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I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
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I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Original name: J'ai rêvé sous l'eau
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 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 some familial, financial difficulties. But the girl is a junkie too.
Style: touching, sexy, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, prostitute, transsexual, love triangle, self discovery, nightlife, lifestyle, drug abuse, youth, obsession, sexual relations, romance, life is a bitch, addiction, looking for love, destructive relationship, fall in love, couples, bisexual man, sex club, best friends, love and romance, a.i., stoners, urban ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sexual and sexy films with plots about love and romance, couples, gender, gay, kiss, gays and lesbians and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like I Dreamt Under the Water: Holding Trevor (2007), Romance (1999), Circuit (2001), Full Speed (1996), Fögi Is a Bastard (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, addiction, overdose, hiv, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, introspection, destructive relationship, looking for love, drug abuse, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
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Romance (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Although deeply in love with her boyfriend - and indeed sleeping in the same bed with him - a schoolteacher cannot handle the almost complete lack of intimacy he will allow. Increasingly frustrated, she gradually finds her sexual appetites leading ...
Style: erotic, surprise ending, sexual, sexy, serious ...
Plot: degradation, infidelity, nymphomania, strong sexual content, erection, explicit sex, bondage, rape, sex, cuckold, female full frontal nudity, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe
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92%
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Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: addiction, drug abuse, coming out, gay relationship, fish out of water, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, city life, haunted by the past, sexual relations, nightlife ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, los angeles, california, usa, palm springs california
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91%
 6.1
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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: sexual, gloomy, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, gay teenager, unfulfillment, society, gender, gays and lesbians, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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Fögi Is a Bastard (1998)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France, Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A 15 year old boy (Beni) falls in love with Fögi, a singer in a Rock band. As Fögi seduces him, he is only willing to follow him where ever Fögi wants to. But Fögi is a drug addict and pulls Beni deeper and deeper into the hell of drug addiction.
Style: sexual, disturbing, gloomy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, youth, drug abuse, unrequited love, drug addict, gay, destructive relationship, pubic hair, male prostitution, young love, male prostitute ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
Race You to the Bottom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Nathan and Maggie are in the throes of a passionate affair. They're young, good-looking, and both have boyfriends. When Nathan is assigned to write a travel article on romantic hot-spots in Napa Valley, these unconventional lovers test the ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, love affair, love triangle, on the road, destructive relationship, couples, journalism, youth, lifestyle, young lovers, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.4
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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
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77%
Angels of Sex (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carla and Bruno believe they have answers for everything until Rai appears in their lives, an attractive and mysterious young who lives outside the rules. In this story about love and friendship, boundaries dissolve by the rhythm of funky and break ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sexual, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, gay, gay relationship, homosexual, gay sex, bisexual, dancer, infidelity, bisexual man, friendship, sexual attraction, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
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73%
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Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, coming out, self discovery, prostitute, gender, life is a bitch, romance, aging, transsexual, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: filmmaking, older man younger woman relationship, actor's life, love triangle, unfulfilled love, couple relations, fall in love, obsession, couples, romance, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: brittany
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65%
Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: sincere, sexy, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, youth, infidelity, nightclub, auto mechanic, gender, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
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65%
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Candy (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A poet falls in love with an art student, who gravitates to his bohemian lifestyle -- and his love of heroin. Hooked as much on one another as they are on the drug, their relationship alternates between states of oblivion, self-destruction, and ...
Style: touching, emotional, surprise ending, romantic, disturbing ...
Plot: heroin, addiction, drug abuse, destructive relationship, marriage, life is a bitch, junkie, obsession, lovers, artist, professor, theft ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: australia, melbourne australia, sydney australia
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64%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, unfulfilled love, tragic love, social differences, couple relations, anti semitism, infidelity, destructive relationship, sexual relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
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64%
A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)
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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: breakup, teenage life, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, love and romance, romance, obsession, sexual relations, strong sexual content, lgbt, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
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61%
 6.5
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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, love and romance, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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 ⇓
58%
Identification of a Woman (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: The movie director Niccolò has just been left by his wife. Subsequently he embarks on an obsessive relationship with a young woman who eventually leaves him and disappears (shades also of L'Avventura) while searching for her, he meets a ...
Style: erotic, sexy, psychological, sexual, realistic ...
Plot: transsexual, midlife crisis, dangerous attraction, lovers reunited, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, dishonesty, gender, losing-it hero, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: italy, rome italy, paris france, california, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 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 ⇓
56%
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The Witnesses (2007)
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: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, opera singer, siblings relations, love and romance, gay sex, sexual promiscuity, gender, family relations, childbirth ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, lyon ...
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56%
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: psychological, thought provoking, serious, realistic, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, sexual relations, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, china, hamburg germany ...
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55%
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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
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54%
Love on a Pillow (1962)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A young girl rescues a man from a suicide attempt. He turns out to be a sociopath, who begins to take over her life, abusing her both verbally and emotionally, yet she can't seem to tear herself away from him.
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional, serious ...
Plot: mental illness, destructive relationship, sexual relations, love triangle, hotel, small town, unfulfillment, romance, unsupportive spouse, jazz, pain, chase ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: france, paris france, italy, tuscany
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Between Love & Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern gay drama about falling in and out of love, and the rocky road in between.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sincere, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, coming out, transsexual, couples, gender, love and romance, manipulation, breakup, family relations, looking for love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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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52%
Millennium Mambo (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Taipei. A voice off-camera looks back ten years to 2000, when Vicky was in an on-again off-again relationship with Hao-Hao...
Style: realistic, touching, captivating, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: love and romance, romance, couples, friendship, love triangle, addiction, infidelity, couple relations, destructive relationship, nightlife, coming of age, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: taiwan, japan, asia, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Boy Meets Girl (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris by night. Alex, 22, wants to become a filmmaker. He is fascinated by first times and his girlfriend, Florence, has just left him for his best friend, Thomas. First break-up, first attempted murder: Alex tries to strangle Thomas, but gives up ...
Style: serious, stylized, realistic, avant garde, contemplative ...
Plot: fall in love, romance, impossible love, love affair, couples, destructive relationship, twentysomething life, lifestyle, losing-it hero, youth, unfulfillment, loneliness ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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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: emotional, psychological, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay sex, child custody, bisexual, threesome, lifestyle, moral dilemma, adoption, introspection, love affair, custody, infidelity, strong sexual content ...
Time: future
Place: france, ibiza, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, gays and lesbians, family relations, couple relations, gay sex, gender, love triangle, self discovery, lgbt, bisexual, friendship, gay love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Smokers Only (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A suicidal young singer named Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to get kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They begin an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so ...
Style: realistic, serious, captivating, suspenseful, sexy ...
Plot: male prostitute, gay interest, lifestyle, love affair, destructive relationship, nightlife, couples, love and romance, musician's life, romance, sexual relations, aspiring singer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 5.2
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Nine Lives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lust and dysfuntion come full circle in this collection of nine steamy scenes exploring gay life, sex, addition, drugs and HIV/AIDS as revealed by a latino pool boy, a television writer, a meth dealer and others. As one affair leads into another, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, lifestyle, couples, youth, love and romance, social relations, breakup, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
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