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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: psychological, sexy, serious, realistic, romantic, sexual
Audience: teens
Plot: lgbt, lesbian, loss of virginity, teenage sexuality, masturbation, coming of age, friendship, teenage life, teenage love, youth, unfulfilled love, teenager, lesbian love, lifestyle, gender, love and romance, female friendship, couples, sexual relations, forbidden love, teenage girl, family relations, high school, gays and lesbians, lesbianism ...
Time: contemporary
Place: paris france, france

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, sexy, sexual and serious films with plots about youth, love and romance, coming of age, teenage life, couples, gender and gays and lesbians mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Water Lilies: Breathe (2014), Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Eloïse's Lover (2009), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999). 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, touching, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: asthma, teenage love, friendship, high school life, love affair, youth, romance, young lovers, social relations, teenage life, gender, obsession ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, south of france
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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: sexual, atmospheric, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, explicit sex, lovers, lgbt, coming of age, sexuality, youth, crumbling relationship, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
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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: scenic, touching, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, painter, lesbianism, lesbian couple, forced marriage, island, female protagonist, painting, love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: brittany
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80%
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, realistic, serious, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, lesbian sex, forbidden love, love affair, lifestyle, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: humorous, feel good, clever, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, coming out, lesbianism, cheerleader, lesbian love, lesbian romance, lgbt, closeted homosexual, friendship, gay, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ 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, realistic, semi serious, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, forbidden love, older woman younger woman relationship, lgbt, teachers and students, lesbian sex, love affair, school, lesbianism, college life, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
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82%
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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 affair, love and romance, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, serious, sincere, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: coming out, love triangle, teenage life, lifestyle, college life, social differences, youth, friendship, sexual relations, couple relations, love and romance, couples ...
Time: contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, serious, sentimental, sweet, romantic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming of age, teenage love, lgbt, homosexuality, blindness, gays and lesbians, gay couple, coming out, friendship, blind character ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: brazil, sao paulo brazil
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100%
Sexual Chronicles of a French Family (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Three generations of a French family open up about their sexual experiences and desires after young Romain is caught masturbating in his biology class.
Style: sexual, talky, sexy, humorous, realistic ...
Plot: sexual relations, strong sexual content, loss of virginity, family life, first sex, family relations, youth, teenage life, parents and children, masturbation, coming of age, sexual frustration ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
Cousins in Love (1980)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: France, West Germany
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Teenage Julien (Thierry Tevini) loves his teenage cousin Julia (Anja Shute) among flowers in summer of '39 France.
Style: sexy, sexual, humorous, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: voyeurism, forbidden love, sexual relations, youth, family relations, teenage life, love triangle, countryside, erotica, romance, lolita, unrequited love ...
Time: year 1939, 1930s
Place: france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, serious
Plot: teenage girl, virginity, erotica, young heroes, love and romance, youth, teenage life, sexual relations, looking for sex, innocence lost, dangerous attraction, couples ...
Time: 80s
Place: mediterranean sea
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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, passion, lesbian love, friendship, teenage love, boarding school life, secret, roommate, teenage life, girls' boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: A coming-of-age story based on the best-selling novel by Stephen Chbosky, which follows 15-year-old freshman Charlie, an endearing and naive outsider who is taken under the wings of two seniors. A moving tale of love, loss, fear and hope - and the ...
Style: touching, sincere, realistic, serious, talky ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, teenage love, teenage life, friendship, high school life, first love, teenagers, adolescence, suicide, high school, teenager, friends ...
Time: 90s, contemporary, 21st century, 1990s, 20th century ...
Place: pittsburgh, pennsylvania, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Like a Brother (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 54 min.
Story: Sebastien is a small town boy who moves to Paris and begins to explore the gay night life there. When a friend from back home calls to announce he's coming to Paris, Sebastien confronts some unrequited feelings
Style: homoerotic, touching, serious, realistic, emotional ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: gay, gay sex, erection, friendship, youth, male friendship, friendship between men, gay relationship, lifestyle, fish out of water, love and romance, aspiring actor ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, sentimental, touching, serious, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, fall in love, school, lesbian couple, high school life, youth, teenage love, friendship, parents and children, gays and lesbians, high school ...
Time: 90s, year 1993, year 1989
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30%
Normal Adolescent Behavior (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: High school student Wendy has an odd relationship with her five friends: They're openly sexual with each other, swapping partners every week. But this is all thrown into turmoil when she meets Sean, a new student in school who has a crush on ...
Style: sincere, bleak, serious, semi serious, realistic ...
Plot: teenage love, high school, teenager, high school life, coming of age, humiliation, friendship, sex, love and romance, best friends, fall in love, siblings relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, rhode island
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
You & Me Forever (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark
Duration: 82 min.
Story: When Laura and Christine meet Maria, their friendship takes an intense turn to vulnerability, love and sex.
Style: realistic, serious, sincere, touching, gloomy ...
Plot: best friends, teenage girl, friendship, life turned upside down, dishonesty, betrayal, mysterious character, youth, teenage life, adolescence vs adulthood, parent child relationship, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: denmark, copenhagen, scandinavia, copenhagen denmark
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, lgbt, siblings relations, teenage life, fall in love, countryside, gays and lesbians, friendship, summer, tomboy ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
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30%
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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: realistic, sexy, touching, sincere, sexual
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: friendship, coming of age, love and romance, family relations, youth, unfulfilled love, coming out, best friends, lifestyle, couples, friends, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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29%
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: feel good, sentimental, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Plot: love triangle, high school, friendship, teenage life, partners, lgbt, couples, romance, high school life, best friends, gender, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: taiwan
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28%
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Tan Lines (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Australia
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Cute teen Midget Hollow wanders through life riding big waves and partying with surfer boys. When Midget's best friend's gay brother Cass arrives on the scene, the two quickly dive head first into a clandestine sea of sexual awakening.
Style: touching, sincere, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: surfing, coming of age, ocean, coming out, brother, homosexuality, gay relationship, self discovery, teenage life, teenage love, young lovers, sexual relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, new south wales
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
You'll Get Over It (2002)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Sport
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
TV show
Story: When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family.
Style: touching, sincere, sexual, semi serious, disturbing ...
Audience: teens
Plot: high school, gay teenager, love and romance, friendship, youth, gays and lesbians, teenage love, coming out, teenage life, high school life, gay, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Rock Haven (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 78 min.
Story: The coastal California community of Rock Haven is the perfect place for cute eighteen-year-old Brady and his loving mother to begin a fresh start. Their mission: to spread the word of the Lord. But while roaming the beach one day, Brady meets ...
Style: sincere, psychological, touching, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, gay love, gay, gay relationship, christianity, gay teenager, beach, friendship, family relations, first gay sexual experience, church, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california
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27%
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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, sexy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian sex, sexual relations, lesbian, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, lesbianism, love and romance, lesbian love, lgbt, fall in love, couples, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, renaissance
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
A Good Day to Be Black & Sexy (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A between-the-sheets peek at Black Love and Sexuality
Style: humorous, sincere, sexy, realistic, semi serious ...
Plot: youth, society, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, sexual relations, couples, romance, artists and showbiz, gender, loss of virginity, profanity ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: los angeles, usa
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27%
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The Last Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 104 min.
Story: At Christmas time, 19 year old Simon returns home to visit his dysfunctional family with Louise, a fearless girl he met during his train ride. While Simon struggles to cope with the growing distance between him and his parents, he starts to examine ...
Style: emotional, realistic, serious, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: love triangle, youth, teenage life, lovers reunited, couples, family relations, social misfits, love and romance, gender, jealousy, unfulfillment, family gatherings ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, paris france, brittany
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Sugar Rush (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, teens, teen drama
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, swinger, love and romance, sexual attraction, sexuality, teenage life, sexual relations, teenage love, sexual exploration, unsupportive parent, sexual activity ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, europe, london, brighton
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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Bad Company (1999)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Delphine is a sweet innocent young girl, her new best friend pulls her into a world where she falls in love with a local pretty boy. Working her hardest to make him love her drags her into prostitution.
Style: psychological, emotional, sexual, sexy, realistic ...
Plot: reggae, family relations, friendship, prostitute, coming of age, couples, lovers reunited, high school life, small town life, innocence lost, high school, celebrity culture ...
Time: 90s
Place: europe, france, jamaica
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26%
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Keith (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Natalie (Elisabeth Harnois) is high school royalty, but her queen bee status falls apart when she falls for the new guy at school. Although Keith (Jesse McCartney) ignores her at first, they soon become friends -- even though Natalie suspects that ...
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, bad ending, sentimental ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: teenage love, opposites attract, first love, teen romance, teenagers, teenage life, terminal illness, high school, romance, love, youth, adolescence ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
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26%