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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, gang, friendship, male nudity, 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, touching, sexy and serious films with plots about youth, friendship, coming of age, gay, love and romance, male nudity and gays and lesbians 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: gloomy, psychological, touching, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: explicit sex, sculptor, strong sexual content, tragic love, fall in love, celebrity culture, destructive relationship, couple relations, terminal illness, romance, love and romance, 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, realistic, serious, touching, clever ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, opposites attract, friends, couples, hanging, bittersweet, urban, city life, teenage life, youth, romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: new york, usa, italy, europe, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, lgbt child, friendship, coming of age, youth, first love, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, couples, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 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, friendship, summer camp, gay teenager, lgbt, teenage love, love triangle, gay slur, teenagers, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, bavaria
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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, lgbt child, coming of age, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gay teenager, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, best friends, grownups, homosexuality, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, youth, prom, friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, 1950s, 1960s, 60s, 50s
Place: philadelphia, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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: sincere, sentimental, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, gay teenager, friendship, teenage love, friendship between boys, coming out, innocence lost, best friend, summer vacation, self discovery, gay, loss of virginity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: spain, barcelona, europe, catalonia, barcelona spain ...
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The Man I Love (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 91 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, gay, love triangle, lifeguard, swimming pool, first gay sexual experience, friends, family relations, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, spain, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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 17K
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, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay romance, homosexual, closeted homosexual, male nudity, forbidden love, lgbt, society, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: victorian era, 20th century, 1910s, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, france ...
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41%
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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, uncover truth, romance, gay, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: touching, sexual, sincere, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, teenage life, gay, high school life, gay teenager, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, youth, gay interest, campus, college, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
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41%
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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: 20th century, 90s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, california, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.3
 311
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, romantic ...
Plot: coming out, youth, gay interest, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, couples, sexual relations, lgbt, gay, closeted homosexual, male male relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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: gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, college, self discovery, gay teenager, love and romance, investigation, introspection, parents and children, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, high school life, romance, fall in love, contests and competitions, athlete's life ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., washington state, new jersey, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, serious, realistic, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, bisexuality, gay interest, family life, human nature, repression ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Foxfire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them. They build a solid friendship but their wild ways begin to get out of control.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, high school, feminism, teacher, youth, rebellion, hostage, prison, tattoo, teenage girl, coming of age, school ...
Time: 90s
Place: portland oregon, california
⇓ 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, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, coming of age, homosexuality, blindness, lgbt, gay couple, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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
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Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hustler White (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen's old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. Said to be an homage to classic Hollywood cinema.
Style: sexy, sexual, clever, controversial, biting ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), bdsm, gay sex, transsexual, gays and lesbians, crimes, prostitution, sexual relations, hit and run, dark humor ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, new orleans, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, captivating ...
Plot: coming of age, first love, love and romance, family relations, youth, hopes, parents and children, village, leukemia, teenager, teenage love, underage drinking ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong.
Style: touching, rough, sexual, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, immigrants, runaway, gay teenager, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, small town, urban, small town life, city life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, love triangle, teenage life, college life, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, youth, friendship, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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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, gay relationship, teenage life, love and romance, gay athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.2
 6K
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, sincere, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, date night, girls' night, kids
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, friendship, interracial relations, love, self discovery, school, romance, teenage life, forbidden love, teenage love, opposites attract ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, 70s
Place: australia, kenya, paris france, uganda, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 5.7
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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: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.0
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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, touching, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming out, gay relationship, lifestyle, teenage life, self discovery, haunted by the past, youth, misfit, lgbt teen, crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
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