Movies like 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, central park, bastard, yin and yang, abandoned by mother, night watchman, scrapbook, cruising, missing father, forgiveness, abandonment, aids, landlady, disco, abandoned by father, gigolo, photo album, heart attack, suicide attempt, male prostitute, surrogate family, gay teenager, gay son, gay asian, cremation ...
Place: taiwan, taipei, china, manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexual films with plots about sex, male nudity, gay, drinking, kiss, friendship and friend mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like The Outsiders: Lola and Billy the Kid (1999), Longtime Companion (1989), Head On (1998), Fag Hag (1992), The Witnesses (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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88%
 6.4
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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: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.1
 172
Fag Hag (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Duration: 112 min.
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 108 min.
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Place: shanghai
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 97 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 106 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 6.6
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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 7.0
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 92 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 5.7
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.7
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 6.3
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
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Audience: teens
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⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.3
 759
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⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 6.8
 2K
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.6
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Style: serious, sexual, realistic, psychological
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Style: bilingual
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Style: stylized, serious, realistic, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: cuba, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.8
 18K
Happy Together (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 96 min.
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Style: atmospheric, emotional, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, realistic, sentimental, touching, sincere ...
Plot: midlife crisis, wedding, coma, first love, family, dysfunctional family, human nature, introspection, love triangle, daughter, bullying, middle class ...
Time: 90s
Place: taipei, asia, taiwan, japan, mcdonald's restaurant ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.5
 350
Loving Couples (1964)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 118 min.
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Time: 1910s, year 1915
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 94 min.
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