10 best movies like I Can't Think Straight (2008)

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I Can't Think Straight 2008
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 woman, Leyla, a British Indian. The movie is distributed by Enlightenment Productions. It was released in different theatres between 2008 and 2009. The DVD was released on 4 May 2009. The movie is directed by Shamim Sarif and stars Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth. The two actresses star in another movie with lesbian characters, namely The World Unseen, released in 2008.
List of the best movies like I Can't Think Straight (2008): Floating Skyscrapers, Beautiful Thing, The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love, My Summer of Love, Disobedience, Vita & Virginia, But I'm a Cheerleader, With Every Heartbeat, Romeos, Princess Cyd.

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Floating Skyscrapers (2013)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryPoland
Duration01:29

Kuba attends an art opening with his girlfriend of two years and bumps into Mikal. The connection between these two young men is instantaneous and intoxicating, and despite opposition from all sides, he allows Mikal into his life. The results go beyond anything he could have imagined. This intimate and bold second feature from Polish director Tomasz Wasilewski captures the often-complicated consequences of finding love where others do not want it.

Beautiful Thing (1996)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:30

Set during a long, hot summer on the Thamesmead Estate in Southeast London, three teenagers edge towards adulthood.

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34

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.

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.

Disobedience (2017)
Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:30

A woman learns about the death of her Orthodox Jewish father, a rabbi. She returns home and has romantic feelings rekindled for her best childhood friend, who is now married to her cousin.

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'.

But I'm a Cheerleader (2000)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25

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 send her off to "sexual redirection" school, where she must, with other lesbians and gays learn how to be straight.

With Every Heartbeat (2011)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration01:43

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, Elizabeth (Lena Endre), which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse's daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her boyfriend, Tim (Joakim Nätterqvist), with whom she is about to get married. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences.

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.

Princess Cyd (2017)
Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

High school athlete Cyd Loughlin lives alone with her depressive father in South Carolina, perpetually longing to get away from it all. When her aunt, famous novelist Miranda Ruth, agrees to host her for a few weeks during the summer, Cyd jumps at the opportunity. While there, she falls for a girl in the neighborhood, even as she and her aunt gently challenge each other in the realms of sex and spirit.

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Carol (2015)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration02:35

In 1950s New York, a department-store clerk who dreams of a better life falls for an older, married woman.

A Perfect Ending (2012)
Markimdb: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50

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.

Jenny's Wedding (2015)
Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57

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 prospect of a surprise daughter-in-law, they face a difficult choice: either adapt with the times or risk being left behind.

God's Own Country (2017)
Markimdb: 7.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:01

A young farmer in rural Yorkshire numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker.

Beginners (2010)
Markimdb: 7.2
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:44

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.

Ruben's Place (2012)
Markimdb: 5.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:11

A slice of life story about a young man named Ruben, who returns home to take care of his ailing father. He reconnects with his boyhood friend Jimmy after starting a job with his Uncle.

Touch of Pink (2004)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada, United Kingdom

Alim is a gay man living in London to escape the domineering eye of his conservative Muslim mother, Nuru, back in Canada. Alim keeps his homosexuality secret from his mother, so when she comes for a surprise visit, he and his boyfriend, Giles, must put on a straight facade to hide the truth.

Desert Hearts (1985)
Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36

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.

I Am Michael (2015)
Markimdb: 5.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA
Duration02:01

The controversial true story of a gay activist who rejects his homosexuality and becomes a Christian pastor.

Private Romeo (2011)
Markimdb: 6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA

When eight male cadets are left behind at an isolated military high school, the greatest romantic drama ever written seeps out of the classroom and permeates their lives.

When Night Is Falling (1995)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:34

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.

Show Me Love (1998)
Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:29

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 in her school, Agnes, is in love with her but is too shy to do anything about it. For different reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own homosexuality.

Eloise (2009)
Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
Duration01:32

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 studying architecture at university, the somewhat overbearing relationship she has with her mother and her passionless relationship with Nathaniel.

Carmen and Lola (2018)
Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain

Carmen lives in a gypsy community in the suburbs of Madrid. Like every other woman she has ever met, she is destined to live a life that is repeated generation after generation: getting married and raising as many children as possible. But one day she meets Lola, an uncommon gypsy who dreams about going to university, draws bird graffiti and likes girls. Carmen quickly develops a complicity with Lola and they discover a world that, inevitably, leads them to be rejected by their families.

The Pass (2016)
Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom

The night before their debut game, two professional soccer players share a kiss. In a sporting world where image is everything, this surprising ‘pass’ sets the men up for a contrasting decade of fame and failure, full of secrets and denial.

Imagine Me & You (2005)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:34

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 falling for Luce. As she questions her sexual orientation, Rachel must decide between her stable relationship with Heck and her exhilarating new romance with Luce.

Weekend (2011)
Markimdb: 7.6
Genremelodrama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:37

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Edge of Seventeen (1998)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:38

A gay teenager finds out who he is and what he wants, who his friends are, and who loves him, in this autobiographical tale set in middle U.S. in the 1980s. Growing up, learning about life, love, sex, friends, and lovers.

My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:37

A British-Pakistani man renovates a rundown laundrette with his male lover while dealing with drama within his family, the local Pakistani community, and a persistent mob of skinheads.

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.




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