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2by4 (1998)
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2by4 (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Johnnie is a foreman of construction crew. On the outside he seems very "normal" and straight, but one evening we see him putting on make-up and feather boa and going for a night at the city.
Style: sexual, sincere, rough, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: drug abuse, sexual abuse, immigrants, gay, coming out, misfit, transsexual, life is a bitch, student life, gender bending, society, couples, chaos and mayhem, working class, gender, curses spells and rituals, gays and lesbians, drugs/alcohol, sexual content, experimenting, profanity, nudity (full frontal - brief), poker, incest, family relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, las vegas, bronx new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexual and sexy films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, gender, kiss, love and romance, couples and gay kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Music genres. Some movies like 2by4: Circuit (2001), Keep the Lights On (2012), Nine Lives (2004), The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995), Like It Is (1998). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Circuit (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 130 min.
Story: John is an ex-cop who leaves small-town life and provincial attitudes behind for a new existence in West Hollywood. As he seeks an open, accepting gay life, John is introduced to the fast-paced Circuit Party scene, featuring beautiful people and a ...
Style: sincere, realistic, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: drug abuse, prostitute, coming out, addiction, gay relationship, fish out of water, lifestyle, love and romance, gay, sexual relations, haunted by the past, city life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: illinois, los angeles, california, usa, palm springs california
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Keep the Lights On (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, documentary filmmaking ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, coming out, addiction, coping, romance, workaholic, gay relationship, gay sex, lgbt, couple relations, open relationship ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, year 2006, year 2003, year 2000 ...
Place: new york, usa
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87%
 5.1
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Nine Lives (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 74 min.
Story: Lust and dysfuntion come full circle in this collection of nine steamy scenes exploring gay life, sex, addition, drugs and HIV/AIDS as revealed by a latino pool boy, a television writer, a meth dealer and others. As one affair leads into another, ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, infidelity, coming out, hiv, support group, lifestyle, breakup, love and romance, youth, couples, social relations, interracial relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, september 11 2001
⇓ similarity ⇓
86%
The Toilers and the Wayfarers (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Phillip and Dieter nearly suffocate hiding their sexual identity in the face of puritanical small town values. Joined by a mysterious German relative, the three misfits escape to the big city searching for a place to belong.
Style: touching, rough, sexual, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: coming out, immigrants, runaway, gay teenager, friendship, teenage life, self discovery, small town, urban, small town life, city life, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: minnesota, usa, minneapolis minnesota
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84%
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Like It Is (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A young, bare-knuckle boxer Craig (played by real-life boxer Steve Bell) moves from Blackpool to London, where he falls for a twenty-something music producer, Matt. Trouble ensues when shy, awkward Craig tries squeezing into Matt's glib ...
Style: sexual, rough, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, gay teenager, boxer, fist fighting, gender, romance, hopes, athlete's life, love and romance, lifestyle, drugs/alcohol ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe
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84%
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Whirlwind (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A hot, young and charming man with ulterior motives enters the lives of a tight-knit group of gay men in New York City and at first adds excitement and intrigue to their group, but events soon spiral out of control as he deliberately attempts to ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: friendship, infidelity, gay, couples, lifestyle, unfulfillment, gender, manipulation, breakup, thirtysomething life, emotionless, gay relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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78%
Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Too shy to make a proper introduction, a recent college grad devises to shoot a documentary about the NYC nightlife scene in order to meet the go-go guy he’s cyber-obsessed with.
Style: realistic, psychological, captivating, rough, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, nightlife, obsession, strong sexual content, filmmaking, gay sex, go go dancer, gender, male nudity, gays and lesbians, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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75%
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Jungle Fever (1991)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 132 min.
Story: A successful and married black man contemplates having an affair with a white girl from work. He's quite rightly worried that the racial difference would make an already taboo relationship even worse.
Style: sexy, emotional, realistic, serious, sentimental ...
Plot: interracial romance, architect, interracial relations, love affair, black man white woman relationship, social differences, couples, society, romance, infidelity, prejudice, drug abuse ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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Lola and Billy the Kid (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: When young Turkish talent Kutlug Ataman wanted to make a film about transvestites, the first location he had in mind was Istanbul. As he developed the script, his thought was to place these marginal characters, who are subject to societal prejudices ...
Style: touching, realistic, serious, sexual, psychological ...
Plot: transvestism, gay, friendship, self discovery, society, social misfits, romance, lifestyle, introspection, coming out, social differences, discrimination ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, germany, baghdad iraq, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
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Pit Stop (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much ...
Style: realistic, serious, contemplative, touching, psychological ...
Plot: gay relationship, working class, gay, breakup, coma, small town, romance, gender, family life, couples, unfulfillment, gay parent ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: texas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
 6.5
 4K
Head On (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Nineteen-year-old Ari confronts both his sexuality and his Greek family. Ari despises his once-beloved parents, former radical activists, for having entombed themselves in insular tradition. Ari is obsessed with gay sex, although he does make an ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens
Plot: drug abuse, racism, friendship, coming out, unemployment, family relations, gay interest, bisexuality, gay, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 1990s
Place: melbourne australia, australia, melbourne, tokyo
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62%
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Strapped (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A routine trick propels a tall, dark, cynical hustler into a series of life-changing encounters in this drama. But this amicable and sexually efficient rent boy begins to look at himself differently when he finds himself lost in a maze-like ...
Style: realistic, psychological, sentimental, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, sex addict, prostitute, gays and lesbians, apartment building, prostitution, sexual relations, changing lives, couples, sexual perversion, obsession, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Between Love & Goodbye (2008)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A modern gay drama about falling in and out of love, and the rocky road in between.
Style: sexy, realistic, serious, sincere, sexual
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay, coming out, transsexual, prostitute, couples, gender, love and romance, manipulation, breakup, family relations, looking for love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Surrender Dorothy (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Trevor is a busboy who is so terrified of women that he takes in a young man addicted to heroin and then uses the drug to manipulate, coerce, and terrorize him into becoming "Dorothy", his twisted concept of the "ideal ...
Style: psychological, suspenseful, sexual, rough, disturbing ...
Plot: s&m, gender bending, obsession, drug abuse, manipulation, gender, graphic violence, sex maniac, indoor, profanity, sexual content, power relations ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: philadelphia, usa
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59%
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Four (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, serious, atmospheric ...
Plot: interracial relations, society, couples, teenage life, couple relations, sexual relations, sexual content, love and romance, gender, parents and children, family relations, father daughter relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
57%
Blue Citrus Hearts (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A first love could quite possibly be the last for Sam, a Memphis teenager coming to terms with the romantic feelings he harbors for his best friend, Julian. Will the love he feels for this boy guide him through his struggles with his abusive father, ...
Style: touching, atmospheric, sentimental, sincere, gloomy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, high school, coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, lifestyle, high school life, adolescence vs adulthood, buddies, life is a bitch, romance, best friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: memphis, tennessee
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56%
 6.7
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Save Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, sex addict, self discovery, drug abuse, haunted by the past, society, love and romance, hopes, gender, religions or cults, gay relationship, self loathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
A Year Without Love (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A writer dying of AIDS searches for a cure and human interaction in the hospitals and sex clubs of Buenos Aires.
Style: rough, sincere, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: s&m, aids, gay, fetishism, dangerous attraction, life is a bitch, love and romance, writer's life, coming out, sexual relations, terminal illness, disco ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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I Want Your Love (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 71 min.
Story: After a decade of living in San Francisco, Jesse is forced to move back to his Midwestern roots because he can no longer afford the city. On his final night in the city, friends and ex-lovers gather for a going away party that promises to heighten ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, controversial ...
Plot: gay love, gay sex, gay, gender, introspection, friendship, gays and lesbians, friends, hopes, follow your dream, strong sexual content, homosexual ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: san francisco, usa, california, ohio
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Eban and Charley (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: 29-year-old Eban has retreated home to his parent's house in Seaside Oregon after the dissolution of his teaching job in Seattle. There he courts 15-year-old Charlie and eventually the two start a sexual relationship. As the age of consent in ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: older man younger man relationship, gay, beach, friendship, family relations, forbidden love, teenage life, romance, coming out, homecoming, parents and children, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 90s
Place: oregon, seattle, usa, washington d.c., amsterdam ...
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53%
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I Do (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Brit living in New York is deprived of his immigration status, and risks losing his family and life in the U.S. He marries his lesbian best friend to remain in the country and stay with his family, but things get complicated when he meets the ...
Style: serious, thought provoking, touching, realistic, queer cinema
Plot: lesbian interest, discrimination, fall in love, gays and lesbians, misfit, gender, immigrants, lgbt, uncle niece relationship, marriage, love and romance, deportation ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, spain
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53%
 6.2
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Dream Boy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The story of Nathan, a young teenager who tries to flourish in a romantic relationship with neighbour Roy. The two young men will have to face the brutal reality of the rural south of the United States in the late 1970s.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, homosexual rape, gays and lesbians, lgbt teen, gay relationship, teenage love, small town, dysfunctional family, gay sex, gay couple, social misfits ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: louisiana, usa, southern usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay.
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, touching, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, coming out, gays and lesbians, homosexuality, gay slur, gay relationship, gay sex, love and romance, lgbt, fall in love, gay love, couples ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, europe, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
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Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, self discovery, sexual abuse, sexual relations, midlife crisis, estrangement, terminal illness, introspection, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 5.7
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Sugar (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: Cliff has just turned 18 and his little sister has a gift for him: booze, a joint, a subway token and the command to have sex. Heading out on the town, Cliff finds friendship -- and more -- in the person of a young hustler named Butch. But ...
Style: sentimental, sincere, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gay teenager, gay, coming of age, coming out, friendship, self discovery, fall in love, teenage life, lifestyle, drug abuse, romance, society ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 3.7
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Wrecked (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: An edgy drama about a gay teen's tumultuous decent into drugs and anonymous sex, Wrecked smashes cinematic taboos while it spins its cautionary tale. Ryan is an earnest 18-year-old trying to develop a career as an actor and getting his life on ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, suspense, gloomy ...
Plot: group sex, love triangle, impossible love, youth, love and romance, nudity (full frontal - brief), unfulfillment, threesome, gay sex, drugs/alcohol, sex, gay ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 121
Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, social misfits, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.0
 592
Vacationland (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
Story: Filmmaker Todd Verow revisits his own youth for his latest work. The film's main character is Joe, who, like the director, grew up in Bangor in Maine. Joe, an 18 year old high school senior who longs to move away from poor white trash roots and ...
Style: serious, realistic, disturbing, touching, sexual ...
Plot: family relations, friendship, coming out, gay relationship, lifestyle, teenage life, haunted by the past, self discovery, youth, misfit, lgbt teen, single mother ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: maine
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 6.6
 10K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexy, sincere, emotional, sexual, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, photographer, lgbt, addiction, lesbian couple, human nature, love affair, drugs/alcohol, couples, sexuality, heroin, magazine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
I Dreamt Under the Water (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Antoine, a handsome boy in his 20s, falls for a straight best friend who does not reciprocate, and being a junkie exits the film quite early. Enter a girl, who seems to make him happy again, after he has tried living as a rent boy with men, having ...
Style: sexy, serious, realistic, touching, sexual
Plot: unrequited love, prostitute, transsexual, lifestyle, love triangle, nightlife, self discovery, sexual relations, couples, youth, life is a bitch, romance ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, year 1999
Place: paris france, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%