Movies like I Am Michael

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I Am Michael (2015)
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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, church, preacher, minister, gender, clergy, introspection, religions or cults, media, society, sexuality, dog, dancing, student, teacher, on the road, religion, friendship, food, death, lgbt, train, computer, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998, year 2006, year 2007, year 2002
Place: usa, wyoming, colorado

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about kiss, gay, gender, gays and lesbians, gay kiss, crying and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like I Am Michael: Prayers for Bobby (2009), Priest (1994), Howl (2010), Save Me (2007), The Green (2011). 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, tragic event, homosexual, suicide, christianity, lgbt, parents and children, society, life is a bitch, family problems, grief ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, san francisco, portland oregon
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 7.1
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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: conservative, sexual abuse, gay, church, catholic priest, secret, faith, abuse, girl, incest, celibacy, hypocrisy ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, clever, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, courtroom, gay, freedom, courtroom drama, poet, writer's life, society, artists and showbiz, censorship ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957 ...
Place: arkansas, colorado, oklahoma, bronx new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 ⇓
48%
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 6.5
 736
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: school, investigation, false accusation, gays and lesbians, suburban life, life turned upside down, gender, suburbs, couple relations, society, couples, gay marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, new year's eve, racism, birthday, ex convict, marijuana, african american, dog, introspection, urban, unfulfillment, tragic hero ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2008, year 2007, year 2009 ...
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: gay, boarding school, politics, boarding school life, coming of age, gender, romance, gay relationship, love and romance, society, youth, couples ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, soviet union ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, brooklyn bridge, poet, 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, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.2
 36K
Lovelace (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, filmmaking, strong sexual content, life is a bitch, redemption, actor's life, innocence lost, artists and showbiz, sex, porn, exploit ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 2002, year 1970
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.5
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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, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay, christianity, beach, church, coming of age, friendship, school, romance, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, kicked in the stomach, nude swimming, gay sex, hate crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, introspection, friendship, thirtysomething life, gender, follow your dream, under the surface, friends, hopes, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: homosexuality, coming of age, gay, gay relationship, single parent, single mother, overbearing mother, gender, youth, rebellion, gays and lesbians, french ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay, celebrity, aids, pianist, cocaine, homosexual, music, musician's life, in the closet, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 80s, year 1979, year 1986 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 25K
Palo Alto (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Palo Alto weaves together three stories of teenage lust, boredom, and self-destruction: shy, sensitive April, torn between an illicit flirtation with her soccer coach and an unrequited crush on sweet stoner Teddy; Emily, who offers sexual favors to ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, small town, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, coming of age, adolescence, social relations, high school life, under the surface ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 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, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: church, gays and lesbians, gay, teenage life, religions or cults, hopes, society, youth, missionary, praying, gay kiss, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 612
Julie Johnson (2001)
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, touching, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, gays and lesbians, follow your dream, family drama, school, feminism, college, couple relations, forbidden love, parents and children, singleness ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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 ⇓
31%
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Jamesy Boy (2014)
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, realistic, sincere
Plot: prison, friendship, prison life, crime, confined, mentor, criminal, redemption, teaching the ways of the world, crimes, power relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, taiwan, taipei, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: sincere, serious, realistic, sexual, pre war ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, self discovery, gay, cabaret, s&m, strong sexual content, misfit, urban, nightlife, gender, fall in love, city life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s, year 1976
Place: germany, europe, hamburg germany, medical school, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: serious, sincere, 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 ⇓
30%
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: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere
Plot: gay, obsession, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, nightlife, urban, lgbt, gender, filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, male nudity, american flag ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: hawaii, vermont, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.6
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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, gay, tragic love, love and romance, homosexual, death, loneliness, teacher student relationship, depression, gender, suicidal ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, denver colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 2K
Violette (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Born out of wedlock early in the last century, Violette Leduc meets Simone de Beauvoir in postwar Saint-Germain-des-Près. An intense lifelong relationship develops between the two women authors, based on Violette's quest for freedom through ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, captivating
Plot: friendship, writer's life, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, lesbian relationship, gender, society, lesbian, lesbian kiss, film within a film, farm ...
Time: 20th century, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s, 1950s ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.8
 397
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: talky, serious, sincere, 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 ⇓
29%
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, uplifting, realistic, christian film
Plot: church, religious intolerance, hell, preacher, clergy, religions or cults, parent child relationship, society, leadership, parents and children, bible, religious differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.7
 6K
Undertow (2009)
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: gay relationship, ghost, supernatural, gay, homosexuality, gay sex, village, death, fisherman, love triangle, homosexual, drowning ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.6
 155K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
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, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, politics, discrimination, gay, election, mayor, politician, homosexuality, murder, protest, homosexual, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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