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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
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The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Original name: El diputado
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they hire Juanito to seduce the politician. They fall in love...
Style: captivating, serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere
Plot: politics, hustler, male prostitute, hidden camera, blackmail, hospital, politician, murder, love triangle, militant, vandalism, gays and lesbians, against the rules, one-night stand, homosexuality, corruption, forbidden love, coming out, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples, gender, secret agents ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and talky films with plots about male nudity, politics, society, murder, death, husband wife relationship and life is a bitch mostly in Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Deputy and the Congressman: Pals (1982), Savage Grace (2007), Overdose (1983), Citizen Cohn (1992), I Am Curious (1967). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: friendship, juvenile delinquent, best friends, social issues, teenage life, society, youth, life is a bitch, friends, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, social misfits ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: madrid, spain
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: incest, murder, adultery, gay, gays and lesbians, couple relations, sexual relations, socialite, scandal, love, parents and children, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: england, london, europe, usa, new york ...
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66%
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Overdose (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bilbao. The commander of the Guardia Civil, Evaristo Torrecuadrada discovers that his son Paco of 17 years old is a heroin addict. His hope was to see him in the Military Academy. Paco, by differences with his father, runs away from home with a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, heroin addiction, overdose, prostitute, juvenile delinquency, drugs/alcohol, addiction, adolescence, prostitution, social issues, teenager, drug abuse ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
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65%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, hotshot lawyer, aids, hospital, gays and lesbians, rise and fall, introspection, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1960s, 1950s, year 1954 ...
Place: new york, usa
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59%
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I Am Curious (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, ...
Style: sexual, realistic, stylized, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: politics, sex, meditation, student, feminism, strong sexual content, self discovery, sexual relations, society, battle of the sexes, idealism, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, spain, russia, vietnam ...
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57%
A Place in the World (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Uruguay
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mario and Ana, in voluntary exile from Buenos Aires, live in a remote Argentine valley with their 12-year-old son Ernesto. Mario runs a school and a wool cooperative; Ana, a doctor, heads a clinic with Nelda, a progressive nun. Into this idealistic ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, geologist, valley, idealism, nun, teenage life, farm, youth, countryside, couple relations, village, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, spain, paris france, rome italy ...
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56%
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Live Flesh (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A scorned ex-convict forces himself into the lives of the couple who put him behind bars.
Style: sexual, serious, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, sexual relations, infidelity, paraplegic, prostitute, bus, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, kindergarten ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
To an Unknown God (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ageing man comes to terms with his mortality and his sexual orientation. The film was groundbreaking in its frank and mature examination of homosexuality.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, aging, lgbt, haunted by the past, gender, introspection, obsession, coming out, elderly, society, unfulfillment, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: europe, madrid, spain
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55%
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Butterfly (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The film centres on Moncho and his coming-of-age experience in Galicia in 1936. Moncho develops a close relationship with his teacher Don Gregorio who introduces the boy to different things in the world. While the story centres on Moncho's ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, serious, touching ...
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, butterfly, atheist, latin, politics, innocence lost, teachers and students, dedicated educator ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
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55%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, discrimination, politics, election, mayor, politician, protest, homosexual, gay, homosexuality, murder, morality ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1976, year 1973, year 1975 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
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52%
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Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gay, love triangle, boarding school, gays and lesbians, friendship, politics, french, homosexuality, romance, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Raise Ravens (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In Madrid, the orphan sisters Irene, Ana and Maite are raised by their austere aunt Paulina together with their mute and crippled grandmother after the death of their mother and their military father Anselmo. Ana is a melancholic girl, fascinated by ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching
Plot: orphan, human nature, parents and children, sibling relationship, siblings relations, coming of age, youth, family relations, mute or deaf, political unrest, politics, childhood trauma ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe
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49%
The Minister’s Wife (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Mexico
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rafael, a young man from the provinces, works as a waiter in a resort and helps himself economically having sex for money with rich older women. During a bomb threat, he is discovered in bed with one of the guest, Leonor Marchioness of Montenegro, ...
Plot: terrorism, infidelity, corruption, politics, sex, money, aristocrat, investigation, assassination, cuckolded husband, gigolo, corrupt politician ...
Place: spain
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48%
Good Morning, Night (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The 1978 kidnapping and murder of Aldo Moro, president of the most important political party in Italy at the time, Democrazia Cristiana, as seen from the perspective of one of his assailants -- a conflicted young woman in the ranks of the Red ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, bleak, suspenseful ...
Plot: terrorism, kidnapping, politics, murder, political unrest, confined, crimes, state affairs, head of state, hostages, leadership, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, narcolepsy, male friendship, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler, robbery, father son relationship, poverty ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, washington state, oregon ...
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Beloved/Friend (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" ...
Style: serious, realistic, psychological
Plot: midlife crisis, terminal illness, friendship, pregnancy, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, gender, unfulfillment, couples, best friends, aging, infidelity ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: spain, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hands Over the City (1963)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Rod Steiger is ferocious as a scheming land developer in Francesco Rosi’s Hands over the City, a blistering work of social realism and the winner of the 1963 Venice Film Festival Golden Lion. This expose of the politically driven real-estate ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, clever, suspenseful
Plot: politics, election, corruption, political corruption, investigation, legal action, manipulations, passion, negotiation, realism, collapse, fighting the system ...
Time: 21st century, 40s, 1960s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, naples italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Christ Stopped at Eboli (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 150 min.
Story: In the fascist Italy of 1935, a painter trained as a doctor is exiled to a remote region near Eboli. Over time, he learns to appreciate the beauty and wisdom of the peasants, and to overcome his isolation.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, small town, self discovery, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, southern italy, china, sicily ...
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39%
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Madrid, 1987 (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Two characters: old and young; teacher and pupil; man and woman. Four walls within which they conjure intellectualism, relive the profession (journalism), explore politics and discover each other.
Style: serious, talky, realistic, sincere, witty
Plot: isolation, confined, aging, introspection, elderly, society, teacher student relationship, discussion, pubic hair
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Heading South (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada, Belgium
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A story of three female tourists who visit Haiti, in order to enjoy the sexual nature of the young men.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual relations, tourist, passion, murder, prostitute, erection, gender, love and romance, society, unfulfillment, youth, couples ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Hidden Half (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iran
Duration: 103 min.
Story: An official is sent from his home in Tehran to hear the final appeal of a woman sentenced to death, a political prisoner. The official's wife of nearly 20 years, Fereshteh Samimi, writes him a letter to read when he reaches the hotel - the ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, thought provoking, sincere ...
Plot: militant, legal action, feminism, iranian, rebelliousness, political unrest, woman in danger, injustice, legal, rebellion, society, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: iran, middle east
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37%
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: talky, emotional, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: prison, politics, gays and lesbians, torture, friendship, homosexuality, gay, redemption, lgbt, war, betrayal, prison life ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Dirty Pictures (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A Cincinnati museum director goes on trial in 1990 for exhibiting sadomasochistic photographs taken by Robert Mapplethorpe.
Style: talky, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: museum, courtroom, politics, s&m, lawsuit, jury, fighting the system, against the rules, sexual abuse, courtroom drama, family in danger, righting the wronged ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: ohio, usa, cincinnati ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Madame X (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A woman married to a wealthy socialite, is compromised by the accidental death of a man who had been romantically pursuing her, and is forced by her mother-in-law to assume a new identity to save the reputation of her husband and infant son. She ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: murder, courtroom, infidelity, unlikely criminals, crime, parents and children, mother love, self sacrifice, suffering, glamour, false accusation, haunted by the past ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, mexico, latin america, switzerland, connecticut ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Man of Marble (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Poland
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Man of Marble is a Polish film about a student making a film about a bricklayer who was once idolized. She interviews people who knew him and finds old footage that lead to an unfolding mystery that causes her producer to cancel the project.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: filmmaker, communism, politics, idealism, friendship, pregnancy, working class, injustice, eviction, testimony, human nature, fighting the system ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: poland, europe, tokyo, japan, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Bad Night (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mala Noche is the film debut from director Gus van Sant. The film portrays the unanswered love of an American man toward a young Mexican man.
Style: sexual, serious, touching, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gays and lesbians, opposites attract, coming out, store, gay, hustler, gay sex, obsession, fall in love, immigration, murder, lgbt ...
Time: 80s
Place: oregon, mcdonald's restaurant, portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bread and Roses (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Maya is a quick-witted young woman who comes over the Mexican border without papers and makes her way to the LA home of her older sister Rosa. Rosa gets Maya a job as a janitor: a non-union janitorial service has the contract, the foul-mouthed ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, disturbing, thought provoking ...
Plot: janitor, politics, working class, labor union, immigrants, deportation, realism, boss and employee, socialism, injustice, life is a bitch, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, tijuana mexico, mexico city, guatemala ...
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35%
The Ages of Lulu (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Ages of Lulu is a gruelling sensual odyssey from Spanish director Bigas Luna, made immediately prior to his popular trilogy Jamón, jamón (1992), Golden Balls (1993) and The Tit and the Moon (1994). Starting as the somewhat queasy story of the ...
Style: erotic, sexual, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: couples, threesome, sexuality, incest, transvestism, double penetration, rape, sex, gender, teenager, concert, dangerous ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, spain, madrid
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34%
Dark Blue Almost Black (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jorge is a young man whose plans for the future are put on hold when his father has a stroke. For seven years, he diligently nurses his father and works as a janitor while studying part time to get a business degree.When Natalia, his childhood ...
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, sincere, dramatic ...
Plot: prison, love triangle, couple relations, coming of age, impotence, love of one's life, parent child relationship, sibling relationship, love and romance, family relations, self discovery, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain, israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Victim (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure in a time when homosexual acts were still being illegal. But he's queer himself.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: gay, blackmail, homosexual, lawyer, controversy, investigation, dedicated lawyer, crime, realism, gays and lesbians, lgbt, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
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32%