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, serious, avant garde and realistic films with plots about gay, lgbt, homosexual, gay interest, male nudity, love and female nudity mostly in Drama and Short genres. Some movies like The Illiac Passion: Twice a Man (1964), Venus in the Garden (2011), The David Dance (2014), Raising Heroes (1996), An Unusual Affair (2002). 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: gay, avant-garde, suicide, greek mythology, lgbt, incest, male homosexuality, family relations, gay lead character, homosexual, gay relationship, homosexuality ...
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95%
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, gay interest, male male kiss, dance scene, homoeroticism, gay kiss, naked in public, male objectification, barefoot male, pubic hair, play ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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, family relations, foster child, love, gay, adoption, gay interest, brother sister relationship, interracial adoption, religion, friendship
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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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 adoption, gay, lgbt, homosexual, gay father, gay couple, gay lead character, adoption, gay interest, gay relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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: touching, suspense, sincere, captivating
Plot: gay lead character, gay, gay husband, lgbt, love triangle, fall in love, husband wife relationship, infidelity, extramarital affair, falling in love, bisexual, homosexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: wartime life, royal family, legends and myths, forbidden love, master warrior, gender, war, state affairs, tragic hero, heroes, life is a bitch, greek mythology ...
Time: ancient history
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, underground film, cult film
Plot: underground, movie business, maverick
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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: dancing, sex addict, female impersonator, love, female nudity, prostitute, lesbian, cigarette smoking, male nudity, violence, corruption, oral sex ...
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28%
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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: long lost daughter, hospice, destiny, family relations, terminal illness, death, letter, cancer, wheelchair, ex husband ex wife relationship, husband wife relationship, homosexual ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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: gay, lgbt, male male relationship, sexual relations, gay sex, repressed sexuality, male homosexuality, dating, homosexual, gay interest, lgbtq, homosexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Sexual Tension: Volatile (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, USA, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Have you ever met someone who made your body heat up, get a little nervous and sweaty, and made your crotch stir a bit? Sexual Tension: Volatile will reignite those lustful feelings as it weaves six scintillating experiences of men in various stages ...
Style: anthology, touching, erotic, captivating, homoerotic
Plot: gay, sexual tension, homoeroticism, friendship, intimacy, lust, gay crush, flirting, gay teenager, sexual desire, friendship between men, erotica ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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, murder, abandoned house, surrealism, skateboard, death, skateboarding, pregnancy, sex, drug, drugs
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, gay, immigrants, nudity (full frontal - brief), text messaging, male nudity, obsession, text message, immigration, porn star, roommate roommate relationship ...
⇓ 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: homosexual, bisexual, cancer, moral ambiguity, murder, male nudity, gay, love, neo noir, euthanasia
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay sex, homosexual, gay, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, friendship between men, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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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, drug dealer, first gay sexual experience, gay, african american, parent child relationship, drug addict, revenge, gay slur, childhood friend, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Angelic Conversation (1985)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: The Angelic Conversation is a lyrical, haunting film about a young man’s search for love, in a dreamlike landscape. Offscreen, Dame Judi Dench recites a sequence of Shakespeare sonnets, that counterpoint the action. Jarman called it, “My most ...
Style: sexual, stylized, atmospheric, surreal, sexy ...
Plot: couples, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, lovers reunited, love affair, couple relations, introspection, poetry, lgbt, gay, homosexual ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 protagonist, mask, mental institution, female director, mental patient, female nudity, surrealism, british
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
It Gets Better (2012)
Genre: Short, 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, bisexual, tolerance, lesbian, acceptance, bullying, homosexual, gay, teenager, transsexual, hopes
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 670
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: emotional, gloomy, serious, realistic
Plot: greek mythology, royal family, vengeance, betrayal, state affairs, tragic hero, samurai, master warrior, curses spells and rituals, death in the family, vigilantism, legends and myths ...
Time: 20s, 60s, ancient history, 1920s
Place: ancient greece, greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 ⇓
23%
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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, gay, teacher, sex, homosexual, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, engaged couple, marriage, hollywood, childhood friends, wedding, argument, gay couple, childhood friend, secret, gay, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, death, cheating girlfriend, sex, holding hands, countryside, crying man, love letter, male male kiss, barefoot male ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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: falling, gay, one night stand, love, wrestling, aids, sex, raft, eyeglasses, car, island, bed ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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, teenage boy, male friendship, pregnancy, swimming pool, gift, friendship, head held underwater, male masturbation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: atmospheric, serious, surreal, avant garde, experimental ...
Plot: down syndrome, obsession, mental illness, social misfits, society, surrealism, controversy, snail, misfit, getting home, strong sexual content, figment ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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: gay couple, relationships, relationship problems, lgbt, drugs, medication, gay, break-up, breakup
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%