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: Canada, USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
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: lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay love, gay relationship, gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gender, gay teenager, age difference, sexual activity, casual sex, gay sex, discrimination, friendship, lesbian, coming out, lifestyle, aids, thirtysomething life, gay slur, looking for sex, sexual identity, love and romance, nightclub ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania

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Most similar movies to Queer as Folk

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and sexy films and TV series with plots about gay, gender, homosexual, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay sex and gay kiss 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.
TV show
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 between men, friendship, gay slur, lgbt, male friendship, looking for love, everyday life, direction and purpose ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: san francisco, california, los angeles, usa, oakland california
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The L Word (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 50 min.
TV show
Story: A group of lesbian friends struggle with romance and careers in Los Angeles.
Style: talky, realistic, sincere, semi serious, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lesbian couple, lesbianism, lesbian mother, female friendship, love triangle, sexual activity, lovers, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Queer as Folk (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 48 min.
TV show
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, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, homosexual, gay teenager, looking for sex, love affair, gender bending, urban, gender, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, 2000s
Place: manchester, europe, england, northern england, manchester england
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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, homosexual, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, best friends, grownups, homosexuality, gay sex, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, lifestyle, breakup, love and romance, youth, couples, social relations, interracial relations ...
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: gay cinema, touching, sincere, homoerotic, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, gay relationship, first love, summer, gay love, teenage boy, homosexual, sexual tension, gay romance, homosexuality ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.6
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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: atmospheric, disturbing, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, forbidden love, homosexuality, gay slur, fall in love, love affair, first gay sexual experience ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Man in an Orange Shirt (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
TV show
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, psychological, touching
Plot: gay relationship, homosexuality, lgbt, love, world war two, gay sex, generation, grandparent grandchild relationship, gay, dysfunctional marriage, closeted homosexual, prison ...
Time: 1950s, 50s
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, gay sex, homosexual, bisexual man, dancer, infidelity, friendship, sexual attraction, strong sexual content, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The Fosters (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, lesbian, foster home, family problems, lesbian mother, step siblings, adoption, troubled teen, teenage life, supportive parent, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Lip Service (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
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, sexy, semi serious, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, lgbt, lovers, lesbianism, love triangle, love and romance, sexual identity, ex couple relations, gays and lesbians, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: scotland, saudi arabia, europe, glasgow scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay sex, coming out, teenage love, love and romance, gay student, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.6
 915
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: homoerotic, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay sex, erection, friendship, youth, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, fish out of water, love and romance, aspiring actor, father son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sincere, touching, emotional, meditative, romantic ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, gay couple, gay club, gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lifestyle, weekend, one night stand, encounter, sexuality ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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, serious, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay slur, gay relationship, gay sex, love and romance, lgbt, fall in love, gay love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%
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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: gay love, gay sex, gay, gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, hopes, follow your dream, strong sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, love affair, friendship, road not taken, breakup, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
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50%
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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: coming out, gay love, gay, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, gay teenager, beach, friendship, family relations, church, christianity, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
Plot: closeted homosexual, gay love, gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, lust, male nudity, male homosexuality, homoeroticism, homosexual, gay erotica, sexual tension ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Moment in the Reeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay relationship, gay love, gay romance, sex scene, lgbt, immigration, gay sex, romance, homosexuality, lake house ...
Place: finland
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100%
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Noah's Arc (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
TV show
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, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, african american, gay african american, friendship, boyfriend, dating, gay couple, lifestyle, looking for love, everyday life, workplace, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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27%
 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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gay african american, gay, gay sex, gay teenager, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, confession, intergenerational friendship, coming out, lgbt, homosexual, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.3
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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, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gender, manipulation, breakup, thirtysomething life, emotionless, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, 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 ⇓
25%
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, touching, emotional, serious, silent film
Plot: gay relationship, s&m, musician, love affair, gays and lesbians, gay sex, gender, love and romance, fall in love, gay, homosexual, prison sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 8.5
 15K
Please Like Me (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 29 min.
TV show
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: coming out, gay relationship, friendship, gays and lesbians, homosexual, sexuality, suicide attempt, gay, roommate, self discovery, sexual identity, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sincere, sexual, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, gay teenager, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, teenage life, high school life, gay, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Last Match (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cuba is not a country for young gays. Teen rent boy Reinier falls in love with a mate in the slum soccer field at their neighbourhood in Havana. Although obsessed with moneymaking to hold up his baby, teen wife and wife's granma, gambler ...
Style: realistic, homoerotic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: male prostitution, gay relationship, gay, gay love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gay crush, society, romance, crush, gay slur, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay son, gay relationship, gay teenager, lgbt, youth, single parent, single mother, family problems, family relations, gender ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
South of Nowhere (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 22 min.
TV show
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: sincere, humorous, serious, realistic, captivating
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, teenage life, reconciliation, lesbian sex, starting over, youth, society, lifestyle, coming out, fall in love, struggle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%