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: avant garde
Plot: greek mythology, homoeroticism, lgbt, avant-garde, love, gay, homosexual, bisexual, greek, repeated scene, surrealism, mythology
Place: ancient greece

Most similar movies to The Illiac Passion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out avant garde, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about gay, homosexual, lgbt, male nudity, bisexual, female nudity and love mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like The Illiac Passion: Twice a Man (1964), Venus in the Garden (2011), An Unusual Affair (2002), Raising Heroes (1996), Chasing Pavement (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.4
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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: avant garde
Plot: homosexuality, greek mythology, suicide, lgbt, avant-garde, incest, gay, homosexual, gay lead character, gay relationship, mother son relationship
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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: avant garde
Plot: avant-garde, gay kiss, male male kiss, homoeroticism, pubic hair, gay, barefoot male, male nudity, dance scene, naked in public, homoerotic, male objectification ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship, german, homosexual, gay husband, school, teacher, husband wife relationship, gay kiss, gay father, gay lead character ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.0
 103
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, gay relationship, lgbt, gay father, gay lead character, gay couple, homosexual, adoption
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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 ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, male nudity, roommate roommate relationship, roommate, obsession, immigration, porn star, text message
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
God Made Man (2019)
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.
Plot: gay, homosexual, blackmail, love, prostitute, corruption, violence, lesbian, female nudity, lgbt, human trafficking, handheld camera ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, homosexuality, lgbt, gay protagonist, gay kiss, gay lead character, gay son
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, homosexual, teacher, sex, female nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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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
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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: bisexual, moral ambiguity, cancer, male nudity, neo noir, love, murder, homosexual, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 3.1
 294
Shiner (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Raising the subtext of "Fight Club" into text, "Shiner" depicts a pair of amateur boxers gratified by punching each others' lights out. Theirs is among a trio of twisted love stories in the narrative feature by 29-year-old ...
Plot: stalker, homoeroticism, fight, gay, breaking and entering, rough sex, urinal, ejaculation, masochism, masturbation, sexuality, confrontation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 4.5
 170
Tropic Pathway (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Film about the writer Manuel Puig and the years he spent in Río de Janeiro.
Plot: lgbt, literature, gay, homosexual, exile
Place: brazil, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
I Promise You Anarchy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Miguel and Johnny know each other since childhood. They are dedicated to skate and have fun. To earn easy money and continue skating, they sell their own blood to a clandestine contact in a hospital. The activity becomes business until a large ...
Plot: gay, bisexuality, lgbt, blood, pubic hair, gay sex, female nudity, gay lead character, gay latino, male nudity, gay crush, gay teenager ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
North of Vortex (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Greece
Duration: 58 min.
Story: A bisexual junkie poet (Stavros Zalmas) driving coast-to-coast first picks up a hunky hitchhiking sailor (Howard Napper) and then an androgynous waitress (Valda Drabla) as companions. They form an uneasy erotic triangle that will finally implode in ...
Style: road movie
Plot: bisexual, gay, homosexual, fistfight, poet, convertible, road trip, desert, heroin, cigarette smoking
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Darker Secrets:  Sideline Secrets II (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: PETER a young traffic cop, is asked to look through hours of sex tapes the late psychiatrist Dr Tyler and his associate Detective Cunningham made of his unwilling male patients. Having both been killed in the first film they have left behind ...
Plot: gay, homosexual, pubic hair, erotica, sex, male nudity
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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: drug addiction, gay, love, poetry
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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 ⇓
27%
 8.1
 92
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: realistic, emotional, sincere, serious, touching
Plot: friendship, gay, society, gender, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, friends, gays and lesbians, terminal illness, politics, couples, buddies ...
Time: 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 6.2
 696
Jonathan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young man struggles with the pressure of caring for his terminally ill father while trying to unlock a secret that his father seems determined to keep from him. The story takes another dramatic turn when Ron, Burghardt’s long-lost friend from ...
Plot: gay sex, gay parent, gay, homosexuality, in the closet, love triangle, lgbt, gay relationship, unrequited love, secret love, homoeroticism, gay father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: relationship problems, gay couple, lgbt, medication, drugs, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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 ...
Plot: homosexuality, homoeroticism, lgbt, village, gay kiss, homosexual, gay, sex scene, storm, sexual tension, love letter, letter ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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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: eyeglasses, bed, underwater scene, dream, river, bicycle, love, sex, safe sex, shared dream, one night stand, gay sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 111
Destiny (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guinea, France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Though gay-themed stories about "coming out" and accepting one's sexuality are not uncommon in Western countries, such tales are still rare in many conservative African nations. Considered a ground-breaking film in its native Guinea, ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, lgbt, black lgbt, gay relationship, coming out, gay teenager, interracial sex, homosexual, female nudity
Time: 1990s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Love Actually... Sucks! (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Love Actually... Sucks! was inspired by real-life events, and opens with a dramatic wedding feast. It tells a variety of stories about love that has gone wrong: a brother and sister in an illicit relationship, a married painter who falls in love ...
Plot: lesbian, gay, taboo, explicit sex, prostitute, incest, obsessive love, cosplay, female nudity, love, shower, sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Love Is All You Need? (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in a world where homosexuality is the norm, a small Indiana town is rocked to its core when Jude, the star quarterback of the local university football team, strikes up a love affair with Ryan, a sports journalism major. When the straight couple ...
Plot: bullying, lgbt, snuff, gay, lesbian, murder, heterosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
The Night of the Wolf (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A mythical journey of the customs of homosexuality.
Plot: gay, homosexual, gay kiss, urination, male masturbation, male male kiss, homoeroticism, male objectification, homoerotic, barefoot male, erotica, gay protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Right of Jesus (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: "El Derecho de Jesús" is a character driven drama in which Jesús, a Mexican-American college student tries to overcome contemporary family issues and unstable love relationships. His past and present eventually collide forcing him to ...
Plot: bisexual, domestic violence, struggle, pesticide, alzheimer's disease, director, elderly, homosexual, gay, mexican american, ethnic, honesty ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
If Looks Could Kill (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: The true story of John Hawkins as featured on America's Most Wanted.
Plot: homosexual, murder, insurance fraud, true crime, insurance, scam, bisexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.9
 152
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: marriage, wheelchair, mother daughter relationship, cancer, death, love, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, long lost daughter, ex husband ex wife relationship, letter, gay ...
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
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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.
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, drug dealer, coming of age, gay african american, homosexual, absent father, gay son, african american, drug abuse, black lgbt, restaurant ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%