Movies like West of Eden

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West of Eden (2017)
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West of Eden (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 118 min.
Story: New Zealand independent drama following a young Māori man who moves to the country to rebuild his life after facing prejudices around his sexual orientation. He takes on a job on a farm where he grows attached to the farmer’s son. But when their relationship grows, the situation steers into darker territories…
Style: sincere, touching, serious, captivating, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: forbidden love, love affair, family relations, dysfunctional family, father son relationship, gay slur, husband wife relationship, gay interest, farm, ranch, murder, relocation, lgbt, horse, gay, wedding, sex scene, homosexual, cemetery, factory, cuckold, loveless marriage, cigarette smoking, gay lead character, crucifix ...
Time: year 1960
Place: new zealand

Most similar movies to West of Eden

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and captivating films with plots about family relations, gay, father son relationship, love and romance, lgbt, gay kiss and couples mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like West of Eden: Angora Ranch (2006), From Beginning to End (2009), An Angel Named Billy (2007), Summer Games (2011), A Moment in the Reeds (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Angora Ranch (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin is an ad executive whose father sends him on his first solo run to a place in Texas. While driving to his appointment Justin swerves to avoid a rabbit in the road and his car gets stuck in a ditch that just happens to be in front of the home ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sentimental ...
Plot: family relations, love affair, romance, parents and children, self discovery, jazz, farm, unlikely couple, gay relationship, homosexuality, generation gap, gay interest ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, gay athlete, incest, gay sex, family relations, male homosexuality, adolescence vs adulthood, lgbt, lovers apart ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, rio de janeiro, buenos aires argentina ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
An Angel Named Billy (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Mark Anderson, a recent stroke victim who is frail and weak. Also, his best friend Thomas, a classic over the hill drag queen desperate for love and happiness. Mark and Thomas have a master plan, to find Mark's son, James Anderson the love of ...
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, coming out, best friends, female impersonator, teenage life, looking for love, true love, gender bending, parents and children, fall in love, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.6
 386
Summer Games (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of an adult and a teenage couple during a brief summer holiday by the sea. While Nic's parents remain trapped in a precarious mutual dependency despite repeated attempts at reconciliation, their 12-year-old son tries to come to terms ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, serious, touching, realistic
Plot: coming of age, family problems, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family relations, parents and children, resort, father son relationship, teenage girl, teenage boy, husband wife relationship, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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A Moment in the Reeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, serious, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay lead character, gay love, gay relationship, gay romance, sex scene, immigration, gay sex, romance, lake house, homosexuality ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, lgbt, love, gay slur, gay relationship, homosexual, self discovery, gay interest, gay protagonist, first love, social issues ...
Time: year 1987
Place: asia, ontario canada, taipei
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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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, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 9K
The Greatest (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Teenagers Rose and Bennett were in love, and then a car crash claimed Bennett's life. He left behind a grieving mother, father and younger brother, and Rose was left all alone. She has no family to turn to for support, so when she finds out ...
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, teenage mother, youth, loss of son, family problems, death in the family, dysfunctional family, teenage life, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Winning Dad (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A young man tricks his homophobic father into a camping trip with his secret boyfriend.
Style: captivating, romantic, entertaining
Plot: father son relationship, gay interest, parents and children, father and son, gay son, lgbt, love interest, gay lead character, gay, romantic friendship, in love, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: atmospheric, disturbing, sexual, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, lgbt, forbidden love, homosexuality, gay slur, fall in love, love affair, gay sex ...
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, melancholic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay romance, homosexual, first gay sexual experience, gay sex, gay slur, male nudity ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
Four Sheets to the Wind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: After his father's untimely suicide, Cufe leaves his home in a Native American reservation in search of a more fulfilling life.
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: family relations, dysfunctional family, last wish, estrangement, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship, death in the family, starting over, coming of age, unfulfillment, dealing with death ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Steam: The Turkish Bath (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Turkey, Spain
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Francesco and Marta run a husband-and-wife design company in Rome. When Francesco's aunt dies in Instanbul he travels there to sort out the hamam turkish steam bath that she left him. He finds a love and warmth in his realtives' Instanbul ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: gay, murder, family relations, coming out, bathhouse, homosexuality, gay relationship, culture clash, self discovery, pregnancy, fish out of water, human nature ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1995
Place: turkey, rome italy, italy, middle east, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.6
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Fathers (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 96 min.
Story: 'LOVE' starts with two people, but 'FAMILY' is more than just the two.
Style: psychological, unusual plot structure, melancholic, tense, light ...
Plot: gay marriage, gay, family, lgbt, gay slur, father son relationship, gay lead character, gay protagonist, gay interest, parenthood, fatherhood, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: thailand
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.3
 3K
Mulligans (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Like the American classic, The Graduate - secrecy, betrayal, and a painful coming of age face a family in Mulligans, by first time feature film director Chip Hale.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, gay, family relations, father son relationship, forbidden love, family life, family, parents and children, dangerous attraction, romance, father, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
American Wake (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Story: A musician and a fireman work against certain expectations in order to pursue their respective dreams.
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: moral dilemma, love affair, self discovery, forbidden love, hopes, family relations, human nature, musician's life, romance, love and romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 5.8
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Innocent (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, Hong Kong
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 17-year-old Eric follows his parents to immigrate to Canada and is thus forced to confront different emotional and cultural problems. He must not only adjust to the new environment, but also come to terms with his homosexuality. Standing at the ...
Style: sincere, sentimental, captivating, touching, sexy ...
Plot: immigrants, forbidden love, self discovery, culture clash, teenage life, lifestyle, youth, society, family relations, coming out, dysfunctional family, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, manhattan new york city, hong kong, toronto ontario canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, romance, divorce, coming out, fall in love, love affair, couples, love and romance, gender, farm ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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Viva (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland, Cuba
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Jesús, a young hairdresser, works at a Havana nightclub for drag performers, and dreams of being a performer himself. Encouraged by his mentor, Mama, Jesús finally gets his chance to take the stage. But when Angel, his estranged father, abruptly ...
Style: sincere, touching, disturbing, serious
Plot: female impersonator, father son relationship, dysfunctional family, gay slur, gay son, gay interest, boxer, lung cancer, gay, lgbt, gay lead character, hairdresser ...
Place: havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.5
 1K
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, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, dysfunctional family, incest, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, romance, lifestyle, family relations, alcohol abuse, bisexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Unanswered Prayers (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his football career, Ben Beck returned to his Virginia small town and joined the family building firm. His family happiness with wife Lorrie and adolescent son Jessie is suddenly tested by the return of Ben's first high-school love, Ava ...
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, atmospheric, sexy ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, love and romance, couples, society, adultery, husband wife relationship, infidelity, father son relationship, seduction, family business, lovers reunited ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Conrad Boys (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: After his mother dies, 19-year-old Charlie Conrad skips college to raise his 9-year-old brother, Ben, in this moving drama. But the heavy responsibility soon causes Charlie to yearn for a normal life. Things start to look up when he embarks on a ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay teenager, family relations, college, dysfunctional family, family problems, love and romance, mysterious character, youth, child as adult, longing, estrangement, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Shouting Secrets (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Switzerland
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Shouting Secrets is a hopeful and heartwarming, universal story taking place in a present day Native American family. It's a story that is at once about the constancy and the fragility of love, as well as the importance of family.
Style: sincere, captivating, serious, realistic
Plot: getting home, dysfunctional family, sibling relationship, family relations, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, native american, female director, brother sister relationship, indian reservation, writers
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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My Heart Is Yours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: India
Duration: 185 min.
Story: Some twenty years ago Sarita promised to raise her husband's love child (Shalu) together with their own daughter (Nimmi). The girls grow up as the best of friends but Sarita has never been able to forgive Shalu her background. It doesn't ...
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, unlikely couple, opposites attract, fall in love, parents and children, true love, family relations, romance, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Changing Times (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 94 min.
Story: In Tangiers where he traveled for his work, a man finds the woman he loved, and attempts to revive their romance though it ended some 30 years earlier.
Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: twins, first love, marriage, romance, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, fall in love, forbidden love, parents and children, couples, family problems, love affair ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe
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33%
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Soft Lad (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A young man involved in a love affair that will change his life forever, whilst his lover wrestles his demons on a journey that will force him to come to terms with his sexuality, leaving lives destroyed in the wake.
Style: lgbt cinema, sincere, psychological, touching, sexy
Plot: gay, love affair, lgbt, sexuality, marriage, closeted homosexual, infidelity, brother sister relationship, husband wife relationship, gay relationship, affair, dancer ...
Place: liverpool
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
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Tamara (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Venezuela, Uruguay, Peru
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The story of a lawyer's journey to overcome his fears and the social boundaries in order to become what he always dreamed: a woman like any other.
Style: psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, light, humorous ...
Plot: transsexual, trans woman, lgbt, husband wife relationship, gay, psychologist, gay interest, male objectification, father son relationship, family relations, male protagonist, friendship between men ...
Time: 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.5
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Tiger Orange (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.
Style: serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: gay, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, caught in the act, death of father, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, friendship, family relations, gay relationship, gay lead character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, older man younger man relationship, 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., ireland ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 7.0
 3K
Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%