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Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryCanada
Duration02:23
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Girlfriends
PlotLove, Fight, Relationship, Friendship, Swimming
PlaceSchool, USA
StyleFascinating, Makes me think

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

Markimdb: 5.9
Genredrama
CountryUSA
Duration01:23
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Blonde girls
PlotLove
PlaceCollege
StyleTouching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Journalists, Photographers
PlotLove, Dancing, Soccer, Chess, Friendship
PlaceParty, Kitchen, Beach
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUSA, United Kingdom, France
Duration02:39
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Gay, Strong women, Blonde girls
PlotLove, On real events, Volleyball, Motorcycles, Friendship
PlaceBeach, Hospitals, USA
StyleTouching, Sad ones

New Jersey car mechanic Stacie Andree and her police detective girlfriend Laurel Hester both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits after she was diagnosed with a terminal illness.

Markimdb: 7
Genrehorror, fantastic, thriller, fantasy, melodrama, drama, detective
CountryNorway, France, Denmark, Sweden
Duration02:16
CharactersLesbians, Snake, Family, Students, Fathers
PlotRelationship, Loneliness, Religious, Telekinesis, Snow
PlaceNorway, Lake
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Tense, Disturbing

A college student starts to experience extreme seizures while studying at a university in Oslo, Norway. She soon learns that the violent episodes are a symptom of inexplicable, and often dangerous, supernatural abilities.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA, Spain
Duration02:28
CharactersDogs, Writers, Terminally ill, Orphans, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Relationship, Supernatural, Weapon
PlaceCollege, USA, New York
StyleRomantic, Psychological problems, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense

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.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersLesbians, Family, Friends, Girlfriends, Birds
PlotLove, Death, Surfing
PlaceAircraft, Hospitals
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

It all starts at daybreak, three young surfers on the raging seas. A few hours later, on the way home, an accident occurs. Now entirely hooked up to life-support in a hospital in Le Havre, Simon’s existence is little more than an illusion. Meanwhile, in Paris, a woman awaits the organ transplant that will give her a new lease on life.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration01:38
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Disabled people, Farmers
PlotLove, Dancing, Breakup
PlaceTrains, France, Hospitals
StyleCute, Soulful

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama, military
CountryFrance, Luxembourg
CharactersHorses, Family, Orphans
PlotLove, Friendship, Death, Snow
PlaceFrance, Cemetery
TimeWorld War I, Winter
StyleTense, Touching, Depressive, For men

In this ensemble drama set in rural France, the women of the Paridier farm are left to run it by themselves while their men are off fighting in World War I. But things become complicated with the arrival of American troops.

Markimdb: 5.8
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland
CharactersLesbians
PlotLove, On real events, Passion, Mental disorders
PlaceEngland, London
StyleTo cry, Fascinating

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'.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:03
CharactersFamily, Students, Friends, Lovers, Surgeons
PlotLove, Soccer, Gambling, Poker, Relationship
PlaceTrains, Paris, France, Hospitals
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Claire is a midwife and has devoted her life to others. At a moment when she is preoccupied by the imminent closure of the maternity clinic where she works, her life is further turned upside down when Béatrice, her father's former mistress, turns up on the scene. Béatrice is a capricious and selfish woman, Claire's exact opposite.

Markimdb: 4.9
Genremelodrama, drama, biography
CountryFrance, Belgium
Duration02:26
CharactersHorses, Artists, Models, Photographers, Artists
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Passion, Obsession
PlaceJapan, France
StyleExciting, Action, Fascinating, Tense, Touching

Auguste Rodin (1840-1917), man of the people, autodidact and revolutionary sculptor - the most brilliant of his era. At 42, Rodin meets Camille Claudel, a young woman desperate to become his assistant. He quickly acknowledges her as his most able pupil, and treats her as an equal in matters of creation.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Belgium
CharactersHorses, Artists, Actors
PlotLove, Dancing, Divorce
PlaceParty, France, Metro, Hotels
StyleKind, Cute, Touching

Victor, a disillusioned sexagenarian, sees his life turned upside down on the day when Antoine, a brilliant entrepreneur, offers him a new kind of attraction: mixing theatrical artifices and historical reconstruction, this company offers his clients a chance to dive back into the era of their choice. Victor then chose to relive the most memorable week of his life: the one where, 40 years earlier, he met the great love.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:05
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotLove, Passion, Love triangle, Mystery, Date
PlaceCanada
StyleExplicit scenes

An unexpected affair quickly escalates into a heart-stopping reality for two women whose passionate connection changes their lives forever.

Markimdb: 7.3
Genredrama
CountryIsrael, France
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Students, Lawyers, Friends
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Religious, Female friendship
PlaceSea, Beach, Israel, Night Clubs
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, For single girls

The film captures the daily duality of three young Palestinian women in Tel Aviv, caught between hometown tradition and big city abandon, and the price they must pay for a lifestyle that seems obvious to many: the freedom to work, party, fuck, and choose.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
Duration01:25
CharactersGay
PlotPassion, Relationship, Love at first sight
PlaceParis, France, Metro, Hospitals
TimeNight
StyleTense, Makes me think, Touching

Théo and Hugo meet in a club and form an immediate bond. Once the desire and elation of this first moment has passed, the two young men, now sober, wander through the empty streets of nocturnal Paris, having to confront the love they sense blossoming between them. Ducastel and Martineau's most ambitious film to date and a candid insight into 21st century life.

Markimdb: 7.2
Genredrama
CountryIndia
Duration01:40
CharactersLesbians, Disabled people, Losers
PlotLove, Travel, Death, Cancer
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleTouching, Serious

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves India to study in New York. On her journey of self-discovery, she unexpectedly falls in love.

Markimdb: 7.1
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySpain
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gypsies, Brides
PlotLove, Dancing, Friendship, Birthday
PlaceSea, Aircraft, Beach
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Fascinating, Makes me think, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, USA
Duration02:30
CharactersLesbians, Teachers, Strong women, Jews, Fathers
PlotLove, Death, Funeral
PlaceEngland, Metro, Cemetery, London
StyleSoulful, By books, Explicit scenes

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:57
CharactersDogs, Lesbians, Gods, Firefighters, Sisters
PlotLove, Dancing, Passion, Wedding, Money
PlaceParty, Beach, Hotels
TimeWinter
StyleRomantic, Light, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance
CharactersLesbians, Psychologists
PlotDeath, Mystery, Funeral
PlaceIslands, Beach, Hospitals
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

Antoine Rey looks for a special gift for his sister Melanie on her 40th birthday. He decides to surprise her with a trip to the French Island of Noirmoutier, where they spent many summers as children until their mother's death. On the drive back to Paris, Melanie is seriously injured in a car accident...

Markimdb: 7.2
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA, Australia
Duration02:35
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Lawyers
PlotTravel, Passion, Relationship, Art, Love with age difference
PlaceParty, Hotels, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Gloomy, Serious

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

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrethriller, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration02:30
CharactersDogs, Maniacs, Serial killers, Killers, Rabbits
PlotLove, Time travel, Hunting, Birthday, Happiness
PlaceSea, Islands, Beach, USA, Night Clubs
StylePsychological problems, Fascinating, Depressive, Disturbing

A troubled woman living in an isolated community finds herself pulled between the control of her oppressive family and the allure of a secretive outsider suspected of a series of brutal murders.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genredrama
CountryFrance, Morocco
CharactersLesbians, Rich, Taxi drivers, Poor
PlotDancing, Witchcraft
PlaceParty, Beach, Night Clubs
StyleFascinating, Tense, Makes me think, Touching

A social drama about four marginalized prostitutes in Marrakech and their complex relations with their families and society at large.

Markimdb: 7.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama, family
CountryIndia
Duration02:54
CharactersGay, Family, Writers, Brothers, Old man
PlotLove, Relationship, Loneliness, Death
PlaceIndia
StyleTense, Makes me think, Touching

A story revolving around a dysfunctional family of two brothers who visit their parents and grandfather in Coonoor, and end up falling for the same woman.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryUnited Kingdom, USA
Duration02:04
CharactersHorses, Thieves, Artists, Artists
PlotLove, Dancing, Treason, Money, Friendship
PlaceShips
StyleSoulful, Heavy, Tense, Touching, Disturbing

An artist falls for a married young woman while he's commissioned to paint her portrait. The two invest in the risky tulip market in hopes to build a future together.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryJapan, France, Spain
CharactersTeens, Pupils
PlotLove, Investigation, Death, Water, Swimming
PlaceSea, Islands, Nature, Japan, Moon
StyleLight, Soulful, Atmospheric, Vital signs, Touching

Taking place during the full-moon night of traditional dances in August and set on the Japanese island of Amami-Oshima, the drama centers on a 14-year-old boy who finds a dead body floating in the sea. The young man enlists the help of his girlfriend to solve the mystery. The pair will learn to become adults by experiencing the interwoven cycles of life, death and love.

Markimdb: 5
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryCanada
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
PlotObsession, False accusations
StyleTouching, Disturbing

Plagued by the abuse of her past and the turmoil of failed intimate encounters, Laura struggles to find a lover and a sense of normalcy. Her beacon of hope comes in sixteen year-old Eva, a talented pianist disillusioned by the life her mother imposes upon her. An unlikely relationship is formed between the two and Eva becomes an obsession to Laura. In light of Eva's unhappiness, Laura convinces her to runaway to her house and they soon find themselves caught within an intense entanglement. Manipulation, denial and codependency fuel what ultimately becomes a fractured dynamic that can only sustain itself for so long.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySweden, Denmark, Germany
Duration01:43
CharactersLesbians, Strong women
PlaceSweden
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.2
Genremelodrama, drama, history
CountryFrance, Spain
Duration01:40
CharactersKings, Horses, Lesbians, Strong women, Friends
PlotLove, On real events, Dancing, Friendship, Revolution
PlaceFrance, New York
Time18th century
StyleTo cry, Serious

A look at the relationship between Marie Antoinette and one of her readers during the final days of the French Revolution.





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