Movies like Pedro

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Pedro (2008)
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS epidemic for millions of Americans who had never met anyone with HIV/AIDS.
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative, non-linear
Plot: aids, hiv, fighting the system, ambition, human spirit, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, hopes, society, terminal illness, tv show, idealism, gay, lgbt, hotel, hospital, deadly virus, media, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, indoor, death, homosexual, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 20th century
Place: cuba, miami, usa, latin america, san francisco, new york

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Most similar movies to Pedro

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about life is a bitch, hopes, society, terminal illness, unfulfillment, human spirit and gender mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Pedro: Philadelphia (1993), And the Band Played On (1993), My Own Country (1998), Taking Back Our Town (2001), Dallas Buyers Club (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, terminal illness, hiv, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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95%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, deadly virus, terminal illness, doctor, hiv, gay, epidemic, human spirit, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, new york, france
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82%
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My Own Country (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After obtaining his medical degree from Madras Medical College, Dr. Abraham Verghese decides to re-locate to Johnson City, Tennessee. He eventually gets married to Rajani, who is an accomplished dancer, and has a boy, Steven. Since Abraham ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, pregnancy, family relations, aids, doctors and patients, society, fighting the system, unfulfillment, misfit, child illness, small town ...
Time: 90s
Place: tennessee, usa, india
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Taking Back Our Town (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A true story about a concerned housewife, Pat Melancon, who tries to block Shintech, a massive Japanese petrochemical conglomerate, from building a plant in her toxic township already known as "cancer alley". Pat and a few newly recruited, ...
Style: sincere, thought provoking, realistic, serious
Plot: cancer, fighting the system, human spirit, heroic mission, environmentalism, hopes, obsessive quest, society, social relations, terminal illness, small town, church ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: When Rasmus gets of the train at the Central Station in Stockholm in September 1982 he leaves the little city of Koppom behind, to never go back. Young and beautiful he throws himself out in the gay Stockholm. Benjamin is a Jehova'’s ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: aids, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay slur, gay, hiv, fall in love, terminal illness, homosexual, acceptance, belief, family disapproval ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
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63%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, sincere, heartbreaking, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, gay slur, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
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60%
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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, sincere, touching
Plot: aids, drug abuse, going straight, lifestyle, friendship, addiction, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, hopes, society, estrangement, infected ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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54%
Mary and Martha (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Wealthy American housewife Mary Morgan takes her bullied son George out of school for home education,including a trip to Southern Africa. Whilst in Mozambique George is bitten by a mosquito which crawls through a hole in his net and dies of malaria. ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, malaria, dealing with death, hopes, human spirit, redemption, state affairs, money raising, life is a bitch, parent child relationship, hospital, death of child ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, usa, washington d.c., united states
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51%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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50%
The Miracle of the Cards (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: "The Miracle of the Cards" is based on the true story of Marion Shergold and her son, Craig, an eight-year-old English boy who had a brain tumor. Several events convinced Marion that God was leading her to a cure for Craig and that the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: human spirit, child illness, terminal illness, hopes, brain tumor, miraculous event, life is a bitch, disability, journalism, faith, misfit, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Walkout (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Walkout is the true story of a young Mexican American high school teacher, Sal Castro. He mentors a group of students in East Los Angeles, when the students decide to stage a peaceful walkout to protest the injustices of the public school system. ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, sincere, thought provoking
Plot: discrimination, society, rebellion, politics, righting the wronged, teachers and students, lifestyle, fighting the system, dedicated educator, rebelliousness, high school life, racism ...
Time: 60s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
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48%
...First Do No Harm (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When Lori Reimuller learns that her young son Robbie has epilepsy, she first trusts the judgment of the hospital staff in how best to bring it under control. As Robbie's health slides radically downhill, however, she becomes frustrated and ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, sentimental, controversial ...
Plot: family relations, hospital, rebellion, bittersweet, small town, doctors and patients, child illness, family in crisis, life is a bitch, hopes, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: baltimore, usa
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48%
The Mulberry Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young man working in Rhode Island's state corrections system and his relationship with a convicted murderer who is dying of AIDS and spending his remaining days on hospital detail.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: hospital, redemption, hopes, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, terminal illness, prison, life sentence, family relations, estrangement, one more chance, murderer ...
Place: rhode island, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Harlan County War (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Kentucky woman whose mine-worker husband is nearly killed in a cave-in, and whose father is slowly dying of black lung disease, joins the picket lines for a long, violent strike.
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, realistic, rough, bleak ...
Plot: against the odds, price of justice, rebellion, fighting the system, racism, human nature, working class, human spirit, injustice, society, legal, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: kentucky, usa, new york, appalachia
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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: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
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45%
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: emotional, gloomy, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, aids, family relations, lawyer, gender, workplace, hopes, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: chicago illinois, usa, illinois, united states
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42%
And Then There Was One (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: And Then There Was One - The tragic and true story of a family dealing with AIDS is re-told in this heart-wrenching drama. Amy Madigan and Dennis Boutsikaris star as Roxy and Vinnie Ventola, a successful television writing couple. After struggling ...
Style: emotional, touching, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: babies and infants, life is a bitch, doctors and patients, terminal illness, family in crisis, couple relations, pregnancy, coming out, workplace situations, human spirit, child illness, gender ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Knights of the South Bronx (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A business man decides that he wants to teach school in the inner city and chooses a tough school in the South Bronx. He teaches the children how to play the game of chess, and along the way they learn a lot about life.
Style: uplifting, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: chess, school, misfit, youth, elementary school, lifestyle, teachers and students, hardcase students, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, hopes, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, bronx new york city
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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, sincere, thought provoking, uplifting ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, support group, self discovery, drug abuse, against the odds, human spirit, friendship, hopes, rehabilitation, family problems, coping, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 1930s, 30s
Place: usa
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39%
Samaritan: The Mitch Snyder Story (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: No overview found.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, thought provoking, uplifting
Plot: politics, fighting the system, social misfits, state affairs, heroes, hopes, society, misfit, life is a bitch, legal, heroic mission, human spirit ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c.
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, phoenix arizona ...
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37%
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: sincere, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Plot: aids, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, aging, performer's life, society, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, elderly, gay ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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37%
Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
Style: realistic, serious, thought provoking, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, discrimination, gays and lesbians, gender, society, social misfits, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
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36%
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Test (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, hiv positive, gay slur, medical test, dancing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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36%
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Yesterday (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school.
Style: uplifting, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, village, witch doctor, hiv, parents and children, human spirit, kindness, society, life is a bitch, hopes, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: africa, south africa
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35%
In the Gloaming (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Danny, dying of Aids, returns home for his last months. Always close to his mother, they share moments of openness that tend to shut out Danny's father and his sister.
Style: sincere, touching, gloomy, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, aids, bereavement, human nature, introspection, dysfunctional family, terminal illness, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, homecoming, parents and children, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
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Death of a Superhero (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Ireland
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A dying 15-year-old boy draws stories of an invincible superhero as he struggles with his mortality.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: terminal illness, life is a bitch, youth, human spirit, family problems, hopes, family in crisis, superhero, child illness, dealing with death, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: usa, ireland
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34%
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Damaged Care (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Anesthesist Doug Peeno hopes to pay for the legal costs of preventing his son Bryan being left in his first wife's bad custody with he proceeds of his present wife Linda's new job. She's the first graduate in her family and eagerly ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: public health, fighting the system, rebellion, ambition, idealism, against the odds, uncover truth, workplace, society, legal action, negligence, injustice ...
Time: contemporary
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Amal (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Autorickshaw driver Amal is content with the small, but vital, role he serves - driving customers around New Delhi as quickly and safely as possible. But his sense of duty is tested by an eccentric, aging billionaire, who, moved by Amal's ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: inheritance, generosity, human spirit, working class, idealism, destiny, hopes, society, life is a bitch, change of luck, taxi driver, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, new delhi
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33%
The Woman Knight of Mirror Lake (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the women of her time had their feet bound to please men, Qiu Jin was already questioning the sexual inequality of feudal traditions. Free-spirited and well-educated, she grew up practicing martial arts and was as well versed in poetry as she ...
Style: serious, stylized, exciting, rough, captivating ...
Plot: rebellion, idealism, fighting the system, ambition, hopes, master warrior, discrimination, adventure, martial arts, human spirit, rivalry, society ...
Time: 19th century
Place: china, asia
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33%