Best of Lesbian Relationships in Moviesby lankalion | created - 03 Mar 2011 | updated - 12 May 2012 | Public
This is a list of lesbian related films by storyline, It contains theatrically-released cinema films that deal with or feature important lesbian or characters or issues and may have same-sex romance or relationships as an important plot device.
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1. Better Than Chocolate (1999)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together. Meanwhile, Maggie's well-meaning but naive mother Lila gets divorced ... See full summary »
Votes: 7,068 | Gross: $2.01M
Better Than Chocolate is a 1999 Canadian romantic comedy movie shot in Vancouver directed by Anne Wheeler.
2. Bound (1996)
R | 108 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Votes: 44,415 | Gross: $3.80M
Bound is a 1996 neo-noir crime thriller film directed by the Wachowski brothers. Violet (Jennifer Tilly), who longs to escape her relationship with her mafioso boyfriend Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), enters into a clandestine affair with alluring ex-con Corky (Gina Gershon), and the two women hatch a scheme to steal $2 million of mafia money. Bound was the first film directed by the Wachowskis, and they took inspiration from Billy Wilder to tell a noir story filled with sex and violence. Financed by Dino De Laurentiis, the film was made on a tight budget with the help of frugal crew members including cinematographer Bill Pope. The directors initially struggled to cast the lesbian characters of Violet and Corky before securing Tilly and Gershon. To choreograph the sex scenes, the directors employed sex educator Susie Bright, who has a bit part in the film. Bound received positive reviews from film critics who praised the humor and style of the directors as well as the realistic portrayal of a lesbian relationship in a mainstream film. Detractors of the film criticized the excessive violence and superficiality of the plot. The film won several festival awards, mostly at gay and lesbian festivals.
3. D.E.B.S. (2003)
Not Rated | 11 min | Action, Short, Comedy
A quartet of girls from a prep high school are recruited by a secret paramilitary academy to conduct cloak-and-dagger missions.
D.E.B.S. is a 2003 action/comedy independent short film written and directed by Angela Robinson. D.E.B.S. made the film festival circuit including the Sundance Film Festival, L.A. Outfest and New York Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, receiving a total of seven film festival awards. D.E.B.S. is both a parody and an emulation of the Charlie's Angels format. It features a lesbian love story between one of the heroes and the villain.
4. D.E.B.S. (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance
Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.
Votes: 13,103 | Gross: $0.10M
D.E.B.S. is a 2004 American action-comedy film written and directed by Angela Robinson. It is an expansion of a short film of the same name that made the festival circuit (including the Sundance Film Festival). The film is both a parody and an emulation of the Charlie's Angels format. It features a lesbian love story between one of the heroes and the villain.
5. Desert Hearts (1985)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.
Votes: 3,799 | Gross: $2.49M
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 Charbonneau with a supporting performance by Audra Lindley.
6. Fire (1996)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side. Ashok's extended family includes his wife Radha, his brother Jatin, their ailing mother ... See full summary »
Votes: 5,121 | Gross: $0.40M
Fire (Hindi: फायर) is a 1996 film directed and written by Deepa Mehta, starring Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das. It is the first of Mehta's Elements trilogy. It is followed by Earth (1998) and Water (2005). The film is loosely based on Ismat Chugtai's 1941 story Lihaf (The Quilt). It was one of the first mainstream films in India to explicitly show homosexual relations. After its 1998 release in India, certain groups staged several protests, setting off a flurry of public dialogue around issues such as homosexuality and freedom of speech.
7. Show Me Love (1998)
Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.
Votes: 45,285 | Gross: $0.17M
Show Me Love is a 1998 Swedish film directed by Lukas Moodysson. Its original Swedish title is *beep* Åmål. The film is centered around the lives of two seemingly disparate teenage girls who begin a tentative romantic relationship. The film first premiered outside Sweden at the 1998 Cannes Film Festival under its original title. According to Moodysson, the problem with the original title started when the film was Sweden's candidate for the Academy Awards, though it was eventually not chosen as a nominee: the Hollywood industry magazine Variety refused to run an advertisement for a film with that title, and thus American distributor Strand Releasing asked for a new title to be chosen. Moodysson took the new title from the song at the end of the film, by Robyn. Distributors in other native English speaking countries then followed suit.
8. The Girl (2000)
Unrated | 84 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance
A torrid affair between two women, a struggling artist and a flame-haired blues singer, upsets a man who has a thing for the girl.
Votes: 380 | Gross: $0.03M
The Girl is a 2000 American/French romantic drama film directed by Sande Zeig. It is a love story set in Paris between "the Artist" (Agathe De La Boulaye) and "the Girl" (Claire Keim), based on a story by Zeig's partner Monique Wittig. It was negatively received by critics.
9. Gray Matters (I) (2006)
PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance
They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.
Votes: 6,319 | Gross: $0.06M
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 Film Festival and had a United States limited theatrical release on February 23, 2007.
10. Go Fish (1994)
R | 83 min | Drama, Romance
Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,772 | Gross: $2.41M
Go Fish is a 1994 American lesbian-themed independent drama film. Directed and co-written (with her then-girlfriend Guinevere Turner) by Rose Troche, the film tells the story of the interrelationships of a small group of lesbian friends in Chicago. The narrative is broken up by a number of discussions on lesbian issues, dream sequences, commentary that breaks the fourth wall and moments of free verse poetry. Go Fish was part of a wave of LGBT-themed films that appeared in the mid-1990s.
11. If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.
If These Walls Could Talk 2 is an Emmy Award-winning 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 the original If These Walls Could Talk, all the stories are set in the same house. The film is similar to the 2000 film Common Ground.
12. Imagine Me & You (2005)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.
Votes: 25,678 | Gross: $0.67M
Imagine Me & You is a 2005 British comedy-romance film written and directed by Ol Parker. It centres on the relationship between Rachel, played by Piper Perabo and Luce, played by Lena Headey, who meet on Rachel's wedding day. The movie takes its title from a line in the song "Happy Together". Writer/director Ol Parker reveals on the DVD audio commentary that the movie was originally titled Click, after the French term for love at first sight, but conflicts with the Adam Sandler film of the same name necessitated the name change.
13. Lianna (1983)
R | 110 min | Drama, Romance
A happily married woman comes to realize herself of being a repressed lesbian after she has an affair with a female college professor, and then tries to come to terms with her newfound lifestyle.
Votes: 1,419 | Gross: $1.50M
Lianna (1983) is a drama film written and directed by John Sayles. The movie features Linda Griffiths, Jane Hallaren, Jon DeVries, among others.
14. Lost and Delirious (2001)
R | 103 min | Drama, Romance
A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.
Votes: 18,185 | Gross: $0.30M
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 Mary (Mischa Barton), who observes the changing love between her two teenage friends, Pauline (Piper Perabo) and Victoria (Jessica Paré). The film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival.
15. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
Votes: 116,929 | Gross: $20.81M
The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg.
16. Affinity (I) (2008)
Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance
A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »
Affinity is a 2008 UK film adaptation of Sarah Waters' 1999 novel Affinity, the screenplay being written by Andrew Davies.
17. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)
Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.
Votes: 5,536 | Gross: $0.93M
Aimée & Jaguar is a 1999 German drama film set in Berlin during World War II. It was written and directed by Max Färberböck, based upon Erica Fischer's book, chronicling the actual lives of Lilly Wust and Felice Schragenheim during that time period. The book was based on the work of the American journalist, author, and noted Holocaust researcher, Charles Brady. He tracked down Lilly Wust as a Holocaust victim and the two soon became friends. It was over a year and a half, however, before Wust was able to confide in Brady and tell him her whole story. They remained close friends for 20 years until her death in 2006. The book also contains photos of the many letters shared between the two, and official correspondences post WWII with regards to Felice's whereabouts. It stars Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Elisabeth Degen, Heike Makatsch, Detlev Buck.
18. The Edge of Heaven (2007)
Not Rated | 122 min | Drama
A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.
Votes: 27,737 | Gross: $0.74M
The Edge of Heaven (international English title) (original title German: Auf der anderen Seite, Turkish: Yaşamın Kıyısında) is a 2007 Turkish-German film written and directed by Fatih Akın. The movie won the Prix du scénario at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival. It was selected for Germany's entry to contest at the 2007 Oscar but didn't make the selection of five nominated films. After making its worldwide debut at the Cannes Film Festival in France, the movie was shown at several international film festivals. It was released in Germany on September 27, 2007.
19. Gia (1998 TV Movie)
R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death.
Gia is a 1998 biographical television film about the life of model Gia Marie Carangi starring Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Mercedes Ruehl, and Elizabeth Mitchell. It was directed by Michael Cristofer and written by Cristofer and Jay McInerney. The original music score was composed by Terence Blanchard.
20. High Art (1998)
R | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A young female intern at a small magazine company becomes involved with a drug-addicted lesbian photographer, both of whom seek to exploit each other for their respective careers, while slowly falling in love with each other.
Votes: 8,970 | Gross: $1.93M
High Art (1998) is an independent film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and starring Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell.
21. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman.
Votes: 888,676 | Gross: $70.51M
V for Vendetta is a 2006 dystopian thriller film directed by James McTeigue and produced by Joel Silver and the Wachowski brothers, who also wrote the screenplay. It is an adaptation of the comic book series of the same name by Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in London in a near-future dystopian society, Natalie Portman stars as Evey, a working-class girl who must determine if her hero has become the very menace she is fighting against. Hugo Weaving plays V—a bold, charismatic freedom fighter driven to exact revenge on those who disfigured him. Stephen Rea portrays the detective leading a desperate quest to capture V before he ignites a revolution.
22. Mulholland Dr. (2001)
R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
After a car wreck on the winding Mulholland Drive renders a woman amnesiac, she and a perky Hollywood-hopeful search for clues and answers across Los Angeles in a twisting venture beyond dreams and reality.
Votes: 270,505 | Gross: $7.22M
Mulholland Drive is a 2001 American psychological thriller written and directed by David Lynch, starring Naomi Watts, Laura Elena Harring, and Justin Theroux. The surrealist film was highly acclaimed by many critics and earned Lynch the Prix de la mise en scène (Best Director Award) at the 2001 Cannes Film Festival as well as an Oscar nomination for Best Director. Mulholland Drive launched the careers of Watts and Harring and was the last feature film to star veteran Hollywood actress Ann Miller. The film is widely regarded as one of Lynch's finest works, alongside Eraserhead (1977) and Blue Velvet (1986), and has been chosen by many critics as representing a significant perspective of the 2000s.
23. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
Votes: 21,823 | Gross: $2.21M
But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 American satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, an apparently happy heterosexual high school cheerleader. However, her friends and family are convinced that she is a homosexual and arrange an intervention, sending her to a residential inpatient reparative therapy camp to cure her lesbianism. There Megan soon realizes that she is indeed a lesbian and, despite the therapy, gradually comes to embrace her sexual orientation. The supporting cast includes Eddie Cibrian, Clea DuVall, Cathy Moriarty, RuPaul, Richard Moll, Mink Stole, Kip Pardue, and Bud Cort.
24. Loving Annabelle (2006)
Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance
Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly between ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,258 | Gross: $1.10M
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 at Marymount High School in Los Angeles.
25. My Summer of Love (2004)
R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
In the Yorkshire countryside, working-class tomboy Mona meets the exotic, pampered Tamsin. Over the summer season, the two young women discover they have much to teach one another, and much to explore together.
Votes: 17,467 | Gross: $0.99M
My Summer of Love is a 2004 British drama film directed by Pawel Pawlikowski and co-written by Pawel Pawlikowski and Michael Wynne. Based on the novel of the same name by Helen Cross, the film explores the relationship between two young women from different classes and backgrounds. Working class Mona (Natalie Press), whose once-hotheaded brother (Paddy Considine) became a born again Christian in prison, meets upper middle class Tamsin (Emily Blunt) who suffers from a lack of love in her family. Filmed in West Yorkshire, the film went on to win a BAFTA.
26. Personal Best (1982)
R | 124 min | Drama, Sport
The intertwined lives and loves of three highly-ranked athletes striving for the national team; Chris bounces between the beds of male coach Terry and her female friend, competitor, and role model Tory.
Votes: 2,074 | Gross: $5.67M
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 regimen, their dreams are thwarted when the United States announces its boycott of the Games for political reasons, leaving them with only the informal "personal best" marks they achieved during training to connote their achievements. The movie starred Mariel Hemingway and real-life track star Patrice Donnelly, along with Scott Glenn as the coach of the track team. It was directed by Robert Towne.
27. Rent (2005)
PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance
This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.
Votes: 44,407 | Gross: $29.08M
Rent is a 2005 American film adaptation of the Broadway musical of the same name. The movie depicts the lives of several Bohemians and their struggles with sexuality, cross-dressing, drugs, life under the shadow of AIDS, and paying their rent. It takes place in the East Village of New York City from 1989 to 1990. The film, directed by Chris Columbus, has six of the original Broadway cast members reprising their roles.
28. Saving Face (2004)
R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.
Votes: 8,466 | Gross: $1.19M
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 girlfriend. The name itself is a reference to the pan-East Asian social concept of face.
29. Ci qing (2007)
94 min | Drama, Romance
When Jade, a web-cam girl visits Takeko's tattoo studio she becomes entranced with the image of the spider lily and with Takeko as well. In order to get closer to the object of her desire, ... See full summary »
Spider Lilies (Chinese: 刺青; pinyin: Cì Qīng; literally, "Tattoo") is a Taiwanese lesbian drama film, released in 2007. It is the second feature-length film by director Zero Chou, and stars Rainie Yang and Isabella Leong in the lead roles. Spider Lilies was screened at the 2007 Berlin International Film Festival, where it won the Teddy Award for best feature film. It was released in the United States by Wolfe Video on May 6, 2008.
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.
Votes: 3,832 | Gross: $1.98M
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. It generated good notices and publicity at the 1995 Sundance Film Festival. It also launched the film careers of Laurel Holloman (Randy), Nicole Ari Parker (Evie) and Dale Dickey (Regina).
31. The Killing of Sister George (1968)
X | 138 min | Drama
George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can... See full summary »
The Killing of Sister George is a 1964 play by Frank Marcus that was adapted as a 1968 film directed by Robert Aldrich.
32. The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance
A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.
The Truth About Jane is a Lifetime Original Movie, directed by Lee Rose, that first aired on TV on August 7, 2000 and stars Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan and RuPaul (credited under RuPaul Charles). It's about a teenage girl named Jane (Muth) who struggles not only with her sexuality, but with a mother (Channing) who refuses to accept her. The film was nominated for several awards, including Outstanding TV Movie by GLAAD, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries (Channing) Screen Actors Guild, and Original Long Form by WGA. The film ends with a dedication to Matthew Shepard and to "all the men & women who love differently".
33. Tipping the Velvet (2002)
177 min | Drama, Romance
Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.
Tipping the Velvet is an historical novel written by Sarah Waters published in 1998. Set in Victorian England during the 1890s, it tells a coming of age story about a young woman named Nan who falls in love with a male impersonator, follows her to London, and finds various ways to support herself as she journeys through the city. The picaresque plot elements have prompted scholars and reviewers to compare it to similar British urban adventure stories written by Charles Dickens and Daniel Defoe. The novel has pervasive lesbian themes, concentrating on eroticism and self-discovery. Waters was working on a PhD dissertation in English literature when she decided to write a story she would like to read. Employing her love for the variety of people and districts in London, she consciously chose an urban setting. As opposed to previous lesbian-themed fiction she had read where the characters escape an oppressive society to live apart from it, Waters chose characters who interact with their surroundings. She has acknowledged that the book imagines a lesbian presence and history in Victorian London where none was recorded. The main character's experiences in the theatrical profession and her perpetual motion through the city allow her to make observations on social conditions while exploring the issues of gender, sexism, and class difference. As Waters' debut novel, Tipping the Velvet was highly acclaimed and was chosen by The New York Times and The Library Journal as one of the best books of 1998. Waters followed it with two other novels set in the Victorian era, both of which were also well-received. Reviewers have offered the most praise for Tipping the Velvet's use of humour, adventure, and sexual explicitness. The novel was adapted into a somewhat controversial three-part series of the same name produced and broadcast by the BBC in 2002.
34. When Night Is Falling (1995)
R | 94 min | Drama, Romance
An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.
Votes: 5,822 | Gross: $1.19M
When Night is Falling is a 1995 Canadian drama film directed by Patricia Rozema.
35. Naissance des pieuvres (2007)
85 min | Drama, Romance
After meeting at a local pool over their summer break, a love triangle forms between three adolescent girls, which proves difficult to sustain as they each desire the love of another.
Votes: 7,562 | Gross: $0.08M
Water Lilies (French: Naissance des Pieuvres meaning "birth of the octopuses") is a 2007 French film and the debut as a screenwriter and director of Céline Sciamma.
36. Boys Don't Cry (1999)
R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.
Votes: 83,235 | Gross: $11.53M
Boys Don't Cry is a 1999 American independent romantic drama film directed by Kimberly Peirce and co-written by Andy Bienen. The film is a dramatization of the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a transgender man played by Hilary Swank, who pursues a relationship with a young woman, played by Chloë Sevigny. Brandon Teena is raped and murdered by male acquaintances after they discover he is biologically female. The picture explores the themes of freedom, courage, identity and empowerment. The film was distributed by Fox Searchlight Pictures and was released theatrically in October 1999.
37. The Hours (2002)
PG-13 | 110 min | Drama, Romance
The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives.
Votes: 110,666 | Gross: $41.68M
The Hours is a 2002 drama film directed by Stephen Daldry, and starring Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore and Ed Harris. The screenplay by David Hare is based on the 1999 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of the same title by Michael Cunningham. The plot focuses on three women of different generations whose lives are interconnected by the novel Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf. Among them are Clarissa Vaughan (Streep), a New Yorker preparing an award party for her AIDS-stricken long-time friend and poet, Richard (Harris) in 2001; Laura Brown (Moore), a pregnant 1950s California housewife with a young boy and an unhappy marriage; and Virginia Woolf herself (Kidman) in 1920s England, who is struggling with depression and mental illness whilst trying to write her novel. The film was released in Los Angeles and New York City on Christmas Day 2002, and was given a limited release in the US and Canada two days later on December 27, 2002. It did not receive a wide release in the US until January 2003, and was then released in UK cinemas on Valentine's Day that year. Critical reaction to the film was mostly positive, The Hours recieved nine Academy Award nominations including best picture and Nicole Kidman won an Oscar at the 2003 Academy Awards for her portrayal of Virginia Woolf.
38. Yeogo goedam II (1999)
R | 97 min | Horror, Romance, Drama
In this second installment of the Whispering Corridors series, a young girl finds a strange diary, capable of arousing hallucinations, kept by two of her senior fellow-students who seem to have an unusually close bond.
Memento Mori (여고괴담 두번째 이야기, Yeogogoedam dubeujjae iyagi) is a 1999 South Korean K-Horror film. It is considered to be a loose sequel to the previous year's Whispering Corridors, as it is also set in an all-girls high school, but they are otherwise unrelated. The film was one of the first Korean commercial films to depict lesbian characters. However, prevailing Korean attitudes constrained its potential to be widely viewed, even more so as the controversial themes targeted the teen demographic.
39. Monster (2003)
R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.
Votes: 116,836 | Gross: $34.47M
Monster is a 2003 crime drama film about serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a former prostitute who was executed in 2002 for killing six men (she was not tried for a seventh murder) in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Wuornos was played by Charlize Theron, and her lover, Selby Wall, was played by Christina Ricci. The film was written and directed by Patty Jenkins. Much of Theron's preparation for the role is credited to Nick Broomfield's 1992 documentary, Aileen Wuornos: The Selling of a Serial Killer, of which Theron reportedly watched clips between takes. Theron won many awards for her portrayal, including the Academy Award for Best Actress, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress, and the Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress.
40. Spike (2008)
R | 80 min | Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Spike is a 2008 horror-romance directed by Robert Beaucage, produced by String And A Can Productions, and starring Edward Gusts, Sarah Livingston Evans, Anna-Marie Wayne, Nancy P. Corbo, and Jared Edwards.
41. Je te mangerais (2009)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music
Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since ... See full summary »
Je te mangerais, I would eat you in English, is a French movie realized by Sophie Laloy.
42. The Fox (1967)
R | 110 min | Drama
Based on D.H. Lawrence's novella about two young women - sickly, chattering Jill Banford and quiet, strong Ellen March - who are trying, hopelessly, to run a chicken farm in Canada. A ... See full summary »
The Fox is a 1967 American drama film directed by Mark Rydell. The screenplay by Lewis John Carlino and Howard Koch is based on the 1923 novella of the same title by D. H. Lawrence. The film marked Rydell's feature film directorial debut.
43. Boys on the Side (1995)
R | 115 min | Comedy, Drama
Jane is a night club singer, out of work. Robin is a quirky real estate agent looking for a ride-share to accompany her to California. Her advertisement is answered by Jane, who at first ... See full summary »
Votes: 10,371 | Gross: $23.45M
Boys on the Side is a 1995 comedy-drama film directed by Herbert Ross (his last film before his death six years later). It stars Whoopi Goldberg, Drew Barrymore and Mary-Louise Parker as three friends on a cross-country road trip. The screenplay was written by Don Roos.
44. Chasing Amy (1997)
R | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Holden and Banky are comic book artists. Everything's going good for them until they meet Alyssa, also a comic book artist. Holden falls for her, but his hopes are crushed when he finds out she's a lesbian.
Votes: 121,050 | Gross: $12.01M
Chasing Amy is a 1997 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Kevin Smith. It is the third film in the View Askewniverse series. The film focuses on the relationship between a heterosexual man and a lesbian.
45. Chutney Popcorn (1999)
PG-13 | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
Reena is a young Indian American lesbian who lives and works in New York. Her sister Sarita, who is happily married, discovers that she is infertile. Reena offers to be a surrogate mother ... See full summary »
Chutney Popcorn is a 1999 comedy-drama film starring, directed and co-written by Nisha Ganatra. Ganatra plays a young lesbian Indian American woman called Reena. Jill Hennessy plays her girlfriend Lisa and Reena's mother and sister are played by real life mother and daughter Madhur Jaffrey and Sakina Jaffrey. The film explores the conflict between Reena's sexual and national identities as well as her mother Meenu's attempts to come to terms with the Western lives of both her daughters.
46. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.
Votes: 14,764 | Gross: $7.02M
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 Feldshuh and is directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld. The movie is based on a scene from the 1997 off-Broadway play by Westfeldt and Juergensen called Lipschtick.
47. Set It Off (1996)
R | 123 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Desperation drives four inner-city women (Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vivica A. Fox, Kimberly Elise) to bank robbery in Los Angeles, then they start mistrusting one another.
Votes: 11,495 | Gross: $36.05M
Set It Off is a 1996 action and crime film directed by F. Gary Gray, and stars Jada Pinkett, Queen Latifah, Vivica A. Fox and Kimberly Elise (in her theatrical debut), as four close friends in Los Angeles, California who decide to plan and execute a bank robbery. They decide to do so for different reasons, although all four want better for themselves and their families.
48. Tea with Mussolini (1999)
PG | 117 min | Drama, Comedy, War
An orphaned Italian boy is raised among a circle of British and American women living in Mussolini's Italy before and during the Second World War.
Votes: 9,884 | Gross: $14.35M
ea with Mussolini is a 1999 British-Italian semi-autobiographical film directed by Franco Zeffirelli, telling the story of young Italian boy Luca's upbringing by a circle of English and American women, before and during World War II.
49. Under the Tuscan Sun (2003)
PG-13 | 113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A writer impulsively buys a villa in Tuscany in order to change her life.
Votes: 40,080 | Gross: $43.61M
Under the Tuscan Sun is a 2003 film based on Frances Mayes' 1996 memoir of the same name. The film was directed by Audrey Wells and starred Diane Lane.
50. Wild Things (1998)
R | 108 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.
Votes: 96,784 | Gross: $29.75M
Wild Things is a 1998 erotic thriller film starring Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell, Kevin Bacon, Denise Richards and Bill Murray. It was directed by John McNaughton. In some countries the film was released as Sex Crimes. An uncut version of the movie, adding seven minutes to its runtime, was released on DVD in 2004.
51. I Can't Think Straight (2008)
PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Romance
A young woman engaged to be married finds her life changed forever when she meets her best friend's girlfriend.
Votes: 6,573 | Gross: $0.04M
I Can't Think Straight is a 2007 romance movie about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian origin, Tala, who is preparing for an elaborate wedding. A turn of events causes her to have an affair and subsequently fall in love with another woman, Leyla. The movie is distributed by Regent Releasing and was set to be released in limited theatres in November 2008. The DVD was released on 4 May 2009. The movie is directed by Shamim Sarif and stars Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth.
52. The World Unseen (2007)
PG-13 | 93 min | Drama
A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.
Votes: 3,171 | Gross: $0.02M
The World Unseen is a 2008 historical drama film written and directed by Shamim Sarif, adapted from her own novel. The film is set in 1950s Cape Town, South Africa during the beginning of apartheid. The film stars Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth as two Indian South African women who fall in love in a racist, sexist, and homophobic society.
53. Bloomington (2010)
Not Rated | 83 min | Drama
"Bloomington" is a coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor.
54. Elena Undone (2010)
Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance
Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul.
56. El niño pez (2009)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller
A desperate love story between two young girls of extremely different social backgrounds who, unable to find a place for their love in the world they live in, are pushed to commit a crime.
57. Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)
PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy
A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.
Votes: 1,868 | Gross: $0.01M
Nina's Heavenly Delights is a U.K. comedy film, directed by Pratibha Parmar, released 29 September 2006 in the United Kingdom. The film was released in the United States on 21 November 2007.
58. Drool (2009)
Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy
An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.
Votes: 709 | Gross: $0.00M
59. Girl Play (2004)
Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy
Two real-life lesbian actresses meet by chance when they are cast as lovers in a local stage play, and end up actually falling in love.
Girl Play - a Female's Point of View is an indie film made in 2004 and directed by Lee Friedlander.
60. Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
High School grad and all American gal, Anna finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee.
Votes: 2,650 | Gross: $0.02M
Itty Bitty Titty Committee is a feminist, lesbian-related comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit. It was released on 28 September 2007. The film had its premiere at the international film festival Berlinale on 9 February 2007 where it was nominated for a Teddy Award for Best Feature. It had its American premiere at SXSW in March where it won the Jury Prize for Best Feature. The film was produced by non-profit organization POWER UP.
61. French Twist (1995)
R | 104 min | Comedy
After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.
Votes: 4,050 | Gross: $1.40M
French Twist (French: Gazon maudit), is a 1995 French comedy film. It was written and directed by co-star Josiane Balasko. The film was a hit in France gaining 3,790,381 Admissions and grossing $1,026,646 in the United States.
62. The Sex Monster (1999)
R | 97 min | Comedy
Marty Barnes gets more than he wishes for when he asks his wife to join him in a menage-a-trois. She loves it and he has created a Sex Monster.
The Sex Monster is a 1999 American comedy film directed and written by Mike Binder.
64. Hardcore (2004)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Crime
Leaving behind a hard life with their families, two young girls end up in a brothel, fall in love and support one another against the adversities and violence of the night.
65. Natasha (2007)
R | 87 min | Thriller
A young Russian foreign exchange student arrives at the home of the vicar of a very proper english village whose residents are more than scandalised when her secret colorful past is suddenly revealed.
66. The Gymnast (2006)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength ... See full summary »
67. Shelter Me (2007)
Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance
The story's protagonists are three people: Anna, a wealthy middle-class 35-year old woman who owns, together with her mother and her brother, a factory in the northeast of Italy; she has a ... See full summary »
68. Viola di mare (2009)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance
Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a ... See full summary »
69. Sister My Sister (1994)
R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller
Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.
Votes: 2,772 | Gross: $0.22M
Sister My Sister is a 1995 film starring British actresses Joely Richardson, Jodhi May and Julie Walters. The film is directed by Nancy Meckler and written by Wendy Kesselman, based on her own play, My Sister in This House. Both the play and the subsequent film deal with societal repression and its victims. The film is based on a true incident in Le Mans, France in 1933 called the Papin murder case, where two sisters brutally murdered their employer and her daughter. The murder shocked the country, and there was much speculation about the sisters, including allegations that they were having an incestous lesbian affair with each other.
70. The Four-Faced Liar (2010)
Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two couples in their twenties, who are struggling to find substance and meaning in their lives and relationships, meet by happenstance in a New York City Irish tavern called The Four-Faced Liar.
The Four-Faced Liar is a 2010 comedy-drama-romance film by director Jacob Chase. The title is a reference to a four-faced clock that displays four different times, all wrong, and to a bar with that name (also named after the clock) that features prominently as a location in the film.
71. Habitación en Roma (2010)
Not Rated | 109 min | Drama, Romance
A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.
Room in Rome is a 2010 Spanish romance film, featuring relations of two young women (Alba and Natasha) in a hotel room in Rome. The plot is loosely based on another film, En la cama (In Bed). Room in Rome became Julio Medem’s first English language film.
72. La répétition (2001)
Unrated | 96 min | Drama
Nathalie and Louise are friends from childhood. While studying drama at University Louise becomes hopelessly obsessed with her friend. Jealous of the male friends she has she breaks up the ... See full summary »
Replay (French: La répétition) is a 2001 French drama film directed by Catherine Corsini. It was entered into the 2001 Cannes Film Festival.
73. Intentions (2003)
Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance
A coming of age piece: an exploration of love, relationships, and sexuality. The story revolves around a married college Professor who unexpectedly falls in love with one of her female ... See full summary »
74. Make a Wish (2002 Video)
96 min | Horror
A woman, lost at night on a country road, is murdered. The next day, six women gather at a wilderness park for a camping weekend in honor of Susan's birthday: Chloe, Susan's first ... See full summary »
75. Inescapable (2003)
82 min | Drama
Two women, once a lesbian couple and now just friends, leave for a seminar together. Their current girlfriends, left to their own devices, fall for each other and begin a desperate steamy affair.
76. Suddenly (2002)
Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama
An Argentinian Dutch and Latin Comedy Drama where a young naive girl Marcia (Tatiana Saphir) learns about her sexuality. Marcia is kidnapped by 2 punk women Mao (Carla Crespo)& Veronica ... See full summary »
78. Die Reise nach Kafiristan (2001)
Unrated | 101 min | Drama
In 1939, the author Annemarie Schwarzenbach and the ethnologist Ella Maillart travel together by car to Kabul, but each is in pursuit of her own project. Annemarie Schwarzenbach, who was ... See full summary »
79. Floored by Love (2005 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 50 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An Asian lesbian couple and a mixed race gay teen living in the same Vancouver apartment building struggle with their cultural identities, and how to balance their family needs and relations, just after same sex marriage is legalized in Canada.
80. Love & Suicide (2006 Video)
R | 98 min | Drama, Romance
When pretty but troubled Kaye moves to New Orleans from Atlanta with her mother and little brother, she forges a special friendship with Emily, a rebellious high school senior with troubles... See full summary »
81. Three of Hearts (1993)
R | 102 min | Comedy, Romance
After her female lover leaves her, a nurse hires a male escort to seduce the lover and then break her heart so she will return. As the escort begins to win her over, however, he begins to ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,728 | Gross: $5.50M
Three of Hearts is a 1993 comedy/romance film directed by Yurek Bogayevicz and starring William Baldwin, Kelly Lynch, and Sherilyn Fenn.
82. Vampire Killers (2009)
R | 86 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy
Their women having been enslaved by the local pack of lesbian vampires thanks to an ancient curse, the remaining menfolk of a rural town send two hapless young lads out onto the moors as a sacrifice.
83. Another Way (1982)
102 min | Biography, Drama, History
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia ... See full summary »
85. Portrait of a Marriage (2008)
A silent surreal and abstract short drama that plays homage to Ingmar Bergman. The film is about a married couple, Liv and Erland. Liv is emotionally devastated and repressed and Erland ... See full summary »
86. Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story (1995 TV Movie)
91 min | Biography, Drama
The true story of a decorated officer's legal challenge to her involuntary discharge when she admitted she was homosexual.
Serving in Silence: The Margarethe Cammermeyer Story is a 1995 American television film on NBC
87. The Legend of Rita (2000)
103 min | Drama, Romance
Rita Vogt is a radical West German terrorist who abandons the revolution and settles in East Germany with a new identity provided by the East German secret service. She lives in constant ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,901 | Gross: $0.67M
88. The Monkey's Mask (2000)
R | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
A lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex.
Votes: 1,368 | Gross: $0.05M
The Monkey's Mask is a 2000 thriller film directed by Samantha Lang. It stars Susie Porter and Kelly McGillis. Porter plays a lesbian private detective who falls in love with a suspect (McGillis) in the disappearance of a young woman. The film is based on the verse novel of the same name by Australian poet Dorothy Porter.
89. A Village Affair (1995 TV Movie)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
Alice has married the rich but boring Martin. When they move to a small village Martin starts flirting with Clodagh, but she is more interested in his wife Alice.
90. Claire of the Moon (1992)
Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance
Female authors gather at a small northern coastal retreat to work on their writing skills. A first-time guest who lives for the moment finds herself struggling with her sexuality after ... See full summary »
Votes: 855 | Gross: $0.80M
Claire of the Moon is a 1992 lesbian-themed rhetoric drama film. The film stars Trisha Todd and Karen Trumbo.
91. Producing Adults (2004)
102 min | Comedy, Drama
Longtime couple Venla and Antero come to a serious impasse. After years with Antero, Venla wants to start a family, but her boyfriend, worried that parenthood will stifle his speed-skating ... See full summary »
Producing Adults (2004) is a Finnish drama written by Pekko Pesonen and directed by Aleksi Salmenperä. The original title in Finnish is Lapsia ja aikuisia - Kuinka niitä tehdään, and the film is also known as Children and Adults: How Are They Made? (the informal literal title), and Hela vägen in Sweden. It was Finland's official Academy Award submission for Best Foreign Language Film of 2004 and Minttu Mustakallio won 'Best Supporting Actress' at the 2005 Jussi Awards (Finland's main film industry awards). Aleksi Salmenperä won the FIPRESCI Prize for the film at the Stockholm Film Awards.
92. Julie Johnson (2001)
Not Rated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
A woman attempts to realize the dreams she never knew she had.
Julie Johnson is a 2001 drama film directed and written by Wendy Hammond and Bob Gosse. It was shown at several film festivals worldwide between 2001 and 2004.
93. Treading Water (2001)
94 min | Drama
Casey has rejected her privileged upbringing and restores old boats for a living. She lives with her beautiful social worker girlfriend Alex in what seems like a cozy new life until her ... See full summary »
94. Des parents pas comme les autres (2001 TV Movie)
90 min | Drama
A jealous classmate exposes the fact that Olympe has 2 gay parents. Feeling ostracized and humiliated, Olympe lashes out at her closeted mother. Life unravels so that the truth can set them free.
95. Unveiled (2005)
97 min | Drama
The educated Fariba Tabrizi flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum, since she is persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin. However, her ... See full summary »
Votes: 958 | Gross: $0.00M
96. All Over Me (1997)
R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »
Votes: 2,905 | Gross: $0.15M
All Over Me is a 1997 drama film directed by Alex Sichel and written by sister Sylvia Sichel. Alex Sichel received a grant from the Princess Grace Foundation to make a film about the riot grrrl music scene and then asked her sister to collaborate with her. The soundtrack featured musicians and bands such as Ani DiFranco, Sleater-Kinney, Babes in Toyland and many more.
97. Mango Kiss (2004)
Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy, Romance
"Mango Kiss" is a story about Lou whose world turns upside-down when she falls in love with her best friend Sassafras. They journey to San Francisco and stumble into the wild world of ... See full summary »
Mango Kiss is a 2004 US comedy film written and directed by Sascha Rice. The movie is a love story between two lesbian friends, Lou and Sassafras. It is based on the play Bermuda Triangles written by Sarah Brown. The story for the play was based on the playwright's experience living within the lesbian subculture found in San Francisco in the 1990s.
98. Maggie and Annie (2002)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
Annie, a happily married woman with a loving husband and daughter, joins her company's softball team and becomes good friends with her teammate, the openly gay Maggie. Much to Annie's ... See full summary »
99. Round Trip (2003)
Not Rated | 95 min | Drama
A divorced Israeli woman hires a single African woman as a nanny, and soon the two women form a passionate friendship that leads to a romantic relationship.
100. I've Heard the Mermaids Singing (1987)
R | 81 min | Comedy, Drama
Scatterbrained Polly gets a job as a secretary in Gabrielle's art gallery. Polly aspires to be a professional photographer, and idolizes Gabrielle for her artistic ability. When Gabrielle ... See full summary »
Votes: 1,268 | Gross: $1.41M
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing is a 1987 theatrical-release feature film, directed by Patricia Rozema. The title is taken from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot.