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The Best Lesbian Movies

Updated January 11, 2021 17.1k votes 3.9k voters 166.9k views132 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 and you'll quickly find out that this far more than a list of the top 20 lesbian films.

Hollywood movies like Bend It Like Beckham and Fried Green Tomatoes are just some lesbian movies names on this list.

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 Netflix or other streaming services, these good lesbianism movies can be enjoyed no matter what.

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  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire1
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    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel

    Released2019

    Directed byCéline Sciamma

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  • Carol2
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    Carol

    Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

    Released2015

    Directed byTodd Haynes

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    #44 of 53 The Saddest Romance Movies That Will Make You Cry#1 of 28 Great Mainstream Movies About Lesbians

  • Imagine Me & You3
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    Imagine Me & You

    Lena Headey, Piper Perabo

    Released2005

    Directed byOl Parker

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    #57 of 86 The Best Wedding Movies#19 of 48 The Best British Romantic Comedies

  • Disobedience4
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    Disobedience

    Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams

    Released2018

    Directed bySebastián Lelio

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  • Kiss Me5
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    Kiss Me

    Lena Endre, Krister Henriksson

    Released2011

    Directed byAlexandra-Therese Keining

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  • I Can’t Think Straight6
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    I Can’t Think Straight

    Lisa Ray, Dalip Tahil

    Released2008

    Directed byShamim Sarif

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  • Saving Face7
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    Saving Face

    Joan Chen, Jessica Hecht

    Released2004

    Directed byAlice Wu

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  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post8
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    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    Chloë Grace Moretz, Sasha Lane

    Released2018

    Directed byDesiree Akhavan

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  • But I'm a Cheerleader9
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    But I'm a Cheerleader

    Michelle Williams, RuPaul

    Released1999

    Directed byJamie Babbit

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    #420 of 782 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made#136 of 200 The Best Teen Romance Movies

  • Fingersmith10
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    Fingersmith

    Imelda Staunton, Charles Dance

    Released2005

    Directed byAisling Walsh

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  • Bound11
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    Bound

    Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon

    Released1996

    Directed byAndy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

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  • Desert Hearts12
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    Desert Hearts

    Jeffrey Tambor, Audra Lindley

    Released1985

    Directed byDonna Deitch

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  • Elena Undone13
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    Elena Undone

    Necar Zadegan, Edith Fields

    Released2010

    Directed byNicole Conn

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  • D.E.B.S.14
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    D.E.B.S.

    Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster

    Released2004

    Directed byAngela Robinson

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  • My Days of Mercy15
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    My Days of Mercy

    Kate Mara, Ellen Page

    Released2019

    Directed byTali Shalom Ezer

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  • Below Her Mouth16
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    Below Her Mouth

    Tommie-Amber Pirie, Natalie Krill

    Released2016

    Directed byApril Mullen

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  • Loving Annabelle17
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    Loving Annabelle

    Kevin McCarthy, Wendy Schaal

    Released2006

    Directed byKatherine Brooks

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  • Gia18
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    Gia

    Angelina Jolie, Mila Kunis

    Released1998

    Directed byMichael Cristofer

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  • Fried Green Tomatoes19
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    Fried Green Tomatoes

    Kathy Bates, Mary-Louise Parker

    Released1991

    Directed byJon Avnet

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  • Tipping the Velvet20
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    Tipping the Velvet

    Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor

    Released2002

    Directed byGeoffrey Sax

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    #102 of 102 The Best Period Piece TV Shows#22 of 52 The Greatest Period TV Shows Set in the Victorian Era

  • The Half of It21
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    The Half of It

    Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire

    Released2020

    Directed byAlice Wu

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  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love22
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    Released1995

    Directed byMaria Maggenti

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  • Lost and Delirious23
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    Lost and Delirious

    Mischa Barton, Emily VanCamp

    Released2001

    Directed byLéa Pool

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    #30 of 59 The Best Movies About Prep School#56 of 202 The Best R-Rated Coming Of Age Movies

  • If These Walls Could Talk 224
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    If These Walls Could Talk 2

    Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres

    Released2000

    Directed byAnne Heche, Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge

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    #130 of 207 The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies#10 of 57 The Best Sharon Stone Movies

  • When Night Is Falling25
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    When Night Is Falling

    Henry Czerny, Don McKellar

    Released1996

    Directed byPatricia Rozema

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