9 Heartwarming Lesbian Films To Enjoy This Holiday Season

Hello, lesbians, bisexual ladies, and women-loving humans alike. It’s getting cold outside, and the best way to warm up this holiday season is with a steamy movie marathon with or without that gorgeous check-out girl you’ve been drooling over at your local supermarket.

We’ve come a long way since the first lesbian rom-com, Algie the Miner. The film, released in 1912, was a whopping 10 minutes long. Now, over 100 years later, we have so many more options. 

Here is a list of 9 “lesbian” films sure to knock your socks off the mantle!

Carol (2015) 

 It’s an extremely slow-burn classic with Christmas as its catalyst. What could be more festive? It is a veryyyyyy slow burn, though, if you haven’t seen this yet. I mean, prolonged burn…but spoiler alert, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara kiss, so it’s worth it.

Saving Face (2004)

This film IMO is vastly underrated. It is a true rom-com focused on two ladies with their own dreams and desires who end up finding love. A hilarious subplot also features one of the lead’s mothers and her unconventional dating practices.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019)

 Are you also learning French because you’re convinced the woman of your dreams resides somewhere in a French-speaking country? Well, here is a film that can be educational and entertaining that isn’t “Blue is the Warmest Color.”

D.E.B.S. (2004) 

You can stream this gem on Hulu, which is vital since most people have Hulu. It’s the perfect film to put on in the family room at your next holiday gathering to see the shocked facial expressions when this seemingly innocent crime spoof turns into a vehicle for pushing the lesbian agenda, scandalous!

Eileen (2023) 

What is being described as Carol meets Alfred Hitchcock comes out on December 1st, so let’s go, lesbians! Time to show up and support this queer content! Get your tickets and get your friends and family tickets! Everyone look under your chairs; you all get tickets to Eileen!

Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

 People either hate this film or love this film. I think it’s hilarious, thanks to the incredible performances by Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. Watch it and tell me what you think or don’t, I still stan this comedic masterpiece!

Shiva Baby (2020) 

I’ll admit that when I first turned this movie on, I immediately turned it off when the lead actress was involved with a man (yuck!); however, after reading some reviews, I decided to give it another chance. I am so glad I did because this movie was funny and worth getting through the brief heterosexual undertones.

Dating Amber (2020) 

 I enjoyed this film because it also focuses on a blooming friendship with an undying platonic connection to the end. It’s all very gay, which is what we want, but it also showcases more human qualities and gives the main character much more depth than just a lady who wants to kiss other ladies.

Happiest Season (2020) 

 And last but not least, if you’re having a hard time getting through “Christmas At The Ranch” because you just can’t take it seriously, this is bound to be a better Christmas Classic option. You’ve got Kristen Stewart, Aubrey Plaza, Allison Brie, Dan Levy, and Mary Steenburgen (honorable mention: the mother in Elf); need I say more? Just watch it; you’ll be glad you did.