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Wild Reeds (1994)
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Original name: Les Roseaux sauvages
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, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy, serious, contemplative, homoerotic, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, coming out, politics, boarding school, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, gay sex, bittersweet, teenage life, youth, desert, friends, romance, love and romance, self discovery, human nature, adulthood, gender, political unrest, introspection, boarding school life ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sexy and sentimental films with plots about coming of age, youth, friendship, love and romance, drinking, teenage boy and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Wild Reeds: Full Speed (1996), Come Undone (2000), Summer Storm (2004), Shank (2009), Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, friends, couples, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 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, teenage life, love affair, depression, couple relations, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
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89%
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Summer Storm (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Tobi and Achim, the pride of the local crew club, have been the best of friends for years and are convinced that nothing will ever stand in the way of their friendship. They look forward to the upcoming summer camp and the crew competition. Then the ...
Style: touching, emotional, humorous, light, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, summer camp, friendship, teenage love, love triangle, gay teenager, gay slur, teenagers, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria
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100%
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Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage gang member Cal, hides his sexuality from his fellow gang members despite their often violent dislike of anyone that isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. When his world collides with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, compassionate ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay slur, coming out, gang, gay love, rape, gay bashing, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, teenage life, pretense, make believe, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Dreamlife of Angels (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In Lille, two penniless young women with few prospects become friends. Isa moves in with Marie, who's flat-sitting for a mother and child in hospital in comas following a car crash. Isa is out-going, unskilled, with hopes of moving south to ...
Style: talky, gloomy, realistic, touching, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coma, obsession, working class, female friendship, coming of age, couple relations, destructive relationship, social differences, unemployment, hopes, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: flanders, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
This Special Friendship (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A tale of the tender relationship between a twelve-year-old boy and the upperclassman who is the object of his desire. All set in the rigid atmosphere of a Jesuit-run school.
Style: sexual, touching, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, boarding school, sexual abuse, school, coming out, friendship, youth, pedophilia, catholic school, teenage life, clergy, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gender, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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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 ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, homosexual, gay, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, realistic, touching, compassionate ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, spanish civil war, teacher, family relations, countryside, latin, civil war, fascism, patriotism, parents and children, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 30s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, catalonia, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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, bisexual ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, arizona, philadelphia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
An American Rhapsody (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Hungarian family forced to flee the Communist country for the United States, must leave a young daughter behind. Six years later the family arranges to bring the absent daughter to the United States where she has trouble adjusting. The daughter ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: immigrants, family relations, cold war, friendship, family, love and romance, self discovery, siblings relations, parents and children, human nature, on the run, storytelling ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, year 1956 ...
Place: hungary, europe, california, austria, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Flirting (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The year is 1965 and Danny Embling, is an awkward, underdeveloped teen suffering from occasional bouts of stuttering, attends an all-male boarding school in New South Wales, Australia. it has been some time since Danny has had any romantic ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, boarding school life, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, opposites attract, forbidden love ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, kenya, uganda, paris france, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, coming out, lgbt, self discovery, high school, friendship ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, drug dealing, going straight, youth, family problems, teenage life, vengeance, redemption, transsexual, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, siblings relations, self discovery, couple relations, sibling relationship, love and romance, actor's life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Echo Park, L.A. (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As Magdalena's 15th birthday approaches, her simple, blissful life is complicated by the discovery that she's pregnant. Kicked out of her house, she finds a new family with her great-granduncle and gay cousin.
Style: touching, sentimental, melancholic, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pregnancy, unwanted pregnancy, culture clash, coming of age, life turned upside down, starting over, teenage life, family disapproval, parents and children, society, gay slur, religion ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, california, usa, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
Me Without You (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: During a long, hot summer in seventies London, young neighbors Holly and Marina make a childhood pact to be friends forever. For Marina, troubled, fiercely independent, determined to try everything, Holly stays the only constant in a life of ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: friendship, coming of age, female friendship, teenage life, youth, love and romance, power relations, family relations, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, rivalry ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century
Place: london, england, europe, brighton, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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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: semi serious, realistic, sentimental, humorous, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, coming out, college, teenage life, teenage love, self discovery, campus, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, lgbt, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, blindness, gay couple, friendship, blind character, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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61%
A Soldier's Daughter Never Cries (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: This fictionalized story, based on the family life of writer James Jones, is an emotional slice-of-life story. Jones is portrayed here portrayed as Bill Willis, a former war hero turned author who combats alcoholism and is starting to experience ...
Style: talky, clever, sentimental, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, friendship, adopted son, adoption, dysfunctional family, world war two, couples, family problems, parents and children, celebrity culture, human nature ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, france, europe, new england, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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My Life on Ice (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Etienne is crazy about ice skating and videoing his daily life with a digital camera. He records his mother, friends, and geography teacher. Initially his intention is to setup a date between his mother and his teacher, however, he starts to realize ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, friendship, teachers and students, obsession, coming out, gay, couples, human nature, teenage love, self discovery, high school, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Cold Water (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: An outer suburb of Paris, 1972. Gilles and Christine, both sixteen, are classmates and lovers who have become frustrated with the aloofness of their families and the general monotony of their lives. When the pair are caught shoplifting, ...
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: youth, family relations, rebelliousness, unfulfilled love, teenage life, romance, unfulfillment, kids in trouble, parents and children, dysfunctional family, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 70s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Crazy (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Benjamin is a 16 year old half-side spastic with lousy grades in math, who switches to a boarding school to reach grammar school. Acclimatization to the new environment is difficult in the first place and he has to struggle with the various problems ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, puberty, first sex, boarding school, teenage love, fall in love, teenage life, social relations, youth, love and romance, innocence lost, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Nico and Dani (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gay teenager, friendship, teenage love, coming out, innocence lost, best friend, summer vacation, self discovery, loss of virginity, teenage life, looking for sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, catalonia, barcelona spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Nenette and Boni (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Teenage siblings Nenette and Boni were raised apart as a result of their parents' divorce. Their mother, who doted on her son Boni, has died. He works for an interesting couple as a pizza baker, and is surprised and enraged when his younger ...
Style: psychological, art house, melancholic, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, obsession, teenage life, siblings relations, love and romance, human nature, single parent, coming of age, erotica, school, pregnancy, sexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: vietnam, tokyo, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Rambling Rose (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Rose, is taken in by the Hillyer family to serve as a 1930s housemaid so that she can avoid falling into a life of prostitution. Rose's appearence and personality is such that all men fall for her, and Rose knows it. She can't help herself ...
Style: erotic, sexy, emotional, touching, realistic ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, love and romance, self discovery, family relations, prostitute, love, introspection, parents and children, youth, romance, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 1920s
Place: georgia, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay lead character, lgbt teen, first gay sexual experience, coming of age, single parent, gays and lesbians, lgbt, love and romance, first love, gay, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
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60%
My Life in Pink (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family.
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, offbeat, sentimental ...
Audience: date night
Plot: cross dressing, family relations, gender, coming of age, transsexual, suburbs, gender identity, gender bending, gay, parents and children, introspection, against the rules ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Mouchette (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Robert Bresson plumbs great reservoirs of feelings with one of the most searing portraits of human desperation ever put on film.
Style: bleak, emotional, disturbing, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: small town, alcohol abuse, family relations, drowning, humiliation, suicide, police officer, alibi, poacher, coming of age, innocence lost, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, europe, tokyo, paris france, japan
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