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I Am Michael (2015)
 5.7
 4K
I Am Michael (2015)
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, gay, minister, preacher, church, gender, clergy, introspection, religions or cults, 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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Most similar movies to I Am Michael

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, kiss, gender, gay kiss, gay relationship and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like I Am Michael: Prayers for Bobby (2009), Priest (1994), The Falls (2012), Howl (2010), Save Me (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Prayers for Bobby (2009)
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: serious, sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, parents and children, suicide, christianity, society, life is a bitch, family problems, tragic event, teenage life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 9K
Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: sexual abuse, conservative, gay, secret, girl, faith, abuse, catholic priest, church, incest, celibacy, hypocrisy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 2K
The Falls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the words of Joseph Smith. Living together and sharing the ...
Style: humorous, serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, church, gay, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, missionary, gay kiss, coming out, smoking pot ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 12K
Howl (2010)
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, serious, clever, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: courtroom drama, poetry, literature, homosexuality, courtroom, freedom, poet, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, censorship, hippie ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957
Place: bronx new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city, idaho, arkansas, colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 2K
Save Me (2007)
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, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: sex, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, redemption, self discovery, drug abuse, religions or cults, gender, hopes, love and romance, society, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, introspection, friendship, thirtysomething life, gender, follow your dream, under the surface, friends, hopes, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, gloomy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, celebrity, aids, pianist, cocaine, homosexual, music, musician's life, in the closet, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, 1960s, year 1981 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 729
The Green (2011)
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: school, investigation, false accusation, gays and lesbians, suburban life, life turned upside down, gender, suburbs, couple relations, society, couples, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Movie in collections
 3.8
 425
Wrecked (2009)
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, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, teenage love, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth, couple relations, impossible love, love triangle, drug abuse, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 1K
Watercolors (2008)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, tragic love, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, gender, athlete's life, best friends, ambition, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
 1K
Rock Haven (2007)
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, realistic, sexual, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, christianity, gay relationship, beach, church, coming of age, friendship, school, writer's life, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Another Country (1984)
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, realistic, touching
Plot: boarding school life, gay, boarding school, politics, coming of age, gender, romance, gay relationship, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1983
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Broken Tower (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Docudrama about American poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide in April 1932 at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: sailor, poet, brooklyn bridge, poetry reading, gays and lesbians, writer's life, lgbt, artists and showbiz, introspection, gender, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, ohio, usa, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Christopher and His Kind (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In 1931 budding author Christopher Isherwood goes to Berlin at the invitation of his friend W. H. Auden for the gay sex that abounds in the city. Whilst working as an English teacher his housemates include bewigged old queen Gerald Hamilton and ...
Style: serious, sincere, sexual, realistic, based on memoir ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, self discovery, gay, cabaret, s&m, strong sexual content, nightlife, urban, gender, fall in love, city life, looking for sex ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1976, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, england, medical school, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, self discovery, lgbt, gender, couple relations, couples, family relations, nude swimming, gay sex, hate crime, skinny dipping ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.2
 7K
Ben & Arthur (2002)
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: california, hawaii, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Fruitvale Station (2013)
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, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: police brutality, racism, new year's eve, birthday, ex convict, marijuana, african american, dog, introspection, unfulfillment, urban, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2007, year 2009
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Hell and Mr. Fudge (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Hell and Mr. Fudge is an 2012 American drama film directed by Jeff Wood and written by Brian Phillip Stoddard. Based on a true story, the film stars Mackenzie Astin as Edward Fudge, an Alabama preacher who has been hired to determine the existence ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, realistic, uplifting, christian film
Plot: church, hell, religious intolerance, preacher, clergy, religions or cults, parent child relationship, society, leadership, parents and children, death of father, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 2K
August (2011)
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, realistic, touching, sexy
Plot: romance, gays and lesbians, love triangle, gay relationship, lovers reunited, gender, love and romance, couples, introspection, couple relations, unfulfillment, pubic hair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.4
 96
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, gays and lesbians, transsexuality, human nature, introspection, self discovery, couple relations, gender bending, hopes, couples, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Happy Birthday (2002)
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: makeup artist, gays and lesbians, introspection, romance, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends, love and romance, youth, immigrants, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, texas, pakistan, portland oregon, taipei ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 5.8
 391
Four (2012)
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: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
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 ⇓
31%
 6.1
 3K
Dream Boy (2008)
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, first sex, gay, dysfunctional family, coming of age, lgbt teen, introspection, romance, gender, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 994
I Do (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, thought provoking
Plot: gay, lesbian interest, gays and lesbians, immigrants, gender, love and romance, society, fall in love, discrimination, misfit, working the system, deportation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, medical school, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: atmospheric, bleak, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, artist, aids, gay, exile, oppression, revolution, fidel castro, cuban revolution, writer's life, homosexuality, poet ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, 1960s ...
Place: cuba, new york, latin america, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: obsession, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, nightlife, urban, lgbt, gender, filmmaking, male nudity, american flag, shower, go go dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, serious, realistic, touching, suspense
Plot: gays and lesbians, homoeroticism, gay, gender, gay relationship, in the closet, lgbt, self discovery, couple relations, student life, couples, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1989
Place: israel, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 716
Back Soon (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Back Soon is a story of love, loss, identity and hope. It follows the relationship between aspiring actor Logan Foster and reformed drug dealer Gil Ramirez, two men who find themselves inexplicably drawn together despite their disparate backgrounds, ...
Style: sexual, serious, sexy, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, gender, romance, couples, best friends, prodigy, dealing with death, drug dealing, couple relations, death in the family, haunted by the past, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 97K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, tragic love, love and romance, homosexual, gay, gender, suicidal, broken heart, unfulfillment, best friends, death ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, denver colorado, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.0
 1K
Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, working class, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay parent, coma, unfulfillment, looking for love, romance, family life, breakup, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%