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The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, rough, sexual
Plot: coming out, youth, runaway, coming of age, family life, homosexuality, small town, gays and lesbians, self discovery, urban, friendship, teenage life, gender, friends, society, family relations, city life, best friends, immigrants, social misfits, survival, small town life, life is a bitch, misfit, lifestyle ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota

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Most similar movies to The Toilers and the Wayfarers

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sexual films with plots about gays and lesbians, youth, coming out, gender, gay, friends and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Toilers and the Wayfarers: The Journey of Jared Price (2000), Vacationland (2006), Sugar (2004), Tan Lines (2005), The Truth About Jane (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: sexual, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, fall in love, hollywood, small town, self discovery, couple relations, friendship, teenage life, gender, love and romance, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: california, usa, santa monica california, southern california
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95%
 5.0
 534
Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, coming out, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, self discovery, gender, misfit, youth, best friends, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.5
 2K
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, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, romance, suburbs, family life, gays and lesbians, prostitute, innocence lost, self discovery, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
 5.3
 1K
Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, brother, ocean, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, coming out, surfing, best friends, small town, sexual awakening, romance, ocean or sea ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
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The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, high school, parents and children, friendship, high school life, fall in love, best friends, lesbian couple, teenage love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
The Graffiti Artist (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Adrift in the lush, nocturnal urban landscape of THE GRAFFITI ARTIST, Nick (Ruben Bansie-Snellman) is a post-modern urban hero asserting his anarchistic agenda on the endless maze of virgin exterior walls that comprise downtown Seattle and Portland. ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, sincere
Plot: youth, street kid, coming of age, city life, urban, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, rebelliousness, friendship, sexual relations, social differences ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, oregon, portland oregon, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 5.5
 1K
Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay, christianity, beach, church, coming of age, friendship, school, romance, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.7
 141
Domain (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Austria
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Nadia (Béatrice Dalle) is in her 30s and begins a serious relationship with a teen named Pierre (Isaïe Sultan).
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: coming of age, gays and lesbians, social misfits, innocence lost, self discovery, addiction, alcohol abuse, gender, life is a bitch, youth, family relations, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: emotional, serious, realistic, feel good, sentimental ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, best friends, small town, looking for love, gender, love and romance, coming of age, fall in love, parents and children, true love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.6
 432
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: serious, sincere, realistic, sexual
Plot: desert, gays and lesbians, small town, americana, romance, best friends, friendship, unfulfilled love, reunion, dull life, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.0
 1K
Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, tragic love, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz, gender, athlete's life, best friends, ambition, love and romance, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.4
 282
Boys Life 3 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Jason Gould satirizes coming out in Hollywood in Inside Out, starring Alexis Arquette and papa Elliot Gould. Lane Janger's Just One Time was a festival favorite recently expanded into a feature film that turns the tables on a groom-to-be and ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: coming out, youth, gays and lesbians, coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, gender, friendship, sexual relations, couples, sex, gay ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.3
 864
The Wise Kids (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college, when life seems to be all questions and no answers, and the future is scarily wide open. Set in and around a Charleston, SC Baptist ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sexual, christian film
Plot: coming of age, christian, homosexuality, single parent, introspection, small town, self discovery, small town life, teenage life, friends, society, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south carolina, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.8
 19K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, young lovers, surfing, homosexual, dysfunctional family, best friends, family life, teenage life, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: gloomy, serious, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: beach, older man younger man relationship, gay relationship, friendship, elderly lovers, gays and lesbians, romance, parent child relationship, rape, seaside town, forbidden love, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, florida, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.9
 2K
White Frog (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Story of a neglected teen with mild Asperger’s syndrome whose life is changed forever when tragedy hits his family
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, feel good
Audience: teens
Plot: asperger's syndrome, coming of age, social misfits, dysfunctional family, autism, kids and family, mental illness, teenage life, misfit, family relations, dealing with death, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.7
 424
Boys Life 2 (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, touching, realistic, melancholic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, youth, coming of age, best friends, high school, gays and lesbians, single parent, social misfits, self discovery, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: iowa, usa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.7
 314
Innocent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 17-year-old Eric follows his parents to immigrate to Canada and is thus forced to confront different emotional and cultural problems. He must not only adjust to the new environment, but also come to terms with his homosexuality. Standing at the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, urban, immigrants, self discovery, coming out, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, youth, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, hong kong, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay, couples, love and romance, fall in love, kiss, lifestyle, secret love, partnership, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.0
 1K
Gypsy 83 (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two young misfits head for New York City to celebrate their idol and muse, Stevie Nicks, at The Night of 1,000 Stevies. Along the road, in order for them to escape their painful pasts, they must discover their strengths and learn self-acceptance.
Style: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, realistic, gothic ...
Plot: coming of age, on the road, gays and lesbians, small town, gay, cemetery, music band, musician's life, social misfits, young lovers, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, ohio, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Defying Gravity (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: John Keitel wrote the film based on his personal undergraduate experience and filmed campus footage in the neighborhood and environs surrounding his graduate film school alma mater USC.
Style: emotional, semi serious, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: college, gays and lesbians, self discovery, friendship, coming out, coming of age, romance, gay relationship, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, college life ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, young lovers, school, parents and children, friends, boarding school life, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.2
 5K
Elena Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: sexual, touching, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming out, lesbian, fall in love, gays and lesbians, infidelity, unfulfillment, family problems, romance, best friends, couple relations, crumbling marriage, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: high school, coming of age, coming out, best friends, buddies, romance, gays and lesbians, suburbs, innocence lost, sexual abuse, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.9
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Lianna (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, sexual
Plot: coming out, sexual relations, friendship, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, college, homosexuality, love affair, lesbian couple, gender, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
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Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, captivating
Plot: gays and lesbians, sex, party, addiction, coming out, nightclub, drug abuse, prostitute, disco, hollywood, transsexual, gay culture ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, illinois, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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: sexual, serious, emotional, realistic, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, mentally challenged, village, coming out, homecoming, disability, small town, gender, best friends, getting home, friendship, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.1
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: small town, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, gay, dysfunctional family, first sex, coming of age, lgbt teen, introspection, romance, gender, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: louisiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexual, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, high school, friendship, summer, amusement park, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, coming out, small town, strong sexual content, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.4
 4K
Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: feel good, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, gay, small town, friendship, gay relationship, native american, store, romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt, artists and showbiz, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york, london, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%