Movies like Carol

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Carol (2015)
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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, lesbian romance, age difference, impossible love, gays and lesbians, gender, department store, romance, divorce, society, hotel, christmas, love and romance, fall in love, women, road trip, new year's eve, gay, love, child custody, older woman younger woman relationship, lesbian love ...
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, touching, serious and sexual films with plots about love and romance, lesbian, lesbian kiss, lgbt, gender, gays and lesbians and lesbian relationship mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Carol: Disobedience (2017), Tell It to the Bees (2018), The Danish Girl (2015), High Art (1998), Loving Annabelle (2006). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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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, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, forbidden love, cheating wife, childhood friends, husband wife relationship, infidelity, scandal, orthodox jew ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: psychological, sad, thought provoking, romantic, touching
Plot: lgbt, lesbian relationship, intolerance, emotional abuse, parent child relationship, secrets, love and romance, society, working class, beekeeper, bullying, lesbian sex ...
Time: 1950s
Place: scotland
⇓ 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, emotional, stylized, serious, touching ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, feminism, lesbian romance, lesbianism, unfulfillment, unfulfilled love, gays and lesbians, love and romance, friends, gender, forbidden love ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
91%
 7.1
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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, love and romance, gender, society, life is a bitch, painting ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, europe, copenhagen denmark, copenhagen, paris france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 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, sincere, serious, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, couples, photographer, magazine, drug abuse, addiction, romance, love, infidelity, drugs/alcohol, gender, human nature ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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, college life, school, teacher, couples, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: melbourne, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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 romance, lesbian, gays and lesbians, lgbt, lesbian love, romance, lesbian relationship, unfulfillment, fall in love, love affair, couples, dishonesty ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ 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, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, lesbianism, love affair, lesbian couple, female orgasm, lesbian cunnilingus, homosexuality, sexual identity ...
Place: canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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, atmospheric ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, boarding school life, lesbian lover, friendship, teenage love, passion, secret, roommate, teenage life, boarding school, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Berlin 1943/44 ("The Battle of Berlin"). Felice, an intelligent and courageous Jewish woman who lives under a false name, belongs to an underground organization. Lilly, a devoted mother of four, though an occasional unfaithful wife, is ...
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, thought provoking, realistic ...
Plot: gays and lesbians, lesbian, lesbian relationship, fall in love, nazi, deportation, concentration camp, infidelity, lesbian romance, impossible love, woman in danger, ghetto ...
Time: 40s, 20th century, year 1943, 1940s
Place: germany, europe, berlin germany
⇓ 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, realistic, captivating ...
Plot: lesbian, coming out, divorce, romance, couples, fall in love, love affair, love and romance, gender, lgbt, farm, stereotypes ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
The Children's Hour (1961)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A troublemaking student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.
Style: talky, touching, realistic, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: lesbian, school, teacher, rumor, false accusation, courtroom drama, gender, gays and lesbians, boarding school, testimony, elementary school, youth ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 1930s, 1960s
Place: california
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Tunisia, 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, lgbt, love affair, french, gays and lesbians, lovers, teenage love, sexuality, young woman ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: france, kindergarten, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, coming out, lgbt, lesbian romance, gays and lesbians, lesbian love, love affair, fall in love, infidelity, love triangle, power of love, fish out of water ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sincere, realistic, sexual
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, lgbt, hospital, coma, lesbian love, lesbian romance, lesbian couple, youth, fall in love, love and romance, gender ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, spain
⇓ 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: realistic, serious, bleak, touching
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, forbidden love, rebelliousness, friends, self discovery, love and romance, gays and lesbians, life is a bitch, rebellion, injustice ...
Time: 20th century
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ 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, serious, captivating, realistic
Plot: coming out, lesbian, lgbt, family problems, gays and lesbians, fall in love, infidelity, gay, lesbian couple, crumbling marriage, unfulfillment, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 21K
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, serious, atmospheric, sexy, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian sex, lesbian, gays and lesbians, sexual relations, fall in love, lesbianism, couples, hotel, love and romance, intimacy, gender, hotel room ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, renaissance
Place: italy, rome italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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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: sexy, sexual, psychological, realistic, touching ...
Audience: teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, friendship, siblings relations, coming of age, lgbt, lesbianism, summer, lesbian love, fall in love, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary
Place: yorkshire, england, northern england, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
 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: sexual, touching, serious, realistic
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, college, lgbt, child star, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, college life, lesbian love, university, couples, social relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ 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, coming out, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian interest, strong sexual content, prostitute, self discovery, homosexuality, lesbian couple, gays and lesbians, love affair ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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, gloomy, sexy ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: infidelity, tragic love, love triangle, cheating wife, unfaithful wife, destructive relationship, romance, betrayal, forbidden love, royal family, soldier, dishonesty ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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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, realistic, serious, emotional, sincere
Plot: forbidden love, lesbian relationship, aging, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, lesbian lover, lesbianism, lesbian, lesbian love, couples, love and romance, golden years ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 20th century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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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: humorous, sincere, semi serious, realistic, touching
Plot: coming out, lgbt, lesbian, gays and lesbians, closeted homosexual, lesbian love, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, family tradition, romance, love and romance, self discovery ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: middle east, europe, london, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 7.2
 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, sincere, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, infidelity, coming out, lesbian relationship, forbidden love, friendship, self discovery, arranged marriage, lgbt, hinduism, homosexuality, love affair ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, new delhi, taj mahal, canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
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, lgbt, forbidden love, island, lesbian romance, gays and lesbians, village life, gender, village, family relations ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ similarity ⇓
39%
 6.9
 9K
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, serious, realistic
Plot: coming out, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian romance, engagement, life turned upside down, love and romance, lesbian love, incest, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, parents and children ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, spain, stockholm sweden
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
 7.7
 14K
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: realistic, serious, melancholic, scenic, touching ...
Plot: lgbt, coming out, gays and lesbians, gay, gay relationship, forbidden love, coming of age, couple relations, youth, romance, closeted homosexual, homosexuality ...
Time: 1910s, 19th century, victorian, 20th century, 1900s ...
Place: england, europe, campus, italy, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Girl/Girl Scene: The Movie (2019)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 122 min.
Story: The lives and loves of a close-knit group of young gay ladies as they make their way in a not-so-modern world.
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian couple, lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbianism, lesbian kiss, female friendship, parody, lesbian sex, girlfriend girlfriend relationship
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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: melancholic, emotional, touching, captivating, sexy ...
Plot: homosexuality, gay relationship, gays and lesbians, forbidden love, gay, homosexual, cowboy, tragic love, gay slur, love and romance, unlikely couple, gay romance ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 80s, 60s, 70s ...
Place: usa, wyoming, texas, mexico
⇓ similarity ⇓
18%