Movies and TV shows like Angels in America

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Angels in America (2003)
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Angels in America (2003)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 352 min.
TV show
Story: Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals.
Style: touching, captivating, thought provoking, emotional, surreal, contemplative, serious, talky, offbeat, clever ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, terminal illness, gay, aids, life is a bitch, breakup, americana, loneliness, imaginary, angel, dying, marital problem, human nature, gender, gay slur, prophecy, jewish, lawyer, hospital, homosexual, nurse, rabbi, conservative, nudity (full frontal - brief), politics ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 90s, year 1985, 1990s
Place: new york, usa

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Most similar movies to Angels in America

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, emotional and serious films and TV series with plots about death, gays and lesbians, gender, kiss, drinking alcohol, gay and drinking mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Angels in America: Longtime Companion (1989), The Normal Heart (2014), Queer as Folk (2000), It's My Party (1996), Philadelphia (1993). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, realistic, emotional, contemplative, serious ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, terminal illness, friendship, politics, nudity (full frontal - brief), virus, gay couple, lgbt, gay slur, artists and showbiz, writer's life ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, manhattan, new york city, united states ...
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95%
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, protest, fear, epidemic, prejudice ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1982, year 1983, year 1981 ...
Place: new york, usa, washington d.c., yale university, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
87%
 8.3
 19K
Queer as Folk (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 47 min.
TV show
Story: Brash humor and genuine emotion make up this original series revolving around the lives, loves, ambitions, careers and friendships of a group of gay men and women living on Liberty Avenue in contemporary Pittsburgh, PA. The show offers an ...
Style: serious, emotional, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay love, gay relationship, gay, homosexuality, homosexual, gender, age difference, gay teenager, gay sex, sexual activity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: pittsburgh, usa, pennsylvania
⇓ similarity ⇓
73%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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Don't Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves (2012)
Genre: Drama
Country: Sweden, Finland, Norway
Duration: 174 min.
TV show
Story: When Rasmus gets of the train at the Central Station in Stockholm in September 1982 he leaves the little city of Koppom behind, to never go back. Young and beautiful he throws himself out in the gay Stockholm. Benjamin is a Jehova'’s ...
Style: thought provoking, touching, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: aids, lgbt, gays and lesbians, gay slur, gay, hiv, fall in love, terminal illness, homosexual, acceptance, belief, family disapproval ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: stockholm sweden, sweden, eastern europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 7.7
 225K
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 ⇓
68%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, depressing, intense ...
Plot: aids, self discovery, love triangle, lgbt, romance, gay, hopes, loneliness, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), pregnancy, tantrum ...
Time: 80s, 60s, 20th century, 70s, 1960s ...
Place: new york, ohio, usa, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Line of Beauty (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 177 min.
TV show
Story: Nick Guest comes to London to live with his college friend's family, the Feddens. A short stay becomes permanent, and Nick positions himself in the family's plentiful lives of parties and politics during the Thatcher years. Over the course ...
Style: emotional, touching, saga, serious, realistic
Plot: family relations, homosexual, gays and lesbians, lifestyle, self discovery, family life, coming out, love affair, infidelity, life is a bitch, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: england, london, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
62%
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, melancholic, touching, sincere, sexy ...
Plot: gay, homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay romance, homosexual, closeted homosexual, first gay sexual experience, male nudity, gay sex, gay slur ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 80s, 70s, 20th century ...
Place: wyoming, usa, texas, new york, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 125K
The Hours (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK, France, Canada, Germany
Duration: 110 min.
Story: "The Hours" is the story of three women searching for more potent, meaningful lives. Each is alive at a different time and place, all are linked by their yearnings and their fears. Their stories intertwine, and finally come together in a ...
Style: psychological, intellectual, captivating, serious, sincere ...
Plot: depression, suicide, aids, housewife, suicidal, drowning, writer's life, mental illness, terminal illness, writers, bipolar disorder, human nature ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1920s, contemporary, 21st century ...
Place: los angeles, new york, england, london, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who loves to explore the home's garden using ...
Style: touching, sentimental, witty, realistic, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, nudity (full frontal - brief), countryside, rehearsal, ballet, bittersweet, male nudity, love and romance, couples, yuppie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Everybody knows that your life is a story. But what if a story was your life? Harold Crick is your average IRS agent: monotonous, boring, and repetitive. But one day this all changes when Harold begins to hear an author inside his head narrating his ...
Style: humorous, witty, surreal, talky, semi serious ...
Plot: destiny, death, professor, dying, writer's life, human nature, paranoia, life turned upside down, self discovery, love and romance, love, insanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
Things You Can Tell Just by Looking at Her (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In California, a group of women struggle with personal problems as their paths intertwine in unexpected ways. Dr. Elaine Keener, the sole caretaker for her aging mother, turns to tarot card reader Christine for spiritual aid. Christine grapples with ...
Style: emotional, bleak, touching, melancholic, intense ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: loneliness, depression, interracial relations, dating, sadness, single parent, parents and children, siblings relations, illness, abortion, terminal illness, pregnancy ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.2
 88K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 166 min.
Story: Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences.
Style: captivating, sentimental, atmospheric, philosophical, dramatic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: impossible love, love and romance, life philosophy, true love, tragic love, life & death, existentialism, child as adult, aging, odd, adult as child, journey ...
Time: 50s, 1940s, 1930s, 1920s, 20th century ...
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana, pearl harbor, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.1
 4K
The Trip (2002)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin...
Style: realistic, touching, sentimental, witty, feel good ...
Plot: gay relationship, aids, coming out, road trip, self discovery, love affair, human nature, couples, gay, repression, gay slur, opposites attract ...
Time: 80s, 70s, contemporary, year 1973, year 1984 ...
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
The Man I Love (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 87 min.
Story: This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties, the bitter-sweet pleasures of first love and the ...
Style: captivating, serious, touching, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, aids, coming out, love triangle, gay, swimming pool, lifeguard, love affair, family relations, friends, couples, youth ...
Time: 90s
Place: france, marseille, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.3
 5K
Empire Falls (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 197 min.
TV show
Story: A decaying New England town is the backdrop for its unique citizens, lead by unassuming restaurant manager Miles Roby.
Style: psychological, sentimental, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: family secret, small town, restaurant, family life, dysfunctional family, parents and children, working class, haunted by the past, family problems, breakup, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new england, maine, usa, florida, boston ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
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 7.6
 106K
A Single Man (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Adapted from a 1964 novel of the same name, the film follows a day in the life of George Falconer, a British college professor reeling with the recent and sudden loss of his longtime partner. This traumatic event makes George challenge his own will ...
Style: psychological, touching, sincere, philosophical, enigmatic ...
Plot: depression, gays and lesbians, gay, tragic love, homosexual, broken heart, haunted by the past, loneliness, gay relationship, love and romance, death, teacher student relationship ...
Time: 60s, 1960s, 20th century, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, los angeles, usa, santa monica california, denver colorado ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.9
 2K
His Brother (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Thomas has been estranged from his brother Luc for several years, due in part to his difficulties in dealing with Luc's homosexuality. But when Thomas is diagnosed with a rare blood disease, which is difficult to treat and impossible to cure, ...
Style: sincere, emotional, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: terminal illness, gay, life is a bitch, family problems, parents and children, brother brother relationship, reconciliation, human nature, homosexual, suffering, family relations, siblings relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, paris france, europe, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Parting Glances (1986)
Genre: Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Michael and Robert, two gay men living in Brooklyn, spend their last day together before Robert leaves for Africa on work assignment. Michael still has feelings for his friend Nick, who has AIDS.
Style: humorous, touching, sentimental, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, disco, human nature, couple relations, fall in love, bittersweet, couples, friends, yuppie ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, africa, wisconsin
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.0
 10K
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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 6.7
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Come Undone (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Story of two gorgeous, young French boys who begin a passionate relationship that boils over and threatens to destroy both their lives. Shy Mathieu is 18-years-old and on summer vacation in the south of France. He spends his days lazily sunning ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, emotional, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, male nudity, teenage life, love affair, depression, beach, youth, coming out, dysfunctional family, romance, fall in love, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: europe, frankfurt germany, brittany, france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
His Secret Life (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Italy, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When Antonia's husband Massimo is killed in a car accident, she accidentally discovers that he has been having a same-sex affair with a produce wholesaler named Michele.
Style: sentimental, touching, emotional, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, friendship, infidelity, transsexual, adultery, gay, manipulation, dishonesty, manipulations, understanding, family problems, human nature ...
Time: contemporary
Place: rome italy, istanbul turkey, amsterdam, london, milan italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
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, sincere, heartbreaking, thought provoking, touching ...
Plot: aids, fighting the system, human spirit, transsexual, gay slur, life is a bitch, terminal illness, death, gays and lesbians, treatment, strong sexual content, society ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 20th century, year 1986, year 1985
Place: texas, usa, japan, dallas texas, china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Highway to Heaven (1984)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA
Duration: 60 min.
TV show
Story: Highway to Heaven is an American television drama series which ran on NBC from 1984 to 1989. The series aired for five seasons, running a total of 111 episodes. It was shot entirely in California.
Style: touching, sentimental, uplifting, serious, realistic ...
Plot: angel, redemption, friendship, odd couple, supernatural, fish out of water, hopes, human nature, family life, partners, unlikely partners, good deed ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
Before Night Falls (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Spanning several decades, this powerful biopic offers a glimpse into the life of famed Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas, an artist who was vilified for his homosexuality in Fidel Castro's Cuba.
Style: bleak, atmospheric, realistic, serious, emotional ...
Plot: poet, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 20th century, 80s, year 1974 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
My Life Without Me (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain, Canada
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Pedro Almodovar production in which a fatally ill mother with only two months to live creates a list of things she wants to do before she dies with out telling her family of her illness.
Style: touching, sentimental, emotional, sincere, contemplative ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: terminal illness, infidelity, dealing with death, parents and children, unfulfillment, introspection, farewell, secret love, health situation, dishonesty, love and romance, life is a bitch ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.7
 8K
Ironweed (1987)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 143 min.
Story: Albany, New York, Halloween, 1938. Francis Phelan and Helen Archer are bums, back in their birth city. She was a singer on the radio, he a major league pitcher. Death surrounds them: she's sick, a pal has cancer, he digs graves at the cemetery ...
Style: emotional, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: alcohol abuse, redemption, couple relations, mental illness, buddies, life is a bitch, best friends, rich and poor, parents and children, human nature, family relations, twists & turns ...
Time: 1900s, 1930s, 1910s, 30s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%