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Affinity (2008)
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A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles... (120 mins.)
Director: Tim Fywell
 
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Gray Matters (2006)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Sue Kramer
 
3.
Tipping the Velvet (2002 Mini-Series)
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Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley. (177 mins.)
 
4.
Fire (1996)
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Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side... (108 mins.)
Director: Deepa Mehta
 
5.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
 
6.
Yes or No (2010)
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Pie is a sweet girl who moves into a new college dorm room where she finds out that her new roommate Kim... (102 mins.)
 
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Lost and Delirious (2001)
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A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers. (103 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
 
8.
I Can't Think Straight (2008)
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A 2008 romance film adapted from a same name novel about a London-based Jordanian of Palestinian descent... (82 mins.)
Director: Shamim Sarif
 
9.
Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)
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A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman. (97 mins.)
 
10.
After Sex (2007)
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Vignettes about eight different couples at varying points in their relationships, each having conversations immediately after having sex. (77 mins.)
Director: Eric Amadio
 
11.
Loving Annabelle (2006)
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Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled... (76 mins.)
 
12.
When Night Is Falling (1995)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Patricia Rozema
 
13.
The Gymnast (2006)
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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... (96 mins.)
Director: Ned Farr
 
14.
The Children's Hour (1961)
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians. (108 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
15.
Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)
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A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house. (94 mins.)
Director: Pratibha Parmar
 
16.
Elena Undone (2010)
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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. (111 mins.)
Director: Nicole Conn
 
17.
The World Unseen (2007)
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A drama centered on two women who engage in a dangerous relationship during South Africa's apartheid era. (93 mins.)
Director: Shamim Sarif
 
18.
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
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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. (94 mins.)
Director: Maria Maggenti
 
19.
Rent (2005)
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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. (135 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
20.
Drool (2009)
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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. (85 mins.)
Director: Nancy Kissam
 
21.
Sister My Sister (1994)
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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. (89 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meckler
 
22.
And Then Came Lola (2009)
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A talented, but distracted photographer, Lola, on the verge of success in both love and work, could... (71 mins.)
 
23.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
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Two girls have an intense fantasy life; their parents, concerned the fantasy is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge. (99 mins.)
Director: Peter Jackson
 
24.
Sugar Rush (2005 TV Series)
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15-year-old Kim has just moved to Brighton and developed an earth-shattering, hormone-surging crush on her new best friend, Sugar. (24 mins.)
 
25.
The L Word (2004 TV Series)
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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. (50 mins.)
Director: Tricia Brock
 
26.
Cashmere Mafia (2008 TV Series)
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A group of successful female executives who have been friends since college turn to each other for guidance as they juggle their careers with family in New York City. (60 mins.)
Director: Peyton Reed