Movies like Proteus 2003

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Proteus (2003)
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Proteus (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An exquisite period piece that skillfully explores the intersections of sex, race and politics takes place in 18th century South Africa, telling the passionate (true) story of two men caught in an unjust system rife with racism, homophobia and cruelty.
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, sexual, sexy, realistic
Plot: prison, interracial relations, racism, island, gays and lesbians, coming out, forbidden love, prison life, confined, romance, tragic love, life is a bitch, rebellion, love affair, legal, social differences, false accusation, opposites attract, culture clash, sexual abuse, society, dishonesty, gay slur, couple relations, battles ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: south africa, africa, amsterdam

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and sexy films with plots about love and romance, couples, society, romance, family relations, gender and gays and lesbians mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Proteus: Rock Haven (2007), Head On (1998), Free Fall (2013), Brotherhood (2009), Sabah: A Love Story (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay love, gay, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, gay teenager, beach, friendship, family relations, church, christianity, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, gay interest, bisexuality, gay, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
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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, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, forbidden love, homosexuality, gay slur, fall in love, love affair, first gay sexual experience ...
Place: germany
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
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Sabah: A Love Story (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: One day, when Sabah least expects it, she falls in love with the wrong man. She's Muslim, he's not. Unbeknownst to her family, she goes on a whirlwind affair before both culture and love collide.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, culture clash, social differences, love affair, opposites attract, romance, society, family problems, couples, fall in love, family relations, greek ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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Locked Up (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dennis is a new inmate. Mike is an older black inmate. Together the two face hostile prison officals and inmates in their attempts to become a loving couple.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: gay relationship, prison, interracial relations, rape, prison life, life is a bitch, confined, love affair, sexual abuse, opposites attract, gender, drug dealing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, black man white woman relationship, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
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The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: captivating, erotic, serious, romantic, scenic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, interracial romance, jungle, love story, love and romance, master and servant, family relations, culture clash, love affair, impossible love ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: borneo, malaysia, england, ireland, paris france
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Mississippi Masala (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: An Indian family is expelled from Uganda when Idi Amin takes power. They move to Mississippi and time passes. The Indian daughter falls in love with a black man, and the respective families have to come to terms with it.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, light, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, immigrants, romance, racism, love affair, opposites attract, fall in love, social differences, family relations, racial prejudice, family drama ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: mississippi, africa, india, asia, usa ...
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63%
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, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay romance, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, gay slur, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
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63%
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Release (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A prison story. Father Jack finds love with a male guard in the prison. Some of the other inmates suspect he's been sentenced for paedophilia.
Style: twists and turns, emotional, tense, serious, psychological ...
Plot: gay, prison, vengeance, love affair, gender, fall in love, gang, society, gangsters, life is a bitch, crimes, sexual abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, future
Place: england
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Broken English (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Ivan is the fierce patriarch of a family of Croatian refugees in Auckland. Nina is his daughter, ready to live on her own, despite his angry objections. Eddie is the Maori she takes as her lover. Nina works at a restaurant where Eddie cooks. For a ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sentimental, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, forbidden love, pregnancy, family relations, restaurant, immigrants, refugee, romance, dysfunctional family, parents and children, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
Place: new zealand, europe, former yugoslavia, bosnia herzegovina, california
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58%
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The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, racism, interracial relations, couples, life is a bitch, society, war, romance, military, opposites attract, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Place: england, europe
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The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
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The White Massai (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A girl, Carola, whose vacation in Kenya takes an interesting turn when she becomes infatuated with a Masai. Carola decides to leave her boyfriend to stay with her lover. There, she has to adapt to the Masai's way of life and get used to their ...
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: interracial relations, culture clash, couples, interracial sex, opposites attract, love and romance, village life, cultural difference, fish out of water, jealous husband, fall in love, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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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, sexy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, love affair, impossible love, reunion, destructive relationship, gay sex, crumbling marriage, love and romance, lovers reunited, obsession ...
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Coming Out (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly ...
Style: sincere, psychological, sexual, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, love triangle, gay teenager, sexuality, teacher, concert, gay relationship, bittersweet, couples, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin, europe, germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
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Keillers park (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: This is a film about the sexual awakening of Peter to feelings of homosexual desire.
Style: tense, realistic, disturbing, suspense, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, infidelity, murder, love affair, investigation, crimes, love and romance, deadly, romance, dishonesty, gender, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe
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Partition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, Canada, South Africa, India, Pakistan
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Determined to leave the ravages of war behind, 38 year old Gian Singh resigns from the British Indian Army to a quiet life. His world is soon thrown in turmoil, when he suddenly finds himself responsible for the life of a 17 year old girl, ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: interracial relations, forbidden love, fall in love, sikh, soldier, romance, love and romance, society, political unrest, couples, village, social relations ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s
Place: india, pakistan, middle east, asia
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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, coming out, youth, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, brittany, frankfurt germany, france, italy
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Solomon & Gaenor (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young Jew in 1911 Wales tries to make his living by selling fabrics door to door, but to do so he must hide his nationality. On one of his sales he meets and falls in love with a demure young woman with a strong-willed father and a Jew-hating ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, family relations, anti semitism, couples, culture clash, bittersweet, romance, society, life is a bitch, single parent, opposites attract, love and romance ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era
Place: wales
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Japanese Story (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Against the background of an Australian desert landscape, so much space and so few people, Sandy, a geologist, and Hiromitsu, a Japanese businessman, play out a story of human inconsequence in the face of the blistering universe. The end of the ...
Style: captivating, atmospheric, sincere, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: culture clash, interracial relations, desert, romance, love affair, opposites attract, unlikely couple, couples, wilderness, society, isolation, journey ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, japan, tokyo
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Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, tragic love, social decay, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, racism, love affair, fall in love ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
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53%
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Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, washington d.c., amsterdam ...
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Mulligans (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Like the American classic, The Graduate - secrecy, betrayal, and a painful coming of age face a family in Mulligans, by first time feature film director Chip Hale.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: coming out, gay, family relations, father son relationship, forbidden love, family life, family, romance, parents and children, dangerous attraction, father, buddies ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Grande ├ęcole (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
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52%
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Ander (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, sincere, atmospheric
Plot: gay love, gay, gay relationship, gay romance, immigrants, farmer, forbidden love, self discovery, dull life, family relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: peru
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A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, adultery, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, dishonesty, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe
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51%
Within the Convent (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A zealous, handsome priest, who is the confessor for a convent full of women, encourages the equally zealous abbess of the institution to enforce strict rules on these unfortunate women. At the same time, a particularly disturbed nun manages to ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, disturbing, emotional ...
Plot: convent, strong sexual content, scandal, nun, abbess, society, dishonesty, gender, dangerous animal, love and romance, gays and lesbians, clergy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: italy
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51%
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Yellow Asphalt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Three stories set among the Bedouin of Jahalin in the hills of the Judean desert. On an almost deserted highway, two Israeli truckers strike a Bedouin lad accidentally. Before they can flee, the boy's people appear and circle the truckers. ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, serious, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: desert, woman in danger, culture clash, love affair, life is a bitch, society, injustice, crime and punishment, family problems, forbidden love, social differences, disgraced ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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51%