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I Am Jonas (2018)
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I Am Jonas (2018)
Original name: Jonas
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Jonas was 14 he met the charismatic but mysterious Nathan. In addition to guiding him in his sexuality, Jonas soon confronts something dark and even dangerous about his new friend. Now an attractive, sexually assured adult, memories still haunt him Trying frantically to put the missing pieces together, Jonas becomes determined to break the shackles of the past and finally set himself free.
Style: melancholic, sincere, touching, suspense
Plot: gay, male homosexuality, gay relationship, gay teenager, teenage boy, gay club, life is a bitch, love and romance, homosexuality, gay youth, aggression, multiple time frames, lgbt, gay slur, teenager, youth, missing person, bullying, swimming pool, high school, childhood trauma, amusement park, facial scar, doorman, flashback ...
Time: 21st century

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sincere and serious films with plots about gay, gay kiss, lgbt, gay interest, male nudity, gay relationship and gay teenager mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like I Am Jonas: Your Name Engraved Herein (2020), Akron (2015), Being 17 (2016), My Best Friend (2018), Reinventing Marvin (2017). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Your Name Engraved Herein (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1987, as martial law ends in Taiwan, Jia-han and Birdy fall in love amid family pressure, homophobia and social stigma.
Style: sincere, touching, captivating, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, gay love, love, lgbt, first love, gay relationship, gay son, gay romance, homosexual, gay lead character, self discovery ...
Time: year 1987
Place: asia, taipei, ontario canada
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Akron (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Benny, a college freshman at the University of Akron, Ohio meets and falls for fellow freshman Christopher at a football game. With the support of their families and friends they embark on a new relationship. But a tragic event in the past involving ...
Style: talky, atmospheric, emotional, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay couple, gay relationship, gay romance, gay student, gay sex, tragic event, love, character study, introspection, love and romance ...
Place: usa
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Being 17 (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Set in the beautiful high Pyrenees in south-west France, Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father, a pilot, is on a tour of duty abroad with the French military. At school, Damien is bullied by Thomas, who lives in the ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, sentimental, romantic
Audience: teens
Plot: gay teenager, gay, gay relationship, lgbt teen, homosexuality, gay sex, lgbt, first love, bullying, gay son, depression, school ...
Time: contemporary
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My Best Friend (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Lorenzo is a teenager who lives in Patagonia. One day his family receives in his house to Caíto, the son of some friends who are going through a serious family situation and can not take care of him. He is a complicated kid and has difficulty ...
Style: tragicomedy, romantic, enigmatic, semi serious, sexy
Plot: gay teenager, gay, lgbt, teen angst, teenage sex, teenage boy, teenage love, youth, teenage protagonist, nature, coming of age, teenager ...
Place: argentina
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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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A Moment in the Reeds (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Finland
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, ...
Style: sincere, captivating, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, lgbt, gay lead character, gay romance, sex scene, immigration, gay sex, lake house, homosexuality, syrian refugee ...
Place: finland
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Shed My Skin (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany, Austria
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The adolescent Milan discovers his own suspected homosexuality at the age of 17 and the consequences for him and his family but also the liberation as he understands why he has been so down and rebellious.
Style: suspense, rough, thought provoking, psychological
Plot: gay teenager, gay, teenager, suicide attempt, parents and children, loneliness, self discovery, identity crisis, acceptance, barefoot male, teenage boy, youth ...
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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 ...
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Hawaii (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Eugenio offers his childhood friend Martin a work for the summer. With a game of power and desire a relationship starts to grow that goes beyond their friendship.
Style: touching, atmospheric, stylized, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, homoeroticism, friendship, gays and lesbians, male homosexuality, gay lead character, reunion, sexual relations, couples, countryside, childhood friend ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: argentina
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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
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Those People (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: On Manhattan's gilded Upper East Side, a young gay painter is torn between an obsession with his infamous best friend and a promising new romance with an older foreign pianist.
Style: tense, bleak, enigmatic, disturbing, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, gay romance, friendship, homosexuality, best friend, gay protagonist, painter, gay lead character, pianist, gay culture ...
Place: beirut lebanon, lebanon, manhattan new york city, new york
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North Sea Texas (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Pim lives in a run-down house in a dead-end street somewhere on the Flanders coast, together with his mother Yvette Bulteel. Life here smells of cold French fries, cheap cigarettes, vermouth and stale beer. Mother Yvette uses her friend Etienne, ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, romantic ...
Plot: gay teenager, coming of age, first gay sexual experience, lgbt teen, lgbt, gay, gay lead character, first love, lgbt child, teenage love, gays and lesbians, love and romance ...
Time: 60s, 20th century
Place: belgium, flanders, europe, france
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I Killed My Mother (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Hubert, a brash 17-year-old, is confused and torn by a love-hate relationship with his mother that consumes him more and more each day. After distressing ordeals and tragic episodes, Hubert will find his mother on the banks of Saint Lawrence river, ...
Style: serious, realistic, captivating, touching, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, homosexuality, gay teenager, gay son, lgbt, mother son conflict, lgbt teen, youth, single parent, single mother, domineering mother ...
Place: france, europe
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Morgan (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Morgan is the inspiring story of Morgan Oliver, a young athlete determined that a bicycle accident that left him paralyzed will not change him. He takes a chance on love when he meets Dean Kagen on a basketball court. Dean helps Morgan train for the ...
Style: touching, psychological, sentimental, sincere, rough ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, paraplegic, paralysis, gay athlete, lgbt, life is a bitch, love, romance, handicapped, youth, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
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Holding the Man (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In the 1970s, a young Australian boy, Timothy, finds himself confused. He falls for the captain of the football team. What follows shows all aspects of a relationship, regardless of gender or sexual preference. Conflict, temptation, and a huge ...
Style: touching, psychological, suspense, sexy, contemplative ...
Plot: gay romance, gay relationship, gay teenager, gay couple, gay, gay student, gay bashing, lgbt, gay love, gay son, father son relationship, coming of age ...
Time: 21st century, 70s
Place: austria, australia
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Sorry Angel (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A university student and an older, HIV-positive writer strike up a romance in 1993.
Style: atmospheric, captivating, touching, sincere, emotional
Plot: gay relationship, gay, male nudity, aids, love, life philosophy, introspection, forbidden love, bisexual, desire, secret love, tragic love ...
Time: year 1993, 90s, 1990s
Place: paris france
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Boy Culture (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.
Style: captivating, psychological, realistic, semi serious, clever ...
Plot: gay, gay african american, gay sex, gay teenager, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, confession, friendship, male prostitute, intergenerational friendship, coming out, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: seattle, usa, seattle washington, washington state
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The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, homosexuality, blindness, lgbt, gay couple, coming out, friendship, gays and lesbians, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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The Falls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels to a small town in Oregon with Elder Merrill to serve their mission and teach the words of Joseph Smith. Living together and sharing the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, captivating, psychological, humorous ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, missionary, gays and lesbians, hopes, society, religion, coming out, church, prayer, religious, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, idaho
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4 Moons (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Four stories about love and self-acceptance: An eleven year-old boy struggles to keep secret the attraction he feels towards his male cousin. Two former childhood friends reunite and start a relationship that gets complicated due to one of them’s ...
Style: captivating, disturbing, psychological
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No Regret (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Sumin is an orphan trying to balance work in a factory with study at an art college and an evening job. One night, a rich young businessman makes an advance on him during one of his driving jobs. They meet again the next day: it is during a round of ...
Style: serious, twists and turns, sentimental, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, strong sexual content, male prostitute, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, proposal, workplace situations, gender, prostitute, life is a bitch ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia
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Free Fall (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A promising career with the police, a baby on the way... Marc's life seems to be right on track. Then he meets fellow policeman Kay and during their regular jogs Marc experiences a never-before-felt sense of ease and effortlessness -- and what ...
Style: atmospheric, sexual, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay love, gay relationship, coming out, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, homosexuality, gay slur, lgbt, fall in love, love affair, first gay sexual experience ...
Place: germany
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Hidden Away (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 96 min.
Story: At the age of 14 the world around you changes at a dizzying speed. But what if actually it's you that changing? What if these changes take you away from what up until now, has been your world? Ibrahim and Rafa are going to suffer these changes ...
Style: sincere, atmospheric, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: gay teenager, gay love, gay, unlikely couple, gay romance, closeted gay, teenage love, self discovery, teenage life, society, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain
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Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, sweet, emotional ...
Audience: teens
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David's Birthday (2009)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two couples are enjoying their summer at the beach, but when the grown son of one couple arrives, it surprisingly stirs something in the husband of the other couple, will the forbidden feelings end badly?
Style: serious, realistic, suspense, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, opera, gay teenager, midlife crisis, best friends, sexual abuse, human nature, unfulfilled love, doctors and patients, gays and lesbians, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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A Love to Hide (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A young Jewish girl, Sarah, is looking to escape the clutches of the Third Reich after seeing her parents and sister brutally slain by a smuggler who betrayed them while attempting to escape to England. Terrified, she is sheltered by her childhood ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, holocaust, anti semitism, life is a bitch, gay relationship, wartime life, social relations, hidden identity, traitor, betrayal, cruelty, childhood friend ...
Time: 40s, 1940s
Place: paris france, france, europe
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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
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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 ...
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Place: venezuela
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Five Dances (2013)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: FIVE DANCES, written and directed by Alan Brown, is a creatively adventurous narrative feature film set in the New York 'downtown' modern dance world. The story follows the rocky emotional journey of an 18-year old dancer (the amazing ...
Style: sincere, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: gay couple, gay teenager, gay sex, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, gay, dancing, dancer's life, ballet, homelessness, choreographer, dancer ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his lover of four years. Though the two don't share a language, they grow close through their grief.
Style: bleak, realistic, serious, touching, emotional ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, retirement home, gay love, disorder, translator, life turned upside down, love and romance, dealing with death, unlikely couple, lost love, mother love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
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