Best LGBT moviesby janesbit1 | created - 15 Jan 2016 | updated - 27 Feb 2016 | Public
Favorite films with Gay, Lesbian, Bi, Transgender subject matter
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3. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
R | 139 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures.
Votes: 164,942 | Gross: $81.30M
4. Election (1999)
R | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A high school teacher's personal life becomes complicated as he works with students during the school elections, particularly with an obsessive overachiever determined to become student body president.
Votes: 84,230 | Gross: $14.88M
5. Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Drama
A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.
Votes: 415,080 | Gross: $59.89M
R | 104 min | Comedy, Music
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.
Votes: 43,794 | Gross: $11.22M
7. My Own Private Idaho (1991)
R | 104 min | Drama
Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.
Votes: 45,681 | Gross: $6.40M
9. All About My Mother (1999)
R | 101 min | Drama
Young Esteban wants to become a writer and also to discover the identity of his second mother, a trans woman, carefully concealed by his mother Manuela.
Votes: 82,370 | Gross: $8.26M
11. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)
NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance
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.
Votes: 127,173 | Gross: $2.20M
15. The Crying Game (1992)
R | 112 min | Crime, Drama, Romance
A British soldier kidnapped by IRA terrorists soon befriends one of his captors, who then becomes drawn into the soldier's world.
Votes: 48,014 | Gross: $62.55M
18. 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: 100,623 | Gross: $9.17M
19. 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: 47,767 | Gross: $3.80M
20. Poison (1991)
R | 85 min | Drama, Horror, Romance
A boy shoots his father and flies out the window. A man falls in love with a fellow inmate in prison. A doctor accidentally ingests his experimental sex serum, wrecking havoc on the community.
Votes: 3,558 | Gross: $0.61M
21. Pink Flamingos (1972)
NC-17 | 93 min | Comedy, Crime
Notorious Baltimore criminal and underground figure Divine goes up against a sleazy married couple who make a passionate attempt to humiliate her and seize her tabloid-given title as "The Filthiest Person Alive".
Votes: 20,426 | Gross: $0.18M
22. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay city supervisor.
Votes: 5,286 | Gross: $0.01M
23. Love and Death on Long Island (1997)
PG-13 | 93 min | Comedy, Drama
Giles De'Ath (Sir John Hurt) is a widower who doesn't like anything modern. He goes to movies and falls in love with movie star Ronnie Bostock (Jason Priestly). He then investigates ... See full summary »
Votes: 3,699 | Gross: $2.54M
24. Longtime Companion (1989)
R | 96 min | Drama, Romance
The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s.
Votes: 4,974 | Gross: $4.61M
25. 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: 21,549 | Gross: $1.50M
26. His Secret Life (2001)
R | 106 min | Drama, Romance
AIDS doctor Antonia's husband is killed by a car. She gets depressed until she learns he had been cheating on her with a man. Following her newly born curiosity for life, she goes to see ... See full summary »
Votes: 8,066 | Gross: $0.22M
27. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.
Votes: 13,179 | Gross: $2.45M
28. 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: 157,499 | Gross: $31.84M
29. 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: 39,212 | Gross: $9.02M
30. The Celluloid Closet (1995)
R | 102 min | Documentary, History
A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.
Votes: 5,863 | Gross: $1.51M
31. Paris Is Burning (1990)
R | 71 min | Documentary
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.
Votes: 10,050 | Gross: $3.78M
32. The Kids Are All Right (2010)
R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
Two children conceived by artificial insemination bring their biological father into their non-traditional family life.
Votes: 121,513 | Gross: $20.81M
34. Weekend (II) (2011)
Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance
After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.
Votes: 25,912 | Gross: $0.46M
35. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
R | 88 min | Drama
Ludovic is an innocent seven-year-old child who provokes horror in her community when she dresses in girls clothes and insists she's a girl.
Votes: 8,130 | Gross: $2.28M