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Beautiful Mystery
Original name: Kyokon Densetsu: Utsukushiki Nazo
Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shinohara, a young bodybuilder, joins a para-military sect in northern Japan. His instructor, Takizawa, takes a liking to the new recruit. After an early “special” training session the two develop a lasting and loving relationship. “Beautiful Mystery” was the first gay “adult” film to come out of Japan. Although tame by U.S. standards, it is ground–breaking nonetheless.
Plot: hara kiri, homoerotic fight, nationalism, gay sex, asian, mentor protege relationship, uniform, anal sex, coup d'etat, army, homosexual, gay kiss, male nudity, sex, love, male bonding, soldier, military
Place: japan
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For You in Full Blossom
Comedy, Drama
Japan
54 min.
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Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters
Biography, Drama
USA, Japan
120 min.
 7.9
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexual, humorous and semi serious films with plots about male nudity, sex, homosexual, gay, gender, gays and lesbians and love and romance mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Beautiful Mystery: Love of Man (1997), Don't Tell Anyone (1998), Dry Cleaning (1997), NVA (2005), For You in Full Blossom (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Love of Man
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Duration: 120 min.
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Dry Cleaning
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Duration: 54 min.
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Duration: 111 min.
Story: Glimpses of Chaucer penning his famous work are sprinkled through this re-enactment of several of his stories.
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Brüno
Genre: Comedy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 81 min.
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Duration: 108 min.
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Country: Canada
Duration: 100 min.
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Spring Fever
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Country: China, France
Duration: 116 min.
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Duration: 117 min.
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Style: serious, sincere, realistic, emotional, touching
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Tattoo
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Duration: 110 min.
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Johan
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Johan details the director's quest for an actor to play his titular lover, the real deal having been incarcerated just prior to shooting on charges of petty theft.
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kurosaki (Ren Osugi) is an erotic novelist who uses his editor and a hired model to act out scenarios in his living room he will use for inspiration in his writing. His wife Shizuko (Yôko Hoshi) calls him a pervert but we soon learn that what ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic
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Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: japan
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Nina's Tragedies
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The taboo relationship between young Nadav and his Aunt Nina transcends definition on its way to odd highs and lows.
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, sentimental, witty
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Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
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Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, sexual, touching
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Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
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Time: contemporary
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    User:   46%
 

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Anotherworld
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
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Duration: 109 min.
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Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 120 min.
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