Now and again we all just want to watch something we can relate to right? And that my friends is in the form of lesbian films. We can’t deny it. So in light of that, we’ve listed top lesbian films of all time as voted by our readers below (in no particular order).
Please add your thoughts to our comments section if we’ve missed any classics.
Loving Annabelle (2006)
A classic love story. Annabelle starts in a Catholic girls’ boarding school after being expelled from her previous school. Let’s just cut to the chase – she ends up fancying her teacher… and we won’t spoil the rest.
Imagine You & Me (2005)
This is basically your lesbian version of Love Actually with a lot less budget. Typically quintessentially english, the story line follows the unfolding events of a straight women falling in love with her florist. It’s super heart felt and adorable with a feel good message throughout. If you’re after sex scenes though then this one is not for you hun.
Kiss Me (2011)
It’s Swedish, it’s classy, it’s a classic. Women finds herself attracted to another women and so here we go with the chaotic romance – that’s what we’re here for right?
Blue Is The Warmest Colour (2013)
We wanted to give 3.5 stars for lesbian indie film Blue is Warmest Colour BUT we couldn’t. It had to be a 3 because at times the sex scene seemed a little pornographic and we’ve had enough of the over-sexualisation of lesbians if we’re being honest (rant over). Yet we can’t deny this is a well-shot film.
This film covers so many complexities and is beautifully directed. With top-class actresses (Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams) it definitely put lesbians on the film map. The film follows the ins and outs of Jewish life and a heart-wrenching love story of two women.
Oh hello, Cate Blanchette. Bosh, how about that for another big-time actress featuring in a lesbian film. Another big award-winning film to make our list. Carol is based in the 1950s and is a delicate take on a lesbian relationship. A young photographer falls for an older woman.
Summertime – La belle saison – (2015)
Set in 1970s France, Summertime follows Delphine, a young woman in her twenties, from rural France, who moves to Paris and falls passionately in love with Carole, a feminist leader. The film explores the challenge of both feminism and lesbianism in rural France in the 70s. It also includes a fair amount of sex and nudity, which is a bonus… If that’s what you’re looking for ;).
Me, Myself & Her – Io e lei – (2015)
This Italian film breaks down the relationship of Federica and Marina. The couple are in conflict as to whether they want to be open about their relationship or keep it a secret. There’s nothing new about this movie that isn’t in any other lesbian film already, but the acting is great. Oh, heads up, you’ll probs going to need subtitles.
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)
Set in 18th century France, a young female painter, Marianne is commissioned to do a portrait of Héloïse. They two women become closer as they spend time together. We don’t want to say any more for fear of giving anything away as this film is memorising from start to finish. But what we will say is the acting, cinematography and plot are all fantastic. It’s a must-watch from us. Again, you’ll probably need subtitles.