Movies like 1985

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1985 (2018)
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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, tense, sincere, sentimental, unusual plot structure, disturbing
Plot: gay, family relations, hiv, gay slur, christmas, lgbt, mother son relationship, father son relationship, childhood friend, brother brother relationship, christmas season, stand up comedian, aids, teenager, parents and children, hiv positive, youth, friendship, friends, life is a bitch, society, gay interest, advertising executive, in the closet, kiss ...
Time: year 1985, 80s
Place: texas, dallas texas

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Most similar movies to 1985

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out psychological, touching, unusual plot structure and sincere films with plots about family relations, gay, lgbt, friendship, gay interest, love and love and romance mostly in Drama and Romance genres. Some movies like 1985: Reinventing Marvin (2017), Are We Ok? (2013), The Companion (2015), Do You Take This Man (2016), Tiger Orange (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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 son ...
Time: 21st century
Place: paris france
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100%
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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, gay cinema, romantic, tense, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, father son relationship, gay slur, friendship, alcohol abuse, sculptor, depression, gay lead character, gay couple, love and romance, family relations ...
Time: 21st century
Place: turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 7.4
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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: psychological, sincere, captivating, tense, suspense ...
Plot: aids, hiv positive, boxer, hiv, friendship, friends, gay, escapades, youth, crying man, male in shower, taking a shower ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
Do You Take This Man (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: When a gay couple's impending wedding hits a snag, the grooms must rely on their friends and family to see them through.
Style: psychological, disturbing, unusual plot structure, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: lgbt, childhood friend, gay, engaged couple, marriage, dishonesty, stress, homosexual, wedding, secret, argument, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
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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: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: gay, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, death of father, caught in the act, gay slur, hardware store, cynicism, friendship, family relations, gay lead character, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.9
 653
Our Sons (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Our Sons is a 1991 made-for-TV movie starring Julie Andrews and Ann-Margret as two mothers of gay sons, one of whom is dying of AIDS. As a small town waitress, Ann-Margret's character must overcome her own homophobia and learn to love her son ...
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Plot: gay, aids, terminal illness, estrangement, hospital, family relations, parents and children, family problems, friendship, small town, gays and lesbians, denial ...
Time: 90s
Place: arkansas, usa, san diego california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Loggerheads (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A troubled woman seeks out the child she gave up for adoption; a gay motel owner takes in a handsome drifter; and the wife of a preacher frets that a gay couple has moved in across the street. All of their lives will intersect as Loggerheads subtly ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: drifter, self discovery, society, couple relations, family life, parents and children, haunted by the past, sea turtle, gay, small town, adoption, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, contemporary, 2000s ...
Place: north carolina, usa, appalachia
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 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: tense, touching, light, sincere, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: bullying, lgbt, childhood friend, coming of age, friendship, love, love and romance, youth, teenage life, romance, couples, boyfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, semi serious ...
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gender, unfulfillment, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
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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, captivating, psychological, contemplative, light ...
Plot: summer vacation, gay, gay interest, lgbt, love, gay couple, friendship, summer, friends, love and romance, couples, ocean ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Dashing in December (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When Wyatt returns home for the holidays to try to convince his mom to sell their family ranch, an unexpected romance with handsome ranch hand Heath may throw off his plans.
Style: psychological, sexy, tense, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: gay lead character, gay, christmas, gay romance, lgbt, ranch, happy ending, christmas season, opposites attract, fall in love, gay couple, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city, colorado
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
The David Dance (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Away from the microphone, David is soft spoken, shy and unsure of himself. However, as his on-air alias ‘Danger Dave,’ the host of “Gay Talk,” he’s poised, witty, and every listener’s best friend! His sister, Kate, a thrice divorced ...
Style: touching, unusual plot structure, sexy, melancholic, psychological
Plot: gay, family relations, love, friendship, interracial adoption, adoption, brother sister relationship, foster child, gay interest, society, escapades, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.5
 12
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, captivating, unusual plot structure, disturbing ...
Audience: student film
Plot: friendship, girl, teenage girl, loneliness, coming of age, lesbian, teacher, teenager, father daughter relationship, dysfunctional family, transsexuality, gender bending ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.1
 350
Mad World (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In this independent drama, writer-director Cory Cataldo explores the pain of adolescence with dark and disturbing results. Facing the pitfalls of high school with no support from their parents and teachers, a foursome of ostracized teenagers (Gary ...
Style: suspense, psychological, suspenseful, contemplative, rough ...
Plot: high school, abusive parent, helplessness, hate, teen suicide, teenager, overweight, coming of age, racism, parents and children, family relations, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.0
 765
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: psychological, sexy, touching, contemplative, tense ...
Plot: motherhood, gay interest, post traumatic stress disorder, film within a film, heart condition, estrangement, mother son relationship, romance, youth, couples, love, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: canada, montreal
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Love Is All You Need? (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Set in a world where homosexuality is the norm, a small Indiana town is rocked to its core when Jude, the star quarterback of the local university football team, strikes up a love affair with Ryan, a sports journalism major. When the straight couple ...
Style: sexy, touching, contemplative, melancholic, psychological ...
Plot: bullying, gay, switching roles, lgbt, couples, love and romance, love, lesbian, family relations, heterosexuality, parents and children, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Driving Not Knowing (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An estranged poet attempts to rekindle a complex relationship with a strung-out musician during a weekend in rural nowhere; their toxic past, however, won't be so easily forgotten.
Style: touching, gay cinema, sentimental, unusual plot structure, sexy ...
Plot: drug addiction, gay, love, poetry, love and romance, gay couple, fall in love, family relations, youth, love affair, couples, young lovers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.9
 505
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, realistic, serious, thought provoking, non-linear ...
Plot: gay, aids, hiv, ambition, fighting the system, rising to stardom, human spirit, idealism, terminal illness, tv show, life is a bitch, hopes ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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One Kiss (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Lorenzo, Blue and Antonio have a lot in common: they are sixteen, attending the same class in the same school in a small town in the northeast, each have a family that loves them. And all three, though for different reasons, have come to be isolated ...
Style: rough, suspenseful, touching, suspense, flamboyance
Plot: gay student, gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, best friends in love, father son relationship, mother daughter relationship, bullying, outcast, love triangle, gay lead character, gay youth ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 357
Marilyn (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Chile
Duration: 79 min.
Story: Marcos and his family work as ranch hands. While his father and brother handle the heavier tasks, Marcos stays home, close to his mother. Each one has their future laid out before them, yet Marcos bides his time waiting for Carnival, the one moment ...
Style: sexy, psychological, disturbing, tense, contemplative ...
Plot: homosexual rape, gay friend, male rape, gay teenager, gay love, gay relationship, rape, gay, lgbt, teenage boy, social outcast, gay slur ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.7
 233K
Philadelphia (1993)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 125 min.
Story: No one would take his case until one man was willing to take on the system. Two competing lawyers join forces to sue a prestigious law firm for AIDS discrimination. As their unlikely friendship develops their courage overcomes the prejudice and ...
Style: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, gay, lgbt, terminal illness, hiv, court, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 7.2
 3K
When We Rise (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
TV show
Story: The personal and political struggles, setbacks and triumphs of a diverse family of LGBT men and women who helped pioneer one of the last legs of the U.S. Civil Rights movement from its turbulent infancy in the 20th century to the once unfathomable ...
Style: tense, suspenseful, unusual plot structure, suspense, lgbt cinema
Plot: gay, civil rights, lgbt, family relations, friendship, racial prejudice, women's rights, friend, gay love, politics, protest, homosexual ...
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
The Goddess of Fortune (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Italy
Duration: 114 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, captivating, disturbing, psychological
Plot: gay, family relations, husband wife relationship, love, family, adaptation, friendship, disorder, parents and children, lgbt, male homosexuality, transsexual ...
Place: rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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The Secret Lives of Cheerleaders (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Naturally-gifted cheerleader Ava is an instant hit at her new school, but her quick rise in popularity is threatened by the rivalry of cheer captain and Homecoming Queen Katrina, who puts Ava and the other new recruits through a brutal initiation ...
Style: disturbing, captivating, sincere, psychological
Audience: teens
Plot: cheerleader, society, parents and children, ambition, adaptation, fight, friendship, family relations, rivalry, family, teenager, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 7.7
 10K
The Cure (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Dexter, age 11, who has AIDS, and his next door neighbor Eric, a little older and much bigger, become best friends. Eric also becomes closer to Dexter's mother than to his own, who is neglectful and bigoted and violently forbids their ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, aids, friendship, best friends, loss of son, abusive parent, coming of age, bittersweet, family relations, cure, friends, parents and children ...
Time: 90s
Place: mississippi, usa, mississippi river, minnesota, new orleans ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.6
 522
The Dry Land (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A U.S. soldier returning home from war struggles to reconcile his experiences abroad with the life and family he left in Texas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, contemplative, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: family relations, homecoming, redemption, family life, society, buddies, life is a bitch, soldier, parents and children, husband wife relationship, military, hopes ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa, el paso texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 5.5
 93
Ranchlands (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 69 min.
Story: The story of a spiritually scarred man whose life changes forever when he must return to his estranged family to help care for a brother who is suffering from brain cancer. With the help of a spiritually enlightened caregiver, he faces the demons of ...
Style: touching, suspenseful, rough, suspense
Plot: gay, lgbt, cancer, romance, family secret, gay lead character, brother brother relationship, gay slur, parent child relationship, male homosexuality, mystery, homosexuality ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 4K
From Afar (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Venezuela, Mexico
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Lorenzo Vigas’ mesmerizing feature debut examines the struggles of a man petrified by the notion of human contact and intimacy. Armando, aged 50, (played by Pablo Larraín favourite Alfredo Castro in one of his most striking performances yet), ...
Style: psychological, tense, sexy, thought provoking, suspenseful ...
Plot: gay, hustler, lgbt, gay slur, gay bashing, gay crush, beating, father son relationship, gay history, swashbuckler, class distinction, male prostitute ...
Time: 21st century
Place: venezuela
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 5.3
 88
Father & Son (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Thailand
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A story about a gay dad who has raised his surrogate son alone after the death of his partner. The kid, weary of being bullied, seeks to break out on his own. He takes up with a guy who it turns out has a crush on the kid's dad. In limited ...
Style: psychological, sexy, sincere, weird, contemplative ...
Plot: parent child relationship, lgbt, male homosexuality, gay, gay interest, gay crush, fall in love, relationship problems, gay love, gay son, society, couples ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.7
 461
Boys Life 2 (1997)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Compilation of four short films about homoerotic situations involving young men. In "Trevor", by Peggy Rajski, a teenager faces homophobia and falls in love for the first time. Tom DeCerchio directed "Nunzio's Second ...
Style: humorous, realistic, semi serious, touching, anthology ...
Plot: gay, youth, coming out, gay interest, coming of age, high school, best friends, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians, single parent, social misfits ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: iowa, usa, canada, new jersey, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%