Movies like Consenting Adult

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Consenting Adult (1985)
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Consenting Adult (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Young and shy Jeff discovers his attraction to men. After struggling with himself he comes out to his parents. Mum eventually listens to his son and tries to understand his feelings, but his Dad would rather die - which, in the end, he really does, leaving behind a mother, her son and his friend to work those things out Jeff and his Dad had never the courage to talk about.
Plot: coming out, father son relationship, mother son relationship, family conflict, male homosexuality, gay, car, college, family relations, homosexual, virgin, swimming, psychiatrist, male virgin, psychiatry, swimmer, homosexuality, gay slur, athlete, dormitory, brother sister relationship, driving, sexual orientation, death of father, college student ...

Most similar movies to Consenting Adult

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about gay, father son relationship, gay interest, coming out, family relations, homosexuality and mother son relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Consenting Adult: That Certain Summer (1972), The Death of Richie (1977), Welcome Home, Bobby (1986), Hidden Kisses (2016), Free Fall (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
That Certain Summer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The first US teleplay to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Divorced San Francisco contractor Doug Salter is looking forward to a summer visit from his fourteen-year-old son Nick, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother Janet. The boy does ...
Plot: coming out, gay, older man younger man relationship, father son relationship, family relations, male homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, closeted homosexual, divorced parents, runaway, wristwatch ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Death of Richie (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A sensitive but confused teenager feels pressure on him from all directions and turns to drugs, which causes problems for him in school and at home.
Plot: family tragedy, teenager, drug addiction, family conflict, marijuana, domineering father, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, drug abuse, courtroom, mother son relationship, pressure
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Welcome Home, Bobby (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a Chicago teen is arrested for drug possession, the ensuing investigation reveals that he has had sexual contact with an older man. Discovering his sexual encounter, other students start shunning him and call for his expulsion from school. His ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, gay, parent child relationship, breakup, sexual confusion, homosexual love, coming of age, petition, teenage boy, seduction, speedo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Hidden Kisses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and kiss each other, but someone takes a picture of them. Soon, ...
Style: gay cinema, realistic, captivating, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay, homosexuality, gay son, gay slur, gay bashing, coming out, gay romance, closeted homosexual, gay athlete, lgbt, forbidden love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 18K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, fall in love, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, gay relationship, fall in love, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, gay love, secret love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, gay, first gay sexual experience, coming out, lgbt, self discovery, high school, friendship ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 29
Lonely Child (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: William is constantly shooting video journals of his life to have as souvenirs for himself. Feeling the end of his relationship with Médéric, his young lover, William spends two days camping with him, taking advantage of the situation by filming ...
Style: nostalgic
Plot: gay teenager, homosexuality, coming out, singing, french kiss, first love, tent, acoustic guitar, gay couple, friendship, best friend, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 1K
Tiger Orange (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
Style: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating
Plot: brother brother relationship, gay, father son relationship, death of father, caught in the act, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, family relations, friendship, gay lead character, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 6.4
 127
Destiny (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guinea, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Though gay-themed stories about "coming out" and accepting one's sexuality are not uncommon in Western countries, such tales are still rare in many conservative African nations. Considered a ground-breaking film in its native Guinea, ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, black lgbt, male homosexuality, gay slur, gay interest, female nudity, interracial sex, coming out, homosexual, homosexuality ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Doing Time on Maple Drive (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Dysfunctional family drama. Absent father, alcoholic brother Tim (Jim Carrey) try to cope with life. Fox movie of the week.
Style: gloomy, talky, semi serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, suburbs, dysfunctional family, coming out, family relations, family problems, thirtysomething life, couples, unfulfillment, youth, parents and children, suburban life ...
Time: 90s
Place: yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 1K
Poster Boy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: With the help of a hot, slightly older new acquaintance (Noseworthy), the closeted son (Newton) of a conservative U.S. Senator (Lerner) puts a shocking spin on his dad's re-election campaign.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming out, politics, college, parents and children, republican, campaign, love and romance, sexual relations, political campaign, election, gay son, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.2
 12
Ben & Sam (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A college heartthrob meets a college newbie - a challenge, a tension, a discovery, and a love that will change everything between them.
Plot: gay, college, male homosexuality, dressing room, locker room, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay lead character, college student, gay slur, gay interest
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 264K
Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Style: serious, sad, rough, social realism, compassionate ...
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, drug dealer, first gay sexual experience, gay, african american, parent child relationship, forgiveness, drug addict, revenge, gay slur, childhood friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, life is a bitch, family in crisis, terminal illness, parents and children, workplace situations, workplace, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Don't Tell Anyone (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a child, then as a teenager pressured by his macho snobbish ...
Style: clever, touching, humorous, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: college, coming out, drug abuse, coming of age, cocaine, romance, love and romance, youth, gays and lesbians, society, couples, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: miami, florida, usa, peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, coming out, college, teenage life, teenage love, self discovery, campus, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Making Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.
Style: sincere, sexual, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, love triangle, infidelity, gays and lesbians, love affair, office, sexual relations, fall in love, bittersweet, dysfunctional family, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Red Roses and Petrol (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dysfunctional Irish family gathers after the death of their patriarch.
Style: touching, psychological, serious, sincere, captivating
Plot: family reunited, family relations, secret, dysfunctional family, family conflict, love, father son relationship, family tragedy, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, family gatherings ...
Place: new york, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.2
 124
Twice a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: male homosexuality, avant-garde, suicide, greek mythology, lgbt, incest, family relations, gay interest, gay, gay lead character, homosexual, gay relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Shattered Spirits (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Martin Sheen plays an alcoholic father who loses his family.
Style: sincere, gloomy, bleak, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, family relations, downfall, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, couples, family problems, family life, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, alcoholic father ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Daydream Obsession 3: Legacy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While visiting his recently-divorced father, Wylie discovers the camera and video diaries of Clayton. With his college friends over, Wylie begins to explore his desires through daydreams and reality. His roommate Greg is the object of his obsession. ...
Plot: gay, pool party, male nudity, shower, coming out, sexuality, erotica, father son relationship, gay erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, gay crush ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Two Kinds Of Love (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two kinds of love are experienced by young Ricky Schroder in this made-for-TV drama. One kind is the tenuous affection he extends to his estranged father when Schroder's mother unexpectedly dies. The other kind consists of the teasing ...
Plot: terminal illness, loss of wife, father son relationship, coming of age, death of wife, widower, death of mother, estranged father, husband wife relationship, family relations, cancer, boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Subject Was Roses (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: When Timmy Cleary (Sheen), comes home from soldiering, he's greeted by the open but strained arms of his two parents, John and Nettie, (Neal and Albertson). Once considered sickly and weak, he has now distinguished himself in the service and is ...
Plot: veteran, rose, regret, argument, lake, world war two veteran, husband wife relationship, alcohol, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, dance, radio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The War at Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Jeremy Collier is a Vietnam veteran who has returned home and is struggling to cope with the war experiences that haunt him. He is also at odds with his family, who cannot begin to understand what he has been through. Jeremy's battles with his ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: dysfunctional family, resentment, thanksgiving, family relations, self discovery, military life, war, hopes, love and romance, life is a bitch, parents and children, siblings relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: texas, usa, vietnam
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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'68 (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: '68 covers exactly one year (January 1st through December 31st) in the lives of Zoltan Szabo and his family, Hungarian immigrants, working hard to make a life in San Francisco in 1968. The Szabos tries to adjust to the new country, changing ...
Plot: lgbt, violinist, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, kiss, gay son, hungarian, military draft, gay brother, family relations, immigrants, strong female character ...
Time: year 1968, 1960s, 60s
Place: california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 436
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, sexual relations, gender, social misfits, love and romance, best friends, single parent, gays and lesbians, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, iowa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
 2K
1985 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
Plot: aids, family relations, gay slur, advertising executive, in the closet, lgbt, christmas, hiv, gay, gay kiss, talking to a dog, christmas season ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
 531
Salvation Army (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, youth, gay teenager, secret life, gay interest, domestic violence, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, geneva switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.4
 12K
Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lgbt teen, coming out, marijuana, promise, friendship, teenager, gay, money, brooklyn new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drinking, apology ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%