Movies like Beauty

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Beauty (2011)
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Beauty (2011)
Original name: Skoonheid
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, France, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Tells the story of François van Heerden, a mid-40s, white, Afrikaans-speaking family man living in Bloemfontein, who has become devoid of any care or concern for his own measure of happiness, and so convinced of his ill-fated existence, that he is wholly unprepared when a chance encounter unravels his clean, controlled life.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious, queer cinema
Plot: gay sex, gay, gays and lesbians, self discovery, life turned upside down, gay interest, family life, disorder, parents and children, gay husband, family relations, husband wife relationship, sexual repression, temptation, coming out, gender, unfulfillment, stalker, countryside, attempted rape, sexual assault, urban setting, in the closet, anger issues, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south africa, africa, cape town south africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, serious and emotional films with plots about family relations, gays and lesbians, parents and children, gay, gender, family problems and gay interest mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like Beauty: Floating Skyscrapers (2013), Naked As We Came (2012), Shank (2009), The Masseur (2005), Alex of Venice (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Floating Skyscrapers (2013)
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 ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, family relations, lgbt, couple relations, gay love, gay sex, gender, love triangle, bisexual, self discovery, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: poland, warsaw poland
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Naked As We Came (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Love, loss and hope are tumultuously explored amidst a tranquil backdrop and asks us all the question: What is your dream?
Style: touching, realistic, semi serious, sincere, sentimental
Plot: gay sex, gay, gays and lesbians, family relations, family problems, dysfunctional family, parents and children, sick mother, reconciliation, homosexual, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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59%
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Shank (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Teenage gang member Cal, hides his sexuality from his fellow gang members despite their often violent dislike of anyone that isn't the same as them, be they unsuspecting shoppers, foreign students, gays, etc. When his world collides with ...
Style: serious, realistic, sexy, talky, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, first gay sexual experience, lgbt, gay slur, gang, coming out, gay love, rape, gay bashing, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: britain
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100%
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 493
The Masseur (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Philippines
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Following the death of his father and a chance meeting with an abusive romance novelist, a masseur working in a gay massage parlor struggles to make sense of his unfulfilling relationships while simultaneously assisting his mother in preparing his ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: masseur, gay, prostitute, dysfunctional family, male prostitute, self discovery, survival, family problems, family life, parents and children, coming out, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: the philippines, asia
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50%
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Alex of Venice (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: After her stay-at-home husband leaves her, a workaholic lawyer finds that she is not completely up to the tasks of caring for her young son, ailing father and household all by herself.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: starting over, life turned upside down, self discovery, ambition, family relations, eccentric family, parents and children, family problems, relationship vs career, family life, breakup, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, los angeles, california, venice california
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42%
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Family Tree (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: When Frédérick, the patriarch of the Alsatian Muller family, is conspicuously absent from his son Charles' funeral, Frédérick's surviving son and his granddaughter, raw from their loss, await an explanation. Once revealed, ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: deportation, family relations, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, hopes, aging, family problems, death in the family, gender, bittersweet, elderly ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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42%
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Boulevard (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Nolan Mack, a soft-spoken bank employee, undoubtedly loves his wife Joy, though their cavernous empty house only underscores how disconnected they’ve always been from each other. Nolan finds himself drifting from his familiar present-day life in ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching
Plot: older man younger man relationship, male prostitute, gay, closeted homosexual, self discovery, friendship, life turned upside down, cold relationship, couple relations, couples, disorder, husband wife relationship ...
Place: usa
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40%
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Shirley Adams (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Africa, USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Shirley Adams spends her days caring for her disabled son, Donovan - he was shot in the back of the neck on his way home from school one afternoon over a year ago. Since then the Adams family has lost all their worldly possessions to medical bills. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: disability, paralysis, human spirit, parents and children, introspection, single parent, life is a bitch, hopes, family relations, family problems, social decay, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: africa, south africa, cape town south africa
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38%
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The Other Family (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 127 min.
Story: Jean Paul and Chema have been together ten years. They have successful careers, a comfortable home and many friends. But that's all turned turned upside down when close friend Ivana rescues Hendrix from his broken home and asks them to care for ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere
Plot: gay, child trafficking, gay adoption, adoption, overdose, family relations, custody, family life, parents and children, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mexico, latin america
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37%
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Salvation Army (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Morocco, Switzerland
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Abdellah is a young gay man navigating the sexual, racial and political climate of Morocco. Growing up in a large family in a working-class neighborhood, Abdellah is caught between a distant father, an authoritarian mother, an older brother whom he ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: coming of age, self discovery, teenage life, parents and children, family relations, youth, gay, secret life, father son relationship, domestic violence, gay interest, brother brother relationship ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: morocco, geneva switzerland, switzerland
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Making Love (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A perfect typical LA couple find their happily-ever-after life broken when Zach confronts his long-repressed attraction for other men.
Style: sincere, sexual, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: coming out, gay, love triangle, infidelity, gay interest, gays and lesbians, disintegration, bittersweet, parents and children, couple relations, dysfunctional family, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: los angeles
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35%
Phantom Images (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A filmmaker continues shooting his film after his funding is pulled.
Style: emotional, disturbing, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gender, gays and lesbians, gay, dying, stage, filmmaking, male nudity, filmmaker, gay lead character, spanking, morphine, gay sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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34%
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, incest, gays and lesbians, love and romance, gender, youth, love affair, teenage love, friendship, couples, self discovery, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Children of God (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Bahamas
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Johnny (Johnny Ferro) is an art student in Nassau whose technique is perfect, but he’s creatively blocked. His teacher sends him off to the rural island of Eleuthera where he meets Romeo (Stephen Tyrone Williams), a hot musician. They begin a ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, stylized ...
Plot: coming out, gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, couples, religion, gender, society, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Best Day of My Life (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy, UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The Best Day of My Life is the story of a dysfunctional family as seen through the eyes of young Chiara (Maria Luisa De Crescenzo) who is about to receive her first communion. The family includes matriarch Irene (Virna Lisi) and her three grown up ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, sentimental, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, love and romance, gay, youth, society, couples, family problems, religions or cults, marital discord, male female relationship, couple relations, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Things Behind the Sun (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Now that Itzhak's father is in a coma, and dying, Itzhak is finally willing to visit him, thus breaking a ten-year silence. During his visits to the hospital, Itzhak, a beaten and reserved man, is frustrated to find himself neglected by his own ...
Style: psychological, emotional, realistic, touching, sincere ...
Plot: estrangement, family relations, dysfunctional family, parents and children, family problems, siblings relations, family life, grandfather granddaughter relationship, hospital, husband wife relationship, coma, family secret ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Time to Leave (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Romain, 31, a photographer, learns that a malignancy may kill him within a few months. Decisions: treatment? work? how to tell his lover and his family. He remembers the sea and himself as a child. He stares in the mirror. He's cruel: facing ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, intellectual, talky ...
Plot: gay, terminal illness, family relations, fashion photographer, tumor, siblings relations, self discovery, couple relations, sibling relationship, introspection, love and romance, actor's life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france
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32%
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The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, love and romance, coming out, homecoming, couples, gender, unfulfillment, society, youth ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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Melting Away (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Israel, Canada
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Shlomo who discovers in his son's Assaf room, women's clothing and accessories, decides to 'teach the boy a lesson'. When Assaf returns to his parents' home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His ...
Style: touching, realistic, thought provoking, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, parents and children, terminal illness, family relations, gender, bittersweet, father son relationship, hospital, unfulfillment, life is a bitch, family in crisis, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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The Dune (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An Israeli man searches for his father in France.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: family relations, introspection, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, investigation, hopes, estrangement, family problems, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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Jack (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Jack, in full puberty, not only has to deal with his parents' divorce, but also feels his world is falling apart when his dad tells him he is living with a man. He slowly comes to terms with his own feelings when the girl he has a crush on turn ...
Style: realistic, humorous, sentimental, emotional, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming of age, family relations, parents and children, teenage love, self discovery, family life, gender, lifestyle, love and romance, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 80s, year 1982
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28%
Stopped on Track (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Frank and Simone have fulfilled a dream and live with their two children in a row house in the suburbs. They are a happy couple, until the day Frank is diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. The family is suddenly confronted with death.
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, family life, unfulfillment, suburbs, hospital, family problems, dealing with death, family in crisis, life is a bitch, pubic hair, sickness ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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28%
Like Dandelion Dust (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A compelling drama that explores the different meanings of being a parent through the gritty, realistic lives of a struggling family, and a privileged family. Their lives intersect, intertwine and collide, all for the love of a little boy. This film ...
Style: touching, sincere, serious, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: custody, adoption, starting over, family relations, parents and children, social worker, family life, hopes, family problems, life turned upside down, rivalry, legal action ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, florida, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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The Misplaced World (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 101 min.
Story: By chance Paul Kromberger discovers on the internet a photograph of the US opera diva Caterina Fabiani who is the spitting image of Evelyn, his dead wife. His unease and growing sense of alarm are transferred to his daughter, Sophie. Filled with ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional
Plot: performer's life, uncover truth, introspection, family relations, life turned upside down, parents and children, artists and showbiz, father daughter relationship, opera singer, female director, ballet teacher, dead mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Pandora's Box (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, France, Germany, Belgium
Duration: 112 min.
Story: When an aging matriarch starts showing signs of dementia, her dysfunctional family in Istanbul must navigate a minefield of unresolved issues to care for her.
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, self discovery, dysfunctional family, siblings relations, elderly, hopes, estrangement, family problems, introspection, parents and children, countryside, adolescence vs adulthood ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: turkey, istanbul turkey
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27%
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Week-ends (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: It sometimes takes little to spoil a weekend in the country. A simple misunderstanding in a supermarket parking lot, a bad reaction, and there you go, everything is awry. Nothing is going well for Christine. Jean leaves her. Her oldest friends, ...
Style: emotional, realistic, atmospheric, psychological, serious ...
Plot: friendship, countryside, introspection, couple relations, self discovery, breakup, disorder, family problems, couples, family relations, life turned upside down, hopes ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, normandy
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27%
The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: The Falls: Testament of Love is a continuation of the story of RJ Smith and Chris Merrill, two Mormon missionaries that fell in love during their mission in a small town in Oregon. The boys haven't spoken in five years, but when an unexpected ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, love affair, impossible love, reunion, destructive relationship, gay sex, crumbling marriage, love and romance, couples, family problems ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, seattle washington, seattle, salt lake city utah
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Stay (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, Ireland
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A woman finds out she's pregnant and returns home when the expected father wants nothing to do with her.
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: pregnancy, parents and children, family life, homecoming, single parent, unsupportive spouse, family relations, love, family problems, older man younger woman relationship, female director, fear of commitment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Grown Up Movie Star (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The story of Ruby, 13, determined to grow up fast after her mother runs away to become a movie star, leaving Ruby with her hopelessly rural father.
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, emotional, gloomy
Plot: coming of age, family relations, single father, blind ambition, ambition, teenage life, parents and children, rebelliousness, gender, lgbt, mother daughter relationship, sister sister relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, newfoundland
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26%
The Untouchable (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: After learning from her mother that her father lives in India, a young woman goes there to meet him for the first time.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, psychological, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, parents and children, self discovery, culture clash, single parent, estrangement, absent father, search for father, family bonds, against the odds, long lost relative, obsession ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, canada
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26%