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Red Istanbul (2017)
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Red Istanbul (2017)
Original name: İstanbul Kırmızısı
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey, Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Orhan who lived in London for years and did not come back to Turkey agrees to help Deniz -a famous director- edit his first book. Deniz has been living in a mansion with his family which started to lose its old brightness and power. Orhan finds himself in the middle of Deniz's complicated relationships, mysterious friends and stange family members. This is the first movie of Ferzan Ozpetek which is shot in Turkey after a long time. It is also based on his own book which has the same name with the movie.
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, visually appealing
Plot: writers, gay, love, friendship, missing friend, police, investigation, missing person, disappearance, suspense, mother son relationship, lgbt, party, singer, boat, mansion, skyscraper, chase, car accident, funeral, cafe, corpse, police interrogation, novelist, book editor ...
Time: year 2016
Place: istanbul turkey

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, captivating, tense and sincere films with plots about lgbt, friendship, gay, love, suspense, gay interest and friends mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Red Istanbul: Losers' Club (2011), The Goddess of Fortune (2019), Sacred Heart (2005), Hero (2007), Chasing Pavement (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Losers' Club (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Turkey
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Kaan and Mete, co-hosts of a mid 1990s radio show called Kaybedenler Kulübü (Losers' Club), struggle to deal with their daily lives after their show becomes an instant hit. Kaan meets Zeynep, the girl of his dreams, but their relationship ...
Style: psychological, sincere, touching, captivating, art house ...
Plot: sex talk, best friend, architect, sex scene, urban legend, sex, mother son relationship, group sex, death threat, swearing, breaking up with girlfriend, pizza ...
Place: istanbul turkey
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The Goddess of Fortune (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Alessandro and Arturo have been together for over 15 years and, despite the feeling they still have for each other, their relationship is now at crisis. When Alessandro’s best friend, out of the blue, asks them to take care of her two kids for a ...
Style: sincere, psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay couple, family relations, love, husband wife relationship, parents and children, adaptation, friendship, disorder, gay interest, infidelity ...
Place: rome italy
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Sacred Heart (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Irene discovers that she must eat hearts in order to survive the alien invasion in Sicily.
Style: realistic, emotional, captivating, touching, serious ...
Plot: family relations, society, changing lives, businesswoman, love, introspection, loss of friend, gay, workaholic, couple relations, character change, friends ...
Time: 21st century
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Hero (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Japan
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Kohei Kuryu returns to Tokyo, reunites with his former colleagues, and goes up against one of the most famous lawyers in Tokyo to solve a new case and team up with his best partner, Maiko Amemiya.
Style: captivating, tense, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: rivalry, master warrior, legal action, investigation, uncover truth, partners, murder, suspense, friendship, love, prosecutor, heroes ...
Time: 21st century
Place: japan, busan, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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: tense, feel good, sexy, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, obsession, immigration, roommate, porn star, gay interest, immigrants, love and romance, couples, new life, friends ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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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, light, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: gay, gay couple, summer vacation, gay interest, love, friendship, summer, couples, friends, love and romance, youth, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, italy, new york
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Natural Enemy (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Set in Brittany, a detective called Nicolas Luhel is asked to unravel the circumstances of a teenage boy's death. The main suspect is the boy's father. Shattered by the suicide of the main witness, Nicolas lets himself get snared by the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, tense, captivating
Plot: gay, small town, police investigation, homosexuality, gay interest, affair, lgbt, crime solving, secret, social problems, sleuth, investigation ...
Place: brittany
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Darker Secrets:  Sideline Secrets II (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 70 min.
Story: PETER a young traffic cop, is asked to look through hours of sex tapes the late psychiatrist Dr Tyler and his associate Detective Cunningham made of his unwilling male patients. Having both been killed in the first film they have left behind ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, tense, psychological thriller
Plot: gay, sex, homosexual, mysterious disappearance, suspense, racecar driver, puzzle, disappearance, investigation, lgbt, uncover truth, videotaping ...
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Are We Ok? (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Turkey
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Temmuz is an openly gay sculptor living at a flat with his dog in Istanbul. He lives a bohemian lifestyle and has a happy go lucky, carefree, eccentric (such as believing in good luck charms) character, frequently distracting him from his work as a ...
Style: psychological, sincere, tense, sexy, melancholic ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, gay couple, father son relationship, sculptor, depression, alcohol abuse, gay slur, friendship, family relations, love and romance, mother son relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: turkey
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The Companion (2015)
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 ...
Style: captivating, sincere, psychological, thought provoking, tense ...
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Time: 80s
Place: cuba
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 4.2
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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: captivating, psychological, tense, disturbing, homoerotic ...
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Lemonade (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Romania, Canada, Germany, Sweden
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Story: While working in the US on a temporary visa as a caretaker, Mara, a 30 year-old single mother from Romania, marries Daniel, an American. After the arrival of her son Dragos, everything seems to have fallen perfectly into place. When the process of ...
Style: sentimental, rough, tense, psychological
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Place: usa
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39%
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Ville-Marie (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Celebrated European actor Sophie Bernard is in Montreal shooting a movie, and she's taking the opportunity to visit her son Thomas in the hope of bridging the rift that's grown between them. But Thomas has his own agenda for their time ...
Style: sexy, psychological, unusual plot structure, touching, tense ...
Plot: gay, motherhood, mother son relationship, estrangement, heart condition, post traumatic stress disorder, gay interest, love, couples, love and romance, youth, family relations ...
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Place: canada, montreal
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, sincere ...
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Duration: 102 min.
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Euphoria (2013)
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Style: tense, disturbing, captivating, psychological
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Style: psychological, captivating, unusual plot structure, lgbt cinema, tense ...
Audience: teen drama
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Time: 21st century
Place: ireland
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Seeds (2017)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
Story: The coming of age story of a boy that after a traumatic event is taken to beautiful Cuernavaca, where he has to find his father while trying to adapt to life with his grandmother, who has problems of her own.
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
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Style: tense, captivating, psychological, suspenseful, disturbing
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Style: sincere, touching, captivating
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After My Death (2017)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 113 min.
Story: When a school girl disappears, suicide is suspected, and one of her classmates is suspected of having goaded her into it.
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Duration: 90 min.
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Plot: lgbt, gay, gay interest, relationship problems, relationships, lgbtq, drugs, love, love and romance, fall in love, couples, couple relations ...
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