Okay everyone, are you ready for one of the most epic rankings of girl/girl kissing throughout the history of cinema? Um, yeah, you are! With careful consideration, we’ve chosen what we believe are the 50 most groundbreaking, most intense, and sometimes just plain sexiest kisses between ladies in film. And trust us, we took a pretty extensive look into all available options. We’ve even included some moments from as early as the 1930s on here because as long as there have been movies, there have been cute girls kissing in them. We did not include made-for-TV movies, so you won’t find Gia orTipping the Velvet (sorry).
Now, we also understand that ranking girl/girl kisses can be fairly subjective, so we’ve also included an option at the end for you to vote for your personal favorite kisses as well. Let your voice be heard, and let your future movie nights be heavily influenced by what you’re about to see. Enjoy!
Radha Mitchell and Frances O’Connor – Love and Other Catastrophes (1996)
Terrific little Aussie indie flick from the ’90s. Sexuality was incidental to the plot.
Joey Lauren Adams and Carmen Llywelyn – Chasing Amy(1997)
Classic kiss, but we’re not sure Kevin Smith really got us.
Leighton Meester and Minka Kelly – The Roommate(2011)
In a film filled with dreadful horrors, this kiss definitely wasn’t the *worst* thing that went down.
Amy Adams and Lauren German – Standing Still (2005)
It’s possible we’ve never been more Enchanted by Adams, or German!
Laura Fraser and Shelley Conn – Nina’s Heavenly Delights (2006)
Before Fraser starred in Lip Service there was this charming romantic comedy about love and food.
Melonie Diaz and Nicole Vicius- Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
A sexy, raucous ode to the Riot Grrrl movement… Totally energetic, and totally fun.
Erin Kelly and Diane Gaidry – Loving Annabelle (2006)
Talk about forbidden love. This student/teacher affair had consequences.
Elena Anaya and Natasha Yarovenko – Room in Rome(2010)
The film that EVERYONE was talking about a few years back.
Delphine Seyrig and Danielle Ouimet – Daughters of Darkness (1971)
French New Wave luminary and ardent feminist Seyrig wows as the lead in this early vampire story with Sapphic undertones.
Heather Graham and Jessica Stroup – Broken (2006)
Graham’s had many queer moments on film, but this one takes the cake.
Christina Ricci and Ruby Rose – Around the Block (2013)
Here’s hoping this is a sneak peak at what Ruby Rose will be doing in Orange is the New Black this season
Sheetal Sheth and Lisa Ray – I Can’t Think Straight (2008)
A super-sweet, obviously sexy, romantic comedy about women falling in love despite societal pressure for one of them to marry a man.
Katie Cassidy and Tracy Spiridakos – Kill For Me (2013)
We’d kill to watch this scene over and over again.
Maria Schrader and Lilly Wust – Aimee and Jaguar (1999)
A Jewish woman and the wife of a Nazi officer fall in love at the height of WWII. If that is not devastating enough, it’s based on a true story.
Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning – The Runaways (2010)
Stewart as Joan Jett and Fanning as Cherie Currie are kind of a revelation.
Jordana Brewster and Sara Foster – D.E.B.S. (2004)
Noomi Rapace and Yasmin Garbi – The Girl Who Played with Fire (2009)
Lisbeth Salander is the most totally unapologetic, bad-ass, bisexual cyber wiz to ever grace the big screen, and we really wish there were more.
Emily Blunt and Natalie Press – My Summer of Love(2004)
The beautiful indie that gave us Emily Blunt… Need we say more?
Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox – Jennifer’s Body(2009)
More self-reflexive exploitation. It’s so bad, it’s delicious!
Michelle Krusiec and Lynn Chen – Saving Face (2004)
A romantic comedy with a happy ending that explores cultural mores — we’ll take it.
Liv Mjones and Ruth Vega Fernandez – Kiss Me (2011)
Just simply a crowd-pleaser of a romantic film.
Guinevere Turner and Cheryl Dunye – The Watermelon Woman (1996)
Dunye’s art-house film explored gender and race when no one was talking about it. Important, and funny.
Greta Garbo – Queen Christina (1933)
Garbo as a pants-clad monarch who kisses her subjects like this? Yes, please.
Naomi Watts and Laura Harring – Mulholland Drive (2001)
Do you think you figured out the plot? Who Cares. This scene is superhot and the film put Watts on the map.
Nikohl Boosheri and Sarah Kazemy – Circumstance(2011)
A contemporary, prescient tale of Iranian friends in love.
Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci – Monster (2003)
Shattering scene because you root for them to make it even though you know what the next 90 minutes of the movie are about.
Kerry Washington and Dania Ramierz – She Hate Me(2004)
Pre-Olivia Pope Washington in a Spike Lee flick is a total win.
Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis – Black Swan (2010)
Was it real? Was it fantasy? Did anyone really care after watching this scene?
Laurel Holloman and Nicole Ari Parker – The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)
A sweet story of nascent love, featuring Holloman (who would become Tina Kennard on The L Word) as a baby butch. Just a great indie all around.
Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell – High Art (1998)
Lisa Cholodenko’s first feature gave us a heartrendingly sad and beautiful love story.
Piper Perabo and Jessica Pare – Lost and Delirious(2001)
Obsessive love at a boarding school. This film captivated its generation.
Jennifer Connelly and Kristy Swanson –Higher Learning (1995)
John Singleton’s big college campus potboiler included an affair between women, which for the time, was more outrageous to audiences than the heterosexual date rape the film also dealt with.
Salma Hayek and Ashley Judd – Frida (2002)
No one tangos like these two in this stunning, Oscar-nominated biopic.
Kate Winslet and Melanie Lynskey – Heavenly Creatures(1994)
Peter Jackson’s small masterpiece introduced us to a wildly charismatic Winslet, while Lynskey’s brooding, obsessive teen was at times, truly terrifying.
Uma Thurman and Maria de Medeiros – Henry and June(1990)
The first film to be released with the NC-17 rating. We’re pretty sure it wasn’t for all of the straight sex…
Shabana Azmi and Nandita Das – Fire (1996)
Deepa Mehta’s heartbreaking story of forbidden love is just gorgeous from start to finish.
Traci Dinwiddie and Necar Zadegan – Elena Undone (2010)
Nicole Conn’s crowd-pleaser boasts the longest kissing scene ever filmed. Go Traci and Necar.
Lilli Palmer and Romy Schneider – Mädchen in Uniform(1958)
A remake of the 1931 film of the same name, this one is more audacious mainly for being made during the outrageously repressive ’50s.
Natasha Lyonne and Clea Duvall – But I’m a Cheerleader(1999)
Sweet and audacious for the time, Jamie Babbit’s satire wins on all levels.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Selma Blair – Cruel Intentions(1999)
Exploitative, yes? But these were big stars making out in the ’90s. We all watched.
Piper Perabo and Lena Headey – Imagine Me and You(2005)
Possibly the greatest romantic comedy ever featuring LGBT characters.
Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos – Blue Is The Warmest Color (2013)
Controversy over the interminable sex scenes aside, this is one of the most epic coming-of-age stories out there.
Catherine Deneuve and Susan Sarandon – The Hunger (1983)
Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon – Bound (1996)
Hot, hot, super-talented actresses star in a terrific heist film from the Wachowskis
Guinevere Turner and V.S. Brody – Go Fish (1994)
New Queer Cinema for women hit it’s stride with this Turner/Rose Troche gem.
Julianne Moore and Toni Collette – The Hours (2002)
’50s era repression plays out in this beloved modern film. Simply devastating.
Marlene Dietrich – Morocco (1930)
Dietrich in a tux, kissing a woman right as the Draconian Hays Code was being implemented.
Scarlett Johansson and Penelope Cruz – Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)
Cruz won the Oscar for her portrayal of a fiery bisexual artist. Simply sublime.
Whoopi Goldberg and Margaret Avery – The Color Purple (1985)
Huge, Oscar-bait by Steven Spielberg with a queer sub-plot. This was a revelation.
Helen Shaver and Patricia Charbonneau – Desert Hearts(1985)
Sexy, passionate, pre-New Queer Cineman, and they got their happy ending!