Movies like The Man I Love

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The Man I Love (1997)
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The Man I Love (1997)
Original name: L'Homme que j'aime
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties, the bitter-sweet pleasures of first love and the dreadful moment when one comes down to reality and realizes that one's beloved friend has a hard way to go yet. The positive message the film tries to transmit is the somewhat common motto "Live each day of your life as if it were your last."
Style: captivating, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic, sexual, sexy, emotional, allegory
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, aids, gay, love triangle, lifeguard, swimming pool, first gay sexual experience, youth, friends, romance, family relations, love affair, couples, gender, true love, love and romance, terminal illness, lifestyle, hiv positive, gay love, homosexual, gender bending, lovers reunited, lifesaver ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, spain, marseille

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sexual films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, gay kiss, couples and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like The Man I Love: Just a Question of Love (2000), The String (2009), The Man of My Life (2006), Full Speed (1996), The Falls: Testament of Love (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, gay sex, gay relationship, lgbt, love and romance, fall in love, gay love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, coming out, homecoming, couples, gender, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, realistic, sexy, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, crumbling marriage, moral dilemma, love and romance, unfulfillment, gender, midlife crisis, family problems, family relations, summer vacation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 832
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, contemplative, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, friendship, racism, love triangle, youth, betrayal, coming of age, couples, friends, singleness, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Falls: Testament of Love is a continuation of the story of RJ Smith and Chris Merrill, two Mormon missionaries that fell in love during their mission in a small town in Oregon. The boys haven't spoken in five years, but when an unexpected ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, love affair, impossible love, reunion, destructive relationship, gay sex, family problems, couples, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, seattle washington, seattle, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 936
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, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay sex, erection, friendship, youth, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, fish out of water, love and romance, gay straight relations, aspiring actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, best friends, grownups, homosexuality, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Defying Gravity (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John Keitel wrote the film based on his personal undergraduate experience and filmed campus footage in the neighborhood and environs surrounding his graduate film school alma mater USC.
Style: touching, sexual, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, college, self discovery, gay teenager, love and romance, investigation, introspection, parents and children, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, gay athlete, incest, gay sex, family relations, lgbt, male homosexuality, adolescence vs adulthood, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sexual, sincere, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, teenage life, gay, high school life, gay teenager, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lgbt child, friendship, coming of age, youth, first love, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, couples, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, tragic hero, family life, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, pregnancy, coming out, hiv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 14K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 380
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: emotional, realistic, serious, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, opera singer, siblings relations, love and romance, gay sex, sexual promiscuity, gender, family relations, childbirth ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
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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 relationship, gay, couples, romance, gays and lesbians, love affair, friendship, road not taken, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, gay love, self discovery, family relations, gays and lesbians, therapy, lifestyle, couples, friends, curses spells and rituals, gender, tragedy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, coming out, best friends, female impersonator, teenage life, looking for love, true love, gender bending, parents and children, fall in love, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, couple relations, gay love, lgbt, gender, love triangle, gay sex, self discovery, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, lifestyle, love triangle, teenage life, college life, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, youth, friendship, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 798
My Life on Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Etienne is crazy about ice skating and videoing his daily life with a digital camera. He records his mother, friends, and geography teacher. Initially his intention is to setup a date between his mother and his teacher, however, he starts to realize ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, gay, friendship, teachers and students, obsession, coming out, couples, contests and competitions, lifestyle, human nature, self discovery, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, normandy, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 5.7
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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, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.4
 341
To the Extreme (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rich, bisexual Thomas makes his way through a swath of lovers of both sexes in Paris. His parents have died, and he doesn't have to work to earn a living, so his days are bacchanalia-filled affairs that run into each other in a hazy bliss. The ...
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: child custody, gay sex, threesome, lifestyle, moral dilemma, adoption, introspection, strong sexual content, love affair, custody, infidelity, youth ...
Time: future
Place: france, ibiza, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.0
 2K
Food of Love (2002)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Spain, Germany
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Young aspiring pianist attracts attention of famous musicians. Chance encounters bring them together but expectations must be managed by all.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, love affair, gay relationship, lifestyle, musician's life, youth, romance, coming out, spouse leaving, passionate interest, gay teenager, aspiring musician ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona, new york, usa, california, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
We Were One Man (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the final days of World War II, a simple French peasant rescues a wounded German soldier and nurses him back to health. As their playful camaraderie grows, two young men who should be enemies begin to bond in ways neither thought possible.
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: world war two, gay soldier, gay, soldier, friendship, anti war, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, gender, romance, wartime life, love affair ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 17K
Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay romance, homosexual, closeted homosexual, male nudity, forbidden love, lgbt, society, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1998)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jeanne, a receptionist at a travel agency, is looking for the love of her life. She thinks she has finally found it with Olivier. However, Olivier reveals he has AIDS and disappears from her life after her profession of love and confession of ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, sentimental, touching, gloomy
Audience: date night
Plot: activism, hospital visit, transvestism, friends, fall in love, sexual relations, tragic love, love triangle, couple relations, terminal illness, friendship, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france, france, europe, montmartre paris
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 19K
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, disturbing, sexual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, forbidden love, gay slur, homosexuality, fall in love, love affair, gay sex ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%