Mike struggles to make ends meet with his part-time jobs. As a result, Mike (Channing Tatum) utilizes his skills as a male stripper and the star of an all-male revue at night to showcase them. Until he falls for the sister of the teenager Mike has taken under his wing to mentor and teach trade secrets, he’s fine with his lifestyle choices. Possibility of romance causes the hot stripper to pause and reevaluate his goals in life..
As an 18-year-old Florida stripper, the actor from “Step Up” is loosely based on his real-life experiences in the film “Magic Mike,” a comedy-drama. It was a critical and commercial success when it was released in 2012, directed by Steven Soderbergh and starring Tatum with Alex Pettyfer, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, and Matthew McConaughey. If you enjoy a light drama or dark comedy with exotic dancers, we’ve compiled a list of the 7 best films like Magic Mike for you. Most of these films are available to stream via Netflix, Hulu, or Amazon Prime Video.
1. Striptease (1996)
A young mother (Demi Moore) works as a stripper to pay for her daughter’s custody case. When she becomes embroiled in a murder investigation and the love interest of an obnoxious politician, things take a dark turn. Armand Assante, Ving Rhames, Robert Patrick, and Burt Reynolds star in Andrew Bergman’s dark comedy. Demi’s real-life daughter Rumer Willis takes on the role of the daughter in the film. Similar to “Magic Mike,” this film centers on people forced to work as strippers and exotic dancers because of dire financial circumstances.
2. Chocolate City (2015)
Another film in the vein of ‘Magic Mike,’ in which the hero struggles to make ends meet by working as a stripper at an exotic dance club. His mother and girlfriend don’t know about his stripping, which is a problem. The more money he makes, the more attractive he becomes to attractive club goers, making it increasingly difficult for him to keep his secret life hidden from his family. Director Jean-Claude La Marre directed and wrote the script for this film, which features Robert Ri’chard, Tyson Beckford, DeRay Davis, and Vivica A. Fox in the lead roles.
3. Afternoon Delight (2013)
While trying to save a teenage stripper from the streets, a disgruntled housewife and Los Angeles mom in this comedy-drama directed by Joey Soloway ends up jeopardizing her idyllic but monotonous existence. ‘Afternoon Delight,’ like ‘Magic Mike,’ aims to humanize strippers, who are typically only seen as sex objects. It’s a shame that the protagonist’s relationship with the stripper doesn’t work out. The film features Kathryn Hahn, Juno Temple, Josh Radnor, and Jane Lynch as well as Kathryn Hahn.
4. Burlesque (2010)
Christine (Christina Aguilera) comes to Los Angeles with big dreams in her eyes, but she ends up being rejected at every audition in this musical film. After much effort, she finally succeeds in dazzle on the stage of a former dancer’s neo-burlesque club (played by Cher). As a dance film, despite the fact that it isn’t about strippers, but rather burlesque dancers, it shares themes of mentorship with “Magic Mike” and is, at its core, an exciting dance film.
5. The Full Monty (1997)
‘The Full Monty,’ directed by Peter Cattaneo and starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber, and Hugo Speer, tells the story of a group of former steel mill workers who start a stripping business to make some extra cash.. This smash-hit comedy from the United Kingdom is hysterical to the core. Although the male strippers in this film aren’t as hot as those in ‘Magic Mike,’ at least they’re male.
6. Hustlers (2019)
Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles and Mette Towley star in Lorene Scafaria’s crime comedy ‘Hustlers’. After the economic collapse of 2008 leaves them jobless, newbie stripper Destiny (Wu) makes friends with veteran stripper Ramona (Lopez) and the two form a crime syndicate to rob their wealthy Wall Street clients. Like Mike in ‘Magic Mike,’ Ramona mentors and genuinely cares for Destiny in a similar way.
7. Magic Mike XXL (2015)
“Magic Mike 2” continues the fun of the first film. Mike’s old stripping buddies the Kings of Tampa (now in Macau) call him to tell him that their former boss has left them for a new show in Macau, and the gang reunites after three years. The Kings want to go out in style by attending a stripper convention to celebrate their upcoming retirement from the stage. Mike, who is longing for his previous existence, decides to join them on their journey and final performance. Except for Matthew McConaughey and Alex Pettyfer, the entire original cast returned for this sequel.