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A Love to Keep (2006)
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A Love to Keep (2006)
Original name: Electroshock
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Spain, the era of dictator Franco. Two female teachers are in love, but in those years and in that regime the love is not only forbidden but also a crime. To avoid their child been in prison, the parents of the one teacher, force her to be confined in a clinic for mental diseases, where she is heavily abused, the main treatment been electroshocks. After Franco's fall, and the change of things, she is free to return to her home, under the surveillance of her mother. Her father, more compassionate, helps her escape and find her lover. But the years of been under electroshocks have damaged her health, and make it impossible to live a normal life.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, suspenseful
Plot: lesbian relationship, mental institution, mental illness, mother daughter relationship, suicide attempt, father daughter relationship, brainwashing, electroshock therapy, forbidden love, school teacher, lesbian, gay, student, murder investigation, homosexual, lesbianism, homosexuality, euthanasia, court hearing, gay couple, lesbian couple, lesbian kiss
Place: spain

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, serious, captivating and realistic films with plots about lesbian relationship, lesbian, family relations, mother daughter relationship, father daughter relationship, lesbianism and lesbian couple mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like A Love to Keep: Elisa & Marcela (2019), White Lie (2019), Mad Women (2015), Sunday's Illness (2018), Bloomington (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Elisa & Marcela (2019)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1901, Marcela Gracia Ibeas took on the identity of Mario Sánchez to marry her lover of fifteen years, Elisa Sanchez Loriga.
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Time: 1900s, 20th century, 19th century, 90s, 1800s
Place: spain
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White Lie (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Katie Arneson is faking cancer. A university dance major, Katie's falsified diagnosis and counterfeit fundraising have transformed her into a campus celebrity surrounded by the supportive community she's always dreamed of: a close-knit ...
Style: psychological, captivating, emotional, touching
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Mad Women (2015)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: A mother of three daughters (one died at the age of three) commits a crime of conscience and becomes radicalized in prison; she turns into an idealist run amok, determined to change her little corner of the world for the better. Her middle daughter, ...
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Sunday's Illness (2018)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Annabel is a successful businesswoman with a wealthy husband. At a reception in her villa she meets a woman, a member of the catering staff who has been hired for the evening. This woman is none other than her own daughter Chiara, whom she had left ...
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Time: contemporary
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Bloomington (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: A former child actress attends college in search of independence and ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor. Their relationship thrives until an opportunity to return to acting forces her to make life-altering decisions.
Style: touching, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian couple, lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, college, lesbian sex, love and romance, love affair, strong female presence, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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Homesick (2005)
Genre: Drama
Country: Finland
Duration: 85 min.
Story: 17-year-old Sami has an accident which resulted in him reluctantly sent to closed psychiatric hospital. Sami refuses to speak or show his feelings, even when the nurse Taneli is trying everything in order to understand how the crash really happened. ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, suspenseful
Plot: mental institution, mental breakdown, doctor, broken family, parent child relationship, mental illness, suicide attempt, roommate, nurse, mother son incest, child abuse, mother son relationship ...
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Rome & Juliet (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
Duration: 135 min.
Story: Rome and Juliet follows the romantic journey and soul mating of two straight women caught in a web of forbidden love. Juliet (a conservative pre-school teacher) is a bride to be who befriends and hires Rome (a liberated businesswoman) as her wedding ...
Style: captivating, serious, sincere, disturbing
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Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Drama
Country: Finland, Denmark
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Little Wing tells the story of 12-year-old Varpu, who's quickly growing to adulthood, and about her mother, who doesn't want to grow up. Varpu lives with her mother and has never met her father. One night Varpu has enough of her riding ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, captivating, touching
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Stuff (2015)
Genre: Drama
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