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A list of the best lesbianism movies ever made, ranked by movie fans with film trailers when available. This lesbianism movie list is ordered by popularity, so only the greatest movies about lesbianism are at the top of the list. If there are any great movies about lesbianism you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list are the most famous lesbianism movies of all time, so use it to find some movies that you haven't seen already. Click on these lesbianism movie titles for more information about the films.

Items on this list include Bend It Like Beckham and Fried Green Tomatoes.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best lesbianism movies?" and "What is the greatest lesbianism movie of all time?"

Various bits of information are included with these popular lesbianism movies, such as who directed them, when they were released and who starred in the films. Whether you're watching these lesbianism movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, these good lesbianism movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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Imagine Me & You is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Imagine Me & You Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode Imagine Me & You is a 2006 British-American comedy-romance film written and directed by Ol Parker. It centres on the relationship between Rachel and Luce, who meet on Rachel's wedding day. ...more

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Carol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
avor added Carol Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson Carol is an upcoming British-American romantic drama film directed by Todd Haynes, with a screenplay by Phyllis Nagy based on the novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith. The film stars ...more

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I Can’t Think Straight is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
I Can’t Think Straight Lisa Ray, Dalip Tahil, Nina Wadia I Can't Think Straight is a 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of ...more

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Kiss Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Kiss Me Lena Endre, Krister Henriksson, Björn Kjellman With Every Heartbeat, also released as Kiss Me, is a 2011 Swedish drama film directed by Alexandra Therese Keining. The film won the "Breakthrough Award" at the 2011 AFI Festival.

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But I'm a Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
But I'm a Cheerleader Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader ...more

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Lost and Delirious is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Lost and Delirious Mischa Barton, Emily VanCamp, Piper Perabo Lost and Delirious is a 2001 Canadian drama film directed by Léa Pool and loosely based on the novel The Wives of Bath by Susan Swan. Lost and Delirious is filmed from the perspective of ...more

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D.E.B.S. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
D.E.B.S. Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Meagan Good D.E.B.S. is a 2004 American action-comedy film directed by Angela Robinson, based on the 2003 short film. Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest ...more

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Saving Face is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Saving Face Joan Chen, Jessica Hecht, Michelle Krusiec Saving Face is a 2004 American romantic comedy drama film directed by Alice Wu. The film focuses on Wilhelmina, a young Chinese-American surgeon; her unwed, pregnant mother; and her dancer ...more

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Desert Hearts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Desert Hearts Jeffrey Tambor, Audra Lindley, Denise Crosby Desert Hearts is a 1985 lesbian-themed romantic drama film loosely based on the Jane Rule novel Desert of the Heart. Directed by Donna Deitch, the film stars Helen Shaver and Patricia ...more

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Fingersmith is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Molly N. Moss added Fingersmith Imelda Staunton, Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins Fingersmith is a two-part BBC mini-series that was televised in 2005. The story, which is an adaptation of Sarah Waters' Man Booker Prize nominated novel, follows the meeting of two very ...more

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Loving Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
eilish added Loving Annabelle Kevin McCarthy, Wendy Schaal, John P. Farley Loving Annabelle is a 2006 film directed by Katherine Brooks. Based on Mädchen in Uniform, it tells the story of a boarding school student who falls in love with her teacher. It was filmed ...more

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Bound is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Bound Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Christopher Meloni Bound is a 1996 crime, drama, thriller film written and directed by Andy Wachowski and Lana Wachowski.

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Blue Is the Warmest Colour is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Blue Is the Warmest Colour Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky Blue Is the Warmest Colour, also known as Adèle: Chapters 1 & 2, is a 2013 French romantic coming-of-age drama film written, produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche and starring ...more

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Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Fried Green Tomatoes Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell Fried Green Tomatoes is a 1991 comedy-drama film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Directed by Jon Avnet and written by Fannie Flagg and Carol ...more

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If These Walls Could Talk 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
If These Walls Could Talk 2 Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Rashida Jones If These Walls Could Talk 2 is a 2000 television movie in the United States, broadcast on HBO. It follows three separate storylines about lesbian couples in three different time periods. As with ...more

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The Incredibly True Adventure ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love Nicole Ari Parker, Dale Dickey, Laurel Holloman The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love is a 1995 film, written and directed by Maria Maggenti, of the story of two very different high school girls who fall in love.

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Chloe is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Chloe Amanda Seyfried, Nina Dobrev, Julianne Moore Chloe is a 2009 erotic thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan, a remake of the 2003 French film Nathalie.... It stars Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson, and Amanda Seyfried in the title role. Its ...more

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When Night Is Falling is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Vetting added When Night Is Falling Henry Czerny, Don McKellar, Tracy Wright When Night is Falling is a 1995 Canadian drama film directed by Patricia Rozema. It was entered into the 45th Berlin International Film Festival.

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Gray Matters is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Gray Matters Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Cumming Gray Matters is a 2006 romantic comedy film directed by Sue Kramer, starring Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh and Bridget Moynahan. It premiered on October 21, 2006 at the Hamptons International ...more

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My Summer of Love is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
My Summer of Love Emily Blunt, Paddy Constantine, Dean Andrews My Summer of Love is a 2004 British drama film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and co-written by Pawlikowski and Michael Wynne. Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Cross, the film ...more

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Kissing Jessica Stein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Kissing Jessica Stein Jon Hamm, Idina Menzel, Michael Ealy Kissing Jessica Stein is a 2001 American independent romantic comedy film, written and co-produced by the film's stars, Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. The film also stars Tovah ...more

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High Art is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
High Art Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson High Art is a 1998 Canadian-American independent film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell.

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Tipping the Velvet is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Molly N. Moss added Tipping the Velvet Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May Tipping the Velvet is a 2002 BBC television drama serial based on the best-selling debut novel by Sarah Waters of the same name. It originally screened in three episodes on BBC Two and was ...more

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Heavenly Creatures is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Heavenly Creatures Kate Winslet, Peter Jackson, Melanie Lynskey Heavenly Creatures is a 1994 New Zealand drama film directed by Peter Jackson, from a screenplay he co-wrote with his partner, Fran Walsh, about the notorious 1954 Parker–Hulme murder case in ...more

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Nina's Heavenly Delights is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Nina's Heavenly Delights Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn, Art Malik Nina's Heavenly Delights is a 2006 British drama Romance comedy film, directed by Pratibha Parmar. The film was released on 29 September 2006 in the United Kingdom, and on 21 November 2007 in ...more

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Monster is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Monster Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Rose Byrne Monster is a 2003 crime drama film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in Florida in 2002 for killing six men in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was ...more

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Breaking the Girls is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Breaking the Girls Madeline Zima, Shawn Ashmore, Agnes Bruckner Breaking the Girls is a 2013 thriller, crime film written by Mark Distefano and Guinevere Turner and directed by Jamie Babbit.

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Alto is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Alto Annabella Sciorra, Billy Wirth, Natalie Knepp

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Fire is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Fire Shabana Azmi, Kulbhushan Kharbanda, Nandita Das Fire is a 1996 Indian-Canadian romantic drama film written and directed by Deepa Mehta and starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first installment of Mehta's Elements trilogy; it is ...more

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The Hotel New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
The Hotel New Hampshire Jodie Foster, Rob Lowe, Seth Green The Hotel New Hampshire is a 1984 comedy-drama film based on John Irving's 1981 novel of the same name. The film was written and directed by Tony Richardson and stars Jodie Foster, Beau Bridges, ...more

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The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
The Kids Are All Right Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg. A hit at 2010 Sundance, it opened in limited release on ...more

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Raven's Touch is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Raven's Touch Dreya Weber, Traci Dinwiddie, David Hayward

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Rent is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Rent Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson, Idina Menzel Rent is a 2005 American musical drama film directed by Chris Columbus. It is an adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name, in turn based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. ...more

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The Girl with the Dragon Tatto... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Noomi Rapace, Marika Lagercrantz, Lena Endre The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is a 2009 Swedish drama thriller film based on the novel of the same name by Swedish author/journalist Stieg Larsson. It is the first book in the trilogy known as ...more

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Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Even Cowgirls Get the Blues Uma Thurman, Heather Graham, Keanu Reeves Even Cowgirls Get the Blues is a 1993 American comedy-drama-romance film based on Tom Robbins' 1976 novel of the same name. The film was directed by Gus Van Sant and starred an ensemble cast led ...more

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Bend It like Beckham is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Bend It like Beckham Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher Bend It like Beckham is a 2002 British comedy-drama film starring Parminder Nagra, Keira Knightley, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Anupam Kher, Shaznay Lewis and Archie Panjabi, first released in the ...more

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V for Vendetta is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
V for Vendetta Natalie Portman, John Hurt, Hugo Weaving V for Vendetta is a 2006 American political thriller film directed by James McTeigue and written by the Wachowski Brothers, based on the 1988 Vertigo graphic novel of the same name by Alan Moore ...more

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8 Women is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
8 Women Catherine Deneuve, Emmanuelle Béart, Virginie Ledoyen 8 Women is a 2002 French dark comedy musical film, written and directed by François Ozon. Based on the 1958 play by Robert Thomas, it features an ensemble cast of high-profile French ...more

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Young & Wild is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Young & Wild Aline Küppenheim, Catalina Saavedra, Pablo Krögh Young Wild is a 2012 dramatic film written by Marialy Rivas, Pedro Peirano, Sebastián Sepúlveda, Camila Gutiérrez and directed by Marialy Rivas.

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Showgirls is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
regardless-campbell added Showgirls Elizabeth Berkley, Gina Gershon, Kyle MacLachlan Showgirls is a 1995 American erotic drama film written by Joe Eszterhas and directed by Paul Verhoeven. It stars former teen actress Elizabeth Berkley, Kyle MacLachlan, and Gina Gershon. The ...more

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The Jane Austen Book Club is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
The Jane Austen Book Club Emily Blunt, Maggie Grace, Maria Bello The Jane Austen Book Club is a 2007 American romantic drama film written and directed by Robin Swicord. The screenplay, adapted from the 2004 novel of the same name by Karen Joy Fowler, focuses ...more

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Mulholland Drive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
lloydc added Mulholland Drive Naomi Watts, Billy Ray Cyrus, Melissa George Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American neo-noir mystery film written and directed by David Lynch and starring Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, and Justin Theroux. It tells the story of an aspiring ...more

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All Over Me is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
All Over Me Cole Hauser, Vincent Pastore, Leisha Hailey All Over Me is a 1997 drama film directed by Alex Sichel and written by her sister, Sylvia Sichel. Alex Sichel received a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation to make a film about the riot ...more

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Personal Best is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Personal Best Mariel Hemingway, Scott Glenn, Jim Moody Personal Best is a 1982 movie centered on a group of women trying to qualify for the American track-and-field team bound for the 1980 Olympic Games. Despite their commitment to their training ...more

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Bar Girls is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Bar Girls Michael Harris, Liza D'Agostino, Justine Slater Bar Girls is a lesbian-themed romantic comedy film written by Lauran Hoffman, adapted by Hoffman from her stage play of the same name for the screen in 1994. Starring Nancy Allison Wolfe, Liza ...more

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Chasing Amy is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Chasing Amy Ben Affleck, Matt Damon, Kevin Smith Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. The central tension revolves around sexuality, sexual history, and evolving friendships. It is the third ...more

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Room in Rome is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Crassus6 added Room in Rome Elena Anaya, Enrico Lo Verso, Natasha Yarovenko Room in Rome is a 2010 Spanish erotic romance film, depicting emotional and sexual relations of two women throughout a single night in a hotel room in Rome. The plot is loosely based on another ...more

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Kiss the Bride is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Kiss the Bride Alyssa Milano, Donna D'Errico, Brooke Langton Kiss the Bride is a 2002 film about an Italian family, directed by Vanessa Parise.

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Go Fish is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Go Fish Guinevere Turner, Mimi Weddell, V.S. Brodie Go Fish is a 1994 American lesbian-themed independent drama film. Directed and co-written by Rose Troche, the film tells the story of the interrelationships of a small group of lesbian friends ...more

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Pariah is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Pariah Kim Wayans, Charles Parnell, Raymond Anthony Thomas "At the club, the music thumps, go-go dancers twirl, shorties gyrate on the dance floor while studs play it cool, and adorably naive 17-year-old Alike takes in the scene with her jaw ...more