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Absent (2011)
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Absent (2011)
Original name: Ausente
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Argentina
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Sebastiano teaches high school gym classes and coaches swimming. He’s got a job, a girlfriend, and a pretty normal life. But as young Martin starts to infiltrate Sebastiano’s life, his world will get turned upside down. Eerie from the first frame, this Hitchcockian thriller portrays sexual obsession with terrifying realism.
Style: psychological, sincere, serious, suspense, tense, gloomy, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, obsession, gay, teenage life, teachers and students, manipulation, sexual tension, unrequited love, crush, dangerous attraction, teacher student relationship, manipulations, dishonesty, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, power relations, sexual desire, lgbt, school, suicide, swimming, male nudity, lie ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and touching films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, male nudity, lgbt and gay kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Absent: Sexual Tension: Volatile (2012), Hawaii (2013), Jitters (2010), David's Birthday (2009), A Year Without Love (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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: anthology, erotic, touching, captivating, homoerotic
Plot: homoeroticism, gay, sexual tension, gay crush, intimacy, lust, friendship, flirting, gay teenager, sexual desire, friendship between men, erotica ...
Place: argentina
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100%
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Hawaii (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eugenio offers his childhood friend Martin a work for the summer. With a game of power and desire a relationship starts to grow that goes beyond their friendship.
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, homoeroticism, gay lead character, reunion, couples, sexual relations, countryside, male homosexuality, childhood friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Jitters (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel to feel the electrifying "jitters" of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus; a perfect way to end a Summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately ...
Style: psychological, captivating, emotional, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, gay, first love, crush, friendship between boys, teenage life, couples, bisexuality, friendship, house party, rivalry, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: iceland, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
David's Birthday (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, sentimental, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, midlife crisis, opera, lgbt, best friends, human nature, unfulfilled love, sexual abuse, doctors and patients, ocean, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: italy, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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A Year Without Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer dying of AIDS searches for a cure and human interaction in the hospitals and sex clubs of Buenos Aires.
Style: rough, sincere, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: s&m, aids, gay, fetishism, life is a bitch, dangerous attraction, coming out, terminal illness, sexual relations, love and romance, writer's life, disco ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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.
Style: stylized, serious, atmospheric, touching, realistic
Plot: gay teenager, male homosexuality, gay, skateboarder, abuse, gay sex, sexual blackmail, porn actor, manipulation, lgbt, male nudity, pornography ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
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Plan B (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Bruno's plan to win back his ex-girlfriend hits a snag when he becomes attracted to her boyfriend.
Style: humorous, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, semi serious ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, gay relationship, gay, fall in love, unlikely couple, gender, revenge, sexuality, rivalry, friendship, photographer ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with.
Style: realistic, psychological, rough, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, nightlife, obsession, strong sexual content, filmmaking, go go dancer, gender, gay sex, urban, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Private Romeo (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Romeo and Juliet has never been more provocative than in this contemporary all-boy staging. Writer/director Alan Brown transfers the setting from fair Verona to a high school military campus where a small group of boys from rival schools act out the ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: gay teenager, gays and lesbians, gay love, male male kiss, gay, gym, true love, young lovers, rivalry, cadet, lgbt, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, lgbt teen, gay lead character, gay, coming of age, lgbt, love and romance, gays and lesbians, single parent, first love, teenage love ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Broken Sky (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 140 min.
Story: First-love movie involving love triangle. Gerardo is deeply in love with longtime lover Jonas. When Jonas falls for a stranger he met at a local nightclub, heartbroken Gerardo soon seeks solace in the arms of Sergio (Alejandro Rojo). Despite other ...
Style: captivating, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay teenager, love triangle, romance, sexual relations, college life, forbidden love, betrayal, desire, gay relationship, couples, sex, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.4
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Watercolors (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Carter, a troubled teen stays with a friend of his dads and starts flirting with her son Danny. After the weekend school returns, however Carter a school jock tells Danny he does not want to be seen with him at school. Their relationship grows ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay sex, coming out, teenage love, love and romance, gay student, lifestyle, sexuality, drug use, opposites attract, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 3.7
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Wrecked (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An edgy drama about a gay teen's tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked smashes cinematic taboos while it spins its cautionary tale. Ryan is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: group sex, love triangle, impossible love, youth, threesome, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment, gay sex, drugs/alcohol, sex, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
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Fit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from Loris. None of the teens are what they seem at first ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, touching ...
Plot: teenage love, teachers and students, high school, teenage life, coming of age, gender, youth, power relations, coming out, brother brother relationship, teenage girl, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first serious ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: breakup, teenage life, unfulfilled love, life is a bitch, losing-it hero, love and romance, romance, obsession, sexual relations, strong sexual content, lgbt, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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No Regret (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving jobs. They meet again the next day: it is during a round of ...
Style: sentimental, twists and turns, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, strong sexual content, male prostitute, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, workplace situations, proposal, prostitute, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, tense, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: obsession, teacher, adultery, teachers and students, blackmail, older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, age difference, extramarital affair, older woman younger man sex, dangerous attraction, loneliness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lovers apart, gay athlete, gay sex, adolescence vs adulthood, incest, passionate interest, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Hidden Away (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes ...
Style: sincere, touching, atmospheric, realistic, serious
Plot: gay teenager, gay love, gay, unlikely couple, gay romance, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, closeted gay, fall in love, social differences, culture clash ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
No Night Is Too Long (2002)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Young Tim Cornish's life has begun with great promise. Blessed with extraordinary good looks, Tim enjoyed much attention and cared little of broken hearts. At University he was a favored student in a prestigious creative writing course, but a ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexual, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: gay, gay romance, obsession, betrayal, murder, gays and lesbians, gay sex, love affair, gay relationship, lgbt, passion, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: alaska, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this, but wants to live out his passion anyway.
Style: erotic, sexy, talky, unusual plot structure, lyrical ...
Plot: gay sex, male nudity, male homosexuality, loneliness, gays and lesbians, gay, deviant sex, investigation, sexual desire, love, love and romance, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
What You Don't See (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Two strangers have a strong impact on a young man who's spending some time with his family in this drama from Germany. Seventeen-year-old Anton has been struggling to make sense of his life since his father committed suicide when Anton was ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, tense, realistic
Plot: dangerous attraction, teenage life, family relations, mysterious character, estrangement, youth, danger, destructive relationship, fight, mother son relationship, manipulation, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Monster Pies (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, psychological, captivating
Plot: gay, high school, gays and lesbians, teacher, self discovery, teenage love, fall in love, gender, gay teenager, social misfits, lgbt, gay relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 4.6
 405
Deceit (2006)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A man returns to his hometown after his father's death and soon enters into an affair with the wife of his old best friend.
Style: psychological, tense, serious, suspenseful, realistic
Plot: infidelity, obsession, friendship, love affair, destructive relationship, dangerous attraction, couples, manipulation, manipulations, stalking, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Best Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lorenzo is a teenager who lives in Patagonia. One day his family receives in his house to Caíto, the son of some friends who are going through a serious family situation and can not take care of him. He is a complicated kid and has difficulty ...
Style: tragicomedy, romantic, enigmatic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, teen angst, teenage sex, teenage boy, teenage love, youth, nature, coming of age, teenager, coming out ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
 610
Truth (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A suspenseful, psychological thriller, "Truth" exposes the hidden demons buried deep inside each and every one of us. After a chance encounter over the Internet, Caleb (Sean Paul Lockhart, "Milk", "Judas Kiss", ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, serious, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, captivity, dangerous attraction, uncover truth, couples, manipulation, manipulations, dishonesty, mentally unstable, haunted by the past, love affair, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.4
 13K
Boys (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 78 min.
Story: BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. ...
Style: touching, realistic, sentimental, serious
Plot: gay, gay teenager, teenage love, friendship, gay love, teen angst, gay romance, fall in love, love and romance, teenage life, gay relationship, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: holland
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.6
 2K
Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Good Doctor (2011)
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Dr. Martin Blake, who has spent his life looking for respect, meets an 18-year-old patient named Diane, suffering from a kidney infection, and gets a much-needed boost of self-esteem. However, when her health starts improving, Martin fears losing ...
Style: tense, serious, suspenseful, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: doctors and patients, evil doctor, obsession, hospital, intern, workaholic, power relations, manipulations, manipulation, older man younger woman relationship, life support, nurse ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, lgbt, homosexuality, blindness, gays and lesbians, gay couple, coming out, friendship, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%