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Carol (2015)
 7.2
 96K
Carol (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
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, gloomy, realistic, enigmatic, heartbreaking, melancholic, art house, sexy, erotic ...
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lgbt, gays and lesbians, divorce, hotel, road trip, new year's eve, gay, child custody, department store, older woman younger woman relationship, age difference, parent child relationship, impossible love, lesbian romance, gender, unfulfillment, lesbian kiss, romance, sex, lesbian relationship, female female kiss, christmas, lawyer ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

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Most similar movies to Carol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, sexy and melancholic films with plots about love and romance, love, couples, gays and lesbians, lesbian, pornography and loneliness mostly in Drama, Romance and Thriller genres. Some movies like Carol: High Art (1998), Below Her Mouth (2016), Loving Annabelle (2006), Lost and Delirious (2001), Desert Hearts (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.7
 9K
High Art (1998)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Style: sexual, serious, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, addiction, love, romance, drugs/alcohol, fall in love, drug abuse, gays and lesbians, sex ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Below Her Mouth (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.
Style: erotic
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, lgbt, love affair, homosexuality, lesbian relationship, sexual desire, infidelity, lesbianism, lust, gay bar, female friendship ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Loving Annabelle (2006)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 76 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, sexual, semi serious, realistic, erotic ...
Plot: coming out, lesbian, forbidden love, teachers and students, lgbt, teacher, love affair, boarding school life, school, teenage love, couples, family relations ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ 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, serious, gloomy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, boarding school life, coming of age, boarding school, friendship, passion, party, roommate, secret, teenage love, love, school ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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: touching, sexy, serious, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, divorce, lgbt, romance, farm, country, love affair, gender, love and romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
35%
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: sexual, erotic, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, gays and lesbians, college, couple relations, professor, lgbt, infidelity, love affair, bisexual woman, love triangle, sexual relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 19K
Room in Rome (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 109 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, stylized, serious, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, hotel, gender, couples, hotel room, intimacy, sex ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, renaissance
Place: italy, europe, rome italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Eloïse's Lover (2009)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Spain
Duration: 95 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, sexual
Plot: gays and lesbians, lesbian, hospital, coma, love affair, lgbt, gender, love and romance, couples, fall in love, youth, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Imagine Me & You (2005)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Germany
Duration: 90 min.
Story: During her wedding ceremony, Rachel notices Luce in the audience and feels instantly drawn to her. The two women become close friends, and when Rachel learns that Luce is a lesbian, she realizes that despite her happy marriage to Heck, she is ...
Style: humorous, sentimental, witty, semi serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, gays and lesbians, infidelity, love affair, love triangle, fall in love, lgbt, flower shop, friendship, romance, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Anna Karenina (1997)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Anna (Marceau) is a wife and mother who has an affair with the handsome Count Vronsky (Bean). Based on the novel by Tolstoy.
Style: atmospheric, emotional, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, destructive relationship, love triangle, betrayal, tragic love, romance, crumbling marriage, couple relations, forbidden love, love affair, social differences, fall in love ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 14K
Disobedience (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK, USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: A woman learns about the death of her father. She returns to her Orthodox Jewish home and falls in love with her best childhood friend who is now married to her cousin.
Style: melancholic, ambiguous ending, sincere, depressing
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female nudity, lgbt, forbidden love, childhood friends, infidelity, orthodox jew, scandal, husband wife relationship, cheating wife, funeral, community, suffering ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.1
 139K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration: 119 min.
Story: When Gerda Wegener asks her husband Einar to fill in as a portrait model, Einar discovers the person she's meant to be and begins living her life as Lili Elbe. Having realized her true self and with Gerda's love and support, Lili embarks ...
Style: serious, captivating, realistic, dramatic, emotional ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, artist, art, gay, painter, gays and lesbians, couple relations, artists and showbiz, surgery, painting, gender ...
Time: 1920s, 20s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, serious, realistic, captivating, based on true events ...
Plot: feminism, lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, friendship, homosexuality, unfulfilled love, gender, love and romance, forbidden love, friends, unfulfillment ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
 7.3
 5K
Fire (1996)
Genre: Drama, 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: touching, serious, sexy, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, infidelity, coming out, friendship, lesbian relationship, arranged marriage, self discovery, forbidden love, homosexuality, lgbt, wife husband relationship, hinduism ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, new delhi, taj mahal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Two modern-day cowboys meet on a shepherding job in the summer of '63, the two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a lifelong relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
Style: emotional, sexy, touching, captivating, melancholic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, homosexuality, forbidden love, tragic love, gay relationship, homosexual, cowboy, love and romance, male nudity, introspection, unlikely couple, love affair ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: A veteran high school teacher befriends a younger art teacher, who is having an affair with one of her 15-year-old students. However, her intentions with this new "friend" also go well beyond platonic friendship.
Style: sexual, psychological, sentimental, realistic, tense ...
Plot: obsession, age difference, teachers and students, loneliness, forbidden love, blackmail, teacher, secret, infidelity, lesbian, lust, dangerous attraction ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Three friends form a bond over the year, Johnathan is gay, Clare is straight and Bobby is neither, instead he loves the people he loves. As their lives go on there is tension and tears which culminate in a strong yet fragile friendship between the ...
Style: touching, serious, sexual, sincere, realistic ...
Plot: aids, gay, tantrum, bisexual, friendship, gays and lesbians, self discovery, love triangle, pregnancy, fall in love, rock, best friends ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: ohio, new york, usa, woodstock, cleveland ohio ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 6.2
 5K
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, serious, realistic, captivating
Plot: coming out, lesbian, fall in love, gays and lesbians, infidelity, unfulfillment, family problems, romance, best friends, couple relations, crumbling marriage, friendship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
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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, touching, sincere, realistic, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, coming of age, strong sexual content, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lovers, teenage love, french, adolescence, young woman, youth, first love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, kindergarten, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: clever, talky, realistic, semi serious, touching ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, friendship, bisexual, romance, fall in love, gays and lesbians, gay relationship, couple relations, looking for love, singleness, gender, friends ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
My Summer of Love (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
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, realistic, touching, serious, sexual ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, siblings relations, coming of age, lesbian relationship, summer, fall in love, teenage life, friends, romance, love and romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: contemporary
Place: england, northern england, yorkshire, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Longtime Companion (1989)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Longtime Companion follows the lives of a small circle of friends from the first mention of the disease in the New York Times in 1981. First referred to as "Gay-Related-Immune-Disorder," we watch the effect of the disease as it devastates ...
Style: touching, emotional, realistic, serious, clever ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hiv, terminal illness, artists and showbiz, gender, life is a bitch, friends, love and romance ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dreaming of Joseph Lees (1999)
Genre: Romance, Drama
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Set in rural England in the 1950s Eva (Samantha Morton) fantasises about her handsome, worldly cousin Joseph Lees (Rupert Graves), with whom she fell in love as a girl. However, stuck in a closed community she becomes the object of someone ...
Style: serious, emotional, realistic, atmospheric, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, love affair, love and romance, couples, forbidden love, tragic love, unfulfilled love, unfulfillment, family relations ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Age of Innocence (1993)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 139 min.
Story: Tale of 19th century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin.
Style: serious, clever, stylized, touching, atmospheric ...
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, countess, lawyer, love and romance, forbidden love, couples, couple relations, high society, confession, aristocracy, romance ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 18th century, 1870s, victorian era ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Once Is Not Enough (1975)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 121 min.
Story: An over-the-hill movie producer marries a wealthy, spiteful woman and closeted lesbian just to please his spoiled daughter who then, in an attempt to spite him, seduces both a wealthy playboy and a local screenwriter.
Style: serious, sexy, realistic, gloomy, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, battle of the sexes, hollywood, obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, parents and children, love and romance, couples, family relations, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 20th century, 70s
Place: new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.6
 82K
Anna Karenina (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 129 min.
Story: Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.
Style: stylized, sentimental, colourful, classic literature, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, depression, suicide, romance, family relations, love triangle, aristocracy, doubts and hesitations, husband wife relationship ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg, moscow russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 7.7
 13K
Maurice (1987)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 140 min.
Story: In 1909, Maurice Hall (James Wilby) enters Cambridge, where he befriends wealthy Clive Durham (Hugh Grant). Clive confesses he is sexually attracted to Maurice, who realizes he is a homosexual when he begins to return Clive's feelings. The two ...
Style: touching, clever, serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, coming of age, coming out, gay, british, gay relationship, lgbt, college life, romance, fall in love, college, forbidden love ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, france, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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: forbidden love, lesbian, injustice, lesbian relationship, homosexuality, racial segregation, gender, love and romance, society, gays and lesbians, rebelliousness, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
The Sleeping Dictionary (2003)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA, Germany
Duration: 109 min.
Story: A young Englishman is dispatched to Sarawak to become part of the British colonial government. He encounters some unorthodox local traditions, and finds himself faced with tough decisions of the heart involving the beautiful Selima, the unwitting ...
Style: erotic, captivating, romantic, scenic, atmospheric ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, jungle, love story, love and romance, master and servant, culture clash, impossible love, family relations, love affair, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 30s, 1930s
Place: mine, malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
 7.3
 185K
Closer (2004)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 104 min.
Story: A witty, romantic, and very dangerous love story about chance meetings, instant attractions, and casual betrayals. Two couples disintegrate when they begin destructive adulterous affairs with each other.
Style: sexy, intellectual, melancholic, psychological, cynical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, love triangle, love affair, adultery, divorce, marriage, obsession, love at first sight, depression, romance, photographer, cheating ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, england, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
22%