THE ULTIMATE LESBIAN MOVIE LIST

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1. Jack & Diane (2012)

R | 110 min | Drama, Horror, Romance

45 Metascore

Diane's feelings for Jack -- the girl she met over the summer -- begin to manifest themselves in terrifying ways when she learns that her friend will soon be moving away.

Director: Bradley Rust Gray | Stars: Riley Keough, Juno Temple, Kylie Minogue, Jackson Ning

Votes: 2,842 | Gross: $0.00M

2. Heterosexual Jill (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

A self-proclaimed "ex-lesbian," Jill hunts down her ex-girlfriend Jamie to prove to herself that she is no longer attracted to her. "Heterosexual Jill" is a satire about sexuality where nothing is as it seems.

Director: Michelle Ehlen | Stars: Jen McPherson, Michelle Ehlen, Keye Chen, Shaela Cook

Votes: 152

3. Ambrosia (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 79 min | Drama

A beautiful and talented fashion designer's excitement in landing a dream job is complicated when her new boss takes more than a professional interest in her, which makes her question her ... See full summary »

Director: Baharak Saeid Monir | Stars: Sahar Biniaz, Camyar Chai, Heather Doerksen, Pauline Egan

Votes: 383

4. Ashley (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

A frustrated suburban teenager, who fails to connect with her often unpleasant mother, resorts to self-harm as a coping mechanism.

Director: Dean Matthew Ronalds | Stars: Holly Taylor, Michael Madsen, Jennifer Taylor, Olivia Rose Keegan

Votes: 1,051

5. Breaking the Girls (2012)

Not Rated | 83 min | Crime, Thriller

42 Metascore

Sara, a college student who was slandered by a classmate, finds herself framed for murder by Alex, who initially proposed the perfect, untraceable crime.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Agnes Bruckner, Madeline Zima, Shawn Ashmore, Kate Levering

Votes: 3,510

6. Contracted (2013)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller

48 Metascore

After being drugged and raped at a party, a young woman contracts what she thinks is an STD; but, it's actually something much worse.

Director: Eric England | Stars: Najarra Townsend, Caroline Williams, Alice Macdonald, Matt Mercer

Votes: 14,855 | Gross: $0.00M

7. Mosquita y Mari (2012)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

66 Metascore

After being assigned as study partners, two Chicana high schoolers find a bond that confuses them at times.

Director: Aurora Guerrero | Stars: Fenessa Pineda, Venecia Troncoso, Joaquín Garrido, Laura Patalano

Votes: 893

8. Show Me Love (1998)

Not Rated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin.

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

Votes: 51,232 | Gross: $0.17M

9. Go Fish (1994)

R | 83 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

A romantic tale about finding a soulmate. The only difference here is that both partners are women...in Chicago's lesbian community.

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

Votes: 2,092 | Gross: $2.41M

10. Better Than Chocolate (1999)

R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Maggie, 19, works at a lesbian/LGBT bookstore. Her mom's getting divorced and has invited herself to stay with Maggie. Maggie hasn't told her, she's lesbian. Her new girlfriend moves in as well.

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

Votes: 8,252 | Gross: $2.01M

11. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 6,690 | Gross: $0.76M

12. Cloudburst (2002)

Unrated | 93 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Olympia Dukakis, Brenda Fricker, Kristin Booth, Michael McPhee

Votes: 2,147

13. High Art (1998)

R | 101 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A young female intern at a small magazine company and a drug-addicted lesbian photographer slowly fall in love while exploiting each other to advance their respective careers.

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

Votes: 10,279 | Gross: $1.93M

14. My Mother Likes Women (2002)

96 min | Comedy, Drama

51 Metascore

In Madrid, the divorced middle-age pianist Sofía discloses to her daughters Elvira, Gimena and Sol on the day of her birthday that she is in love with the talented Czech pianist Aliska, who... See full summary »

Directors: Daniela Féjerman, Inés París | Stars: Leonor Watling, Rosa Maria Sardà, María Pujalte, Silvia Abascal

Votes: 1,619 | Gross: $0.08M

15. The Intervention (I) (2016)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama

57 Metascore

A weekend getaway for four couples takes a sharp turn when one of the couples discovers the entire trip was orchestrated to host an intervention on their marriage.

Director: Clea DuVall | Stars: Melanie Lynskey, Jason Ritter, Skylar Bernon, Kira Pozehl

Votes: 6,140 | Gross: $0.03M

16. Yoga Hosers (2016)

PG-13 | 88 min | Action, Comedy, Fantasy

23 Metascore

Two teenage yoga enthusiasts must do battle with an evil presence that is threatening to rise from its underground lair and endanger their major party plans.

Director: Kevin Smith | Stars: Lily-Rose Depp, Harley Quinn Smith, Johnny Depp, Adam Brody

Votes: 13,294

17. First Girl I Loved (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

61 Metascore

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

Director: Kerem Sanga | Stars: Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 3,408

18. Desert Hearts (1985)

R | 91 min | Drama, Romance

67 Metascore

While waiting for her divorce papers, a repressed professor of literature is unexpectedly seduced by a carefree, spirited young lesbian.

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

Votes: 5,799 | Gross: $2.49M

19. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

After starting at an upmarket boarding school, a teenage girl forms close friendships with her two older roommates. However, when she discovers that her new friends are lovers she finds herself caught in a complicated situation.

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

Votes: 20,677 | Gross: $0.30M

20. Heavenly Creatures (1994)

R | 99 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

86 Metascore

Two teenage girls share a unique bond; their parents, concerned that the friendship is too intense, separate them, and the girls take revenge.

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

Votes: 61,990 | Gross: $3.05M

21. Reaching for the Moon (2013)

Not Rated | 118 min | Biography, Drama, History

44 Metascore

A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares.

Director: Bruno Barreto | Stars: Glória Pires, Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Marcello Airoldi

Votes: 3,160 | Gross: $0.04M

22. Room in Rome (2010)

Not Rated | 107 min | Drama, Romance

A hotel room in the center of Rome serves as the setting for two young and recently acquainted women to have a physical adventure that touches their very souls.

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

Votes: 23,245

23. Blue Is the Warmest Colour (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

89 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 144,991 | Gross: $2.20M

24. Suddenly (2002)

Unrated | 92 min | Comedy, Drama

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: 857

25. Gespenster (2005)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama

Nina, an end-of-teenage orphan with mental problems, starts a new job as a garden cleaner when she meets Toni. They fell in love with each other, but soon Toni starts betraying Nina. In the... See full summary »

Director: Christian Petzold | Stars: Julia Hummer, Sabine Timoteo, Marianne Basler, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 1,473

26. Bound (1996)

R | 109 min | Crime, Thriller

61 Metascore

Tough ex-con Corky 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: 53,155 | Gross: $3.80M

27. The Edge of Heaven (2007)

Not Rated | 122 min | Drama

85 Metascore

A Turkish man travels to Istanbul to find the daughter of his father's former girlfriend.

Director: Fatih Akin | Stars: Baki Davrak, Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner, Tuncel Kurtiz

Votes: 31,596 | Gross: $0.74M

28. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 3,272 | Gross: $0.15M

29. Cracks (I) (2009)

R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller

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: 19,762 | Gross: $0.02M

30. Zoe.Misplaced (2014)

113 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

Zoe's regimented life is thrown into upheaval when she unexpectedly falls in love. In doing so, she is faced with making a series of choices whose outcomes not only impact on her ... See full summary »

Director: Mekelle Mills | Stars: Hannah Raven Smith, Clementine Mills, Harvey Zielinski, Ryan Bennett

Votes: 117

31. Kiss Me (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

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: 10,363

32. Concussion (2013)

R | 96 min | Drama

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: 6,191 | Gross: $0.04M

33. Mulholland Drive (2001)

R | 147 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

85 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: 338,790 | Gross: $7.22M

34. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 29,578 | Gross: $2.21M

35. Loving Annabelle (2006)

Not Rated | 77 min | Drama, Romance

The intelligent Annabelle starts in an elite Catholic girls' boarding high school after being expelled from the previous 2 schools. She's open about being lesbian. She's attracted to her teacher, Simone.

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

Votes: 12,394 | Gross: $1.10M

36. 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: 4,576 | Gross: $1.98M

37. Fire (1996)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

Two women who are abandoned by their husbands, find love and solace in each other.

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

Votes: 5,912 | Gross: $0.40M

38. Tipping the Velvet (2002)

177 min | Drama, Romance

The story of Nan Astley who falls in love with three different women on her journey to stardom and happiness in 1887 Victorian England.

Stars: Rachael Stirling, Keeley Hawes, Jodhi May, Alexei Sayle

Votes: 7,878

39. French Twist (1995)

R | 104 min | Comedy

After learning of her husband's infidelities, a housewife invites an itinerant lesbian to move in with them. None of their lives will ever be the same again.

Director: Josiane Balasko | Stars: Victoria Abril, Josiane Balasko, Alain Chabat, Ticky Holgado

Votes: 4,868 | Gross: $1.40M

40. The Kids Are All Right (2010)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 128,409 | Gross: $20.81M

41. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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: 11,084 | Gross: $1.19M

42. The Children's Hour (1961)

Not Rated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A rebellious student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of lesbianism.

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

Votes: 15,734

43. My Summer of Love (2004)

R | 86 min | Drama, Romance

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: 20,234 | Gross: $0.99M

44. Water Lilies (2007)

85 min | Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

After meeting at a local pool over their summer break, a love triangle forms between three adolescent girls, which proves difficult to sustain as they each desire the love of another.

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

Votes: 11,069 | Gross: $0.08M

45. Monster (2003)

R | 109 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

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,