Movies Similar to Rafiki (2018)

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Desert Hearts (1985)

Starring: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers
Duration: 1h 31mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

In 1959, Vivian Bell, a 35-year-old English professor at Columbia University in New York City, travels to Reno to establish residency in Nevada (a process that takes six weeks), in order to obtain a quick divorce.
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I Can't Think Straight (2008)

Starring: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil
Duration: 1h 22mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

In the upper echelons of traditional Middle Eastern society, wealthy Christian Palestinians Reema and Omar prepare for the marriage of their visiting daughter Tala to Hani in Jordan.
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My Summer of Love (2004)

Starring: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

In Yorkshire, Tamsin (Emily Blunt) rides her horse and chances upon Mona (Natalie Press).
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The World Unseen (2007)

Starring: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen
Duration: 1h 33mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

The World Unseen is a 2007 historical drama film, written and directed by Shamim Sarif, adapted from her own novel.
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Summertime (2015)

Starring: Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Henri Compère
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Set in 1971, Delphine is the only child of French farmers and enjoys working the land.
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Elena Undone (2010)

Starring: Necar Zadegan, Thunderbird Dinwiddie, Gary Weeks, Sam Harris
Duration: 1h 51mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

The paths of Elena Winters (Necar Zadegan), a mother and pastor's wife, and Peyton Lombard (Traci Dinwiddie), a well-known lesbian writer randomly cross.
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When Night Is Falling (1995)

Starring: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Fox
Duration: 1h 34mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Camille Baker (Pascale Bussières) is a university literature professor at a religious college in a long-term relationship with fellow professor Martin (Henry Czerny).
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Princess Cyd (2017)

Starring: Marika Mashburn, Jessie Pinnick, Paul Brian Fagen, Keith Kupferer
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Cyd Loughlin, a headstrong 16-year-old, is sent away from her home in Columbia, South Carolina to spend the summer in Chicago with her estranged aunt Miranda, an author of religious fiction.
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Looking for Cheyenne (2005)

Genres: Drama, Romance

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Heartland (2017)

Starring: Velinda Godfrey, Amelia Harris, Todd Waring, Cooper Rowe
Duration: 1h 40mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

In 1910 Wyoming, a widow and her seven-year old daughter travel by train to two great unknowns-a strange land and life in a remote frontier with a man they never met.
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My Days of Mercy (2017)

Starring: Ellen Page, Kate Mara, Amy Seimetz, Charlie Shotwell
Duration: 1h 48mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Lucy Moro and her older sister Martha are anti-death penalty protestors, fighting for the acquittal of their father Simon, who is on death row for the murder of their mother eight years ago.
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All Over Me (1997)

Starring: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz
Duration: 1h 26mins
Genres: Crime, Drama, Romance

This film focuses on Claude (Alison Folland), a teenage girl who lives in Hell's Kitchen, New York City, and is the story of her sexual discovery and budding lesbianism during summer vacation.
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If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000)

Starring: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins
Duration: 1h 36mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Semi-follow-up of If These Walls Could Talk (1996), with three segments set in the same house, but with different occupants, spanning nearly forty years.
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Kiss Me (2011)

Starring: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre
Duration: 1h 45mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

With Every Heartbeat (Swedish: Kyss mig), also released as Kiss Me, is a 2011 Swedish drama film directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining.
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Disobedience (2017)

Starring: Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola, Anton Lesser
Duration: 1h 54mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Disobedience is a 2017 romantic drama film directed by Sebastián Lelio and written by Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, based on the novel of the same name by Naomi Alderman.
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The Truth About Jane (2000)

Starring: Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan, Jenny O'Hara
Duration: 1h 27mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Although Jane appears to be happy and a normal teenage girl to her friends and family, inside she's feeling alone and different, particularly due to her lack of interest in boys, which her friends take note of.
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First Girl I Loved (2016)

Starring: Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Pamela Adlon
Duration: 1h 30mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

First Girl I Loved is a 2016 American romantic drama film written and directed by Kerem Sanga. It stars Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Tim Heidecker and Pamela Adlon.
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Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

Starring: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami, Valeria Golino
Duration: 2h 2mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

At the end of the eighteenth century, Marianne, a painter, is teaching an art class in France.
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Lost and Delirious (2001)

Starring: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs
Duration: 1h 43mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

Mary (nicknamed Mouse) is a new student at the all girls' boarding school, and dorms with Pauline (nicknamed Paulie) and Victoria (nicknamed Tori).
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A Perfect Ending (2012)

Starring: Barbara Niven, Bryan Mordechai Jackson, Jessica Clark, John Heard
Duration: 1h 50mins
Genres: Drama, Romance

The film immediately introduces the two main protagonists.
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