Movies and TV shows like Queer as Folk

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Queer as Folk (2000)
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Queer as Folk (2000)
Original name: 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 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: sexual, serious, thought provoking, emotional, touching, realistic, talky, sincere, based on british tv series
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, discrimination, lesbian, homosexual, age difference, thirtysomething life, gender, friendship, nightclub, aids, accountant, friends, best friends, sexual tension, sexual identity, casual sex, gay slur, sexuality, sexual attraction, sexual activity, lifestyle, lgbt, gay relationship, gay culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa

Most similar movies to Queer as Folk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and touching films and TV series with plots about gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, coming out, gay and homosexual mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Queer as Folk: The L Word (2004), Weekend (2011), The Normal Heart (2014), Looking (2014), Lip Service (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: sexual, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, seduction, infidelity, love triangle, tennis, cafe, strong sexual content, couple relations, 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: semi serious, clever, humorous, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, looking for sex, homosexual, city life, lgbt, gay culture, sex, gay relationship, age difference, urban, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: england, europe, northern england, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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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, gay love, homosexuality, weekend, homosexual, realism, drugs/alcohol, gender, one-night stand, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, gay, homosexual, aids, life is a bitch, friendship, epidemic, protest, fear, prejudice, uncover truth ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1983, year 1982
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.2
 14K
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, humorous, clever, realistic, sincere
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, gay, artist, gay slur, love, gay culture, male friendship, lgbt, looking for love, singleness, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 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: sexual, semi serious, realistic, sincere, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, photographer, twentysomething life, lgbt, bar, gender, urban, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, saudi arabia, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, humorous, realistic, captivating, sincere
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming out, lesbian, gays and lesbians, high school, lesbian relationship, teenage life, reconciliation, sexuality, homosexual, teenage love, love triangle, urban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 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: sexual, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming out, lesbian, fall in love, gays and lesbians, infidelity, unfulfillment, family problems, romance, best friends, couple relations, crumbling marriage, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.7
 996
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: humorous, semi serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: gay, friendship, coming out, dating, african american, boyfriend, best friends, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay culture, lgbt, male friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 4.9
 349
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: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: infidelity, coming out, racism, support group, city life, urban, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sincere, sexy, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming out, lesbian, lesbian interest, homosexuality, self discovery, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, love affair, strong sexual content, sexual relations, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
 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, semi serious, clever, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, coming out, sex, gays and lesbians, looking for sex, bondage, divorce, coming of age, best friends, teenage crush, lgbt, femme fatale ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 401
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 couple, gay relationship, infidelity, friendship, best friends, gays and lesbians, manipulations, urban, couple relations, sexual relations, breakup, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Canada, USA
Duration: 330 min.
Story: In this sequel to the controversial PBS mini-series, Mona Ramsey is on a cross-country trip that takes her to a brothel which may hold a secret about her past. Michael "Mouse" Tolliver and Mary Ann Singleton go on a cruise where they meet ...
Style: sincere, serious, emotional, realistic, sexual
Plot: city life, self discovery, romance, looking for love, singleness, urban, wooing, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, thirtysomething life, gender ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Tipping the Velvet (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
Story: Set in the 1890s, Tipping the Velvet tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Style: serious, touching, stylized, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, fall in love, sexual relations, love and romance, performer's life, cross dressing, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, couple relations, love affair, gender, self discovery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, 1890s, victorian era
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, high school, parents and children, friendship, high school life, fall in love, best friends, lesbian couple, teenage love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay, couples, love and romance, fall in love, kiss, lifestyle, secret love, partnership, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Claire of the Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Claire of the Moon is set in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. Claire Jabrowski, a famous heterosexual author, decides to attend a retreat for all-female writers. Claire's rommate at the retreat is Dr. Noel Benedict, author of a book called ...
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sexual, sexy
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, lesbian, lesbian relationship, fall in love, homosexuality, romance, writer's life, opposites attract, couple relations, friendship, infidelity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.6
 16K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 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, serious, tense, sexual, atmospheric ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, forbidden love, coming out, strong sexual content, infidelity, love affair, gender, lgbt, gay, love and romance, fall in love, couples ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.0
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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 ⇓
22%
 5.3
 1K
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay relationship, custody, romance, lgbt, breakup, thirtysomething life, gender, love and romance, couples, mentally challenged, social misfits ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
The Men Next Door (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a fast-paced comedy about a 40-year-old gay man who finds himself dating two equally lovable men - a secure 50-year-old who came out later in life, and an adventurous 30-year-old who wasn't looking for a relationship. What he ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, couples, gender, love and romance, thirtysomething life, family relations, romance, adventurer, gay, parents and children, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 2K
The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Tunisia
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: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, gay, homecoming, estate, family, in the closet, gender, fall in love, parents and children, lesbian mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, witty, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, friendship, best friends, on the road, hip hop, black lgbt, romance, college, young lovers, urban, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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 ⇓
21%
 5.5
 1K
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 ⇓
21%
Drifting Flowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three poetic tales of seeking the true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band's tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time and place, Lily, an elderly lesbian and Yen, her gay friend, create an ...
Style: emotional, serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: gender, identity, lesbian, gays and lesbians, music band, lgbt, illness, romance, feminism, love affair, coming out, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.8
 19K
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 ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, young lovers, surfing, homosexual, dysfunctional family, best friends, family life, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
A Very Natural Thing (1974)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: When David, an ex-monk still in his twenties meets Mark, he falls hard; soon he's asked Mark if they can live together. Things go well for awhile, and then differences in their definition of "commitment" begin to push them apart. Mark ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gay relationship, orgy, gay couple, cruising, gay sex, coming out, gays and lesbians, love affair, high school, gay, sexual promiscuity, romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%