Movies like AKA

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AKA (2002)
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AKA (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, Dean assumes another identity and manages to enter high society. As he navigates this decadent new world, he meets a host of characters, including David, an older gay man who desires him, and Benjamin, a young hustler from Texas who has also managed to find a place among the aristocracy. Can Dean find love while living a lie? How much is he willing to sacrifice in order to pull off his charade? Presented through three simultaneous frames rather than one.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, sexual, sexy, contemplative, based on true events
Plot: gay teenager, child abuse, male prostitute, working class, hidden identity, couple relations, love and romance, frame up, social differences, society, couples, dishonesty, friendship, deception, father son relationship, abusive father, prostitute, gender, gays and lesbians, christmas, sex, dog, prison, football, princess ...
Time: 70s, year 1978
Place: paris france, england, london, france, europe, new york, texas ...

Most similar movies to AKA

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and sexual films with plots about love and romance, couples, kiss, society, sex, couple relations and friendship mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like AKA: Basil (1998), Maurice (1987), The Wings of the Dove (1997), The Governess (1998), Sugar (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Basil (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A lonely young aristocrat in turn-of the century England struggles to meet the approval of his over-bearing, class-conscious father while trying to please the selfish woman he loves.
Style: realistic, serious, sentimental, light, sincere ...
Plot: fall in love, betrayal, friendship, romance, couples, love affair, unfulfilled love, society, adultery, father daughter relationship, secret, unrequited love ...
Time: 19th century, 90s, victorian era
Place: england, europe, london, ireland, yorkshire ...
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95%
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Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gay lead character, gay romance, closeted homosexual, lgbt, forbidden love, homosexual, male nudity, society, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 1910s, victorian era, 19th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, buenos aires argentina, argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
The Wings of the Dove (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, stylized, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: love triangle, female genitalia, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, power relations, couple relations, rich and poor, romance, betrayal, death, matchmaking, couples ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, edwardian era, 19th century, 1920s
Place: england, london, europe, italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
The Governess (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the father of privileged Rosina da Silva violently dies, she decides to pass herself off as a gentile and finds employment with a family in faraway Scotland. Soon she and the family father, Charles, start a passionate secret affair.
Style: enigmatic, emotional, serious, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: love affair, fall in love, couples, society, master and servant, nanny, couple relations, loss of virginity, infidelity, social differences, love and romance, love triangle ...
Time: victorian era, 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: scotland, london, england, europe, edinburgh scotland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
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Wild Side (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A transsexual who survives prostituting herself in Paris, returns – with her two male lovers in town – to her family home in the countryside to look after her dying mother.
Style: sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: prostitute, prostitution, lifestyle, love triangle, friendship, parents and children, society, social misfits, love and romance, destructive relationship, family relations, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
A French Gigolo (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marco leads a double life. As Marco, he is a construction worker but rich ladies craving sexual excitation know him as Patrick. As Marco he is married to Fanny, an ambitious young woman who has opened her own hairdressing salon in partnership with ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, humorous, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: beauty salon, infidelity, older woman younger man relationship, couple relations, love triangle, prostitute, dishonesty, unlikely couple, hidden identity, love and romance, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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Crutch (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An autobiographical film taken from the experiences of writer-director Rob Moretti, CRUTCH is a coming-of-age tale about a young man's struggle with family problems and substance abuse. Behind a facade of suburban middle class perfection, ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: coming out, dysfunctional family, family relations, coming of age, drug abuse, rehabilitation, suburbs, social decay, teenage life, dangerous attraction, kids in trouble, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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The Heart of Me (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Drama set in 1930s London with two sisters, Madeleine married to Rickie, and Dinah, who falls in love with him. Rickie and Dinah begin an affair which is to have repercussions throughout all their lives.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, clever ...
Plot: family relations, infidelity, love triangle, couples, pregnancy, love affair, fall in love, society, betrayal, parents and children, haunted by the past, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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Damage (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The life of a respected British politician at the height of his career crumbles when he becomes obsessed with his son's lover.
Style: sexual, sexy, affectionate, psychological, melancholic ...
Plot: femme fatale, forbidden love, infidelity, dangerous attraction, love affair, obsession, incest, love triangle, family relations, oral sex, parents and children, fondling ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: london, brussels belgium, brussels, paris france, palm springs california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, couples, friends, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, love affair, gay, gay relationship, social differences, fighting the system, lifestyle, couples, political unrest, society, romance, politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989
Place: beijing china, china, asia, america, hong kong ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: serious, touching, sentimental, sincere, clever ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, moral dilemma, opera singer, love and romance, siblings relations, gay sex, sexual promiscuity, gender, family relations, childbirth ...
Time: 80s, year 1985, year 1984
Place: paris france, france, europe, marseille, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Swann in Love (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Swann (Jeremy Irons), an eligible bachelor in the best circles of fin-de-siècle Paris, has also some more vulgar but rich friends, the Verdurins. Through them he meets Odette (Ornella Muti), a courtesan, with whom he falls hopelessly in love. She ...
Style: contemplative, gloomy, sexual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: prostitute, obsession, jealousy, courtesan, dishonesty, unfulfillment, romance, femme fatale, gays and lesbians, rise to the top, society, love and romance ...
Time: 19th century, 1890s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: psychological, sincere, melancholic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, siblings relations, teenage life, fall in love, countryside, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer, tomboy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, gay, friendship, self discovery, society, social misfits, romance, lifestyle, introspection, coming out, social differences, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, baghdad iraq, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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XX/XY (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: When two college students, Sam and Thea, meet Coles at a party, their mutual attraction is immediate, leading to a passionate and awkward night together, and the onset of an intensely charged bond. As they continue to push the sexual boundaries of ...
Style: psychological, touching, humorous, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: date night
Plot: threesome, infidelity, friendship, college, love triangle, buddies, love and romance, haunted by the past, couple relations, sex, passion, break up ...
Time: contemporary, year 1993, 90s, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: new york, london, usa, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Friends (1971)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: French teens Paul and Michelle run away from home to a remote beach and have a baby.
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: prostitute, runaway, cottage, teenage pregnancy, teenager, fall in love, teenage love, friendship, social differences, siblings relations, parents and children, love affair ...
Time: 70s
Place: paris france, europe, france
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59%
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, coming out, youth, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, brittany, frankfurt germany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: sexual, gloomy, sincere, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, friendship, racism, love triangle, youth, betrayal, coming of age, couples, friends, singleness, twentysomething life ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
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57%
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Like It Is (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young, bare-knuckle boxer Craig (played by real-life boxer Steve Bell) moves from Blackpool to London, where he falls for a twenty-something music producer, Matt. Trouble ensues when shy, awkward Craig tries squeezing into Matt's glib ...
Style: sexual, rough, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, gay teenager, boxer, fist fighting, gender, romance, hopes, athlete's life, love and romance, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: sincere, serious, psychological, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, lifestyle, love triangle, teenage life, college life, sexual relations, love and romance, couples, youth, friendship, social differences, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
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54%
The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, intense ...
Plot: infidelity, love affair, judge, forbidden love, romance, family problems, crumbling marriage, hidden identity, love and romance, destructive relationship, love, society ...
Time: 50s, post world war two, 1950s, 20th century, 1930s ...
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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The Song of Lunch (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Alan Rickman and Emma Thompson star in The Song Of Lunch, a powerful and visually arresting film, made by BBC Drama Production for BBC Two, to mark National Poetry Day on 7 October. The film, a dramatisation of Christopher Reid's narrative ...
Style: realistic, contemplative, captivating, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: reunion, love and romance, road not taken, couples, human nature, unfulfillment, society, sleeping, midlife crisis, unfulfilled love, restaurant, old love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, homecoming, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
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50%
Lady Chatterley's Lover (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: An early-20th-century tale of love across class boundaries which tells the legendary and romantic story of Lady Chatterley’s affair with her gamekeeper. Jed Mercurio’s adaptation of DH Lawrence’s classic.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: love affair, master and servant, social differences, infidelity, cheating on husband, society, obsession, sexual relations, romance, couples, unfulfillment, countryside ...
Time: 20th century, 20s, 1920s, 1910s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: psychological, serious, thought provoking, tense, talky ...
Plot: love triangle, cafe, infidelity, friendship, obsession, prostitute, love and romance, tragic love, love affair, introspection, sexual relations, against the rules ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: france, paris france, europe, new york, vienna ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Women in Love (1969)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexy, sexual, erotic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: wrestling, love triangle, romance, friendship, family relations, family problems, couples, honeymoon, human nature, social differences, couple relations, siblings relations ...
Time: 1920s, 70s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Friday Night (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Paris, 1995. Laure (Valérie Lemercier) is about to meet friends for dinner to celebrate her moving in with her boyfriend. But on her way out, she discovers that the entire city is stalled by a massive transit strike. When a handsome stranger ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, stylized, atmospheric ...
Plot: fall in love, dangerous attraction, love and romance, couples, danger, romance, chaos and mayhem, couple relations, traffic jam, living together, friendship, chaos ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%