Movies like The Garden 1990

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The Garden (1990)
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The Garden (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A nearly wordless visual narrative intercuts two main stories and a couple of minor ones. A woman, perhaps the Madonna, brings forth her baby to a crowd of intrusive paparazzi; she tries to flee them. Two men who are lovers marry and are arrested by the powers that be. The men are mocked and pilloried, tarred, feathered, and beaten. Loose in this contemporary world of electrical-power transmission lines is also Jesus. The elements, particularly fire and water, content with political power, which is intolerant and murderous.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, art house, sexual, clever, offbeat, sexy, biting, suspense ...
Plot: gay, life is a bitch, society, gender, injustice, paparazzi, passion, religion, torture, humiliation, christ allegory, romance, religions or cults, performer's life, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, jesus, water, male nudity, garden, virgin mary, stone, surrealism, crucifix, gay interest ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, thought provoking and contemplative films with plots about society, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, gender, gay, couples and injustice mostly in Drama, Biography and Fantasy genres. Some movies like The Garden: The Last of England (1987), Cal (2013), Blue (1993), Stories of Our Lives (2014), Third Person Singular Number (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Last of England (1987)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: UK, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The artist's personal commentary on the decline of his country in a language closer to poetry than prose. A dark meditation on London under Thatcher.
Style: realistic, serious, experimental, surreal, thought provoking ...
Plot: apocalypse, distopia, head of state, life is a bitch, society, rise and fall, downfall, environmentalism, archive footage, against the odds, political corruption, chaos and mayhem ...
Time: 80s, future
Place: england, europe, london, new york, manhattan new york city ...
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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, life is a bitch, society, crimes, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), pubic hair, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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Blue (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Against a plain, unchanging blue screen, a densely interwoven soundtrack of voices, sound effects and music attempt to convey a portrait of Derek Jarman's experiences with AIDS, both literally and allegorically, together with an exploration of ...
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, factual, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, autobiography, death, infidelity, gender, church, private detective, storytelling, love triangle, sexual relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, asia
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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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, stylized, contemplative
Plot: life is a bitch, discrimination, gays and lesbians, society, social misfits, gender, misfit, lgbt, vignette
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: kenya, africa
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Third Person Singular Number (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bangladesh
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A woman breaks with traditional Muslim culture by living with her boyfriend before getting married, but when the relationship ends, she must face the harsh consequences of being an outcast in her community.
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: against the rules, self discovery, society, love and romance, couple relations, love triangle, social decay, religions or cults, couples, lovers apart, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Angelic Conversation is a lyrical, haunting film about a young man’s search for love, in a dreamlike landscape. Offscreen, Dame Judi Dench recites a sequence of Shakespeare sonnets, that counterpoint the action. Jarman called it, “My most ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, stylized, serious, surreal ...
Plot: love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, lovers reunited, introspection, couple relations, love affair, lgbt, poetry, homosexual, gay ...
Time: 80s
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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, realistic, thought provoking, touching, social ...
Plot: gay, society, human nature, gay teenager, golden years, lifestyle, friendship, estrangement, love and romance, artists and showbiz, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
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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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, thought provoking, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, ambition, fighting the system, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, hopes, society, idealism, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
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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: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: gay, coming out, 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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Looks and Smiles (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Thatcherism and the Irish troubles provide the backdrop for this study of Mick, a well-meaning youth in Sheffield, who has, unlike Dickens' Pip, no expectations. Mick lives with his parents, works on his motorbike, looks for work, and every two ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, serious, realistic, biting ...
Plot: unemployment, injustice, power relations, family relations, friendship, social decay, down on your luck, friends, life is a bitch, society, youth, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: england, ireland, europe
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33%
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Goodbye (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Without her husband and without her lawyer’s licence, which has been withdrawn, Noora is left pregnant and alone in her apartment. Her attempt to leave Iran turns into a fight with male chauvinism. A personal, nerve-wracking and infuriating film ...
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, thought provoking, contemplative ...
Plot: rebelliousness, political unrest, danger, injustice, society, immigrants, rebellion, life is a bitch, woman in danger, strong female presence, misfit, lawyer
Place: iran, middle east
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Yasmin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In England, the Pakistanis Yasmin lives two lives in two different worlds: in her community, she wears Muslin clothes, cooks for her father and brother and has the traditional behavior of a Muslin woman. Further, she has a non-consumed marriage with ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: family relations, immigrants, social differences, false accusation, culture clash, parents and children, terrorism, society, life is a bitch, religions or cults, injustice, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, september 11 2001
Place: pakistan, england
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Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: realistic, sexy, touching, semi serious, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, sexual relations, social misfits, misfit, gays and lesbians, society, looking for love, gender bending, love and romance, looking for sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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AFR (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Danmarks statsminister Anders Fogh Rasmussen er blevet myrdet. Den hovedmistænkte er statsministerens homoseksuelle elsker Emil. I tiden efter mordet møder vi en lang række af verdens politikere og magtfulde mennesker, fra Kofi Annan til Pia ...
Style: clever, cynical, serious, thought provoking, biting ...
Plot: campaign, state affairs, politics, dishonesty, assassination, crimes, society, satire, deadly, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, media ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark
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Katzelmacher (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this unflinching German drama by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a group of young slackers, including the couple Erich and Marie, spend most of their time hanging out in front of a Munich apartment building. When a Greek immigrant named Jorgos, moves ...
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, bleak, captivating ...
Plot: small town, xenophobia, society, gays and lesbians, greek, injustice, small town life, gender, immigrants, social misfits, life is a bitch, misfit ...
Time: 60s
Place: germany, europe, munich germany
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Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sincere, witty, realistic
Plot: coping, couples, couple relations, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians, radio dj, gay lead character, gay
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
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Heart of the Beholder (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a family who opened the first videocassette rental stores in St. Louis in 1980. The family was ruined by a corrupt prosecutor who had been blackmailed by a religious group because the family refused to remove Martin ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: rebellion, fighting the system, rivalry, injustice, religions or cults, corporate crimes, courtroom drama, dishonesty, legal, life is a bitch, society, campaign ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
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Sixth Happiness (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Waris Hussein’s acclaimed drama is based on the autobiography of Firdaus Kanga, who stars in the lead role of Brit, a young man born with brittle bone disease, which causes him to have never grown beyond four feet tall. The film follows his sexual ...
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: disability, gender, society, sexual abuse, family in crisis, life is a bitch, love and romance, family relations, love affair, gays and lesbians, handicapped, fictional biography ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: india, london, england, mumbai india, bombay india
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Wittgenstein (1993)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A dramatization, in modern theatrical style, of the life and thought of the Viennese-born, Cambridge-educated philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889-1951), whose principal interest was the nature and limits of language. A series of sketches depict ...
Style: thought provoking, captivating, realistic, serious, philosophical ...
Plot: gay, prodigy, ambition, school, society, writer's life, philosophy, philosopher, world war one, cambridge university, autobiography, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, year 1919
Place: england, russia, manchester, ussr, soviet union ...
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Nighthawks (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gay man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night. A respectable geography teacher by day; by night, hanging out in London's gay bars, looking for a long-term relationship, but usually encountering only ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: coming out, disco, school, school teacher, lifestyle, couples, self discovery, society, gender, youth, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
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Phantom Images (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A filmmaker continues shooting his film after his funding is pulled.
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gender, gays and lesbians, gay, dying, stage, filmmaking, male nudity, filmmaker, gay lead character, pubic hair, gay sex, morphine ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Ship of Theseus (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: India, Netherlands
Duration: 140 min.
Story: This first feature film from Indian playwright Anand Gandhi, tells three stories about persons forced to think about the ethics and moral issues raised by medical advances: a visually impaired Egyptian photographer, who after a cornea transplant has ...
Style: psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: philosophy, photographer, injustice, society, idealism, introspection, cause and meaning, moral dilemma, life is a bitch, death, monastery, organ donation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india
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Moonlighting (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A Polish contractor, Nowak, leads a group of workmen to London so they can provide cheap labor for a government official based there. Nowak (Irons) has to manage the project and the men as they encounter the tempations of the West and loneliness and ...
Style: bleak, realistic, thought provoking, tense, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: culture clash, working class, workplace situations, fish out of water, boss and employee, political unrest, power relations, injustice, disorder, polish, society, workplace ...
Time: 80s
Place: london, poland, europe, england
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27%
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Home Again (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Returning to a "home" they hardly know after being deported from their adopted countries for minor criminal offenses, three people from very different backgrounds try to make a new life for themselves, in Jamaica in this gutsy drama from ...
Style: realistic, thought provoking, captivating, serious, psychological ...
Plot: deportation, homecoming, culture clash, immigrants, society, hopes, life is a bitch, starting over, injustice, rivalry, down on your luck, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: jamaica, england, usa, united states, canada
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Anchoress (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Enter the medieval world of Christine Carpenter, a visionary girl who is to become an Anchoress (walled-in recluse) so that she can "live in the Virgin's house forever." Based on actual letters that were written about such an ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, bleak, realistic, serious ...
Plot: society, life is a bitch, innocence lost, redemption, village, woman in danger, village life, isolation, religions or cults, mysterious character, clergy, a vision ...
Time: 14th century, middle ages
Place: europe, england
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26%
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: realistic, sincere, touching, witty, humorous ...
Plot: aids, gay, lifestyle, showbiz, celebrity culture, friendship, performer's life, society, aging, gays and lesbians, elderly, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 1990s, 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city
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25%
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, youth, couples, love affair, teenage love, friendship, injustice, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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Entranced Earth (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Eldorado, a fictitious country in Latin America, is sparkling with the internal struggle for political power. In the eye of this social convulsion, the jaded journalist Paulo Martins opposes two equally corrupt political candidates: a pseudopopulist ...
Style: non-linear, biting, thought provoking, surreal, cynical ...
Plot: political corruption, idealism, politics, religions or cults, election, graphic violence, political unrest, injustice, liberal, campaign, dishonesty, state affairs ...
Place: latin america, brazil
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La león (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Deep in the lush river jungles of Argentina, Alvaro lives a solitary existence fishing and harvesting reeds. What sets him apart from the rest of his village is that he is gay. There are no other gay men in his world, his only means of expression is ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: life is a bitch, couples, disagreement, isolation, love and romance, immigration, gay lead character, gay slur, murder, island, male rape, ocean ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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Pieces of Dreams (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A young priest (Robert Forster) questions his faith after he falls in love with a social worker.
Style: sexual, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: church, forbidden love, hospital, celibacy, clergy, gender, love and romance, hopes, life is a bitch, pregnancy, fall in love, religions or cults ...
Time: 60s
Place: albuquerque new mexico
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