relationship,  subway,  rain,  one word title,  blood,  kiss

21 Grams (2003) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

21 Grams (2003)

This is the story of three well-meaning but flawed people: Paul Rivers, an ailing mathematician lovelessly married to an English emigre; Christina Peck, an upper-middle-class suburban housewife, happily married homemaker with two young daughters, with hiding a secret past; and Jack Jordan, an ex-convict who has found in his Christian faith the strength to live a law-abiding life and raise a family. They will be brought together by a terrible accident that will change their lives. By the final frame, none of them will be the same as they will have learnt harsh truths about love, faith, courage, desire and guilt, and how chance can change our worlds irretrievably, forever. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  infidelity,  suicide
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Story:red panties,  porn video,  thirty something,  buttocks,  suicide attempt,  scar,  cocaine,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  computer,  rain,  beating,  crying,  panties,  singing,  family relationships,  kiss,  masturbation,  blood

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Spread (2009)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Spread (2009)

In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover? (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Locations:city
Characters:lust,  waitress
Story:black panties,  hand on woman's crotch,  promiscuity,  rear entry sex,  date,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  punched in the face,  panties,  one word title,  sex scene

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

The Rules Of Attraction (2002)

Camden College. Sean Bateman is the younger brother of depraved Wall Street broker Patrick Bateman. He's also a drug dealer who owes a lot of money to "fellow" dealer Rupert Guest, as well as a well-known womanizer, for he sleeps with nearly half of the female population on campus. Lauren Hynde is, technically, a virgin. She's saving herself for her shallow boyfriend, Victor Johnson, who's left the States to backpack across Europe. Her slutty roommate, Lara, has the hots for Victor as well. Paul Denton, who used to date Lauren, is openly bisexual and attracted to Mitchell Allen, who's dating Candice to prove to Paul that he's not gay. Sean loves Lauren. Paul loves Sean. And Lauren may love Sean. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  suicide
Locations:hotel,  restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:date,  suicide by slashing one's wrists,  wrist slitting,  promiscuity,  suicide attempt,  cocaine,  gay kiss,  male pubic hair,  tears,  undressing,  computer,  punched in the face,  urination,  beating,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  kiss,  blood,  masturbation

The Girl On The Train (2016)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

The Girl On The Train (2016)

The Girl on the Train is the story of Rachel Watson's life post-divorce. Every day, she takes the train in to work in New York, and every day the train passes by her old house. The house she lived in with her husband, who still lives there, with his new wife and child. As she attempts to not focus on her pain, she starts watching a couple who live a few houses down -- Megan and Scott Hipwell. She creates a wonderful dream life for them in her head, about how they are a perfect happy family. And then one day, as the train passes, she sees something shocking, filling her with rage. The next day, she wakes up with a horrible hangover, various wounds and bruises, and no memory of the night before. She has only a feeling: something bad happened. Then come the TV reports: Megan Hipwell is missing. Rachel becomes invested in the case and trying to find out what happened to Megan, where she is, and what exactly she herself was up to that same night Megan went missing. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  infidelity
Locations:apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Story:sex addiction,  red panties,  new york city,  borderline personality disorder,  sex addict,  impotence,  female in shower,  buttocks,  jogging,  addiction,  laptop,  alcohol,  running,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  computer,  beating,  crying,  panties,  sex scene,  blood,  masturbation,  kiss

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Across The Universe (2007) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Drama, Fantasy, Musical, Romance

Across The Universe (2007)

Across The Universe is a fictional love story set in the 1960s amid the turbulent years of anti-war protest, the struggle for free speech and civil rights, mind exploration and rock and roll. At once gritty, whimsical and highly theatrical, the story moves from high schools and universities in Massachusetts, Princeton and Ohio to the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Detroit riots, Vietnam and the dockyards of Liverpool. A combination of live action and animation, the film is paired with many songs by 'The Beatles' (qv) that defined the time. This is why Across The Universe (2007) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  drugs
Locations:bar
Characters:waitress,  prostitute,  singer
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  interracial couple,  buttocks,  female stockinged legs,  pantyhose,  subway,  interracial relationship,  alcohol,  running,  undressing,  punched in the face,  urination,  rain,  beating,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  kiss,  blood,  fight

Candy (2006)
Drama, Romance

Candy (2006)

This story is a narration from an Australian man who falls in love with two kinds of Candy: a woman of the same name and heroin. The narrator changes from a smart-aleck to someone trying to find a vein to inject, while Candy changes from an actress, call girl, streetwalker, and then a madwoman. Starting in Sydney, the two eventually end up in Melbourne to go clean, but they fail. This leads them to turn to finding money and heroin, while other posessions and attachments become unimportant. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:brothel,  restaurant
Characters:lust,  prostitute
Story:red panties,  self destructiveness,  call girl,  addiction,  prostitution,  tears,  undressing,  gay sex,  rain,  crying,  panties,  family relationships,  one word title,  kiss,  blood,  fight

Don Jon (2013)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Don Jon (2013)

Jon Martello objectifies everything in his life: his apartment, his car, his family, his church, and, of course, women. His buddies even call him Don Jon because of his ability to pull "10s" every weekend without fail. Yet even the finest flings don't compare to the transcendent bliss he achieves alone in front of the computer watching pornography. Dissatisfied, he embarks on a journey to find a more gratifying sex life, but ends up learning larger lessons of life and love through relationships with two very different women. (Read More)

Locations:apartment
Story:sex addiction,  first date,  male masturbation,  rear entry sex,  one night stand,  pornography,  date,  argument,  computer,  family relationships,  kiss,  masturbation,  fight

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Wild (2014)
Adventure, Biography, Drama

Wild (2014)

With the dissolution of her marriage and the death of her mother, Cheryl Strayed has lost all hope. After years of reckless, destructive behavior, she makes a rash decision. With absolutely no experience, driven only by sheer determination, Cheryl hikes more than a thousand miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, alone. Wild powerfully captures the terrors and pleasures of one young woman forging ahead against all odds on a journey that maddens, strengthen, and ultimately heals her. (Read More)

Themes:panic,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:city,  bar
Characters:waitress,  singer
Story:sex addiction,  black panties,  hospital visit,  hospital bed,  female in shower,  casual sex,  rear entry sex,  addiction,  flirting,  alcohol,  male pubic hair,  sex standing up,  tears,  rain,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  singing,  male full frontal nudity,  one word title,  sex scene,  blood

De Rouille Et D'os (2012) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Drama, Romance

De Rouille Et D'os (2012)

Locations:hotel
Story:black panties,  rear entry sex,  jogging,  employer employee relationship,  female pubic hair,  male pubic hair,  running,  tears,  sex in bed,  undressing,  computer,  punched in the face,  urination,  rain,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  family relationships,  sex scene,  kiss,  fight,  blood

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007)

Needing extra cash, two brothers conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed. This is why Before The Devil Knows You're Dead (2007) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:panic,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:office,  restaurant,  bar
Story:manhattan new york city,  black panties,  new york city,  impotence,  rear entry sex,  buttocks,  addiction,  cocaine,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  undressing,  computer,  beating,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  family relationships,  sex scene

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The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama

The Wolf Of Wall Street (2013)

Jordan Belfort is a Long Island penny stockbroker who served 22 months in prison for defrauding investors in a massive 1990s securities scam that involved widespread corruption on Wall Street and in the corporate banking world, including shoe designer Steve Madden.

Themes:drugs,  infidelity,  suicide
Locations:elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lust,  prostitute
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  paying for sex,  sex addict,  sex in public,  punched in the stomach,  answering machine,  female pubic hair,  subway,  cocaine,  prostitution,  sex standing up,  running,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  punched in the face,  urination,  gay sex,  beating,  panties,  male full frontal nudity,  sex scene,  kiss,  threesome,  blood,  masturbation,  fight

Irreversible (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Irreversible (2002)

Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order as the beautiful Alex is brutally raped and beaten by a stranger in the underpass. Her boyfriend and ex-lover take matters into their own hands by hiring two criminals to help them find the rapist so that they can exact revenge. A simultaneously beautiful and terrible examination of the destructive nature of cause and effect, and how time destroys everything. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:city,  elevator,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:sex club,  female in shower,  long take,  female pubic hair,  subway,  cocaine,  male pubic hair,  prostitution,  gay sex,  beating,  panties,  one word title,  kiss,  fight,  blood,  masturbation

Nine (2009) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Drama, Musical, Romance

Nine (2009)

Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from his wife, his mistress, his muse, and his mother. As his chaotic profession steadily destroys his personal life, Guido must find a balance between creating art and succumbing to its obsessive demands. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Locations:hotel,  bar
Characters:lust,  waitress,  prostitute,  singer
Story:promiscuity,  female stockinged legs,  suicide attempt,  passion,  pantyhose,  running,  tears,  extramarital affair,  undressing,  rain,  beating,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  one word title,  kiss

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Enter The Void (2009)
Drama, Fantasy

Enter The Void (2009)

Tokyo's nasty underside, seen primarily through the eyes of Oscar, a heavy drug user, whose sister Linda is a stripper. Oscar also has flashbacks to his childhood when trauma upends the siblings. Oscar's drug-fed hallucinations alter Tokyo's already-disconcerting nights, and after the police shoot him, he can float above and look down: on his sister's sorrow, on the rooms of a love hotel, and on life at even a molecular level. The spectrum's colors can be beautiful; it's people's colorless lives that can be ugly. And what of afterlife, is there more than a void? (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:apartment,  elevator,  hotel,  bar
Characters:prostitute,  singer
Story:hotel room,  long take,  female pubic hair,  cocaine,  sex standing up,  running,  tears,  punched in the face,  beating,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  singing,  family relationships,  blood,  kiss

Swimming Pool (2003)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Swimming Pool (2003)

Sarah Morton is a famous British mystery author. Tired of London and seeking inspiration for her new novel, she accepts an offer from her publisher John Bosload to stay at his home in Luberon, in the South of France. It is the off-season, and Sarah finds that the beautiful country locale and unhurried pace is just the tonic for her--until late one night, when John's indolent and insouciant French daughter Julie unexpectedly arrives. Sarah's prim and steely English reserve is jarred by Julie's reckless, sexually charged lifestyle. Their interactions set off an increasingly unsettling series of events, as Sarah's creative process and a possible real-life murder begin to blend dangerously together. This is why Swimming Pool (2003) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:restaurant
Characters:lust
Story:cheating girlfriend,  casual sex,  watching television,  waiter,  laptop,  scar,  passion,  subway,  female pubic hair,  computer,  rain,  panties,  sex scene,  blood,  masturbation,  kiss

After Hours (1985)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Thriller

After Hours (1985)

A meek word processor impulsively travels to Manhattan's Soho District to date an attractive but apparently disturbed young woman and finds himself trapped there in a nightmarishly surreal vortex of improbable coincidences and farcical circumstances.

Themes:drugs,  suicide
Locations:office,  apartment,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress
Story:date,  manhattan new york city,  new york city,  one night stand,  scar,  subway,  gay kiss,  running,  computer,  rain,  crying,  panties,  blood

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Oldeuboi (2003) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Action, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Oldeuboi (2003)

Abducted on a rainy night in 1988, the obnoxious drunk, Oh Dae-Su, much to his surprise, wakes up locked in a windowless and dilapidated hotel room, for an unknown reason. There, his invisible and pitiless captors will feed him, clothe him and sedate him to avoid committing suicide, and as his only companion and a window to the world is the TV in his stark cell, the only thing that helps Oh Dae-Su keep going is his daily journal. But then, unexpectedly, after fifteen long years in captivity, the perplexed prisoner is deliberately released, encouraged to track down his tormentor to finally get his retribution. Nevertheless, who would hate Oh Dae-Su so much he would deny him of a quick and clean death? (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:singer
Story:manhattan new york city,  hotel room,  new york city,  flirting,  suicide attempt,  long take,  subway,  running,  undressing,  computer,  urination,  rain,  beating,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  one word title,  kiss,  blood,  fight

Love & Other Drugs (2010)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Love & Other Drugs (2010)

Maggie (Hathaway) is an alluring free spirit who won't let anyone - or anything - tie her down. But she meets her match in Jamie (Gyllenhaal), whose relentless and nearly infallible charm serve him well with the ladies and in the cutthroat world of pharmaceutical sales. Maggie and Jamie's evolving relationship takes them both by surprise, as they find themselves under the influence of the ultimate drug: love. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Characters:lust
Story:black panties,  overhearing sex,  shame,  casual sex,  male masturbation,  buttocks,  female stockinged legs,  pantyhose,  alcohol,  sex in bed,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  sex scene,  kiss,  masturbation,  threesome

Birth (2004)
Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller

Birth (2004)

Anna is a young widow who is finally getting on with her life after the death of her husband, Sean. Now engaged to be married, Anna meets a ten-year-old boy who tells her he is Sean reincarnated. Though his story is both unsettling and absurd, Anna can't get the boy out of her mind. And much to the concern of her fiance, her increased contact with him leads her to question the choices she has made in her life. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  infidelity
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:singer
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  jogging,  running,  tears,  extramarital affair,  undressing,  punched in the face,  song,  crying,  singing,  family relationships,  one word title,  fight,  kiss

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In Good Company (2004)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

In Good Company (2004)

Dan is a 51 year old executive who learns that his company is being restructured and he is being demoted. Carter, who is 26, replaces him. Dan who has two teenage daughters with another on the way, decides to suck it up and work for Carter. Dan and Carter's working relationship is tested when Carter begins a relationship with Alex, who is Dan's daughter. This is why In Good Company (2004) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Locations:office,  elevator,  restaurant,  bar
Story:madison square garden manhattan new york city,  manhattan new york city,  fancy restaurant,  new york city,  watching television,  buttocks,  jogging,  waiter,  employer employee relationship,  tears,  extramarital affair,  computer,  punched in the face,  family relationships

Adoration (2013) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Drama, Romance

Adoration (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotions that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity
Locations:office,  hotel,  bar
Characters:singer
Story:black panties,  laptop,  sex standing up,  running,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  computer,  song,  crying,  panties,  singing,  family relationships,  kiss,  fight

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Eyes Wide Shut (1999)

After his wife, Alice, tells him about her sexual fantasies, William Harford sets out for a night of sexual adventure. After several less than successful encounters, he meets an old friend, Nick Nightingale - now a musician - who tells him of strange sex parties when he is required to play the piano blindfolded. All the men at the party are costumed and wear masks while the women are all young and beautiful. Harford manages to find an appropriate costume and heads out to the party. Once there, however, he is warned by someone who recognizes him, despite the mask, that he is in great danger. He manages to extricate himself but the threats prove to be quite real and sinister. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drugs,  infidelity
Locations:city,  apartment,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:lust,  waitress,  prostitute
Story:manhattan new york city,  black panties,  new york city,  jazz club,  sex in public,  rear entry sex,  flirting,  lesbian cunnilingus,  female pubic hair,  cocaine,  prostitution,  sex standing up,  extramarital affair,  undressing,  urination,  crying,  panties,  kiss

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Mysterious Skin (2004)
Drama, Mystery

Mysterious Skin (2004)

Brian Lackey is determined to discover what happened during an amnesia blackout when he was eight years old, and then later woke with a bloody nose. He believes he was abducted by aliens, and N. McCormick, a fellow player on Brian's childhood baseball team, may be the key as to exactly what happened that night. As Brian searches for the truth and tries to track him down, Neil McCormick takes up hustling and moves to New York, in attempts to forget childhood memories that haunt him. Together, the two of them uncover the terrible truth of the scars they share. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  drugs
Locations:bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:new york city,  borderline personality disorder,  scar,  subway,  cocaine,  gay kiss,  prostitution,  running,  tears,  undressing,  urination,  gay sex,  rain,  beating,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  singing,  family relationships,  kiss,  masturbation,  blood

Secretary (2002)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Secretary (2002)

An emotionally fragile woman recently released from a mental hospital for self mutilation goes to school to gain secretarial skills to gain employment. She has an alcoholic father and a co-dependent mother who are clueless as to who she really is which a tormented soul who really wants to find something with which she can find success. She is a great secretary and finds a job with a unique, old fashioned, but off center in charge boss with a somewhat sadistic sexual proclivity. She grows and evolves and so does he. (Read More)

Themes:obsession
Locations:office,  restaurant
Story:borderline personality disorder,  wine drinking,  shame,  male masturbation,  employer employee relationship,  scar,  pantyhose,  female pubic hair,  alcohol,  sex standing up,  urination,  rain,  crying,  panties,  one word title,  sex scene,  kiss,  masturbation

The Air I Breathe (2007) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Air I Breathe (2007)

A frustrated and clumsy bank clerk overhears the conversation of three coworkers in the toilet about a fix in a horse race, and bets a large amount. He loses the bet and owes the money to the dangerous and powerful mobster Fingers. A gangster who works for Fingers has the ability of foreseeing pieces of the future; he is assigned to collect money for the boss, with his troublemaker nephew Tony, and is beaten up by a gang. The manager of pop-star Trista loses her contract to Fingers without her agreement and she is threatened by the gangster. A dedicated doctor seeks a blood donor that might have a rare blood type to save the life of his secret and unrequited passion, a beautiful epidemiologist who's married to a friend. This is why The Air I Breathe (2007) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:suicide
Locations:office,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:prostitute,  singer
Story:bet,  punched in the stomach,  suicide attempt,  scar,  passion,  running,  punched in the face,  rain,  beating,  song,  panties,  singing,  blood,  kiss,  fight

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The Way Of The Gun (2000)
Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller

The Way Of The Gun (2000)

Two petty if violent criminals kidnap a girl being paid $1m to be a surrogate mother. As the baby is for a gangster the pair's demand for money sees several henchmen and assorted other ruthless characters head after them to Mexico. Bullets rather than talking are always going to settle this one.

Themes:infidelity,  suicide
Locations:brothel,  apartment,  elevator,  hotel,  bar
Characters:prostitute
Story:watching television,  buttocks,  scar,  interracial relationship,  tears,  extramarital affair,  punched in the face,  beating,  crying,  fight,  blood

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)
Drama

Nymphomaniac: Vol. I (2013)

A man named Seligman finds a fainted wounded woman in an alley and he brings her home. She tells him that her name is Joe and that she is nymphomaniac. Joe tells her life and sexual experiences with hundreds of men since she was a young teenager while Seligman tells about his hobbies, such as fly fishing, reading about Fibonacci numbers or listening to organ music. (Read More)

Locations:office
Characters:lust
Story:sex addict,  walking,  hospital bed,  casual sex,  rear entry sex,  female pubic hair,  male pubic hair,  sex standing up,  sex in bed,  panties,  one word title,  sex scene,  masturbation

Ken Park (2002)
Drama

Ken Park (2002)

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 enormously pregnant mother. Peaches looks after her devoutly religious father, but yearns for freedom. They're all rather tight, or so they claim. But they spend precious little time together and none of them seems to know much about one another's family lives. This bizarre dichotomy underscores their alienation # the result of suburban ennui, a teenager's inherent sense of melodrama, and the disturbing nature of their home environments. (Read More)

Themes:infidelity,  suicide
Locations:city
Characters:prostitute
Story:hand on crotch,  porn magazine,  rear entry sex,  watching television,  male pubic hair,  tears,  extramarital affair,  undressing,  urination,  rain,  beating,  crying,  panties,  family relationships,  kiss,  masturbation,  threesome,  blood

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Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Romance

Y Tu Mama Tambien (2001)

In Mexico City, late teen friends Tenoch Iturbide and Julio Zapata are feeling restless as their respective girlfriends are traveling together through Europe before they all begin the next phase of their lives at college. At a lavish family wedding, Tenoch and Julio meet Luisa Cortes, the twenty-something wife of Tenoch's cousin Jano, the two who have just moved to Mexico from Spain. Tenoch and Julio try to impress the beautiful Luisa by telling her that they will be taking a trip to the most beautiful secluded beach in Mexico called la Boca del Cielo (translated to Heaven's Mouth), the trip and the beach which in reality don't exist. When Luisa learns of Jano's latest marital indiscretion straight from the horse's mouth, she takes Tenoch and Julio's offer to go along on this road trip, meaning that Tenoch and Julio have to pull together quickly a road trip to a non-existent beach. They decide to head toward one suggested by their friend Saba, who seems a little confused himself of this beach's location. On the road trip, which ends up not being totally harmonious, the three go on a trip of discovery. For Luisa, she has to figure out what to do with her immediate future based on the news from Jano and a secret she is keeping. And Tenoch and Julio have to figure out what their friendship really means as they grow up. (Read More)

Themes:drugs,  infidelity
Locations:city,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:lust,  singer
Story:hand on crotch,  promiscuity,  male masturbation,  answering machine,  waiter,  passion,  argument,  gay kiss,  male pubic hair,  tears,  extramarital affair,  undressing,  urination,  song,  crying,  brother sister relationship,  panties,  singing,  threesome,  masturbation,  kiss

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)
Drama, Romance

Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986)

An erotic story about a woman, the assistant of an art gallery, who gets involved in an impersonal affair with a man. She barely knows about his life, only about the sex games they play, so the relationship begins to get complicated. This is why Nine 1/2 Weeks (1986) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011). (Read More)

Themes:obsession
Locations:office,  restaurant,  bar
Characters:lust
Story:manhattan new york city,  new york city,  self destructiveness,  sex in public,  watching television,  female stockinged legs,  pantyhose,  sex standing up,  running,  sex in bed,  computer,  rain,  panties,  sex scene,  kiss,  fight,  threesome,  masturbation

One Hour Photo (2002)
Drama, Thriller

One Hour Photo (2002)

Middle aged Sy Parrish works as a technician at a one hour photo lab located in a SavMart store in a suburban mall. Sy is a lonely man, never having had any friends. He knows much about his customers through the photographs they have developed. But he knows more about the Yorkin family - specifically Nina Yorkin and her adolescent son Jake Yorkin, the two in the family who drop off and pick up the family's photofinishing - the family about whom he is obsessed, than anyone else. Nina's husband, Will Yorkin, is incidental to his obsession since Sy has only seen him in photographs. Sy's obsession includes fantasizing about being their favorite "Uncle Sy". He has even been making an extra set of prints for himself of all of their photographs since Jake was a newborn. After an incident at work and after Sy finds out more about the family through a set of photographs, he decides to right the injustices he sees in the only way he knows how. His actions demonstrate his true mental state. (Read More)

Themes:obsession,  infidelity
Locations:office,  elevator,  hotel,  restaurant
Characters:waitress
Story:borderline personality disorder,  female in shower,  buttocks,  pornography,  employer employee relationship,  argument,  female pubic hair,  male pubic hair,  running,  tears,  extramarital affair,  computer,  crying,  family relationships,  fight,  blood

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The Good Girl (2002)
Drama, Romance

The Good Girl (2002)

The plot revolves around a young married woman whose mundane life takes a turn for the worse when she strikes up a passionate and illicit affair with an oddball discount-store stock boy who thinks he's Holden Caulfield.

Themes:drugs,  infidelity,  suicide
Story:married woman,  thirty something,  male masturbation,  employer employee relationship,  tears,  extramarital affair,  sex in bed,  rain,  beating,  crying,  male full frontal nudity,  family relationships,  sex scene,  masturbation,  kiss

Love (2015) is one of the best movies like Shame (2011)
Drama, Romance

Love (2015)

Themes:drugs
Story:sex club,  casual sex,  buttocks,  female pubic hair,  cocaine,  male pubic hair,  sex standing up,  sex in bed,  panties,  lesbian kiss,  male full frontal nudity,  one word title,  sex scene,  kiss,  threesome

Choke (2008)
Comedy, Drama

Choke (2008)

Sex addict and colonial theme park worker, Victor Mancini, has devised a complicated scam to pay for his mom's hospital bills while she suffers from an Alzheimer's disease that hides the truth about his childhood. He pretends to choke on food in a restaurant and the person who "saves" him will feel responsible for Victor for the rest of their lives. (Read More)

Themes:drugs
Locations:restaurant,  bar
Characters:waitress
Story:anonymous sex,  sex addict,  hospital bed,  impotence,  casual sex,  one night stand,  pantyhose,  sex standing up,  tears,  undressing,  computer,  crying,  panties,  sex scene,  masturbation

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