150 Best LGBT Movies of All Time
150-136 | 135-101 | 100-66 | 65-31 | 30-1
Adjusted Score: 98.12%
Critics Consensus: Driven by a fantastic lead turn from Julie Andrews, Blake Edwards' musical gender-bender is sharp, funny and all-round entertaining.
On the verge of starvation in 1930s Paris, erstwhile entertainer Julie Andrews is rescued by gay cabaret performer Robert Preston.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.099%
Critics Consensus: In tune with the emotion and tribulations of childhood, Tomboy is a charming movie that treats its main subject with warmth and heart.
A French family with two daughters, 10-year-old Laure and 6-year-old Jeanne, moves to a new neighborhood during the summer holidays.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.185%
Critics Consensus: Affectionate without sacrificing honesty, Behind the Candelabra couples award-worthy performances from Michael Douglas and Matt Damon with some typically sharp direction from Steven Soderbergh.
Before Elvis, before Elton John, Madonna and Lady Gaga, there was Liberace: virtuoso pianist, outrageous entertainer and flamboyant star of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 98.124%
Critics Consensus: Gods and Monsters is a spellbinding, confusing piece of semi-fiction, featuring fine performances; McKellen leads the way, but Redgrave and Fraser don't lag far behind.
Hollywood history comes to life in this tale of the last days of Frankenstein director James Whale, played by Sir... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.184%
Critics Consensus: Worthwhile as both a well-acted ensemble piece and as a smart, warm statement on family values, The Kids Are All Right is remarkable.
Two teenaged children get the notion to seek out their biological father and introduce him into the family life that... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.321%
Critics Consensus: Framed by great work from director Sidney Lumet and fueled by a gripping performance from Al Pacino, Dog Day Afternoon offers a finely detailed snapshot of people in crisis with tension-soaked drama shaded in black humor.
Based on a true 1972 story, Sidney Lumet's 1975 drama chronicles a unique bank robbery on a hot summer afternoon... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.359%
Critics Consensus: Great performances and evocative musical numbers help Cabaret secure its status as a stylish, socially conscious classic.
Adapted from the Broadway show, this hard-hitting musical drama is set in decadent 1930s Berlin during Hitler's rise to power.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.445%
Critics Consensus: Held aloft by remarkable performances from John Lithgow and Alfred Molina, Love Is Strange serves as a graceful tribute to the beauty of commitment in the face of adversity.
After nearly four decades together, Ben (John Lithgow) and George (Alfred Molina) finally tie the knot in an idyllic wedding... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99.48%
Critics Consensus: My Beautiful Laundrette is fast and all over the place because it has so much to say, and show, including a highly watchable fresh-faced Daniel Day-Lewis.
After the death of his wife and his subsequent descent into alcoholic near-agoraphobia, a crotchety Pakistani intellectual convinces his shady... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.471%
Critics Consensus: With an outstanding starring performance from Benedict Cumberbatch illuminating its fact-based story, The Imitation Game serves as an eminently well-made entry in the "prestige biopic" genre.
During the winter of 1952, British authorities entered the home of mathematician, cryptanalyst and war hero Alan Turing (Benedict Cumberbatch)... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.259%
Critics Consensus: Paris Is Burning dives into '80s transgender subculture, with the understated camera allowing this world to flourish and the people to speak (and dance) for themselves.
Jennie Livingston's documentary offers a behind-the-scene glimpse at the golden age of New York "Drag Balls" where rival fashion houses... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.284%
Critics Consensus: Law of Desire is kinky fun that's as explosively bright and provocative as ever.
Popular film director Pablo Quintero (Eusebio Poncela) has found a new love in the form of handsome blue-collar Juan (Miguel... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.341%
Critics Consensus: Longtime Companion is a sensitive ensemble AIDS drama, lensed with sympathy which builds to a moving finale.
One of the first films to offer a thoughtful treatment of the AIDS epidemic and its effects on the gay... [More]
Adjusted Score: 100.893%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Inspired by Christa Winsloe's play Gestern und Heute, Maedchen in Uniform is one of the most memorable and moving of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.379%
Critics Consensus: Love, Simon hits its coming-of-age beats more deftly than many entries in this well-traveled genre -- and represents an overdue, if not entirely successful, milestone of inclusion.
Everyone deserves a great love story. But for seventeen-year old Simon Spier it's a little more complicated: he's yet to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.141%
Critics Consensus: La Cage aux Folles is a fine French-Italian farce with flamboyant, charming characters and deep laughs.
Una farsa sobre una pareja gay (Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault) que hace frente a una crisis familiar poco común. Michel... [More]
Adjusted Score: 95.381%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
(1970) "You show me a happy homosexual and I'll show you a gay corpse." In what Pauline Kael likened to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.411%
Critics Consensus: Almodovar weaves together a magnificent tapestry of femininity with an affectionate wink to classics of theater and cinema in this poignant story of love, loss and compassion.
Pedro Almodóvar directed this story of a woman and her circle of friends who find themselves suffering a variety of... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.457%
Critics Consensus: The Handmaiden uses a Victorian crime novel as the loose inspiration for another visually sumptuous and absorbingly idiosyncratic outing from director Park Chan-wook.
From PARK Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OLDBOY, LADY VENGEANCE, THIRST and STOKER, comes a ravishing new crime drama inspired... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.032%
Critics Consensus: Tangerine shatters casting conventions and its filmmaking techniques are up-to-the-minute, but it's an old-fashioned comedy at heart -- and a pretty wonderful one at that.
A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (C) Magnolia... [More]
Adjusted Score: 99%
Critics Consensus: The Crying Game is famous for its shocking twist, but this thoughtful, haunting mystery grips the viewer from start to finish.
In this successful psychological thriller, a reluctant agent of the Irish Republican Army discovers that some people just aren't who... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.36%
Critics Consensus: Dallas Buyers Club rests squarely on Matthew McConaughey's scrawny shoulders, and he carries the burden gracefully with what might be a career-best performance.
Matthew McConaughey stars in DALLAS BUYERS CLUB as real-life Texas cowboy Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.423%
Critics Consensus: Further elevated by a strong central performance from Dirk Bogarde, Victim offers an eloquent and emotionally affecting argument against prejudice.
In its time, this movie was considered as daring a film as had ever been made in England. Dirk Bogarde... [More]
Adjusted Score: 102.533%
Critics Consensus: Moving without resorting to melodrama, BPM offers an engrossing look at a pivotal period in history that lingers long after the closing credits roll.
In Paris in the early 1990s, a group of activists goes to battle for those stricken with HIV/AIDS, taking on... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.658%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by Sean Penn's powerhouse performance, Milk is a triumphant account of America's first openly gay man elected to public office.
In 1977, Harvey Milk was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, becoming the first openly gay man to... [More]
Adjusted Score: 101.114%
Critics Consensus: A quiet, moving rumination on loneliness and newfound intimacy, God's Own Country marks an outstanding directorial debut for Francis Lee.
Johnny Saxby (Josh O'Connor) works long hours in brutal isolation on his family's remote farm in the north of England.... [More]
Adjusted Score: 103.537%
Critics Consensus: Subtle and tender, A Fantastic Woman handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care.
Marina and Orlando are in love and planning for the future. Marina is a young waitress and aspiring singer. Orlando... [More]
Adjusted Score: 104.856%
Critics Consensus: Shaped by Todd Haynes' deft direction and powered by a strong cast led by Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, Carol lives up to its groundbreaking source material.
In this adaptation of the novel "The Price of Salt" by Patricia Highsmith, Therese (Rooney Mara), a young department-store clerk... [More]
Adjusted Score: 109.28%
Critics Consensus: Call Me by Your Name offers a melancholy, powerfully affecting portrait of first love, empathetically acted by Timothée Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, the new film by Luca Guadagnino, is a sensual and transcendent tale of first love,... [More]
Adjusted Score: 111.545%
Critics Consensus: Moonlight uses one man's story to offer a remarkable and brilliantly crafted look at lives too rarely seen in cinema.
The tender, heartbreaking story of a young man's struggle to find himself, told across three defining chapters in his life... [More]