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Tropical Malady (2004)
 7.2
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Tropical Malady (2004)
Original name: สัตว์ประหลาด
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Thailand, France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A romance between a soldier and country boy splinters into a mythical venture based on Thai folklore.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, surreal, suspense, experimental, mind bending, stylized
Plot: jungle, shaman, ghost, love and romance, danger, human nature, gay, friendship, storytelling, countryside, tiger, gender, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, romance, fall in love, legends and myths, unfulfilled love, wooing, unfulfillment, gay relationship, mysticism, male homosexuality, gay soldier, dangerous animal ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, bangkok thailand

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, touching and atmospheric films with plots about love and romance, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, gays and lesbians, gay and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Tropical Malady: Blissfully Yours (2002), Undertow (2009), Mekong Hotel (2012), Nymph (2009), Hawaii (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand, UK, France, Germany, Spain, Netherlands
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Suffering from acute kidney failure, Uncle Boonmee has chosen to spend his final days surrounded by his loved ones in the countryside. Surprisingly, the ghost of his deceased wife appears to care for him, and his long lost son returns home in a ...
Style: atmospheric, meditative, surreal, disturbing, visually appealing ...
Plot: reincarnation, jungle, haunted by the past, introspection, supernatural, dealing with death, hopes, ghost, surrealism, family relations, existentialism, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia, tokyo, japan
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100%
Blissfully Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand, France
Duration: 125 min.
Story: The story of a love affair that begins during a picnic on the Thai-Burmese border.
Style: sexy, sincere, touching, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: jungle, picnic, romance, forbidden love, countryside, on the road, immigrants, sensuality, explicit sex, factory, infidelity, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, burma, thailand
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100%
 7.7
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Undertow (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: Peru, Colombia, France, Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, scenic ...
Plot: gay, ghost, gay relationship, lgbt, gay love, supernatural, curses spells and rituals, fisherman, homosexual, drowning, love triangle, male homosexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 651
Mekong Hotel (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, UK
Duration: 61 min.
Story: Shifting between fact and fiction in a hotel situated along the Mekong River, a filmmaker rehearses a movie expressing the bonds between a vampire-like mother and daughter...
Style: serious, surreal, experimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: hotel, family relations, parents and children, supernatural, reincarnation, mother daughter relationship, folk, world, river
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Nymph (2009)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Thailand
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An urban husband and wife travel to the jungle and learn just how precious their relationship is.
Style: bleak, suspenseful, atmospheric, serious, gloomy
Plot: karma, love, disappearance, rape, dream, forest, love affair, couples, human nature, supernatural, lifestyle, jungle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: thailand, asia
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27%
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Hawaii (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eugenio offers his childhood friend Martin a work for the summer. With a game of power and desire a relationship starts to grow that goes beyond their friendship.
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, homoeroticism, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, couples, sexual relations, reunion, countryside, male homosexuality, childhood friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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27%
Cemetery of Splendor (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Thailand, UK, Germany, France, Malaysia, South Korea, Mexico, USA, Norway
Duration: 122 min.
Story: In a hospital, ten soldiers are being treated for a mysterious sleeping sickness. In a story in which dreams can be experienced by others, and in which goddesses can sit casually with mortals, a nurse learns the reason why the patients will never be ...
Style: art house, enigmatic, surreal, romantic, no music
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Place: thailand
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26%
What Time Is It There? (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When a young street vendor with a grim home life meets a woman on her way to Paris, they forge an instant connection. He changes all the clocks in Taipei to French time.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, serious, realistic, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, isolation, death in the family, estrangement, lifestyle, unfulfillment, french, insomnia, father son relationship, drinking alcohol, drinking, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, paris france, taipei ...
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26%
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 7.1
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Heartbeats (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Francis is a young gay man, Marie is a young straight woman and the two of them are best friends -- until the day the gorgeous Nicolas walks into a Montreal coffee shop. The two friends, instantly and equally infatuated, compete for Nicolas' ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, sincere, tense, serious ...
Plot: homosexual, menage a trois, love triangle, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, romance, sexual identity, dishonesty, gender, fall in love, sexual exploration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Syndromes and a Century (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, France, Austria
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Story about director Apichatpong Weerasethakul's parents who were both doctors, and director's memories about growing up in the hospital environment.
Style: atmospheric, touching, emotional, art house, controversial ...
Plot: hospital, fall in love, human nature, doctors and patients, dentist, looking for love, buddhism, symbolism, life philosophy, lifestyle, society, small town ...
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Place: thailand, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: gay, aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, adultery, human nature, love affair, manipulation, understanding, family problems, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Mysterious Object at Noon (2000)
Genre: Documentary, Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Thailand, Netherlands
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Mysterious Object at Noon is part fiction, part documentary, and part pseudo-documentary about several unrelated lives in Thailand. The film crew set out on an expedition across Thailand, from the north to the south, documenting several lives along ...
Style: psychological, surreal, experimental, contemplative, semi serious ...
Plot: kidnapping, society, life is a bitch, down on your luck, working class, political unrest, countryside, heroes, benign alien, young heroes, city life, urban ...
Time: 90s
Place: thailand, asia, vietnam, bangkok thailand, cambodia
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24%
 5.4
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Ashamed (2010)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Arts professor Jung Ji Woo is searching for a nude model for a video clip that will be played at her exhibition. When Hee-jin, one of her students, recommends Yoon Ji Woo for the job, the three woman head to the beach to shoot the video. As they ...
Style: emotional, sentimental, atmospheric, surreal, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, love affair, romance, introspection, gender, coming of age, beach, youth, couples, lesbian, storytelling, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Looking for Cheyenne (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
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Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sexy, gloomy ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 5.5
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Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, couples, romance, gays and lesbians, love affair, friendship, road not taken, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, breakup ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
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Duration: 94 min.
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Style: surreal, sentimental, touching, art house, stylized ...
Audience: date night
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Edge of the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Canada
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: atmospheric, sentimental, captivating, psychological, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
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21%
The Story of Marie and Julien (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Julien lives alone with his cat. He dreams of Marie, and a few minutes later, he sees her on the street and makes a date. He asks her to move in with him, and she does. Her boyfriend is dead, the rest of her past a mystery. Although they quickly ...
Style: touching, psychological, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: love affair, love triangle, romance, lovers reunited, couple relations, fall in love, couples, dull life, dishonesty, secret, sex scene, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, couples, gender, love and romance, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.0
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The sequel to "Yossi and Jagger" finds character Yossi (Ohad Knoller) leading a sad existence after losing his partner Jagger on the battlefield. A chance encounter with a middle-aged woman linked to his past shakes up his otherwise staid ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, road movie
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first serious ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, erotic ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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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, emotional, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
No Rest for the Brave (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A strange man is involved in a village massacre and drug dealing.
Style: experimental, humorous, surreal, mind bending, realistic ...
Plot: insomnia, countryside, gangsters, drug dealer, losing-it hero, teenage life, love affair, dark humor, psychopath, crimes, youth, on the run ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Land of Storms (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Szabolcs plays in a German football team, as does Bernard. They are roommates, best friends, inseparable. A lost match makes him reconsider his life and he goes back to Hungary in hope for more simplicity. Yet his solitude does not last long. Soon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay, gay love, gay sex, gay slur, gays and lesbians, gender, fall in love, coming of age, gay teenager, masturbation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.2
 896
Animals (2012)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Pol is a teenager with a seemingly calm life: he lives with his brother and is still in high school. However, Pol has a secret: Deerhoof, a cuddly teddy bear who thinks, moves around and with whom he shares his best moments. Life goes on as normal ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: gay teenager, teenage life, friendship, imaginary character, adolescence vs adulthood, supernatural, love and romance, surrealism, toy comes to life, brother brother relationship, high school, teddy bear ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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: gay, missing person, gender, introspection, parents and children, family relations, missing son, ex boyfriend, romance, society, couples, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, french riviera, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
Beyond the Clouds (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Made of four short tales, linked by a story filmed by Wim Wenders. Taking place in Ferrara, Portofino, Aix en Provence and Paris, each story, which always a woman as the crux of the story, invites to an inner travel, as Antonioni says "towards ...
Style: touching, erotic, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, infidelity, unfulfilled love, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance, filmmaking, couples, couple relations, fall in love, lovers reunited ...
Place: europe, italy, paris france, france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%