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1. Affinity (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 1,834

2. Gray Matters (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

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: 6,355 | Gross: $0.06M

3. Tipping the Velvet (2002)

177 min | Drama, Romance

Set in the 1890's, tells the lesbian love affair between male impersonator music hall star Kitty Butler and Nan Astley.

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

Votes: 6,660

4. Fire (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Ashok runs a family business that sells takeout food that also has a video rental store at the side. Ashok's extended family includes his wife Radha, his brother Jatin, their ailing mother ... See full summary »

Director: Deepa Mehta | Stars: Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Karishma Jhalani, Ramanjeet Kaur

Votes: 5,163 | Gross: $0.40M

5. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

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

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

Votes: 84,092 | Gross: $11.53M

6. Yes or No: Yaak Rak Gaw Rak Loey (2010)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

Pie is a sweet girl who moves into a new college dorm room where she finds out that her new roommate Kim, is a tomboy who looks and dress like a boy. As their friendship develops, Pie and ... See full summary »

Director: Saratswadee Wongsomphet | Stars: Sushar Manaying, Supanart Jittaleela, Arisara Thongborisut, Soranut Yupanun

Votes: 1,400

7. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

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: 18,362 | Gross: $0.30M

8. I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 6,681 | Gross: $0.04M

9. Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 14,839 | Gross: $7.02M

10. After Sex (2007)

Unrated | 77 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 7,451

11. Loving Annabelle (2006)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama, Romance

Annabelle is the wise-beyond-her-years newcomer to an exclusive Catholic girls school. Having been expelled from her first two schools she's bound to stir some trouble. Sparks fly between ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 10,369 | Gross: $1.10M

12. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.

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

Votes: 5,892 | Gross: $1.19M

13. The Gymnast (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

The talented Jane Hawkins (Dreya Weber, Lovely & Amazing) was an impressive gymnast at the top of her game until a devastating injury ended her career. Now she pours the passion, strength ... See full summary »

Director: Ned Farr | Stars: Dreya Weber, Addie Yungmee, David De Simone, Allison Mackie

Votes: 1,861

14. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.

Director: William Wyler | Stars: Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins

Votes: 12,059

15. Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

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: 1,892 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Elena Undone (2010)

Not Rated | 111 min | Drama, Romance

Fate brings two diversely different women together, and sets them on a collision course that will shatter their preconceived notions about love, life and the power of one's soul.

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

Votes: 4,384

17. The World Unseen (2007)

PG-13 | 93 min | Drama, Romance

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: 3,219 | Gross: $0.02M

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

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.

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

Votes: 3,870 | Gross: $1.98M

19. Rent (2005)

PG-13 | 135 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

53 Metascore

This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America.

Director: Chris Columbus | Stars: Taye Diggs, Wilson Jermaine Heredia, Rosario Dawson, Anthony Rapp

Votes: 44,829 | Gross: $29.08M

20. Drool (2009)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy

An abused wife's plan to escape her husband goes awry when she accidentally kills him, causing her to split on a cross-country drive with her best friend and his corpse in tow.

Director: Nancy Kissam | Stars: Laura Harring, Jill Marie Jones, Oded Fehr, Ashley Duggan Smith

Votes: 712 | Gross: $0.00M

21. Sister My Sister (1994)

R | 86 min | Drama, Thriller

Two sisters separated in childhood reunite years later as servants at a household in France. Their happiness to be reunited spirals into an incestuous relationship.

Director: Nancy Meckler | Stars: Julie Walters, Joely Richardson, Jodhi May, Sophie Thursfield

Votes: 2,795 | Gross: $0.22M

22. And Then Came Lola (2009)

Not Rated | 71 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 1,437

23. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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: 54,086 | Gross: $3.05M

24. Sugar Rush (I) (2005– )

24 min | Drama, Romance

15-year-old Kim has just moved to Brighton and developed an earth-shattering, hormone-surging crush on her new best friend, Sugar.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Lenora Crichlow, Richard Lumsden, Sara Stewart

Votes: 3,599

25. The L Word (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

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

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

Votes: 21,421

26. Cashmere Mafia (2008– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Comedy, Drama

A group of successful female executives who have been friends since college turn to each other for guidance as they juggle their careers with family in New York City.

Stars: Lucy Liu, Frances O'Connor, Miranda Otto, Bonnie Somerville

Votes: 2,514