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Palmer (2021)
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Palmer (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After 12 years in prison, former high school football star Eddie Palmer returns home to put his life back together—and forms an unlikely bond with Sam, an outcast boy from a troubled home. But Eddie's past threatens to ruin his new life and family.
Style: thought provoking, touching, captivating, motivational, inspirational, dramatic
Audience: date night, teen drama
Plot: ex convict, little boy, tough guy, starting over, lgbt, lgbtq, small town, friendship, funeral, death of grandmother, grandmother grandson relationship, gay, drugs, boy, life is a bitch, moving, new life, open relationship, social problems, family problems, grandmother, dark past, confronting the past, troubled past, adult child friendship ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out captivating, touching, serious and realistic films with plots about lgbt, friendship, gay, teenager, lgbtq, coming of age and life is a bitch mostly in Drama genres. Some movies like Palmer: The Florida Project (2017), Adopt a Highway (2019), Giant Little Ones (2018), Moonlight (2016), Brother to Brother (2004). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Florida Project (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The story of a precocious six year-old and her ragtag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
Style: touching, sincere, captivating, inspirational, funny ...
Audience: teens, date night
Plot: children, mother daughter relationship, friendship, poverty, eviction, motel, social services, little girl, summer, female friendship, childhood, female nudity ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, orlando florida
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Adopt a Highway (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 81 min.
Story: Having spent the last 21 years in a Californian prison for possession of marijuana, a middle-aged man must find his way in a world that has changed completely since he was incarcerated in the 1990's. Finding an abandoned baby in a dumpster sets ...
Style: touching, melancholic, atmospheric, scenic, colourful ...
Plot: ex convict, baby, new life, angst, journey, parenting, crimes, internet, released from prison, loss of job, foster home, clinic ...
Place: usa, california
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100%
Giant Little Ones (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.
Style: captivating, emotional, realistic, thought provoking, meditative ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, date night, teen drama
Plot: gay, coming of age, gay love, teenager, underage drinking, teenage girl, teenage boy, gay slur, sexual orientation, lgbt, lgbtq, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa
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30%
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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: serious, sad, lgbt cinema, inspirational, art house ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: lgbt, drug dealer, gay, forgiveness, african american, coming of age, drug addict, dysfunctional family, bullying, revenge, homosexuality, lgbtq ...
Time: 2010s
Place: florida, atlanta georgia, miami
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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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, thought provoking, realistic, touching, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, black lgbt, lgbt, society, human nature, golden years, lifestyle, friendship, estrangement, artists and showbiz, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem
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28%
 7.0
 3K
Swan Song (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: An aging hairdresser escapes his nursing home to embark on an odyssey across his small town to style a dead woman's hair for her funeral, rediscovering his sparkle along the way.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, sincere, touching ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay relationship, small town, hairdresser, gay bar, homosexual, retirement home, lgbtq, social problems, city life, society ...
Time: 90s
Place: ohio
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25%
 6.1
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Little Birds (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Lily and Alison face a life-changing event after they leave their Salton Sea home and follow the boys they meet back to Los Angeles.
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, touching, realistic
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: attempted rape, teenage life, coming of age, adventure, rebellion, self discovery, estrangement, street kid, leaving home, youth, bait, cons and scams ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, california, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
One Percent More Humid (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A pair of childhood friends reunite during their summer break from college and deal with a traumatizing experience from their past.
Style: psychological, captivating, disturbing
Plot: friendship, best friends, relationship problems, grownups, couple relations, summer vacation, love interest, love story, couples, male female relationship, tragic love, love affair ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Life Support (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community.
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching, thought provoking ...
Plot: aids, drug abuse, friendship, lifestyle, going straight, addiction, hopes, life is a bitch, society, rehabilitation, estrangement, infected ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.6
 729
José (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Guatemala, USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: José (19 years old) lives with his mother (50s) in Guatemala: a tough life in one of the world's most dangerous, religious, and impoverished countries. José is her youngest and favorite child, and her life is going to church and selling ...
Style: disturbing, serious, realistic, suspenseful, queer cinema
Plot: gay, gay relationship, religion, male nudity, gay interest, gay sex, sex scene, lgbt, gay slur, love, grandmother, life is a bitch ...
Place: guatemala
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 6.8
 2K
Sparrows (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Iceland, Denmark, Croatia
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story follows a 16-year-old Icelandic boy, Ari, who lives with his mother in Reykjavík, She has to leave the country for a new job, sending him back to the small town of his youth. There he finds his old friend, suddenly a young woman with a ...
Style: captivating, suspenseful, sincere, melancholic
Plot: coming of age, absent mother, sex scene, grandmother, small town, childhood friend, gay, teenager, child, lgbt, boy, father ...
Place: iceland, reykjavik iceland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: road movie, surreal, art house, touching, serious ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: gay, homosexuality, homosexual, male prostitute, friendship, lgbt, friendship between men, love, gays and lesbians, prostitution, coming of age, male prostitution ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: idaho, portland oregon, rome italy, seattle, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
We the Animals (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Manny, Joel and Jonah tear their way through childhood and push against the volatile love of their parents. As Manny and Joel grow into versions of their father and Ma dreams of escape, Jonah, the youngest, embraces an imagined world all his own.
Style: captivating, psychological, touching, sentimental, inspirational ...
Plot: lgbt, coming of age, family relations, boy, gay, domestic violence, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, teenage boy, theft, marriage, fired from the job ...
Place: new york state, new york, brooklyn new york city, spain, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Two Men in Town (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, Belgium, Algeria, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: A convict is released from prison in a small town in New Mexico. 18 years ago he killed a deputy. The then-and-now sheriff seeks revenge.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: sheriff, starting over, haunted by the past, going straight, society, friendship, small town, redemption, parole, arrest, convict, mexican american border ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 6.5
 177
The Return (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A former alcoholic returns home after ten years in prison for the murder of her husband. As her recollection of the murder returns, things take a different turn.
Style: captivating, disturbing, suspense, psychological
Plot: murder, problem, ex convict, troubled past, tragic event, recovering alcoholic, dark past, social problems, confronting the past, life is a bitch, tragic past, mental health
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Amidst her own personality crisis, southern housewife Evelyn Couch meets Ninny, an outgoing old woman who tells her the story of Idgie Threadgoode and Ruth Jamison, two young women who experienced hardships and love in Whistle Stop, Alabama in the ...
Style: sentimental, feel good, captivating, touching, sad ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: friendship, small town, lesbian, self discovery, small town life, feminism, cannibalism, midlife crisis, lesbian subtext, women, aging, female bonding ...
Time: 1920s, 1930s, 20th century
Place: alabama, southern usa, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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 6K
Any Day Now (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: In the late 1970s, when a mentally handicapped teenager is abandoned, a gay couple takes him in and becomes the family he's never had. But once the unconventional living arrangement is discovered by authorities, the men must fight the legal ...
Style: thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, sentimental, touching ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay adoption, adoption, lgbt, district attorney, gay parent, fighting the system, courtroom drama, rivalry, civil rights, couples ...
Time: 70s, year 1979, 20th century
Place: california, los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
 7.2
 120K
Pay It Forward (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Like some other kids, 12-year-old Trevor McKinney believed in the goodness of human nature. Like many other kids, he was determined to change the world for the better. Unlike most other kids, he succeeded.
Style: touching, inspirational, emotional, motivational, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, kids, girls' night
Plot: teacher, childhood, single parent, teachers and students, life philosophy, single mother, addiction, parents and children, youth, alcohol abuse, school, good deed ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: usa, nevada, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
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Turn the River (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A pool shark takes the ultimate gamble when she kidnaps her own son and flees her ex-husband.
Style: realistic, psychological, bleak, serious, gloomy
Plot: billiards, gambling, kidnapping, family relations, family problems, hopes, addiction, dysfunctional family, parents and children, estrangement, starting over, crimes ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.5
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Islander (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: After a tragic accident at sea, Eben Cole loses his family, friends and stature in his island fishing community. He returns to the island an outcast but determined to win back the way of life he fought so hard to protect. Set against the stunning ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, touching
Plot: hopes, island, redemption, starting over, family problems, estrangement, social misfits, human nature, couple relations, friendship, ocean, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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: compassionate, realistic, serious, heartbreaking, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay interest, homosexuality, lgbtq, male objectification, friendship, mental health, lifestyle, moral dilemma, society, social problems ...
Time: 60s
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
 6.6
 42
Touched (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Story: Four stories showing how individuals are able move forward after being abused as children.
Style: captivating, thought provoking, psychological
Audience: kids
Plot: child abuse, domestic violence, life is a bitch, abusive parent, violence, brutality, family problems, multiple storylines, violent, dysfunctional family, social problems, violent father ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.5
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Funny Boy (2020)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA, India, Sri Lanka
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A student must navigate issues of sexuality, identity and family amid Sri Lanka's social turmoil of the 1970s and 1980s.
Style: suspense, disturbing, psychological, captivating, queer cinema
Plot: gay, lgbt, name calling, gay teenager, civil war, relationship problems, relationships, family relations, ethnic slur, star crossed lovers, lgbtq, family problems ...
Place: sri lanka
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20%
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The Fallout (2021)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: In the wake of a school tragedy, Vada, Mia and Quinton form a unique and dynamic bond as they navigate the never linear, often confusing journey to heal in a world that feels forever changed.
Style: suspense, captivating, disturbing, psychological, intellectual ...
Plot: lesbian, school shooting, high school, lesbian love, lgbt, social problems, family problems, teenage life, traumatic experience, life is a bitch, teenager, tragic past ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
3 Generations (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A teenager transitions from female to male, and his family must come to terms with that fact.
Style: captivating, sincere, disturbing, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, grandmother granddaughter relationship, single mother, teenager, mother daughter relationship, transsexual, lgbtq, gender roles, gay, gender, strong female character ...
Place: manhattan new york city, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.9
 3K
Urbania (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Charlie takes an odyssey through grief during a fall weekend in New York City. His encounters are planned and chance: with a homeless man who sleeps by his building, with a friend who's dying, with the couple who lives (and noisily loves) in ...
Style: atmospheric, surreal, psychological, talky, sexy ...
Plot: gay, urban legend, gender, gay bashing, murder, depression, character study, mentor, gangsters, twists and turns, lgbt, dangerous attraction ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 7.7
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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: thought provoking, touching, sad, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, lawyer, courtroom drama, gay, lgbt, hiv, lawsuit, court, judiciary, prejudice, courtroom, legal action ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: usa, pennsylvania, philadelphia
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
 6.1
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Spa Night (2016)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A young Korean-American man works to reconcile his obligations to his struggling immigrant family with his burgeoning sexual desires in the underground world of gay hookups at Korean spas in Los Angeles.
Style: suspenseful, sincere, serious, captivating, psychological ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, korean american, lgbt, dysfunctional family, spa, closeted homosexual, father son relationship, husband wife relationship, gay crush, immigrants, college ...
Place: los angeles, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
The United States of Leland (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A withdrawn young man, Leland Fitzgerald is imprisoned for the murder of a mentally disabled boy, who also happened to be the brother of his girlfriend, Becky. As the community struggles to deal with the killing, Pearl Madison, a teacher at the ...
Style: meditative, psychological, bleak, depressing, emotional ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: prison, murder, teacher, coming of age, dysfunctional family, crimes, prison life, family relations, theft, unlikely friendships, suburbs, investigation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, california, italy, new york, los angeles ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Seeds (2017)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 88 min.
Story: The coming of age story of a boy that after a traumatic event is taken to beautiful Cuernavaca, where he has to find his father while trying to adapt to life with his grandmother, who has problems of her own.
Style: disturbing, captivating, psychological, suspense
Plot: gay, coming of age, father son relationship, grandmother grandson relationship, dysfunctional family, family problems, family, teenager, parents and children, grownups, kids and family, family relations ...
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