Top 50 Sapphic Films

This is my list of the top 50 WLW/Sapphic/Lesbian films of all time as per the ratings on this site.

I’ve followed my own rating system here from top to bottom (five stars highest, then going down), but if the film has an equal number of stars the chosen order within that is based on my personal preferences. This lists excludes TV series, TV movies, documentaries, short films… it’s a pure film list.

This list is VERY likely to change as new films emerge, and new films are reviewed. Missing links mean that the review is in progress and will be here soon. Here goes!

  1. Portrait de la Jeune Fille en Feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)

  2. By Hook or by Crook

  3. Carol

  4. High Art

  5. All Over Me

  6. Saving Face

  7. Fucking Åmål (Show Me Love)

  8. Ammonite

  9. The Handmaiden

  10. The Kids Are All Right

  11. Bound

  12. Boys Don’t Cry

  13. Go Fish

  14. The Miseducation of Cameron Post

  15. Love and Other Catastrophes

  16. Appropriate Behavior

  17. Professor Marston and the Wonder Women

  18. Lapsia ja Aikuisia (Producing Adults)

  19. Thelma

  20. Boys on the Side

  21. Trigger

  22. When Night is Falling

  23. Circumstance

  24. Oublier Cheyenne (Looking for Cheyenne)

  25. D.E.B.S

  26. Red Doors

  27. Monster

  28. Mosquita y Mari

  29. Better Than Chocolate

  30. Personal Best

  31. Aimee and Jaguar

  32. Hu Die (Butterfly)

  33. The Gymnast

  34. You Can Live Forever

  35. Desert Hearts

  36. Stranger Inside

  37. Breaking the Ice

  38. Fire

  39. Prey for Rock and Roll

  40. Disobedience

  41. Fremde Haut (Unveiled)

  42. My Days of Mercy

  43. The Half of It

  44. Imagine Me & You

  45. Lianna

  46. But I'm a Cheerleader

  47. Cloudburst

  48. Ellie and Abbie (and Ellie's Dead Aunt)

  49. Higher Learning

  50. It’s in the Water