200 Best LGBTQ Movies of All Time

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#150

Beau Travail (2000)
85%

#150
Adjusted Score: 85.625%
Critics Consensus: Beau Travail finds director Claire Denis drawing on classic literature to construct a modern tragedy fueled by timeless desires.
Synopsis: In this military drama, a military man finds his position of prominence questioned when a new recruit wins the commander's... [More]
Directed By: Claire Denis

#149
#149
Adjusted Score: 82.601%
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 He gauges her with contempt, only seeing her out-of-date...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

#148

Transamerica (2006)
77%

#148
Adjusted Score: 81.656%
Critics Consensus: A terrific performance by Felicity Huffman carries this unconventional but touching transgender road movie.
Synopsis: The first film by Duncan Tucker, Transamerica stars Felicity Huffman as a pre-operative transsexual named Bree (whose given name was... [More]
Directed By: Duncan Tucker

#147
Adjusted Score: 81.601%
Critics Consensus: Strawberry and Chocolate movingly depicts the budding relationship between two men against the backdrop of a pivotal moment in Cuban history.
Synopsis: A macho but naive and inexperienced youth who believes passionately in Communism and the Cuban Revolution, finds his values undergoing... [More]

#146
Adjusted Score: 83.212%
Critics Consensus: Strong direction and delicate performances save Noordzee, Texas from its narrative cliches.
Synopsis: Pim, an introverted child, occupies his time drawing and fantasizing while keeping his emerging desires a secret. As a teenager,... [More]
Directed By: Bavo Defurne

#145

The Birdcage (1996)
80%

#145
Adjusted Score: 82.433%
Critics Consensus: Mike Nichols wrangles agreeably amusing performances from Robin Williams and Nathan Lane in this fun, if not quite essential, remake of the French comedy La Cage aux Folles.
Synopsis: Armand Goldman owns a popular drag nightclub in South Miami Beach. His long-time lover, Albert, stars there as Starina. "Their"... [More]
Directed By: Mike Nichols

#144

The Color Purple (1985)
81%

#144
Adjusted Score: 82.699%
Critics Consensus: It might have been better served by a filmmaker with a deeper connection to the source material, but The Color Purple remains a worthy, well-acted adaptation of Alice Walker's classic novel.
Synopsis: Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, The Color Purple spans the years 1909 to 1949, relating the... [More]
Directed By: Steven Spielberg

#143

Lianna (1983)
82%

#143
Adjusted Score: 82.753%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: John Sayles' drama stars Linda Griffiths as Lianna, a woman trapped in a bad marriage who must come to grips... [More]
Directed By: John Sayles

#142
#142
Adjusted Score: 83.068%
Critics Consensus: A tantalizing glimpse of a talented director and his stars all at the top of their respective games, Gus Van Sant's loose reworking of Henry IV is smart, sad and audacious.
Synopsis: Gus Van Sant's dreamtime riff on Shakespeare's "Henry IV, Parts I and II" features River Phoenix as Mike Waters, a... [More]
Directed By: Gus Van Sant

#141
#141
Adjusted Score: 83.075%
Critics Consensus: While it doesn't fully engage with the topics it investigates, The Gospel of Eureka offers an optimistic perspective on the modern American culture war.
Synopsis: Love, faith and civil rights collide in a southern town as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight... [More]

#140

Lovesong (2017)
83%

#140
Adjusted Score: 83.375%
Critics Consensus: Wise, well-acted, and emotionally resonant, Lovesong explores emotionally resonant themes through the ups and downs of the bond between two women.
Synopsis: Neglected by her husband, Sarah embarks on an impromptu road trip with her young daughter and her best friend, Mindy.... [More]
Directed By: So Yong Kim

#139

Beautiful Boxer (2005)
83%

#139
Adjusted Score: 83.348%
Critics Consensus: Beautiful Boxer blends boxing and identity politics to create a striking, if overdrawn, portrait of self discovery.
Synopsis: Based on the true story of Thailand's famed transgender kickboxer, Beautiful Boxer is a poignant action drama that punches straight... [More]
Directed By: Ekachai Uekrongtham

#138
Adjusted Score: 84.364%
Critics Consensus: Rocky Horror Picture Show brings its quirky characters in tight, but it's the narrative thrust that really drives audiences insane and keeps 'em doing the time warp again.
Synopsis: This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside... [More]
Directed By: Jim Sharman

#137
#137
Adjusted Score: 83.336%
Critics Consensus: This Is Not Berlin uses one young man's sexual and cultural awakening as the fuel for a personal story with widely resonant themes.
Synopsis: 1986. Mexico City. Seventeen-year-old Carlos doesn't fit in anywhere: not in his family nor with the friends he has chosen... [More]
Directed By: Hari Sama

#136
Adjusted Score: 83.738%
Critics Consensus: Knife + Heart wrings giallo-inspired thrills out of a boldly challenging story that defiantly succeeds on its own stylish merits.
Synopsis: Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries... [More]
Directed By: Yann Gonzalez

#135
Adjusted Score: 83.85%
Critics Consensus: Well cast and beautifully filmed, Sorry Angel explores a young man's sexual awakening with wit, empathy, and a satisfying depth.
Synopsis: Paris, 1993. Jacques (Pierre Deladonchamps) is a semi-renowned writer and single father in his thirties trying to maintain his sense... [More]
Directed By: Christophe Honoré

#134

Philadelphia (1993)
80%

#134
Adjusted Score: 84.098%
Critics Consensus: Philadelphia indulges in some unfortunate clichés in its quest to impart a meaningful message, but its stellar cast and sensitive direction are more than enough to compensate.
Synopsis: At the time of its release, Jonathan Demme's Philadelphia was the first big-budget Hollywood film to tackle the medical, political,... [More]
Directed By: Jonathan Demme

#133

Handsome Devil (2017)
83%

#133
Adjusted Score: 84.2%
Critics Consensus: Handsome Devil offers a charming, well-acted variation on the coming-of-age story with a few fresh topical twists.
Synopsis: Ned, the bullied outsider, and Conor, a new boy and star athlete, are forced to room together at their cloistered... [More]
Directed By: John Butler

#132
#132
Adjusted Score: 83.194%
Critics Consensus: Anchored by powerful performances and tied together by writer-director Pier Paolo Pasolini at the helm, Teorema poses intriguing questions behind a veil of mystery.
Synopsis: Terence Stamp is known only as "The Visitor" in Pier Paolo Pasolini's Teorema. The mysterious stranger insinuates himself into the... [More]
Directed By: Pier Paolo Pasolini

#131

Lilting (2014)
84%

#131
Adjusted Score: 85.421%
Critics Consensus: Skillfully weaving multiple delicate tonal strands into a quietly affecting whole, Lilting serves as a thoroughly compelling calling card for writer-director Hong Khaou.
Synopsis: Set in contemporary London, LILTING tells the story of a Cambodian-Chinese mother mourning the untimely death of her son. Her... [More]
Directed By: Hong Khaou

#130

The Hours (2002)
80%

#130
Adjusted Score: 85.45%
Critics Consensus: The movie may be a downer, but it packs an emotional wallop. Some fine acting on display here.
Synopsis: Spanning across various time periods in the 20th Century, a drama which revolves around three very different women: two of... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Daldry

#129

Laurence Anyways (2013)
84%

#129
Adjusted Score: 85.683%
Critics Consensus: Passionate and powerfully acted, Laurence Anyways sometimes strains to achieve its narrative ambitions (and fill its three-hour running time), but ultimately succeeds.
Synopsis: Laurence, a French teacher and soon-to-be-published author, enjoys an intense and mutually loving relationship with his fiancée, Frédérique. But on... [More]
Directed By: Xavier Dolan

#128

XXY (2007)
85%

#128
Adjusted Score: 85.835%
Critics Consensus: This sharp directorial debut by Lucia Puenzo treats the challenging subject of intersexuality with intelligence and sensitivity.
Synopsis: Lucia Puenzo's drama XXY probes the psychological aftereffects that adolescent transsexuality can yield. With a name easily applicable to either... [More]
Directed By: Lucía Puenzo

#127

Monster (2004)
81%

#127
Adjusted Score: 86.27%
Critics Consensus: Charlize Theron gives a searing, deglamorized performance as real life serial killer Aileen Wuornos in Monster, an intense, disquieting portrait of a profoundly damaged soul.
Synopsis: Model-turned-actress Charlize Theron leaves her glamorous image behind for this gritty drama, in which she plays a disturbed prostitute who... [More]
Directed By: Patty Jenkins

#126

Yossi & Jagger (2003)
86%

#126
Adjusted Score: 86.408%
Critics Consensus: A tersely told yet deeply felt romance.
Synopsis: Yossi (Ohad Knoller) is the stoic company commander of an Israeli Defense Forces unit on the Lebanese border. Jagger (Yehuda... [More]
Directed By: Eytan Fox

#125

Other People (2016)
85%

#125
Adjusted Score: 86.566%
Critics Consensus: Other People resists easy melodrama, rewarding viewers with a smart, subtle look at family dynamics with a talented cast and a finely calibrated blend of funny and serious moments.
Synopsis: A struggling comedy writer in New York City (Jesse Plemons) returns home to Sacramento to care for his dying mother... [More]
Directed By: Chris Kelly

#124

Chuck & Buck (2000)
84%

#124
Adjusted Score: 86.667%
Critics Consensus: As poignant as it is unsettling, Chuck & Buck uses the complex dynamic between two men as fuel for untangling a rich assortment of thought-provoking themes.
Synopsis: Chuck and Buck were once "best friends," a relationship that means so much to children but fades once the innocence... [More]
Directed By: Miguel Arteta

#123

Girl (2019)
85%

#123
Adjusted Score: 86.803%
Critics Consensus: Girl uses one aspiring dancer's story as the framework for a poignant drama that approaches its difficult themes with fittingly alluring grace.
Synopsis: GIRL tells the story of 15-year-old Lara who wants to become a ballerina, with a classical training for female dancers.... [More]
Directed By: Lukas Dhont

#122

All Over Me (1997)
86%

#122
Adjusted Score: 87.008%
Critics Consensus: All Over Me takes a serious, sensitive approach to teen lives and romantic relationships that are all too often ignored or misunderstood.
Synopsis: A teenage lesbian comes-of-age in this drama. Claude (Alison Folland) is a raw-boned girl graduating from high school. She spends... [More]
Directed By: Alex Sichel

#121

Signature Move (2017)
100%

#121
Adjusted Score: 87.086%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A new romance with Alma forces Zaynab to confront her relationship with her recently widowed mother who escapes to TV... [More]
Directed By: Jennifer Reeder

#120
#120
Adjusted Score: 88.564%
Critics Consensus: Led by strong performances from its three leads, Sunday Bloody Sunday takes a sophisticated and groundbreaking look at the complexities of love.
Synopsis: This British film examines the choices individuals must make when confronted with a romantic relationship which is rewarding but does... [More]
Directed By: John Schlesinger

#119

Old Joy (2006)
85%

#119
Adjusted Score: 87.667%
Critics Consensus: A serene, melancholy beauty permeates this meditative portrait of deep friendship and faded glory.
Synopsis: "Old Joy" is the story of two old friends, Kurt and Mark, who reunite for a weekend camping trip in... [More]
Directed By: Kelly Reichardt

#118
#118
Adjusted Score: 88.612%
Critics Consensus: Kiss of the Spider Woman weaves an alluring exploration of sexual and societal norms that's further elevated by strong work from William Hurt and Raul Julia.
Synopsis: Two cellmates in a South American prison--one, a gay man serving time for molesting a young boy and the other... [More]
Directed By: Hector Babenco

#117

Circumstance (2011)
86%

#117
Adjusted Score: 87.827%
Critics Consensus: A thought-provoking, insightful look into Iranian youth culture.
Synopsis: Atafeh and her brother, Mehran, have grown up privileged, in a home filled with music, art, and intellectual curiosity. While... [More]
Directed By: Maryam Keshavarz

#116

Undertow (2010)
88%

#116
Adjusted Score: 88.104%
Critics Consensus: A drama as beautifully filmed as it is finely detailed, Undertow is a wonderfully unique love story with a touch of magic.
Synopsis: A man struggles to come to terms with the unexpected consequences of a secret love in this drama from director... [More]
Directed By: Javier Fuentes-León

#115

Mysterious Skin (2005)
85%

#115
Adjusted Score: 88.237%
Critics Consensus: Bold performances and sensitive, spot-on direction make watching this difficult tale of trauma and abuse a thought-provoking, resonant experience.
Synopsis: "The summer I was eight years old, five hours disappeared from my life. Five hours, lost, gone without a trace..."... [More]
Directed By: Gregg Araki

#114

Saving Face (2005)
86%

#114
Adjusted Score: 88.39%
Critics Consensus: A charming tale of a love affair that overcomes cultural taboos.
Synopsis: An Asian-American woman and her mother both find their private lives are becoming a family matter in this romantic comedy-drama.... [More]
Directed By: Alice Wu

#113
Adjusted Score: 88.368%
Critics Consensus: Chen Kaing's epic is grand in scope and presentation, and, bolstered by solid performances, the result is a film both horrifying and enthralling.
Synopsis: The story begins in the 1920s, and continues through to the aftermath of the Cultural Revolution. The early part of... [More]
Directed By: Kaige Chen

#112

Orlando (1993)
85%

#112
Adjusted Score: 89.371%
Critics Consensus: Orlando can't match its visual delights with equally hefty narrative -- but it's so much fun to watch that it doesn't need to.
Synopsis: Independent filmmaker Sally Potter's gender-bending epic, which views four centuries of sexual politics through the eyes of a sex-switching main... [More]
Directed By: Sally Potter

#111
Adjusted Score: 88.337%
Critics Consensus: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood offers plenty of prurient thrills for film fans, but beyond the gossip lies a poignantly illuminating look at decades of sexual mores.
Synopsis: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood is the deliciously scandalous story of Scotty Bowers, a handsome ex-Marine who landed... [More]
Directed By: Matt Tyrnauer

#110

Diamantino (2019)
86%

#110
Adjusted Score: 88.411%
Critics Consensus: Diamantino casts a singularly surreal eye on an ambitious array of subjects, emerging with a cinematic experience as inscrutable as it is unforgettable.
Synopsis: Diamantino (Carloto Cotta), the world's premiere soccer star, loses his special touch and ends his career in disgrace. Searching for... [More]

#109
#109
Adjusted Score: 88.529%
Critics Consensus: With little dialogue, Tsai Ming-liang takes the viewer through a powerful journey of loneliness and longing.
Synopsis: Homeless on the streets of Kuala Lumpur, Hsiao Kang is robbed, beaten and left for dead; he is found and... [More]
Directed By: Ming-liang Tsai

#108

Beach Rats (2017)
85%

#108
Adjusted Score: 88.813%
Critics Consensus: Empathetic and powerfully acted, Beach Rats takes a clear-eyed yet dreamlike look at a young man's adolescent turmoil.
Synopsis: On the outskirts of Brooklyn, Frankie, an aimless teenager, suffocates under the oppressive glare cast by his family and a... [More]
Directed By: Eliza Hittman

#107

Fire (1996)
88%

#107
Adjusted Score: 88.683%
Critics Consensus: Fire takes a slow-burning approach to its exploration of illicit love, trading overwhelming heat for a seductive warmth that lingers.
Synopsis: This Canadian drama takes place in India, where two wives find comfort in each other's arms after finding none from... [More]
Directed By: Deepa Mehta

#106

Mulholland Drive (2001)
83%

#106
Adjusted Score: 88.938%
Critics Consensus: David Lynch's dreamlike and mysterious Mulholland Drive is a twisty neo-noir with an unconventional structure that features a mesmirizing performance from Naomi Watts as a woman on the dark fringes of Hollywood.
Synopsis: Along Mulholland Drive nothing is what it seems. In the unreal universe of Los Angeles, the city bares its schizophrenic... [More]
Directed By: David Lynch

#105
#105
Adjusted Score: 89.831%
Critics Consensus: It's blunt rather than balanced, but Where's My Roy Cohn? does what it sets out to do, offering a disquieting summary of its subject's life and legacy.
Synopsis: One of the most controversial and influential American men of the 20th Century, Roy Cohn was a ruthless and unscrupulous... [More]
Starring: Roy M. Cohn
Directed By: Matt Tyrnauer

#104
#104
Adjusted Score: 90.24%
Critics Consensus: Intelligent, empathetic, and well-acted, First Girl I Loved explores teen romance from a refreshing - and emotionally resonant - perspective.
Synopsis: A high-school love triangle develops when Anne falls for a girl on the softball team, inadvertently dashing the hopes of... [More]
Directed By: Kerem Sanga

#103
#103
Adjusted Score: 89.499%
Critics Consensus: Longtime Companion is a sensitive ensemble AIDS drama, lensed with sympathy which builds to a moving finale.
Synopsis: One of the first films to offer a thoughtful treatment of the AIDS epidemic and its effects on the gay... [More]
Directed By: Norman René

#102

52 Tuesdays (2015)
90%

#102
Adjusted Score: 90.651%
Critics Consensus: 52 Tuesdays honors the complexity of familial bonds and gender identity with an intimate, well-acted, and overall empathetic drama.
Synopsis: Directed by Sophie Hyde (Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure), the Australian filmmaker who won the Directing Award: World... [More]
Directed By: Sophie Hyde

#101

Beginners (2011)
85%

#101
Adjusted Score: 89.726%
Critics Consensus: Wearing its twee heart on its sleeve, Beginners explores the depths of modern, multi-generational romance with wit and depth.
Synopsis: Beginners imaginatively explores the hilarity, confusion, and surprises of love through the evolving consciousness of Oliver (Ewan McGregor). Oliver meets... [More]
Directed By: Mike Mills

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