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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
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The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
Original name: Les Filles du botaniste
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Canada
Duration: 105 min.
Story: At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.
Style: touching, serious, captivating, emotional, sexy, realistic, sexual
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian love, forbidden love, lesbian sex, friendship, intern, orphan, romance, family relations, fall in love, couples, parents and children, lesbian, father daughter relationship, tragic love, loveless marriage, wedding, court, death sentence, professor, family abandonment, domineering father, island, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexy films with plots about love and romance, lesbian, lesbian kiss, gays and lesbians, gender, romance and couples mostly in Drama, Romance and Crime genres. Some movies like The Chinese Botanist's Daughters: Purple Sea (2009), I Can't Think Straight (2008), When Night Is Falling (1995), The World Unseen (2007), Room in Rome (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: In nineteenth century Yorkshire wealthy orphan Anne Lister lives with an aunt and uncle, anxious for her to marry well and blissfully unaware that she is a lesbian,recording her thoughts and exploits in a coded diary. When her lover Mariana Belcombe ...
Style: captivating, stylized, emotional, touching, serious ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbianism, feminism, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, forbidden love, love and romance, marriage, betrayal, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian era
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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Purple Sea (2009)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance
Country: Italy
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di Mare, presents a uniquely engaging portrait of family, community and gender roles in ...
Style: serious, touching, sexy, disturbing, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, forbidden love, village life, gender, lesbian sex, island, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 19th century
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
Story: I Can't Think Straight is a 2007 romance movie about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another ...
Style: semi serious, touching, realistic, sincere, humorous ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, coming out, lesbian sex, lesbianism, self discovery, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: middle east, europe, london, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
When Night Is Falling (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A prudish woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman whom works at a local carnival which comes to town.
Style: erotic, sexy, sexual, experimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, gay slur, bisexual woman, sexual relations, romance, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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The World Unseen (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Africa, UK
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.
Style: touching, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, forbidden love, gender, love and romance, society, life is a bitch, self discovery, injustice, rebellion, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952
Place: south africa, africa
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100%
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Room in Rome (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
Style: sexual, sexy, atmospheric, erotic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian sex, sexual relations, gays and lesbians, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbianism, lesbian romance, sex scene, female masturbation, lgbt, love and romance, lesbian relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
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Eloise (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A sensuous and ethereal story of two young women falling in love for the first time. Young, beautiful Àsia lies in a coma, her mother and boyfriend keeping constant vigil by her side. In flashback we see what led up to her accident, her life ...
Style: serious, realistic, sincere, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, lesbian couple, forbidden love, lifestyle, love affair, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
Story: Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly though when sexual chemistry appears between her and the Head of ...
Style: touching, emotional, erotic, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, older woman younger woman relationship, lgbt, forbidden love, teachers and students, teacher student relationship, school, lesbian sex, love affair, lesbianism, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Kiss Me (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) and Frida (Liv Mjönes), both in their thirties, meet each other for the first time at their parents' engagement party. Mia's father, Lasse (Krister Henriksson), is about to get married to Frida's mother, ...
Style: sincere, realistic, touching, serious
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, coming out, love and romance, romance, sexual content, engagement, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, barcelona, eastern europe, stockholm sweden ...
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60%
Drifting Flowers (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three poetic tales of seeking the true identity. In the first story, Jing, a blind singer, falls in love with her band's tomboy accordionist Diego. In another time and place, Lily, an elderly lesbian and Yen, her gay friend, create an ...
Style: realistic, serious, touching, emotional, sexy ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, feminism, love affair, fall in love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, couples, teenage life, lesbian relationship, mother daughter relationship, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Summer Lover (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ukraine
Duration: 88 min.
Story: On honeymoon on the island of Lesbos, a woman falls for the daughter of a Russian archaeologist.
Style: erotic, realistic, serious, suspenseful, melancholic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, love triangle, island, tragic love, sexual relations, dishonesty, unfulfillment, gender, betrayal, romance, lesbian ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century
Place: greece, europe, ukraine
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sincere, serious, captivating, disturbing
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, fall in love, lesbian sex, dysfunctional family, jealousy, wedding planner, coworker relationship, lesbian romance, friendship, lesbianism, school teacher ...
Place: the philippines
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Desert Hearts (1985)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: The story of straight-edge literature professor Vivian who travels to Reno to get away from a relationship breakup when she falls in love with an attractive and unconventional girl named Cay.
Style: sexy, sentimental, touching, realistic, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, lesbian romance, romance, divorce, coming out, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 50s, year 1959
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Lost and Delirious (2001)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls' first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves ...
Style: touching, sincere, psychological, depressing, romantic ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian lover, lesbian teen, lesbian love, friendship, lesbian relationship, boarding school life, roommate, teenage love, teenage life, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Fire (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 104 min.
Story: In a barren, arranged marriage to an amateur swami who seeks enlightenment through celibacy, Radha's life takes an irresistible turn when her beautiful young sister-in-law seeks to free herself from the confines of her own loveless marriage.
Style: sexy, touching, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, infidelity, lgbt, hinduism, lesbian, lesbian love, friendship, self discovery, forbidden love, family relations, arranged marriage ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, new delhi, asia, taj mahal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Hannah Free (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A film about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home.
Style: sincere, sentimental, emotional, serious, realistic
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian relationship, family relations, elderly lovers, parents and children, aging, golden years, love and romance, gays and lesbians, gender, couple relations, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
A Village Affair (1995)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, sincere, touching ...
Plot: adultery, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, village life, romance, infidelity, family relations, family life, family problems, couple relations, love affair, dishonesty, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
 127K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Australia
Duration: 118 min.
Story: In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, sexy, enigmatic ...
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, older woman younger woman relationship, forbidden love, lesbian love, impossible love, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, age difference, road trip ...
Time: 50s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, manhattan new york city
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39%
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Claire of the Moon (1992)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Claire of the Moon is set in the 1990s in the Pacific Northwest. Claire Jabrowski, a famous heterosexual author, decides to attend a retreat for all-female writers. Claire's rommate at the retreat is Dr. Noel Benedict, author of a book called ...
Style: sexy, sexual, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, coming out, love triangle, fall in love, infidelity, twentysomething life, couple relations, love affair, friendship ...
Time: 90s
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37%
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The Secrets (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Israel
Duration: 127 min.
Story: In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her ...
Style: serious, tense, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, best friends, selflessness, self discovery, prodigy, forbidden love, friendship, rebelliousness, haunted by the past ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
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37%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian couple, lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lesbian sex, college, teacher student relationship, love and romance, strong female presence, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Elena Undone (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: The wife of a pastor who preaches against homosexuality embarks on an affair with a female writer.
Style: touching, sexual, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, lesbianism, lesbian mother, lgbt, coming out, gays and lesbians, family problems, fall in love, crumbling marriage, lesbian sex, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tasmin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Style: psychological, sincere, sexy, melancholic, emotional ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, countryside, teenage life, siblings relations, fall in love, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer, lesbianism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Love Is Blind (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Estonia
Duration: 98 min.
Story: 30-year old Kertu has lived under her father's power her whole life. Because of her gentle nature, she is thought by locals to be a little simple-minded. The young woman makes her first timid attempt to change something in her life - she send a ...
Style: realistic, emotional, serious, touching, captivating
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Time: 21st century, contemporary
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35%
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Happy End?! (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, Netherlands
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Lucca is in the middle of her A-level exams, heading for a career as a high-flying lawyer when she is mistakenly accused of criminal damage and sentenced to community service in a hospice. There she meets Valerie who is determined to carry out the ...
Style: tense, psychological, touching, sexy, romantic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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Tempted (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: The strain of juggling her responsibilities as wife, mother, and successful paralegal have worn Emma Burke (Virginia Madsen) out. Thus it is that Emma welcomes the opportunity to briefly take leave of her Boston home and head for sunny Hawaii. It is ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, emotional, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, fall in love, love affair, family relations, love triangle, parents and children, couples, dishonesty, romance, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: hawaii, usa, boston
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 117 min.
Story: Situated just above the awe-inspiring Ipanema beach in Rio is the Cantagalo slum. Every day, floods of Cantagalo residents make their way down the mountain, only to disappear into their surroundings as part of the invisible working-class that cleans ...
Style: realistic, touching, serious, sentimental, emotional ...
Plot: love, love and romance, romance, social differences, forbidden love, parents and children, life is a bitch, fall in love, rich and poor, family relations, couples, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: latin america, rio de janeiro, brazil
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 80 min.
Story: From Writer/Director Marina Rice Bader (Executive Producer Elena Undone, A Perfect Ending) comes this film within a film that explores love in all its painful and messy glory. Six months ago Zoe and Mal fell for each other while filming a love ...
Style: serious, touching, realistic, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian, lesbianism, love and romance, filmmaking, romance, rising to stardom, couples, love affair, breakup, love story, relationships ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
The Truth About Jane (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's ...
Style: sincere, touching, sentimental, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, school, lesbian couple, fall in love, high school life, gay teacher, teenage love, youth, lesbian sex, friendship, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, year 1989, year 1993
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A woman discovers the truth about her former lover from the diary that his first wife wrote to their son, Nicholas.
Style: realistic, sentimental, serious, touching, emotional
Audience: girls' night
Plot: romance, terminal illness, tragic love, family relations, couples, lifestyle, love and romance, fall in love, looking for love, baby born, diary, baby ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%