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The Truth About Alex
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 48 min.
Story: Alex admits to his best friend Brad that he is gay.
Plot: strict father, headband, public restroom, football team, dock, gas station attendant, acceptance, recital, black eye, football practice, bigotry, weightlifting, locker, football, high school football, youth, coach, gay bar, drink thrown into someone's face, locker room, gay teenager, coming out, closeted homosexual, gay friend, gay athlete ...
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Brazil
96 min.
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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sincere films with plots about gay, friendship, kiss, gays and lesbians, gender, youth and dancing mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like The Truth About Alex: Vacationland (2006), Fit (2010), Full Speed (1996), You'll Get Over It (2002), Mulligans (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Vacationland
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 ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Fit
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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, realistic, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, coming out, high school, teenage life, gender, youth, dedicated educator, teachers and students, teenage love, power relations, support group ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, europe
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Full Speed
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: serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere, sexual
Plot: coming out, coming of age, best friends, gays and lesbians, romance, friendship, sexual relations, singleness, teenage love, racism, tragic love, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, paris france, new york, algeria
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System:   88%
    User:   94%
 
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You'll Get Over It
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
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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.
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Time: contemporary
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Mulligans
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: serious, emotional, sexual, realistic
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Denied
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Duration: 96 min.
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Free Fall
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: infidelity, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, dishonesty, gay, gender, forbidden love, love affair, police academy, coming out, fall in love, love and romance ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   70%
    User:   62%
 
The Leather Boys
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Leather Boys is a 1964 British drama film about the rocker subculture in London featuring a gay motorcyclist. This film is notable as an early example of a film that violated the Hollywood production code, yet was still shown in the United ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: rock, realism, best friends, gays and lesbians, rebelliousness, gender, life is a bitch, motorcycle, rebellion, society, introspection, motorcycle race ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: england, europe, london
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System:   66%
    User:   65%
 
 7.0
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Coming Out
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, serious, sexual, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, romance, sexual relations, gender, society, gay, love triangle, couples, prostitute, infidelity, social differences ...
Time: 80s
Place: europe, germany, east berlin, berlin germany, east berlin east germany
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System:   64%
    User:   72%
 
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The Green
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Michael Gavin and his partner Daniel trade the rat race of New York City for the idyllic charm of the Connecticut shoreline, with hopes of a simpler life and time for Michael to finish his first novel. All that changes when one of Michael's ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic
Plot: gays and lesbians, suburban life, school, life turned upside down, investigation, suburbs, gender, false accusation, couple relations, society, couples, gay slur ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1998
Place: connecticut, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   48%
 
Love in Thoughts
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A posthumous look at the last days of Guenther's life as he, his best friend, and his sister let loose on a four-day binge of alcohol, drugs, and sex.
Style: serious, sexual, realistic, stylized, disturbing ...
Plot: love triangle, friendship, poet, romance, artists and showbiz, friends, crimes, student, pistol, suicide, lake, love and romance ...
Time: 20s, 20th century, 1920s, pre world war two, post world war one
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System:   55%
    User:   63%
 
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 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, realistic, serious, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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Place: pennsylvania, usa
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Style: touching, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: boarding school, coming of age, lesbian, love, romance, friendship, school, sex, obsession, betrayal, poetry, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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    User:   60%
 
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Get Real
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, sentimental, sincere, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, romance, high school, friendship, homosexuality, adolescence, bullying, school, sexuality, male nudity, coming out ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   55%
    User:   59%
 
Clapham Junction
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Set in the Clapham district of south London, England, the film is inspired by true events. The paths of several men intersect during a dramatic thirty-six hours in which their lives are changed forever.
Style: serious, touching, realistic
Plot: best friends, masturbation, gays and lesbians, urban, violence spree, murder, looking for love, seduction, violinist, infidelity, youth, chase ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
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System:   54%
    User:   52%
 
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Broken
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three suburban English families' lives intertwine with tragic consequences.
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy, touching ...
Plot: innocence lost, teenage life, life turned upside down, friendship, youth, false accusation, dishonesty, disorder, solace, coping, fear of commitment, 11 year old ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   52%
    User:   59%
 
 6.4
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Head On
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: serious, sincere, sexual, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, homosexuality, drug abuse, drugs, brutality, sexuality, drinking, male nudity, lesbian, coming of age, cross dressing, violence ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   51%
    User:   48%
 
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The Way He Looks
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: coming of age, friendship, gay, blindness, romance, homosexuality, bullying, school, adolescence, disability, teenage love, coming-of-age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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System:   50%
    User:   60%
 
Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires in this intimate drama. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, family in crisis, gender, society, maori, family problems, crumbling marriage, parents and children, couples, family relations, wedding ring ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new zealand
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System:   47%
    User:   53%
 
The Truth About Jane
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: emotional, talky, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, school, best friends, friendship, gays and lesbians, lesbian, single parent, parents and children, teachers and students, teenage love ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
Place: kindergarten
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System:   47%
    User:   51%
 
 5.5
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Rock Haven
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, realistic, sexual, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, school, beach, romance, writer's life, small town, church, forbidden love, sexual relations, teenage love, gay relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
 7.7
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When I'm 64
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: retirement, gay, taxi driver, lgbt, message, taxi, shopping, hospital, gas station, school, party, kiss ...
Place: england
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System:   46%
    User:   50%
 
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I Killed My Mother
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: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: coming of age, single parent, parents and children, gay relationship, gay son, homosexuality, gay, gender, youth, family problems, single mother, overbearing mother ...
Place: europe, france
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System:   45%
    User:   51%
 
 7.1
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XXY
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching, disturbing ...
Plot: coming of age, youth, transsexual, gays and lesbians, village, small town, innocence lost, sexual abuse, parents and children, suburbs, sexual relations, family in crisis ...
Time: contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america, uruguay, south america
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   43%
    User:   37%
 
 6.8
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Somersault
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Australian teenager Heidi is left with little choice but to leave home after she's caught red-handed with her mother's boyfriend. With few options, Heidi ends up in Jindabyne, a tourist community. Upon meeting Joe at a bar, she pursues a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, friendship, teenager, adolescence, runaway, drinking, mother daughter relationship, australian, loneliness, resort, relationships ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   41%
    User:   39%
 
 5.6
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Dogtown
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Philip Van Horn, who left his small town a long time ago to become a Hollywood actor and hasn't had any success at that, returns to the town for a visit. There he is uniformally met like some kind of celebrity and movie star. He uses it to ...
Style: serious, gloomy, realistic
Plot: actor's life, romance, unfulfilled love, haunted by the past, homecoming, small town, small town life, hollywood, love and romance, redemption, social relations, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: cuba, missouri, latin america, usa
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System:   41%
    User:   45%
 
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 30 min.
Story: The life of a group of adolescents going through the trials and tribulations of teendom at Degrassi Community School.
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: high school, friendship, school, parents and children, teachers and students, adolescence vs adulthood, teenage love, suburbs, high school life, teenager, suburban life, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
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System:   40%
    User:   43%
 

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Floating Skyscrapers
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Poland
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Charlie Bartlett
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Awkward teenager Charlie Bartlett (Anton Yelchin) has trouble fitting in at a new high school. Charlie needs some friends fast, and decides that the best way to find them is to appoint himself the resident psychiatrist. He becomes one of the most ...
Style: clever, humorous, witty, dark humor, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, kids
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System:   37%
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