Movies like Raising Heroes

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Raising Heroes (1996)
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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. Unknown to him, the hitmen are now on his trail. Josh hates confrontation and doesn't tell Paul about the murder or call the cops. Instead, he takes Paul for an idyllic weekend in the Poconos. But Sunday, when they return to the city, the murderers are waiting. The Mob boss orders that both be killed. What chance do Paul, who's in the dark, and Josh, who's basically passive, have against this firepower? What will happen to Nickie without them?
Plot: gay parent, gay, gay adoption, lgbt, homosexual, adoption, gay lead character, gay couple, gay interest, gay father, gay relationship

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, touching, sexy and unusual plot structure films with plots about gay, lgbt, gay interest, homosexual, gay lead character, gay relationship and gay couple mostly in Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Raising Heroes: An Unusual Affair (2002), Salut Victor (1989), Twice a Man (1963), That Certain Summer (1972), The Other Family (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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, gay lead character, gay husband, lgbt, love triangle, extramarital affair, infidelity, husband wife relationship, fall in love, homosexual, bisexual, gay father ...
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Salut Victor (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friendship between two old men becomes love. Slightly-unkempt, tired, and frail, Philippe Lanctot moves into a rest home. The administrator says she wants him to be happy, but that seems far from his mind: he's waiting to die. Then, into his ...
Plot: lgbt, gay interest, bachelor, homosexuality, old age, gay parent, retirement home, gay lead character, old man, aging, gay father, gay ...
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Twice a Man (1963)
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, experimental
Plot: gay, male homosexuality, avant-garde, incest, greek mythology, lgbt, suicide, family relations, gay interest, gay relationship, homosexual, homosexuality ...
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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, lgbt, gay slur, male homosexuality, older man younger man relationship, teenager, closeted homosexual, driving, teenage boy ...
Place: san francisco
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The Other Family (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: gay adoption, gay, child trafficking, adoption, family relations, overdose, society, life is a bitch, gays and lesbians, family life, custody, drug abuse ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, touching, sentimental, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, district attorney, gay slur, gay parent, courtroom drama, fighting the system, rivalry, social problems, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
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48%
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Noah's Arc (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Four gay friends live in L.A. and deal with today's issues, boyfriends, aids, your boyfriend's children, making it in the movie biz, etc.
Plot: gay african american, gay, dating, friendship between men, hiv, gay interest, gay bar, gay parent, bisexual, gay lead character, gay sex, gay friend ...
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Open Bodies (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Born to a North African father and a French mother, 18-year-old Parisian high school senior Rémi works part-time in an Arab grocery store while studying management and commerce. He responds to a school ad seeking subjects for a film, and Marc, who ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, male nudity, gay subtext, lgbt, coming of age, homosexual, bisexuality, teenager, arab, wig
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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The Adopters (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Martín, a TV host of 42, has the urgent need of becoming a father. Leonardo, an agronomist of 45 and Martín’s partner for the past ten years, has doubts since he himself was adopted by his parents.
Style: humorous, entertaining, captivating, unusual plot structure, feel good
Plot: adoption, gay adoption, gay father, lgbt, tv host, gay, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, male objectification, love and romance, gay couple, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
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47%
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 ...
Style: unusual plot structure, melancholic, sexy, psychological, romantic ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay couple, love and romance, gay lead character, gay love, society, youth, gay interest, love affair, love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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I Carry You with Me (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: An epic love story spanning decades is sparked by a chance encounter between two men in provincial Mexico. Based on a true story, ambition and societal pressure propel an aspiring chef to leave his soulmate and make the treacherous journey to New ...
Style: touching, psychological, melancholic, sentimental, contemplative
Plot: gay interest, gay, immigrants, gay love, chef, lgbt, gay relationship, gay couple, teacher, restaurant, male nudity, love ...
Time: 21st century, year 1994
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Boys to Men (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A four-part anthology film dealing with homosexuality from the young to the old. Crush, detailing the budding friendship of a 12-year old girl and a 16-year old boy, who bond over their favorite TV program and musical tastes. The Mountain King, ...
Style: captivating, homoerotic, psychological, disturbing, anthology
Plot: gay teenager, gay interest, male prostitute, drug use, gay, coming out, homosexual, crush, gay couple, gay lead character, homosexual sex, gay friend ...
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45%
Boys On Film 7: Bad Romance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 165 min.
Story: Experience an alternative take on attraction with Boys On Film. Bad Romance explores the darker side with a collection of edgy and sexy short films, including: Alain Hain's "Curious Thing" starring Danny Bernardy and Matthew Wilkas; ...
Style: touching, psychological, unusual plot structure, sexy, light ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, gay youth, gay couple, love and romance, love, romance, love affair, lovers, gays and lesbians, homosexual ...
Time: 21st century
Place: europe
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45%
Dashing in December (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Wyatt returns home for the holidays to try to convince his mom to sell their family ranch, an unexpected romance with handsome ranch hand Heath may throw off his plans.
Style: sexy, tense, touching, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, christmas, gay romance, lgbt, gay relationship, gay couple, ranch, happy ending, opposites attract, fall in love, christmas season ...
Time: 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, colorado
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44%
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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, nudity (full frontal - brief), male nudity, tarot card, painting, gay stereotype, party, rain, beach, gay interest, moustache ...
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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.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, disturbing, touching, tense ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, childhood friend, marriage, gay couple, homosexual, dishonesty, wedding, argument, secret, engaged couple, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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Ranchlands (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The story of a spiritually scarred man whose life changes forever when he must return to his estranged family to help care for a brother who is suffering from brain cancer. With the help of a spiritually enlightened caregiver, he faces the demons of ...
Style: suspenseful, rough, touching, suspense
Plot: gay, lgbt, family secret, cancer, romance, gay lead character, brother brother relationship, gay slur, father son relationship, love, secret love, illness ...
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The Boys in the Band (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Style: realistic, heartbreaking, serious, compassionate
Plot: gay, lgbt, homosexuality, gay interest, sexuality, male objectification, friendship, mental health, male nudity, moral dilemma, society, social problems ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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It Gets Better (2012)
Genre: 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, transsexual, hopes, bisexual, gay, bullying, acceptance, lesbian, teenager, tolerance, homosexual
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43%
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.
Style: sexy, sentimental, unusual plot structure, tense, psychological ...
Plot: relationship problems, lgbt, relationships, gay, drugs, gay couple, love, couples, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, breakup ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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43%
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.
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, romantic, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: drug addiction, gay, love, poetry, love and romance, gay couple, lovers, gay love, fall in love, family relations, romance, love affair ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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43%
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Trade (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Trade tells the story of two men, one a streetwise hustler, the other a straight-laced lawyer, who meet and form a relationship that brings to light who they really are. Inspired by the book "Boulevard Girls" by David Kaye.
Style: unusual plot structure, melancholic, sentimental, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: lgbtq, transsexual, love, sex scene, gay couple, gay, romance, love affair, love and romance, lovers, gay relationship, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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43%
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Boylets (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 88 min.
Story: School friends who pass the time stealing copper electric wires and steel, betting cash in online computer games and doing sexual services to gay patrons. Krys’ best friend Joef is the leader of the pack and he is turning eighteen and is leaving ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, captivating
Plot: lgbt, gay, male nudity, relationships, male male relationship, gay lead character, gay interest, drag racing, thief, laptop, theater, rain ...
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43%
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Holiday Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.
Style: captivating, entertaining
Plot: female impersonator, gay father, mother daughter relationship, drug addiction, fatherhood, lgbtq, gay parent, family relations, relationships, male female relationship, life, drug dealer ...
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42%
End of the Century (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Two men meet in Barcelona and after spending a day together they realize that they have already met twenty years ago.
Style: sexy, romantic, unusual plot structure, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: gay, cruise, tourist, gay lead character, lovers, lgbt, flashback, male nudity, latin, memory, gay interest, gay erotica ...
Time: 21st century, future
Place: madrid, barcelona
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42%
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Method (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A seasoned actor and a pop star are cast as leads in a gay romantic play. As the actor teaches the pop star method acting, the line between fiction and reality is blurred and they become drawn to each other.
Style: melancholic, unusual plot structure, sexy, romantic, psychological ...
Plot: gay, age difference, gay relationship, obsession, infidelity, love triangle, jealousy, love affair, love and romance, gay love, society, gay lead character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: south korea
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The Story of the Stone (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An adaptation of an 18th century Chinese classic remixed for an honest depiction of gay life in Taipei in the 21st century.
Style: unusual plot structure, sexy, touching, contemplative
Plot: lgbt, gay, male nudity, sexuality, drugs, gay interest, love, friends, gay club, love and romance, gay love, romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taiwan
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42%
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I Miss You (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bolivia, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Following his son Gabriel’s death, Jorge travels from conservative Bolivia to New York City to confront Gabriel’s boyfriend Sebastian. While the two battle over Jorge’s inability to accept his son, Sebastian channels his grief into a bold new ...
Style: lgbt cinema, sexy, sentimental, romantic, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, acceptance, lgbt, male nudity, suicide, father son relationship, gay slur, coming out, gay lead character, death of partner, gay culture ...
Place: new york, bolivia
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42%
Where Horses Go to Die (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Daniel is an artist who has lost his desire to paint. An unexpected meeting with three « working girls » one evening marks the beginning of a surreal adventure. Later that night, the wildest dreams and the worst nightmares of his three new muses ...
Style: touching, melancholic, romantic, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, male nudity, painter, gay couple, love affair, youth, lifestyle, love and romance, gay relationship, couple relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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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: gay teenager, gay, male homosexuality, lgbt, black lgbt, gay slur, coming out, female nudity, interracial sex, homosexual, gay interest, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: africa, west africa
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41%