Movies like I Am Michael

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I Am Michael
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, gay, clergy, introspection, religions or cults, minister, preacher, church, media, society, 360 degree well shot, mopping a floor, bolt upright after nightmare, lgbt, blog, conservatism, year 2000, gay pride, carrot, stethoscope, gay romance, packing a suitcase, meditation, gay man straight woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2002, year 2007, year 2006, year 1998
Place: usa, colorado, wyoming
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The Perks of Being a Wallflower
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The Normal Heart
Biography, Drama, History, Romance
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132 min.
 7.9
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Most similar movies to I Am Michael

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about gays and lesbians, gay, kiss, gender, gay kiss, friendship and gay relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like I Am Michael: Prayers for Bobby (2009), Save Me (2007), Fruitvale Station (2013), Loggerheads (2005), Rock Haven (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Prayers for Bobby
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.
Style: emotional, serious, sentimental, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: suicide, christianity, family life, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, parents and children, gay, gender, teenage life, homosexual, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
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Save Me
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gays and lesbians, redemption, self discovery, drug abuse, religions or cults, gender, sex, hopes, forbidden love, love and romance, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
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Fruitvale Station
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: The true story of Oscar, a 22-year-old Bay Area resident, who crosses paths with friends, enemies, family, and strangers on the last day of 2008.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, serious, dramatic, sincere ...
Plot: brutality, violence, death, friendship, drinking, murder, police brutality, introspection, police, tragedy, storytelling, race issues ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2007, year 2008, year 2009
Place: california, usa, san francisco, oakland california
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System:   57%
    User:   51%
 
 7.2
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Loggerheads
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: family life, human nature, small town, parents and children, haunted by the past, gender, hopes, love and romance, society, couples, adoption, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 60s, 90s, 20th century, year 2001 ...
Place: north carolina, usa
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System:   56%
    User:   47%
 
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Rock Haven
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, school, beach, writer's life, romance, small town, church, forbidden love, sexual relations, teenage love, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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    User:   61%
 
The Normal Heart
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, talky, serious ...
Plot: gay, aids, homosexuality, friendship, terminal illness, prejudice, male nudity, sexuality, politics, hospital, courage, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
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System:   54%
    User:   59%
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, adolescence, teacher, suicide, depression, mental illness, teenager, gay, loneliness, drugs ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s ...
Place: pennsylvania, usa
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System:   53%
    User:   44%
 
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Happy Birthday
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As a common birthday approaches, five very different people are faced with very similar problems. Jim, a gay, overweight telemarketer (for a weight loss program) faces his self esteem issues. Ron, is a minister who preaches about conversion but ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, romance, introspection, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends, love and romance, youth, immigrants, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, texas, taiwan, pakistan, portland oregon ...
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System:   51%
    User:   57%
 
Another Country
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, romance, gender, boarding school, love and romance, gay, society, politics, youth, couples, gays and lesbians, golden years ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, europe, russia, britain, soviet union ...
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System:   48%
    User:   53%
 
 5.8
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Four
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: talky, sincere, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: under the surface, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, interracial relations, parents and children, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, society, youth, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
 6.3
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The Wise Kids
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, introspection, self discovery, small town, small town life, teenage life, friends, homosexuality, society, single parent, youth, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   42%
 
 7.6
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Milk
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, dramatic ...
Plot: politics, gay, homosexuality, murder, mentor, idealism, courage, prejudice, assassination, gays and lesbians, drinking, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1977, year 1978, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, phoenix arizona, wisconsin ...
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System:   46%
    User:   44%
 
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Open
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, transsexual, human nature, introspection, self discovery, gender, couple relations, gender bending, hopes, couples, social misfits, transsexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minneapolis minnesota, minnesota
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System:   46%
    User:   54%
 
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Any Day Now
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: adoption, drugs/alcohol, gays and lesbians, district attorney, hollywood, courtroom drama, custody, gender, society, gay adoption, down syndrome, gay relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   49%
 
 2.2
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Ben & Arthur
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A pair of recently married gay men are threatened by one of the partners' brother, a religious fanatic who plots to murder them after being ostracized by his church.
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: church, gays and lesbians, siblings relations, romance, religions or cults, gender, couples, family relations, clergy, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, vermont, california
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System:   44%
    User:   35%
 
I Want Your Love
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: serious, sexual, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, introspection, friendship, gay, thirtysomething life, gender, follow your dream, under the surface, friends, hopes, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, ohio, california
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System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
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Watercolors
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, tragic love, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, gender, teenage love, coming out, athlete's life, best friends, ambition, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   46%
 
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Julie Johnson
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A New Jersey housewife is dissatisfied with her everyday life because she is smarter than she or anyone else knows. While taking a computer class, Julie discovers her abilities and finds the courage to make dramatic life changes. This is a story of ...
Style: sincere, semi serious, talky, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, follow your dream, feminism, school, self discovery, college, couple relations, friendship, forbidden love, parents and children, singleness, road not taken ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
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System:   38%
    User:   35%
 
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Ordinary Sinner
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: talky, emotional, serious, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, religions or cults, small town, society, gender, clergy, moral dilemma, murder, friendship, love triangle, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   43%
 
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Jamesy Boy
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Based on the true story of teenager James Burns who goes from a suburban street gang to a maximum-security prison cell surrounded by hardened criminals. He turns his life around in prison thanks to the unexpected friendship he forms with a convicted ...
Style: serious, rough, sincere, realistic
Plot: prison, crime, prison life, confined, friendship, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, power relations, friends, redemption, criminal, mentor ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   39%
 
 6.8
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Howl
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: stylized, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, censorship, courtroom, writer's life, sex, society, gay, insanity, surrealism, death ...
Time: 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957, 1950s
Place: new jersey, san francisco, denver colorado, idaho, colorado ...
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System:   37%
    User:   44%
 
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Beginners
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, offbeat, realistic, melancholic, sad ...
Plot: cancer, gay, father son relationship, relationships, self discovery, terminal illness, death, loneliness, homosexuality, depression, marriage, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york
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System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
Out in the Dark
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.
Style: bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, romance, forbidden love, impossible love, love affair, urban, gender, love and romance, unlikely couple, parents and children, estrangement, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1993
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, tel aviv israel
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System:   36%
    User:   39%
 
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Wrecked
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An edgy drama about a gay teen's tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked smashes cinematic taboos while it spins its cautionary tale. Ryan is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: drugs/alcohol, gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, couple relations, impossible love, love triangle, drug abuse, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
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System:   36%
    User:   41%
 
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Hate Crime
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Robbie Levinson and Trey McCoy suddenly encounter intolerance and hostility at the hands of their new neighbor, Chris Boyd, the son of a fundamentalist preacher.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic
Plot: investigation, serial killer, crime, uncover truth, murder, mystery, false accusation, police investigation, psychopath, gay bashing, crimes, deadly ...
Time: contemporary
Place: dallas texas
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System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
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Undertow
Genre: Drama, 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, serious, touching, emotional, gloomy
Plot: ghost, supernatural, gays and lesbians, village, moral dilemma, love triangle, gay, gay sex, gay relationship, homosexuality, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, peru
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System:   36%
    User:   38%
 
 6.2
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Dream Boy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, coming of age, dysfunctional family, gays and lesbians, introspection, gay teenager, gay, romance, gender, youth, social misfits, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   40%
 
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August
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, sexy
Plot: romance, gays and lesbians, love triangle, lovers reunited, gender, love and romance, couples, gay relationship, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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System:   35%
    User:   38%
 

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Latter Days
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: romance, gay, culture clash, aids, coming out, religion, homosexuality, strong sexual content, coming of age, christian, love story, christianity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, new jersey, salt lake city utah
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System:   35%
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The Green
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his first novel. All that changes when one of Michael's ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, suburban life, school, life turned upside down, suburbs, gender, investigation, false accusation, couple relations, society, couples, shared shower ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: connecticut, usa
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System:   35%
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