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 father, gay interest, gay relationship

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Most similar movies to Raising Heroes

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, sincere, realistic and suspense films with plots about gay, gay interest, lgbt, gay relationship, male nudity, homosexual and gay lead character mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Raising Heroes: Salut Victor (1989), An Unusual Affair (2002), Twice a Man (1964), Holiday Heart (2000), That Certain Summer (1972). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, female director, friendship between men, gay father, retirement home, closeted homosexual, aging, coming out, gay parent, old age, homosexual, gay interest ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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 ⇓
91%
 6.2
 125
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 ⇓
83%
Holiday Heart (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A drag queen takes in a drug addict and her daughter and helps raise the daughter.
Plot: lgbtq, female impersonator, homosexual, gay parent, gay lead character, gay father, african american, christmas, gay
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: coming out, gay, older man younger man relationship, father son relationship, family relations, male homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, closeted homosexual, divorced parents, runaway, wristwatch ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 7.6
 422
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, bisexual, friendship between men, gay interest, devotion, hiv, gay friend, gay lead character, dating, male nudity, gay sex ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.4
 9
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
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66%
 7.5
 6K
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: uplifting, sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: adoption, district attorney, gay, gay adoption, gay relationship, gay slur, gay parent, courtroom drama, fighting the system, rivalry, legislation, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1979
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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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 ⇓
57%
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 ⇓
53%
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 ⇓
51%
The Dream Children (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Australia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Alex wants to become a father. Steven, his partner, has to confront his insecurities and fear of change after a lifetime smothered by superficiality. Unable to adopt legally, but still eager to become parents, they decide to turn to the black ...
Plot: gay adoption, infidelity, lgbt, closeted homosexual, blackmail, gay couple, male nudity, beach house, tv star, gay marriage
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
50%
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 ⇓
47%
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 ⇓
46%
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 129
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, lgbt, black lgbt, male homosexuality, gay slur, gay interest, female nudity, interracial sex, coming out, homosexual, homosexuality ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.4
 193
Fathers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 'LOVE' starts with two people, but 'FAMILY' is more than just the two.
Plot: gay, family, lgbt, gay marriage, gay lead character, loss of child, gay father, father son relationship, gay subtext, gay slur, gay interest, gay protagonist ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.1
 123
Once More (1988)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: A man sick of his life, decides to leave his wife and find his happiness elsewhere. Along the way he meets a man with whom he falls in love. The film covers a decade of his life, each scene taking place roughly during his daughter's birthday.
Plot: female nudity, gay interest, gay father, homosexual, gay parent, aids, closeted homosexual, male nudity, coming out
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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Homo Father (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 56 min.
Story: Gabriel and Robert have been together for three years. Robert is hiding their relationship from the world. Gabriel wants the opposite: he would like everyone to find out how much he and Robert love each other. One day, Natalia, a girl with whom ...
Plot: gay, gay man has sex with a woman, gay relationship, little girl, father daughter relationship, male nudity, gay parent, family relations, gay interest, gay couple, gay father
Place: poland
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 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 ⇓
41%
 7.2
 12
Ben & Sam (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A college heartthrob meets a college newbie - a challenge, a tension, a discovery, and a love that will change everything between them.
Plot: gay, college, male homosexuality, dressing room, locker room, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay lead character, college student, gay slur, gay interest
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.6
 234
About Us (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 70 min.
Story: The Love Story between Matheus and Diego is portrayed in the film script Diego writes when he becomes a filmmaker.
Plot: gay relationship, lgbt, gay subtext, depression, gay sex, male nudity, gay, gay kiss, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.4
 152
Amazing Grace (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A drama about two families, each with a gay son. Jonathan is splitting from Miki because the more experienced Miki is playing around. Then Jonathan sees Thomas, the son and grandson of his neighbors, who is back in Israel after failing to make it as ...
Plot: gay, mother, gay interest, gay teenager, israeli, homosexuality, aids, homosexual, drug, drugs, erotic fantasy, masturbation ...
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.1
 35
Boy (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Netherlands
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Boy ('the helper') tells the story of an invisible member of our society, an illegal Filipino cleaner. He has no name. Moving continuously from one location to the other, he is living between being seen and being invisible, between his ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, gay relationship, gay asian, photographer, gay friend, filipino, gay club, pole dancer, depression, illegal alien, gay lead character ...
Place: netherlands
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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 ⇓
37%
Daydream Obsession 3: Legacy (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: While visiting his recently-divorced father, Wylie discovers the camera and video diaries of Clayton. With his college friends over, Wylie begins to explore his desires through daydreams and reality. His roommate Greg is the object of his obsession. ...
Plot: gay, erotica, father son relationship, shower, sex tape, skinny dipping, sexuality, pool party, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay erotica, gay interest, gay crush ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Jonathan (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A young man struggles with the pressure of caring for his terminally ill father while trying to unlock a secret that his father seems determined to keep from him. The story takes another dramatic turn when Ron, Burghardt’s long-lost friend from ...
Plot: gay sex, countryside, male homosexuality, homoeroticism, lgbt, love triangle, secret love, gay parent, unrequited love, family secrets, in the closet, family secret ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Bulldog In The White House (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 79 min.
Story: "Bulldog in the Whitehouse" takes political satire to obscene new heights: portraying the Bush administration as a cabal of lustful and traitorous gay men who are too busy having sex to notice the empire crumbling down around them. An ...
Plot: gay, anal sex, press conference, pubic hair, explicit sex, male nudity, oral sex, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.1
 2K
Summertime (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gay couple living in San Francisco takes in two strangers traveling from Italy to start a new life in America, discovering each other and forming the most unlikely of relationships along the way.
Plot: gay interest, lgbt, summer vacation, summer, beach, boat, sex scene, love, accident, nightclub, friendship, hugging ...
Place: italy, san francisco, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious
Plot: gay, gay sex, family relations, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, terminal illness, parents and children, dysfunctional family, family problems, gay lead character, death of mother, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%