Movies like Beefcake

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Beefcake (1998)
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Beefcake (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, France, Italy
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Thom Fitzgerald's (The Hanging Garden) provocative blending of fiction and documentary, tells the story of Bob Mizer, the pioneering founder of the Athletic Model Guild, a company which produced still photographs and short films extolling the beauty and chiseled physiques of men. The fiction story follows photographer and enterprising businessman Mizer, who teamed up with his mother in 1945 to film his beefy star-wannabes around his sun-drenched pool. It is here that Neil, a naive, right-off-the-bus teen is lured into using his handsome looks to become a model. The wide-eyed Neil soon learns about the world of sex and prostitution. But a police raid and ensuing criminal trial soon threaten both of the men's worlds. Interspersed with the story are rare archival footage and interviews with former co-workers, customers and models.
Style: realistic, stylized, factual, controversial, sexual, sexy, sentimental, witty, semi serious, semi documentary ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), physical appearance, against the rules, media, gays and lesbians, muscleman, homosexuality, male prostitute, prostitution, model, archive footage, trial, homosexual, magazine, journalism, gender bending, gender, lgbt, lgbt history, gay, sex, money, lawyer, motorcycle ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1950s, 60s, 40s, 20th century, year 1993 ...
Place: california, san francisco, venice beach california

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, sexual and melancholic films with plots about male nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay, homosexual, sex, storytelling and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Beefcake: Hustler White (1996), Querelle (1982), Carnal Knowledge (1971), Joe Gould's Secret (2000), Savage Grace (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Hustler White (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Reminiscent of Sunset Boulevard, Hustler White transposes the action from the silver screen's old movie backlots to contemporary male prostitution and the porn industry. Said to be an homage to classic Hollywood cinema.
Style: sexy, sexual, clever, cynical, dark humor ...
Audience: teens
Plot: satire, nudity (full frontal - brief), bdsm, gay sex, gays and lesbians, transsexual, gay, crimes, prostitution, romance, low lives, hit and run ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, los angeles, new orleans, california
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Querelle (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany, France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Here is the story of a beautiful, proud and tough loner, a sailor named Querelle, whose commanding officer Seblon worships and desires him from afar. Querelle turns on his drugs-smuggling partner and murders him. He then goes to a notorious brothel ...
Style: sexual, sexy, stylized, atmospheric, offbeat ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, murder, betrayal, nudity (full frontal - brief), crimes, village life, love and romance, gender, gang, gangsters, dishonesty, drug dealing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
77%
Carnal Knowledge (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The concurrent sexual lives of best friends Jonathan and Sandy are presented, those lives which are affected by the sexual mores of the time and their own temperament, especially in relation to the respective women who end up in their lives.
Style: sexy, sexual, talky, cynical, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: mate swapping, friends, friendship, college, coming of age, midlife crisis, love triangle, college life, infidelity, battle of the sexes, romance, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 1940s, 20th century, 40s ...
Place: new york, usa, asia, vietnam, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, youth, gay interest, campus, college, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Joe Gould's Secret (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Around 1940, New Yorker staff writer Joe Mitchell meets Joe Gould, a Greenwich Village character who cadges meals, drinks, and contributions to the Joe Gould Fund and who is writing a voluminous Oral History of the World, a record of 20,000 ...
Style: sentimental, melancholic, intellectual, stylized, enigmatic ...
Plot: friendship, mysterious character, writer's life, buddies, human nature, storytelling, secret, reporter, alone in the world, character study, eccentricity, bum ...
Time: 1940s, 50s, 20th century, 40s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, north carolina, greenwich village manhattan new york city, harvard university ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
 5.8
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Savage Grace (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Spain, USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: This examination of a famous scandal from the 1970s explores the relationship between Barbara Baekeland and her only son, Antony. Barbara, a lonely social climber unhappily married to the wealthy but remote plastics heir Brooks Baekeland, dotes on ...
Style: disturbing, serious, sincere, realistic, emotional ...
Plot: incest, mother son incest, adultery, murder, family relations, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, scandal, socialite, love, gay, family problems ...
Time: 1940s, 60s, 70s, 50s, 40s ...
Place: europe, london, new york, england, usa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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Bugis Street (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Singapore
Duration: 101 min.
Story: It’s monsoon season in Singapore. Bugis Street, the epicentre of multisexual nightlife and unchained libido, is where a band of hedonistic, transidentical poeple has taken root at wacky love hotel SinSin.
Style: erotic, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), transsexual, prostitute, transvestism, gender, power relations, sexual content, gender bending, innocence lost, urban, youth, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: singapore, asia, malaysia
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, homosexual, gay sex, male prostitute, friendship, gays and lesbians, friendship between men, male prostitution, prostitution, male friendship, alienation ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, seattle, usa, washington state ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Super 8? (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Germany, USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A down-on-his-luck adult film star sees a chance to make a comeback via a lesbian documentary film-maker, but she is exploiting him to get financial backing for her pet project.
Style: sexual, humorous, offbeat, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: filmmaking, erection, gender, partners, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, misfit partners, lifestyle, showbiz, sexual relations, gender bending, male nudity ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 5.1
 386
Gigola (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: George, a charismatic and adventurous young woman, born from an old, catholic family, falls in love, in her teens, with a female teacher named Sybil. Devastated by her lover's eventual suicide, some years later, George embarks on an exciting ...
Style: erotic, sexy, controversial, stylized, captivating ...
Plot: prostitute, murder, lesbian, lifestyle, destructive relationship, crimes, sexual relations, nightlife, gangsters, couples, deadly, lesbian sex ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, male prostitute, love triangle, murder, vandalism, militant, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I Love You, I Don't (1976)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A waitress with boyish looks and the gay driver of a garbage truck fall in love.
Style: sexual, sexy, realistic, erotic, serious
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), truck, love triangle, truck driver, strong sexual content, graphic violence, sexual relations, eroticism, bisexuality, male homosexuality, couples, love affair ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 7.1
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Stage Beauty (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Humble Maria, who outfits top London theater star Ned Kynaston, takes none of the credit for the male actor's success at playing women. And because this is the 17th century, Maria, like other females, is prohibited from pursuing her dream of ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, baroque, stylized, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: gender bending, gender, cross dressing, actor, mistress, actor's life, mistaken identity, lifestyle, overnight success, life is a bitch, human nature, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 17th century, 19th century, 18th century
Place: london, europe, england, egypt
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fucking Different (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Fifteen queer crossovers: lesbian filmmakers from Berlin were asked to make a short film about their idea of male gay love and sexuality and, vice versa, gay men were given the task of making a short film about lesbian sexuality and eroticism.
Style: realistic, sexy, semi serious, humorous, thought provoking ...
Plot: gender, couple relations, misfit, social misfits, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, couples, love and romance, looking for sex, gender bending, looking for love, society ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Naked Lunch (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, UK, Japan
Duration: 115 min.
Story: After developing an addiction to the substance he uses to kill bugs, an exterminator accidentally murders his wife and becomes involved in a secret government plot being orchestrated by giant bugs in an Islamic port town in Africa.
Style: psychedelic, disturbing, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Plot: hallucination, murder, exterminator, bug, addiction, drug abuse, seduction, crimes, life is a bitch, delusion, strong sexual content, losing-it hero ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s
Place: usa, new york, north africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Mr. & Mrs. Bridge (1990)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: It's about a five member family. The father is a conservative and traditional person who directs the family. The mother is at home, she tries to hold together the family, while Mr. Bridge works as a lawyer. The children have just grown up, and ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, talky, melancholic, semi serious ...
Plot: americana, lawyer, culture clash, introspection, human nature, parents and children, society, family problems, dysfunctional family, family relations, suicide, bittersweet ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s
Place: usa, kansas, poland, paris france, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Last Exit to Brooklyn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, West Germany, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A gritty Brooklyn story about union corruption, violence, taboos and social norms. The stories told are of the sailors, the prostitute, the union bosses, the hooligans and the gay community set in the early 50s.
Style: rough, bleak, social, social realism, based on true events ...
Plot: prostitute, brooklyn new york city, fight, union, working class, society, crimes, crime, pregnancy, transvestism, labor union, transsexual ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
The Night Porter (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In this unsettling drama from Italian filmmaker Liliana Cavani, a concentration camp survivor discovers her former torturer and lover working as a porter at a hotel in postwar Vienna. When the couple attempt to re-create their sadomasochistic ...
Style: psychological, serious, sexual, bleak, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, dangerous attraction, war crime, sexual perversion, sexual abuse, lovers reunited, graphic violence, hotel, eroticism, danger, destructive relationship, haunted by the past ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1957, 1940s ...
Place: vienna, europe, germany, hungary, frankfurt germany ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, UK, France, Luxembourg, Austria
Duration: 126 min.
Story: As a young girl in Japan, Nagiko's father paints characters on her face, and her aunt reads to her from "The Pillow Book", the diary of a 10th-century lady-in-waiting. Nagiko grows up, obsessed with books, papers, and writing on ...
Style: erotic, art house, enigmatic, non-linear, artsy ...
Plot: writing, calligraphy, translator, model, nudity (full frontal - brief), book, publisher, skin, body painting, legends and myths, lovers, japanese girl ...
Time: middle ages, 10th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo, hong kong, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: semi serious, witty, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: couple relations, couples, coping, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians, radio dj, gay lead character, gay
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Two Drifters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 101 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman named Odete (Ana Cristina De Oliveira) descends into madness and claims to be pregnant with the child of Rui's (Nuno Gil) late lover, Pedro (João Carreira). As grief-stricken Rui mourns ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: male nudity, gay, love and romance, breakup, obsession, insanity, gay relationship, couples, solace, gender, lgbt, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Sauvage (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Leo is 22 and sells his body on the street for a bit of cash. The men come and go, and he stays right here... longing for love. He doesn’t know what the future will bring. He hits the road. His heart is pounding.
Style: melancholic, rough, suspense, suspenseful, bleak
Plot: male nudity, male prostitute, gay, anal sex, violence, blood, torture, hustler, gay interest, erection, gay sex, gay kiss ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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 2K
Flesh (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A heroin junkie works as a prostitute to support his habit and fund an abortion needed by the girlfriend of his lesbian wife. His seedy encounters with delusional and damaged clients, and dates with drag queens and hustlers are heavy on sex, drugs ...
Style: sexy, biting, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Plot: prostitute, hustler, gender, obsession, nightlife, drug abuse, addiction, gender bending, friends, transvestism, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 60s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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The Killing of Sister George (1968)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 138 min.
Story: When June Buckridge (Beryl Reid) arrives at her London flat and announces 'They are going to murder me', her long-time lover and doll-cuddling flat mate Alice 'Childie' McNaught (Susannah York) realises that things are going to ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, witty ...
Plot: doll, lesbian, satire, tv show, couple relations, gays and lesbians, gender, clergy, love and romance, actor's life, artists and showbiz, aging ...
Time: 60s
Place: europe, england, new york, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Death in Venice (1971)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Composer Gustav von Aschenbach, travels to Venice for health reasons. There, he becomes obsessed with the stunning beauty of an adolescent Polish boy named Tadzio who is staying with his family at the same Grand Hôtel des Bains on the Lido as ...
Style: psychological, serious, sentimental, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: obsession, pedophilia, fall in love, gays and lesbians, unrequited love, beach, vacation, forbidden love, unfulfillment, resort, lifestyle, gender ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, year 1912, 70s
Place: italy, venice, europe, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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, talky, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, gay, farce, coming out, introspection, resentment, friends, indoor, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
The Notorious Bettie Page (2005)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Bettie Page grew up in a conservative religious family in Tennessee and became a photo model sensation in 1950s New York. Bettie's legendary pin-up photos made her the target of a Senate investigation into pornography, and transformed her into ...
Style: bleak, erotic, melancholic, factual, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: pornography, showbiz, bdsm, rise and fall, ambition, individuality, journal, life is a bitch, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), censorship, fetishism ...
Time: 50s, 1930s, 1940s, 20th century, 30s ...
Place: usa, new york, tennessee, manhattan new york city, nashville tennessee ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A naive male prostitute and his sickly friend struggle to survive on the streets of New York City.
Style: realistic, disturbing, psychological, serious, rough ...
Plot: friendship, cowboy, fish out of water, prostitute, dancer, male friendship, male bonding, fighting illness, society, homosexuality, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, 70s
Place: new york, texas, usa, florida, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.9
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Boogie Nights (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 155 min.
Story: Set in 1977, back when sex was safe, pleasure was a business and business was booming, idealistic porn producer Jack Horner aspires to elevate his craft to an art form. Horner discovers Eddie Adams, a hot young talent working as a busboy in a ...
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, stylized, talky ...
Plot: pornography, porn industry, drug abuse, rise and fall, cocaine, drugs, sex, strong sexual content, addiction, showbiz, fame, lifestyle ...
Time: 70s, 80s, 20th century, year 1982
Place: usa, los angeles, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Mysterious Skin (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Netherlands
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, rough, realistic ...
Plot: homosexual rape, pedophilia, male rape, child abuse, child molestation, homosexual, sexual abuse, man boy relationship, gay teenager, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, male prostitution ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1981, 1990s ...
Place: usa, new york, kansas
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%