Movies like Beach Rats

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Beach Rats (2017)
 6.4
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Beach Rats (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: An aimless teenager on the outer edges of Brooklyn struggles to escape his bleak home life and navigate questions of self-identity, as he balances his time between his delinquent friends, a potential new girlfriend, and older men he meets online.
Style: thought provoking, realistic, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lgbt teen, coming out, marijuana, teenager, friendship, promise, gay, money, brooklyn new york city, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, drinking, apology, self discovery, moral dilemma, bisexual, family relations, prostitution, female director, male homosexuality, sexuality, sex, dancing, thief, child ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city, new york

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sincere and touching films with plots about friendship, friend, cigarette smoking, drinking, telephone call, sex and kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beach Rats: Consequences (2018), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Midnight Cowboy (1969), I Smile Back (2015), And Your Mother Too! (2001). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.9
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Consequences (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Željko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
Style: gay cinema, realistic, serious, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: closeted homosexual, closeted gay, troubled youth, blackmail, friendship between men, secret, friendship, gang leader, manipulation, gay protagonist, sexual repression, repressed sexuality ...
⇓ 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 sex, homosexual, male prostitute, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, seattle, usa, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, eviction, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, dallas texas ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.1
 5K
I Smile Back (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Laney is an attractive, intelligent suburban wife and devoted mother of two adorable children. She has the perfect husband who plays basketball with the kids in the driveway, a pristine house, and a shiny SUV for carting the children to their next ...
Style: realistic, serious, psychological, captivating, touching ...
Plot: unfaithful wife, mental illness, suburbs, going straight, family problems, dysfunctional family, redemption, life is a bitch, hopes, addiction, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
And Your Mother Too! (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other.
Style: sexy, erotic, realistic, intense, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, age difference, strong sexual content, coming of age, road trip, explicit sex, sexual obsession, sexual relations, masturbation, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, madrid, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.4
 5K
Wild Reeds (1994)
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, sincere, gloomy, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming of age, male homosexuality, love triangle, friendship, gay sex, politics, coming out, boarding school, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.1
 6K
James White (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: James White is a troubled twentysomething trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. As he retreats further into a hedonistic lifestyle, his mother's battle with a serious illness faces a series of setbacks that force him to assume more ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, sincere
Plot: mother son relationship, drinking, terminal illness, friendship, promise, chemotherapy, lie, slacker, self destructing, cancer, new life, eating ...
Time: year 2000, year 1983, year 2013
Place: new york, manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.6
 171
Speakeasy (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two men become unlikely friends after a minor traffic accident.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, disturbing, gloomy
Plot: family relations, self discovery, friendship, haunted by the past, hopes, redemption, homecoming, human nature, introspection, love and romance, mute or deaf, secret ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 2000s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 3K
Day Zero (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The military draft is back. Three best friends are drafted and given 30 days to report for duty. In that time they're forced to confront everything they believe about courage, duty, love, friendship and honor. If called to serve, what would you ...
Style: disturbing, sincere, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, duty, coping, introspection, destiny, military, friends, courage, protestor, anti war, politics, freedom ...
Time: future, september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.9
 6K
About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, teenager, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Floating Skyscrapers (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, family relations, self discovery, couple relations, couples, gender, love triangle, fall in love, gay love, lgbt, athlete ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set ...
Style: sincere, touching, melancholic, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, parents and children, teenage life, family relations, social misfits, autism, missing child, train, imagination, youth, mentally challenged, urban ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 2012, year 1984
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 6.8
 79K
Thirteen (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Tracy is a normal 13-year-old trying to make it in school. After befriending the most popular girl at school, Evie, Tracy's world is turned upside down when Evie introduces her to a world of sex, drugs and cash. But it isn't long before ...
Style: realistic, tense, serious, bleak, sincere ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, dysfunctional family, kids in trouble, addiction, juvenile delinquency, peer pressure, theft, friendship, mother daughter relationship, family problems, life is a bitch, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, venice beach california, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 7.6
 45K
Pain & Glory (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Salvador Mallo, a filmmaker in the twilight of his career, reflects on the choices he's made in life as past and present come crashing down around him.
Style: touching, sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, filmmaker, movie business, introspection, actor, artistic creation, homosexuality, mother son relationship, stage, desire, cinema, sexual awakening ...
Time: 2010s, 1950s, year 1981, year 1985, 50s
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.5
 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: serious, psychological, realistic, captivating
Plot: brother brother relationship, gay, father son relationship, death of father, caught in the act, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, family relations, friendship, gay lead character, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 6.4
 7K
About Alex (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A circle of twenty-something friends reunite for a weekend away to console a suicidal member of their group. Yet, despite their best efforts to enjoy themselves, a tinderbox of old jealousies, unrequited love, and widening political differences ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, college graduate, introspection, reunited friends, drugs/alcohol, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, group of friends, emotional breakdown ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
Songs My Brothers Taught Me (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: This complex portrait of modern-day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother and his younger sister, who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, touching, emotional ...
Plot: unfulfillment, society, youth, social relations, family problems, adolescence vs adulthood, death in the family, dysfunctional family, female director, waitress, teenage girl, drumming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: south dakota, usa, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.4
 139
Levelland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A coming-of-age drama, with skateboards, set in Texas.
Audience: teens
Plot: loss of father, band, restaurant, undressing, swimming pool, lie, bare breasts, adultery, marriage, singer, ulcer, singing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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 5.9
 279
Along the Way (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A funny, gripping and powerful drama about the post graduation summer of four lifelong friends and one night that changed the course of their lives... forever. Like Crash , Saint Elmo s Fire and it s inspiration Stand By Me, Along the WAY is a ...
Style: touching, offbeat, emotional, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: friendship, college, buddies, hopes, partners, world, showbiz, redemption, friends, youth, best friends, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, year 1996, year 1983, quarry
Place: new york, connecticut, madison square garden manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Indian Runner (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 127 min.
Story: An intensely sad film about two brothers who cannot overcome their opposite perceptions of life. One brother sees and feels bad in everyone and everything, subsequently he is violent, antisocial and unable to appreciate or enjoy the good things ...
Style: psychological, realistic, emotional, rough, serious ...
Plot: small town, vietnam war, pregnancy, human nature, family problems, brother brother relationship, arson, vandalism, murder, crimes, crime, on the run ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: usa, ohio, vietnam, asia, nebraska
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 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 ⇓
56%
 5.1
 462
The New Twenty (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Five best friends in their late 20's discover new truths about themselves and the friendships they thought would last forever.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, talky, captivating ...
Plot: friendship, college, best friends, young lovers, lgbt, wall street, romance, gays and lesbians, love and romance, lifestyle, couples, friends ...
Time: 1920s, year 2006, 20s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 4.7
 761
The Men's Club (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Seven men have a group session and share their feelings on women, love, life and work.
Style: realistic, semi serious, talky, touching
Plot: erection, friendship, infidelity, working class, midlife crisis, parents and children, love triangle, misfit, buddies, unfulfillment, society, hopes ...
Time: 80s
Place: okinawa japan, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his new found sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.
Style: surreal, serious, sentimental, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, friendship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, gender, youth, teenage life, pretense, make believe, family relations, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: sincere, touching, intellectual, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, siblings relations, self discovery, couple relations, sibling relationship, love and romance, actor's life, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, gay, friends, love and romance, gender, resentment, thirtysomething life, indoor, introspection, farce ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.6
 4K
Bad Night (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Mala Noche is the film debut from director Gus van Sant. The film portrays the unanswered love of an American man toward a young Mexican man.
Style: sexual, touching, gloomy, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, interracial relations, obsession, immigrants, hustler, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, opposites attract, store, couple relations, human nature ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Bodies, Rest & Motion (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Rebelling against his dreary life in a small Arizona town, salesman Nick abandons his girlfriend, Beth, and strikes out onto the highway in search of... something else. Encouraged by her best friend, Carol, Beth reluctantly accepts the romantic ...
Style: clever, semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous ...
Audience: date night
Plot: friends, desert, self discovery, friendship, love, highway, salesman, road trip, reunion, introspection, twentysomething life, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: arizona, usa, tucson arizona, las vegas, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, gay, first gay sexual experience, coming out, lgbt, self discovery, high school, friendship ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.0
 2K
Last Summer (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: During summer vacation on Fire Island, three young people--a girl and two guys--become so close that they form a sort-of threesome. When an uncool girl tries to infiltrate the trio's newly found relationship, they construct an elaborate plot ...
Style: sincere, psychological, disturbing, talky, serious ...
Plot: beach, coming of age, friends, friendship, teenager, love, violence, summer, seagull, cruelty, innocence lost, island ...
Time: 60s
Place: long island
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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