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Call Me Helen (2015)
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Call Me Helen (2015)
Original name: Mein Sohn Helen
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Is. This. My. Son? No matter how often Tobias Wilke poses this question, there's always only one answer: Yes! Tobias, can't believe his eyes when he comes to the airport to pick up his 17-year-old son Finn – and learns that Finn is now calling herself Helen and wearing girls' clothes. Finn/Helen reveals that she's always felt like a girl, and that she used her year abroad in San Francisco to pass the "everyday life" test. This is required by law for everyone preparing for the sex-change operation they will undergo upon reaching majority. Reactions from Helen's friends, acquaintances and schoolmates cover the entire gamut from derision to solidarity. Especially Helen's father, a well-known chef, finds it difficult to accept a situation he cannot understand. But Helen nearly always finds the right words - and humor - to counterbalance the ignorance and jeers of those around her. It is the beginning of a long, winding road towards the sexual identity she is convinced is hers.
Style: tragicomedy, psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative
Plot: transsexual, coming out, father son relationship, teenager, lgbt, bullying, seductive woman, male objectification, coming of age, awkward situation, female objectification, family relations, youth, heroes, society, culture clash, nudity (full frontal - brief), female nudity, sex scene, male nudity, single father, sexual identity, seductive behavior, undressing someone, identity crisis ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco

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Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A teenager, named Matteo, dreams of becoming a professional swimmer. When his coach prefers to him the son of the team's sponsors, Matteo takes revenge studying at the university Bocconi and inventing a social network.
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Time: 21st century
Place: italy
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Mad World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
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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 ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Even Lovers Get the Blues (2016)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 95 min.
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Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
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6A (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden
Duration: 61 min.
Story: As if immersed in the situation, the viewer witnesses a distressing encounter between angry parents, a helpless teacher and three schoolgirls. It soon becomes clear that certain things are going wrong in their class. There have been complaints of ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: eastern europe, sweden
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Swans (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Portugal
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Manuel's mother, Petra, lives in Berlin. She is in a coma as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Tarso and Petra have been divorced since Manuel (17) was 3 years old. Manuel and Tarso come to Germany to be with Petra during her illness. They ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
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Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Norway
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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.
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Time: 21st century
Place: venezuela
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68%
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Jinn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
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Style: psychological, captivating, contemplative, tense, unusual plot structure
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Face 2 Face (2016)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 6.1
 55
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Duration: 88 min.
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Style: queer cinema, tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, contemplative ...
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Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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Make Up (2019)
Genre: Drama
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 87 min.
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Ville-Marie (2015)
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Duration: 101 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
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Genre: Drama
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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G - Lost in Frankfurt (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 106 min.
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Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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Natasha (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, unusual plot structure, contemplative, psychological, suspense
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Time: 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 9
Matted (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 40 min.
Story: Rose Lee is just a typical high school student trying to figure things out. Her dream is to join the boy's wrestling team, but no one is making it easy for her. Along the way, she'll discover that her most difficult opponent may be herself.
Style: psychological, tense, unusual plot structure, contemplative, captivating ...
Audience: student film
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Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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Somewhere in Tonga (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: psychological, sincere, light, unusual plot structure, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
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De toutes mes forces (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
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Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, tense, contemplative ...
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Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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Back to Stay (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Switzerland, Netherlands
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Marina, Sofia and Violeta deal differently with the death of their grandmother.
Style: sincere, contemplative, captivating, psychological, serious ...
Plot: coming of age, family relations, youth, estrangement, sister sister relationship, everyday life, friendship, society, siblings relations, family life, death in the family, strong female presence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: argentina, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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Almost 18 (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Almost 18 is a charming and unaffected film about five 17-year-old guys from Helsinki in 2010. Karri, Peter, André, Akseli and Joni dream, party, love and boast like only teenage males can.
Style: suspenseful, suspense, touching, homoerotic
Plot: teenager, friendship, father son relationship, adulthood, family relations, boyfriend girlfriend relationship, father son estrangement, death of father, parenthood, coming of age, mother son relationship, female director ...
Place: eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.5
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Dog Days (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Endless dog days of summer weigh heavily on the impoverished suburb of Changsha where a young mother, Lulu, works as a dancer in a cheap nightclub. Coming home late one night, she discovers that her boyfriend Bai Long has disappeared with their ...
Style: suspense, tense, suspenseful, psychological, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: missing person, baby, family relations, husband wife relationship, society, dishonesty, danger, escapades, abduction, female protagonist, parents and children, search ...
Time: 21st century
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.8
 349
Jesus (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, France, Germany, Greece, Colombia
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 18-year-old Jesús lives with his stern, somewhat unaffectionate father in Santiago, Chile. When not doing drugs, having casual sex or simply slouching in front of the TV, Jesús and his friends perform in a K-pop boyband. But his routine is thrown ...
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, homoerotic, sexy, psychological ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay slur, dancing, teenage boy, gay lead character, aggression, gay interest, gay, homoeroticism, erotica, father son relationship, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 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: contemplative, unusual plot structure, captivating, suspense, psychological
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Time: 21st century
Place: new york
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