Movies like Destiny 1997

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Destiny (1997)
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Destiny (1997)
Original name: Dakan
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, and filmed amidst a storm of controversy, Mohamed Camara's Dakan is the first of its nations films to directly address issues surrounding homosexuality. The story centers on the romance between two 20-year-old men, Manga and Sory who are first seen making out in a car. The trouble begins when Manga tells his widowed mother about his love for Sory, who is busy contending with his outraged father. The parents insist that the two never see each other again. Manga's mother then uses witchcraft to cleanse her son and change him into a heterosexual. Time passes and eventually Manga begins to date a girl. But it soon becomes apparent that try as he might, Manga's heart belongs to Sory.
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, gay slur, male homosexuality, black lgbt, coming out, female nudity, homosexual, interracial sex, gay interest, homosexuality, gay relationship
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: west africa, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, melancholic and psychological films with plots about gay interest, gay, lgbt, homosexuality, homosexual, gay teenager and male homosexuality mostly in Drama, Romance and Action genres. Some movies like Destiny: Moonlight (2016), You'll Never Be Alone (2016), Young Hunter (2020), The Flavor of Corn (1989), Twice a Man (1963). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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You'll Never Be Alone (2016)
Genre: Action, Drama
Country: Chile
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Introverted Juan, manager of a mannequin factory, lives alone with his eighteen-year-old gay son, Pablo. Whilst Pablo blithely studies dance, Juan is hoping that, after twenty-five years at the firm, his boss will consider him for a partnership. ...
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Young Hunter (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ezequiel, a sixteen-year-old gay teenager in his sexual awakening, meets a boy of twenty-one. They quickly start a relationship and the situation unravels unexpectedly.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: male homosexuality, gay teenager, gay, porn, abuse, gay sex, sexual blackmail, skateboarder, porn actor, manipulation, male nudity, lgbt ...
Place: argentina
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The Flavor of Corn (1989)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
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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
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.
Style: suspense, rough, psychological, thought provoking
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Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
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Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
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Amazing Grace (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 95 min.
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Ben & Sam (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 100 min.
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That Certain Summer (1972)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
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Country: UK, Israel, Belgium, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
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Style: poignant, compassionate, thought provoking, touching, sentimental
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Country: Romania, Serbia, Belgium
Duration: 119 min.
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Country: France
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Duration: 103 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 83 min.
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Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
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32%
The Male Gaze: Nocturnal Instincts (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, Israel, China, Belgium
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Style: psychological, anthology
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