Movies and series with lesbian characters

by malixreiko | created - 19 Apr 2015 | updated - 24 Apr 2017 | Public

Not in all following movies or series are the lesbian characters or their relationships in the main Focus. But 2/3 of the following titles are centered around a lesbian or queer character!

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1. 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: 9,363 | Gross: $1.19M

2. I Can't Think Straight (2008)

PG-13 | 82 min | Drama, Romance

A young woman engaged to be married finds her life changed forever when she meets her best friend's girlfriend.

Director: Shamim Sarif | Stars: Lisa Ray, Sheetal Sheth, Antonia Frering, Dalip Tahil

Votes: 7,370 | Gross: $0.04M

3. Rome & Juliet (2006)

Drama, Romance

ROME AND JULIET follows the romantic journey and soul mating of two women caught in a web of forbidden love. Juliet (a conservative pre-school teacher) is a bride to be who befriends and ... See full summary »

Director: Connie Macatuno | Stars: Andrea Del Rosario, Mylene Dizon, Rafael Rosell, Tessie Tomas

Votes: 245

4. The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)

105 min | Drama, Romance

At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret.

Director: Sijie Dai | Stars: Mylène Jampanoï, Xiaoran Li, Dong Fu Lin, Wei-chang Wang

Votes: 2,196

5. Imagine Me & You (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

49 Metascore

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie

Votes: 28,333 | Gross: $0.67M

6. Paco's Men (2005–2010)

TV-MA | 80 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Follows police officer Francisco "Paco" Miranda and his men through funny cases.

Stars: Paco Tous, Pepón Nieto, Carlos Santos, Fede Celada

Votes: 1,728

7. Yes or No (2010)

102 min | Comedy, Romance

Pie is a sweet girl who moves into a new college dorm room where she finds out that her new roommate Kim, is a tomboy who looks and dress like a boy. As their friendship develops, Pie and ... See full summary »

Director: Saratswadee Wongsomphet | Stars: Sushar Manaying, Supanart Jittaleela, Arisara Thongborisut, Soranut Yupanun

Votes: 1,662

8. Pretty Little Liars (2010–2017)

TV-14 | 44 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

Four friends band together against an anonymous foe who threatens to reveal their darkest secrets, while also investigating the disappearance of their best friend.

Stars: Troian Bellisario, Ashley Benson, Lucy Hale, Shay Mitchell

Votes: 145,783

9. A New Flavor (2009)

9 min | Short, Comedy

After a series of failure in relationship, a young woman decides to give up on men and forget about love... until a best friend suggests a new quest to find love, only this time it'd be with women.

Director: Vu Nguyen | Stars: Natalie Cottrell, Keli Wolfe, Renee Wiggins, Augustine Frizzell

Votes: 45

10. The L Word (I) (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of gay women living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.

Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 22,987

11. Gray Matters (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

31 Metascore

They finish each other's sentences, dance like Fred and Ginger, and share the same downtown loft--the perfect couple? Not exactly. Gray and Sam, are a sister and brother so compatible and inseparable that people actually assume they are dating. Mortified, they both agree they must branch out and start searching for love. He'll look for a guy for her and she'll look for a gal for him.

Director: Sue Kramer | Stars: Heather Graham, Tom Cavanagh, Bridget Moynahan, Molly Shannon

Votes: 6,647 | Gross: $0.06M

12. Lost Girl (2010–2016)

TV-MA | 44 min | Drama, Fantasy

Bo is a supernatural being who challenges her clan's way of life.

Stars: Anna Silk, Kris Holden-Ried, Zoie Palmer, Rick Howland

Votes: 27,584

13. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 7,148 | Gross: $0.44M

14. When Night Is Falling (1995)

R | 94 min | Drama, Romance

An uptight and conservative woman, working on tenure as a literacy professor at a large urban university, finds herself strangely attracted to a free-spirited, liberal woman who works at a local carnival that comes to town.

Director: Patricia Rozema | Stars: Pascale Bussières, Rachael Crawford, Henry Czerny, David Fox

Votes: 6,321 | Gross: $1.19M

15. 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: 48,332 | Gross: $0.17M

16. 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: 24,155 | Gross: $2.21M

17. Carmilla (2014–2016)

4 min | Short, Comedy, Fantasy

Small town girl Laura Hollis has just finally moved out to go to Silas University. When her missing roommate is replaced without explanation, Laura vows to find out what is happening on ... See full summary »

Stars: Elise Bauman, Natasha Negovanlis, Annie Briggs, Kaitlyn Alexander

Votes: 2,749

18. Out with Dad (2010– )

Drama

A teenage girl and her single father. Rose is coming of age, and coming out of the closet. Dad wants to make sure Rose's coming out is as easy and painless as possible. Sometimes he tries a little too hard.

Stars: Kate Conway, Lindsey Middleton, Caitlynne Medrek, Jonathan Robbins

Votes: 161

19. Helena's Shadow (2014– )

Comedy, Drama, Romance

An impulsive, warm-blooded young man leaves the girl he loves with the man he hates most. Two decades later, he returns and develops a romance with their young daughter.

Stars: Nicole Evangeline, Chao Chen, Bruna Marquezine, Guilherme Leicam

Votes: 328

20. Orphan Black (2013–2017)

TV-MA | 44 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi

A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her.

Stars: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, Kevin Hanchard

Votes: 95,480

21. Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

44 Metascore

A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn, Art Malik, Ronny Jhutti

Votes: 2,028 | Gross: $0.01M

22. 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: 3,609 | Gross: $0.02M

23. Lost and Delirious (2001)

R | 103 min | Drama, Romance

53 Metascore

A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers.

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

Votes: 19,340 | Gross: $0.30M

24. Quiet (I) (2012)

Not Rated | 32 min | Short, Drama

Ali must lie and say she is her wife's sister so she can be with her in the hospital. Through Ali's memories, we see the women's relationship develop as Ali faces the truth in the present.

Director: Lauren Fash | Stars: Susan Graham, Jaclyn Betham, Mike Rose, Cocoa Brown

Votes: 270

25. Easy Abby (2012– )

30 min | Comedy, Romance

EASY ABBY is a web series about the anxieties, assumptions and passive aggressions of romance as seen through the eyes of Abby, a chronic seducer with an anxiety disorder who's just trying ... See full summary »

Stars: Lisa Cordileone, Keight Leighn, Emily Shain, Laura Chernicky

Votes: 58

26. Faking It (2014–2016)

TV-14 | 21 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

After numerous attempts of trying to be popular two best friends decide to come out as lesbians, which launches them to instant celebrity status. Seduced by their newfound fame, Karma and Amy decide to keep up their romantic ruse.

Stars: Rita Volk, Katie Stevens, Gregg Sulkin, Bailey De Young

Votes: 13,301

27. 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: 8,296 | Gross: $0.08M

28. 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: 7,571 | Gross: $2.01M

29. Ashley (I) (2013)

TV-14 | 93 min | Drama

A teenage girl, distraught from her vain attempt to connect with her estranged mother, resorts to cutting herself. When she develops an online relationship with an older woman, she learns ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Matthew Ronalds | Stars: Jennifer Taylor, Michael Madsen, Holly Taylor, Nicole Arianna Fox

Votes: 824

30. Unveiled (2005)

97 min | Drama

60 Metascore

The educated Fariba Tabrizi flies from Teheran to Germany expecting to have asylum, since she is persecuted in Iran due to her lesbian relationship with her beloved Shirin. However, her ... See full summary »

Director: Angelina Maccarone | Stars: Jasmin Tabatabai, Navid Navid, Mossadegh Hamid, Bernd Tauber

Votes: 989 | Gross: $0.00M

31. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

88 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: 129,297 | Gross: $2.20M

32. D.E.B.S. (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

42 Metascore

Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie

Votes: 14,171 | Gross: $0.10M

33. 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: 11,353 | Gross: $1.10M

34. Out at the Wedding (2007)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Romance

Ever have an identity crisis? Tell a little white lie here and there, just to make everyone happy? Well, Alex Houston has got you beat, hands down. After telling her fiancé, Dana, that her ... See full summary »

Director: Lee Friedlander | Stars: Jerry Banks, Jill Bennett, Jamie Blake, Emily A. Burton

Votes: 733

35. Verbotene Liebe (1995– )

25 min | Drama, Romance

Television series circling around young people, friends and families in Cologne and Düsseldorf, Germany. The series' trademark is that it tells both about life in rich (such as Dukes and ... See full summary »

Stars: Gabriele Metzger, Konrad Krauss, Martina Servatius, Wolfram Grandezka

Votes: 582

36. Heartbeat (2010– )

25 min | Romance

Follow the lives of a group of students and teachers of an imaginary High School. It shows the rivalries between the volleyball club and the dance and sing group. Its deals with important ... See full summary »

Stars: Franciska Friede, Vanessa Jung, Kasia Borek, Andreas Jancke

Votes: 80

37. The Gymnast (2006)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

Jane left gymnastics when an injury killed Olympics hope. Now 43, she gets a chance to perform a demanding "dance" in the air with Serena. The intimate act makes her forget her dead marriage.

Director: Ned Farr | Stars: Dreya Weber, Addie Yungmee, David De Simone, Allison Mackie

Votes: 1,998

38. Bloomington (2010)

Not Rated | 83 min | Drama

"Bloomington" is a coming-of-age drama about a former child actress attending college in search of independence and who ends up becoming romantically involved with a female professor.

Director: Fernanda Cardoso | Stars: Allison McAtee, Sarah Stouffer, Katherine Ann McGregor, Ray Zupp

Votes: 4,617

39. Goldfish Memory (2003)

Not Rated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama

A light-hearted look at the dangers and delights of dating in contemporary Dublin

Director: Liz Gill | Stars: Sean Campion, Flora Montgomery, Stuart Graham, Jean Butler

Votes: 1,637

40. It's in the Water (1997)

Not Rated | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

Residents of the fictional town of Azalea Springs, Texas go into a panic after a gay local says the town's water supply is what made him gay.

Director: Kelli Herd | Stars: Keri Jo Chapman, Teresa Garrett, Derrick Sanders, Timothy Vahle

Votes: 1,530

41. Tierra de lobos (2010–2014)

75 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

Tierra de Lobos is a western set in 19th century Spain. Translated as Land of Wolves, it's actually named after Anotonio Lobo, the wealthy landowner who controls and owns most of the land. ... See full summary »

Stars: María Castro, Antonio Velázquez, Dafne Fernández, Carla Díaz

Votes: 367

42. Orange Is the New Black (2013–2019)

TV-MA | 59 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law-abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life-changing prison can really be.

Stars: Taylor Schilling, Danielle Brooks, Taryn Manning, Emma Myles

Votes: 268,369

43. Sugar Rush (I) (2005–2006)

24 min | Drama, Romance

15-year-old Kim has just moved to Brighton and developed an earth-shattering, hormone-surging crush on her new best friend, Sugar.

Stars: Olivia Hallinan, Lenora Crichlow, Richard Lumsden, Sara Stewart

Votes: 3,768

44. Anyone But Me (2008– )

Comedy, Drama

When 16 year old Vivian McMillan has to move from New York City to the suburbs, her relationships, past and present, are tested. And her identity goes through seismic changes. The daughter ... See full summary »

Stars: Rachael Hip-Flores, Nicole Pacent, Jessy Hodges, Alexis Slade

Votes: 925

45. Lip Service (2010–2012)

60 min | Drama

Lives, loves & lusts of Lipstick Lesbians in Scotland.

Stars: Fiona Button, Heather Peace, James Anthony Pearson, Natasha O'Keeffe

Votes: 3,802

46. Glee (2009–2015)

TV-PG | 44 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

6.7