Movies like Beach Rats

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Beach Rats (2017)
 6.4
 10K
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: coming out, lgbt teen, gay, marijuana, friendship, promise, teenager, money, dating, apology, drinking, brooklyn new york city, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, self discovery, moral dilemma, bisexual, prostitution, homosexuality, sexuality, dancing, thief, snake, cancer, female nudity, subway ...
Place: coney island brooklyn new york city

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Most similar movies to Beach Rats

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and sincere films with plots about friendship, gay, drinking, friend, male nudity, mother son relationship and cigarette smoking mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beach Rats: The Flavor of Corn (1986), Sexual Tension: Volatile (2012), James White (2015), My Own Private Idaho (1991), Wild Reeds (1994). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Flavor of Corn (1986)
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: gay, homosexuality, homoeroticism, lgbt, cancer, male masturbation, bisexuality, grandmother, male male kiss, gay kiss, sexual tension, love letter ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sexual Tension: Volatile (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Have you ever met someone who made your body heat up, get a little nervous and sweaty, and made your crotch stir a bit? Sexual Tension: Volatile will reignite those lustful feelings as it weaves six scintillating experiences of men in various stages ...
Style: touching, erotic, captivating
Plot: gay, sexual tension, homoeroticism, friendship, friendship between men, lust, intimacy, sexual desire, gay crush, sexual attraction, flirting, erotica ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 5K
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 ...
Plot: elevator, apology, doctor, telephone call, marriage proposal, defecation, promise, dying, food, secret, remote control, bar ...
Time: year 1983
Place: manhattan new york city, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
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, road movie, touching, serious, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, homosexuality, homosexual, friendship, prostitution, gay sex, male friendship, alienation, father son relationship, poverty, unrequited love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, usa, seattle, rome italy, seattle washington ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
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 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, serious, touching, gloomy, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, coming of age, gay, gay teenager, love triangle, friendship, politics, boarding school, gays and lesbians, gay sex, french, homosexuality ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: france, europe, algeria, south of france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, lgbt teen, gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, gays and lesbians, coming out, lgbt, self discovery, high school, friendship, first gay sexual experience ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 6.6
 428
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, melancholic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, best friends, single parent, friendship, gender, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, iowa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
 7.0
 3K
Esteros (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening.
Plot: gay, friendship, coming out, memory, puberty, party, swimming, closeted gay, homosexuality, love, masturbation, teenage boy ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
 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: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: mental illness, unfaithful wife, redemption, going straight, suburbs, hopes, life is a bitch, dysfunctional family, family problems, anorexia, addiction, wealthy family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: sexuality, older woman younger man relationship, age difference, hot and sexy, masturbation, coming of age, road trip, sexual relations, strong sexual content, self discovery, sexual activity, looking for sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america, mexico city, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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, semi serious, cynical, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, friendship, homosexuality, thirtysomething life, friends, love and romance, coming out, farce, gender, identity crisis, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, self discovery, couple relations, couples, family relations, gender, love triangle, falling in love, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, bisexual, athlete ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
The Last Picture Show (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The coming of age of a youth named Sonny in a small Texas town in the 1950s.
Style: realistic, captivating, sentimental, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: graduation, coming of age, friendship, small town, self discovery, american dream, jealousy, high school graduation, christmas, youth, innocence lost, americana ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: texas, usa, oklahoma, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 5K
Being 17 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the ...
Plot: gay, lgbt teen, gay teenager, homosexuality, gay relationship, coming out, gay son, lgbt, bullying, in the closet, first love, friendship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 5.8
 8K
Boulevard (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: gay, coming out, prostitute, friends, cold relationship, life turned upside down, gender, friendship, couple relations, unfulfillment, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 6.6
 3K
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: gloomy, sexual, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: gay sex, gay, store, obsession, hustler, gays and lesbians, coming out, opposites attract, immigrants, sexual relations, unfulfilled love, social misfits ...
Time: 80s
Place: portland oregon, mcdonald's restaurant, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, homosexuality, lgbt teen, gays and lesbians, sexuality, friendship, teenage love, lgbt, homosexual, teenager ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
An Early Frost (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the mid-eighties Michael Pierson, a young gay man, is struck with AIDS in the prime of his life. He's forced to be open about the disease and his homosexuality for the first time with his co-workers (he's a successful lawyer) and ...
Style: gloomy, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, aids, gay, lawyer, unfulfillment, workplace situations, hopes, family problems, terminal illness, life is a bitch, parents and children, family relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: illinois, usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 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: serious, psychological, rough, disturbing, sincere ...
Plot: anti war, friendship, politics, friend, love, duty, honor, courage, soldier, military, coping, hopes ...
Time: future
Place: usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.7
 9K
4th Man Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Adam is your average working-class guy living in small-town America. He's an auto mechanic who spends his free time with his tight-knit band of bros, Chris, Nick and Ortu, with whom he does everything—poker, video games, shooting hoops, ...
Style: talky, light, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gay, friendship, dating, coming out, relationships, prejudice, women, fall in love, loneliness, family, happy ending, male friendship ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, realistic
Plot: politics, murder, love triangle, militant, vandalism, hidden camera, blackmail, hustler, politician, male prostitute, hospital, gay ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.0
 16K
Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: touching, sentimental, romantic, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, self discovery, first gay sexual experience, romance, culture clash, lgbt, one night stand, gender, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 7.3
 18K
Tape (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A three-character ensemble piece set within the confines of a tawdry motor lodge in Lansing, Michigan. After 10 years apart, three disparate people come together to play out the unresolved drama of their final days in high school. Intrigued, we ...
Style: talky, tense, clever, realistic, serious ...
Plot: obsession, friends, high school, confession, reunion, money, virgin, blackmail, shyness, violence, criminal, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: michigan, oakland california
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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It Felt Like Love (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fourteen-year-old Lila is experiencing an ennui-filled Brooklyn summer. She awkwardly wears a Kabuki-esque mask of sunscreen at the beach and plays third wheel to Chiara, her more experienced friend, and Chiara’s boyfriend, Patrick. Determined to ...
Style: bleak, serious, emotional, sincere, disturbing ...
Plot: obsession, coming of age, wooing, innocence lost, self discovery, friendship, looking for sex, teenage life, first sex, best friends, youth, unsupportive friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 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, sexual
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay love, gang, coming out, crimes, life is a bitch, gangsters, gays and lesbians, love and romance, coming of age, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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: realistic, captivating, emotional, thought provoking, meditative
Audience: teen drama, teens, girls' night, date night
Plot: teenager, coming of age, gay, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, friendship, grownups, love and romance, conflict, gay love, sexual orientation, mystery, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.2
 81K
Half Nelson (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Despite his dedication to the junior-high students who fill his classroom, idealistic teacher Dan Dunne leads a secret life of addiction that the majority of his students will never know. But things change when a troubled student Drey makes a ...
Style: realistic, talky, serious, rough, psychological ...
Plot: teacher, loneliness, liberal, student, basketball, teachers and students, african american, friendship, drug abuse, cocaine, coach, high school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
River Made to Drown In (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to ...
Plot: gay, hustler, memory, bartender, taxi driver, terminal illness, plague, gay kiss, necklace, homosexual, convenience store, illness ...
Place: santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 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, touching, sincere, inspirational ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, reunion, friends, introspection, college graduate, reunited friends, drugs/alcohol, disagreement, depression, suicide attempt, emotional breakdown, group of friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: psychological, disturbing, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: child abuse, homosexual, pedophilia, sexual abuse, child molestation, male rape, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, teenage life, man boy relationship, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1991, year 1987 ...
Place: usa, kansas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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