Movies and TV shows like Queer as Folk

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Queer as Folk (2000)
 8.3
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Queer as Folk (2000)
Original name: Queer As Folk
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
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 unapologetic look at modern, urban gay and lesbian lives while addressing the most critical health and political issues affecting the community. Sometimes racy, sometimes sensitive and always straight to the heart.
Style: serious, touching, emotional, sexual, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, sexy, talky
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, lgbt, gay relationship, gay, homosexuality, homosexual, discrimination, gender, gay teenager, age difference, lesbian, gay sex, coming out, lifestyle, sexual activity, sexual identity, friendship, casual sex, aids, thirtysomething life, gay slur, looking for sex, love and romance, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, pittsburgh

Most similar movies to Queer as Folk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, touching and sexual films and TV series with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, gender, homosexual, lgbt, gay relationship and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Queer as Folk: Looking (2014), The L Word (2004), Shelter (2007), Nine Lives (2004), Call Me by Your Name (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Looking (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Three friends in San Francisco who explore the fun and sometimes overwhelming options available to a new generation of gay men.
Style: semi serious, sincere, humorous, realistic, clever
Plot: gay, gay couple, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, friendship, friendship between men, gay slur, male friendship, looking for love, direction and purpose, everyday life, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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100%
 7.6
 24K
The L Word (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
Story: A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
Style: realistic, talky, sincere, semi serious, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lesbian couple, lesbian mother, older woman younger man relationship, lesbianism, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, female friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Queer as Folk (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Queer as Folk is a 1999 British television series that chronicles the lives of three gay men living in Manchester's gay village around Canal Street. Both Queer as Folk and Queer as Folk 2 were written by Russell T Davies. The first series was ...
Style: sexual, witty, humorous, clever, controversial ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, homosexual, lgbt, looking for sex, friendship, love affair, gender bending, urban, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s, 2000s, 1990s
Place: manchester, europe, england, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 21K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, best friends, homosexual, grownups, gay teenager, homosexuality, gay romance, teenage life, surfing ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 5.3
 362
Nine Lives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lust and dysfuntion come full circle in this collection of nine steamy scenes exploring gay life, sex, addition, drugs and HIV/AIDS as revealed by a latino pool boy, a television writer, a meth dealer and others. As one affair leads into another, ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, lifestyle, drug abuse, love and romance, youth, interracial relations, couples, breakup ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: touching, sincere, gay cinema, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, first love, teenage boy, summer, gay relationship, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, gay lead character ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.7
 27K
Shame (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Norway
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The story of a young teenager group, born 1999, and a pupil on Hartvig Nissens upper secondary school in Oslo, and her friends and their life, troubles, scandals and every day life. Which of the members represented changes per season.
Style: emotional, realistic, sweet, dramatic, serious ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: teenage sexuality, teenager, lgbt, teenage protagonist, teenage boy, friendship, teenage sex, teenage girl, gay teenager, teen angst, gay relationship, high school hunk ...
Time: contemporary
Place: norway, oslo norway, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Two love stories, sixty years apart, charting the challenges and huge change to gay lives with Michael and Thomas from WW2 to Adam and Steve to the present day.
Style: sincere, captivating, touching, psychological
Plot: gay relationship, homosexuality, love, world war two, lgbt, veteran, generation, grandparent grandchild relationship, gay, wife husband relationship, dysfunctional marriage, prison ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 7.6
 28K
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: touching, sincere, emotional, meditative, lyrical ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, gay couple, gay club, gays and lesbians, gay, weekend, one night stand, lifestyle, lgbt, sexuality, encounter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 7.4
 4K
Lip Service (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Lip Service was a British television serial drama portraying the lives of a group of lesbians living in Glasgow, Scotland. Production on the show, which stars Laura Fraser, Ruta Gedmintas and Fiona Button, began in summer 2009 in Glasgow. The show ...
Style: realistic, sincere, sexy, semi serious, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, lgbt, lovers, love triangle, love and romance, sexual identity, ex couple relations, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, saudi arabia, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 18K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, fall in love, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.9
 24K
The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Stef Foster, a dedicated police officer, and her partner Lena Adams, a school vice principal, have built a close-knit, loving family with Stef's biological son from a previous marriage, Brandon, and their adopted twins, Mariana and Jesus. Their ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, touching, melancholic, sincere ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gays and lesbians, foster child, foster home, lesbian, family problems, lesbian mother, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, step siblings, supportive parent, family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.4
 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: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming out, gay sex, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, gay student, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Blonde One (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Womanising Juan must quickly find a flatmate after his brother moves out. In moves Gabriel (the blonde of the title), Juan's stoic and very handsome co-worker, who is recently widowed and struggling to support his young daughter. What starts ...
Style: erotic, bleak, surprise ending, dark humor
Plot: closeted homosexual, gay love, gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, homosexual, lust, male nudity, sexual tension, homoeroticism, gay sex, male homosexuality ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Angels of Sex (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carla and Bruno believe they have answers for everything until Rai appears in their lives, an attractive and mysterious young who lives outside the rules. In this story about love and friendship, boundaries dissolve by the rhythm of funky and break ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, gay, gay relationship, sexual attraction, homosexual, sexual relations, dancer, infidelity, friendship, strong sexual content, lifestyle, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexy, serious, realistic, controversial, sincere ...
Plot: gay love, gay sex, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, strong sexual content, follow your dream, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.8
 5K
Boy Culture (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.
Style: clever, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, gay african american, homosexuality, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, confession, intergenerational friendship, coming out, lgbt, homosexual, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: emotional, melancholic, sincere, sexy, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay romance, closeted homosexual, gay slur, male nudity, first gay sexual experience, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
15%
Movie in collections
 7.3
 1K
Noah's Arc (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: Noah's Arc is an American cable television dramedy. The series, which predominantly features gay black and Latino characters, focused on many socially relevant issues, including same sex dating, same-sex marriage, same-sex parenthood, HIV and ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, realistic, sexual, humorous
Plot: gay african american, african american, gay, boyfriend, dating, friendship, friendship between men, workplace, artists and showbiz, gays and lesbians, college, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.3
 453
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, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay, lifestyle, couples, breakup, thirtysomething life, emotionless, manipulation, unfulfillment, gender, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 2K
The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay love, gay, romance, coming out, homecoming, gender, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 2K
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: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, coming out, gay relationship, gay, beach, first gay sexual experience, family relations, friendship, christianity, church, gay teenager, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: South of Nowhere is an American teen drama television series created by Thomas W. Lynch. Aimed primarily at teenagers, it first aired on November 4, 2005 and was one of six original series on The N. The second half of the third and final season ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, humorous, captivating
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, teenage life, reconciliation, starting over, lifestyle, youth, society, coming out, fall in love, struggle, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Movie in collections
 8.5
 14K
Please Like Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 29 min.
Story: After breaking up with his girlfriend, Josh comes to the realization that he is homosexual. With the support of his now ex girlfriend Claire, and his best friend and house mate Tom, Josh must help his mother with her battle with depression and the ...
Style: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, offbeat
Plot: gay relationship, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, homosexual, suicide attempt, roommate, self discovery, sexuality, sexual identity, gay, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.1
 5K
Elena Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: touching, sexual, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, lgbt, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, family problems, fall in love, coming out, crumbling marriage, infidelity, lesbian mother, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Beyond the Walls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Canada, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir's misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, silent film
Plot: gay relationship, s&m, musician, gays and lesbians, love affair, fall in love, gender, love and romance, prison sex, homosexual, gay sex, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.5
 2K
Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, love affair, friendship, road not taken, breakup, couples, family problems, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 5.6
 901
Like a Brother (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, gay sex, erection, friendship, youth, male friendship, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, fish out of water, love and romance, aspiring actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.7
 4K
Sugar Rush (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Sugar Rush is an Emmy Award–winning British television comedy drama series developed by Shine Limited and broadcast by Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centred around the life of a 15 year old lesbian Kim ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, swinger, love and romance, sexual attraction, sexuality, teenage life, sexual relations, teenage love, sexual activity, sexual exploration, unsupportive parent ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.
Style: touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, wedding, friendship, couples, lovers reunited, looking for love, self discovery, young lovers, romance, thirtysomething life, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%