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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, school teacher, suicide attempt, father daughter relationship, brainwashing, electroshock therapy, forbidden love, 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, realistic and captivating films with plots about mother daughter relationship, family relations, lesbian relationship, lesbian, father daughter relationship, friendship and lesbian kiss mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like A Love to Keep: Elisa & Marcela (2019), Camino (2008), Sunday's Illness (2018), Homesick (2005), 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.
Style: sincere, disturbing, captivating, psychological
Plot: lesbian relationship, gay love, lesbian, lesbian sex, lesbianism, lesbian couple, forbidden love, gay marriage, hopes, escapades, love, society ...
Time: 1900s, 19th century, 90s, 1800s
Place: spain
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Camino (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 138 min.
Story: A religious organization interferes with the life of a terminally ill girl.
Style: touching, emotional, serious, realistic
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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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 ...
Style: sincere, touching, suspenseful, captivating, exciting
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Plot: love, life philosophy, family relations, society, youth, parents and children, friendship, ambition, family, hopes, mother daughter reunion, mother daughter relationship ...
Time: contemporary
Place: barcelona
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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
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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: sexy, touching, sexual, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lgbt, college, lesbian sex, love and romance, strong female presence, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
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Little Wing (2016)
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: touching, captivating, suspenseful, serious
Plot: parent child relationship, mother daughter relationship, search for father, childhood, motherhood, single mother, horse riding, father daughter relationship, stolen car, stealing a car, coming of age, runaway child ...
Time: 2010s
Place: finland
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36%
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Rome & Juliet (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Philippines
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: serious, sincere, disturbing, captivating
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Place: the philippines
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35%
The Flower of My Secret (1995)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain, France
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Marisa Paredes is Leocadia ("Leo") Macias, a woman writing “pink” romance novels under the alias of Amanda Gris that are very popular all across Spain. Unlike her romantic novels, her own love life is troubled. Leo has a less than ...
Style: clever, tense, realistic, serious, contemplative ...
Plot: obsession, old woman, romance, writer's life, hopes, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment, journalism, crumbling marriage, love and romance, strong female presence, midlife crisis ...
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Lovechild (2005)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
Story: One day seventeen-year-old Alma sees her father who had left the family five years before and had never contacted them since then accidentally on a subway stop in Berlin. She finds out where he works and start spending time together. Very soon the ...
Style: psychological, disturbing, touching, captivating, ambiguous ending
Plot: father daughter incest, incestuous desire, forbidden love, moral dilemma, estranged father, father daughter relationship, confusion, seductress, mother daughter relationship, ex husband ex wife relationship, incest, doctor ...
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White Lie (2019)
Genre: Drama
Country: Canada
Duration: 96 min.
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Style: psychological, emotional, touching, captivating
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Place: canada
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Lamb of God (2008)
Genre: Drama
Country: Argentina, France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: The kidnapping 77-year-old man in Argentina forces his daughter to return to Buenos Aires after years of exile abroad.
Style: rough, thought provoking, serious, disturbing, suspenseful ...
Plot: kidnapping, crimes, state affairs, politics, confined, missing person, father daughter relationship, mother daughter relationship, dictatorship, exile
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The World Unseen (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 93 min.
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Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak
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Place: south africa, africa
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Do I Know You? (2007)
Genre: Drama
Country: Spain
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Grandfather of Ana is clearly experiencing Alzheimer. Family as no choice and make some decisions. This tense situation will change the life of Ana.
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: family relations, memory loss, life is a bitch, elderly, mental illness, aging, golden years, grandfather granddaughter relationship, alzheimer's disease, retirement home, senior citizen, doctor ...
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29%
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Sugar Kisses (2013)
Genre: Drama
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Duration: 85 min.
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Style: serious, touching, sincere, captivating
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Style: serious, realistic, exciting, melancholic, touching ...
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Losing Chase (1996)
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Genre: Drama
Country: USA
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