Movies like Carol

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Carol (2015)
 7.2
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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, gloomy, atmospheric, romantic, intense, heartbreaking ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, forbidden love, older woman younger woman relationship, impossible love, age difference, lesbian sex, gays and lesbians, lesbian kiss, divorce, road trip, department store, romance, women, new year's eve, society, love and romance, fall in love, unfulfillment, gender, gay, parent child relationship ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, 20th century, year 1952, year 1953
Place: new york, chicago illinois, usa, manhattan new york city

Most similar movies to Carol

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, realistic, sexy and sexual films with plots about lesbian, lesbian kiss, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, love and romance and female nudity mostly in Drama, Romance and Biography genres. Some movies like Carol: Tell It to the Bees (2018), Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019), Imagine Me & You (2005), Disobedience (2017), Bloomington (2010). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Tell It to the Bees (2018)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, Sweden
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, thought provoking, touching, romantic
Plot: lgbt, lesbian relationship, emotional abuse, lesbian sex, intolerance, love and romance, society, parent child relationship, secrets, beekeeper, working class, failed marriage ...
Time: 50s, 1950s, year 1952
Place: scotland
⇓ similarity ⇓
93%
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 122 min.
Story: On an isolated island in Brittany at the end of the 18th century, an artist is commissioned to paint a young woman's wedding portrait.
Style: scenic, touching, disturbing, bleak, suspense ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, painter, lesbianism, lesbian couple, forced marriage, island, female protagonist, painting, love ...
Time: 18th century, 1700s
Place: brittany
⇓ 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: sentimental, semi serious, romantic, sexy, stylized ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, coming out, lgbt, gays and lesbians, love affair, love triangle, couple relations, lesbian couple, wedding ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: london, europe, tower bridge london
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.6
 26K
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, sincere, depressing, ambiguous ending
Audience: chick flick
Plot: lesbian, female nudity, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian sex, forbidden love, lesbian relationship, childhood friends, lesbian romance, orthodox jew, cheating wife, childhood friend ...
Place: london
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
Movie in collections
 5.9
 5K
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, gays and lesbians, lesbian relationship, lgbt, college, lesbian sex, love affair, love and romance, strong female presence, family relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, indiana
⇓ 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: touching, captivating, emotional, stylized, serious ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbianism, feminism, forbidden love, love and romance, lesbian couple, marriage of convenience, orphan, marriage, betrayal ...
Time: 19th century, victorian, victorian era, 1800s
Place: england, europe, yorkshire
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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, forbidden love, older woman younger woman relationship, lgbt, teachers and students, lesbian sex, love affair, school, lesbianism, college life, teenage love ...
Time: contemporary
Place: australia, melbourne australia, melbourne
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
 7.4
 10K
Saving Face (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Style: touching, inter cultural, romantic, humorous, feel good ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian romance, lesbian relationship, lgbt, coming out, generation gap, romance, lesbian love, parents and children, fish out of water, single parent, lesbian sex ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, shanghai china, paris france, china ...
⇓ 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: sexy, touching, realistic, sentimental, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, romance, divorce, lesbian sex, fall in love, love affair, couples, gender, love and romance, coming out, farm ...
Time: 50s, 1950s
Place: nevada, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
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, coming out, gays and lesbians, lesbian sex, lesbian interest, self discovery, love and romance, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, europe, middle east, jordan
⇓ similarity ⇓
80%
 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 romance, lesbian love, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, romance, love and romance, engagement, coming out, girlfriend girlfriend relationship, disorder, couples ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: europe, sweden, stockholm sweden, eastern 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: touching, realistic, serious, bleak
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lgbt, forbidden love, love and romance, gender, self discovery, injustice, society, life is a bitch, rebellion, friendship ...
Time: 20th century, year 1952
Place: south africa, africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Vita & Virginia (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, Romance
Country: Ireland, UK
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Socialite Vita Sackville-West and literary icon Virginia Woolf run in different circles in 1920s London. Despite the odds, the magnetic Vita and the beguiling Virginia forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly ...
Style: sentimental, factual, psychological, captivating, based on true events
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian love, lgbt, lesbian, lesbian relationship, first lesbian experience, polyamory, female writer, lesbian couple, doomed love, female protagonist, anxiety ...
Time: 1920s
Place: england
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 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, captivating, realistic, serious ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian couple, lesbianism, lgbt, coming out, gays and lesbians, family problems, lesbian mother, fall in love, crumbling marriage, infidelity, lifestyle ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: touching, serious, disturbing, captivating, sexy ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, forbidden love, village life, island, family relations, lesbianism, gays and lesbians, gender, village ...
Time: 19th century, 1800s
Place: sicily, italy, mediterranean sea
⇓ 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, strong sexual content, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, explicit sex, lovers, lgbt, coming of age, sexuality, youth, crumbling relationship, teenage sexuality ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: france, europe, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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, sexy, sexual, experimental, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian love, lesbian romance, lesbian, lgbt, lesbian sex, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, gay slur, sexual relations, romance, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: california
⇓ 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, serious, realistic ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian romance, lesbian sex, lesbian interest, lesbian relationship, prostitute, lesbian couple, strong sexual content, first lesbian experience, self discovery, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 6.6
 10K
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: sexy, sincere, emotional, sexual, depressing ...
Plot: lesbian, photographer, lgbt, addiction, lesbian couple, human nature, love affair, drugs/alcohol, couples, photograph, heroin, magazine ...
Time: 90s, 20th century
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
90%
My Days of Mercy (2017)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: The daughter of a man on death row falls in love with a woman on the opposing side of her family's political cause.
Style: social realism, sad, serious, psychological, romantic
Plot: lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian, lesbian sex, opposites attract, sister sister relationship, death penalty, protestor, death sentence, brother sister relationship, death row, standoff ...
Place: 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 relationship, lesbian sex, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbianism, lesbian romance, lesbian couple, lgbt, erotica, lesbian lover, female orgasm, sexual desire ...
Place: canada, toronto ontario canada
⇓ similarity ⇓
36%
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, roommate, teenage life, girls' boarding school ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
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 sex, forbidden love, love affair, lifestyle, family relations, love and romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: europe, spain
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Movie in collections
 8.1
 115K
The Handmaiden (2016)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Thriller
Country: South Korea
Duration: 145 min.
Story: 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a new girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on a large countryside estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. ...
Style: erotic, melancholic, tense, atmospheric, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, lesbian sex, lesbian, lesbian love, lesbianism, seduction, lust, inheritance, maid, escape, jealousy ...
Time: 1930s
Place: japan, south korea, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: The stories of three lesbian couples -- who live in the same house at different periods of time -- who are at a crossroads in their lives. In 1961, Edith loses her lover, Abby, to a stroke. Linda and Amy struggle with feminist issues in 1972. And, ...
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, sexual, captivating ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian couple, feminism, lgbt, marijuana, feminist, fall in love, suburbs, college life, suburban life, couple relations ...
Time: 70s, 60s, 1960s, 21st century, 20th century ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sentimental, touching, serious, sexy, sexual ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian romance, true love, gays and lesbians, countryside, lifestyle, couples, breakup, romance, politics, ghost ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france, cleveland ohio, bolivia ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.7
 4K
Summertime (2015)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France, Belgium
Duration: 105 min.
Story: In 1971, Carole and Delphine meet and fall in love in Paris. When Carole follows Delphine back to her family farm in Limousin, the two find lesbianism and feminism are not as easy in the countryside.
Style: sincere, erotic, sweet, pink cinema
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, feminism, farm, mother daughter relationship, female nudity, love, fall in love, falling in love, countryside ...
Time: year 1971, year 1976, 70s
Place: france, paris france, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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: sexy, thought provoking, non-linear, controversial, sexual ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, gays and lesbians, lesbian mother, wartime life, woman in danger, world war two, lesbian interest, against the odds, infidelity, society ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 40s, year 1999, year 1943
Place: germany, berlin germany, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.1
 22K
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, erotic, sexy, atmospheric, stylized ...
Plot: lesbian sex, sexual relations, lesbian, gays and lesbians, lesbian romance, lesbianism, love and romance, lesbian love, lgbt, fall in love, couples, hotel ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, renaissance
Place: rome italy, italy, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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 ⇓
100%