Movies like The Boys in the Band

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The Boys in the Band (1970)
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The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate the event. As the evening progresses, the alcohol flows, the knives come out, and Michael's demand that the group participate in a devious telephone game, unleashing dormant and unspoken emotions.
Style: realistic, witty, sexy, tense, clever, brutal, depressing, political, dramatic, affectionate ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexual, gay interest, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friendship, gay slur, homosexuality, lgbtq, gender, coming out, prejudice, lesbian, relationships, women, loneliness, violence, obsession, politics, camp, aids, male nudity, tragedy, transsexual ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco

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Most similar movies to The Boys in the Band

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, talky and sexy films with plots about relationships, runaway, mentor, loneliness, storytelling, dialogue and gay mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Boys in the Band: Torch Song Trilogy (1988), Jeffrey (1995), Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971), Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), Urbania (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: stylized, sexy, feel good, visually appealing, allegory ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, coming of age, lgbtq, male nudity, sexuality, greed, prejudice, betrayal, redemption, stereotypes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: tokyo, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: talky, humorous, touching, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay bar, gay bashing, homosexual, lgbtq, christmas, gay slur, love and romance, bittersweet, hate crime ...
Time: 70s, 80s
Place: san francisco, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 6.8
 6K
Jeffrey (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jeffery, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decided to become celibate. He immediately meets the man of his dreams and must decide whether or not love is worth the danger of a boyfriend dying.
Style: sexy, witty, feel good, sexual, humorous ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, lgbt, lgbtq, love, glbt, destiny, friendship, romance, gay lead character, lgbtqi, celibacy ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Recently divorced career woman Alex Greville begins a romantic relationship with glamorous mod artist Bob Elkin, fully aware that he's also intimately involved with middle-aged doctor Daniel Hirsh. For both Alex and Daniel, the younger man ...
Style: sexy, thought provoking, dramatic, ironic, tense ...
Plot: gay, female nudity, love triangle, lgbt, doctor, bisexual man, art, artist, sex, lgbtq, divorce, sexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: london, california, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
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Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Luis Molina and Valentin Arregui are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a homosexual, is found guilty of immoral behaviour and Valentin is a political prisoner. To escape reality Luis invents romantic movies, while Valentin tries to keep ...
Style: sexy, sincere, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: prison, gays and lesbians, politics, prison sex, gay, friendship, betrayal, love story, torture, introspection, dishonesty, buddies ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: latin america, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.9
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, talky, sexy ...
Plot: gay, urban legend, gender, gay bashing, murder, depression, character study, mentor, gangsters, twists and turns, lgbt, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 469
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, sexy, visually appealing, allegory, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, cheerleading, lgbt, gay interest, coming of age, redemption, writers, mentor, male nudity, loneliness, lone hero, literature ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, usa, iowa, italy, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, visually appealing, bloody, melancholic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, cheerleading, sex, infidelity, lgbtq, satire, jealousy, doll, obsession, female nudity ...
Time: 60s
Place: ireland, new york, england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: realistic, touching, witty, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay couple, friendship, blind character, bittersweet, lgbtq, blindness, summer, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, england, new york state, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
My Life in Pink (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium, France, UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Ludovic is a small boy who cross-dresses and generally acts like a girl, talks of marrying his neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it. His actions lead to problems for him and his family.
Style: touching, sexy, psychological, rough, thought provoking ...
Audience: chick flick, teens, date night
Plot: coming of age, gay, transsexual, cross dressing, gender, childhood, lgbtq, children, women, suburbs, psychologist, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: belgium, paris france, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: sad, realistic, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, politics, friendship, courage, nudity (full frontal - brief), homosexuality, lgbtq, gay slur, virus, terminal illness, lgbt ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, witty, sexual, realistic, talky ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, sex, college, relationships, friendship, love triangle, coming of age, romance, battle of the sexes, sexual content, friends, depression ...
Time: 1940s, 70s, 50s, 60s, 20th century
Place: california, new york, usa, vietnam, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, emotional, intense, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, aids, first gay sexual experience, gay relationship, loneliness, self discovery, eccentricity, multiple storylines, romance, hopes, love triangle ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 20th century, year 1967
Place: san francisco, ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.6
 7K
Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexy, art house, sexual, stylized, philosophical ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, murder, sex, serial killer, lgbtq, betrayal, surrealism, homosexuality, crimes, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship, lgbt, friendship between men, love, gays and lesbians, prostitution, coming of age, male prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, rome italy, seattle, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 11K
Faces (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: An old married man leaves his wife for a younger woman. Shortly after, his ex-wife also begins a relationship with a younger partner.
Style: art house, suspense, talky, biting, sexy ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, prostitute, sex, male nudity, addiction, sexual abuse, sexualized violence, writer's life, melancholy, cheating, women, feminism ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.3
 6K
Wild Reeds (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: erotic, realistic, sexy, sad, stylized ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, friendship, gay interest, lgbtq, homosexuality, betrayal, bittersweet, youth, summer, love triangle ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.7
 1K
Mass Appeal (1984)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young seminarian rattles the established order at a Catholic parish run by an older pastor. (TCM.com)
Style: talky, sexy, feel good, unusual plot structure, light ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, religion, suburbs, homosexuality, race issues, teacher, destiny, corruption, redemption, stereotypes, christian, childhood ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, political, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, politics, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, civil rights, protest, homosexual, discrimination, murder, male homosexuality, politician, lgbt ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977, year 1970 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, minnesota ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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Chuck & Buck (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Buck is a man-child who has lived his existence in a life of kindergarten collages and lollipops. Buck remembers his old childhood friend Chuck, with whom he feels a need to reconnect with after having invited him to his mother's funeral. Buck ...
Style: psychological, stylized, cynical, humorous, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, gay, stalking, friendship, dark humor, childhood friend, mentally unstable, sexuality, love triangle, unrequited love, man child, death of mother ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Who's That Knocking at My Door (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: J.R. is a typical Italian-American on the streets of New York. When he gets involved with a local girl, he decides to get married and settle down, but when he learns that she was once raped, he cannot handle it. More explicitly linked with Catholic ...
Style: talky, sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, intellectual ...
Plot: male nudity, friendship, violence, redemption, catholicism, morality, violent, psychology, runaway, vengeance, relationships, revenge ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: new york, new jersey, usa, italy, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.7
 10K
4th Man Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Adam is your average working-class guy living in small-town America. He's an auto mechanic who spends his free time with his tight-knit band of bros, Chris, Nick and Ortu, with whom he does everything—poker, video games, shooting hoops, ...
Style: light, talky, touching, realistic, romantic ...
Audience: kids, chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, friendship, relationships, loneliness, prejudice, women, dating, lgbtq, happy ending, family, gay son ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.6
 23K
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, sexy, romantic, sweet, sincere ...
Audience: chick flick, teens
Plot: gay, surfing, homosexual, gay relationship, homosexuality, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, gay love, grownups, coming of age, teenage life ...
Time: 70s, contemporary
Place: canada, new jersey, san francisco, california, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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The Dresser (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In a touring Shakespearean theater group, a backstage hand - the dresser, is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. ...
Style: psychological, gloomy, realistic, talky, melancholic ...
Plot: world war two, gay lead character, lgbt, friendship, alcohol abuse, actor, lgbtq, railway, shakespeare, time travel, aging, filmmaking ...
Time: 1940s, post world war two, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, sexy, sexual, touching, feel good ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, lgbt, coming of age, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, coming out, gay sex, high school, lgbtq ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, new jersey, usa, midwest, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Return of the Secaucus Seven (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Seven former college friends, along with a few new friends, gather for a weekend reunion at a summer house in New Hampshire to reminisce about the good old days, when they got arrested on the way to a protest in Washington, DC.
Style: talky, realistic, bleak, witty, depressing ...
Plot: friendship, college, male nudity, vietnam war, skinny dipping, protest, existentialism, family, depression, dark humor, culture clash, gunfight ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s
Place: new hampshire, washington d.c., california, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.7
 243K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, sad, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, lawyer, courtroom drama, gay, lgbt, hiv, lawsuit, court, judiciary, prejudice, courtroom, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: sexy, emotional, melancholic, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, lgbt, homosexual, gay relationship, closeted homosexual, gay slur, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay romance, love story ...
Time: 60s, 80s, year 1963, 20th century, 70s
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.5
 3K
All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sad, melancholic, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, punk, coming of age, gay, friendship, lgbtq, youth, character study, sexuality, relationships, self discovery, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%