Highest Rated "prostitution", Documentary Titles


1. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: Children of the Night (1989)

Documentary

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Stars: Judy Woodruff, Dara Albro

Votes: 6

2. Cambodia: The Virginity Trade (2009)

60 min | Documentary

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The true and harrowing accounts of lives affected by the virginity trade that exists in Cambodia today, told from all sides.

Director: Matthew Watson

Votes: 83

3. The Girls of Phnom Penh (2009)

64 min | Documentary

9.1
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An intimate portrait of three girls sold into Cambodia's huge sex industry. Together the girls face their brutal existence with courage and grace.

Director: Matthew Watson

Votes: 67

4. St. Pauli Zoo (2015)

Documentary

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St. Pauli, the traditional district of Hamburg is changing. Local resident Johannes Neinens embarks on a journey through his own district to find out why everyone here has a different opinion.

Director: Julian Schöneich | Stars: Thomas Born, Cosma Dujat, Steffen Jörg, Nate57

Votes: 9

5. Dave Chappelle: Killin' Them Softly (2000 TV Special)

57 min | Documentary, Comedy

8.8
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Dave Chappelle returns to D.C. and riffs on politics, police, race relations, drugs, Sesame Street and more.

Director: Stan Lathan | Stars: Dave Chappelle, Albert Precourt

Votes: 4,883

6. Nepal's Stolen Children (2011 TV Movie)

60 min | Documentary

8.8
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Demi Moore meets girls as young as 11 who had been forced into prostitution and were rescued by a Nepalese nonprofit.

Stars: Anuradha Koirala, Demi Moore

Votes: 12

7. Baraka (1992)

Not Rated | 96 min | Documentary

8.6
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A collection of expertly photographed scenes of human life and religion.

Director: Ron Fricke

Votes: 29,349 | Gross: $1.30M

8. Hooking in JoBurg (2010)

29 min | Documentary, Short

8.6
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Against the backdrop of the 2010 World Cup lead-up, Hooking in JoBurg takes a unique and personal look at sex workers.

Director: Rohith S. Katbamna

Votes: 50

9. The Private Life of a Masterpiece (2001– )
Episode: Georges Seurat: A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte (2005)

49 min | Documentary

8.6
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A critical and popular assessment of "A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte - 1884," the iconic pointillist painting by Georges Seurat (1859-91). How the painting made its home in Chicago, much to France's chagrin.

Director: Judith Winnan | Stars: Samuel West, Philippa Abrahams, Douglas Druick, Gloria Groom

Votes: 5

10. Worldwide Red Light District (1996)

95 min | Documentary

8.5
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Filmed in many countries, including Cambodia, Thailand, Philipines, Amsterdam, and the US, this films explores red light districts in many countries, and the impact on the local and international travelers.

Director: Mario Di Fiore | Star: Mario Di Fiore

Votes: 8

11. Les travestis pleurent aussi... (2007)

55 min | Documentary

8.4
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Paris. In a small side street, seconds away from the Place the Clichy, two dirty and dingy hotels face one another. Behind their facades, the lives of marginal transsexuals from Ecuador ... See full summary »

Director: Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva

Votes: 15

12. Hearts and Minds (1974)

R | 112 min | Documentary, War

8.3
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68 Metascore

An examination of the conflicting attitudes of the opponents of the Vietnam War.

Director: Peter Davis | Stars: Tin Chan, Chau Diem, Dwight D. Eisenhower, David Emerson

Votes: 4,360 | Gross: $0.03M

13. Bloom in the Sidewalk (2013)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Drama

8.3
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A brave & courageous film that allows women to speak the truth about abuse, loss and surviving tragedies with the use of art. The director shares her own personal story of abuse and the ... See full summary »

Directors: Kimber Dion, Luis Garcia | Stars: Kimber Dion, Melissa Goad, Andrea Matulich-Rowe, Kristin Schultz

Votes: 6

14. Streetwise (1984)

91 min | Documentary

8.2
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Gritty documentary looks at the life and lives of teenagers living on the streets of Seattle.

Director: Martin Bell | Stars: Roberta Joseph Hayes, Baby Gramps, Erin Blackwell, Lou Ellen Couch

Votes: 1,198

15. Begging Naked (2007)

70 min | Documentary

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"Begging Naked" began in 1996. My friend Elise asked me to video tape her stories of being a teen runaway and prostitute. She knew she'd never write her autobiography and I was just ... See full summary »

Director: Karen Gehres | Stars: Elise Bainbridge Hill, Sally Roth

Votes: 38

16. The Best Hotel on Skid Row (1990 TV Movie)

48 min | Documentary

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America Undercover goes to the Madison Hotel in the skid-row section of downtown Los Angeles and talks to some of the desperate people living there. It talks to a prostitute and heroin ... See full summary »

Directors: Christine Choy, Renee Tajima-Pena, Geof Bartz | Star: Charles Bukowski

Votes: 33

17. Rondom het Oudekerksplein.... (1968)

84 min | Documentary

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Documentary about the Amsterdam red light district as seen through the eyes of local 'Haring Arie'.

Director: Roeland Kerbosch | Stars: Haring Arie, Hagse Gerrie, Parijse Leen, Mien

Votes: 11

18. Les prostituées de Lyon parlent (1975)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Carole Roussopoulos

Votes: 6

19. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée

Votes: 4,955 | Gross: $3.78M

20. Chris Rock: Never Scared (2004 TV Special)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy

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Are you ready for Rock? Actor/director/comedian Chris Rock performs a gutbusting set in this stand-up special taped before a live audience at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C.

Director: Joel Gallen | Stars: Chris Rock, Dionicio Chambers, Doug E. Fresh, Eric Edwards

Votes: 4,165

21. Bukak Api (2000)

80 min | Documentary, Drama

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Bukak Api was made to heighten HIV/AIDS awareness amongst the sex-worker community in Chow Kit, Kuala Lumpur, portraying the subculture as honestly as possible. The film was a community ... See full summary »

Director: Osman Ali | Star: Mislina Mustaffa

Votes: 20

22. At Stake (2008)

107 min | Documentary

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At Stake is a brave and eye-opening documentary anthology tackling taboo issues that many women are facing in the world's most populous Islamic country, Indonesia. Topics range from female ... See full summary »

Directors: Ucu Agustin, Muhammad Ichsan, Lucky Kuswandi, Iwan Setiawan, Ani Ema Susanti

Votes: 17

23. Happy Endings? (2009)

81 min | Documentary

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An intriguing exploration of the Asian massage parlor industry in Providence, RI, where a 25 year-old loophole has made the exchange of sex for money legal - as long as it happens behind ... See full summary »

Director: Tara Hurley | Stars: David Cicilline, Steven Brown, Joanne Giannini, Donna M. Hughes

Votes: 16

24. Legends of the West (1992)

88 min | Documentary, History

8.0
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Host Jack Palance looks how Hollywood has depicted Western legends like George Armstrong Custer, Billy the Kid, Crazy Horse, and the O.K. Corral.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos | Stars: Jack Palance, Brooke Shields, Cody Palance, Floyd 'Red Crow' Westerman

Votes: 14

25. Vous êtes servis (2010)

57 min | Documentary

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Director: Jorge Léon

Votes: 5

26. 80 Blocks from Tiffany's (1979)

67 min | Documentary

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Depicts the daily life of gangs within the context of the South Bronx. Deals primarily with two African American and Puerto Rican gangs known as the "Savage Skulls" and the "Savage Nomads".

Director: Gary Weis

Votes: 240

27. Valon ja varjon huoneet (2001)

60 min | Documentary

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The prostitutes of Bombay live a nightmare life, yet there are some people who try to bring a little light into the darkness of the brothels. The film follows the lives of women in two ... See full summary »

Director: John Webster

Votes: 8

28. Cities of the Underworld (2007– )
Episode: Scotland's Sin City (2007)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

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Constrained for space by a stone defensive wall and steep terrain, the people of Edinburgh build both high rises and subterranean dwellings to provide living space. Out of sight, the underworld attracts all manor of seedy activities.

Star: Eric Geller

Votes: 14

29. Cities of the Underworld (2007– )
Episode: Rome's Hidden Empire (2007)

TV-PG | 43 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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Much of modern Rome is built upon the foundations of the first century Roman city and was above Goraud at that time. Eric visits some of these ruins and his guides explain the activities that occurred there two thousand years ago.

Star: Eric Geller

Votes: 12

30. The Killing of America (1981)

90 min | Documentary, Crime

7.7
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A documentary of the decline of America. It features a lot a great footage (most exclusive to this film) from race riots to serial killers and much-much more.

Directors: Sheldon Renan, Leonard Schrader | Stars: Chuck Riley, Ed Dorris, Thomas Noguchi, Sirhan Sirhan

Votes: 1,289

31. Nefarious: Merchant of Souls (2011)

96 min | Documentary

7.7
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A documentary exploring the sex-trade.

Directors: Benjamin Nolot, Matt Dickey | Stars: Christian Simpson, Jon Morgan Woodward, Chad T. Wood, Sarah Agor

Votes: 395

32. Pandemic: Facing AIDS (2003– )

113 min | Documentary

7.7
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Covers the key aspects of the world AIDS epidemic through powerful documentary stories about five victims and their communities, on five continents.

Stars: Danny Glover, Elton John

Votes: 47

33. Darwin's Nightmare (2004)

107 min | Documentary

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84 Metascore

A documentary on the effect of fishing the Nile perch in Tanzania's Lake Victoria. The predatory fish, which has wiped out the native species, is sold in European supermarkets, while starving Tanzanian families have to make do with the leftovers.

Director: Hubert Sauper | Stars: Elizabeth 'Eliza' Maganga Nsese, Raphael Tukiko Wagara, Dimond Remtulia, Marcus Nyoni

Votes: 4,931 | Gross: $0.20M

34. Redlight (2009)

72 min | Documentary

7.6
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A powerful feature documentary about child sexploitation, an epidemic happening in every country around the world. Filmed over a four year period, REDLIGHT focuses on the personal stories ... See full summary »

Directors: Adi Ezroni, Guy Jacobson, Charles Kiselyak | Stars: Somaly Mam, Reena, Sokha, Srey Peuv

Votes: 50

35. Estrellas de La Línea (2006)

95 min | Documentary

7.6
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A documentary on Guatemalan sex workers who formed a soccer team in 2004 and joined their local five-a-side league. The league's organizer expelled them when their profession was revealed, bringing about a media frenzy.

Director: Chema Rodríguez | Star: José Ramón de la Morena

Votes: 106

36. Between the Lines - Indiens drittes Geschlecht (2005)

95 min | Documentary

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Director: Thomas Wartmann | Stars: Laxmi Narayan Tripathi, Rhamba, Asha, Anita Khemka

Votes: 36

37. K (A Film About Prostitution) (1989)

90 min | Documentary

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Director: György Dobray

Votes: 59

38. Louis and the Brothel (2003 TV Movie)

80 min | Documentary

7.5
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Louis stays with the residents of a soon to open brothel in Nevada for a few weeks.

Director: Geoffrey O'Connor | Star: Louis Theroux

Votes: 1,028

39. Megacities (1998)

90 min | Documentary

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A look at the people who live precariously, but with an unusual level of resourcefulness and imagination, in four gigantic urban agglomerations: Mumbai, New York City, Moscow and Mexico City.

Director: Michael Glawogger

Votes: 694

40. L'Iran: une révolution cinématographique (2006 TV Movie)

98 min | Documentary

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Director: Nader T. Homayoun | Stars: Rakhshan Bani-Etemad, Bahram Beizai, Farokh Ghafari, Bahman Ghobadi

Votes: 114

41. The Bellydancers of Cairo (2006)

73 min | Documentary

7.5
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An in depth look into the lives of Egypts belly dancers. Celebrated and loved at weddings and special events, they are looked upon as prostitutes and despised - more and more in an increasingly conservative and religious society.

Director: Natasha Senkovich | Stars: Dina, Nagwa Fouad, Doaa Hegazy, Loosi

Votes: 6

42. Frontline (1983– )
Episode: The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan (2010)

52 min | Documentary

7.5
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In Afghanistan many hundreds of boys, often as young as ten, are being lured off the streets on the promise of a new life.

Director: Mike Healy | Stars: Najibullah Quraishi, Arun Rath

Votes: 85

43. Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer (2010)

R | 117 min | Documentary

7.4
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68 Metascore

An in-depth look at the rise and fall of New York Governor Eliot Spitzer, including interviews with the scandalized, former politician.

Director: Alex Gibney | Stars: Eliot Spitzer, Alex Gibney, Hulbert Waldroup, Lloyd Constantine

Votes: 1,877 | Gross: $0.19M

44. Nippon Sengoshi - Madamu onboro no Seikatsu (1970)

105 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary film showcasing life in postwar Japan as seen through the eyes of a bar hostess.

Director: Shôhei Imamura | Stars: Chieko Akaza, Etsuko Akaza, Tami Akaza, Fukumi Kuroda

Votes: 171

45. Love for Sale with Rupert Everett (2014– )

Documentary

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Star: Rupert Everett

Votes: 16

46. Le papier ne peut pas envelopper la braise (2007)

90 min | Documentary

7.4
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The film is situated as close as one can get to the life - and thus the spiritual death - of a prostitute.

Director: Rithy Panh

Votes: 79

47. Jambers (1992– )

Documentary

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In this weekly documentary series, popular journalist Paul Jambers, after whom it is named, presented, largely off-screen, in his particular style and languorous voice short reports. The ... See full summary »

Star: Paul Jambers

Votes: 27

48. The F.B.I. Files (1998–2009)
Episode: Master Plan (2000)

TV-PG | 51 min | Documentary, Biography, Crime

7.4
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An FBI police corruption investigation and a local murder investigation merge when it is discovered the murder was committed by a mobster under FBI scrutiny. The extensive sting operation ... See full summary »

Director: Clinton Jay High Jr. | Stars: James Kallstrom, Anthony D. Call, Richard Keel

Votes: 12

49. Whores' Glory (2011)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary

7.3
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73 Metascore

An examination of the lives, needs, troubles and hopes of prostitutes in Thailand, Bangladesh and Mexico.

Director: Michael Glawogger | Stars: Emma, Ning, Toh, Wat

Votes: 3,915 | Gross: $0.03M

50. Hookers at the Point (2002 Video)

94 min | Documentary

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In this documentary, director and producer Brent Owens takes us to the streets of Hunts Point in South Bronx, for a candid documentary about the local sex workers. We learn about the past, ... See full summary »

Director: Brent Owens

Votes: 131