Movies like The Pursuit of Normality

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The Pursuit of Normality (2017)
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The Pursuit of Normality (2017)
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: sexuality, gay, lgbt, coming of age, abuse, identity

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Most similar movies to The Pursuit of Normality

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out mumblecore films with plots about gay, lgbt, male nudity, coming of age, gay sex, homosexual and teenager mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Pursuit of Normality: Manderley (1981), Coming Out (2014), Open Bodies (1998), Chasing Pavement (2015), The Man in Her Life (1997). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Manderley (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is the story of three homosexuals who decide to spend the summer together at the cottage that the parents of one of them have in Santander. The film shows naturally a series of attitudes then considered shocking and even unnatural.
Plot: gay, lgbt, male nudity
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95%
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Coming Out (2014)
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, sexual repression, teenager, sexuality, gay, gay bar, unrequited love, youth, coming out, student, university, secret ...
Place: japan
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71%
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Open Bodies (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Born to a North African father and a French mother, 18-year-old Parisian high school senior Rémi works part-time in an Arab grocery store while studying management and commerce. He responds to a school ad seeking subjects for a film, and Marc, who ...
Plot: gay, bisexuality, male nudity, teenager, wig, arab, coming of age, homosexual
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58%
Chasing Pavement (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Chasing Pavement stars Remy Mars as Elijah Young, an 'urban' porn star who is preparing to leave the adult entertainment industry and start a new career as a chef. His new roommate, Takeshi, played by Tokio Sasaki, is a Japanese immigrant ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, roommate roommate relationship, roommate, male nudity, immigration, text message, porn star, obsession
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57%
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The Man in Her Life (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Selya is disappointed with Bobby who only wants sex but no real relationship nor marriage. So she leaves and decides to marry the gay Ramon who, she is convinced, is definitely different.
Plot: lgbt, teacher, gay, female nudity, sex, homosexual
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54%
The Male Gaze: The Heat of the Night (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel, Belgium, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When darkness falls, temperatures rise in these six stories about late night confessions, intimacy for sale, high speed hookups and full moon frissons. But when the sun comes up and reality reveals itself, will it have all been worth it?
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, gay, homosexual, gay sex, gay relationship, coming out, nightlife, werewolf, dating
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Center of My World (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A strange family: 17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, gay protagonist, gay son, gay lead character, coming of age, gay kiss, male objectification, infatuation, gay sex, first love ...
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52%
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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 ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, lgbt, parent child relationship, gay sex, erection, male nudity, pubic hair, gay crush, father son relationship
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51%
So Long Suburbia (2016)
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: lgbt, coming of age, teenager, camp, lesbian, youth, bisexual, gay
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49%
This Is Not Berlin (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: punk, ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, pubic hair, male nudity, naked in public, female nudity, female full frontal nudity, gay kiss, bisexual, protest, punk rock, performance art
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
How to Win at Checkers (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand, USA, Indonesia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The poor outlying districts of Bangkok are a world where you grow up very quickly. After both their parents die, 11-year-old Oat, his little sister and his older brother Ek move in with their aunt. Ek works in a bar for male prostitutes and ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, betrayal, sibling relationship, homosexuality, brother brother relationship, rite of passage, siblings, brother sister relationship, siblings relations
Place: thailand
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47%
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Duffer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: 'Duffer' (1971) is a rarely seen cult British movie that has languished in the vaults of the British Film Institute for the best part of forty years until they decided to release it on DVD/BluRay for the first time last month. It's a ...
Plot: abuse, kidnapping, obsession, male nudity, child murder
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46%
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Sagwan (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Sagwan is a story of an 18-year-old boy named Alfred, whose routinary life as a boatman becomes complicated as he discovers how much more life around him has to offer. His family's haunting dark past inhibits him from living his young life ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay sex, voyeurism, pubic hair, murder, threesome, male nudity, seduction
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay son, lgbt, homosexuality, gay protagonist, caught kissing, gay bashing, coming out, gay athlete, gay teacher, gay kiss
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46%
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Tropic Pathway (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about the writer Manuel Puig and the years he spent in Río de Janeiro.
Plot: lgbt, gay, literature, exile, homosexual
Place: brazil, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Like You Mean It (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Mark commits to falling back in love with Jonah, he is forced to look at himself with unprecedented courage and honesty.
Plot: relationship problems, lgbt, gay couple, gay, drugs, medication
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Story of the Stone (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An adaptation of an 18th century Chinese classic remixed for an honest depiction of gay life in Taipei in the 21st century.
Plot: anal sex, lgbt, orgy, erection, unsimulated sex, gay sex, shower, drugs, bathhouse, hospital, male nudity, sexuality ...
Place: taiwan
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43%
Daydream Obsession 3: Legacy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While visiting his recently-divorced father, Wylie discovers the camera and video diaries of Clayton. With his college friends over, Wylie begins to explore his desires through daydreams and reality. His roommate Greg is the object of his obsession. ...
Plot: gay, sex tape, skinny dipping, father son relationship, erotica, shower, male nudity, pool party, gay crush, coming out, sexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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A Moment in June (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Set in Thailand, between April-June 1999, 'A Moment In June' is a story of the fusion of six lives, a song that links them together, a hope of the second chance that might never come and a moment they all need to make a life-changing ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, romance, father son relationship, play, director, multiple time frames, actor, actress
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Boylets (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School friends who pass the time stealing copper electric wires and steel, betting cash in online computer games and doing sexual services to gay patrons. Krys’ best friend Joef is the leader of the pack and he is turning eighteen and is leaving ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, piggy bank, drag racing, tricycle, printer, theater, student, rain, noodles, internet cafe, male nudity ...
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42%
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Arianna (2015)
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: lake, identity, coming of age, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, blood, self discovery, first sexual experience, hermaphrodite, sex scene, menstrual blood, sexual intercourse ...
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41%
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Coming Out (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Story: The explosive lives, loves and losses of an intermingled group of Montréalers are explored as they confront the subject of difference. Managing a modern relationship can be a mess. Single? Attached? Married? Divorced? Open? Closed? The most common ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship
Place: montreal, canada
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39%
I Promise You Anarchy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Miguel and Johnny know each other since childhood. They are dedicated to skate and have fun. To earn easy money and continue skating, they sell their own blood to a clandestine contact in a hospital. The activity becomes business until a large ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, blood, bisexuality, gay sex, male nudity, gay teenager, skateboard, bisexual, gay crush, gay lead character, gay latino ...
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38%
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Montreal Main (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A photographer finds himself falling for a 14 year-old boy.
Plot: gay, masturbation, mutual masturbation
Place: montreal quebec canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Love Is All You Need? (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in a world where homosexuality is the norm, a small Indiana town is rocked to its core when Jude, the star quarterback of the local university football team, strikes up a love affair with Ryan, a sports journalism major. When the straight couple ...
Plot: bullying, lgbt, snuff, gay, murder, lesbian, heterosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Summer is a carefree teenage girl whose world is turned upside down when her mother abruptly converts to Islam and becomes a different person. At first resistant to the faith, she begins to reevaluate her identity after becoming attracted to a ...
Plot: mother daughter relationship, coming of age, islam, desire, religious conversion, sexuality, teenager, mother, woman, daughter
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Raising Heroes (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Josh and Paul want to adopt Nickie, the child of Paul's recently deceased friend Susan. Susan's mother opposes gays' adopting, and Monday is the final court date. On Friday, Josh stops by a market for milk and glimpses a Mob hit. ...
Plot: gay adoption, gay parent, gay, lgbt, gay relationship, homosexual, gay lead character, gay couple, gay father, adoption
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37%
Finn & the Sea of Noise (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: As Finn slips back into a groove of mindless parties, sunburn, and hangovers, he let's his life take a mind-numbing vacation. But when he's confronted with death first hand, he takes a new outlook on life, remembering his endless dreams ...
Style: mumblecore
Plot: coming of age, american midwest
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Waterberry Tears (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 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 ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming out, lgbt teen, latinx lead, coming of age, gay, dysfunctional family, alcoholic father, gay latino
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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 31
Navarasa (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film revolves around the story of a young girl Shweta (P. Shwetha) taking her first steps towards adulthood. Ready for the adventure, the thirteen-year-old is upbeat, however soon discovers that every night, her uncle Gautam (Kushboo) transforms ...
Plot: lgbt, puberty, fortune telling, customs, interview, ceremony, mother daughter relationship, pageant, tamil, transsexual, shower, lesbian ...
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34%