Lesbian Themed Movie Guide with reviews

by Sofia Antonia Milone | created - 24 Nov 2012 | updated - 01 Dec 2016 | Public

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I fully review movies with a strong lesbian theme and large roles or plot lines for lesbian characters and/or relationships in cinema. That includes bisexual women in same-sex relationships. I also review films often touted in other LGBTQI+ lists or press, that might not deserve to be there, and say why - there's nothing more disappointing than having to read between the lines ladies. And we shouldn't have to.

I also include some TV movies and 2-3 part Dramas, but will not cover TV series. Should you watch The L Word - Yes. Orange is the new black? Yes. Grey's anatomy, Buffy, Ellen, ER... Lesbian, bisexual and gay characters in TV are not only becoming commonplace, but also finding their way clear of stereotypes. TV series often have characters that come and go, so I can't review a portrayal within a series, without commenting on the series.

I know, TLDR. Whatevs. Just read the reviews. I watched all of these, both brilliant and awful so you don't have to waste precious hours on bad scripts, editing, acting and cliched drivel.

If you found this useful, leave me a comment!

Romance Key: HEA - Happy Ever After HFN - Happy For Now HFAB - Happy For A Bit (implication regarding ending) NRH - Never Really Happy

p.s I have also listed movies that are on my radar/in my queue - and those which I cannot get hold of. If you have suggestion for movies for me to review, or know where I can get hold of movies listed as needing to be sourced, let me know!

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1. Fingersmith (2005– )

Not Rated | 181 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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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: 6,821

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama/Mystery HEA

Nutshell (without spoiler): Two women are convinced to connive against one another, yet manage to fall in love along the way.

BBC Historical drama based on the book, and simply the best adaptation of a Sarah Waters work to date (her favourite adaptation, she said so - fact). This story is dynamic and full. It will keep you guessing, and bring out the romantic in you. It will have you shouting at the screen "No!"

There are a whole cast of well-written and well cast characters too, and the story is so perfectly crafted, you will be involved with the full plot.


2. High Art (1998)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Radha Mitchell, Ally Sheedy, Patricia Clarkson, Gabriel Mann

Votes: 8,900 | Gross: $1.93M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama/Tragedy HFAB

Nutshell: Practically married woman meets once famous lesbian druggie photographer, they fall in love, but tragedy awaits.

Seriously good film, despite the incredibly moving ending. Some fantastic acting, notably the supporting role of Greta. Beautifully made, and as artistically shot as the title describes. This art is certainly high. Plus, Ally Sheedy finally playing the role all the lesbians hoped she would, and Rada Mitchell doing it again.

It's not often I enjoy a good heartbreaking movie, there's enough of it in the world, but this reality is depicted so well, I've watched it a few times.


3. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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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.

Director: Peter Jackson | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Kate Winslet, Sarah Peirse, Diana Kent

Votes: 53,268 | Gross: $3.05M

Plot Drive: Young Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama/Thriller HFAB

Nutshell: Two wacky young women with vivid inner worlds get too close for their families comfort and resort to murder.

Stunning thriller with tragic ending. Beautifully shot, and acted, and reminiscent of Sister, My Sister (incest aside). Teenage, and more about obsession and death than romance.


4. Bound (1996)

R | 108 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

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61 Metascore

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.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 44,024 | Gross: $3.80M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance. Genre: Drama/Action HEA

Nutshell: Ex-con has lesbian affair with next door neighbour who wants out of her relationship with Mafia man. They plot to steal mafia money, it goes a bit wrong for a long while, then all is well.

Another movie written originally as a straight story, except this one is really good. Great dialogue and characterisation, well shot, fantastic performances ("Laughing at me, laughing at me, *beep* laughing at me!") and stylish despite being mostly set in two rooms.

Tense and erotic thriller, and the ladies do more than just kiss.


5. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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: 21,530 | Gross: $2.21M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Comedy HEA

Nutshell: Girl is sent to ex-gay camp after intervention. At camp, instead of becoming straight, she falls in love with another girl and they hitch the underground gay railroad out of there.

Fantastic comedy in parody style. Great set of characters, great ending, and sadly based on the real-life existence of correction camps in the US.

Great music too.


6. Chloe (2009)

R | 96 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

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48 Metascore

A doctor hires an escort to seduce her husband, whom she suspects of cheating, though unforeseen events put the marriage in danger.

Director: Atom Egoyan | Stars: Julianne Moore, Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson, Max Thieriot

Votes: 61,071 | Gross: $3.07M

Plot Drive: Accidental Lesbian Affair/Obsession Genre: Thriller NRH

Nutshell (to clarify the above): Lesbian seduces married woman by manipulation of her jealousy, conjured via a breaking marriage. Does not end well.

This is great psychological thriller really, though you don't quite grasp that til halfway through. Not a happy ending for the lesbian relationship though. Great cast, and performances, and very unique storyline.


7. Producing Adults (2004)

102 min | Comedy, Drama

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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 »

Director: Aleksi Salmenperä | Stars: Minna Haapkylä, Kari-Pekka Toivonen, Minttu Mustakallio, Tommi Eronen

Votes: 1,194

Plot Drive: Lesbian romance Genre: Drama HEA (?)

Well, this is a highly unusual storyline, but I really loved this movie. It somehow captures so many truths. Lots of well-depicted and well-rounded relationships in various states, and ultimately I very believable and stirring romance in my opinion.

Well shot, well acted, interesting script that tackles some great issues - all round, a very good movie.

Plus, the leads are very easy on the eye, which always helps. I think on occasion the translation could have been better, my only quibble.


8. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

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74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 14,408 | Gross: $0.13M

Plot Drive: Exploration of Gender Genre: Drama HFAB/HFN

Nutshell: Family moves to new neighbourhood where their young daughter with short hair allows her friends to think she's a boy.

A fantastic snap shot of a week or so in the life of this young girl and her family. Simply astounding acting from a whole group of young actors, not least the younger sister.

The film does not state whether this young woman has gender dysphoria, or is exploring her sexuality, or is simply, as the title suggests, breaking out of the stereotype the only way she knows how. But it certainly does explore by proxy all of those things very well, in a film that is quiet, but will keep you on the edge. It's impossible not to get involved with the characters, you feel like a fly on their wall. Beautifully done.


9. Better Than Chocolate (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Anne Wheeler | Stars: Wendy Crewson, Karyn Dwyer, Christina Cox, Ann-Marie MacDonald

Votes: 7,022 | Gross: $2.01M

Plot Drive: Gay gay gay (well, it is - LGB and T, romance all round) Genre: Comedy HEA

Nutshell: Young (closeted) lesbian woman allows and her mother and brother to move in with her. That makes dating new hot girl hard.

Fantastic portrayal of various gay scenes, from bookstores to clubs, including an array of great characters and lots of sexual explorations. But ultimately a lesbian romance. Very funny, if a bit silly. Bisexual and transgender characters too!

You be singing "I'm not... an effing drag queen!" for days.


10. Bumblefuck, USA (2011)

91 min | Drama

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Distraught by her gay friend's death, a young Dutch woman travels to her dead friend's small American town to make a documentary about homosexuality in Bumblefuck USA.

Directors: Aaron Douglas Johnston, Sam de Jong | Stars: Ryan Gourley, Ryan Overton, Heidi M. Sallows, Jeff Smith

Votes: 240

Plot Drive: Romantic self discovery, coming out. Genre: Drama/mockumentary HFAB/HFN

Nutshell: Girl embarks on making a documentary spurred by her gay friends suicide. She has a revelation of her own.

I was incredibly impressed with this movie. The simplicity of the story telling allows the complexity of the underlying issues to be continually pervasive. Everything about this movie feels real, and natural, and allows the viewer a rare opportunity to feel like an actual participant, right there on the sidelines.

I wanted to be in the junk yard searching for shiny things. I felt like I was with these characters at every juncture. The script, and the performances were impeccable. In particular I was astonished to discover that this is/was Heidi M Sallows' first appearance on film.

The dialogue is so natural, I must be forgiven for guessing there may have been a lot of leeway for the actors. And if so, this was not only well-judged, but well-executed.

This film is touching, truthful, at times gritty, and incredibly romantic, in the most ordinary, and therefore accessible of ways. And the ending, though leaving you smiling, is not cliched. Another rarity.

Gentle in many ways, evenly paced, and beautifully shot it may be, but the thing that I enjoyed most about this film, is the manner in which it deals with major issues without judgement, or guidance. Not merely the obvious issues of homosexuality and suicide (the film is dedicated specifically in this vein), but also the broader senses of love and desire, and many levels of intimacy brought under scrutiny.

I found sympathy for every major character, despite my dislike of some of their actions. That is hard to achieve.


11. Mulholland Dr. (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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83 Metascore

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.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Naomi Watts, Laura Harring, Justin Theroux, Jeanne Bates

Votes: 267,269 | Gross: $7.22M

Plot Drive: Weird Lynch Film with lesbian romance (kinda) Genre: Lynch Thriller NRH

Nutshell: Girl goes to Hollywood to seek fame, has a lesbian dalliance on the way, and gets trapped in David Lynch's weird but wonderful and freaky world.

Naomi Watts does more than kiss a girl, but this movie is not about that, its typical frakked up, wonderful Lynch. Often erotic, and depressing. A great movie about obsession for the most part.


12. Tipping the Velvet (2002)

177 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 6,520

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance (and sex) Genre: Drama HFN/HEA

Nutshell: 1890s lesbian had multiple adventures and sexual escapades. Finds happiness in the end, despite torrid affair.

Not fully true to the book, but still a great BBC drama. I was put off by a horrendous vocal from the lead, but aside from that it's a great dip into history - something Sarah Waters is very good at bringing to life (so she should be).

Romantic, and thankfully not cliched. Good, and very gay.


13. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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74 Metascore

Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer.

Director: Patty Jenkins | Stars: Charlize Theron, Christina Ricci, Bruce Dern, Lee Tergesen

Votes: 115,585 | Gross: $34.47M

Plot Drive: Murderous Lesbian Genre: Thriller/Biography NRH

Nutshell: Woman with a girlfriend goes crazy in the face of bastards, turns murderous.

Oscar winning performances, seriously good cast, gripping story, well told. Not a nice story, but a good one.

In many ways it's very cruel of the movie makers to cast Charlize Theron as a lesbian, when frankly, she's so utterly unattractive in it. Sacrilege!


14. Thelma & Louise (1991)

R | 130 min | Adventure, Crime, Drama

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88 Metascore

Two best friends set out on an adventure, but it soon turns around to a terrifying escape from being hunted by the police, as these two girls escape for the crimes they committed.

Director: Ridley Scott | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Harvey Keitel, Michael Madsen

Votes: 111,141 | Gross: $45.36M

This always seems to appear in lesbian movie lists - I have no idea why, you can read subtext into virtually any female relationship if you want to - I truly don't believe the 'romance' here is one of the sort we'd like. I list it to say as much.

It *is* however a fantastic movie, so you should watch it anyway.


15. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

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64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 56,556 | Gross: $82.42M

Plot Drive: The olden days Genre: Depressing Drama NRH

Okay, now there's definitely a strong subtext to the relationship in this movie, which does, as a theme depict the unrequited love of a women for her female friend with whom she has a deep friendship. I list it here to honour that.

This is a classic movie, which will have you bawling your eyes out - and if it doesn't, you weren't concentrating.

It's a slow-mover by the way.


16. Black Swan (2010)

R | 108 min | Drama, Thriller

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79 Metascore

A committed dancer wins the lead role in a production of Tchaikovsky's "Swan Lake" only to find herself struggling to maintain her sanity.

Director: Darren Aronofsky | Stars: Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis, Vincent Cassel, Winona Ryder

Votes: 600,908 | Gross: $106.95M

Plot drive: Obsession Genre: Drama/Thriller NRH

Nutshell: Ballet dancer goes a little coo-coo trying to be the best swan she can (or does she?).

So yes, there's definitely some weird/screwed up lesbianism portrayed in this movie, but you have to watch it to understand why I don't consider this really a lesbian movie.

It is however, a great movie. I really enjoyed it, very thrilling, and very unsettling.


17. My Summer of Love (2004)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

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82 Metascore

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.

Director: Pawel Pawlikowski | Stars: Natalie Press, Emily Blunt, Paddy Considine, Dean Andrews

Votes: 17,366 | Gross: $0.99M

Plot Drive: Lesbian seduction Genre: Drama/Thriller NRH

Nutshell: Young women falls in love with a charming, seemingly vulnerable woman of the course of the summer. But not all is as it seems.

This film pretty much launched Emily Blunts career. It's well made overall, great actors, characters, nice depictions and lovely shots, and of course twists.

[Loose spoiler alert] The twists are what make this movie so great, and yet are also what sadden me as someone reviewing lesbian content. In a world where we're depicted as normal people for most of the time, this would sit well - but in the world where lesbians and women are type cast in roles of manipulators and crazy people - this is just another one of those movies. Better made, subtler perhaps, but I'm not sure if that makes it better or worse.

Still, a very good movie indeed.


18. Cracks (I) (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

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54 Metascore

A look at the lives and relationships among girls at an elite boarding school.

Director: Jordan Scott | Stars: Eva Green, Juno Temple, María Valverde, Imogen Poots

Votes: 16,888 | Gross: $0.02M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Obsession Genre: Drama/Thriller NRH

Nutshell: Enigmatic teacher at all girls school falls for new student, fails to seduce her and vows to leave the school. Her students avenge her with dramatic consequences.

Set in the 1930s Ridley Scott's daughter's debut is beautifully shot. A classy take on an old student/teacher obsession cliche. Fantastic performances, tragic ending. Shame the 'lesbian' turns out to be a bit crazy... as so often they do.


19. Gia (1998 TV Movie)

R | 120 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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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: 34,743

Plot Drive: Lesbian life story including Romance Genre: Drama/Biography HFAB

Nutshell: Angeline Jolie plays the tragic true story of Gia, the drug dependant lesbian model, arguably the first super model.

It's a true story, and it is tragic. There is no happy ending, but the portrayal is beautiful. The chemistry between Gia and her photographer girlfriend is electric. It will make you want to read more about them.

I like to watch this movie and end it before the sad gritty truth comes out, if you're feeling fragile, don't watch the last 15 minutes.


20. Kiss Me (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

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A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter.

Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining | Stars: Ruth Vega Fernandez, Liv Mjönes, Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre

Votes: 7,404

Plot Drive: Coming out/Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama HEA

Nutshell: Newly engaged woman rediscovers her draw to women when she meets her mother's new husband's daughter (confused? Yes, it's complicated!).

Aka Kyss Mig (subtitled). This is essentially a better version of Imagine me and you. The speed at which these women fall for each other seems at first a little suspicious, until we learn that one has always been gay, and the other has spent her life in denial.

More realistic than you might at first think. Very cute, and quiet movie, with some lovely moments.


21. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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72 Metascore

A woman searching for the perfect man instead discovers the perfect woman.

Director: Charles Herman-Wurmfeld | Stars: Jennifer Westfeldt, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Esther Wurmfeld

Votes: 14,675 | Gross: $7.02M

Plot Drive: Lesbian exploration/Romance Genre: Comedy HFAB

Nutshell: Unable to find a man she wants the lead decides to try batting for the other team. Instead of finding a lesbian, she finds another 'straight' woman.

Clever dialogue, well shot, polished hollywood with a hint of the alternative. I enjoyed this mutual exploration between two straight women, who do eventually fall in love, though of course it's never that simple.

A lot of people disliked this movie, but sometimes you have to see past what you *want* to happen, and just enjoy what does. Plus, enjoy decent dialogue when it's handed to you, it's rare. And this is very, very clever.


22. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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: 8,380 | Gross: $1.19M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Light Comedy Drama HEA

Nutshell: A chinese widow is trying to wed off her talented young doctor daughter, but her bosses ballet dancer daughter catches her eye instead.

My friends will laugh at me for saying this, but I'm going to say it anyway - I get excited by expensive shots. And this movie opens with one, a tame one, which was unnecessary and therefore excites me all the more, because it bodes well for production value.

And I'm not disappointed either. Lots of great short scene-setting montages, and clever cuts. However, I will say that I did find a few of the scenes between the principals as they were getting to know one another a little staged - but that's minimal criticism.

Joan Chen's performance as the mother is stand out, and this film deals with so much - race, culture, tradition, coming out, shame, age versus youth - I could go on. Many themes, well told.

It's a steady drama, a simple tale of family and love, and I really enjoyed it.


23. Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)

R | 78 min | Comedy, Romance

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A day in the life of two film-school students trying to find love and another house-mate.

Director: Emma-Kate Croghan | Stars: Frances O'Connor, Alice Garner, Matt Day, Matthew Dyktynski

Votes: 1,784 | Gross: $0.21M

Plot Drive: Student life with some lesbian romance thrown in. Genre: Comedy HEA

Nutshell: Everything and nothing happens in this movie. A week (or so) in the life of a bunch of Australian students, finding, losing and rediscovering love again. The two leads are lesbian lovers.

I like this movie because no-one ever questions the characters sexualities. No-one comes out, no-one is defined, they just get on with life. Great cast, most of whom quickly became more famous.

A whole host of great characters and dialogue, dipping into the typical pretentious culture that comes with institutional learning. Humour in it for film buffs too. And thankfully a happy ending for all.

I have to be honest though, I have always had a real soft spot for Rada Mitchell, and this movie was my debut view at an LBGT film festival as youngster, so this may have affected my rating. Full disclosure and all that.


24. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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86 Metascore

Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.

Director: Lisa Cholodenko | Stars: Annette Bening, Julianne Moore, Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska

Votes: 116,223 | Gross: $20.81M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Bed Death Genre: Drama HEA

Nutshell: Modern family of two mothers and two children are rocked when they finally meet the father of their kids.

alert, though if you didn't know this already I'd be surprised, it's in the trailer...] Okay, so I saw quite a lot of vitriol from the gay community about this movie because one of the 'lesbians' (newsflash: being in a same-sex relationship does not mean you identify as lesbian) has an affair with a man. Omgs. This is a tale of real-life people, and actually, in the end they act like adults, get their feelings in order and the person who loses out is the guy... end]

I really liked this movie, it was honest, brutal, sad and tackled some big issues. The cast was great, the characters complete and likeable - the only thing that I'd agree with the (lesbian) critics on is that all the sex portrayed was opposite-sex, when the kernel of the story is a failing same-sex relationship. But then I think about that and think - well, isn't that the point?

Oh, and it's well shot, directed and edited, with appropriate music etc. Basically, it's good quality. You're only gripe is likely to be the plot. I say - get over it ;)


25. What's Cooking? (2000)

PG-13 | 109 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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57 Metascore

In LA's Fairfax district, where ethnic groups abound, four households celebrate Thanksgiving amidst family tensions. In the Nguyen family, the children's acculturation and immigrant parents... See full summary »

Director: Gurinder Chadha | Stars: Joan Chen, Julianna Margulies, Mercedes Ruehl, Victor Rivers

Votes: 2,340 | Gross: $1.04M

Plot Drive: Kitchen sink story with a lesbian couple Genre: Drama/Comedy HFN

Very much an indie film. This is really 4 stories of four families whose lives are intertwined. One of the families has a lesbian couple home for thanksgiving.

The whole film is good, drawing on many tensions within community - race, gender, sexuality. It's a tale which aims to highlight the struggle between generations to face up to modern life.

If you ever had a crush on Nurse Hathaway (Er, Julianna Margulies) then watch this - very cute relationship.


26. The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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A look at the life of 19th century Yorkshire landowner Anne Lister (1791-1840), who lived openly as a lesbian and kept diaries chronicling the details of her daily life.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Maxine Peake, Anna Madeley, Susan Lynch, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 1,430

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Historical Drama/Biography HEA

Nutshell: Based on a true historical story of a woman who wrote an account of her affairs with women in code.

Really great drama, romantic, and picturesque. Great performances, and a touching historical tale. Sometimes it really is that simple.


27. Claire of the Moon (1992)

Unrated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Nicole Conn | Stars: Trisha Todd, Karen Trumbo, Faith McDevitt, Craig Damen

Votes: 851 | Gross: $0.80M

Plot Drive: Lesbian conversion Genre: Lesbian Romance HEA? Who knows.

Nutshell: At a writers retreat two women (one lesbian) have to share digs. They don't get along, then they do.

Okay, so this is a c-lassic, and if you've not seen it, I recommend you do. After you get over the first few sticky scenes (which are rife with 80s directorial cliches as well as being a little badly executed), the story starts to be revealed, and actually, it's a pretty good one.

After all, it's one of the first, right?

I was surprised by how easy this was to watch, despite the odd bit of corn. All characters were well-rounded, and interesting, and mostly developed well. The love interest is actually quite believable, and even though most of the sex scenes are straight, the best and longest is saved until the end. And (jeans aside... you'll get that joke when you watch it), it's a sensual, romantic and realistic one.

Spattered with discussions of love, sex, sexuality and psychology, it's easy to see why so many films that followed ended up being a bunch of women sat around talking about themselves and relationships.

But this movie held the mystery of self. It didn't puke up babble for the sake of it. And there are so many small, but lovely moments the actors create, little looks here and there. The performances (despite at times what might be described as slightly stilted script), were very, very good.

I rate this whilst pushing the fact that it's dated aside. Sometimes you gotta watch an old film and let it be of it's time.


28. Anatomy of a Love Seen (2014)

Not Rated | 80 min | Drama, Romance

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Two young actresses fall in love with each other while filming a lesbian love scene, then break up months later, and then are forced to reunite in order to re-shoot the love scene for the movie's distribution.

Director: Marina Rice Bader | Stars: Sharon Hinnendael, Jill Evyn, Constance Brenneman, Marina Rice Bader

Votes: 1,919

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama HFAB/HEA(?)

Nutshell: Two women fall in love on set. Then some *beep* happens we don;t know about and they are forced to re-do a love scene together. I mean, I want to write that movie. Genius.

This movie is vastly underrated in my opinion. Set on a movie set, the synopsis was worrying, but fear ye not; this movie is very well executed, and cast.

It's finite in location, with some flashbacks for emphasis. 4 main characters that honestly I felt gave enough material for a series.

This movie isn't the greatest romance ever, but it's a very intrguiing and lovely take on what one might consider a trope in lesbian film making.

I hope to see more from Marina Rice Bader as both a writer and director. She knows how to get the goods.

Also, hot women, and kissing.


29. Appropriate Behavior (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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73 Metascore

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Votes: 2,941

30. Concussion (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama

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56 Metascore

After a blow to the head, Abby decides she can't do it anymore. Her life just can't be only about the house, the kids and the wife. She needs more: she needs to be Eleanor.

Director: Stacie Passon | Stars: Robin Weigert, Maggie Siff, Johnathan Tchaikovsky, Ben Shenkman

Votes: 3,380 | Gross: $0.04M

31. Como Esquecer (2010)

100 min | Drama

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Julia is a 35-year-old English Literature teacher struggling with depression as she tries to get her life back together again after her long, intense love affair with Antonia. Feeling ... See full summary »

Director: Malu De Martino | Stars: Ana Paula Arósio, Murilo Rosa, Natália Lage, Arieta Corrêa

Votes: 384

Plot Drive: Getting over the last love of your life Genre: Drama HFN

Nutshell: Professor is depressed after a breakup, moves into new home with friends, and works her way out of her dysfunctional funk.

Interesting introspective analysis of moving on after love has left. Well acted, lots of good characters. The leading lady is quite mesmerising at times, and for once I hoped she'd succumb to her student (who I preferred to the actual love interest).

A quiet movie, for a sunday afternoon when you're feeling thoughtful.


32. Gray Matters (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

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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: 6,285 | Gross: $0.06M

Plot Drive: Coming out/self discovery. Genre: Comedy HEA

A surprisingly good movie, with a realistic, and fairly happy ending - not something lesbian characters often get.

Gray's brother has a shotgun wedding, and Gray finds she has fallen for his beautiful new wife, coincidentally someone she picked out for him. She has to very quickly come to terms with her sexuality as a result.

This film is witty, had some great traditional movie relationships (amusing best friend), and actually deals with the subject matter in a believable way.

Light-hearted lesbian coming out romcom with some really great dialogue, if you can catch it.


33. Naissance des pieuvres (2007)

85 min | Drama, Romance

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65 Metascore

Summer in a new suburb outside Paris. Nothing to do but look at the ceiling. Marie, Anne and Floriane are 15. Their paths cross in the corridors at the local swimming pool, where love and desire make a sudden, dramatic appearance.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Pauline Acquart, Louise Blachère, Adèle Haenel, Warren Jacquin

Votes: 7,504 | Gross: $0.08M

Plot Drive: Coming out/sexual awakening Genre: Drama HFAB

Nutshell: Three young women (15yrs) are embroiled in a messy triangle of attraction, with the syncronised swimming team as a backdrop.

French film, well shot, great directorial debut. Passions run high, a few virginity's are lost, but no conclusions are made. It's gritty, a little frakked up, and very real.


34. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

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65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 6,706 | Gross: $0.44M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romace Genre: Drama/Political HFAB

Nutshell: Two young Iranian women discover their love, only to see their culture take it away.

Two best friends discover their love for one another in a place of both cultural and sexual oppression. An eye-opening film, well made with a nice political subplot, which explores Iranian treatment of women.


35. La tourneuse de pages (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Music, Thriller

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67 Metascore

The girl Mélanie Prouvost is the beloved daughter of the butchers Mrs. Prouvost and Mr. Prouvost. She is an aspirant pianist and her parents make her application to the Conservatory. During... See full summary »

Director: Denis Dercourt | Stars: Catherine Frot, Déborah François, Pascal Greggory, Clotilde Mollet

Votes: 6,369 | Gross: $0.21M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama NRH

A slow but well told and edgy story of obsession more than love, of a young woman and an older concert pianist. This creeps along, rather than exploding, and remains cryptic to the end.

French with subtitles.


36. Late Bloomers (1996)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process.

Director: Julia Dyer | Stars: Connie Nelson, Dee Hennigan, Gary Carter, Jonah Lisa Dyer

Votes: 395 | Gross: $0.03M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Comedy/Drama HEA

Okay, so this is an old movie, and it's aged, and it's characters are normal people not models, and the lingering opening shot for the titles might worry you... but stick with it, because this is actually a pretty cute movie.

To me this is like a precursor to But I'm a Cheerleader, in style. It's not as laugh-out-loud, but there are definite moments. The supporting characters are great, notably the two offspring, one moody teenaged sister played to a 't', and a younger wise-beyond-his-years brother. The story has a full arc, and I found it surprising, after I'd tuned into the dated filmic vocabulary.

It has some of the most random, but best montage use I've seen too. Always a good thing.

I mostly enjoyed this movie because it was about love, not lust; not typical hollywood beauty and sex, but something more real.

Cute. It was cute, and watchable. And it covered a lot of issues too. rather well. Plus, did I mention funny outfits?


37. Girl Play (2004)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

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37 Metascore

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.

Director: Lee Friedlander | Stars: Robin Greenspan, Lacie Harmon, Mink Stole, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 703

Plot Drive: Lesbian romance Genre: Comedy/Drama HEA

Nutshell: Two actors are cast in a play together and fall for each other.

This is not just based on a true story, it's entirely a true story. It is based on a play that the lead actors wrote about their experience of being cast in a play together and falling for each other. What is surprising (perhaps it shouldn't have been) is that the actors continued to play themselves, not just in the play, but in this adaptation for film.

This is not a strong adaptation for film - and by that I mean, it's more like a televised play, it doesn't suddenly become a film because you filmed it and stuck in a load of scenes that you could not otherwise have depicted in the play. I don't imagine the script went through any real radical transformation - and it really felt like I was watching the play for the most part.

However, and it's a very BIG however, the performances are so powerful and well-pitched, and the script so well-written that I managed to look past all the niggles I had, even the obvious ageing in production value.

What stands out is a simple story that's incredibly well told and portrayed though the simplest of methods, great theatrical voices.

In fact, I think I would have been just as drawn in if this had been an actual straight-up filming of the theatrical production. I felt like I'd had a chance to see a play I would never have seen.

This is on film, but I wouldn't really call it film. It's a cross-over production. When you have characters in a theatre talking to camera, with no other context, that's what you get.

But it's brilliant. It's poignant, and it will strike a chord with anyone who's ever been in a relationship.


38. Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

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44 Metascore

A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn, Art Malik, Ronny Jhutti

Votes: 1,846 | Gross: $0.01M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Comedy HEA

Nutshell: Young Asian lesbian returns to Glasgow and tries to save her families restaurant by winning curry of the year. She starts dating a girl, who helps.

It's a romcom, cute and kind of believable. Happy in the end, with some faces you might recognise (both actors went no to be cast as lesbian characters on TV - Lip Service and Heading Out).


39. Daphne (2007 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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Set during the years between the "Rebecca" trial and the writing of Du Maurier's short story "The Birds", including her relationship with her husband Frederick 'Boy' Browning, and her ... See full summary »

Director: Clare Beavan | Stars: Geraldine Somerville, Elizabeth McGovern, Janet McTeer, Andrew Havill

Votes: 364

Plot Drive: Lesbian (Venetian -- in joke) Romance Genre: Biography NRH

Story based on the letters that Daphne du Maurier wrote to the woman she fell in love with. Very interesting side to the novelists life, well told, with some touching performances from some great actresses. It's for TV so it's slow, and it's a biography so it is what it is. I enjoyed it very much, plus I enjoyed the dialogue which was steeped in the era (1950-60s).


40. Puccini for Beginners (2006)

82 min | Comedy, Romance

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54 Metascore

A recently-singled New York writer finds herself in two surprising and complicated relationships.

Director: Maria Maggenti | Stars: Ken Barnett, Julianne Nicholson, Brian Letscher, Elizabeth Reaser

Votes: 2,152 | Gross: $0.09M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Romcom HEA

Nutshell: Girl who cannot commit is dumped, and ends up dating both a man and a woman who happen to be one another's ex's.

The above is no spoiler, that reveal is the first scene, and the weird outfit is explained, so stick with it.

I enjoyed this movie. It's clearly filled with ridiculous coincidences, but it uses them well, and explores the modern day relationship conundrums.

Don't be put off by the lead character sleeping with a guy - she's confused by it, and plenty of characters discuss it - she's not suddenly straight - but I do wish at some point this movie had stepped up and really embraced the bisexual element/discussed it a bit more. Either that or simply not defined women who are obviously bisexual as lesbian in the first place.

But that's a mere political point. It was funny, and occasionally clever, and filed with famous faces from mainstream TV (Grey's Anatomy, Weeds, Ally McBeal etc).

It wasn't particularly beautiful, or noticeably groundbreaking - but it was well-made, and there are lots of lovely human observations made.


41. Albert Nobbs (2011)

R | 113 min | Drama, Romance

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57 Metascore

Albert Nobbs struggles to survive in late 19th-century Ireland, where women aren't encouraged to be independent. Posing as a man so she can work as a butler in Dublin's most elegant hotel, Albert meets a handsome painter and looks to escape the lie she has been living.

Director: Rodrigo García | Stars: Glenn Close, Mia Wasikowska, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Antonia Campbell-Hughes

Votes: 21,035 | Gross: $3.01M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Tragedy Genre: Historical Drama NRH

It goes without saying this is well produced, acted and scripted, it was - relatively to most indie gay films - big budget ($7mil). Both Glenn Close and Janet McTeer were oscar nominated, deservedly so I think.

It's based on a novella, that became a play and transfers well to film. But if you're looking for romance, steer clear. This is a sad movie, and the focus is the sad tale of a woman pretending to be a man, in a world that would frown upon it.

It's never clear whether Albert is merely a lesbian in drag, or if she might have been gender dysphoric, but she meets another like her, and her naive life seems set to change.

Then it all ends.

Some very amusing moments, and the historic setting is beautifully done. But I wanted more from the story - it was sad to begin with, had a blip and then got sadder. I liked the lack of cliche in the ending, but it was bit too tragic and real for me - the day I watched it at least.


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

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

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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: 12,977 | Gross: $0.10M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance of Teenage Secret Agents Genre: Comedy HEA

Nutshell: Group of agents (think Charlie's teenage angels) have to catch a thief. Whilst doing so one of the falls in love with her.

Silly romcom, but good. Quite kitsch. Happy ending.


43. The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan, Jenny O'Hara

Votes: 2,081

Plot Drive: Coming out Genre: Drama HEA

I didn't know this was a TV Movie when I rented it, but it was clear as soon as it began. This however did not detract from my enjoyment, it just makes for less stars due to quality of production.

Stockard Channing plays the mom of a young teen coming to terms with her sexuality - and I think this story is really well told. I personally had an easy coming out, so for me, this was an education, and a believable one at that.

A tale of how difficult it can be to be young and gay, how parents and friends struggle, and how even if you are lucky enough to find someone to love, it can be fleeting because, hey, you're young!

Lots of school related stuff, depicted well. Plus, there's Ru Paul.

A made for TV movie it may be, but it was good story telling.


44. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 67,815 | Gross: $25.89M

Plot Drive: Biography Genre: Biography

Great movie chartering the traumatic life of this famous bisexual artist. Yes it gets a bit sapphic, but it's not the drive of the movie.

Excellent production value.


45. A Marine Story (2010)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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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: 1,904

Plot Drive: Don't Ask Don't Tell Genre: Drama HEA

Nutshell: Ex-Army Captain finds new role in life through the straightening out of troubled teen.

This film has the kind of storyline that wouldn't be out of place in a cheesy made-for-TV film. But there's a huge difference - the cinematography is just beautiful, the direction incredible good, and the actors are very talented.

Not that TV films can't have those things, but you know what I mean when I say something smacks of 'made for american TV' - if you don't, you need to watch more cable channels to get this reference, namely, Living on a sunday.

Anyway - the story is a bit cliche, but the issues are dealt with well, and the performances are really good. I felt that the TV scripting came in toward the end of the movie, when things start to be 'tied up' looking for a feel-good ending, and that it might have found a better way to wrap things up, something more interesting, despite it being based on 'real stories' - what does that even mean nowadays? Either it's a true story, or you made it up. Most fiction is based on 'real stories' or 'events that happened'. Yes, my eyes are rolling.

I liked it anyway, it's not ground breaking in terms of plot, or story telling, but it's a nice reminder now that Don't Ask Don't Tell has been repealed, of what so many went through - and how so many have been forced out of their livelihoods and pensions.

The landscapes are incredible too.


46. Hannah Free (2009)

Not Rated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

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A film about a lifelong love affair between an independent spirit and the woman she calls home.

Director: Wendy Jo Carlton | Stars: Sharon Gless, Maureen Gallagher, Kelli Strickland, Ann Hagemann

Votes: 317

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance/Tragedy Genre: Comedy/Tragedy HFAB

Nutshell: Story finds two lovers in a nursing home, separated by the family of one, whilst the other, in a coma, slowly slips away.

Sharon Gless, best known as one half of Cagney and Lacey, produces an amazing performance in this. It's a shame the poster is so airbrushed - her character looks nothing like it, I hate it when they do that.

Anyway, this is a film adaptation of a stage play, and it's a decent adaptation, it works very well. There's no real surprises in it, you see the situation, you know pretty much where it's all going.

There are lots of flashback scenes, to very early childhood and to midlife portrayals of the characters. I'm not a fan of flashback unless done very well - these were mediocre at best.

It didn't help that I didn't like the casting of the adult version of Gless's character though - incredibly goofy, but not adding to the tale as a result made me break out of belief too many times. But the modern day scenes of Gless in her hospital bed, were brilliant. I wish it had stayed there in all honesty.

The other notably good performance was from Grace (Jacqui Jackson, who on a totally unrelated point, interestingly came out as trans in 2012 and is now Jax Jackson living as a transgender man).

The tale is sweet, and the end is sad. I cried a few times during it, but I've spent a lot of time at the bedside of people with tubes in them as they wait, and ask for death. Hence the /tragedy.

Worth watching for Gless's performance alone.


47. Elena Undone (2010)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Nicole Conn | Stars: Necar Zadegan, Traci Dinwiddie, Gary Weeks, Sam Harris

Votes: 4,173

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama HEA

Nutshell: Woman married to anti-gay preacher falls in love with another woman.

Yes, yet another Nicole Conn movie. It started out by going on about one true loves, and two becoming one, and twin flames entangling or some such pap, and honestly, I wondered if it was all going to be too saccharin for me - possibly a lot of cliched drivel that I tend to prefer to bypass. But I stuck with it.

There are cuts from the main movie to flash backs, mockumentary scenes and a narrator who speaks to camera pontificating about love, all of which I found very jarring - too many different styles, neither gelling, not contrasting enough. Then this narrator joins in with the original movie, and is some sort of supposed 'love guru'. Yikes. I got the feeling his pop-psychology wasn't supposed to evoke eye-rolling.

This movie would have been far better if all the above interspersed scenes had been left out - they made a cliche of the story, and added to it's already stuttered nature.

It's shot well generally, but put together badly [fade to black]. The actors in the 'main' movie are really very good [fade to black]. The best friend (Mary Wells) is both a stand-out character and actor (despite such a mixed, but nonetheless natural accent combining english with scottish and american lilts if I'm not mistaken), and they were the best scenes by far [fade to black, and cut too quickly to next scene with no establishing shots].

I'm writing this particular paragraph during the 'love' scene (which shows you how interested I am in it). It's yet again another slow, caressing, idealist take on how sensuous sex between women is supposed to be. Frankly, I'm tired of it. Is this how lesbians produce sex scenes? No wonder hollywood isn't interested in portraying them - even I'm bored. How many 'straight' movies do you see spending so much screen time dedicated to slow-mo naked stroking and caressing? Where's the *actual* sex?

As a lesbian, I can honestly say, I find this portrayal as unrealistic and unsatisfying as the movies accused of porning-up lesbian sex scenes. Long, laborious, and unlike most encounters. The L Word got the balance right, every time. Yet most movies fall foul, probably of over-trying.

There are also some strange music choices - not very in-keeping, or consistent with the movie. But then there's no real 'style' to this movie. It feels like an 80s TV movie.

I have to say, the kernel of this story is very good - but it falls down so often. The group revelation scene made me cringe, I wish it had been more private, friends know when they should leave, why did they wait so long to leave?!

Also. Eyebrows. And did the husband crawl off and die in the end then? Who knows? His story is not important.


48. Jamie and Jessie Are Not Together (2011)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

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Have you ever fallen in love with your best friend? Jamie is moving in 2 weeks from Chicago to New York hoping to become a Broadway actress. Her best friend Jessica is bummed because she's ... See full summary »

Director: Wendy Jo Carlton | Stars: Jax Jackson, Jessica London-Shields, Fawzia Mirza, Marika Engelhardt

Votes: 173

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance(s) Genre: Drama/Musical HFAB

Nowhere did this say it was part musical - and I'll be honest, the songs added nothing to the film for me, in fact it made me a little uncertain how good it would be.

But actually, the musical numbers aside, there were some really lovely scenes, the acting had great realism, and dialogue was believable. The film lacks a thread, a voice if you will, in that we are not guided in the slightest to root for any particular coupling - for me I found that both refreshing and frustrating, because left to my own devices I did not want Jamie and Jessie to ever get together.

You'll have to see.

"I felt better for like forty-eight minutes afterward" has to be my favourite line.


49. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 18,055 | Gross: $0.30M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Break up Genre: Drama/Thriller HFAB

Nutshell: Gay girls in boarding school, one goes straight, the other crazy.

A lesbian version of Dead Poets Society. Great young cast of well known individuals. A shame it had a tragic ending, and that the cool hot chick goes twisted and crazy. But there is a super bird of prey in it.


50. Bitch Slap (2009)

R | 109 min | Action, Comedy, Crime

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19 Metascore

Three bad girls travel to a remote desert hideaway to steal $200 million in diamonds from a ruthless underworld kingpin.

Director: Rick Jacobson | Stars: Julia Voth, Erin Cummings, America Olivo, Michael Hurst

Votes: 12,542 | Gross: $0.02M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Crims Genre: Action HEA?

Nutshell: Very silly lesbian criminal gang movie.

Amusing, little concentration required, comedy.


51. The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Maria Maggenti | Stars: Laurel Holloman, Nicole Ari Parker, Maggie Moore, Kate Stafford

Votes: 3,802 | Gross: $1.98M

Plot Drive: Coming out/of age Genre: Drama HEA

Nutshell: Young lesbian tomboy Randy falls for and starts dating schoolfriend who's parents catch them after their first night together, but think initially she is a boy. They run away to a motel, but the adults catch up.

This is a little aged now, but still kind of cute. It launched a couple of careers, most memorable Tina from The L Word (in this she plays the tom boy!).


52. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Alex Sichel | Stars: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz

Votes: 2,890 | Gross: $0.15M

Plot Drive: Girl is in love with her best friend (despite the offering of a young Leisha Hailey... duh.) Genre: Drama (Gritty) NRH

Nutshell: Complicated young female relationships on a backdrop of the 90s riot grrl music scene.

This film is dark, it deals with death, and drugs and deep stuff like that. The lead lesbian finds it hard to get it on with the hot girl due to her frakked up relationship with her best friend which doesn't end well. I'd call this whole movie broody with a hint of danger. It could do with more pace, but that's the sign of an indie film, right? Reality.


53. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

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A woman on the precipice of divorce becomes drawn to a ranchowner's daughter.

Director: Donna Deitch | Stars: Helen Shaver, Patricia Charbonneau, Audra Lindley, Andra Akers

Votes: 3,677 | Gross: $2.49M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Seduction and Romance Genre: Drama HFN

A true classic, one of the very first. A bit slow by today's standards, but as an original well worth a sunday afternoon watch.

To be honest, I forget most of what happens in this (a year after watching it) - which doesn't say much. But maybe nothing much happens. I do remember the cool car.


54. After Sex (2007)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Vignettes about eight different couples at varying points in their relationships, each having conversations immediately after having sex.

Director: Eric Amadio | Stars: Marc Blucas, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Emmanuelle Chriqui, James DeBello

Votes: 7,357

Plot Drive and Nutshell: Series of conversations various couples have after sex. Includes gay and lesbian couples. Well, one lesbian coupling.

Genre: Short Dramas (inc. a lesbian short).

This is included for the short starring Mila Kunis, which is actually quite good. But the most of the others stories are also quite good, with a couple of notable exceptions.


55. Eloïse's Lover (2009)

92 min | Drama, Romance

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A young woman is hospitalized and in a coma after a serious accident. Through flashbacks we learn of her feelings for another woman.

Director: Jesús Garay | Stars: Diana Gómez, Ariadna Cabrol, Laura Conejero, Bernat Saumell

Votes: 1,387

aka: Eloïse's Lover

Plot Drive: Coming Out Genre: Romance NRH

Nutshell: Flashback of life of girl in coma.

This was rather well told, the characters are well-drawn, even if the young artist lacks actual talent. But's it's believable, and at times moving. For once, however I hoped that it would end in a traditional cliche, rather than the forced cliche avoidance that will soon be the cliche.

A quiet, but interesting movie.


56. It's in the Water (1997)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

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Residents of the fictional town of Azalea Springs, Texas go into a panic after a gay local says the town's water supply is what made him gay.

Director: Kelli Herd | Stars: Keri Jo Chapman, Teresa Garrett, Derrick Sanders, Timothy Vahle

Votes: 1,401

Plot Drive: Coming out Genre: Drama HEA

Despite the fact this movie is prematurely aged (I can't honestly believe it was made in 1997 -- the quality is really that of a 90s TV movie, ie 80s direction), it has quite a nice romantic plot arc.

It's a shame that in TV movie style it went for a rounded, comedic plot line though. I actually would have liked to see the main relationship better developed, rather than some of the edits that were made. If it had more pace we might have had more meat. Instead we're left to imagine most of the romantic the build-up.

Still, the brief scenes where the main characters connect are really good, fly on the wall kind of scenes.

One thing I disliked is that as the movie progresses our heroine begins to dress less and less feminine. And after she kisses a girl, she's wearing a tie. Seriously. It would have been more interesting and powerful if it hadn't pandered to that simple and stupid stereotype.

For a low-budget TV movie this is quite entertaining though, and a really cute bedroom scene.


57. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama

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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: 3,114 | Gross: $0.02M

Plot Drive: Lesbian seduction Genre: Drama NFAB

Nutshell: Olden times (okay, I honestly found it hard to date, but around 50s?) in an indian inhabited area of South Africa, a lesbian seduces a housewife (rather easily) apparently just by proving she can be a woman in man's world (own a bar/restaurant) and drive a car (essentially).

I didn't really understand why the wife falls so quickly and easily, except to say she must be impressionable, which is not a great reason - she comes off as more than a bit pathetic.

The performances are good, but once again the script is lacking. There's a lot of nice comment on the times and the difficulties between races - most notably the mini-story of the black guy who romances a white lady who is seriously cool... and it's well shot etc. But it was a bit stayed, and boring. I didn't really care if they got together or not.

Perhaps it takes a lot for me to invest in characters, or perhaps I'm just watching a lot of bad scripts at the moment.


58. Head in the Clouds (2004)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance, War

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40 Metascore

HEAD IN THE CLOUDS is a sweeping romantic drama set in 1930's England, Paris, and Spain. Gilda Bessé shares her Paris apartment with an Irish schoolteacher, Guy Malyon, and Mia, a refugee ... See full summary »

Director: John Duigan | Stars: Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Penélope Cruz, Thomas Kretschmann

Votes: 13,232 | Gross: $0.40M

Plot Drive: Twisted Romance Genre: Drama NRH

This film often appears in Lesbian movie lists. I don't really think it deserves such placement in that, technically, yes, Charlize Theron and Penelope Cruz portray lesbians lovers, but only by way of a one line confirmation of that fact. In the movie they hide it, not only from the other characters, but from us. The main romance is with the lead male character, the two women are bisexual, and aside from a dance, and a very weird goodbye kiss, you'd be forgiven for thinking "What the hell?" when their relationship is revealed. Because frankly, there was very little chemistry, or much between the lines to read. In a way it was matter of fact, which would be brilliant if it had actually been portrayed on screen, rather than simply referred to later in the movie.

This is a non-portrayal, in a sense.

As for the movie, well, Theron is as usual, fantastic, the actors are great, it's well made, and fairly enjoyable in a sunday afternoon way, if you don't expect it to be gay.

It's also depressing, and tragic given the back drop of civil war and general impending world war doom. And lengthy. I stopped to write this three times.


59. Lan se da men (2002)

85 min | Drama, Romance

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61 Metascore

An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.

Director: Chih-yen Yee | Stars: Lun-Mei Kwei, Bo-lin Chen, Yolin Liang, Joanna Chou

Votes: 2,869

Plot Drive: Coming out Genre: Drama HFN

Story of two school friends, one of whom has a stalker-like crush on a boy, and the other who has a crush on her. A beautifully told story, quiet rather than slow, depicting the fun kids have in a rather strict society.

The coming out is not (sadly, or rather refreshingly?) finalised with consummation of any relationship. This is rather a story about friendship, and how love is not a choice, and can complicate everything.

I rather enjoyed it, despite the fact for the first hour I wasn't even sure if there was any LGBTQ theme to it! I clarify this point by adding that I'm watching these films specifically with an eye for LGBTQ theme/characters - rather than my not being about to enjoy 'straight' movies...


60. To Faro (2008)

90 min | Drama

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Melanie meets Jenny and falls in love. But Jenny thinks she's met Miguel.

Director: Nana Neul | Stars: Anjorka Strechel, Lucie Hollmann, Manuel Cortez, Florian Panzner

Votes: 391

Plot Drive: Gender Bending coming out Genre: Drama NRH

Aka 'My Friend From Faro'

Nutshell: Butch girl who can pass as a boy (no mention of gender dysphoria) does when given opportunity and ends up creating a character and getting a girlfriend, kinda.

Well made, but a little slow I found. There were many interesting supporting characters, and both the plot and the journey plot were believable, but the ending was inevitable (if not as brutal as Boy Don't Cry).

I liked it, but it needed a little more pace for me, despite great performances.


61. Bare (I) (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

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52 Metascore

A young girl in Nevada becomes romantically involved with a female drifter who introduces her to a life of stripping, drugs, and metaphysical experiences that teach her what happens when real life catches up with dark fantasy.

Director: Natalia Leite | Stars: Dianna Agron, Paz de la Huerta, Chris Zylka, Louisa Krause

Votes: 1,361

Plot Drive: Boredom? Genre: Drama Gotta go with NRH

Nutshell: Girl in a small town meets a lazy, crazy drug dealer - they sort of get it on.

This is well shot, with a gently-paced indie feel. I think the actors did well with the script, which was thin, yet detailed.

I think Paz de la Huerta was totally mis-cast. She's not charming, or quirky, she's basically barely ever sober. And for the most part, in need of a bath. I found it very hard to believe Diana Agron's character would be so easily bewitched by her, or her lifestyle. At no point did it seem cool, nor did the characters seem to think it was. There was a complete lack of real wonder between them, and in this so-called 'fantasy' world Sarah found herself in. It was rather pedestrian, considering the lead character basically becomes a druggie stripper on a whim.

It's a shame, because Diana Agron played her role very well. And Paz de la Huerta plays a dirty looking addict well, there was just no point at which she could be seen as a sexy. In fact, at points I found her rather repulsive.

There's not much else to say.


62. Imagine Me & You (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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: 25,385 | Gross: $0.67M

Plot Drive: Coming out/Lesbian Romance Genre: Comedy HEA

Nutshell: Newly married woman falls in love with lesbian wedding flower arranger, has worrying moment of denial, but turns out gay in the end. The End. Yes, they kiss.

From afterellen.com: “In the Q & A after the screening, he (the writer/director Ol Parker) told us that he had originally written it to be about a man and a woman, but found that people found parts of the story development too predictable, thus he discovered that he was actually writing a gay film.”

The above says it all really. This would have been rubbished by all as a straight movie. Making it lesbian was the only way he'd get funding. It was still predictable however. Making it gay didn't make it any less predictable to anyone but the straight audience - who probably won't see it.

A wonderful cast and a decent budget were wasted on a terrible storyline. There were some moments that were ok, but the only good lines came from the kid, who was in it for approximately three minutes screen time (“do penguins have knees?”).

Such a shame, yet we will clamour to it because it's two beautiful women, even if the story was cliched pap. And it is.

I wish Kazuo Ishiguro had been writing Remains of the Day and realised he'd been writing a gay love story. Swap Anthony Hopkins for Susan Sarandon and I'd be clapping. But that's an awesome story, this, is not.

As you can see I was utterly disappointed in this movie. It's probably not as bad as I make out here. However I stand by all the above. I really wish someone had given me all these great actors...

5/10 (in my heart I give it 2/10 as punishment)

63. A Perfect Ending (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

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Rebecca has a very unusual secret, one that not even her best friends know about. The last person on earth she expects to reveal it to is a high priced escort named Paris. What starts as a ... See full summary »

Director: Nicole Conn | Stars: Barbara Niven, Bryan Mordechai Jackson, Jessica Clark, John Heard

Votes: 2,904

Plot Drive: Lesbian seduction/coming out in later life Genre: Drama/Comedy HFAB

Nutshell: Dissatisfied married woman is encouraged to try a female lover. She does. She likes it, eventually. But there's a twist.

This is a well-made movie. At first I worried I'd be weirded out by the age difference in the women, but I just about coped. It's a nearly 30 year gap.

Some fantastic and fascinating supporting characters. Occasionally there was a moment when I wondered if it was going to be stilted, but it hung in there. The call girl's performance - the sultry seduction - was a bit much for me. Constant brooding, dark and serious - and it took a long time for her to feel like a real character, which given her back story was odd.

There were a lot of off-set scenes depicting various incidents/designed to show the state of characters minds that seemed a bit self-indulgent, but I saw past them.

There's a twist too in that there's a secret they keep almost telling you but don't quite give you full details. I think this was designed to make sure the ending hit you in the gut. But honestly, I think if I'd known the truth from the beginning, I would have felt less duped, and been even more involved.

I wasn't that interested in the younger girl's tale. It was all a bit to obviously tragic - and I found it hard to empathise with her because she was so 2d for so very long.

I also saw the cliche at the very end coming, and it genuinely made me sad that the filmmakers had left this open ended - refusing to state either way - it felt a little cowardly.

The lead actress is marvellous though, her daughter is very good for what little time she gets on screen. I didn't rate the performance of the lover, who never rounded off for me. That's why this rating is lower than it might otherwise have been. That's and the total mis-casting of 'Dawn' as the 'hot lesbian date' - I think we were supposed to find her sexy, but I found her laughable, and borderline lecherous.

When will filmmakers stop portraying what they *think* is sexy - it rarely is.


64. Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Melonie Diaz, Ana Mercedes, Cecile Rivore, Marisa Ramirez

Votes: 2,642 | Gross: $0.02M

Plot Drive: Radical Feminist Movement with Lesbians (obviously) Genre: Drama HEA

Jamie Babbit makes quality films, and this is no exception, but the script is very lacking. So much so I started writing this 40mins in. I felt like I was watching an 80s indie film by the dialogue (tired and cliched conversations) and the 2d characterisation.

I didn't care about any of the characters. I was remotely amused by the Daria style lawyer character, however.

Another lot of talent wasted. Pace would have helped, montages don't equal real pace. Clea Duval plays guitar and sings badly for 15 seconds in a scene created for a 'cool' cameo - If the movie had been great I would have whooped for the nice touch, but because it wasn't, I groaned audibly.

Bottom line, this film is just not as good or cool as it wants to be (we expect so much more from the person who created But I'm a Cheerleader). These kinds of films belong to the riot girl movement from which all the music has been borrowed. In the early 90s. Even good music doesn't help.

The finale is almost worth waiting for, the political act. Not the awful cliched relationship.


65. Rosebud (1996)

14 min | Short

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Director: Cheryl Farthing | Stars: Doreene Blackstock, Julie Graham

Votes: 38

Mildly Erotic Lesbian Short, quite entertaining in a quiet way.


66. Affinity (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Zoë Tapper, Anna Madeley, Domini Blythe, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 1,795

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Historical Mystery Thriller NRH

Nutshell: Lady visits 'spiritual' prisoner, falls in love, prisoner escapes, with more than love.

Not my favourite of Sarah Waters' novels, not as clever a storyline, or compelling, certainly cinematically, but still a good tale.


67. Butterfly Kiss (1995)

Not Rated | 88 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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61 Metascore

Eunice is walking along the highways of northern England from one filling station to another. She is searching for Judith, the woman, she says to be in love with. It's bad luck for the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Winterbottom | Stars: Amanda Plummer, Kathy Jamieson, Saskia Reeves, Des McAleer

Votes: 1,721

Plot Drive: Weird Lesbian Romance Genre: Thriller NRH

Nutshell: Crazy murderess dressed in chains with odd northern accent searching for 'Judith' seduces petrol station worker who helps her cover up the evidence.

Full of well-known british talent inc. Amanda Plummer and Saskia Reeves, who spends most of her time running around shouting "Euuuuuu..." and getting her hands dirty.

Did I mention this is weird and really frakked up? But really well acted.


68. Je te mangerais (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music

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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 »

Director: Sophie Laloy | Stars: Judith Davis, Marc Chapiteau, Fabienne Babe, Cécile Laloy

Votes: 1,072

Plot Drive: Lesbian Obsession Genre: Creepy? NRH

Nutshell: Crazy french girl obsesses over flatmate to a classical piano soundtrack

I've rarely rooted for the girl to end up with the boy, but this was an exception. At many times, this creepy film is painful to watch, by design however, not through bad execution. It is very well executed, and very odd. At one point I thought it was near ending, only to get creepier.

The lead is quite a hottie though, and the characters are interesting.


69. Camp Belvidere (2014)

Not Rated | 38 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Camp Belvidere is the story of camp leader Rose and how her friendship with Gin, the camp nurse, evolves into a passionate love affair.

Directors: Astrid Ovalles, Oriana Oppice | Stars: Astrid Ovalles, Molly Way, Stacee Mandeville, Spencer Rhys Hughes

Votes: 462

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama HEA?

Nutshell: Girl in a girl's camp falls for a tutor/nurse/no idea what her role is really.

If I hadn't seen it in the blurb, I'd not know this was the 50s. Note to filmmakers: if you're going to be bold enough to write and shoot a film set in any previous decade, you need to be sure you can adequately recreate it believably. Sadly the detail here is lacking.

For me the decade was relegated to the level of plot device; the constraint required to give this story friction.

This is a 'short' movie, and as such I wonder if that notion has affected production. Which is a shame.

It's well shot, well presented - but I felt it needed seriously padding out. We jump right into a scene, with no real establishing shots or story telling. In fact every opportunity for establishing anything at all - the era, the location, the situation - is missed in this first scene, and subsequent scenes. Cutaways are needed.

There could have been choices made to intersect this opening scene (which frankly I wondered if I'd stumbled into the middle of the story...) with shots of the characters lives, as they describe them: The camp, their dreams, their imaginings - and even their past encounters. It would have really elevated it. A few furtive looks across fences...

Dare I say it, even a montage or two wouldn't have been a bad idea. Such care has been taken over shot selection, it seems almost negligent. This said, so much time has been put into great tight shots, it's the long shots of context that are missing and very much missed. Did I mention cutaways? Story telling beyond script?

I quickly realised only one of these actors really belonged in this story, and had the capacity to carry the weight of the decade this story is supposed to be set in. A lack of direction, clearly.

Throughout, the younger actress (Molly Way) is stuck in modern gestures, movements and facial expressions, which are a stark and incongruous contrast to Astrid Ovalles' perfectly rigid and precise portrayal.

I'd have loved to have seen these rushes and given feedback, because I feel there's such a great deal of potential being shown here, but it's missing the mark. With a rework of scenes, some script work and a lot of actor guidance (when you're being shot tightly, don't move around - remember this is the 50s...) there's a story here worth telling.

I know, TL:DR. The short: Astrid Ovalles is one to watch, she'll nail this filmmaking lark soon and dazzle us, I'm sure.


70. Viola di mare (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

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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 »

Director: Donatella Maiorca | Stars: Valeria Solarino, Isabella Ragonese, Ennio Fantastichini, Giselda Volodi

Votes: 1,214

Plot Drive: Lesbian dresses as man to be with woman 18th C. Genre: Drama HFAB

Slow, but interesting story. Adapted from a novel, and 'inspired by a true story.' I'm not sure they chose the focus of this story very well for the film. A lot happens, slowly, and I imagine it's covered better in the book.

Strange soundtrack selection at times. I found the central character believable as a man, which made it a shame they didn't move away first and dupe a load of strangers - though the villagers reaction to the sudden change of gender was interesting and could have been exploited more.

What I don't understand is how the father figure could turn from hateful, and abusive to accepting and supportive so quickly. The arc of his character seems incorrect - there was simply no reason behind it, or rather it was ill-explained in the movie.

If he had been a good, loving father, who became angry and upset and frustrated by his wilful daughter, then his readiness to turn her into a man would be difficult, but understandable. I'd have killed him off earlier, or made him nicer.

Unsatisfying ending, left with too many questions about the future. The parts were well cast however, and the performances very good.


71. Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (1993)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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28 Metascore

Sissy Hankshaw is born with enormous thumbs that help her hitchhiking through the U.S. from a young age. She becomes a model in advertising, and her New York agent, "the Countess", sends ... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Uma Thurman, Lorraine Bracco, Pat Morita, Angie Dickinson

Votes: 6,417 | Gross: $1.71M

Plot Drive: Eccentricity, romance Genre: Comedy Oddity NRH

Nutshell: Woman with large thumbs ends up on a ranch filled with politicly driven women, unbelievingly falls for one, has a thumb op, and gets involved with saving cranes.

This is star-studded, and there are lots of interesting performances, but it is a very odd movie. I feel Rain Phoenix was totally mis-cast given the talent on offer - not only is she not the strongest actor, she doesn't really have the allure or sexual chemistry to convince me she could seduce Uma Thurman (who by the way, I've actually stood next to at a party once - I wasn't brave enough to say hi, I oohed at the fireworks instead, this can be independently verified). She looks like a kid in this, not the respected leader she should be.

Then again, in the next scene Uma is seduced by Noriyuki 'Pat' Morita (aka old man in Karate Kid) - so it's fair to say this is an odd film all round.

Note for real geeks: You can spot a very young Edward James Olmos (Admiral William Adama - BSG) in the band.

I got a bit bored with it to be honest - and it's strangeness. I probably wasn't in the mood - either that or it just wasn't good enough to be so weird. It was also quite slow.

Dolores was the best character.


p.s what was the point of having Heather Graham in this movie? Wasted.

p.p.s the thumbs was comically rubbery thought.

72. I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 6,467 | Gross: $0.04M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama HEA

Nutshell: Two woman, both engaged fall for one another, despite cultural/religious difficulties.

This movie isn't as good as it could be. The sound was oddly over-dubbed, giving it an amateur quality that was compounded by some stilted line delivery. The latter was occasionally due to poor script which the lead actors did an amazing job keeping just about believable. There were conversations happening in random places, and a lot of the time it slipped out of feeling natural which spoiled my viewing. All of this said, and despite some awful cliches, I did find myself managing to enjoy it. But it could, and should have been a far better movie. There was a lot more potential here.


73. Bloomington (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

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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: 3,970

Plot Drive: Lesbian teacher/pupil seduction Genre: Romance HFAB

Nutshell: Teacher seduces famous actor pupil, pupil goes back to hollywood.

I always find teacher/pupil seduction movies creepy. At least this one is set at university level, but the fact it happens within the first 13mins of screen time, and literally the 3rd time the characters meet, with little to no actual interaction/flirtation up to that point, dismayed me.

The script was not very fluid. There are a number of breaks in character consistency, without adequate explanation, making it feel unbelievable. And the story arcs seem half-hearted too. Awful stretched ending lacking impact.

This movie would have been better if the relationship between the leads had developed as friends, and ended in a kiss of promise.

It's a huge shame since the actors are great, if a little mismatched.


74. Apflickorna (2011)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama, Sport

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Two adolescent girls on an equine acrobatics team form an intimate friendship that becomes threatened by their competitive nature.

Director: Lisa Aschan | Stars: Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin, Isabella Lindquist, Sergej Merkusjev

Votes: 2,164

Plot Drive: Lesbian half-seduction/obsession/coming of age Genre: Drama/almost thriller NRH

This is quote an odd film, very unhollywood by nature. Beautifully shot, but slow. Well developed secondary characters, odd lead characters whom I never fully identified with, nor cared much for.

Lots of strange, uncomfortable things happen throughout this film, venturing into territories of sexualising children.

I'll be honest, it only just held my interest, and only loosely told what could have been a snappier story.

Though the idea of a lesbian romance it touted throughout, you'll be disappointed if that's what you're hoping for.


75. Go Fish (1994)

R | 83 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 1,759 | Gross: $2.41M

Plot Drive: Lesbian looking for love Genre: Drama/Comedy HEA

A classic lesbian movie, though very dated now. Even in it's time it was a bit scraped together. Guin Turner is great, but her leading lady leaves a lot to be desired (no surprise to find out she wasn't the intended actor to play the role, but drafted in), and does not prove to be worthy of her lust. Slow, but groundbreaking in it's day.

I acknowledge the part this movie has played in the lesbian movie world, I just never thought it was all that good.


76. Villa Amalia (2009)

94 min | Drama

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Villa Amalia is the story of Ann, a musician, whose life is turned upside down by a kiss. When she sees Thomas kissing another woman, Ann makes a clean break, leaving him and everything ... See full summary »

Director: Benoît Jacquot | Stars: Isabelle Huppert, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Xavier Beauvois, Maya Sansa

Votes: 900

Plot: Midlife Crisis? Genre: Drama NRH

Nutshell: Privileged pianist/composer decides to inexplicably abandon her already lonely life for even more solitude.

This film was distributed by Peccadillo Pictures, a company that deals with LGBT film. But honestly, this barely even has any LGBT theme. If you're hoping for that, don't watch this.

I daren't stop watching this movie in case something actually happened in the seconds I stopped watching. Not because there was so much to miss, but precisely because so little of this footage was actually essential to the story, such as there was.

This is a very pedestrian paced movie, more about scenery than anything. I'd like to say it was pretty, it should be, and yet the camera work was at times hard to understand.

The lead actress is wonderful, but under-utilised. Simply put, nothing much happens. I hesitate to categorise it as 'drama'. It's a film very much of type, but not the best if it's type.

I didn't expect pace, but there was little to get my teeth into. I did not care for any of the characters, I did not see any reason for anything much that happened. It was an odd tale, hard to relate to.

As for the notion of lesbian interest. She meets an italian woman 5/8ths of the way through, and there share a bed, and hug once, briefly.


77. Three Veils (2011)

117 min | Drama

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Director: Rolla Selbak | Stars: Sheetal Sheth, Angela Zahra, Mercedes Mason, Madline Tabar

Votes: 209

Plot Drive: Difficult love Genre: Drama NRH

I found it hard to give a plot drive for this because it's a tale of three women, only one of whom is lesbian-ish. It's a story about religion, arranged marriage and breaking boundaries - but they are all tales we've seen before, and therefore they all feel cliched. In fact, the script is more than a little wanting, though the actors are great, and the production value is good.

It's just all a bit unbelievable. By the time we get to the lesbian romance, I was cringing. In fact I'm watching that bit whilst I write this - that's how unaffected I am by it. Though *none* of the romance in this is believable, they all spend half an hour with one another (imagined time, not screen time, so screen time about a minute) and then fall into unbelievable lust... given the issues surrounding them.

Then comes the third story, and it's a huge backstory with new characters to explain the crazy drunk character's addiction.

It was unnecessary - far easier for her to introduce her father in some other context, and let us assume some things. Then we discover the final character actually supposedly wrote the whole thing, which is ridiculous, given the points of view and narration expressed throughout.

If it had been me, I'd have merged the religious character with the soon-to-be-wed, and made a more concise and better story out of the whole thing. Told by one narrator, far more clearly. It's a jumbled mess by the end.

A lot of time is wasted rehashing the sections where the stories overlap - pointlessly. But it was the end that was truly awful, and lost this film a couple more stars...

The trailer was better, and not a good representation.


78. The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (1972)

Not Rated | 124 min | Drama, Romance

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An arrogant fashion designer falls in love with an icy beauty who wants to be a model.

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake, Eva Mattes

Votes: 6,477

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Drama NRH

Nutshell: Artist falls into obsession with a woman she intends to make a model.

If you enjoy Hitchcockain long, slow but incredibly clever conversational dialogue in your movies, stick with it, you will be rewarded. If you have a low attention span today, save it. I had to watch this in 3 sittings... but I stuck it out (for you, so you didn't have to).

The description Petra gives of the end of her marriage in the first 30mins (I think, it was day one of viewing, I'm sure) is simply marvellous, and I defy anyone to identity with at least part of it (seriously, it was really good).

This is set in one room, and split into 3 distinct time frames. The ending is rather amusing.

Did I mention this was long and slow? Honestly, don't watch this unless you're a real film buff.

3/10 (from a modern day viewing perspective)

79. The Guest House (2012)

Not Rated | 82 min | Romance

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Before leaving for college, a recently dumped goth girl's life changes forever when she falls in love with a smart and professional college grad who is staying in the family's guest house.

Director: Michael Baumgarten | Stars: Ruth Reynolds, Madeline Merritt, Tom McCafferty, Jake Parker

Votes: 1,220

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance Genre: Romance HEA

Nutshell: Girl's father goes away when they have a house guest. Girl seduces the house guest. Father comes home, is not happy.

This film has some really nice moments, mostly the seemingly ad-libbed sections. But, there are some long, and slow scenes that needed cutting, and some performances that didn't sit right against others as well. Not only this but there was just a bunch of cliche, and no notable supporting roles to give it any depth (all other characters were so two-dimensional they may as well have not appeared, but rather merely been referenced -- in fact that would have made them more interesting). Also, a lot of needless flesh before it needed exposure, and then later, when it was required, the underwear went back on... as is usual in Hollywood.

When the depth is revealed (and really this would have been a better story if the lead character had behaved like the reality of the situation from the beginning), it's done badly, and the reactions are not very believable. This is possibly due to the lengthy monologue, again, unnecessary.

Too many moments of cringe.


p.s. I started writing this during the cliched obligatory song-writing scene. How I didn't notice this girl rolled her 'R's until that moment I'm not sure. It's possibly not her singing. I kinda hope it isn't. The song is awful too.

80. The Monkey's Mask (2000)

R | 93 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

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49 Metascore

A lesbian private detective dives head first into murder, manipulation and the consuming power of sex.

Director: Samantha Lang | Stars: Susie Porter, Kelly McGillis, Abbie Cornish, Brendan Cowell

Votes: 1,357 | Gross: $0.05M

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance/Sex Genre: Thriller HFAB

Nutshell: Australian Private detective solves murder, and gets laid a lot.

Quite an odd story set on the poetry circuit, with strange and unnecessary voice over, and bad musical choices. A lot of nudity, and not for the win. Kelly McGillis finally plays the role we know she was born for though. The reveal/end was disappointing, despite being the more complicated tale.


81. And Then Came Lola (2009)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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A talented, but distracted photographer, Lola, on the verge of success in both love and work, could lose it all if she doesn't make it to a crucial meeting on time. But, as usual, Lola is ... See full summary »

Directors: Ellen Seidler, Megan Siler | Stars: Ashleigh Sumner, Jill Bennett, Cathy DeBuono, Jessica Graham

Votes: 1,411

Plot Drive: Lesbian Romance(s) Genre: 'Comedy'

Nutshell: Girl runs, and runs

9mins in and I realise, I don't really care about Lola's mission, which seems a little lame in the first place -- yet from the very beginning even Lola seems to think it's impossible.

No story ark. Not really much story. There are some fancy things happening, interspersed animation sequences etc, but it feels like a short film that has been extended by way of a (slightly porno) music video.

Everything is a reference to sex, but none of it is sexy. There is no atmosphere (literally) to any of the scenes, which vary in consistency regarding quality.

To me Danni's character is completely mis-cast, but that's all moot **spoiler** because imagine my delight when after completing her totally boring and average mission, Lola wakes up, it was a dream, and it goes groundhog day on me...

Also, I now see where Jill and Cathy's web series (We have to stop now) came from - lots of sitting on the therapists couch scenes).

Honestly, this is a waste of a good hour I could have been googling myself in.


82. Some Prefer Cake (1998)

94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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In San Francisco, Kira has a day job at a warehouse, writes jokes for her sister (who does stand-up back East), wants to perform her own material, hangs out with best friend Sydney (who ... See full summary »

Director: Heidi Arnesen | Stars: Kathleen Fontaine, Tara Howley, Desi del Valle, Leon Acord

Votes: 83

Plot Drive: Lesbian looking for love. Genre: Comedy HEA

Nutshell: Lesbian comic goes on a few dates and get advice from friends. Ends up going camping with a girl.

It's a bit weird to be honest, slow moving indie film with a couple of good lines. Traditional best friend straight girl role appears, with a crazy sex-mad lesbian (also traditional) thrown in.

I did like the lead actress however. A lot.


83. Timecode (2000)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

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65 Metascore

Four frames of simultaneous action that alternately follow a smitten lesbian lover as she obsesses over her partner's dalliances and the tense goings-on of a Hollywood film production company.

Director: Mike Figgis | Stars: Jeanne Tripplehorn, Stellan Skarsgård, Salma Hayek, Xander Berkeley

Votes: 6,075 | Gross: $0.95M

Plot Drive: Lesbian couple involved. Genre: Drama NRH

Nutshell: Continuous footage in four frames telling story of a hollywood production company.

Not sure this movie pulls off what it intended to do. Very hard to enjoy what feels like watching a bunch of security cameras whose sound keeps being turned up and down without notice.

Selma Hayek plays a wannabe actress being snooped on by her jealous exec lover. The whole thing felt like an experiment.


84. Loving Annabelle (2006)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

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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: 10,140 | Gross: $1.10M

Plot drive: lesbian Romance with minor (fact). Genre: Drama NRH

Nutshell: Teacher seduces/is seduced by underage student in unbelievable manner.

Just not believable, and due to the (supposed) age of the girl involved, also not enjoyable on that level either for me. I do wish people would stop making teacher/pupil affairs into drama, unless they put a new twist on it.


85. Gigola (2010)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama

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Set in the risque world of 1960's Paris, Gigola is a witty and desirable young girl who explores the lesbian underworld of the city and soon becomes a high-priced escort.

Director: Laure Charpentier | Stars: Lou Doillon, Eduardo Noriega, Marie Kremer, Rossy de Palma

Votes: 346

Plot Drive: Lesbian pimp/whore Genre: Disturbing and french (I don't know what else to say!)

Okay, so I hold my hands up, I was lured in by a pretty cover. This movie made me uncomfortable, and not in a good I-question-why kind of way.

The lead character is odd, a female gigolo (hence title), who is also a pimp for other women. There are sex scenes with older women that really made me want to turn off completely. I tried to stick with it, but I just couldn't get past that enough to care what happened.

It was frankly just odd. With half an hour to go and our protagonist **spoiler** suddenly seeming to take sexual interest in a male pimp, I'd had enough.

2/10 - thought I'm not sure I should rate it, since I didn't finish it, nothing I missed could have made this movie better than a 2 - not even if Angelina Jolie turned up to sort the whole mess out.

86. Habitación en Roma (2010)

Unrated | 109 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Julio Medem | Stars: Elena Anaya, Natasha Yarovenko, Enrico Lo Verso, Najwa Nimri

Votes: 18,441

Plot Drive: Naked Lesbians? Genre: Erotica? HEA?

Nutshell: I'm not sure, I didn't make it past the first few horrendous minutes of awful dialogue.

I don't feel entirely justified in rating this, since it might have improved, but I was honestly embarrassed watching it. I cringed so much I had to make it stop, despite the naked ladies. Hence the rating.

If I want to watch bad porn, I'll rent it.


87. Suddenly (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

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63 Metascore

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 »

Director: Diego Lerman | Stars: Tatiana Saphir, Carla Crespo, Veronica Hassan, Beatriz Thibaudin

Votes: 758

Plot Drive: Lesbian seduction (kinda) Genre: Drama/Thriller NRH

The strangest seduction movie ever. Two tomboys kidnap a woman at almost knife-point, because one of them wants to seduce her. They embark on a strange, and morbid adventure.

I have to admit I only watched half this movie, so I won't actually rate it. It wasn't bad, I just got bored. I didn't hate it.

88. The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

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74 Metascore

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Votes: 613

To review. I watched this when I was 17 - that's when it was released! It's a documentary from what I remember. I need time to rewatch for a real review.

89. Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

R | 104 min | Drama, Music

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48 Metascore

Prey For Rock & Roll is the story of Jacki and her all-girl rock and roll band, Clam Dandy, who are trying to make it in the LA club scene of the late 1980s. After ten years of being ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Steyermark | Stars: Gina Gershon, Lori Petty, Marc Blucas, Drea de Matteo

Votes: 1,800 | Gross: $0.06M

To review. I watched this the year it came out, again I need a refresh, but essentially great cast, well made, about the indie music scene, and how to wear black eyeliner. Gina Gershon plays another convincing lesbian character. I know I enjoyed it, though as a 'faded' musician myself, it would probably cut a bit close to the bone these days!

90. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Fox

Votes: 5,770 | Gross: $1.19M

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91. Fine mrtve djevojke (2002)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Thriller

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A lesbian couple rents an apartment in a seemingly normal building which happens to be populated with all kinds of freaks. Initially kind but unaware of their secret, a landlady tries to ... See full summary »

Director: Dalibor Matanic | Stars: Olga Pakalovic, Nina Violic, Kresimir Mikic, Inge Appelt

Votes: 1,650

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92. Unveiled (2005)

97 min | Drama

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60 Metascore

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 »

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Jasmin Tabatabai, Navid Navid, Mossadegh Hamid, Bernd Tauber

Votes: 954 | Gross: $0.00M

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93. Legãturi bolnãvicioase (2006)

86 min | Drama

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Love. It just happens. No rules. It may look sick, but it's deep and it hurts. For everyone, Alex and Kiki are just good friends. They happen to be two girls experiencing another kind of love. For their family, Kiki and Sandu are sister and brother who sometimes fight. They happen to be lovers. Love Sick is about their stories.

Director: Tudor Giurgiu | Stars: Maria Popistasu, Ioana Barbu, Tudor Chirila, Catalina Murgea

Votes: 2,533

Aka 'Love Sick'.

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94. La robe du soir (2009)

95 min | Drama

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Like many of her classmates, 12 year old tomboy Juliette has a crush on Mrs. Solenska, a teacher distinguished by stylish attire and an uninhibited, provocative classroom demeanor. ... See full summary »

Director: Myriam Aziza | Stars: Alba Gaïa Bellugi, Lio, Sophie Mounicot, Léo Legrand

Votes: 245

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95. Sonja (2006)

72 min | Drama

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A teenage girl learns some valuable lessons about love and self-acceptance in this coming-of-age drama from filmmaker Kirsi Liimatainen. Sonja (Sabrina Kruschwitz) has just turned sixteen, ... See full synopsis »

Director: Kirsi Liimatainen | Stars: Sabrina Kruschwitz, Julia Kaufmann, Nadja Engel, Christian Kirste

Votes: 279

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96. 80 egunean (2010)

104 min | Drama, Romance

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Where is the thin line that separates friendship from desire? After more than 50 years without seeing each other, two 70 years old women dare crossing the line.

Directors: Jon Garaño, Jose Mari Goenaga | Stars: Itziar Aizpuru, Mariasun Pagoaga, José Ramón Argoitia, Zorion Eguileor

Votes: 408

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97. Henry & June (1990)

NC-17 | 136 min | Biography, Drama

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In 1931 Paris, Anais Nin meets Henry Miller and his wife June. Intrigued by them both, she begins expanding her sexual horizons with her husband Hugo as well as with Henry and others. June ... See full summary »

Director: Philip Kaufman | Stars: Fred Ward, Uma Thurman, Maria de Medeiros, Richard E. Grant

Votes: 10,873 | Gross: $11.57M

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Apparently there's a 'lesbian' scene - we'll see what I think about that...

98. Edie & Thea: A Very Long Engagement (2009)

61 min | Documentary, Drama, Romance

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After 42 years, feisty and delightful lesbian couple Edie and Thea are finally getting married. From the early '60s to the present day, the tireless community activists persevere through ... See full summary »

Directors: Susan Muska, Gréta Olafsdóttir | Stars: Thea Spyer, Edea Windsor

Votes: 338

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99. Murderous Maids (2000)

94 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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78 Metascore

Based on the true story of two chambermaids (the Papin sisters) of 1930s France who murdered their employer and her daughter.

Director: Jean-Pierre Denis | Stars: Sylvie Testud, Julie-Marie Parmentier, Isabelle Renauld, Dominique Labourier

Votes: 1,084 | Gross: $0.23M

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Apparently this films is about incestuous sisters who murder. Can't say I'm *that* bothered about finding it to watch tbh... I'd rather spend my time watching positive portrayal, or even just, you know, stories of normal people (whatever that means).

100. Se min kjole (2009)

85 min | Drama

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Four dysfunctional teenage girls steal a car and elope from the institution where they live. They go on a road trip across Denmark, confronting ghosts of the past and settling old accounts as their dark secrets are revealed.

Director: Hella Joof | Stars: Malou Reymann, Stephanie Leon, Julie Grundtvig Wester, Honey Shain

Votes: 467

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