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The Best LGBTQ+ Movies on HBO Max

In celebration of Pride month, we’ve compiled a list of the best Fresh LGBTQ+ movies you can find on HBO Max right now. You’ll find hit classic dramas (Desert Hearts), feel-good comedies (In & Out), and international affairs (Bad Education).

The titles below are sorted from the best LGBTQ+ films on HBO Max – those included with a subscription, not those you have to buy or rent for an additional cost – and ranked by adjusted Tomatometer score (which takes into account the number of reviewers weighing in, and the number of reviews per film for movies released in a given year). To be included, films had to have a Fresh Tomatometer score (60% or above).

#14

Transhood (2020)
86%

#14
Adjusted Score: 33276%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: Four kids and their families unmask the intimate realities of how gender fluidity is reshaping the family next door, especially... [More]
Starring:
Directed By: Sharon Liese

#13

In & Out (1997)
71%

#13
Adjusted Score: 73174%
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: An actor's (Matt Dillon) comment stirs media speculation about his prim Midwestern teacher's (Kevin Kline) sexuality.... [More]
Directed By: Frank Oz

#12

Gia (1998)
92%

#12
Adjusted Score: 92065%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A 1970s supermodel (Angelina Jolie) embodies glamour but uses drugs to dull the pain of loneliness and despair.... [More]
Directed By: Michael Cristofer

#11

Frida (2002)
75%

#11
Adjusted Score: 80256%
Critics Consensus: Frida is a passionate, visually striking biopic about the larger-than-life artist.
Synopsis: Mexican painter Frida Kahlo (Salma Hayek) marries fellow artist Diego Rivera who shares her radical political views.... [More]
Directed By: Julie Taymor

#10

Broken Embraces (2009)
82%

#10
Adjusted Score: 86459%
Critics Consensus: Pedro Almodovar's fourth film with Penélope Cruz isn't his finest work, but he brings his signature visual brilliance to this noirish tale, and the cast turns in some first-class performances.
Synopsis: A man (Lluís Homar) tells his assistant the story of how he lost both his sight and the love (Penélope... [More]
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar

#9

Mulholland Dr. (2001)
83%

#9
Adjusted Score: 90125%
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: An actress (Naomi Watts) goes to Los Angeles to audition for a director (Justin Theroux) and falls into a conspiracy... [More]
Directed By: David Lynch

#8

Unpregnant (2020)
91%

#8
Adjusted Score: 91374%
Critics Consensus: Unpregnant puts a compelling twist on the road trip comedy -- and treats its sensitive subject with heart.
Synopsis: A pregnant teen and her former best friend embark on a road trip from Missouri to New Mexico.... [More]
Directed By: Rachel Lee Goldenberg

#7

Bad Education (2004)
88%

#7
Adjusted Score: 91352%
Critics Consensus: A layered, wonderfully-acted, and passionate drama.
Synopsis: An actor (Gael García Bernal) gives his childhood friend (Fele Martínez), now a director, a story he wrote about sexual... [More]
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar

#6

Chasing Amy (1997)
87%

#6
Adjusted Score: 92965%
Critics Consensus: Although Chasing Amy's depiction of queer sexuality is frustratingly clumsy, it handles an array of thorny themes with a mixture of sensitivity, raw honesty, and writer-director Kevin Smith's signature raunchy humor.
Synopsis: A young cartoonist (Ben Affleck) falls for a fellow artist (Joey Lauren Adams), a lesbian with a long list of... [More]
Directed By: Kevin Smith

#5
#5
Adjusted Score: 97892%
Critics Consensus: True to its title, The Times of Harvey Milk looks back on the life of the titular politician and activist -- and the era he helped define with his trailblazing career.
Synopsis: Harvey Fierstein narrates this Oscar-winning account of the life and death of openly gay politician Harvey Milk.... [More]
Directed By: Rob Epstein

#4

Desert Hearts (1985)
96%

#4
Adjusted Score: 96857%
Critics Consensus: No consensus yet.
Synopsis: A New York professor (Helen Shaver) divorces her husband and has an affair with another woman (Patricia Charbonneau) in 1959... [More]
Directed By: Donna Deitch

#3
#3
Adjusted Score: 98569%
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.
Synopsis: World-famous pianist Liberace (Michael Douglas) takes much-younger Scott Thorson (Matt Damon) as a lover, but the relationship deteriorates when Liberace... [More]
Directed By: Steven Soderbergh

#2
#2
Adjusted Score: 100784%
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.
Synopsis: A loser (Al Pacino) robs a Brooklyn bank with his stupid buddy (John Cazale) to pay for his lover's sex... [More]
Directed By: Sidney Lumet

#1
#1
Adjusted Score: 101234%
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.
Synopsis: New friends help a woman (Cecilia Roth) struggling to get her life in order after her son's (Eloy Azorín) death.... [More]
Directed By: Pedro Almodóvar

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