Movies like Looking for Simon

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Looking for Simon (2011)
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Looking for Simon (2011)
Original name: Auf der Suche
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Simon, a young German doctor who lives and works in Marseille, goes missing. His appartment is empty. His mother Valérie is desperate. She doesn't understand the reason of his disappearance. Therefore she asks Jens, Simon's former boyfriend, to come to Marseille and help her finding him.
Style: atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating, sincere, gloomy, serious
Plot: missing person, parents and children, gender, introspection, family relations, ex boyfriend, missing son, romance, gay, society, couples, hopes, gays and lesbians, german, male nudity, doctor, homosexuality, kiss, lost, male objectification, gay son, shower, pubic hair, gay kiss, taking a shower ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, french riviera, marseille

Most similar movies to Looking for Simon

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, psychological and captivating films with plots about couples, family relations, love and romance, parents and children, gender, gays and lesbians and gay mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Looking for Simon: The String (2009), Antarctica (2008), The Seminarian (2010), Open (2010), Going South (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
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95%
 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 ⇓
90%
 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 ⇓
88%
 5.4
 120
Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, social misfits, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
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 5.9
 588
Going South (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a crush on Sam and tries to seduce him. Léa is a beautiful, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: ocean, gays and lesbians, striptease, love affair, friendship, obsessive quest, friends, love and romance, family problems, introspection, intrigue, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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 ⇓
83%
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, serious ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, elderly, gender, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: serious, sincere, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, romance, lovers apart, adolescence vs adulthood, incest, family problems, passionate interest, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, argentina, latin america, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 4.9
 182
In My Pocket (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A harrowing journey down the dark spiral of drug addiction. As Stephen Jameson's carefully constructed life slowly falls apart, his belief system is shattered when he discovers that he's no longer the functioning addict that he once was.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating
Plot: addiction, romance, drug abuse, life is a bitch, drug addict, pills, couples, society, introspection, drugs, drug use, drug overdose ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.1
 227
The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: introspection, family relations, estrangement, family problems, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, unfulfillment, aging ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
Love Me No More (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Antoine Méliot is around 40 years old and has everything he needs to be happy: a beautiful wife, two adorable children, friends he can count on, a pretty house in the Yvelines and money. But one day he decides to ruin everything in one weekend.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: disorder, leaving home, midlife crisis, career change, estrangement, change of heart, family relations, family problems, crumbling marriage, family life, introspection, birthday ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, ireland, normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
A Butterfly Kiss (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Billie and Louis have the good fortune of loving each other passionately and of having a family. But then one day terrible news turns their existence and that of their friends' upside down. Marie, a famous actress who is Billie's friend ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, parents and children, family relations, society, couples, introspection, friends, suburbs, unfulfillment, suburban life, mother daughter relationship, grief ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.7
 187
He Is My Girl (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Dix ans après L'Homme est une femme comme les autres, Simon Eskenazy est devenu un grand interprète de musique traditionnelle juive. Il voit successivement débarquer sa mère envahissante, son ex-femme, son fils de 10 ans qu'il n'a ...
Style: clever, touching, humorous, sentimental, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, couples, gender, musician's life, society, lifestyle, couple relations, transvestism, interracial relations, gays and lesbians, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Don't Let Me Drown (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In a post-September 11th world overflowing with fear and hate, two Latino teens discover that sometimes the only thing that can keep them from drowning is love.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, immigrants, romance, parents and children, family relations, youth, society, teenager, post september 11 2001, love, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 444
Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, society, couples, couple relations, teenage life, sexual relations, sexual content, love and romance, gender, parents and children, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The American Standards (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: At a crossroads in his life, Doc Jennings goes home to celebrate his mother's birthday and uncovers dramatic family secrets. Lies, affairs and afflictions bubble to the surface of his seemingly perfect family. Can they come back together or is ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating
Plot: family relations, family problems, parents and children, family in crisis, couples, life turned upside down, wedding anniversary, love, father son relationship, hospital, society, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new orleans
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 2K
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 ⇓
55%
 5.5
 832
Amphetamine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Openly gay banker Daniel debates whether to return to Australia or stay in Hong Kong when he meets Kafka, a straight swimming instructor. The young men fall in love, believing that their love can bridge anything, despite their difference in ...
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: drug abuse, gay, love affair, haunted by the past, self discovery, addiction, tragic love, gender, life is a bitch, couples, destiny, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Those Who Remain (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Bertrand (Vincent Lindon) dutifully visits his terminally ill wife every day, braving the long train and bus ride to and from the hospital. Lorraine (Emmanuelle Devos) not so willingly visits her boyfriend who was diagnosed with colon cancer. They ...
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: hospital, terminal illness, unfulfillment, love, self discovery, couples, fall in love, friendship, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations, supportive spouse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 4.8
 198
Irene in Time (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A film about the complex relationships between fathers and daughters, and the potential lifelong consequences of those relationships.
Style: humorous, clever, touching, sincere, psychological ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: haunted by the past, family relations, couples, romance, introspection, looking for love, couple relations, sexual content, strong female presence, parents and children, hopes, dating ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.7
 2K
Strapped (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A routine trick propels a tall, dark, cynical hustler into a series of life-changing encounters in this drama. But this amicable and sexually efficient rent boy begins to look at himself differently when he finds himself lost in a maze-like ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: sexual relations, prostitute, gays and lesbians, apartment building, gay, couples, changing lives, obsession, gender, sex addict, loneliness, prostitution ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.2
 2K
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 ⇓
51%
 6.2
 427
Shelter Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Anna and Mara return from a holiday abroad, and realize that Anis, a young Moroccan immigrant, managed to hide in their car in order to cross the border to Italy. At first unsure of what to do, they then decide to take him with them.
Style: sincere, sentimental, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love and romance, social differences, family life, eccentric family, couples, family relations, society, immigrants, romance, lesbian relationship, factory, family in crisis ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, italy, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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The Three-Way Wedding (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A play writer entertains the actors of his next play, including his ex-wife and her new lover. Everyone is finding his new place.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: love triangle, couple relations, romance, writer's life, introspection, couples, artists and showbiz, playwright, society, friendship, rivalry, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.3
 744
Mothers (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Bulgaria
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Two nine-year-old girls report a flasher to the police even though they never saw him. Three filmmakers meet the only residents of a deserted village - an elderly brother and sister who have not spoken to each other in 16 years. Retired cleaning ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, realistic, psychological, serious ...
Plot: introspection, murder, rapist, parents and children, elderly, family relations, crimes, estrangement, deadly, gender, youth, dedication ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, macedonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 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 ⇓
49%
Marie-Jo and Her 2 Lovers (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Marie-Jo and Her Two Lovers (French: Marie-Jo et ses deux amours) is a 2002 French drama film directed by Robert Guédiguian. It was entered into the 2002 Cannes Film Festival.
Style: sincere, emotional, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: love triangle, fall in love, family relations, family problems, couples, crumbling marriage, dishonesty, couple relations, infidelity, extramarital affair, parents and children, wife husband relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, europe, marseille
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.9
 2K
His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.2
 736
Everyday (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 106 min.
Story: This film charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife and is being shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time.
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: confined, parents and children, life is a bitch, couples, family relations, hopes, prison, drug smuggling, husband wife relationship, society, prison life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
A Little Closer (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: In the forgotten corners of rural Virginia, Sheryl struggles to balance her work as a housekeeper and raising her two sons, fifteen year-old Marc and eleven year-old Stephen. Hoping to meet the love of her life and bring home a father for her boys, ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, looking for love, single parent, teenage boy, loss of virginity, brother brother relationship, boy, sexuality, teacher, bittersweet, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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