Movies like Parallel Sons

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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, sincere, sentimental, rough, serious, realistic
Plot: interracial relations, small town, gay, friendship, friends, romance, parents and children, on the run, fugitives, social differences, society, small town life, unlikely partners, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, countryside, bittersweet, lgbt, homosexual, african american, young love, escaped convict, gay interest
Time: 90s

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Most similar movies to Parallel Sons

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about love and romance, couples, society, romance, friendship, small town and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Parallel Sons: Arizona Sky (2008), Picnic (2000), The Rising Place (2001), Seducing Maarya (2000), It's My Party (1996). 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, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay, small town, desert, reunion, friendship, homecoming, romance, friends, lifestyle, gender, life is a bitch, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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95%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, tense
Plot: love triangle, social differences, love affair, lifestyle, romance, society, friendship, fall in love, rivalry, couples, social relations, small town ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
Once Upon a Time... When We Were Colored (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: This film relates the story of a tightly connected Afro-American community informally called Colored Town where the inhabitants live and depend on each other in a world where racist oppression is everywhere, as told by a boy called Cliff who spent ...
Style: sentimental, uplifting, realistic, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: racism, family relations, discrimination, interracial relations, americana, racial segregation, social differences, injustice, society, life is a bitch, youth, family life ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 40s, 1950s, 70s
Place: mississippi, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: life is a bitch, fall in love, human nature, social differences, parents and children, feminism, society, pregnancy, working class, soldier, injustice, interracial relations ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: usa, mississippi, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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: touching, semi serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: love triangle, opposites attract, interracial relations, social differences, society, fall in love, couple relations, haunted by the past, family relations, couples, romance, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gender, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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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, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian relationship, family relations, elderly lovers, parents and children, aging, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, golden years, couple relations, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
Crazy from the Heart (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A small-town, high-school principal still living at home with her mother shakes up her life in a way that even she never expected when she agrees to go out on a date with her school's Hispanic janitor.
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, humorous, feel good
Audience: date night
Plot: interracial relations, high school, couples, romance, opposites attract, society, lifestyle, love and romance, youth, workplace romance, small town, small town life ...
Time: 90s
Place: texas, usa, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, homosexual rape, gays and lesbians, gay rape, gay relationship, lgbt teen, teenage love, small town, gay sex, dysfunctional family, gay couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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The Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A black soldier in World War II England begins an affair with a white woman whose husband is a soldier currently overseas in battle and in doubts of her relationship with him as she discovered he had been having an affair with his secretary.
Style: emotional, gloomy, bleak, serious, realistic
Plot: world war two, racism, interracial relations, black man white woman sex, dishonesty, soldier, social differences, love affair, military life, small town, wartime life, small town life ...
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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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: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
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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: sincere, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: gay love, gay relationship, gay, gay romance, immigrants, farmer, forbidden love, self discovery, dull life, parents and children, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: peru
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50%
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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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, family relations, tradition, muslim, gay couple, culture clash, interracial relations, self discovery, closeted homosexual, opposites attract, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, addiction, coming out, coping, romance, workaholic, gay relationship, gay love, lgbt, couple relations, open relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2006, year 2003 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Zebrahead (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Interracial love story set in Detroit.
Style: bleak, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, kids
Plot: interracial relations, high school, high school life, forbidden love, teenage life, city life, urban, racism, parents and children, americana, teenage love, urban ghetto life ...
Time: 90s, 80s, 70s
Place: detroit, usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, touching, light, sincere, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, love, gay interest, homosexual, male nudity, youth, romance, love and romance, couples, friendship, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Morgan (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Morgan is the inspiring story of Morgan Oliver, a young athlete determined that a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed will not change him. He takes a chance on love when he meets Dean Kagen on a basketball court. Dean helps Morgan train for the ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, rough ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, paraplegic, paralysis, gay athlete, lgbt, life is a bitch, love, romance, handicapped, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Cole (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A small town youth finds fulfillment and romance in a big city's creative writing course, but feels obliged to sacrifice them when his sister's home life deteriorates in his absence.
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial romance, small town, self discovery, interracial relations, social differences, fall in love, ambition, follow your dream, hopes, family problems, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, british columbia
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: gay cinema, touching, melancholic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: gay, small town, countryside, gay interest, teenage boy, gay lead character, coming of age, gay relationship, summer, gay couple, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, touching, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: murder, love and romance, gender, friends, friendship, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, crimes, society, clergy, haunted by the past ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
No Looking Back (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Charlie returns to his old town where he meets his ex-girlfriend again and tries to get her back.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: small town, friendship, love triangle, waitress, old love, working class, romance, small town life, bittersweet, parents and children, siblings relations, couple relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey, texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Circle of Friends (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, USA, UK
Duration: 103 min.
Story: 'Circle Of Friends' is set in 1950's Ireland. The movie focuses on Benny Hogan and her best friend, Eve Malone. The story centers around Benny and Eve as they enter student life at University College, Dublin. Here Benny and Eve ...
Style: sentimental, realistic, sincere, emotional, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick, teens
Plot: college, small town, romance, coming of age, pregnancy, betrayal, friendship, love affair, college life, youth, orphan, abortion ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: ireland, europe
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43%
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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, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, working class, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, family life, couples, unfulfillment, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Sudie and Simpson (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A television movie about the friendship that develops between a young white girl and an older black man in a racist, rural Georgia town during the 1940s.
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sentimental, uplifting ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, racism, false accusation, small town, family relations, injustice, coming of age, society, life is a bitch, youth, opposites attract ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: georgia, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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 18K
Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, black man white woman relationship, interracial relations, love affair, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Far from Heaven (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.
Style: emotional, sincere, psychological, tense, stylized ...
Plot: housewife, crumbling marriage, friendship, suburbs, interracial relations, prejudice, infidelity, racism, hypocrisy, social differences, african american, lifestyle ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957
Place: miami, usa, connecticut, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 95
Cosmopolitan (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A single bachelor, an oddly attractive neighbor and a popular women's magazine are the ingredients of this delicious romance that pays homage to classic Bollywood cinema while spinning a unique modern love story.
Style: humorous, touching, sincere, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: wooing, opposites attract, odd couple, immigrants, suburbs, society, love and romance, couples, romance, bittersweet, interracial relations, self discovery ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, mongolia, india, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Brooklyn Babylon (2001)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A charismatic rapper falls in love with a young Jewish girl despite the confines of her religious background.
Style: sentimental, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: interracial relations, friendship, culture clash, tragic love, social decay, social differences, unlikely couple, opposites attract, musician's life, racism, love affair, fall in love ...
Place: new york, usa, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.6
 2K
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, queer cinema
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, couples, friends, love and romance, gender, opposites attract, computers and web, gay relationship, gay, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, dallas texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, coming out, best friends, female impersonator, teenage life, looking for love, true love, gender bending, parents and children, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%