Get ready to drink a gallon of hot chocolate 


We’re sorry to break it to you, but autumn has officially arrived. As the evenings start to get darker and the leaves begin to fall, it’s now the perfect time to snuggle up under some blankets and watch some great sapphic films. 

We’ve compiled a list of some of our favourite films which are perfect for curling up after a long, damp day. 

The Incredibly True Adventure Of Two Girls in Love (1995)

This tender 1995 American comedy-drama follows the love story of teenagers Randy (Laurel Holloman) and Evie (Nicole Ari Parker). This fun and light-hearted sapphic movie is exactly what we need to try and forget about the constant rain and greyness that autumn promises. Whip up a hot chocolate and enjoy this sweet film all about high school lesbian love. 

The Half Of It (2020)

This Netflix coming-of-age film is perfect for those dark chilly evenings. Following the life of Ellie Chu in the remote town of Squahamish, we see the turbulent confusion of sapphic crushes in high school. There is something so nostalgic about this film (despite it coming out only a few years ago) and would be paired perfectly with a warm mug of soup. 

You Can Live Forever (2023)

Released earlier this year, You Can Live Forever is the perfect film to watch if you’re feeling the autumnal angst. Following the story of Jamie, the film explores the idea of queerness within the Jehovah’s Witness community. The colour palette of this film is enough to make it perfect for autumn, and it’s sure to get into your feels. 

Carol (2015)

This romantic period drama starring Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara is pretty perfect for any time of year, but we think there’s something magical about watching it while the rain is hailing down. Based on Patricia Highsmith’s canonical book The Price of Salt, Carol follows the story of a forbidden affair between an older woman going through a divorce and an aspiring female photographer.  

Portrait Of A Lady On Fire (2019)

Céline Sciamma’s masterpiece Portrait Of A Lady On Fire is the perfect film to watch if you want to imagine there is a fire burning in the corner of your room. The French historical romantic drama follows the love affair between a painter and her aristocratic portrait subject. This thrilling romance is perfect for an October night in. 

Snapshots (2018) 

This deeply romantic film will get you wanting someone to cuddle up with when the nights start getting colder. Based on a true story, Snapshots follows a granddaughter who finds out that her grandmother’s true love was a woman. This film is likely to give you all the feels so make sure to have some comfort snacks nearby. 

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