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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
 7.1
 51K
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: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie, atmospheric, gloomy, realistic, cult film, weird ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, homosexual, gay sex, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, friendship between men, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, family relations, alienation, character study, lgbt, unrequited love, poverty, father son relationship, self discovery, fall in love, parents and children, life is a bitch, obsessive quest, sexual identity, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, italy, france, europe ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about friendship, homosexual, runaway, drinking alcohol, gay, drinking and mentor mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like My Own Private Idaho: Mysterious Skin (2004), Brokeback Mountain (2005), Midnight Cowboy (1969), 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, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: homosexual rape, pedophilia, male rape, child abuse, child molestation, homosexual, sexual abuse, man boy relationship, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, male prostitution ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1981, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
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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, melancholic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay romance, homosexual, closeted homosexual, first gay sexual experience, male nudity, gay sex, gay slur ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.8
 101K
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: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, touching, brutal, enigmatic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male prostitution, pedophile, sexual abuse, coming of age, pornography, juvenile delinquency, death of mother, gay, youth, suburbs, life is a bitch, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: long island, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, realistic, serious, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay lead character, forbidden love, homosexual, lgbt, society, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.9
 240K
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: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, rise and fall, cocaine, drugs, sex, strong sexual content, addiction, showbiz, fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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: bleak, captivating, serious, intellectual, psychological ...
Plot: poet, obsession, youth, sexual tension, friendship, student life, mental illness, writer's life, lifestyle, murder, friends, gay ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city, harlem ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, homosexual rape, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, gay sex, gay couple, lgbt teen, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, gay, hopes, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, tantrum ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 106K
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, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: depression, gays and lesbians, gay, tragic love, homosexual, broken heart, haunted by the past, loneliness, gay relationship, love and romance, death, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.8
 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, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, family relations, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, scandal, socialite, love, gay, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 165K
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 ...
⇓ 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: touching, emotional, stylized, realistic, clever ...
Plot: transvestism, prostitute, transsexual, birthday, transplant, aids, friends, friendship, redemption, lesbian, funeral, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: barcelona, spain, madrid, barcelona spain
⇓ 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, gloomy, touching, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, interracial relations, obsession, immigrants, gay interest, hustler, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, store, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 5K
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: realistic, contemplative, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay teenager, gay interest, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
 7.1
 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, touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: drifter, self discovery, society, family life, couple relations, haunted by the past, parents and children, sea turtle, aids, family relations, adoption, small town ...
Time: 90s, 60s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.6
 440
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: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, anthology ...
Plot: gay, youth, coming out, gay interest, coming of age, sexual relations, social misfits, love and romance, best friends, single parent, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: usa, iowa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: neorealism, realistic, serious, psychological, rough ...
Plot: prostitute, unemployment, poverty, pimp, violence, robbery, life is a bitch, family relations, criminal heroes, downfall, dishonesty, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1950s, 50s, 70s
Place: italy, rome italy, europe, tokyo, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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 7.3
 16K
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, sincere, touching, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: drifter, friendship, on the road, self discovery, road trip, introspection, buddies, partners, hitchhiker, train ride, bar fight, violence ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: pittsburgh, california, denver colorado, usa, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 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, tense, serious ...
Plot: urban legend, haunted by the past, dangerous attraction, crimes, gender, couples, city life, urban, gay bashing, vengeance, storytelling, murder ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: psychological, disturbing, serious, realistic, tense ...
Plot: male prostitution, immigrants, male escort, self discovery, life is a bitch, life turned upside down, hopes, society, losing-it hero, social misfits, introspection, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
 6.8
 5K
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: clever, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gay african american, gay, gay sex, gay teenager, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, confession, intergenerational friendship, coming out, lgbt, homosexual, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, realistic, thought provoking, serious, captivating ...
Plot: road trip, hitchhiker, rebelliousness, dysfunctional family, musician, self discovery, character study, working class, identity crisis, family problems, americana, irresponsible ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: california, usa, washington state, southern california, northern california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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 6.9
 603
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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, serious, realistic, meditative, atmospheric ...
Plot: car chase, on the road, mechanic, hitchhiker, bet, destructive relationship, contests and competitions, obsessive quest, gas station, hippie, rivalry, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: usa, washington d.c., santa fe new mexico, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 7.3
 9K
Eve's Bayou (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The story is set in 1962 Louisiana. The big Batiste family is headed by charming doctor Louis. Though he is married to beautiful Roz, he has a weakness for attractive women patients. One day Louis is flirting with married and sexy Metty Mereaux, not ...
Style: contemplative, touching, atmospheric, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, infidelity, small town, murder, prophecy, family relations, all black cast, curse, superstition, aunt niece relationship, tavern, incest ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: louisiana, usa, detroit
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, youth, gay interest, campus, college, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 8.0
 87K
Sling Blade (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Karl Childers is a mentally disabled man who has been in the custody of the state mental hospital since the age of 12 for killing his mother and her lover. Although thoroughly institutionalized, Karl is deemed fit to be released into the outside ...
Style: touching, bleak, rough, serious, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, mentally challenged, death threat, redemption, family relations, small town, crimes, human nature, parents and children, haunted by the past, father figure ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: arkansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
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: realistic, witty, talky, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, gay, farce, coming out, introspection, resentment, friends, indoor, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 6.4
 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: realistic, serious, gloomy, touching, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: hotel, homeless, prostitution, friendship, prostitute, christmas, male prostitute, gays and lesbians, society, friends, human nature, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, santa monica california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%