Prostitution in Cinema

- films listed chronologically
- this list is comprised of only fictional portrails of prostition
- for a comprehensive list of documentaries on the subject of of sex-workers see: letterboxd.com/monocle/list/bare-market-documentaries-on-the-sex-industry/
letterboxd.com/monocle/list/taken-in-trade-documentaries-on-sex-trafficking/

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  • The White Slave Trade
  • Poor Jenny
  • Traffic in Souls
  • The World and the Woman
  • Marion de Lorme
  • Prostitution
  • La storia di una donna
  • Outcast
  • Anna Christie
  • Joyless Street
  • Lady of the Night
  • The Red Kimona
  • Cafe Electric
  • Tragedy of the Street
  • La P’tite Lili
  • Prostitute
  • The Docks of New York
  • Sadie Thompson
  • Street Angel
  • Under the Lantern
  • The Woman Disputed
  • Lady of the Pavements
  • Mother Krause's Journey to Happiness
  • Anna Christie
  • La Chienne
  • Dishonored
  • Safe in Hell
  • The Sin of Madelon Claudet
  • Stolen Heaven
  • The 3 Penny Opera
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Frisco Jenny
  • Murders in the Rue Morgue
  • Rain
  • Raid in St. Pauli
  • Red Dust
  • Santa
  • Shanghai Express
  • Virtue
  • Apart From You
  • Bed of Roses
  • Every-Night Dreams
  • Woman of Tokyo
  • Boule de Suif
  • The Goddess
  • Mandalay
  • The Woman of the Port
  • The Downfall of Osen
  • Oyuki the Virgin
  • Three Sisters with Maiden Hearts
  • Camille
  • Sisters of the Gion
  • Man of the House
  • The Lower Depths
  • Marked Woman
  • Slaves in Bondage
  • The Straits of Love and Hate
  • Yoshiwara
  • Manoos
  • Primrose Path
  • Waterloo Bridge
  • Escort Girl
  • Kungsgatan
  • The Blood Stain
  • Las abandonadas
  • Boule de suif
  • Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne
  • Why Girls Leave Home
  • Back Streets of Paris
  • Cross of Love
  • Desire
  • Paisan
  • Dédée d'Anvers
  • A Hen in the Wind
  • Without Pity
  • Women of the Night
  • Anna Lucasta
  • Prison
  • Thieves' Highway
  • Aventurera
  • La Ronde
  • White Beast
  • Behind Closed Shutters
  • Mujeres sin mañana
  • Sensuality
  • Streetwalker
  • Sunderin
  • Victims of Sin
  • Alraune
  • The Life of Oharu
  • Le Plaisir
  • Wife for a Night
  • Black Ermine
  • Les Compagnes de la nuit
  • A Geisha
  • An Inlet of Muddy Water
  • The World Condemns Them
  • The Wayward Wife
  • Angels of Darkness
  • An Inn at Osaka