What are the top 10 lesbian movies of all time? If this is a question, you find yourself asking, then read on. In this article, we will be discussing some of the top-rated lesbian films and why they made a list. We will also discuss some other great gay/lesbian films out there that did not make it onto our list but deserve to be seen!
#10: The Doom Generation (1995)
This film follows Tracey’s journey from her hometown in Ohio to Los Angeles, where she experiences sex addiction, drug abuse, and life with a Hollywood punk rocker. Be warned–this movie is rated NC-17.
#9: I’ll Take You There (2012)
This film tells the story of two friends, Riva and Tasha. The two are on a road trip to find themselves when they meet an older woman who shows them things about life that will change their lives forever.
#8 Bound (2015)
This film follows a lesbian couple who is forced to live a life of crime to pay for the operation that will save their lives. The two women are kidnapped and taken from California to Nevada, where they must fight for freedom or die trying.
#7 Loving Annabelle (2006)
In this movie, we follow Annabelle as she enters a Catholic boarding school after years at home with her gay father and alcoholic mother. At first, it seems like just another all-girls high school–but then we find out about the “Annabelle Pact” made by some of the girls there! This pact may cost them everything, even if love has already lost its way between them.
#6 The Foxy Merkins (2013)
This film follows two prostitutes as they work the streets of New York City, living out their lives and trying to find love. While one is more reserved than her partner, both women will learn a lot about themselves as the story unfolds.
#5 Gia (1998)
Check this movie out if you’re into biopics! This film tells us the true story of supermodel Gia Marie Carangi–and how she began working for top fashion designers and companies before becoming addicted to heroin and dying at only 26 years old. If that doesn’t make you want to watch it, we don’t know what else will!
#4 But I’m A Cheerleader (1999)
This film follows Megan, a typical high school cheerleader sent to a gay conversion therapy camp when her parents find out she may be in love with another girl. As if that’s not bad enough, Megan must also deal with the fact that everyone around her thinks she belongs at this camp–because they’re all convinced it can “cure” homosexuality! Unfortunately for them, none of these girls are willing to back down that easily.
#3 I Can’t Think Straight (2008)
Three words: Based on a true story! This movie tells us about two women from different backgrounds and cultures living together in London. One woman is Mher identifies as Christian–and neither of them is okay with the idea of being in love! The only problem? Will they be able to fight their only own beliefs and find an everlasting romance?
#2 The Watermelon Woman (1996)
The Watermelon Woman is a 1996 feature-length documentary film about black actress and filmmaker Cheryl Dunye, who struggles to find roles other than “the girlfriend or the prostitute.” The title refers to the 1984 French film La Femme de ma Vie (The Woman of My Life).
Dunye plays a version of herself, an educated young black lesbian in the Bay Area obsessed with 1950s film actress and sex symbol, known as “the Watermelon Woman,” from old films-within-the-film. She decides to make her documentary about that woman, Fae Richards (not Dunye’s real name), but what she uncovers is much more than she bargains for.
In the course of her search for Fae Richards, Dunye encounters homophobia within both the African American and gay communities, confronts criticism from white lesbians about black lesbians’ involvement in feminism, struggles with finding subjects willing to talk to her on camera, and investigates how news coverage can distort public opinion. She also has several affairs, which deepen her understanding of gender and sexual politics.
It explores the process of making a documentary and investigating issues relating to sexuality and race in America. It was awarded the Teddy Award for Best Feature Film at the 1997 Berlin International Film Festival. In 2006 director Dunye released a sequel entitled The Owls, which follows a different set of characters from The Watermelon Woman. The film is a meditation on the In 2006; director Dunye released a sequel entitled The Owls, which follows a different set of characters from The Watermelon Woman.
#1 All About E (2015)
“All About E” is a sexy, sultry film about an outlaw DJ who finds herself running from the DEA after finding a stash of cash. She has to figure out how to keep the money, conquer her demons, and get the girl.
There you have it, ladies and gentlemen–these are just a few of some great gay/lesbian films out there that we feel deserve your time and attention. Now go ahead and check them out so you too can see why they ended up on this exclusive list being among some of the very best lesbian movies of all time!
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