LGBT

Movies and TV shows of the LGBT genre that I've seen. Some are amazing, some aren't so much. But all on this list are worth watching - I've deliberately excluded ones that I don't deem recommendable.

It's pretty obvious from the array that I'm a "young adult". Also a warning that it's mostly gay movies - I haven't seen many lesbian-centric ones. Also, I've tried to arrange it in order of how much I enjoyed them, but my choice in movies often depends on my mood and I'm lazy so there...isn't an order at all - you might as well sort alphabetically. But I can say that my top 5 are definitely concrete.

I would love to hear some recommendations. And comments are always welcome. Enjoy!
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1.
Maurice (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
“ Wow. I know that some people don't like this movie (why?), but it is my favourite LGBT. Absolutely stunning acting (one of the few movies I actually enjoy Hugh Grant in) and a young Rupert Graves! Must watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
2.
Shelter (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonah Markowitz
“ Contests with "Maurice" for my favourite LGBT movie. Such a sweet and honest movie. You won't be disappointed. Definitely watch this. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
3.
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. (65 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
“ One of my all-time favourites. Sad movie, but so amazing. My only qualm with it is that it's much too short - only an hour. Must watch! ” - SpiffyBeats
 
4.
A Single Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
“ Amazing performance by Colin Firth. Great drama with an equally great soundtrack. One of my favourites. Must watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
5.
Just a Question of Love (2000 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay. (88 mins.)
Director: Christian Faure
“ Ah, lovely French movies. This was such a wondeful movie - and so cute. One of my favourites. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
6.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
“ Staple of any LGBT library, I think. I was astounded at how well the actors were given that they're both straight - though that definitely hasn't hindered others in the past. Another of my favourites. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
7.
Beautiful Thing (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed. (90 mins.)
“ Coming of age story and one of my favourites - I can watch it more than once and still enjoy it. Must watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
8.
Borstal Boy (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden. (91 mins.)
Director: Peter Sheridan
“ Loved this movie. Sad ending, but amazing. One of my favourites. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
9.
9 Dead Gay Guys (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Two Irish lads stumble through London's gay scene. (83 mins.)
Director: Lab Ky Mo'
“ Not the most thought-provoking, but hilarious. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
10.
The Trip (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin... (95 mins.)
Director: Miles Swain
“ So sad, but so amazing. Great acting. One of my favourites. Defnitely watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
11.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
“ One of my favourites, though I know some people don't like it. Must watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
12.
Guys and Balls (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
After their most recent loss, a soccer team discovers its goalie is gay and casts him out. He retaliates by bringing back an all-gay team for a game to prove who's better. (106 mins.)
Director: Sherry Hormann
“ Hilarious! And the stereotypes are handled really well - not cliche at all. Oh, and it's about football so it's that much more amazing. Subtitles req'd. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
13.
Four More Years (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Political party leader David Holst, one of Sweden's most popular politicians, is handsome, funny, popular... (87 mins.)
Director: Tova Magnusson
“ Hilarious and so sweet! And the music is so cute. I love this movie. You should watch this... subs req'd though. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
14.
Bent (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny he is gay... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
“ Intense movie, but very good. I mean, it has Clive Owen in it. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
15.
Velvet Goldmine (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Glam rock era - naturally, bisexuality is rampant. It's a great movie. Really entertaining with awesome actors. One of my favourites. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
16.
Straight-Jacket (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
In 1950's Hollywood, movie star Guy Stone must marry a studio secretary in order to conceal his homosexuality. Sally has no idea her marriage is a sham, though, and turns Guy's life upside-down. Then he falls in love. (96 mins.)
Director: Richard Day
“ Set in the 50s. It's really funny. Definitely recommended. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
17.
Breakfast with Scot (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
The hockey career of former Toronto Maple Leaf Eric McNally, who was known as a tough enforcer, came to an end with a shoulder injury... (90 mins.)
Director: Laurie Lynd
“ Good movie all around. The character of Scot is too cute! ” - SpiffyBeats
 
18.
Get Real (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love. (108 mins.)
Director: Simon Shore
“ Coming of age story - another of my favourites. However, I enjoyed A Beautiful Thing more though I know some will disagree. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
19.
Billy Elliot (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A talented young boy becomes torn between his unexpected love of dance and the disintegration of his family. (110 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
“ Not exactly a "gay" movie persay, but hell, it's my list. And how can you not like this movie? ” - SpiffyBeats
 
20.
Were the World Mine (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Gustafson
“ Based on "A Midsummer Night's Dream" - kind of a modern adaptation? Really fun to watch. Kind of weird, but so is the play. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
21.
Touch of Pink (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit. (91 mins.)
“ It's a cute movie. And funny. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
22.
Brotherhood (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Former Danish servicemen Lars and Jimmy are thrown together while training in a neo-Nazi group. Moving from hostility through to friendship and finally passion, events take a darker turn when it's discovered. (97 mins.)
Director: Nicolo Donato
“ Quite sad, but it was a very good movie. The acting was superb and the atmosphere from the filming methods, lighting, etc matched the movie perfectly. This is why Scandinavian films are amongst my favourite. Definitely recommend it. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
23.
Itty Bitty Titty Committee (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
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
“ If there is one lesbian themed movie you see, make it this one. So funny! ” - SpiffyBeats
 
24.
Nico and Dani (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings. (91 mins.)
Director: Cesc Gay
“ Really great coming of age story. Great acting. Definitely watch this. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
25.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs. (127 mins.)
“ It was good from what I remember. But I also remember it being a tad odd. In a good way though. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
26.
The String (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Malik has a lot on his plate when he returns home to Tunisia after living in France. He's processing his father's death... (93 mins.)
Director: Mehdi Ben Attia
“ Quite good. I enjoyed it, but I agree with one of the reviewers: the music score was a tad strange - there was always this ominous suspense. I get that there's a metaphor there and that's what the music is trying to convey, but it just didn't really make sense. Ignoring that, though, it was definitely worth watching. Subs req'd. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
27.
Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  
At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members. (92 mins.)
Director: Rose Troche
“ Absolutely hilarious all throughout. Until the end. For some reason I felt a tad let-down by the ending. And I'm not quite sure what its comment is on gays (or maybe I'm reading into it too much). Other than that, though: superb cast, great script. Most definitely worth watching. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
28.
And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
The story of the discovery of the A.I.D.S. epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it. (141 mins.)
“ A look at the start of the AIDS epidemic. Good movie. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
29.
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A poignant story of forbidden love and the loss of innocence set in England prior to the Second World War. (133 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ I haven't seen the 1981 version yet so I unfortunately can't compare (though in my experience the first version is usually the best). It was pretty good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
30.
Dorian Blues (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
High school senior Dorian begins a gay man's odyssey when he determines that he's gay and decides to come out. Chief among concerns is the reaction of his father, who has never liked him. (88 mins.)
“ Good, but not amazing. Funny, from what I remember...which admittedly isn't much. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
31.
Regular Guys (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Christoph, cop and self-confident macho, has trouble with his fiance. After a long night he wakes up in the arms of Edgar... (102 mins.)
Director: Rolf Silber
“ I enjoyed this one - quite entertaining. Make sure you watch it with good subtitles though. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
32.
Einstein and Eddington (2008 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
Drama about the development of Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity, and Einstein's relationship with British scientist Sir Arthur Eddington, the first physicist to experimentally prove his ideas. (94 mins.)
Director: Philip Martin
“ Okay, the plot isn't centred around an LGBT relationship, but it is insinuated that Eddington is gay and the loss of his friend really does crush him. And anyways, it's a superb movie from the beeb. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
33.
Tru Loved (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Recently relocated from San Francisco to conservative suburbia by her lesbian mothers, Tru struggles like all teens to fit in and find love... (102 mins.)
Director: Stewart Wade
“ More teen-oriented, but it's still really good. Pretty much everyone is gay - an almost unrealistic number, actually. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
34.
Far from Heaven (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world. (107 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
“ Though the gay husband isn't the centre of the film, it is the driving force behind the development of the plot. Really well done film set in the 50s. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
35.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
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.)
“ Though the gay relationship is only one of a few relationships depicted, it's nonetheless a great watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
36.
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community. (91 mins.)
Director: Haim Tabakman
“ Quite a good film. Good subtitles are a must! ” - SpiffyBeats
 
37.
Fashion Victims (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
Wolfgang Zenker, a middle-aged traveling ladies' fashion salesman is in dire straits: his deadly rival... (105 mins.)
Director: Ingo Rasper
“ Though the plot doesn't really go anywhere, it's quite a funny movie and definitely worth a watch. Subtitles req'd. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
38.
Wedding Wars (2006 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  
After a gay party planner discovers his brother is behind the governor's speech against gay marriage, he decides to go on strike for equal rights. (87 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
“ Fun to watch, but not super riveting. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
39.
Dream Boy (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s. (88 mins.)
Director: James Bolton
“ Quite good, actually. Except for the end - just weird. But other than that, the actors were pretty darn good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
40.
Adam & Steve (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships. (99 mins.)
Director: Craig Chester
“ It wasn't terrible, but it wouldn't be one I highly recommended nor one I would watch more than once. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
41.
Third Man Out (2005 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A gay detective is hired to find who has been been threatening a notorious member of the gay community noted for outing people. (99 mins.)
Director: Ron Oliver
“ Movie in an LGBT mystery/detective series. Really good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
42.
Friends and Family (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A gay couple are hit men for the mafia. (87 mins.)
Director: Kristen Coury
“ Quite entertaining, though the two men's relationship isn't really explored. And the ending is only "okay". ” - SpiffyBeats
 
43.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
“ Pretty good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
44.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
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
“ Classic and a favourite. Sweet transvestite from transexual, Transylvania. Must I say more? ” - SpiffyBeats
 
45.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (98 mins.)
“ Really good movie - surprised when I saw Ewan McGregor and Jim Carrey in it though. Solid acting and hilarious. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
46.
Ice Blues (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Tim Callahan, aide to New York Senator Lauren Platt, is disappointed that all of the $3 million funding has been pulled from his latest pet project... (98 mins.)
Director: Ron Oliver
“ Movie in an LGBT mystery/detective series. Really enjoyed it. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
47.
Imagine Me & You (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends. (90 mins.)
Director: Ol Parker
“ It was pretty good, though I found the acting to be a tad awkward at times - not bad, but just a bit eh. There were definitely some great parts in it though. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
48.
In & Out (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards. (90 mins.)
Director: Frank Oz
“ Good movie - enjoyed it. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
49.
Kinky Boots (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. (107 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ Drag Queen! Really funny movie. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
50.
Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor. (103 mins.)
Director: Shane Black
“ So it's not LGBT themed, but one of the main characters is gay. And it's an awesome and hilarious movie. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
51.
Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A comedic look at the love lives of 14 different people and how they interconnect during one hot August afternoon around the Plaza del Sol in Madrid, Spain. (108 mins.)
“ Many intertwining stories. Really good movie, but you have to pay a bit of attention because it can be hard to follow all the storylines otherwise. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
52.
La Cage aux Folles (1978)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Two gay men living in St. Tropez have their lives turned upside down when the son of one of the men announces he is getting married... (103 mins.)
“ I haven't seen "The Birdcage", but I'm going to take a stab and say this is better - it is the original. Really funny. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
53.
Latter Days (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe. (107 mins.)
Director: C. Jay Cox
“ Really good movie. And sweet. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
54.
Loose Cannons (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s... (110 mins.)
Director: Ferzan Ozpetek
“ Not the best, but definitely worth watching. Funny at times as well. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
55.
Love and Other Disasters (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
An American intern at U.K. Vogue helps her friends find love. (90 mins.)
Director: Alek Keshishian
“ Really cute movie if you're looking for something "fluffier". And the gay guy is quite attractive. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
56.
Make the Yuletide Gay (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A gay student who is "out" at college but not to his family receives an unexpected visit from his boyfriend while at home during the holidays. (89 mins.)
Director: Rob Williams
“ Such a cute movie. The acting is slightly over-the-top, but it just adds to the atmosphere. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
57.
Mambo Italiano (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
The son of Italian immigrants to Canada struggles to find the best way to reveal to his parents that he's gay. (88 mins.)
“ Really enjoyed this movie. Really funny. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
58.
The Sum of Us (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right." (100 mins.)
“ Aussie! Thus, it is logical that it includes Russell Crowe. Good movie. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
59.
On the Other Hand, Death (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A mysterious client of private eye Don Strachey pays him cash to tail a woman who turns out to be an... (86 mins.)
Director: Ron Oliver
“ A movie in an LGBT mystery/detective series. Really good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
60.
Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent. (103 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
“ Funny movie. Worth watching. Subtitles req'd. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
61.
Queer as Folk (2000 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  
The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (47 mins.)
“ The US version. It's really good, but after a while it kind of just seems to all blend into one big sex scene. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
62.
Rent (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America. (135 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
“ Essential LGBT watch. Great play-movie. And the musical numbers are fabulous. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
63.
Rock Haven (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  
Brady (Sean Hoagland), who will shortly be going away to college, is a shy, introspective 18 year old... (78 mins.)
Director: David Lewis
“ Along the same lines of "Latter Days", but (in my opinion) not as good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
64.
Running with Scissors (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Young Augusten Burroughs absorbs experiences that could make for a shocking memoir: the son of an alcoholic father and an unstable mother, he's handed off to his mother's therapist, Dr. Finch, and spends his adolescent years as a member of Finch's bizarre extended family. (116 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
“ So it's not outwardly LGBT, but it qualifies for my list. Really good. And crazy - seriously crazy. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
65.
Shock to the System (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
A gay detective tries to solve the murder of a college student. (91 mins.)
Director: Ron Oliver
“ Movie in an LGBT mystery/detective series. Really good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
66.
Six Feet Under (2001 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  
A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home. (55 mins.)
“ The gay guy is one of the main characters and though his relationships aren't at the forefront all the time it's still a really good show. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
67.
Skins (2007 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
The story of a group of British teens who are trying to grow up and find love and happiness despite questionable parenting and teachers who more want to be friends (and lovers) rather than authority figures. (46 mins.)
“ Teen drama series from the UK. Really good and the acting isn't the typical teen-drama ish, it's actually really good. The gay guy is one of the main characters, but his relationships/orientation isn't highlighted a lot. But it's a really good show - for teens. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
68.
Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
“ Such a great movie. And sad. Really good acting. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
69.
South of Nowhere (2005 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  
A family moves from Ohio to Los Angeles, where they find themselves unprepared for the city's fast pace, and the overcrowded public school that their three teenagers will attend.
Director: Paul Hoen
“ Teen drama - so it's not superb in the acting or plot department, but it does have the whole coming-out deal as the centre of attention. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
70.
Summer Storm (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other. (98 mins.)
“ One of the best coming of age dramas. Slightly bittersweet I suppose though. Great acting etc. Must watch (subtitles req'd) ” - SpiffyBeats
 
71.
The Bubble (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the... (90 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
“ Such a sad movie. So good, though. Has Ohad Knoller from "Yossi and Jagger". Must watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
72.
The Curiosity of Chance (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
A confident, out-of-the-closet gay teenager has the support of an eclectic range of friends while dealing with a homophobic bully during his first year at an international high school. (98 mins.)
“ So funny. Doesn't really focus on his sexuality, but it definitely incorporates it. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
73.
Love of Siam (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had. (154 mins.)
“ Such a cute movie, but a bit sad. Subtitles req'd. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
74.
The L Word (2004 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them. (50 mins.)
Director: Tricia Brock
“ I see it as a lesbian versin of "Queer as Folk", but with less sex. It's really good. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
75.
The Line of Beauty (2006 Mini-Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
A young man becomes attached to a family that's not his own, and casts himself into the life of plentiful riches and gay love affairs that he seems destined for. (59 mins.)
“ Kind of sad, but so good. Great drama mini-series from the beeb. Definitely recommended. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
76.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
“ Pretty good. Funny. Not superb, but give it a shot. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
77.
The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
In the palm-shaded oasis of West Hollywood, we meet Dennis, a promising photographer. As he prepares to celebrate his twenty-eighth birthday... (94 mins.)
Director: Greg Berlanti
“ Pretty funny. Not the best, but worth a watch. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
78.
The Man Who Loved Yngve (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class. (90 mins.)
“ Pretty good coming of age story. Not the greatest, but worth watching. I found it on youtube with subs. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
79.
The Mudge Boy (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations... (94 mins.)
Director: Michael Burke
“ Worth a watch, but it's a tad strange. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
80.
Dog Tags (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  
Abandoned by his father and raised by a single mother, Nate Merritt joins the Marines to support his soon-to-be fiancée... (90 mins.)
Director: Damion Dietz
“ It was okay. Worth the watch, but I could take it or leave it. It's on youtube by-the-by. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
81.
The Boys in the Band (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party. (118 mins.)
“ 'Twas alright. Not my favourite, but it was kind of funny. ” - SpiffyBeats
 
82.
Chef's Special (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Javier Cámara (Talk to Her) stars as Chef Maxi, a culinary genius/drama queen with too much on his plate. (111 mins.)
 
83.
The Country Teacher (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
Petr, youthful, quiet, and sensitive, comes from Prague to teach natural science in a country town.... (117 mins.)
Director: Bohdan Sláma
 
84.
BearCity (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
Set in New York's gay "bear" scene and taking a cue from the popular HBO franchise "Sex and the City,"... (104 mins.)
Director: Doug Langway
 
85.
Leo's Room (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Leo, a young man coming to terms with his own sexuality, runs into Caro, a primary school friend he fancied when they were kids... (95 mins.)
 
86.
Bear Cub (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks... (100 mins.)
 
87.
North Sea Texas (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby. (94 mins.)
Director: Bavo Defurne
 
88.
Ander (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A love story between a Basque farmer and a Peruvian immigrant. (128 mins.)
Director: Roberto Castón
 
89.
The Closet (2001)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A man spreads the rumor of his fake homosexuality with the aid of his neighbor, to prevent his imminent firing at his work. (84 mins.)
Director: Francis Veber
 
90.
Queens (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Five mothers cope with the drama that surrounds their gay sons at a mass wedding. (107 mins.)
 
91.
Shank (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Simon Pearce
 
92.
The Runaways (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
A coming-of-age biographical film about the 1970s teenage all-girl rock band The Runaways. The relationship between band members Cherie Currie and Joan Jett is also explored. (106 mins.)
 
93.
Pariah (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression. (86 mins.)
Director: Dee Rees
 
94.
Orange Is the New Black (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  
Convicted of a decade old crime of transporting drug money to an ex-girlfriend, normally law abiding Piper Chapman is sentenced to a year and a half behind bars to face the reality of how life changing prison can really be. (59 mins.)
 
95.
Orphan Black (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
A streetwise hustler is pulled into a compelling conspiracy after witnessing the suicide of a girl who looks just like her. (44 mins.)
 
96.
Tomboy (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children. (82 mins.)
Director: Céline Sciamma
 
97.
Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss. (180 mins.)
 
98.
The Chinese Botanist's Daughters (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
At the house of a famous Chinese botanist teacher his daughter and a female intern fall in love with each other - a forbidden love that must be kept secret. (105 mins.)
Director: Sijie Dai
 
99.
Circumstance (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession. (107 mins.)
 
100.
Undertow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. (97 mins.)