You Need to Watch These 14 Stripper Movies If You Love 'Hustlers'

Kelly Allen, Elana Rubin
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Photo credit: STXfilms
Photo credit: STXfilms

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Last year (yes, it’s already been a year), Hustlers flipped the traditional stripper movie story on its head by follow a group of dancers who game the system and trick men into spending money while they're drugged out of their minds. IMO, it’s the best stripper movie to come out since Magic Mike—Channing Tatum, thank you for your service. In honor of J.Lo and all future stripper movies to come, we’ve rounded up the best, sexiest stripper movies of all time—from crime comedies to apocalyptic fantasies. Take a look, stream, and maybe hit the pole (or floor, chair, entryway, makeshift pole at home...) for a killer ab workout afterward.

The Player’s Club

Ice Cube made his directorial debut with this 1998 flick that follows a single mother who starts stripping to pay for college and her child. All she wants to do is show up, get the job done, and collect the cash. But that’s a little tricky when she’s surrounded by all sorts of trouble.

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The Full Monty

Inspired by a group of touring male strippers, six unemployed men decide to put on a performance of their own in this revealing comedy. To make their show stand out, they plan to go the full monty (strip totally naked). It's very cheeky (pun very much intended).

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Dancing at the Blue Iguana

Bet you didn’t know Sandra Oh starred in a stripper movie. This one gives a glimpse into the often misunderstood world of strip clubs, showing that they're much more than they seem. It focuses on the lives of five exotic dancers at the notorious Los Angeles strip club the Blue Iguana.

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Hustlers

J.Lo’s and Constance’s characters team up to drug rich men, and then bring them back to clubs to spend a shitload of money throughout the night. Other highlights in this film include a Cardi B lap dance, Lizzo playing her flute, and Julia Stiles...doing journalism. Plus, there’s a secret cameo from a famous R&B artist. We’ll just say, yeah, it’s pretty great.

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Magic Mike

Channing Tatum brought his real-life stripper skills (yes, if you're still unaware, he was a stripper before he became an actor!) to this enjoyable comedy back in 2012. Channing acted alongside Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, Matt Bomer, and Adam Rodriguez in what’s probably the hottest two hours ever.

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Showgirls

Elizabeth Berkeley shed her “good girl” Saved by the Bell image by portraying a stripper in the 1995 film Showgirls. Her character moves to Las Vegas to pursue a dancing career and ends up climbing her way to the top from stripper to showgirl.

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Chocolate City

Robert Ri’chard and Vivica A. Fox star in Chocolate City, a movie in which a struggling young guy enters the stripper world and threatens to take the veteran’s throne. There’s also a sequel, Chocolate City: Vegas Strip, on Netflix.

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Striptease

Demi Moore stars as Erin Grant in Striptease. The film showcases a Miami mother’s struggle to regain custody of her child after her divorce and her adventures in stripping to earn the money to do so.

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Planet Terror

Rose McGowan plays a go-go dancer who bands together with her ex-lover and other survivors to escape evil zombies in this thriller. Let's just say appendages are lost, flesh is eaten, and McGowan's character ends up with a gun as a leg.

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From Dusk Till Dawn

Before Britney Spears carried a snake during the MTV Video Music Awards in 2001, Salma Hayek had one wrapped around her while playing a vampire stripper in From Dusk Till Dawn.

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Closer

Natalie Portman stripping in a pink wig is ICONIC. She stars alongside Julia Roberts, Jude Law, and Clive Owen in this film that’s mostly about couples cheating on each other, but that one scene makes it deserving of a spot on this list.

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Sin City

Jessica Alba plays young stripper Nancy in Sin City, a crime anthology flick adapted from some pretty wild comics. Fun fact: Jessica did not know how...risqué...the images of her character were supposed to be until she’d already signed on.

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Welcome to the Rileys

At the height of her Twilight fame, Kristen Stewart played stripper Mallory in the 2010 movie Welcome to the Rileys. Her character lets Doug (James Gandolfini, RIP) stay with her while he straightens out his life.

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Magic Mike XXL

How could we not mention the 2015 sequel to the steamy original?

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