Movies like The David Dance

If you like "The David Dance" you are looking for movies about / with interracial adoption, religion, brother sister relationship, gay, adoption, love and friendship themes of Drama genre shot in USA.
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The David Dance (2014)
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The David Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias ‘Danger Dave,’ the host of “Gay Talk,” he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend! His sister, Kate, a thrice divorced banker has a yen for Schumann and cats. Though successful, the siblings suffer from a secret, yet vast, sense of inadequacy. Kate fills her void through an adoption; David gawkily romances his coworker; then, life one day throws him a lemon. Past and present intertwine to tell the story of a man learning to love and accept himself.
Plot: interracial adoption, religion, brother sister relationship, gay, adoption, love, friendship

Most similar movies to The David Dance

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, emotional and serious films with plots about love, gay, friendship, friends, adoption, homosexual and father son relationship mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The David Dance: Driving Not Knowing (2015), An Unexpected Life (1998), Potential Inertia (2014), Emily (2017), And Then Came Summer (2000). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Driving Not Knowing (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An estranged poet attempts to rekindle a complex relationship with a strung-out musician during a weekend in rural nowhere; their toxic past, however, won't be so easily forgotten.
Plot: gay, drug addiction, love, poetry
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95%
I'll Love You Forever... Tonight (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Set in the late 1980s, this critically acclaimed indie classic from 1992 portrays a gritty side of gay life in Los Angeles. Ethan (Paul Marius), a 27-year-old photographer, believes he has no need for love or commitments, and is living his life ...
Plot: gay, one night stand, swimming pool, photographer, shower
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
An Unexpected Life (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Sequel to "An Unexpected Family."
Plot: adoption, aunt niece relationship, pregnancy, brother sister relationship, dysfunctional family, aunt nephew relationship, custody, baby, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sister sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, judge
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82%
Potential Inertia (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Declan Holmes is graduating college, a hard enough time as it is, and heading out into the real world. The loss he experiences is like nothing he has ever known before. 'Potential Inertia' is the story of his journey through a very ...
Plot: graduation, loss, love, college, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
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Emily (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A young married couple struggles to stay together after the husband suffers a crisis of faith.
Plot: coffee, religion, marriage, love, philosophy
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
And Then Came Summer (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A reunion of family and friends becomes an unforgettable vacation when two teenage boys discover their secret feelings toward one another. The relationship is eventually exposed to their families - leading to denial and a questioning of self-worth ...
Plot: bigotry, confusion, summer, love, kiss, beach, teenage boy, adoption, coming of age, summer vacation, gay relationship, gossip ...
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63%
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Barbara (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Denmark
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Young vicar Mr. Paul arrives at the Faroe Islands to take up a benefice, and meets the young Barbara, twice married to vicars, and with both husbands laid cold in the grave. Despite the warnings of the surrounding community and his own religious ...
Plot: love, widow
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Last Passport (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: THE LAST PASSPORT takes place in a passport office...or so you think. George Miller is a 70 year old man who through a variety of encounters, takes us on a journey through his mysterious past to show us we are not all that different.
Plot: post office, veteran, friendship, marriage, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, military, love, police
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Marvin & Tige (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Marvin, a heavy-drinking widower meets Tige, an 11-year-old orphan. With nowhere else to go, Tige moves in with Marvin and they develop a close friendship. Marvin wants to adopt Tige but knows that he is too poor to give him a good home. Then he ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adoption, racism, urban ghetto, society, homelessness, suicide, family relations, contests and competitions, manipulations, opposites attract, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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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, gay parent, gay adoption, lgbt, gay relationship, gay father, gay lead character, gay couple, homosexual, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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The Chosen (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Chosen follows the story of two teenage boys determined to remain friends despite the deep differences between their two families. Set in New York during the 1940s, this provocative film follows the son of an orthodox rabbi and the son of a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, dramatic, earnest ...
Plot: friendship, chosen one, culture clash, coming of age, interracial relations, teenage life, society, friends, clergy, parents and children, youth, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: new york, usa, israel, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Required Field (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: Serial killer 'NO1KNOWS' managed to elude the police for years. In fact they didn't even know he existed until, by chance, his video and audio recordings were found. By examining the recordings police were able to solve a number of ...
Plot: serial killer, gay, male nudity, shower, enema, unsimulated sex, ejaculation, killer, erection
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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 446
The New Twenty (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Five best friends in their late 20's discover new truths about themselves and the friendships they thought would last forever.
Style: semi serious, sexual, realistic
Plot: friendship, homosexuality, gay, college, best friends, young lovers, lgbt, romance, introspection, self discovery, urban, sexual relations ...
Time: 20s, year 2006
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
Butterfly Rising (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When her brother dies, singer Lilah Belle sets out to escape her grief and embarks on a road trip, but not before coaxing the new-to-town, most scandalous woman in Artesia, Rose Johnson, to go with her. These two broken souls steal a vintage truck ...
Style: avant garde
Plot: coming of age, religion, christian, spirituality, native american, gay, erotica, african american, road trip, buddhist
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 66
Buddies (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Buddies is a 1985 American drama film. It is the first film to deal with the AIDS pandemic, preceding the television movie An Early Frost (also released in 1985). Directed by Arthur J. Bressan Jr., who would die of complications from AIDS two years ...
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, emotional
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, hiv, lgbt, aids, gender, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, buddies, politics, society ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
12 and Holding (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Three pre-adolescents with virginal and eager-of-signals naivety, hit headlong against monstrous and inhospitable loneliness, in the incandescent fire among the ashes of their own inocence.
Style: realistic, touching, serious, clever, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, friendship, hospital, adoption, loss of son, vengeance, innocence lost, suburbs, twins, parents and children, youth, family problems ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant who was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and the story of his fight to be reinstated.
Plot: u.s. air force, gay, gay soldier, mormon, court martial, homosexuality, gay lead character, closeted homosexual, sergeant, army
Time: year 1975
Place: langley virginia, virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Blinded by the Light (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: David Bowers is a teenager who runs away from home to join a quasi-religious cult. His sister Janet is determined to find him, but almost winds up getting brainwashed by the cult herself.
Plot: cult, sect, parent child relationship, brainwashing, parent, fanatic, salvation, mind control, father son relationship, kidnapping, sacrifice, mother daughter relationship ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Losing Isaiah (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Khaila Richards, a crack-addicted single mother, accidentally leaves her baby in a dumpster while high and returns the next day in a panic to find he is missing. In reality, the baby has been adopted by a warm-hearted social worker, Margaret Lewin, ...
Style: emotional, serious, touching, realistic, thought provoking ...
Plot: adoption, courtroom drama, surrogate mother, racist, drug addiction, baby, child abuse, custody battle, single parent, social worker, legal action, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Beyond Love (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 108 min.
Story: An Italian lesbian couple wants a child. A gay couple tries to help them. Four friends, hundreds of problems. One solution.
Plot: gay, gay sex, male nudity, lesbian sex, gay kiss
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
The Man Without a Face (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The story of a relationship between a teacher and his troubled pupil. Justin McLeod is a former teacher who lives as a recluse on the edge of town. His face is disfigured from an automobile accident and fire ten years before in which a boy was ...
Style: emotional, touching, sentimental, talky, serious ...
Audience: kids
Plot: friendship, suspicion, love, injustice, boarding school, teacher, disfigurement, island, social misfits, physical appearance, accident, secret ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, semi serious, cynical, talky ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, homosexuality, friendship, farce, gender, friends, introspection, coming out, thirtysomething life, love and romance, drinking ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, year 1968
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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The Shadow Box (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Over the course of a day in a California hospice, three terminally ill patients are observed with their families reflecting on life and death. Adapted for television from the award-winning play by Michael Cristofer.
Plot: homosexual, ex husband ex wife relationship, letter, terminal illness, gay, mother daughter relationship, death, love, wheelchair, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, marriage ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Lighter (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Story: The journey of a lighter and the stories of the hands it passes through, from 1939 until present day.
Plot: dancing, kiss, love, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Friendship Love and Loyalty (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Two best friends Nate and Nathan make a pact in high school never to allow anything or anyone to come between them, especially not a girl. Loyalty over love no matter what. After an amicable break up with his long-term girlfriend Denise, Nate leaves ...
Plot: loyalty, love, friendship
Place: south australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
River Made to Drown In (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva, a wealthy Los Angeles gallery owner. Quite by surprise Allen receives a visit from an old john, Thaddeus, who is dying from aids and has come to ...
Plot: gay, hustler, sex, wig, cafe, underwear, waiter, drug use, car accident, suitcase, kiss, father son relationship ...
Place: santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Universal Signs (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After the death of his fiancée's daughter while in his care, a deaf man shuts himself off from the world. Haunted by memories, it is only through new friendship that he can learn to forgive, love, and reconnect.
Plot: university, friendship, love, shower, death, rain, umbrella, train, spirit, redemption, transformation, sign language ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Just Like the Son (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A petty thief's mentoring of an apparent orphan takes a profound turn when he kidnaps the boy from a foster home and drives him cross-country to his sister's house in Texas.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional
Plot: friendship, redemption, on the road, adoption, urban ghetto, hopes, friends, introspection, custody, reunion, urban ghetto life, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Hidden Kisses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and kiss each other, but someone takes a picture of them. Soon, ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay protagonist, gay son, homosexuality, gay kiss, gay lead character
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama
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, death, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hiv, parents and children, friends, gender, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%