Movies like The Boys in the Band

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The Boys in the Band (2020)
 6.8
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The Boys in the Band (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 121 min.
Story: At a birthday party in 1968 New York, a surprise guest and a drunken game leave seven gay friends reckoning with unspoken feelings and buried truths.
Style: heartbreaking, serious, realistic, compassionate
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, sexuality, homosexuality, friendship, male objectification, male nudity, mental health, social problems, moral dilemma, society, lifestyle, philosophy, loyalty, win over, idealism, changing lives, free spirited, unconventional method, anti conformity, bittersweet, against the rules, party, homosexual ...

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Most similar movies to The Boys in the Band

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, serious and psychological films with plots about gay, gay interest, lgbt, male nudity, friendship, homosexuality and pubic hair mostly in Drama, Comedy and Romance genres. Some movies like The Boys in the Band: Matthias & Maxime (2019), Tiger Orange (2014), Moonlight (2016), Taekwondo (2016), Tomcat (2016). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Matthias & Maxime (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Two childhood best friends are asked to share a kiss for the purposes of a student short film. Soon, a lingering doubt sets in, confronting both men with their preferences, threatening the brotherhood of their social circle, and, eventually, ...
Style: touching, romantic, emotional, homoerotic, captivating
Plot: gay love, friendship, gay, lgbt, gay interest, life turned upside down, best friends in love, homosexual history, group of friends, friends, society, changing lives ...
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95%
 6.5
 1K
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: serious, psychological, captivating, realistic
Plot: gay, father son relationship, brother brother relationship, death of father, caught in the act, hardware store, gay slur, cynicism, friendship, family relations, gay lead character, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
The Male Gaze: Nocturnal Instincts (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Sweden, Israel, China, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Strap yourself in for an exhilarating journey into darkness with these five award-winning short films from across the globe that delve into heart-pumping escapades varying from the intensely erotic to the ultra-violent to the warm-inside feels. The ...
Style: psychological, anthology
Plot: sex party, gay interest, lgbt, nightlife, gay, homosexuality, violence, sexual relations, relationships, attempted seduction, seduction, couple relations ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
The Male Gaze: The Heat of the Night (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK, Israel, Belgium, Spain, Sweden
Duration: 89 min.
Story: When darkness falls, temperatures rise in these six stories about late night confessions, intimacy for sale, high speed hookups and full moon frissons. But when the sun comes up and reality reveals itself, will it have all been worth it?
Style: poignant, compassionate, thought provoking, touching, sentimental
Plot: gay, lgbt, male male relationship, sexual relations, repressed sexuality, dating, nightlife, coming out, gay interest, friendship, against the odds, life philosophy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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The Boys in the Band (1970)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: A witty, perceptive and devastating look at the personal agendas and suppressed revelations swirling among a group of gay men in Manhattan. Harold is celebrating a birthday, and his friend Michael has drafted some other friends to help commemorate ...
Style: realistic, witty, cynical, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, love and romance, gender, friends, identity crisis, thirtysomething life, introspection, farce, coming out ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
 7.4
 287K
Moonlight (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man’s struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life as he experiences the ecstasy, pain, and beauty of falling in love, while grappling with his own sexuality.
Style: gay cinema, lgbt cinema, serious, sad, rough ...
Plot: lgbt, homosexuality, first gay sexual experience, gay, drug dealer, african american, parent child relationship, forgiveness, childhood friend, revenge, drug addict, gay slur ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.5
 2K
Taekwondo (2016)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Fernando is on holiday with his closest male friends in a beautiful country house in a suburb of Buenos Aries. On their own without their girlfriends in a “men only” environment, the hunky young studs bask in the hot sun, play in the pool, smoke ...
Style: sincere, captivating, psychological, disturbing, humorous ...
Audience: teens
Plot: male nudity, gay, homoeroticism, gay interest, male bonding, gay relationship, homosexuality, male friendship, closeted gay, lgbt, friendship between men, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 6.4
 937
Tomcat (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Austria
Duration: 124 min.
Story: Andreas and Stefan lead a happy and passionate life: Together with their beloved tomcat Moses, they live in a beautiful old house in Vienna's vineyards. They work as a musician and as a scheduler in the same orchestra and they love their large ...
Style: homoerotic, psychological, light, contemplative, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay interest, lgbt, male homosexuality, gay relationship, gay couple, gay protagonist, homoeroticism, male objectification, musician, gay love, gay lead character ...
Time: 21st century
Place: austria
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
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 6.1
 786
Young Hunter (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Ezequiel, a sixteen-year-old gay teenager in his sexual awakening, meets a boy of twenty-one. They quickly start a relationship and the situation unravels unexpectedly.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: male homosexuality, gay teenager, gay, porn, abuse, gay sex, sexual blackmail, skateboarder, porn actor, manipulation, male nudity, lgbt ...
Place: argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
 5.6
 428
Cal (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Twenty-year-old Cal returns from France to Britain after receiving news that his mother is ill. His finds his home city of Bristol facing hard economic times brought on by the global economic crisis, with poverty and crime on the rise and rioting ...
Style: realistic, serious, gay cinema, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: gay, love affair, life is a bitch, society, crimes, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), pubic hair, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 7.6
 1K
Night Flight (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: South Korea
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Three teenage boys who were once close friends grow apart when they reach high school: Yong-ju lives hiding his true gender identity, Gi-woong becomes the leader of the school gang, and Gi-taek an obsessive manga fan. Tired of the constant malicious ...
Style: touching, psychological, realistic, serious, bleak ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, manipulation, friendship, teenage life, betrayal, youth, dishonesty, rivalry, disorder, lgbt, graphic violence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: seoul
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 4.8
 14
Manderley (1981)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: This is the story of three homosexuals who decide to spend the summer together at the cottage that the parents of one of them have in Santander. The film shows naturally a series of attitudes then considered shocking and even unnatural.
Plot: gay, lgbt, male nudity, gay interest, nudity (full frontal - brief)
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.4
 590
Dry Wind (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: The area around Catalan in Brazil’s state of Goiás is dry, very dry. Sandro’s life here is somewhat monotonous. He works in a fertiliser factory, goes swimming and spends his evenings doing jigsaw puzzles of landscapes. When Maicon, a man ...
Style: psychological, lgbt cinema, gay cinema, sentimental, sexy ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, gay interest, lgbt, closeted gay, erotica, sexuality, nudity (full frontal - brief), romance, friends, group shower, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In this loose adaptation of Shakespeare's "Henry IV," Mike Waters is a gay hustler afflicted with narcolepsy. Scott Favor is the rebellious son of a mayor. Together, the two travel from Portland, Oregon to Idaho and finally to the ...
Style: surreal, touching, serious, captivating, road movie ...
Plot: homosexuality, friendship between men, gay sex, male prostitute, gay, homosexual, friendship, gays and lesbians, male prostitution, lgbt, prostitution, male friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: idaho, rome italy, usa, washington state, portland oregon ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 4.0
 222
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: psychological, tense, captivating, disturbing, gay cinema ...
Plot: male nudity, gay, gay sex, murder, farm, gay interest, male objectification, birthday party, voyeurism, police, sex scene, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 488
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, human spirit, ambition, fighting the system, rising to stardom, life is a bitch, hopes, society, idealism, terminal illness ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.6
 454
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 ⇓
48%
Boys Life: Three Stories of Love, Lust, and Liberation (1994)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Each of the three short films in this collection presents a young gay man at the threshold of adulthood. In "Pool Days," Justin is a 17-year old Bethesda lad, hired as the evening life guard at a fitness center. In the course of the ...
Style: sentimental, touching, humorous, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, youth, gay interest, campus, college, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
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 5.8
 1K
Two Drifters (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Portugal
Duration: 98 min.
Story: After breaking up with her boyfriend, a woman named Odete (Ana Cristina De Oliveira) descends into madness and claims to be pregnant with the child of Rui's (Nuno Gil) late lover, Pedro (João Carreira). As grief-stricken Rui mourns ...
Style: emotional, psychological, realistic, sexual, stylized ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, breakup, love and romance, obsession, insanity, gay relationship, couples, solace, gender, lgbt, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: portugal, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.1
 2K
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, captivating, contemplative, psychological ...
Plot: summer vacation, gay, gay interest, lgbt, love, gay couple, friendship, summer, couples, friends, love and romance, ocean ...
Time: 21st century
Place: san francisco, italy, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Brother to Brother (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.
Style: serious, realistic, thought provoking, touching, social ...
Plot: gay, society, human nature, gay teenager, golden years, lifestyle, friendship, estrangement, love and romance, artists and showbiz, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, harlem, manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Thirty Years of Adonis (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Yang Ke, a Beijing Opera actor, is fatefully driven into the underworld of masculine sex workers, and becomes a class of his own. He finds himself on a roller coaster between heavenly love with both men and women, and a living hell ensnared by ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, touching, queer cinema
Plot: bondage, gay, actor, sex worker, sexuality, erotica, rape, lgbt, director, naked in public, large breasts, masseur ...
Place: hong kong
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Story of the Stone (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: An adaptation of an 18th century Chinese classic remixed for an honest depiction of gay life in Taipei in the 21st century.
Style: unusual plot structure, touching, sexy, contemplative
Plot: lgbt, gay interest, drugs, sexuality, gay, male nudity, gay lead character, gay couple, gay relationship, gay love, gay protagonist, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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, melancholic, psychological, sexy
Plot: gay, family relations, love, friendship, interracial adoption, adoption, brother sister relationship, foster child, gay interest, society, culture clash, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 158
Open Bodies (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 47 min.
Story: Born to a North African father and a French mother, 18-year-old Parisian high school senior Rémi works part-time in an Arab grocery store while studying management and commerce. He responds to a school ad seeking subjects for a film, and Marc, who ...
Plot: gay interest, gay, male nudity, lgbt, gay subtext, teenager, bisexuality, wig, coming of age, homosexual, arab
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Hidden Kisses (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Nathan, 16, lives alone with his father Stephane. A newcomer in high school, he is invited to a party and falls in love with Louis, a boy in his class. They find themselves out of sight and kiss each other, but someone takes a picture of them. Soon, ...
Style: gay cinema, realistic, captivating, melancholic, atmospheric ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, homosexuality, coming out, gay slur, gay bashing, closeted homosexual, gay son, gay romance, lgbt, character study, gay athlete ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
East Palace West Palace (1996)
Genre: Drama
Country: China
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In China, homosexuality isn't illegal, but homosexuals are routinely persecuted by police and arrested for "hooliganism". The film focuses on a young gay writer A-Lan who, being attracted to a young policeman, manages to have himself ...
Style: gloomy, bleak, sincere, psychological, realistic ...
Plot: gay, police corruption, repression, lgbt, sexual relations, coming out, destructive relationship, tragic love, urban, voyeurism, love and romance, crime ...
Time: 90s
Place: china, beijing china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 5.8
 502
FAQs (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny. In this case Destiny is a black, 6 foot, high heel wearing, gun toting, drag queen with an attitude and a soft place in her heart for ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, talky, sexual ...
Plot: social misfits, social relations, best friends, society, love and romance, misfit, lgbt, gay bashing, sexual content, profanity, friends, graphic violence ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.8
 176
Santa & Andres (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: Cuba, Colombia, France
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Santa, a peasant woman loyal to the Revolution, is sent to guard Andrés, a gay writer who is under house arrest, considered “ untrustworthy” for his ideas and sexuality by the Cuban authorities. Set in a small village in eastern Cuba during ...
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, disturbing, homoerotic
Plot: gay, discrimination, politics, sexuality, friendship, fleeing, jail, writer's life, gender, crying woman, brushing teeth, train ...
Time: year 1983, 80s
Place: cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Beautiful Something (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Four diverse gay men navigate art, sex and love in one sublime night.
Style: sexy, melancholic, sincere, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay subtext, love, gay interest, homosexual, male nudity, couples, youth, romance, love and romance, writer's life, writers ...
Time: 21st century
Place: philadelphia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%