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Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Chasing Amy (1997)

A pair of comic book authors named Holden McNeil and Banky Edwards, who live in New Jersey, have been best friends for 20 years. They spend their time working in their studio, and in the evenings they are going out. But their friendship is about to be disputed for the first time in their life, when a beautiful young lesbian woman named Alyssa Jones enters their life and Holden falls in love with her. Now Holden has to deal with Banky's jealousy, and with his new girlfriend's very rich past. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  sexuality,  racism,  lesbianism,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:city
Characters:homosexuality,  homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:bisexual woman,  sexual promiscuity,  comic book,  exploring sexuality,  wanton woman,  loose woman,  two men one woman,  bisexual interest,  bisexual girl,  secret past,  sex history,  sex with multiple partners,  homosexual love,  three way sex,  jay and silent bob,  the one that got away,  finger cuffs,  homosexual kiss,  view askew,  catcher in the rye,  emotionally vulnerable,  skee ball,  magic 8 ball,  past catching up,  filling hole,  past and present,  doomed romance,  lesbian lover,  lasciviousness,  yearbook,  gomorrahy,  fist,  handball,  sexual exploration,  threeway sex,  generation x,  sexual pleasure,  honesty,  sapphism,  bisexuality,  hockey,  promiscuity,  schoolgirl uniform,  hatred,  twenty something,  black american,  written and directed by cast member,  racial slur,  break up,  controversy,  woman,  name in title,  gay slur,  bisexual,  menage a trois,  television,  secret,  surprise ending,  cult film,  lesbian kiss,  title spoken by character,  african american,  independent film,  two word title,  sex,  threesome,  sequel

Caligola (1979)
Drama, History

Caligola (1979)

The rise and fall of the notorious Roman Emperor Caligula, showing the violent methods that he employs to gain the throne, and the subsequent insanity of his reign - he gives his horse political office and humiliates and executes anyone who even slightly displeases him. He also sleeps with his sister, organises elaborate orgies and embarks on a fruitless invasion of Britain before meeting an appropriate end. There are various versions of the film, ranging from the heavily truncated 90-minute version to the legendary 160-minute hardcore version which leaves nothing to the imagination (though the hardcore scenes were inserted later and do not involve the main cast members). (Read More)

Themes:sexuality
Characters:homosexual
Story:bisexual woman,  gomorrahy,  fist,  handball,  sapphism,  promiscuity,  hatred,  controversy,  gay slur,  menage a trois,  cult film,  threesome

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Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)
Comedy

Jay And Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back is a tale of adventure on the open road. When Dante and Randal (of Clerks fame) get a restraining order to keep the punchy Jay and his hetero life-mate, Silent Bob, from selling drugs in front of the Quick Stop convenience store, their lives are suddenly empty. They find new purpose when their friend, Brodie, informs them a movie is being made featuring two infamous characters based on their likenesses. After visiting one of the creators of the Bluntman and Chronic, Holden McNeil, they set out to get what fat movie cash they deserve and hopefully put an end to people slandering them on the Internet. Along the way, they learn the rules of the road from a hitchhiking George Carlin, ride with a group of gorgeous jewel thieves, and incur the wrath of a hapless wildlife marshal for liberating an orangutan named Suzanne. The quest takes them from New Jersey to Hollywood where a showdown involving the police, the jewel thieves, and the Bluntman and Chronic filmmakers will decide the fate of Suzanne, Jay, Silent Bob, and their good names. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  lesbianism
Story:jay and silent bob,  view askew,  comic book,  written and directed by cast member,  racial slur,  gay slur,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  sequel

Malcolm X (1992)
Biography, Drama, History, Romance

Malcolm X (1992)

Biograpical epic of Malcolm X, the legendary African American leader. Born Malcolm Little, his father (a Garveyite Baptist minister) was killed by the Ku Klux Klan. Malcolm became a gangster, and while in jail discovered the Nation of Islam writings of Elijah Muhammad. He preaches the teachings when let out of jail, but later on goes on a pilgrimage to the city of Mecca, there he converts to the original Islamic religion and becomes a Sunni Muslim and changes his name to El-Hajj Malik Al-Shabazz. He is assassinated on February 21, 1965 and dies a Muslim martyr. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Locations:city
Story:hatred,  black american,  written and directed by cast member,  racial slur,  controversy,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  african american,  two word title

Boys Don't Cry (1999) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Biography, Crime, Drama, Romance

Boys Don't Cry (1999)

Based on actual events. Brandon Teena is the popular new guy in a tiny Nebraska town. He hangs out with the guys, drinking, cussing, and bumper surfing, and he charms the young women, who've never met a more sensitive and considerate young man. Life is good for Brandon, now that he's one of the guys and dating hometown beauty Lana; however, he's forgotten to mention one important detail. It's not that he's wanted in another town for GTA and other assorted crimes, but that Brandon Teena was actually born a woman named Teena Brandon. When his best friends make this discovery, Brandon's life is ripped apart. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  sexuality,  lesbianism,  friendship
Characters:homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:twenty something,  controversy,  woman,  gay slur,  lesbian kiss,  independent film,  sex

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Femme Fatale (2002)
Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Femme Fatale (2002)

The thief Laurie Ash steals the expensive diamond jewel called 'Eye of the Serpent' in an audacious heist during an exhibition in Cannes 2001 Festival. She double-crosses her partners and is mistakenly taken as Lily, a woman who lost her husband and son in an accident and is missing since then, by an ordinary family. One day, while having bath in Lily's bathtub, Lily comes back home and commits suicide. Laurie assumes definitely Lily's identity, goes to America where she marries a rich man, who becomes the Ambassador of USA in France. When Laurie returns to France, her past haunts her. This is why Femme Fatale (2002) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  lesbianism,  friendship
Story:sexual promiscuity,  bisexual girl,  woman,  promiscuity,  controversy,  surprise ending,  cult film,  lesbian kiss

Mallrats (1995)
Comedy, Romance

Mallrats (1995)

Brodie Bruce, a Sega and comic book obsessed college student, and his best friend, TS Quint, are both dumped by their girlfriends on the same day, and to deal with their loss, they both go to the local mall. Along the way, they meet up with some friends, including Willam, a guy who stares at Magic Eye pictures, desprately trying to see the hidden image; Gwen, one of TS's ex-girlfriends; and Jay & Silent Bob, of Clerks fame. Eventually, they decide to try and win back their significant others, and take care of their respective nemesises (TS's girlfriend's father, and a store clerk who hates the two for not having any shopping agenda). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Period:1990s
Story:jay and silent bob,  view askew,  generation x,  comic book,  twenty something,  written and directed by cast member,  gay slur,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  sex,  sequel

Clerks (1994)
Comedy

Clerks (1994)

Dante Hicks is not having a good day. He works as a clerk in a small convenience store and is told to come into work on his day off. Dante thinks life is a series of down endings and this day is proving to no different. He reads in the newspaper that his ex-girlfriend Caitlin is getting married. His present girlfriend reveals to have somewhat more experience with sex that he ever imagined. His principal concerns are the hockey game he has that afternoon and the wake for a friend who died. His buddy Randal Graves works as a clerk in the video store next and he hates his job just about as much as Dante hates his. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:hockey,  jay and silent bob,  generation x,  twenty something,  written and directed by cast member,  break up,  gay slur,  secret,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  sex

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Kids (1995) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Drama

Kids (1995)

Disturbing, dark, low-budget independent film about teen-agers in New York City. The story focuses on Telly (Leo Fitzpatrick), a teen who has a goal to de-flower as many virgins as he can. When one of his old encounters discovers that she is H.I.V.-positive, after only one encounter with a guy, Telly remains undaunted. (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  friendship
Locations:city
Period:1990s
Story:sexual promiscuity,  promiscuity,  controversy,  gay slur,  cult film,  lesbian kiss,  african american,  sex,  independent film

Reality Bites (1994)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Reality Bites (1994)

In this study of Generation X manners, Lelaina, the valedictorian of her college class, camcords her friends in a mock documentary of posteducation life. Troy is her best friend, a perpetually unemployed musical slacker. Vickie is a manager at the Gap who worries about the results of an AIDS test, while Sammy has problems grappling with his sexuality. When Lelaina meets Michael, an earnest video executive who takes her homemade video to his MTV-like station, she must decide what she values--the materialism of yuppie Michael or the philosophical musings of Troy. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:generation x,  twenty something,  menage a trois,  television,  cult film,  two word title

Mulholland Dr. (2001)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Mulholland Dr. (2001)

A bright-eyed young actress travels to Hollywood, only to be ensnared in a dark conspiracy involving a woman who was nearly murdered, and now has amnesia because of a car crash. Eventually, both women are pulled into a psychotic illusion involving a dangerous blue box, a director named Adam Kesher, and the mysterious night club Silencio. This is why Mulholland Dr. (2001) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism,  jealousy
Locations:city
Characters:homosexual
Story:woman,  homosexual love,  bisexual,  surprise ending,  cult film,  lesbian kiss,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  two word title

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American Psycho (2000)
Crime, Drama

American Psycho (2000)

Patrick Bateman is handsome, well educated and intelligent. He is twenty-seven and living his own American dream. He works by day on Wall Street, earning a fortune to complement the one he was born with. At night he descends into madness, as he experiments with fear and violence.

Themes:jealousy,  friendship
Characters:homosexual
Story:lasciviousness,  hatred,  racial slur,  break up,  controversy,  woman,  gay slur,  menage a trois,  surprise ending,  cult film,  independent film,  two word title,  threesome

Swingers (1996) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Drama

Swingers (1996)

This is a story about Mike, a guy who left his girl in New York when he came to LA to be a star. It's been six months since his girlfriend left him and he's not doing so good. So, his pal and some other friends try and get him back in the social scene and forget about his 6 year relationship.

Themes:homophobia,  friendship
Characters:homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:twenty something,  break up,  gay slur,  surprise ending,  cult film,  african american,  independent film,  sex

Sleeping With Other People (2015)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sleeping With Other People (2015)

Themes:jealousy,  friendship
Locations:city
Story:honesty,  promiscuity,  black american,  break up,  woman,  title spoken by character,  african american,  sex

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Basic Instinct (1992)
Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Basic Instinct (1992)

A former rock star, Johnny Boz, is brutally killed during sex, and the case is assigned to detective Nick Curran of the SFPD. During the investigation, Nick meets Catherine Tramell, a crime novelist who was Boz's girlfriend when he died. Catherine proves to be a very clever and manipulative woman, and though Nick is more or less convinced that she murdered Boz, he is unable to find any evidence. Later, when Nilsen, Nick's rival in the police, is killed, Nick suspects of Catherine's involvement in it. He then starts to play a dangerous lust-filled mind game with Catherine to nail her, but as their relationship progresses, the body count rises and contradicting evidences force Nick to start questioning his own suspicions about Catherine's guilt. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  lesbianism,  jealousy
Period:1990s
Story:bisexual woman,  woman,  bisexuality,  controversy,  bisexual,  surprise ending,  lesbian kiss,  sex,  two word title

Clerks II (2006)
Comedy

Clerks II (2006)

A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional fast-food restaurant. Free from his dead-end job (and lodged in a new one), Dante begins to break free of his rut, planning to move away with his clingy fiance. Dante is ready to leave the horrors of minimum-wage New Jersey behind, but Randal - always the more hostile of the two - starts to become overwhelmed by his own rancor. This is why Clerks II (2006) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:racism,  friendship
Story:jay and silent bob,  view askew,  generation x,  written and directed by cast member,  racial slur,  woman,  gay slur,  cult film

Rent (2005) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Drama, Musical, Romance

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:friendship
Locations:city
Characters:homosexuality,  homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:homosexual kiss,  lesbian lover,  promiscuity,  break up,  bisexual,  lesbian kiss,  title spoken by character,  african american

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Menace II Society (1993)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Menace II Society (1993)

This urban nightmare chronicles several days in the life of Caine Lawson, following his high-school graduation, as he attempts to escape his violent existence in the projects of Watts, CA.

Themes:friendship
Period:1990s
Story:hatred,  racial slur,  controversy,  gay slur,  surprise ending,  cult film,  african american,  independent film

The Color Purple (1985)
Drama

The Color Purple (1985)

This film follows the life of Celie, a young black girl growing up in the early 1900's. The first time we see Celie, she is 14 - and pregnant - by her father. We stay with her for the next 30 years of her tough life...

Themes:racism,  friendship
Story:black american,  racial slur,  woman,  bisexual,  lesbian kiss,  title spoken by character,  african american

Romper Stomper (1992)
Crime, Drama

Romper Stomper (1992)

Nazi skinheads in Melbourne take out their anger on local Vietnamese, who are seen as threatening racial purity. Finally the Vietnamese have had enough and confront the skinheads in an all-out confrontation, sending the skinheads running. A woman who is prone to epileptic seizures joins the skins' merry band, and helps them on their run from justice, but is her affliction also a sign of impurity? (Read More)

Themes:racism,  jealousy
Locations:city
Story:racial slur,  controversy,  woman,  gay slur,  independent film,  two word title,  sex

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Dogma (1999) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

Dogma (1999)

An abortion clinic worker with a special heritage is enlisted to prevent two angels from reentering Heaven and thus undoing the fabric of the universe. Along the way, she is aided by two prophets, Jay and Silent Bob. With the help of Rufus, the 13th Apostle, they must stop those who stand in their way and prevent the angels from entering Heaven. This is why Dogma (1999) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Period:1990s
Story:jay and silent bob,  view askew,  skee ball,  written and directed by cast member,  racial slur,  controversy,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  sequel,  sex

The Believer (2001)
Drama

The Believer (2001)

"The Believer" explores a Jewish student's private journey to understand the meaning of Judaism in his life. Set in New York City, the Plot follows a morally confused young adult struggling with the conflict between his beliefs and his heritage. "The Believer" examines themes of religion, family, and self-loathing. It is a psychological examination into the forces of intolerance, both on the individual and society as a whole. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Locations:city
Story:hatred,  twenty something,  racial slur,  secret,  african american,  independent film,  sex

I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
Biography, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

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 lifestyle 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:friendship
Characters:homosexuality,  homosexual
Story:homosexual love,  homosexual kiss,  racial slur,  woman,  gay slur,  secret,  title spoken by character,  african american,  sex

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Rising Sun (1993)
Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller

Rising Sun (1993)

At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead, apparently after some rough sex. A police detective, Web Smith is called in to investigate but before getting there, he gets a call from someone who instructs him to pick up John Connor, a former police Captain and expert on Japanese affairs. When they arrive there Web thinks that everything is obvious but Connor tells him that there's a lot more going on. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Period:1990s
Story:wanton woman,  controversy,  woman,  surprise ending,  two word title,  sex

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Drama, Romance

The Unbearable Lightness Of Being (1988)

Tomas is a doctor and a lady-killer in 1960s Czechoslovakia, an apolitical man who is struck with love for the bookish country girl Tereza; his more sophisticated sometime lover Sabina eventually accepts their relationship and the two women form an electric friendship. The three are caught up in the events of the Prague Spring (1968), until the Soviet tanks crush the non-violent rebels; their illusions are shattered and their lives change forever. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  lesbianism,  jealousy,  friendship
Story:sexual promiscuity,  promiscuity,  menage a trois,  lesbian kiss,  independent film,  sex

Summer Of Sam (1999)
Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller

Summer Of Sam (1999)

Themes:homophobia,  jealousy,  friendship
Characters:homosexual
Story:racial slur,  gay slur,  bisexual,  cult film

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Rocky III (1982)
Drama, Sport

Rocky III (1982)

Three years and 10 successful title defenses after beating Apollo Creed, with whom he has become great friends, a now wealthy Rocky Balboa is considering retirement. Fame and complacency soon cause Balboa to lose his title to Clubber Lang, who inadvertently causes the death of Rocky's trainer Mickey. Rocky sinks into a depression, and Apollo decides to train Rocky for a rematch against Lang so Rocky can try to win the title back. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  friendship
Story:fist,  hatred,  written and directed by cast member,  racial slur,  surprise ending,  cult film,  african american,  two word title,  sequel

My Own Private Idaho (1991)
Drama

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 background. 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)

Themes:sexuality,  friendship
Locations:city
Characters:homosexuality,  homosexual
Period:1990s
Story:homosexual kiss,  bisexuality,  twenty something,  gay slur,  bisexual,  cult film,  independent film,  sex,  threesome

Nurse Betty (2000) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Crime, Drama, Romance

Nurse Betty (2000)

A Kansas City waitress with dreams of becoming a nurse becomes delusional after seeing her no-good car salesman husband murdered. Becoming delusional from shock, she becomes convinced that she is the former fiancee of her soap opera idol. What she also believes is that the soap opera is real and goes to LA to find the hospital where he works as a cardiologist. Meanwhile, her husband's murderers are searching for the drugs stolen by her husband and, as luck would have it, they are stored in the trunk of the car she drove off in. Freeman, an aging hit man planning his retirement after this job, also becomes delusional about the woman he is tracking. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy,  friendship
Locations:city
Story:racial slur,  woman,  gay slur,  television,  cult film,  lesbian kiss,  independent film,  sex

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Philadelphia (1993)
Drama

Philadelphia (1993)

Andrew Beckett, a gay, HIV positive lawyer, is fired from his law firm in fear that they might contract HIV from him. After Andrew is fired, in a last attempt for peace, he sues his former law firm with the help of a homophobic lawyer, Joe Miller. During the court battle, Miller sees that Beckett is no different than anyone else on the gritty streets of the city of brotherly love, sheds his homophobia and helps Beckett with his case before AIDS overcomes him. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  sexuality
Locations:city
Characters:homosexual
Story:gay slur,  cult film

He Got Game (1998)
Drama, Sport

He Got Game (1998)

Tells the story of Jesus Shuttlesworth, the most sought after high school basketball prospect in the nation. Jesus and his dream to make it to the big ranks in professional basketball are overshadowed by his father, Jake, who is spending his life in prison for killing Jesus' mother. This is why He Got Game (1998) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:lesbianism
Story:black american,  racial slur,  gay slur,  menage a trois,  title spoken by character,  african american,  threesome,  sex

Do The Right Thing (1989)
Comedy, Drama

Do The Right Thing (1989)

This film looks at life in the Bedford-Stuyvesant district of Brooklyn on a hot summer Sunday. As he does everyday, Sal Fragione opens the pizza parlor he's owned for 25 years. The neighborhood has changed considerably in the time he's been there and is now composed primarily of African-Americans and Hispanics. His son Pino hates it there and would like nothing better than to relocate the eatery to their own neighborhood. For Sal however, the restaurant represents something that is part of his life and sees it as a part of the community. What begins as a simple complaint by one of his customers, Buggin Out - who wonders why he has only pictures of famous Italian-Americans on the wall when most of his customers are black - eventually disintegrates into violence as frustration seemingly brings out the worst in everyone. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Story:generation x,  black american,  written and directed by cast member,  racial slur,  controversy,  title spoken by character,  african american,  independent film

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Fucking Amal (1998) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Fucking Amal (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:homophobia,  sexuality
Characters:homosexual
Story:break up,  gay slur,  bisexual,  cult film,  lesbian kiss,  two word title,  sex

Bruno (2009)
Comedy

Bruno (2009)

Bruno is a gay Austrian fashion guru. He has his own fashion based television show, Funkyzeit, the most popular German-language show of its kind outside of Germany. After he disgraces himself in front of his Funkyzeit fan base, he is ruined in German speaking Europe. He decides that in his quest for worldwide fame, he will move to Los Angeles and reinvent himself. Accompanying him to the US is Lutz, his former assistant's assistant. Lutz is the only person left in his circle that still believes in Bruno's greatness. Bruno goes through one reinvention of himself after another, ultimately straying to areas far removed from his own self. Perhaps when Bruno finds an activity that he truly does love, he will also find that uber-fame he so desperately desires. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia
Characters:homosexuality,  homosexual
Story:sexual promiscuity,  controversy,  gay slur,  television,  title spoken by character

Boyz N The Hood (1991)
Crime, Drama

Boyz N The Hood (1991)

John Singleton's portrayal of social problems in inner-city Los Angeles takes the form of a tale of three friends growing up together 'in the 'hood.' Half-brothers Doughboy and Ricky Baker are foils for each other's personality, presenting very different approaches to the tough lives they face. Ricky is the 'All-American' athlete, looking to win a football scholarship to USC and seeks salvation through sports, while 'Dough' succumbs to the violence, alcohol, and crime surrounding him in his environment, but maintains a strong sense of pride and code of honor. Between these two is their friend Tre, who is lucky to have a father, 'Furious' Styles, to teach him to have the strength of character to do what is right and to always take responsibility for his actions. (Read More)

Themes:racism,  friendship
Locations:city
Period:1990s
Story:sexual promiscuity,  hatred,  racial slur,  gay slur,  cult film,  african american,  independent film,  sex

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Empire Records (1995)
Comedy, Drama, Music, Romance

Empire Records (1995)

A day in the life of the employees of Empire Records. Except this is a day where everything comes to a head for a number of them facing personal crises - can they pull through together? And more importantly, can they keep their record store independent and not swallowed up by corporate greed? This is why Empire Records (1995) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  friendship
Period:1990s
Story:generation x,  twenty something,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  sex

On The Road (2012) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Adventure, Drama, Romance

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 American 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)

Themes:friendship
Characters:homosexuality
Story:sexual promiscuity,  gay slur,  bisexual,  menage a trois,  title spoken by character,  threesome

Monster's Ball (2001)
Drama, Romance

Monster's Ball (2001)

Set in the Southern United States, 'Monster's Ball' is a tale of a racist white man, Hank, who falls in love with a black woman named Leticia. Ironically Hank is a prison guard working on Death Row who executed Leticia's husband. Hank and Leticia's interracial affair leads to confusion and new ideas for the two unlikely lovers. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Story:woman,  racial slur,  controversy,  secret,  african american,  independent film,  two word title

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Cruel Intentions (1999)
Drama, Romance

Cruel Intentions (1999)

Kathryn Merteuil and Sebastian Valmont are seductive, manipulative step-siblings who get what they want when they want it. Kathryn makes a bet with Sebastian: Sebastian must bed Annette, daughter of the headmaster at their school, before the end of summer break. Annette has stated that she would wait until love and marriage to sleep with a man. If Kathryn wins, she gets Sebastian's vintage 1959 Jaguar Roadster. If Sebastian wins, he gets Kathryn, the only girl he knows he'll never have. Also in play is Cecile, a naive girl whose mother had enlisted Kathryn to help her fit in at her new school. However, Kathryn (with Sebastian's help) plans to ruin Cecile's reputation as revenge on Kat's ex-boyfriend, who left her for Cecile. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  racism
Locations:city
Characters:homosexual
Story:sexual promiscuity,  bisexual girl,  promiscuity,  woman,  gay slur,  cult film,  lesbian kiss,  sex

Waiting... (2005)
Comedy

Waiting... (2005)

It's the dinner shift at Shenanigan's. Dan, the clueless boss, assigns Mitch, 22, a trainee, to Monty, the smooth talker who chases girls for one-night stands. Dean, a waiter, also 22, feels that life is passing him by. Dan offers him the assistant manager job and gives him until midnight to decide. Other waiters, cooks, and bus boys have their issues and personalities. Bishop, the dishwasher, is their counselor. During this shift, Monty may learn something, Dean makes his decision, Dan makes a play for the not-yet-18 hostess, customers get their comeuppance, the guys all play the in-house homophobic flashing game, the gals demonstrate why they won't, and Mitch gets the last word. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  friendship
Characters:homosexual
Story:hatred,  twenty something,  break up,  gay slur,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  sex

As Good As It Gets (1997) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

As Good As It Gets (1997)

New York City. Melvin Udall, a cranky, bigoted, obsessive-compulsive writer, finds his life turned upside down when neighboring gay artist Simon is hospitalized and his dog is entrusted to Melvin. In addition, Carol, the only waitress who will tolerate him, must leave work to care for her sick son, making it impossible for Melvin to eat breakfast. This is why As Good As It Gets (1997) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  jealousy,  friendship
Locations:city
Characters:homosexual
Story:woman,  gay slur,  title spoken by character,  african american

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Midnight Cowboy (1969)
Drama

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Texas greenhorn Joe Buck arrives in New York for the first time. Preening himself as a real 'hustler', he finds that he is the one getting 'hustled' until he teams up with a down-and-out but resilient outcast named Ratso Rizzo. The initial 'country cousin meets city cousin' relationship deepens. In their efforts to bilk a hostile world rebuffing them at every turn, this unlikely pair progress from partners in shady business to comrades. Each has found his first real friend. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  friendship
Locations:city
Characters:homosexuality,  homosexual
Story:comic book,  twenty something,  controversy,  gay slur,  african american,  two word title,  sex

Barbarella (1968)
Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-fi

Barbarella (1968)

The year is 40,000. After peaceful floating in zero-gravity, astronaut Barbarella lands on the frozen planet Lythion and sets out to find renowned scientist Durand Durand in the City of Night, Sogo, where a new sin is invented every hour. There, she encounters such objects as the Excessive Machine, a genuine sex organ on which an expert artist of the keyboard, in this case, Durand Durand himself, can drive a victim to death by pleasure, a lesbian queen who can make her fantasies take form in her Chamber of Dreams, and a group of ladies smoking a giant hookah which dispenses Essence of Man through a poor victim struggling in its glass globe. You can not help but be impressed by the special effects crew and the various ways that were found to tear off what minimal clothes our heroine seemed to possess. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality
Locations:city
Story:woman,  gay slur,  secret,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  sex

Crash (1996)
Drama

Crash (1996)

Since a road accident left him with serious facial and bodily scarring, a former TV scientist has become obsessed by the marriage of motor-car technology with what he sees as the raw sexuality of car-crash victims. The scientist, along with a crash victim he has recently befriended, sets about performing a series of sexual acts in a variety of motor vehicles, either with other crash victims or with prostitutes whom they contort into the shape of trapped corpses. Ultimately, the scientist craves a suicidal union of blood, semen, and engine coolant, a union with which he becomes dangerously obsessed. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality
Characters:homosexual
Story:bisexuality,  controversy,  bisexual,  cult film,  lesbian kiss,  title spoken by character,  independent film,  sex

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Spread (2009) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Spread (2009)

In Los Angeles, Nikki is homeless, car-less and closing in on 30, but he's amoral, good-looking, and adept in the sack, moving from one wealthy woman of 35 or 40 to another, a kept boy-toy. His newest gig, with Samantha, an attorney whose house overlooks L.A., is sweet, although it's unclear how long she'll put up with him. Then Nikki meets Heather, a waitress. Is the player being played, or might this be love? What will Nikki discover? (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  jealousy
Locations:city
Story:promiscuity,  break up,  woman

Sex And The City (2008)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Sex And The City (2008)

After moving in together in an impossibly beautiful New York apartment, Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big make a rather arbitrary decision to get married. The wedding itself proves to be anything but a hasty affair--the guest list quickly blooms from 75 to 200 guests, and Carrie's simple, label-less wedding gown gives way to an enormous creation that makes her look like a gigantic cream puff. An upcoming photo spread in Vogue puts the event--which will take place at the New York Public Library--squarely in the public eye. Meanwhile, Carrie's girlfriends--Samantha, the sexpot; Charlotte, the sweet naif; and Miranda, the rigid perfectionist--could not be happier. At least, they couldn't be happier for Carrie. Charlotte still has the unrealized hope of getting pregnant. Samantha is finding a loving, committed relationship more grueling than she could have imagined. Miranda unwittingly lets her own unhappiness--created when Steve admits to cheating on her just once--spoil Carrie's. After a heated encounter with Steve, she happens to spot Mr. Big and tells him he's crazy to get married. She's really only thinking of her own marriage. But her angry remark gets Mr. Big to thinking. This is why Sex And The City (2008) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997). (Read More)

Themes:friendship
Locations:city
Story:wanton woman,  woman,  lasciviousness,  promiscuity,  break up,  menage a trois,  sex,  threesome

Red Tails (2012)
Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War

Red Tails (2012)

Italy, 1944. As the war takes its toll on Allied forces in Europe, a squadron of black pilots known as the Tuskegee Airmen are finally given the chance to prove themselves in the sky - even as they battle discrimination on the ground. It's a tribute to the unsung heroes who rose above extraordinary challenges and ultimately soared into history. (Read More)

Themes:racism
Story:twenty something,  black american,  racial slur,  title spoken by character,  african american,  two word title

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La Vie D'adele (2013)
Drama, Romance

La Vie D'adele (2013)

Adele is a high school student who is beginning to explore herself as a woman. She dates men but finds no satisfaction with them sexually, and is rejected by a female friend who she does desire. She dreams of something more. She meets Emma who is a free spirited girl whom Adele's friends reject due to her sexuality, and by association most begin to reject Adele. Her relationship with Emma grows into more than just friends as she is the only person with whom she can express herself openly. Together, Adele and Emma explore social acceptance, sexuality, and the emotional spectrum of their maturing relationship. (Read More)

Themes:homophobia,  sexuality,  lesbianism,  friendship
Story:homosexual kiss,  lesbian lover,  break up,  woman,  lesbian kiss

Imagine Me & You (2005) is one of the best movies like Chasing Amy (1997)
Comedy, Drama, Romance

Imagine Me & You (2005)

Rachel is a nice girl who is going to marry with Hector ('Heck'), her longtime boyfriend. While she is working in the wedding preparations she meets Luce, wedding's florist, unexpectedly falling in love to her and discovering what is having love feeling to another woman. Unable to stop her Rachel meets Luce a few times hiding it to her family, specially her mother Tessa because she contracted Luce. At the same time that Heck tries to win the affection of his parents-in-law, above all the eccentric father-in-law Ned, Rachel tries following with the daily life and marriage with her husband, but the love and passion she feels for Luce causes a secret affair between both women, and a doubt in Rachel about the life she wants for herself. (Read More)

Themes:sexuality,  friendship
Characters:homosexual
Story:twenty something,  woman,  bisexual,  secret,  lesbian kiss,  sex

Cop Land (1997)
Crime, Drama, Thriller

Cop Land (1997)

Sometime in the 1970's, police officers from New York City wanted a safe haven to live, away from the dangers of the streets of New York City, this is when they established a "Cop Land" in the small New Jersey town of Garrison. Freddy Heflin who was always admired by the New York cops wanted to become one, but because he was deaf in one ear this prevents him from achieving his goal, but has become sheriff of Garrison. Recently there have been a dark omen surrounding the NYPD, and Freddy is now investigating on this case, then Internal Affairs officer Mo Tilden is also on the case and asks Freddy for help, but Freddy could not. Now Freddy suspects that a New York City cop named Ray Donlan might be one of the many cops who is corrupted by the mob and other criminals. Now, Freddy must find a cop who is nicknamed "Superboy" who can testify against Donlan and protect him, before Donlan finds Superboy and kills him. (Read More)

Themes:jealousy
Locations:city
Period:1990s
Story:black american,  racial slur,  gay slur,  surprise ending,  cult film,  title spoken by character,  african american,  independent film,  two word title

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