Movies like It Gets Better 2012

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It Gets Better (2012)
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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, teenager, lesbian, gay, transsexual, homosexual, bisexual, bullying, hopes, tolerance, acceptance

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out queer cinema, lgbt cinema, touching and serious films with plots about lgbt, gay, gay interest, homosexual, lesbian, transsexual and teenager mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like It Gets Better: Love Is All You Need? (2016), Matted (2010), So Long Suburbia (2016), Longing Nights (2013), God Made Man (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, female director, switching roles, gay, murder, snuff, lesbian, heterosexuality
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95%
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Matted (2010)
Genre: Short, 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.
Audience: student film
Plot: small town, student, psychiatrist, lgbt, lesbianism, wrestling, sexism, girl, transsexual, teenage boy, loneliness, undressing ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
So Long Suburbia (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 64 min.
Story: So Long Suburbia is a campy queer coming of age teen film. Can be watched here: https://vimeo.com/195164161 (Offical)
Style: queer cinema
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: coming of age, lgbt, camp, lesbian, youth, gay, teenager, bisexual, transsexual
⇓ similarity ⇓
89%
Longing Nights (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Portugal
Duration: 70 min.
Story: Aitana, Pierrick, Rita and Jorge are all in their twenties and all look for ways to make their nights in the city of Madrid a little less lonely. Aitana is a sweet girl trapped in a men’s body; Pierrick is a cute French gay; Rita doesn't ...
Plot: prostitution, lgbt, gay, prostitute, lesbian, drugs, menage a trois, transsexual, female nudity, male nudity, cocaine, gay interest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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The Young, the Gay and the Restless (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: An aging, wealthy diva, Ms. Victoria Gaylord, in her late 50's learns that she has a mysterious illness and will soon be dead. Her family, friends, and entourage gather at her fabulous estate to assist her during this time of ill health. Some ...
Plot: lgbt, death, anniversary, bisexual, lesbian, homophobe, gay slur, molestation, group sex, gay sex, gay, homosexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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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 ⇓
75%
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 32
Navarasa (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: India
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The film revolves around the story of a young girl Shweta (P. Shwetha) taking her first steps towards adulthood. Ready for the adventure, the thirteen-year-old is upbeat, however soon discovers that every night, her uncle Gautam (Kushboo) transforms ...
Plot: lgbt, legend, transsexual, teenager, customs, talking to the camera, masquerade, television studio, pageant, tamil, cooking, interview ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
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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 ⇓
74%
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 ⇓
72%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ⇓
72%
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 ...
Style: experimental, avant garde, underground film
Plot: greek mythology, homoeroticism, avant-garde, lgbt, greek, surrealism, gay, homosexual, bisexual, mythology, repeated scene, love
Place: ancient greece
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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 ⇓
71%
Clayton & Claudia (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Claudia Noon is a struggling booker for a local talent agency in Dallas. While working hard to find her actors work, an old crush from her high school years, Kent Bergman, shows-up at the agency looking for representation. It is obvious that Kent ...
Plot: lesbian, transsexual, gay
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70%
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Coming Out (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Yo is a gay college student who doesn't have the courage to come out to his friends and family.
Plot: lgbt, sexuality, unrequited love, gay bar, sexual repression, homosexual, secret, teenager, coming out, young man, crush, gay interest ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 6.3
 906
Front Cover (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: One man does all he can to veil his Asian heritage; the other takes great pains to hide his sexual orientation. Both of these things begin to change when Ryan is hired to prepare film star Ning for a fashion shoot, and the men develop a bond.
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay sex, closeted homosexual, actor, chinese american, photo shoot
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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 ⇓
68%
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 ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
67%
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Bloomington (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A former child actress attends college in search of independence and ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.
Style: sexual, sexy, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lgbt, college, lesbian sex, child star, college life, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 ⇓
66%
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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, exile, homosexual, gay interest, writers, gay
Place: argentina, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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Freak Show (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.
Style: touching, social, sentimental, artsy, intellectual
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, high school, self acceptance, social misfits, transsexual, hate crime, parents and children, friendship, teenager, social relations, private vs public ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
This Is Not Berlin (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: punk, ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, bisexual, protest, naked in public, performance art, punk rock, gay kiss, male nudity, sexual exploration, male genitalia, sexual experimentation ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hurricane Bianca is a revenge comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised in drag to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him.
Style: lgbt cinema, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay slur, teacher, high school, revenge, female impersonator, discrimination, high school teacher, education, school, small town ...
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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About Ray (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: emotional, sincere, captivating, disturbing, lgbt cinema ...
Plot: lesbian, teenager, single mother, gender roles, mother daughter relationship, grandmother granddaughter relationship, starting over, strong female character, gender, lgbt, transsexual, female director ...
Place: new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Little Bi Peep (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Down and out, directionless, and without a driver's license, Emma is going nowhere fast and she knows it. The men and women this bisexual enigma has been sleeping with think she's a waitress, an artist or a kindergarten teacher... while in ...
Plot: transsexual, bisexual, lgbt, female director, loneliness, casual sex, compulsive liar, mother daughter relationship, transvestite, dysfunctional family, lesbian sex, therapy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
63%
 7.4
 267K
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 ⇓
63%