Best LGBT Movies

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1.
Lilting (2014)
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A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don't speak a lick of each other's language. (83 mins.)
Director: Hong Khaou
 
2.
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
 
3.
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
 
4.
Beginners (2010)
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A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
 
5.
Carol (2015)
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An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York. (118 mins.)
Director: Todd Haynes
 
6.
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
 
7.
La vie d'Adèle (2013)
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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.)
 
8.
Nasty Baby (2015)
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A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario that causes them to take a life. (101 mins.)
 
9.
Love Is Strange (2014)
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After Ben and George get married, George is fired from his teaching post, forcing them to stay with friends separately while they sell their place and look for cheaper housing -- a situation that weighs heavily on all involved. (94 mins.)
Director: Ira Sachs
 
10.
The Danish Girl (2015)
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A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer. (119 mins.)
Director: Tom Hooper
 
11.
I Am Michael (2015)
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Based on the fascinating true-life story of Michael Glatze, a gay activist who becomes a Christian pastor after identifying as a heterosexual. (98 mins.)
Director: Justin Kelly
 
12.
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
 
13.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
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Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
14.
Tomboy (2011)
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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
 
15.
XXY (2007)
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The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition. (86 mins.)
Director: Lucía Puenzo
 
16.
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.)
 
17.
Flores Raras (2013)
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A chronicle of the tragic love affair between American poet Elizabeth Bishop and Brazilian architect Lota de Macedo Soares. (118 mins.)
Director: Bruno Barreto
 
18.
The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)
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A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s. (132 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
 
19.
Tangerine (2015)
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A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart. (88 mins.)
Director: Sean Baker
 
20.
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
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A gay man and a political prisoner are together in a prison. The gay man narrates the stories of two fake movies and his own life. (120 mins.)
Director: Hector Babenco
 
21.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
22.
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
 
23.
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
 
24.
Moonlight (2016)
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A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami. (111 mins.)
Director: Barry Jenkins