Top Lesbian Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Lesbian movies streaming on Netflix now

Searching for lesbian movies on streaming services is categorically exhausting. It’s like opening the fridge, finding nothing in there, coming back 1o minutes later hoping something magically appeared. But it didn’t. You wind up bemoaning lousy lesbian representation before you’ve even picked something. Then, once you decide on something to watch, there’s nothing quite like struggling to decide whether or not to abandon the movie for being too cliche, too boring, or too obviously under Hollywood’s delusions of mandeur. So, let us do the work for you!

 

Concussion

This 2013 film tells the story of a lesbian housewife who suffers a, you guessed it, concussion. The injury causes her to rethink her life, more specifically her love life. She begins calling female prostitutes and eventually becomes one herself. It could be worse, at least no lesbians die or end up with men.

 

A Secret Love

This documentary tells the story of a nearly 70-year long love affair between two women who had to keep their relationship a secret. Still unsure if you want to watch it? Read our review here. 

Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga (How I Felt When I Saw That Girl)

While her family tries to marry her off to man and a male writer pursues her, a woman struggles to reveal the truth… She’s a lesbian and she’s fallen in love with a woman. It’s a huge leap forward to have a Bollywood movie featuring lesbians, but the problem is the lesbian isn’t even at the center of her own story. Instead, the male character who falls for her becomes the hero of this movie.

Loving Annabelle

Filmmaker Katherine Brooks‘s retelling of Mädchen in Uniform takes on the student/teacher trope and throws in a guitar for good measure. Watch if: You’ve ever had it bad for teacher. Don’t watch if big gaps in age make you uncomfortable. Read our take here.

 

Elisa and Marcela

This biographical drama tells the story of Spain’s first same sex marriage in 1901. The title characters pretended to be a heterosexual couple in order to marry. Want to know more? Read our review.

The Half of It

When dumb jock Paul starts crushing on popular girl Aster, he enlists the help of gifted introvert, Ellie to help woo her. As it turns out, Ellie has a crush on Aster too. Watch if you’d like a modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac. Don’t watch if you dislike the whole “himbo” thing.

Blue is the Warmest Color (Leaving 8/25)

This French film, loosely based on the graphic novel of the same name, follows a young woman whose life changes when she falls for an artist. Watch if: You want to know what everyone is talking about when they reference that 10-minute sex scene. Don’t watch if you’re easily bored, it’s 3 hours long.

The Feels

Netflix Original The Feels
 Under the influence of some chemical feel-good, a bachelorette reveals to her wedding party that she’s never had an orgasm, unbeknownst to her wife-to-be. Her friends try to be supportive but feels of their own stand in the way.

 A Perfect Ending

A housewife confesses she’s never had an orgasm. After some encouragement from her friends, she decides to explore her sexuality by hiring a high-priced call girl. But, she hides a grave secret from everyone, including her own family. Despite its title, this movie has the furthest thing from a perfect ending.

Tig

This documentary about Tig Notaro details the comeback the out comic makes after going through the hardest time of her life. Her relationship with now-fiancee Stephanie Allynne is part of the happy ending. Watch if: You like stories of triumph over adversity.

Duck Butter

Alia Shawkat and Laia Costa

 Two women undertake an experiment to see if they can fast-track falling in love by spending 24 hours together, orgasming together every hour. There is a lot of eroticism in this movie, and on balance that’s probably worth wading through the gross stuff (Google duck butter). The ending might have you scratching your head about the message, so don’t bother if you like endings with closure (both within the movie, and in the industry context, wondering how this movie got made).

 

Lovesong

Two best friends, Mindy and Sarah decide to go on road trip. But after a night of intimacy, Mindy bails after Sarah treats their night together like it was nothing. Years later, the two reconnect right before Mindy’s wedding. They confess their love to each other, but Mindy goes ahead and marries a man anyway. Needless to say, that was not cool.

 

Wanda Sykes: Not Normal

In this comedy special, Wanda Sykes tackles politics, reality TV, and racism. Watch if you’d like to see a comedy legend in her element.

Lez Bomb

A young woman attempts to come out to her family during Thanksgiving by bringing her girlfriend along. But, things get a bit more complicated when her male roommate shows up unannounced.

Ellen Degeneres: Relatable

You thought we forgot about this one, huh? This is AfterEllen, we would never! Relatable is Ellen’s first stand-up special since 2003. She revisits her moments from her life and tells some jokes along the way.

Good Kisser 

After 2 years of dating, Jenna and Kate open up their relationship to a stranger with the hope that it’ll spice up their romance. Instead of spicing things up, it actually exposes the faults in their their foundation.

Yes or No/Yes or No 2/Yes or No 2.5

Yes or No film review

This Thai romantic dramedy was actually the first lesbian Thai film to feature a butch lead character. It follows the love story of Pie and Kim as they navigate a homophobic family and trying desperately to tell each other the truth about how they feel. The sequels follow their relationship as they try to overcome a long distance relationship and new friends looking to be more than that.