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The String (2009)
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The String (2009)
Original name: Le fil
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 seem to fade away when he falls for Bilal, the dreamy houseboy at his mother's bourgeois estate.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sexual, sexy, gloomy
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay love, gay, romance, coming out, homecoming, love and romance, couples, gender, youth, family relations, parents and children, fall in love, society, unfulfillment, estate, casual sex, arab, gay slur, sperm donor, gay relationship, lesbian mother, family, in the closet, dancing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about gays and lesbians, gay, gender, love and romance, couples, gay kiss and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like The String: Just a Question of Love (2000), Mulligans (2008), Like a Brother (2005), Harvest (2011), Beyond the Walls (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, touching, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, gay relationship, fall in love, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, gay love, secret love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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Mulligans (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Like the American classic, The Graduate - secrecy, betrayal, and a painful coming of age face a family in Mulligans, by first time feature film director Chip Hale.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, family relations, forbidden love, family life, family, romance, parents and children, dangerous attraction, father, buddies, youth, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
 6.5
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Harvest (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Breathtaking in its subtle beauty, Harvest is an achingly romantic tale of an innocent but ever increasingly passionate affair that develops between two simple farmhands. Life on a farm is all that sullen teen Marco knows- leading a perfunctory and ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, coming out, farm, apprentice, countryside, couples, gender, coming of age, sexual attraction, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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 ⇓
100%
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Coming Out (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly ...
Style: sincere, psychological, sexual, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, love triangle, gay teenager, teacher, sexuality, concert, gay bar, gay relationship, couples, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin, europe, germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
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100%
An Angel Named Billy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, coming out, best friends, female impersonator, true love, looking for love, teenage life, fall in love, gender bending, parents and children, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.0
 730
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, family relations, introspection, hopes, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, gender, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, touching, sincere, serious ...
Plot: male prostitution, gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay love, love and romance, society, romance, gay slur, crush, prostitute, drug use ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, love affair, feminism, fall in love, teenage life, couples, love and romance, gays and lesbians, mother daughter relationship, friendship, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, humorous, captivating, realistic, offbeat ...
Plot: couples, gay, family relations, love and romance, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, love triangle, thirtysomething life, father son relationship, older man younger man relationship, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Time to Spare (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: When Molly, the 21 year-old sister of Maarten, departs the family home, she leaves her older brother with empty nest syndrome. But it also opens up new opportunities for him, such as the possibility to explore his love for Arthur, a closet gay. ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: leaving home, couple relations, fall in love, siblings relations, life is a bitch, gender, couples, family relations, love triangle, male female relationship, bittersweet, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, gay, coming of age, lifestyle, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.1
 833
Ander (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant.
Style: realistic, sincere, serious, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, gay romance, gay, immigrants, farmer, forbidden love, self discovery, dull life, family relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 4.1
 505
The Seminarian (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. ...
Style: psychological, captivating, sentimental, contemplative, sexy ...
Plot: love and romance, society, religions or cults, couples, fall in love, school, parents and children, gender, unfulfillment, christianity, thesis, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Man I Love (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties, the bitter-sweet pleasures of first love and the ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, aids, coming out, love triangle, swimming pool, lifeguard, gay, couples, family relations, friends, love affair, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, spain, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: gay sex, couples, coming out, unfulfillment, love and romance, self discovery, aging, introspection, terminal illness, sexual abuse, sexual relations, midlife crisis ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Land of Storms (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Szabolcs plays in a German football team, as does Bernard. They are roommates, best friends, inseparable. A lost match makes him reconsider his life and he goes back to Hungary in hope for more simplicity. Yet his solitude does not last long. Soon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, gay love, gay slur, gays and lesbians, male homosexuality, gay teenager, gender, fall in love, gay sex, coming of age, easter ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hungary, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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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: 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 ⇓
47%
 6.2
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August (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, lovers reunited, introspection, couples, gender, unfulfillment, gay, gay relationship, infidelity, ex lover, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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 ⇓
46%
 7.0
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, working class, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, family life, couples, unfulfillment, gay, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Between Love & Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern gay drama about falling in and out of love, and the rocky road in between.
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sincere, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, transsexual, couples, love and romance, gender, family relations, breakup, manipulation, looking for love, fall in love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, gender, best friends, friendship, homecoming, death in the family, gender bending, couples, family problems, disability, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.8
 186
Boy (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 80 min.
Story: A poet sells his collection of comic books and action figures in order to afford to hire a male stripper on New Years Eve.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sexy, sexual
Plot: forbidden love, self discovery, fall in love, lifestyle, youth, love and romance, romance, couples, family relations, obsession, lgbt, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: seattle, washington d.c., the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, family problems, couples, youth, society, religions or cults, marital discord, gay, private detective, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, beach, friendship, family relations, older man younger man relationship, forbidden love, teenage life, couples, coming out, homecoming, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, washington d.c., florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Falls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the words of Joseph Smith. Living together and sharing the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, church, gays and lesbians, hopes, society, missionary, coming out, religion, religious, prayer, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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