Movies like East Side Story

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East Side Story (2006)
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East Side Story (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In this playfully provocative story set amidst the often-turbulent backdrop of gentrification, things get hot when an openly gay white couple moves into an East L.A. neighborhood where the locals have more than skeletons in their closets. The arrival of the Anglo newcomers rocks the quiet world of Diego Campos (Rene Alvarado), a handsome young local who is tired of being played for a boy toy by his closeted real estate agent lover Pablo (David Beron). Will Diego stay at home and fulfill his Mexican grandmother’s desire for him to inherit the family restaurant - or will he follow his heart and become a chef in the big city? Award winning producer Carlos Portugal makes his directorial debut with a winning combination of quirky characters, rich storylines and suggestive situations that will appeal to fans of Latino telenovelas and popular series such as "Sex and the City," "Ugly Betty" and "Queer As Folk."
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, queer cinema
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, interracial relations, romance, lifestyle, gay couple, sexual relations, opposites attract, culture clash, love triangle, lgbtq, neighbor, ex boyfriend, food, grandmother grandson relationship, coming out, latin, role playing, restaurant owner, lgbtqi, boys love, restaurant, friendship between men ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa, california

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Most similar movies to East Side Story

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out humorous, realistic, queer cinema and semi serious films with plots about gays and lesbians, gay, gender, couples, love and romance, gay relationship and lgbt mostly in Comedy, Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like East Side Story: A Four Letter Word (2007), Under One Roof (2002), The Last Straight Man (2014), Shut Up and Kiss Me (2010), Love or Whatever (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
A Four Letter Word (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Six people in New York are adrift. Zeke and Luke work in a sex shop: Zeke takes gay liberation seriously, Luke likes to sparkle and takes nothing seriously. He's offended when Stephen calls him a gay cliché, then, surprisingly, they find each ...
Style: sexy, semi serious, humorous, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, gay sex, gay teenager, hustler, coming out, obsessive compulsive disorder, prostitute, homosexual, gay couple, gays and lesbians, gay interest, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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100%
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Under One Roof (2002)
Genre: Romance, Comedy
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: It's Sex and the City meets The Wedding Banquet for young San Franciscan Daniel Chang, living at home with his clueless, traditional mother. Desperate for a grandchild, she's eager to see him married and spends much of her time planning ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay asian, coming out, family relations, closeted homosexual, opposites attract, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, romance, parents and children, social differences ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Last Straight Man (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lewis is a closeted gay man throwing a bachelor party for his straight best friend and secret crush, Cooper. After a night of drunken sex together, the two men decide to meet in the same hotel suite on the same night each year to hook up and catch ...
Style: touching, semi serious, humorous, homoerotic, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, friendship between men, closeted homosexual, coming out, gay romance, friendship, lovers reunited, male nudity, infidelity, lgbt, double life, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Shut Up and Kiss Me (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ben is 35, facing the unsatisfying suburban dating world, and looking for more then just sex. Nightmarish attempts with video dating, bad gym run-ins, and his uproarious friends signing him up with online match-making sites have got him nowhere. ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: gay, looking for love, male nudity, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, gender, opposites attract, couples, thirtysomething life, couple relations, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Love or Whatever (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Corey had it all - a successful career, bags of charm and, most of all, a bright future with his boyfriend. But, when his other half commits the ultimate betrayal and dumps him for a woman, he embarks upon a wild journey of self-discovery. Soon, he ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, light ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, family relations, bisexuality, gay relationship, couples, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians, gender, gay interest, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Based on the novel by Andy Zeffer, "Going Down in LA-LA Land" is a riveting and uncensored look at Hollywood. It is a story that reveals how friendships sustain us and keep us going. It is a tale that reflects our celebrity-obsessed ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, realistic, queer cinema
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, male prostitute, friends, gay relationship, porn industry, actor, fame, follow your dream, lgbt, gay sex, actor's life, ambition ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious "ex-gay" group are slipping for the both of them.
Style: clever, humorous, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, orgasm, lgbt, coming out, couples, couple relations, disorder, gender, partners, romance, love and romance, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
You Should Meet My Son! (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A comedy about a conservative Southern mom who discovers that her only son is gay. Determined that he won’t go through life alone and miserable, she sets out to find him the perfect husband!
Style: realistic, humorous, captivating, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gay relationship, gay couple, male stripper, gays and lesbians, lgbt, family relations, acceptance, love and romance, youth, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alabama, birmingham alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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I Think I Do (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A screwball comedy about a gay couple at a straight couple's wedding.
Style: realistic, semi serious, clever, humorous, queer cinema
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, lgbt, writers, wedding, gays and lesbians, coming out, roommate, lgbtq, college, friendship, homosexuality, gay interest ...
Time: 90s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Is It Just Me? (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Frustrated by his ongoing failure to meet Mr. Right, Blaine stumbles upon what might be his perfect match in an online chat room-Xander, a sweet, hunky guy who's recently moved to LA. Smitten, Blaine then finds that he's been chatting to ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, humorous, ironic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, mistaken identity, roommate, phone sex, looking for sex, artists and showbiz, romance, looking for love, city life, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Kiss the Bride (2007)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In high school, Matt and Ryan were best friends. More than friends, actually. But in the ensuing ten years, they've lost contact. So when Matt receives an invitation to Ryan's wedding he's surprised - especially that Ryan is marrying ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, touching, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: date night, teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, friendship, lgbt, family relations, high school, young lovers, love and romance, looking for love, lifestyle, gender, battle of the sexes, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Sex, Politics & Cocktails (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Latin American filmmaker Sebastian Cortez (Julien Hernandez) is unable to commit to his girlfriend and, at age 30, finds himself alone and never in love in this irreverent comedy. On a mission to find the love of his life, he solicits help from his ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, witty, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay stereotype, coming out, opposites attract, looking for love, fall in love, culture clash, friendship, youth, society, love and romance, best friends, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: los angeles, latin america, usa, cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Long-Term Relationship (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Tired of the unsatisfying singles scene, Glenn (Matthew Montgomery) answers a personal ad and meets Adam (Windham Beacham), a handsome Southern man seeking a long-term relationship. The two hit it off immediately, but their initial attraction is ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay relationship, lgbt, friendship, republican, opposites attract, love and romance, youth, gender bending, looking for love, fall in love, unlikely couple ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: The holidays get overly festive as Olaf "Gunn" Gunnunderson, an out-and-proud gay college student, crawls back into the closet to survive the holidays with his parents. But when his boyfriend, Nathan, shows up at their doorstep ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, christmas, gay couple, family relations, college, youth, gender, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 434
Men to Kiss (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: The gay couple Tobi and Ernie are being visited by Ernie's old friend Uta. What at first looks like an innocent house-call, turns into an insidious attack on the couple's relationship.
Style: semi serious, realistic, humorous, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay couple, gay relationship, lgbt, love and romance, fall in love, romance, opposites attract, couples, nightlife, lgbtq, german ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Hold Your Peace (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hold Your Peace is the story of Aiden, a man asked to be the best man at his ex-boyfriend's commitment ceremony. Rather than risk going alone, he finds the most unlikely of dates in his roommate's more 'stereotypical' friend, ...
Style: humorous, light, captivating, feel good, sexy ...
Plot: gay, wedding, romance, looking for love, couples, gender, singleness, marriage, best man, gay couple, gay interest, african american ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ethan Green (Daniel Letterle) has no problem finding guys who want to sleep with him or even date him, but finding someone to settle down with is a different story. Given three choices -- a sexy teenager, a hunky jock, or his ex-boyfriend who is ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, witty, funny ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, gay love, gay interest, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, coming out, roommate, family relations, couples, couple relations, fall in love, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Eat with Me (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tired of her bland marriage, Emma moves in with her son Elliot in his downtown LA loft. Elliot is a chef at a lackluster Chinese restaurant facing foreclosure. Also he’s gay – and Emma’s distaste and denial over this has made strangers of ...
Style: sexy, psychological, humorous, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, restaurant, chef, husband wife relationship, coming out, food, gay relationship, gay couple, gay interest, gays and lesbians, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 6.1
 578
Elliot Loves (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Two stages of a Dominican-American's life; first as a boy trying to bond with his young mother, then a 21-year-old looking for love in New York City.
Style: semi serious, sentimental, humorous, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, youth, lgbt, looking for love, love and romance, self discovery, twentysomething life, lifestyle, nothing goes right, wooing, parents and children, gay latino ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 20th century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 885
Slutty Summer (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Hunky writer Markus returns home to find his boyfriend of four years naked with another man. Newly single, he begins waiting tables at a swinging Chelsea hotspot where the indelible supporting cast of co-workers offers conflicting directions on the ...
Style: semi serious, witty, sentimental, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, gay teenager, friendship, infidelity, lifestyle, romance, opposites attract, youth, unlikely couple, womanizer, love triangle, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.2
 625
Luminarias (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Welcome to Luminarias-where hot spicy dish gets served up with a Latin twist by four successful friends from East LA...with very discriminating taste in men! When separated divorce attorney Andrea finds herself guilty of falling for her white and ...
Style: talky, semi serious, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: restaurant, family relations, friendship, racism, transvestism, couples, thirtysomething life, friends, opposites attract, society, battle of the sexes, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 5.9
 1K
BearCity (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Set in New York's gay "bear" scene and taking a cue from the popular HBO franchise "Sex and the City," BearCity follows a tight-knit pack of friends experiencing comical mishaps, emotionally sweet yet lusty romantic ...
Style: sentimental, not serious, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, nightclub, lifestyle, buddies, gay couple, friends, job seeking, gender, couple relations, physical appearance, couples, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Men Next Door (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a fast-paced comedy about a 40-year-old gay man who finds himself dating two equally lovable men - a secure 50-year-old who came out later in life, and an adventurous 30-year-old who wasn't looking for a relationship. What he ...
Style: humorous, captivating, realistic, touching, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay, couples, family relations, love and romance, love triangle, gays and lesbians, lgbt, older man younger man relationship, gay love, lgbtq, boyfriend, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Straight-Jacket (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love.
Style: witty, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sexy ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, hollywood, fake marriage, movie star, lifestyle, actor's life, opposites attract, fall in love, love affair, lgbt, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 50s
Place: usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.9
 4K
Cake (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A travel writer improves her love life when she becomes an editor for her father's wedding magazine.
Style: semi serious, feel good, humorous, touching, realistic
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, love triangle, magazine editor, father daughter relationship, love affair, looking for love, romance, opposites attract, wooing, couple relations, parents and children, workplace romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 4.3
 259
Be Mine (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 67 min.
Story: A gay man is about to be married. He thinks back to when he was a kissing virgin, waiting for the right person with whom to have that first kiss.
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, queer cinema
Plot: gay, looking for love, lgbt, heroic mission, breakup, couples, obsessive quest, love and romance, romance, best friends, gay relationship, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Puccini for Beginners (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When her inability to commit leads to a breakup with her girlfriend, opera-loving writer Allegra winds up in the bed of amiable professor Philip. He is so smitten with Allegra that he dumps his lover, Grace (Justin Kirk), and convinces Allegra to ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, witty, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbian relationship, lgbt, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, love triangle, unlikely couple, opposites attract, looking for love, artists and showbiz, romance, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Chicken Tikka Masala (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, India
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Jimi (Chris Bisson), the Chopra family's only son, gets caught off guard when his high-handed parents (Saeed Jaffrey and Jamila Massey) announce an arranged marriage to Simran (Jinder Mahal), a lovely girl from a respectable family. Problem is, ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, feel good, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: gay, coming out, arranged marriage, love affair, forbidden love, romance, lifestyle, opposites attract, society, couples, culture clash, family life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Chef's Special (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Maxi thinks is life is perfect. He is a famous cook who own a top hype restaurant in Chueca. He is living his homosexual life without complex. But when his son Edu and his daughter Alba appears, and comes a new neighbor which is an attractive ex ...
Style: feel good, sexy, semi serious, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, food, love and romance, lifestyle, farce, gay love, estrangement, father son relationship, gays and lesbians, death of mother, mishap ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 1K
Coffee Date (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Todd's life takes a turn when his friendship with a homosexual causes everyone in his life to start questioning his sexuality.
Style: humorous, captivating, light, entertaining, feel good ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, best friends, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friendship, mistaken identity, romance, couples, gay lead character, family relations, nothing goes right ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%