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Hell Without Limits (1978)
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Hell Without Limits (1978)
Original name: El lugar sin límites
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a whorehouse to own all the buildings and close the deal. It's owned by a man and his daughter: Manuelita is gay, aging, afraid; he cross-dresses and entertains as a flamenco dancer; he wants to sell and leave. His daughter wants to stay. The return of Pancho complicates things: he's a hothead Alejo tries to control and he scared Manuelita the year before. Things come to a head as Pancho breaks Alejo's hold on him, then flirts and dances with Manuelita and finds himself at risk of being called a "maricón."
Style: art house, serious, emotional, realistic, queer cinema, offbeat
Plot: gay, lgbt, gender, prostitution, transvestite, transsexual, lgbtq, prostitute, small town, gay slur, male homosexuality, life is a bitch, gender bending, injustice, gays and lesbians, society, aging, satire, transvestism, social decay, small town life, golden years, dog, dancing, money ...
Time: 70s
Place: mexico, latin america

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Anatomy of a Hate Crime (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: This MTV film dramatizes the horrific hate-crime killing of 21-year-old Matthew Shepard (Cy Carter) in Wyoming. In 1998, Shepard, a gay college student, was savagely beaten by Russell Henderson (Ian Somerhalder) and Aaron McKinney (Brendan ...
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Plot: youth, murder, hate crime, crimes, life is a bitch, social decay, society, gay slur, gay, gays and lesbians, gender, injustice ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: wyoming, wisconsin
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The Matthew Shepard Story (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: In a senseless act of hatred, openly gay college student Matthew Shepard was murdered in 1998. This critically-acclaimed, moving film recounts the final days of Matthew's killers' trial—and the weeks leading to Matthew's ...
Style: disturbing, realistic, serious, bleak, queer cinema
Plot: gay slur, lgbt, gay lead character, gay bashing, gay, gays and lesbians, murder, hate crime, courtroom drama, social decay, life is a bitch, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1998
Place: wyoming, usa
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Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Brazil, 1978. The military dictatorship that resulted from a coup in 1964 begins to stumble. In a cabaret-like theater located on the periphery between two cities in the northeast of Brazil, a group of artists challenges power and conventional ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, disturbing, realistic ...
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Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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I Am Happiness on Earth (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Emiliano looks at his life with the eyes of a film director, mixing the objective reality with the processes of the artistic creation. The story he is filming flounders with his daily life, until his world is trapped in the lens of his camera. ...
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, erotic, queer cinema
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Place: mexico
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The Other Family (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, queer cinema
Plot: gay, gay adoption, youth, drug addiction, adoption, family relations, overdose, child trafficking, society, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england
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Macho Dancer (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 136 min.
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Stories of Our Lives (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Kenya, South Africa
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Created by the members of a Nairobi-based arts collective — who have removed their names from the film for fear of reprisal — this anthology film that dramatizes true-life stories from Kenya’s oppressed LGBTQ community is both a labour of love ...
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Place: kenya, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
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Style: sexy, sincere, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
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Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Dry Cleaning (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: france, switzerland, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Boys in the Band (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Style: compassionate, realistic, serious, heartbreaking, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, homosexuality, lgbtq, male objectification, friendship, mental health, lifestyle, moral dilemma, society, social problems ...
Time: 60s
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Some of My Best Friends Are (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: semi serious, realistic, queer cinema
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Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Germany, Japan
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Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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The Yacoubian Building (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Egypt, France
Duration: 165 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 101 min.
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Style: sexy, serious, erotic, realistic, sexual
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Country: USA
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To an Unknown God (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ageing man comes to terms with his mortality and his sexual orientation. The film was groundbreaking in its frank and mature examination of homosexuality.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere
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Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Sweden
Duration: 88 min.
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Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
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Burn the Bridges (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 113 min.
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Quick Change (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Dorina is a transsexual woman. She’s got herself a flourishing career, albeit in an illegal cosmetic surgery business. She is a mother figure to Hero, her eight year old nephew, and a devoted wife to Uno. Between her job and her family, Dorina ...
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Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, touching, emotional, social ...
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Don't Tell Anyone (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Peru, Spain
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Based on the alleged autobiography of gay peruvian talk show host Jaime Bailey. Joaquin, a young man from the high class of Lima, deals with problems concerning his sexual identity as a child, then as a teenager pressured by his macho snobbish ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, touching, sincere ...
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In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
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My Own Country (1998)
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Twist (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a gritty retelling of the Dickens's classic, Twist takes Oliver and the Artful Dodger out of the poorhouse and onto the streets, where junk is the currency and hustling is the game.
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful
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Time: contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, toronto ontario canada
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