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Going South (2009)
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Going South (2009)
Original name: Plein sud
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, young, provocative girl who likes men so much that she got pregnant. She soon brings along Jérémie with them. Throughout the trip, they learn to know, fight and love each other. In spite of a blooming relationship with Matthieu, Sam isolates himself because of his secret: he is headed for Spain to find his long-lost mother.
Style: road movie, captivating, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: ocean, gays and lesbians, striptease, friendship, friends, obsessive quest, love affair, love and romance, intrigue, family problems, introspection, on the road, hopes, dysfunctional family, haunted by the past, dishonesty, gender, bittersweet, sex, gun, fire, family relations, parents and children, siblings relations, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe

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Most similar movies to Going South

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, emotional and touching films with plots about gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, gay, friendship, couples and gay kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Going South: Amphetamine (2010), From Beginning to End (2009), Lost in Paradise (2011), Brotherhood (2009), Like a Brother (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, captivating, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, gay, love affair, haunted by the past, self discovery, addiction, tragic love, gender, life is a bitch, couples, destiny, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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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, sexy ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lovers apart, gay athlete, gay sex, adolescence vs adulthood, incest, passionate interest, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina, rio de janeiro ...
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100%
Lost in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It's his first time in the big city and he's looking for a place to live. He befriends Dong, a handsome extrovert who offers to share his ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, prostitute, love affair, gay relationship, mentally challenged, pimp, love and romance, friends, gender, love triangle, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
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100%
 7.0
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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50%
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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, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay sex, erection, friendship, youth, male friendship, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, fish out of water, love and romance, aspiring actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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100%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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43%
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Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alejandro and Aurora, two young students, leave Santiago and are on their way to spend Christmas with family in Aurora. At the foot of the Andes, the frustrations of Alejandro and Aurora’s doubts about her sexual identity cause tension. The two ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young lovers, youth, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, introspection, family problems, friends, self discovery, love and romance, coming of age, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
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42%
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
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41%
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I Want Your Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: gay sex, gay love, gay, gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, hopes, follow your dream, strong sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 183
Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, deportation, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, aging, hopes, family problems, gender, elderly, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 745
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hopes, introspection, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, parents and children, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Last Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Christmas time, 19 year old Simon returns home to visit his dysfunctional family with Louise, a fearless girl he met during his train ride. While Simon struggles to cope with the growing distance between him and his parents, he starts to examine ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, teenage life, lovers reunited, couples, family relations, social misfits, love and romance, gender, jealousy, unfulfillment, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Man of My Life (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A man vacationing in the country with his wife and children finds ideas he has of himself unexpectedly challenged in director Zabou Breitman's intimate drama.
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, crumbling marriage, moral dilemma, unfulfillment, gender, midlife crisis, family relations, summer vacation, gay interest, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: murder, friends, love and romance, gender, friendship, society, college life, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Wild Side (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns – with her two male lovers in town – to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, contemplative, sexy ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, lifestyle, love triangle, friendship, parents and children, social misfits, society, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Not Since You (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A romantic drama about a tight-knit group of college friends who graduated from NYU the year of 9/11 and reunite years later for a weekend wedding in Georgia. Unresolved conflicts and love affairs spark again.
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: couple relations, wedding, reunion, introspection, friendship, love affair, love and romance, human nature, dishonesty, adultery, bittersweet, profanity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: georgia, usa
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31%
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Bastards (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Marco returns to Paris after his brother-in-law's suicide, where he targets the man his sister believes caused the tragedy - though he is ill-prepared for her secrets as they quickly muddy the waters.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: bankruptcy, family problems, uncover truth, family business, rivalry, love and romance, crimes, hidden identity, neo noir, parents and children, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Kiss Me Again (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 139 min.
Story: A look at the lives of Carlo, Giulia, and their friends some 10 years after the events of L'Ultimo bacio.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: infidelity, couple relations, love affair, true love, hopes, dishonesty, breakup, human nature, family life, couples, family problems, parents separation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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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, 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 ⇓
29%
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, 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
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28%
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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, gay relationship, couples, romance, gays and lesbians, love affair, friendship, road not taken, family problems, breakup, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Beyond the Walls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Canada, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir's misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, silent film
Plot: gay relationship, s&m, musician, love affair, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, fall in love, gay, homosexual, gay sex, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, youth, love and romance, family problems, disability, couples, death in the family, homecoming, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 2K
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: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.4
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Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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26%
 4.2
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My Normal (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: "My Normal" is the story of Natalie, a young lesbian from the Lower East Side, who's struggling to find a balance between her dreams of becoming a film maker and her lifestyle as a dominatrix. Her exotic looks and unconventional ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, talky ...
Plot: dominatrix, friendship, fall in love, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, love and romance, showbiz, parents and children, couple relations, couples, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 4.7
 13
G.H.B. (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A reflection on love and pleasure experienced by three women, set in France, New York, and Shanghai.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: on the run, obsessive quest, friendship, haunted by the past, on the road, looking for love, life is a bitch, friends, strong female presence, female director
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.1
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, family problems, estrangement, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.5
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Born in 68 (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Paris, 1968. Catherine, Yves and Hervé are twenty years old. They're students and they love each other. The May student uprisings radically change their lives. Overtaken by communal utopia, they leave the city with a few friends to set up ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: utopia, family relations, friendship, rebelliousness, terminal illness, parents and children, idealism, culture clash, society, fighting the system, rebellion, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.1
 139
Out Loud (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Lebanon
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A modern tale of friendship and love in Lebanon today. It is also a bittersweet reflection on the social struggles of the after war generation.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, social, contemplative
Plot: friendship, against the rules, introspection, life is a bitch, love affair, starting over, injustice, society, rebellion, love and romance, hopes, misfit ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: lebanon
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24%