lesbian movies

So, as promised, here’s my list of lesbian movies for all of our lovely followers and the people you want to share it with. I hope I haven’t forgotten any good ones, but if you feel like that is the case, feel free to add movies to the list! 

This is my gift for all of you, I hope you’ll like it ♥

/ Mod W

Tipping the Velvet 

  • based on the book by sarah waters (she has written many lesbian books!)
  • it’s a bbc adapatation
  • technically a mini series but i like to see it as three hours of lesbian content heaven
  • it’s about this girl who falls in love with an actress and she goes to see her at the theatre five billion times until the actress notices her (that’s just the first part, other things happen to the main so watch the rest for more lesbian content~)
  • the main character (nan astley/king) is like… my fave. i love her.
  • the book is very good too!!!
  • honestly i have so much love for this movie/book i get all giddy just thinking of it

Bound

  • lesbian gangster/mob movie do i need to say more???
  • the main actresses are cute af (one of them is a butch lesbian!)
  • it’s awesome and very cool
  • (gonna trigger warn for use of lesbophobic slurs used by some characters/some lesbophobic violence)

Below Her Mouth

  • meh plot with amazing sex scenes basically?
  • a lot of sex scenes
  • i mean it like half the movie is graphic sex so if ur uncomfortable with that you probably shouldn’t watch it lol
  • all female cast
  • willa from wynonna earp!

The Handmaiden

  • also based on a book by sarah waters (called Fingersmith, there’s a bbc adaptation of it too which you should totally check out as well)
  • good quality movie right there
  • (putting a trigger warning here for sexual and psychological abuse and abuse in general)

Kyss Mig

  • one of few good swedish movies
  • basically about two step-sisters who fall in love (they’re not actually related i promise)

But I’m a Cheerleader

  • baby natasha lyonne is in this one! also i have a crush on clea duvall in this movie lol
  • a very cute love story tbh
  • good aesthetic
  • you’ve probably heard of it before but idc cause it’s great
  • (it’s like a satire of conversion therapy so if that’s something you can’t watch i don’t recommend this movie for you in particular)

If These Walls Could Talk 2 

  • a bunch of famous actresses (like chloë sevigny, michelle williams, natasha lyonne, ellen degeneres, etc. etc.)
  • divided in three segments from three different periods in time
  • one segment is set during the feminist movement in the 70s and features chloë sevigny as a butch lesbian with a motorcycle do i even need to say more??

Anatomy of a Love Seen

  • this is about two actresses who were a couple when they shot a movie together and now they have to go back and re-shoot some love scenes but they’re not a couple anymore and it’s sad af
  • i have basically never seen this movie in any rec lists but it’s actually one of my faves and i cry so much to this movie tbh

Saving Face

  • this is a good one
  • also pretty funny tbh!
  • it’s about a doctor who falls in love with a dancer and the doctor’s relationship with her conservative mom
  • it’s kind of rom-comish

Lost and Delirious

  • warning: very sad like super sad?
  • it’s about a girl who goes to a boarding school and so happens to become roommates with a lesbian couple
  • teen angst squared and multiplied with gay panic

The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls In Love

  • you may have heard of this one but if you haven’t it’s time you watch it
  • that woman who plays tina on the l word is a butch-ish girl in this one
  • VERY CUTE and chill
  • every time i watch this it feels like this movie is the director’s BABY like it seems like she cares about this story so much and it makes the movie feel so genuine and lovely
  • i want every baby lesbian to watch this, please, it’s my gift to you.

D.E.B.S.

  • you may have heard of this one too but if you haven’t seen it yet it’s definitely worth a watch!
  • lesbian spies!
  • the heroine falls in love with the villain (that enemies to lovers trope tho!!)

Desert Hearts

  • old but good!
  • i feel like this movie is on most of these long rec lists but people probably don’t watch it cause it’s old but it is actually pretty good!
  • your classic “oops i thought i was straight but that woman is hot” story

Margarita With a Straw

  • indian girl figures out she’s bi when she goes to uni in new york and meets a lesbian girl
  • cute, funny, sad, it has everything tbh
  • The Hours (actually one of my all-time favorite movies/books!)
  • The Intervention
  • The Kids Are All Right
  • The Children’s Hour
  • Elena Undone
  • Fucking Åmål 

sapphic//2018 films

Becks - (dir. Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and Daniel Powell) After a devastating breakup with her girlfriend Lucy, a lesbian musician heads back home to her very catholic mother. There, she begins a friendship with a married woman. Released February 9 2018.

Every Day (dir. Michael Sucsy) - 16 year old Rhiannon falls in love with A, a mysterious spirit who inhabits a different body every day. Rhiannon and A try to find each other each new day, always unsure of what the next day will bring. Released February 23 2018.

Blockers - (dir. Kay Cannon) Julie, Kayla, and Sam are three high school seniors who make a sex pact to lose their virginity on prom night. Sam’s going to prom with Chad, but thinks she’s a lesbian. Released April 6 2018.

Disobedience - (dir. Sebastián Lelio) Photographer Ronit Krushka flies to London after learning of the death of her estranged father. She returns to the same Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for her budding sexuality during childhood. There, she reconnects with an old friend, Esti. Released April 27 2018.

Originally posted by brianelarson

Rafiki (dir. Wanuri Kahiu) - The story of two Kenyan lesbians Kena & Ziki as they navigate life and love. Film festival release May 9 2018, undetermined wide release date.

The miseducation of cameron post - (dir. Desiree Akhavan) Set in 1993 after teenage Cameron is caught in the backseat of a car with the prom queen, she is sent away to a remote Christian “treating center” called Gods Promise. To be released August 3 2018.

Lizzie (dir. Craig Macneill) - A queer, feminist retelling of Lizzie Borden, the infamous ax murderess. Set in 1892, Lizzie begins a secret romance with the live-in maid, Bridget. To be released September 14 2018.

Tell It to the Bees (dir. Annabel Jankel) - Set in 1950’s Britain, Jean Markham returns to her hometown to take over her fathers medical practice. There, she begins a romance with the mother of a patient. Undetermined release date.

Vita & Virginia - (dir. Chanya Button) This British film tells the true story of the relationship between Vita Sackville-West and Virgina Woolf. Undetermined release date.

My Days of Mercy (dir. Tali Shalom Ezer) - Lucy is the daughter of a man on death row. Mercy is on the opposing side of Lucy’s family’s political cause. They fall in love. Released in film festivals on Sept. 8 2017, wide release undetermined time this year.

Lesbian Media List

Films/documentaries/short films/tv shows/web series that feature wlw

Films/Documentaries

  • Alena
  • All About E
  • Ava’s Impossible Things
  • AWOL
  • Bean
  • Better Than Chocolate
  • Below Her Mouth
  • Bloomington
  • Barash
  • Brides to Be
  • Breaking the Girls
  • But I’m a Cheerleader
  • Carmilla
  • Carol
  • Cloudburst
  • Concussion
  • D.E.B.S.
  • Desert Hearts
  • Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement
  • Elena Undone
  • The Feels
  • The Four-Faced Liar
  • Fucking Amal
  • The Girl King
  • Girltrash: All Night Long
  • Gray Matters
  • The Gymnast
  • Ha-Sodot
  • The Handmaiden
  • Heartland
  • I Can’t Think Straight
  • If These Walls Could Talk 2
  • Imagine Me & You
  • The Incredibly True Adventures of 2 Girls In Love
  • The Intervention
  • Itty Bitty Titty Committee
  • Jenny’s Wedding
  • Kumu Hina
  • La Belle Saison
  • La Luciernaga
  • Liz in September
  • Lost and Delirious
  • Loving Annabelle
  • My Summer of Love
  • Nina’s Heavenly Delights
  • Out At the Wedding
  • A Perfect Ending
  • Princess Cyd
  • Room In Rome
  • Saving Face
  • Thelma
  • V for Vendetta
  • Viola Di Mare
  • When Night Is Falling
  • The World Unseen

Short Films

  • Apart from Everything
  • Empty Sky
  • Fast Hearts
  • Georgia
  • La Cigale et la Fourmi
  • Nune
  • Once Upon a Zipper
  • Practical Things
  • SHE - Jen Foster 
  • Together Forever

TV Shows

  • The 100
  • Black Mirror (San Junipero)
  • Faking It
  • Fingersmith
  • The Fosters
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Gypsy
  • The L Word
  • Lip Service
  • Lost Girl
  • Orange is the New Black
  • Orphan Black
  • Pretty Little Liars
  • The Shannara Chronicles
  • Skins
  • South of Nowhere
  • Supergirl
  • Tipping the Velvet
  • Queer As Folk
  • Wentworth
  • Wynonna Earp

Web Series

  • Anyone But Me
  • Carmilla
  • Couple-ish
  • Dagger Kiss
  • Gal Pals
  • LA 
  • RED
  • Twenty
Great lesbian TV show and film recommendations

Great lesbian films:

-          Imagine Me & You (2005, British)

-          Loving Annabelle (2006, American)

-          My Summer of Love (2004, British)

-          Black Swan (2010, American)

-          The Kids Are All Right (2010, American)

-          I Can’t Think Straight (2008, British)

-          Jenny’s Wedding (2015, American)

-          Lost And Delirious (2001, American)

-          Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013, French)

-          The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010, British)

-          Carol (2015, American)

-          The Night Watch (2011, British)

-          Fingersmith (2005, British)

-          But I’m A Cheerleader (1999, American)

-          Tipping the Velvet (2002, British)

-          Gia (1998, American)

-          Below Her Mouth (2016, Canadian)

Great lesbian tv-shows:

-          The Fosters (2013-present, American)

-          Orphan Black (2013-2017, Canadian)

-          Orange Is The New Black (2013-present, American)

-          The 100 (2014-present, American) (season 2 onwards)

-          Sugar Rush (2005-2006, British)

-          Grey’s Anatomy (2005-present, American) (season 5 onwards)

-          Glee (2009-2015, American) (season 3 onwards)

-          The L Word (2004-2009, American) 

-          Lip Service (2010-2012, British)

-          Skins (2007-2013, British) (seasons 3 & 4)

-          South of Nowhere (2005-2008, American) 

-          Sense8 (2015-present, American) 

-          Wynonna Earp (2016-present, American/Canadian)

-          Pretty Little Liars (2010-2017, American) 

-          Last Tango In Halifax (2012-present, British)

-          Banana (2015, British)

-          Faking It (2014-2016, American)

-          Bomb Girls (2012-2013, Canadian)

-          Black Mirror (2014-present, British, S3E4, San Junipero)

-          The Bold Type (2017, American)

French Lesbian Films: Recommendations

Water Lilies (2007)

Summer in a new suburb outside Paris. Nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance.

Breathe (2014)

It is tale of two teenage girls who develop an intense and dangerous friendship. Charlie is a 17-year-old girl tortured by doubt, disillusionment and solitude. When the beautiful and self-confident Sarah arrives and the two become inseparable, Charlie is thrilled to feel alive, fulfilled and invincible in their intense friendship. But as Sarah tires of Charlie and begins to look elsewhere for a new friend, their friendship takes an ominous turn.

Summertime (2015)

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did meet and not only did they come across each other but they fell passionately in love as well. Unfortunately, Delphine’s father fell victim to a stroke, and the young woman had no other choice but to go back home to help her mother run the family farm. Carole, who was so smitten by Delphine, couldn’t stand the estrangement and decided to join her lover at the farm. But could feminism and lesbianism easily be transferred to the countryside and its standards of the time…?

Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

Adèle’s life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Secret Things (2002)

Two young women find themselves struggling to survive in Paris, street-wise Nathalie, a stripper, and naïve Sandrine, a barmaid. Together, they discover that sex can be used to their advantage, and pleasure.

Therese and Isabelle (1968)

Two young girls experience awakening sexuality in the heated atmosphere of a Swiss girls’ boarding school.

The Page Turner (2006)

The girl Mélanie Prouvost is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During the entrance exam, she begins with a great performance but she is distracted by one member of the admittance board, Ariane, and she fails. Years later, Mélanie, unrecognized by Ariane, becomes her page turner. And thus begins her carefully planned revenge against the woman that destroyed her dreams.

Les Biches (1968)

Architect Paul Thomas insinuates himself into the relationship of two bisexual women living in a St. Tropez villa with tragic consequences.

LESBIAN MOVIES 👭🎬

Circumstance (2011), lost and delirious (2001), when night is falling (1995), show me love (1998), better than chocolate (1999), the secret diaries of miss anne lister (2010), fire (1996), bound (1996), bye bye blondie (2011), d.e.b.s. (2004), room in rome (2010), gray matters (2006), puccini for beginners (2006), the incredibly true adventure of two girls in love (1995), the four faced liar (2010), desert hearts (1985), spider lilies (2007), concussion (2013), imagine me & you (2005), nina’s heavenly delights (2006), yes or no (2012), itty bitty titty committee (2007), but i’m a cheerleader (1999), saving face (2004), elena undone (2010), if these walls could talk 2 (2000), love my life (2006), tipping the velvet (2002), girl play (2004), fingersmith (2005), kiss me (2011), i can’t think straight (2008), love and suicide (2006), the world unseen (2007), cracks (2009), running on empty dreams (2009), my summer of love (2004), Albert Nobbs (2011), De Chica en Chica (2015), Blue is the Warmest Color, Carol (2015), Almost Adults (2016), Candy Rain (2008), Butterfly/ Hu Die (2004), Personal Best (1982)

LGBT movies I recommend!

Brokeback Mountain 

(I really hope you have already seen this tho, its a classic. Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Ledger plays two shepherds falling in love in 1960 Wyoming)

Jongens 

(Dutch, two teenage boys fall in love and deals with it) 

Freier Fall 
(German, two police officers, one with a baby on the way, develops feelings for one another. One of my favourite movies of all time) 

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Lesbians movie recommendations part 2

-Elena Undone (2010) - English

-When Night is Falling (1995) - English

-Bloomington (2010) - English

-The World Unseen (2007) - English

And yet again:

-Blue is the Warmest Color - (2013) - French

-Kyss Mig (2011) - Swedish

lesbian movie options
  • Option 1: one of them dies
  • Option 2: they don't end up together
  • Option 3: literally so bad you'd have preferred to watch a hetero romcom
  • Option 4: this one is decent but you've already seen it a million times