Movies like Carol

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Carol (2015)
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Carol
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, breathtaking, enigmatic, heartbreaking, romantic, melancholic, art house ...
Plot: lesbian, divorce, romance, hotel, gay, friendship, gays and lesbians, relationships, love story, interracial romance, love, loneliness, forbidden love, child custody, road trip, women, department store, period piece, impossible love, homosexuality, christmas, new year's eve, gender, obsession, runaway ...
Time: 1950s, 20th century, 50s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
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In the Mood for Love
Drama, Romance
Hong Kong, China
98 min.
 8.1
Blue Is the Warmest Color
Drama, Romance
France, Belgium, Spain
180 min.
 7.8
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Most similar movies to Carol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, melancholic, serious and talky films with plots about catastrophe, obsession, love and romance, dialogue, romance, culture clash and mentor mostly in Romance and Drama genres. Some movies like Carol: High Art (1998), Desert Hearts (1985), Oscar and Lucinda (1997), When Night Is Falling (1995), Anna Karenina (2012). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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High Art
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: serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, addiction, romance, drug abuse, photographer, love, drug addiction, drugs, drinking, heroin, drugs/alcohol, fall in love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: new york, usa
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Desert Hearts
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, romance, divorce, gay, farm, country, love affair, women, love story, gender, love, love and romance ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
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System:   86%
    User:   100%
 
Oscar and Lucinda
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, Australia, UK
Duration: 132 min.
Story: After a childhood of abuse by his evangelistic father, misfit Oscar Hopkins becomes an Anglican minister and develops a divine obsession with gambling. Lucinda Leplastrier is a rich Australian heiress shopping in London for materials for her newly ...
Style: gloomy, semi serious, realistic, captivating, scenic ...
Plot: gambling, obsession, romance, friendship, clergy, runaway, obsessive quest, period piece, love story, beautiful scenery, factory, adaptation ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1800s
Place: australia, england, europe, sydney australia
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System:   80%
    User:   89%
 
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When Night Is Falling
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, serious, sexy, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, lesbian, gays and lesbians, college, love story, love, women, nudity (topless - notable), relationships, sex, couple relations, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 90s
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System:   77%
    User:   87%
 
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Anna Karenina
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, emotional, atmospheric, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: infidelity, romance, russian, marriage, high society, couple relations, destructive relationship, period piece, adaptation, literature, love affair, tragic love ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1930s, 1870s
Place: russia, st. petersburg russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
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Blue Is the Warmest Color
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, realistic, sincere, serious, intense ...
Plot: coming of age, lesbian, teenager, love, romance, sexuality, french, adolescence, artist, sexual attraction, solitude, realism ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: france, kindergarten, europe
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    User:   58%
 
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Last Night
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 93 min.
Story: The story follows a married couple, apart for a night while the husband takes a business trip with a colleague to whom he's attracted. While he's resisting temptation, his wife encounters her past love.
Style: emotional, romantic, melancholic, sexy, serious ...
Audience: chick flick
Plot: infidelity, adultery, temptation, marriage, moral dilemma, husband wife relationship, couple relations, love story, love, lovers reunited, trust, secrets ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   70%
 
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Splendor in the Grass
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 124 min.
Story: A fragile Kansas girl's unrequited and forbidden love for a handsome young man from the town's most powerful family drives her to heartbreak and madness.
Style: emotional, realistic, sexual, sentimental, serious ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: coming of age, small town, romance, adolescence, teenager, marriage, suicide attempt, friendship, young lovers, love, relationships, runaway ...
Time: 1930s, 20s, 20th century, 1920s, 1950s
Place: kansas, usa, california, yale university, connecticut
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   67%
    User:   76%
 
 7.0
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Jude
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 123 min.
Story: In late 19th-century England, Jude aspires to be an academic, but is hobbled by his blue-collar background. Instead, he works as a stonemason and is trapped in an unloving marriage to a farmer's daughter named Arabella. But when his wife leaves ...
Style: emotional, bleak, serious, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: romance, destiny, tragedy, mentor, couple relations, love story, forbidden love, nudity (topless - notable), adultery, adaptation, social differences, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, 1880s, victorian era, 1890s
Place: england, europe, australia, britain
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   66%
    User:   62%
 
In the Mood for Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, China
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other. More and more the two meet during their daily lives as they determine that they ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, melancholic, serious, meditative ...
Plot: infidelity, adultery, loneliness, romance, marriage, neighbor, newspaper, love, relationships, love story, love affair, urban ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s, year 1962, year 1966
Place: hong kong, asia, shanghai, singapore, cambodia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   59%
 
Women in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Close friends Rupert Birkin and Gerald Crich begin romances with siblings Ursula and Gudrun Brangwen. After the couples wed, they take a joint honeymoon to Switzerland, where things begin happily -- but they become increasingly complicated as the ...
Style: sexual, erotic, sexy, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, sex, friendship, sisters, love, fall in love, wrestling, male nudity, relationships, marriage, crumbling marriage, human nature ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england, europe, alps, swiss alps
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   68%
 
A Home at the End of the World
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: gay, aids, friendship, loneliness, male nudity, rock, fall in love, homosexuality, relationships, love, romance, suburbs ...
Time: 20th century, 60s, 80s, 1960s, year 1967
Place: new york, ohio, usa, san francisco, manhattan new york city ...
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System:   64%
    User:   62%
 
Lost and Delirious
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: boarding school, coming of age, lesbian, love, romance, friendship, school, sex, obsession, betrayal, poetry, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   64%
    User:   76%
 
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The Age of Innocence
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: stylized, atmospheric, clever, serious, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love triangle, period piece, divorce, marriage, infidelity, unfulfilled love, adaptation, fall in love, beautiful scenery, obsession, literature ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, victorian, 1890s, 1870s ...
Place: new york, usa, paris france
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System:   63%
    User:   66%
 
Anna Karenina
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, psychological, serious, realistic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night
Plot: betrayal, romance, infidelity, love, literature, death, adaptation, crumbling marriage, beautiful scenery, love story, couple relations, obsession ...
Time: 19th century, 1880s
Place: russia, moscow russia, saint petersburg
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   62%
    User:   51%
 
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Onegin
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: In the opulent St. Petersburg of the Empire period, Eugene Onegin is a jaded but dashing aristocrat - a man often lacking in empathy, who suffers from restlessness, melancholy and, finally, regret. Through his best friend Lensky, Onegin is ...
Style: atmospheric, serious, realistic, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: betrayal, romance, obsession, adultery, marriage, love story, countryside, couple relations, poetry, love, forbidden love, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 19th century, 18th century, 1820s
Place: russia, london, st. petersburg russia, saint petersburg
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System:   62%
    User:   66%
 
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Elegy
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: Cultural critic David Kepesh finds his life -- which he indicates is a state of "emancipated manhood" -- thrown into tragic disarray by Consuela Castillo, a well-mannered student who awakens a sense of sexual possessiveness in her teacher.
Style: sincere, serious, melancholic, realistic, gloomy ...
Plot: obsession, infidelity, loneliness, cancer, aging, adultery, marriage, terminal illness, poetry, death, teachers and students, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   61%
    User:   73%
 
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M. Butterfly
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 101 min.
Story: In 1960s China, French diplomat Rene Gallimard falls in love with an opera singer, Song Liling - but Song is not at all who Gallimard thinks.
Style: erotic, serious, enigmatic, realistic, stylized ...
Plot: opera, betrayal, romance, espionage, culture clash, cross dressing, adultery, politics, obsession, destiny, fall in love, actor's life ...
Time: 1960s, 20th century, 60s
Place: china, asia, europe, france, tokyo ...
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    User:   49%
 
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White Palace
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: sexual, sentimental, sexy, touching, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: romance, love, infidelity, sexuality, opposites attract, friendship, love story, relationships, male nudity, nudity (topless - notable), women, self discovery ...
Time: 80s, 1930s
Place: st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
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Fire
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, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: lesbian, homosexuality, infidelity, adultery, marriage, friendship, indians, sexuality, relationships, bollywood, women, pornography ...
Time: 90s
Place: india, asia, new delhi, taj mahal
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   60%
    User:   55%
 
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 90 min.
Story: As young French couple Gilles and Marion officially separate, we see, in reverse order, the milestone moments in their relationship: Gilles revealing his unfaithfulness at a tense dinner party; Marion giving birth to their premature son while Gilles ...
Style: gloomy, serious, realistic, tense, reflective ...
Plot: divorce, marriage, infidelity, romance, wedding, sex, rape, adultery, french, hotel, betrayal, relationships ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: france, europe, sicily, paris france, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   59%
    User:   54%
 
Great Expectations
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: Loosely based on the Charles Dickens' classic novel, "Great Expectations" is a sensual tale of a young man's unforgettable passage into manhood, and the three individuals who will undeniably change his life forever. Through the ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, serious, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, destiny, artist, obsession, childhood, love, love story, adaptation, orphan, literature, book, social differences ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, 90s, 18th century, 19th century
Place: florida, usa, new york
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System:   58%
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Happy Together
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A couple take a trip to Argentina in search of a new beginning, but instead find themselves drifting ever further apart.
Style: atmospheric, stylized, emotional, melancholic, gloomy ...
Plot: homosexuality, romance, loneliness, gay, drinking, relationships, fall in love, love, friendship, love story, male nudity, existentialism ...
Time: 90s
Place: argentina, hong kong, asia, latin america, buenos aires argentina
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System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
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Dreaming of Joseph Lees
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, serious, realistic, atmospheric, melancholic ...
Plot: obsession, romance, love affair, love triangle, relationships, classic car, solitude, love and romance, life philosophy, love, couples, beautiful scenery ...
Time: 20th century, 50s
Place: england, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   60%
 
The Wings of the Dove
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Kate is secretly betrothed to a struggling journalist, Merton Densher. But she knows her Aunt Maude will never approve of the match, since Kate's deceased mother has lost all her money in a marriage to a degenerate opium addict. When Kate meets ...
Style: stylized, atmospheric, serious, gloomy, realistic ...
Plot: romance, love, manipulation, love triangle, greed, betrayal, period piece, death, art, love story, marriage, nudity (topless - notable) ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, 1920s, edwardian era
Place: england, london, europe, italy
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   52%
 
 7.5
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Howards End
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Japan, USA
Duration: 142 min.
Story: A saga of class relations and changing times in an Edwardian England on the brink of modernity, the film centers on liberal Margaret Schlegel, who, along with her sister Helen, becomes involved with two couples: wealthy, conservative industrialist ...
Style: clever, witty, emotional, serious, captivating ...
Plot: couple relations, adultery, period piece, estate, siblings relations, beautiful scenery, literature, loneliness, social differences, adaptation, dialogue driven, sisters ...
Time: 1910s, 20th century, 19th century, turn of the century, 1900s ...
Place: england, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   58%
    User:   58%
 
Falling in Love
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: During shopping for Christmas, Frank and Molly run into each other. This fleeting short moment will start to change their lives, when they recognize each other months later in the train home and have a good time together. Although both are married ...
Style: sentimental, clever, talky, semi serious, romantic ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: romance, infidelity, adultery, marriage, couple relations, love story, love, guilt, destiny, relationships, friendship, urban ...
Time: 20th century, 80s
Place: new york, usa, grand central station manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   68%
 
Brideshead Revisited
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 133 min.
Story: Based on Evelyn Waugh's 1945 classic British novel, Brideshead Revisited is a poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War.
Style: epic, clever, serious, realistic, sincere ...
Plot: friendship, romance, catholicism, adultery, marriage, gay, religion, relationships, male nudity, literature, friends, dysfunctional family ...
Time: 20s, 30s, 20th century, 1920s, 1930s
Place: england, europe, london, morocco
⇓ similarity ⇓
System:   57%
    User:   57%
 

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To the Wonder
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 112 min.
Story: After falling in love in Paris, Marina and Neil come to Oklahoma, where problems arise. Their church's Spanish-born pastor struggles with his faith, while Neil encounters a woman from his childhood.
Style: stylized, emotional, atmospheric, serious, meditative ...
Plot: romance, crumbling marriage, relationships, love, marriage, existentialism, introspection, dancing, loneliness, couple relations, dialogue, love affair ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, oklahoma, usa, paris france
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System:   57%
    User:   53%
 
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Knight of Cups
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Rick is a screenwriter living in Los Angeles. While successful in his career, his life feels empty. Haunted and confused, he finds temporary solace in the decadent Hollywood excess that defines his existence. Women provide a distraction to his daily ...
Style: serious, touching, meditative, realistic, art house ...
Plot: obsession, romance, looking for love, existentialism, desert, love triangle, life & death, love and romance, poetry, solitude, midlife crisis, life philosophy ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, las vegas
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System:   56%
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