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The Fall of '55 (2006)
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The Fall of '55 (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: In late 1955 and early 1956, the citizens of Boise, Idaho believed there was a menace in their midst. On Halloween, investigators arrested three men on charges of having sex with teenage boys. The investigators claimed the arrests were just the tip of the iceberg-they said hundreds of boys were being abused as part of a child sex ring. There was no such ring, but the result was a widespread investigation which some people consider a witch hunt. By the time the investigation ended, 16 men were charged. Countless other lives were also touched.In some cases, men implicated fled the area. At least one actually left the country. The investigation attracted attention in newspapers across the nation, including Time Magazine. The "Morals Drive" left scars which remain to this day.
Plot: witch hunt, gay slur, lgbt, pedophilia, prison, gay, police, halloween, homosexual, pursuit, justice, homosexuality, historical event, interview, scandal, bigotry, gay parent, gay father, arrest, prejudice, closeted homosexual, hysteria, intolerance, homosexual history, sex scandal
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1956, year 1955
Place: idaho

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, suspenseful and captivating films with plots about gay, homosexual, gay slur, lgbt, murder, gay interest and police mostly in Drama, Crime and Mystery genres. Some movies like The Fall of '55: Unstable (2005), A Very British Sex Scandal (2007), Raising Heroes (1996), The Walker (2007), That Certain Summer (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Unstable (2005)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Friends become enemies after one of them is accused of committing a hate crime against a gay teenager during a weekend camping trip.
Style: cinema verite
Plot: hate crime, bigotry, loyalty, murder, friend, homosexual, gay, gay slur
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
A Very British Sex Scandal (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A Very British Sex Scandal tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a royal correspondent for the Daily Mail newspaper. He is a closet homosexual and like many gay men at that time, lives in secret as homosexuality is against the law. One evening he ...
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Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: england, london
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 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
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The Walker (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA, UK, Isle Of Man
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An escort who caters to Washington D.C.'s society ladies becomes involved in a murder case.
Style: serious, suspenseful, twists and turns, contemplative, realistic ...
Plot: murder, investigation, politics, hypocrisy, state affairs, false accusation, dishonesty, crimes, law enforcement, lobbyist, husband wife relationship, bartender ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, washington d.c., virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The first US teleplay to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Divorced San Francisco contractor Doug Salter is looking forward to a summer visit from his fourteen-year-old son Nick, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother Janet. The boy does ...
Plot: coming out, gay, older man younger man relationship, father son relationship, family relations, male homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, closeted homosexual, divorced parents, runaway, wristwatch ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: serious, tense, suspenseful, psychological, suspense ...
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Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Do You Know the Muffin Man? (1989)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Roger Dollison, a police officer, and his wife Kendra are living the American dream. They have two children, Teddy and Sandy, a lovely home, and a dog named Rex. What they know and how they live as a family is irreparably changed one day when it is ...
Plot: pedophile, sexual abuse, child molester, child abuse, stereotype, police, shock, pedophilia, surprise, fighting the system, stereotypes, court ...
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Duration: 87 min.
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Style: gay cinema, realistic, captivating, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay, homosexuality, gay son, gay slur, gay bashing, coming out, gay romance, closeted homosexual, gay athlete, lgbt, forbidden love ...
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 264K
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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 ⇓
48%
 7.1
 62
Salut Victor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friendship between two old men becomes love. Slightly-unkempt, tired, and frail, Philippe Lanctot moves into a rest home. The administrator says she wants him to be happy, but that seems far from his mind: he's waiting to die. Then, into his ...
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Destiny (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guinea, France
Duration: 87 min.
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Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.6
 18K
Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
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Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
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Style: enigmatic, suspense, captivating, melancholic
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Duration: 99 min.
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 7.7
 220K
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Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
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38%
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 35K
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37%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
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35%
 5.2
 449
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Country: USA
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⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 2.2
 351
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Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: rough, tense, serious, realistic, cult film
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Place: mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
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Duration: 114 min.
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Style: surprise ending, artsy, suspense, non-linear, road movie
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⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
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Style: talky, cynical, intense, tense, realistic ...
Plot: greed, real estate agent, office, ambition, rivalry, manipulation, corporate world, manipulations, boss and employee, workplace intrigue, reward, career ...
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32%
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Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
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32%