Movies like The Witnesses

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The Witnesses (2007)
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The Witnesses (2007)
Original name: Les témoins
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: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, clever, realistic, contemplative
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, gay sex, opera singer, love and romance, siblings relations, sexual promiscuity, gender, family relations, childbirth, infidelity, sex, prostitute, doctor, cruise, gay teenager, youth, friends, sexual relations, couples, gays and lesbians, babies and infants, platonic ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1984
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, new york, australia, munich germany ...

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Most similar movies to The Witnesses

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sentimental films with plots about gay, love and romance, kiss, gays and lesbians, friendship, male nudity and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like The Witnesses: Being 17 (2016), Close to Leo (2002), The Man I Love (1997), A Home at the End of the World (2004), His Brother (2003). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Being 17 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the ...
Style: sentimental, romantic, disturbing, uplifting
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, lgbt teen, homosexuality, gay sex, first love, school, lgbt, friendship, gay love, bullying ...
Time: contemporary
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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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, coming out, youth, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, tragic hero, family problems, parents and children, family life, pregnancy, life is a bitch, hiv ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, brittany
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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, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, aids, coming out, love triangle, gay love, lifeguard, first gay sexual experience, love affair, couples, family relations, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, marseille, spain
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100%
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, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: lgbt, love triangle, aids, gay, self discovery, romance, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967
Place: ohio, new york, usa, phoenix arizona, woodstock ...
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His Brother (2003)
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, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, lifestyle change ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
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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, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, transsexual, friendship, infidelity, adultery, manipulation, human nature, love affair, dishonesty, understanding, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, milan italy, amsterdam, london, istanbul turkey ...
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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: touching, sincere, sentimental, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, south of france, brittany, frankfurt germany, france ...
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53%
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, realistic, emotional, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, gay slur, couple relations, sexual content, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
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51%
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, friendship, love triangle, racism, betrayal, youth, couples, friends, teenage love, sexual relations, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, paris france, new york ...
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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, serious, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, erection, gay sex, friendship, friendship between men, gay relationship, love and romance, youth, erotica, lifestyle, gay straight relations, fish out of water ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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48%
The Adventures of Felix (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A charming comedy about going on a rather long walk. Félix is a laid-back guy living in the bleak northern coastal town of Dieppe. He lives happily with his lover Daniel and is a soap opera enthusiast and HIV-positive. After losing his job, Félix ...
Style: sentimental, humorous, touching, melancholic, lyrical ...
Plot: gay teenager, friendship, unemployment, family relations, parents and children, society, youth, road trip, estrangement, self discovery, on the road, search for father ...
Time: 90s, 1930s
Place: france, europe, normandy, marseille, california ...
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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, transvestism, gays and lesbians, friends, couples, gender, love and romance, contests and competitions, dealing with death, sexual content, midlife crisis, couple relations ...
Time: 90s, 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france, alexandria egypt, madrid ...
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To the Extreme (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Rich, bisexual Thomas makes his way through a swath of lovers of both sexes in Paris. His parents have died, and he doesn't have to work to earn a living, so his days are bacchanalia-filled affairs that run into each other in a hazy bliss. The ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: introspection, child custody, bisexual, mate swapping, threesome, gay sex, lifestyle, adoption, moral dilemma, infidelity, love affair, strong sexual content ...
Time: future
Place: france, ibiza, paris france
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44%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, touching, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, transsexual, prostitute, lifestyle, nightlife, love triangle, self discovery, youth, life is a bitch, romance, couples, obsession ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
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Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, touching, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay asian, gay, love affair, gay relationship, lifestyle, fighting the system, social differences, couples, society, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989, year 1988
Place: beijing china, china, asia, shanghai, east berlin ...
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43%
Floating Skyscrapers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming out, gay love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lgbt, couple relations, bisexual, gay sex, gender, love triangle, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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42%
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: serious, touching, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: family relations, gay, dysfunctional family, working class, drug dealing, going straight, youth, redemption, vengeance, teenage life, family problems, transsexual ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, paris france
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41%
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: touching, sincere, emotional, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, blind woman, self discovery, fall in love, youth, couples, couple relations, teenage life, friendship, prostitute, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, southern california, santa monica california
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41%
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We Were One Man (1979)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: During the final days of World War II, a simple French peasant rescues a wounded German soldier and nurses him back to health. As their playful camaraderie grows, two young men who should be enemies begin to bond in ways neither thought possible.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: world war two, gay, gay soldier, soldier, gays and lesbians, gender, opposites attract, romance, friends, couples, wartime life, friendship ...
Time: 1940s, year 1943
Place: europe, france
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The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, sex scene, love and romance, tragic love, introspection, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, new york, china ...
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41%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, lgbt teen, gay lead character, lgbt child, teenage love, first love, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
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41%
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Rendez-vous (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A woman and three men. Nina, who's come to Paris to act and sleeps with any man at hand, meets Paulot, a young estate agent; he's smitten. She also meets Paulot's flatmate Quentin, a compulsive who stalks her. To Paulot's jealous ...
Style: realistic, erotic, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, friendship, ghost, love, suicidal thoughts, self destructing, forbidden love, love affair, couple relations, sexual relations, fall in love ...
Time: 80s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Parting Glances (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, yuppie, friends, couples, bittersweet, gender, love and romance, human nature, disco ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, africa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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House of Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984 through an exciting world of sex and music, when his deep new passion is suddenly turned into a struggle for courage, facing a new ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, avant garde ...
Plot: male prostitute, gay, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, bully, terminal illness, aids, fall in love, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, morocco
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40%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, family relations, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, bisexuality, gay interest, couples, repression, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, tokyo
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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, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, infidelity, gay, family problems, introspection, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, dealing with death, dinner party, estrangement, sudden death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
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39%
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, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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Snails in the Rain (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male written love letters, that undermine his sexual identity and interfere on his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: homoeroticism, gay, gays and lesbians, self discovery, lifestyle, couples, gender, couple relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, living together, lust, lie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
Place: israel, tel aviv israel, asia, tel aviv, middle east
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38%
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, gay, brother brother relationship, male model, secrets, betrayal, loneliness, runaway, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, spain
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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: realistic, touching, sincere, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, tumor, siblings relations, couple relations, self discovery, sibling relationship, love and romance, actor's life, couples, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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