Movies like To an Unknown God

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To an Unknown God (1977)
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To an Unknown God (1977)
Original name: A un dios desconocido
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 104 min.
Story: An ageing man comes to terms with his mortality and his sexual orientation. The film was groundbreaking in its frank and mature examination of homosexuality.
Style: sincere, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, obsession, elderly, haunted by the past, society, couples, aging, gender, introspection, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, lgbt, male homosexuality, homosexual, bisexual, fascism, poetry, closeted homosexual, gay latino, gay interest, homosexuality
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, realistic, sincere and touching films with plots about gender, couples, gays and lesbians, society, introspection, unfulfillment and gay interest mostly in Drama and Crime genres. Some movies like To an Unknown God: White Night (2012), Family Tree (2010), Nighthawks (1978), The Nest (1980), Elisa, My Life (1977). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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White Night (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Flight attendant Won-Gyu (Won Tae-Hee) left Korea 2 years ago with painful memories and now comes back. Won-Gyu meets Tae-Joon (Lee Yi-Kyung), who is a quick service delivery man and has a special night with him.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, disturbing, contemplative ...
Plot: revenge, haunted by the past, introspection, obsessive quest, life is a bitch, male homosexuality, lgbt, gender, society, fight, gay bashing, stewardess ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul, asia, korea
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95%
 6.7
 183
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: sincere, touching, psychological, emotional, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, deportation, coming out, haunted by the past, introspection, aging, hopes, family problems, gender, elderly, death in the family, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
88%
 5.9
 534
Nighthawks (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: A gay man is forced to hide his sexuality by day while living his secret life by night. A respectable geography teacher by day; by night, hanging out in London's gay bars, looking for a long-term relationship, but usually encountering only ...
Style: gloomy, sexual, emotional, sincere, psychological ...
Plot: coming out, disco, school, youth, lifestyle, gender, society, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, self discovery, school teacher ...
Time: 70s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
 7.1
 468
The Nest (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 97 min.
Story: In a town near Salamanca, an eccentric widower, aged 60, is captivated by an imp, a precocious 13 year old. Alejandro is wealthy and alone, passing time with music, chess, and his shotgun. Gregoria (Goyita) the daughter of a weak-willed policeman ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: village, friendship, odd couple, youth, elderly, friends, platonic, chess, bittersweet, intergenerational friendship, suicide, blank bullet ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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Elisa, My Life (1977)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Elisa has not seen her father Luis for nine years, but she receives a telegram from her sister Isabel in a moment of crisis of her marriage with Antonio telling that her father is ill and she decides to travel to the countryside of Madrid with ...
Style: gloomy, contemplative, serious, realistic
Plot: crumbling marriage, haunted by the past, introspection, siblings relations, family life, family gatherings, parents and children, family relations, family problems, strong female presence, oedipus complex, telegram ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
Michael's Death (1984)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Opening at the funeral mass for Mikel, we flashback to those that played a part in Mikel's life and death; his estranged wife, his traditional Basque mother, a female impersonator and friend to Mikel in his coming out, and even the local priest.
Style: gloomy, touching, emotional, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: funeral, friends, transvestism, family relations, family problems, couples, estrangement, unsupportive spouse, clergy, gays and lesbians, gender, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: basque country, spain, europe
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74%
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 466
Limbo (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Trinidad and Tobago
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Sonia arrives in Trinidad with her two children to join her husband Jo who is working as an oil engineer. On the surface she lives a life of luxury in a large houses with servants. The days are uneventful and blend together into an everlasting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: introspection, infidelity, family problems, couples, dishonesty, crumbling marriage, social relations, unfulfillment, strong female presence, monastery, female director, school ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: caribbean
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73%
 5.6
 249
The Mountain (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Norway
Duration: 73 min.
Story: This is the story of Nora and Solveig, a grief-stricken couple on a hike through the mountain range where they had a traumatic experience two years prior. Nora and Solveig are hiking through a snow-covered, rough, but beautiful scenery on a tour of ...
Style: emotional, atmospheric, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: mountain, haunted by the past, introspection, family problems, couples, hopes, gender, dealing with death, death in the family, couple relations, lesbian relationship, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: norway, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Capturing Mary (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man ushers an older woman into a dark exploration of her past - back to the time when, as a young girl, she met a stranger who affected her life forever.
Style: sincere, psychological, stylized, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: lifestyle, elderly, introspection, haunted by the past, estate, golden years, social relations, love and romance, memories, society, unfulfillment, life is a bitch ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: england, europe, london
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71%
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Hard Times (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 115 min.
Story: When the troubled son of an NGO worker refuses to take a test and announces that he is not leaving his room, his concerned mother asks one of her clients, a Cuban exile, for help in setting the boy straight. Gonzalo has decided to drop out of ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, touching, sentimental
Plot: infidelity, disability, love and romance, couples, youth, unfulfillment, society, down on your luck, parents and children, dull life, ex convict, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 4.7
 815
The Sex Movie (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Four friends spend an evening together after time apart. Differences in sex and sexuality reveal deep-rooted conflicts and long-hidden longings.
Style: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: introspection, under the surface, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, sexual relations, lesbian, filmmaking, private vs public, workplace situations, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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69%
The Mouth Agape (1974)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman going through a terminal illness and the tumorous lives of her husband and son.
Style: sincere, touching, emotional, realistic, serious ...
Plot: terminal illness, family relations, crumbling marriage, golden years, family in crisis, death in the family, human nature, couple relations, elderly, unfulfillment, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: europe, france
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69%
 7.1
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Kamchatka (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: The movie show us how life was in Argentina for dissident people, in the seventies, under the military government.
Style: sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: family life, family in danger, life is a bitch, youth, confined, parents and children, isolation, political unrest, totalitarianism, society, parent child relationship, family relations ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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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: introspection, family relations, family problems, estrangement, hopes, investigation, parents and children, haunted by the past, midlife crisis, redemption, aging, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, france
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67%
 7.5
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Martin (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, Argentina
Duration: 123 min.
Story: An emotionally distant father attempts to reconnect with the son he abandoned. After his estranged son (Juan Diego Botto) tries to commit suicide, Argentine expat Martín (Federico Luppi) brings the troubled teen live with him in Spain. But though ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching
Plot: love and romance, family problems, family relations, couples, parents and children, drug abuse, addiction, couple relations, family in crisis, youth, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 90s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Plans for Tomorrow (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Three stories intertwined which occur in a single day. The day Ines discovers she is pregnant, Antonia decides to abandon her family and Marian realizes she is going to die.
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: friends, friendship, introspection, couples, family relations, family problems, midlife crisis, woman in danger, singleness, pregnancy, bittersweet, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Initiation (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 95 min.
Story: 16-year old Axel and his clique are rioting in a residential home. There he meets the 80-year old Gustav who gains interest in the young boy, as he reminds him of his lost love.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, realistic ...
Plot: racism, friendship, introspection, haunted by the past, elderly, youth, hopes, juvenile delinquency, society, adolescence vs adulthood, redemption, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: austria, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: gay, coming out, lgbt, couples, religion, gender, gays and lesbians, society, youth, artists and showbiz, religions or cults, art ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: bahamas, caribbean
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
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 5.6
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The Quiet Roar (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Norway
Duration: 77 min.
Story: MARIANNE (Evabritt Strandberg) is a 68-year old woman diagnosed with a terminal disease. Left with angst, she seeks therapy at a clinic where she is treated with Psilocybin (LSD) and meditation by a counselor, Eva (Hanna Schygulla). Through this she ...
Style: serious, contemplative, realistic, sincere, atmospheric ...
Plot: aging, introspection, elderly, drug abuse, terminal illness, dealing with death, disease, youth
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, norway
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
A Master Builder (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: A successful, ego-maniacal architect who has spent a lifetime bullying his wife, employees and mistresses wants to make peace as his life approaches its final act.
Style: serious, realistic, psychological, captivating, touching
Plot: introspection, couples, aging, elderly, redemption, apology, architect, society, death, golden years, disorder, life turned upside down ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
Hell Without Limits (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Family honor, greed, machismo, homophobia, and the dreams of whores collide in a Mexican town. Rich, elderly Don Alejo is poised to sell the town for a profit, needing only to buy a whorehouse to own all the buildings and close the deal. It's ...
Style: emotional, offbeat, realistic, serious
Plot: small town, prostitution, golden years, prostitute, transvestism, injustice, gender bending, social decay, society, gender, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch ...
Time: 70s
Place: latin america, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
The Deputy and the Congressman (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Madrid, Roberto Orbea is a member of the Spanish communist party. He is married to Carmen, and he has been elected as Deputy in the first democratic elections in Spain. But his enemies, the fascist, know his double life. Roberto likes boys, and they ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, thought provoking
Plot: politics, male prostitute, love triangle, murder, vandalism, militant, blackmail, hospital, infidelity, hustler, hidden camera, one night stand ...
Time: 70s
Place: spain, madrid, europe, venice
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Aunt Tula (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 min.
Story: Ramiro, a bank clerk and father of two young children, has been left, after his wife's death, in the care of Tula, his sister-in-law. From the novel by Miguel de Unamuno, Miguel Picazo (" Dark dreams of August ") premieres as director ...
Style: touching, bleak, sincere, suspense, serious ...
Plot: society, unfulfillment, singleness, death in the family, couples, family relations, power relations, family problems, master and servant, nanny, confession, newspaper ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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A Doll's House (1973)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nora Helmer has years earlier committed a forgery in order to save the life of her authoritarian husband Torvald. Now she is being blackmailed lives in fear of her husband's finding out and of the shame such a revelation would bring to his ...
Style: psychological, talky, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: working class, introspection, social differences, couples, family problems, gender, society, unfulfillment, human nature, loneliness, feminism, family in crisis ...
Time: 19th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.2
 997
The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
East Palace West Palace (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gay, police corruption, repression, lgbt, gays and lesbians, city life, track down, computers and web, lovers reunited, police station, love affair, rebelliousness ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 6.4
 414
Pals (1982)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: The plot follows the misadventures of two young friends who are forced into street hustling and ever-expanding life of crime when one impregnates the sister of the other and they need to get the money to pay for her to have an abortion.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, society, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, social misfits, juvenile delinquency, family relations, friends, social decay, siblings relations ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.0
 1K
Replay (2001)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the friendship, followed by a suicide attempt. Later, Louise ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, serious, tense, sexual ...
Plot: obsessive love, lesbian relationship, obsession, couples, destructive relationship, love triangle, haunted by the past, friendship, dangerous attraction, artists and showbiz, gender, tragic love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.2
 2K
Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Brazil, 1978. The military dictatorship that resulted from a coup in 1964 begins to stumble. In a cabaret-like theater located on the periphery between two cities in the northeast of Brazil, a group of artists challenges power and conventional ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, self discovery, love and romance, society, performer's life, rebelliousness, gender, nudity (full frontal - brief), transvestite, gay, transvestism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
A Few Days of Respite (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Algeria
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Mohsen teaches French at the University of Tehran, and Hassan is a photographer. Mohsen and Hassan are also lovers, and in Iran they live in fear, as homosexuality is punishable by death. Tired of denying their love, Mohsen and Hassan flee Iran to ...
Style: emotional, sincere, touching, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, small town, hopes, love and romance, friends, couples, love affair, couple relations, introspection, human nature, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%