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Parallel Sons (1995)
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Parallel Sons (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Seth is a youth with artistic leanings, a fascination with Black pop culture, and a dead-end life in an Adirondack village. He's alternatively sensitive and brutal with Kristen, who wants a sexual relationship that he explosively rejects. Late one night, as he's closing the cafe where he works, a young Black man attempts to rob him at gun point but faints from illness. Seth takes the man, Knowledge, an escapee from a nearby prison, to a family cabin where he nurses him and they begin a tentative friendship. When the sheriff learns of Seth's harboring a fugitive, a confrontation looms. Relationships between fathers and their children dominate the subplots.
Style: tense, sentimental, sincere, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: gay, lgbt, interracial relations, gay african american, small town, friendship, friends, parents and children, fugitives, gays and lesbians, social differences, society, opposites attract, on the run, countryside, bittersweet, small town life, unlikely partners, homosexual, african american, escaped prisoner, young love, gay interest, escaped convict, romance
Time: 90s

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and queer cinema films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gay interest, lgbt, friends and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Parallel Sons: Arizona Sky (2008), Ordinary Sinner (2001), Picnic (2000), Beautiful Something (2015), Whirlwind (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Arizona Sky (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jake and Kyle are two boys who grew up together in rural Arizona. They are best friends, and they begin to take their relationship to the next level when Jake's father moves him and his family away to California. Jake and Kyle can never forget ...
Style: realistic, psychological, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, desert, small town, lgbt, friendship, homecoming, gender, lifestyle, life is a bitch, friends, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, arizona
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Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: thought provoking, emotional, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, gender, friends, friendship, clergy, introspection, moral dilemma, society, haunted by the past, college life, love triangle ...
Time: 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
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66%
 5.0
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Picnic (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The son of the richest man in town wants to marry the town's beauty queen, but she meets a more interesting stranger who just got off the train.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, society, lifestyle, rivalry, fall in love, friendship, social relations, couples, small town, stranger ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Beautiful Something (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love in one sublime night.
Style: sexy, light, psychological, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, homosexual, lgbt, gay sex, love, male nudity, gay subtext, lgbtq, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Whirlwind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy, serious ...
Plot: gay, gay club, friendship, gay relationship, infidelity, couples, lifestyle, breakup, emotionless, thirtysomething life, unfulfillment, gender ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Ander (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, emotional, atmospheric
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay love, forbidden love, lgbt, immigrants, farmer, gay romance, self discovery, parents and children, dull life, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: peru
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, lgbt, coming out, lifestyle, self discovery, teenage life, friendship, fall in love, couple relations, society ...
Place: toronto ontario canada, canada
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59%
Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who ...
Plot: gay, black lgbt, lgbt, lgbtq, gay teenager, gay slur, interracial relations, family relations, teenage boy, basketball, carnival, sheriff ...
Place: alabama, southern usa
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58%
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Ciao (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, romantic, sensual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, coming out, friendship, gay relationship, lgbtq, friends, couples, love and romance, computers and web, gender ...
Place: italy, austin texas, europe, texas, dallas texas
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55%
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Hannah Free (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home.
Style: sentimental, emotional, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lgbtq, forbidden love, family relations, parents and children, elderly lovers, nurse patient relationship, lgbt, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 21st century
Place: usa
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52%
Finding Me: Truth (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Truth follows the loves, losses, fights, jealousies and broken hearts of a group of friends. It centers around the sweet, bright-eyed and emotionally vulnerable Faybien (RayMartell Moore). Comfortable with his gayness but saddled with self-esteem ...
Style: tense, melancholic, light, humorous, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay african american, black lgbt, lgbt, infidelity, gay relationship, gay couple, african american, love and romance, couple relations, love, gay love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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51%
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The Reception (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new husband for the weekend in upstate New York. Through a series of ...
Style: sexy, realistic, humorous, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: wedding, lifestyle, family relations, homecoming, family gatherings, dysfunctional family, parents and children, unfulfillment, couples, estrangement, family life, gay african american ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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The Rising Place (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The close friendship of two young women, each of a different race, and their struggle to find purpose in their lives during this time of social injustice and world war.
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, parents and children, social differences, society, working class, feminism, injustice, interracial relations, friendship, human nature, pregnancy ...
Time: 1940s
Place: virginia, mississippi, usa
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Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, serious, art house ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming out, gay sex, gay student, lgbt, love and romance, lgbtq, lifestyle, gay interest, sexuality, drug use ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa, new york
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The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, rough ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbtq, lgbt, coming out, immigrants, gay erotica, runaway, male nudity, gay interest, male homosexuality, family relations ...
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Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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Mixed Kebab (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ibrahim chooses to fall for young and handsome Kevin over marrying his cute but expensive cousin Elif while kid brother Furkan converts to Islamic fundamentalism.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay couple, tradition, muslim, family relations, self discovery, culture clash, interracial relations, closeted homosexual, opposites attract, society ...
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Place: antwerp, europe, turkey, belgium
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The Journey of Jared Price (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: "The Journey of Jared Price" is a gay-themed coming-of-age 2000 film written, produced and directed by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black. Black won the Oscar award for Best Original Screenplay for "Milk". The Journey of ...
Style: emotional, sincere, sentimental, touching, erotic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, self discovery, fall in love, blind woman, couples, youth, couple relations, teenage life, friendship, prostitute, lgbtq ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, santa monica california, southern california
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I Want Your Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten ...
Style: controversial, serious, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay sex, gender, homosexual, sex scene, gay love, male nudity, lgbt, nude, introspection, gay friend, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, ohio, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Dashing in December (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Wyatt returns home for the holidays to try to convince his mom to sell their family ranch, an unexpected romance with handsome ranch hand Heath may throw off his plans.
Style: sincere, touching, psychological, tense, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay romance, christmas, gay couple, ranch, horse ranch, gay relationship, coming out, gay lead character, fall in love, christmas season, opposites attract ...
Time: 21st century
Place: colorado, manhattan new york city
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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: serious, realistic, touching, sexy, talky ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, social misfits, best friends, misfit, society, love and romance, social relations, lgbtq, gay bashing, gay erotica, sexual content ...
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Place: los angeles
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42%
I Hear the Sunspot (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sugihara Kohei, a college student who has distanced himself from others unconsciously because he is hard of hearing and it keeps causing one misunderstanding after another. One day his classmate Taiichi stumbles into him and notices his delicious ...
Style: sentimental, psychological, sincere, melancholic, romantic ...
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Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, mumblecore ...
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Time: 21st century
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39%
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Floating (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Floating is the story of a young man's struggle to come of age during a violent period of emotional and financial bankruptcy. The film stars Norman Reedus as Van, a son shouldering the responsibility of his embittered father, with no one to ...
Style: tense, serious, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: gay, gay interest, coming of age, alcohol abuse, breaking and entering, lgbt, family relations, youth, car accident, rage, friendship between men, crime spree ...
Time: 90s
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39%
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Last Summer (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Luke and Jonah, two high school sweethearts, spend their final days together over the course of a long, quiet summer in the rural American South, contemplating their uncertain future and the uncertain future of America.
Style: touching, sexy, psychological, melancholic, controversial ...
Plot: gay, small town, gay relationship, gay interest, gay lead character, summer, gay love, teenage boy, coming of age, countryside, lgbtq, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay soldier, family relations, best friends, gender, friendship, disability, couples, family problems, love and romance, youth, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century
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38%
Seducing Maarya (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Vijay Chatterjee is a lonely widower and a successful restaurateur in Montreal. His thoroughly Westernized son Ashish works at his father's eatery but is more interested in the rock band that he started with his friend Michael. One day, Vijay ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, captivating, erotic
Plot: love triangle, social differences, interracial relations, opposites attract, society, couples, family relations, haunted by the past, fall in love, love and romance, couple relations, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
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Boy Culture (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.
Style: captivating, psychological, enigmatic, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gay african american, homosexuality, escort, gay teenager, gay sex, gays and lesbians, gay erotica, male prostitution, gay interest, lgbtq, intergenerational friendship ...
Place: seattle, usa, washington state
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37%
Grande ├ęcole (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: sexy, sincere, serious, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gay love, male nudity, homosexuality, love triangle, lgbt, teenage life, lifestyle, seduction, college life, love and romance ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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An Angel Named Billy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, true love, female impersonator, coming out, best friends, teenage life, looking for love, fall in love, gender bending, parents and children, youth ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Just Say Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Physical attractions appear to be the obvious explanation for two people to become a pair. But are they really the reflection of something sublime, everlasting or dare we say, spiritual? Do relationships start in the bedroom or in the heart? In this ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative, queer cinema
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, couples, love and romance, homosexual, introspection, gender, couple relations, love affair, lgbtq, gay interest, bisexual ...
Time: 21st century
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