4 lesbian films to check out if you liked the Favourite

The Favourite was a knockout winner at the Baftas and the Oscars in 2019. This mainstream, but something arty film had a strong lesbian storyline, and yet was not marketed in this way so some people missed it the first time around.

The Favourite is based on true events. It is a story of 3 strong women, and their love triangle.

We’ve listed some other lesbian films that we also think you will like that highlight our lesbian herstory, which we think you will enjoy if you liked watching The Favourite.

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The Favourite

In early 18th century England, a frail Queen Anne occupies the throne and her close friend, Lady Sarah, governs the country in her stead. When a new servant, Abigail, arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah.

Find out more about The Favourite and watch the trailer

Can You Ever Forgive Me?

When Lee Israel falls out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception.

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Colette is pushed by her husband to write novels under his name. Upon their success, she fights to make her talents known, challenging gender norms.

Find out more about Colette and watch the trailer


This is life… not heaven… you don’t have to be perfect.

Find out more about Gia and watch the trailer


A psychological thriller based on the infamous 1892 murders of the Borden family.

Find out more about Lizzie and watch the trailer

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