10 best movies like Carol (2015)

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Carol 2015
In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.
List of the best movies like Carol (2015): Keep the Lights On, The Longest Ride, The Great Gatsby, Jack & Diane, Far from the Madding Crowd, The Danish Girl, Burning Blue, Pit Stop, Room in Rome, Happiest Season.

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Keep the Lights On (2012)
Markimdb: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42

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. Individually and together, they are risk takers—compulsive, and fueled by drugs and sex. In an almost decade-long relationship defined by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries and dignity and to be true to himself.

The Longest Ride (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, western
CountryUSA
Duration02:23

The lives of a young couple intertwine with a much older man as he reflects back on a lost love while he's trapped in an automobile crash.

The Great Gatsby (2013)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryAustralia, USA
Duration02:23

An adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.

Jack & Diane (2012)
Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA

Jack and Diane, two teenage girls, meet in New York City and spend the night kissing ferociously. Diane's charming innocence quickly begins to open Jack's tough skinned heart. But, when Jack discovers that Diane is leaving the country in a week she tries to push her away. Diane must struggle to keep their love alive while hiding the secret that her newly awakened sexual desire is giving her werewolf-like visions.

Far from the Madding Crowd (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:33

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far from the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful and headstrong Bathsheba Everdene, who attracts three very different suitors: Gabriel Oak, a sheep farmer, captivated by her fetching willfulness; Frank Troy, a handsome and reckless Sergeant; and William Boldwood, a prosperous and mature bachelor. This timeless story of Bathsheba's choices and passions explores the nature of relationships and love – as well as the human ability to overcome hardships through resilience and perseverance.

The Danish Girl (2015)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Germany, Denmark, Belgium, Japan
Duration02:35

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 on a groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Burning Blue (2013)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography
CountryUSA

Two Navy fighter pilots find themselves in the midst of a forbidden relationship throwing their lives and careers into disarray.

Pit Stop (2013)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:20

Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at home with his current live-in ex-boyfriend by spending much of his spare time in the hospital with an ailing past love. Impervious to the monotony of their blue-collar world, they maintain an unwavering yearning for romance. The emotional isolation the two men have grown accustomed to is captured in a subtle, optimistic, poetic fashion while avoiding melodrama.

Room in Rome (2010)
Markimdb: 6.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:49

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.

Happiest Season (2020)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Canada

A young woman's plans to propose to her girlfriend while at her family's annual holiday party are upended when she discovers her partner hasn't yet come out to her conservative parents.

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Bizarre (2015)
Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, USA

Maurice, a reticent young homeless man, somehow manages to get by in Brooklyn; he spends his nights in parked cars until he finds himself at Bizarre, an underground club renowned for its burlesque shows. Maurice is fascinated by the club’s playful revues celebrating self-determined sexuality and creative otherness, and the two female club owners both adore him. He soon becomes a part of their self-selected family, and begins to bond with introverted Luka. But Maurice turns his back on Luka’s growing affection. Running away from his true emotions he drifts aimlessly through the city. He tries to find his feet at a boxing club, where he meets Charlie. Unable to withstand the pressure of his repressed feelings, Maurice unleashes a mounting foment of emotions, pervaded by tenderness and menace.

My Summer of Love (2005)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:26

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.

American Honey (2016)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, adventure
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:25

A teenage girl with nothing to lose joins a traveling magazine sales crew, and gets caught up in a whirlwind of hard partying, law bending and young love as she criss-crosses the Midwest with a band of misfits.

The Deep Blue Sea (2011)
Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia
Duration01:38

The wife of a British Judge is caught in a self-destructive love affair with a Royal Air Force pilot.

Stonewall (2015)
Markimdb: 5.3
Genredrama, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:27

"Stonewall" is a drama about a young man in New York caught up during the 1969 Stonewall Riots, a pivotal event widely considered the starting point for the modern gay civil rights movement.

The Broken Tower (2012)
Markimdb: 5
Genremelodrama, drama, military, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration01:47

Docudrama about American poet Hart Crane, who committed suicide in April 1932 at the age of 32 by jumping off the steamship SS Orizaba.

Savannah (2013)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, family, history
CountryUSA

Savannah is the true story of Ward Allen, a romantic and bombastic character who rejects his plantation heritage for the freedom of life on a river. Ward navigates the change of early 20th century America on the wrong side of the law and society, his long-time friend, a freed slave named Christmas Moultrie, at his side. Master of Shakespeare, and the shotgun that provides Savannah's markets with fowl, Ward fights for his rights as a hunter. His charisma and eloquent rhetoric win the heart of a society woman who defies her father to marry him. An elderly Moultrie tells the story of life on the river with his friend to a little boy, who passes the legendary Ward Allen down to the next generation.

Romeos (2011)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:34

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 confident and gorgeous, Fabio. The two develop a romantic relationship that tests the boundaries of love. ROMEOS forgoes stereotypes and conventions to offer an honest and humorous examination of the most basic of human conditions: friendship, sex, and love.

The Seminarian (2010)
Markimdb: 4.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:41

The Seminarian is a story about Ryan, a closeted gay student in his final semester of seminary studies. Despite his school's hostile stance towards homosexuality, Ryan has two gay classmates - Gerald and Anthony - in whom he secretly confides. He is also close to his religiously devout mother who, as things stand, is unaware of his sexual orientation. Ryan needs to complete a solid theological thesis in order to continue doctoral work at the university of his dreams. As he works on his thesis 'The Divine Gift of Love,' Ryan begins a relationship with Bradley - a guy he has met on the Internet who seems perpetually unable to commit himself. Ryan confides in Gerald and Anthony, only to learn about their romantic struggles as well. Consequently, Ryan questions his views on God's gift of love.

Behind the Candelabra (2013)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:58

Based on the autobiographical novel, the tempestuous 6-year relationship between Liberace and his (much younger) lover, Scott Thorson, is recounted.

Bessie (2015)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, music, biography
CountryUSA
Duration01:30

The story of legendary blues performer, Bessie Smith, who rose to fame during the 1920s and '30s.

About Time (2013)
Markimdb: 7.8
Genrefantastic, fantasy, comedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:03

The night after another unsatisfactory New Year party, Tim's father tells his son that the men in his family have always had the ability to travel through time. Tim can't change history, but he can change what happens and has happened in his own life – so he decides to make his world a better place... by getting a girlfriend. Sadly, that turns out not to be as easy as he thinks.

Life Itself (2018)
Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:28

As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey create reverberations that echo over continents and through lifetimes.

Vita & Virginia (2019)
Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland

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 contemporary marriages; which inspired one of Woolf's most iconic novels, 'Orlando'.

All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration02:21

When lovely and virtuous governess Henriette Deluzy comes to educate the children of the debonair Duc de Praslin, a royal subject to King Louis-Philippe and the husband of the volatile and obsessive Duchesse de Praslin, she instantly incurs the wrath of her mistress, who is insanely jealous of anyone who comes near her estranged husband. Though she saves the duchess's little son from a near-death illness and warms herself to all the children, she is nevertheless dismissed by the vengeful duchess. Meanwhile, the attraction between the duke and Henriette continues to grow, eventually leading to tragedy.

The Normal Heart (2014)
Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography, history
CountryUSA
Duration02:12

The story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s, taking an unflinching look at the nation's sexual politics as gay activists and their allies in the medical community fight to expose the truth about the burgeoning epidemic to a city and nation in denial.

Bridget Jones's Baby (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, France, USA, China, Japan
Duration02:19

Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack. Things couldn't be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.

Anna Karenina (2012)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:09

Trapped in a loveless marriage, aristocrat Anna Karenina enters into a life-changing affair with the affluent Count Vronsky.

Great Expectations (1998)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:51

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 surprising interactions of these vivid characters, "Great Expectations" takes a unique and contemporary look at life's great coincidences.

Ammonite (2020)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Australia, USA

In 1840s England, palaeontologist Mary Anning and a young woman sent by her husband to convalesce by the sea develop an intense relationship. Despite the chasm between their social spheres and personalities, Mary and Charlotte discover they can each offer what the other has been searching for: the realisation that they are not alone. It is the beginning of a passionate and all-consuming love affair that will defy all social bounds and alter the course of both lives irrevocably.




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