Movies like Holiday Heart

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Holiday Heart (2000)
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Holiday Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.
Plot: christmas, homosexual, african american, female impersonator, gay lead character, gay parent, gay father, lgbtq, gay

Most similar movies to Holiday Heart

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and suspense films with plots about gay, homosexual, gay interest, gay lead character, lgbt, gay parent and gay father mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Holiday Heart: Raising Heroes (1996), An Unusual Affair (2002), Salut Victor (1989), Once More (1988), Clemency (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Raising Heroes (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Josh and Paul want to adopt Nickie, the child of Paul's recently deceased friend Susan. Susan's mother opposes gays' adopting, and Monday is the final court date. On Friday, Josh stops by a market for milk and glimpses a Mob hit. ...
Plot: gay parent, gay adoption, gay, lgbt, gay interest, homosexual, gay father, gay couple, gay lead character, adoption, gay relationship
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95%
An Unusual Affair (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Story: Jochen Wenzel, a young teacher, married with two kids, one day surprisingly falls in love with a young male colleague, Tom Leuthner and they begin an unusual affair (= "Eine aussergewöhnliche Affäre"). While Ina, Jochen's wife, ...
Style: touching, suspense, sincere, captivating
Plot: gay lead character, gay, gay husband, lgbt, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, falling in love, extramarital affair, husband wife relationship, gay father, bisexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
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Salut Victor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friendship between two old men becomes love. Slightly-unkempt, tired, and frail, Philippe Lanctot moves into a rest home. The administrator says she wants him to be happy, but that seems far from his mind: he's waiting to die. Then, into his ...
Plot: lgbt, female director, friendship between men, gay father, retirement home, closeted homosexual, aging, coming out, gay parent, old age, homosexual, gay interest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.1
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Once More (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A man sick of his life, decides to leave his wife and find his happiness elsewhere. Along the way he meets a man with whom he falls in love. The film covers a decade of his life, each scene taking place roughly during his daughter's birthday.
Plot: female nudity, gay interest, gay father, homosexual, gay parent, aids, closeted homosexual, male nudity, coming out
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Clemency (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Years of carrying out death row executions have taken a toll on prison warden Bernadine Williams. As she prepares to execute another inmate, Bernadine must confront the psychological and emotional demons her job creates, ultimately connecting her to ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, bleak, disturbing, compassionate ...
Plot: prison, prison warden, death row, retirement, guilt, protest, lawyer, black american, teacher, father son relationship, drunkenness, african american ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.4
 823
Bopha! (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: In this story of a black policeman during South African apartheid, Danny Glover plays the cop, who believes he's trying to help his people, even while serving as a pawn of the racist government. When his son gets involved in the anti-apartheid ...
Style: realistic, serious, uplifting, thought provoking, emotional
Plot: racism, human spirit, idealism, parents and children, rebelliousness, moral dilemma, family life, discrimination, political unrest, life is a bitch, rebellion, family problems ...
Time: 80s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Some of My Best Friends Are (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: It's Christmas Eve 1971 in Manhattan's Greenwich Village and the regulars of the local gay bar "The Blue Jay" are celebrating. Not much has changed since Stonewall and its not all "Peace on Earth. Good Will to Men" but ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, queer cinema
Plot: bar, transvestism, couples, friends, gays and lesbians, best friends, gender, gender bending, singleness, gay lead character, corrupt cop, blood on face ...
Time: 70s, year 1971
Place: new york, greenwich village manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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Noah's Arc (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Four gay friends live in L.A. and deal with today's issues, boyfriends, aids, your boyfriend's children, making it in the movie biz, etc.
Plot: gay african american, gay, gay parent, gay interest, hiv, devotion, dating, male nudity, gay bar, gay lead character, gay friend, gay sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Angel in the Family (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Sarah Bishop and her estranged sister Beth are reunited after their father Buddy suffers a mild stroke. Buddy, who's never accepted the loss of his wife Lorraine, wants only one thing-to return home for Christmas. With sweet memories of a life ...
Plot: christmas, love, father daughter relationship, sister sister relationship, miraculous event
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Deceitful Storm (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: When businessman David Morgan (Stefan Sims) embarks on an adulterous affair, his wife, Rena (Karyn Lewis), must decide whether his infidelity is the last straw in a relationship marred by years of neglect and emotional abuse. If she tries to mend ...
Plot: black cast, church, hospital, businessman, african american, college, basketball, infidelity
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
That Certain Summer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The first US teleplay to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Divorced San Francisco contractor Doug Salter is looking forward to a summer visit from his fourteen-year-old son Nick, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother Janet. The boy does ...
Plot: coming out, gay, older man younger man relationship, father son relationship, family relations, male homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, closeted homosexual, divorced parents, runaway, wristwatch ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Salted Christmas (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "Faith Filled Christmas" (formerly Salted Christmas), produced by Manifest Pictures, is a faith-based, comedy film centering around one family and their desire to replicate the example of Jesus as they celebrate the Christmas season. The ...
Style: christian film
Plot: christmas, care, christian, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Viva (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jesús, a young hairdresser, works at a Havana nightclub for drag performers, and dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesús finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when Angel, his estranged father, abruptly ...
Plot: female impersonator, father son relationship, gay lead character, hairdresser, gay slur, death of father, wig, makeup artist, gay hustler, lung cancer, pregnancy, dysfunctional family ...
Place: havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, district attorney, gay adoption, gay relationship, gay slur, gay, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, civil rights, social problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.8
 174
Follow Me Home (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Three muralists (one Chicano, one Black, one American Indian) and the socially-maladjusted cousin of the Chicano muralist set off on a road trip with the intent of painting their images on the White House. Along the way they meet a mysterious Black ...
Style: spiritual
Plot: african american, kidnapping, car accident, native american, death of daughter, illiteracy, sexism, redemption, spirituality, tomahawk, drug addiction, artist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.8
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Drop Squad (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Controversial film about an underground organization that kidnaps and 'deprograms' African Americans who sell out or deny their cultural heritage. Spike Lee is the Executive Producer.
Style: psychological, suspense, biting, realistic, serious
Plot: satire, social activism, advertising, life is a bitch, interracial relations, introspection, prison life, political corruption, moral dilemma, fighting the system, rebellion, politics ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.4
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Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Style: serious, sad, rough, social realism, compassionate ...
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, drug dealer, first gay sexual experience, gay, african american, parent child relationship, forgiveness, drug addict, revenge, gay slur, childhood friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, gay, friends, love and romance, gender, resentment, thirtysomething life, indoor, introspection, farce ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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San Diego Surf (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Viva and Taylor Mead are a married couple renting an extra beach-house to a group of surfers sent to them by a Mr. Morrissey of La Jolla Realty. Their daughter, Ingrid Superstar, is pregnant and on the hunt for a husband. Mr. Mead, who is gay, tries ...
Plot: cruise, gay husband, coast, mother daughter relationship, cruising, gay parent, beach, gay father, husband wife relationship, father daughter relationship, male female relationship
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.3
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: long lost daughter, hospice, destiny, family relations, father son relationship, love, letter, homosexual, gay, wheelchair, terminal illness, death ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
American Violet (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young single mother of four living in a small Texas town. Arrested during a drug raid and accused of a crime she didn't commit, Dee goes against the wishes of her mother, Alma, and rejects the plea-bargain that would free her from jail, but ...
Style: sentimental, rough, serious, realistic, sincere
Audience: girls' night
Plot: false accusation, testimony, injustice, racism, courtroom drama, urban ghetto, fighting the system, dedicated lawyer, life is a bitch, legal, racial issues, single mother ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
 124
Twice a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: male homosexuality, avant-garde, suicide, greek mythology, lgbt, incest, family relations, gay interest, gay, gay lead character, homosexual, gay relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Darker Secrets:  Sideline Secrets II (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: PETER a young traffic cop, is asked to look through hours of sex tapes the late psychiatrist Dr Tyler and his associate Detective Cunningham made of his unwilling male patients. Having both been killed in the first film they have left behind ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, male nudity, erotica, pubic hair, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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God Made Man (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Leading double lives and seeking redemption, a transgender man, a drag queen and a corrupt lawyer collide in this urban purgatory.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: drag, female impersonator, sex addict, love, female nudity, prostitute, lesbian, cigarette smoking, male nudity, violence, corruption, homeless ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Three Bewildered People in the Night (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: David, Craig and Alicia are a triangle of young lovers who find angst and despair as they sort out their feelings and sexuality in a late-night coffee shop.
Plot: coffee shop, love triangle, infidelity, homosexual, shower, gay kiss, photographer, bowling, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Illiac Passion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prometheus, on an Odyssean journey, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in search of the characters of his imagination. After meeting the Muse, he proceeds to the "forest." There, under an apple tree, he communes with his selves, represented by ...
Style: experimental, avant garde, underground film
Plot: greek mythology, homoeroticism, avant-garde, lgbt, greek, surrealism, gay, homosexual, bisexual, mythology, repeated scene, love
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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So B. It (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A young girl named Heidi who lives with her mentally disabled mother, travels across the country to find out about her and her mothers past.
Plot: money, fishing, husband wife relationship, girl, crying baby, casino, birthday, grave, memory, boy, applying lipstick, lake ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 7.4
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Passion Fish (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Soap actress May-Alice Culhane is paralyzed from the waist down in an accident. She returns to her old home in Louisiana, where she proceeds to drink quite steadily and to drive away five personal attendants in the first twenty minutes of the movie. ...
Style: talky, clever, thought provoking, sentimental, contemplative ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: wheelchair, rehabilitation, accident, friendship, disability, friends, paralysis, strong female presence, profanity, urban, human nature, homecoming ...
Time: 90s
Place: louisiana, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
One Day in a Life (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 82 min.
Story: One Day in a Life is a 2008 Italian drama film directed by Stefano Tummolini. It entered the "Venice Days" section at the 65th Venice International Film Festival.
Plot: homosexual, gay, beach, gay lead character, nude beach, nudity (full frontal - brief), sea, gay man has sex with a woman, female nudity, hiv positive, unrequited love, male nudity ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Man Called Autumn Flower (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Lluis de Serracant leads a double life. By day he's a young lawyer, scion of a Catalan bourgeois family. At night he's a transvestite performer known to his fans as "Flower of Autumn".
Plot: resistance, anarchism, dictator, closeted homosexual, homosexual, female impersonator, gay interest
Time: 1920s
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%