Movies like Nights in the Gardens of Spain

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Nights in the Gardens of Spain (2010)
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Nights in the Gardens of Spain (2010)
Original name: Kawa
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires in this intimate drama. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the boundaries of acceptance and unconditional love. Offering valuable insights into Maori traditions, family ideals and cultural values, this feature debut is rich and textured with emotional layers and stunning New Zealand landscapes. Written by Websurfer (IMDB.com)
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, sentimental, sincere, touching, serious
Plot: family relations, couples, society, gender, crumbling marriage, family problems, family in crisis, homosexuality, secret, coming out, sex scene, double life, infidelity, romance, father and son, parents and children, gays and lesbians, teenager, gay, dancing, school, fight, prostitute, gay love, party ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand

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Most similar movies to Nights in the Gardens of Spain

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about couples, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, gay and gay kiss mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Nights in the Gardens of Spain: Mulligans (2008), The String (2009), Second Skin (1999), The Man of My Life (2006), Just a Question of Love (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Mulligans (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Like the American classic, The Graduate - secrecy, betrayal, and a painful coming of age face a family in Mulligans, by first time feature film director Chip Hale.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: coming out, gay, family relations, forbidden love, family life, family, parents and children, dangerous attraction, romance, father, buddies, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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100%
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The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: gay love, gay, gays and lesbians, romance, love and romance, coming out, homecoming, gender, couples, society, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: tunisia, france, mediterranean sea, paris france
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41%
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Second Skin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor who has fallen in love with a married man with a son. Against the advice of his boss and best friend, he continues his affair with Alberto. The consequences of this affair profoundly alter not only the two men's lives, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, gay love, coming out, gay relationship, family problems, romance, couples, crumbling marriage, love affair, gay sex, homosexual ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Man of My Life (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A man vacationing in the country with his wife and children finds ideas he has of himself unexpectedly challenged in director Zabou Breitman's intimate drama.
Style: realistic, emotional, sexy, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, moral dilemma, crumbling marriage, couples, midlife crisis, love and romance, unfulfillment, gender, family problems, family relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, gay relationship, gay sex, love and romance, fall in love, couples, gay love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, love and romance, gender, family relations, parents and children, sexual relations, father daughter relationship, awkwardness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, extramarital affair, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, infidelity, couple relations, family relations, couples, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: europe, france, marseille
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31%
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Rain (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Janey is on vacation with her brother, Jim, mother, Kate, and father Ed, at their beach house on the Mahurangi Peninsual in New Zealand. Ed and Kate, who are on the verge of divorce, sit around in the back yard all day drinking whiskey and Janey and ...
Style: sexual, bleak, sincere, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: dysfunctional family, family problems, parents and children, siblings relations, infidelity, crumbling marriage, love and romance, coming of age, vacation, boy, photographer, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new zealand, australia, tokyo
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30%
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The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, couples, parents and children, family in crisis, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, golden years ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Looking for Simon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon, a young German doctor who lives and works in Marseille, goes missing. His appartment is empty. His mother Valérie is desperate. She doesn't understand the reason of his disappearance. Therefore she asks Jens, Simon's former ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gay, missing person, gender, parents and children, introspection, family relations, missing son, ex boyfriend, romance, society, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, french riviera, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, romance, love affair, self discovery, parents and children, farm, unlikely couple, jazz, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay interest, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 20K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: atmospheric, touching, sexual, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, lgbt, forbidden love, gay slur, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, closeted homosexual ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
My Straight Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Diego, a young and successful photographer that lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sentimental
Plot: gay couple, gay father, gay love, family relations, gender, parents and children, gay, family problems, estrangement, introspection, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Tuesday, After Christmas (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Romania
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Paul Hanganu loves two women. Adriana his wife and the mother of their daughter, the woman with whom he's shared the thrills of the past ten years, and Raluca the woman who has made him redefine himself. He has to leave one of them before ...
Style: serious, sincere, talky, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: dentist, breakup, couples, family relations, crumbling marriage, family in crisis, family problems, crumbling relationship, dishonesty, parents and children, extramarital affair, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Never Say Goodbye (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 193 min.
Story: Dev and Maya are both married to different people. Settled into a life of domestic ritual, and convinced that they are happy in their respective relationships, they still yearn for something deeper and more meaningful, which is precisely what they ...
Style: semi serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, family relations, couple relations, love affair, true love, jealous spouse, family problems, couples, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Love Is Strange (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.
Style: touching, sincere, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay marriage, wedding, life turned upside down, gay, family problems, couple relations, couples, disorder, forceful separation, gender, teacher ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s, 70s
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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25%
Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, love and romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle
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25%
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August (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay, romance, love triangle, gay relationship, lovers reunited, sex scene, gender, introspection, couples, unfulfillment, ex lover, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Floating Skyscrapers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming out, gay love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lgbt, couple relations, bisexual, gay sex, gender, love triangle, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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25%
An Angel Named Billy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, best friends, coming out, female impersonator, true love, teenage life, looking for love, youth, love and romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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25%
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Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, romance, couples, breakup, gays and lesbians, gay couple, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
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25%
 5.9
 2K
Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, working class, breakup, small town, romance, couples, family life, gender, unfulfillment, gay parent, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 811
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hopes, introspection, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, couples, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
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Cafe Setareh (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iran
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Filmmaker Saman Moghadam details the struggles of three women living in an antiquated district of Tehran in this emotionally resonant drama. Fabria's husband has been morally corrupted, and now it's up to her to take charge of the small ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, psychological, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: fall in love, couples, love and romance, romance, couple relations, hopes, unfulfilled love, society, human nature, family problems, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 875
Time to Spare (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the possibility to explore his love for Arthur, a closet gay. ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Plot: couple relations, leaving home, fall in love, siblings relations, family relations, couples, gender, life is a bitch, love triangle, male female relationship, terminal illness, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 5.4
 2K
Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, touching, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, gay, coming out, first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, beach, gay relationship, family relations, friendship, church, christianity, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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22%
 6.5
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Leo's Room (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual re-encounter will affect their personal conflicts ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, friendship, family relations, self discovery, gays and lesbians, therapy, coming out, couples, lifestyle, friends, gender, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 4.1
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The Seminarian (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. ...
Style: semi serious, sexy, psychological, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, society, religions or cults, couples, fall in love, unfulfillment, gender, school, parents and children, self discovery, gays and lesbians, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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22%
 6.9
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Close to Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+, his family quickly rallys around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, coming out, youth, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, tragic hero, family problems, parents and children, family life, pregnancy, life is a bitch, hiv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%