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Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Call Me By Your Name (2017)

CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love, based on the acclaimed novel by Andre Aciman. It's the summer of 1983 in the north of Italy, and Elio Perlman (Timothee Chalamet), a precocious 17- year-old American-Italian boy, spends his days …in his family's 17th century villa transcribing and playing classical music, reading, and flirting with his friend Marzia (Esther Garrel). Elio enjoys a close relationship with his father (Michael Stuhlbarg), an eminent professor specializing in Greco-Roman culture, and his mother Annella (Amira Casar), a translator, who favor him with the fruits of high culture in a setting that overflows with natural delights. While Elio's sophistication and intellectual gifts suggest he is already a fully-fledged adult, there is much that yet remains innocent and unformed about him, particularly about matters of the heart. One day, Oliver (Armie Hammer), a charming American scholar working on his doctorate, arrives as the annual summer intern tasked with helping Elio's father. Amid the sun-drenched splendor of the setting, Elio and Oliver discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of a summer that will alter their lives forever. (Read More)

Themes:
first love break up love 
Locations:
train station italy bicycle bus small town train 
Characters:
boy crying crying boy older man younger man relationship boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship gay teenager gay kiss teenage boy father son relationship 
Period:
summer 
Story:
italian villa playing piano riding bicycle sex with fruit older man younger man peach hanukkah orchard graduate student short shorts flirtation first gay sexual experience awkward situation phone call gay romance β€¦volleyball villa man crying male male kiss gay son boxer shorts crying man gay lead character lgbt fireplace flirting waterfall hairy chest coming out swimming guitar piano vomiting dancing bare chested male based on novel  (See All)

I Killed My Mother (2009)
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I Killed My Mother (2009)

Teenager Hubert haughtily regards his mother with contempt, and only sees her tacky sweaters and kitsch decorations. In addition to these irritating surface details, there is also his parent's cherished mechanisms of manipulation and guilt. Confused by this love/hate relationship that obsesses him m…ore and more each day, Hubert drifts through the mysteries of adolescence - artistic discoveries, illicit experiences, the opening-up to friendship, and ostracism. The turbulent relationship between mother and son unfolds with a compelling combination of savage fury and melting affection. The stunning, semi-autobiographical directing debut of 20-year-old actor Xavier Dolan. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
bicycle bus 
Characters:
boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship gay teenager gay kiss teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
male male kiss gay son boxer shorts lgbt coming out dancing bare chested male 

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Weekend (2011)
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Weekend (2011)

On a Friday night after a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club, alone and on the pull. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. That weekend, in bars and in bedrooms, …getting drunk and taking drugs, telling stories and having sex, the two men get to know each other. It is a brief encounter that will resonate throughout their lives. Weekend is both an honest and unapologetic love story between two guys and a film about the universal struggle for an authentic life in all its forms. It is about the search for identity and the importance of making a passionate commitment to your life. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
train station train 
Characters:
gay relationship gay kiss 
Story:
awkward situation gay romance lgbt hairy chest coming out bare chested male 

Pride (2014)
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Pride (2014)

In 1984 20 year old closet gay Joe hesitantly arrives in London from Bromley for his first Gay Pride march and is taken under the collective wing of a group of gay men and Lesbian Steph, who meet at flamboyant Jonathan and his Welsh partner Gethin's Soho bookshop. Not only are gays being threatened …by Thatcher but the miners are on strike in response to her pit closures and Northern Irish activist Mark Ashton believes gays and miners should show solidarity. Almost by accident a mini-bus full of gays find themselves in the Welsh village of Onllwyn in the Dulais valley and through their sincere fund raising and Jonathan's nifty disco moves persuade most of the community that they are on the same side. When a bigot tries to sabotage the partnership with a tabloid smear Mark turns it back on her with a hugely successful benefit concert to which most of the villagers, now thoroughly in tune with their gay friends, turn up. The miners are defeated and return to work but at the Pride march the following year a vast contingent of miners show up to repay their comrades with their show of support. (Read More)

Locations:
bus small town 
Characters:
boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship gay kiss father son relationship 
Period:
summer 
Story:
man crying male male kiss crying man lgbt coming out bare chested male 

Wet Hot American Summer (2001) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Wet Hot American Summer (2001)

The setting is Camp Firewood, the year 1981. It's the last day before everyone goes back to the real world, but there's still a summer's worth of unfinished business to resolve. At the center of the action is camp director Beth, who struggles to keep order while she falls in love with the local astr…ophysics professor. He is busy trying to save the camp from a deadly piece of NASA's Skylab which is hurtling toward earth. All that, plus: a dangerous waterfall rescue, love triangles, misfits, cool kids, and talking vegetable cans. The questions will all be resolved, of course, at the big talent show at the end of the day. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
italy 
Characters:
gay kiss teenage boy 
Period:
summer 
Story:
short shorts male male kiss waterfall swimming guitar piano dancing bare chested male 

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The Danish Girl (2015)
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The Danish Girl (2015)

Copenhagen, Denmark, 1926. Einar Wegener (played by Eddie Redmayne) and his wife Gerda (Alicia Vikander) are a happily married couple. Both are artists, Einar preferring landscapes and she portraits. One day Einar poses for a portrait of Gerdas while wearing a dress. This is initially done as a lark…, as is the later attendance at a party dressed as a woman. However, Einar soon discovers that she is in fact a woman and over time prefers being Lili. At first she and Gerda try to have her situation "cured" but this leads nowhere (other than to many doctors trying to have Lili locked up as a pervert and/or lunatic). Her voyage of self-discovery will ultimately lead to her undergoing the first ever sex-change operation. (Read More)

Locations:
train station train 
Story:
man crying male male kiss boxer shorts crying man lgbt dancing bare chested male based on novel 

The Wackness (2008)
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The Wackness (2008)

Friendship, love, and coming of age in New York City, summer of 1994. Luke Shapiro has just graduated from high school, sells marijuana, and trades pot for therapy from a psychologist, Dr. Jeffrey Squires. Luke is attracted to a classmate, Stephanie, who's out of his league and Squires' step-daughte…r. By July, he's hanging out with Stephanie, taking her on his rounds selling pot out of an ice-cream pushcart. Then things take a turn. In the background, Squires and his wife as well as Luke's parents are having their troubles. (Read More)

Themes:
first love love 
Locations:
bicycle train 
Characters:
older man younger man relationship teenage boy father son relationship 
Period:
summer 
Story:
swimming guitar vomiting dancing bare chested male 

The Imitation Game (2014)
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The Imitation Game (2014)

Based on the real life story of legendary cryptanalyst Alan Turing, the film portrays the nail-biting race against time by Turing and his brilliant team of code-breakers at Britain's top-secret Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, during the darkest days of World War II.

Themes:
first love 
Characters:
boy crying crying boy gay teenager 
Story:
man crying crying man gay lead character coming out 

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Aquamarine (2006) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Aquamarine (2006)

In a dreary Florida beach resort village, luscious-limbed lifeguard Raymond is the main attraction for girls. Teenager buddies Claire and Hailey became experts on him by observation, but never dared actually approach him, and after this closing summer season will be separated as one's parents move t…o Australia. Then they find a storm washed up in a pool a sassy mermaid, who promises them a wish if they help her prove to Neptune love exists, and Raymond is the only creature resembling a love-god. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
bicycle small town 
Period:
summer 
Story:
flirting swimming dancing bare chested male based on novel 

Jab We Met (2007)
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Jab We Met (2007)

Depressed after the passing of his father (Dharamraj) and a ditching by his gorgeous girlfriend, Mumbai-based businessman Aditya Kashyap takes a BEST bus, goes to the Chatrapati Shivaji Train Terminus, and boards a train. There he meets Geet Kaur Dhillon, who is returning home to Bhatinda, and who p…ays for his ticket. At Bar Nagar, he decides to leave, but she follows him, missing her train. They manage to get a ride to Ratlam, miss the train again, but eventually make it to Bhatinda. Once there, he gets to meet her family, her pretty sister Roop as well as her to-be betrothed, Manjeet Singh Mann. Before the engagement can be finalized, she manages to convince her fiance that she wants to marry Aditya. Before Aditya can take stock of these new developments, she elopes with him - not to get married but to re-locate to Manali where her true love, Anshuman, awaits, and to whom she hopes to get married. (Read More)

Themes:
break up love 
Locations:
train station bus train 
Story:
guitar dancing bare chested male 

Bicycle Thieves (1948)
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Bicycle Thieves (1948)

Ricci, an unemployed man in the depressed post-WWII economy of Italy, gets at last a good job - for which he needs a bike - hanging up posters. But soon his bicycle is stolen. He and his son walk the streets of Rome, looking for the bicycle. Ricci finally manages to locate the thief but with no proo…f, he has to abandon his cause. But he and his son know perfectly well that without a bike, Ricci won't be able to keep his job. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
italy bicycle bus 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
swimming guitar dancing based on novel 

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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)
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The Perks Of Being A Wallflower (2012)

Based on the novel written by Stephen Chbosky, this is about 15-year-old Charlie (Logan Lerman), an endearing and naive outsider, coping with first love (Emma Watson), the suicide of his best friend, and his own mental illness while struggling to find a group of people with whom he belongs. The intr…overt freshman is taken under the wings of two seniors, Sam and Patrick, who welcome him to the real world. (Read More)

Themes:
first love break up love 
Characters:
boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship gay teenager gay kiss teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
male male kiss fireplace dancing based on novel 

Cinema Paradiso (1988) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

A boy who grew up in a native Sicilian Village returns home as a famous director after receiving news about the death of an old friend. Told in a flashback, Salvatore reminiscences about his childhood and his relationship with Alfredo, a projectionist at Cinema Paradiso. Under the fatherly influence… of Alfredo, Salvatore fell in love with film making, with the duo spending many hours discussing about films and Alfredo painstakingly teaching Salvatore the skills that became a stepping stone for the young boy into the world of film making. The film brings the audience through the changes in cinema and the dying trade of traditional film making, editing and screening. It also explores a young boy's dream of leaving his little town to foray into the world outside. (Read More)

Themes:
first love love 
Locations:
train station italy bicycle train 
Characters:
boy crying crying boy 

Anna Karenina (2012)
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Anna Karenina (2012)

In 1874, in the Imperial Russia, the aristocratic Anna Karenina travels from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to save the marriage of her brother Prince Oblonsky, who had had a love affair with his housemaid. Anna Karenina has a cold marriage with her husband, Count Alexei Karenin, and they have a son. An…na meets the cavalry officer Count Vronsky at the train station and they feel attracted by each other. Soon she learns that Vronsky will propose to Kitty, who is the younger sister of her sister-in-law Dolly. Anna satisfactorily resolves the infidelity case of her brother and Kitty invites her to stay for the ball. However, Anna Karenina and Vronsky dance in the ball, calling the attention of the conservative society. Soon they have a love affair that will lead Anna Karenina to a tragic fate. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
train station train 
Story:
flirting dancing bare chested male based on novel 

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Rent (2005)
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Rent (2005)

This rock opera tells the story of one year in the life of a group of bohemians struggling in modern day East Village New York. The story centers around Mark and Roger, two roommates. While a former tragedy has made Roger numb to life, Mark tries to capture it through his attempts to make a film. In… the year that follows, the group deals with love, loss, AIDS, and modern day life in one truly powerful story. (Read More)

Themes:
break up love 
Locations:
bicycle 
Characters:
boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship 
Story:
first gay sexual experience gay romance male male kiss guitar dancing 

Show Me Love (1998)
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Show Me Love (1998)

Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she is inexperienced in that matter. Another girl in her school, Agnes, is in love with her… but is too shy to do anything about it. For a number of reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own feelings toward Agnes. (Read More)

Themes:
first love break up love 
Locations:
small town 
Characters:
teenage boy 
Story:
lgbt coming out vomiting 

On The Road (2012) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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On The Road (2012)

Shaken by the death of his father and discouraged by his stalled career, writer Sal Paradise goes on a road trip hoping for inspiration. While traveling, he is befriended by charismatic and fearless Dean Moriarty and Moriarty's free-spirited and seductive young wife, Marylou. Traveling across the Am…erican southwest together, they strive to break from conformity and and search the unknown, and their decisions change the very course of their lives. (Read More)

Locations:
bus train 
Characters:
gay kiss 
Story:
man crying male male kiss hairy chest piano dancing bare chested male based on novel 

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If Only (2004)
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If Only (2004)

After his impetuous musician girlfriend, Samantha, dies in an accident shortly after they had a fight (and nearly broke up), a grief-stricken British businessman, Ian Wyndham, living in London gets a chance to relive the day all over again, in the hope of changing the events that led up to her getti…ng killed. (Read More)

Themes:
break up 
Locations:
train 
Story:
awkward situation boxer shorts hairy chest guitar bare chested male 

Biutiful (2010)
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Biutiful (2010)

Uxbal, single father of two children, finds his life in chaos as he is forced to deal with his life in order to escape the heat of crime in underground Barcelona, to break with the love for the divorced, manic depressive, abusive mother of his children and to regain spiritual insight in his life as …he is diagnosed with terminal cancer. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
train station 
Characters:
gay relationship gay kiss father son relationship 
Story:
male male kiss boxer shorts hairy chest vomiting dancing bare chested male 

Beginners (2010)
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Beginners (2010)

It's 2003. Thirty-eight-year-old graphic artist Oliver Fields has just lost his father Hal Fields to cancer, after Oliver's mother Georgia Fields passed away five years earlier. Oliver is naturally a sullen man due to his growing up relationships with his parents (his mother who had a unique view on… life) and watching his parents' cordial but somewhat distant relationship with each other, but is more so now because of his personal family losses. Oliver embarks on a relationship with Anna, a French actress, hoping that his re-energized relationship with Hal following Georgia's death, and Hal's new outlook on life during that time, will show Oliver how to act in a loving relationship. After Georgia's death, Hal came out of the closet and began to live with a joie de vivre that did not exist before, which included an open relationship with a much younger man named Andy. Oliver's relationship with Anna has other obstacles, including Anna's own vagabond lifestyle and Oliver needing to take care of who was originally Hal's very needy Jack Russell terrier, Arthur. (Read More)

Themes:
break up 
Characters:
older man younger man relationship boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship gay kiss father son relationship 
Story:
male male kiss boxer shorts coming out dancing 

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Bad Education (2004) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Bad Education (2004)

In the early 60s, two boys - Ignacio and Enrique - discover love, movies and fear in a Christian school. Father Manolo, the school principal and Literature teacher, both witnesses and takes part in these discoveries. The three characters come against one another twice again, in the late 70s and in 1…980. These meetings are set to change the life and death of some of them. (Read More)

Themes:
first love love 
Characters:
boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay kiss 
Story:
gay lead character lgbt bare chested male 

Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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Brokeback Mountain (2005)

Two young men, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, meet when they get a job as sheep herders on Brokeback Mountain. They are at first strangers, then they become friends. Throughout the weeks, they grow closer as they learn more about each other. One night, after some heavy drinking, they find a deeper co…nnection. They then indulge in a blissful romance for the rest of the summer. Unable to deal with their feelings for each other, they part ways at the end of the summer. Four years go by, and they each settle down, Ennis in Wyoming with his wife and two girls, and Jack in Texas with his wife and son. Still longing for each other, they meet back up, and are faced with the fact that they need each other. They undeniably need each other, and unsure of what to do, they start a series of "fishing trips", in order to spend time together. The relationship struggles on for years until tragedy strikes. (Read More)

Locations:
small town train 
Characters:
gay relationship gay kiss father son relationship 
Period:
summer 
Story:
first gay sexual experience gay romance swimming dancing 

Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)
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Under The Tuscan Sun (2003)

Frances Mayes is a San Francisco-based literature professor, literary reviewer and author, who is struggling in writing her latest book. Her outwardly perfect and stable life takes an unexpected turn when her husband files for divorce. He wants to marry the woman with whom he is having an affair. Fr…ances supported her husband financially as he was writing his own book, and he sues her for alimony despite her financial difficulties. And he wants to keep the house. Frances eventually accepts her best friend Patti's offer of a vacation, a gay tour of Tuscany which Patti and her lesbian partner Grace originally purchased for themselves before Patti found out that she is pregnant. The gift is a means to escape dealing with the divorce, from which Patti feels Frances may never recover emotionally without some intervention. Feeling that Patti's assessment may be correct in that she has too much emotional baggage ever to return to San Francisco, Frances, while in Tuscany, impulsively ditches the tour to purchase an aged villa, which ends up being a fixer-upper. Frances has many obstacles in eking out a productive and happy life in her new surroundings, that happy life which she hopes will eventually include rediscovering romantic love. In a discussion with sympathetic real estate agent Signor Martini, Frances outlines what emotionally she wants to accomplish with the villa, despite none of those items in a substantive material sense currently being in her life. In response, Martini t… (Read More)

Themes:
break up love 
Locations:
italy bus small town train 
Story:
villa flirting dancing based on novel 

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The Legend Of 1900 (1998)
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The Legend Of 1900 (1998)

1900. Danny Boodmann, a stoker on an American passenger liner, Virginian, finds a baby abandoned on the ship. He names the child Danny Boodmann T.D. Lemon Nineteen Hundred '1900' and raises the child as his own until his death in an accident on the ship. The child never leaves the ship and turns out… to be a musical genius, especially when it comes to playing the piano. As an adult he befriends a trumpet player in the ship's band, Max Tooney. After several years on the ship Max leaves, and tells the story of 1900 to the owner of a music store. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
playing piano piano vomiting dancing based on novel 

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)

Steven Russell is happily married to Debbie, and a member of the local police force when a car accident provokes a dramatic reassessment of his life. Steven becomes open about his homosexuality and decides to live life to the fullest - even if it means breaking the law. Steven's new, extravagant lif…estyle involves cons and fraud and, eventually, a stay in the State Penitentiary where he meets sensitive, soft-spoken Phillip Morris. His devotion to freeing Phillip from jail and building the perfect life together prompts Steven to attempt and often succeed at one impossible con after another. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Characters:
boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship gay kiss 
Story:
gay romance crying man coming out vomiting dancing bare chested male 

Love & Mercy (2014)
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Love & Mercy (2014)

Brian Wilson is the creative soul of the Beach Boys, but he paid a heavy price for his talent. That especially shows during his peak artistic years in the 1960s, as his inner demons and obsessions trying to please his abusive father drive him to a mental breakdown that would plague him for years. In… the 1980s, with Brian barely functional under the domination of the unscrupulous Dr. Landy, Brian meets and falls in love with Melinda Ledbetter. As their relationship grows, she observes Brian's crippling subservience to the abusive psychotherapist with growing alarm. Ultimately, she must take action with a love willing to stand up to oppression she cannot ignore. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
playing piano man crying male male kiss boxer shorts swimming guitar piano bare chested male 

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No Strings Attached (2011)
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No Strings Attached (2011)

Occasionally in the 15 years since summer camp, Adam and Emma cross paths. When he discovers that an ex-girlfriend is living with his dad, he gets drunk, calls every woman in his cell phone contact list, and ends up passed out naked in her living room. By this time, she's a medical resident in L.A. …and he's a gopher on a "Glee"-like TV series, hoping to be a writer. She guards her emotions (calling her father's funeral "a thing"), so after a quick shag in the moments she has before leaving for the hospital, she asks if he wants a no-strings-attached, sex-only relationship, without romance or complications. A prescription for fun or for disaster? (Read More)

Characters:
crying boy teenage boy father son relationship 
Period:
summer 
Story:
playing piano awkward situation hairy chest guitar dancing bare chested male 

Malena (2000)
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Malena (2000)

Malena is about the peril of a beauty through the eyes of a 12 year old kid named Renato. He experiences three things on the same day, beginning of war, getting a bike and sees the arrival of Malena in town. Through his eyes, we see the curse of beauty and loneliness of Malena, whose husband is pres…umed to be dead, and through his soul we see his love for her. (Read More)

Themes:
first love love 
Locations:
italy bicycle small town train 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
dancing bare chested male 

Whisper Of The Heart (1995) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Whisper Of The Heart (1995)

A young girl finds that all the books she chooses in the library have been previously checked out by the same boy. Later she meets a very infuriating fellow... could it be her "friend" from the library? The boy's grandfather has a violin sales and service shop. The boy wants to be a violin maker lik…e his grandfather. (Read More)

Themes:
first love love 
Locations:
italy bicycle train 
Characters:
teenage boy 
Story:
fireplace 

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I'm Not There (2007)
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I'm Not There (2007)

Six incarnations of Bob Dylan: an actor, a folk singer, an electrified troubadour, Rimbaud, Billy the Kid, and Woody Guthrie. Put Dylan's music behind their adventures, soliloquies, interviews, marriage, and infidelity. Recreate 1960s documentaries in black and white. Put each at a crossroads, the a…rtist becoming someone else. Jack, the son of Ramblin' Jack Elliott, finds Jesus; handsome Robbie falls in love then abandons Claire. Woody, a lad escaped from foster care, hobos the U.S. singing; Billy awakes in a valley threatened by a six-lane highway; Rimbaud talks. Jude, booed at Newport when he goes electric, fences with reporters, pundits, and fans. He won't be classified. (Read More)

Themes:
break up love 
Locations:
train station bus small town train 
Story:
hairy chest guitar piano dancing bare chested male 

Almost Famous (2000)
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Almost Famous (2000)

William Miller is a 15-year-old kid hired by Rolling Stone magazine to tour with and write about Stillwater, an up and coming rock band. This wonderfully witty coming-of-age film follows William as he falls face first to confront life, love, and lingo.

Themes:
love 
Locations:
bus 
Characters:
older man younger man relationship teenage boy 
Story:
coming out swimming guitar vomiting dancing bare chested male 

Before Midnight (2013)
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Before Midnight (2013)

It has been nine years since we last met Jesse and Celine, the French-American couple who once met on a train in Vienna. They now live in Paris with twin daughters, but have spent a summer in Greece on the invitation of an author colleague of Jesse's. When the vacation is over and Jesse must send hi…s teenage son off to the States, he begins to question his life decisions, and his relationship with Celine is at risk. (Read More)

Themes:
first love 
Locations:
train 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Period:
summer 
Story:
boxer shorts swimming piano bare chested male 

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Horns (2013) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Horns (2013)

After Iggy's long-time girlfriend is murdered and the whole town agrees he is the killer, he awakens one morning with horns and the townspeople soon confess their sins. Once knowing the sins of the people, he is facing the true killer of his beloved girlfriend.

Themes:
love 
Locations:
small town 
Characters:
gay kiss teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
playing piano male male kiss crying man hairy chest bare chested male based on novel 

A Single Man (2009)
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A Single Man (2009)

It's November 30, 1962. Native Brit George Falconer, an English professor at a Los Angeles area college, is finding it difficult to cope with life. Jim, his personal partner of sixteen years, died in a car accident eight months earlier when he was visiting with family. Jim's family were not going to… tell George of the death or accident, let alone allow him to attend the funeral. This day, George has decided to get his affairs in order before he will commit suicide that evening. As he routinely and fastidiously prepares for the suicide and post suicide, George reminisces about his life with Jim. But George spends this day with various people, who see a man sadder than usual and who affect his own thoughts about what he is going to do. Those people include Carlos, a Spanish immigrant/aspiring actor/gigolo recently arrived in Los Angeles; Charley, his best friend who he knew from England, she who is a drama queen of a woman who romantically desires her best friend despite his sexual orientation; and Kenny Potter, one of his students, who seems to be curious about his professor beyond English class. (Read More)

Locations:
bus 
Characters:
older man younger man relationship gay relationship gay kiss father son relationship 
Story:
male male kiss fireplace swimming dancing bare chested male based on novel 

My Own Private Idaho (1991)
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My Own Private Idaho (1991)

Mike Waters lives on the street and befriends the somewhat older and streetwise Scott Favor who shows him what is necessary to survive. Waters suffers from narcolepsy and can fall asleep at any moment and in almost any circumstance. Favor comes from a rich family and is rebelling against his own bac…kground. They travel together extensively - Waters is driven by the need to find his biological mother - and spend time in Italy. Later in life however, Favor has joined mainstream society and has little time for his old friend. (Read More)

Locations:
italy small town 
Characters:
boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay teenager teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
male male kiss hairy chest dancing bare chested male 

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The Rover (2014)
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The Rover (2014)

Ten years after a global economic collapse, a cold-blooded drifter traverses the scorched Australian outback on a mission to track down the men who stole his last remaining possession - his car. When he crosses paths with a badly wounded member of the gang, he takes the vulnerable, naive young man a…long as his unwitting accomplice. (Read More)

Locations:
small town train 
Characters:
teenage boy 
Story:
man crying boxer shorts crying man bare chested male 

Flags Of Our Fathers (2006) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Flags Of Our Fathers (2006)

In 1945, the Marines attack twelve thousand Japaneses protecting the twenty square kilometers of the sacred Iwo Jima island in a very violent battle. When they reach the Mount Suribachi and six Marines raise their flag on the top, the picture becomes a symbol in a post Great Depression America. The …government brings the three survivors to America to raise funds for war, bringing hope to desolate people, and making the three men heroes of the war. However, the traumatized trio has difficulty dealing with the image built by their superiors, sharing the heroism with their mates. (Read More)

Locations:
train station train 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
boxer shorts swimming guitar vomiting dancing 

Into The Wild (2007)
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Into The Wild (2007)

Based on a true story. After graduating from Emory University, Christopher McCandless abandoned his possessions, gave his entire savings account to charity, and hitchhiked to Alaska to live in the wilderness. Along the way, Christopher encounters a series of characters who shape his life.

Locations:
bus small town train 
Characters:
older man younger man relationship teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
waterfall swimming guitar piano dancing bare chested male 

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Adore (2013)
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Adore (2013)

Lil ('Naomi Watts' (qv)) and Roz ('Robin Wright (V)' (qv)) are two lifelong friends, having grown up together as neighbors in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One summer, all four are confronted by simmering emotion…s that have been mounting between them, and each find unexpected happiness in relationships that cross the bounds of convention. (Read More)

Locations:
bus 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Period:
summer 
Story:
swimming vomiting dancing bare chested male 

Milk (2008)
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Milk (2008)

Using flashbacks from a statement recorded late in life and archival footage for atmosphere, this film traces Harvey Milk's career from his 40th birthday to his death. He leaves the closet and New York, opens a camera shop that becomes the salon for San Francisco's growing gay community, and organiz…es gays' purchasing power to build political alliances. He runs for office with lover Scott Smith as his campaign manager. Victory finally comes on the same day Dan White wins in the city's conservative district. The rest of the film sketches Milk's relationship with White and the 1978 fight against a statewide initiative to bar gays and their supporters from public school jobs. (Read More)

Characters:
older man younger man relationship boyfriend boyfriend relationship gay relationship gay kiss 
Story:
male male kiss coming out swimming dancing bare chested male 

A Man Called Ove (2015) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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A Man Called Ove (2015)

59 year old Ove is the block's grumpy man who several years earlier was deposed as president of the condominium association, but he could not give a damn about being deposed and therefore keeps looking over the neighborhood with an iron fist. When pregnant Parvaneh and her family moves into the terr…aced house opposite and accidentally backs into Ove's mailbox it turns out to be an unexpected friendship. A drama comedy about unexpected friendship, love and the importance of surrounding yourself with the proper tools. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
train station bicycle bus train 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
coming out dancing bare chested male based on novel 

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The Beach (2000)
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The Beach (2000)

Garland's novel centers on a young nicotine-addicted traveler named Richard, an avid pop-culture buff with a particular love for video games and Vietnam War movies. While at a hotel in Bangkok, he finds a map left by his strange, whacked-out neighbor, who just committed suicide. The map supposedly l…eads to a legendary island paradise where some other wayward souls have settled. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
train 
Story:
volleyball waterfall swimming vomiting dancing bare chested male based on novel 

Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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Kill Your Darlings (2013)

In the early 1940s, Allen Ginsberg is an English major at Columbia University, only to learn more than he bargained for. Dissatisfied by the orthodox attitudes of the school, Allen finds himself drawn to iconoclastic colleagues like Lucien Carr, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac. Together, this …gang would explore bold new literary ideas that would challenge the sensibilities of their time as the future Beat Generation. However, for all their creativity, their very appetites and choices lead to more serious transgressions that would mark their lives forever. (Read More)

Characters:
gay relationship gay kiss father son relationship 
Story:
male male kiss gay son boxer shorts hairy chest dancing bare chested male 

Lords Of Dogtown (2005)
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Lords Of Dogtown (2005)

A fictionalized take on the group of brilliant young skateboarders raised in the mean streets of Dogtown in Santa Monica, California. The Z-Boys, as they come to be known, perfect their craft in the empty swimming pools of unsuspecting suburban homeowners, pioneering a thrilling new sport and eventu…ally moving into legend. (Read More)

Themes:
first love 
Locations:
bicycle bus 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
swimming dancing bare chested male 

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The Dressmaker (2015) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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The Dressmaker (2015)

Based on Rosalie Ham's best selling novel, The Dressmaker is the story of femme fatale Tilly Dunnage who returns to her small home town in the country to right the wrongs of the past. A stylish drama with comic undertones about love, revenge and haute couture.

Themes:
love 
Locations:
train station bus small town train 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
boxer shorts dancing bare chested male based on novel 

Boyhood (2014)
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Boyhood (2014)

Filmed over 12 years with the same cast, 'Richard Linklater' (qv)'s BOYHOOD is a groundbreaking story of growing up as seen through the eyes of a child named Mason (a breakthrough performance by 'Ellar Coltrane' (qv)), who literally grows up on screen before our eyes. Starring 'Ethan Hawke' (qv) and… 'Patricia Arquette' (qv) as Mason's parents and newcomer Lorelei Linklater as his sister Samantha, BOYHOOD charts the rocky terrain of childhood like no other film has before. Snapshots of adolescence from road trips and family dinners to birthdays and graduations and all the moments in between become transcendent, set to a soundtrack spanning the years from Coldplay's Yellow to Arcade Fire's Deep Blue. BOYHOOD is both a nostalgic time capsule of the recent past and an ode to growing up and parenting. (Read More)

Locations:
bicycle 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
awkward situation boxer shorts flirting swimming guitar bare chested male 

5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)
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5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

Takaki and Akari are two classmates in elementary school. During their time together they have become close friends. Their relationship is tested when Akari moves to another city because of her parents' jobs. Both of them struggle to keep their friendship alive, as time and distance slowly pulls the…m apart. When Takaki finds out that he is moving further away, he decides to visit Akari one last time. (Read More)

Themes:
first love love 
Locations:
train station train 
Characters:
teenage boy 
Period:
summer 

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Somewhere (2010)
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Somewhere (2010)

Hollywood actor Johnny Marco, nested in his luxury hotel of choice, is a stimulated man. Drinking, parties and women keep a creeping boredom under wraps in between jobs. He is the occasional father of a bright girl, Cleo, who may be spoiled but doesn't act it. When Cleo's mother drops her off and le…aves town, Johnny brings her along for the ride, but can he fit an 11-year-old girl into his privileged lifestyle? (Read More)

Locations:
italy 
Story:
man crying crying man hairy chest swimming bare chested male 

Paranoid Park (2007) is one of the best movies like Call Me By Your Name (2017)
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Paranoid Park (2007)

The teenager and skateboarder Alex is interviewed by Detective Richard Lu that is investigating the death of a security guard in the rail yards severed by a train who was apparently hit by a skate board. While dealing with the separation process of his parents and the sexual heat of his virgin girlf…riend Jennifer, Alex writes his last experiences in Paranoid Park with his new acquaintances and how the guard was killed, trying to relieve his feeling of guilty from his conscience. (Read More)

Themes:
break up love 
Locations:
train 
Characters:
teenage boy father son relationship 
Story:
boxer shorts vomiting based on novel 

The American (2010)
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The American (2010)

Alone among assassins, Jack is a master craftsman. When a job in Sweden ends more harshly than expected for this American abroad, he vows to his contact Pavel that his next assignment will be his last. Jack reports to the Italian countryside, where he holes up in a small town and relishes being away… from death for a spell. The assignment, as specified by a Belgian woman, Mathilde, is in the offing as a weapon is constructed. Surprising himself, Jack seeks out the friendship of local priest Father Benedetto and pursues romance with local woman Clara. But by stepping out of the shadows, Jack may be tempting fate. (Read More)

Themes:
love 
Locations:
train station italy small town train 
Characters:
father son relationship 
Story:
fireplace bare chested male based on novel 

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