Movies like Freak Show

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Freak Show (2017)
 6.6
 5K
Freak Show (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, UK, Sweden
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.
Style: touching, social, sentimental, artsy, intellectual, queer cinema
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, high school, transsexual, self acceptance, friendship, teenager, gay student, social misfits, hate crime, parents and children, private vs public, social relations, friendship between boys, coming out, gay teenager, female director, love, football, dancing, gay, basketball, sport, american football, teacher ...
Time: 21st century

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Most similar movies to Freak Show

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, humorous, realistic and semi serious films with plots about friendship, gay, high school, father son relationship, teenager, teenage boy and coming of age mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like Freak Show: Love, Simon (2018), Hurricane Bianca (2016), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Handsome Devil (2016), G.B.F. (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.6
 107K
Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, romantic, sincere, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gay teenager, lgbt teen, gay lead character, lgbt, gay relationship, homosexuality, homosexual, male homosexuality, high school, closeted homosexual ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: 1993: after being caught having sex with the prom queen, a girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center.
Style: thought provoking, psychological, disturbing, touching, captivating
Plot: lgbt, lgbt teen, lesbian, teenage sexuality, female sexuality, emotional abuse, religion, gay slur, teenager, female protagonist, sex scene, self acceptance ...
Time: 90s, 1990s, year 1992, year 1993
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Hurricane Bianca (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Hurricane Bianca is a revenge comedy about a New York teacher who moves to a small town in Texas, gets fired for being gay, and returns disguised in drag to get revenge on the people who were nasty to him.
Style: lgbt cinema, thought provoking, humorous, psychological, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, teacher, revenge, high school, gay slur, school, education, discrimination, gay culture, high school teacher, small town ...
Time: 21st century
Place: texas, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymously as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl, his only friend. But both his anonymity and friendship threaten to ...
Style: touching, emotional, semi serious, depressing, sweet ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: cancer, high school, friends, friendship, teenagers, dying, adolescence, terminal illness, teenager, leukemia, family relations, high school life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 13K
Handsome Devil (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Sport
Country: Ireland
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A music-mad 16-year-old outcast at a rugby-mad boarding school forms an unlikely friendship with his dashing new roommate.
Style: gay cinema, thought provoking, touching, disturbing, captivating
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay crush, homosexuality, gay slur, friendship between men, team, outcast, friendship, gay protagonist, misfit, school ...
Place: ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 11K
G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, funny, sweet, light ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay teenager, gay, gay lead character, lgbt teen, friends, friendship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, high school, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Geography Club (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: At Goodkind High School, a group of students of varying sexual orientation form an after-school club a as a discrete way to share their feelings and experiences.
Style: witty, semi serious, touching, humorous, realistic
Audience: teens
Plot: closeted homosexual, gay teenager, gay, sexual orientation, coming of age, high school, teenage sexuality, friendship, coming out, teenage life, social misfits, misfit ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, sexual, sexy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay teenager, homosexuality, coming of age, lgbt teen, gay, gays and lesbians, lgbt, first gay sexual experience, high school, coming out, gay sex, teenage love ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Everybody's Talking About Jamie (2021)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Feature film adaptation of the musical about a teenager from Sheffield, England who wants to be a drag queen.
Style: touching, lgbt cinema, psychological, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: female impersonator, lgbt, cross dressing, friendship, life is a bitch, transsexual, lgbtq, high school, artists and showbiz, loneliness, society, artist ...
Place: yorkshire, united kingdom, britain, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 5.9
 25K
The Prom (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: After the PTA of a conservative high school in Indiana bans same-sex couples from attending the annual prom, a gang of flamboyant Broadway stars try to boost their image by showing up to support two lesbian students.
Style: inspirational, captivating, sincere, thought provoking, sentimental ...
Plot: prom, lesbian, lgbt, female impersonator, lgbt teen, civil rights, lesbian love, lesbian interest, high school, celebrity culture, fight for justice, discrimination ...
Place: new york, indiana, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 5.7
 3K
Unexpected (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An inner-city high school teacher discovers she is pregnant at the same time as one of her most promising students and the two develop an unlikely friendship while struggling to navigate their unexpected pregnancies.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, feel good ...
Plot: friendship, pregnancy, teenage pregnancy, teachers and students, dedicated educator, society, intergenerational friendship, teenage girl, high school, teacher student relationship, youth, bittersweet ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: chicago illinois, illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Just Before I Go (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Ted Morgan has been treading water for most of his life. After his wife leaves him, Ted realizes he has nothing left to live for. Summoning the courage for one last act, Ted decides to go home and face the people he feels are responsible for ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, emotional, touching, sentimental ...
Plot: suicide attempt, dysfunctional family, small town, family relations, life is a bitch, suicide, haunted by the past, siblings relations, depression, midlife crisis, loneliness, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, massachusetts, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Struck by Lightning (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 90 min.
Story: After being struck and killed by lightning, a young man recounts the way he blackmailed his fellow classmates into contributing to his literary magazine.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic, suspense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, lightning, blackmail, dead boy, teenage life, misfit, social misfits, ambition, best friends, social relations, youth, journalism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, semi serious, sincere, romantic, sweet ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, homosexuality, gay teenager, lgbt teen, teenage love, gays and lesbians, lgbt, sexuality, friendship, homosexual, coming of age ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: london, england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Speech & Debate (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Frustrated by the hypocrisy they see in their parents, teachers, and the entire school board, an unlikely trio set out to find a common truth and make their voices heard as they revive a defunct school club and take on the world.
Style: sincere, humorous, psychological, sexy, captivating ...
Plot: gay teenager, competition, teenager, 18 year old, teenage girl, high school student, high school, teenage boy, gay, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, teen angst ...
Time: 21st century
Place: portland oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.5
 14K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: gay, coming out, lgbt child, coming of age, teenage life, first gay sexual experience, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, fall in love, gay teenager, gender ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, britain, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.4
 70K
Eighth Grade (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school — the end of her thus far disastrous eighth grade year — before she begins high school.
Style: light, touching, melancholic, humorous, sentimental
Plot: adolescence, teenage girl, social media, middle school, friendship, teacher, mother daughter relationship, youtube, father daughter relationship, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, teen angst, classmate classmate relationship ...
Time: 2010s, year 2017
Place: new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 128 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a foundling lad, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving his Irish town for London, in part to look for his mother and in part because his trans-gender nature is beyond the town's understanding.
Style: surreal, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: transvestism, gender bending, gay, gay slur, irish, dysfunctional family, self discovery, small town life, hopes, family disapproval, cross dressing, social relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: ireland, england, europe, london, big ben london
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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 6.7
 46K
Saved! (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Mary Cummings, who has "been Born Again her whole life," is about to enter her senior year at American Eagle Christian High School near Baltimore with her Fundamentalist Christian friends Hilary Faye and Veronica, the three of whom ...
Style: touching, humorous, witty, clever, realistic ...
Audience: teens, teen comedy, date night, girls' night
Plot: high school, pregnancy, satire, christianity, friendship, teenage pregnancy, hypocrisy, acceptance, homosexual, youth, teenage life, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: california, xian, new jersey, baltimore
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
The Adventures of Sebastian Cole (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: In June, 1983, in Dutchess County, New York, Sebastian Cole joins his mother, step-father, and sister for dinner. Hank, Sebastian's step-father, drops a bomb: he announces he's changing sexes. Sebastian's sister splits immediately for ...
Style: semi serious, realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, high school, friendship, transsexual, prom, family relations, pimp, school dance, gender bending, father son relationship, teenage protagonist, small town ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1983, 70s
Place: england, chicago illinois, usa, europe, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.5
 11K
Ideal Home (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A couple is going through marital troubles made worse when a previously unknown grandson shows up.
Style: sincere, thought provoking, captivating, entertaining
Plot: gay, gay love, gay adoption, lifestyle, parenting, father son relationship, boy, friendship, grandson, gay couple, lgbt, farm ...
Place: albuquerque new mexico, santa fe new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.0
 5K
Dating Amber (2020)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA, Belgium
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Eddie and Amber decide to stage a relationship in order to stop everyone speculating about their sexuality. Eddie is keen to follow his dad into the military, while Amber dreams of moving to the liberal hub of London. The plan seems solid, but as ...
Style: realistic, semi serious, touching, sentimental, queer cinema
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lgbt, coming of age, lesbian, love and romance, couples, bullying, youth, teenage life, couple relations, pretense, high school life ...
Time: year 1995
Place: ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 4.9
 577
Fat Girls (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Fat Girls is an original off-beat comedy feature. It focuses on Rodney Miller, not your typical Texas high school student...he is a theater lover and his ultimate dream is to be on Broadway. Awkward and shy, he doesn't have many people to talk ...
Style: humorous, witty, semi serious, realistic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: friendship, lifestyle, social misfits, youth, eccentric family, teenage life, obsession, teachers and students, family relations, coming of age, small town, high school ...
Time: contemporary
Place: texas, usa, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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 6.9
 36K
Boy Erased (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Australia, USA
Duration: 115 min.
Story: The son of a Baptist preacher is forced to participate in a church supported gay conversion program.
Style: thought provoking, sentimental, psychological, captivating, queer cinema ...
Plot: gay teenager, lgbt, lgbt teen, gay, gay rape, coming of age, teen suicide, father son relationship, church, trust, party, humiliation ...
Place: arkansas, southern usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.9
 32K
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada, Morocco
Duration: 129 min.
Story: A story of two love affairs. A father's love for his five sons. And one son's love for his father, a love so strong it compels him to live a lie. That son is Zac Beaulieu, born on the 25th of December 1960, different from all his brothers, ...
Style: humorous, touching, realistic, semi serious, sentimental ...
Plot: coming of age, lgbt child, homosexual, reconciliation, lgbt, coming out, parents and children, eccentric family, self discovery, acceptance, young man, gender ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 80s, 1960s
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec, israel ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.7
 10K
4th Man Out (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Adam is your average working-class guy living in small-town America. He's an auto mechanic who spends his free time with his tight-knit band of bros, Chris, Nick and Ortu, with whom he does everything—poker, video games, shooting hoops, ...
Style: talky, light, realistic, touching, romantic ...
Audience: kids
Plot: gay, coming out, friendship, dating, relationships, prejudice, women, fall in love, loneliness, family, happy ending, gay slur ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 21K
Thumbsucker (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Justin, a teenager boy, throws himself and everyone around him into chaos when he attempts to break free from his addiction to his thumb.
Style: humorous, witty, sentimental, emotional, realistic ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: high school, coming of age, psychologist, addiction, rehabilitation, lifestyle, youth, self discovery, teenage life, life is a bitch, family life, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: oregon, new york, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Whole New Thing (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Socially isolated by his parents (Rebecca Jenkins, Robert Joy), an androgynous teen (Aaron Webber) enrolls in high school and develops a crush on his male teacher (Daniel MacIvor).
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, teachers and students, gay teenager, high school, school, coming out, coming of age, gender, love and romance, college, youth, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, nova scotia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Henry Gamble's Birthday Party takes place over 24 hours at the birthday pool party of 17-year-old preacher's kid Henry Gamble. The party guests include adults and teenagers from his church, as well as Henry's "secular" ...
Style: homoerotic, psychological, contemplative, lgbt cinema, suspenseful ...
Plot: lgbt, gay teenager, lgbt teen, teenage protagonist, friendship, teenage boy, puberty, self mutilation, friendship between boys, adultery, pool party, mutual masturbation ...
Place: chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
Everything is Free (2017)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When Ivan's old college roommate comes to visit him in Columbia, he brings his brother and a whole lot of romantic complications.
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous
Plot: friendship, summer romance, romance, secret love, lgbt, best friends, love, gay love, love and romance, brothers, gay, beach ...
Place: los angeles, colombia
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%