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David's Birthday (2009)
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David's Birthday (2009)
Original name: Il compleanno
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, suspense, sexy, sexual, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, opera, midlife crisis, sexual abuse, best friends, doctors and patients, unfulfilled love, human nature, ocean, obsession, youth, friends, young lovers, family problems, gender, siblings relations, family gatherings, lgbtq, hallucination, father son relationship, accidental death, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, queer cinema and sexy films with plots about gay, lgbt, gay kiss, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender and family relations mostly in Drama, Romance and Mystery genres. Some movies like David's Birthday: From Beginning to End (2009), I Am Jonas (2018), The Man of My Life (2006), The String (2009), Just a Question of Love (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, sexy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, incest, male homosexuality, gay relationship, gay athlete, gay sex, forbidden love, adolescence vs adulthood, brother brother relationship, youth, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, buenos aires argentina, rio de janeiro, argentina, latin america ...
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I Am Jonas (2018)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Jonas was 14 he met the charismatic but mysterious Nathan. In addition to guiding him in his sexuality, Jonas soon confronts something dark and even dangerous about his new friend. Now an attractive, sexually assured adult, memories still haunt ...
Style: melancholic, suspense, sincere, touching, queer cinema
Plot: gay, male homosexuality, gay relationship, gay teenager, teenage boy, gay interest, gay club, lgbt, gay youth, lgbtq, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Man of My Life (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A man vacationing in the country with his wife and children finds ideas he has of himself unexpectedly challenged in director Zabou Breitman's intimate drama.
Style: realistic, emotional, sexy, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, love triangle, love affair, moral dilemma, couples, crumbling marriage, midlife crisis, family problems, love and romance, unfulfillment, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south of france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gays and lesbians, romance, coming out, love and romance, homecoming, lgbt, gender, couples, society, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, mediterranean sea, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, lgbt, gay relationship, gay love, gay slur, gay sex, love and romance, male homosexuality, fall in love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, sexy, meditative ...
Audience: pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, male nudity, depression, suicide attempt, gay teenager, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, youth, beach, dysfunctional family, romance, gay love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: frankfurt germany, france, south of france, europe, italy ...
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100%
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Absent (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sebastiano teaches high school gym classes and coaches swimming. He’s got a job, a girlfriend, and a pretty normal life. But as young Martin starts to infiltrate Sebastiano’s life, his world will get turned upside down. Eerie from the first ...
Style: serious, psychological, sincere, suspense, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, obsession, teacher student relationship, teachers and students, teenage life, older man younger man relationship, male nudity, lgbtq, unrequited love, sexual tension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.7
 410
Adored (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 101 min.
Story: South of France: Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. Fredrico knows nothing about his younger brother, but he notices that he is making big money and living in luxury all ...
Style: atmospheric, realistic, serious, sexual, sexy
Plot: gay, brother brother relationship, transsexual, introspection, family relations, love and romance, human nature, fall in love, redemption, estrangement, custody, secret ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: rome italy, france, italy, south of france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Mulligans (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Like the American classic, The Graduate - secrecy, betrayal, and a painful coming of age face a family in Mulligans, by first time feature film director Chip Hale.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, infidelity, family relations, gays and lesbians, family, family life, father, parents and children, dangerous attraction, romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Saturn in Opposition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This film focuses on contemporary 30- and 40-somethings trying to make sense of their lives in an age in which the old certainties have disappeared. Lorenzo and Davide make their lives together within a circle that includes Antonio and Angelica, ...
Style: sincere, talky, serious, realistic, clever ...
Plot: gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, couple relations, lgbt, infidelity, family problems, introspection, terminal illness, dealing with death, dinner party, sudden death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Falls: Testament of Love is a continuation of the story of RJ Smith and Chris Merrill, two Mormon missionaries that fell in love during their mission in a small town in Oregon. The boys haven't spoken in five years, but when an unexpected ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, lgbt, gay sex, love affair, impossible love, destructive relationship, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, seattle, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Between Love & Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern gay drama about falling in and out of love, and the rocky road in between.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sexual, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gender, coming out, prostitute, couples, lgbt, love and romance, manipulation, young lovers, lifestyle, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: sentimental, touching, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, first love, gays and lesbians, youth, friendship, teenage life, gay, gay teenager, lgbt teen, male nudity, lgbt, teenage boy ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.9
 816
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, family relations, hopes, introspection, romance, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, couple relations, dancer, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, tel aviv
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Conrad Boys (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his mother dies, 19-year-old Charlie Conrad skips college to raise his 9-year-old brother, Ben, in this moving drama. But the heavy responsibility soon causes Charlie to yearn for a normal life. Things start to look up when he embarks on a ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, family relations, college, dysfunctional family, mysterious character, youth, love and romance, child as adult, longing, family problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Romeos (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend, Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne where he meets the ...
Style: sincere, emotional, serious, touching, realistic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, transsexual, gender, gay couple, lgbt, secret, infatuation, friend, party, friendship, sexual attraction, best friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.0
 7K
Genova (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A man moves his two daughters to Italy after their mother dies in a car accident, in order to revitalize their lives. Genoa changes all three of them as the youngest daughter starts to see the ghost of her mother, while the older one discovers her ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, teenage love, friendship, family life, parents and children, youth, friends, family problems, family in crisis, haunted by the past, siblings relations, dealing with death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sweet, romantic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, blindness, coming of age, gay teenager, gay love, school, friendship, gay couple, coming out, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, touching, sincere, psychological, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, gay love, coming out, first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, gay relationship, lgbt, lgbt teen, family relations, friendship, church, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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White Frog (2012)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, 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: serious, touching, feel good, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, autism, asperger's syndrome, lgbt, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, family problems, misfit, dealing with death, teenage life, self discovery, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, emotional, sincere, serious, art house ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay sex, coming out, gay student, lgbt, teenage love, love and romance, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, sentimental, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, lgbt teen, first gay sexual experience, coming of age, gay lead character, gay love, teenage love, lgbt child, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first serious ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, lost love, breakup, unfulfilled love, teenage life, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, romance, love and romance, obsession, gay interest ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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The River (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, couple relations, mother son relationship, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, hopes, youth, family problems, couples, estrangement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Last Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Christmas time, 19 year old Simon returns home to visit his dysfunctional family with Louise, a fearless girl he met during his train ride. While Simon struggles to cope with the growing distance between him and his parents, he starts to examine ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: gay, love triangle, youth, teenage life, jealousy, social misfits, love and romance, gender, couples, family relations, lovers reunited, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Private Romeo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Romeo and Juliet has never been more provocative than in this contemporary all-boy staging. Writer/director Alan Brown transfers the setting from fair Verona to a high school military campus where a small group of boys from rival schools act out the ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, gay love, gym, lgbt, true love, cadet, boys love, young lovers, rivalry, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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The Dinner (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Story about two brothers and their wives, and the interactions between them and their two high school age children. When the kids get into serious trouble together, how will the parents relationships change with and among each other? Will the ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, suspense, tense ...
Plot: life turned upside down, family gatherings, family life, parents and children, couples, family problems, under the surface, family in crisis, siblings relations, couple relations, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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August (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides to phone Jonathan and meet for coffee. A seemingly innocent ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, love triangle, romance, lgbt, gay couple, sex scene, lovers reunited, gender, introspection, couples, gay romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, tense ...
Plot: gay, racism, gays and lesbians, love affair, homosexuality, lgbt, couples, love and romance, friendship, forbidden love, unlikely couple, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 739
Going South (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In the summer, 27 year-old Sam drives towards the south of France in his Ford. He meets Matthieu and his sister Léa and takes them along in his apparently aimless journey. Matthieu has a crush on Sam and tries to seduce him. Léa is a beautiful, ...
Style: road movie, captivating, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: ocean, striptease, sex, gays and lesbians, gay, friends, obsessive quest, love affair, friendship, family problems, love and romance, intrigue ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%