Movies like Shank 2009

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Shank (2009)
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Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage gang member Cal, hides his sexuality from his fellow gang members despite their often violent dislike of anyone that isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. When his world collides with Olivier, a student he rescues from a pointless beating, he encounters a lifestyle that presents as many new experiences as it does obstacles.
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, talky, compassionate, sexual, romantic
Plot: gay, gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, gay slur, coming out, gang, gay love, rape, gay bashing, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gangsters, crimes, vengeance, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, youth gang, teenager, student, violence, teenage boy, criminal gang, beating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, coming out, love and romance and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shank: Children of God (2010), Free Fall (2013), Watercolors (2008), Boys (2014), No Regret (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: coming out, gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, couples, religion, gender, society, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
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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, sexual, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, fall in love, love affair, first gay sexual experience ...
Place: germany
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Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming out, gay sex, teenage love, love and romance, gay student, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, gay love, friendship, gay romance, gay athlete, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, friends, teen angst, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
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No Regret (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving jobs. They meet again the next day: it is during a round of ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, strong sexual content, male prostitute, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, proposal, workplace situations, gender, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia
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My Best Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lorenzo is a teenager who lives in Patagonia. One day his family receives in his house to Caíto, the son of some friends who are going through a serious family situation and can not take care of him. He is a complicated kid and has difficulty ...
Style: tragicomedy, romantic, enigmatic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, teen angst, teenage sex, teenage boy, teenage love, youth, teenage protagonist, nature, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: argentina
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Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, pubic hair, male nudity
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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, lgbt cinema, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, homosexuality, coming out, gay slur, gay bashing, lgbt, closeted homosexual, gay romance, gay son, gay love, character study ...
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The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, homosexuality, blindness, lgbt, gay couple, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt child, coming of age, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gay teenager, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
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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: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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: surreal, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, lgbt child, friendship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, gay, youth, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, pretense ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Jesus (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Colombia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 18-year-old Jesús lives with his stern, somewhat unaffectionate father in Santiago, Chile. When not doing drugs, having casual sex or simply slouching in front of the TV, Jesús and his friends perform in a K-pop boyband. But his routine is thrown ...
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, homoerotic, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, homoeroticism, gay slur, dancing, teenage boy, gay lead character, aggression, gay interest, erotica, father son relationship, rivalry ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile
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Clapham Junction (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Clapham district of south London, England, the film is inspired by true events. The paths of several men intersect during a dramatic thirty-six hours in which their lives are changed forever.
Style: serious, realistic, melancholic, rough, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay slur, masturbation, gay sex, seduction, infidelity, life is a bitch, society, lifestyle, looking for love, estrangement, intolerance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A 12-year-old gay who comes from a criminal family falls in love with a handsome policeman.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, social realism, serious ...
Plot: man boy relationship, gay, friendship, teenage life, youth, rich and poor, gays and lesbians, teenage love, life is a bitch, unfulfilled love, family life, coming out ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, addiction, sexual relations, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, apprentice, society, male prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, gay, youth, society, couples, family problems, religions or cults, marital discord, male female relationship, couple relations, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, gloomy, serious, rough ...
Plot: homosexual rape, male rape, man boy relationship, pedophilia, child abuse, homosexual, child molestation, sexual abuse, gay rape, gay, gay teenager, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1987, year 1983, 80s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Out of Hand (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: realistic, disturbing, serious, suspenseful, tense
Plot: abduction, teenage life, crimes, youth, coming of age, school, kidnapping, missing person, friendship, violence against women, hostage, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, new york, europe, philadelphia
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Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, teenage love, gays and lesbians, lgbt, sexuality, friendship, homosexual, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
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Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, homosexual rape, gays and lesbians, gay rape, gay relationship, lgbt teen, teenage love, small town, gay sex, dysfunctional family, gay couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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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, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, gay relationship, gay sex, love and romance, fall in love, gay love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay pornography, fall in love, self discovery, youth, couples, friendship, teenage life, couple relations, prostitute, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, southern california, santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Smell of Us (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Self-destructive teens go skateboarding, use drugs and turn tricks in Paris.
Style: psychological, bleak, rough, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, mother son incest, explicit sex, friendship, youth, underage sex, dysfunctional family, juvenile delinquency, society, prostitute, under the surface, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, realistic, thought provoking, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gay, human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, estrangement, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, anthology ...
Plot: gay, youth, coming out, gay interest, coming of age, high school, best friends, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, single parent, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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 5.2
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Nine Lives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lust and dysfuntion come full circle in this collection of nine steamy scenes exploring gay life, sex, addition, drugs and HIV/AIDS as revealed by a latino pool boy, a television writer, a meth dealer and others. As one affair leads into another, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, lifestyle, drug abuse, love and romance, youth, interracial relations, breakup, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay interest, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
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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, sincere, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, family relations, lgbt, couple relations, gay love, gay sex, gender, love triangle, bisexual, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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