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, erotic, captivating, talky, compassionate, sexual, sexy, romantic, queer cinema
Plot: gay, first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, gay bashing, lgbt, coming of age, gang, gay love, gay slur, coming out, love and romance, gays and lesbians, youth gang, gangsters, youth, crimes, life is a bitch, vengeance, lgbtq, gay interest, teenager, violence, student, teenage boy, closeted homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: britain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, queer cinema, serious and touching films with plots about gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gender, lgbtq, gay interest and youth mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shank: Cal (2013), Children of God (2010), Free Fall (2013), Watercolors (2008), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, realistic, suspenseful, erotic, tense ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, love affair, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, coming of age, age difference, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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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, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, religion, couples, gays and lesbians, art, gender, society, youth, religions or cults, artists and showbiz ...
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: emotional, disturbing, sincere, atmospheric, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay love, coming out, homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay slur, infidelity, love affair, fall in love ...
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, emotional, serious, art house ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming out, gay sex, gay student, lgbt, love and romance, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract, painter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, lgbt, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage love, gender, youth, teenage life, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
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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: lgbt cinema, realistic, captivating, disturbing, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, coming out, homosexuality, gay lead character, gay bashing, gay love, gay teenager, bullying, closeted homosexual, character study, gay slur ...
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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: sexy, homoerotic, unusual plot structure, psychological, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage boy, aggression, father son relationship, homoeroticism, sex scene, police, violence, coma, drunk, father son conflict ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile
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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, depressing, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, coming of age, sexual abuse, pedophilia, homosexual rape, child molestation, youth, male rape, homosexual, homosexuality, teenage life ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1981 ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york
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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, serious, sincere, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: coming out, lgbt, gay, gay love, gays and lesbians, gay sex, family relations, couple relations, gender, love triangle, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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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, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, black lgbt, lgbt, society, human nature, golden years, lifestyle, friendship, estrangement, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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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, sweet, romantic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, blindness, homosexuality, coming of age, school, gay love, friendship, teenage life, coming out, gay teenager, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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, sexy, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, gender, high school, gay teenager, gay slur, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, britain, europe, london
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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, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt teen, coming out, gay love, gay sex, teenager, older man younger man relationship, lgbt, gay interest, lgbtq, friendship, dating ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york
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The Fruit Machine (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Eddie and Michael are two 16-year-old gay friends from Liverpool. Berated by his father for his camp behavior, Eddie runs away from his Liverpool home and joins Michael, a streetwise hustler, who is also on the run.
Style: suspenseful, serious, tense, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: gay, murder, nightclub, gay teenager, youth, friendship, coming of age, gay lead character, on the run, best friends, obsession, lgbt ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, england, brighton, liverpool
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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: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: gay, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, gay interest, coming out, death of father, gay slur, gay relationship, outdoor sex, gay brother, gay sex, caught in the act ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, coming out, lgbt, lifestyle, fall in love, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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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, erotic, realistic ...
Plot: gay, teenage life, youth, gays and lesbians, friendship, man boy relationship, boy, rich and poor, lgbt child, teenage love, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: manila philippines, the philippines
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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, sincere, sentimental, touching, erotic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, self discovery, fall in love, blind woman, youth, couples, couple relations, friendship, teenage life, prostitute, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, santa monica california
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Cold Showers (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Mickael's family is struggling (they don't have enough money to pay for hot water) however his life is full with Judo and his girlfriend Venessa. Then Mickael makes a decision to open up his relationship to include Clement his rich-kid ...
Style: realistic, erotic, serious, emotional, melancholic ...
Plot: menage a trois, coming of age, male nudity, teenage life, contests and competitions, gay, love triangle, teenage love, love and romance, sexual relations, parents and children, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france
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Beauty (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tells the story of François van Heerden, a mid-40s, white, Afrikaans-speaking family man living in Bloemfontein, who has become devoid of any care or concern for his own measure of happiness, and so convinced of his ill-fated existence, that he is ...
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, emotional, erotic ...
Plot: gay, gay sex, gays and lesbians, lgbt, life turned upside down, self discovery, family life, disorder, parents and children, husband wife relationship, temptation, pedophilia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cape town south africa, africa, south africa
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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: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
Plot: juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, pimp, kids in trouble, lgbt, sexual relations, addiction, life is a bitch, youth, crimes, apprentice, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
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Wrecked (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An edgy drama about a gay teen's tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked smashes cinematic taboos while it spins its cautionary tale. Ryan is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on ...
Style: serious, touching, suspense, art house, realistic ...
Plot: gay, group sex, love triangle, impossible love, lgbt, gay sex, youth, love and romance, teenage boy, unfulfillment, gay teenager, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Eugenia is a former pop singer who is bedridden and dying of cancer. She is cared for by her daughter, Helena, who dreams of traveling the world and wishes she could be a glamorous pop star like her mother was. Helena’s younger brother ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: brother sister incest, incest, gay, nun, lgbt, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, forbidden love, isolation, terminal illness, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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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, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay couple, dysfunctional family, child abuse, gay rape, homosexual rape, closeted gay, child sexual abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
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This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 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: touching, sexy, realistic, serious, psychological ...
Plot: boarding school, gay teenager, school, gays and lesbians, teenage life, friendship, youth, gay love, catholic school, priest, teenager, teenage boy ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france
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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, sweet, romantic, semi serious, sincere ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt teen, teenage love, gay love, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
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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, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, tense
Plot: gay, lgbt, abduction, teenage life, crimes, youth, hostage, coming of age, friendship, kidnapping, missing person, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, madrid, europe, new york, philadelphia
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Like a Brother (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings
Style: homoerotic, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, pre-teens
Plot: gay, friendship, gay sex, gay interest, gay straight relations, gay relationship, father son relationship, gay erotica, erection, friendship between men, gay club, male masturbation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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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 sex, gay slur, infidelity, lifestyle, life is a bitch, society, estrangement, looking for love, gay cruising, masturbation, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, first love, youth, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage life, lgbt teen, boarding school, gay, student, friends, male nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
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