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Longtime Companion (1989)
 7.5
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Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates the lives of our protagonists. Jumping between Manhattan and Fire Island, vignettes carry us from the it-couldn't-happen-to-me mentality of the early days of the disease to the invasive effect it has had on all of our lives, today. The title of the film comes from the New York Times' refusal to acknowledge homosexual relationships in their obituary section during this period. Instead, survivors were referred to as "Longtime Companions" of the deceased
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, clever, serious, stylized, contemplative, heartbreaking, poignant ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, writer's life, friends, couple relations, life is a bitch, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, terminal illness, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, sexual content, lgbt, hiv, homosexuality, death, hospital, drinking, male nudity, politics, sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco

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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
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Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gay, gays and lesbians, homosexual, forbidden love, gay romance, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, closeted homosexual, male nudity ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Plot: aids, terminal illness, friendship, gay, death, lgbt, unfulfillment, friends, parents and children, family relations, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, homosexual, life is a bitch, friendship, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1983, year 1982, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
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⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Duration: 106 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, friendship, infidelity, transsexual, understanding, dishonesty, human nature, love affair, family problems, manipulations, gay relationship, death in the family ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 86K
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Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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Duration: 87 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 13K
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, realistic, intense ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Duration: 121 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.5
 12K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 48K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
 3K
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.2
 437
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, sexual, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.9
 558
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: serious, emotional, psychological, realistic, touching ...
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Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.2
 2K
Illuminata (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, USA, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: It's the start of the 20th century, and Tuccio, resident playwright of a theatre repertory company offers the owners of the company his new play, "Illuminata". They reject it, saying it's not finished, and intrigue starts that ...
Style: melancholic, stylized, artsy, intellectual, witty ...
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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