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Beloved/Friend (1999)
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Beloved/Friend (1999)
Original name: Amic/Amat
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Based on a work of Josep Maria Benet i Jornet entitled "Testament", the film tells the story of an aging professor of medieval literature with the dilemma of deciding who will inherit his essay on "The Book of friend and loved" by Ramon Llull. Feeling near death as a result of illness, he discovers that the ideal person is a young and intelligent student he is in love with and who is dedicated to male prostitution.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: gay, lgbt, male prostitute, lgbtq, friendship, pregnancy, midlife crisis, terminal illness, friends, love and romance, life is a bitch, best friends, sexual relations, couples, gays and lesbians, infidelity, aging, gender, unfulfillment, love, sex, survival, lesbian, fight, food ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain, barcelona, barcelona spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and queer cinema films with plots about couples, gay, kiss, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gender and sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beloved/Friend: I Dreamt Under the Water (2008), His Brother (2003), The Witnesses (2007), Lan Yu (2001), Full Speed (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gay, unrequited love, bisexual man, transsexual, prostitute, lgbt, love triangle, nightlife, lifestyle, self discovery, couples, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
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His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, realistic, romantic ...
Plot: gay, life is a bitch, family problems, lgbt, reconciliation, parents and children, human nature, brother brother relationship, homosexual, suffering, terminal illness, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
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A Thousand Peace Clouds Encircle the Sky (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A teenager discovers that mending a broken heart is no simple thing in this independent romantic drama from Mexico. Gerardo (Juan Carlos Ortuno), a 17-year-old who has recently embraced his homosexuality, has just parted ways with his first serious ...
Style: serious, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, breakup, lost love, unfulfilled love, teenage life, losing-it hero, obsession, love and romance, life is a bitch, sex scene, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
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The Witnesses (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Manu arrives in Paris, in the early days of AIDS, at the beginning of the 1980s. He strikes up a friendship with Adrien, a wealthy doctor in his early fifties, who introduces him to Sarah and Mehdi, a young couple.
Style: serious, sentimental, sincere, touching, erotic ...
Plot: gay, aids, gay sex, friendship, opera singer, moral dilemma, sexual promiscuity, siblings relations, love and romance, gender, teenage boy, lgbt ...
Time: year 1984, year 1985, 80s
Place: paris france, munich germany, marseille, france, europe ...
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Lan Yu (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A love story between a country boy in Beijing to study and a wealthy businessman set against the backdrop of the 1989 Tiananmen Square incident
Style: captivating, sentimental, touching, sincere, depressing ...
Plot: gay, older man younger man relationship, gay sex, gay asian, love affair, male nudity, gay relationship, lgbt, lifestyle, fighting the system, social differences, couples ...
Time: 20th century, year 1989, year 1988, 80s
Place: beijing china, china, asia, america, hong kong ...
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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: erotic, sexy, realistic, serious, sexual ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, lgbtq, gay interest, coming out, betrayal, youth, racism, love triangle, friendship, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, lyon, europe, new york, algeria ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Close to Leo (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When 21 year-old Leo, the oldest of four brothers, announces to his rural French family that he's HIV+, his family quickly rallys around him. Leo travels to Paris with his youngst brother Marcel for treatment. When Leo tries to push his brother ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, touching, queer cinema
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: youth, boy, coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, friendship, brother brother relationship, coming of age, lgbt, tragic hero, hiv, life is a bitch ...
Place: paris france, france, europe, brittany
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Forgive and Forget (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A jealousy erupts between two long-time friends as one is about to move in with his girlfriend. Now the friend must confront his long-hidden homosexuality. UK.
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, sincere, semi serious
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt, closeted homosexual, love triangle, friendship, gay slur, unrequited love, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, couples, looking for love ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, england, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
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Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, self discovery, couples, love and romance, unfulfillment, coming out, lgbt, estrangement, life is a bitch, aging, transsexual, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Second Skin (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Diego is a doctor who has fallen in love with a married man with a son. Against the advice of his boss and best friend, he continues his affair with Alberto. The consequences of this affair profoundly alter not only the two men's lives, but ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, psychological, erotic ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay love, lgbt, gay, gay sex, love triangle, infidelity, gays and lesbians, family problems, crumbling marriage, couples, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Vernie (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Drama - Sean, a young thirty-something coffee shop owner, is diagnosed with terminal cancer. He desperately wants to have a baby before he dies, and asks his best friend Kristy to bear his child. - John Riedlinger, Amy Colon, Patrick Coyle
Style: touching, uplifting, emotional, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, friendship, terminal illness, pregnancy, tragic hero, couples, family problems, hopes, youth, best friends, life is a bitch, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Saturn in Opposition (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France, Turkey
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This film focuses on contemporary 30- and 40-somethings trying to make sense of their lives in an age in which the old certainties have disappeared. Lorenzo and Davide make their lives together within a circle that includes Antonio and Angelica, ...
Style: sincere, talky, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, couple relations, lgbt, infidelity, family problems, introspection, terminal illness, dealing with death, dinner party, sudden death ...
Place: rome italy, italy
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The Sex of the Angels (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Carla and Bruno believe they have answers for everything until Rai appears in their lives, an attractive and mysterious young who lives outside the rules. In this story about love and friendship, boundaries dissolve by the rhythm of funky and break ...
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, touching, erotic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, polyamory, gay relationship, homosexual, strong sexual content, bisexual man, gays and lesbians, first gay sexual experience, love triangle, sexual attraction, gay sex, bisexual ...
Time: 21st century
Place: barcelona, spain
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45%
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Intentions (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Renee leads a fulfilling life as a professor of theater, mother of two girls, and wife to a kind and successful husband. Her life of contentment is changed forever when she discovers an undeniable attraction between herself and a female graduate ...
Style: psychological, realistic, serious, sincere
Audience: girls' night
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Like It Never Was Before (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The Runeberg family is an ordinary middle class family, with a house in a suburb, a car and three children. By vacationing in a rented house by the sea, the hope is that the tension and anxiety between Rune and Gunnel will disappear. However, ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, biting, humorous, touching ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, hotel, vacation, family relations, village, suburbs, beach, family vacation, suspense, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: switzerland, eastern europe
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Those Who Love Me Can Take the Train (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: Friends of painter Jean-Baptiste Emmerich gather at a Paris railroad station for a four-hour journey to Limoges, where Emmerich wanted to be buried. The dozen travelers include art historian Fran├žois and his lover Louis, who develops an interest in ...
Style: sexy, erotic, psychological, realistic, talky ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, art, lgbt, painter, lgbtq, gays and lesbians, transvestism, transsexual, marriage, male nudity, writers, death ...
Time: 70s, 90s
Place: paris france, france, europe, egypt, cambodia ...
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North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: touching, serious, sincere, romantic, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: gay, lgbt, coming of age, lgbt teen, gay teenager, gay love, first gay sexual experience, gay lead character, love and romance, teenage love, gays and lesbians, gay interest ...
Time: 20th century, 60s
Place: belgium, france, europe, flanders
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: sexy, psychological, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
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Time: 80s
Place: germany, berlin germany, east berlin, europe, east germany
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Country: Israel
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Tel Aviv, Summer 1989. Boaz, a beautiful and alluring linguistics student, receives anonymous, male written love letters, that undermine his sexual identity and interfere on his peaceful life with his beloved girlfriend.
Style: sincere, serious, touching, erotic, homoerotic ...
Plot: gay, homoeroticism, lgbt, gays and lesbians, self discovery, lifestyle, lgbtq, couples, gay crush, masturbation, gender, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1989
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: sad, realistic, emotional, touching, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, gay interest, politics, friendship, lgbtq, gay couple, courage, love, gay slur, hospital, homosexuality ...
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Julie Walking Home (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Canada, Poland, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Julie's son is dying of cancer and her marriage falling apart. She goes to Poland in search of a man who can heal using his hands. Julie finds not only a magical cure for her son, but also comes across a love so pure it begins to heal the ...
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Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, sentimental, sexy ...
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40%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, serious, realistic, psychological, sexy ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
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Style: sentimental, touching, sexy, realistic, serious ...
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Time: 21st century
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39%
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Red Dirt (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation. At only twenty, Griffith is struggling with the responsibilities of caring for his unwell aunt, grieving the loss of their ...
Style: psychological, atmospheric, serious, realistic, art house ...
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Time: 90s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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For 80 Days (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? After more than 50 years without seeing each other, two 70 years old women dare crossing the line
Style: serious, touching, realistic, romantic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
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37%
Blackmail Boy (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Greece
Duration: 100 min.
Story: In the small, closed community of a provincial town, Magda tries to maintain a balance within a family facing many serious problems. The families apparently normal, bourgeois, every-day life will crack open, bringing to the surface hatred and ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, sexual, humorous
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37%
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
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Audience: girls' night, date night
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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: sexy, rough, visually appealing, unusual plot structure, controversial ...
Audience: teens
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Time: 90s
Place: australia, melbourne australia, oceania, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Little Lili (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 104 min.
Story: This film, loosely inspired by Anton Chekov's The Seagull, weaves a story about sex, family and the business of making films. When the young and overly sensitive filmmaker Julien screens his new DV art-film starring his girlfriend Lili ...
Style: serious, realistic, clever, touching, sexy ...
Plot: filmmaking, actor's life, love triangle, couples, obsession, couple relations, love and romance, lifestyle, unfulfilled love, fall in love, dysfunctional family, unhappiness ...
Place: france, brittany
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