Top 10 Best Lesbian Movies of All Time

From campy to a passionate romance, lesbian movies and films have always been a hot topic for many to watch.

While there are a multitude of movies, here are some of the top 10 greatest lesbian-themed movies.


debsD.E.B.S (2004)

Recruited by the U.S. government for their unique ability to lie, cheat and fight, Amy, Max, Janet and Dominique join an underground academy of secret agents known only as D.E.B.S. These crime fighting hotties set out to save the world and keep their lipstick perfectly applied while doing so. Now the girls must combine their skills for their most important mission- to capture vexing vixen Lucy Diamond, the deadliest criminal the world has ever known. When D.E.B.S. star player, Amy, falls for Lucy, chaos erupts and the D.E.B.S. loyalty is put to the test. The film is both a parody and an emulation of thCharlie’s Angels format. The plot revolves around the lesbian love story between one of the heroes and the villain.

imagine me and youImagine Me And You (2005)

Rachel and Heck, long time friends and lovers, finally tie the knot, and during the celebration, Rachel starts a friendship with their florist, Luce. And while Rachel originally intended to match her new friend, Luce, up with her husband’s friend, Cooper, she soon finds out that Luce is a lesbian. During the course of their friendship, Rachel starts to question her own sexuality. And though she comes to realize she may have feelings for her new friend, Rachel must decide who she will ultimately find the most happiness with: Heck, her new husband who is also adored by her family, or Luce, who has turned her life and everything she thought she knew about love upside down.

but im a cheerleaderBut I’m a Cheerleader (1999)

This “campy” lesbian movie starring Natasha Lyonne and released in 1999, depicts a cheerleader who, although dating a football player, has a family who is convinced she is a lesbian. She is sent to a “reform” school – True Directions – to undergo treatment to ward off her ‘lesbian’ feelings. What was meant to be a means of changing Megan into a heterosexual woman quickly backfires as she finds love with another woman at True Directions. She doesn’t graduate from the school, but instead graduates into a love that she knows is true.

a marine storyA Marine Story (2010)

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy’s ass in a bar fight, but there’s one opponent she can’t beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from Iraq with a mysterious personal life, she finds herself charged with preparing a tempestuous teenage girl to boot camp.




room in romeRoom In Rome (2010)

A young Russian woman named Natasha is soon to be married and is on holiday in Rome where she meets Alba. She accompanies Alba to her hotel room as a curious acquaintance and stays as a growing friend. In this room in Rome, the two women come to know one another intimately over the course of the night, and explore and discover themselves along the way. Only the break of day threatens to break their newly forged bond.


four faced liarThe Four-Faced Liar (2010)

A story of love and lies for four twenty-somethings looking to find themselves in New York City. A pair of best friends and a seemingly perfect couple meet at a local Irish pub tucked in the winding streets of the West Village. Through their chance meeting, the four bond and over time all of their relationships with one another morph into love, betrayal and heartbreak for all.


lost and deliriousLost and Delirious (2001)

Lost and Delirious is the story of three adolescent girls’ first love, their discovery of sexual passion, and their search for identities. Set in a posh, private boarding school surrounded by luxuriant, green forest, Lost and Delirious moves swiftly from academic routine, homesickness, and girlish silliness to the darker region of lover’s intrigue.


i cant think straight movieI Can’t Think Straight (2008)

In the upper echelons of traditional Middle Eastern society, Reema and Omar prepare for the marriage of their daughter Tala. But back at work in London, Tala encounters Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating Tala’s best friend Ali. Tala sees something unique in the artless, clumsy, sensitive Leyla who secretly works to become a writer. And Tala’s forthright challenges to Leyla’s beliefs begins a journey of self-awareness for Leyla. As the women fall in love, Tala’s own sense of duty and cultural restraint cause her to pull away from Leyla and fly back to Jordan where the preparations for an ostentatious wedding are well under way. As family members descend and the wedding day approaches, the pressure mounts until Tala finally cracks and extricates herself. Back in London, Leyla is heartbroken but learns to break free of her own self-doubt and her mother’s expectations, ditching Ali and being honest with her parents about her sexuality.

boundBound (1996)

Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly play a fiery role with one another in this hot movie. Jennifer’s character, Violet, is dating a shady man, Caesar. Corky, depicted by Gina, is a convicted criminal-turned-plumber. She arrives to Violet’s apartment to fix needed repairs around the apartment only to fall into the catch of Violet’s ways and try to steal millions of dollars from a mob only to blame it on Caesar. The passion between Violet and Corky ride a large wave of love and suspense.



Gia (1998)

America’s first super model, Gia Carangi, who is played by Angelina Jolie, true story is displayed in this movie. Wilhelmina Cooper, Gia’s agent, quickly takes Gia under her wing and takes her straight to the top with her modeling career. Once Wilhelmina passes away, Gia turns to a life of drugs and falls into a love affair with her make-up artist, Linda. While this movie can easily be seen as a heartbreaking film, it does show the reality of fame and the price of addiction.


if these walls could talk

If These Walls Could Talk (2000)

This series of vignettes has some of today’s hottest stars playing various lesbian roles. Each story takes place in the same house, but in different periods of time. Some stories playing beauty, others playing sorrow, love is the main theme that runs through the series of short stories in this movie.



go fishGo Fish (1994)

An independent movie that isn’t as well-known as others on this list but still deserve a nod is “Go Fish”. The setting of this movie, which takes place in around a coffee shop settled in Chicago, offers a location of mystery and movie fuelled with love and scandals. The twists and turns of relationships and love affairs are prevalent throughout this movie and are what drives this film.



better than chocolateBetter Than Chocolate (1999)

Maggie and Kim, the two main characters in “Better Thank Chocolate”, are deeply in love and live with one another. Maggie’s mother, Lila, goes through a divorce and moves to live with Maggie and Kim. Meanwhile, Lila meets a transgender woman, Judy, who is preparing to go through a sex-change operation. Lila quickly learns more about her daughter, her friend and her daughter’s girlfriend during this exciting movie.


loving annabelleLoving Annabelle (2006)

In what seems to be a fantasy to many people, Annabelle is a student at a Catholic boarding school who falls in love with her teacher. Throughout the movie, the thrill of love with the teacher and the teacher having intimate feelings towards her student in return repeat throughout this sultry movie. The twists of this film captures the interests to many who love a good love story.



monsterMonster (2003)

“Monster” is based on the true story of Aileen Wuornos, one of the first American female serial killers. Aileen, who grew up with an abusive childhood, had a hard adult life that continued to follow her around. Using what she knew best, Aileen turned to a world of prostitution and along the way fell in love with another woman, Tyria Moore who was, as portrayed in the movie, unaware of the brutality that Aileen was akin to. During the movie is it shown that Tyria, or in the movie, Selby, would lie for Aileen, but at the time of testimony once arrested for murder, she did not defend her girlfriend, and Aileen was convicted of multiple murder charges of her Johns. Aileen died from lethal injection in October of 2002.


kissing jessica steinKissing Jessica Stein (2001)

This light-hearted comedy follows the life of Jessica Stein who is on the search to find the perfect man. In the midst of her journey, Jessica finds that she falls in love with a woman instead. Jessica files a personal ad in the local newspaper looking for a female, and responds to an ad from Helen. She quickly learns that she is falling in love with her as she would with a man, but not admitting to her family that she is in a relationship with a woman proves turbulent in the relationship. Finding true love and working through the confusion of same-sex relationship is what keeps this movie a classic and relatable movie for many lesbians.


Honorable Mentions

  • Water Lilies (2007)
  • The Hours (2002)
  • Desert Hearts (1985)
  • Kiss Me (2011)
  • The World Unseen (2007)
  • Bloomington (2010)
  • Cracks (2009)
  • Elena Undone (2010)
  • Saving Face (2004)
  • Gray Matters (2006)
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  • The Kids Are All Right (2010)
  • My Summer of Love (2004)
  • Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006)
  • The Gymnast (2006)
  • Blue Gate Crossing (2002)
  • Maggie and Annie (2002)
  • Mango Kiss (2004)
  • Joe + Belle (2011)
  • Concussion (2013)
  • Sappho (2008)
  • Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
  • Tipping The Velvet (2002)
  • Fingersmith (2005)

Movies have always been a long staple of entertainment for so many. From comedies to true stories, the cinematic film industry continues to create a myriad of lesbian movies. What are some of your favorite lesbian movies that you can share with other readers? We’d love to hear your thoughts!

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  1. Lena22 says

    I didn’t like “loving Annabelle” much, but I highly reccomend “better than chocolate” or “when night is falling”

  2. samir kabir says

    people this world is all about rely players u have too play ur sceces out dont worry about wat u r thank god wat he done 4 u

  3. Say something says

    I am really confused right now. I am in a lesbian relationship for 2 years and a half but still i have a big crush with a lesbia classmate.

  4. sam says

    my name is Samiha,I’m from arabic country,no one of my family or my friends know that I’m gay,you can say I live in the dark,and the thing is they want me to get married to a man but what suppose I do,I’m gay and I have met a woman works with me at my office,and she takes my breath away every time I see her I just run to another room because if I stayed with her in same place I don’t know what would happen,my heart dying to see her to talk to her but I drag my self away from her,why we have to live in dark?I want to be me why can’t you like me as I’m?

  5. Alice says

    Kissing Jessica Stein was the worst and most disappointing lesbian movie ever. Jessica was the most irritating character I have ever seen in a movie and I couldn’t wait for them to break up.

    I loved Kiss Me, Nina’s Heavenly Delights, Four Faced Liar and I can’t Think Straight.

  6. Lonely says

    Blue is the warmest color, the best lesbian movie I’ve watched so far. Pretty much relates to my own life and story. Found and lost : (

  7. shweta says

    guys you should definitely check out ‘blue is the warmest colour’. its a french movie but you can definitely watch it in eng subtiltles.
    perfect journey of a girl from being straight to realising her identity, loving from the soul and disappointments.
    love the movie <3
    "infinite tenderness"

  8. Lily says

    Watch ‘Contracted’ on YouTube or Netflix. A different kind of horror movie with a Lesbian theme. Sweet dreams, sisters. LOL

  9. michelle says

    Ok. I dont know why. I cant think straight and imagine me and u are on the top 10 lesbians movies of all time, i just watched thsese two, and when i finished, i was like, really??? Jeez.. honestly, im very disapointed of the lesbians films, most of them are just based on the typicall story abt a straight girl who’s actually engaged to a guy and then suddenly feels a very deep passion for an actual lesbian, and
    The boring story of an student crush who’ atraccted to her teacher, plz, why is so hard for filmmakers to make a with passion, love, lust between 2 lesbians,? And also i forgot to say that room in rome in my opinion was annother waste of time, c’mon not because im a lesbian im interested to watch the.whole movie how 2 girls are fuckin, i’d definetely love to see in a lesbian film how love is growing up,how deep is that atraction, how hard they fight for being together, something related to real life from lesbians to lesbians.

  10. Jacqueline says

    Hi my name is Jacqueline and I am in long term relationship which 31.5 years. We love to watch those movies. One thing. This movie we watched years back called PERSONAL BEST . With Mariel Hemingway liked that movie. .. And yes we are thankful to show how happy we are . We share ups and downs and work and learn from mistakes.. This is something. That I cannot imagine that we were toddlers going to school she was 5 I was 4. Then after she left. Then I left . After all these years we were reunited in high school then. From there we started dating all the way until now…. I love her to death …. Proud to be one and so is she ……. Wishing all of those who are in relationship. Good luck. ……

  11. In the closet says

    I have posted here before same name ‘in the closet’. You know i’ve never said this to anyone. My first time I have actually come to terms with myself and let it out. I check up on this website often to see what you lovely people have to say. I don’t want attention. I wont forget this. I came out here and accepted openly that I am gay. I feel better just knowing that someone knows. I can be as open as i want and never be judged. I wish it was easy but its not. Its out of the question. I watched Ellen pages coming out speech, she was beautiful and nervous, but oh so stunning. I have a dream women now! Totally crushing on her big time. But it won’t happen :-( ill probably end up settling down with something i don’t want. I don’t want it. My family would never understand. Never would they understand. I cant help feeling like this. I have tried to focus on guys but it doesnt work. I cant force myself to like something that i dont. I dont want a man i want a women. It wont happen though. I know it. Im 18 never been with anyone ever. Friends and family they ask me i always say ive been single. But they dont believe me. They always say someone as pretty as you and single till now. (Pretty yeh right!) I Never dated a guy because it never felt right just made them all my friends. Now i understand why. A women, well i’ve never met anyone who is gay so yes i figured it all out on my own. All these feelings they all make sense. Where i live Malawi. The last time someone came out they were a male gay couple, they got thrown in jail. I hope you get the picture. I have never told anyone. Neither a friend etc all i have said a time i remember where i was really upset. I told a friend of mine that this thought is getting to me. I cant help myself but feel this way. It’s me, i am the problem its about how i feel and i cant help it. He tried thinking and when he asked i never told him. I just told him to drop it. I felt better than someone knew how i felt despite me giving a reason. He is a good friend of mine. But i cant tell anyone because i am scared. Scared of how they’ll see me. I have no one who will stay by my side and let me know they support me. No one. They would all think im crazy and insane. It hurts. I pray no one should ever have to go through this feeling because it is awful. You loose your confidence and your self esteem by constantly trying to be how others expect you to be. I dont know about the future but all i know now is that its starting to hurt. I cried the other night wondering why it was just me who felt like this. I want someone to understand to hug me and let me know that its fine it will all be okay. I dont want to settle down with a man because i am gay. I want Ellen Page lol..she is perfect. :-( she is the kind of women i want. The way she was nervous in that speech was sexy and so brave. I had tears in my eyes. She came out and it was beautiful. It’s her birthday today. Happy Birthday Ellen!!

    • Becks :) says

      This is the most tragic passage that I have read in a while :c I wanted to reply to this comment to let you know that you are never alone, and that I am sure that the perfect woman lies just around the corner:’)
      Just… Stay strong, okay? Better things will come your way, I guarantee it.
      Best wishes and kind regards,
      ~ Becky :)

    • JordanEvol55 says

      Just remember that you’re not alone. All of us are here rooting for you. You are beautiful. Always remember that. Stay strong. We love you.

    • Anthony Rizzo says

      Be brave get a VISA and move away from where you live. Go to school over seas, maybe San Francisco, Portland or New York. Start working and establish residency. Work hard at it till you are fully established here. It will not be perfect but at least you will find plenty of people who support you and will accept all of you. You might even find some ex patriots from Malawi who are also gay. The important part is for you to be honest, safe and happy. You are young and it’s your life. You can be anything you want if you go about it the right way. Please don’t give up and stay safe.

    • Anonymous says

      My name is Dax Masterson and I’m not a lesbian or a woman. Like many people on this website, I to live in the dark, and I do mean live in the dark. I’m 28 years old and I lost my sight at the age of 14. Since then I’ve met many people including lesbians. The lesson I’ve learned was that people are all naturally cold hearted and judgmental. People always put me down and said very hurtful things. Despite all that, I’m now a third degree black belt in Judo and am happily married to my wife. I have a very good friend who is a lesbian who just got married last year. Ironically her parents are neo nazis. My point is that you are who you are and you can’t hide it. Because in the end, trying to hide yourself from the world won’t get you anywhere. So for any lesbians out there who are having a hard time, don’t be afraid of who you are. Because your obviously not alone.

    • Jan says

      I am so sorry for your pain,but please believe me, as you grow and acquire new experiences, things will get better.You are not the only gay girl in your town, city, country etc.There are many more just like you,you need to find them and reach out to them for support and friendship, for advice and guidance and possibly love.Get involved in different social activities if they are available in your area.join youth groups,take classes,volunteer.You’ll find many like minded young people like yourself, most likely on a college campus.Good luck to you, i sincerely pray that you are able to find some degree of happiness in your life.Let us know how it’s going,we care.

  12. Rob says

    Ladies first and foremost you missed quite a few movies. Fire, Late Bloomers, Running on Empty Dreams, The Guest House, Hannah Free, Claire of The Moon, It’s In The Water, Rome and Juliet, Drool. Just to name these and watch them are some incredible movies.

  13. Sara says

    Absolutely loved “La Vie D’Amèlie” or in english “Blue is the warmest Colour” you all have to see it, it become one of my favorite movies of all time

  14. kira says

    what about movies like:
    1- secret diaries of miss Anne Lister
    2-reaching for the moon (beautiful story about Elisabeth Bishop)
    3- Elena Undone
    those are beautiful movies that really make you appreciate lesbian romance

  15. Feftist says

    There is only about FOUR movies on this list that are actually worth spending time watching. “Lost and Delirious” “If these Walls Could Talk” are the top two…but they are ALL (EVERY STINKIN’ ONE) the same B.S. stereotype that lesbians are ONLY tall, thin, and pretty. Not ONE COVER of these movies has a woman that is NOT that stereotype.

  16. lovestheocean79 says

    For all the black & brown lesbians out there & yes we do exist in real life (obviously not in hollywood/media)
    When night is falling, The incredibly true story of two girls in love, & Mosquita y Mari!

  17. Diana says

    No offense but I thought this would be a lesbian porn movie list not lesbian romance films. Lesbian romance films are so boring. I don’t care about a good story just some hot lesbian sex.

    • Stacy says

      I agree. Most of the movies listed here are not just boring but also very dated. And the girls are nowhere near as appealing as some of the ones that can be found in porn films. The big problem with lesbian movies pretty much lies in the fact that they want to tell a story at all. Nobody gives two shits lesbian romance is awkward on and off screen the sex is what people care about b/c it’s hot.

      • Kala says

        Being a lesbian I like to see romantic lesbian movies considering all I see is boy girl love movies and I like to see that there is such thing for me to look forward to, I don’t mind the sex in the movies but there is always sex in gay and lesbian movies and maybe if there wasn’t straight people would not assume that that’s what we are all about

    • Kate says

      totally disagree, I don’t need to WATCH sex, if I am interested in sex I will do it myself. I love the romantic movies.

  18. Haven says

    Hi everybody, I’m Haven….I’m new to the lesbian stuff but I know I am lesbian cause I have a crush on a girl who I was friends with in kindergarten but then when I got older I thought I hated her but I guess it was my way of saying that I won’t believe I’m in love with her…yes I’m younger…but I was just looking for some help with my problems and I found this site, and I just needed to tell someone since nobody knows about me being lesbian…and now the girl I like dosent even know I exist, any advice?

    • Anonymous says

      Don’t hide who u are u can tell this girl u are a lesbian without telling her ur crushing on her. Being a lesbian does not mean there is something wrong you plz don’t ever think who u are is wrong good luck

  19. lara says

    joe + belle is probably the best movie i’ve ever seen. it’s funny, smart and beautiful additionally it’s the FIRST movie of kedar which makes it even more awesome. i also can only recommend kiss me and concussion!

  20. In the closet says

    This is my coming out speech. I feel this is important for me to just come out and not ever be judged for my sexuality. So here i am. It never occured to me that I was gay. It was always in my subconcious, I liked girls. I always have had feelings for some girl in my life. It all adds up now, everything adds up. Not ever having a boyfriend throughout high school. Talking to boys but always keeping it on a friendship level. It all adds up. Now I can proudly say im gay. This is the first time i’ve picked up the courage to just say this out. Even though im typing it down it still feels great putting all these thoughts into words. Coming out is not easy and where i am it is absolutely impossible. I’ve never told anyone and neither do I want to. I feel helpless in the sense that i cannot tell anyone. No one would understand. All i do is secretly wish for some gorgeous women who just takes me away. These movies is the source of place i get away and i can simply just tell myself “its okay to be gay, it’s totally fine. It’s great.” It helps a little. Sometimes, I just look at lesbians in other countries around the world via instagram etc and wish it could be so easy for me too. Just being who you are and people loving you just the way you are. I don’t have anyone to say this too, so i thought i would just say it here. Me finding someone who feels the same way where i live is so hard. My family would never accept it. Im 18, still young. Maybe i will eventually figure something or find someone. I don’t know. But for now i just want to say. YES I AM A LESBIAN! DAMN RIGHT I AM PROUD OF IT! And though i can’t tell anyone im sharing it with all of you lot here. So thank you for taking your time out and reading this. Means alot to me.

  21. Cassie the Angry Elf says

    Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
    Hands down one of the best lesbian movies I have ever seen. Touches me in my little red heart! I always need a box of tissues with this one.

  22. Daniela says

    WTF? How could you keep refering to a trans man by “she” and “her”??? Why did you put the movie Boys Don’t Cry, about a trans man and his relationship with a woman (aka a straight couple) in a lesbian movies list? Also, the accepted term is transgender, not transgendered.
    I really hope you reconsider what you did here.

  23. Anonymous says

    You got to be kidding me, most of those movies have nothing but a stupid kiss and then you consider them a lesbian movie, you just made me waste a whole day of my life with boring movies, you should watch “Sappho” thats a lesbian movie right there, not that crap of movies you have on that list.

  24. Keiko says

    Hey there! Wow, untill now, I find that your bfyoriend has been pretty open towards your attraction to women. Not all of them would feel comfortable in that situation, though a lot of guys don’t consider this attraction as if it was for another guy. Like if they couldn’t be jealous of women Well between me and you, they should! You could maybe ask your bfyoriend how he would take it if you were having sex with women sometimes. Ask him if we would be okay with you experimenting. Remind him you love him too, if you do. Ask yourself if you aren’t staying with him just because you are used to him and because he accepts what you are ashamed of.Being with a woman would propably be fulfilling for you, according to what you say.I don’t know how old you are neither where you live but it would probably influence the advice somehow I was straight too. I didn’t have a straight mind though: I wasn’t able to connect my thoughts with my actions. I didn’t even questionned myself as the sexual act in itself was enough for me to calm down. I’d throw the guy out of my house in the morning though, wondering why I wasn’t able to cuddle and be nice to guys. Sure not: I was attracted to ladies I used to be very frustrated in the role I used to play as a straight woman. But then, when I was single and desperate, I met this girl As mom used to tell me all the time: You better be alone than with the wrong person.Your bfyoriend may be nice and everything but I would be very surprised if your attraction to women would go away And the games you play with your guy are teasing you even more, aren’t they?I would suggest you be honnest with your bfyoriend no matter what.Don’t stuck yourself in this relationship if you are not happy just because you’ve been together for 4 years, so many people are living unhappy because it was too hard for them to get out of the routine when they should have.I’m not saying this because I want you on our side but because to me, you sound unhappy in this relationship.And I think -this is totally subjective!- that if you try sex with women You’ll never get back to men!Hope this was helpfull! Feel free to drop me a message if you need to talk.

  25. Vahid says

    No, I wouldn’t.Because the plot of this book is a dritoitson of Scriptural prophecy.The Bible is a holy book, and people are not supposed to tamper with the truth of the Scriptures.been counting

  26. Lydia says

    Yes or No is a cute movie, it’s in Thai but you can find it with English subtitels easily on the internet. (it has a sequel too)

  27. Ida says

    Chasing Amy is a horrible movie about a lesbian that falls in love with a man it feels like they are trying to say we can switch our feelings off and sway to being straight like if we all are faking who we really are

  28. Libby says

    I liked Water Lilies a lot but the lead reminded me so much of Sara Quin it was distracting! Anyone else see it??

  29. angel says

    monster, boys dont cry and gia, water lilies are sucky lesbian movies….imagine me and you, lost and delirious, i cant think straight, bloomington, the world unseen, elena undone, gray matters, and but im a cheerleader, circumstance are the best lesbian movies, ESPECIALLY IMAGINE ME AND YOU,BUT IM A CHEERLEADER, I CANT THINK STRAIGHT, THE WORLD UNSEEN AND GRAY MATTERS ARE THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ONES because they have happy endings! :) <3

    • Odessa says

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  30. jorj says

    Fried green toms,the colour purple come on girls!! The best films are the ones you can relate to weve all been there its about time the film makers realise we out,loud and proud and the pink pound is as good as the straits more lesbian films now please xxx

  31. Lucille Boey says

    Great list here, I have seen If These Walls Could Talk as part of our course activity for Gender Literature class and it was truly awesome.

  32. Alice says

    ‘Mein Freund aus Faro’ is a great movie. It’s German but English subtitles for those who don’t speak it. Great portrayal of the difficulties of figuring out sexuality, navigating the unknown world, and the repercussions of lying. Definitely well worth a watch!

  33. Tiffany says

    I don’t know if anyone has seen it, but I loved this film called Therese and Isabelle (1969). It’s a beautiful black and white film about an older Therese recalling her first love, Isabelle, back in her Catholic school girl days. Yes it’s an older movie but it’s relatable to the young lesbian in every one of us who was just realizing her attraction.

    • AP says

      Agreed!!!!!! I LOVED that movie and Dreya Weber is smokin’ in it which makes it all the more delightful;).

  34. Miss Miracle says

    I loved Elena Undone. It was beautiful. Totally not to be underestimated. Tracy Diwiddle is absolutely gorgeous.

  35. Nina says

    “Desert Hearts” is one of my favorites. Surprised I hadn’t seen it on the top ten or honorable mentions.

  36. Nicole Conn Fan says

    Are you kidding? Monster and Bound? What about Cynara: Poetry in Motion or Claire of the Moon by Nicole Conn? She is an amazing writer and movie producer. If you watch either one of these movies you would stand up and cheer that these are the top two lesbian films. Not a straight movie with a women love scene thrown in ohhh now lets call it a lesbian film. Come on… watch these two movies and you will be a Nicole Conn fan for life.

    • RainbowWriter says

      Claire of the Moon was an excellent movie and book about a woman’s journey to find herself. (While I suggest reading the book first, the movie is equally entertaining.) The soundtrack was even good if you like classical music! Lol

  37. Cat says

    Are you serious? I HATED Kissing Jessica Stein. It was good up until the last twenty minutes. And even the break up would’ve been okay if the title character hadn’t shown up at the end and been like “well, I know that I’ve been in a relationship with a woman for almost a year, but I guess I’m just not ‘gay’ enough. It was a phase! Here you go, heteronormative Hollywood–lesbianism is a phase and gay women are just really great friends!” Ugh. I mean, if she was bisexual, that would be one thing, but the whole, “I guess I’m just not gay” comment was totally unnecessary.

  38. Stagewhisper says

    I agree with Lirpa. D.E.B.S. is my 2nd favourite movie of all time – silly and sweet, skewering teen comedy and spy movie tropes while maintaining a real heart and showcasing the turbulence of a secret love from very opposite sides of the tracks. And the soundtrack is amazing. And the cast is great, especially the school’s director who L Word lovers will recognize as Peggy Peabody.
    I do love Kissing Jessica Stein, and it definitely realistically portrays the beginning of a closeted/questioning woman’s first gay relationship – and the end that comes to plenty of relationships via the spectre of lesbian bed death, which most movies end before. While I wouldn’t necessarily pop it in for a date, due to the ambivalent ending, the thing to remember is both women were originally straight, and only one of them ends up with a dude – and even she is a better, happier person for having made the leap =)

    Great list, I’ve seen all but one of the top ten and own most of them, plus a handful of the honourable mentions. I’d add to that list: Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter (low-budget indie horror/musical/kung-fu movie, and lesbians feature heavily and positively in the plot), The Cook (not for those with weak stomachs, but very funny, sexy, and gory), and Tipping the Velvet and Fingersmith (technically miniseries, not movies, but they are based on the books of British author Sarah Waters, fit on a DVD shelf, and everyone should see them at least once ^_^)

  39. Lirpa says

    In my humble opinion, D.E.B.S deserves to be in the top 10…definitely higher than Kissing Jessica Stein (I mean she ends up with a dude!)

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