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His Brother (2003)
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His Brother (2003)
Original name: Son frère
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, he decides he wants to bring Luc back into his life. The brothers soon become inseparable, with Luc constantly at Thomas' side as he vainly struggles against the disease and confronts the indignity of treatment. As Thomas and Luc become closer, their new relationship begins to alienate their significant others, and Thomas' father cannot understand why his son doesn't fight against his illness with great vehemence.
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, realistic, romantic, captivating, entertaining, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, changing lives, lifestyle change, couple relations, love and romance, couples, gender, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, estrangement, family in crisis, thirtysomething life, disease, sibling relationship, male homosexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about love and romance, gay, family relations, couples, gays and lesbians, kiss and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and War genres. Some movies like His Brother: Close to Leo (2002), Like a Brother (2005), The Event (2003), The Witnesses (2007), Before I Forget (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Close to Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+, his family quickly rallys around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, tragic hero, family life, parents and children, youth, life is a bitch, family problems, pregnancy, coming out, hiv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
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95%
 5.6
 915
Like a Brother (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings
Style: homoerotic, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay sex, erection, friendship, youth, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, fish out of water, love and romance, aspiring actor, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lgbt, investigation, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, opera singer, love and romance, siblings relations, gay sex, sexual promiscuity, gender, family relations, childbirth ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1984
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, self discovery, sexual abuse, sexual relations, midlife crisis, estrangement, terminal illness, introspection, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Saturn in Opposition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This film focuses on contemporary 30- and 40-somethings trying to make sense of their lives in an age in which the old certainties have disappeared. Lorenzo and Davide make their lives together within a circle that includes Antonio and Angelica, ...
Style: sincere, talky, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, gay, introspection, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, dealing with death, dinner party, estrangement, bereavement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
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The River (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, couple relations, hopes, youth, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, estrangement, family problems, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
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44%
Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 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: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, working class, drug dealing, going straight, youth, family problems, redemption, vengeance, teenage life, transsexual, sexual abuse ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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: realistic, talky, psychological, serious, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, profanity, sexual content, dealing with death, love and romance, gender, contests and competitions, performer's life, couple relations, midlife crisis, haunted by the past ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, egypt, madrid ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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 ⇓
41%
A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, gay relationship, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
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Gabrielle (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A seemingly ideal marriage is thrown into embarrassing turmoil in Patrice Chéreau's period drama, based on the short story The Return by Joseph Conrad.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, clever, emotional ...
Plot: infidelity, marriage, bourgeoisie, adultery, letter, couples, family problems, power relations, dishonesty, love and romance, husband wife relationship, suffering ...
Time: 1910s, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Looking for Simon (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon, a young German doctor who lives and works in Marseille, goes missing. His appartment is empty. His mother Valérie is desperate. She doesn't understand the reason of his disappearance. Therefore she asks Jens, Simon's former ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: missing person, gay, introspection, parents and children, gender, family relations, ex boyfriend, missing son, romance, society, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Time to Spare (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the possibility to explore his love for Arthur, a closet gay. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: leaving home, couple relations, fall in love, siblings relations, life is a bitch, gender, family relations, couples, love triangle, male female relationship, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, coming out, homecoming, gender, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, psychological, sexual ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, gay athlete, incest, gay sex, family relations, lovers apart, male homosexuality, adolescence vs adulthood, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couples, family problems, family relations, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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 7.5
 87K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, underground ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, senegal, barcelona spain, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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
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33%
Late August, Early September (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A story about the transition from late youth to early maturity, the film follows several friends and lovers as they come to make decisions on how to live their lives--getting a job more in harmony with ones ideals, committing to a lover, giving up a ...
Style: talky, psychological, emotional, serious, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, midlife crisis, love and romance, romance, couple relations, human nature, couples, drinking alcohol, drinking, depression, betrayal, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, tokyo, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, friendship, infidelity, transsexual, adultery, gay, understanding, family problems, human nature, love affair, manipulation, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, milan italy, london, amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 5.9
 668
Going South (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a crush on Sam and tries to seduce him. Léa is a beautiful, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: ocean, gays and lesbians, striptease, friends, love affair, friendship, obsessive quest, introspection, intrigue, love and romance, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Alice and Martin (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 124 min.
Story: At the age of 20, Martin leaves his home town and comes to Paris, where he fortunately becomes a model by chance. He meets Alice, his brother's friend, and falls in love with her. They start a passionate relationship, although Martin remains ...
Style: melancholic, enigmatic, emotional, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: love and romance, haunted by the past, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couple relations, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, gay, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
A Thousand Kisses (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rising, rather autobiographical novelist Giph has a hot girlfriend, doctor and model Samarinde. His crude, domineering and progressive mother Ria's suffering an incurable decease in which she suffers from paraplegia. Her inevitably ensuing ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, contemplative
Plot: terminal illness, adolescence vs adulthood, mercy killing, life is a bitch, young lovers, family relations, parents and children, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfillment, couples, human nature ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, holland, europe
⇓ 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 ⇓
31%
 6.6
 9K
5x2 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: sincere, enigmatic, non-linear, psychological, stylized ...
Plot: divorce, rape, adultery, infidelity, wedding, childbirth, up and down relationship, family life, romance, family problems, introspection, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, italy, sardinia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 ⇓
30%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: contemplative, touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, secret love, parents and children, unfulfillment, introspection, farewell, love and romance, hopes, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 865
Amphetamine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Openly gay banker Daniel debates whether to return to Australia or stay in Hong Kong when he meets Kafka, a straight swimming instructor. The young men fall in love, believing that their love can bridge anything, despite their difference in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, gay, love affair, haunted by the past, self discovery, addiction, tragic love, gender, life is a bitch, destiny, couples, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%