20 Movies Like Akron

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Love, Simon

Love, Simon
Love, Simon
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Metacritic: 72/100
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Runtime: 110 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 9 wins & 31 nominations
Writer: Becky Albertalli, Elizabeth Berger, Isaac Aptaker
Actors: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
Language: English, German, French
Country: United States
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“Love, Simon” is a coming-of-age romantic comedy-drama film that follows Simon Spier, a closeted gay teenager, as he navigates high school and grapples with his secret identity while falling in love with an anonymous classmate he meets online. It is a heartwarming and relatable story about self-acceptance, friendship, and the journey to finding love and embracing one’s true self.

Moonlight

Moonlight
Moonlight
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 99/100
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Runtime: 111 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 233 wins & 309 nominations total
Writer: Barry Jenkins, Tarell Alvin McCraney
Actors: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes
Language: English
Country: United States
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Moonlight is a coming-of-age drama that follows the life of a young African-American man named Chiron as he navigates his identity, sexuality, and struggles with his mother’s addiction. The film explores themes of love, self-discovery, and the complexities of growing up in a tough neighborhood.

Call Me by Your Name

Call Me by Your Name
Call Me by Your Name
Internet Movie Database: 7.8/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 132 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 1 Oscar. 101 wins & 262 nominations total
Writer: James Ivory, André Aciman
Actors: Timothée Chalamet, Armie Hammer, Michael Stuhlbarg
Language: English, Italian, French, German, Hebrew
Country: Italy, France, United States, Brazil
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“Call Me by Your Name” is a coming-of-age film set in 1980s Italy, following the summer romance between 17-year-old Elio and Oliver, a 24-year-old graduate student who visits Elio’s family home. It explores their passionate and transformative relationship, as they navigate love, desire, and self-discovery.

Brokeback Mountain

Brokeback Mountain
Brokeback Mountain
Internet Movie Database: 7.7/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Metacritic: 87/100
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Runtime: 134 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Won 3 Oscars. 141 wins & 133 nominations total
Writer: Annie Proulx, Larry McMurtry, Diana Ossana
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States, Canada
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“Brokeback Mountain” is a film that portrays the complex and forbidden love story between two cowboys, Ennis Del Mar and Jack Twist, as they navigate their relationship over the course of two decades. The movie explores themes of societal expectations, sexual identity, and the enduring power of true love.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Metacritic: 67/100
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Runtime: 103 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 19 wins & 51 nominations
Writer: Stephen Chbosky
Actors: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
Language: English
Country: United States
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“The Perks of Being a Wallflower” is a coming-of-age film that follows an introverted high school freshman named Charlie as he navigates the ups and downs of adolescence, friendships, love, and mental health with the help of two charismatic seniors, Sam and Patrick. Through a series of letters, Charlie explores themes of identity, trauma, and the transformative power of acceptance and connection.

Carol

Carol
Carol
Internet Movie Database: 7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Metacritic: 94/100
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Runtime: 118 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 6 Oscars. 75 wins & 254 nominations total
Writer: Phyllis Nagy, Patricia Highsmith
Actors: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom, France, Australia, United States
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The Carol movie is a romantic drama set in the 1950s, following the forbidden love affair between a young photographer and an older woman going through a divorce. It explores their journey as they navigate societal expectations and personal desires in a time when same-sex relationships were frowned upon.

Weekend

Weekend
Weekend
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 95%
Metacritic: 81/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 24 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Andrew Haigh
Actors: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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The Weekend is a comedy-drama film that follows a young stand-up comedian who navigates the complexities of love and relationships during a weekend getaway with a new romantic interest. As they spend time together, they confront their own insecurities and explore the challenges of modern dating.

God’s Own Country

God's Own Country
God's Own Country
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 98%
Metacritic: 85/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 BAFTA Award32 wins & 39 nominations total
Writer: Francis Lee
Actors: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
Language: English, Romanian, Bulgarian
Country: United Kingdom
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“God’s Own Country” is a drama film that follows a young farmer in rural England who finds solace and love in a Romanian migrant worker while struggling with his own emotional turmoil. The movie explores themes of self-discovery, acceptance, and the transformative power of human connection.

Blue Is the Warmest Color

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“Blue Is the Warmest Color” is a French drama film that follows the passionate love affair between two young women as they navigate their personal and sexual identities, facing societal judgments and personal struggles along the way.”

Beautiful Thing

Beautiful Thing
Beautiful Thing
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
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Runtime: 90 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 4 wins & 3 nominations
Writer: Jonathan Harvey
Actors: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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“Beautiful Thing” is a coming-of-age film that follows the story of two teenage boys in London who discover their feelings for each other while navigating their challenging home lives. It explores themes of love, acceptance, and self-discovery in a heartwarming and tender manner.

Holding the Man

Holding the Man
Holding the Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
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Runtime: 127 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Awards: 6 wins & 19 nominations
Writer: Tommy Murphy, Timothy Conigrave
Actors: Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Francesco Ferdinandi
Language: English, Italian
Country: Australia
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“Holding the Man” is a poignant Australian drama based on a true story, following the enduring love and struggles of two men, Tim and John, as they navigate societal pressures and the AIDS crisis in the 1980s. Their relationship spans 15 years, depicting the power of love and resilience in the face of adversity.

The Way He Looks

The Way He Looks
The Way He Looks
Internet Movie Database: 7.9/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Metacritic: 71/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 27 wins & 23 nominations
Writer: Daniel Ribeiro
Actors: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim
Language: Portuguese
Country: Brazil
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“The Way He Looks” is a Brazilian coming-of-age film about a blind teenager named Leonardo who begins to explore his sexuality and independence when a new student named Gabriel enters his life. The film explores themes of friendship, self-discovery, and the complexities of teenage romance.

A Single Man

A Single Man
A Single Man
Internet Movie Database: 7.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 86%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 99 min
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 39 wins & 59 nominations total
Writer: Christopher Isherwood, Tom Ford, David Scearce
Actors: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode
Language: English, Spanish
Country: United States
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“A Single Man” is a drama film that follows George, a grieving college professor, as he navigates through a day in his life following the death of his partner. Through a series of encounters and memories, George reflects on love, loss, and the importance of human connection.

Maurice

Maurice
Maurice
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Metacritic: 75/100
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Runtime: 140 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. 3 wins & 2 nominations total
Writer: E.M. Forster, Kit Hesketh-Harvey, James Ivory
Actors: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
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The Maurice movie is a British drama based on the novel by E.M. Forster. It follows the story of Maurice Hall, a young man coming to terms with his homosexuality in early 20th century England, as he navigates societal expectations and finds love and self-acceptance.

My Own Private Idaho

My Own Private Idaho
My Own Private Idaho
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 80%
Metacritic: 77/100
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Runtime: 104 min
Genre: Drama
Awards: 9 wins & 9 nominations
Writer: Gus Van Sant, William Shakespeare
Actors: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
Language: English, Italian, German
Country: United States
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“My Own Private Idaho” is a 1991 drama film directed by Gus Van Sant. The movie follows the story of two male hustlers, played by River Phoenix and Keanu Reeves, as they navigate their lives and search for meaning and connection in the streets of Portland, Oregon.

Shelter

Shelter
Shelter
Internet Movie Database: 7.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 60%
Metacritic: 66/100
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Runtime: 97 min
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Awards: 11 wins
Writer: Jonah Markowitz
Actors: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Shelter” is a drama film that follows the story of a young man named Zach, who finds love and self-acceptance while navigating the challenges of homelessness and his own personal demons.”

Latter Days

Latter Days
Latter Days
Internet Movie Database: 7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Metacritic: 45/100
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Runtime: 107 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Awards: 3 wins
Writer: C. Jay Cox
Actors: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place
Language: English
Country: United States
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“Latter Days” is a romantic drama film that follows the story of a young gay man who falls in love with a closeted Mormon missionary, leading to a journey of self-discovery, acceptance, and the exploration of their conflicting beliefs and desires.”

North Sea Texas

North Sea Texas
North Sea Texas
Internet Movie Database: 7.1/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Metacritic: 63/100
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Runtime: 98 min
Genre: Drama, Romance
Awards: 3 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Bavo Defurne, Yves Verbraeken, André Sollie
Actors: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans
Language: Dutch, German, French, English
Country: Belgium
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“North Sea Texas” is a coming-of-age drama that follows the life of a young boy named Pim, who navigates his journey of self-discovery, first love, and acceptance in a small coastal town in Belgium. The film explores themes of identity, longing, and the complexities of relationships in a beautifully poignant and tender manner.

Just Friends

Just Friends
Just Friends
Internet Movie Database: 6.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 42%
Metacritic: 47/100
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Runtime: 96 min
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Awards: 3 nominations
Writer: Adam 'Tex' Davis
Actors: Ryan Reynolds, Amy Smart, Anna Faris
Language: English
Country: Germany, United States, Canada
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“Just Friends” is a romantic comedy about a formerly overweight man who reconnects with his high school crush during the holidays. As they spend time together, he must navigate the challenges of their complicated friendship and his own insecurities.

Geography Club

Geography Club
Geography Club
Internet Movie Database: 6.5/10
Rotten Tomatoes: 67%
Metacritic: 57/100
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Runtime: 84 min
Genre: Comedy, Drama
Awards: 2 wins & 4 nominations
Writer: Edmund Entin, Brent Hartinger
Actors: Cameron Deane Stewart, Justin Deeley, Meaghan Martin
Language: English
Country: United States
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The Geography Club movie is about a group of high school students who form a secret club to support each other as they navigate their sexual identities. They face challenges, discover acceptance, and learn the importance of friendship and understanding.

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