Movies like Buddies 1985

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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, gay, lgbt, hospital, aids, politics, friends, life is a bitch, couples, gays and lesbians, society, terminal illness, gender, buddies, unfulfillment, hiv, masturbation, friendship between men, love, virus, white house, homosexual, death sentence, gay relationship, isolation ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1984
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, washington d.c.

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about gender, gays and lesbians, friendship, gay, love and romance, friends and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like Buddies: The Normal Heart (2014), Longtime Companion (1989), It's My Party (1996), Test (2013), And the Band Played On (1993). 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, terminal illness, homosexual, male homosexuality, life is a bitch, friendship, epidemic, protest, fear, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, year 1982, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, yale university, washington d.c.
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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, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, gay slur, couple relations, sexual content, lifestyle, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, love and romance, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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49%
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Test (2013)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, artists and showbiz, terminal illness, hiv positive, gay slur, dancing, aids ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, gay, deadly virus, epidemic, terminal illness, hiv, doctor, scientist, human spirit, fighting the system, injustice, social activist ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, new york, france
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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, gay relationship, couples, friends, love and romance, coming out, gender, opposites attract, computers and web, gay, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, dallas texas, texas
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37%
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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, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love and romance, friendship, haunted by the past, terminal illness, destiny, rich and poor, coming out, buddies, life is a bitch, society, hopes, couples ...
Time: future
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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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: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, rising to stardom, fighting the system, ambition, tv show, terminal illness, idealism, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, usa, miami, latin america, san francisco ...
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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, romance, couples, breakup, gays and lesbians, gay couple, love affair, lifestyle, love and romance, family problems, road not taken ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: lgbt, love triangle, aids, gay, self discovery, romance, hopes, gay relationship, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, year 1967
Place: ohio, new york, usa, phoenix arizona, woodstock ...
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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: gay, small town, desert, romance, friendship, homecoming, lifestyle, life is a bitch, gender, friends, homosexual, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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: semi serious, realistic, touching, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, yuppie, friends, couples, bittersweet, gender, love and romance, human nature, disco ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, africa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, cause and meaning, friends, life is a bitch, society, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gender, gays and lesbians, twentysomething life, twenty something, friend ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, beijing china
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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: addiction, friendship, hiv, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, destructive relationship, introspection, couples, romance, young lovers, youth ...
Time: contemporary
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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: realistic, emotional, sexy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, friendship, infidelity, couples, lifestyle, manipulation, thirtysomething life, breakup, emotionless, unfulfillment, gender, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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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, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, couples, family problems, gender, life is a bitch, human nature, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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29%
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Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 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: serious, psychological, emotional, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, friendship, family problems, gays and lesbians, small town, gay couple ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, california, san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: friendship, couple relations, infidelity, gay, family problems, introspection, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, dealing with death, dinner party, estrangement, sudden death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy
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28%
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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, touching, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, working class, breakup, small town, romance, couples, family life, gender, unfulfillment, gay parent, coma ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
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28%
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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, sincere, light
Plot: gay, couples, romance, gays and lesbians, gender, infidelity, friends, buddies, love and romance, friendship, gay relationship, war veteran ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, southern california, los angeles
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Beautiful Something (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love in one sublime night.
Style: sexy, unusual plot structure, touching, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, love, male nudity, homosexual, gay interest, couples, love and romance, youth, romance, writer's life, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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26%
Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, addiction, coping, romance, workaholic, gay relationship, gay love, lgbt, couple relations, open relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2006, year 2003, year 2000 ...
Place: new york, usa
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25%
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Just Say Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Physical attractions appear to be the obvious explanation for two people to become a pair. But are they really the reflection of something sublime, everlasting or dare we say, spiritual? Do relationships start in the bedroom or in the heart? In this ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, couples, love and romance, gender, introspection, love affair, couple relations, lgbt, insecurity, bisexual, imagination ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: sexy, serious, realistic, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: love affair, aerobics, aids, hiv, couples, power relations, bittersweet, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, romance, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: los angeles
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay sex, gay love, gay, gender, introspection, gays and lesbians, friendship, friends, follow your dream, hopes, strong sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, feminism, love affair, fall in love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, teenage life, lesbian relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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: realistic, serious, gloomy, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: hospital, bittersweet, going straight, unfulfillment, youth, romance, society, rehabilitation, life is a bitch, love and romance, drug dealing, social misfits ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
House of Boys (2009)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: Luxembourg, Germany
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A glamorous, colourful coming-of-age story that follows the dramatic journey of Frank, a high school kid in 1984 through an exciting world of sex and music, when his deep new passion is suddenly turned into a struggle for courage, facing a new ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sincere, avant garde ...
Plot: male prostitute, gay, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, bully, terminal illness, aids, fall in love, youth, friendship, life is a bitch, coming of age ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1984
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), rehearsal, ballet, countryside, bittersweet, male nudity, gender, love and romance, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, contemplative
Plot: friendship, opposites attract, politics, college life, love, college, young lovers, society, youth, contests and competitions, ambition, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: washington d.c., usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%