Movies like Shelter

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Shelter (2007)
 7.6
 21K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach suddenly finds himself drawn into a relationship he didn't expect.
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional, realistic, semi serious, feel good, affectionate, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, best friends, grownups, homosexuality, gay sex, gay teenager, teenage life, surfing, dysfunctional family, romance, society, family life, art school, family relations, coming of age, youth, young lovers, lgbt teen, sibling relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey

Most similar movies to Shelter

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sexy and sincere films with plots about gay, gay kiss, coming out, homosexual, gays and lesbians, gender and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Shelter: The Way He Looks (2014), Love, Simon (2018), Boys (2014), Beautiful Thing (1996), Get Real (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, homosexuality, blindness, lgbt, gay couple, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.6
 101K
Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming out, lgbt teen, gay lead character, lgbt, homosexuality, high school, homosexual, gay relationship, male homosexuality, closeted homosexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 7.4
 13K
Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, friendship, gay love, teen angst, gay romance, fall in love, love and romance, gay relationship, teenage life, gay athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ 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, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, teenage love, gays and lesbians, lgbt, sexuality, friendship, homosexual, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
Movie in collections
 7.5
 12K
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, teenage life, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gender, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ 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, 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 ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 7.2
 13K
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, gay teenager, summer camp, friendship, teenage love, love triangle, gay slur, teenagers, youth, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: gay cinema, touching, sincere, homoerotic, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, gay relationship, first love, summer, gay love, teenage boy, homosexual, sexual tension, gay romance, homosexuality ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Movie in collections
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: gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt teen, gay, gays and lesbians, high school, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, coming out, gay sex, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.6
 28K
Weekend (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, meditative, romantic ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, gay couple, gay club, gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lifestyle, weekend, one night stand, encounter, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.0
 17K
Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, first gay sexual experience, homosexuality, self discovery, fall in love, opposites attract, homosexual, one night stand, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, new york, salt lake city utah ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay slur, gay relationship, gay sex, love and romance, lgbt, fall in love, gay love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.3
 19K
Queer as Folk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay love, gay relationship, gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gender, gay teenager, age difference, sexual activity, casual sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Defying Gravity (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John Keitel wrote the film based on his personal undergraduate experience and filmed campus footage in the neighborhood and environs surrounding his graduate film school alma mater USC.
Style: touching, sexual, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, friendship, coming out, college, self discovery, gay teenager, love and romance, investigation, family relations, couples, friends ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 7.6
 19K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Prayers for Bobby (2009)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, lgbt, gay, gays and lesbians, tragic event, teen suicide, gay relationship, homosexual, male homosexuality, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california, united states, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.3
 1K
Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, coming of age, ocean, coming out, brother, homosexuality, gay relationship, self discovery, teenage life, teenage love, sexual relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 4K
Mario (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Two young gay soccer players get caught up between the politics of the game and the politics of love. In Swiss German.
Style: gay cinema, sentimental, lgbt cinema, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay romance, lgbt, gay athlete, gay sex, closeted homosexual, male homosexuality, first love, forbidden love, career, gay protagonist ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 4K
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 ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
100%
 6.6
 2K
Akron (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event in the past involving ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, gay couple, gay romance, gay student, gay sex, tragic event, love, character study, introspection, love and romance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sincere, sexual, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, gay teenager, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, teenage life, high school life, gay, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.5
 2K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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: 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.0
 592
Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming out, gay relationship, lifestyle, teenage life, haunted by the past, self discovery, youth, misfit, lgbt teen, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, seattle washington, seattle, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay, beach, friendship, family relations, forbidden love, teenage life, romance, coming out, homecoming, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, washington d.c., amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 ⇓
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, lgbt teen, gay relationship, teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, gay sex, gay couple, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Holding the Man (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a young Australian boy, Timothy, finds himself confused. He falls for the captain of the football team. What follows shows all aspects of a relationship, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Conflict, temptation, and a huge ...
Style: touching, suspense, psychological, sexy, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay romance, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay couple, gay, gay student, lgbt, gay love, coming of age, gay son, gay bashing, hiv positive ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: austria, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%