Movies like Buddies

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Buddies (1985)
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Buddies (1985)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Buddies is a 1985 American drama film. It is the first film to deal with the AIDS pandemic, preceding the television movie An Early Frost (also released in 1985). Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr., who would die of complications from AIDS two years after the film was released, the film follows a New York City gay man in a monogamous relationship becoming a "buddy" or a volunteer friend to another gay man dying of AIDS and the friendship that develops.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, emotional, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: friendship, lgbt, aids, friends, politics, life is a bitch, society, couples, terminal illness, gender, buddies, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, hiv, love, gay, virus, hospital, white house, homosexual, death sentence, disease, dying, deadly virus, grief ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1984
Place: new york, washington d.c., manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Buddies

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about friendship, couples, love and romance, gays and lesbians, friends, gender and gay mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Buddies: The Normal Heart (2014), Longtime Companion (1989), It's My Party (1996), And the Band Played On (1993), One Week (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, homosexual, terminal illness, life is a bitch, friendship, male homosexuality, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1983, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., yale university, manhattan new york city
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100%
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: touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, gay couple, lgbt, gay slur, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, united states ...
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50%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, deadly virus, terminal illness, doctor, hiv, gay, epidemic, human spirit, fighting the system, society, life is a bitch, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, new york, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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One Week (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A soon-to-be groom learns that he may have contracted HIV. Waiting a full seven days for the test results turns out to be the most hectic week of his life.
Style: touching, psychological, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, coming out, haunted by the past, terminal illness, rich and poor, friendship, destiny, couples, life is a bitch, buddies, society, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
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38%
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Ciao (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, romantic, queer cinema
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming out, love and romance, friends, couples, computers and web, opposites attract, gender, gay relationship, couple relations, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, friends, cause and meaning, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, gender, friend, chinese ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
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35%
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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33%
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Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, couples, romance, gays and lesbians, love affair, friendship, road not taken, family problems, breakup, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, hiv, ambition, rising to stardom, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, terminal illness, tv show, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Arizona Sky (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jake and Kyle are two boys who grew up together in rural Arizona. They are best friends, and they begin to take their relationship to the next level when Jake's father moves him and his family away to California. Jake and Kyle can never forget ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: desert, small town, reunion, friendship, homecoming, romance, friends, lifestyle, life is a bitch, gender, gay, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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29%
Parting Glances (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, disco, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, bittersweet, couples, friends, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, africa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, gay, hopes, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, tantrum ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
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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, 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 ⇓
28%
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Whirlwind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gender, manipulation, emotionless, breakup, thirtysomething life, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Drifting Flowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three poetic tales of seeking the true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band's tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time and place, Lily, an elderly lesbian and Yen, her gay friend, create an ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, love affair, feminism, fall in love, teenage life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples, mother daughter relationship, friendship, gender identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Touch Me (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Bridgette is an actress teaching aerobics, and she falls in love with idle playboy Adam, who runs his father's gym. One day she finds out that one of her ex-lovers died of AIDS and, thinking that Adam is having an affair with another woman, ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: romance, bittersweet, teaching the ways of the world, feminism, impossible love, twentysomething life, fall in love, love affair, love triangle, terminal illness, plague, family in crisis ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, addiction, overdose, hiv, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, introspection, destructive relationship, looking for love, drug abuse, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, working class, gay, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, couples, family life, unfulfillment, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Listen to Me (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: It was the best time of their lives. A kid from Oklahoma. An immigrant's daughter. A senator's son, a society girl, and a college professor with a dream. They had one thing in common...the will to win. A group of college debaters learn ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, touching, sincere
Plot: friendship, college life, politics, opposites attract, love, college, lifestyle, contests and competitions, love and romance, hopes, ambition, youth ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
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26%
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6 Years (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: A young couple bound by a seemingly ideal love, begins to unravel as unexpected opportunities spin them down a volatile and violent path and threaten the future they had always imagined.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching
Plot: couples, relationship problems, relationships, twentysomething life, unfulfillment, first love, young adult, couple relations, friendship, love, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, austin texas, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: psychological, serious, emotional, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, aids, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An illiterate cook at a company cafeteria tries for the attention of a newly widowed woman. As they get to know one another, she discovers his inability to read. When he is fired, she takes on trying to teach him to read in her kitchen each night.
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: working class, unemployment, education, romance, couple relations, teachers and students, love and romance, love, school, couples, family problems, friendship ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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Sweet Jane (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Jane, an HIV-positive heroin addict, meets Tony, a young AIDS victim with no family, and the two form a bond.
Style: gloomy, touching, sentimental, emotional, serious ...
Plot: hospital, drug abuse, teenage life, friends, kids in trouble, overdose, drug dealing, social misfits, redemption, unfulfilled love, friendship, hotel ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Bobby Deerfield (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Bobby Deerfield, a famous American race car driver on the European circuit, falls in love with the enigmatic Lillian Morelli, who is terminally ill.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: terminal illness, tragic love, self discovery, ambition, life is a bitch, romance, couples, love affair, racecar driver, hospital, love triangle, love and romance ...
Time: 70s
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
I Want Your Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: gay sex, gay love, gay, gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, hopes, follow your dream, strong sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
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Morgan (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Morgan is the inspiring story of Morgan Oliver, a young athlete determined that a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed will not change him. He takes a chance on love when he meets Dean Kagen on a basketball court. Dean helps Morgan train for the ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, unusual plot structure, rough ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, paraplegic, paralysis, lgbt, gay athlete, bicycle accident, life is a bitch, youth, love, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Lovers' Concerto (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Lee Ji-hwan receives photographs in the mail that reminds him of how he met two girls, Shim Su-in and Kim Gyeong-heui, one summer five years ago. He shares his memories with his friend Cheol-hyeon. He recalls initially being in love with Su-in, but ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, touching, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: love triangle, couples, romance, friendship, friends, best friends, love and romance, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, bittersweet, student
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Saltwater (2012)
Genre: Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: This American Indie drama follows several endearing characters as they wade through life seeking happiness, peace and ultimately, love. Will (Ronnie Kerr, Vampire Boys 2, Shut Up and Kiss Me) leaves the Navy after many years, soon reunites old ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, light, sincere
Plot: gay relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, romance, couples, friends, infidelity, love and romance, buddies, friendship, friend, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, southern california, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Silence Like Glass (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: True story of two diametrically opposed young women dealing with terminal illness.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, society, life is a bitch, dancer's life, love and romance, couples, friends, clinic, forbidden love, working class, terminal illness, hopes ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%