Movies like Brother to Brother

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Brother to Brother (2004)
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Brother to Brother (2004)
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: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, couple relations, time travel, coming out, youth, friendship, friends, transvestism, prodigy, love and romance, artists and showbiz, human nature, society, couples, rehabilitation, gender, social misfits, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, coming of age, golden years, celebrity culture, estrangement, black lgbt, gay ...
Time: 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Brother to Brother

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about youth, friends, friendship, gender, coming of age, gays and lesbians and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Brother to Brother: Sebastian (1995), Boys Life 2 (1997), The Last Year (2002), Swimming (2000), Hard Pill (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Sebastian (1995)
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: touching, sexual, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, coming out, friends, family relations, gender, youth, best friends, couples, friendship, gays and lesbians, love and romance, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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95%
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Boys Life 2 (1997)
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: coming out, gay, youth, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life, social misfits, single parent, best friends, friendship, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, iowa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
 4.4
 318
The Last Year (2002)
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: touching, sexual, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gay, high school life, human nature, self discovery, college life, teenage love, society, injustice, gender, coming of age, innocence lost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, youth, coming out, self discovery, teenage love, college, teenage life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, sexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, new york, campus, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Movie in collections
 6.3
 886
Swimming (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: realistic, humorous, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, social relations, friends, romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love, twentysomething life, teenage life, parents and children, love and romance, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 514
Hard Pill (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A despondent gay man throws his life and relationships into turmoil when he volunteers for a controversial pharmaceutical study for a drug designed to make gay men straight.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere
Plot: gay, love and romance, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, couple relations, midlife crisis, youth, coming out, gender bending, couples, love affair, elderly lovers ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
An Englishman in New York (2009)
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: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, witty ...
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, gay, performer's life, artists and showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, friends, aging, lifestyle, society, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
A Cold Wind in August (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: An older woman gets involved with her young neighbor.
Style: sexual, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious
Plot: coming of age, older woman younger man relationship, voyeurism, teenage love, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, teenage life, couples, youth, loneliness ...
Time: 30s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Movie in collections
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Life Support (2007)
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: realistic, serious
Plot: aids, drug abuse, hopes, crimes, life is a bitch, city life, gays and lesbians, estrangement, addiction, rehabilitation, drug dealing, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, sexual, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, gays and lesbians, teenage love, lifestyle, tragic love, friends, gender, ambition, haunted by the past, best friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.3
 252
Face (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Genie, a Chinese-American teenager, develops feelings for a charming African-American DJ, but her grandmother forbids their romance forcing Genie to choose between family and love.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: teenage life, parents and children, family relations, friends, opposites attract, immigrants, family life, coming of age, love and romance, friendship, human nature, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.9
 302
Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: realistic, sexual, touching, sincere
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming of age, friendship, romance, parents and children, unfulfillment, teenage life, gays and lesbians, love and romance, friends, unfulfilled love, best friends, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, touching, psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: boarding school, sexual abuse, coming out, gay teenager, school, friendship, youth, teenage life, gays and lesbians, clergy, rebellion, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, sentimental, surreal ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, friendship, school, gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, teenage life, social misfits, unfulfilled love, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
The Sex of the Stars (1993)
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, thought provoking ...
Plot: transsexual, estrangement, gender, human nature, society, youth, coming of age, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, parents and children, family relations, transvestism ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Salmonberries (1991)
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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, touching
Plot: love affair, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, social differences, gender, human nature, lifestyle, infidelity, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: alaska, usa, east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: coming of age, friends, youth, self discovery, parents and children, artists and showbiz, friendship, family relations, unsupportive parent, solitary, mentor, artist ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Toy Soldiers (2014)
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: sincere, captivating, serious, psychological, realistic
Plot: coming of age, youth, coming out, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, family problems, addiction, haunted by the past, social misfits, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, teenage life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Ode to Billy Joe (1976)
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: coming of age, small town, gay, doll, bridge, love affair, love and romance, life is a bitch, romance, destructive relationship, unfulfilled love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Getting of Wisdom (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Getting of Wisdom is based on the 1910 novel by Henry Handel Richardson (born Ethel Florence Lindesay Richardson). Her novel is thought to be an account of her own schooldays at the Presbyterian Ladies College in Melbourne. The film is about a ...
Style: realistic, serious
Plot: school, friendship, fall in love, boarding school life, teaching the ways of the world, social misfits, love and romance, teachers and students, teenage life, prodigy, boarding school, teenage love ...
Time: 19th century
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Buddies (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Buddies is a 1985 American drama film. It is the first film to deal with the AIDS pandemic, preceding the television movie An Early Frost (also released in 1985). Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr., who would die of complications from AIDS two years ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, gay, couples, society, gender, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, terminal illness, buddies, friends, politics ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.9
 520
Our Sons (1991)
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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, aids, estrangement, hospital, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, small town, family relations, gay couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.9
 550
White Mama (1980)
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: sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, realistic, serious ...
Plot: elderly, eviction, friendship, poor, survival, neighborhood, urban ghetto life, golden years, teenage life, interracial relations, friends, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 5K
Boy Culture (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.
Style: touching, humorous, clever, semi serious, realistic
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay sex, confession, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, lgbt, intergenerational friendship, homosexual, prostitute, coming out, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, interracial relations, teenage life, parents and children, society, clergy, youth, friends, family relations ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.6
 246
Ricochet River (2001)
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: realistic, sentimental, touching, serious, talky
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, native american, social misfits, interracial relations, teenage life, love and romance, lifestyle, high school life, misfit, society, on the road ...
Time: 90s, 1960s
Place: oregon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.9
 733
Our Song (2000)
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: realistic, serious, thought provoking, sincere, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, coming of age, asthma, friendship, urban ghetto, friends, family relations, music band, lifestyle, feminism, high school life, society ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: usa, new york, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Cinema Verite (2011)
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: sentimental, psychological, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: americana, american dream, human nature, tv show, media, filmmaking, youth, unfulfillment, artists and showbiz, parents and children, family in crisis, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: california, usa, manhattan new york city, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.0
 202
Carry Me Home (2004)
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sentimental
Plot: dealing with death, youth, single parent, coming of age, destiny, environmentalism, couples, family life, couple relations, love and romance, society, human nature ...
Time: 20th century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, feel good, touching ...
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gay, gay teenager, college, gays and lesbians, high school life, gender, introspection, friendship, friends, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%