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Love Is Strange (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Greece, Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After 39 years together, Ben and George finally tie the knot, but George loses his job as a result, and the newlyweds must sell their New York apartment and live apart, relying on friends and family to make ends meet.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, tragic ending, melancholic, intense, romantic, heartbreaking, emotional ...
Plot: homosexuality, wedding, gays and lesbians, crumbling marriage, couple relations, life turned upside down, gender, gay, couples, family problems, disorder, forceful separation, teacher, hospital, gay marriage, gay couple, loss of husband, gay teacher, gay relationship, death of husband, police officer, homosexual, gay kiss, teenage boy, uncle nephew relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about gender, gays and lesbians, couples, gay, love and romance, gay kiss and couple relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Love Is Strange: Keep the Lights On (2012), Wrecked (2009), Watercolors (2008), Weekend (2011), Open (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, documentary filmmaking, phone sex, couple relations, romance, lgbt, sex worker, hiv, gender, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 2000s, year 1998, 1990s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: crumbling marriage, couple relations, urban, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, life turned upside down, love and romance, disintegration, career change, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 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 ⇓
73%
 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 ⇓
72%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 24K
Weekend (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious, talky ...
Plot: gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay love, homosexuality, gay, coming out, weekend, homosexual, drugs/alcohol, realism, gender, one-night stand ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 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 ⇓
61%
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 ⇓
56%
 6.4
 13K
Breathe In (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: When a foreign exchange student arrives in a small upstate New York town, she challenges the dynamics of her host family's relationships and alters their lives forever.
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: confrontation, party, midlife crisis, crumbling marriage, introspection, family, teenager, marriage, lust, student, crisis, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 808
Return to Zero (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the true story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron who are preparing for the arrival of their first child.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: pregnancy, couple relations, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, family problems, sadness, cocktail, stillbirth, thanksgiving dinner ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 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 ⇓
54%
 5.3
 389
Whirlwind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay couple, infidelity, friendship, best friends, gays and lesbians, urban, manipulations, couple relations, sexual relations, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 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 ⇓
52%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 4.8
 442
Just Say Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Physical attractions appear to be the obvious explanation for two people to become a pair. But are they really the reflection of something sublime, everlasting or dare we say, spiritual? Do relationships start in the bedroom or in the heart? In this ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, couple relations, romance, gender, couples, love affair, love and romance, construction site, bisexual, self loathing, insecurity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A New York couple's relationship is tested after the loss of their child. This film is the wide-released combination of the original two :him and :her volumes that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: obsession, crumbling marriage, postmodernism, romance, couple relations, unfulfillment, couples, love affair, parents and children, breakup, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, connecticut, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 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 ⇓
46%
 6.7
 54K
Like Crazy (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A British college student falls for an American student, only to be separated from him when she's banned from the U.S. after overstaying her visa.
Style: sincere, sentimental, realistic, serious, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: young lovers, couple relations, parents, chair, blogger, customs, romance, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, couples, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, england, los angeles, london, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Perfect Ending (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.
Style: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, lesbian interest, lesbian, self discovery, homosexuality, lesbian mother, lesbian cunnilingus, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, lgbt, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Movie in collections
 6.4
 2K
Ciao (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.
Style: touching, serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, opposites attract, gay relationship, couple relations, coming out, twentysomething life, gender, couples, computers and web, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, italy, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 7.3
 4K
Hawaii (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eugenio offers his childhood friend Martin a work for the summer. With a game of power and desire a relationship starts to grow that goes beyond their friendship.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, friendship, gender, countryside, homosexuality, homoeroticism, lgbt, sexual relations, reunion, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Falls: Testament of Love is a continuation of the story of RJ Smith and Chris Merrill, two Mormon missionaries that fell in love during their mission in a small town in Oregon. The boys haven't spoken in five years, but when an unexpected ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, coming out, impossible love, love affair, unfulfilled love, reunion, love and romance, unfulfillment, young lovers, crumbling marriage, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, salt lake city utah, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: immigration, political prisoner, prostitute, immigrants, mistaken identity, reunion, romance, couple relations, love triangle, destiny, parents and children, society ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, usa, florida, miami, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 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 ⇓
43%
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, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: homosexuality, coming of age, gender, youth, gays and lesbians, french, gay, gay relationship, single parent, single mother, overbearing mother, coming out ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Nights in the Gardens of Spain (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires in this intimate drama. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: coming out, maori, gays and lesbians, family in crisis, gender, society, family problems, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couples, family relations, wrapped in a towel ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Conrad Boys (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his mother dies, 19-year-old Charlie Conrad skips college to raise his 9-year-old brother, Ben, in this moving drama. But the heavy responsibility soon causes Charlie to yearn for a normal life. Things start to look up when he embarks on a ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, college, elderly lovers, mysterious character, dealing with death, siblings relations, adolescence vs adulthood, child as adult, dysfunctional family, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 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 ⇓
40%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: transvestism, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay, hate crime, female impersonator, dishonesty, romance, love and romance, youth, couples, family relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
My Straight Son (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Venezuela, Spain
Duration: 114 min.
Story: The story of Diego, a young and successful photographer that lives in the glamorous world of fashion, shallowness and excess. A tragic accident turns his world around; his partner is now in a coma. Unexpectedly, and right at this terrible time, ...
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, emotional, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, parents and children, life turned upside down, estrangement, gender, introspection, dysfunctional family, family problems, family relations, disorder, choreographer, gay club ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, fall in love, hollywood, small town, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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