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: 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: serious, touching, emotional, sexual, sincere, realistic, thought provoking, talky, based on british tv series
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, discrimination, gender, age difference, lifestyle, sexual activity, thirtysomething life, friendship, lesbian, aids, nightclub, gay, gay teenager, looking for sex, love and romance, homosexual, accountant, sexuality, best friends, friends, sexual identity, casual sex, sexual attraction, supportive parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania

Most similar movies to Queer as Folk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sexual and serious films and TV series with plots about gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gay, couples, homosexual and coming out mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Queer as Folk: The L Word (2004), Weekend (2011), Looking (2014), Redwoods (2009), The Normal Heart (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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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: realistic, talky, sincere, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, seduction, infidelity, love triangle, love and romance, female friendship, sexuality, sexual activity, looking for love ...
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: humorous, semi serious, witty, clever, sexual ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, gay, homosexual, gays and lesbians, looking for sex, gender, human nature, urban, lifestyle, opposites attract, friendship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: europe, england, manchester, northern england, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
 25K
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, serious, sincere, talky ...
Plot: gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay love, homosexual, weekend, gay, gay club, lgbt, homosexuality, drugs/alcohol, twentysomething life, sexual exploration ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, clever, humorous, sincere, realistic
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, artist, gay slur, lgbt, love and romance, city life, business venture, everyday life, career, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, usa, los angeles, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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: sexual, touching, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: gay relationship, gays and lesbians, breakup, friends, thirtysomething life, dull life, gender, custody, misfit, love and romance, unfulfillment, road not taken ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ 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, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, aids, terminal illness, life is a bitch, friendship, homosexual, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice, sexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 80s, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
⇓ 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: sexy, sexual, talky, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lgbt, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, photographer, sexual activity, looking for love, couples, sexual exploration, lovers, sexual identity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, europe, saudi arabia, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, touching, emotional, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, gay, couples, love and romance, fall in love, lifestyle, gay slur, secret love, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 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: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic
Plot: racism, infidelity, coming out, support group, gay relationship, hiv, gay, sex, thirtysomething life, social relations, couples, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, lgbt, family problems, gays and lesbians, fall in love, infidelity, gay, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, tragic event, gay teenager, suicide, christianity, gay, homosexual, parents and children, life is a bitch, family relations, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san francisco, california, 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: humorous, serious, sincere, captivating, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming out, lesbian, sexuality, reconciliation, homosexual, high school, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, teenage life, basketball, lifestyle, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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: realistic, sexual, humorous, semi serious
Plot: african american, dating, friendship, boyfriend, gay, coming out, homosexual, looking for love, couples, gender bending, cheating, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: realistic, emotional, serious, sincere, sexual
Plot: lifestyle, gender, thirtysomething life, friends, cruise, couples, bohemian life, urban, self discovery, coincidence, city life, singleness ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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, realistic, semi serious, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, coming out, love and romance, bondage, sexuality, sexual relations, teenage life, teenage love, sexual attraction, sexual activity, unsupportive parent, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: sexy, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, self discovery, lgbt, prostitute, homosexuality, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: touching, sexy, realistic, serious, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, performer's life, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, coming of age, cross dressing, gender, self discovery, love affair ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian england, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 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: sincere, emotional, serious, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay couple, gay relationship, friends, mysterious character, looking for sex, love and romance, manipulations, thirtysomething life, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Movie in collections
 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: sincere, serious, sexual, touching, realistic
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, teenage love, youth, best friends, gender, lifestyle, ambition, friends, athlete's life, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 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, sexual, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, coming out, gay relationship, lgbt, love affair, gay love, infidelity, strong sexual content, love and romance, fall in love ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: realistic, touching, semi serious, witty, humorous
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, thirtysomething life, college, hip hop, lifestyle, urban, babies and infants, twentysomething life, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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: touching, sentimental, serious, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, friendship, high school life, fall in love, parents and children, high school, lesbian couple, teenage love, youth, best friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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, lgbt, coming out, gay teenager, friendship, gay couple, coming of age, gays and lesbians, blindness, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Movie in collections
 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: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, young lovers, grownups, teenage life, best friends, dysfunctional family, surfing, homosexual, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 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: touching, psychological, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay, beach, friendship, coming of age, church, gay relationship, christianity, gays and lesbians, gay love, youth, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 31K
Dawson's Creek (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Dawson's Creek is an American teen drama television series created by Kevin Williamson which debuted on January 20, 1998, on The WB and was produced by Sony Pictures Television. Filmed in Wilmington, North Carolina, at EUE/Screen Gems studios ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, touching, serious
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: friendship, love triangle, coming of age, small town, teenage life, couples, self discovery, high school life, couple relations, romance, introspection, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: massachusetts, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 5.5
 2K
Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, coming of age, coming out, romance, family life, suburbs, couples, innocence lost, teenage life, suburban life, life is a bitch, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ 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: serious, sincere, sexual, touching, realistic
Plot: gay, gay love, thirtysomething life, under the surface, friends, follow your dream, gender, introspection, strong sexual content, friendship, gays and lesbians, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Sex and the City (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling book by Candace Bushnell, Sex and the City tells the story of four best friends, all single and in their late thirties, as they pursue their careers and talk about their sex lives, all while trying to survive the New York ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, witty, stylized, talky ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: sex, looking for love, female friendship, couple relations, looking for sex, sexual relations, best friends, sexuality, hot and sexy, love and romance, everyday life, city life ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary, 90s, 2000s ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan, new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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, gay, gender, thirtysomething life, family relations, love and romance, romance, adventurer, parents and children, birthday cake ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%