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 serious, compassionate, realistic and captivating films with plots about gay, lgbt, gay interest, male nudity, coming of age, teenager and homosexual mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Pursuit of Normality: Duffer (1972), Manderley (1981), Coming Out (2014), It Gets Better (2012), Arianna (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, obsession, kidnapping, gay, gay interest, male nudity, child murder
Place: london
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95%
 5.4
 9
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, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief)
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94%
 6.3
 15
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, teenager, secret, young man, homosexual, coming of age, sexuality, gay bar, youth, sexual repression, crush, gay interest ...
Place: japan
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77%
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: gay, lgbt, male male relationship, male homosexuality, repressed sexuality, sexual relations, gay sex, gay interest, lgbtq, werewolf, homosexual, dating ...
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59%
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It Gets Better (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Inspired by the It Gets Better Project this documentary film follows the stories of three real-life subjects who are at unique impasses related to their identities as gay or transgender people.
Plot: lgbt, bisexual, tolerance, lesbian, acceptance, bullying, homosexual, gay, teenager, transsexual, hopes
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55%
 6.4
 318
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: self discovery, island, blood, lake, table tennis, identity, sexual intercourse, mother daughter relationship, coming of age, menstrual blood, first sexual experience, hermaphrodite ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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)
Style: queer cinema
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, lgbt, youth, lesbian, camp, gay, teenager, bisexual, transsexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.0
 165
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.
Plot: homosexuality, pornography, skateboarder, abuse, gay, male homosexuality, gay relationship, gay pornography, child pornography, gay sex, blackmail, porn actor ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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: lgbt, drugs, bathhouse, male nudity, gay, orgy, shower, gay kiss, unsimulated sex, hospital, nudity (full frontal - brief), briefs ...
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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: relationships, relationship problems, lgbt, gay couple, drugs, gay, medication, break-up, breakup
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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, pool party, male nudity, shower, coming out, sexuality, erotica, father son relationship, gay erotica, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, gay crush ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.6
 225
About Us (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The Love Story between Matheus and Diego is portrayed in the film script Diego writes when he becomes a filmmaker.
Plot: gay relationship, lgbt, gay subtext, male nudity, gay, gay kiss, gay sex, depression, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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, gay, teacher, sex, homosexual, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 5.1
 106
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 parent, gay adoption, gay, lgbt, gay interest, homosexual, gay father, gay couple, gay lead character, adoption, gay relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 ...
Style: gay cinema
Plot: lgbt, porn actor, gay, text messaging, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, obsession, roommate roommate relationship, roommate, porn star, immigration ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.5
 32
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, uncle, fortune telling, interview, cooking, legend, transsexual, teenager, customs, talking to the camera, puberty, gay ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 5.5
 297
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, religious conversion, islam, sexuality, teenager, desire, female director, mother, woman, daughter
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 7.3
 75
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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One Night Only (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 67 min.
Story: NIGHT BUG (dir. by Kim Tae-Yong) Han-Jae meets gay men at a bar in Jongno District, Seoul. He first meets them through an internet site. Once they get drunk, Han-Jae steals their money. He is accompanied by Hoon and pretends he is his boyfriend. ...
Plot: lgbt, asian, drunk, boyfriend, gay kiss, gay lead character, bar, gay, denial
Place: south korea, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
Giant Little Ones (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, thought provoking, meditative
Audience: teens, teen drama, girls' night, date night
Plot: gay, teenager, coming of age, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, gay love, grownups, conflict, love and romance, mystery, gay slur, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.2
 305
So Pretty (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Four young queers in New York City struggle to maintain their proto-utopian community against the outside world as their lives curiously merge with the 1980s German novel "So schön" by Ronald M. Schernikau.
Plot: transsexual, sexuality, protest, identity, electronic music, female nudity, shower, politics, male nudity, polyamory, bisexuality, communist ...
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.1
 9
Matted (2010)
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.
Audience: student film
Plot: psychiatrist, lgbt, lesbianism, wrestling, sexism, sexual identity, high school, student, small town, girl, transsexual, teenage boy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.2
 65
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: parent child relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, gay sex, gay interest, male nudity, pubic hair, gay, gay crush, erection, father son relationship, homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 5.8
 794
Soft Lad (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young man involved in a love affair that will change his life forever, whilst his lover wrestles his demons on a journey that will force him to come to terms with his sexuality, leaving lives destroyed in the wake.
Plot: gay, affair, lgbt, sexuality, dancer, love affair, brother in law, brother in law brother in law relationship, cruising, hiv test, cruise, marriage ...
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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.
Plot: lgbt, gay couple, childhood friend, hollywood, childhood friends, engaged couple, wedding, argument, secret, marriage, gay, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, touching
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lgbt teen, emotional abuse, teenage sexuality, religion, female sexuality, sex scene, parent child relationship, self acceptance, teenager, gay slur ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1992, year 1993
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36%
 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, romantic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay slur, coming out, gang, gay love, rape, gay bashing, love and romance, gays and lesbians, lgbt, crimes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, switching roles, female director, gay, murder, snuff, lesbian, heterosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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: serious, sad, rough, social realism, compassionate ...
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, drug dealer, first gay sexual experience, gay, african american, parent child relationship, forgiveness, drug addict, revenge, gay slur, childhood friend ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Bulldog In The White House (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: "Bulldog in the Whitehouse" takes political satire to obscene new heights: portraying the Bush administration as a cabal of lustful and traitorous gay men who are too busy having sex to notice the empire crumbling down around them. An ...
Plot: gay, anal sex, press conference, pubic hair, explicit sex, male nudity, oral sex, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%