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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: serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic, contemplative
Plot: society, human nature, gay teenager, friendship, lifestyle, golden years, love and romance, artists and showbiz, estrangement, gay, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship, couple relations, time travel, coming out, youth, friends, transvestism, performer's life, prodigy, couples, rehabilitation, gender, social misfits, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about friendship, friends, society, youth, gays and lesbians, gender and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Brother to Brother: Life Support (2007), The Last Year (2002), An Englishman in New York (2009), Face (2002), Nasty Baby (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: aids, drug abuse, lifestyle, going straight, friendship, addiction, life is a bitch, hopes, society, infected, estrangement, rehabilitation ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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95%
 4.4
 333
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: emotional, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, love and romance, love affair, friendship, teenage love, gender, couples, youth, teenage life, human nature, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, witty, humorous ...
Plot: aids, lifestyle, showbiz, friendship, aging, celebrity culture, performer's life, society, gays and lesbians, elderly, englishman abroad, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
 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, touching, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, opposites attract, immigrants, love and romance, friendship, human nature, single parent, culture clash, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Chile
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, psychological, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, couples, couple relations, best friends, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, youth, family relations, parents and children, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: serious, realistic, sincere, surreal, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, friendship, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gender, youth, high school life, lifestyle, human nature, make believe ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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3 Backyards (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: An executive, a housewife and a youngster spend a day in their Long Island suburban town during the course of one curious autumn day afternoon.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: society, estrangement, couple relations, unfulfillment, human nature, lifestyle, dull life, suburbs, couples, one day, multiple storylines, suburban life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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 6.8
 745
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: sincere, touching, thought provoking, disturbing, serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: asthma, friendship, high school, against the odds, lifestyle, musician's life, youth, working class, music band, society, hopes, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s, future, 80s
Place: new york, usa, california, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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: sincere, serious, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, gay, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, gay sex, gay student, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.3
 888
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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, youth, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, best friends, lifestyle, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.4
 252
America Brown (2004)
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: realistic, uplifting, serious, touching, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, starting over, prodigy, haunted by the past, rivalry, redemption, on the run, youth, ambition, sport, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 723
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic
Plot: looking for love, couples, infidelity, redemption, haunted by the past, friendship, love and romance, couple relations, bittersweet, friends, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.4
 535
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: realistic, serious, sexy, touching, sexual
Plot: coming of age, coming out, friendship, couples, teenage life, youth, family relations, friends, best friends, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, couples, society, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 523
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, realistic, sexual, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: midlife crisis, gender bending, couples, twentysomething life, sexual relations, love affair, love and romance, couple relations, miraculous event, elderly lovers, gays and lesbians, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: psychological, sentimental, thought provoking, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: lifestyle, showbiz, family life, self fulfillment, tv show, filmmaking, privacy invasion, private vs public, youth, parents and children, human nature, society ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1971
Place: usa, california, paris france, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, contemplative, nostalgic ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, society, interracial relations, parents and children, teenage life, friends, family relations, clergy, youth ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.8
 487
FAQs (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny. In this case Destiny is a black, 6 foot, high heel wearing, gun toting, drag queen with an attitude and a soft place in her heart for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: social misfits, social relations, best friends, society, misfit, love and romance, lgbt, gay bashing, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, friends, sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.5
 254
Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: hopes, redemption, island, starting over, estrangement, friendship, family problems, couple relations, social misfits, human nature, coast, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, coming out, religion, gender, society, couples, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, gays and lesbians, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.5
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Shelter (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah and Tahir fall in love while homeless on the streets of New York. Shelter explores how they got there, and as we learn about their pasts we realize they need each other to build a future.
Style: captivating, realistic, rough, serious, touching ...
Plot: homelessness, heroin, drugs, emaciation, love and romance, society, couples, immigrants, homeless, sex scene, heroine, winter ...
Place: manhattan, new york city, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.9
 562
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: emotional, serious, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, family relations, gay, parents and children, family problems, friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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My Name Is Bill W. (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Based on the true story of Bill W. (James Woods), a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. Along with a fellow alcoholic (James Garner) he forms a support ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, coping, hopes, against the odds, drug abuse, friendship, self discovery, family problems, human spirit, rehabilitation, human nature ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.3
 885
The Wise Kids (2011)
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: touching, serious, realistic, christian film, contemplative ...
Plot: single parent, family relations, coming of age, self discovery, best friends, introspection, teenage life, direction and purpose, coming out, youth, parents and children, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Mission Street Rhapsody (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, gays and lesbians, self discovery, parents and children, social differences, family relations, family problems, redemption, society, gender, estrangement, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 434
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, coming out, youth, coming of age, high school, couples, family relations, friends, teenage love, friendship, best friends, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.9
 570
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: realistic, sincere, uplifting, thought provoking, serious ...
Plot: elderly, eviction, interracial relations, friendship, neighborhood, survival, poor, youth, friends, urban ghetto, teenage life, golden years ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Imperialists Are Still Alive! (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young artist in Manhattan falls in love with a Mexican.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, captivating ...
Audience: date night
Plot: nightclub, life is a bitch, love and romance, love affair, social differences, missing person, friendship, couple relations, conspiracy, mother daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.7
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sincere, serious, sentimental, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming out, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, self discovery, fall in love, youth, society, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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