16 of the Best Lesbian Movies to Watch on Amazon Prime Right Now (Updated for 2021)

Lesbian Movies & TV

Is there any part of our life that Amazon hasn't infiltrated yet? Surprisingly, there are actually quite a few good lesbian movies that you can now stream on Amazon for a very affordable price (less than a movie ticket) or watch for free if you're an Amazon Prime member. 

While not all of these lesbian movies have the typical happy ending we're looking for, they are still well-made and worthy of watching. And if you're anything like us, when you see these lesbian couples get together on screen, you'll react like this as well.

Here are some of our favorite lesbian movies that you can watch on Amazon:

1. Saving Face

Saving Face Best Lesbian Movie to Watch on Amazon

This is one of our favorite movies of all time and will always have a special place in our hearts. Saving Face is about a Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother who are both reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

It’s a heartfelt story that touches upon love, coming out, mother-daughter relationship, the clash between Asian & American culture, and more. Saving Face was one of those rare lesbian movies that did not feature psychopaths or end up killing off the lesbian characters. Directed by the talented Alice Wu, who also made the Netflix original, The Half of It (another must-watch LGBTQ movie).

Does it have a happy ending? 🌈Yes!

Watch Saving Face on Amazon now.

2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Portrait of a Lady on Fire Lesbian Movies to Watch on Amazon

Set in France in the late 18th century, the film tells the story of a forbidden love affair and romance between an aristocrat, Héloïse, and a painter, Marianne, who is commissioned to paint her portrait by Héloïse’s mother. Héloïse is a reluctant bride-to-be and Marianne must paint her without her knowing so she observes her by day and paints her secretly at night. As the women orbit each other, intimacy and attraction grow as they share Héloïse's first moments of freedom. 

Does it have a happy ending? Not really, but no one dies.

Watch Portrait of a Lady on Fire on Amazon now.

3. DisobedienceDisobedience Rachel Weiz and Rachel McAdams kiss

The talented Rachel Weisz and Rachel McAdams star in this drama about a woman who returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a female childhood friend.

Once back, the attraction between the two women and their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.

Disobedience is a thought-provoking plot featuring a great cast. The romantic buildup between the two lead female characters are captivating yet nuanced. Both actresses have great chemistry. Disobedience is certainly not a light-hearted movie, but it does a great job of tackling the line between religion and sexuality. 

Does it have a happy ending? Kinda ⛅️

Watch Disobedience on Amazon now.

4. La Luciérnaga (The Firefly)

La Luciernaga The Firefly Lesbian Movie to Watch on Amazon

This lesbian movie features one of the more unique and original storylines that we've come across. After the sudden death of her estranged brother, Lucia finds comfort through her brother's fiancée, Mariana. Though strangers at first, the two women slowly bond over their loss, sharing memories and stories of the man they both loved. Eventually, they fall in love and Lucia finds herself at a crossroad. She must choose whether to return to her old life with her husband or embark on a new journey with her new found love. 

Does it have a happy ending? 🌈 Yes!

Watch La Luciernaga (The Firefly) on Amazon now.

5. Vita & Virginia Vita and Virginia Lesbian Movie on Amazon

The seductive true story of literary icon,Virginia Woolf's love affair with socialite, poet and novelist, Vita Sackville-West, who inspired one of Woolf's greatest works of literature. Centered in 1920s London, Vita and Virginia run in different social circles, but when the two cross paths, the magnetic Vita decides the beguiling, stubborn and gifted Virginia will be her next romantic conquest, no matter the cost. Vita and Virginia forge an unconventional affair, set against the backdrop of their own strikingly contemporary marriages and have an affair that inspires one of Virginia's most iconic novels, Orlando.

Does it have a happy ending? Not really, but no one dies.

Watch Vita and Virginia on Amazon now.

6. Tell it to the Bees

Tell it to the bees lesbian movie on Amazon

Taking place in the 1950's in a small British town, Lydia (Holliday Grainger) starts to connect with the town's new doctor Jean (Anna Paquin), who bonds with Lydia's son after he takes an interest in her bee colonies. As Lydia’s marriage is falling apart and she gets evicted, Jean lends a helping hand and offers them to live with her in her home.  However, in 1950s rural Scotland, the women's relationship raises questions as the two become romantically involved. The film is based on the 2009 novel of the same name by Fiona Shaw.

Does it have a happy ending? Not really, but no one dies.

Watch Tell It To The Bees on Amazon now.

7. Ammonite

Ammonite Lesbian Movie

Acclaimed paleontologist Mary Anning works alone selling common fossils to tourists to support her ailing mother, but a chance job offer changes her life when a visitor hires her to care for his wife. The two women embark on a romantic journey that will change the both of their lives.

I will say that I had very high hopes for this movie given that it features A-list stars, Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan and while it didn't quite meet my high expectations, Ammonite is still a much better lesbian film than what's currently out there.

Does it have a happy ending? Open-ending, but positive.

Watch Ammonite on Amazon now.

8. The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister

Anne Lister and Mariana Secret Diary of Miss Anne Lister Lesbian Movie

This bold and passionate drama captures the real life story of Anne Lister, who has been called Britain's first modern lesbian. Based on the recent decoding of her 4,000,000-word journal, Anne broke many barriers and defied the conventions and stereotypes of her time. Despite needing to keep her orientation secret from society, she lived with her female lover. 

Does it have a happy ending? ☀️Yes, in a bittersweet way.

Watch The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister on Amazon now.

9. A Date for Mad Mary

A Date for Mad Mary Lesbian Movie on Amazon

A charming coming-of-age movie about "Mad" Mary McArdle’s (Seána Kerslake) attempts to find a date to her best friend’s, Charlene’s, wedding after she returns to her hometown from a brief stint in prison. While being deemed as undatable, Mary is determined to find a date to accompany her but ends up instead on a journey to confront her past issues and hidden feelings for her best friend.

Does it have a happy ending? Kinda ⛅️

Watch A Date for Mad Mary on Amazon now. 

10. Mosquita y Mari 

Mosquita y Mari Lesbian Movie on Amazon

A beautiful, coming of age story of two Latino girls who gradually fall in love against the backdrop of Southeast LA. When Yolanda Olveros meets her new neighbor Mari Rodriguez, all they see in each other are their differences. Yolanda is a sheltered only child who studies hard to fulfill her parents' dream of a college-bound future. Street-smart Mari, on the other hand, after her father's recent death, is the caretaker of her sister as their mother works to keep them above water. The two girls forge a friendship that soon proves to be more.

Does it have a happy ending? Not really, but no one dies.

Watch Mosquita y Mari on Amazon now.

11. Blue is the Warmest Color

Blue is the Warmest Color Best Lesbian Movies on Amazon

Winner of the prestigious Palme d'Or, Blue is the Warmest Color is a sultry coming-of-age story about two young women who fall in love. The main character, Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who allows her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult.  

Does if have a happy ending? Not really, but no one dies.

Watch Blue is the Warmest Color on Amazon now.

12. Lez Bomb

Lez Bomb Lesbian Movie on Netflix

In this holiday comedy, a woman visits her parents' home on Thanksgiving with the plan to come out to them. She brings along her girlfriend to meet her parents as well, but chaos, hilarity, and awkwardness ensue when her male roommate also shows up unexpectedly and extended family members create drama.

Does if have a happy ending? 🌈 Yes!

Watch Lez Bomb on Amazon now.

13. Our Love Story

Our Love Story Korean Lesbian Movie on Amazon

Yoon-ju, an awkward and shy fine arts grad student, meets the eccentric bartender Ji-soo while searching for materials for a project installation and the two immediately hit if off. Though Yoon-ju has only previously been in relationships with men, she finds herself falling for Ji-soo's charms and cautiously follows her desires. The two embark on an unforgettable romance in this romantic drama.

Does it have a happy ending? Not really, but no one dies.

Watch Our Love Story on Amazon now.

14. More Beautiful For Having Been Broken

More Beautiful For Having Been Broken Lesbian Movie on Amazon

A heartwarming movie about a FBI agent, McKenzie, who after being suspended from her job and struggling with the loss of her mother, begins to spiral down a path of erratic behavior. She decides to travel to the small mountain town of Merveille where she used to visit as a child and is befriended by a special needs boy, Freddie, who helps McKenzie develop a new outlook on life. As McKenzie makes an impression on the residents of the town, she develops an unexpected relationship with Freddie’s mother, Samantha, that turns fiercely passionate and intimate. This film is directed by Nicole Conn who also directed two other lesbian movies, A Perfect Ending and Elena Undone.

Does it have a happy ending? 🌈 Yes!

Watch More Beautiful for Having Been Broken on Amazon now.

15. The World to Come

The World to Come Best Lesbian Movies on Amazon

A beautiful yet heartbreaking 19th century romance set in the American Northeast. Abigail, a farmer's wife, and her new neighbor, Tallie, find themselves irrevocably drawn to each other, but their circumstances make it nearly impossible to be together. A grieving Abigail has to spend her time tending to her withdrawn husband, Dyer, while the free spirited Tallie, tries to free herself from the jealous control of her husband. Together, their intimacy begins to fill a void in each other's lives they never knew existed. While it's not a happy ending and it lacks the type of empowering triumph you would want for these two characters, the movie is very realistic in depicting the times that the two women are living in and both leading actresses do a phenomenal job on screen.

Does it have a happy ending?
 No, and it's somewhat tragic. 😭

Watch The World to Come on Amazon now.

16. Kajillionaire

Kajillionaire Lesbian Movie on Amazon

Dark, quirky, and original, Kajillionaire by Miranda July is one of those movies that seems very bizarre at first but that you ultimately come to appreciate after reflecting on all of the subtlety, subtext and cleverness embedded throughout the film.

It's about these two con artists who have spent 26 years training their only daughter, Old Dolio (played by Evan Rachel Wood) to do petty crimes in order to swindle, scam and steal a few dollars here and there. But during a desperate and hastily conceived heist, they charm a stranger, Melanie (played by Gina Rodriguez from Jane the Virgin) into joining them, only to have their entire world turned upside down.  

Does it have a happy ending? Kinda ⛅️

Watch Kajillionaire on Amazon now.

 

What are some of your favorite lesbian movies to stream on Amazon?

Check out our Ultimate List of Lesbian Movies to Watch here.

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