We’re seeing more lesbians on film and TV than ever before. It doesn’t all end with the Master of None episode “Thanksgiving” albeit its Emmy win. To see a film that features a lesbian relationship, you don’t need to look far at all. Lots of them are available now on Netflix. Enjoy our diverse selection of movies that portray girl-on-girl love, attraction, and action.
The Girl King
This biographical film about the Swedish Queen Christina, which stars Malin Buska and Sara Gadon, illuminates how the strong-willed Christina copes with being the only woman in higher political echelons and puts her homosexuality across through her relationship with a nobleman’s fiancé.
Blush is an Israeli film about two young women who fall in love. It starts out as a light comedy with wild and exciting moments in the capital of Tel Aviv. The movie gradually gets darker after the young couple encounters opposition from old-fashioned parents and social prejudice.
Room in Rome
This Spanish erotica explores the sexual attraction and emotional chemistry between two women traveling around Rome. They meet at a club and eventually get a hotel room together. The rest, as they say, is history.
Blue is the Warmest Color
This sexy coming-of-age tale won at the prestigious film festival Palme d’Or. It’s about two young women with profound attraction toward one another.
This French movie, which is set in the 70s, follows the love story of a young farm girl and a feminist activist from Paris, with lots of drama in store after the former’s family catches wind of the affair.
Below Her Mouth
An all-female film crew created a masterpiece in Below Her Mouth, the story of an engaged fashion pursuing a same-sex interest.
Clouds of Sils Maria
Clouds of Sils Maria features major acting power in Kristen Stewart and Juliette Binoche. Binoche is an actress starring in a film based on a play, in which she acted as well. Her American assistant is Stewart, who won the César Award for Best Supporting Actress for her part. The play is about a lesbian love affair, and the boundaries between reality and fiction are blurred as the actress and her assistant prepare for the role.
Finally, this poignant Swedish film tells the story of an affair between a woman engaged to a man and her future stepsister.