Best Gay/Queer/LGBT/ETC Moviesby thepartyoftea | created - 05 May 2011 | updated - 12 Sep 2017 | Public
Being a gay man and a movie buff I've seen plenty of gay/queer movies. So I decided to rank all the ones I've seen. After making this list I realized I'm lacking in the lesbian movies.. I'll keep updating this list as I see more movies. When this list started it had 69 movies on it.
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1. Shelter (II) (2007)
R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport
When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.
Votes: 19,102 | Gross: $0.14M
2. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music
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.
Votes: 29,148 | Gross: $3.03M
4. Mysterious Skin (2004)
Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller
A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.
Votes: 62,237 | Gross: $0.70M
5. Beautiful Thing (1996)
R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 21,086 | Gross: $1.50M
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 42,575 | Gross: $11.22M
8. Shortbus (2006)
Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance
A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.
Votes: 30,162 | Gross: $1.99M
9. Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride (2009)
PG-13 | 87 min | Documentary, Biography, History
Before the 30th anniversary, Vancouver's Gay Pride Parade director examines relevance of Pride celebrations internationally. He travels to places where Pride is steeped in protest to ... See full summary »
Interesting and insightful.
11. The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy (2000)
R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An insight into the turbulent lives and loves of a gay clique based in Los Angeles.
Votes: 6,689 | Gross: $1.74M
I think it could have worked better as a series
12. Bound (1996)
R | 109 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller
Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.
Votes: 46,395 | Gross: $3.80M
13. Touch of Pink (2004)
R | 91 min | Drama, Comedy, Romance
A gay Canadian living in London has his perfectly crafted life upset when his devoutly Muslim mother comes to visit.
Votes: 3,834 | Gross: $0.56M
14. Party Monster (2003)
R | 98 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on the true story of Michael Alig, a Club Kid party organizer whose life was sent spiraling down when he bragged on television about killing his drug dealer and roommate.
Votes: 14,036 | Gross: $0.73M
15. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama
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.
16. Milk (I) (2008)
R | 128 min | Biography, Drama
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.
Votes: 154,095 | Gross: $31.84M
17. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
Votes: 23,025 | Gross: $2.21M
Contrast with 'Save Me' (seen below)
R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance
A young gay man tries to balance his career as a personal assistant while searching for love.
Votes: 1,907 | Gross: $0.15M
21. Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
R | 128 min | Comedy, Drama
In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding.
Votes: 19,457 | Gross: $0.83M
Everyone is gay for Cillian Murphy.
22. Sitcom (1998)
Unrated | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
The adventures of an upper-class suburban family abruptly confronted with the younger brother's discovery of his homosexuality, the elder sister's suicide attempt and sado-masochist ... See full summary »
23. Transamerica (2005)
R | 103 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York.
Votes: 38,764 | Gross: $9.02M
24. Moonlight (I) (2016)
R | 111 min | Drama
A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.
Votes: 218,043 | Gross: $27.85M
26. V for Vendetta (2005)
R | 132 min | Action, Drama, Sci-Fi
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.
Votes: 938,524 | Gross: $70.51M
Contains one of the best kisses ever filmed (in my opinion) and crucial side story which features a lesbian couple.
27. Eating Out (I) (2004)
Unrated | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
After getting dumped by his slutty girlfriend, Caleb falls in love with Gwen. However, thanks to Caleb's roommate, Gwen thinks he's gay and sets him up with her roommate, Marc.
Votes: 5,633 | Gross: $0.16M
29. Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel (2015)
88 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Can Seattle's gender-blending celebrity find love in The Emerald City? Join Waxie Moon in an epic journey (spanning decades) as she learns the value of friendship, family and fashion
30. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013)
Not Rated | 82 min | Documentary
What or who is Big Joy? Big Joy is James Broughton, pioneer of experimental cinema in the 1940s, and trickster poet who was a precursor to the beat movement in San Francisco. BIG JOY is a ... See full summary »
33. The Falls: Testament of Love (2013)
Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance
Chris and RJ reunite five years after coming out to their families and their church as gay men, where the factors that led to their separation are revealed as they mourn the death of their mutual friend Rodney.
35. Behind the Candelabra (2013)
TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
37. Love! Valour! Compassion! (1997)
R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Gregory invites seven friends to spend the summer at his large, secluded 19th-century home in upstate New York. The seven are: Bobby, Gregory's "significant other," who is blind but who ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,135 | Gross: $2.87M
38. A Single Man (2009)
R | 99 min | Drama, Romance
An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.
Votes: 98,392 | Gross: $9.17M
39. Ciao (2008)
R | 87 min | Drama, Romance
Jeff is taking care of everything Mark left behind when he died in an accident. Mark was about to have a visitor, Andrea, an Italian guy he met online. Jeff and Andrea have the chance to share memories of the Mark they knew while getting to know each other.
Votes: 2,179 | Gross: $0.05M
40. Shank (2009)
R | 94 min | Drama
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.
42. The Mudge Boy (2003)
R | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
Sensitive, somewhat effeminate farm-boy Duncan Mudge can barely cope with grim, since Ma's death even gloomier father Edgar's manly expectations, and seeks comfort in petting a chicken he ... See full summary »
43. Cachorro (2004)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama
Pedro, a gay man with an active social life and big circle of friends, takes in his nephew Bernardo for a couple weeks. When it appears as though it might become a permanent arrangement, ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,421 | Gross: $0.10M
45. Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
R | 106 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
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.
Votes: 105,528 | Gross: $13.62M
46. Romeos (2011)
Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance
A drama centered on the relationship between a two young men, as one of them navigates the difficulties of life as a transgender man.
Votes: 2,989 | Gross: $0.00M
47. Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
Unrated | 104 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A fresh face comes to Hollywood to act in movies but only the gay porn studios are eager to provide him with work.
48. Mine vaganti (2010)
Not Rated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance