Movies like Carol

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Carol (2015)
 7.2
 101K
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, realistic, enigmatic, gloomy, intense, heartbreaking, melancholic, art house, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, age difference, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, women, impossible love, gender, department store, romance, divorce, society, hotel, christmas, love and romance, fall in love, road trip, new year's eve, gay, love, child custody, older woman younger woman relationship, unfulfillment ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Carol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and sexual films with plots about love and romance, couples, love, infidelity, female nudity, love affair and romance mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Carol: Disobedience (2017), Loving Annabelle (2006), High Art (1998), The Danish Girl (2015), Desert Hearts (1985). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 18K
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, depressing, ambiguous ending, sincere
Audience: chick flick
Plot: female nudity, lgbt, forbidden love, cheating wife, lesbian, childhood friends, infidelity, husband wife relationship, orthodox jew, scandal, lesbian relationship, funeral ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, semi serious, realistic, emotional, erotic ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, coming out, forbidden love, lgbt, teachers and students, love affair, boarding school life, school, college life, teacher, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, realistic, serious, sincere, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, coming of age, redemption, infidelity, love affair ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ 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: realistic, captivating, serious, stylized, emotional ...
Plot: lesbian, feminism, lesbian relationship, friends, friendship, love and romance, unfulfilled love, gays and lesbians, unfulfillment, forbidden love, gender, homosexuality ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
Movie in collections
 7.1
 147K
The Danish Girl (2015)
Genre: Biography, Drama, 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: captivating, serious, emotional, touching, heartbreaking ...
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, painter, artist, society, gender, love and romance, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, brussels belgium ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexy, touching, sentimental, sincere, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, divorce, lgbt, farm, romance, couples, love and romance, gays and lesbians, fall in love, love affair, gender ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
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, sincere, atmospheric, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, coming of age, friendship, lesbian lover, lesbian relationship, boarding school life, teenage love, boarding school, passion, secret, roommate ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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, lesbian relationship, love affair, lesbian love, lesbianism, lesbian cunnilingus, homosexuality, sexual identity, female friendship, infidelity ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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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, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, romance, couples, dishonesty, love affair, sexual relations, unfulfillment, love and romance, couple relations, fall in love, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ 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: sexual, atmospheric, touching, realistic, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, coming of age, lovers, lesbian relationship, love affair, teenage love, french, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, young woman, sexual attraction ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, kindergarten, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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: bleak, serious, realistic, touching
Plot: lesbian, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, love and romance, gays and lesbians, friendship, gender, society, individualism, rebelliousness, friends, self discovery ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, sincere, sexual
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, coma, hospital, couples, love affair, fall in love, love and romance, youth, lifestyle, gender, lgbt ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 20K
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, atmospheric, serious, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, sexual relations, fall in love, love and romance, gays and lesbians, couples, hotel, intimacy, gender, hotel room, one-night stand ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, renaissance
Place: italy, rome italy, 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: psychological, emotional, atmospheric, sentimental, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, fall in love, unfulfillment, couple relations, family relations, love and romance, crumbling marriage ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 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, sexy, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: infidelity, lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, friendship, forbidden love, self discovery, arranged marriage, homosexuality, love and romance, romance, gays and lesbians ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, new delhi, taj mahal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, strong sexual content, self discovery, lgbt, prostitute, homosexuality, gays and lesbians, love affair, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
30%
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, sexual, psychological, realistic, gloomy ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, friendship, siblings relations, lesbian relationship, coming of age, summer, gays and lesbians, fall in love, love affair, teenage life, friends, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: coming out, lesbian relationship, lesbian, forbidden love, island, gays and lesbians, village life, gender, village, family relations, romance, lgbt ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: italy, sicily, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
Movie in collections
 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, family problems, gays and lesbians, fall in love, infidelity, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations, lifestyle, friends, friendship ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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, serious, realistic, talky
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, coming out, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, sexual relations, writer's life, fall in love, romance, couple relations, twentysomething life, artists and showbiz, unfulfillment ...
Time: 90s
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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: touching, stylized, atmospheric, captivating, thought provoking ...
Plot: love and romance, infidelity, forbidden love, high society, love triangle, countess, lawyer, romance, aristocracy, life turned upside down, unfulfilled love, lover ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1890s, victorian era, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Tell It to the Bees (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Dr. Jean Markham returns to the town she left as a teenager to take over her late father's medical practice. When a school-yard scuffle lands Charlie in her surgery, she invites him to visit the hives in her garden and tell his secrets to the ...
Style: sad, psychological, touching, thought provoking, romantic
Plot: lgbt, lesbian relationship, intolerance, emotional abuse, secrets, parent child relationship, love and romance, society, beekeeper, working class, mill, attempted rape ...
Time: 1950s
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: emotional, realistic, touching, sentimental, gloomy ...
Plot: lust, love triangle, obsession, romance, tragic love, unfulfillment, love and romance, unfulfilled love, family relations, forbidden love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 50s, 20th century
Place: england, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Movie in collections
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: semi serious, humorous, sentimental, romantic, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, love affair, gays and lesbians, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle, power of love, fish out of water, couple relations, friendship, disorder ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Not long after moving into her own place, Maggie finds herself with two unsolicited roommates: her recently divorced mother, Lila, and her young brother. The timing is especially bad, considering Maggie has fallen hard for an attractive woman, Kim, ...
Style: sexy, humorous, semi serious, realistic, sentimental ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lesbian relationship, transsexual, lesbian sex, romance, lgbt, parents and children, couple relations, love affair, fall in love, family relations ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
 6.5
 7K
White Palace (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Max Baron is a Jewish advertising executive in his 20s who's still getting over the death of his wife. Nora Baker is a 40-something diner waitress who enjoys the wilder side of life. Mismatched or not, their attraction is instant and ...
Style: sexy, sexual, touching, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: older woman younger man relationship, forbidden love, love, yuppie, advertising executive, waitress, romance, infidelity, death in the family, looking for love, couples, love affair ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri, new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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, sexual, realistic, serious, sincere ...
Plot: aids, gay, friendship, love triangle, pregnancy, self discovery, bisexual, tantrum, gays and lesbians, lgbt, friends, rock ...
Time: 80s, 20th century, 60s, year 1967, 1960s
Place: ohio, usa, new york, woodstock, phoenix arizona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Romeo and Juliet (1968)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Director Franco Zeffirelli's beloved version of one of the most well-known love stories in the English language. Romeo Montague and Juliet Capulet fall in love against the wishes of their feuding families. Driven by their passion, the young ...
Style: emotional, romantic, classic literature, sweet, colourful ...
Audience: date night
Plot: forbidden love, tragic love, family feud, young lovers, unfulfillment, love and romance, romance, fall in love, true love, parents and children, secret love, love affair ...
Time: 1930s
Place: italy, europe, new york, england
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
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: captivating, erotic, romantic, scenic, realistic ...
Plot: forbidden love, romance, opposites attract, jungle, love story, love and romance, culture clash, love affair, family relations, master and servant, impossible love, interracial romance ...
Time: 30s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: mine, malaysia, england, ireland
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
 6.6
 84K
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, classic literature, sentimental, colourful, talky ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: forbidden love, high society, infidelity, tragic love, suicide, depression, aristocracy, family relations, doubts and hesitations, love triangle, romance, russian ...
Time: 19th century, 1870s, 18th century, 1930s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%