The Best Documentaries About Prostitution

This list has been voted on by men and women to determine the best documentary about prostitution. This list includes titles from many different countries and filmmakers. This list will determine the best escort documentaries and point you in the right direction for your next watch. Meet the Fokkens will take you through Amsterdam's red light district.

With every vote, the order of the list will be changed to see which documentary about prostitution comes out on top. This list currently includes titles such as In the Flesh, about the lives in three Indian sex workers, as well as American Pimp and Prisoners of a White God. Watch these powerful docs to gain insight into brothels and the sex industry.

Documentaries are nonfiction and made with the intention of displaying reality for historical purposes and to educate those watching the film. Most documentaries are driven by independent filmmakers and those passionate about the topics they are portraying.

Vote up the documentaries about prostitution that you thought handled the subject the best, or add a film on the subject that you love that isn't already on the list.

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  • Whores' Glory
    Michael Glawogger
    170 votes
    • Released: 2011
    Whores' Glory is a 2011 documentary film written and directed by Michael Glawogger.
  • Hookers at the Point

    Hookers at the Point

    Brent Owens
    112 votes
    • Released: 2002
  • Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids
    27 votes
    • Released: 2004
    Born into Brothels: Calcutta's Red Light Kids is a 2004 Indian-American documentary film about the children of prostitutes in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district. The widely acclaimed film, ...more
  • Hope in Heaven

    Hope in Heaven

    Meredith Ralston
    24 votes
    • Released: 2005
    Hope in Heaven is a documentary that examines the Philippines sex trade and the young women and children it trafficks. It was part of a five-year development project funded by the Canadian ...more
  • Louis and the Brothel
    43 votes
    • Actors: Louis Theroux
    • Released: 2003
    Louis and the Brothel is a British documentary that was televised on 9 August 2003. It is a Louis Theroux documentary that runs for 60 minutes. In the documentary, Theroux visits the Wild Horse Adult ...more
  • The Cuba Prostitution

    The Cuba Prostitution

    121 votes