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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: gay, church, preacher, minister, gays and lesbians, clergy, religions or cults, society, media, gender, introspection, lgbt, gay relationship, sexuality, dog, dancing, student, teacher, on the road, religion, friendship, food, death, gay teenager, train ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 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, friendship, gay kiss and sex 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, touching, sentimental, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, tragic event, christianity, gay teenager, suicide, homosexual, parents and children, life is a bitch, society, family problems, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, california, portland oregon
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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: touching, realistic, tense, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: conservative, sexual abuse, incest, gay, celibacy, liberal, sin, confession, hypocrisy, girl, church, abuse ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
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100%
 6.8
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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, gloomy, realistic, thought provoking, clever ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, poet, courtroom, gay, freedom, courtroom drama, society, counterculture, sexual identity, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1950s, 20s, 50s, year 1955, year 1957 ...
Place: new york, california, manhattan new york city, oklahoma, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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60%
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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, gloomy, touching
Plot: forbidden love, sex, religions or cults, sex addict, haunted by the past, society, gender, self discovery, drug abuse, redemption, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: investigation, school, false accusation, couples, suburbs, society, gender, gays and lesbians, suburban life, couple relations, life turned upside down, bullying ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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, serious, sincere, gloomy, thought provoking ...
Plot: police brutality, african american, birthday, ex convict, marijuana, dog, new year's eve, racism, goodhearted, unfulfillment, latinos, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2009, year 2008, 2000s ...
Place: california, usa, oakland california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, captivating, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: homosexuality, youth, gender, single mother, single parent, rebellion, coming of age, gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, overbearing mother, gays and lesbians ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ 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: boarding school, politics, gay, boarding school life, youth, double agent, espionage, coming of age, couples, society, gender, romance ...
Time: 80s, year 1983, 1930s
Place: russia, england, europe, britain, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, sincere, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: sexual abuse, porn actress, porn star, redemption, porn, artists and showbiz, exploit, life is a bitch, lifestyle, actor's life, innocence lost, filmmaking ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1970, year 2002
Place: usa, florida, malibu california, new jersey, california ...
⇓ 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: realistic, atmospheric, serious, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: brooklyn bridge, sailor, poetry reading, poet, writer's life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, introspection, gender, visionary, couples ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century
Place: usa, ohio, new york, paris france, mexico
⇓ 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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, family relations, gender, couple relations, self discovery, couples, skyscraper, shared bath, pills, nude swimming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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35%
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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: psychological, touching, sexual, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, church, friendship, beach, coming of age, christianity, gay relationship, gay, gays and lesbians, gay love, small town, school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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34%
 6.3
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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: rough, serious, sincere, realistic
Plot: prison, friendship, prison life, crimes, teaching the ways of the world, crime, confined, power relations, friends, redemption, mentor, criminal ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, aids, gay relationship, homosexual, pianist, cocaine, celebrity, power relations, up and down relationship, talented, performance ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1981, year 1977 ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
⇓ 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, touching, sexual, sincere, serious ...
Plot: makeup artist, gay, love and romance, immigrants, twentysomething life, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, friendship, friends, thirtysomething life, romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, philadelphia, taiwan, pakistan, portland oregon ...
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31%
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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: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: friendship, friends, feminism, gender, society, artists and showbiz, writer's life, lesbian relationship, cigarette smoking, money, promise, flashback ...
Time: 20th century, year 1972, year 1964, 1960s, 1940s ...
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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, emotional, touching, gloomy
Plot: ghost, gay relationship, supernatural, gay, village, homosexual, artist, love triangle, drowning, boat, fisherman, death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: peru, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: clever, semi serious, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: self discovery, friendship, crumbling marriage, school, college, human nature, society, lifestyle, feminism, gender, family relations, friends ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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: realistic, touching, serious, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, politician, homosexual, election, protest, mayor, civil rights, murder, morality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1973, year 1976, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, minnesota ...
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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: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, small town, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, gender, self discovery, youth, teenage love, couples, small town life, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
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29%
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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: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, humorous
Plot: church, gay, gays and lesbians, religions or cults, youth, society, teenage life, hopes, religion, bishop, gay kiss, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: idaho, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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: atmospheric, serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: teenage life, teenage sexuality, youth, high school, high school life, adolescence, unfulfillment, teenage girl, coming of age, high school student, loneliness, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, sexual, serious, sincere, based on memoir ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, cabaret, s&m, self discovery, gay, looking for sex, city life, state affairs, fascism, promiscuity, lifestyle, urban ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, year 1976, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany, england, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: melancholic, sexy, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, tragic love, gay slur, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, gay romance, lovers ...
Time: 1960s, 80s, 20th century, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gay, gay love, strong sexual content, thirtysomething life, friends, under the surface, gender, introspection, friendship, hopes, gays and lesbians, follow your dream ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sweet, romantic ...
Plot: gay, teenage love, homosexuality, coming out, gay teenager, lgbt, friendship, blind character, blindness, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 2.2
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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: psychological, realistic, captivating, serious
Plot: church, clergy, family relations, religions or cults, friends, couples, siblings relations, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, vermont, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, emotional, serious
Plot: coming out, gay, phone sex, documentary filmmaking, gays and lesbians, lgbt, addiction, coping, couples, looking for love, sex addict, workaholic ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1998, 1990s, year 2003 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: erotic, serious, emotional, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: breakup, lgbt, gay, unfulfilled love, romance, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch, sexual relations, teenage life, strong sexual content, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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: sexual, emotional, gloomy, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: coming out, gay, depression, beach, gays and lesbians, romance, coming of age, dysfunctional family, love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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