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Maple Palm (2006)
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Maple Palm (2006)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an innocent visit to the Statue of Liberty, the girls return home to Los Angeles; unaware that this icon of freedom, was about to strip them of their own.
Style: avant garde, humorous, exciting, sincere, touching, entertaining, melancholic, sentimental, light, feel good ...
Plot: lesbian, lgbt, female homosexuality, lesbianism, illegal immigrant, sexuality, politics, seduction, secret, american, mother daughter relationship, unconditional love, immigrants, dark secret, border patrol, hidden identity, social issues, social injustice, u.s. canadian border, sex, alien, gay, gay love, violence, kitchen ...
Place: los angeles, new york, tibet, usa, california, canada, pacific ocean ...

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out touching, humorous, realistic and sexy films with plots about romance, friendship, love and romance, love, gay, mentor and dialogue mostly in Romance, Drama and Comedy genres. Some movies like Maple Palm: Saving Face (2004), Kissing Jessica Stein (2001), But I'm a Cheerleader (1999), Latter Days (2003), Girl/Girl Scene: The Movie (2019). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, realistic, semi serious ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens
Plot: lesbian, lesbian love, lesbian relationship, coming out, teenage love, family relations, romance, lesbian teen, lesbianism, self discovery, love and romance, parents and children ...
Time: 90s, 80s
Place: new jersey
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
 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 ⇓
93%
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Jessica, a Jewish copy editor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement. The advertisement has been placed by 'lesbian-curious' Helen ...
Style: feel good, touching, humorous, romantic, clever ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, chick flick
Plot: lesbian, bisexual, friendship, lesbian romance, romance, looking for love, fall in love, lifestyle, gays and lesbians, gay, jewish, secret love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
85%
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: Megan is an all-American girl. A cheerleader. She has a boyfriend. But Megan doesn't like kissing her boyfriend very much. And she's pretty touchy with her cheerleader friends. Her conservative parents worry that she must be a lesbian and ...
Style: humorous, feel good, clever, touching, realistic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, gays and lesbians, coming out, lesbianism, cheerleader, lesbian love, lesbian romance, lgbt, closeted homosexual, friendship, gay, gay slur ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
84%
Movie in collections
 7.0
 17K
Latter Days (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 107 min.
Story: Aaron Davis (Steve Sandvoss) and Christian Markelli (Wes Ramsey) are the two most opposite people in the world. Aaron is a young Elder (or a Mormon missionary) who wants to do his family proud and is quite passionate about his religion and film. ...
Style: touching, romantic, sentimental, humorous, disturbing ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick
Plot: gay, coming out, first gay sexual experience, homosexuality, self discovery, fall in love, opposites attract, homosexual, one night stand, gays and lesbians, strong sexual content, depression ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, idaho, usa, salt lake city utah, new york ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
83%
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 love, lesbian, lesbian couple, lesbian romance, lgbt, lesbianism, lesbian sex, satire, lesbian friend, lesbian kiss, all female cast ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
82%
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 ⇓
77%
The Kids Are All Right (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA, France
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Two women, Nic and Jules, brought a son and daughter into the world through artificial insemination. When one of their children reaches age, both kids go behind their mothers' backs to meet with the donor. Life becomes so much more interesting ...
Style: semi serious, touching, witty, twists and turns, thought provoking ...
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, lesbian love, gender, artificial insemination, family relations, lesbianism, control freak, argument, parenthood, gays and lesbians, parents and children ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: california, los angeles, usa, buenos aires argentina, southern california
⇓ similarity ⇓
76%
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, parents and children, love affair, gays and lesbians, opposites attract ...
Time: 90s
Place: canada, vancouver
⇓ similarity ⇓
74%
 6.4
 79K
Spanglish (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 131 min.
Story: Mexican immigrant and single mother Flor Moreno finds housekeeping work with Deborah and John Clasky, a well-off couple with two children of their own. When Flor admits she can't handle the schedule because of her daughter, Cristina, Deborah ...
Style: sincere, touching, feel good, sentimental, semi serious ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: single parent, unfulfilled love, cooking, cook, romance, love and romance, parents and children, culture clash, relationship problems, parent child relationship, immigrants, chef ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles, usa, mexico, malibu california, california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
71%
 7.2
 132K
Chasing Amy (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything is going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Style: talky, touching, twists and turns, semi serious, melancholic ...
Audience: date night, chick flick
Plot: sexuality, jealousy, lesbian, bisexuality, opposites attract, unlikely relationship, twentysomething life, couple relations, friendship, romance, break up, breakup ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: new jersey, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
69%
 5.3
 3K
Duck Butter (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Two women, who are dissatisfied with the dishonesty they see in dating and relationships, decide to make a pact to spend 24 hours together hoping to find a new way to create intimacy.
Style: atmospheric, psychological, humorous, captivating
Plot: lgbt, lesbian relationship, lesbian sex, dysfunctional relationship, dishonesty, intimacy, improv, romance, couples, lesbian cunnilingus, one day, society ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
Life Partners (2014)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A 29-year-old lawyer and her lesbian best friend experience a dramatic shift in their longtime bond after one enters a serious relationship
Style: realistic, humorous, touching, talky, sincere ...
Audience: girls' night, chick flick, teens
Plot: romance, lesbian, friendship, adolescence vs adulthood, unlikely couple, best friends, couples, friends, love and romance, couple relations, female friendship, friendship between women ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: usa, california, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
68%
 5.6
 2K
Go Fish (1994)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 83 min.
Story: Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in common. Can Max learn to look past the packaging?
Style: sexy, witty, clever, sexual, realistic ...
Audience: girls' night, date night
Plot: lesbian, lesbian relationship, friendship, society, gender, couple relations, looking for love, fall in love, love affair, teenage love, twentysomething life, singleness ...
Time: 90s
Place: usa, chicago illinois
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Mambo Italiano (2003)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Canada
Duration: 88 min.
Story: When an Italian man comes out of the closet, it affects both his life and his crazy family.
Style: humorous, touching, not serious, sentimental, feel good ...
Audience: date night
Plot: gay, coming out, immigrants, family relations, gays and lesbians, culture clash, family, lifestyle, eccentric family, parents and children, fall in love, forbidden love ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: canada, montreal, montreal quebec
⇓ similarity ⇓
61%
 7.5
 50K
Show Me Love (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: Sweden, Denmark
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Åmål is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done *it*. Another girl ...
Style: sexual, touching, sentimental, sexy, humorous ...
Audience: teens, girls' night
Plot: lesbian, teenage love, first love, lesbian relationship, gays and lesbians, lgbt teen, small town, lgbt, sexuality, self discovery, fall in love, forbidden love ...
Time: 20th century, 90s
Place: sweden, europe, stockholm sweden, eastern europe, scandinavia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 7.4
 409K
The Terminal (2004)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: Viktor Navorski is a man without a country; his plane took off just as a coup d'etat exploded in his homeland, leaving it in shambles, and now he's stranded at Kennedy Airport, where he's holding a passport that nobody recognizes. ...
Style: touching, sincere, motivational, interesting, humorous ...
Plot: airport, loneliness, immigrants, passenger, culture clash, fall in love, misfit, stranded, nothing goes right, fish out of water, happy ending, romance ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s
Place: new york, usa, eastern europe, romania, canada ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
54%
 5.5
 875
Tru Loved (2008)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love, but her quest is complicated by sexual politics, closed minds, and closeted friends as she seeks to ...
Style: touching, feel good, sincere, romantic, thought provoking ...
Audience: girls' night, teens
Plot: suburbs, gay teenager, social relations, lifestyle, love and romance, teenage life, looking for love, parents and children, gender, family relations, high school, coming out ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: california, usa, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
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 6.2
 614
The Skinny (2012)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Feature film from award-winning writer/director Patrik-Ian Polk, tells the story of five black Brown University classmate s- four gay men and one lesbian - reuniting in the Big Apple for a weekend of sin, fun, secrets, lies and drama.
Style: light, humorous, feel good, captivating, suspense
Plot: gay, black lgbt, infidelity, lesbian interest, dancing, friendship, friendship between men, first gay sexual experience, gay lead character, homosexual, gay slur, lesbian ...
Place: new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem
⇓ similarity ⇓
53%
Frankie and Johnny (1991)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: When Johnny is released from prison following a forgery charge, he quickly lands a job as a short-order cook at a New York diner. Following a brief fling with waitress Cora, Frankie develops an attraction for Cora's friend and fellow waitress ...
Style: touching, sentimental, feel good, humorous, sweet ...
Audience: date night, girls' night, chick flick
Plot: cafe, greek, true love, romance, friendship, starting over, self discovery, male female relationship, fall in love, cooking, restaurant, cook ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 7.2
 88K
Beginners (2010)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 105 min.
Story: A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover.
Style: touching, sentimental, sincere, emotional, sad ...
Plot: gay father, father son relationship, coming out, grief, terminal illness, gay, secret, dying, cancer, self discovery, love affair, couple relations ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 1953, 50s, year 1955 ...
Place: california, los angeles, usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
 6.6
 531
That's Not Us (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Three twenty-something couples, one gay, one lesbian, and one straight, travel to a beach house to enjoy the last days of summer, but what should be a fun and carefree weekend becomes an exploration of what it takes to sustain a healthy relationship.
Style: psychological, sexy, humorous, touching, contemplative ...
Plot: gay, lgbt, lesbian, gay couple, lesbian couple, couples, gay interest, couple relations, friendship, love and romance, romance, love ...
Time: 21st century
Place: usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Object of My Affection (1998)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 111 min.
Story: A pregnant New York social worker begins to develop romantic feelings for her gay best friend, and decides she'd rather raise her child with him, much to the dismay of her overbearing boyfriend.
Style: touching, feel good, humorous, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: date night, chick flick, girls' night
Plot: fall in love, friendship, pregnancy, gay man straight woman relationship, gender, love triangle, unfulfilled love, convention, blind date, falling in love, gays and lesbians, romance ...
Time: 90s
Place: new york, usa, new york state
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
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Dream for an Insomniac (1996)
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 90 min.
Story: A girl with insomnia who works in a coffee house has impossibly high standards for her love and fears she will never meet a worthy man. Then in walks a new employee and they click - until she discovers he has a girlfriend. Undaunted, she moves to ...
Style: feel good, humorous, semi serious, sentimental, sweet ...
Audience: girls' night, date night, teens, chick flick
Plot: insomnia, friends, jealousy, cafe, romance, love, unlikely couple, looking for love, love triangle, fall in love, couple relations, friendship ...
Time: 90s
Place: san francisco, los angeles, usa, vancouver, oakland california ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
The Perez Family (1995)
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: In the midst of the Mariel boat lift -- a hurried exodus of refugees from Cuba going to America -- an immigration clerk accidentally presumes that dissident Juan Raul Perez and Dorita Evita Perez are married. United by their last name and a mutual ...
Style: touching, sentimental, humorous, light, sweet ...
Plot: mistaken identity, immigration, prostitute, political prisoner, destiny, romance, family relations, society, human nature, politics, immigrants, reunion ...
Time: 80s
Place: cuba, miami, usa, latin america, florida
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.6
 99K
Love, Simon (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to tell his family or friends he's gay and he doesn't know the identity of the anonymous classmate he's ...
Style: touching, sincere, romantic, emotional, sweet ...
Audience: teen drama, teens
Plot: gay, gay teenager, coming out, lgbt, gay lead character, lgbt teen, homosexuality, high school, gay relationship, homosexual, love, gay son ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
45%
 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 ⇓
45%
Jenny's Wedding (2015)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jenny Farrell is getting married. But how will her straight-laced family react when they find out that the woman they thought was their daughter’s roommate is actually her fiancée? As the old-fashioned Farrells attempt to come to terms with the ...
Style: touching, humorous, psychological, light, sexy ...
Plot: lesbian romance, lesbian love, lesbian, coming out, lesbian couple, marital argument, family argument, couples, sister sister relationship, closeted homosexual, husband wife relationship, lesbian interest ...
Place: cleveland ohio, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
All About Nina (2018)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Nina Geld's passion and talent have made her a rising star in the comedy scene, but she's an emotional mess offstage. When a new professional opportunity coincides with a romantic one, she is forced to confront her own deeply troubled past.
Style: sincere, touching, humorous, thought provoking, captivating
Plot: affair, mother daughter relationship, female protagonist, stand up comedian, romance, love, introspection, self discovery, friendship, female director, female nudity, older man younger woman relationship ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: A very personal story that is both funny and poignant, TORCH SONG TRILOGY chronicles a New Yorker's search for love, respect and tradition in a world that seems not especially made for him.
Style: touching, talky, humorous, sentimental, realistic ...
Plot: transvestism, gays and lesbians, female impersonator, bittersweet, gay slur, love and romance, romance, gender, youth, couples, family relations, dishonesty ...
Time: 80s, 70s
Place: new york, usa, san francisco
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%