30 Romantic Lesbian Movies That Need to Be on Your Watchlist

If you’re looking for some of the best romantic lesbian movies, we’ve got you covered!

There’s really nothing better than snuggling under a cozy blanket, with your special girl, watching a movie that is filled with romance.

Especially during times like these when we have no choice but to just stay at home.

Take a look at some that we adore!

Related: 10 LGBTQ+ Movies on Amazon Prime to Watch During Pride Month

30 Best Romantic Lesbian Movies

Take a look at the trailers for each of these top romantic lesbian movies, then find out where they’re available for streaming (which are subject to change)

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1. Better Than Chocolate

A 1999 Canadian romantic comedy movie that follows the love story of Maggie (Karyn Dwyer) and Kim (Christina Cox), as they try and keep their romance a secret from Maggie’s mother and brother.

Available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube and Vudu.

2. Blue is the Warmest Color

A 2013 French romance movie that is based on the 2010 graphic novel- of the same name- by Julie Maroh.

The movie showcases the evolving relationship of Adele, a French teenager and Emma, an aspiring painter.

Available on Amazon Prime, iTunes, Netflix and Vudu.

3. But I’m A Cheerleader

A 1999 satirical, romantic comedy that is known as a “comedy of sexual disorientation.”

It tells the story of Megan (Natasha Lyonne), who meets and falls in love with Graham (Clea Duvall), after her parents send her to a therapy camp to alter her sexual orientation.

Available on Amazon Prime, Google Play, iTunes, Tubi, YouTube and Vudu.

4. Carol

A 2015 romantic melodrama movie that is based on the 1952 romance novel- The Price of Salt- by Patricia Highsmith.

The movie, set in the early 1950’s, showcases the forbidden love story between Carol (Cate Blanchett) and Therese (Rooney Mara).

Available on Amazon , iTunes and Vudu.

5. Cloudburst

A 2011 adventure, comedy-drama movie that follows an older lesbian couple, Stella (Olympia Dukakis) and Dotty (Brenda Fricker), who are on the lam from a nursing home.

Available on Amazon, iTunes and Vudu.

6. Desert Hearts

A 1985 romantic drama movie that is adapted from the 1964 novel- Desert of the Heart- by Jane Rule.

The movie, set in 1959, centers around Vivian (Helen Shaver), who is in the midst of a divorce when she falls in love with the young, free-spirited Cay (Patricia Charbonneau).

Available on Amazon, Hulu, Showtime and Sling TV.

7. Disobedience

A 2017 romantic drama movie that tells the story of the romance between Ronit (Rachel Weisz) and Esti (Rachel McAdams) in an Orthodox Jewish community.

Available on Amazon Prime (free with Prime membership), Google Play, YouTube and Vudu.

8. Imagine Me & You

A 2005 romantic, comedy-drama movie that focuses on the relationship between Rachel (Piper Perabo) and Luce (Lena Headey), who actually meet on Rachel’s wedding day.

Available on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube and Vudu.

9. Jenny’s Wedding

A 2015 romantic dramedy movie that tells the story of Jenny (Katherine Heigl), who is about to marry the woman of her dreams, Kitty (Alexis Bledel).

The problem is that her conservative Catholic family doesn’t approve of her lesbian relationship.

Available on Amazon, Google Play, Hulu, iTunes, Sling TV and YouTube. It’s also free for Showtime subscribers.

10. Loving Annabelle

A 2006 romantic drama movie that focuses on the love story of Annabelle (Erin Kelly) and her Catholic boarding school teacher, Simone (Diane Gaidry).

Available on Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, YouTube, and Netflix

11. Madchen in Uniform 

This is an incredible story because it goes all the way back to the 1930s. Can you imagine a lesbian romance story in that era?

It’s about a teenager (Manuela) who is sent to a boarding school after losing her mother. One of her teachers Elizabeth von Bernburg, helps her overcome her grief, and Manuela develops romantic feelings for her teacher. 

And obviously, it becomes a huge scandal!

Available on Xfinity streaming, or to buy on Blu-Ray.

12. Summertime 

If you just came out or you’re still contemplating on doing it and you’re scared, then this movie might just give you the confidence you need. 

Summertime is a love story of two women who overcame community and family prejudice. You’ll love the plot of the story on how they survive the outside pressures.

The two lovers meet when Delphine moves to Paris, and she meets her lover, Carole.

Rent it on Amazon Prime Video.

13. Room in Rome 

This is a movie that you’ll be thinking about for a long time after you watch it. The film is about Alba and Natasha, who meet on holiday in Rome and share an intense night of passion. Their chemistry is undeniable, and they share so much about their dreadful pasts. 

By the end of the movie, you’ll learn that the only thing that matters is enjoying your life and everyone who is part of it. 

Get it on DVD or Blu-Ray.

14. Duck Butter 

This is for those who love an outside-the-box kind of love. I’ll love to add that it’s made by the director of Good Girls because I can’t wait for the next season. 

The movie is about two characters Sergio and Naima, jaded by broken relationships and dishonesty, making a 24 hours pack. For this hour, they intend to form intimacy, but it doesn’t go as expected.

The two actresses do a fantastic job of bringing out the subtle insecurities and nuances of each character. 

The movie feels honest and real. 

15. Aimee and Jaguar

This isn’t a movie for the faint-hearted, but it’s one of the lesbian love movies of all time. 

The film is based on a real love story of a Jewish undercover woman, Felice, who fell in love with a Nazi housewife, Lily. 

As they become closer to each other, their environment becomes even more shaken. The film shows you the vulnerability of having “forbidden love” in love on a knife-edge. 

The actors do a great job of showing the lovers’ tenderness, desire, and emotional vulnerability.

It’s free to watch on Tubi TV.

16. Kiss Me 

This should’ve been on top of the list. It shows an original and fresh way of falling in love. 

It all starts when Mia and Frida’s parents get engaged, and they’re both thrown out. They’re surprised by the strong attraction and connections they have towards each other. 

But the main question is what their way forward should be because Mia is engaged to Tim. 

Will Mia move on with her life and her engagement with Tim or follow her newly found passion with Frida? 

This one is also available on Tubi.

17. Princess Cyd

While this may not be a romantic lesbian love story, it definitely deserves to be on the list. 

It’s a story of a girl (Cyd) who visits her independent aunt in Chicago. Cyd later falls in love with Katie, but their sexual relationship is treated refreshingly. 

All-female characters are strong and have deep empathetic depictions in both sexual and non-sexual relationships. 

Find it on Hulu or Amazon Prime Video.

18. The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love 

This is classic teenage stuff, but it’s an excellent choice for a date night. Randy, a lesbian who is somewhat a tomboy, works at a gas station. Her grades are very poor because the locals mistreat her because of her sexuality. 

She then starts an odd friendship with one of the popular girls in school (Evie). And then friendship grows into a romantic relationship. They share music and books as they try to navigate the struggles of revealing their relationship to their family and friends. 

Find it on Prime Video.

19. Saving Face 

Wil, a lesbian but she keeps it a secret from her mother, Hwei-Ian, who keeps trying to hook up with men. 

But later, she finds out that her widowed mother has been having a secret affair too. Her mother is kicked out of home when her parents realize that she’s pregnant. 

Hwei-Ian moves in with Wil, which puts a strain on her relationship with Vivian. This movie gives the Asian-American lesbians to see themselves represented in the entertainment industry. 

Watch free with Amazon Prime.

20. All About E

This is an exciting film about a Sexy DJ who seems to have it all; the perfect love with her lovely girlfriend Trish and a job at one of Sydney’s top gay club. 

She is still in the closet to her parents, which eventually ruins her relationship with Trish. But then she stumbles a bag of cash in her apartment, and she runs off with her fake husband, Matt. She then convinces Trish to hide from the bar owner who wants to take the cash bag. And during this stay, they realize that their chemistry is still there. 

Check this one out on Hulu.

21. Tell it to the Bees

If you’re looking for one of those cheesy lesbian stories, then Tell it to the Bees will do it for you. 

But I don’t mean cheesy in a bad way – it’s about a Scottish doctor who goes back to the hometown to take over her late dad’s practice. 

She then falls in love with a woman who has a young son, which causes her issues with the community.

You can watch it on Showtime right now.

22. Vita and Virginia 

If you’ve watched Grace and Frankie, then Vita and Virginia are very close to the series. Poet Vita Sackville-West falls in love with famous novelist Virginia Woolf. 

Both of them are still married, and the forbidden affair can only lead to heartbreak. The movie is inspired by the real letters between Virginia and Vita

Check it out on Hulu.

23. The Miseducation of Cameron Post

This is a story of a lesbian who is brought up by uptight parents and a strict community. 

Cameron is caught having sex with a girl on prom night, and she is sent to a catholic convention camp. 

When she finally comes of age, she decides to fight for who she is. 

Watch on Amazon with a Cinemax subscription.

24. Rafiki

Is Africa ready for same-sex relationships? Find out in Rafiki. It’s a story of Ziki and Kena who fall in love and decide to fight for their love. 

They decide to choose their love and happiness over their community and families. 

Will their love conquer everything?

Find it on Amazon with a Showtime Subscription

25. Below Her Mouth 

If you are looking for something deep, erotic with lots of steamy scenes – then this is the perfect movie for you. 

Jasmine is engaged to her boyfriend Rile when she meets Dallas. She starts a romantic relationship with Dallas, and the love affair gets very heated up. 

You can find this one on Netflix.

26. Freeheld 

This movie is about equality and justice. The characters Stacie and Laurel are in love, and they even live together. 

Laurel is respected as a police officer, and she is diagnosed with cancer, and they realize Stacie won’t be getting any benefits. 

It’s a movie of grief, death, love, and the unequal rights of the LGBTQ community. 

(Please note that the trailer came out before Elliot Page did, so it still includes his deadname. We tried to find an alternative trailer, but to no avail.)

Rent it on Amazon.

27. I can’t Think Straight 

This is a romance film about Tala and Leyla who are planning their wedding. The film deals with sexuality, race, and class. 

But the sweet happy ending of the British Indian woman and a London-based woman makes it all worthwhile.

It’s currently only available to rent on YouTube or Vudu.

28. Nina’s Heavenly Delights 

In the movie, Nina Shah, a closeted lesbian, returns to Scotland after her father’s death. She realizes that her family restaurant is for sale. She also discovers that her dad joined a curry competition before she died. Nina vows to win the content and save the restaurant. 

Lisa, a woman who owns half of the business, agrees to help Nina, and before long, they fall in love. 

Check it out on Tubi or Amazon Prime.

29. Gray Matters

This is another case of a forbidden love affair, but it’s not a plot you’re used to.

Sam and Gray are siblings with a perfect relationship. They’re close, and it’s hard to believe they’re not lovers. 

Unfortunately, their love for similar stuff goes a little far when they fall in love with the same woman. 

Sam is forced to deal with jealousy while Gray struggles with adjusting and accepting her new sexual orientation. 

This one is streaming on Tubi.

30. Eva and Candela 

Eva and Candela are ambitious men trying to make a name for themselves in the film business. 

They fall in love and enjoy their sensual relationship, but then life starts to happen. Their passion starts to burn out as they follow their routines. 

But is this what makes them happy? That’s for you to find out. 

Watch on Prime Video.

Whatever type of romantic lesbian movie you’re in the mood for- be it comedic or touching- you’ll find it above! Enjoy!

Do you have any other favorite romantic lesbian movies? Share below!

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