4. Pariah (2011)
|Release Date on Netflix||August 16, 2015|
|Runtime||1 hour 26 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||7.2 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||94%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States|
Getting high, 93 percent marks on Rotten Tomatoes and thereby ranking well on our list of the 7 best lesbian movies on Netflix, Pariah is a story that revolves around a teenaged Brooklyn girl named Alike. Alike is a lesbian and has come to terms with it and is searching for a girlfriend while struggling with the idea of confiding in her parents about her sexuality. She meets the daughter of her mother’s colleague and takes a liking to her, complicating the situation.
- Pariah was shown for the first time at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011 and was given the Excellence in Cinematography Award.
- This movie is an expansion of the award-winning short film of the same name. It was written and directed by the same person as well.
3. Chasing Amy (1997)
|Release Date on Netflix||January 1, 2014|
|Runtime||1 hour 52 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||7.3 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||88%|
|Streaming on||Netflix Australia, Netflix Spain, Netflix Hong Kong, Netflix Japan; Unfortunately, this movie is no longer streaming on Netflix US; we will update this page as soon as it comes back!|
One of the most popular on our list of the 7 best lesbian movies on Netflix, Chasing Amy is a story about Banky and Holden, played by Ben Affleck, two comic book artists who meet a fellow comic book artist named Alyssa. Holden ends up falling in love with her, only to have his dreams of romance stomped out completely when he finds out Alyssa is a lesbian.
- Chasing Amy is renowned writer and director Kevin Smith’s favorite movie of his own making, and Quentin Tarantino’s favorite film from the year 1997.
- This film is the only “Jay and Silent Bob” movie where the two popular characters appear only in a single scene, unlike most other Kevin Smith films where they recur throughout.
2. Margarita with a Straw (2014)
|Release Date on Netflix||July 15, 2016|
|Director||Shonali Bose and Nilesh Maniyar|
|Runtime||1 hour 40 minutes|
|IMDb Rating||7.3 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||82%|
|MPAA Rating||Not Rated|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Argentina, Australia, brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, Japan, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Russia, Spain< Sweden, and the UK|
A highly intelligent and gifted Indian teenager afflicted with cerebral palsy departs from her home in India in order to go to school in New York. Once there, she unexpectedly falls in love with another woman and begins a journey of exploring her sexuality and discovering who she is as an autonomous person. It’s one of the best lesbian movies on Netflix at the moment.
- Margarita with a Straw was inspired by the real life of one of the director’s sisters.
- This drama was filmed in India.
1. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013)
|Release Date on Netflix||August 27, 2016|
|IMDb Rating||7.8 out of 10|
|Rotten Tomatoes Score||90%|
|Streaming on||Netflix United States, Netflix Canada, Netflix United Kingdom, Netflix France, Netflix Japan|
Earning a nice rating of 91 percent on Rotten Tomatoes and the number one spot on our list of the 7 best lesbian movies on Netflix, Blue is the Warmest Color follows two young lesbian women, Adele and Emma. Emma, a woman with blue hair, helps Adele to become her own person and realize her full potential as a woman through love and loss and in front of her friends and family.
- The actresses who play the main characters only read the script one time.
- Blue is the Warmest Color is based on a comic book with the same name.
The intimacy that lesbian relationships hold is unique and sacred, and accurate depictions of the struggles these relationships face are important for LGBT representation. High quality and compelling lesbian films that depict the love shared between two women are difficult to find, so we hope that our list of the 7 best lesbian movies on Netflix will give you a solid place to start. Watch all of the films listed and leave your reviews of these films in the comments section below!