150 Best LGBT Movies of All Time
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Adjusted Score: 90.944%
Critics Consensus: Hilary Swank's acclaimed performance pays fitting tribute to the tragic life of Brandon Teena.
Based on a true story, Boys Don't Cry was adapted from the life of Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 90.996%
Critics Consensus: A gripping examination of sexual taboos, set against the backdrop of Nazi Germany, bolstered by a subtly shaded script and a strong cast.
Based on a true story, Aimée & Jaguar is a love story and historical drama about a liaison both forbidden... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.128%
Critics Consensus: A naturalistic depiction of teenage life, Show Me Love has a charming, authentic feel.
This coming-of-age comedy is set in a sleepy little Swedish town called Åmål -- the most boring place on Earth... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.319%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Based on Jane Rule's novel Desert of the Heart (1964), Donna Deitch's narrative feature debut centers on a burgeoning lesbian... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.406%
Critics Consensus: Keep the Lights On is a mysterious, sexy journey deep into the love affair of two men that always manages to stay true to life.
It's 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.613%
Critics Consensus: Ma Vie en Rose follows a boy's exploration of his gender identity with warmth and empathy - for its young protagonist as well as the family affected by his journey.
Alain Berliner's colorful and poetic Ma Vie En Rose not only bends the lines between reality and fantasy, but also... [More]
Adjusted Score: 91.855%
Critics Consensus: My Summer of Love is a moody, bittersweet love story featuring outstanding performances from the leads.
Two 16-year olds spending one long, hot English summer together in Yorkshire. Mona is a tough Northern lass whose spiky... [More]
Adjusted Score: 89.142%
Critics Consensus: Intelligent, empathetic, and well-acted, First Girl I Loved explores teen romance from a refreshing - and emotionally resonant - perspective.
A high-school love triangle develops when Anne falls for a girl on the softball team, inadvertently dashing the hopes of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.441%
Critics Consensus: Princess Cyd defies coming-of-age convention to offer a sweetly understated - yet deeply resonant - look at pivotal relationships.
16-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick) decides to take a break from her depressive single father and spend a summer in Chicago... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.368%
Critics Consensus: Summertime (La Belle Saison) presents a well-acted, beautifully framed period romance that offers a refreshing perspective on its era in the bargain.
A young woman (Izia Higelin) moves from the French countryside to Paris and begins a passionate love affair with a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.602%
Critics Consensus: Compassionate, emotionally detailed, and populated with resonant characters, The Way He Looks leaves a warmth that lingers.
Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 92.439%
Critics Consensus: Professor Marston & The Wonder Women winds a lasso of cinematic truth around a fascinating fact-based tale with strong performances from its three stars.
In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.877%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 93.691%
Critics Consensus: Bound's more titillating elements attracted attention, but it's the stylish direction, solid performances, and entertaining neo-noir caper plot that make it worth a watch.
Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly nearly set the screen on fire in this clever, female-powered twist on the standard Mob... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.155%
Critics Consensus: Farewell, My Queen transcends its gaudy period trappings to offer an affecting historical drama built on timeless - and timely - themes.
Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.316%
Critics Consensus: Chris and Don paints an affecting, enlightening portrait of a one-of-a-kind love affair.
Guido Santi and Tina Mascara's documentary Chris and Don. A Love Story traces the romantic relationship between writer Christopher Isherwood... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.522%
Critics Consensus: Being 17 rides the roiling emotions of adolescence through a coming-of-age melodrama whose narrative turbulence smartly reflects the confusion of its protagonists.
Damien, the son of a military family, lives in barracks in south-western France with his mother, a doctor, while his... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.956%
Critics Consensus: A beautiful, epic Western, Brokeback Mountain's love story is imbued with heartbreaking universality thanks to moving performances by Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.874%
Critics Consensus: Dark, stylish, and captivating, Heavenly Creatures signals both the auspicious debut of Kate Winslet and the arrival of Peter Jackson as more than just a cult director.
After winning a cult following for several offbeat and darkly witty gore films, New Zealand director Peter Jackson abruptly shifted... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.164%
Critics Consensus: Thanks to Emmy-worthy performances from a reputable cast, The Normal Heart is not only a powerful, heartbreaking drama, but also a vital document of events leading up to and through the early AIDS crisis.
This drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis in New York City in the early 1980s,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 94.65%
Critics Consensus: In the Family uses one couple's tragedy to examine the legal meaning of parenthood - and make a persuasive argument for a more inclusive approach to family law.
In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.332%
Critics Consensus: While its premise is ripe for comedy -- and it certainly delivers its fair share of laughs -- Priscilla is also a surprisingly tender and thoughtful road movie with some outstanding performances.
The usually menacing British actor Terence Stamp does a complete turnaround as Bernadette, an aging transsexual who tours the backwaters... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.896%
Critics Consensus: Sexy, smart, and darkly humorous, Stranger by the Lake offers rewarding viewing for adult filmgoers in search of thought-provoking drama.
Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.952%
Critics Consensus: Stylish, sensual, and smart, The Duke of Burgundy proves that erotic cinema can have genuine substance.
Day after day, Cynthia (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and Evelyn (Chiara D'Anna) act out a simple yet provocative ritual that ends... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.155%
Critics Consensus: Hedwig and the Angry Inch may very well be the next Rocky Horror midnight movie. It not only knows how to rock, but Hedwig's story has an emotional poignancy.
Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.879%
Critics Consensus: Battle of the Sexes turns real-life events into a crowd-pleasing, well-acted dramedy that ably entertains while smartly serving up a volley of present-day parallels.
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennismatch between women's World... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.302%
Critics Consensus: The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson uses its belated investigation into an activist's murder as the framework for a sobering look at the ongoing battle for equal rights.
Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? When the beloved, self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto was found floating in the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.5%
Critics Consensus: Raw, honest, powerfully acted, and deliciously intense, Blue Is the Warmest Color offers some of modern cinema's most elegantly composed, emotionally absorbing drama.
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.665%
Critics Consensus: Pulsing with authenticity and led by a stirring lead performance from Adepero Oduye, Pariah is a powerful coming out/coming-of-age film that signals the arrival of a fresh new talent in writer/director Dee Rees.
Adepero Oduye portrays Alike (pronounced ah-lee-kay), a 17-year-old African-American woman who lives with her parents Audrey and Arthur (Kim Wayans... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.698%
Critics Consensus: It may be a chamber piece but Weekend's revelations on modern sexuality expand far beyond the modest setting.
Weekend follows Russell (newcomer Tom Cullen, Best Actor winner at Nashville), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 96.725%
Critics Consensus: The Celluloid Closet takes a thought-provoking look at the decades of omission and misrepresentation endured by the gay community in mainstream cinema.
Documentary directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman, already well-established for bringing gay issues to a mainstream film audience, examined the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.973%
Critics Consensus: Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.
PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.288%
Critics Consensus: Warm, funny, and quietly profound, Appropriate Behavior serves as a thoroughly compelling calling card for writer, director, and star Desiree Akhavan.
For Shirin, being part of a perfect Persian family isn't easy. Acceptance eludes her from all sides: her family doesn't... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.608%
Critics Consensus: Ang Lee's funny and ultimately poignant comedy of manners reveals the filmmaker's skill across genres.
A gay New Yorker stages a marriage of convenience with a young woman to satisfy his traditional Taiwanese family, but... [More]
Adjusted Score: 97.947%
Critics Consensus: Boasting a stellar performance from Lily Tomlin and some powerfully empathetic work from writer-director Paul Weitz, Grandma is a dramedy that shouldn't have to ask you to visit.
Lily Tomlin stars as Elle who has just gotten through breaking up with her girlfriend when Elle's granddaughter Sage unexpectedly... [More]
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