Movies like The Pursuit of Normality

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The Pursuit of Normality
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A search for his identity leads Will, a 17-year-old aspiring writer, on an exploration of his sexuality alongside visions of his older self. While pushing the boundaries of morality as he writes his first novel.
Plot: lgbt, identity, coming of age, gay, abuse, sexuality

Most similar movies to The Pursuit of Normality

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexual films with plots about gay, coming of age, sexuality, homosexual, lgbt, male nudity and teenager mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Pursuit of Normality: Carlotta (2014), Coming Out (2014), Matted (2010), The Toy Soldiers (2014), The Flavor of Corn (1986). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 267
Carlotta
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: How many working class Balmain boys grow up to be showgirls? Not just any showgirl but a household name, a legend of Kings Cross, a daytime TV star, and a symbol of generational change.
Plot: teenager, sexuality, singing, dancing, working class, acceptance, transsexual, showgirl, middle class, loveless marriage, lifestyle, pioneer ...
Place: australia
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System:   95%
    User:   90%
 
 6.5
 11
Coming Out
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yo is a gay college student who doesn't have the courage to come out to his friends and family.
Plot: lgbt, gay bar, youth, homosexual, young man, coming out, coming of age, gay, student, university, secret, sexuality ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   80%
    User:   72%
 
 7.1
 8
Matted
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: student film
Plot: shower, female protagonist, father daughter relationship, television, teenage girl, teenager, teacher, school, psychiatrist, student, friendship, girl ...
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System:   79%
    User:   79%
 
The Toy Soldiers
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: On one evening in a decade of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, the innocence of youth and family unravels. Five parallel coming-of-age stories dramatize the stages of grief. A youthful mother in a custody battle over her children, finds ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, psychological, captivating
Plot: coming of age, drugs/alcohol, innocence lost, misfit, youth, gays and lesbians, social misfits, addiction, coming out, custody, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa, california
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System:   69%
    User:   67%
 
The Flavor of Corn
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's relationship with his heartless girlfriend ...
Plot: homoeroticism, homosexuality, lgbt, barefoot male, gay teenager, coming out, teacher student relationship, male objectification, first love, bisexual, holding hands, homoerotic ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   65%
    User:   69%
 
 5.9
 904
Spa Night
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.
Plot: spa, lgbt, gay, undressing, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, shyness, female female kiss, masturbation, male nudity, male masturbation, korean american ...
Place: korea
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System:   59%
    User:   67%
 
 6.9
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2:37
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A contemporary, ensemble drama telling the complex tale of six high school students whose lives are interwoven with situations that so many of today's youth are faced with. The story takes place during a normal school day. At precisely 2:37 a ...
Style: serious, bleak, realistic, sincere, psychological
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, pregnancy, social misfits, high school life, suicide, teenage life, coming of age, rape, student, school, teenager, misfit ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, adelaide south australia, south australia
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System:   52%
    User:   45%
 
 6.7
 80
Princesita
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina, Spain
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Twelve-year-old Tamara lives within a cult that is ruled by the beliefs of its leader Miguel, who becomes obsessively convinced that Tamara is the "chosen one". But when she falls in love with a classmate, Tamara's relationship gets ...
Plot: sexuality, teacher, blood, child abuse, fire, male nudity, rape, female nudity, sect, child rape, sauna, school teacher ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   45%
 
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 6.3
 215
Arianna
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Arianna is nineteen, but she's still waiting to get her first period. As the summer begins, her parents decide to renew their acquaintance with their country house on Lake Bolsena, where Arianna lived until she was three, and has never been ...
Plot: menstrual blood, sexual intercourse, self discovery, hermaphrodite, first sexual experience, identity, coming of age, sex scene, mother daughter relationship, sexuality, lake, island ...
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System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
The Hanging Garden
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: William, a once obese and troubled teen, goes back to his family's home after being gone, without word, for ten years and finds it (and his family) haunted with his past. He had moved to the city and become a fit, well-adjusted gay man, but ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, touching ...
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, suicide, gay, suicide attempt, male nudity, sexuality, runaway, drugs/alcohol, family drama, secrets, family life ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, nova scotia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   48%
    User:   49%
 
 5.8
 106
Amy George
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Jesse wants to be an artist, but believes that his mundane middle-class Toronto life has left him unprepared. After reading a book on what it takes to be a "true-artist", he sets out looking for risk, ecstasy, wildness ...
Plot: coming of age, high school, peeping tom, photographer, artist, alcohol, boy, gay, climbing a tree, alcoholic, homosexual, playground ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   45%
    User:   38%
 
 6.3
 106
Bugis Street
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore, Hong Kong
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It’s monsoon season in Singapore. Bugis Street, the epicentre of multisexual nightlife and unchained libido, is where a band of hedonistic, transidentical poeple has taken root at wacky love hotel SinSin.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, erotic
Plot: gays and lesbians, transsexual, urban, innocence lost, transvestism, gender, prostitute, master and servant, gender bending, youth, power relations, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: asia, singapore, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   43%
 
Angels of Sex
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carla and Bruno believe they have answers for everything until Rai appears in their lives, an attractive and mysterious young who lives outside the rules. In this story about love and friendship, boundaries dissolve by the rhythm of funky and break ...
Style: sexual, serious, touching, realistic
Audience: date night
Plot: love triangle, hip hop, strong sexual content, young lovers, romance, sexual relations, gay relationship, sexual attraction, infidelity, gender, friendship, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   40%
    User:   37%
 
 7.4
 3K
Heartstone
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland, Denmark
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A remote fishing village in Iceland. Teenage boys Thor and Christian experience a turbulent summer as one tries to win the heart of a girl while the other discovers new feelings toward his best friend. When summer ends and the harsh nature of ...
Style: epic
Audience: kids
Plot: coming of age, teenage boy, friendship, summer, lgbt, first love, friendship between boys, gay teenager, sexuality, boy, nature, homosexual ...
Place: iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   39%
    User:   34%
 
Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 174 min.
Story: When Rasmus gets of the train at the Central Station in Stockholm in September 1982 he leaves the little city of Koppom behind, to never go back. Young and beautiful he throws himself out in the gay Stockholm. Benjamin is a Jehova'’s ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, gloomy, thought provoking
Plot: aids, gays and lesbians, fall in love, gender, life is a bitch, love and romance, social differences, terminal illness, society, unfulfillment, lgbt, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: sweden, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   41%
 
 5.8
 82
Stud Life
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: JJ is a 'Stud' Lesbian. Together with her best friend Seb, a gay pretty boy, they work as wedding photographers. When JJ falls in love with a beautiful diva, JJ and Seb's friendship is tested. JJ is forced to chose between her hot new ...
Style: multicultural
Plot: black lgbt, gender, sexuality, wedding, friend, lesbian, drugs, lesbian kiss, homosexual, identity, british, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   37%
    User:   33%
 
 8.2
 67K
Skins
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 46 min.
Story: Irreverent comedy drama which follows the messy lives, loves, delirious highs and inevitable lows of a group of raucous teenage friends in Bristol.
Style: semi serious, realistic, captivating, idiotic, cynical ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: teenage life, high school life, friendship, sexual relations, lifestyle, looking for sex, high school, youth, teenage sexuality, party, leader, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 2000s, contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   30%
 
Forbidden Fruit
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Two 18-year old girls from a christian fundamentalist community flee to a city for a summer job.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, best friends, culture clash, youth, friends, against the rules, teenage life, religions or cults, fish out of water, rebellion, christianity, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, finland, helsinki finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   36%
    User:   32%
 
 7.5
 5K
Wild Reeds
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: As the Algerian War draws to a close, a teenager with a girlfriend starts feeling homosexual urges for two of his classmates: a country boy, and a French-Algerian intellectual.
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, reflective, sincere ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, boarding school, friendship, french, homosexuality, teenager, virginity, sexuality, love triangle, adolescence, teacher ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1960s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   33%
    User:   28%
 
 6.7
 54
Urinal
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A mystery man brings together a group of dead, gay artists to investigate a police response to the dilema of wash-room sex in Toronto. The artists have seven days in which to report on the ethics of police tactics. The artists infiltrate the police ...
Plot: lgbt, surveillance camera, anal sex, anus, search, government, doll, castle, condom, irish, gay bashing, urine ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   27%
 
 6.6
 473
Teenage Kicks
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Miklós is at the age when everything feels high-stakes. He is coming to terms with his own sexuality, and when his best friend Dan reveals that he has a new girlfriend, this puts an end to their plans to run away together.
Plot: coming of age, jealousy, friendship, sexuality, sexual awakening, cannabis, grieving, runaway, drug abuse, loss, grief, brother brother relationship ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   31%
 
 5.6
 400
Out of Hand
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany, Italy
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Sebastian and Paul are two bored boys about 16 years of age. They drink alcohol, steal - and attend a private school. They can't find a sense of meaning in their present adolescent existence. They abduct Sonja and lock her in an old, abandoned ...
Style: serious, disturbing, realistic
Plot: human nature, sexual relations, kidnapping, missing person, teenage life, factory, coming of age, school, store, youth, gays and lesbians, transsexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, madrid, philadelphia, spain, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   32%
    User:   37%
 
A Silent Agreement
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Reuben, a sensitive writer, grapples with a speech impediment as his boyfriend, Derek, a profoundly deaf Human Rights activist, provides strategies to restore his confidence and communication skills. When Reuben approaches an over-the-hill film ...
Style: intellectual
Plot: femininity, helplessness, troubled past, apathy, cerebral palsy, conflict, mistrust, middle aged, greed, main character dies, loveless marriage, tragic event ...
Place: australia, sydney australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   31%
    User:   27%
 
 7.9
 213K
Boogie Nights
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: stylized, captivating, intense, sentimental, talky ...
Plot: pornography, rise and fall, drug abuse, porn industry, addiction, drugs, loneliness, drug addiction, showbiz, sex, life philosophy, rags to riches ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, 80s, year 1982
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
 7.7
 63K
Love, Simon
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: realistic, romantic, sweet, touching, emotional ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: sexual identity, love, gay teenager, gay lead character, homosexuality, lgbt teen, gay friend, closeted homosexual, friendship, gay son, bully, gay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   27%
 
So Long Suburbia
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 64 min.
Story: So Long Suburbia is a campy queer coming of age teen film. Can be watched here: https://vimeo.com/195164161 (Offical)
Audience: teen drama
Plot: coming of age, teenager, lesbian, camp, lgbt, bisexual, gay, youth
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   30%
    User:   31%
 
My Own Private Idaho
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, road movie, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, prostitution, gay, shakespeare, sexuality, pornography, coming of age, homosexuality, on the road, dysfunctional family, drugs/alcohol, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, france, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   26%
 
 7.5
 50K
Bad Education
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the 1960s. Father Manolo, director of the school and its professor of literature, is witness to and part of these discoveries. The three are ...
Style: stylized, sexual, sexy, atmospheric, serious ...
Plot: sexual abuse, sexuality, gay, catholicism, teacher, child abuse, cross dressing, boarding school, male nudity, school, clergy, coming of age ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 70s, 80s
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   34%
 
 7.4
 203K
Moonlight
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.
Plot: african american, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt, drug dealer, black lgbt, parent child relationship, restaurant, gay, fight, drug abuse, high school ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   29%
    User:   24%
 
 7.1
 12K
XXY
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, transsexual, gays and lesbians, village, small town, innocence lost, sexual abuse, parents and children, suburbs, sexual relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   28%
    User:   29%
 
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