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Love Forbidden (2002)
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Love Forbidden (2002)
Original name: Défense d'aimer
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Rodolphe Marconi writes, directs, and stars in the coming-out drama Défense d'Aimer (Love Forbidden). Marconi plays Bruce, a young student from Paris who accepts a fellowship in Rome. He takes a flat at the Villa Medicis and writes full time. He eventually meets Italian native Matteo (Andrea Necci) and develops feelings for the man. However, Bruce is confused because Matteo also seems interested in the American student Irene (Irene D'Agostino). Love Forbidden premiered in the U.S. at the 2003 New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival.
Style: psychological, atmospheric, sexy, serious, sexual, gloomy, realistic, stylized
Plot: love affair, coming out, romance, fall in love, intrigue, lifestyle, bisexual, gay, gay sex, fashion, serial killer, performer's life, love and romance, artists and showbiz, couples, filmmaking, gender, tour guide, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, celebrity culture, twentysomething life, film within a film, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and sexy films with plots about love and romance, couples, love affair, romance, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment and gender mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Love Forbidden: Free Fall (2013), This Is My Body (2001), The Absent Season (2004), The Sex Movie (2006), White Nights on the Pier (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
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: touching, atmospheric, disturbing, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, forbidden love, lgbt, love affair, fall in love, strong sexual content ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
This Is My Body (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Gifted student Antoine goes against his family’s wishes and accepts the lead role in a controversial director’s film. He learns that the role had previously been offered to a young man who committed suicide after an on-set affair – and events ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: love affair, artists and showbiz, family relations, couple relations, parents and children, family business, gay, suicide, jealousy, dancer, college dropout, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Absent Season (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When love has to compete with artistic inspiration and memories from a sheltering past come to take the artist to imaginary worlds that exist deep in his mind. This is the story of young Adrian, pianist and composer, in love with his sister and ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, contemplative, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, forbidden love, musician's life, family relations, unfulfillment, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, romance, cause and meaning, loneliness, sexual content, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chile, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 4.7
 807
The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, couples, under the surface, love and romance, lifestyle, sexual relations, filmmaking, private vs public, workplace situations, artists and showbiz, gender, workplace ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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White Nights on the Pier (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man walks every night along the jetty. There he meets a young woman who is waiting for the man of her life. Over four nights, they discuss life and he gradually falls in love with her.
Style: contemplative, realistic, atmospheric, talky, stylized ...
Plot: love and romance, fall in love, introspection, romance, seaport, unfulfillment, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Five Senses of Eros (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 130 min.
Story: In this anthology film centered around the theme of "Eros," five seperate stories are presented by five top Korean directors. The main characters from each segment are connected with each other in one way or another.
Style: touching, serious, stylized, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: date night
Plot: looking for love, lovers reunited, forbidden love, lifestyle, youth, teenage love, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, young lovers, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.1
 3K
Girlfriends (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.
Style: sexual, atmospheric, stylized, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, obsession, betrayal, sexual relations, destructive relationship, social differences, infidelity, love affair, couples, social relations, fall in love, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: paris france, france, europe, saint tropez
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
 327
Cet amour-l? (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Cet Amour-là is an intimate portrait of a legendary love affair. Set against the beauty of the Breton seaside, it is also a film that revels in the insights that Marguerite Duras' writing affords.
Style: psychological, emotional, sincere, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: love and romance, lifestyle, hopes, soldier, fall in love, wartime life, couple relations, destiny, family relations, couples, romance, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 6.0
 740
Porn Theater (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In a Parisian porn theater, a cashier, a 50-year-old man and a young projectionist are drawn into a complex love affair.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: looking for love, lifestyle, love affair, love triangle, explicit sex, couple relations, friendship, fall in love, infidelity, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.4
 524
Hard Pill (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A despondent gay man throws his life and relationships into turmoil when he volunteers for a controversial pharmaceutical study for a drug designed to make gay men straight.
Style: sexy, realistic, contemplative, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, coming out, transsexual, couple relations, midlife crisis, gender bending, couples, estrangement, gender, medical experiment, homosexual, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 1K
The Last Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Christmas time, 19 year old Simon returns home to visit his dysfunctional family with Louise, a fearless girl he met during his train ride. While Simon struggles to cope with the growing distance between him and his parents, he starts to examine ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, teenage life, lovers reunited, family relations, couples, social misfits, love and romance, gender, jealousy, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 ⇓
34%
Love and Bruises (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: China, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hua, a young woman from Beijing, is a recent arrival in Paris. Exiled in an unknown city, she wanders between her tiny apartment and the university, drifting between former lovers and recent French acquaintances. She meets Matthieu, a young worker ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexual, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: love affair, couple relations, sexual relations, destructive relationship, sexual content, couples, fish out of water, sex scene, rape, love and romance, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.0
 541
Days (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Homosexual story between 2 guys, Claudio and Dario.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: hiv positive, looking for love, love affair, coming out, infidelity, terminal illness, breakup, couples, thirtysomething life, life is a bitch, sexual relations, infected ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Particles of Truth (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Life, love, and the fear of failing... Lilli Black, battling her painful memories and the secrets surrounding her dying father, collides into the complicated and obsessive life of Morrison Wiley on the streets of New York City. This peculiar love ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, gloomy
Plot: estrangement, mental illness, family life, dysfunctional family, couples, family problems, introspection, human nature, family relations, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, mentally unstable ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, gender, romance, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, loss of virginity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
American Translation (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A sexually ambiguous Frenchman tours his native countryside with his naive American lover in pursuit of the ultimate thrill. From the moment they meet, brooding Chris (Pierre Perrier) and the beautiful Aurore (Lizzie Brocherè) fall instantly and ...
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, disturbing, sexy ...
Plot: serial killer, love affair, murder, young lovers, crimes, deadly, strong sexual content, destructive relationship, couple relations, couples, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.1
 224
Smokers Only (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A suicidal young singer named Reni (Cecilia Bengolea) is about to get kicked out of her band when she meets a male gigolo, Andres (Leonardo Brezicki), at an ATM after he picks her pocket. They begin an affair, and she decides to become a hooker so ...
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: male prostitute, lifestyle, love affair, couples, destructive relationship, nightlife, love and romance, musician's life, romance, sexual relations, aspiring singer, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Portuguese Nun (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal, France
Duration: 127 min.
Story: A young French actress in Lisbon to shoot a movie is intrigued by a nun she sees kneeling in the chapel where she is filming.
Style: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: church, culture clash, lifestyle, love and romance, filmmaking, actor's life, religions or cults, love affair, self discovery, clergy, artists and showbiz, nun ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.0
 1K
Replay (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the friendship, followed by a suicide attempt. Later, Louise ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, sexual ...
Plot: obsessive love, lesbian relationship, obsession, couples, dangerous attraction, friendship, love triangle, destructive relationship, haunted by the past, gender, artists and showbiz, unfulfilled love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.9
 306
Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, best friends, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, coming out, friends, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.7
 2K
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay love, 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 ⇓
27%
Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: gay, coming out, religion, lgbt, gender, society, couples, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, gays and lesbians, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Nelly & Monsieur Arnaud (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Nelly leaves her lazy, unemployed husband to work for retired judge Mr Arnaud, forty years her senior, after he offers to clear her bills for her. While she types his memoirs the two develop a close friendship, but Arnaud becomes jealous when Nelly ...
Style: sexy, touching, psychological, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, love triangle, fall in love, introspection, love affair, looking for love, infidelity, couple relations, human nature, midlife crisis, writer's life, friends ...
Time: 90s, 1920s
Place: france, europe, paris france, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.0
 913
Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove they are not in love.
Style: emotional, contemplative, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: breakup, self discovery, introspection, gender, couples, family problems, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), lgbt, sex scene, gay, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.4
 262
Adrift (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Vietnam, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Adrift begins with the wedding of Duyen and Hai. Duyen is a beautiful tourist guide and translator who marries Hai, a taxi driver who is two years her junior. Duyen thinks the marriage will make her happy but it turns out more difficult, especially ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, sexy, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: infidelity, sexual relations, couple relations, couples, forbidden love, self discovery, estrangement, unfulfillment, tour guide, family problems, translator, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Married Woman (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A superficial woman has conflict between choosing her abusive husband and her vain lover.
Style: contemplative, captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: family problems, family relations, couples, dull life, love triangle, couple relations, new wave, moral dilemma, introspection, love affair, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.5
 76
Love Trap (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Drama - Richard, a law student, is hanging out with the guys at a sports bar. When Angel, a seductive vixen, appears from nowhere and smothers him with attention, he's embarrassed. Faced with temptation, Richard makes an innocent suggestion ...
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, spiritual
Plot: love and romance, romance, couples, fashion, bar, love affair, friendship, fall in love, playing pool, student, college, campus ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.3
 637
In Harmony (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After a serious accident on a film shoot, Marc, an equestrian, loses all hope to mount back on. His insurance company instructs Florence to handle his case. This film is the story of their meeting.
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, psychological, uplifting ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, handicapped, love, insurance agent, insurance company, stuntman, courage, lawyer, romance, love and romance, riding a horse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.9
 516
Nighthawks (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gay man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night. A respectable geography teacher by day; by night, hanging out in London's gay bars, looking for a long-term relationship, but usually encountering only ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: coming out, disco, school, love and romance, society, youth, lifestyle, gender, gays and lesbians, couples, self discovery, school teacher ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%