Movies like Moonlight 2016

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Moonlight (2016)
 7.4
 300K
Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Style: lgbt cinema, serious, sad, rough, compassionate, gay cinema
Plot: lgbt, first gay sexual experience, homosexuality, gay, drug dealer, parent child relationship, african american, revenge, drug addict, dysfunctional family, forgiveness, gay slur, childhood friend, junkie, high school, coming of age, gay couple, gay crush, betrayal, mother son relationship, social realism, gay teenager, homosexual, closeted gay, absent father ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, miami, atlanta georgia

Most similar movies to Moonlight

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, captivating, touching and serious films with plots about gay, lgbt, gay interest, gay slur, homosexuality, gay lead character and gay teenager mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Moonlight: Call Me by Your Name (2017), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Hidden Kisses (2016), Tiger Orange (2014), The Way He Looks (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Call Me by Your Name (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, USA, Brazil
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Elio Perlman is spending the summer with his family at their vacation home in Lombardy, Italy. When his father hires a handsome doctoral student, the curious 17-year-old finds himself developing a growing attraction to the young man.
Style: sincere, touching, homoerotic, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, summer, lgbt, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay love, first love, sexual tension, teenage boy, homosexuality, homosexual, love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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: surreal, touching, captivating, serious, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship between men, gay sex, gay, male prostitution, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, poverty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hidden Kisses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and kiss each other, but someone takes a picture of them. Soon, ...
Style: captivating, lgbt cinema, realistic, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, homosexuality, coming out, closeted homosexual, gay bashing, lgbt, gay slur, gay love, gay romance, gay son, depression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 6.5
 1K
Tiger Orange (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: gay, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, caught in the act, death of father, gay slur, cynicism, family relations, friendship, gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, homosexuality, blindness, teenage love, gay couple, lgbt, first gay sexual experience, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 164
Destiny (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guinea, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Though gay-themed stories about "coming out" and accepting one's sexuality are not uncommon in Western countries, such tales are still rare in many conservative African nations. Considered a ground-breaking film in its native Guinea, ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, male homosexuality, lgbt, black lgbt, gay slur, coming out, female nudity, interracial sex, homosexual, gay interest, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, west africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Alex Strangelove (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alex Truelove is on a quest to lose his virginity, an event eagerly awaited by his patient girlfriend and cheered on with welcome advice by his rowdy friends. But Alex, a super gregarious dude, is oddly unmotivated. A magical house party throws Alex ...
Style: humorous, psychological, teen comedy, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, homosexuality, coming out, lgbt, first gay sexual experience, high school, loss of virginity, gay interest, male homosexuality, prom, sexual confusion, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.4
 97
Father & Son (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A story about a gay dad who has raised his surrogate son alone after the death of his partner. The kid, weary of being bullied, seeks to break out on his own. He takes up with a guy who it turns out has a crush on the kid's dad. In limited ...
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, captivating, melancholic, sincere ...
Plot: parent child relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, gay, gay interest, gay crush, gay love, gay son, relationship problems, fall in love, father son relationship, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.5
 4K
The Pass (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Two young professional soccer players share a hotel room the night before their first big game. Out of nowhere, one kisses the other. The impact of this 'pass' reverberates through the next ten years of their lives - a decade of fame and ...
Style: lgbt cinema, touching, sentimental, melancholic, psychological
Plot: gay athlete, gay lead character, gay love, lgbt, gay, homosexuality, gay slur, soccer, closeted gay, intimacy, naked man, love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.9
 38K
Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay, lgbt, gay rape, religion, coming of age, church, father son relationship, gay sex, gay lead character, teen suicide ...
Place: southern usa, arkansas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party takes place over 24 hours at the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher's kid Henry Gamble. The party guests include adults and teenagers from his church, as well as Henry's "secular" ...
Style: homoerotic, psychological, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, gay teenager, teenage protagonist, friendship, self mutilation, friendship between boys, puberty, teenage boy, adultery, birthday party, masturbation ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, melancholic, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, male nudity, gay slur, gay sex ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 70s, 20th century, year 1963
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: realistic, heartbreaking, serious, compassionate
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, gay interest, sexuality, male objectification, friendship, mental health, male nudity, moral dilemma, society, social problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Closet Monster (2015)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Mystery
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.
Style: psychotronic, disturbing, serious, captivating, semi autobiographical
Plot: gay teenager, closeted gay, gay, gay bashing, hate crime, rejection, bullying, haunted by the past, dysfunctional family, lgbt teen, psychological trauma, gay crush ...
Place: newfoundland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 102
Ranchlands (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The story of a spiritually scarred man whose life changes forever when he must return to his estranged family to help care for a brother who is suffering from brain cancer. With the help of a spiritually enlightened caregiver, he faces the demons of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, touching, suspense
Plot: gay, lgbt, family secret, cancer, romance, gay lead character, brother brother relationship, gay slur, father son relationship, love, secret love, illness ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.2
 3K
Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage gang member Cal, hides his sexuality from his fellow gang members despite their often violent dislike of anyone that isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. When his world collides with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, talky, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay love, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, gay slur, gang, coming out, rape, gay bashing, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.4
 496
I Miss You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following his son Gabriel’s death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian. While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new ...
Style: lgbt cinema, sexy, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, acceptance, lgbt, male nudity, suicide, father son relationship, gay slur, coming out, gay lead character, death of partner, gay culture ...
Place: new york, bolivia
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.7
 422
Boys to Men (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A four-part anthology film dealing with homosexuality from the young to the old. Crush, detailing the budding friendship of a 12-year old girl and a 16-year old boy, who bond over their favorite TV program and musical tastes. The Mountain King, ...
Style: captivating, homoerotic, psychological, disturbing, anthology
Plot: gay teenager, gay interest, male prostitute, drug use, gay, coming out, homosexual, crush, gay couple, gay lead character, homosexual sex, gay friend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 39
Lonely Child (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 50 min.
Story: William is constantly shooting video journals of his life to have as souvenirs for himself. Feeling the end of his relationship with Médéric, his young lover, William spends two days camping with him, taking advantage of the situation by filming ...
Style: experimental, captivating, psychological, disturbing, melancholic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay love, coming out, homosexuality, first love, teenager, youth, teenage boy, gay couple, young love, first gay sexual experience, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
 910
A Brother (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 15-year-old Tom (Simon Royer) is going to spend another calm summer with his parents and younger sister at their summer house. But by fate, another family comes to spend some time with them, with their 17-year-old son Félix (Marin Lafitte). In the ...
Style: lgbt cinema, sexy, sentimental, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, gay friend, lgbt, love, gay erotica, gay sex, friends, male masturbation, teenage boy ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.6
 88
My Fair Son (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When young art student Ray moves in with his estranged businessman father after years of separation, the two tentatively begin to reconcile their many differences -- including Ray's revelation that he's gay, which his father struggles to ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, suspenseful
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, father son estrangement, single father, homosexuality, father son relationship, homosexual, gay love, gay couple, male male relationship, family relations, gay teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 1K
Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Style: serious, sincere, suspenseful, captivating, psychological
Plot: gay teenager, gay, korean american, spa, dysfunctional family, immigrants, closeted homosexual, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, college, gay crush, gay slur ...
Place: los angeles, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Reinventing Marvin (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young gay man determined to reinvent his life leaves everything behind on his quest for self-realization.
Style: non-linear, psychological, tense, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay youth, gay lead character, gay teenager, gay student, lgbt, gay, gay interest, brother brother relationship, gay love, father son relationship, gay son ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 6.1
 1K
Young Hunter (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ezequiel, a sixteen-year-old gay teenager in his sexual awakening, meets a boy of twenty-one. They quickly start a relationship and the situation unravels unexpectedly.
Style: stylized, realistic, touching, serious, atmospheric
Plot: gay, gay teenager, male homosexuality, lgbt, male nudity, gay sex, sexual blackmail, abuse, skateboarder, manipulation, homosexuality, porn actor ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Welcome Home, Bobby (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a Chicago teen is arrested for drug possession, the ensuing investigation reveals that he has had sexual contact with an older man. Discovering his sexual encounter, other students start shunning him and call for his expulsion from school. His ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, gay teacher, gay, parent child relationship, breakup, gay interest, gay slur, gay son, gay stereotype, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, coming of age ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt teen, gay, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, lgbt, high school, gay sex, coming out, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.4
 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, district attorney, gay slur, gay parent, courtroom drama, fighting the system, rivalry, social problems, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.1
 2K
1985 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
Style: psychological, tense, disturbing, sincere, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hiv, gay slur, lgbt, christmas, mother son relationship, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, childhood friend, stand up comedian, aids ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Waterberry Tears (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: This coming of age story is about a gay boy, Goyo, as he discovers himself. Living with his Mexican family in the Coachella Valley, Goyo has a hard time hiding his sexual preferences. Although Goyo seeks acceptance from his father Ramon, Ramon ...
Style: realistic, captivating, sincere, serious
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, coming of age, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, rejection, gay son, lgbt teen, lgbt, gay latino, latin, latinx lead ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Right to Believe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Tony Morris (Christopher Hunt) is a local newspaper reporter who is demoted to writing for his paper’s community section after his credibility is falsely called into question. Little does Tony know that his first assignment in his new role ...
Style: christian film, psychological, sexy, touching, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, husband wife relationship, gay slur, homophobe, christian propaganda, homosexual, bible, christianity, christian, newspaper editor, homosexuality, discussion ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%