Movies like Beginners

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Beginners (2010)
 7.2
 82K
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, offbeat, realistic, sincere, clever, gloomy, stylized, sentimental, psychological, biting ...
Plot: coming out, cancer, gay, father son relationship, terminal illness, gay father, secret, self discovery, artist, actress, dying, french, grief, dog, party, introspection, lgbt, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, hopes, love and romance, unfulfillment, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1955, year 1971, year 2003, year 1965, year 1978 ...
Place: california, usa, los angeles, new york

Most similar movies to Beginners

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, touching, semi serious and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, gay, kiss, mentor, crying, relationships and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Beginners: Garden State (2004), Latter Days (2003), Saving Face (2004), I Love You Phillip Morris (2009), Beautiful Thing (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 7.5
 199K
Garden State (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Andrew returns to his hometown for the funeral of his mother, a journey that reconnects him with past friends. The trip coincides with his decision to stop taking his powerful antidepressants. A chance meeting with Sam - a girl also suffering from ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: psychiatrist, self discovery, marijuana, dealing with death, friendship, depression, ecstasy, paraplegic, epilepsy, grave digger, homecoming, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new jersey, usa, los angeles
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100%
 7.1
 16K
Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, neighbor, promiscuity, mormon, self discovery, romance, bet, coming of age, strong sexual content, culture clash ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.5
 9K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: touching, realistic, witty, semi serious, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: coming out, lesbian, lesbian relationship, hospital, pregnancy, romance, generation gap, birthday, fall in love, gays and lesbians, lgbt, single parent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, china, shanghai, shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
70%
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: France, USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Steve Russell is a small-town cop. Bored with his bland lifestyle, Russell turns to fraud as a means of shaking things up. Before long, Russell's criminal antics have landed him behind bars, where he encounters the charismatic Phillip Morris. ...
Style: humorous, offbeat, cynical, dark humor, clever ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, prison, judge, confined, starting over, faked death, suicide attempt, dying, homosexual, deception, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2006, year 1998
Place: florida, texas, georgia, miami, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
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Beautiful Thing (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Thamesmead, in south-east London, become aware of their homosexuality. While both were vaguely aware they might be gay, neither had ever acted on their impulses. Once they decide ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, coming of age, gay, friendship, single mother, single parent, child abuse, sexual attraction, homosexual, hippie ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: england, london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
 7.6
 12K
Get Real (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.
Style: realistic, touching, sincere, semi serious, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gay, coming of age, gays and lesbians, friendship, high school, romance, fall in love, teenage life, gender, friends, hopes ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
59%
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (2009)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: The life you love may be your own.... The wife of a much older man finds herself attracted to their neighbour's son, who is closer to her age.
Style: emotional, offbeat, touching, semi serious, gloomy ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: starting over, self discovery, age difference, family life, family problems, love affair, marriage, parents and children, haunted by the past, love and romance, neighbor, publisher ...
Time: 70s, contemporary, 80s, 90s, 20th century ...
Place: new york, usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
The Men Next Door (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: This is a fast-paced comedy about a 40-year-old gay man who finds himself dating two equally lovable men - a secure 50-year-old who came out later in life, and an adventurous 30-year-old who wasn't looking for a relationship. What he ...
Style: touching, realistic, humorous, offbeat
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, couples, gender, love and romance, adventurer, thirtysomething life, family relations, romance, parents and children, gay, gay love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
55%
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 7.7
 294K
50/50 (2011)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Inspired by a true story, a comedy centered on a 27-year-old guy who learns of his cancer diagnosis, and his subsequent struggle to beat the disease.
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, humorous, sentimental ...
Plot: friendship, terminal illness, patient, cancer, therapist, doctor, buddies, hospital, dealing with death, coping, fighting illness, health situation ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, seattle, seattle washington, hawaii, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, gays and lesbians, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, love and romance, couples, disorder, couple relations, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
 7.4
 4K
Big Eden (2000)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Big Eden is a tiny fictional town in northwestern Montana, as Preston Sturges or Frank Capra might have envisioned it. Timber and Cowboy country. This is the story of Henry Hart, a successful New York Artist, who returns to the town of his childhood ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, touching, realistic, humorous ...
Plot: coming out, gay, small town, friendship, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, native american, store, romance, lesbian, lgbt, artists and showbiz ...
Time: 90s
Place: montana, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and ...
Style: semi serious, feel good, clever, realistic, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming out, lesbian, friendship, gays and lesbians, cheerleader, cheerleading, friends, closeted homosexual, gay teenager, love and romance, camp, homosexuality ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
The Last Straight Man (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Lewis is a closeted gay man throwing a bachelor party for his straight best friend and secret crush, Cooper. After a night of drunken sex together, the two men decide to meet in the same hotel suite on the same night each year to hook up and catch ...
Style: touching, semi serious, realistic
Plot: friendship, gays and lesbians, gay, hotel, closeted homosexual, gay relationship, coming out, drugs/alcohol, lovers reunited, romance, sexuality, in the closet ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
Mambo Italiano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an Italian man comes out of the closet, it affects both his life and his crazy family.
Style: not serious, feel good, touching, humorous, realistic ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, sex, gay relationship, family, immigrants, family life, culture clash, romance, emigrant, family feud ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: canada, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.
Style: humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, teens
Plot: coming out, teenage love, young lovers, high school, lesbian, teenage life, lesbian relationship, romance, gays and lesbians, lesbian interest, lgbt, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.0
 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: humorous, semi serious, realistic, feel good, witty ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, aids, gay relationship, road trip, coming out, republican, on the road, love affair, lgbt, activism, hiv, drug use ...
Time: contemporary, year 1973, year 1977, year 1984
Place: usa, los angeles, mexico, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.8
 2K
Dorian Blues (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 84 min.
Story: Dorian realizes he is gay in his final year of high school. He meets another gay youth locally, but remains confused. He starts therapy, then resorts to confession in the Church, and finally comes out to his brother. Dorian then decides to come out ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, realistic, touching, feel good ...
Plot: coming of age, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, college, sibling relationship, suburbs, self discovery, friendship, parents and children, teenage life, gender ...
Time: contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 6.0
 10K
G.B.F. (2013)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: The bitter fight for supremacy between the three most popular girls at North Gateway High takes an unexpected turn when their classmate, Tanner, is outed and becomes the school’s first openly gay student. The trio races to bag the big trend in ...
Style: humorous, semi serious, biting, realistic, flamboyance ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming out, gay, high school, gays and lesbians, friends, friendship, mormon, best friend, lgbt teen, lgbt, high school life, gender ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 80s
Place: usa, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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 6.1
 33K
Greenberg (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A New Yorker moves to Los Angeles in order to figure out his life while he housesits for his brother, and he soon sparks with his brother's assistant.
Style: talky, realistic, semi serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: personal assistant, friendship, cocaine, drugs/alcohol, unfulfillment, buddies, mentally unstable, starting over, reunion, fall in love, hopes, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, usa, los angeles, manhattan new york city, australia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.3
 10K
Loose Cannons (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies literature and lives with his boyfriend, Tommaso decides to tell ...
Style: touching, clever, semi serious, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, gay, gays and lesbians, family business, family life, parents and children, siblings relations, family in crisis, gender, family problems, family relations, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Playing by Heart (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: Eleven articulate people work through affairs of the heart in L.A. Paul produces Hannah's TV cooking show. Mark is dying of AIDS. Men have scalded Meredith so she rebuffs Trent's charm, but he persists. The trendy, prolix Joan tries to ...
Style: humorous, sincere, touching, clever, realistic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: aids, couple relations, love and romance, couples, love affair, adultery, infidelity, sex, romance, hotel, architect, family ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: los angeles, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 7.8
 19K
Shelter (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Forced to give up his dreams of art school, Zach works dead-end jobs to support his sister and her son. Questioning his life, he paints, surfs and hangs out with his best friend, Gabe. When Gabe's older brother returns home for the summer, Zach ...
Style: touching, realistic, sincere, semi serious, romantic ...
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, coming of age, surfing, young lovers, homosexual, dysfunctional family, family life, best friends, lesbian ...
Time: contemporary
Place: california, southern california, san francisco, canada, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 7.6
 97K
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, stylized, gloomy, serious ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, haunted by the past, tragic love, love and romance, homosexual, gay, gender, suicidal, broken heart, unfulfillment, best friends, death ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, 1940s
Place: california, usa, los angeles, denver colorado, santa monica california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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The Velocity of Gary (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Gary is in love with Valentino. So is Mary Carmen. Their life changes when Valentino is hit with a deadly disease and is slowly dying in their hands. They tear each other off to end up re-uniting upon their love for the same man.
Style: semi serious, realistic, sincere, touching, humorous ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming out, love triangle, romance, gender, love and romance, couples, twentysomething life, life is a bitch, friends, gay, death ...
Time: 90s
Place: manhattan new york city, new york, grand central station manhattan new york city, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Touch of Pink (2004)
Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
Country: Canada, UK
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.
Style: semi serious, feel good, realistic, humorous, touching ...
Audience: date night
Plot: coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, culture clash, parents and children, romance, united kingdom, gender, love and romance, society, family relations, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: kenya, london, europe, toronto ontario canada, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A Taiwanese-American man is happily settled in New York with his American boyfriend. He plans a marriage of convenience to a Chinese woman in order to keep his parents off his back and to get the woman a green card. Chaos follows when his parents ...
Style: clever, realistic, touching, humorous, semi serious ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, wedding, loveless marriage, coming out, wedding night, homosexuality, immigrants, family, generation gap, homosexual, culture clash, comedy of errors ...
Time: 90s
Place: taiwan, new york, asia, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, hiv, lgbt, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 99 min.
Story: A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.
Style: realistic, semi serious, sexual, touching, sentimental ...
Audience: teens
Plot: coming of age, gay, gays and lesbians, high school, friendship, summer, amusement park, homosexuality, coming out, small town, strong sexual content, fall in love ...
Time: 80s, year 1984
Place: ohio, usa, midwest, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, friendship, bisexual, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%
 6.2
 38K
Prime (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A career driven professional from Manhattan is wooed by a young painter, who also happens to be the son of her psychoanalyst.
Style: semi serious, humorous, talky, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: artist, therapist, unlikely couple, photographer, kiss, date, age difference, nightclub, romance, therapy, painting, fall in love ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, israel, lower east side manhattan new york city, harlem manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
32%