Movies like The Outsiders 1986

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The Outsiders (1986)
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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, gay teenager, photographer, gun, birthday, homosexual, suicide attempt, aids, bird, singing, theft, song, singer, tango, tattoo, child abuse ...
Place: china, manhattan new york city, taiwan, taipei

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Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 115 min.
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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: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
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The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, clever, sincere, touching ...
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Plot: aids, friendship, gay, lifestyle, gender, writer's life, friends, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couple relations ...
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Duration: 93 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 97 min.
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Style: touching, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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39%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
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