Movies like Out in the Dark

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Out in the Dark (2012)
 7.5
 8K
Out in the Dark (2012)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: Israel, USA, Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Two young men — a Palestinian grad student and an Israeli lawyer — meet and fall in love amidst personal and political intrigue in this striking debut feature from Israeli director Michael Mayer.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, bleak, serious, gloomy, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gay couple, family relations, gay student, gay sex, love affair, society, impossible love, romance, homosexuality, studying, israeli palestinian conflict, patriotism, male homosexuality, politics, gay slur, urban, couples, gays and lesbians, unlikely couple, parents and children, unsupportive parent, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 90s, year 1993, 1990s
Place: israel, middle east, palestinian authority, asia, tel aviv israel, mediterranean sea

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about gay, gay kiss, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay sex, love and romance and gender mostly in Drama, Romance and Sport genres. Some movies like Out in the Dark: Free Fall (2013), Brokeback Mountain (2005), From Beginning to End (2009), Yossi & Jagger (2002), The Bubble (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, fall in love, love affair, first gay sexual experience ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, melancholic, sexy, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, homosexual, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay slur, gay sex, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gay athlete, romance, incest, family relations, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, adolescence vs adulthood, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Israel
Duration: 65 min.
Story: A sociological study of two men in the Israeli army who are lovers. The others in the unit react to their situation, suspecting, but not always understanding. One will leave the military soon, a few months away, as a snowy and desolete outpost is ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sincere, compassionate, serious ...
Plot: gay soldier, gay, gay lead character, gay romance, gay relationship, homosexuality, military, romance, friendship, unlikely couple, love affair, military life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: israel, middle east
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.3
 5K
The Bubble (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the city as it is an exploration of the claim that people in Tel Aviv are isolated from the rest of the country and the turmoil it's going through. ...
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay soldier, gay, friendship, gay relationship, forbidden love, fall in love, love affair, society, romance, lifestyle, occupation, civil rights ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel, jerusalem, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 2K
The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, love and romance, coming out, homecoming, couples, gender, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, gay relationship, gay sex, love and romance, fall in love, gay love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 22K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay romance, gay sex, grownups, best friends, homosexuality, gay teenager ...
Time: contemporary, 70s
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 7.1
 908
Ander (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant.
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, emotional, realistic
Plot: gay love, gay relationship, gay, gay romance, immigrants, farmer, forbidden love, self discovery, dull life, parents and children, love and romance, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, suspense, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay romance, obsession, gay sex, betrayal, murder, gays and lesbians, lgbt, love affair, gay relationship, passion, redemption ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: alaska, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Land of Storms (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Szabolcs plays in a German football team, as does Bernard. They are roommates, best friends, inseparable. A lost match makes him reconsider his life and he goes back to Hungary in hope for more simplicity. Yet his solitude does not last long. Soon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, captivating, psychological, tense ...
Plot: gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay, gay slur, gay love, gay sex, gays and lesbians, gender, fall in love, coming of age, gay teenager, easter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
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Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, homosexual rape, gays and lesbians, gay rape, gay relationship, lgbt teen, teenage love, small town, gay sex, dysfunctional family, gay couple ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 2K
Harvest (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Breathtaking in its subtle beauty, Harvest is an achingly romantic tale of an innocent but ever increasingly passionate affair that develops between two simple farmhands. Life on a farm is all that sullen teen Marco knows- leading a perfunctory and ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, coming out, farm, apprentice, countryside, coming of age, sexual attraction, gender, couples, gay kiss, farming ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 3K
Five Dances (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: FIVE DANCES, written and directed by Alan Brown, is a creatively adventurous narrative feature film set in the New York 'downtown' modern dance world. The story follows the rocky emotional journey of an 18-year old dancer (the amazing ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: gay couple, gay teenager, gay sex, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, homelessness, choreographer, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.6
 2K
Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, romance, love affair, breakup, couples, gays and lesbians, gay couple, family problems, friendship, road not taken, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
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In Bloom (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A gritty and heartbreaking portrayal of love and loss, In Bloom shows a personal and realistic tale of losing first love. During a tumultuous summer in Chicago, a serial killer terrorizes boystown while two young men experience the pain of ...
Style: serious, touching, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gay relationship, gay, breakup, drug dealer, looking for love, couples, life turned upside down, life is a bitch, gender, love and romance, romance, wooing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.0
 791
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, family relations, introspection, hopes, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, fall in love, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.6
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Weekend (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, meditative, romantic ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, gay, gay couple, lgbt, gay club, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, weekend, homosexual, one night stand, gay sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 70s
Place: england, europe, london, britain, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, tense, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay sex, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, gay love, forbidden love, sexual tension, first gay sexual experience, rabbi, love and romance, love affair, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
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28%
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Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, working class, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, family life, couples, unfulfillment, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Bangkok Love Story (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steamy Thai nights provide the backdrop for unbridled romance, crime and action as two men unexpectedly brave forbidden love. Maek, a cold assassin-for-hire, is sent to knock off Iht, a police informant, when in a twist of fate the killer is shot ...
Style: emotional, sincere, tense, realistic, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, destiny, love affair, couples, friends, buddies, dishonesty, friendship, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Moment in the Reeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, lgbt, gay lead character, gay romance, sex scene, immigration, gay sex, lake house, homosexuality, syrian refugee ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.0
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, love affair, friendship, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, tragic love, self discovery, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Beyond the Walls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Canada, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir's misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, silent film
Plot: gay relationship, s&m, gay, musician, love affair, gays and lesbians, gay sex, fall in love, gender, love and romance, prison sex, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.1
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Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, sincere, sentimental, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay, love affair, gay asian, gay relationship, social differences, fighting the system, lifestyle, couples, society, romance, political unrest ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1988, year 1989
Place: beijing china, china, asia, east berlin, shanghai ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.3
 1K
Mixed Kebab (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Ibrahim chooses to fall for young and handsome Kevin over marrying his cute but expensive cousin Elif while kid brother Furkan converts to Islamic fundamentalism.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, family relations, tradition, muslim, gay couple, culture clash, interracial relations, self discovery, closeted homosexual, opposites attract, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: belgium, europe, antwerp, turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.6
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Akron (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event in the past involving ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay couple, gay relationship, gay romance, gay student, gay sex, tragic event, love, character study, introspection, love and romance ...
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay teenager, gay son, lgbt, mother son conflict, lgbt teen, youth, single parent, single mother, domineering mother ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, addiction, coming out, coping, romance, workaholic, gay relationship, gay love, lgbt, couple relations, open relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 2006, year 2003 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Last Match (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Cuba
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Cuba is not a country for young gays. Teen rent boy Reinier falls in love with a mate in the slum soccer field at their neighbourhood in Havana. Although obsessed with moneymaking to hold up his baby, teen wife and wife's granma, gambler ...
Style: homoerotic, realistic, sincere, serious, touching ...
Plot: male prostitution, gay relationship, gay, gay love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gay crush, society, romance, gay sex, crush, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%