Black and White

Our Rating: ★★★☆☆
L Factor: Lesbian Film
Short Take: Depicts real lesbian and gay lives in an effort to save our histories, especially contributing to a history of lesbian and gay eroticism.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Minor lesbian content
Short Take: Features what some consider the first lesbian in the history of cinema.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Gender Bender/Major lesbian character
Short Take: The great Greta Garbo (bisexual herself) plays Queen Christina, the 17th century lesbian, crossdressing Queen of Sweden.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Gender Bender
Short Take: A woman disguises herself as man and sees action during World War I.

Our Rating: ★★★½☆
L Factor: Minor lesbian character
Short Take: Spike Lee’s first feature film, about a woman who loves sex

Our Rating: ★★½☆☆
L Factor: Minor lesbian character
Short Take: Violent pulp comic book film in which a parole officer is a lesbian. Also includes a Jessica Alba pole dance, warrior prostitutes and a ninja hooker.

So Young So Bad

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Subtext
Short Take: A do-gooder psychiatrist tries to redeem a brutal reform school for girls.

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Major lesbian content
Short Take: This sex education film from the 1950s addresses ‘unnatural relationships’ between girls.

Stuck!

Our Rating: ★★★★☆
L Factor: Major lesbian content
Short Take: A clever and heartfelt homage to the noir (mostly, B) women-in-prison flicks.

Our Rating: ★★½☆☆
L Factor: Major lesbian characters
Short Take: Two Argentinean women abduct a straight woman at knifepoint to force her to have sex with one of them.