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Dance of the 41 (2020)
Dance of the 41 (2020)
Original name: El baile de los 41
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Mexico, Brazil
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Mexico City, November 1901. The police raid a private home where a secret party is being held. Among those attending is the son-in-law of President Porfirio Díaz.
Style: tense, unusual plot structure, suspense, suspenseful
Plot: gay, lgbt, gay history, gay slur, jail, closeted gay, gay love, crimes, police, violence, homosexual, fighting the system, rebellion, chase, human spirit, homosexuality, discrimination, mexican, police brutality, society, dishonesty, gender, gay lead character, gays and lesbians, police chase ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: mexico

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, tense and psychological films with plots about society, gay, lgbt, male nudity, friendship, gays and lesbians and gay slur mostly in Drama, Biography and History genres. Some movies like Dance of the 41: Stonewall (2015), Riot (2018), Against the Law (2017), Milk (2008), Charlatan (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Stonewall (2015)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 129 min.
Story: "Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, propaganda film
Plot: gay, police corruption, discrimination, fighting the system, society, gender, gay bar, gay teenager, father son relationship, humiliation, police brutality, brother sister relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1969
Place: usa, new york, indiana
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Riot (2018)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A look at the 1970s Gay Rights Movement in Australia through the eyes of dedicated activist Lance Gowland. As Lance deals with his sexuality, he must also juggle work, family and relationships.
Style: disturbing, tense, psychological, unusual plot structure, contemplative
Plot: lgbt, protest, protestor, police brutality, gay lead character, police officer, picket line, lesbian relationship, gay sex, police, gay relationship, gay rights ...
Time: year 1972, year 1974, year 1978, 70s
Place: sydney australia, australia
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Against the Law (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 84 min.
Story: The film tells the story of Peter Wildeblood, a thoughtful and private gay journalist whose affair with a handsome serviceman he met in Piccadilly – during the time homosexuality was a crime – turned Queen's evidence against him in one of ...
Style: suspenseful, sexy, psychological, touching, romantic ...
Plot: lgbt, male homosexuality, gay, gay slur, gay interest, legal, court, prison, gay couple, love and romance, lovers, youth ...
Time: year 1952
Place: europe
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Milk (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: The story of California's first openly gay elected official, Harvey Milk, who became an outspoken agent for change, seeking equal rights and opportunities for all. His great love for the city and its people brought him backing from young and ...
Style: thought provoking, realistic, touching, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, discrimination, gay slur, homosexual, politician, civil rights, election, protest, politics, homosexuality, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1977, year 1978, year 1976 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, new york, phoenix arizona ...
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Charlatan (2020)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: Czech Republic, Ireland, Slovakia, Poland
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The breathtaking story of a man gifted with exceptional abilities set against the background of the events of the totalitarian fifties.
Style: non-linear, unusual plot structure, contemplative, psychological, suspense ...
Plot: gay, closeted homosexual, closeted gay, village, healer, gay lead character, diagnosis, arrested, gay relationship, gay sex, illness, traumatized man ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: central europe
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The Normal Heart (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, aids, gays and lesbians, homosexual, terminal illness, life is a bitch, friendship, male homosexuality, epidemic, protest, fear, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981, year 1982, year 1983 ...
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, washington d.c., yale university
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Enfant Terrible (2020)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 134 min.
Story: When 22-year-old Rainer Werner Fassbinder storms the stage of a small, progressive theatre in Munich 1967, and seizes the production without further ado, nobody suspects this brazen young rebel to become one of the most important post-war German ...
Style: captivating, tense, contemplative, unusual plot structure, psychological
Plot: film producer, gay club, gay, gay couple, male nudity, actor, romance, gays and lesbians, homosexual, gay love, love, lgbt ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 60s, 1960s
Place: munich germany
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Zuzu Angel (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Brazil
Duration: 108 min.
Story: "Zuzu Angel" covers the last years of the famous Brazilian fashion designer in her doomed quest for justice in the case of her activist son Stuart's arrest, torture, murder and subsequent corpse disposal by the military forces in ...
Style: disturbing, psychological, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Plot: missing person, uncover truth, fighting the system, rebellion, society, life is a bitch, crimes, injustice, legal, politics, parents and children, price of justice ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century
Place: latin america, brazil, rio de janeiro
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The Einstein of Sex (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 100 min.
Story: The life story of Dr. Magnus Hirschfeld, a German Jew, who as a physician established the field of sexology, and fought militantly against German anti-sodomy laws in the late 19th century. The script reveals main characters in Hirschfeld's life ...
Style: sexy, biting, sexual, witty, offbeat ...
Plot: gay interest, tragic love, gender bending, looking for sex, sexual relations, coming out, custody, gays and lesbians, society, transsexual, couples, transvestism ...
Time: 30s, 19th century, 1930s
Place: europe, germany
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Pride (2014)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, France, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Based on a true story, the film is set in the summer of 1984 – when Margaret Thatcher is in power and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) is on strike. At the Gay Pride March in London, a group of gay and lesbian activists decides to raise ...
Style: touching, sincere, humorous, witty, realistic ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, working class, prejudice, unlikely partners, gay couple, homosexuality, social decay, generosity, hopes, gays and lesbians, injustice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985, year 1984
Place: england, europe, london, wales, united kingdom ...
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I Promise You Anarchy (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Miguel and Johnny know each other since childhood. They are dedicated to skate and have fun. To earn easy money and continue skating, they sell their own blood to a clandestine contact in a hospital. The activity becomes business until a large ...
Style: queer cinema, tense, psychological, suspenseful, suspense ...
Plot: gay lead character, bisexuality, drugs, lgbt, gay couple, gay interest, gay crush, bisexual, gay teenager, gay, couple relations, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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The Prince (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Chile, Argentina, Belgium
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The Prince, moved by jealousy and doubts about its sexuality, kills the Gipsy, his bestest friend. In jail he'll meet the Horse, a respected gangster in prison through which will discover, by force, the immense human need of love and being ...
Style: psychological, sexy, suspenseful, suspense, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: gay, jail cell, mother son incest, jail, lgbt, female nudity, nudity (full frontal - brief), gay interest, prison, friendship, murder, love ...
Time: year 1970, 70s
Place: chile
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The Happy Prince (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: UK, Belgium, Italy, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: THE HAPPY PRINCE tells the story of the last days of Oscar Wilde. This great man of letters, once one of the most famous authors in England, is now a superstar on the skids. As Oscar lies on his death bed, the past comes flooding back to him, ...
Style: exciting, touching, suspenseful, captivating, suspense ...
Plot: gay, gay lead character, victorian england, downfall, portrait of an artist, gay romance, lgbt, love, writers, artist, death, death of wife ...
Time: 19th century
Place: paris france, naples italy, london
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Catch a Fire (2006)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: France, UK, South Africa, USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: The true story of anti-apartheid activists in South Africa, and particularly the life of Patrick Chamusso, a timid foreman at Secunda CTL, the largest synthetic fuel plant in the world. Patrick is wrongly accused, imprisoned and tortured for an ...
Style: thought provoking, tense, disturbing, serious, realistic ...
Plot: terrorism, police brutality, politics, civil rights, racism, apartheid, rebellion, fighting the system, political unrest, danger, blacks and whites, false accusation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1991, year 1980
Place: south africa, africa, angola
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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: touching, thought provoking, sincere, uplifting, compassionate ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: courtroom drama, aids, lawyer, gay, terminal illness, lgbt, hiv, court, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, judiciary ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
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Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Loosely based on the true-life tale of Ron Woodroof, a drug-taking, women-loving, homophobic man who in 1986 was diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and given thirty days to live.
Style: psychological, heartbreaking, sincere, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: human spirit, aids, fighting the system, transsexual, gay slur, terminal illness, life is a bitch, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, society, casual sex ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
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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, suspenseful, sexy, thought provoking ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, hustler, gay bashing, gay crush, gay slur, class distinction, father son relationship, beating, gay history, swashbuckler, male prostitute ...
Time: 21st century
Place: venezuela
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Toro (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Friends Toro and Victor struggle with drug addiction and male prostitution in a hostile environment. When they lose all their money, their longstanding friendship is put to the test.
Style: psychological, suspense, suspenseful, contemplative, unusual plot structure ...
Plot: lgbt, debt, sex worker, drug abuse, prostitute, addiction, drug addict, male nudity, escort, friendship, friends, violence ...
Time: 21st century
Place: germany
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Selma (2014)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, USA, France
Duration: 128 min.
Story: "Selma," as in Alabama, the place where segregation in the South was at its worst, leading to a march that ended in violence, forcing a famous statement by President Lyndon B. Johnson that ultimately led to the signing of the Civil Rights ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, uplifting, sincere, factual ...
Plot: racism, politics, righting the wronged, justice, civil rights, human spirit, racial segregation, idealism, african american, discrimination, americana, fighting the system ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1965, year 1964 ...
Place: alabama, usa, birmingham alabama, boston
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Tom of Finland (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Touko Laaksonen, a decorated officer, returns home after a harrowing and heroic experience serving his country in World War II, but life in Finland during peacetime proves equally distressing. He finds peace-time Helsinki rampant with persecution of ...
Style: homoerotic, romantic, compassionate, realistic, romanticism ...
Plot: gay soldier, gay, jail cell, gay history, gay relationship, naked man, male homosexuality, gay kiss, gay slur, criminal, loss of job, drunkenness ...
Time: year 1991, 90s, 20th century, post world war two
Place: helsinki finland, denmark, california, germany, finland ...
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Another Country (1984)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Set in the 1930s, Guy Bennett and Tommy Judd are friends because they are both outsiders in their own ways. Bennett is openly gay, Judd is a Marxist. It explores his homosexuality and exposure to Marxism, while examining the hypocrisy and snobbery ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, factual, captivating ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, gay lead character, social differences, society, golden years, youth, romance, equality, boys' school, boarding school life, boarding school ...
Time: 80s, 1930s, post world war two, year 1983
Place: england, russia, europe, britain, ussr ...
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Wilde (1997)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred ...
Style: homoerotic, touching, captivating, serious, realistic ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, gay protagonist, courtroom drama, male homosexuality, writer's life, prison, gay slur ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 90s
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
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The Most Hated Woman in America (2017)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The true story of Madalyn Murray O'Hair -- iconoclast, opportunist, and outspoken atheist -- from her controversial rise to her untimely demise.
Style: disturbing, sincere, captivating, suspense, tense ...
Audience: chick flick, boys' night
Plot: woman, investigation, atheist, single mother, activist, religion, reporter, dysfunctional family, society, life philosophy, mother son relationship, lifestyle ...
Time: year 1963, year 1955, year 1961, year 1991, year 1969 ...
Place: new zealand, baltimore, texas
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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, melancholic, unusual plot structure, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, gay, father son relationship, friendship, gay slur, alcohol abuse, depression, sculptor, gay lead character, family relations, love and romance, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century
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Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: When a teenager reveals that she is gay to her devout Mormon parents, they decide to send her to a conversion therapy home in Utah.
Style: sentimental, romantic, suspenseful, sexy, psychological
Plot: religious conversion, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian interest, society, love and romance, escapades, lesbian love, couple relations, escape, lesbian couple, religious ...
Time: 20th century
Place: usa
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Cry Freedom (1987)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK
Duration: 157 min.
Story: A dramatic story, based on actual events, about the friendship between two men struggling against apartheid in South Africa in the 1970s. Donald Woods is a white liberal journalist in South Africa who begins to follow the activities of Stephen Biko, ...
Style: thought provoking, bleak, realistic, serious, tense ...
Plot: racism, apartheid, friendship, civil rights, police brutality, journalist, newspaper editor, interracial relations, politics, idealism, journalism, murder ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1975, year 1977
Place: south africa, africa, england, cape town south africa
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Savage Nights (1992)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Jean is young, gay, and promiscuous. Only after he meets one or two women, including Laura does he come to realize his bisexuality. Jean has to overcome a personal crisis and a tough choice between Laura and his male lover Samy.
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: gay, racism, bittersweet, romance, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, life is a bitch, couples, dishonesty, society, destructive relationship ...
Time: 90s
Place: paris france
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And the Band Played On (1993)
Genre: Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 141 min.
Story: The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.
Style: touching, uplifting, disturbing, compassionate, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, deadly virus, epidemic, terminal illness, doctor, hiv, fighting the system, human spirit, ego clash, hopes, society ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century
Place: san francisco, usa, africa, new york, france
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This Is Not Berlin (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Mexico
Duration: 115 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere, not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen in school. But everything changes when he is invited to a mythical nightclub where he discovers the underground nightlife scene: punk, ...
Style: psychological, contemplative, sexy, captivating, unusual plot structure
Plot: lgbt, gay, gay interest, sexual exploration, coming out, male nudity, bisexual, naked in public, female nudity, love and romance, youth, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century
Place: mexico
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Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: UK, South Africa, France
Duration: 141 min.
Story: A chronicle of Nelson Mandela's life journey from his childhood in a rural village through to his inauguration as the first democratically elected president of South Africa.
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, thought provoking ...
Plot: prison, human spirit, oppression, heroes, rebellion, political unrest, fighting the system, prison life, historical figure, social problems, marital problem, civil rights ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 80s, 70s, 60s ...
Place: south africa, africa
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