Movies like Release

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Release (2010)
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Release (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 87 min.
Story: A prison story. Father Jack finds love with a male guard in the prison. Some of the other inmates suspect he's been sentenced for paedophilia.
Style: twists and turns, tense, serious, emotional, psychological, captivating, realistic, suspenseful
Plot: gay, prison, vengeance, love affair, fall in love, gender, gangsters, crimes, gang, sexual abuse, life is a bitch, society, redemption, nudity (full frontal - brief), forbidden love, desert, true love, confined, church, clergy, religions or cults, prison life, graphic violence, love and romance, starting over ...
Time: 21st century, future, contemporary
Place: england

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Most similar movies to Release

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about gay, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, male nudity, gay kiss and gay sex mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like Release: Cal (2013), Priest (1994), Brotherhood (2009), Beyond the Walls (2012), Something Must Break (2014). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, crimes, society, life is a bitch, gay interest, gender, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief), pubic hair, male nudity
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: england
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95%
 7.0
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Priest (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Father Greg Pilkington is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover, frowned upon by the Church. Upon hearing the confession of a young girl of her incestuous father, Greg enters an ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, tense, serious, realistic ...
Plot: sex with a priest, closeted homosexual, gay, catholic priest, sexual abuse, forbidden love, conservative, sin, gays and lesbians, moral dilemma, celibacy, crisis of faith ...
Time: 90s
Place: england, europe, iraq, liverpool
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100%
 7.0
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Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: serious, emotional, captivating, realistic, sexual ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: denmark, europe
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61%
Beyond the Walls (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Belgium, Canada, France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Paulo, a young pianist, meets Ilir, a double-bass player originally from Albania. It's love at first sight. Confronted by Anka, Paulo finds himself out on the street. Despite Ilir's misgivings, Paulo moves in with him. One day, when Paulo ...
Style: realistic, emotional, touching, serious, silent film
Plot: gay relationship, s&m, musician, love affair, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, fall in love, gay, homosexual, gay sex, prison ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: belgium
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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Something Must Break (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, avant garde ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gays and lesbians, gay, fall in love, introspection, looking for love, couples, misfit, love and romance, love affair, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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47%
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Amphetamine (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Openly gay banker Daniel debates whether to return to Australia or stay in Hong Kong when he meets Kafka, a straight swimming instructor. The young men fall in love, believing that their love can bridge anything, despite their difference in ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, psychological, serious ...
Plot: drug abuse, gay, love affair, haunted by the past, self discovery, addiction, tragic love, gender, life is a bitch, couples, destiny, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hong kong, asia
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46%
 6.7
 2K
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, church, gays and lesbians, hopes, society, religion, coming out, religious, prayer, mormon ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: oregon, idaho
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 5.1
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Locked Up (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Dennis is a new inmate. Mike is an older black inmate. Together the two face hostile prison officals and inmates in their attempts to become a loving couple.
Style: disturbing, serious, suspense, tense, sexual ...
Plot: gay relationship, prison, interracial relations, rape, prison life, love affair, confined, life is a bitch, opposites attract, sexual abuse, gender, drug dealing ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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From Beginning to End (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.
Style: sincere, serious, captivating, psychological, sexy ...
Plot: gay, romance, forbidden love, gays and lesbians, family relations, lovers apart, gay athlete, gay sex, adolescence vs adulthood, incest, passionate interest, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, latin america, argentina, buenos aires argentina, rio de janeiro ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 6.9
 2K
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: sentimental, twists and turns, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, gay teenager, strong sexual content, male prostitute, social differences, forbidden love, love and romance, workplace situations, proposal, prostitute, life is a bitch, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: korea, seoul, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 6.7
 2K
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, hopes, society, gender, love and romance, drug abuse, haunted by the past, religions or cults, gay relationship, self loathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Bangkok Love Story (2007)
Genre: Action, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: Thailand
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Steamy Thai nights provide the backdrop for unbridled romance, crime and action as two men unexpectedly brave forbidden love. Maek, a cold assassin-for-hire, is sent to knock off Iht, a police informant, when in a twist of fate the killer is shot ...
Style: emotional, sincere, realistic, tense, serious ...
Plot: forbidden love, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, couples, destiny, love affair, friendship, buddies, dishonesty, friends ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: asia, thailand, bangkok thailand
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36%
Lost in Paradise (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Vietnam
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Khoi, a naive twenty-year-old, travels to Ho Chi Minh City from the countryside to begin a new life. It's his first time in the big city and he's looking for a place to live. He befriends Dong, a handsome extrovert who offers to share his ...
Style: touching, serious, emotional, realistic, gloomy
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, prostitute, love affair, gay relationship, mentally challenged, pimp, love and romance, friends, gender, love triangle, strong sexual content ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: asia, vietnam, saigon
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, rough, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, nightlife, obsession, strong sexual content, filmmaking, go go dancer, gender, gay sex, urban, gays and lesbians, nudity (full frontal - brief) ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.5
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Harvest (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Breathtaking in its subtle beauty, Harvest is an achingly romantic tale of an innocent but ever increasingly passionate affair that develops between two simple farmhands. Life on a farm is all that sullen teen Marco knows- leading a perfunctory and ...
Style: realistic, emotional, psychological, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: gay relationship, gay, coming out, apprentice, farm, countryside, couples, gender, sexual attraction, coming of age, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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: sincere, touching, serious, realistic, controversial ...
Plot: gay sex, gay love, 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
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32%
 6.4
 3K
Futuro Beach (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil, Germany
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Donato fails in his attempt to save a drowning man, and meets one of the man's friends. He decides to start his life over, but pieces of his past keep coming after him.
Style: realistic, sentimental, psychological, captivating, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, drowning, love and romance, travel, fall in love, immigrants, gender, society, family relations, gay love, tragedy, brother brother relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, brazil, portugal, northeast brazil, berlin germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 7.2
 6K
Lilting (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 83 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, retirement home, gay relationship, gay love, disorder, translator, life turned upside down, dealing with death, love and romance, unlikely couple, lost love, mother love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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 6.7
 2K
The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, realistic, serious ...
Plot: gay love, gays and lesbians, gay, romance, coming out, homecoming, gender, love and romance, couples, family relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Icharus Broken (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 88 min.
Story: After four years in prison, Bobby is released into a world he no longer recognizes. His exgirlfriend Penny is abusing drugs. Their daughter is in foster care. Bobby's sister is in the process of rebuilding her life after a bad relationship.
Style: psychological, realistic, serious
Plot: love, romance, hopes, prostitute, couples, addiction, destiny, drug abuse, haunted by the past, vengeance, starting over, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.1
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Ander (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 128 min.
Story: A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant.
Style: atmospheric, sincere, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gay love, gay romance, immigrants, farmer, forbidden love, self discovery, love and romance, family relations, dull life, society ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, year 1999
Place: peru
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 6.3
 238
Hours of Light (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: September 1987. In a shootout with police, Juan Jose Garfia makes a triple murder. Sentenced to more than one hundred years, is a rebel prisoner, clever and elusive that it has nothing to lose and nobody to worry about. In 1991, manages to escape ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: rehabilitation, redemption, prison life, unlikely couple, confined, crimes, impossible love, murder, prison, love affair, romance, hopes ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Ordinary Sinner (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Three friends encounter violence and bigotry in a small college town.
Style: emotional, thought provoking, realistic, serious, touching ...
Plot: murder, friends, love and romance, gender, friendship, society, college life, haunted by the past, moral dilemma, love triangle, introspection, clergy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: vermont, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
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 6.0
 745
Antarctica (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Israel
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Set in Tel Aviv, focuses on an interconnected group of friends and their various relationships. At the center is the adorably bookish Omer, about to turn 30, who still hasn't found himself, and his free-spirited best friend Miki, who both end ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: gay, family relations, hopes, introspection, couple relations, fall in love, love and romance, romance, lifestyle, looking for love, parents and children, strong sexual content ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel, middle east, tel aviv israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
Land of Storms (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: Hungary, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Szabolcs plays in a German football team, as does Bernard. They are roommates, best friends, inseparable. A lost match makes him reconsider his life and he goes back to Hungary in hope for more simplicity. Yet his solitude does not last long. Soon ...
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay relationship, male homosexuality, gay love, gay, gay sex, gay slur, gays and lesbians, gay teenager, fall in love, gender, coming of age, easter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hungary, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
31%
 7.7
 17K
Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: gay cinema, realistic, serious, melancholic, scenic ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, gay romance, first gay sexual experience, gay lead character, forbidden love, homosexual, lgbt, society, male nudity ...
Time: 1910s, victorian era, 19th century, 20th century, victorian ...
Place: england, europe, london, france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 6.3
 613
Proteus (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, South Africa
Duration: 100 min.
Story: An exquisite period piece that skillfully explores the intersections of sex, race and politics takes place in 18th century South Africa, telling the passionate (true) story of two men caught in an unjust system rife with racism, homophobia and ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, sexual, sexy ...
Plot: interracial relations, prison, racism, island, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, coming out, prison life, confined, legal, life is a bitch, opposites attract ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s, quarry
Place: south africa, africa, amsterdam
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.5
 2K
Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay love, gay, gay relationship, christianity, gay teenager, beach, friendship, family relations, first gay sexual experience, church, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
 5.8
 379
Jailbait (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Randy commits a crime that would normally get him probation and a hefty fine, but in the "three-strikes" world of justice, he finds himself locked up for 25 years. His cellmate Jake is a congenial yet remorseless lifer who casually informs ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic
Plot: prison, power relations, criminal heroes, life is a bitch, prison life, confined, going straight, fighting the system, false accusation, sexual abuse, murder, dishonesty ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 5.5
 2K
Redwoods (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Both original and incredibly romantic, Redwoods tells the story of an already-partnered man whose love is tested when a mysterious drifter passes through his small Northern California town.
Style: realistic, touching, emotional, serious, sexy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, couples, romance, gays and lesbians, love affair, friendship, road not taken, family problems, breakup, lifestyle, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, northern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%