Best Lesbian Movies/TV-Shows

by crowndigger | last updated - 20 Oct 2011 | Public

These are the best movies/tv-shows with a lesbian storyline. Well, in my opinion it is. I will either make more lists as I watch more movies or just add to this one. BTW: Random order. I've written a comment and given a character.

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1. Imagine Me & You (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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49 Metascore

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie

Votes: 25,354 | Gross: $0.67M

I like this mainly because it's british but also because I think Lena Headey and Piper Perabo are two very, VERY hot women. They fit well together. Super cute! 6/6.

2. Coronation Street (1960– )

TV-PG | 30 min | Drama, Romance

5.8
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The UK's longest-running television soap, Coronation Street focuses on the everyday lives of working class people in Manchester, England.

Stars: Helen Worth, William Roache, Simon Gregson, Sally Dynevor

Votes: 3,910

Some might think it's weird that this show is in this list, but there is actually a lesbian storyline here. Very recently. Sian and Sophie might be the cutest couple I've ever seen on TV. And the fact that their both hot as heat doesn't hurt. It doesn't run on TV anywhere but britain though I think, but lots of scenes on youtube! 5/6.

3. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 8,374 | Gross: $1.19M

After this movie, I really started to get a thing for Asian people. I don't know why. Great movie! 4/6

4. Loving Annabelle (2006)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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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 »

Director: Katherine Brooks | Stars: Erin Kelly, Diane Gaidry, Laura Breckenridge, Michelle Horn

Votes: 10,130 | Gross: $1.10M

I think it's impossible not to cry during this. It's a great story, and everyone should have a good look at this! 4/6

5. A Marine Story (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.1
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51 Metascore

Marine officer Alexandra is tough enough to kick any guy's ass in a bar fight, but there's one opponent she can't beat: military policy. When she returns to her conservative hometown from ... See full summary »

Director: Ned Farr | Stars: Dreya Weber, Paris P. Pickard, Anthony Michael Jones, Christine Mourad

Votes: 1,903

A very strong story. A movie that will definitively get your brain pumping!... and some tears running. 5/6

6. Bloomington (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

6.0
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"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.

Director: Fernanda Cardoso | Stars: Allison McAtee, Sarah Stouffer, Katherine Ann McGregor, Ray Zupp

Votes: 3,966

It's a little confusing to watch, because the story might be going a little fast in the turns but I think that's the one doing the cuts and paste of the clips and scenes in the movie. But all in all you get what the story tells you. Exciting! 4/6

7. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 82,542 | Gross: $11.53M

This one has touched so many hearts. Warning: This WILL make you cry. 6/6. Really loved it and hated it at the same time.

8. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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39 Metascore

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille

Votes: 21,510 | Gross: $2.21M

Funny! Can't really get my head around how places like that actually exist. 4/6.

9. Gray Matters (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

5.8
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31 Metascore

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.

Director: Sue Kramer | Stars: Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 6,282 | Gross: $0.06M

Liked this mainly because I absolutely love Heather Graham. Also it's kind of funny. 5/6.

10. The L Word (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.

Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 21,049

You knew this was coming, huh? What lesbian haven't watched The L Word? My favorites: DANA, BETTE & CARMEN. Mostly Bette. Hope the world will soon realise that we need another show like this. 5/6.

11. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

Director: Léa Pool | Stars: Piper Perabo, Jessica Paré, Mischa Barton, Jackie Burroughs

Votes: 18,045 | Gross: $0.30M

After watching Imagine Me & You, I found out that Piper Perabo played in another lesbian movie! And of course I had to see it. And of course it was heart scattering. A must see! 5/6

12. I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A young woman engaged to be married finds her life changed forever when she meets her best friend's girlfriend.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 6,458 | Gross: $0.04M

Pretty good! I don't really know what else to say. 4/6

13. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

6.7
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Parvin Dabas, Nandana Sen

Votes: 3,111 | Gross: $0.02M

Personally, I like stories like these. You see what it was like "back in the days" and how far the world has come since then. 4/6

14. South of Nowhere (2005–2008)

Drama, Romance

8.1
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A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.

Stars: Gabrielle Christian, Mandy Musgrave, Matt Cohen, Maeve Quinlan

Votes: 4,494

Mandy Musgrave = incredibly hot! Gabby Christian = cute as HELL! It truly is a beautiful story. 5/6

15. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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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.

Director: Michael Cristofer | Stars: Angelina Jolie, Faye Dunaway, Elizabeth Mitchell, Mercedes Ruehl

Votes: 34,699

Angelina Jolie really knows how to get into her role. A must see! 6/6

16. Fingersmith (2005– )

Not Rated | 181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

8.0
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In Victorian England, Sue, a young thief, participates in a scam to defraud a rich heiress by becoming her maid. Things take an unexpected turn and Sue's plan goes horribly wrong.

Stars: Elaine Cassidy, Sally Hawkins, Imelda Staunton, Rupert Evans

Votes: 6,811

I really don't know why I like this but I do. It must be because of Elaine Cassidy. She's so pretty... 4/6

17. Show Me Love (1998)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust

Votes: 44,957 | Gross: $0.17M

Swedish movie. It's good if you think about how old it is and that it's from Sweden. Then again, Gia was made the same year and is so much better. I guess I just like the story. And Aleksandra Dahlstrom(the blonde). 4/6

18. D.E.B.S. (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.3
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42 Metascore

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.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie

Votes: 12,961 | Gross: $0.10M

Funny, hot and heart warming. One of the first lesbian movies I ever watched. It was a big part of finding out what I was and has some personal meaning to me(might be clouding my judgement). 5/6.

19. Skins (2007–2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Drama

8.2
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The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures.

Stars: Kaya Scodelario, Hannah Murray, Nicholas Hoult, Joe Dempsie

Votes: 64,340

Season 1 and 2 are crap, but season 3 and 4 we have Naomi and Emily! Go Naomily!(right?) Very cute. 5/6

20. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7
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A group of ambitious misfits try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own.

Stars: Lea Michele, Jane Lynch, Matthew Morrison, Cory Monteith

Votes: 121,129

There's not exactly a lesbian storyline YET, but we've had moments between Santana and Brittney, right? Let's hope for more! But lesbians or not, this is a good show either way! And we have gay Kurt. He's fun to watch. The enire show: 6/6 Santana/Brittney: 3/6(because there hasn't really been much of it yet)

21. The Runaways (2010)

R | 106 min | Biography, Drama, Music

6.6
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65 Metascore

A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored.

Director: Floria Sigismondi | Stars: Kristen Stewart, Dakota Fanning, Michael Shannon, Stella Maeve

Votes: 41,889 | Gross: $3.57M

Well, this really isn't a story about lesbian love but we do have girl on girl action here! 5/6 love this movie.

22. Go Fish (1994)

R | 83 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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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 »

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez

Votes: 1,758 | Gross: $2.41M

It's has been a long time since I've actually seen this movie but from I remember it's worth seeing. 4/6

23. Grey's Anatomy (2005– )

TV-14 | 41 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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A drama centered on the personal and professional lives of five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Stars: Ellen Pompeo, Justin Chambers, Chandra Wilson, James Pickens Jr.

Votes: 183,972

YES, the best medical TV show has a lesbian storyline. Arizona and Torres! 6/6