These are our picks, not necessarily in this order, for the best lesbian movies of all time. These movies all have central lesbian or bisexual themes.
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This is one of the first lesbian movies released to mainstream audiences. Set in Reno in the 1950s, a beautiful casino worker falls in love with an older professor.
But I'm A Cheerleader
But I'm A Cheerleader has to be the funniest lesbian love story of all time. Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall star with Ru Paul (not in drag) as two young women who meet at a homosexual rehabilitation camp.
Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love
A sweet story of two high school girls from opposite sides of the tracks who fall in love. Randy (Laurel Holloman) works at the gas station and lives with her lesbian aunt and her lover. Evie drives a Range Rover and is one of the most popular girls in school. When they fall in love, all hell breaks loose.
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly fool the mob and fall in love. One of the sexiest lesbian films ever!
Better Than Chocolate
Political, sexy, funny and a great soundtrack. This movie has it all. Maggie's mom shows up unexpectantly right as she's about to make her move on a new love interest. Maybe this would be a good time to come out?
Kissing Jessica Stein
Sick of dating guys, Jessica answers a woman-seeking-woman ad. She meets sexy Helen, who is also bi-curious. They hit it off. Now if they can only overcome Jessica's neurotic nervousness about being with a woman.
The girl is out there. When Max meets nerdy Ely, it's hardly love-at-first-sight. But maybe first impressions aren't everything! A low-budget movie made by women, Go Fish offers a peek into the lives of a group of women looking for love and community.
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing
Released in 1987 to rave reviews, this film introduces quirky Polly as a Girl Friday whose life is changed when she gets a job at an art museum and is intrigued by the curator.
If These Walls Could Talk 2
Originally an HBO special, If These Walls Could Talk 2 is one of the best representations of lesbians in movies thus far. Starring Sharon Stone, Ellen DeGeneres, Chloe Sevigny and Vanessa Redgrave ITWCT2 offers a glimpse into the lives of lesbians in the 60s, 70s and 2000.
D.E.B.S., Crime Fighting Hotties with Killer Bodies
Amen. Can you imagine if the FBI or CIA was described in this way? How many people would join? Or feign needing help? It's every girl's fantasy. Save me! Save me!