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Spetters (1980)
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Spetters (1980)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Dutch film, post-Saturday Night Fever, which follows the lives of three young men who are amateur dirt-bike motorcycle racers. They each fall in love with a young woman who, with her brother, sells French fries and hot dogs at the races. Everyone is looking for a better life. She wants out of the business and away from her brother. The motocross racers want to make their marks as professional racers, like their hero, played by Rutger Hauer.
Style: disturbing, tense, clever, rough, serious, realistic, cynical, suspenseful, sexual, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, erection, male nudity, gang, friendship, teenage life, crimes, youth, friends, love and romance, gender, sexual dysfunction, gays and lesbians, erectile dysfunction, rape, sexual abuse, sex, suicide, tragedy, motorcycle, love, religion, female nudity, sex scene ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, holland, netherlands, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, touching and serious films with plots about friendship, youth, love and romance, coming of age, gay, male nudity and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like Spetters: Turkish Delight (1973), Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967), You Are Not Alone (1978), Summer Storm (2004), Get Real (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Turkish Delight (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Sort of a cross between "Love Story" and an earthy Rembrandt painting, this movie stars Rutger Hauer as a gifted Dutch sculptor who has a stormy, erotic, and star-crossed romance with a beautiful young girl. The story follows the arc of ...
Style: touching, disturbing, psychological, gloomy, erotic ...
Plot: explicit sex, sculptor, strong sexual content, fall in love, couple relations, destructive relationship, celebrity culture, terminal illness, performer's life, exploitation, tragic love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: amsterdam
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Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, contemplative, sincere, clever, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, bittersweet, friends, couples, hanging, city life, teenage life, urban, youth, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.2
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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
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47%
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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, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, best friends, grownups, gay teenager, homosexuality, gay romance, teenage life, surfing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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 ...
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47%
Stealing Home (1988)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Billy Wyatt (Harmon), a former high school and minor-league baseball baseball player receives a telephone call from his mother revealing that his former child-sitter, and later in his teens, his first love, Katie Chandler (Foster), has died. Wyatt ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: friendship, coming of age, family relations, suicide, bittersweet, aging, love, love and romance, lifestyle, friends, prom, youth ...
Time: 80s, 1960s, 1950s, 50s, 60s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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 ⇓
44%
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Vision Quest (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: High school wrestler Louden Swain is a man obsessed , trying to shed 23 pounds in a dangerously short time and take on Shute, the undefeated, tough-as-nails 168-pound champion who's the best wrestler in the state. Matthew Modine stars as the ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, inspirational, melancholic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, high school, underdog, rivalry, sport, love, wrestling, romance, high school life, fall in love, lifestyle, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington state, washington d.c., new jersey, california
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44%
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, lifeguard, swimming pool, gay, couples, family relations, friends, love affair, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, marseille, spain
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44%
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Boys Life 3 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jason Gould satirizes coming out in Hollywood in Inside Out, starring Alexis Arquette and papa Elliot Gould. Lane Janger's Just One Time was a festival favorite recently expanded into a feature film that turns the tables on a groom-to-be and ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, youth, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, couples, sexual relations, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gender, heterosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
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All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, sad, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, youth, punk, friendship, society, self discovery, love and romance, drugs/alcohol, coming of age, gay slur, tomboy, character study ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
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43%
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Dusk (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 91 min.
Story: After a group of teenagers discover one of their friends lying dead on a river bank on one of the hottest days of summer, a story of jealousy, insecurity and peer pressure gradually unfolds. Group leader Caesar is able to magnify - out of all ...
Style: disturbing, serious, psychological, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: murder, friendship, best friends, couples, teenage life, crimes, youth, hate, gay, romance, uncover truth, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Intimacy (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, UK, Germany, Spain
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Jay, a failed musician, walked out of his family and now earns a living as head bartender in a trendy London pub. Every Wednesday afternoon a woman comes to his house for graphic, almost wordless, sex. One day Jay follows her and finds out about the ...
Style: sexual, bleak, sincere, serious, erotic ...
Plot: explicit sex, strong sexual content, erection, one night stand, sex scene, infidelity, sex, cheating wife, male nudity, couple relations, love and romance, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, closeted homosexual, gay lead character, gay romance, gay relationship, lgbt, society, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, france ...
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42%
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, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, coming out, friendship, self discovery, college, gay teenager, introspection, teenage life, couple relations, investigation, youth ...
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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, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, bisexuality, gay interest, gay, gender, coming of age, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, tokyo
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41%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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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: sincere, touching, sexual, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, high school life, gay, lifestyle, coming out, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
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40%
Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, lifestyle, teenage life, love triangle, college life, youth, love and romance, couple relations, sexual relations, couples, social differences, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, coming out, brother, homosexuality, self discovery, teenage life, teenage love, sexual relations, friendship, youth, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Love is the Word (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Love is the Word is a moving, romantic and funny coming-of-age drama about the magic of first love and the misery of first lost, set in 1978: the year 'Grease' hit the big screen.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, teenager, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenage love, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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 ⇓
39%
Fox and His Friends (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: West Germany
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Fox, a former circus performer, wins the lottery of DM 500,000 and can now have the life and things that he has always wanted. While he wants to climb up the social ladder, it isn't without turmoil, and being torn between his old working class ...
Style: realistic, serious, melancholic, disturbing, bleak ...
Plot: lottery, gay, friends, betrayal, friendship, infidelity, promiscuity, gays and lesbians, class conflict, working class, life is a bitch, rise to the top ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: morocco, munich germany, africa, tokyo, germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: friendship, family relations, coming out, teenage life, lifestyle, misfit, youth, haunted by the past, self discovery, lgbt teen, crush, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Somersault (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: self discovery, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, friendship, romance, fall in love, teenager, couple relations, mother daughter relationship, gas station, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, gay, coming of age, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, society, romance, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.4
 543
Sebastian (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this thoughtful Scandinavian drama, a teenage boy wrestles with his sexuality and learns that most of his deepest fears were unfounded. Sebastian is almost 17 when he figures out that he is a homosexual. Though he lives with wonderful, stable ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sexy
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gays and lesbians, couples, family relations, friends, friendship, sexual relations, teenage life, best friends, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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