Movies like Beach Rats

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Beach Rats (2017)
 6.4
 14K
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, gay, coming out, older man younger man relationship, marijuana, teenager, friendship, promise, money, dating, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, affair, gay interest, gay sex, self discovery, moral dilemma, male nudity, prostitution, family relations, bisexuality, sexual exploration, exploring sexuality, male homosexuality, sex, dancing ...
Place: brooklyn new york city, coney island brooklyn new york city, new york

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Most similar movies to Beach Rats

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about gay, friendship, gay interest, lgbt, gay slur, male nudity and homosexual mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beach Rats: Consequences (2018), Floating Skyscrapers (2013), The Flavor of Corn (1989), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Shank (2009). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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: suspense, suspenseful, serious, realistic, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: closeted homosexual, closeted gay, troubled youth, gay, friendship, friendship between men, secret, blackmail, gang leader, manipulation, repressed sexuality, sexual repression ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, serious, sincere, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming out, gay love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lgbt, couple relations, bisexual, gay sex, gender, love triangle, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Flavor of Corn (1989)
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 ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: homoeroticism, male homosexuality, lgbt, school teacher, gay interest, director, sex on a train, nudity (full frontal - brief), platonic, homoerotic friendship, bus, coming of age ...
Place: italy
⇓ 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, captivating, serious, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship between men, gay sex, gay, male prostitution, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, poverty, prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 6.2
 3K
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, talky, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay love, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, gay slur, gang, coming out, rape, gay bashing, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.3
 6K
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, serious, sentimental, gloomy, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male homosexuality, gay, coming of age, coming out, love triangle, friendship, politics, boarding school, gay interest, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, bittersweet ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: france, algeria, europe, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.8
 8K
Boulevard (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nolan Mack, a soft-spoken bank employee, undoubtedly loves his wife Joy, though their cavernous empty house only underscores how disconnected they’ve always been from each other. Nolan finds himself drifting from his familiar present-day life in ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: older man younger man relationship, male prostitute, closeted homosexual, gay, life turned upside down, friendship, self discovery, cold relationship, couples, couple relations, disorder, blackmail ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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. ...
Style: captivating, psychological, suspense, disturbing
Plot: gay, father son relationship, gay interest, gay crush, erotica, coming out, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay erotica, sex tape, male nudity, sexuality, skinny dipping ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
 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, captivating, realistic
Plot: gay, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, caught in the act, death of father, gay slur, cynicism, family relations, friendship, gay lead character, gay relationship, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, captivating ...
Audience: teens
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, hot and sexy, sexuality, sex, older woman younger man sex, teenage sex, age difference, sexual attraction, sexual obsession, older woman teenage boy sex, explicit sex, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, acapulco mexico, mexico city, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 2K
Swan Song (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aging hairdresser escapes his nursing home to embark on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman's hair for her funeral, rediscovering his sparkle along the way.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: gay lead character, gay, small town, hairdresser, social relations, social problems, society, city life, gay relationship, friendship, death, escape ...
Place: ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.8
 109K
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, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, cowboy, fighting illness, society, male prostitute, homosexuality, naivete, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, grand central station manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sexy, sexual, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt teen, gay, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, lgbt, high school, gay sex, coming out, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 4.1
 237
Wild Awakening (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Toni and Emma are brother and sister who owns a stable farm. Ramon and his son, Aaron works for them. Toni is openly gay and loves to party, Emma has a crush on Aaron who is a closeted gay who is afraid that his father might find out, but his father ...
Style: captivating, psychological, disturbing, tense, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, gay sex, murder, gay interest, farm, couples, male objectification, sex scene, voyeurism, birthday party, police ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sincere, humorous, cynical ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, identity crisis, resentment, thirtysomething life, friends, love and romance, gender, farce, coming out ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 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: mental illness, suburbs, cheating wife, going straight, family problems, hopes, life is a bitch, redemption, dysfunctional family, addiction, husband wife relationship, marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Boys in the Band (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, serious, compassionate
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, gay interest, sexuality, male objectification, friendship, mental health, male nudity, moral dilemma, society, social problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: realistic, touching, sincere, intellectual, serious ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, tumor, siblings relations, couple relations, self discovery, sibling relationship, love and romance, actor's life, couples, introspection ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 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, sexy, realistic, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: gay sex, gay, immigrants, obsession, interracial relations, hustler, gay interest, opposites attract, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, store, romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Giant Little Ones (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
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: realistic, emotional, captivating, thought provoking, meditative
Audience: girls' night, teens, date night, teen drama
Plot: gay, gay love, coming of age, teenager, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, sexual orientation, grownups, love and romance, conflict, mystery, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.9
 38K
Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, captivating, sentimental, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay, lgbt, gay rape, religion, coming of age, church, father son relationship, gay sex, gay lead character, teen suicide ...
Place: southern usa, arkansas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.5
 57K
Pain and 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, movie business, actor, introspection, filmmaker, homosexuality, desire, cinema, sexual awakening, depression, mother son relationship, gay lead character ...
Time: 50s, 2010s, year 1985, year 1981
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 6.8
 3K
Fair Haven (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young man returns to his family farm, after a long stay in ex-gay conversion therapy, and is torn between the expectations of his emotionally distant father, and the memories of a past, loving relationship he has tried to bury.
Style: christian film, sincere, disturbing, touching
Plot: gay, father son relationship, countryside, coming out, gay teenager, pianist, gay couple, sex scene, teenage boy, gay interest, love, first love ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 466
Boys Life 2 (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay, youth, coming out, gay interest, coming of age, social misfits, best friends, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, single parent, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, iowa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 7K
Pariah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Style: realistic, touching, atmospheric, emotional, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian love, lgbt teen, coming of age, lesbian teen, lesbian relationship, introspection, self discovery, identity crisis, friendship, gays and lesbians, strong female presence, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: gay sex, gay, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, gays and lesbians, reconciliation, mother daughter relationship, dying, broken family, sick mother ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 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, realistic, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, gender, youth, teenage life, tiger, pretense, romance ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 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, serious, psychological, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, duty, coping, introspection, military, destiny, friends, protestor, politics, anti war, freedom, love ...
Time: future, september 11 2001
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.5
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, drug abuse, family relations, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, bisexuality, gay interest, couples, repression, friends ...
Time: 90s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 5.1
 503
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: semi serious, realistic, sexy, talky, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, college, gay, young lovers, best friends, lgbt, self discovery, addiction, sexual relations, twentysomething life, singleness, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 1920s, year 2006
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%