Movies like Before Night Falls

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Before Night Falls (2000)
 7.2
 24K
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, serious, emotional, realistic, lyrical, factual, stylized, sincere, touching ...
Plot: poet, aids, gays and lesbians, revolution, exile, oppression, homosexual, artist, gay slur, writer's life, gay, childhood, idealism, freedom, discrimination, nudity (full frontal - brief), balloon, cuban revolution, fidel castro, runaway, cross dressing, strong sexual content, injustice, life is a bitch, rebellion ...
Time: 60s, 70s, 80s, 20th century, 50s, year 1964, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, havana cuba, caribbean

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Most similar movies to Before Night Falls

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, melancholic and interesting films with plots about mentor, life philosophy, storytelling, death, kiss, runaway and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Before Night Falls: The Sea Inside (2004), Wilde (1997), Milk (2008), The Normal Heart (2014), The Lost City (2005). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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The Sea Inside (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: Spain, France, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The Sea Inside is about Spaniard Ramón Sampedro, who fought a 30-year campaign to win the right to end his life with dignity. It is the story of Ramón’s relationships with two women: Julia a lawyer who supports his cause, and Rosa, a local woman ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, serious, sad, philosophical ...
Plot: disability, human spirit, lawyer, freedom, dignity, mercy killing, wheelchair, fighting the system, nursing, suicide, euthanasia, trial ...
Time: 90s, 60s, 20th century, 1990s, 1960s
Place: spain, europe, barcelona, catalonia, galicia
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100%
 6.9
 15K
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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay, gay lead character, obsession, gays and lesbians, hypocrisy, gay protagonist, courtroom drama, writer's life, prison, gay slur, homosexual ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era, victorian, 90s, victorian england
Place: england, europe, ireland, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
81%
 7.5
 165K
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, murder, homosexuality ...
Time: 70s, 20th century, year 1976, year 1975, year 1972 ...
Place: san francisco, california, usa, florida, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
79%
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 ⇓
75%
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The Lost City (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Duration: 144 min.
Story: In Havana, Cuba in the late 1950's, a wealthy family, one of whose sons is a prominent nightclub owner, is caught in the violent transition from the oppressive regime of Batista to the Marxist government of Fidel Castro. Castro's regime ...
Style: touching, captivating, stylized, sincere, serious ...
Plot: revolution, politics, nightclub, fidel castro, rebellion, love and romance, idealism, family problems, chaos, dictatorship, political unrest, hopes ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s
Place: cuba, latin america, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.7
 13K
Howl (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: It's San Francisco in 1957, and an American masterpiece is put on trial. Howl, the film, recounts this dark moment using three interwoven threads: the tumultuous life events that led a young Allen Ginsberg to find his true voice as an artist, ...
Style: thought provoking, sincere, realistic, atmospheric, surreal ...
Plot: poet, poetry, courtroom drama, literature, freedom, courtroom, writer's life, society, counterculture, censorship, gay, mental institution ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 1920s, 20s, year 1957 ...
Place: san francisco, california, new york, kansas, idaho ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
72%
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 ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
Steal This Movie (2000)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Five years after Yippie founder Abbie Hoffman goes underground to avoid a drug-related prison sentence, he contacts a reporter to get out the story of the FBI's covert spying, harassment and inciting of violence they then blame on the Left.
Style: serious, captivating, sincere, suspenseful, realistic ...
Plot: injustice, on the run, environmentalism, fighting the system, politics, state affairs, vietnam war, hidden identity, dishonesty, depression, justice, mental illness ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 60s, 1960s, year 1968
Place: usa, new york, chicago illinois, woodstock, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.
Style: stylized, realistic, factual, entertaining, gloomy ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, pianist, aids, celebrity, showbiz, destructive relationship, couples, age difference, lifestyle, surgery, foster parent ...
Time: 80s, 70s, 20th century, 1960s, 60s ...
Place: las vegas, usa, southern california, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.4
 9K
Little Ashes (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Spain
Duration: 112 min.
Story: About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Style: atmospheric, serious, tense, exciting, factual ...
Plot: friendship, poet, exhibitionism, friends, political unrest, student, coming of age, writer's life, lifestyle, romance, buddies, state affairs ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, year 1936, 1930s
Place: madrid, spain, europe, barcelona, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 6.7
 1K
Fidel & Che (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 151 min.
Story: Fidel Castro rises to power in Cuba.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, sincere
Plot: revolution, fidel castro, rebellion, rebelliousness, idealism, politics, rise and fall, fighting the system, ambition, political corruption, political unrest, racism ...
Time: 20th century, 1950s, 50s
Place: cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 ⇓
64%
 6.3
 10K
Sylvia (2003)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Story of the relationship between the poets Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath.
Style: emotional, realistic, psychological, serious, depressing ...
Plot: infidelity, drinking, drinking alcohol, writer's life, tragic love, couple relations, crumbling marriage, family problems, couples, romance, love, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 60s, 50s, 1950s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, europe, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
63%
 6.1
 7K
Havana (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 144 min.
Story: An American professional gambler named Jack Weil (Redford) decides to visit Havana, Cuba to gamble. On the boat to Havana, he meets Roberta Duran (Olin), the wife of a revolutionary, Arturo (Julia). Shortly after their arrival, Arturo is taken away ...
Style: realistic, emotional, atmospheric, stylized, serious ...
Plot: politics, gambling, revolution, gambler, cons and scams, political unrest, rebelliousness, romance, society, cuban revolution, love triangle, diamond ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, 1950s, year 1958, year 1959
Place: cuba, latin america, australia, caribbean, havana cuba
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Cuba, Mexico, Spain, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Havana, Cuba, 1979. Flamboyantly gay artist Diego (Jorge Perugorría) attempts to seduce the straight and strait-laced David, an idealistic young communist, and fails dismally. But David conspires to become friends with Diego so he can monitor the ...
Style: touching, realistic, clever, sincere, semi serious ...
Plot: communism, friendship, politics, gays and lesbians, gay, human nature, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, gender, sexual content, profanity ...
Time: 70s, 90s, year 1979
Place: cuba, havana cuba, latin america
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 7.5
 86K
Biutiful (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Mexico, Spain
Duration: 148 min.
Story: This is a story of a man in free fall. On the road to redemption, darkness lights his way. Connected with the afterlife, Uxbal is a tragic hero and father of two who's sensing the danger of death. He struggles with a tainted reality and a fate ...
Style: bleak, sincere, emotional, depressing, psychological ...
Plot: terminal illness, redemption, single father, death, family relations, suffering, parenthood, life is a bitch, unfulfillment, parents and children, reconciliation, social problems ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: barcelona, spain, barcelona spain, mexico, senegal
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
 7.0
 17K
Iris (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: True story of the lifelong romance between novelist Iris Murdoch and her husband John Bayley, from their student days through her battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Style: touching, intellectual, emotional, captivating, serious ...
Plot: aging, alzheimer's disease, understanding, writer's life, love, couple relations, love of one's life, virginity, life & death, character study, loneliness, terminal illness ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 50s, 1950s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.5
 123K
J. Edgar (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 137 min.
Story: As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
Style: realistic, thought provoking, bleak, serious, factual ...
Plot: fbi, homosexual, corruption, surveillance, ambition, politician, notoriety, gays and lesbians, state affairs, crimes, president, communism ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 1930s, 60s, 1940s ...
Place: usa, washington d.c., united states, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
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 6.6
 13K
Total Eclipse (1995)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France, Belgium
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.
Style: sexy, sexual, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Plot: poet, lgbt, gay, gay teenager, writer's life, gays and lesbians, infidelity, mentor, pregnancy, romance, prodigy, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s
Place: paris france, france, europe, holland, london ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
The Broken Tower (2011)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Docudrama about American poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide in April 1932 at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, emotional, stylized, sincere ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, introspection, love and romance, gender, writer's life, suicide, writers, sailor, brooklyn bridge, poet, poetry reading, lifestyle ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 20s, 1930s, 1920s
Place: ohio, usa, new york, mexico, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.2
 44K
Che: Part One (2008)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: France, Spain, Mexico
Duration: 134 min.
Story: The Argentine, begins as Che and a band of Cuban exiles (led by Fidel Castro) reach the Cuban shore from Mexico in 1956. Within two years, they mobilized popular support and an army and toppled the U.S.-friendly regime of dictator Fulgencio Batista.
Style: epic, thought provoking, sincere, captivating, serious ...
Plot: revolution, cuban revolution, communism, execution, dictatorship, idealism, fighting the system, leadership, state affairs, freedom, political unrest, military ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 60s, 20th century, year 1958 ...
Place: cuba, latin america, new york, mexico city
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 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 ⇓
57%
 7.0
 48K
Kinsey (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Kinsey is a portrait of researcher Alfred Kinsey, driven to uncover the most private secrets of a nation. What begins for Kinsey as a scientific endeavor soon takes on an intensely personal relevance, ultimately becoming an unexpected journey into ...
Style: intellectual, thought provoking, talky, sincere, serious ...
Plot: sexuality, research, professor, student, marriage, college, scientist, free love, interview, teaching, sexual dysfunction, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 50s, 1940s, 40s, 1950s
Place: indiana, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
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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 ⇓
55%
 7.1
 165K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gender identity, painter, love and romance, society, gender, gay ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, paris france, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Whole Wide World (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Based on her acclaimed autobiographical book, THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD tells the story of Novalyne Price, an attractive feisty West Texas schoolteacher and her bittersweet, romantic and turbulent relationship with Robert E. Howard, the great pulp ...
Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, contemplative, serious ...
Plot: friendship, writers, teacher, bittersweet, romance, friends, couples, couple relations, unfulfilled love, introspection, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century, 30s
Place: texas, louisiana, usa, new mexico, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
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 ⇓
53%
The Color of Time (2012)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 73 min.
Story: A poetic road trip through Pulitzer prize-winning CK Williams' life over the course of 40 years.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, melancholic, sentimental ...
Plot: poetry, poet, romance, couple relations, americana, artists and showbiz, writer's life, parent child relationship, haunted by the past, husband wife relationship, couples, love and romance ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, 1940s, 80s, 70s ...
Place: detroit, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 6.9
 20K
Basquiat (1996)
Genre: Biography, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Director Julian Schnabel illustrates the portrait of his friend, the first African-American pop artist Jean-Michel Basquiat who unfortunately died at a young age and just as he was beginning to make a name for himself in the art world. Alongside the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, realistic, captivating, factual ...
Plot: drug abuse, friendship, artist, art, society, rising to stardom, rise and fall, self destructing, overdose, ambition, celebrity culture, human spirit ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, year 1981
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
52%
 7.0
 2K
Cross Creek (1983)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 127 min.
Story: The portrait of a woman who, at the edge of survival, found a world of meaning.
Style: touching, realistic, atmospheric, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: writers, wilderness, human nature, isolation, artists and showbiz, lifestyle, journalism, writer's life, master and servant, family relations, power relations, couple relations ...
Time: 1930s, 80s
Place: florida, usa, new york, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%