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: football, dancing, school, gay, fight, coming out, party, police, youth, friendship, family relations, gay teenager, male female relationship, coach, pursuit, teenage girl, truck driver, best friend, homosexuality, teenage boy, kiss, high school student, loyalty, father son relationship, gay slur ...

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Most similar movies to The Truth About Alex

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about gay, coming out, kiss, gay kiss, friendship, gay teenager and youth mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Truth About Alex: Mulligans (2008), Denied (2004), Like Grains of Sand (1995), Vacationland (2006), Rock Haven (2007). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, family relations, forbidden love, family life, family, romance, parents and children, dangerous attraction, father, buddies, youth, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
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95%
 4.9
 646
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, realistic, semi serious, captivating, gloomy
Plot: coming out, teenage love, unfulfilled love, social relations, lifestyle, youth, society, high school, friendship, unrequited love, best friend, homosexuality ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
92%
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: gay, high school, gay teenager, lgbt, train, love triangle, gay slur, karaoke, rape victim, high school student, unrequited love, bullying ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
 5.0
 578
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: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, sexual ...
Plot: friendship, family relations, coming out, teenage life, lifestyle, misfit, youth, haunted by the past, self discovery, lgbt teen, crush, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 5.5
 2K
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: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay love, coming out, gay, gay relationship, beach, friendship, family relations, christianity, church, gay teenager, forbidden love, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.5
 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: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, coming of age, gays and lesbians, teenage life, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gender, romance, youth ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
 6.2
 453
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, touching, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, teenage life, high school, teachers and students, teenage love, power relations, gender, youth, coming out, teenage girl, teen angst, friendship between girls ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, europe, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, erotic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, coming of age, youth, teenage life, family relations, love and romance, friends, couples, lifestyle, school, parents and children ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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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: gay teenager, american south, black lgbt, gay african american, school, death of mother, cousin cousin relationship, rape, kiss, friendship, basketball, high school ...
Place: alabama, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay son, gay teenager, gay relationship, single mother, single parent, family problems, family relations, lgbt, gender, domineering mother ...
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
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, romantic, semi serious, enigmatic, sexy
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, teenage sex, teen angst, teenage love, teenage boy, youth, nature, coming of age, teenager, coming out ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 798
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: sexual, gloomy, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, friendship, racism, love triangle, betrayal, youth, friends, couples, singleness, twentysomething life, sexual relations, teenage love ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, lyon, new york, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.9
 2K
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: sincere, psychological, sexual, touching, emotional ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, love triangle, gay teenager, teacher, sexuality, concert, gay bar, gay relationship, infidelity, gender ...
Time: 80s
Place: east berlin, europe, germany, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.8
 40
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, grandmother, hot dog, tabloid, photo album, romantic rivalry, new job, zoo, self discovery, detention, pager, therapy ...
Place: texas, san antonio texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, lgbt, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, blindness, gay couple, friendship, blind character, coming out ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Heavenly Bodies (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
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: fight, aerobics, dance, competition, dancing, dressing room, interview, man with glasses, jealousy, boy, newspaper, female nudity ...
Time: 80s
Place: toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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, serious, touching, emotional, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, homosexuality, gay slur, gay relationship, fall in love, couples, love and romance, lifestyle, gay love, gay sex ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Center of My World (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A strange family: 17-year-old Phil lives with his mother and twin sister in an old mansion on the outskirts of town. When he returns from summer camp, the mood in the mansion has soured somehow. Phil doesn’t worry about it, hanging out with his ...
Style: captivating, realistic, psychological, rough, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt, gay lead character, gay sex, friendship, coming of age, gay, gay son, high school student, gay kiss, gay protagonist, bisexuality ...
Place: central europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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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: male homosexuality, homosexuality, gay relationship, crying, gay, gay teenager, penetration, dancing, german, bathtub, coming out, teenage boy ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
 5.6
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True Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Seven short stories about growing up gay in America and searching for true love.
Style: anthology
Plot: gay, gay interest, gay kiss, coming out, kiss, family relations, teenage boy, blackmail, gay teenager, coming of age, closeted homosexual, one night stand ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Jitters (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Iceland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: An unexpected first kiss causes Gabriel to feel the electrifying "jitters" of love and lust with the free-spirited Marcus; a perfect way to end a Summer studying abroad. Realizing he is gay, Gabriel returns home and is immediately ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, captivating
Plot: gay teenager, gay, crush, first love, friendship between boys, bisexuality, friendship, teenage life, couples, rivalry, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iceland, manchester, manchester england
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 7.1
 5K
Being 17 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the ...
Style: uplifting, romantic, disturbing, sentimental
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, lgbt teen, lgbt, gay son, first love, bullying, depression, gay sex, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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: touching, surreal, serious, captivating, offbeat ...
Plot: sexual orientation, coming out, friendship, school, teenage love, teenage life, fall in love, obsession, family relations, youth, self acceptance, friendship between boys ...
Time: 50s, 60s, 20th century, 1960s, 1950s
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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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, touching, sincere, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, school, lesbian couple, coming out, fall in love, friendship, high school life, parents and children, high school, teenage love, love and romance, best friends ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.9
 11K
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, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay lead character, lgbt teen, coming out, high school, friends, friendship, lgbt, teenage life, gays and lesbians, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, first love, friendship, teenage life, teenagers, high school life, adolescence, suicide, high school, hopes, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, buddies, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, youth, lifestyle, society, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.7
 16K
Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, serious, realistic, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, forbidden love, closeted homosexual, gay lead character, gay romance, gay relationship, lgbt, society, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, youth ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, 20th century, victorian, victorian era ...
Place: england, europe, london, greece, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 6.5
 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, touching, realistic, serious, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, bisexuality, gay interest, gay, gender, coming of age, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Welcome Home, Bobby (1986)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: When a Chicago teen is arrested for drug possession, the ensuing investigation reveals that he has had sexual contact with an older man. Discovering his sexual encounter, other students start shunning him and call for his expulsion from school. His ...
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, gay, parent child relationship, cabin, brother brother relationship, leather jacket, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teacher student relationship, gay teacher, bullying, motorcycle ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%