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

Most similar movies to I Am Michael

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about gay, gender, gays and lesbians, kiss, gay kiss, society and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like I Am Michael: Prayers for Bobby (2009), Save Me (2007), Rock Haven (2007), Howl (2010), Another Country (1984). 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, realistic, sentimental, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   84%
 
 6.8
 2K
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, realistic, touching, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   74%
    User:   82%
 
 5.5
 1K
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, school, gays and lesbians, beach, romance, writer's life, small town, church, forbidden love, sexual relations, teenage love, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   69%
 
 6.8
 12K
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, serious, clever, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: poetry, literature, homosexuality, censorship, courtroom, writer's life, sex, society, gay, insanity, surrealism, death ...
Time: 20s, 50s, 1950s, year 1957, year 1955
Place: new jersey, san francisco, greenwich village manhattan new york city, bronx new york city, idaho ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   60%
 
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, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, romance, gender, boarding school, love and romance, gay, society, politics, youth, couples, gays and lesbians, golden years ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, year 1983
Place: england, europe, russia, britain, moscow russia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   54%
    User:   49%
 
The Broken Tower
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: serious, atmospheric, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, writer's life, artists and showbiz, introspection, sailor, brooklyn bridge, poet, poetry reading, gender, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 30s
Place: new york, ohio, usa, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   49%
 
 6.5
 729
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, suburban life, school, life turned upside down, investigation, suburbs, gender, false accusation, couple relations, society, couples, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
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 2008, year 2007, year 2009
Place: california, usa, san francisco, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   51%
 
 5.4
 96
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, realistic, touching, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
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: gloomy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, romance, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends, love and romance, youth, immigrants, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: philadelphia, texas, pakistan, portland oregon, taipei ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   46%
    User:   53%
 
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: sexual, serious, 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, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 5.8
 391
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: serious, sincere, talky, 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 ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   48%
 
 7.2
 2K
Zenne Dancer
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A feature film about an unusual trio: DANIEL, a German photo-journalist in Istanbul without much knowledge about Middle Eastern values. CAN, a flamboyant, out and proud male belly dancer with lots of love and support from his family, and AHMET born ...
Style: semi serious, bleak, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, journalism, friendship, love affair, murder, haunted by the past, religions or cults, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance, media, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: turkey, afghanistan, istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   47%
 
 6.0
 1K
Pit Stop
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: small town, working class, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, romance, looking for love, gay relationship, gay parent, family life, breakup, coma, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   50%
 
Ordinary Sinner
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
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:   43%
    User:   43%
 
 6.0
 1K
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, realistic, touching, 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:   41%
    User:   36%
 
Entertaining Angels: The Dorothy Day Story
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: "Entertaining Angels" is an interesting title for this movie about the 1920's and 30's social activist, Dorothy Day, for it can be regarded that what this woman did, sometimes single-handedly, always controversially, in her fight ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, uplifting
Plot: clergy, downfall, urban ghetto, rise and fall, rise to the top, idealism, self discovery, rich and poor, discrimination, social decay, urban ghetto life, religions or cults ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   35%
 
 3.8
 425
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, 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 ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   45%
 
Christopher and His Kind
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, based on memoir ...
Plot: strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, self discovery, nightlife, urban, gender, fall in love, gay, city life, looking for sex, political unrest, twentysomething life ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, year 1976, 1930s
Place: germany, europe, england, medical school, hamburg germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   38%
    User:   41%
 
 5.9
 2K
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: sentimental, serious, realistic, touching, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   42%
 
Getting Go, the Go Doc Project
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: strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, nightlife, urban, gender, obsession, filmmaking, lgbt, american flag, male nudity, shower, go go dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   31%
 
Floating Skyscrapers
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: gays and lesbians, self discovery, gender, couple relations, coming out, couples, family relations, lgbt, skinny dipping, kicked in the stomach, gay sex, nude swimming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   36%
 
 8.3
 17K
Queer as Folk
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an ...
Style: sexual, serious, thought provoking, realistic, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, nightclub, thirtysomething life, gender, friends, coming out, best friends, discrimination, looking for sex, singleness, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   30%
 
 4.9
 196
Intentions
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, psychological
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, college, introspection, forbidden love, teachers and students, life turned upside down, gender, love and romance, infidelity, crumbling marriage, human nature, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, campus
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   35%
    User:   38%
 
 2.2
 7K
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: serious, captivating, realistic, psychological
Plot: church, gays and lesbians, romance, siblings relations, 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 ⇓
System:   34%
    User:   36%
 
 6.1
 613
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: semi serious, sincere, realistic, talky, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, follow your dream, school, feminism, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
 7.7
 6K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
 4.9
 511
Release
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A prison story. Father Jack finds love with a male guard in the prison. Some of the other inmates suspect he's been sentenced for paedophilia.
Style: serious, tense, realistic, emotional, suspenseful ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, prison, forbidden love, prison life, confined, hopes, gender, life is a bitch, clergy, gang, redemption, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
Before Night Falls
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, serious, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: writer's life, gay, homosexuality, artist, aids, revolution, idealism, childhood, male nudity, freedom, poetry, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s, year 1964 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, havana cuba, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   36%
 
 7.1
 2K
Violette
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: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: writer's life, friendship, artists and showbiz, friends, feminism, gender, society, lesbian kiss, lesbian, salvation, pregnant bride, meat ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, year 1972 ...
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   34%
 
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