200 Best LGBTQ Movies of All Time

200-151 | 150-101 | 100-51 | 50-1

#100

Bound (1996)
89%

#100
Adjusted Score: 90.965%
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.
Synopsis: Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly nearly set the screen on fire in this clever, female-powered twist on the standard Mob... [More]

#99
Adjusted Score: 90.624%
Critics Consensus: A thoughtful drama that grows even more powerful in retrospect, The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant sensitively depicts a woman's tortured search for connection.
Synopsis: This tale of intermingled love and hate is directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, and is the 13th of the 33... [More]

#98
#98
Adjusted Score: 91.799%
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.
Synopsis: It's 1997 and New York City is in a state of intense flux when documentary filmmaker Erik Rothman (Thure Lindhardt)... [More]
Directed By: Ira Sachs

#97
#97
Adjusted Score: 90.694%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: (1970) "You show me a happy homosexual and I'll show you a gay corpse." In what Pauline Kael likened to... [More]
Directed By: William Friedkin

#96

A Single Man (2009)
86%

#96
Adjusted Score: 92.174%
Critics Consensus: Though the costumes are beautiful and the art direction impeccable, what stands out most from this debut by fashion designer Tom Ford is the leading performance by Colin Firth.
Synopsis: In Los Angeles 1962, at the height of the Cuban missile crisis George Falconer, a 52 year old British college... [More]
Directed By: Tom Ford (VIII)

#95

Boys Don't Cry (1999)
89%

#95
Adjusted Score: 92.04%
Critics Consensus: Harrowing yet stirring, Boys Don't Cry powerfully commemorates the life -- and brutally unjust death -- of transgender teen Brandon Teena.
Synopsis: Based on a true story, Boys Don't Cry was adapted from the life of Brandon Teena, born Teena Brandon, a... [More]
Directed By: Kimberly Peirce

#94

Aimée & Jaguar (2000)
90%

#94
Adjusted Score: 90.999%
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.
Synopsis: Based on a true story, Aimée & Jaguar is a love story and historical drama about a liaison both forbidden... [More]
Directed By: Max Färberböck

#93

To Be Takei (2014)
90%

#93
Adjusted Score: 91.153%
Critics Consensus: To Be Takei rests almost entirely on its subject's inherent likability -- and, for the most part, that's more than enough.
Synopsis: Over seven decades, actor and activist George Takei boldly journeyed from a WWII internment camp, to the helm of the... [More]

#92
Adjusted Score: 91.148%
Critics Consensus: A naturalistic depiction of teenage life, Show Me Love has a charming, authentic feel.
Synopsis: This coming-of-age comedy is set in a sleepy little Swedish town called Åmål -- the most boring place on Earth... [More]
Directed By: Lukas Moodysson

#91
#91
Adjusted Score: 92.516%
Critics Consensus: The Wound uses its complex, timely story as effective grist for a thought-provoking exploration of the human dynamic.
Synopsis: Xolani, a lonely factory worker, joins the men of his community in the mountains of the Eastern Cape to initiate... [More]
Directed By: John Trengove

#90
Adjusted Score: 90.345%
Critics Consensus: The Ground Beneath My Feet tells a thoughtfully layered story with a tense thriller's touch, anchored by a strong performance from Valerie Pachner.
Synopsis: Lola is a jetsetting business consultant who excels at the aggressive tactics and nonstop work her job requires. She travels... [More]
Directed By: Marie Kreutzer

#89

Beautiful Thing (1996)
91%

#89
Adjusted Score: 91.483%
Critics Consensus: An engaging slice of life drama that happens to double as a gay coming-of-age story, Beautiful Thing captures its place and time with deceptive depth and skill.
Synopsis: In this alternately somber and witty coming-of-age drama, a pair of teenage boys growing up in a working-class neighborhood become... [More]
Directed By: Hettie MacDonald

#88
Adjusted Score: 92.721%
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.
Synopsis: Alain Berliner's colorful and poetic Ma Vie En Rose not only bends the lines between reality and fantasy, but also... [More]
Directed By: Alain Berliner

#87

Bad Education (2004)
88%

#87
Adjusted Score: 91.825%
Critics Consensus: A layered, wonderfully-acted, and passionate drama.
Synopsis: Two children, Ignacio and Enrique, know love, the movies and fear in a religious school at the beginning of the... [More]
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar

#86

Boy Erased (2018)
81%

#86
Adjusted Score: 92.1%
Critics Consensus: Anchored in empathy by writer-director-star Joel Edgerton, Boy Erased proves the road to complex, powerfully performed drama can also be paved with good intentions.
Synopsis: "Boy Erased" tells the story of Jared (Hedges), the son of a Baptist pastor in a small American town, who... [More]
Directed By: Joel Edgerton

#85
#85
Adjusted Score: 92.073%
Critics Consensus: My Summer of Love is a moody, bittersweet love story featuring outstanding performances from the leads.
Synopsis: Two 16-year olds spending one long, hot English summer together in Yorkshire. Mona is a tough Northern lass whose spiky... [More]
Directed By: Pavel Pavlikovskiy

#84

Maurice (1987)
89%

#84
Adjusted Score: 90.545%
Critics Consensus: Maurice sensitively explores the ramifications of forbidden desire with a powerful love story brought to life by the outstanding efforts of a talented cast.
Synopsis: Set against the stifling conformity of pre-World War I English society, E.M. Forster's Maurice is a story of coming to... [More]
Directed By: James Ivory

#83

Disobedience (2018)
84%

#83
Adjusted Score: 92.421%
Critics Consensus: Disobedience explores a variety of thought-provoking themes, bolstered by gripping work from leads Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams, and Alessandro Nivola.
Synopsis: From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, the film follows a woman as she returns... [More]
Directed By: Sebastián Lelio

#82
Adjusted Score: 92.479%
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.
Synopsis: A young woman (Izia Higelin) moves from the French countryside to Paris and begins a passionate love affair with a... [More]
Directed By: Catherine Corsini

#81

The Way He Looks (2014)
93%

#81
Adjusted Score: 93.845%
Critics Consensus: Compassionate, emotionally detailed, and populated with resonant characters, The Way He Looks leaves a warmth that lingers.
Synopsis: Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the... [More]
Directed By: Daniel Ribeiro

#80
Adjusted Score: 94.281%
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.
Synopsis: In a superhero origin tale unlike any other, the film is the incredible true story of what inspired Harvard psychologist... [More]
Directed By: Angela Robinson

#79
Adjusted Score: 93.225%
Critics Consensus: A Girl at My Door's restrained approach to potentially lurid themes pays dividends in a deeply affecting debut for writer-director July Jung.
Synopsis: Young-nam was a promising graduate of the police academy before she was transferred to the small seaside village, which was... [More]
Directed By: July Jung

#78

Saturday Church (2018)
93%

#78
Adjusted Score: 93.339%
Critics Consensus: A remarkable debut feature for writer-director Damon Cardasis, Saturday Church explores gender identity with wisdom and striking sensitivity.
Synopsis: SATURDAY CHURCH tells the story of 14-year-old Ulysses, a shy and effeminate boy, who finds himself coping with new responsibilities... [More]
Directed By: Damon Cardasis

#77
Adjusted Score: 93.59%
Critics Consensus: The Miseducation of Cameron Post tells its timely coming-of-age story with wit, compassion, and an affecting overall generosity of spirit.
Synopsis: Cameron Post (Chloë Grace Moretz) looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she's caught with another... [More]
Directed By: Desiree Akhavan

#76
#76
Adjusted Score: 91.757%
Critics Consensus: Silly yet deceptively smart, Wild Nights with Emily approaches its oft-investigated subject from a unique -- and utterly entertaining -- vantage point.
Synopsis: In the mid-19th century, Emily Dickinson is writing prolifically, baking gingerbread, and enjoying a passionate, lifelong romantic relationship with another... [More]
Directed By: Madeleine Olnek

#75
#75
Adjusted Score: 100.291%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Cheryl is a twenty-something black lesbian working as a clerk in a video store while struggling to make a documentary... [More]
Directed By: Cheryl Dunye

#74
#74
Adjusted Score: 94.03%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A troubled homosexual man returns to his super-dysfunctional family in Nova Scotia to attend the wedding of his foul-mouthed sister... [More]
Directed By: Thom Fitzgerald

#73
#73
Adjusted Score: 92.864%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: French filmmaker Diane Kurys directs the period drama Coup de Foudre (distributed in the U.S. as Entre Nous), adapted from... [More]
Directed By: Diane Kurys

#72

Chris & Don (2007)
94%

#72
Adjusted Score: 94.378%
Critics Consensus: Chris and Don paints an affecting, enlightening portrait of a one-of-a-kind love affair.
Synopsis: Guido Santi and Tina Mascara's documentary Chris and Don. A Love Story traces the romantic relationship between writer Christopher Isherwood... [More]
Directed By: Tina Mascara, Guido Santi

#71
#71
Adjusted Score: 94.736%
Critics Consensus: Giant Little Ones puts a complex and refreshingly nuanced spin on the traditional coming of age drama, further elevated by the admirable efforts of a talented cast.
Synopsis: Franky Winter (Josh Wiggins) and Ballas Kohl (Darren Mann) have been best friends since childhood. They are high school royalty:... [More]
Directed By: Keith Behrman

#70
#70
Adjusted Score: 94.964%
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.
Synopsis: After winning a cult following for several offbeat and darkly witty gore films, New Zealand director Peter Jackson abruptly shifted... [More]
Directed By: Peter Jackson

#69

Desert Hearts (1986)
95%

#69
Adjusted Score: 96.327%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Based on Jane Rule's novel Desert of the Heart (1964), Donna Deitch's narrative feature debut centers on a burgeoning lesbian... [More]
Directed By: Donna Deitch

#68
#68
Adjusted Score: 96.038%
Critics Consensus: Led by an outstanding performance from Levan Gelbakhiani, And Then We Danced defeats prejudice with overwhelming compassion.
Synopsis: A passionate tale of love and liberation set amidst the ultraconservative confines of modern Georgian society, And Then We Danced... [More]
Directed By: Levan Akin

#67
#67
Adjusted Score: 95.432%
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.
Synopsis: Hedwig was born a boy named Hansel in Communist East Berlin who dreamed of finding his other half and becoming... [More]
Directed By: John Cameron Mitchell

#66
#66
Adjusted Score: 95.467%
Critics Consensus: Farewell, My Queen transcends its gaudy period trappings to offer an affecting historical drama built on timeless - and timely - themes.
Synopsis: Farewell, My Queen marks the return of acclaimed director Benoît Jacquot and brilliantly captures the passions, debauchery, occasional glimpses of... [More]
Directed By: Benoît Jacquot

#65
#65
Adjusted Score: 95.484%
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.
Synopsis: Set against the sweeping landscapes of Wyoming and Texas, this epic love story tells of two young men -- a... [More]
Directed By: Ang Lee

#64

Princess Cyd (2017)
95%

#64
Adjusted Score: 95.922%
Critics Consensus: Princess Cyd defies coming-of-age convention to offer a sweetly understated - yet deeply resonant - look at pivotal relationships.
Synopsis: 16-year-old Cyd (Jessie Pinnick) decides to take a break from her depressive single father and spend a summer in Chicago... [More]
Directed By: Stephen Cone

#63
Adjusted Score: 95.753%
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.
Synopsis: Damien, the son of a military family, lives in barracks in south-western France with his mother, a doctor, while his... [More]
Directed By: André Téchiné

#62
#62
Adjusted Score: 94.087%
Critics Consensus: Understated yet impactful, End of the Century offers viewers a powerful love story, elegantly told.
Synopsis: When Ocho (Juan Barberini), a 30-something Argentine poet on vacation in Barcelona, spots Javi (Ramón Pujol), a Spaniard from Berlin,... [More]
Directed By: Lucio Castro

#61
#61
Adjusted Score: 96.134%
Critics Consensus: La Cage aux Folles is a fine French-Italian farce with flamboyant, charming characters and deep laughs.
Synopsis: In this film, Renato is the owner of a Saint Tropez nightclub. Renato's son Laurent has lied about his father's... [More]
Directed By: Edouard Molinaro

#60
#60
Adjusted Score: 96.547%
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.
Synopsis: BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR centers on a 15-year-old girl named Adèle (Exarchopoulos) who is climbing to adulthood and dreams... [More]
Directed By: Abdel Kechiche

#59
Adjusted Score: 96.281%
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.
Synopsis: Who killed Marsha P. Johnson? When the beloved, self-described "street queen" of NY's gay ghetto was found floating in the... [More]
Directed By: David France

#58

Tomboy (2011)
96%

#58
Adjusted Score: 97.471%
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.
Synopsis: 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]
Directed By: Céline Sciamma

#57

Rafiki (2019)
93%

#57
Adjusted Score: 95.385%
Critics Consensus: Rafiki tells a familiar story with bracing originality, marking director/co-writer Wanuri Kahiu as a talent to watch.
Synopsis: "Good Kenyan girls become good Kenyan wives," but Kena and Ziki long for something more. Despite the political rivalry between... [More]
Directed By: Wanuri Kahiu

#56

Pride (2014)
91%

#56
Adjusted Score: 96.59%
Critics Consensus: Earnest without being didactic and uplifting without stooping to sentimentality, Pride is a joyous crowd-pleaser that genuinely works.
Synopsis: PRIDE is inspired by an extraordinary true story. It's the summer of 1984, Margaret Thatcher is in power and the... [More]
Directed By: Matthew Warchus

#55

We the Animals (2018)
92%

#55
Adjusted Score: 95.618%
Critics Consensus: Dreamlike and haunting, We the Animals approaches the coming-of-age odyssey with a uniquely documentarian eye.
Synopsis: Us three. Us brothers. Us kings, inseparable. Three boys tear through their childhood, in the midst of their young parents'... [More]
Directed By: Jeremiah Zagar

#54

Weekend (2011)
95%

#54
Adjusted Score: 97.044%
Critics Consensus: It may be a chamber piece but Weekend's revelations on modern sexuality expand far beyond the modest setting.
Synopsis: Weekend follows Russell (newcomer Tom Cullen, Best Actor winner at Nashville), who, after randomly picking up artist Glen (Chris New)... [More]
Directed By: Andrew Haigh

#53

1985 (2018)
96%

#53
Adjusted Score: 97.263%
Critics Consensus: 1985 pays tribute to a generation of lost lives with a powerfully made look at how HIV and the social attitudes surrounding homosexuality affect one man's choices.
Synopsis: Having been gone for three years, closeted advertising executive Adrian (Cory Michael Smith, "Gotham") returns to his Texas hometown for... [More]
Directed By: Yen Tan

#52
#52
Adjusted Score: 97.262%
Critics Consensus: Sexy, smart, and darkly humorous, Stranger by the Lake offers rewarding viewing for adult filmgoers in search of thought-provoking drama.
Synopsis: Frank (Pierre Deladonchamps) spends his summer days hopelessly searching for companionship at a popular cruising spot on the shores of... [More]
Directed By: Alain Guiraudie

#51

In the Family (2012)
97%

#51
Adjusted Score: 97.211%
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.
Synopsis: In the town of Martin, Tennessee, Chip Hines, a precocious six year old, has only known life with his two... [More]
Directed By: Patrick Wang

Pages: Prev 1 2 3 4 Next

Tag Cloud

thriller VOD OneApp hist FXX Creative Arts Emmys crossover ABC award winner A&E toronto indie 2016 Apple TV+ japanese Esquire OWN CMT Mary Poppins Returns 72 Emmy Awards crime drama Star Trek Pirates Kids & Family The Purge San Diego Comic-Con cops animated sag awards criterion technology news Rock ESPN science fiction Country Marvel Television doctor who cults Sneak Peek FX Tomatazos black BET Awards blaxploitation Hallmark Reality Competition jamie lee curtis cancelled Spike DGA Chilling Adventures of Sabrina comiccon Emmys 2017 police drama festival CNN Sony Pictures slashers batman cartoon 71st Emmy Awards YouTube Red LGBTQ politics breaking bad Lifetime Apple TV Plus comedies psychological thriller elevated horror mission: impossible spider-man Rocky harry potter fast and furious Mary Tyler Moore 2015 reboot Mary poppins Christmas golden globes stop motion PBS screenings canceled TV shows Winter TV canceled Baby Yoda Cartoon Network Podcast cooking Paramount quibi nfl ABC Signature Video Games anthology Bravo The Arrangement Family chucky Polls and Games Crackle See It Skip It nature hispanic Sundance TV medical drama Watching Series free movies true crime Ellie Kemper AMC SDCC universal monsters Cannes Paramount Network Netflix TCA Awards spy thriller Martial Arts scary movies zombies nbcuniversal vampires composers discovery miniseries TCM TCA justice league Pixar dceu Discovery Channel cancelled television Toys spanish Britbox talk show Winners screen actors guild Pop TV Infographic Trailer 21st Century Fox green book TruTV TV Land Cosplay E3 zero dark thirty Emmy Nominations Adult Swim Valentine's Day DirecTV Action all-time ABC Family YA Pet Sematary football DC Universe SXSW series Fox Searchlight Set visit spinoff Crunchyroll TV renewals critics rt archives Travel Channel satire TLC unscripted HBO crime thriller mutant Musicals Turner twilight HBO Go Binge Guide golden globe awards Peacock space Women's History Month Pop blockbuster Quiz strong female leads Awards Tour obituary Marathons Nominations YouTube Premium Film Festival Logo Writers Guild of America Music halloween based on movie RT History Musical sequel sports USA Network aliens classics Funimation Shudder dragons Universal superhero rotten movies we love transformers Lionsgate movies name the review 99% stand-up comedy Television Academy MSNBC Premiere Dates Biopics Amazon ghosts History GIFs game show Horror scorecard 2020 war franchise Masterpiece Turner Classic Movies disaster documentary Freeform Holidays Spectrum Originals Comic Book Opinion video on demand indiana jones rotten Year in Review American Society of Cinematographers Box Office CBS Summer RT21 spanish language directors what to watch National Geographic Song of Ice and Fire archives Red Carpet social media TNT FOX teaser Columbia Pictures Thanksgiving 20th Century Fox Film Awards TV mockumentary casting streaming WGN Lucasfilm The Walt Disney Company emmy awards Arrowverse Television Critics Association TIFF best Oscars Classic Film SundanceTV cars Rom-Com Election revenge Grammys 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Star Wars child's play Disney halloween tv Brie Larson Dark Horse Comics singing competition travel italian Teen The Walking Dead boxoffice 45 Amazon Studios robots toy story reviews 007 docudrama ITV Superheroes Warner Bros. Holiday Drama Starz First Look Mystery Countdown romantic comedy Rocketman fresh 2019 comics asian-american Black History Month Alien Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Showtime political drama MTV french renewed TV shows Schedule VH1 NYCC Marvel Studios Reality foreign Walt Disney Pictures stoner historical drama Heroines james bond venice trailers worst TV One MCU BBC hollywood Vudu parents Elton John Photos boxing diversity Hulu VICE remakes concert Marvel richard e. Grant versus Western game of thrones period drama tv talk Best and Worst Captain marvel TBS biography USA ID Shondaland NBC laika binge The Academy IFC cancelled TV shows Super Bowl crime rom-coms LGBT pirates of the caribbean Spring TV ViacomCBS El Rey Disney streaming service TCA Winter 2020 PlayStation ratings psycho zombie PaleyFest Mindy Kaling television sequels BAFTA Syfy south america DC Comics Fall TV Comedy Central Avengers DC streaming service Pride Month deadpool IFC Films Acorn TV Chernobyl dc BBC America A24 finale Comedy Disney Plus Amazon Prime Video Fantasy Epix BBC One Animation Tumblr TCA 2017 cinemax Food Network Fox News worst movies Trophy Talk Sundance Paramount Plus Sundance Now Nat Geo Black Mirror HBO Max festivals WarnerMedia Nickelodeon sitcom australia New York Comic Con Disney Channel X-Men comic Hear Us Out 4/20 natural history Anna Paquin supernatural dogs theme song Amazon Prime Endgame Character Guide a nightmare on elm street Disney+ Disney Plus Lifetime Christmas movies Tarantino dark werewolf documentaries independent spain YouTube jurassic park dramedy children's TV die hard CW Seed Tubi anime adaptation GLAAD Calendar cats Apple Netflix Christmas movies Superheroe 24 frames romance Sci-Fi E! Interview Trivia facebook joker FX on Hulu Mudbound cancelled TV series 2018 movie Hallmark Christmas movies BET Ghostbusters adventure Certified Fresh witnail Ovation video Academy Awards The Witch The CW kids christmas movies President Comics on TV First Reviews GoT book films CBS All Access comic books Stephen King serial killer Extras latino APB