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Markimdb: 6.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:34
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:25
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Gay, Friends
PlotFriendship
StyleTo cry, Smart, Touching

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.

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: 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: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:50
CharactersLesbians
PlotPassion
StyleSoulful, Explicit scenes, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountrySweden, Denmark
Duration01:29
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
PlotFirst love, Seduction
PlaceSweden, Small cities
StyleTo cry, Fascinating, Gloomy, Touching

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.

Markimdb: 7.4
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersLesbians, Losers
PlotFulfillment of desires, Birthday
PlaceNew York
StyleTouching

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:22
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Sisters
PlotDancing, Tennis, True love
PlaceLondon
StyleSoulful, Touching

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.

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: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:36
CharactersLesbians, Gay
PlotPassion, Depression, Divorce
PlaceCasino
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genrethriller, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom
Duration01:26
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotPassion, Obsession, Friendship, Gems
PlaceEngland
TimeSummer
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.5
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryCanada
Duration01:34
CharactersLesbians, Angels, Family
PlotLove triangle, True love
PlaceCollege
TimeNew Year
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

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.

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: 5.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryDenmark
Duration01:22
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Friends
PlotDancing, Money, Friendship, Jealousy
PlaceSchool, Party
StyleSoulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

When Laura and Christine meet Maria, their friendship takes an intense turn to vulnerability, love and sex.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Germany
Duration01:34
CharactersLesbians
PlotPassion, Wedding, Friendship, Love triangle
StyleTo cry

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.

Markimdb: 5.5
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryIndia
CharactersLesbians
PlotReligious
StyleTouching

Sweety has to contend with her over-enthusiastic family that wants her to get married but the ultimate truth is that her love might not find acceptance in her family and society.

Markimdb: 4.4
Genrehorror, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians, Werewolf
PlotPassion
PlaceUSA, New York
StyleRomantic, Atmospheric, Fancy, Explicit scenes, Serious

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.

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: 6.4
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:42
CharactersGay, Lawyers
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceParty, USA, New York
TimeNew Year
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 7.6
Genrecomedy, melodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:49
CharactersTeens, Gay, Childrens
PlotLove, Friendship
PlacePrison, School, Africa
StyleExciting, Cute, Soulful, Fascinating, Touching

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 fallen for online.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Israel
Duration02:00
CharactersLesbians
PlotWar
PlaceIsrael
StyleRomantic, Action, Touching

In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly religious daughter of a prominent rabbi, convinces her father to postpone her marriage for a year so that she might study at a Jewish seminary for women in the ancient Kabalistic seat of Safe.

Markimdb: 6.6
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
CharactersTeens, Lesbians
PlotOn real events, Friendship
PlaceSchool
StyleTo cry, Soulful, Touching, Serious

Jane, a high school teenager, tries to deal with the discovery that she is a lesbian after developing an intense friendship with another girl who makes her discover her true sexuality, which is only the start of Jane's troubles when Jane's unaccepting mother, Janice, struggles with her surprising revelation of brought forth by her only daughter.

Markimdb: 7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryGermany
Duration01:34
CharactersLesbians, Gay, Friends, Nurses
PlotDancing, Passion, Mystery
PlaceParty, Germany
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountrySweden
Duration01:25
CharactersGay, Friends, Losers
PlotLoneliness
PlaceSweden
StyleExplicit scenes, Touching, Depressive, Serious

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 another man, as their relationship progresses. Struggling with his identity, Sebastian becomes increasingly determined to become “Ellie,” even if it means walking away from Andreas. Something Must Break brims with raw electricity as it explores questions of gender and sexuality with refreshing candor.

Markimdb: 7
Genredrama
CountrySweden, Finland, Denmark
Duration01:39
CharactersDogs, Alcoholics, Trainers
PlotFriendship
PlaceSweden
TimeNew Year
StyleAction, Soulful, Gloomy, Touching, Serious

A poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the Millennium trilogy and she plays opposite her husband, actor Ola Rapace.Award winning actress Pernilla August makes her directorial debut with her take on the bestselling novel Svinalängorna by Susanna Alakoski.In other main roles we see rising star Tehilla Blad and the Finnish acclaimed actors, Ville Virtanen and Outi Mäenpää.A morning just before Christmas, Leena, 34, receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood hometown telling her that her mother is dying. This news takes her on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has fought all her life to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood. She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on.

Markimdb: 6.3
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryPoland
Duration01:29
CharactersGay
PlotDancing, Friendship, Love triangle, Internet, Happiness
PlaceTrains, Party, Poland
StyleSoulful, Touching, Serious

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.

Markimdb: 6.8
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryKenya, South Africa, Germany, Netherlands, France, Norway, Lebanon, United Kingdom
CharactersLesbians, Nurses
PlotDancing, Soccer, Political, Elections
StyleSoulful, Fascinating, Touching

Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between their families, the girls resist and remain close friends, supporting each other to pursue their dreams in a conservative society. When love blossoms between them, the two girls will be forced to choose between happiness and safety.

Markimdb: 6.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUnited Kingdom, Finland
CharactersGay, Students, Friends, Fathers, Architects
PlotLove, Relationship
PlaceLake
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Atmospheric, Fascinating, Touching

Having moved to Paris for university, Leevi returns to his native Finland for the summer to help his estranged father renovate the family lake house so it can be sold. Tareq, a recent asylum seeker from Syria, has been hired to help with the work, and when Leevi's father has to return to town on business, the two young men establish a connection and embark on a romance set against the idyllic Finnish summer. However, looming over this chance encounter, is the father's imminent return to the lake house, the continuation of Leevi's studies abroad as well as Tareq's complex relationship with his family in Syria.

Markimdb: 4.7
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryUSA
Duration01:20
CharactersLesbians
PlotRelationship
StyleRomantic, Soulful, Touching, Serious

A film within a film that explores love in all its painful and messy glory. Six months ago Zoe and Mal fell for each other while filming a love scene, which led to an intense, whirlwind affair, followed by a devastating breakup. Soon after their split, things get complicated when the two have to meet on set once more to re-shoot that fateful sequence.

Markimdb: 7.9
Genremelodrama, drama
CountryFrance, Austria, Germany
Duration02:07
CharactersDisabled people, Friends
PlotLove, Loneliness, Death
PlaceParis, Asia
StyleRomantic, To cry, Soulful, Philosophical, Fascinating

Georges and Anne are in their eighties. They are cultivated, retired music teachers. Their daughter, who is also a musician, lives abroad with her family. One day, Anne has a stroke, and the couple's bond of love is severely tested.





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