Movies like A Single Man

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A Single Man (2009)
 7.6
 97K
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 to live as he seeks the console of close friend Charley who is struggling with her own questions about life.
Style: psychological, touching, stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, melancholic, reflective, meditative ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, tragic love, love and romance, homosexual, gay, gender, suicidal, broken heart, unfulfillment, best friends, death, loneliness, teacher student relationship, depression, grief, professor, student, accident, teacher, grieving, death of lover, dealing with death, friends, suicide ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, denver colorado, santa monica california

Most similar movies to A Single Man

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about kiss, gay, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, friendship and homosexual mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like A Single Man: Brokeback Mountain (2005), Come Undone (2000), The Hours (2002), Albert Nobbs (2011), Longtime Companion (1989). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, sexy, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, tragic love, homosexual, gay relationship, cowboy, male nudity, love and romance, introspection, love affair, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 60s, 70s, 20th century, 80s ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.7
 5K
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: sexual, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, depression, coming out, beach, coming of age, romance, fall in love, male friendship, gay relationship, summer vacation, relationship problems ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 113K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, clever, serious, stylized, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, depression, suicide, writer's life, drowning, housewife, suicidal, mentally unstable, mental illness, literature, party, poet ...
Time: contemporary, 20s, 50s, 20th century, 21st century ...
Place: england, usa, london, los angeles, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
 22K
Albert Nobbs (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Ireland, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man, so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most posh hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape ...
Style: stylized, serious, touching, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: cross dressing, gender bending, gender, maid, lesbian, master and servant, butler, transvestism, hidden identity, hotel, society, loneliness ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, 1890s, 1800s
Place: ireland, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, serious, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, gays and lesbians, bisexual, tantrum, friendship, self discovery, love triangle, pregnancy, rock, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, new york, usa, cleveland ohio, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: talky, realistic, serious, touching, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, haunted by the past, friends, love and romance, couples, contests and competitions, dealing with death, couple relations, midlife crisis, transvestism, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.0
 1K
Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, tragic love, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, gender, athlete's life, best friends, ambition, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: 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, sincere, touching, realistic, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, aids, homosexual, terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, couple relations, epidemic, friendship, plague, homosexuality, seduction ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Children's Hour (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A troublemaking student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, school, gender, teacher, courtroom drama, false accusation, boarding school, rumor, parents and children, lesbian relationship, lgbt ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.2
 82K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, realistic, offbeat, sincere, clever ...
Plot: coming out, cancer, gay, father son relationship, terminal illness, secret, gay father, self discovery, artist, actress, dying, french ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, clever, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, gender, coming of age, argument, control freak, biological father, artificial insemination, lesbian relationship, motorcycle, dinner, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, buenos aires argentina, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, young lovers, parents and children, friends, boarding school life, couples, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.8
 19K
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 ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, coming of age, surfing, young lovers, homosexual, dysfunctional family, family life, best friends, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Myth of Fingerprints (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When a New England dysfunctional family gathers for Thanksgiving, past demons reveal themselves as one son returns for the first time in three years.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, reunion, thanksgiving, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, parents and children, siblings relations, death in the family, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: 90s
Place: new england, usa, maine, massachusetts
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, friendship, first love, friends, high school, social misfits, shyness, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 90s, 21st century, 20th century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 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: serious, gloomy, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: prostitution, hotel, prostitute, friendship, social misfits, drug dealing, teenage life, friends, gays and lesbians, human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, parents and children, suicide, christianity, society, life is a bitch, family problems, tragic event, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.1
 3K
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, first sex, gay, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lgbt teen, introspection, romance, gender, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
 2K
Ciao (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, opposites attract, gay relationship, couple relations, coming out, twentysomething life, gender, couples, computers and web, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 13K
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: touching, clever, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, gay, lgbt, coming out, college life, british, gay relationship, forbidden love, romance, fall in love, college ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, greece, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.2
 1K
Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: gays and lesbians, party, sex, addiction, coming out, nightclub, drug abuse, prostitute, disco, transsexual, hollywood, gay culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.4
 716
Back Soon (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Back Soon is a story of love, loss, identity and hope. It follows the relationship between aspiring actor Logan Foster and reformed drug dealer Gil Ramirez, two men who find themselves inexplicably drawn together despite their disparate backgrounds, ...
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, romance, couples, best friends, prodigy, dealing with death, drug dealing, couple relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aids, transsexual, friendship, gays and lesbians, infidelity, gay relationship, family, love and romance, couples, friends, dealing with death, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: istanbul turkey, rome italy, milan italy, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.9
 2K
August (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sexy
Plot: romance, gays and lesbians, love triangle, gay relationship, lovers reunited, gender, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.8
 21K
Elegy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: teachers and students, obsession, love and romance, age difference, danger, couples, infidelity, sexual attraction, critic, possessiveness, hedonism, cuban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, coming of age, gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, blindness, teenage life, overbearing mother, homosexuality, blind character, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, fall in love, hollywood, small town, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.6
 24K
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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, talky ...
Plot: gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay love, homosexuality, gay, coming out, weekend, homosexual, drugs/alcohol, realism, gender, one-night stand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Dying Gaul (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A powerful and seductive Hollywood mogul convinces an impoverished West Hollywood writer, whose lover has recently died of AIDS, to sell his autobiographical screenplay for big bucks. The writer, Robert, knows he'll have to make major changes ...
Style: clever, talky, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hollywood, betrayal, grief, chat room, aids, infidelity, love triangle, romance, extramarital affair, bisexual man, housewife, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 1990s
Place: los angeles, egypt, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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