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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, sexual, sexy
Plot: gay, gay teenager, midlife crisis, opera, lgbt, best friends, sexual abuse, human nature, doctors and patients, unfulfilled love, ocean, youth, obsession, ocean or sea, friends, family problems, family gatherings, young lovers, gender, siblings relations, beach, hallucination, father son relationship, accidental death, introspection ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and sexy films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, gay kiss, family relations and youth mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like David's Birthday: The Man of My Life (2006), The String (2009), From Beginning to End (2009), Come Undone (2000), Just a Question of Love (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, psychological, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, love affair, couples, crumbling marriage, moral dilemma, unfulfillment, gender, midlife crisis, family relations, summer vacation, gay interest, infidelity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: southern france, south of france, france
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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: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, coming out, homecoming, gender, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
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100%
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, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lovers apart, gay athlete, gay sex, adolescence vs adulthood, incest, passionate interest, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina, rio de janeiro ...
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 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: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ 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, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay slur, gay relationship, gay sex, fall in love, gay love, couples, love and romance, lgbt ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
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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: psychological, sincere, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: gay teenager, obsession, gay, teenage life, teachers and students, manipulation, sexual tension, unrequited love, crush, dangerous attraction, teacher student relationship, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: realistic, serious, atmospheric, sexual, sexy
Plot: brother brother relationship, introspection, human nature, fall in love, redemption, love and romance, family relations, transsexual, custody, estrangement, secret, porn star ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: france, italy, rome italy, europe, south of france ...
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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, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, gay, family relations, father son relationship, forbidden love, family life, family, parents and children, dangerous attraction, romance, father, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, friendship, gay love, teen angst, gay romance, fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, gay relationship, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, love affair, impossible love, reunion, destructive relationship, love and romance, lovers reunited, obsession, tragic love, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, seattle, seattle washington, salt lake city utah
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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, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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: realistic, serious, sexy, sincere, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, coming out, transsexual, couples, gender, love and romance, manipulation, breakup, family relations, looking for love, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, contemplative ...
Plot: friendship, couple relations, infidelity, family problems, gay, introspection, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, dealing with death, dinner party, estrangement, bereavement ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
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A Summer in Genoa (2008)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden, Cayman Islands
Duration: 94 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: touching, serious, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: teenage love, youth, family relations, friendship, parents and children, family life, dealing with death, starting over, hopes, haunted by the past, family in crisis, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Like a Brother (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings
Style: homoerotic, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay sex, erection, friendship, youth, male friendship, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, fish out of water, love and romance, aspiring actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
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40%
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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: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay love, gay, gay relationship, christianity, gay teenager, beach, friendship, family relations, first gay sexual experience, church, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.0
 745
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, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hopes, introspection, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, parents and children, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, lgbt, homosexuality, blindness, gays and lesbians, gay couple, coming out, friendship, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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, realistic, serious, suspense, biting ...
Plot: family gatherings, life turned upside down, parents and children, family life, couples, couple relations, family in crisis, siblings relations, family problems, under the surface, human nature, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: italy, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: sentimental, serious, realistic, captivating, suspense
Plot: family relations, love and romance, dysfunctional family, couple relations, unfulfillment, hopes, youth, gays and lesbians, estrangement, family problems, couples, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
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36%
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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: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay sex, coming out, teenage love, love and romance, gay student, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, youth, love and romance, family problems, disability, couples, death in the family, homecoming, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, iraq, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, lgbt teen, gay lead character, gay, coming of age, lgbt, love and romance, gays and lesbians, single parent, first love, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: ocean, gays and lesbians, striptease, friends, love affair, friendship, obsessive quest, introspection, love and romance, intrigue, family problems, dysfunctional family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: gay teenager, gays and lesbians, gay love, male male kiss, gay, gym, true love, young lovers, rivalry, cadet, lgbt, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: clever, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: gay african american, gay, gay sex, gay teenager, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, confession, intergenerational friendship, coming out, lgbt, homosexual, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, washington state, seattle washington
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, teenage life, lovers reunited, couples, family relations, social misfits, love and romance, gender, jealousy, unfulfillment, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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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: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, homosexual rape, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, gay sex, gay couple, lgbt teen, love and romance ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, family relations, college, dysfunctional family, estrangement, couples, longing, family problems, child as adult, youth, mysterious character, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%