Movies like Rent

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Rent (2005)
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Rent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village, New York, USA. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, HIV/AIDS, and modern day life.
Style: emotional, sentimental, captivating, semi serious, lyrical, stylized, realistic, epic, documentary filmmaking, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, aids, friendship, bohemian life, musician, eviction, drug abuse, poverty, roommate, protest, lifestyle, coping, addiction, life is a bitch, buddies, actor's life, anti conformity, artists and showbiz, lawyer, support group, heroin, gay, heist, missing person, hiv ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1990, year 1989, 1990s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa, manhattan, new york city, new mexico, santa fe new mexico, lower east side manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Rent

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, emotional, touching and sexy films with plots about love and romance, couples, kiss, friendship, mentor, gay and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Rent: Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008), Longtime Companion (1989), The Normal Heart (2014), A Home at the End of the World (2004), It's My Party (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Rent: Filmed Live on Broadway (2008)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Based on Puccini's opera La bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create in New York City in the 1990s. This is a live recording of Rent's final performance after more than 12 ...
Style: serious, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: music band, musician's life, performance, showbiz, aids, social differences, theater, drug abuse, actor's life, life is a bitch, artist, opera ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, lgbt, gay slur, love and romance, unfulfillment, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, united states ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Biography, 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, homosexual, terminal illness, life is a bitch, friendship, male homosexuality, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1982, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., manhattan new york city, yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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, lgbt, self discovery, love triangle, romance, gay, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, phoenix arizona, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gender, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Heights (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 'Heights' follows five characters over 24 hours on a fall day in New York City. Isabel, a photographer, is having second thoughts about her upcoming marriage to Jonathan, a lawyer. On the same day, Isabel's mother Diana learns that ...
Style: realistic, serious, non-linear, emotional, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: infidelity, introspection, city life, lifestyle, actor's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance, gay, wedding, family relations, existentialism, life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, poland, israel, wales ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.6
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High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, sincere, emotional, sexual, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, photographer, lgbt, addiction, lesbian couple, human nature, love affair, drugs/alcohol, couples, sexuality, heroin, magazine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Across the Universe (2007)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, History, Music, Musical, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 133 min.
Story: When young dockworker Jude leaves Liverpool to find his estranged father in America, he is swept up by the waves of change that are re-shaping the nation. Jude falls in love with Lucy, a rich but sheltered American girl who joins the growing ...
Style: stylized, surreal, captivating, realistic, lyrical ...
Audience: date night
Plot: anti war, freedom, political unrest, protest, vietnam war, hippie, cultural difference, fan, friendship, music, counterculture, romance ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1968
Place: new york, liverpool, usa, california, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Nine (2009)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Arrogant, self-centered movie director Guido Contini finds himself struggling to find meaning, purpose, and a script for his latest film endeavor. With only a week left before shooting begins, he desperately searches for answers and inspiration from ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, emotional, clever, lyrical ...
Plot: midlife crisis, infidelity, filmmaking, memory, lifestyle, femme fatale, self discovery, showbiz, family relations, couples, love and romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, 1920s, year 1965
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, vatican
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, adolescence, first love, high school, friendship, high school life, suicide, teenagers, teenager, hopes ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, touching, sentimental, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, gay relationship, small town, friendship, native american, coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, looking for love, lifestyle, hopes, gay love ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, new jersey, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Broadway Damage (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Romantic comedy about aspiring writers in NY.
Style: offbeat, humorous, touching, feel good, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friendship, gay, relationship vs career, college, unfulfilled love, love triangle, twentysomething life, looking for love, city life, gays and lesbians, best friends, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, addiction, hiv, ex boyfriend, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, introspection, destructive relationship, looking for love, drug abuse, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Absolute Beginners (1986)
Genre: Drama, Musical, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A musical adaptation of Colin MacInnes' novel about life in late 1950s London. Nineteen-year-old photographer Colin is hopelessly in love with model Crepe Suzette, but her relationships are strictly connected with her progress in the fashion ...
Style: witty, sentimental, serious, realistic, cult film ...
Audience: date night, teens
Plot: jazz, fashion, racism, photographer, figment, friends, couples, satire, rich and poor, rock, idealism, infidelity ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1958, post world war two ...
Place: london, europe, england, mount everest, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, addiction, coping, romance, workaholic, gay relationship, gay sex, lgbt, couple relations, open relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2006, year 2003, year 2000 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Guinevere (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A young girl from an affluent family rebels and becomes involved with a much older photographer.
Style: touching, sentimental, disturbing, emotional, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger woman relationship, photographer, love and romance, social differences, parents and children, society, art, dysfunctional family, wedding, family relations, protege, bohemian ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, lifestyle, breakup, love and romance, youth, couples, social relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A group of friends search for fun, love and ultimately themselves in West Hollywood. This movie is an entertaining, and sometimes cynical look into the lives of six gay men trying to come to terms with what being gay and single (or gay and ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious, clever ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, friendship, aids, gay slur, gay relationship, looking for love, love and romance, friends, infidelity, group of friends, gay romance, hollywood ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s
Place: usa, california, idaho, los angeles, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Thing Called Love (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Miranda Presley moves from New York to Nashville to become a songwriter. At an unsuccessful audition she meets James Wright, a promising newcomer. After only a few days they marry but start to quickly regret it.
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, touching ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: country music, friendship, romance, musician's life, couples, couple relations, friends, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, hopes, love and romance, showbiz ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, tennessee, usa, texas, ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, friendship, lesbian romance, romance, bisexual, looking for love, fall in love, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gay, jewish, secret love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.2
 44K
Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, destructive relationship, marriage, life is a bitch, junkie, obsession, lovers, artist, theft, painting ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, sydney australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, rehearsal, ballet, bittersweet, male nudity, human nature, couples, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 70K
Dreamgirls (2006)
Genre: Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Three young women – Deena Jones, Effie White and Lorrell Robinson – dream of becoming pop stars and they get their wish when they're chosen to be backup singers for the legendary James 'Thunder' Early.
Style: emotional, sentimental, lyrical, melancholic, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: singer, showbiz, singing, manager, african american, performer's life, fame, backstage, show business, soul music, lifestyle, musician ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: detroit, los angeles, usa, new york, las vegas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music, Musical
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hansel Schmidt, is a young East German boy, born and raised during the Cold War in communist East Berlin. In his 20s, he meets Luther Robinson, an older American soldier, who falls in love with Hansel and the two decide to marry, which will allow ...
Style: cult film, emotional, semi serious, sentimental, lyrical ...
Plot: transsexual, transvestism, singer, musician, gender bending, betrayal, gays and lesbians, musician's life, self discovery, lifestyle, gender, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: germany, europe, usa, kansas, east germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
The Man I Love (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 87 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 ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, aids, coming out, love triangle, gay, swimming pool, lifeguard, love affair, youth, gender, romance, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, marseille, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Velocity of Gary (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gary is in love with Valentino. So is Mary Carmen. Their life changes when Valentino is hit with a deadly disease and is slowly dying in their hands. They tear each other off to end up re-uniting upon their love for the same man.
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: love triangle, aids, phone sex, polyamory, male prostitute, hustler, porn actor, gays and lesbians, coming out, twentysomething life, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Unconditional Love (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: After her husband leaves her, a woman travels to London for the funeral of the pop star, Victor Fox, she's adored all her life. There, she meets the lover of the dead pop star, and convinces him to come back to Chicago with her to figure out ...
Style: humorous, feel good, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, murder, funeral, obsessive quest, investigation, buddies, artists and showbiz, hunt down, dysfunctional family, self discovery, serial killer, dwarf ...
Time: contemporary
Place: london, england, chicago illinois, europe, big ben london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Falling in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: infidelity, romance, adultery, friendship, couple relations, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, husband wife relationship, extramarital affair, christmas, bittersweet ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.6
 16K
Feast of Love (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A meditation on love and its various incarnations, set within a community of friends in Oregon. It is described as an exploration of the magical, mysterious and sometimes painful incarnations of love.
Style: sentimental, semi serious, touching, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, infidelity, wedding, drug use, marriage proposal, romance, love, love and romance, couple relations, looking for love, love affair, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, usa, portland oregon, san francisco, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%