Top LGBT Movies

A list of my favorite LGBT themed movies.
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1.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
“ Wow... just abolutely one of the most beautiful things ever written. Really wonderful stuff. ” - Avwillfan89
 
2.
Girl, Interrupted (1999)
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Based on writer Susanna Kaysen's account of her 18-month stay at a mental hospital in the 1960s. (127 mins.)
Director: James Mangold
“ Very very personal movie of mine. Features one lesbian kiss, sadness, laughter and outstanding acting. ” - Avwillfan89
 
3.
Monster (2003)
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Based on the life of Aileen Wuornos, a Daytona Beach prostitute who became a serial killer. (109 mins.)
Director: Patty Jenkins
“ Tragic story. Beyond amazing acting by Theron. ” - Avwillfan89
 
4.
Milk (2008)
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The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
“ Great film about civil rights and politics. Stunningly beautiful acting by Sean Penn. ” - Avwillfan89
 
5.
The Birdcage (1996)
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A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ Love it! So funny! ” - Avwillfan89
 
6.
The Crying Game (1992)
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A British soldier is kidnapped by IRA terrorists. He befriends one of his captors, who is drawn into the soldier's world. (112 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
“ Three words: What a twist! ” - Avwillfan89
 
7.
Foxfire (1996)
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The story of five teenage girls who form an unlikely bond after beating up a teacher who has sexually harassed them... (102 mins.)
“ Jolie is so beautiful in this movie. A definite movie for lesbians, while it's not necesarily about lesbians - but female teen bondage and rebellion. ” - Avwillfan89
 
8.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Can't quit this one, can we? ” - Avwillfan89
 
9.
If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades. (96 mins.)
“ Much less disturbing than the first one and dealing with lesbian relatioships, it's a pleasent watch and doesn't make you squirm away. ” - Avwillfan89
 
10.
Lost and Delirious (2001)
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A newcomer to a posh girls boarding school discovers that her two senior roommates are lovers. (103 mins.)
Director: Léa Pool
“ A girl in love with a girl that doesn't identify as a lesbian. Labels or no labels, love is love. ” - Avwillfan89
 
11.
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
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Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together... (101 mins.)
Director: Anne Wheeler
“ Mostly dealing with lesbophobia, it's also about self empowerment, knowing what you want and doing it to make yourself feel better. ” - Avwillfan89
 
12.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
“ Downright sexy, beautiful and funny. Few films have those elements to add up such a perfect movie. ” - Avwillfan89
 
13.
Pariah (2011)
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A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. (86 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
“ Really inspiring, brilliant story that needs to be seen by everyone. ” - Avwillfan89
 
14.
Gia (1998 TV Movie)
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The story of the life of Gia Carangi, a top fashion model from the late 1970s, from her meteoric rise to the forefront of the modeling industry, to her untimely death from AIDS at age 26. (120 mins.)
“ Tragic story of Gia Carangi, first supermodel and one of the first celebraties to die of AIDS, due to her destructive drug addiction. ” - Avwillfan89
 
15.
Silkwood (1983)
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The story of Karen Silkwood, a metallurgy worker at a plutonium processing plant who was purposefully contaminated, psychologically tortured and possibly murdered to prevent her from exposing blatant worker safety violations at the plant. (131 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
“ True story of a woman who risked everything in order to expose the corruption in the plant she worked in. Cher plays her lesbian roomate. ” - Avwillfan89
 
16.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
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A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
“ It's an aquired taste, but I really love it! ” - Avwillfan89
 
17.
Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
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True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ One of the best and most important LGBT movies ever. Sigourney Weaver is absolutely amazing as Mary Griffith. ” - Avwillfan89
 
18.
A Home at the End of the World (2004)
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Hours" comes a story that chronicles a dozen years in... (97 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
“ Gorgeous film. Colin Farell gives his best performance in this. ” - Avwillfan89
 
19.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
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Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ Probably one of the most anti homophobic films on the list. Hilary Swank is brilliant and makes a hell of a good boy. ” - Avwillfan89
 
20.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
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High School grad and all American gal, Anna finds her purpose and herself after she hooks up with the radical feminists in The Itty Bitty Titty Committee. (87 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
“ Although the radicalism doesn't do much, it's still really fun queer girl movie. ” - Avwillfan89
 
21.
River Made to Drown In (1997)
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Allen, a struggling young artist who once survived by working in the streets, is now involved with Eva... (98 mins.)
“ Great movie about hustlers and lost souls. ” - Avwillfan89
 
22.
V for Vendetta (2005)
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In a future British tyranny, a shadowy freedom fighter, known only by the alias of "V", plots to overthrow it with the help of a young woman. (132 mins.)
Director: James McTeigue
“ Probably one of the most pro gay films ever, depicting the torment and death gay and lesbian couples under a facist regime and the tragic disnownment of them once they came out to their parents.

"I had only told them the truth, was that so selfish?"

"I still don't understand it, why they hate us so much." ” - Avwillfan89
 
23.
Wish Me Away (2011 Documentary)
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After a lifetime of hiding, Chely Wright becomes the first commercial country music singer to come out as gay... (120 mins.)
“ The brilliant and deeply heart-warming coming out story of Chely Wright, the first country singer to ever come out as gay. ” - Avwillfan89
 
24.
Paris Is Burning (1990 Documentary)
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality. (71 mins.)
“ A fantastic documentary about drag queens and transgenders participating in urban shows called "balling" where they dress how they like and perform dances such as "voguing"
It's also a brilliant insight on gay, gender and feminist issues. ” - Avwillfan89
 
25.
Kiss Me (2011)
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A young woman engaged to be married finds herself in an affair with her soon-to-be stepmother's lesbian daughter. (105 mins.)
“ Great lesbian drama film. Although the story line being a woman falling in love with another woman while married or engaged to a man has been done to death, this one is actually pretty good. ” - Avwillfan89
 
26.
God Loves Uganda (2013 Documentary)
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An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda. (83 mins.)
“ A disturbing aspect on how extreme evangelical US Christians indoctrinate and brainwash Ugandans into their twisted beliefs and as a result, turn them all violently against LGBT people and all those who support them. ” - Avwillfan89
 
27.
Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his teenage lover, Scott Thorson. (118 mins.)
“ Great bio pic on the life Liberace and his teen lover. Features great acting by Michael Douglas and Matt Damon ” - Avwillfan89
 
28.
Pride (2014)
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U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984. (119 mins.)
Director: Matthew Warchus
“ One of the best, feel good films on gay rights ever. All you need is pride, love and solidarity. :) ” - Avwillfan89
 
29.
Dog Day Afternoon (1975)
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A man robs a bank to pay for his lover's operation; it turns into a hostage situation and a media circus. (125 mins.)
Director: Sidney Lumet
“ Tells the true story of a couple of bank robbers (played by Al Pacino and John Cazale) who hold the employees at the bank hostage until they get their money and leave. Sonny (Pacino) commits the robbery in order to pay for the sex change operation of his lover. A rare successful movie about gay issues in the 1970s ” - Avwillfan89
 
30.
The Imitation Game (2014)
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During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians. (114 mins.)
Director: Morten Tyldum
“ Probably one of the most important film on gay rights, ever. Cumberbatch's portrayal of the late, great Alan Turing, homosexual codebreaker, war hero and mathematician is beyond perfection.

Although he is not shown having sexual relations with other men in the film, it still portrays him as someone who is proud of his sexuality at a time when everyone tells him he should be ashamed of it and keep quiet. ” - Avwillfan89