Movies like Brother to Brother

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Brother to Brother
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, prodigy, social misfits, rehabilitation, human nature, couple relations, friendship, coming out, estrangement, artists and showbiz, black lgbt, gender, golden years, celebrity culture, time travel, transvestism, friends, love and romance, society, youth, couples, lifestyle, homosexual history, gay african american ...
Time: 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, usa, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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White Mama
Drama
USA
105 min.
 8.3
Any Day Now
Drama
USA
60 min.
 8.4
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about youth, coming of age, society, friends, family relations, friendship and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Brother to Brother: The Last Year (2002), Swimming (2000), Fifteen and Pregnant (1998), Sebastian (1995), Life Support (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Last Year
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, school, gays and lesbians, innocence lost, college, high school, self discovery, teachers and students, incest, teenage love, college life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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Swimming
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, romance, fall in love, best friends, gays and lesbians, small town, human nature, friendship, self discovery, couple relations, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: south carolina, usa
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Fifteen and Pregnant
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Based on a true story, 15 year old Tina Spangler discovers she is pregnant. Her choices are abortion, adoption, or a lonely, exhausting life as a single parent. Abandoned by her boyfriend, she turns to her mother. Tina discovers although it has torn ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: pregnancy, adolescence vs adulthood, family in crisis, teenage life, youth, high school, family relations, single parent, parents and children, hopes, family problems, boyfriend ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa
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System:   78%
    User:   76%
 
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Sebastian
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, teenage life, gender, youth, couples, best friends, sexual relations, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
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Life Support
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: city life, urban, gays and lesbians, going straight, urban ghetto, rehabilitation, drug abuse, friendship, addiction, urban ghetto life, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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What Girls Learn
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Two teenage girls must come to terms with their stepfather when their mother is struck by illness.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: innocence lost, romance, teenage love, family gatherings, countryside, family in crisis, teenage life, terminal illness, single mother, wedding, teenage girl, menstruation ...
Time: 80s
Place: georgia, usa, new york
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Rick (Diesel) is frustrated by the repetitious grind of one-night stands and aimless hustling. Whilst looking for more to his life he meets Heather (Lanza), a neighbour. Rick takes the opportunity to escape his boring life style with her, but soon ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic
Plot: buddies, urban, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, introspection, urban ghetto, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, urban ghetto life, coming of age, gang ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa
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White Mama
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: elderly, friendship, interracial relations, urban ghetto, urban ghetto life, society, golden years, survival, neighborhood, poor, juvenile delinquency, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa
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    User:   67%
 
An Englishman in New York
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Biographical drama based on the last 20 years of Crisp's life. The literary figure and gay iconoclast emigrated to New York in 1981 and lived there until his death. The film observes Crisp in both his public and private lives, from his ...
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, humorous, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, performer's life, friendship, gay, gender bending, showbiz, artists and showbiz, gender, lifestyle, society, aging ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
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System:   62%
    User:   72%
 
 5.4
 199
Carry Me Home
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A widow named Harriet and her two children Carrie and Brian are living in rural New York in 1947 and are still recovering from the death of Harriet's husband killed in World War II. Carrie is a tomboy and hangs around with boys and they have ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: single parent, countryside, dealing with death, self discovery, parents and children, dysfunctional family, coming of age, family life, love and romance, youth, family relations, mentally challenged ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   66%
 
A Cold Wind in August
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An older woman gets involved with her young neighbor.
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, sexual relations, teenage love, voyeurism, love and romance, older woman younger man relationship, youth, couples, teenage life, gender, loneliness, lifestyle ...
Time: 30s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   62%
    User:   55%
 
 6.2
 248
America Brown
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama that centers on a young quarterback from West Texas, a priest in New York, and the two women in their lives.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, uplifting
Plot: athlete's life, coming of age, sport, sport team, high school, ambition, hopes, small town, youth, clergy, prodigy, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, texas, usa
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System:   61%
    User:   57%
 
Rambling Rose
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: sexual, sexy, erotic, touching, emotional ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming of age, love, dysfunctional family, sexuality, master and servant, self discovery, romance, teenager, hospital, secrets, small town, family ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: georgia, usa, california
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System:   56%
    User:   46%
 
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Our Sons
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: family life, gays and lesbians, hospital, single parent, small town, dealing with death, couple relations, friendship, aids, guilt, parents and children, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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    User:   49%
 
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Salmonberries
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young orphaned woman, named Kotzebue, is trying to find out who her parents are in the icy landscapes of Alaska. Kotzebue (K.d. Lang) is helped by a east-german librarian (Rosel Zech), whose husband was killed while fleeing from the GDR. Although ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, touching
Plot: fall in love, gays and lesbians, romance, opposites attract, human nature, couple relations, friendship, infidelity, looking for love, love affair, social differences, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, east germany
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Ode to Billy Joe
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Billy Joe confesses his love to the lovely Bobbi Lee only to cover his growing fear that he may, in fact, be homosexual. One night, at a barn dance, he gets a little drunk and rather than going with the hired whores, gives into his desires and ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sentimental, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, tragic hero, romance, small town, tragic love, small town life, gender, bridge, doll, coming of age, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
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System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
A Young Emmanuelle
Genre: Drama
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 103 min.
Story: In Genève, bookseller and publisher Axel Thorpe catches willful, rich 16-year old Sibylle Ashby shoplifting. She brags about her writing, so he challenges her to produce a book. She writes an erotic novel that Thorpe publishes anonymously, and it ...
Style: serious, sexual, erotic, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: strong sexual content, coming of age, love affair, love triangle, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, couples, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, writer's life, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: switzerland
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System:   54%
    User:   50%
 
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Gypsy 83
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, gays and lesbians, small town, music band, musician's life, social misfits, young lovers, self discovery, friendship, midlife crisis, nightlife ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   53%
 
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The Sex of the Stars
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Every child who has lost a parent early in life (whether due to death or the separations of divorce or for any other reason) longs to see that parent again. Many have kept up a running dialogue in their heads of things they would say to them if they ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, transsexual, parents and children, transvestism, gender, family relations, gays and lesbians, human nature, estrangement, society, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   56%
 
The Toy Soldiers
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, captivating
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, misfit, youth, gays and lesbians, social misfits, addiction, coming out, custody, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
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System:   52%
    User:   58%
 
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The Wise Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, society, single parent, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
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System:   51%
    User:   49%
 
Cinema Verite
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In 1973, the Loud family became a television sensation of a new kind. It was long before a metal rock star showed his eccentric family on the small screen and decades before housewives had screaming matches with each other on camera in public. ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, crumbling marriage, human nature, tv show, media, family problems, americana, couple relations, parents and children, family in crisis, showbiz, voyeurism ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1971
Place: california, usa, paris france, manhattan new york city
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System:   51%
    User:   55%
 
The Whales of August
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Whales of August is a 1987 film based on a play by David Berry starring Bette Davis and Lillian Gish as elderly sisters. Also in the cast were Ann Sothern as one of their friends, and Vincent Price as a peripheral member of the former Russian ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, clever ...
Plot: elderly lovers, human nature, island, friendship, siblings relations, love and romance, couples, family relations, friends, golden years, couple relations, eccentric family ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: maine, usa
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System:   51%
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Ricochet River
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: hree teenagers looking for adventure find more than they expected in this coming-of-age drama. High school seniors Wade (Jason James Richter) and Lorna (Kate Hudson) have spent all their lives in the small logging town of Calamus Grove, a ...
Style: sentimental, serious, talky, realistic, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: on the road, social misfits, self discovery, high school, interracial relations, coming of age, small town, society, youth, friends, best friends, culture clash ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   54%
 
A River Runs Through It
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A River Runs Through is a cinematographically stunning true story of Norman Maclean. The story follows Norman and his brother Paul through the experiences of life and growing up, and how their love of fly fishing keeps them together despite varying ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, serious, reflective ...
Plot: coming of age, childhood, fish, wilderness, self discovery, tragedy, brothers, beautiful scenery, storytelling, parents and children, mentor, lake or river ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1900s, 1910s, 30s ...
Place: montana, usa
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System:   49%
    User:   42%
 
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Ironweed
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: redemption, mental illness, buddies, homeless, guilt, cancer, poverty, social misfits, eccentricity, couple relations, depression, insanity ...
Time: 1930s, 1900s, 20th century, 1910s, 30s
Place: new york, usa
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
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Boys Life 2
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, high school, homosexuality, vampire human love, single parent, social misfits, crime gone awry, life philosophy, self discovery ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, canada
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System:   48%
    User:   42%
 
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Our Song
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Focusing on the bonding between three female (an African American female, a half African American half Latino American female, and a Latino American female) high school members of Brooklyn's "Jackie Robinson Steppers Marching Band" ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, bleak, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, friendship, coming of age, teenager, music band, adolescence, coming-of-age, relationships, pregnancy, teenagers, neo realism, runaway ...
Time: 90s, future
Place: new york, usa, california
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System:   48%
    User:   47%
 

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Just Another Girl on the I.R.T.
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Chantel Mitchell (Ariyan Johnson), a hip, articulate, black high-school girl in Brooklyn, is determined not to become "just another girl on the IRT" (the IRT is one of NYC's subway lines). She dreams of medical school, a family, and ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, surprise ending
Plot: hip hop, juvenile delinquency, social differences, urban ghetto, down on your luck, pregnancy, teenage life, urban ghetto life, hopes, society, youth, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, medical school
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Flesh
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heroin junkie works as a prostitute to support his habit and fund an abortion needed by the girlfriend of his lesbian wife. His seedy encounters with delusional and damaged clients, and dates with drag queens and hustlers are heavy on sex, drugs ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, offbeat, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: buddies, gays and lesbians, prostitute, social misfits, obsession, sexual relations, hustler, addiction, down on your luck, drug abuse, gender bending, nightlife ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
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