Movies like My Own Private Idaho

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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
 7.0
 56K
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the coast of Italy in a quest to find Mike's estranged mother. Along the way they turn tricks for money and drugs, eventually attracting the attention of a wealthy benefactor and sexual deviant.
Style: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious, captivating, erotic, dark, enigmatic, depressing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, lgbt, prostitution, friendship between men, friendship, male prostitution, gays and lesbians, gay sex, character study, gay relationship, coming of age, self discovery, poverty, narcolepsy, gender, shakespeare, love, unrequited love, father son relationship, love story, family relations, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, italy, rome italy, seattle, usa, france ...

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Most similar movies to My Own Private Idaho

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and touching films with plots about friendship, gay, homosexual, lgbt, gender, lgbtq and gays and lesbians mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like My Own Private Idaho: Mysterious Skin (2004), Midnight Cowboy (1969), Brokeback Mountain (2005), L.I.E. (2001), Maurice (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: child abuse, gay, sexual abuse, homosexual rape, child molestation, pedophilia, male rape, homosexual, coming of age, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, man boy relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1991 ...
Place: kansas, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.8
 111K
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: disturbing, realistic, sexy, depressing, psychological ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: friendship, cowboy, homosexuality, gigolo, gay, hustler, male prostitute, fish out of water, homosexual, cripple, prostitute, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, manhattan new york city, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, sexy, melancholic, touching, sad ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, gay relationship, homosexual, lgbt, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, closeted homosexual, gay romance, gay slur, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, year 1963, 20th century
Place: wyoming, texas, usa, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 7.1
 10K
L.I.E. (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In this biting and disturbing coming-of-age tale from writer-director Michael Cuesta, life is bittersweet along the L.I.E., also known as the Long Island Expressway, as suburban teen Howie Blitzer learns all too clearly. In the space of a week, he ...
Style: disturbing, bleak, brutal, enigmatic, touching ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, male prostitution, sexual abuse, pedophile, coming of age, pedophilia, older man younger man relationship, youth, suburbs, juvenile delinquent, friendship, brutality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, new york, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.7
 20K
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: sexy, melancholic, scenic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, gay relationship, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, male nudity, closeted homosexual, gay lead character, gay love, forbidden love, friendship ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, pre world war one, 70s, 1910s ...
Place: england, london, europe, greece, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.1
 4K
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, homosexual rape, gay rape, dysfunctional family, gay couple, gay sex, closeted gay, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 304K
Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Style: lgbt cinema, sad, serious, sexy, inspirational ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: lgbt, african american, gay, drug dealer, coming of age, forgiveness, first gay sexual experience, dysfunctional family, drug addict, bullying, homosexuality, childhood friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs.
Style: captivating, bleak, serious, intellectual, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, poet, friendship, youth, sexual tension, obsession, friends, mental illness, coming of age, murder, lifestyle, writer's life ...
Time: 1940s, year 2005, year 1944, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new jersey, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
Movie in collections
 7.9
 263K
Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, erotic, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: sex, porn industry, drugs, cocaine, drug abuse, disco, addiction, drug addiction, nudity (full frontal - brief), voyeurism, oral sex, adult filmmaking ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Five Easy Pieces (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drop-out from upper-class America picks up work along the way on oil-rigs when his life isn't spent in a squalid succession of bars, motels, and other points of interest.
Style: road movie, thought provoking, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, character study, dysfunctional family, musician, alienation, working class, drifter, pianist, on the road, hitchhiker, complex characters, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, texas, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 17K
Scarecrow (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Two drifters bum around, visit earthy women and discuss opening a car wash in Pittsburgh.
Style: road movie, atmospheric, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: friendship, drifter, road trip, on the road, prison, attempted rape, character study, violence, self discovery, introspection, hitchhiking, car wash ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, denver colorado, new jersey, pennsylvania, texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, emotional, intense, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, love triangle, aids, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, loneliness, self discovery, eccentricity, multiple storylines, romance, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: san francisco, ohio, new york, usa, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Two-Lane Blacktop (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A driver and a mechanic travel around the United States hopping from drag strip to drag strip in a 1955 Chevy Bel-Air coupe. They race for money, betting with their competitors. The pair gain a young and talkative female stowaway. Along the way they ...
Style: road movie, meditative, atmospheric, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: car chase, car, road trip, character study, on the road, life philosophy, hitchhiker, mechanic, existentialism, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 4K
Bad Night (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mala Noche is the film debut from director Gus van Sant. The film portrays the unanswered love of an American man toward a young Mexican man.
Style: sexual, indie film, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay sex, lgbt, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, lgbtq, hustler, gay interest, ghetto, gangsters, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 112K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, sexy, philosophical, sincere, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, depression, loneliness, gays and lesbians, lgbt, broken heart, gay relationship, homosexual, tragic love, homosexuality, teacher student relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, year 1962, 20th century, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, madrid, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.3
 6K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, stylized, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, lgbt, friendship, betrayal, lgbtq, homosexuality, boarding school, gay teenager, gay interest, coming out ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 11K
Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, sexy, emotional, talky, intense ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, mother son relationship, gay, adultery, murder, older woman younger man, sexual relations, dysfunctional family, socialite, son, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century ...
Place: europe, london, new york, spain, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
All About My Mother (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A single mother in Madrid sees her only son die on his birthday as he runs to seek an actress' autograph. Beside herself with grief, she returns to Barcelona to tell the boy's father about the death of the son he never knew he had.
Style: reflective, sexy, realistic, stylized, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, lesbian, aids, transsexual, drug addiction, friendship, lgbt, grief, redemption, gay, birthday ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid, barcelona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.5
 172K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Crime, 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, sincere, touching, sad ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, politics, homosexual, discrimination, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, lgbt, male homosexuality, murder, politician ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, gay love, lgbt teen, lgbt, coming of age, teenage love, gays and lesbians, sexuality, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 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: emotional, touching, sincere, sexy, meditative ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, male nudity, depression, suicide attempt, gay teenager, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, youth, beach, dysfunctional family, romance, gay love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: frankfurt germany, france, south of france, europe, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Aleksandr's Price (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The life of an illegal Russian boy who, after losing his family, is pushed into becoming an escort - ultimately trying to come to terms with who he thinks he is.
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: male prostitution, male escort, male prostitute, gay, immigrants, self discovery, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, lgbt, gay rape, introspection, social misfits ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, talky, sexy ...
Plot: gay, urban legend, gender, gay bashing, murder, character study, depression, gangsters, mentor, lgbt, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.6
 468
Boys Life 2 (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: sexy, humorous, allegory, visually appealing, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, cheerleading, coming of age, mentor, segregation, lone hero, adaptation, happy ending, aids, runaway, life philosophy ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, usa, iowa, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.2
 2K
Loggerheads (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: serious, psychological, sentimental, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay, drifter, self discovery, lgbt, society, family life, couple relations, parents and children, haunted by the past, sea turtle, birth mother, hiv positive ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, year 1999 ...
Place: north carolina, appalachia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 6K
Boy Culture (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.
Style: psychological, captivating, enigmatic, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay african american, gay sex, gay teenager, homosexuality, gay erotica, escort, lgbt, gays and lesbians, male prostitute, male prostitution, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: sexy, realistic, witty, sexual, harsh ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexual, gay interest, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, lgbt, homosexuality, friendship, gay slur, lgbtq, gender, coming out ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Scrounger (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A pimp with no other means to provide for himself finds his life spiralling out of control when his prostitute is sent to prison.
Style: realistic, neorealism, serious, disturbing, talky ...
Plot: poverty, prostitute, unemployment, prostitution, pimp, robbery, family relations, life is a bitch, couple relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, post world war two, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, japan, tokyo, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.8
 690
Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, family relations, hospital, parents and children, family problems, friendship, gays and lesbians, small town, lgbt ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.3
 2K
Johns (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel. He's ripped off a local drug ...
Style: sexy, sex comedy, feel good, thought provoking, visually appealing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, 21 year old, prostitution, homeless, gay hustler, friendship, hotel, lgbt, tragedy, loneliness, violence, gay relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%