Five Best Lesbian Movies on Netflix

LGBT is fast-becoming a popular theme on television and movies. Producers are boldly challenging convention that once marginalized this group as these shows and films reflect their potential to be empowered. Here are five of the best lesbian films on Netflix.


This film is based on the 1952 novel The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith but has been republished as Carol in 1990. The film stars Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Jake Lacy, and Kyle Chandler. Set in New York City during the early 50s, the story is about a forbidden affair between an aspiring female photographer and an older woman going through a difficult divorce. This film has garnered many honors such as nominations for the Golden Globes, Academy Awards and BAFTA Awards. Rooney won the Best Actress Award in the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. These accolades underscore the quality of the film.

Blue is the Warmest Color

This is a French romance film co-written, co-produced, and directed by Abdellatif Kechiche. The film stars Bond Girl Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos. The story is about Adèle (Exarchopoulos), a French teenager who discovers desire and freedom when she meets an aspiring painter (Seydoux). The film follows their relationship from Adele’s high school years to her early adult life and career as a school teacher. It won the Palme D’Or at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and the FIPRESCI Prize. It has received nominations in the Golden Globes and BAFTA for Best Foreign Film.


This is an American art drama film written and directed by Dee Rees. The film is about Alike (Adepero Oduye), a 17-year-old African American coming to terms with her identity as a lesbian though her mother is against it, hence the title. Seeing she is not getting anywhere at home, she has decided to relocate and start college early, saying, “I’m not running, I’m choosing.” It premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was awarded the Excellence in Cinematography Award.

Loving Annabelle

This is a 2006 American romantic drama film directed by Katherine Brooks. This is about a young girl named Annabelle Tillman (played by Erin Kelly) who arrives at a Catholic boarding school after being expelled from her two previous schools. While here, she falls in love with her poetry teacher Simone Bradley (played by Diane Gaidry) who also manages the dormitory where she stays. Their relationship would lead to an unhappy ending. The film released a DVD version with an alternate ending regarding the fate of Simone that differs from the film (a somewhat happy ending).

The Feels

This is a 2017 romantic-comedy film that stars Constance Wu from the Crazy Rich Asians fame and Angela Trimbur. It tells about a lesbian couple Andi and Lu (played by Wu and Trimbur respectively) have decided to hold a joint bachelorette party over the weekend. Things start to get awkward when one of them admits not having an orgasm yet and with the help of their friends, try to find a way to address this problem.