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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: serious, captivating, thought provoking, realistic, sincere
Plot: politics, gay, politician, blackmail, male prostitute, hustler, hospital, hidden camera, murder, love triangle, militant, vandalism, gays and lesbians, against the rules, lgbt, corruption, homosexuality, one-night stand, forbidden love, coming out, dishonesty, love and romance, society, state affairs, couples ...
Time: 70s
Place: madrid, spain, europe

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and sexual films with plots about friendship, murder, male nudity, cigarette smoking, death, dancing and singing mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like The Deputy and the Congressman: Pals (1982), Savage Grace (2007), Overdose (1983), A Place in the World (1992), Butterfly (1999). 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: serious, sincere, 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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95%
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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, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, murder, gay, adultery, sexual relations, scandal, socialite, couple relations, love, parents and children, family in crisis, mother ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: europe, england, london, usa, new york ...
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75%
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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: bleak, serious, realistic, rough
Plot: friendship, overdose, heroin addiction, prostitute, drugs/alcohol, juvenile delinquency, addiction, adolescence, teenager, prostitution, social issues, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, spain
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69%
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: sentimental, serious, captivating, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming of age, geologist, valley, idealism, nun, teenage life, farm, youth, countryside, village, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, latin america, texas, brazil, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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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 ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, coming of age, fascism, spanish civil war, teacher, atheist, butterfly, latin, politics, innocence lost, dedicated educator, civil war ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: spain, europe, galicia, australia, america ...
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60%
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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, politics, discrimination, gay, election, mayor, politician, homosexuality, murder, protest, homosexual, morality ...
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Place: san francisco, california, usa, oklahoma, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, prostitution, on the road, robbery, german, poverty, incest, cocaine, gay sex, unrequited love, hustler ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, portland oregon, oregon ...
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57%
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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: serious, psychological, realistic, sexual, gloomy ...
Plot: strong sexual content, lust, adultery, infidelity, prostitute, bus, paraplegic, sexual relations, basketball, obsession, suicide, couple relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona spain, sarajevo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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: serious, sincere, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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, student, meditation, feminism, strong sexual content, self discovery, sexual relations, society, battle of the sexes, idealism, love affair ...
Time: 60s, 1960s
Place: sweden, europe, spain, stockholm sweden, israel ...
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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, friendship, boarding school, politics, french, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, romance, self discovery ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
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52%
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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
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49%
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, sincere, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: sexual relations, tourist, drug use, male prostitute, passion, murder, prostitute, erection, gender, love and romance, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: haiti, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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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, realistic, touching, gloomy
Plot: store, gay, hustler, gay sex, gays and lesbians, obsession, opposites attract, coming out, fall in love, rebellious youth, hunger, immigration ...
Time: 80s
Place: mcdonald's restaurant, portland oregon, oregon
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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: tense, serious, bleak, realistic, suspenseful ...
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Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, ...
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Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: atmospheric, serious, factual, exciting, tense ...
Plot: friendship, poet, friends, surrealism, student, political unrest, romance, writer's life, buddies, coming of age, state affairs, spanish civil war ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, morocco, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 733
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: serious, talky, captivating, realistic, 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 ⇓
40%
Alexandria... Why? (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, Algeria
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Set against the panoramic backdrop of war-torn Egypt, director Youssef Chahine tells a highly personal tale of love and determination. Amid the poverty, death and suffering caused by World War II, 18 year-old Yehia, retreats into a private world of ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, psychological
Plot: youth, friendship, black market, political unrest, teenage life, wartime life, romance, hopes, love and romance, opposites attract, forbidden love, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: egypt, africa, middle east, palestine, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Delta of Venus (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A struggling American writer and a fellow American expatriate begin a sordid affair among the chaos and discord of 1940 Paris, France on the brink of World War II.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: infidelity, extramarital affair, jealousy, violence, soldier, secret, sex, romance, femme fatale, writer's life, destructive relationship, love affair ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: europe, france, england, paris france, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
A Burning Hot Summer (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Italy, Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Paul reflects on the summer he met Angèle and Frédéric as he watches his friend being laid to rest.
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, fall in love, love and romance, human nature, sexual relations, breakup, artists and showbiz, friends, couples, female nudity, male nudity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe, france, rome italy
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38%
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Nathalie... (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Paris doctor Catherine starts to think her husband, Bernard, is having an affair when she hears an unfamiliar woman's message on his voice mail. Hoping to learn more about his extramarital activities, Catherine heads to a strip club, where she ...
Style: sexual, serious, atmospheric, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: prostitute, voyeur, striptease, nightclub, infidelity, friendship, crumbling marriage, couple relations, dangerous attraction, destructive relationship, love affair, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ 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
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Carol's Journey (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Carol, a 12 year old Spanish-American girl from New York, travels with her mother to Spain in the spring of 1938, at the height of the Civil War. Separated from her beloved father, Carol arrives in her mother's home village and transforms the ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental
Plot: forbidden love, spanish civil war, village, friendship, orphan, single parent, human nature, parents and children, culture clash, coming of age, family life, youth ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: europe, spain, usa, new york, galicia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: prison, politics, gays and lesbians, torture, friendship, homosexuality, gay, redemption, lgbt, war, betrayal, confined ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 5.9
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: rough, serious, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: drug abuse, pimp, sexual relations, kids in trouble, crimes, love and romance, society, youth, couples, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 4K
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: sincere, serious, suspenseful, realistic, psychological ...
Plot: blackmail, homosexual, gay, lawyer, controversy, investigation, crime, dedicated lawyer, realism, gays and lesbians, lgbt, courtroom drama ...
Time: 60s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
 764
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, youth, betrayal, love triangle, coming of age, best friends, adolescence, youth gang, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new york, algeria, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Peppermint Candy (1999)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea, Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the spring of 1999, a group of old friends gather to celebrate their 20 year reunion. Among the group is Yeong-ho, a cold, unhappy man, whose demeanor puts a damper on the festivities. The seriousness of Yeong-ho"s depression becomes ...
Style: serious, clever, psychological, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: reunion, martial law, friend, suicide, interrogation, haunted by the past, student protest, politics, destiny, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, lord's prayer ...
Time: 90s, year 1998, year 1994, year 1980, year 1987 ...
Place: south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: serious, thought provoking, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: village, politics, fascism, human spirit, idealism, rebelliousness, self discovery, small town, anti war, culture clash, political unrest, small town life ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, rome italy, india, spain ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%