150 Best LGBT Movies of All Time

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#135
#135
Adjusted Score: 66.443%
Critics Consensus: I Killed My Mother's raw, blunt coming-of-age narrative marks an impressive debut for filmmaker Xavier Dolan.
Synopsis: Hubert Minel, a brash 17 year old, dislikes his mother intensely. He gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date... [More]
Directed By: Xavier Dolan

#134
#134
Adjusted Score: 66.453%
Critics Consensus: Reaching for the Moon's uptight sensibilities sometimes play more pretentious than poetic, but solid performances and sumptuous photography leave a lingering longing for love in the tropics.
Synopsis: DAYS IN SEPTEMBER, DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS) returns with a sophisticated tale of an unlikely romance between two... [More]
Directed By: Bruno Barreto

#133

Camp (2003)
64%

#133
Adjusted Score: 66.455%
Critics Consensus: Campy comedy that squeaks by on its charms.
Synopsis: Tony-nominated actor Todd Graff makes his directorial debut with the musical comedy Camp, featuring an ensemble cast of newcomers. Guitarist... [More]
Directed By: Todd Graff

#132

The Sum of Us (1995)
67%

#132
Adjusted Score: 67.203%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The relationship between a gay son and his straight father is chronicled in this honest Australian drama. Harry Mitchell is... [More]

#131
#131
Adjusted Score: 67.544%
Critics Consensus: Sharp writing and a strong ensemble make Love! Valour! Compassion! work, though its stage-like presentation leaves something to be desired.
Synopsis: This very human comedy is set in Duchess County, New York where over the course of three weekends, eight gay... [More]
Directed By: Joe Mantello

#130

Jeffrey (1995)
67%

#130
Adjusted Score: 67.924%
Critics Consensus: Jeffrey offends as readily as it amuses, but an outstanding performance from Patrick Stewart keeps it from going completely off the rails.
Synopsis: Based on a popular Broadway play, this comedy chronicles the experiences that made formerly-promiscuous homosexual Jeffrey take a vow of... [More]
Directed By: Christopher Ashley

#129
#129
Adjusted Score: 69.559%
Critics Consensus: Charming, endearing, and a little clunky, Were the World Mine is an entertaining, if somewhat unnecessary, musical adaptation.
Synopsis: A color drenched, winning musical film-fantasy of a struggling gay teen, Timothy, whose spirit soars when his eccentric teacher casts... [More]
Directed By: Tom Gustafson

#128
#128
Adjusted Score: 69.688%
Critics Consensus: Magical and morbid, Antonia picturesque landscapes and proficient performances elevate a somewhat pedestrian parable.
Synopsis: A strong-willed Dutch woman recalls her life in this uplifting picture that won the 1996 Academy Award for Best Foreign... [More]
Directed By: Marleen Gorris

#127

C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
100%

#127
Adjusted Score: 70.703%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Zachary Beaulieu was born on Christmas Day 1960. He was different from his four brothers but desperate to fit in.... [More]
Directed By: Jean-Marc Vallée

#126

Shortbus (2006)
67%

#126
Adjusted Score: 70.769%
Critics Consensus: The sex may be explicit, but Mitchell integrates it into the characters' lives and serves the whole story up with a generous dose of sweetness and wit.
Synopsis: The film follows a varied group of seven people, among them a dominatrix and a sex therapist, as they navigate... [More]
Directed By: John Cameron Mitchell

#125

Priest (1995)
70%

#125
Adjusted Score: 70.844%
Critics Consensus: A deft directorial debut from Antonia Bird, Priest handles its sensitive subject with care -- despite certain sanctimonious sentiments.
Synopsis: A priest is torn between church dogma and his personal beliefs in this British drama. Father Greg (Linus Roache) is... [More]
Directed By: Antonia Bird

#124

Boy Culture (2007)
71%

#124
Adjusted Score: 71.132%
Critics Consensus: Eloquent one-liners and quick pacing make Boy Culture sharper than the typical gay indie flick.
Synopsis: A male prostitute who has dismissed the need for love in his life learns a lesson about affection from one... [More]
Directed By: Q. Allan Brocka

#123

Bent (1997)
71%

#123
Adjusted Score: 71.544%
Critics Consensus: Bent juggles heavy topics with style, though its heavy-handedness at times feels more like exploitation than exploration.
Synopsis: Sean Mathias directed this screen adaptation of Martin Sherman's award-winning play about the persecution of homosexuals by Nazis during World... [More]
Directed By: Sean Mathias

#122
#122
Adjusted Score: 72.661%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Urban comedy-drama spanning nine years in the life of a gay man in New York, centering around the loves in... [More]
Directed By: Paul Bogart

#121

Personal Best (1982)
71%

#121
Adjusted Score: 73.141%
Critics Consensus: Mariel Hemingway has a career-making star turn in this highly physical drama about two Olympic athletes who find each other during competitive training.
Synopsis: In 1982, there was a brief cycle of homosexual-relationship films, none of which were successful enough to form the basis... [More]
Directed By: Robert Towne

#120

Heartbeats (2011)
72%

#120
Adjusted Score: 73.293%
Critics Consensus: An art film to the max, Heartbeats intriguing and appealing premise is sometimes buried by director Xavier Dolan's filmmaking flourishes.
Synopsis: Xavier Dolan's sexy and stylish HEARTBEATS is a comic exploration of a romantically obsessed menage-a-trois. HEARTBEATS was a hit at... [More]
Directed By: Xavier Dolan

#119

The Runaways (2010)
69%

#119
Adjusted Score: 73.971%
Critics Consensus: Viewers expecting an in-depth biopic will be disappointed, but The Runaways is as electric as the band's music, largely thanks to strong performances from Michael Shannon, Dakota Fanning, and Kristen Stewart.
Synopsis: The film follows two friends, Joan Jett and Cherie Currie, as they rise from rebellious Southern California kids to rock... [More]
Directed By: Floria Sigismondi

#118

Concussion (2013)
73%

#118
Adjusted Score: 74.284%
Critics Consensus: Smart, nuanced, and sexy, Concussion transcends its more awkward moments thanks to Robin Weigert's remarkable starring performance.
Synopsis: Written and directed by Stacie Passon in an auspicious directing debut effort, and produced by Rose Troche, CONCUSSION is a... [More]
Directed By: Stacie Passon

#117

In & Out (1997)
72%

#117
Adjusted Score: 74.676%
Critics Consensus: It doesn't always find comfortable ground between broad comedy and social commentary, but lively performances -- especially from Kevin Kline and Joan Cusack -- enrich In & Out's mixture of laughs and sexual tolerance.
Synopsis: Life is sweet for high-school English teacher and sports coach Howard Brackett (Kevin Kline); he's still living where he grew... [More]
Directed By: Frank Oz

#116

High Art (1998)
73%

#116
Adjusted Score: 74.876%
Critics Consensus: A surprisingly sultry performance from Ally Sheedy elevates High Art from pretentious melodrama to compelling -- if still a little pretentious -- romance.
Synopsis: Lisa Cholodenko's Sundance award-winning romantic drama about a photo magazine editor and the heroin-addicted former photo prodigy with whom she... [More]
Directed By: Lisa Cholodenko

#115

Sebastiane (1976)
100%

#115
Adjusted Score: 76.256%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Filmed entirely in vulgar Latin, this experimental film recounts the life of Sebastiane, a puritanical but beautiful Christian soldier in... [More]

#114

Born in Flames (1983)
75%

#114
Adjusted Score: 75.326%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Meant to take place in the near future, this film looks at the rights of women under a socialist society... [More]
Directed By: Lizzie Borden

#113
Adjusted Score: 75.307%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: This gay-lifestyle comedy features aspiring photographer Billy who becomes entranced by Gabriel. Billy takes Gabriel on as a model, but... [More]
Directed By: Tommy O'Haver

#112
#112
Adjusted Score: 75.698%
Critics Consensus: An impressionistic, fragmented look at Reinaldo Arenas, Before Night Falls' imagery manages to evoke a sense of the writer's artistry, and Bardem's strong performance holds the film together. Finally, a biopic done well.
Synopsis: This is the story of Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. Raised in the Oriente Province of Cuba in the... [More]
Directed By: Julian Schnabel

#111
#111
Adjusted Score: 76.057%
Critics Consensus: This fact-based romantic comedy has its flaws, but they're mostly overcome by its consistently sweet, funny tone and one of the best performances of Jim Carrey's career.
Synopsis: Bad Santa co-screenwriters Glenn Ficara and John Requa re-team for this fact-based black comedy starring Jim Carrey as a Texas... [More]
Directed By: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra

#110

The Danish Girl (2015)
68%

#110
Adjusted Score: 76.325%
Critics Consensus: The Danish Girl serves as another showcase for Eddie Redmayne's talent -- and poignantly explores thought-provoking themes with a beautifully filmed biopic drama.
Synopsis: The remarkable love story inspired by the lives of artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and... [More]
Directed By: Tom Hooper

#109
#109
Adjusted Score: 77.042%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: The three-decade-old annual Manhattan gathering of drag queens and their fans is portrayed in this colorful documentary. The film concentrates... [More]
Directed By: Barry Shils

#108

Burnt Money (2001)
77%

#108
Adjusted Score: 77.132%
Critics Consensus: Burnt Money tells a stylish and steamy story about criminals on the lam.
Synopsis: Love and betrayal complicate a robbery gone wrong in this offbeat crime thriller shot in Argentina. Angel (Eduardo Noriega) and... [More]
Directed By: Marcelo Piñeyro

#107

Trick (1999)
77%

#107
Adjusted Score: 77.143%
Critics Consensus: By portraying its love story as nothing less than conventional, Trick avoids genre tropes to create a simple, effective romance.
Synopsis: In this comedy, Gabriel is a smart composer specializing in musical comedies. Mark is a real Adonis who works as... [More]
Directed By: Jim Fall

#106
Adjusted Score: 71.739%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Highly controversial at the time of its release, Robert Aldrich's bitter comedy-drama stars Beryl Reid as a soap opera star... [More]
Directed By: Robert Aldrich

#105

Water Lilies (2008)
77%

#105
Adjusted Score: 77.796%
Critics Consensus: Water Lilies is a sharply-observed, provocative coming-of-age story that captures the anxieties of the early teen years.
Synopsis: Three 15-year-old girls living in the ultra-modern Paris suburb of Cergy-Pontoise find the dynamics of their relationships gradually beginning to... [More]
Directed By: Céline Sciamma

#104

Gia (1998)
92%

#104
Adjusted Score: 78.164%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Angelina Jolie (Wallace) has the title role in this biographical drama tracing the tragic rise to fame and death, at... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#103

Holding The Man (2015)
79%

#103
Adjusted Score: 79.004%
Critics Consensus: Heart-wrenching performances center Holding the Man, an achingly beautiful portrayal of love and death that may be too real for some.
Synopsis: Tim and John fell in love and embarked on a forbidden high school romance that was to last a lifetime.... [More]
Starring:
Directed By:

#102

Closet Monster (2016)
80%

#102
Adjusted Score: 80.076%
Critics Consensus: Closet Monster is a unique, understated fable, buoyed by a strong performance from Connor Jessup.
Synopsis: A closeted Newfoundland teen named Oscar (Connor Jessup) dreams of becoming a special-effects makeup artist, and is terrified of his... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Dunn

#101
Adjusted Score: 80.426%
Critics Consensus: Happy Together's strong sense of style complements its slice of life love story, even if the narrative slogs.
Synopsis: Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong... [More]
Directed By: Kar-Wai Wong

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