Movies like Rock Hudson

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Rock Hudson (1990)
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Rock Hudson (1990)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Biography of actor Rock Hudson focuses on his struggle with his homosexuality. Based on the book by his ex-wife, Phyllis Gates, and on the court records from the civil suit brought by his former lover, Marc Christian.
Plot: aids, celebrity, male homosexuality, in the closet, gay, illness, actor, homosexual, marriage of convenience, gay lead character, hugging, closeted homosexual, gay interest, homosexuality

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Most similar movies to Rock Hudson

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and thought provoking films with plots about gay, gay interest, homosexuality, homosexual, aids, gay slur and lgbt mostly in Drama, Biography and Music genres. Some movies like Rock Hudson: Closing Numbers (1993), The Curse of Steptoe (2008), Twice a Man (1964), The Last Supper (1995), Sal (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Closing Numbers (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Keith, Anna and their son Peter are a close, loving family living in a smart suburban street of a provincial city. Anna is a typical middle-class housewife, filling her day with good works, until one day, when she finds a note that leads to a ...
Plot: gay, bisexual, infidelity, hiv, aids, in the closet, male homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gay interest, homosexuality
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
The Curse of Steptoe (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 67 min.
Story: In the early 1960s aspiring stage actor Harry H. Corbett jumps at the chance to play junk-dealer Harold Steptoe in a television comedy show 'Steptoe and Son'. However, the show's success proves to be a poisoned chalice for him, ...
Style: sitcom
Plot: mine, in the closet, stage actor, actor, closeted homosexual, television studio, gay couple, adultery, homosexual, bbc
Time: 1960s, 60s
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65%
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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 ⇓
61%
The Last Supper (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Chris is a dancer dying of AIDS. He has chosen euthanasia to end his suffering. With the assistance of his lover Val and his doctor, he surrounds himself in his last hours with everything that made his life special and creates his ultimate work of ...
Plot: aids, euthanasia, disease, homosexual, homosexuality, gay interest
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 4.8
 409
Sal (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: James Franco's Sal chronicles the final hours of the life of actor Sal Mineo, one-time teen idol and star of the blockbuster films Rebel Without a Cause and Exodus.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: lifestyle, ambition, actor's life, introspection, friendship, artists and showbiz, hopes, murder, gay, celebrity, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: los angeles, usa, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
 6.4
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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 ⇓
52%
Vanished Without a Trace (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A woman simply refuses to accept the kidnapping of her 13 year old daughter and relentlessly pursues the villain's capture.
Plot: funeral, driving, van, ambulance, corpse, married couple, bicycle, hugging, worried mother, cell phone, teenage girl, water ...
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48%
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Citizen Cohn (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: As lawyer and power broker Roy Cohn lies dying of AIDS in a private hospital room, ghosts from his past visit him as he reflects on his life and loves.
Style: serious, realistic, contemplative, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: politics, hospital, aids, hotshot lawyer, injustice, political corruption, terminal illness, americana, introspection, rebellion, dishonesty, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 60s, year 1951, 80s ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 1K
Mapplethorpe (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: A look at the life of photographer Robert Mapplethorpe from his rise to fame in the 1970s to his untimely death in 1989.
Style: based on true events
Plot: photographer, hiv, lgbt, bdsm, ends with biographical notes, nudity (full frontal - brief), obscenity, ends with historical notes, death, artist, gay interest, racism ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.5
 163K
Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, phoenix arizona, florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 7.0
 2K
1985 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
Plot: aids, family relations, gay slur, in the closet, lgbt, advertising executive, hiv, gay, christmas, gay kiss, talking to a dog, christmas season ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ 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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 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 ⇓
43%
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, thought provoking, compassionate ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, death, life is a bitch, terminal illness, gay slur, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, mexico, amsterdam, tokyo ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Style: homoerotic, romantic, serious, romanticism, compassionate ...
Plot: gay, gay history, gay soldier, gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay kiss, gay slur, husband wife relationship, haunted by the past, criminal, murder, jail cell ...
Time: year 1991, 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, los angeles, san francisco, berlin germany, finland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, entertaining, serious ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, pianist, aids, celebrity, showbiz, destructive relationship, couples, age difference, lifestyle, surgery, foster parent ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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. ...
Plot: gay parent, gay adoption, gay, lgbt, homosexual, gay father, gay couple, gay lead character, adoption, gay interest, gay relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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 ⇓
38%
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Poor Little Rich Girl: The Barbara Hutton Story (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 233 min.
Story: The true story of one of the richest women in America - heiress to the Woolworth fortune. She had vast wealth and seven husbands, but never found lasting love.
Style: serious, realistic
Plot: alcohol abuse, wealth, life is a bitch, ambition, crumbling marriage, couples, family problems, rich and poor, social differences, unfulfillment, rise to the top, rise and fall ...
Place: morocco, denmark, england, europe, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.1
 219
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.
Plot: male homosexuality, pornography, abuse, gay, skateboarder, homosexuality, sexual blackmail, gay teenager, porn actor, blackmail, gay pornography, child pornography ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.2
 264
James Dean (1976)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A dramatization of the story of legendary movie actor James Dean. The film's writer, William Bast, had roomed with Dean in the early '50s, when both were trying to break into films as actors.
Style: silent film
Plot: price of fame, rise and fall, gay, insecurity, friendship between men, loner, typewriter, shower, sword, ambition, beret, dying young ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
The Blackwater Lightship (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A man in the final stages of AIDS is cared for by his sister and mother and grandmother.
Plot: aids, family relations, terminal illness, homosexuality, mother daughter relationship, reconciliation, grandmother
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
The Unknown Cyclist (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A man's dying wish is for the people in his life to participate in a 450-mile charity bicycle ride through Northern California.
Plot: riding a bicycle, gay, homosexual, widow, ash scattering, shower, coming out, loss of lover, coast, lsd, cycling, aids
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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 221K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, courtroom drama, lawyer, terminal illness, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, hiv, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.4
 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 ⇓
35%
Sergeant Matlovich vs. the U.S. Air Force (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The true story of Leonard Matlovich, a U.S. Air Force sergeant who was dismissed from the Air Force for being gay and the story of his fight to be reinstated.
Plot: u.s. air force, army, mormon, gay soldier, closeted homosexual, court martial, gay lead character, sergeant, gay, homosexuality, gay interest
Time: year 1975
Place: virginia, langley virginia
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Bohemian Rhapsody (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Singer Freddie Mercury, guitarist Brian May, drummer Roger Taylor and bass guitarist John Deacon take the music world by storm when they form the rock 'n' roll band Queen in 1970. Hit songs like "Killer Queen", "Bohemian ...
Style: inspirational, touching, based on true events, rough, sexy ...
Plot: rock band, musician, singer, music band, fame, gay, aids, musician's life, friendship between men, lgbt, rise to the top, desire for fame ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 70s, year 1984, year 1976 ...
Place: england, britain, edinburgh scotland, munich germany, atlanta georgia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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 ⇓
33%
Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexy, sexual, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: racism, gay, bittersweet, society, couples, fall in love, couple relations, love affair, infidelity, destructive relationship, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
My Brother's Keeper (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant.
Style: queer cinema
Plot: crying man, publicity, surgery, doctor, smoking, sister sister relationship, crying woman, hospital, speech, fundraiser, lawsuit, aids ...
Place: new york, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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