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The War Boys (2009)
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The War Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross.
Style: tense, serious, realistic, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: gay, black market, border crossing, illegal immigration, first gay sexual experience, crimes, partners, crime gone awry, heist, friends, introspection, gay sex, mexican border, father son relationship, single parent, mexican american, border, border patrol, friendship between boys, illegal immigrant, criminal, theft, stealing a car, heist gone wrong, money problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, captivating and touching films with plots about friendship, friends, crimes, family relations, gays and lesbians, kiss and love and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The War Boys: Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013), I Want Your Love (2012), Slingshot (2005), The Girl (2012), Generation Now (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Beneath the Harvest Sky (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A teen drama set during the fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town.
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, tense, serious ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, small town, teenage life, youth, social relations, drugs, harvest, police, romance, crimes, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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, controversial, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay sex, gay love, 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 ⇓
62%
 4.7
 681
Slingshot (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Two cunning and manipulative drifters venture into Farifield County, Connecticut looking to seduce wealthy and lonely housewives.
Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful ...
Plot: infidelity, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, breakup, family relations, couple relations, dysfunctional family, fall in love, couples, missing child, cons and scams, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.2
 1K
The Girl (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Thriller
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young Texan mother who loses her child to foster care begins smuggling Mexicans across the border.
Style: touching, realistic, tense, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: custody, immigrants, parents and children, introspection, single parent, society, life is a bitch, haunted by the past, illegal immigration, mexican american border, poverty, smuggling ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Generation Now (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A multi-cultural celebration of young people triumphing in the face of adversity, societal pressures and difficult familial situations.
Style: touching, captivating, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gang, friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, life is a bitch, youth, hopes, family relations, crimes, rich and poor, against the odds, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2006
Place: usa, california, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Snow on tha Bluff (2011)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: When Curtis Snow steals a video camera from some college kids during a dope deal, he gives the camera to his best friend, Pancho, and they start documenting their lives. At first its business as usual for Curtis. He robs dope boys, he runs from the ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: dealer, drug dealing, filmmaking, crimes, introspection, life is a bitch, single parent, stoners, crime, down on your luck, rivalry, danger
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 5.5
 596
Arizona Sky (2008)
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: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay, small town, desert, reunion, friendship, homecoming, romance, friends, lifestyle, gender, life is a bitch, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
What Doesn't Kill You (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Two childhood friends from South Boston turn to crime as a way to get by, ultimately causing a strain in their personal lives and their friendship.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, rough, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, tough law enforcer, infidelity, heist, family problems, buddies, crime, downfall, crimes, haunted by the past, friends, criminal heroes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Outlaw Country (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A crime thriller/family drama set against the backdrop of southern organized crime and Nashville royalty where music, love, hope and tragedy collide. Created as a pilot for a TV Series which was not taken up, this has now been aired as a TV Movie.
Style: realistic, serious, suspenseful, captivating, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: crimes, gang, family relations, parents and children, society, love and romance, danger, crime, graphic violence
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 5.0
 341
Artworks (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A police chief's daughter, a sales agent for a home-security firm, meets an art gallery owner. Love and envy lead them to hatch a plot to steal overlooked but valuable paintings from her wealthy clients.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, tense, exciting ...
Plot: love affair, cons and scams, partners, love and romance, couples, dishonesty, romance, crimes, unlikely criminals, theft, thief, artwork ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay, nightlife, obsession, gay relationship, gay sex, strong sexual content, filmmaking, go go dancer, gender, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.2
 16K
A Better Life (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A gardener in East L.A. struggles to keep his son away from gangs and immigration agents while traveling across town to perform landscaping work for the city's wealthy landowners.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: immigrants, thief, family relations, theft, american dream, single parent, life is a bitch, working class, teenage life, parents and children, down on your luck, unsuccessful ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
Place: los angeles, california, usa, mexico, malibu california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 559
Cedar Boys (2009)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A journey into the lives of Middle-Eastern Australians in Sydney's outer-west.
Style: realistic, captivating, suspense, tense, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, heist, crimes, buddies, immigrants, social differences, fall in love, partners, drugs, family relations, drug dealing, lebanese ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
The Mudge Boy (2003)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Duncan Mudge, mid-teens, lives apart from his rural world populated by his distant father and rough local kids. His main companionship is a chicken left after his mother's death until the neighbor's son befriends him.
Style: disturbing, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, misfit, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, social misfits, teenage life, life is a bitch, youth, parents and children, sexual abuse, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
My Brother the Devil (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Mo is a lonely, sensitive boy whose hunger for the rant and banter of buddies makes him prone to tread dangerous territories. He idolizes his handsome older brother, Rashid, a charismatic, well-respected member of a local gang, ...
Style: touching, bleak, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: gay, gang, family relations, life is a bitch, urban ghetto life, interracial relations, gang war, juvenile delinquency, crimes, gang member, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teenage boy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london, europe, east end london
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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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 teenager, beach, gay relationship, friendship, family relations, church, christianity, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.0
 3K
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, love affair, friendship, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, tragic love, self discovery, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 5.0
 613
Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming out, gay relationship, lifestyle, teenage life, self discovery, haunted by the past, youth, misfit, lgbt teen, crush ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, gender, friends, friendship, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, crimes, society, clergy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 4.9
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Hornet's Nest (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in Charlotte, N.C., the story opens with everyone desperate to solve the latest crisis: a serial killer is specializing in out-of-town businessmen. Hammer and West make the murder investigation their top priority. But West is less than pleased ...
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: partners against crime, police investigation, journalism, crimes, partners, law enforcement, uncover truth, reporter, danger, deadly, serial killer, crime ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, north carolina
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 25K
Frozen River (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Ray Eddy, an upstate New York trailer mom, is lured into the world of illegal immigrant smuggling. Broke after her husband takes off with the down payment for their new doublewide, Ray reluctantly teams up with Lila, a smuggler, and the two begin ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, thought provoking, bleak, serious ...
Plot: poverty, single parent, native american reservation, smuggling, native americans, working class, survival, life is a bitch, snow, winter, teenage boy, desperation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, canada, new york state, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.1
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After the Fall (2014)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Bill Scanlin loses his job and embarks on a life of crime. As Bill stays ahead of the law, he discovers that sometimes the only thing worse than getting caught is getting away with it.
Style: tense, psychological, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: crimes, protecting from truth, human nature, downfall, unfulfillment, destructive relationship, danger, murder, family relations, rivalry, society, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 2K
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, humorous ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, missionary, gays and lesbians, hopes, society, religion, coming out, church, prayer, religious, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Boys Life 6 (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Anthonlogy of four gay-themed stories centered around the idea of first-time crushes.
Style: realistic, sentimental, anthology, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: self discovery, friendship, teenage love, family relations, love and romance, coming of age, gender, youth, lgbt, gay, addiction, seduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, iowa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
By Hook or by Crook (2001)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Shy, a small-town butch with a nagging messiah complex, heads to the big city to immerse herself in a life of crime. On her journey, she meets her match in Valentine, a wise-acre adoptee who is searching for her birth-mother. The two lonely grifters ...
Style: talky, realistic, clever, witty, humorous ...
Plot: friendship, culture clash, parents and children, friends, romance, buddies, city life, small town, small town life, crimes, lovers on the run, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, kansas, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay pornography, fall in love, self discovery, youth, couples, friendship, teenage life, couple relations, prostitute, coming of age ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, southern california, santa monica california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 3K
Rushlights (2013)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Young lovers Billy and Sarah journey from L.A. to Texas with plans to make a false claim to the valuable assets left behind by a dead friend. But when their voyage brings them to Tremo, Texas, they find a bizarre and sinister world awaiting them.
Style: neo noir, serious, captivating, tense, exciting ...
Plot: crimes, cons and scams, murder, couples, crime gone awry, betrayal, deadly, small town, inheritance, drug dealer, sheriff, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Better Luck Tomorrow (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A group of over-achieving Asian-American high school seniors enjoy a power trip when they dip into extra-curricular criminal activities.
Style: tense, suspenseful, rough, intellectual, serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: high school, friendship, basketball, juvenile delinquency, crime, crimes, coming of age, lifestyle, social decay, high school life, downfall, unlikely criminals ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.3
 511
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: gay, friendship, infidelity, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gender, manipulation, breakup, thirtysomething life, emotionless, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.6
 956
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, serious, realistic, emotional, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, erection, gay sex, friendship, youth, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, erotica, fish out of water, love and romance, gay straight relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%