The Lesbian Review Podcast
10 Best Romantic Lesbian Movies
In this episode Sheena invites Andi to help her unlock the door to the 10 best romantic lesbian movies. So, if you have ever wanted to watch a great lesbian movie then you can start with one of these.
Hint: These are great movies for a romantic date night in.
- No lesbian dies
- It must be a good film by global film standards, not just a good lesbian film
- There is a Happy Ever After – VERY IMPORTANT
This is a: sexy as hell thriller set in the seedy underworld of the mob.
Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way.
This is about: coming to terms with yourself even in a closed, very traditional community
When 48-year-old widow Hwei-Lan Gao (Joan Chen) informs her less-than understanding father she’s pregnant, he banishes her from Flushing until she remarries or proves Immaculate Conception.
With nowhere else to go, Hwei-Lan moves in with her grown daughter, Wil (Michelle Krusiec), a Manhattan doctor who doesn’t want a roommate, especially since she’s met Viv (Lynn Chen), her sexy young lover. So Wil does what any dutiful child with an expectant, unmarried mother on her hands would do: she proceeds to set Hwei-Lan up with every eligible bachelor in town.
This is about: realizing that life takes unexpected turns.
A sexy romp of love and lust with surprising results. Maggie meets the woman of her dreams Kim just hours before her mother, Lilia, and brother, Paul, move in with her. When the four end up sharing a loft, Maggie believes she must keep her affair a secret but it is Maggie’s clandestine romance that inadvertently introduces her family to a host of new experiences, all of which are potentially better than chocolate.
This is a: coming of age story.
Smitten by music hall life, and by the beautiful male impersonator Kitty Butler (Keeley Hawes), Nan Astley (Rachael Stirling) leaves her family’s Whitstable oyster parlor and follows her heart to London. There she finds unimaginable joy—and misery—as she explores the secret side of fin de siècle life.
This is about discovering the difference between love and true love.
A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride’s family and friends.
- It is a feel good movie with good romance
- No lesbian dies or get’s sick or any other awful thing
This is a fun comic book style film about heroes and villains – or is it that simple?
Sultry crime boss Lucy Diamond (Jordana Brewster, The Fast and the Furious) is back in the states and the D.E.B.S.- an elite team of paramilitary college co-ed superspies- are hot on her trail. But when their top agent, gorgeous Amy Bradshaw (Sara Foster, The Big Bounce), mysteriously disappears after coming face to face with the attractive young villainess, the D.E.B.S. begin a full-scale search for Lucy’s secret lair, never suspecting that Amy may not want to be rescued after all, in this smart and sexy spy spoof about love at first gun sight.
Two Cultures, Two Traditions, One Love This popular lesbian drama from South Asian lesbian director Shamim Sarif stars Lisa Ray and Sheetal Sheth as two women who fall in love on the eve of one woman s wedding. Although they come from different worlds, the attraction between Tala and Leyla is immediate and Tala must decide whether to stay true to her culture or to her heart.
A sensual, romantic drama about how love appears in the most unexpected ways at the most unexpected times! Mia and Frida, both in their thirties, meet for the first time at their parents engagement party. Mia s father, Lasse, is about marry Frida s mother, Elizabeth, which will make Mia and Frida stepsisters. Lasse s daughter, Mia, has not visited her father in years and arrives with her fiancé Tim. As Mia and Frida get to know one another, strong emotions begin to stir between them. Their relationship will turn everything upside down for everyone close to them with dramatic consequences.
The Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love is a charm-packed voyage of daring first loves and teen acceptance. From director Maria Maggenti comes the story of Randy, a working-class teenage lesbian, who meets Evie, a popular and wealthy classmate. What starts as a friendship quickly blossoms into attraction, leading them both into a world of taboo love. Sensitive and romantic, critics have hailed this daring film as a, “Triumph of independent filmmaking.”
This is about: learning to free yourself from your external constraints.
Successful in her teaching job at a conservative religious college, Camille (Pascale Bussières) looked forward to marrying her adoring, minister boyfriend (Henry Czerny) and settling down to the conventions of family and career. But a chance encounter with a beautiful, irresistibly sensuous young female circus performer named Petra (Rachael Crawford) is about to transform Camille s predictable life into an electrifyingly erotic adventure.
Captivated by Petra s impulsive sexuality and passionately free spirit, Camille is drawn into a world whose existence she never dared imagined: A world of hypnotic sensuality, rapturous self-discovery and exquisite erotic pleasure.
Now, walking an emotional high-wire between the familiar past and the forbidden future, Camille must choose between the love she can t forget… and the desire she can t resist.
Sheena’s Bonus Choice
On one of trapped housewife Evelyn Couch’s (Kathy Bates) Wednesday nursing home visits, she encounters Ninny Threadgoode (Jessica Tandy), a colorful old woman who brightens Evelyn’s outlook by sharing tales from her past.
As Ninny recounts the exploits of her free-spirited sister-in-law Idgie (Mary Stuart Masterson), owner of a small Alabama café in the 1920s, and the bond Idgie shared with her friend Ruth (Mary-Louise Parker), Evelyn gains the confidence to change her own life for the better.
We hope you will have many exciting, fun and delightful hours watching these 10 Best Romantic Lesbian Movies.
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