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, horse, gay, wedding, sex scene, lgbt, 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 sincere films with plots about family relations, love and romance, couples, father son relationship, romance, husband wife relationship and gay mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like West of Eden: Angora Ranch (2006), An Angel Named Billy (2007), Summer Games (2011), From Beginning to End (2009), The Greatest (2009). 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, semi serious ...
Plot: family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, self discovery, jazz, farm, unlikely couple, gay relationship, gay interest, homosexuality, generation gap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
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: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, coming out, best friends, female impersonator, true love, looking for love, teenage life, fall in love, gender bending, parents and children, youth, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
 6.6
 373
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: serious, sincere, sentimental, realistic, touching
Plot: coming of age, family relations, dysfunctional family, love and romance, family problems, resort, parents and children, father son relationship, teenage girl, mother daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, fight ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
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: serious, sincere, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, romance, lovers apart, adolescence vs adulthood, incest, family problems, passionate interest, youth, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, argentina, latin america, russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 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: touching, sincere, realistic, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: teenage mother, pregnancy, childhood sweetheart, family relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, loss of son, death in the family, youth, adolescence vs adulthood, parents and children, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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, atmospheric, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay love, gay relationship, sex scene, immigration, gay romance, lgbt, romance, homosexuality, lake house, student ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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, estrangement, last wish, family problems, parents and children, husband wife relationship, dealing with death, starting over, unfulfillment, siblings relations, death in the family ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oklahoma, usa
⇓ 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, sincere, sexy, touching ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay romance, closeted homosexual, gay slur, male nudity, first gay sexual experience, cowboy ...
Time: 60s, 80s, 1960s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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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: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, reflective ...
Plot: gay, murder, family relations, coming out, homosexuality, gay relationship, culture clash, self discovery, bathhouse, pregnancy, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: turkey, rome italy, italy, middle east, istanbul turkey ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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, love and romance, romance, parents and children, immigrants ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: ireland, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: touching, sincere, sentimental, captivating, realistic ...
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, hong kong, manhattan new york city, toronto ontario canada, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.0
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Come Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, Switzerland, France
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Anna is an accountant for an important insurance firm and lives with her longterm lover Alessio - a man who longs for a stable longterm relationship with children, home, etc. Anna, feeling as though the fire has fizzled in that relationship takes up ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, gloomy
Plot: extramarital affair, infidelity, forbidden love, adultery, love affair, couples, sex scene, family problems, dull life, love and romance, crumbling marriage, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: realistic, serious, captivating, touching
Plot: bollywood, forbidden love, love affair, family relations, opposites attract, fall in love, parents and children, true love, unlikely couple, romance, love triangle, sister sister relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: india
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.7
 2K
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, self loathing, sexual attraction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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, lovers reunited, dysfunctional family, romance, forbidden love, parents and children, family problems, couples, aging, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: morocco, africa, france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 5.5
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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, siblings relations, sexual relations, teenage life, gender, lifestyle, romance, family relations, incest, alcohol abuse, artists and showbiz ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.3
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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, serious, realistic, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, family relations, forbidden love, family life, family, romance, parents and children, dangerous attraction, father, buddies, youth, crumbling marriage ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, psychological, sincere, sexy, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: gay, beach, friendship, family relations, older man younger man relationship, forbidden love, teenage life, couples, coming out, homecoming, dysfunctional family, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, washington d.c., florida ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Twice in a Lifetime (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A middle-aged steelworker is content with his job and his family, but feels that something is missing in his life. On his 50th birthday, he stops in at a local bar for a drink to celebrate. He finds himself attracted to the young, very sexy ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, sincere, touching ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, suburbs, midlife crisis, starting over, love triangle, working class, dysfunctional family, breakup, romance, love affair, human nature, couple relations ...
Time: 80s
Place: seattle washington, seattle
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel, Germany, France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A beautifully affecting love story that has rightly earned comparisons to Brokeback Mountain, Haim Tabakman's potent yet impeccably restrained tale has won awards and accolades at film festivals the world over. Aaron, a pillar in ...
Style: bleak, realistic, captivating, exciting, tense ...
Plot: gay, forbidden love, rabbi, sexual tension, closeted homosexual, gay love, love and romance, life turned upside down, love affair, warning, religions or cults, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: israel, jerusalem
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Told from the male perspective, the story of a couple trying to reclaim the life and love they once knew and pick up the pieces of a past that may be too far gone.
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: life turned upside down, love affair, couple relations, career change, love and romance, crumbling marriage, couples, husband wife relationship, break up, breakup, urban, disintegration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The Ultimate Life (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Despite his best intentions, billionaire Jason Stevens can’t find enough time to keep his beloved Alexia a priority. But when he discovers his late grandfather’s journal, he is transported back to Red Stevens’ incredible world. With everything ...
Style: touching, emotional, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Plot: self discovery, family relations, sent to the past, introspection, destiny, teaching the ways of the world, hopes, once in a lifetime opportunity, lawsuit, billionaire, rags to riches, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, haiti
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, divorce, romance, lesbian sex, fall in love, love affair, couples, love and romance, gender, farm, self discovery ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Tuya's Marriage (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: China
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Set in Inner Mongolia, a physical setback causes a young woman to choose a suitor who can take care of her, as well as her disabled husband.
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, melancholic, touching ...
Plot: family relations, countryside, romance, hopes, couple relations, disability, couples, paralysis, marriage proposal, husband wife relationship, camel, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: mongolia, asia, china
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Alexander the Last (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
Story: An ensemble drama about a married actress, her sister and their myriad sexual and creative temptations.
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Audience: date night
Plot: family problems, love and romance, love triangle, human nature, crumbling marriage, artists and showbiz, actor's life, lifestyle, couple relations, love affair, siblings relations, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Nights in the Gardens of Spain (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: New Zealand
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Kawariki must become the leader of the family after his father retires in this intimate drama. A husband and father, he realizes that in order to lead with integrity, he must come out and be honest about his own life, even though it will test the ...
Style: emotional, realistic, sentimental, psychological, touching ...
Plot: family relations, crumbling marriage, society, gender, couples, family in crisis, family problems, homosexuality, secret, coming out, infidelity, sex scene ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new zealand
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.0
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The Law (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Switzerland, UK, France, Burkina Faso, Germany
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Set in a pre-colonial African past, Tilai is about an illicit love affair and its consequences. Saga returns to his village after an extended absence to discover that his father has taken Nogma, Saga's promised bride, for himself. Still in love ...
Style: realistic, sincere, emotional, touching, saga ...
Plot: village, courtroom drama, village life, destructive relationship, chaos and mayhem, wedding, pretense, catastrophe, contests and competitions, on the run, homecoming, parents and children ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 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, realistic, captivating
Plot: brother brother relationship, gay, father son relationship, death of father, caught in the act, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, family relations, friendship, gay lead character, lgbt ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Someone I Loved (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Italy, Belgium
Duration: 113 min.
Story: One night, Pierre decides to reveal his painful secret to his daughter-in-law, who's just been abandoned by her husband. Pierre's secret is about his secret love to Mathilde, the woman he left to instead follow an easier path in life.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: unfulfilled love, love affair, haunted by the past, couples, romance, breakup, father daughter relationship, husband wife relationship, father son relationship, sexual content, love and romance, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, contemporary, 20th century, 2000s ...
Place: france, montreal, hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%