Movies like The Stranger in Us

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The Stranger in Us (2010)
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The Stranger in Us (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In this verité-style drama, Anthony, a newcomer to San Francisco, attempts to come to terms with his abusive ex-lover when he strikes up an unlikely friendship with a street hustler.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, captivating, touching, serious, queer cinema
Plot: looking for love, gender, love and romance, couples, city life, lgbt, gay, writer's block, street kid, destructive relationship, urban, nightlife, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, homeless, rent boy, prostitution, domestic violence, graffiti, poet, male nudity, junkie, marriage proposal, pizza ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco, usa, california

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Most similar movies to The Stranger in Us

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, couples, gay, gay interest and urban mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Stranger in Us: The Lost Coast (2008), Marathon (2010), Nasty Baby (2015), Twelve Thirty (2010), The Outs (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Lost Coast (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Director/screenwriter Gabriel Fleming (One Thousand Years) explores the subtleties of loneliness, friendship, and sexuality with this tale of two high school friends who are forced to face their unspoken sexual history while wandering the streets of ...
Style: serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional, gloomy
Plot: forest, self discovery, friendship, lifestyle, haunted by the past, introspection, friends, lgbt, hopes, one night, gay best friend, wilderness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa
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95%
 6.5
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Marathon (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Drama by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name. Explores the relation ship between two poets Richard Harteis and William Meredith former US poet laureate and winner of every major American award for poetry ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, captivating ...
Plot: ambition, love and romance, contests and competitions, writer's life, gender, hopes, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, tragic love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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94%
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, couples, couple relations, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, gay latino ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 4.6
 214
Twelve Thirty (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 126 min.
Story: TWELVE THIRTY is drama about a family with adult children that is broken, and a self-centered young man who, in the span of a week, becomes entangled in each of their lives, wreaking havoc in the process.
Style: serious, psychological, atmospheric, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love triangle, couples, family problems, parents and children, sexual relations, gender, dysfunctional family, sex scene, loneliness, sexual content, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Outs (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
TV show
Story: A web series centered around a broken couple, Jack and Mitchell. It depicts the events before, during, and after the break-up. An interesting turn of events follows in this romantic drama portrayed in a non-linear fashion.
Style: semi serious, witty, realistic, emotional, talky ...
Plot: gay, friendship, social awkwardness, best friends, love and romance, looking for love, hookup, lgbt, city life, gender, gay relationship, gay man straight woman relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
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72%
 4.2
 589
X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Phantom Images (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A filmmaker continues shooting his film after his funding is pulled.
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gender, gays and lesbians, gay, dying, stage, filmmaking, male nudity, filmmaker, gay lead character, morphine, gay sex, spanking ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.3
 523
On_Line (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: John, a computer whiz on the rebound from a disastrous break-up, starts an adult Internet site with his roommate, Moe. They are soon caught up in the erotic nature of the chat sessions they host, changing both their lives.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexy, touching ...
Plot: voyeurism, internet, lifestyle, couples, computers and web, couple relations, cyberspace, gender, looking for love, college, sexual relations, destructive relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 5.0
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Man at Bath (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Omar and Emmanuel go to great lengths to prove they are not in love.
Style: emotional, realistic, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: breakup, self discovery, introspection, gender, couples, family problems, sexual relations, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, lgbt, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, usa, new york, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Houseboy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Distraught after he overhears his two 30-something lovers talking about finding a new "toy" to replace him, young Ricky looks for love through a series of random sexual encounters while house-sitting for the couple over the Christmas ...
Style: captivating, emotional, psychological, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: gay interest, romance, love triangle, love affair, couples, city life, lifestyle, gender, sex scene, christmas, student, friendship ...
Time: 30s, 1930s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Ten Tiny Love Stories (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Ten women give monologues to camera, each remembering a man who was important in their lives.
Style: clever, touching, sincere, realistic, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lifestyle, looking for love, love affair, destructive relationship, sexual relations, couple relations, unfulfilled love, gender, romance, dangerous attraction, male female relationship, monologue ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 4.8
 728
Guilty Hearts (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Over the course of this drama's six separate stories, a variety of couples struggle with the infidelity, dishonesty and heartbreak that plagues their varied pasts. In overcoming their challenges, these diverse individuals embrace a brighter ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: looking for love, couples, redemption, haunted by the past, infidelity, love and romance, couple relations, friendship, friends, bittersweet, female director
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Venice the Series (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 65 min.
TV show
Story: Venice: The Series is a web series co-produced by and starring American actress Crystal Chappell, and is inspired in part by the "Otalia" storyline on the daytime drama Guiding Light. The series has been broadcast since 2009, and is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, family relations, love and romance, gender, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, parents and children, family life, designer, strong female presence, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
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56%
In the City of Sylvia (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A man returns to a city to try to track down a lovely woman he met six years earlier.
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, sentimental, serious
Plot: obsession, romance, city life, pursuit, looking for love, reunion, society, couples, performer's life, urban, obsessive quest, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The God of Wood (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Yao (Madi Diocou) and Moroccan Rachid (Soufiane Ouaarab) arrive illegally in Valencia, Spain, and separate. Yao sells pirated DVDs in the street and wanders disconsolately around the barrio until he glimpses divorcee Maria Luisa (Marisa Paredes) ...
Style: realistic, emotional, sentimental, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: immigrants, culture clash, love and romance, gender, fall in love, parents and children, family relations, lifestyle, society, sexuality, misfit, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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FAQs (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny. In this case Destiny is a black, 6 foot, high heel wearing, gun toting, drag queen with an attitude and a soft place in her heart for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, sexual ...
Plot: social misfits, social relations, best friends, society, love and romance, misfit, lgbt, gay bashing, graphic violence, gays and lesbians, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 6.4
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Off Beat (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Switzerland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Lukas (Hans Jakob Mühlethaler) is a successful hip hop star on a drug fuelled fade, much to the annoyance of his producer/lover, Mischa (Domenico Pecoraio). When Mischa opts to include Lukas' brother Sämi (Manuel Neuburger) on his latest ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, serious, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: rivalry, couples, ego clash, gender, musician's life, artists and showbiz, hip hop, drug abuse, destructive relationship, brother brother relationship, producer, rock ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: switzerland, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Something's Cooking (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A small group of amateur cooks and kitchen guests discover exactly why some refer to the kitchen as the "heart of the house".
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: infidelity, cause and meaning, couples, family relations, cooking and food, husband wife relationship, marriage, pregnancy, guilt, seduction, kitchen, neighbor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, couples, religion, gender, gays and lesbians, society, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, lgbt, investigation, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, family problems, couples, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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Test (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, hiv positive, medical test, dancing, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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47%
Expecting Amish (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: 18-year-old Hannah Yoder is ready to become an Amish adult - which means baptism into the Church and marriage to her boyfriend, Samuel. However, her friends convince her to visit Hollywood for Rumspringa where she meets Josh and the two hit it off ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: religions or cults, forbidden love, love affair, culture clash, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, society, love and romance, couples, pregnancy, family relations, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mission Street Rhapsody (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Growing up in the Mission district of San Francisco, Che Rivera has always had to be tough to survive. He's a powerful man respected throughout the Mission barrio for his masculinity and his strength, as well as for his hobby building beautiful ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, psychological, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, gays and lesbians, self discovery, parents and children, family relations, family problems, redemption, social differences, estrangement, society, gender, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: thought provoking, witty, semi serious, sexy, humorous ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, sexual relations, social misfits, misfit, gays and lesbians, society, looking for love, gender bending, love and romance, looking for sex, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.4
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Automatic (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Everyone falls into self destructive habits. Automatic lets us view a small cross-section of the lives of six characters as they struggle to break free from the automatic behavior that drives their lives.
Style: sincere, emotional, bleak, contemplative, captivating ...
Plot: love and romance, sexual relations, couple relations, destiny, human nature, couples, family problems, hopes, womanizer, fall in love, siblings relations, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.7
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On the Downlow (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Isaac and Angel are two young Latinos involved in a south side Chicago gang. They have a secret in a world where secrets are forbidden.
Style: emotional, rough, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gang member, confession, catholic priest, injustice, gang, love and romance, society, juvenile delinquency, life is a bitch, love affair, forbidden love, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 4.7
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The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, lesbian, private vs public, filmmaking, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Something Must Break (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, avant garde ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gays and lesbians, gay, fall in love, introspection, looking for love, misfit, couples, strong sexual content, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 5.8
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Two Drifters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman named Odete (Ana Cristina De Oliveira) descends into madness and claims to be pregnant with the child of Rui's (Nuno Gil) late lover, Pedro (João Carreira). As grief-stricken Rui mourns ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: male nudity, gay, breakup, love and romance, obsession, insanity, gay relationship, couples, solace, gender, lgbt, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mother of George (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Nigeria, USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A story about a woman willing to do anything and risk everything for her marriage.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, psychological, sincere
Plot: couple relations, immigrants, society, couples, lifestyle, trying to get pregnant, family relations, female protagonist, strong female presence, urban, woman
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%