Excellent Queer/Lesbian Films

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In this completely informal poll that wasn’t even really a poll, here are some of the queer films that you all answered when I asked what is your favorite lesbian/queer film of all time?

Top favorites:

Incredibly True Adventures of Two Girls in Love (7)
But I’m a Cheerleader (6)
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (5)
By Hook or By Crook (4)
Better Than Chocolate (3)
Bound (3)
Fried Green Tomatoes (3)
Imagine Me & You (2)
High Art (2)

One mention each:

All Over Me
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Itty Bitty Titty Committee
Little Darlings
D.E.B.S.
Paris is Burning
Tipping the Velvet
Boys Don’t Cry
The Alley Cats (by Radley Metzger – “1960s lesbian sexploitation at its finest”)
Derek Jarman’s “The Garden”
Puccini For Beginners
Show Me Love (aka Fucking Amal)
Saving Face
Fire
The Gay Bed and Breakfast Terror
Go Fish
Antonia’s Line
Aimee & Jaguar
Kissing Jessica Stein

Films that weren’t mentioned (but probably should’ve been):

Desert Hearts
Chutney Popcorn
When Night is Falling

Perhaps you know some young gay folks who might just love to have their little queer worlds rocked the way ours were when we first saw some of these films, when we first saw ourselves reflected on screen, given that it’s the holidays and all.

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7 thoughts on “Excellent Queer/Lesbian Films”

  1. Bettina says:

    Hey Sinclair,

    This might not be answering the question of what my FAVORITE queer films are (although Maedchen in Uniform is pretty damn good), but also worth checking out for historical purposes are:

    Maedchen in Uniform
    The Vampire Lovers
    The Killing of Sister George
    She Must Be Seeing Things

    I’ll come back to list more if I think of some.

  2. dominadoll says:

    Oh. Yeah. I forgot all about “Night is Falling”! Love that film.

  3. Andi says:

    Feast of Love with Morgan Freeman has a lesbian subplot, perhaps one many of us can relate to. While it's more about the main character's cluelessness (Greg Kinnear), the whole movie I found enjoyable and would recommend it to everyone.

  4. Bettina says:

    okay, not to be annoying and comment again, but also–

    barbara hammer does some cool arty 70s lesbian porn. dyketactics, double strength, and women i love are the ones i have seen. (they're shorts– no more than 40 minutes total).

  5. lindsay says:

    watermelon woman. cheryl dunye and guinevere turner had one of the best sex scenes i've ever seen in my life. and stranger inside was a great film too.

  6. sonja says:

    I can't believe D.E.B.S only got one mention! Adore that little film. Also,

    – Lost and Delirious features a very hot Piper Perabo, pre-Coyote Ugly

    – Ma Vie en Rose (My Life in Pink) might be my favourite queer film, about a little girl born in a little boy's body.

    Love these lists, though.

  7. Tsz says:

    I would also dare suggest :

    Treading Water

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