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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, sexual, sexy, realistic
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, friendship, orphan, intern, lesbian love, romance, family relations, fall in love, couples, parents and children, tragic love, father daughter relationship, loveless marriage, wedding, trial, professor, family abandonment, domineering father, death penalty, lesbian, island, love and romance, gender, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, romance, couples, fall in love, family relations, gender and gays and lesbians mostly in Romance, Drama and Biography genres. Some movies like The Chinese Botanist's Daughters: The World Unseen (2007), Eloïse's Lover (2009), Hannah Free (2009), Drifting Flowers (2008), Kiss Me (2011). 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: touching, captivating, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, feminism, forbidden love, love and romance, lesbian couple, marriage of convenience, marriage, betrayal, orphan ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
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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, love and romance, gender, self discovery, injustice, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952
Place: south africa, africa
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100%
Eloïse's Lover (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: sincere, serious, realistic, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, forbidden love, lesbian sex, love affair, lifestyle, family relations, youth ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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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: sentimental, sincere, emotional, realistic, serious
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian relationship, family relations, elderly lovers, parents and children, aging, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, golden years, couple relations, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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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, emotional, touching, sexual ...
Plot: gender, lgbt, love affair, feminism, fall in love, teenage life, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples, mother daughter relationship, friendship, gender identity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
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46%
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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: touching, sincere, realistic, serious
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, romance, love and romance, engagement, coming out, couple relations, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, India
Duration: 108 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, contemplative, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, infidelity, lesbian relationship, lgbt, hinduism, family relations, self discovery, friendship, forbidden love, arranged marriage, lesbian romance, lesbian love ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, new delhi, asia, taj mahal, canada
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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 love, lesbian romance, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, gay slur, sexual relations, romance, love and romance, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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The Sea Purple (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: touching, serious, captivating, disturbing, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, forbidden love, village life, island, family relations, gays and lesbians, gender, village, coming out ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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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: tense, serious, realistic, atmospheric, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, selflessness, self discovery, best friends, prodigy, forbidden love, haunted by the past, friendship, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
 7.4
 873
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: emotional, realistic, serious, touching, captivating
Plot: romance, fall in love, parents and children, forbidden love, society, unlikely couple, social misfits, village, family relations, village life, self discovery, drunkenness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: estonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 6.7
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The String (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, Belgium
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death, he can't come out to his mother, and his childhood anxieties have resurfaced. But all of Malik's problems ...
Style: sentimental, emotional, touching, serious, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, gay love, gay, romance, coming out, homecoming, love and romance, gender, couples, family relations, parents and children, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france, tunisia, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
 7.2
 115K
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, gloomy, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, forbidden love, older woman younger woman relationship, impossible love, age difference, gays and lesbians, divorce, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1953, year 1952
Place: new york, usa, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city
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41%
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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: emotional, realistic, touching, serious, sexual ...
Plot: adultery, love triangle, family relations, love affair, fall in love, couples, romance, parents and children, dishonesty, last wish, infidelity, funeral ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: hawaii, boston, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
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: touching, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
41%
I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 82 min.
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Style: touching, semi serious, realistic, contemplative, sincere ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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, erotic, atmospheric, sexy, serious ...
Plot: lesbian sex, sexual relations, lesbian, gays and lesbians, lesbianism, lesbian romance, love and romance, lesbian love, lgbt, fall in love, couples, hotel ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, melancholic, emotional, sexy ...
Audience: teens
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39%
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Country: USA
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Style: sentimental, realistic, serious, emotional, touching
Audience: girls' night
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39%
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38%
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Style: emotional, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
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38%
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My Normal (2009)
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Country: USA
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Story: "My Normal" is the story of Natalie, a young lesbian from the Lower East Side, who's struggling to find a balance between her dreams of becoming a film maker and her lifestyle as a dominatrix. Her exotic looks and unconventional ...
Style: realistic, serious, sexy, captivating, talky ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
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Style: sexual, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
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38%
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37%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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Style: emotional, realistic, serious, disturbing, captivating ...
Plot: coming out, family relations, forbidden love, family life, family, romance, parents and children, dangerous attraction, father, buddies, gender, youth ...
Time: contemporary
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
 7.0
 3K
Loving Leah (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
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37%
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Summer Lover (2008)
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Country: Ukraine
Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 127 min.
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Place: korea, asia, south korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%