5 Lesbian Films and Shows Where the Lead Characters *Actually* End Up Together

by Kyle Ramiel Dalangin   |  May 16, 2023
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Sometimes, we’re in the mood to feel kilig,  and the only way to satisfy it is through films and shows. It’s not that hard to look for one unless you’re specifically searching for lesbians’ happily ever after. However, most of the time, these movies or shows always leave us heartbroken—they’re usually caused by the death of a lover, a family’s homophobia, or the legendary “experimental phase.”

To help you finally experience ~all the feels~, here is a list of movies and shows that feature lesbian characters with happy endings!

1. Imagine Me and You (2005)

Rachel is finally getting married to her longtime boyfriend Hector. As she walks down the aisle, she meets eyes with Luce—their wedding florist and a flower shop owner. With the intention of setting Luce up with Hector’s friend, Rachel became close to her until she fell in love with Luce. Along with her journey in looking for her true identity comes the question of whether she chooses her marriage with Hector or starts a new one with Luce. 

2. San Junipero of Black Mirror (2016)

Set in 1987, the fourth episode of the third season of Black Mirror follows Yorkie, an introverted young woman who visits the “party town” San Junipero. There, she meets Kelly, an outgoing party girl. Together, they uncover truths about each other and the mystery behind the fun town.

3. The Handmaiden (2016)

This film can be considered a cult classic by almost everyone who watched the journey of the two main characters. Sook Hee, a young woman who is a pickpocket, is hired by a con man to become heiress Lady Hideko’s handmaiden and be a part of the big fraud set to steal all of the heiress’ wealth. As they spend their time together, Sook Hee and Lady Hideko develop feelings for each other.


4. Fear Street Trilogy (2021)

This horror trilogy shows the life of Deena and her friends in the town called Shadyside. As the story unfolds, they discover that their town is cursed and it’s up to them to save their homes. As Deena struggles to save lives, she also navigates her love-and-hate relationship with ex-lover Sam.

5. Billie and Emma (2018)

This Filipino film is set in the mid-1990s and follows teenage girl Billie as she transfers to a Catholic all-girls school in a remote town. There, she meets the popular and stellar student Emma. After being assigned as partners for a school project, their lives suddenly get intertwined. As the two enjoy their time going through the joys of their newfound love, Emma finds out she is pregnant with her boyfriend, Miguel, which further complicates the search for her true identity.

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