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Laurence Anyways (2012)
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Laurence Anyways (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada, France
Duration: 168 min.
Story: The story of an impossible love between a woman named Fred and a transgender woman named Laurence who reveals her inner desire to become her true self: a woman.
Style: sincere, emotional, romantic, social, uplifting, serious, realistic
Plot: transsexual, gender identity, impossible love, lgbt, couple relations, love and romance, follow your dream, coming out, poetry, gender bending, society, showdown, reject, standoff, romance, surgery, couples, crumbling relationship, gender, confession, desire, rejection, acceptance, family disapproval, unfulfillment ...
Time: 80s, 90s, 1990s, 20th century
Place: montreal, quebec, montreal quebec

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out realistic, serious, touching and emotional films with plots about love and romance, couples, romance, couple relations, gender, gays and lesbians and society mostly in Drama, Romance and Comedy genres. Some movies like Laurence Anyways: Heartbeats (2010), The Danish Girl (2015), Open (2010), Something Must Break (2014), Different for Girls (1996). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
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Heartbeats (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 101 min.
Story: Francis is a young gay man, Marie is a young straight woman and the two of them are best friends -- until the day the gorgeous Nicolas walks into a Montreal coffee shop. The two friends, instantly and equally infatuated, compete for Nicolas' ...
Style: suspense, atmospheric, sincere, tense, serious ...
Plot: homosexual, menage a trois, love triangle, friendship, gay, gays and lesbians, romance, sexual identity, dishonesty, gender, fall in love, sexual tension ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, quebec, montreal, montreal quebec, paris france
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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 ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: transsexual, lgbt, couple relations, art, gays and lesbians, artist, gender identity, painter, gay, society, gender, love and romance ...
Time: 1920s, 20th century, 20s, 1930s
Place: denmark, paris france, copenhagen, copenhagen denmark, europe ...
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Open (2010)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: OPEN is a hallucinogenic journey through gender, identity, the body, love and how those can be shared by two people. The film consists of interlocking stories lines- the first about two transwomen in a pandrogynous relationship in which they ...
Style: thought provoking, serious, realistic, psychological, captivating ...
Plot: transsexual, gender, love affair, self discovery, introspection, human nature, couples, gender bending, society, lgbt, social misfits, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, minnesota, minneapolis minnesota
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Something Must Break (2014)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden
Duration: 85 min.
Story: When Sebastian meets Andreas for the first time, he knows they belong together. While Sebastian defies gender norms — flouting convention in his androgynous fluidity — straight-identifying Andreas becomes unable to accept his attraction to ...
Style: touching, serious, realistic, emotional, avant garde ...
Plot: gender, transsexual, gays and lesbians, gay, fall in love, introspection, looking for love, misfit, couples, strong sexual content, love affair, love and romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: sweden, eastern europe, stockholm sweden
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Different for Girls (1996)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: UK, France
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Karl Foyle and Paul Prentice were best mates at school in the Seventies. But when they meet again in present-day London things are definitely not the same. Karl is now Kim, a transsexual, and she has no desire to stir up the past while she's ...
Style: touching, sexy, clever, humorous, sentimental ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night, teens
Plot: transsexual, nudity (full frontal - brief), coming out, gender bending, gay, romance, friendship, bittersweet, couple relations, hopes, profanity, sexual content ...
Time: 90s
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28%
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Romeos (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Lukas, 20, is a prisoner in his own body. As a pre-op transgendered person, he is constantly finding himself trapped in uncomfortable, compromising positions. His best friend, Ine introduces him to the gay scene in Cologne where he meets the ...
Style: emotional, sincere, serious, touching, sexual ...
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Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: germany, europe
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Normal (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
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Style: realistic, serious, emotional, psychological, sincere ...
Plot: transsexual, gender bending, gender, parents and children, family problems, society, unfulfillment, lgbt, family drama, sexuality, depression, small town ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
In a Year with 13 Moons (1978)
Genre: Drama
Country: West Germany
Duration: 124 min.
Story: This drama follows the last few days in the life of Elvira (formerly Erwin) Weisshaupt. Years before, Erwin told a co-worker, Anton, that he loved him. "Too bad, you aren't a woman," he replied. Erwin took Anton at his word. Trying to ...
Style: contemplative, realistic, serious, emotional, psychological ...
Plot: transsexual, slaughterhouse, gender bending, gays and lesbians, hopes, rejection, couples, family relations, starting over, gender, love and romance, unfulfilled love ...
Time: 20th century, 70s, year 1978
Place: frankfurt germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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XXY (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Argentina, Spain, France
Duration: 86 min.
Story: Alex, an intersexed 15-year-old, is living as a girl, but she and her family begin to wonder whether she's emotionally a boy when another teenager's sexual advances bring the issue to a head. As Alex faces a final decision regarding her ...
Style: psychological, serious, sincere, touching, disturbing ...
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Time: contemporary
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⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Before I Forget (2007)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A portrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.
Style: psychological, serious, realistic, sincere, sexual ...
Plot: coming out, couples, unfulfillment, love and romance, self discovery, sexual abuse, sexual relations, midlife crisis, estrangement, terminal illness, introspection, romance ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Girlfriend Boyfriend (2012)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Taiwan
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Mabel, Liam and Aaron have been friends since childhood. Their bonds of friendship are tested when, years later, they realize their friendship is the only reason they have made it through emotional hardships and extreme tragedies.
Style: emotional, semi serious, captivating, sincere, non-linear ...
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Time: 80s, 20th century
Place: asia, taiwan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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, girls' night, teens, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, lesbian sex, transsexual, lesbian relationship, coming out, lgbt, family relations, romance, love affair, parents and children, gays and lesbians, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Love Unto Death (1984)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: France
Duration: 92 min.
Story: Elisabeth and Simon have been deeply in love for two months when Simon momentarily dies, but comes back to life. Simon does not want any further medical tests, but the couple are forced to grapple with the possibility of his death. They eventually ...
Style: atmospheric, emotional, sincere, serious, surreal ...
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Time: 20th century, 80s
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⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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The Promise (1994)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Duration: 115 min.
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Duration: 101 min.
Story: An emotionally and sexually charged journey through the love, addiction, and friendship of two men. Documentary filmmaker Erik and closeted lawyer Paul meet through a casual encounter, but they find a deeper connection and become a couple. ...
Style: sincere, emotional, touching, serious, documentary filmmaking ...
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23%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
23%
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Story: Based on the bestselling novel by Joanna Trollope Recently returned to England from New York City, vivacious heiress Clodagh Unwin befriends a couple new to her village. The husband is entranced by the young aristocrat, but Clodagh has eyes for ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
22%
Stanley & Iris (1990)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 104 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sentimental, serious, realistic ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
21%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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21%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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20%
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20%
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⇓ similarity ⇓
20%
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Just a Question of Love (2000)
Genre: Drama, Romance
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Duration: 88 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
19%
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Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
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Style: touching, emotional, sincere, sexual, psychological ...
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19%
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Genre: Drama
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