Movies like The Outsiders 1986

If you like "The Outsiders" you are looking for movies about / with gay, prison, dancing, prostitute, thief, party and money themes of Drama and Romance genre shot in Taiwan.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Outsiders (1986)
 6.9
 57
The Outsiders (1986)
Original name: 孽子
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Based on the book written by author Pai Hsien-yung and first published in 1983 in Taiwan. A-Qing, a young student is discovered during sex by a night watchman, young A-Qing is beaten and expelled from home by his violent abusive father. In a public park in Taipei he is found by Yang (a middle-aged photographer), who introduces him to three other teenage boys--all abandoned by their families because they were gay. They form a kind of surrogate family. When A-Qing meets Wang Kei-Lung, he falls madly in love.
Plot: gay, prison, dancing, prostitute, thief, party, money, friendship, violence, death, photographer, gun, birthday, homosexual, suicide attempt, aids, bird, singing, theft, song, singer, tango, tattoo, child abuse, dancer ...
Place: manhattan new york city, taiwan, china, taipei

Movie in categories

gay movies
gay
2917
prison movies
2957
dancing movies
4266
thief movies
1827
party movies
3504
money movies
3064

Most similar movies to The Outsiders

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexual films with plots about sex, kiss, drinking, death, friendship, drink and male nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Outsiders: Lola and Billy the Kid (1999), Head On (1998), Failan (2001), The Witnesses (2007), Fag Hag (1992). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: transvestism, gay, friendship, coming out, gays and lesbians, immigrants, social misfits, romance, self discovery, gender, misfit, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 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: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, bisexuality, drug abuse, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, coming of age, family life, gays and lesbians, human nature, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.7
 5K
Failan (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After losing both her parents, Failan emmigrates to Korea to seek her only remaining relatives. Once she reaches Korea, she finds out that her relatives have moved to Canada well over a year ago. Desperate to stay and make a living in Korea, Failan ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: love and romance, gangsters, romance, love affair, fall in love, crimes, family relations, cliche, prison, cafe, underwear, train ...
Time: contemporary
Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, clever ...
Plot: aids, friendship, doctor, opera singer, prostitute, cruising, moral dilemma, infidelity, friends, hiv, sexual promiscuity, homosexuality ...
Time: 80s, year 1984, year 1985
Place: europe, france, marseille, munich germany, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Movie in collections
violence movies
10812
death movies
12027
gun movies
gun
4696
 7.0
 175
Fag Hag (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A straight young woman living in Tokyo becomes involved in the lives of a gay man and his married lover.
Plot: birthday, swimsuit, adoption, hotel, panties, brother brother relationship, lesbian, female nudity, rain, gym, male nudity, toilet ...
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hiv, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 5.7
 1K
AKA (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: A story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class background and by his family. In order to make something of himself, ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, psychological
Plot: working class, gays and lesbians, couple relations, social differences, dishonesty, society, couples, hidden identity, prostitute, frame up, gender, love and romance ...
Time: year 1978
Place: england, europe, france, london, oxford university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Forbidden Relations (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hungary
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Based on a true story, a love affair develops between a half brother and half-sister. When pregnancy results and word gets out the public is outraged.
Plot: farm, tractor, hostel, taboo, washing hair, incestuous sex, fishing, hospital, death of mother, adultery, death of husband, soccer ...
Place: hungary, budapest hungary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Movie in collections
 6.8
 2K
One Night (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Havana, Raul dreams of escaping to Miami. Accused of assault, he appeals to Elio to help him reach the forbidden world 90 miles across the ocean. One night, full of hope, they face the biggest challenge of their lives.
Style: stylized, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: buddies, immigrants, twins, on the run, teenage life, chases and races, hopes, society, youth, friends, gay friend, cuban ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, bisexual, tantrum, friendship, gays and lesbians, self discovery, love triangle, pregnancy, rock, fall in love, romance ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, new york, usa, empire state building manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.3
 764
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, youth, betrayal, love triangle, coming of age, best friends, adolescence, youth gang, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new york, algeria, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: aids, friendship, transsexual, infidelity, gays and lesbians, family, gay relationship, love and romance, couples, friends, dealing with death, manipulations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: milan italy, istanbul turkey, rome italy, spain, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 7.0
 2K
Dandelion (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In a small town of rolling fields and endless skies, isolated 16 year old Mason lives in a world where families exist in fragmented silence and love seems to have gone missing. Then Mason meets Danny, a sensitive and troubled girl, and their tender ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional ...
Plot: small town, dysfunctional family, teenage love, coming of age, friendship, young heroes, young lovers, romance, factory, innocence lost, family in crisis, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: idaho, usa, washington state
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 288
Such Is Life (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, France, Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Based on the Greek tragedy MEDEA, this is a present day Mexican version, set in the seediest possible milieu of Mexico City. A woman abandoned by her husband, is thrown out of her apartment by her landlord - who is also her husband's new ...
Plot: children, child murder, guitar, storm, father in law son in law relationship, altar, landlord, sex in a bathtub, wedding present, scrubbing a floor, packing a suitcase, punching bag ...
Place: mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Blackmail Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and ...
Style: dark humor, serious, humorous, realistic, sexual
Plot: school, small town, crying, classroom, gay, land developer, infidelity, murder, gays and lesbians, single parent, in the closet, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, athens greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 789
The River (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Finland
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Episodic study of feelings where six stories intertwine over one Saturday in a small town. Two boys save a young woman, Anni, and her baby from suicide by drowning. Esa, a down-on-his-luck musician in need of a loan, arrives to his father's ...
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic
Plot: factory, hospital, small town, crumbling marriage, dealing with death, human nature, introspection, couple relations, parents and children, unfulfilled love, dysfunctional family, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Love's Lone Flower (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A woman's lesbian feeling towards two different female singers - one in Shanghai during late 1940s and another in Taiwan during late 1950s.
Plot: gang violence, taiwanese, pageant, exodus, drug abuse, hostess, bisexual, ex convict, shot to death, jealousy, concert, love triangle ...
Time: 1950s, 1940s
Place: shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Mother and the Whore (1973)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 210 min.
Story: In this sexually frank French drama, the aimless young Alexandre juggles his relationships with his girlfriend, Marie, and a casual lover named Veronika. The dialogue-heavy film focuses intently on the love triangle, with Marie increasingly jealous ...
Style: sexual, serious, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Plot: cafe, love triangle, prostitute, obsession, hospital, friendship, infidelity, sexual relations, singleness, promiscuity, against the rules, introspection ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: europe, france, paris france, hamburg germany, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Movie in collections
bird movies
727
singing movies
3348
theft movies
1751
song movies
2086
 6.3
 2K
Johns (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: It's the day before Christmas, the day before John's 21st birthday. He's a prostitute on Santa Monica Blvd in L.A., and he wants to spend that night and the next day at the posh Park Plaza Hotel. He's ripped off a local drug ...
Style: serious, gloomy, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: prostitution, hotel, prostitute, friendship, social misfits, drug dealing, teenage life, friends, gays and lesbians, human nature, life is a bitch, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: los angeles, california, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Speedway Junky (1999)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Israel
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A naive drifter runs away from his army father in hopes of making it on the car racing circuit. In Las Vegas, he meets a young scam artist, who develops a crush on him. He is then introduced to a whole gang led by a young hustler. The racer-to-be ...
Style: gloomy, talky, serious, realistic, slang
Plot: male prostitute, scam, prostitute, friendship, best friends, urban, gang, gays and lesbians, juvenile delinquency, social misfits, self discovery, high school life ...
Time: 90s
Place: nevada, las vegas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 5.7
 314
Innocent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 17-year-old Eric follows his parents to immigrate to Canada and is thus forced to confront different emotional and cultural problems. He must not only adjust to the new environment, but also come to terms with his homosexuality. Standing at the ...
Style: serious, sentimental, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: disco, gays and lesbians, urban, immigrants, self discovery, coming out, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, youth, couples, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, hong kong, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 94 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: serious, sentimental, touching, sincere, realistic
Plot: coming of age, first love, gay, gay love, single parent, gays and lesbians, daydreamer, lgbt, lgbt teen, teenage life, village, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.4
 969
Close to Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+, his family quickly rallys around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, sincere
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, family life, sibling relationship, hiv, transsexual, couple relations, parents and children, siblings relations, coming out, eccentric family, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Movie in collections
 7.8
 19K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship, romance, gays and lesbians, alienation, fall in love, gender, love and romance, loneliness, couples, fish out of water, prostitute ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 148
Pigalle (1994)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France, Switzerland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: It's a grim world of prostitution, drug dens, transvestites, junkies and murderers. The seediest side of urban life is examined in this tragedy. The film follows the complex, interwoven lives of four characters as they live their harsh and ...
Plot: gambling, thief, fight, homosexual, dildo, gay, drug dealer, strobe light, theft, piano, screaming, shooting ...
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died. Marc is deeply troubled: he tries to stiff drug dealers and then plots revenge. Christophe is released from jail, ...
Style: serious, sentimental, touching, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, coming of age, algerian, slave, gays and lesbians, dysfunctional family, drug dealing, working class, martial arts, sex, sibling relationship, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: alps, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, humorous, semi serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, parents and children, friends, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian François and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: talky, realistic, touching, serious, psychological ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, friends, love and romance, couples, contests and competitions, dealing with death, couple relations, midlife crisis, transvestism, gay ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, egypt, cambodia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.5
 8K
Life Itself (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.
Plot: unreliable narrator, estranged couple, traumatic childhood, pregnancy, tragic event, hit by a bus, child abuse, sex, car accident, dead mother, marriage proposal, jealousy ...
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Yi Yi: A One and a Two... (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, Japan
Duration: 173 min.
Story: Each member of a family in Taipei asks hard questions about life's meaning as they live through everyday quandaries.
Style: serious, sentimental, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, coma, first love, family, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, bullying, middle class, love triangle, daughter ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, asia, taiwan, japan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Related movie lists