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Water Lilies (2007)
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Water Lilies (2007)
Original name: Naissance des pieuvres
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Set during a sultry summer in a French suburb, Marie is desperate to join the local pool's synchronized swimming team, but is her interest solely for the sake of sport or for a chance to get close to Floriane, the bad girl of the team? Sciamma, and the two leads, capture the uncertainty of teenage sexuality with a sympathetic eye in this delicate drama of the angst of coming-of-age.
Style: sexy, romantic, serious, realistic, psychological, erotic, sad, art house, sexual, queer cinema ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, lgbt, teenage sexuality, teenage girl, lesbianism, youth, loss of virginity, lesbian love, gender, teenager, friendship, forbidden love, defloration, gays and lesbians, teenage love, synchronized swimming, shoplifting, unfulfilled love, lifestyle, female friendship, lgbtq, love and romance, masturbation, couples ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, queer cinema, sexy and touching films with plots about lgbtq, lgbt, lesbian, love and romance, gays and lesbians, coming of age and youth mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Water Lilies: Breathe (2014), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), First Girl I Loved (2016), Eloise (2009), My First Summer (2020). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Breathe (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 91 min.
Story: Charlie, a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, is thrilled when she becomes friends with Sarah, but when Sarah tires of Charlie and looks for a new friend, their relationship takes an ominous turn.
Style: psychological, serious, touching, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: friendship, lesbian, asthma, humiliation, teenage love, female friendship, coming of age, high school, youth, love affair, romance, young lovers ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
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100%
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.
Style: touching, scenic, disturbing, sexy, romantic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, painter, lesbian attraction, lesbian love, painting, portrait, female protagonist, lgbtq, arranged marriage, lesbian sex ...
Time: 18th century, victorian era
Place: brittany, france
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85%
First Girl I Loved (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her L.A. public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend, Clifton—who has always harbored a secret crush on her—he does his best to get in the way.
Style: captivating, disturbing, sentimental, psychological, queer cinema
Audience: girls' night, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, teenage sexuality, lesbian teen, high school, best friend, teenager, lgbt, lgbtq, first love, lesbian love, coming of age, friendship ...
Time: contemporary
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100%
 6.3
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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, lgbt, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbian couple, lesbian sex, forbidden love, tragic event, love affair, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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My First Summer (2020)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 80 min.
Story: 16-year-old Claudia has grown up in isolation from the outside world. Stranded on a remote property after her mother's death, she is shocked when Grace, a spirited local teen, appears in the garden like a mirage, a breath of fresh, sugary air. ...
Style: melancholic, romantic, touching, sentimental, light ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian teen, lesbianism, lgbt teen, lesbian relationship, teenage sexuality, gays and lesbians, countryside, teenage girl, friendship, social isolation, mental illness ...
Time: 21st century
Place: australia
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80%
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and ...
Style: feel good, surreal, humorous, touching, clever ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, gay, lgbt, gays and lesbians, coming out, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, friendship, cheerleading, cheerleader, teenager ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: usa
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83%
 5.8
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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, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian couple, teacher student relationship, lesbian sex, lesbian teen, college, love, lgbtq ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, indiana
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100%
 7.5
 53K
Show Me Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl ...
Style: sexual, sentimental, sexy, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, sexuality, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, teenage love, gays and lesbians, lesbian love, first love, teenager, school, lesbian teen ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, eastern europe, scandinavia, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Grande école (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather live with two roommates on campus than move in with her. As soon as he meets one of his roommates, Louis-Anault, Paul's behavior changes - ...
Style: sexy, psychological, serious, sincere, erotic ...
Plot: gay, coming out, male nudity, gay love, homosexuality, lgbt, love triangle, teenage life, lifestyle, seduction, college life, youth ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.3
 2K
Bilitis (1977)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 95 min.
Story: A coming of age story centering on the exploits of a young girl during summer vacation.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, sentimental, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, erotica, lesbian sex, sex, skinny dipping, sexual awakening, lesbianism, female nudity, coming of age, lgbt, sexploitation, young love ...
Time: 1930s, 20th century
Place: saint tropez, provence, riviera, france, 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: erotic, touching, emotional, sexy, semi serious ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, school, lesbian romance, older woman younger woman relationship, love affair, teachers and students, teenage life, love and romance, lesbian love, lesbianism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne australia, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
65%
First Desires (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Three teenage girls decide to visit a romantic island and find love. They get shipwrecked and end up on different sides of the island. Each girl begins her own romantic adventure either with a man, a boy or even another girl.
Style: erotic, sexual, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: nude bathing, erotica, lesbian, teenage girl, masturbation, seaside, lesbian interest, female nudity, virgin, sex, young love, coming of age ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Way He Looks (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Brazil
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, ...
Style: touching, sweet, romantic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, teen drama
Plot: gay, lgbt, blindness, homosexuality, coming of age, school, gay love, friendship, teenage life, coming out, gay teenager, gay couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
⇓ 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, sexy, romantic, psychological, depressing ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian teen, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, coming of age, lesbian love, lesbian lover, gender, friendship, boarding school, youth, gay ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium, Spain
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire, to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adele grows, seeks herself, loses herself, finds herself.
Style: erotic, sexy, realistic, sexual, psychological ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian love, couples, coming of age, lesbian relationship, sexuality, youth, lesbianism, lesbian teen, gays and lesbians, sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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40%
 6.1
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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: sexy, erotic, sexual, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lesbian love, lesbian sex, sex scene, sexual relations, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, intimacy, hotel room, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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: sexy, emotional, serious, melancholic, erotic ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, women, gays and lesbians, department store, lesbian romance, age difference, older woman younger woman relationship, road trip ...
Time: 50s, year 1952, year 1953, 20th century
Place: new york, chicago illinois, manhattan new york city, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexy, psychological, erotic, melancholic, romantic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick, pre-teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian love, summer, coming of age, teenage life, siblings relations, gays and lesbians, countryside, tomboy, sex ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, california, yorkshire, northern england
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100%
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Blue Gate Crossing (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan, France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.
Style: realistic, feel good, sentimental, semi serious, humorous ...
Audience: chick flick, teen drama
Plot: high school, love triangle, first love, coming of age, lesbian, friendship, lgbtq, partners, teenage life, couples, best friends, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Sugar Rush (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
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Story: Sugar Rush is an Emmy Award–winning British television comedy drama series developed by Shine Limited and broadcast by Channel 4, based on the Julie Burchill novel of the same name. It is centred around the life of a 15 year old lesbian Kim ...
Style: sexy, realistic, semi serious, romantic, humorous ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, swinger, swinger party, coming of age, love and romance, lgbtq, sexuality, sexual relations, sexual attraction, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
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Jack & Diane (2012)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a ...
Style: serious, atmospheric, stylized, erotic, sexy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: girlfriend girlfriend relationship, lesbian, lesbianism, lesbian relationship, lgbt, self discovery, teenage life, fall in love, teenage love, youth, lesbian teen, lesbian lover ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
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All Over Me (1997)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is changed one night when a violent and meaningless death rocks ...
Style: sad, melancholic, sincere, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, punk, coming of age, gay, friendship, lgbtq, youth, character study, sexuality, relationships, self discovery, society ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 70s
Place: new york, california, new jersey, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Carmen and Lola (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 103 min.
Story: The love story of two gypsy girls.
Style: touching, thought provoking, captivating, sincere, social ...
Plot: lesbian love, mother daughter relationship, teenage girl, 16 year old, gypsy, love, family relations, lgbt, romance, forbidden love, self discovery, society ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: madrid
⇓ 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, erotic, bleak ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, love and romance, gender, forbidden love, self discovery, injustice, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, lgbtq ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952
Place: africa, south africa
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30%
 5.8
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Sonja (2006)
Genre: Drama
Country: Germany
Duration: 72 min.
Story: Sonja is struggling to deal with her parent separation, and find her feelings for her best friend might not just be a phase.
Style: sexy, realistic, touching, sincere, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, pre-teens
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, friendship, love and romance, family relations, youth, couples, friends, coming out, unfulfilled love, best friends, lifestyle ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
The Summer of Sangaile (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Lithuania, France, Netherlands
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Seventeen-year-old Sangaile is fascinated by stunt planes. She meets a girl her age at the summer aeronautical show, nearby her parents' lakeside villa. Sangaile allows Auste to discover her most intimate secret and in the process finds in her ...
Style: realistic, sentimental, emotional, psychological, captivating ...
Audience: teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian love, coming of age, lesbian, teenage girl, self discovery, teenage love, summer vacation, lesbian relationship, romance, youth, love affair, female nudity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: lithuania
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
You Are Not Alone (1978)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Young teenager Bo (Anders Agensø) is too sensitive for the hothouse atmosphere of a boarding school run by a cold, unfeeling would-be man of the cloth (an uncharacteristically grim Ove Sprogøe). Lonely and scared, he finds a soul mate in the ...
Style: touching, sentimental, erotic, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, first love, youth, gays and lesbians, friendship, teenage life, lgbt teen, boarding school, gay, student, friends, male nudity ...
Time: 70s, 20th century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, erotic, talky, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, lgbt, passionate sex, lesbianism, lgbtq, lesbian love, love triangle, coming out, homosexuality ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.0
 9K
Girlhood (2014)
Genre: Drama
Country: France
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Oppressed by her family setting, dead-end school prospects and the boys law in the neighborhood, Marieme starts a new life after meeting a group of three free-spirited girls. She changes her name, her dress code, and quits school to be accepted in ...
Style: sentimental, touching, serious, captivating, feminist film ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens, teen drama
Plot: coming of age, friendship, teenager, youth, girl fight, peer pressure, street gang, against the rules, drugs, dull life, society, teenage life ...
Time: 2010s, contemporary, 21st century
Place: paris france, africa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
 7.2
 7K
Pariah (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 86 min.
Story: A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, sincere, emotional ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt teen, coming out, lesbian teen, teenage sexuality, lgbtq, introspection, african american, lesbianism ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, new york, brooklyn new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%