Movies and TV shows like Queer as Folk

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Queer as Folk
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, talky, realistic, sincere, emotional, touching, based on british tv series
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, nightclub, thirtysomething life, gender, friends, coming out, best friends, discrimination, looking for sex, singleness, love and romance, gay culture, lgbt, age difference, gay relationship, society, couples, aids, accountant, lesbian, homosexual, supportive parent, sexual exploration, sexual tension ...
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 gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, gay, couples, lifestyle and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Queer as Folk: The L Word (2004), Weekend (2011), Whirlwind (2007), Noah's Arc (2005), Circuit (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The L Word
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, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, couple relations, lesbian relationship, friendship, romance, life turned upside down, looking for love, infidelity, love triangle, seduction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   95%
    User:   100%
 
 7.6
 24K
Weekend
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, homosexuality, male nudity, dialogue driven, drugs, sex, marijuana, friendship, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, realism, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   100%
 
 5.3
 389
Whirlwind
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: best friends, gays and lesbians, urban, manipulations, infidelity, couple relations, sexual relations, gay couple, gay relationship, breakup, thirtysomething life, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   51%
 
 6.6
 977
Noah's Arc
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: best friends, gays and lesbians, college, gender bending, store, workplace situations, gender, friendship, gay, couples, fall in love, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   33%
 
 5.2
 1K
Circuit
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, transsexual, hollywood, sexual relations, addiction, coming out, city life, drug abuse, nightclub, college, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
 6.2
 5K
Elena Undone
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: serious, sexual, realistic, captivating, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, fall in love, love and romance, romance, gender, best friends, crumbling marriage, infidelity, lesbian, couple relations, friendship, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   34%
 
 6.8
 3K
Romeos
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend, Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne where he meets the ...
Style: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gays and lesbians, gender, self discovery, gender bending, youth, best friends, love affair, adolescence vs adulthood, twentysomething life, lgbt, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   37%
 
 5.2
 1K
Redwoods
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, custody, romance, breakup, gay relationship, thirtysomething life, gender, love and romance, couples, mentally challenged, social misfits, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   29%
 
Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom
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: semi serious, humorous, realistic, witty, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: hip hop, best friends, on the road, gays and lesbians, college, young lovers, romance, self discovery, urban, looking for love, coming out, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   26%
 
I Want Your Love
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: gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, introspection, friendship, gay, thirtysomething life, gender, follow your dream, under the surface, friends, hopes, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   27%
 
 6.0
 1K
Watercolors
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, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, tragic love, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, gender, teenage love, coming out, athlete's life, best friends, ambition, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
 5.5
 1K
Rock Haven
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, school, gays and lesbians, beach, romance, writer's life, small town, church, forbidden love, sexual relations, teenage love, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   27%
 
 5.2
 859
Like a Brother
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: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, fish out of water, gay, gay sex, countryside, gender, friendship, urban, youth, friends, best friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
Drifting Flowers
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: serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, touching
Plot: gender, gays and lesbians, music band, feminism, romance, love affair, coming out, artists and showbiz, identity, lesbian, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, germany, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   30%
 
South of Nowhere
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: gays and lesbians, teenage love, teenage life, urban, friends, love and romance, youth, high school, lesbian relationship, family relations, fall in love, city life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
 5.3
 983
Tan Lines
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, best friends, small town, gays and lesbians, young lovers, ocean or sea, romance, self discovery, brother, homosexuality, ocean, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   31%
 
A Very Natural Thing
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: emotional, serious, sexual, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, high school, love affair, thirtysomething life, romance, gay relationship, gender, love and romance, gay couple, orgy, cruising, gay sex ...
Time: 70s
Place: new york, usa, coney island brooklyn new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   22%
 
 5.3
 366
Eden's Curve
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A coming of age romantic drama set in 1972 based on real life events.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, college, university, romance, obsession, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations, college life, student life, dull life, thirtysomething life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1972
Place: virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   28%
 
 5.5
 2K
Sugar
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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, family life, romance, suburbs, gays and lesbians, prostitute, innocence lost, self discovery, couple relations, coming out, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   27%
    User:   30%
 
 5.7
 386
Arizona Sky
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jake and Kyle are two boys who grew up together in rural Arizona. They are best friends, and they begin to take their relationship to the next level when Jake's father moves him and his family away to California. Jake and Kyle can never forget ...
Style: sincere, serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: americana, romance, best friends, desert, gays and lesbians, small town, friendship, unfulfilled love, reunion, dull life, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   26%
    User:   27%
 
The Truth About Jane
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: serious, talky, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, school, best friends, friendship, gays and lesbians, lesbian, single parent, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   30%
 
 6.8
 2K
The String
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: romance, gays and lesbians, homecoming, estate, gender, fall in love, coming out, parents and children, gay, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   27%
 
Armistead Maupin's More Tales of the City
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, realistic, emotional, sexual
Plot: city life, self discovery, romance, looking for love, urban, singleness, wooing, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations, thirtysomething life, gender ...
Time: 70s
Place: california, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   21%
 
A Perfect Ending
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: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: self discovery, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, lesbian interest, infidelity, homosexuality, love affair, sexual relations, dishonesty, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   28%
 
 5.5
 960
Harry + Max
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two brothers, 23 and 16, who are both teen idols, come to terms with their dysfunctional family past and deep affection for each other.
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, musician's life, romance, transsexual, siblings relations, dysfunctional family, teenage life, artists and showbiz, gender, couples, sexual relations, alcohol abuse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   25%
    User:   29%
 
Angels of Sex
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: sexual, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, hip hop, strong sexual content, young lovers, romance, sexual relations, gay relationship, sexual attraction, infidelity, gender, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   24%
 
Ordinary Sinner
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: serious, emotional, talky, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, religions or cults, small town, society, gender, clergy, moral dilemma, murder, friendship, love triangle, college life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   24%
    User:   23%
 
 4.8
 347
Nine Lives
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: urban, city life, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, gender, infidelity, love and romance, coming out, prostitute, racism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   100%
 
A Home at the End of the World
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sexual, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, loneliness, male nudity, rock, fall in love, homosexuality, relationships, love, suburbs, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   19%
 
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
Style: sexual, realistic, sincere, serious, intense ...
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, teenager, love, romance, sexuality, french, adolescence, artist, sexual attraction, solitude, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, kindergarten, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   23%
    User:   22%
 
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