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Updated December 6, 2019 10.8k votes 2.9k voters 136.6k views 93 items

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
Lena Headey, Piper Perabo, Matthew Goode

Released: 2005

Directed by: Ol Parker

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Carol is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson

Released: 2015

Directed by: Todd Haynes

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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

Released: 2008

Directed by: Shamim Sarif

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Kiss Me is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Lena Endre, Krister Henriksson, Björn Kjellman

Released: 2011

Directed by: Alexandra-Therese Keining

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But I'm a Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jamie Babbit

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Loving Annabelle is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
eilish added Kevin McCarthy, Wendy Schaal, John P. Farley

Released: 2006

Directed by: Katherine Brooks

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D.E.B.S. is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Meagan Good

Released: 2004

Directed by: Angela Robinson

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Blue Is the Warmest Colo... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
SheppardBowen added Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Alma Jodorowsky

Released: 2013

Directed by: Abdellatif Kechiche

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Fingersmith is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Molly N. Moss added Imelda Staunton, Charles Dance, Sally Hawkins

Released: 2005

Directed by: Aisling Walsh

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Desert Hearts is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Jeffrey Tambor, Audra Lindley, Denise Crosby

Released: 1985

Directed by: Donna Deitch

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Lost and Delirious is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Mischa Barton, Emily VanCamp, Piper Perabo

Released: 2001

Directed by: Léa Pool

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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

Released: 1996

Directed by: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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Saving Face is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Joan Chen, Jessica Hecht, Michelle Krusiec

Released: 2004

Directed by: Alice Wu

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Below Her Mouth is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
mia90210 added Below Her Mouth Tommie-Amber Pirie, Natalie Krill, Elise Bauman

Directed by: April Mullen

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Fried Green Tomatoes is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker, Chris O'Donnell

Released: 1991

Directed by: Jon Avnet

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Disobedience is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Disobedience Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, Alessandro Nivola

Released: 2018

Directed by: Sebastián Lelio

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If These Walls Could Tal... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Rashida Jones

Released: 2000

Directed by: Anne Heche, Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge

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My Days of Mercy is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Kate Mara, Ellen Page, Amy Seimetz

Released: 2019

Directed by: Tali Shalom Ezer

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The Incredibly True Adve... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Nicole Ari Parker, Dale Dickey, Laurel Holloman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Maria Maggenti

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Portrait of a Lady on Fi... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
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The Miseducation of Came... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane, John Gallagher

Released: 2018

Directed by: Desiree Akhavan

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Elena Undone is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
mia90210 added Elena Undone Necar Zadegan, Edith Fields, Traci Dinwiddie

Released: 2010

Directed by: Nicole Conn

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High Art is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson

Released: 1998

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko

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Chloe is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Amanda Seyfried, Nina Dobrev, Julianne Moore

Released: 2009

Directed by: Atom Egoyan

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Tipping the Velvet is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Lesbian Movies
Molly N. Moss added Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Released: 2002

Directed by: Geoffrey Sax

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