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The Secrets (2007)
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The Secrets (2007)
Original name: Ha-Sodot
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 father to postpone her marriage for a year so that she might study at a Jewish seminary for women in the ancient Kabalistic seat of Safe.
Style: tense, serious, atmospheric, emotional, realistic, sexual, sexy, gloomy, contemplative
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, religions or cults, rabbi, best friends, self discovery, selflessness, friendship, forbidden love, prodigy, haunted by the past, rebelliousness, redemption, father daughter relationship, obsession, friends, repression, love and romance, rebellion, against the rules, hopes, boarding school, curses spells and rituals, strong female presence, unfulfillment ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: israel

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Most similar movies to The Secrets

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, lesbian relationship and friendship mostly in Drama, Romance and History genres. Some movies like The Secrets: Circumstance (2011), Loving Annabelle (2006), Lost and Delirious (2001), The World Unseen (2007), Carol (2015). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Circumstance (2011)
Genre: Drama
Country: France, USA, Iran
Duration: 107 min.
Story: A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession
Style: touching, sincere, emotional, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: first lesbian experience, lesbian relationship, lesbian, family relations, teenage life, teenage love, love triangle, rebellion, youth, love and romance, obsession, rebelliousness ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: iran, middle east, tehran iran, dubai
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83%
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, lgbt, older woman younger woman relationship, forbidden love, teachers and students, lesbian sex, school, love affair, lesbianism, couples, teenage life ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne australia, melbourne, australia
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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, lesbian relationship, roommate, teenage life ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, serious, realistic, bleak
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, love and romance, forbidden love, gender, self discovery, injustice, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.2
 119K
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, lesbian love, forbidden love, older woman younger woman relationship, impossible love, lesbian sex, age difference, gays and lesbians, lesbian kiss ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
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, realistic, serious, sexy, romantic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, lesbian couple, lesbian sex, forbidden love, love affair, lifestyle, family relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
A Perfect Ending (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: This intimate drama follows Rebecca, a woman who has kept her sexuality a secret from her friends but chooses to reveal it to a stranger. While Rebecca's revelations may not yield the results she expects, a perfect ending is still in reach.
Style: sexy, touching, sincere, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian interest, prostitute, lesbian couple, strong sexual content, self discovery, first lesbian experience, lesbian cunnilingus ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
I Can't Think Straight (2008)
Genre: 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: touching, semi serious, realistic, sincere, contemplative ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, coming out, lesbian sex, love and romance, romance, self discovery, fall in love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: sexual, touching, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbianism, lesbian couple, lgbt, coming out, lesbian mother, gays and lesbians, family problems, fall in love, crumbling marriage, love affair, infidelity ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
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: emotional, touching, serious, captivating, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, forbidden love, lesbian love, orphan, friendship, intern, lesbian, lesbian sex, romance, fall in love, couples, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
 6.8
 10K
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 love, lesbian romance, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, romance, love and romance, engagement, female orgasm, lesbian sex, coming out, girlfriend girlfriend relationship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
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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, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, college, lesbian sex, love and romance, strong female presence, love affair, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.2
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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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, infidelity, 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
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
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
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
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: sexual, serious, realistic, sexy, talky ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, coming out, love triangle, sexual relations, love affair, friendship, couples, friends, strong female presence ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Looking for Cheyenne (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Cheyenne, a journalist, decides to leave Paris after being laid off and to settle down in the middle of nowhere, far from the society she hates.The trouble is that she leaves Sonia, her true love, behind. The latter, a teacher who loves her job, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, serious, sexy, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, true love, gays and lesbians, countryside, lifestyle, breakup, couples, romance, politics, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, europe, cleveland ohio, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.1
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Christmas (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Chile, France
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Alejandro and Aurora, two young students, leave Santiago and are on their way to spend Christmas with family in Aurora. At the foot of the Andes, the frustrations of Alejandro and Aurora’s doubts about her sexual identity cause tension. The two ...
Style: emotional, touching, serious, realistic, atmospheric ...
Audience: teens
Plot: young lovers, youth, introspection, teenage life, parents and children, friendship, friends, family problems, hopes, dysfunctional family, teenage love, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: chile
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.0
 3K
Brotherhood (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through grudging admiration to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when their illicit relationship is ...
Style: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, tense ...
Plot: gay, gays and lesbians, racism, friendship, love affair, couples, love and romance, society, unlikely couple, self discovery, tragic love, radical ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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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: serious, touching, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, village life, forbidden love, island, family relations, lesbianism, gays and lesbians, gender, village ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
 6.4
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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, parents and children, elderly lovers, aging, gender, gays and lesbians, love and romance, golden years, couple relations, lesbian romance ...
Time: 21st century, 20th century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.1
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Bare (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A young woman's friendship with a drug-dealing drifter evolves into a lesbian romance.
Style: psychological, realistic, captivating, emotional
Plot: lesbian relationship, coming of age, self discovery, female protagonist, drugs, seduction, strip club, arrest, naivete, small town, love and romance, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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, lesbian couple ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: germany, europe, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
 5.8
 3K
Tanner Hall (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Tanner Hall is a vivid peek into the private world of an all-girls boarding school. In a cozy, but run down New England, the knot of adolescent complexity is unraveled through the coming of age stories of four teen-age girls.
Style: serious, atmospheric, realistic, captivating, gloomy
Audience: girls' night
Plot: boarding school, youth, lifestyle, teenage life, social relations, power relations, friends, innocence lost, teachers and students, teenage girl, friendship, envy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new england, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
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My Normal (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 77 min.
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: serious, realistic, sexy, captivating, humorous ...
Plot: dominatrix, friendship, fall in love, ambition, lifestyle, follow your dream, love and romance, showbiz, parents and children, couple relations, couples, prostitute ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 2K
Save Me (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.
Style: touching, sincere, serious, realistic, gloomy
Plot: forbidden love, sex addict, self discovery, drug abuse, haunted by the past, society, love and romance, hopes, gender, religions or cults, gay relationship, self loathing ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new mexico, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
 6.7
 2K
Lianna (1983)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.
Style: serious, realistic, touching, sexual, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian couple, coming out, lesbian relationship, sexual relations, friendship, lgbt, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, youth, gender, crumbling marriage, love and romance ...
Time: 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
34%
Frontier of the Dawn (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A celebrity is caught by her husband with a young lover. She ends the relationship, but slowly goes insane and kills herself.
Style: atmospheric, serious, sentimental, touching, melancholic ...
Plot: love and romance, tragic love, haunted by the past, couples, love affair, obsession, falling in love, fall in love, unfulfillment, longing, crying, jealousy ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: france
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: South Korea
Duration: 90 min.
Story: Haewon, a college student, wants to end her secret affair with her professor, Seongjun. Feeling depressed after bidding farewell to her mother who is set to immigrate to Canada the next day, Haewon seeks out Seongjun again after a long time. That ...
Style: realistic, atmospheric, touching, serious, psychological ...
Plot: forbidden love, love and romance, youth, student life, college, professor, society, friendship, college life, daughter, love
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: south korea, asia, korea
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
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, lesbian couple, love and romance, lesbian seduction, orphan, marriage, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.2
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Attenberg (2010)
Genre: Drama
Country: Greece
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Marina, 23, is growing up with her architect father in a prototype factory town by the sea. Finding the human species strange and repellent, she keeps her distance. Instead she chooses to observe it through the songs of Suicide, the mammal ...
Style: captivating, serious, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy
Plot: family relations, death of father, cancer, lesbian, self discovery, fall in love, parents and children, love and romance, lgbt, factory worker, social relations, small town ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: greece, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%