Movies like Where the Sun Beats

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Where the Sun Beats (1989)
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Where the Sun Beats (1989)
Original name: Onde Bate o Sol
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Pinto’s sophomore feature patiently investigates the everyday life and psychosexual vacillations of Laura (Laura Morante), a woman caught in a web of verboten romance and incestuous desire. Pinto elliptically and delicately portrays the small farming community that serves as the backdrop for the impossible relationships pursued by Laura and her brother, Nuno. The alluring cast also features Inês de Medeiros (of Jacques Rivette’s The Gang of Four and several films by Pedro Costa) as Graça, a key player in the film’s game of libidinal cat-and-mouse. A strongly atmospheric work in which torrid intrigues emerge through allusion and insinuation, Where the Sun Beats finds Pinto exploring the self-thwarting ways of desire and the expressive potential of the unspoken. - FilmLinc
Style: gay cinema
Plot: love, teenager, gay, student, teacher, friendship, family relations, train, homosexual, farmer, male nudity, friendship between men, farm, doctor, boat, bee, boy, photograph, teenage boy, disco, father daughter relationship, father son relationship, map, tractor, letter ...

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Most similar movies to Where the Sun Beats

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, gay cinema, lgbt cinema and captivating films with plots about teenager, male nudity, teenage boy, male objectification, barefoot male, gay interest and gay mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Where the Sun Beats: Almost 18 (2012), Open Future (1983), Wild Awakening (2016), A Brother (2018), Consequences (2018). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Almost 18 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Almost 18 is a charming and unaffected film about five 17-year-old guys from Helsinki in 2010. Karri, Peter, André, Akseli and Joni dream, party, love and boast like only teenage males can.
Style: suspense, touching, suspenseful, homoerotic
Plot: teenager, friendship, coming of age, family relations, father son relationship, adulthood, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son estrangement, parenthood, death of father, mother son relationship, female director ...
Place: eastern europe
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95%
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Open Future (1983)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A 16 year old boy growing up in the 60's, experimenting with life, sex, drugs and alcohol.
Plot: school, camera, communism, undressing, bully, male male hug, hallucination, wet clothes, demonstration, pocket knife, sculptor, band ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
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93%
 4.0
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Wild Awakening (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Toni and Emma are brother and sister who owns a stable farm. Ramon and his son, Aaron works for them. Toni is openly gay and loves to party, Emma has a crush on Aaron who is a closeted gay who is afraid that his father might find out, but his father ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing, gay cinema ...
Plot: male nudity, gay, gay sex, murder, farm, gay interest, male objectification, police, voyeurism, birthday party, sex scene, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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85%
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A Brother (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: 15-year-old Tom (Simon Royer) is going to spend another calm summer with his parents and younger sister at their summer house. But by fate, another family comes to spend some time with them, with their 17-year-old son Félix (Marin Lafitte). In the ...
Style: lgbt cinema, sexy, contemplative, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: first gay sexual experience, gay teenager, gay, lgbt, love, teenager, friends, male masturbation, teenage boy, friendship between boys, gay relationship, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Consequences (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Slovenia, Austria
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After being sent to a youth detention centre, 18-year-old Andrej has to fight for his place within the group of inmates while getting closer to Željko, their informal leader, and struggling to keep his repressed secret in the dark.
Style: gay cinema, serious, realistic, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: closeted homosexual, closeted gay, troubled youth, gay, friendship between men, blackmail, secret, friendship, gang leader, manipulation, gay protagonist, sexual repression ...
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77%
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Radiant Sea (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marek starts as a trainee on a container ship. It's 197 meters long, 30 meters wide, and bound for Martinique. Full of anticipation, he leaves his parents' farm in Western Pomerania and goes on board at Saint-Nazaire. Marek wants to find ...
Style: gay cinema, queer cinema, psychological, contemplative, touching ...
Plot: sailor, homoeroticism, gay, gay lead character, ship, swimming, workplace romance, colleague colleague relationship, lgbt, fall in love, gay interest, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: atlantic ocean, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
The Here After (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Poland, France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However, in the local community his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven.
Plot: teenage boy, social outcast, school, teenager, violence, taking a shower, undressing, locker room, tractor, dressing room, man in underwear, machismo ...
Place: eastern europe
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63%
To Forget Venice (1979)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A brother, Earland Josephson, returns to his family home to visit his sister in the Italian countryside. He brings with him his young male lover. In the house with the sister are two women, one of whom, Mariangela Melato, takes care of the farm. The ...
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema
Plot: closeted gay, visit, dog, servant, shower, teacher, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations, pubic hair, female objectification, chicken, butt naked ...
Place: venice, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Places (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A coming of age story about love, loss and revenge centers around two teenage friends, Adam (Vladimír Polívka) and Marek (Jan Cina), whose aimless lives in a small town are suddenly disrupted by the appearance of Anna (Johana Matousková), the ...
Style: ambiguous ending, suspense, twists and turns, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: revenge, love, small town, friendship between men, love triangle, murder, teenage girl, prank, secret, best friend, father son relationship, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
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52%
The Sheriff Behind Bars (1966)
Genre: Drama
Country: Czechoslovakia
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A dramatic story from the setting of a youth de tention center. Youngster Jakub, out of delusory solidarity, gets convicted of theft and goes to prison in place ofthe "sheriff" of his gang. He naively hopes that the sheriff will appreciate ...
Plot: prison, dentist, reformatory, fight, male nudity, urination, prison guard, friendship, closeted homosexual, reform school, barefoot male, bet ...
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52%
The Flavor of Corn (1989)
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, male homosexuality, lgbt, homosexual, crying man, countryside, crying, homosexuality, deathbed, party, bisexuality, sex ...
Place: italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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Nachttocht (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 63 min.
Story: 12 year old Thomas ( Abel Claassen) and his quest for friendship and love. He takes rowing lessons and grows rather fond of his teacher...who, according to his mother, is unlike the bully trainers in the other clubs...he really knows how to work ...
Plot: man boy relationship, child protagonist, roller skating, crying woman, rowing, missing person, selfish woman, homework, friendship, missing son, caught having sex, age difference ...
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49%
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Life (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A highly cinematic adaptation of John Brumpton’s play about a group of inmates incarcerated in an isolated HIV-positive section of a prison.
Plot: taking off shirt, male objectification, human immunodeficiency virus, tank top, pubic hair, barefoot male, male in shower, butt naked, gay interest, jail, prison, shared shower ...
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49%
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Matted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, teenage girl, girl, female protagonist, lesbian, lesbianism, father daughter relationship, coming of age, lgbt, teacher, gender bending, transsexuality ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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46%
The Strong Ones (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Lucas travels to visit his sister to a remote town in southern Chile. In front of the ocean and the fog, he meets Antonio, a boatswain in a local fishing boat. When an intense romance grows between them, their strength, their independence and their ...
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, psychological, touching, sexy
Plot: gay romance, gay, gay interest, gay protagonist, male nudity, forbidden love, love and romance, couples, love, romance, friends, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
The Nerd's Confession (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Russia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Eugene is a teenage nerd who lives in a small Russian town. He sits in front of his computer all day long, playing games and surfing the Internet. He decides to run a small porn website and soon as he earns his first money from e-commerce. His life ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure, captivating
Plot: student, teenage protagonist, family relations, socially awkward, gambling, teenage boy, friendship between men, interview, chase, flash forward, father son relationship, best friend ...
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45%
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Blue Jeans (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Portugal
Duration: 80 min.
Story: First love and the fickleness of adolescence is the theme in this charming drama. The story follows a pretty blonde French youth who is sent with his classmates to an English seaside resort for the summer to study English. It is there that he first ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, travel, gay interest, trip, teacher, teenage boy, overprotective mother, underage smoking, school trip, teenage protagonist, train station, prostitute ...
Place: england
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44%
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Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: sincere, touching, non-linear, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenager, gay, lgbt teen, motorcycle, friendship, death, summer, friendship between men, jealousy, loss of friend, accidental death ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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The Night of the Wolf (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 77 min.
Story: A mythical journey of the customs of homosexuality.
Style: lgbt cinema, gay cinema, homoerotic, sexy, light ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, homosexual, 25 year old, gay protagonist, homoeroticism, erotica, love, romance, love and romance, couples, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
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40%
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Love Lesson (1975)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A German governess is hired to give German and piano lessons to the teenager son of a rich traditional family, in the 20s. But soon they get involved, and she teaches him love lessons instead.
Plot: german abroad, tutor, boy, masturbation, male masturbation, sexual awakening, bare breasts, older woman younger man relationship, chauffeur, teacher student relationship, domineering father, cook ...
Time: 1920s
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40%
That Certain Summer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: The first US teleplay to deal sympathetically with homosexuality. Divorced San Francisco contractor Doug Salter is looking forward to a summer visit from his fourteen-year-old son Nick, who lives in Los Angeles with his mother Janet. The boy does ...
Plot: gay, coming out, father son relationship, family relations, male homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, older man younger man relationship, runaway, teenage boy, airport, divorce ...
Place: san francisco
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37%
Giant Little Ones (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, meditative
Audience: teens, girls' night, teen drama, date night
Plot: gay, teenager, coming of age, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, sexual orientation, gay love, grownups, love and romance, conflict, mystery, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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37%
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Girl (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A 15-year-old girl, born in a boy's body, dreams of becoming a ballerina and will push her body to its limits in order for her dream to succeed.
Style: based on true events, thought provoking, sentimental, lgbt cinema, social ...
Plot: transsexual, ballerina, father daughter relationship, gender identity, first sexual experience, sexual desire, teenager, self mutilation, male nudity, school, single father, self harm ...
Time: 2010s
Place: antwerp, belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, teenage life, siblings relations, social decay, family relations, friends, gender, youth, best friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Lakki... The Boy Who Could Fly (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Surreal tale of a 14 year-old boy who dreams of escaping the loneliness from an unhappy home & sexual abuse (from his mother's boyfriend who is also his school swimming coach). One day his back mysteriously sprouts feathers and he can ...
Style: social realism
Plot: chess, 14 year old, field, hammock, pedophile, underage smoking, hospital room, taking off shirt, feet on table, hallucination, wings, painter ...
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36%
The Road To Love (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Slow-burning and smart, French director Rémi Lange's The Road to Love is a romantic tale of self-discovery that also offers a fascinating historical take on homosexuality in northern Africa. French-Algerian sociology student Karim is having ...
Style: captivating, lgbt cinema
Plot: closeted gay, homosexuality, sexual tension, islam, coming out, heterosexuality, love story, love affair, relationships, gay muslim, butt naked, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Place: north africa, paris france, morocco, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Chicuarotes (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Cagalera and Moloteco are two teenagers from San Gregorio Atlapulco who are desperate to get out and move up and away from oppressive circumstances. When they hear of an opportunity to buy a spot in the electrician’s union, which could transform ...
Plot: kidnapping, robbery, clown, theft, youth, teenager, teenage boy, father son relationship, brother sister relationship, child abduction, family relations, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
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Jesus (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Colombia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 18-year-old Jesús lives with his stern, somewhat unaffectionate father in Santiago, Chile. When not doing drugs, having casual sex or simply slouching in front of the TV, Jesús and his friends perform in a K-pop boyband. But his routine is thrown ...
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, homoerotic, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay slur, dancing, gay lead character, teenage boy, father son relationship, aggression, gay interest, homoeroticism, erotica, dancer ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Reinventing Marvin (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young gay man determined to reinvent his life leaves everything behind on his quest for self-realization.
Style: gay cinema, non-linear, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay lead character, gay youth, gay teenager, gay student, lgbt, gay, father son relationship, gay slur, brother brother relationship, gay interest, gay protagonist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Call Me Elisabeth (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A 10 year old girl lives in post WWII rural France with her parents, who are about to divorce. Her older sister leaves home to finish school, and the young girl is left with a mysterious, almost silent housekeeper. Being afraid of the dark, and of ...
Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, master and servant, mute or deaf, danger, couples, sister sister relationship, father daughter relationship, ghost, school, mental illness, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1950s, post world war two
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%