Movies like Moonlight

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Moonlight (2016)
 7.4
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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: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, serious, sad, rough, social realism, compassionate
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, drug dealer, first gay sexual experience, african american, gay, parent child relationship, drug addict, dysfunctional family, gay slur, forgiveness, childhood friend, revenge, junkie, coming of age, gay crush, betrayal, mother son relationship, beating, gay teenager, gay couple, homosexual, absent father, gay son, gay african american ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, miami, atlanta georgia

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, touching, serious and captivating films with plots about gay, lgbt, gay interest, gay slur, homosexuality, gay kiss and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Moonlight: Call Me by Your Name (2017), Hidden Kisses (2016), My Own Private Idaho (1991), The Way He Looks (2014), Tiger Orange (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: gay cinema, touching, sincere, disturbing, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay teenager, gay relationship, first love, summer, teenage boy, gay love, homosexuality, homosexual, gay romance, love ...
Time: 80s, year 1983
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: gay cinema, realistic, captivating, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, homosexuality, coming out, gay slur, closeted homosexual, gay son, gay bashing, gay romance, lgbt, forbidden love, character study ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, homosexual, gay sex, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, friendship between men, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, teenage love, lgbt, homosexuality, blindness, gays and lesbians, gay couple, coming out, friendship, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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: psychological, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: gay, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, caught in the act, death of father, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, family relations, friendship, gay relationship, gay lead character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 134
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, lgbt, black lgbt, male homosexuality, gay slur, gay interest, female nudity, interracial sex, coming out, homosexual, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.2
 71
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, contemplative, unusual plot structure, sincere, weird ...
Plot: parent child relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, gay, gay crush, gay interest, fall in love, love, society, couple relations, parents and children, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 3K
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, homosexuality, gay, lgbt, gay slur, soccer, gay love, intimacy, football player, interracial relations, gay protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, lgbt cinema, contemplative ...
Plot: lgbt teen, lgbt, gay teenager, friendship, teenage boy, teenage protagonist, puberty, self mutilation, lesbian, friendship between boys, adultery, birthday party ...
⇓ 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: queer cinema
Audience: teen comedy, teens
Plot: coming out, gay, homosexuality, lgbt, first gay sexual experience, high school, loss of virginity, prom, frat party, gay interest, male virgin, girlfriend ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
17%
 5.4
 75
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: suspense, rough, touching, suspenseful
Plot: cancer, lgbt, gay, family secret, romance, young love, homosexuality, homosexual love, illness, gay lead character, gay couple, forbidden love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.3
 2K
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, compassionate, captivating ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay slur, gang, coming out, gay love, rape, gay bashing, first gay sexual experience, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: serious, compassionate, realistic, heartbreaking
Plot: gay interest, sexuality, lgbt, friendship, male objectification, mental health, gay, male nudity, social problems, moral dilemma, against the rules, lifestyle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.1
 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, suspenseful, psychological, captivating, sincere
Plot: gay teenager, korean american, spa, gay, immigrants, dysfunctional family, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, closeted homosexual, gay slur, alcoholic father, gay crush ...
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: gay cinema, non-linear, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay lead character, gay student, lgbt, gay teenager, gay slur, gay interest, gay love, gay son, gay protagonist, father son relationship, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.5
 301
White Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Flight attendant Won-Gyu (Won Tae-Hee) left Korea 2 years ago with painful memories and now comes back. Won-Gyu meets Tae-Joon (Lee Yi-Kyung), who is a quick service delivery man and has a special night with him.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: revenge, haunted by the past, introspection, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, male homosexuality, lgbt, gender, society, fight, gay bashing, stewardess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
⇓ 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, parent child relationship, teacher student relationship, swimming pool, swimmer, gossip, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gay athlete, high school, man in swimsuit ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 127
Twice a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: avant garde, experimental
Plot: gay, avant-garde, suicide, greek mythology, lgbt, incest, male homosexuality, family relations, gay lead character, homosexual, gay relationship, homosexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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 7.5
 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: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay adoption, adoption, gay relationship, district attorney, gay, gay slur, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, couples, social problems ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 601
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, serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, male homosexuality, gay, skateboarder, abuse, gay sex, sexual blackmail, porn actor, manipulation, lgbt, male nudity, pornography ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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One Kiss (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lorenzo, Blue and Antonio have a lot in common: they are sixteen, attending the same class in the same school in a small town in the northeast, each have a family that loves them. And all three, though for different reasons, have come to be isolated ...
Style: suspenseful, touching, rough, suspense, flamboyance
Plot: gay student, gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay son, gay slur, brother brother relationship, bullying, gay youth, gay protagonist, outcast ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.1
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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, contemplative, sentimental, psychological ...
Plot: first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, gay, lgbt, love, teenager, friends, friendship between boys, teenage boy, friendship, teenage protagonist, gay friend ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 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, sentimental, unusual plot structure, disturbing, tense ...
Plot: family relations, gay slur, hiv, christmas, gay, lgbt, brother brother relationship, mother son relationship, christmas season, stand up comedian, father son relationship, childhood friend ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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 7.8
 101K
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.4
 147
Crossway (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 53 min.
Story: A very interesting thriller about the coming of age of a troubled young man searching his place in this world. Teenage boy Jonathan (Fabien de Marchi) is having a hard time living with his father and stepmother. On a whim, he steals some money and ...
Style: homoerotic, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: gay, father son relationship, teenage boy, friendship between boys, catholic priest, dysfunctional family, pedophilia, kidnapping, foursome, lgbt, passion, cigarette smoking ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Soldiers. Story from Ferentari (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Serbia, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Adi (40), a shy and introverted anthropologist who got recently dumped by his girlfriend, moves to Ferentari, most notorious outcasted neighborhood in Bucharest. He wants to write a study on manele music. The pop music of the Roma community serves ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: gay slur, soldier, male homosexuality, lgbt, homosexuality, love, research, gay relationship, social status, gay, hustler, poverty ...
Place: romania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Do You Take This Man (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a gay couple's impending wedding hits a snag, the grooms must rely on their friends and family to see them through.
Style: psychological, touching, unusual plot structure, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: lgbt, childhood friend, gay couple, wedding, marriage, engaged couple, gay, dishonesty, stress, age difference, homosexual, argument ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 62
THE WEDDING (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Egypt, UK, USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A young Muslim man, Rami, who is engaged to a young woman named Sara. We soon discover that Sam is also involved on the side with a young male artist named Lee.
Style: lgbt cinema, psychological, captivating, gay cinema, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: muslim, gay slur, bisexual, cheating, egyptian, lgbt, loneliness, love and romance, forced marriage, couples, couple relations, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.2
 863
Tomcat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life: Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and as a scheduler in the same orchestra and they love their large ...
Style: homoerotic, psychological, contemplative, light, sincere ...
Plot: gay, cat, lgbt, gay relationship, gay couple, orchestra, homoeroticism, gay protagonist, male objectification, gay love, gay lead character, musician ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
The Night of the Wolf (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A mythical journey of the customs of homosexuality.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, homoerotic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, homosexual, 25 year old, gay protagonist, homoeroticism, erotica, love and romance, couple relations, romance, couples, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%