Movies like The Companion

If you like "The Companion" you are looking for psychological, sincere and captivating movies about / with aids, boxer, hiv positive, hiv, gay, friendship and friends themes of Drama genre shot in Cuba or Panama.
Find your next favorite and similar movies in two steps: 1. Identify all themes of interest from this film (block below). 2. Look for them in the presented list.
The Companion (2015)
 7.4
 258
The Companion (2015)
Original name: El acompañante
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Panama, France, Colombia, Venezuela
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At the height of the 1980s AIDS epidemic, Cuban boxing champion Horacio's punishment for failing a drug test is to watch over the brash, combative Daniel, a patient in a sanatorium where HIV patients are compulsorily confined. The two collide as Daniel yearns for freedom while Horacio dreams of returning to the ring.
Style: psychological, sincere, captivating, tense, thought provoking, unusual plot structure, suspense
Plot: aids, boxer, hiv positive, hiv, gay, friendship, friends, youth, escapades, boxing, male objectification, trophy, crying, crying man, shower, nightgown, looking at self in mirror, man in underwear, taking a shower, male in shower, crying male
Time: 80s
Place: cuba

Movie in categories

aids movies
415
cuba movies
167
boxer movies
335
hiv movies
hiv
141
80s movies
80s
5316
gay movies
gay
3430

Most similar movies to The Companion

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, captivating, tense and sincere films with plots about friendship, youth, friends, society, gay, lgbt and gay interest mostly in Drama, Comedy and Music genres. Some movies like The Companion: 1985 (2018), A Cappella (2016), The Kids Aren't Alright (2016), Test (2013), Pedro (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.1
 2K
1985 (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian returns to his Texas hometown and struggles to reveal his dire circumstances to his conservative family.
Style: psychological, sentimental, unusual plot structure, tense, sincere ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hiv, gay slur, lgbt, christmas, brother brother relationship, father son relationship, christmas season, stand up comedian, childhood friend, mother son relationship ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: texas, dallas texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 6.4
 91
A Cappella (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 132 min.
Story: Set in the year 1969 in Sendai, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan. Kyoko Noma is a loving female high school student who takes part in campus protests. One day, she meets university student Wataru Domoto in the tea cafe Mubansou ("A Cappella"). ...
Style: tense, suspense, captivating, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: protest, revolution, japanese schoolgirl, youth, friendship, schoolgirl, high school, danger, society, heroes, dishonesty, short skirt ...
Time: year 1969
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Kids Aren't Alright (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Ireland
Story: Ross is trying to come to terms with the suicide of one of his classmates, as he finds his life falling down around him. Suddenly he finds himself involved in a new friendship with the new girl in school, Róisín. She helps to lead him in the right ...
Style: psychological, sincere, tense, lgbt cinema, captivating ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: teenager, school, suicide, homosexuality, youth, friends, love and romance, love, lesbian, lgbt, couples, friendship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.5
 2K
Test (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, hiv positive, dancing, medical test, gay slur ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: san francisco, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
Movie in collections
sincere movies
5430
friendship movies
14790
friends movies
8841
captivating movies
14584
 6.9
 475
Pedro (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An intimate biopic of Pedro Zamora, an HIV-positive Cuban-American, who was cast for the MTV reality show, The Real World: San Francisco, in 1994. Due to his experience on the Real World, Pedro became a celebrity and a sympathetic face of the AIDS ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, serious, realistic, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, human spirit, ambition, rising to stardom, fighting the system, hopes, society, life is a bitch, idealism, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Saki Achiga-hen: Episode of Side-A (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Sequel movie to the live-action Saki TV series.
Style: captivating, sincere, unusual plot structure, contemplative, suspense ...
Plot: mahjong, japanese girl, teenager, japanese teenager, sexy girl, friendship, escapades, friends, contests and competitions, youth, society, ambition ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 8.9
 13
Party Talk (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Four creative and sexually confused high school seniors are forced to deal with their sense of isolation while attending a booze-soaked party in New York City.
Style: captivating, suspense, unusual plot structure, psychological, contemplative
Plot: teenager, party, rebellious teenager, american dream, coming of age, dream, high school friends, nightlife, friends, friendship, youth, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 6.1
 2K
Summertime (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A gay couple living in San Francisco takes in two strangers traveling from Italy to start a new life in America, discovering each other and forming the most unlikely of relationships along the way.
Style: sincere, unusual plot structure, feel good, contemplative, light ...
Plot: summer vacation, gay interest, lgbt, gay, friendship, love, gay couple, summer, couples, friends, love and romance, ocean ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 411
Diamond Island (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cambodia, France, Germany, Qatar, Thailand
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Bora, an 18-year-old, leaves his village to work on the construction sites of Diamond Island, a project for an ultra-modern paradise for the rich and a symbol of tomorrow’s Cambodia. He befriends his fellow workers and finds his elder brother, the ...
Style: tense, captivating, unusual plot structure, suspenseful, contemplative ...
Plot: 18 year old, brother brother relationship, friendship, teenager, construction worker, sick mother, long lost brother, coming of age, poverty, escapades, family, youth ...
Time: 21st century
Place: cambodia, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Something Bad (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Music
Country: Canada
Duration: 81 min.
Story: In the wake of the end of a relationship, David is faced with a life altering diagnoses which drastically changes his life and perspectives.
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: acceptance, hiv, health, aids, grief, friend, male protagonist, society, friendship, danger, youth, friends ...
Time: year 2015, 21st century
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.3
 21
Four Hours (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Unhinged gangster Capone (Paul Bibb) walks into a bar with accomplice Tung (Peter Peralta,) with the plan of stealing the contents of the safe. The situation gets complicated when they have to wait four hours to get the code to the safe. For Capone ...
Style: touching, psychological, captivating, tense, suspense
Plot: heist, one night, crimes, rescue attempt, burglar, heist gone wrong, youth, hostage situation, planning, hostage, society, hacking ...
Time: year 2011
Place: norway, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 1K
Face 2 Face (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Over a series of video chats, a teenage outcast reaches out to his childhood friend, but finds that behind the veneer of popularity and a seemingly perfect life, she hides a disturbing secret.
Style: light, captivating, sincere, touching, tense ...
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, childhood friend, bullying, friendship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, couples, couple relations, youth, romance, love and romance, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
The Art of Travel (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: High school grad. Conner Layne is about to marry his first love, but when wedding plans fail, he goes solo on his honeymoon to Central America, finding adventure with a ragtag group of foreigners who attempt to cross the Darien Gap in record time.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: jungle, adventurer, self discovery, escapades, prank, youth, friends, travel, adventure, canceled wedding, honeymoon, coming of age ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Chasing Pavement (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Chasing Pavement stars Remy Mars as Elijah Young, an 'urban' porn star who is preparing to leave the adult entertainment industry and start a new career as a chef. His new roommate, Takeshi, played by Tokio Sasaki, is a Japanese immigrant ...
Style: gay cinema, sexy, unusual plot structure, feel good, psychological ...
Plot: lgbt, porn actor, gay interest, immigration, porn star, gay, obsession, roommate, immigrants, new life, love and romance, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
An Englishman in New York (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Biographical drama based on the last 20 years of Crisp's life. The literary figure and gay iconoclast emigrated to New York in 1981 and lived there until his death. The film observes Crisp in both his public and private lives, from his ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, witty, humorous ...
Plot: aids, gay, showbiz, lifestyle, aging, performer's life, society, celebrity culture, friendship, gays and lesbians, elderly, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, greenwich village manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 6.9
 5K
Summer of 85 (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: What do you dream of when you're 16 years old and in a seaside resort in Normandy in the 1980s? A best friend? A lifelong teen pact? Scooting off on adventures on a boat or a motorbike? Living life at breakneck speed? No. You dream of death. ...
Style: sincere, touching, non-linear, thought provoking, captivating ...
Plot: teenage boy, teenager, gay, lgbt teen, motorcycle, friendship, death, summer, friendship between men, jealousy, loss of friend, accidental death ...
Time: 80s, year 1985
Place: normandy
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.5
 497
Poison Friends (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A group of college students are duped by a charming pathological liar.
Style: talky, thought provoking, cynical, serious, realistic ...
Plot: friendship, friends, power relations, youth, college life, betrayal, college, teachers and students, student life, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, student, mishap ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 4.9
 170
Being 14 (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: The lives and turbulent adventures of a bunch of fourteen-year-old teenagers, through the eyes of three young girls - Sarah, Jade and Louise - with one last year to go before high school.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, atmospheric, psychological ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, coming of age, youth, drug abuse, sexuality, self discovery, college, best friends, high school life, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Movie in collections
 4.5
 195
Tag (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Billy is the self-designated leader of a group of teenagers living in a shelter. Jacob and Rae, Billy's oldest childhood friends, live there as well as part of "the family". Billy has an AIDs-like virus, which he has passed on to his ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
Plot: teenager, homeless, couples, drug addict, hiv, runaway, murder, abusive parent, flashback sequence, gay teenager, love, escapades ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 6.7
 363
Bones (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The heart breaking coming of age story of four teens growing up in 1989 blue collar New York, and the bond that would tie them together for life.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, tense, serious ...
Plot: teenage life, youth, life is a bitch, coming of age, friendship, drug use, manslaughter, crime and punishment, society, chaos and mayhem, friends, bong ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Reinventing Marvin (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 115 min.
Story: A young gay man determined to reinvent his life leaves everything behind on his quest for self-realization.
Style: gay cinema, non-linear, psychological, tense, captivating ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay lead character, gay youth, gay teenager, gay student, lgbt, gay, father son relationship, gay slur, brother brother relationship, gay interest, gay protagonist ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Even Lovers Get the Blues (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Belgium
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After the sudden death of one of them a group of friends grieves trough sexual encounters.
Style: homoerotic, sexy, psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, bisexuality, romance, lgbt, love triangle, nudity (full frontal - brief), sex scene, gay interest, sexual fantasy, love, friendship, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.4
 5K
Beats (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: An agoraphobic hip-hop prodigy and a disgraced former music manager cross paths in Chicago’s South Side and help each other face demons of their pasts.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing, sincere
Audience: teens
Plot: mentor, hopes, escapades, rivalry, musician's life, artists and showbiz, ambition, hip hop, rags to riches, youth, music, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Movie in collections
trophy movies
290
crying movies
3935
crying man movies
1057
shower movies
3435
 6.0
 184
Eva & Leon (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 72 min.
Story: A privileged woman and an orphan boy meet and somehow become friends.
Style: sincere, psychological, feel good, unusual plot structure, light
Plot: orphan, disguise, train, boy, search for mother, runaway child, friends, friendship, youth, female director, neighbor neighbor relationship, breakup ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 5.9
 416
Atomic Age (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 67 min.
Story: Two young boys, Victor and Rainer, take the commuter train to spend the evening in Paris. In a nightclub on the banks of the Seine they go from one disappointment to another, from failed chat ups to street brawls. But as they get carried away by the ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic ...
Plot: friendship, teenage life, lifestyle, buddies, friends, city life, on the road, urban, coming out, youth, gender, female director ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 4.0
 213
Wild Awakening (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Toni and Emma are brother and sister who owns a stable farm. Ramon and his son, Aaron works for them. Toni is openly gay and loves to party, Emma has a crush on Aaron who is a closeted gay who is afraid that his father might find out, but his father ...
Style: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing, gay cinema ...
Plot: male nudity, gay, gay sex, murder, farm, gay interest, male objectification, police, voyeurism, birthday party, sex scene, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Nothing in Return (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One summer, Dario flees the hellish environment of his home. Luismi, unconditional friend, a poor devil with pretensions of winning, and Antonia, an old woman who collects abandoned his motorcar furniture, become his new family. Three generations ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, captivating, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, youth, old woman, society, urban, buddies, friends, adolescence, family drama, disco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
G - Lost in Frankfurt (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Kris cant land a job in Warsaw and is now trying his luck in Frankfurt, where he ends up in a design underwear store for men. After some initial difficulties he explores the foreign city in which he must now find his way around. When he gets to know ...
Style: suspense, psychological, lgbt cinema, sexy, gay cinema ...
Plot: gay, addiction, drug abuse, drug dealing, drugs, gay interest, nightclub, hallucination, nudity (full frontal - brief), love and romance, youth, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
120 Beats Per Minute (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Paris, in the early 1990s: a group of young activists is desperately tied to finding the cure against an unknown lethal disease. They target the pharmaceutical labs that are retaining potential cures, and multiply direct actions, with the hope of ...
Style: gay cinema, thought provoking, disturbing, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: gay love, gay, lgbt, gay relationship, aids, laboratory, epidemic, cure, demonstration, activist, medicine, hospital ...
Time: 1990s, 90s, year 1992
Place: europe, paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.4
 438
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, serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), juvenile delinquent, teenage life, siblings relations, social decay, family relations, friends, gender, youth, best friends, juvenile delinquency ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%