Movies about courtesans

Movies about courtesans
List of the best movies about courtesans selected by visitors to our site: Dangerous Beauty, Kama Sutra: A Tale of Love, Cheri, Devdas, The Last Mistress, Memoirs of a Geisha, Pretty Woman, Byzantium, Malena, Young & Beautiful.

In the top there are new films of 2022, a plot description and trailers for films that have already been released.

Genre
Country
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:51
CharactersCourtesans
PlotUprising, False accusations
PlaceItaly, Venice
Time16th century
StyleSmart, Serious

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 exotic companions favored by the richest and most powerful Venetian men. Veronica courageously uses her charms to change destiny -- and to give herself a chance at true love.

Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUSA, India, United Kingdom, Japan, Germany
Duration01:49
PlaceIndia
Time16th century

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 throne as the sole heir. After the marriage, Raj gets bored of Tara and starts seeking another female to satisfy his sexual needs. He notices Maya and is instantly attracted to her. He has her included as one of his courtesans, and is intimate with her. Watch what happens when Tara finds out and the extent she will go to keep her marriage intact.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany, France
Duration01:32
CharactersCourtesans
PlotLove, Obsession, Love with age difference
PlaceParis
StyleRomantic, Serious

A sumptuous dramatic comedy set in late 19th Century France, during the Belle Epoque, a period of social and cultural excess in European upper classes which ended only as the First World War erupted.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, musical
CountryIndia
Duration02:07
CharactersCourtesans
PlotLove triangle, True love, Fate
PlaceIndia, London
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

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 & leaves home. He becomes an alcoholic womanizer and falls in love with a courtesan. Paro tries to get Devdas away from drinking before he self destructs.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Italy
Duration01:44
CharactersHorses, Courtesans
PlotLove triangle
PlaceFrance
StyleSerious

Secrets, rumors and betrayals surround the upcoming marriage between a young dissolute man and virtuous woman of the French aristocracy.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Japan, France
Duration02:25
CharactersCinderella, Geisha, Orphans
PlotPassion, Relationship, Jealousy, Rivalry
PlaceJapan, Asia
StyleTo cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersCinderella, Rich guys and poor girls, Millionaires, Lawyers, Losers
PlotLove, Relationship, Shopping
PlaceHotels
StyleRomantic, To cry, Cute, For girls

When a millionaire wheeler-dealer enters a business contract with a Hollywood sex worker Vivian Ward, he loses his heart in the bargain.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrehorror, thriller, fantasy, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
Duration01:58
CharactersVampire, Immortals
PlotSurvival, Supernatural, Sects
PlaceEngland, Hotels, Small cities
TimeDark ones
StyleAtmospheric, Gothic, Serious

Two mysterious women seek refuge in a run-down coastal resort. Clara meets lonely Noel, who provides shelter in his deserted guesthouse, Byzantium. Schoolgirl Eleanor befriends Frank and tells him their lethal secret. They were born 200 years ago and survive on human blood. As knowledge of their secret spreads, their past catches up on them with deathly consequence.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama, military
CountryItaly, USA
Duration01:40
CharactersTeens, Friends
PlotLove, War, Passion, Obsession, Loneliness
PlaceItaly, Small cities
StyleAtmospheric, Touching, Serious

On the day in 1940 that Italy enters the war, two things happen to the 12-year-old Renato: he gets his first bike, and he gets his first look at Malèna. She is a beautiful, silent outsider who's moved to this Sicilian town to be with her husband, Nico. He promptly goes off to war, leaving her to the lustful eyes of the men and the sharp tongues of the women. During the next few years, as Renato grows toward manhood, he watches Malèna suffer and prove her mettle. He sees her loneliness, then grief when Nico is reported dead, the effects of slander on her relationship with her father, her poverty and search for work, and final humiliations. Will Renato learn courage from Malèna and stand up for her?

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:33
CharactersTeens
PlotPassion, Money, Death, Double life
PlaceFrance
StyleAtmospheric, Explicit scenes

Isabelle, a 17-year-old student, loses her virginity during a quick holiday romance. When she returns home, she begins a secret life as a prostitute for a year.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genrehorror, thriller
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30
CharactersFamily, Military, Losers, Orphans, Mothers
PlotWar, Revenge
StyleAction, Atmospheric, Heavy, Explicit scenes, Depressive

The Seasoning House - where young girls are prostituted to the military. An orphaned deaf mute is enslaved to care for them. She moves between the walls and crawlspaces, planning her escape. Planning her ingenious and brutal revenge.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, France
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic

Alice, a perfect wife and mother who lives happily with her husband and child until the day she discovers her husband is living a double life that has ruined her financially and left her a single mother. Alice fights back and dives into a world beyond anything she has ever known.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersCourtesans, Terminally ill
PlotDeath
PlaceParis, France
Time19th century
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Touching

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure. One such woman is Marguerite Gautier, who begins a sumptuous romance with Armand Duval.

Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama, crime, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, Italy
Duration01:38
CharactersJournalists, Womanizers, Poor
PlotJealousy
PlaceFrance
Time19th century
StyleFascinating, Explicit scenes, Serious

Georges Duroy travels through 1890s Paris, from cockroach ridden garrets to opulent salons, using his wits and powers of seduction to rise from poverty to wealth, from a prostitute’s embrace to passionate trysts with wealthy beauties, in a world where politics and media jostle for influence, where sex is power and celebrity an obsession.

Markimdb: 8
Genredrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:23
CharactersGangsters, Photographers, Artists
PlotSkirmishes, Political
PlaceParis, France
StylePhilosophical, Atmospheric, Gloomy, Makes me think, Serious

Twelve episodic tales in the life of a Parisian woman and her slow descent into prostitution.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Spain
Duration01:45
StyleAtmospheric

Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she hires call girl Nathalie to have a fling with Gerard. As the affair progresses, Nathalie gives Catherine regular status reports, and the relationship between the women evolves from business to personal.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryIndia
Duration03:08
CharactersCourtesans
StyleRomantic, To cry, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrethriller, comedy, drama, crime
CountrySpain, France, Sweden, Argentina
Duration01:38
CharactersGangsters, Friends
PlotLove, Justice, Rivalry
StyleUnexpected ending, Exciting, Black humor

Hoping to earn his mother's respect, a young hustler-turned-businessman tries to open a brothel with his two useless buddies.

Markimdb: 5.6
Genrehorror, thriller, detective
CountryUSA
Duration01:18
CharactersManiacs, Serial killers, Killers
PlotPassion, Mental disorders
StyleTense, Psychedelic, Not for everyone

In this twisted love story, a man seeks out an unsuspecting stranger to help him purge the dark torments of his past. His plan goes awry when he encounters a woman with plans of her own.

Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:43
CharactersStudents
PlotMoney, Investigation, Internet
PlaceFrance, Hotels
StyleAction, Twisted plot

Laura is a 19-year-old university freshman who desperately wants to do well in school. She works a part-time job but cannot make ends meet. One evening in which she is short of funds, she answers a personal ad online by "Joe," 57, who seeks a female student for "tender moments." The pay is 100 euros per hour. Laura pledges to do this just once, and three days later, she goes to a hotel room with Joe. And then her spiral begins.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama, drama, musical
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:03
CharactersWriters, Rich, Terminally ill, Artists
PlotLove, Passion, Music, Jealousy, Seduction
PlaceParis, France, Night Clubs
StyleRomantic, Twisted plot, To cry, Atmospheric, Fascinating

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 the club's most notorious and beautiful star.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, musical
CountryUSA
Duration01:55
CharactersCinderella, Courtesans
PlotLove
PlaceParis, France
StyleRomantic, To cry, By books, Fascinating, Smart

A home, a motorcar, servants, the latest fashions: the most eligible and most finicky bachelor in Paris offers them all to Gigi. But she, who's gone from girlish gawkishness to cultured glamour before our eyes, yearns for that wonderful something money can't buy.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration01:50

Years after their teenage daughter’s death, Lois and Doug Riley, an upstanding Indiana couple, are frozen by estranging grief. Doug escapes to New Orleans on a business trip. Compelled by urgencies he doesn’t understand, he insinuates himself into the life of an underage hooker, becoming her platonic guardian.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrethriller, drama, detective
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:58
CharactersMaids
PlotMystery
PlaceItaly
StylePsychological problems, Twisted plot, Tense, Gloomy, Serious

Irena, a Ukrainian woman coming to Italy looking for a job as a maid. She does everything she to become a beloved nanny for an adorable little girl Thea. However, that is just the very beginning of her unknown journey.

Markimdb: 7
Genrecomedy, melodrama
CountryFrance
Duration01:46
PlotLove, Birthday
PlaceFrance
StyleRomantic, Cute

A beautiful young gold-digger mistakes a lowly hotel clerk as a rich and therefore worthwhile catch.

Markimdb: 8.4
Genredrama, history
CountryJapan
PlotThe escape

In medieval Japan a compassionate governor is sent into exile. His wife and children try to join him, but are separated, and the children grow up amid suffering and oppression.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genrethriller, drama, crime
CountryItaly
Duration02:11
CharactersScammers, Friends
PlotLove, Robbery, Relationship, Loneliness, Love with age difference
PlaceItaly
StyleTwisted plot, Fascinating, Smart, Intellectual

Virgil Oldman is a world renowned antiques expert and auctioneer. An eccentric genius, he leads a solitary life, going to extreme lengths to keep his distance from the messiness of human relationships. When appointed by the beautiful but emotionally damaged Claire to oversee the valuation and sale of her family’s priceless art collection, Virgil allows himself to form an attachment to her – and soon he is engulfed by a passion which will rock his bland existence to the core.

Markimdb: 4.5
Genrethriller
CountryUnited Kingdom, France
Duration01:50
CharactersDogs
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Fight, Relationship
PlaceTrains, France, London, Hotels, Night Clubs
StyleFascinating, Serious

Set in London's world of high class call girls, Amoureux Solitaires tells the story of London based French escort Virginie, and Rupert, a man who rescues trafficked girls.

Markimdb: 7.8
Genredrama, crime
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Poor
PlotOn real events, Slavery, Friendship, Death
PlaceSweden
StyleSoulful, Depressive, Serious

Lilya lives in poverty and dreams of a better life. Her mother moves to the United States and abandons her to her aunt, who neglects her. Lilya hangs out with her friends, Natasha and Volodya, who is suicidal. Desperate for money, she starts working as a prostitute, and later meets Andrei. He offers her a good job in Sweden, but when Lilya arrives her life quickly enters a downward spiral.

Markimdb: 5.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryItaly, France
Duration01:35
CharactersGangsters
PlotLove triangle
PlaceParty, France

After winning the lottery, François goes to a bar in Pigalle and offers one hundred thousand Euros per month to a prostitute named Daniela to live with him as his wife until his money runs out.





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