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Happy Birthday (2002)
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Happy Birthday (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: As a common birthday approaches, five very different people are faced with very similar problems. Jim, a gay, overweight telemarketer (for a weight loss program) faces his self esteem issues. Ron, is a minister who preaches about conversion but practices watching gay porn whenever he can. Javed living in the US with a gay porn actor faces deportation as a Pakistani and condemnation from his Islamic family. Javed living in the US with a gay porn actor faces deportation as a Pakistani and damnation from his Islamic family. Kelly, a young lesbian weathers a breakup with her lover and considers an earlier unrequited love. Tracy, an asian lesbian, goes back in the closet when her mother visits.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, sexual, sexy, gloomy
Plot: looking for love, introspection, youth, friendship, romance, life is a bitch, love and romance, hopes, sexual relations, deportation, gay, secret, makeup artist, immigrants, birthday, singleness, friends, misfit, gender, gays and lesbians, unfulfilled love, twentysomething life, thirtysomething life, love, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, philadelphia, pakistan, portland oregon, taiwan, taipei

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about gender, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gay, friendship, couples and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like Happy Birthday: Holding Trevor (2007), Antarctica (2008), I Want Your Love (2012), Ciao (2008), Pit Stop (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Holding Trevor (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Everybody's looking for something... Moving forward doesn't always mean leaving something behind.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, cult film
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, addiction, hiv, ex boyfriend, gay romance, opposites attract, lifestyle, introspection, destructive relationship, looking for love, drug abuse, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
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Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, family relations, introspection, hopes, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, couple relations, fall in love, gender, gays and lesbians, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
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77%
I Want Your Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: gay love, gay sex, gay, gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, hopes, follow your dream, strong sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
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76%
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Ciao (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two men meet and fall in love under the least joyous of circumstances in this low-key drama from writer and director Yen Tan.
Style: touching, serious, realistic, romantic, queer cinema
Plot: gays and lesbians, friendship, gay relationship, couples, friends, coming out, love and romance, gender, opposites attract, computers and web, couple relations, death ...
Time: contemporary
Place: italy, europe, texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, working class, gay, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, family life, couples, unfulfillment, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
Charlotte Sometimes (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Michael, a young mechanic, is forced to choose between a daring tryst with an alluring stranger and the habitual comfort of his bittersweet obsession: his beautiful young roommate.
Style: sincere, sexy, captivating, light, contemplative ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: love triangle, friendship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, youth, infidelity, nightclub, auto mechanic, gender, romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
Race You to the Bottom (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: Nathan and Maggie are in the throes of a passionate affair. They're young, good-looking, and both have boyfriends. When Nathan is assigned to write a travel article on romantic hot-spots in Napa Valley, these unconventional lovers test the ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, self discovery, love affair, love triangle, on the road, destructive relationship, couples, journalism, youth, lifestyle, young lovers, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, los angeles, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, erotic ...
Plot: breakup, teenage life, unfulfilled love, love and romance, losing-it hero, life is a bitch, romance, obsession, strong sexual content, sexual relations, lgbt, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: mexico, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
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Regarding Billy (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: After Billy's parents are killed he moves home to care for his little brother Johnny, who is mentally challenged. Together the two struggle through the loss of their parents. Meanwhile, Billy's best friend from childhood, Dean, has moved ...
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, gender, best friends, love and romance, youth, couples, disability, family problems, gender bending, death in the family, homecoming ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london, iraq
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, romance, couples, gays and lesbians, love affair, friendship, road not taken, breakup, family problems, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay, beach, friendship, family relations, forbidden love, teenage life, romance, coming out, homecoming, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, washington d.c., amsterdam ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Today and Tomorrow (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 88 min.
Story: This movie tells a story of young people from 'Ant tribe' in Beijing. By telling the story of these young people, Today and Tomorrow shows the psychological changes of college graduates. It reflects their confusion about future and love. ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: friendship, unemployment, society, life is a bitch, cause and meaning, friends, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, twentysomething life, gays and lesbians, gender, friend, twenty something ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china, beijing china
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48%
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Harry + Max (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Two brothers, 23 and 16, who are both teen idols, come to terms with their dysfunctional family past and deep affection for each other.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, contemplative ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, gay, incest, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, romance, lifestyle, family relations, alcohol abuse, pop star ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
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Strangers (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, France
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Six days in the lives of an Israeli living in a kibbutz and a Palestinian living in Paris, which starts with an accidental meeting in the Berlin Subway during the World cup finals, will change them completely.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, contemplative
Plot: unlikely couple, impossible love, fall in love, wartime life, friendship, couples, life is a bitch, romance, hopes, love and romance, unfulfilled love, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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The Happy Sad (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Two young couples in New York-one black and gay, one white and heterosexual-find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.
Style: semi serious, realistic, tense, exciting, suspenseful ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 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, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
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Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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Save Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, sex addict, self discovery, drug abuse, haunted by the past, society, love and romance, hopes, gender, religions or cults, gay relationship, self loathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, gay, friendship, self discovery, society, social misfits, romance, lifestyle, introspection, coming out, social differences, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
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41%
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Arizona Sky (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Jake and Kyle are two boys who grew up together in rural Arizona. They are best friends, and they begin to take their relationship to the next level when Jake's father moves him and his family away to California. Jake and Kyle can never forget ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, emotional, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: arizona, usa
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40%
The Dive from Clausen's Pier (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Good boy Mike Mayer is looking at a fine future and enjoys life with Wisconsin small town friends and steady girlfriend Carrie Beal. Then a stupid accident, diving from the local pier when the water is too low, leaves him quadriplegic. As if that ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, wisconsin
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40%
Kissing on the Mouth (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Ellen is sleeping with her ex-boyfriend while trying to ignore the fact that he's looking for more than just sex. Her roommate, Patrick, isn't helping matters with his secretive and jealous behavior.
Style: humorous, psychological, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lifestyle, young lovers, youth, best friends, love and romance, adolescence vs adulthood, introspection, strong sexual content, sexual relations, nudity (full frontal - brief), college, singleness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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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: sincere, psychological, serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family relations, infidelity, college, love and romance, forbidden love, human nature, fall in love, introspection, teachers and students, life turned upside down, couples, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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39%
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Just Say Love (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Physical attractions appear to be the obvious explanation for two people to become a pair. But are they really the reflection of something sublime, everlasting or dare we say, spiritual? Do relationships start in the bedroom or in the heart? In this ...
Style: touching, contemplative, serious, realistic
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Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
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Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Falls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the words of Joseph Smith. Living together and sharing the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, psychological, realistic ...
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Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, witty
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: wedding, gays and lesbians, friendship, marriage, looking for love, lovers reunited, romance, young lovers, couples, self discovery, college, thirtysomething life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: massachusetts, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, self discovery, sexual abuse, sexual relations, midlife crisis, estrangement, terminal illness, introspection, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.2
 4K
Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, homosexual rape, gays and lesbians, lgbt teen, gay relationship, teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, gay sex, gay couple, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Clara and Me (2004)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Antoine has what every young single man could wish: a promising career, true and loyal friends, and an apartment of his own. However, he's a lonely man, until he meets Clara, a beautiful and exciting woman, and deeply falls in love with her. ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, twists and turns ...
Plot: parents and children, introspection, midlife crisis, love affair, fall in love, lovers reunited, self discovery, couples, gender, singleness, hopes, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Country Teacher (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Czech Republic, France, Germany
Duration: 113 min.
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Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, sexy ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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