Queer cinema

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1. Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)

PG-13 | 130 min | Drama

64 Metascore

A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know.

Director: Jon Avnet | Stars: Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 61,588 | Gross: $82.42M

2. 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: 5,498 | Gross: $0.76M

3. Stranger Inside (2001 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama

A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Yolonda Ross, Davenia McFadden, Rain Phoenix, Ella Joyce

Votes: 503

4. The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Votes: 844

5. 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: 9,175 | Gross: $1.19M

6. 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: 120,923 | Gross: $20.81M

7. 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: 15,374 | Gross: $7.02M

8. 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: 3,852 | Gross: $0.04M

9. 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: 1,963

10. The Sea Purple (2009)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

Nothing - not her father, not the church - can stop unruly Angela from being with her childhood best friend turned great love, Sara. Based on a true story, Viola di mare, presents a ... See full summary »

Director: Donatella Maiorca | Stars: Valeria Solarino, Isabella Ragonese, Ennio Fantastichini, Giselda Volodi

Votes: 1,339

11. The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister (2010 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 92 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

A look at the life of 19th century Yorkshire landowner Anne Lister (1791-1840), who lived openly as a lesbian and kept diaries chronicling the details of her daily life.

Director: James Kent | Stars: Maxine Peake, Anna Madeley, Susan Lynch, Christine Bottomley

Votes: 1,685

12. 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, Anna Chancellor, Jodhi May

Votes: 7,026

13. 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: 1,931

14. 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: 3,497 | Gross: $0.02M

15. The Firefly (2013)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

After the sudden death of her estranged brother, Lucia accidentally meets his fiancée and falls in love with her.

Director: Ana Maria Hermida | Stars: Carolina Guerra, Olga Segura, Manuel José Chaves, Luis Fernando Orozco

Votes: 984

16. Summertime (2015)

Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

There was little chance, in the year 1971, that Carole, a Paris Spanish teacher and feminist militant, would ever meet Delphine, the daughter of a couple of Limousin farmers. But they did ... See full summary »

Director: Catherine Corsini | Stars: Cécile de France, Izïa Higelin, Noémie Lvovsky, Jean-Henri Compère

Votes: 3,128 | Gross: $0.04M

17. Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

63 Metascore

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal

Votes: 2,959

18. Lovesong (2016)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

The relationship between two friends deepens during an impromptu road trip.

Director: So Yong Kim | Stars: Riley Keough, Jena Malone, Jessie Ok Gray, Cary Joji Fukunaga

Votes: 3,342 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Ever (2014)

97 min | Drama, Romance

While struggling to cope with the death of her boyfriend, a young woman begins to form romantic feelings for her new supportive female friend.

Director: Josh Beck | Stars: Wendy McColm, Josh Beck, Christina Elizabeth Smith, Gale Netherly

Votes: 147

20. The Cricket and the Ant (2016)

15 min | Short, Drama

A forbidden relationship between a student and her french teacher shows how passionate and exciting but also how complicated and painful love can be.

Director: Julia Ritschel | Stars: Elisa Schlott, Tabita Johannes, Eva Nürnberg, Jasmin Shahali

Votes: 57

21. Route of Acceptance (2012)

114 min | Drama

To Each Her Own Films new dramatic feature, 'Route of Acceptance', is a concept film that plays with the idea of the possible existence of destiny. Aspiring film writer Ryan Stark, is ... See full summary »

Director: Heather Tobin | Stars: Dre Carrwgton, Emily Alatalo, Ry Barrett, Wade Gamble

Votes: 109

22. O Perfume da Memória (2016)

73 min | Drama, Romance

The Scent of Memory, is the story of love between two women who think life in completely different ways . One knows a secret that can zoom out or both . A magical affinity, threatened by circumstances.

Director: Oswaldo Montenegro | Stars: Amandha Monteiro, Oswaldo Montenegro, Kamila Pistori, Janaína Salles

Votes: 143

23. Camp Belvidere (2014)

Not Rated | 38 min | Short, Drama, Romance

Camp Belvidere is the story of camp leader Rose and how her friendship with Gin, the camp nurse, evolves into a passionate love affair.

Directors: Astrid Ovalles, Oriana Oppice | Stars: Astrid Ovalles, Molly Way, Stacee Mandeville, Spencer Rhys Hughes

Votes: 574

24. Eloïse's Lover (2009)

92 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman is hospitalized and in a coma after a serious accident. Through flashbacks we learn of her feelings for another woman.

Director: Jesús Garay | Stars: Diana Gómez, Ariadna Cabrol, Laura Conejero, Bernat Saumell

Votes: 1,528

25. The Secrets (2007)

R | 127 min | Drama, Romance

In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing, let alone speak out. Naomi, the studious, devoutly ... See full summary »

Director: Avi Nesher | Stars: Fanny Ardant, Ania Bukstein, Michal Shtamler, Adir Miller

Votes: 1,820 | Gross: $0.12M

26. You Will Be Mine (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Music

Marie leaves home to study the piano at the conservatory in Lyons. Through lack of money, she is obliged to share an apartment with Emma, a friend of the family who has lived alone since ... See full summary »

Director: Sophie Laloy | Stars: Judith Davis, Marc Chapiteau, Fabienne Babe, Cécile Laloy

Votes: 1,126

27. To Each Her Own (2008)

102 min | Drama, Romance

Jess meets Casey, a very openly gay woman and quickly the girls form a strong romantic bond which forces Jess to come to terms with her true sexuality; risking her family and hurting her best friend/husband.

Director: Heather Tobin | Stars: Kelly Ames, Don Burns, Dre Carrwgton, Tammi Chau

Votes: 85

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: 3,009 | Gross: $0.15M

29. The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)

Not Rated | 87 min | Drama, Romance

A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.

Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan, Jenny O'Hara

Votes: 2,207



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