Movies like The Truth About Alex

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The Truth About Alex (1986)
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The Truth About Alex (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Alex admits to his best friend Brad that he is gay.
Plot: dancing, school, gay, coming out, party, youth, friendship, male female relationship, coach, teenage girl, truck driver, homosexuality, teenage boy, kiss, high school student, loyalty, gay slur, vandalism, friendship between boys, high school, bigotry, football team, gas station, prejudice, closeted homosexual ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexual films with plots about coming out, gay, friendship, kiss, gay kiss, homosexuality and youth mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Truth About Alex: Fit (2010), Vacationland (2006), Denied (2004), Mulligans (2008), Like Grains of Sand (1995). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 440
Fit (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Takes a look at gay and straight love among the new millennials. Everything from secret crushes to homophobic attitudes are revealed by the rambunctious students taking Drama and Dance from Loris. None of the teens are what they seem at first ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, realistic, touching ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, coming of age, high school, teenage life, gender, youth, dedicated educator, teachers and students, teenage love, power relations, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 5.0
 534
Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and ...
Style: sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: coming of age, friendship, coming out, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, self discovery, gender, misfit, youth, best friends, haunted by the past, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
 4.9
 634
Denied (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Troy, a former high school team captain, was used to living with everything thrown at his feet. Things get a little rocky when Troy's love for his slacker best friend Merrick also becomes a personal inner struggle. His affair with Merrick ...
Style: emotional, semi serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, gays and lesbians, small town, transsexual, sexual relations, teachers and students, teenage love, gender bending, small town life, twentysomething life ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 6.3
 3K
Mulligans (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Like the American classic, The Graduate - secrecy, betrayal, and a painful coming of age face a family in Mulligans, by first time feature film director Chip Hale.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, disturbing ...
Plot: coming out, forbidden love, family life, family, family relations, romance, father, dangerous attraction, parents and children, gender, buddies, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
78%
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Like Grains of Sand (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story. Shuji, a Japanese teen, is falling in love with his friend Hiroyuki, however, Hiroyuki is attracted to Kasane, the new girl in their class.
Plot: high school, youth, lgbt, gay teenager, cable car, young love, rape victim, love triangle, teenager, beach, movie theatre, concert ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
The First Time - Bedingungslose Liebe (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The film tells the story of two boys and how they deal with the discovery of love.
Plot: homosexuality, gay teenager, gay kiss, german, gay, homosexual, gay relationship, first love, coming out, hugging, teenage boy, bathtub ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
 5.5
 1K
Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, gay, christianity, beach, church, coming of age, friendship, school, romance, writer's life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sentimental, melancholic ...
Plot: teenage love, gay, coming of age, friendship, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, coming out, blindness, gay teenager, homosexual, lgbt, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, youth, coming of age, teenage life, love and romance, young lovers, school, parents and children, friends, boarding school life, couples ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, sincere, touching, realistic, captivating
Plot: homosexuality, coming of age, gay, gay relationship, single parent, single mother, overbearing mother, gender, youth, rebellion, gays and lesbians, french ...
Place: europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sentimental, serious, touching, sincere, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, school, lesbian, high school, parents and children, friendship, high school life, fall in love, best friends, lesbian couple, teenage love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
Place: kindergarten
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 7.6
 12K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, sincere, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, coming of age, friendship, gays and lesbians, high school, romance, fall in love, teenage life, gender, friends, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.9
 643
My Best Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lorenzo is a teenager who lives in Patagonia. One day his family receives in his house to Caíto, the son of some friends who are going through a serious family situation and can not take care of him. He is a complicated kid and has difficulty ...
Style: tragicomedy
Plot: coming of age, gay, gay teenager, teen angst, lgbt, teenage love, youth, nature, teenage protagonist, teenage sex, coming out, homosexual ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 6.3
 764
Full Speed (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: A brief extract of four kids' lives somewhere in France. Quentin, who won a writers contest and now pays more attention to his career as an author than to his friends, beautiful Julie, his girl-friend, much more mature than she looks, falling ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, youth, betrayal, love triangle, coming of age, best friends, adolescence, youth gang, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, new york, algeria, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.8
 39
My Two Loves (1986)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A widow emerges from her mourning after a year. She moves into a new apartment, gets a new job, and a gains a 'gentleman caller' her late husband's partner and former best friend. Her daughter opposes the relationship and causes ...
Plot: lesbian mother, bisexual, coming out, lesbian relationship, closeted homosexual, self discovery, zoo, romantic rivalry, elephant, monkey, hugging, 16 year old ...
Place: texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.0
 1K
Coming Out (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: East Germany
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Reportedly the first film to come out of East Germany to deal openly with gay issues. Philipp, a closeted teacher is dating a female collegue to keep up appearances. One night, by 'accident' he stumbles into a gay bar, meets and promptly ...
Style: psychological, sexual, serious, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, love triangle, romance, sexual relations, gender, society, couples, prostitute, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin, east berlin east germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Adiós, Roberto (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Roberto separates from his wife and needs a place to stay. When he moves in with gay Marcelo, he is clueless about Marcello's sexuality and the two become close friends. One night after many drinks Roberto has sex with Marcelo and must confront ...
Plot: drunkenness, playground, gay latino, psychiatrist, kiss, friendship between men, father son relationship, roommate, park, friendship, telephone call, underwear ...
Place: buenos aires argentina, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sincere, semi serious, sexual, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, high school, teenage love, friendship, love and romance, teenage life, youth, high school life, lifestyle, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, gay ...
Time: contemporary
Place: europe, france, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay, couples, love and romance, fall in love, kiss, lifestyle, secret love, partnership, teenage crush ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.0
 10K
G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, high school, friends, friendship, best friend, lgbt, youth, teenage life, high school life, gender, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Heavenly Bodies (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A small "Dance-ercize" studio fights for its existence against the unscrupulous owner of a rival club. The conflict boils down to a "Dance Marathon" to settle the score.
Plot: competition, dance, aerobics, fight, female stockinged foot, pantyhose, cake, newspaper, happy ending, reading a book, interracial friendship, man with glasses ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.4
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, serious, touching, realistic, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, bisexuality, drug abuse, friendship, coming out, racism, unemployment, coming of age, family life, gays and lesbians, human nature, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, boarding school, friendship, secret, roommate, party, passion, lesbian relationship, teenage love, love, boarding school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. Sequan finds refuge in a friendship with a troubled girl who ...
Plot: black lgbt, gay, gay kiss, teenage boy, death of mother, cemetery, sheriff, swimming, drugs, high school, american south, miscegenation ...
Place: alabama
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.5
 943
Leo's Room (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Uruguay, Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids, who's now trying to ward off her own personal demons. This casual re-encounter will affect their personal conflicts ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexual, touching
Audience: girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming out, gays and lesbians, therapy, gay, homosexuality, self discovery, school, lgbt teen, gender, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: uruguay
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Nature of Nicholas (2002)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The Nature of Nicholas is a surreal story of twelve-year-old Nicholas as he struggles with an attraction to his best friend.
Style: surreal, serious, offbeat, touching, realistic
Plot: coming out, coming of age, school, sexual orientation, ghost, zombie, single parent, friendship, best friends, high school, gays and lesbians, teenage love ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 60s, 1950s, 1960s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.0
 2K
Esteros (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Brazil, France
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Matias and Jeronimo know each other since childhood. Their friendship takes a new turn during the holiday before starting high school when they both experience their sexual awakening.
Plot: coming out, friendship, gay, memory, love, past, homosexuality, puberty, swimming, party, closeted homosexual, sexual awakening ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.8
 258
When I'm 64 (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: One-off drama about the friendship that grows between two men from very different backgrounds, whose paths cross for the first time as they approach retirement age.
Plot: taxi driver, gay, retirement, lgbt, dinner, tattoo, babysitting, widower, falling in love, birthday party, husband wife relationship, tea ...
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong.
Style: serious, sincere, realistic, touching, rough ...
Plot: coming out, youth, runaway, coming of age, family life, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, small town, urban, self discovery, friendship, teenage life ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.3
 1K
Sasha (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 102 min.
Story: While Sasha's mother is dreaming of her son's great career as a pianist, Sasha is left speechless for other reasons: his beloved piano teacher Mr. Weber tells him, he is leaving town forever. Sasha is heartbroken, and the only person in ...
Plot: homosexuality, drawing, attempted murder, bar fight, gay son, coming out, closeted homosexual, gay crush, first gay sexual experience, gay friend, magazine, teacher student relationship ...
Place: slovenia, montenegro
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%