16 Best Stripper Movies to Add in Your Watchlist

There are many different movies to choose from in lots of different genres. Sometimes a person just wants something to put some spice into their life. There are those times when someone wants to watch a good stripper movie. If you are looking to find the 16 best stripper movies, look no further than right here.

1. The Full Monty (1997)

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The Full Monty (1997)

Director: Peter Cattaneo

Stars: Robert Carlyle, Tom Wilkinson, Mark Addy

The Full Monty is a film about 6 males who lose their jobs. After having a hard time finding work and earning enough money to live off of, they decide to become strippers.

A lot of stuff happens along the way to their big show going all the way, also known as “the full Monty”. According to reviews, this is a good, heartwarming movie that involves good comedy, while effectively showing these men going through real life issues and the emotions related to those issues that come up.

2. The Stripper (1963)

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The Stripper (1963)

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Stars: Joanne Woodward, Richard Beymer, Claire Trevor

The Stripper is about a woman who is struggling to become an actress. She joins a group of entertainers who abandon her on the side of the road. She is offered a job as a stripper, which she takes because she is desperate for money.

IMDB gives this movie a rating of 6.9 out of 10. While a lot of reviewers claim that this film was well played, a lot of other reviewers say that the main role should have been played by someone else and the title was misleading. Overall, most reviewers agree that the movie had a good plotline.

3. Blaze (1989)

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Blaze (1989)

Director: Ron Shelton

Stars: Paul Newman, Lolita Davidovich, Jerry Hardin

Blaze is a film about a politician who falls in love with a stripper with the name of Blaze. When the public finds out about his affair with her, his career starts to fall apart. It is everywhere on the news, and the public views it as a scandal that could ruin his chances of being reelected.

Reviews state that the storyline is weak, but the acting was spot on and did the characters justice. Although a lot of reviewers said that the storyline was not the greatest, some of them rated it as being a strong storyline with great acting.

4. Gypsy (1962)

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Gypsy (1962)

Director: Mervyn LeRoy

Stars: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden

Gypsy is based off of a Broadway play that was created and performed previously. It is about a girl named Gypsy and her life as a strip dancer in the background of her sister, June, and the demanding nature of her mother, Rose.

Many reviewers expressed their disappointment with Rosalind Russel taking the role of Rose instead of Ethel Merman. Despite the disappointment, there were a lot of high ratings for this film.

5. Powder Blue (2009)

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Powder Blue (2009)

Director: Timothy Linh Bui

Stars: Jessica Biel, Eddie Redmayne, Forest Whitaker

Powder Blue is a movie about individuals with very different backgrounds whose lives come together on Christmas eve. These individuals consist of a strip club owner, a stripper who works for him, a mortician, an ex-priest who is suicidal, and a trans prostitute.

A lot of reviews state that the movie was poorly created and had bad acting with a weak story. Some say it was confusing, while others say that it relates to the lows that life sometimes throws at us.

6. From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

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From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)

Director: Robert Rodriguez

Stars: Harvey Keitel, George Clooney, Juliette Lewis

In the movie “From Dusk Till Dawn”, two criminals take a few hostages and spend the night at a truck stop strip club bar. Unfortunately, as the night goes on and they are watching the strippers, they begin to realize that it is run by vampires.

It ends up turning into a bigger adventure than both the criminals and the hostages thought that it would end up being.

Although a few reviews say that it is too tacky, and they don’t like the plot twist, many reviewers claim that this film is entertaining and humorous, with at least one reviewer saying that it was the most fun they have had at the movies.

7. Magic Mike (2012)

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Magic Mike (2012)

Director: Steven Soderbergh

Stars: Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Olivia Munn

Magic Mike is about a male who has a job as a roofer during the day, but turns into a stripper with the stage name of Magic Mike at night.

He mentors a younger performer whose success goes to his head. Most of the reviewers agree that this film has great writing, great acting, lots of emotion, humor, and an overall good storyline that a lot of people can really connect to.

8. Closer (2004)

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Closer (2004)

Director: Mike Nichols

Stars: Natalie Portman, Jude Law, Clive Owen

Closer is about a journalist named Dan who is having a hard time deciding between his girlfriend, Alice, and his lover, Anna. At the same time, Anna is trying to decide between her Dan, the journalist, and her doctor friend, Larry.

Alice has a previous life as a stripper, and at some point during the movie, she goes back to being a stripper, where she meets Larry.

The reviews of this movie are split. A lot of reviews say that it is a good depiction of how messy love and relationships can be, while others claim that it is a bad story line with the characters being brutal to each other.

9. The Wrestler (2008)

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The Wrestler (2008)

Director: Darren Aronofsky

Stars: Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, Evan Rachel Wood

The Wrestler is about a professional wrestler who is struggling in his wrestling career as he ages. While dealing with some health problems that might put him out of a career, he decides to reconnect with his daughter who he abandoned as a child.

He ends up in a relationship with a stripper that he meets in a club and finds that he has feelings for her. Most of the reviews say that the film is a good, honest movie with good actors who fit the roles well.

10. Hustlers (2019)

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Hustlers (2019)

Director: Lorene Scafaria

Stars: Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles

A financial crisis occurs, leaving a single mother and her coworkers out of a job. After a couple of years, they end up banding together to compete with their former stripper club by taking their clients to hotel rooms instead of to the club.

This way, they could take the full cut instead of sharing a big part with the strip club. While some reviewers say that this movie was funny and entertaining, other reviewers say that it was not what they were expecting, and it could have been better.

11. Girl Lost: A Hollywood Story (2020)

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Girl Lost A Hollywood Story (2020)

Director: Robin Bain

Stars: Dominique Swain, Psalms, Cody Renee Cameron

This film follows the different stories of four women who end up in the sex industry. A good majority of the reviews agree that the movie has a good story line about what it is like for those women who end up in the sex industry, and how their stories take them there.

Although a good portion of the reviews talk about the good acting and the good story, they are split as to whether or not the telling of the story failed or succeeded.

12. Middle Men (2009)

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Middle Men (2009)

Director: George Gallo

Stars: Luke Wilson, Giovanni Ribisi, Gabriel Macht

The Middle Men tells the story of the creation of online pornography and turning it into a profitable business. According to viewers, Middle Men is humorous, tells a good story, and has good acting. All of which makes for a good film.

13. The Girl Next Door (2004)

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The Girl Next Door (2004)

Director: Luke Greenfield

Stars: Emile Hirsch, Nicholas Downs, Elisha Cuthbert

A girl moves next door to an over-achiever 18-year-old boy, and he falls in love. He later finds out that she is an ex-porn star, and to make things worse, her producer tries to take her back. Reviewers say that this film was better than expected, and it was one of the best teen movies of its time.

14. Exotica (1994)

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Exotica (1994)

Director: Atom Egoyan

Stars: Bruce Greenwood, Elias Koteas, Don McKellar

This film is about events that take place inside a strip club called Exotica. A popular stripper is visited every single night by a depressed male who is obsessed with her. One reviewer calls this movie an “amazingly beautiful and haunting film” and another calls it “a fractured movie about a fractured life”.

15. Zola (2020)

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Zola (2020)

Director: Janicza Bravo

Stars: Taylour Paige, Riley Keough, Nicholas Braun

Zola goes with a friend on a road trip with the assumption that they will make thousands of dollars at a strip club in Florida. When they get there, however, they are unpleasantly surprised to find that things are very different from what they thought.

Some reviewers said that this movie is “heavy on the style, light on the plot”, while others say that it was a lot better than what they were expecting.

16. The Ice Harvest (2005)

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The Ice Harvest (2005)

Director: Harold Ramis

Stars: John Cusack, Billy Bob Thornton, Connie Nielsen

A mob lawyer and strip club owner steal a lot of money from their boss. They each have different plans for the money. This movie takes you on an adventure through crime and strip clubs.

Some reviews say that The Ice Harvest does not have the feel of a comedy like what was advertised. Other reviewers say that the movie has good comedy with a good storyline.


In Summary

There are lots of different stripper movies on the market, but only a handful of them have good reviews and ratings. This list has 16 of the best stripper movies with decent ratings and reviews. Hopefully, at least one of these movies caught your interest and satisfies your deep craving for a stripper movie.

Stripper Movies to Add in Your Watchlist

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