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An Englishman in New York (2009)
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An Englishman in New York (2009)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 75 min.
Story: Biographical drama based on the last 20 years of Crisp's life. The literary figure and gay iconoclast emigrated to New York in 1981 and lived there until his death. The film observes Crisp in both his public and private lives, from his seemingly cavalier response to the outbreak of AIDS to his tender relationship with his friend Patrick Angus and his own response to growing old.
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, humorous, witty, semi serious, flamboyance
Plot: aids, lifestyle, showbiz, friendship, performer's life, society, aging, celebrity culture, gays and lesbians, artists and showbiz, elderly, gay, englishman abroad, narcissism, friends, gender bending, gender, bittersweet, gay lead character, gay bar, lgbt, kissing, kiss, anger, symbol ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, greenwich village manhattan new york city

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, sincere and serious films with plots about friendship, friends, gays and lesbians, gender, society, artists and showbiz and gay mostly in Drama, Comedy and Biography genres. Some movies like An Englishman in New York: Life Support (2007), Brother to Brother (2004), Pedro (2008), The Naked Civil Servant (1975), Test (2013). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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
Plot: aids, drug abuse, going straight, lifestyle, friendship, addiction, life is a bitch, rehabilitation, hopes, society, estrangement, infected ...
Time: contemporary
Place: usa, new york
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Best Possible Taste: The Kenny Everett Story (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Dramatisation of Kenny Everett's struggle to achieve personal and professional fulfilment.
Style: semi serious, witty, sincere, humorous, realistic
Plot: couple relations, couples, coping, artists and showbiz, gender, gays and lesbians, radio dj, gay lead character, gay
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england
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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, touching, thought provoking, realistic, contemplative
Plot: human nature, society, gay teenager, friendship, golden years, lifestyle, love and romance, artists and showbiz, estrangement, gay, black lgbt, intergenerational friendship ...
Time: 1930s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, harlem manhattan new york city
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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, thought provoking, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: aids, hiv, ambition, rising to stardom, fighting the system, human spirit, idealism, terminal illness, tv show, hopes, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century
Place: cuba, latin america, usa, miami, san francisco ...
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The Naked Civil Servant (1975)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Story of the life of Quentin Crisp, an Englishman who was brave enough to live his life according to his own style even in the hostile days of WW2.
Style: touching, witty, emotional, sincere, serious ...
Plot: boss and employee, sexual relations, friendship, gender bending, showbiz, couples, injustice, coming out, self discovery, bittersweet, society, life is a bitch ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 40s, 30s, 20th century
Place: europe, england
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Test (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: San Francisco, 1985. Two opposites attract at a modern dance company. Together, their courage and resilience are tested as they navigate a world full of risks and promise, against the backdrop of a disease no one seems to know anything about.
Style: tense, serious, touching, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, dancer's life, opposites attract, friendship, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, hiv positive, gay slur, medical test, dancing ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1985
Place: san francisco, california, usa
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Nasty Baby (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Nasty Baby centers around a Brooklyn couple, Freddy and his boyfriend Mo, who are trying to have a baby with the help of their best friend, Polly. Freddy is an artist, and his latest work is all about babies – it’s clear he’s dying to be a ...
Style: realistic, touching, semi serious, captivating, emotional ...
Plot: friendship, best friends, couples, couple relations, gender, gay couple, illegal immigrant, society, love and romance, gays and lesbians, interracial couple, brooklyn new york city ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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The Event (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: An intense relationship drama that takes the form of a mystery, The Event centers around a series of unexplained deaths that occur among the gay community in New York's fashionable Chelsea district. Nick, a district attorney investigating the ...
Style: serious, realistic, sentimental, touching, emotional ...
Plot: family relations, investigation, lgbt, family problems, couples, terminal illness, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, human nature, gender, couple relations, bittersweet ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
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48%
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The Role of Her Life (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Freelance writer in a fashion journal, Claire meets Elisabeth Becker, a movie star. Everything separates them, their characters, their relationships with men, and of course money. Claire is hired as Elisabeth's personal assistant.
Style: sentimental, touching, realistic, semi serious, humorous
Audience: date night
Plot: lifestyle, actor's life, love triangle, social differences, society, romance, celebrity culture, showbiz, looking for love, love and romance, couples, unfulfillment ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe
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Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Country: UK, Canada
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Giles De'Ath is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with film star, Ronnie Bostock. He then investigates everything about the movie and Ronnie. After that he travels to Long Island city where ...
Style: witty, touching, realistic, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: teens
Plot: obsession, gays and lesbians, gay, love, opposites attract, stalking, fish out of water, actor, friendship, obsessive love, writers, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s, 19th century
Place: london, new york, usa, england, europe ...
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45%
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Local Color (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A successful artist looks back with loving memories on the summer of his defining year, 1974. A talented but troubled 18-year-old aspiring artist befriends a brilliant elderly alcoholic painter who has turned his back on not only art but life. The ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, serious, contemplative
Plot: friendship, self discovery, family relations, youth, parents and children, artists and showbiz, unsupportive parent, inspiration, mentor, intergenerational friendship, coming of age, painter ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, pennsylvania, usa
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Tattoo (2013)
Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Brazil, 1978. The military dictatorship that resulted from a coup in 1964 begins to stumble. In a cabaret-like theater located on the periphery between two cities in the northeast of Brazil, a group of artists challenges power and conventional ...
Style: sincere, touching, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: soldier, self discovery, love and romance, society, performer's life, rebelliousness, gender, nudity (full frontal - brief), transvestite, gay, transvestism, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: brazil, latin america
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Meat Loaf: To Hell and Back (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: "Meat Loaf" Aday is an overgrown Texas youngster, the son of a gentle woman dying of cancer and an alcoholic, abusive father. Tormented by his father and schoolmates over his size, he strikes out on his own after his mother's death, ...
Style: sincere, touching, realistic, captivating, semi serious
Plot: showbiz, ambition, rise to the top, desire for fame, love and romance, music band, life is a bitch, musician's life, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, rising to stardom, curses spells and rituals ...
Time: 70s
Place: usa, texas, dallas texas
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Whatever (1998)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: In the early 1980s, Anna, a New Jersey teenager faces her impending adulthood, dreaming of a life as a successful New York artist. When she gets caught up in the carefree sport of pre-AIDS sex and drugs, Anna's future becomes less certain.
Style: realistic, touching, humorous, sentimental, gloomy ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: coming of age, friendship, school, teenager, high school life, couples, friends, family relations, performer's life, bittersweet, society, lifestyle ...
Time: 80s, future, 70s
Place: new jersey, usa, new york, california
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Dancing in September (2000)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A black female TV producer struggles in Hollywood.
Style: witty, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Plot: lifestyle, tv show, americana, friendship, media satire, love and romance, ambition, artists and showbiz, unlikely couple, workplace romance, hollywood, journalism ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa
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Is Anybody There? (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: UK
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A young boy who lives in an old folks' home strikes up a friendship with a retired magician.
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, emotional, clever ...
Plot: retirement home, friendship, coming of age, reconciliation, retirement home life, golden years, elderly, youth, loneliness, child protagonist, sexual harassment, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: england, europe, california, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Anna (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Czech refugee Krystyna (Paulina Porizkova) travels to New York in search of her actress idol and fellow expatriate, Anna (Sally Kirkland). After her own arrival in the Big Apple, Anna finds that celebrity often doesn't travel well, and she must ...
Style: psychological, touching, gloomy, emotional, serious ...
Plot: aging, rise to the top, strong female presence, midlife crisis, showbiz, culture clash, immigrants, desire for fame, actor's life, lifestyle, follow your dream, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 80s
Place: czechoslovakia, new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Hollywood Wives: The New Generation (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A Hollywood star (Fawcett), fed up with her husband's cheating, hires a private investigator to tail him. Emotional support is offered by her two friends - a soul singer (Givens) and a famous director's wife (Gilbert)
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexy, sexual
Plot: hollywood, private detective, aging, womanizer, best friends, celebrity culture, couple relations, showbiz, lifestyle, artists and showbiz, celebrity, psychopath ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, hollywood star
Place: usa
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35%
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Two girl friends in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina find their relationship changing as they encounter new arrivals to the town.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, teenage life, fall in love, youth, best friends, small town life, self discovery, couple relations, teenage love, small town, human nature ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, south carolina
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35%
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, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: coming of age, gay, coming out, youth, gay interest, campus, college, teenage love, teenage life, self discovery, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa, new york, tokyo
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34%
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Amexicano (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: A look at the bond between an illegal immigrant and a blue-collar Italian-American from Queens.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, sincere, humorous
Plot: friendship, social differences, deportation, immigrants, society, working class, human nature, unemployment, culture clash, interracial friendship, unlikely hero, unrequited love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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34%
This Is My Life (1992)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Single mom Dottie Ingels sells cosmetics in a department store, but she dreams of being a comedian. When she inherits some money, she takes the chance and moves with her two children Erica and Opel to New York to perform in small bars. Soon her ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, semi serious, realistic
Audience: girls' night
Plot: female director, human nature, parents and children, bittersweet, single parent, hopes, lifestyle, coming of age, youth, love and romance, artists and showbiz, performer's life ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, new york, las vegas
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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Amador (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: A drama centered on a young woman who takes a summer job caring for a bed-ridden older man, and the intimate secrets they begin to share with one another.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, serious
Plot: friends, friendship, pregnancy, aging, dealing with death, elderly, bittersweet, pregnant woman, old man, church, prayer, death ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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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, talky, cynical, semi serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay slur, friendship, gay, farce, coming out, introspection, resentment, friends, indoor, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, year 1968, 70s, 80s
Place: new york, usa, london, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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White Mama (1980)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A poor, elderly white woman living in a tenement in a black ghetto is befriended by a neighborhood boy, and the two of them form a mutually beneficial relationship: he provides her companionship and protection, and she becomes the mother he never had
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, uplifting ...
Plot: elderly, eviction, friendship, interracial relations, poor, neighborhood, survival, juvenile delinquency, society, youth, friends, urban ghetto ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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Live-In Maid (2004)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, Spain
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Buenos Aires is in a deep recession. As the money runs out, the relationship between an employer and her live-in maid changes dramatically.
Style: sentimental, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: social differences, friendship, life is a bitch, power relations, lifestyle, unfulfillment, friends, down on your luck, boss and employee, economics, employer employee relationship, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: argentina, latin america, buenos aires argentina
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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The Last Year (2002)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Paul's homosexual affair at Bible College with a new student named Alex sets tongues wagging, mostly with un-Christian reactions. The dean, himself a closet case, threatens to expel Paul, and the football jocks have their eye on Alex. The ...
Style: emotional, touching, sincere, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: incest, gays and lesbians, gender, love and romance, youth, couples, love affair, friendship, teenage love, injustice, friends, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
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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, terminal illness, hiv, homosexual, lawsuit, prejudice, gay, judiciary, lgbt, gay slur ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 80s
Place: philadelphia, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
It's My Party (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A gathering of friends. A gift of love. A celebration of life.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: aids, terminal illness, gay, friendship, death, family relations, euthanasia, lgbt, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, friends, bittersweet ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
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31%
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X/Y (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 82 min.
Story: As Mark, Jen, Sylvia, and Jake navigate through their emotionally-arrested states, X/Y reveals the honest and wanton desire we all have to connect with someone and what is at stake when that connection fades.
Style: realistic, captivating, psychological, atmospheric, sincere ...
Plot: friends, city life, friendship, understanding, society, family relations, urban, twentysomething life, best friends, friend, sex
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
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