Movies like The Illiac Passion

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The Illiac Passion (1967)
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The Illiac Passion (1967)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Prometheus, on an Odyssean journey, crosses the Brooklyn Bridge in search of the characters of his imagination. After meeting the Muse, he proceeds to the "forest." There, under an apple tree, he communes with his selves, represented by celebrated personages from the New York "underground scene" who appear as modern correlatives to the figures of Greek mythology. The filmmaker, who narrates the situations with a translation of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound , finds the personalities of his characters to have a timeless universality.
Style: experimental, avant garde, underground film
Plot: greek mythology, homoeroticism, lgbt, avant-garde, love, gay, homosexual, mythology, bisexual, greek, surrealism, repeated scene
Place: ancient greece

Most similar movies to The Illiac Passion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out experimental, avant garde, serious and surreal films with plots about gay, lgbt, homosexual, gay interest, male nudity, love and female nudity mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Illiac Passion: Twice a Man (1964), It Gets Better (2012), Venus in the Garden (2011), The David Dance (2014), Raising Heroes (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Twice a Man (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 49 min.
Story: A reworking of the myth of Hippolytus, in which a chaste youth rejects the incestuous advances of his mother and is saved from death by a caring physician.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: lgbt, suicide, greek mythology, incest, avant-garde, male homosexuality, family relations, gay interest, homosexual, gay, gay lead character, homosexuality ...
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It Gets Better (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 42 min.
Story: Inspired by the It Gets Better Project this documentary film follows the stories of three real-life subjects who are at unique impasses related to their identities as gay or transgender people.
Plot: lgbt, tolerance, gay, transsexual, hopes, homosexual, bullying, bisexual, lesbian, teenager, acceptance
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Venus in the Garden (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, Germany
Duration: 63 min.
Story: Mid-summer heatwave. Nikos and Alain, two male prostitutes and a female pimp, Monica, get tangled in a peculiar relationship after meeting in a dark street called POUTANA. They fall in love, play with guns and talk about card games, money and ...
Style: homoerotic, avant garde
Plot: gay, avant-garde, dance scene, pubic hair, barefoot male, gay interest, butt naked, male nudity, male objectification, play, homoeroticism, male male kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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 ...
Plot: lgbt, female director, adoption, love, foster child, interracial adoption, religion, friendship, brother sister relationship, family relations, gay, gay interest
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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 parent, gay, gay adoption, lgbt, adoption, gay father, gay lead character, gay couple, homosexual, gay interest, gay relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
An Unusual Affair (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Story: Jochen Wenzel, a young teacher, married with two kids, one day surprisingly falls in love with a young male colleague, Tom Leuthner and they begin an unusual affair (= "Eine aussergewöhnliche Affäre"). While Ina, Jochen's wife, ...
Style: sincere, suspense, touching, captivating
Plot: gay lead character, gay, gay husband, lgbt, love triangle, husband wife relationship, falling in love, fall in love, infidelity, extramarital affair, gay father, adultery ...
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31%
Black Biscuit (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Featuring today's modern outlaws - These are the outsiders of society. And their all stars. Director Fabrizio Federico has created a fact feature film about money, sex, dignity, and dreams. A group of misfit outsiders all face the difficult ...
Style: experimental, avant garde, cult film, underground film
Plot: movie business, underground, maverick
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30%
The Male Gaze: The Heat of the Night (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel, Belgium, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When darkness falls, temperatures rise in these six stories about late night confessions, intimacy for sale, high speed hookups and full moon frissons. But when the sun comes up and reality reveals itself, will it have all been worth it?
Plot: male male relationship, gay, lgbt, gay sex, repressed sexuality, male homosexuality, homosexual, werewolf, lgbtq, gay interest, nightlife, dating ...
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God Made Man (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Leading double lives and seeking redemption, a transgender man, a drag queen and a corrupt lawyer collide in this urban purgatory.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: prostitute, homeless, female impersonator, redemption, human trafficking, lgbt, oral sex, violence, cigarette smoking, love, corruption, drag ...
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29%
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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: family relations, homosexual, long lost daughter, letter, terminal illness, gay, death, mother daughter relationship, love, cancer, destiny, ex husband ex wife relationship ...
Place: california
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29%
Lighter Fluid (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 66 min.
Story: An experimental look into the lives of teens and young adults in a dysfunctional town.
Style: experimental
Plot: suicide, abandoned house, murder, death, skateboard, pregnancy, surrealism, skateboarding, drugs, sex, drug
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27%
The Trojan Women (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece, UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The women of Troy face enslavement after the fall of their city.
Style: serious, realistic, talky
Plot: gender, forbidden love, royal family, legends and myths, wartime life, tragic hero, master warrior, heroes, war, state affairs, life is a bitch, enslavement ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
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27%
Chasing Pavement (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Chasing Pavement stars Remy Mars as Elijah Young, an 'urban' porn star who is preparing to leave the adult entertainment industry and start a new career as a chef. His new roommate, Takeshi, played by Tokio Sasaki, is a Japanese immigrant ...
Style: gay cinema
Plot: lgbt, porn actor, roommate, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, roommate roommate relationship, immigrants, obsession, porn star, text message, male nudity, immigration ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Chelsea Girls (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 210 min.
Story: Lacking a formal narrative, Warhol's art house classic follows various residents of the Chelsea Hotel in 1966 New York City, presented in a split screen with a single audio track in conjunction with one side of screen.
Style: experimental, avant garde
Plot: reality, dominatrix
Place: new york
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26%
Suicide Service (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 109 min.
Story: The motivations of two men running an illegal assisted suicide service to help relieve suffering change with the the appearance of two very different women in their lives.
Plot: neo noir, male nudity, euthanasia, moral ambiguity, bisexual, cancer, gay, homosexual, love, murder
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26%
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Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Style: serious, sad, rough, compassionate, social realism ...
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, gay, drug dealer, african american, first gay sexual experience, parent child relationship, childhood friend, dysfunctional family, drug addict, revenge, gay slur ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
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25%
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Manderley (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is the story of three homosexuals who decide to spend the summer together at the cottage that the parents of one of them have in Santander. The film shows naturally a series of attitudes then considered shocking and even unnatural.
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
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Style: surreal, sexual, sexy, serious, experimental ...
Plot: gender, introspection, lovers reunited, couples, couple relations, love affair, love and romance, gays and lesbians, poetry, lgbt, male male kiss, poem ...
Time: 80s
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25%
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, captivating, serious, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, homosexual, gay sex, friendship, gay, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, male prostitute, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, alienation ...
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25%
The Other Side of the Underneath (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A surreal look at the schizophrenia of a group of girls in a therapy session.
Style: experimental, cult film, surreal, feminist film
Plot: female director, mental patient, female protagonist, mask, mental institution, british, female nudity, surrealism
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24%
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Antigone (1961)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 93 min.
Story: In Thebes in ancient Greece, King Oedipus kills his father and marries his mother Jocasta, having two sons - Eteocles and Polyneices - and two daughters - Ismene and Antigone. King Oedipus dies a beggar in the exile after gouging out his own eye, ...
Style: realistic, gloomy, serious, emotional
Plot: greek mythology, good versus evil, betrayal, oracle, righting the wronged, family relations, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, cave, samurai, vengeance, rivalry ...
Time: ancient history, 1920s, 60s, 20s
Place: ancient greece, greece
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24%
The Catcher in the Rye (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: This film consists of 75 minutes and 6 seconds of blue screen.
Style: avant garde
Plot: absurdism, avant-garde, abstract art
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Man in Her Life (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Selya is disappointed with Bobby who only wants sex but no real relationship nor marriage. So she leaves and decides to marry the gay Ramon who, she is convinced, is definitely different.
Plot: lgbt, teacher, homosexual, sex, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, gay, female nudity
Place: the philippines
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24%
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Do You Take This Man (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a gay couple's impending wedding hits a snag, the grooms must rely on their friends and family to see them through.
Plot: lgbt, childhood friend, secret, wedding, marriage, childhood friends, engaged couple, argument, gay couple, hollywood, gay, gay interest
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24%
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Together Alone (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Bryan meets a man called Bill in a bar. They go back to Bryan's home and have unprotected sex. Later, they wake up and talk. Bryan discovers that Bill's real name is Brian, and that he is bisexual. They spend hours talking, covering topics ...
Plot: fellatio, oral sex, shared dream, safe sex, bed, homosexual, island, bisexual, catholic, condom, pick up, one night stand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Flavor of Corn (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lorenzo, a handsome first-year professor in an isolated Italian village, falls under the spell of his most beguiling pupil, a dark-haired, starry-eyed 12-year-old named Duilio. As Lorenzo's relationship with his heartless girlfriend ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: homoeroticism, lgbt, male homosexuality, friendship, teacher, boy, male male kiss, bisexuality, countryside, male masturbation, grandfather, village ...
Place: italy
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24%
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party takes place over 24 hours at the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher's kid Henry Gamble. The party guests include adults and teenagers from his church, as well as Henry's "secular" ...
Style: homoerotic
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, gay teenager, birthday party, mutual masturbation, male friendship, puberty, male masturbation, homoeroticism, lust, mother daughter relationship, cake ...
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23%
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What Is It? (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: What Is It? is the name of a 2005 experimental film written, starring, funded and directed by Crispin Glover. As of 2008, the film has only been shown at independent theaters, typically accompanied by a question and answer session, slideshow and ...
Style: surreal, atmospheric, serious, avant garde, dark humor ...
Plot: down syndrome, society, social misfits, mental illness, obsession, surrealism, controversy, snail, strong sexual content, racism, against the rules, getting home ...
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23%
Like You Mean It (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: When Mark commits to falling back in love with Jonah, he is forced to look at himself with unprecedented courage and honesty.
Plot: lgbt, relationships, relationship problems, gay couple, gay, medication, drugs, break-up, breakup
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Dalmas (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Bert Deling's surreal, button-pushing and hallucinogenic paean to the emerging possibilities of avant-garde and homemade filmmaking. Telling the tale of a violent ex-cop searching for the man who killed his partner, the film takes an unexpected ...
Style: experimental, surreal
Plot: avant-garde, lsd, police officer, drugs, search
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%