500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made

by yuyanrong2003 | created - 18 Mar 2016 | updated - 23 Apr 2016 | Public

List from the book '50 Years of Queer Cinema: 500 of the Best GLBTQ Films Ever Made'

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1. 10 Attitudes (2001)

Not Rated | 87 min | Comedy, Drama

A Jewish man discovers his boyfriend of 10 years has been cheating on him.

Director: Michael O. Gallant | Stars: Jason Stuart, Jim J. Bullock, Christopher Cowan, David Faustino

Votes: 268

2. 100% Human (2005)

73 min | Documentary

When Monica was born the parent thought she was a boy., and called her Morten. Now she has have had a cosmetically and gender changing operations . This is all shown on camera in this documentary.

Directors: Jan Dalchow, Trond Winterkjær | Stars: Michael Justiniano, Patrick Markholm, Monica Voilås Myklebust, Martin Osvold

Votes: 31

3. 101 Rent Boys (2000)

78 min | Documentary

101 Rent Boys is shot on location in various motel rooms situated on the length of the Santa Monica Boulevard, and features 101 different hustlers. Although the film features 101 different ... See full summary »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: David Anthony, Gary Barry, Scott Black, Bo

Votes: 330

4. 15: The Movie (2003)

90 min | Drama, Comedy

47 Metascore

Fast, frenetic, and furious, 15 is the story of five Singaporian teenagers who, abandoned by the system and estranged from their parents and life in general, build their own world in which ... See full summary »

Director: Royston Tan | Stars: Melvin Chen, Erick Chun, Melvin Lee, Vynn Soh

Votes: 742

5. 2by4 (1998)

90 min | Drama, Romance

Johnnie feels a lot of pressure lately. He's the foreman on his uncle's construction crew, and money seems to be going astray. His girlfriend begins pressuring him for more of a commitment ... See full summary »

Director: Jimmy Smallhorne | Stars: Jimmy Smallhorne, Chris O'Neill, Bradley Fitts, Holyoke Joe

Votes: 239 | Gross: $0.02M

6. 29th & Gay (2005)

Not Rated | 84 min | Comedy

'29th and Gay' is the movie for the gay everyman. Following a year in the life of James Sanchez, it's a story about a guy rapidly approaching thirty, who doesn't have a six-pack, full head ... See full summary »

Director: Carrie Preston | Stars: James Vasquez, Nicole Marcks, David McBean, Mike Doyle

Votes: 291

7. 3 Guys, 1 Girl, 2 Weddings (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

Romance meets farce against the backdrop of a quiet campaign to legalize gay marriage. Laurent loves his roommate Dan, who's straight and a playboy. Laurent can't bring himself to tell Dan,... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Clavier | Stars: Olivier Sitruk, Julie Gayet, Arnaud Giovaninetti, Anne Azoulay

Votes: 185

8. 3 Needles (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Drama

48 Metascore

A three-paneled look at the worldwide AIDS crisis: in Montreal, a porn actor (Ashmore) schemes to pass his mandatory blood test; a young nun (Sevigny) makes a personal sacrifice for the benefit of a South African village; in rural China, a black market operative (Liu) posing as a goverment-sanctioned blood drawer jeopardizes an entire village's safety.

Director: Thom Fitzgerald | Stars: Chloë Sevigny, Lucy Liu, Shawn Ashmore, Mabel Adams

Votes: 1,253

9. 300 (2006)

R | 117 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

52 Metascore

King Leonidas of Sparta and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder | Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham, Dominic West

Votes: 698,997 | Gross: $210.61M

10. 3-Day Weekend (2008)

Not Rated | 84 min | Drama, Romance

Director Rob Williams (Long-Term Relationship, Back Soon) serves up a shaken and stirred cocktail of sexual intrigue, humor and drama in his latest about an unlikely group of friends and ... See full summary »

Director: Rob Williams | Stars: Chris Carlisle, Joel Harrison, Gaetano Jones, Derek Long

Votes: 813

11. 50 Ways of Saying Fabulous (2005)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama

Growing up is mystifying, but Billy discovers all he has to be is himself

Director: Stewart Main | Stars: Andrew Paterson, Harriet Beattie, Jay Collins, Georgia McNeil

Votes: 474

12. Ab-normal Beauty (2004)

R | 101 min | Drama, Horror

Jiney is a talented student of Arts with a trauma in her childhood and lack of communication with her mother, and excellent photographer that is not satisfied with her awarded works. When ... See full summary »

Director: Oxide Chun Pang | Stars: Race Wong, Rosanne Wong, Anson Leung, Michelle Yim

Votes: 2,347

13. Adam & Steve (2005)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

48 Metascore

Follows two New York city couples -- one heterosexual and one gay who explore the peaks and the valleys of their respective relationships.

Director: Craig Chester | Stars: Craig Chester, Malcolm Gets, Parker Posey, Chris Kattan

Votes: 2,870 | Gross: $0.31M

14. Adored (2003)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

28 Metascore

Set in the south of France, Riki Kandinski and his elder brother Fredrico, come back to their family castle for their father's funeral. They haven't seen each other in a long time and ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Filiberti | Stars: Luigi Diberti, Francesca d'Aloja, Claudio Vanni, Alessandra Acciai

Votes: 378

15. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

70 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 43,670 | Gross: $11.22M

16. Affinity (I) (2008)

Not Rated | 120 min | Drama, Romance

A grieving upper class woman becomes a "Lady Visitor" at Millbank prison, hoping to escape her troubles and be a guiding figure in the lives of the female prisoners. Of all her friendships ... See full summary »

Director: Tim Fywell | Stars: Zoë Tapper, Anna Madeley, Domini Blythe, Amanda Plummer

Votes: 1,939

17. The Aggressives (2005)

Not Rated | 75 min | Documentary

65 Metascore

An insightful exposé on the subculture of lesbian butches and their "femme" counterparts who tow the line between gender definitions. Filmed over five years in NYC, the featured "Aggressives" share their dreams, secrets and deepest fears.

Director: Daniel Peddle | Stars: Marquise Balenciaga, Kisha Batista

Votes: 176

18. Agnes and His Brothers (2004)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama

46 Metascore

This drama focuses on three very different siblings, all searching for happiness. Hans-Jörg is a sex addicted librarian, who is interested in young students. Werner is a successful ... See full summary »

Director: Oskar Roehler | Stars: Martin Weiß, Moritz Bleibtreu, Herbert Knaup, Katja Riemann

Votes: 1,640 | Gross: $0.00M

19. Aimee & Jaguar (1999)

Not Rated | 125 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

In 1943 Berlin, a Nazi officer's wife meets and starts a passionate affair with a Jewish woman.

Director: Max Färberböck | Stars: Maria Schrader, Juliane Köhler, Johanna Wokalek, Heike Makatsch

Votes: 5,811 | Gross: $0.93M

20. AKA (2002)

R | 123 min | Drama, Romance

64 Metascore

AKA is the story of a disaffected youth's search for love, status, and identity in late 1970s Britain. 18-year old Dean is handsome and bright, but feels hampered by his working-class ... See full summary »

Director: Duncan Roy | Stars: Matthew Leitch, Diana Quick, George Asprey, Lindsey Coulson

Votes: 1,134

21. All About My Mother (1999)

R | 101 min | Drama

87 Metascore

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.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña, Antonia San Juan

Votes: 82,064 | Gross: $8.26M

22. All the Rage (1997)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

ALL THE RAGE takes a satirical and poignant look at one gay man's obsessive pursuit of physical, sexual, and romantic perfection. Christopher Bedford is everyone's fantasy. He's gorgeous, ... See full summary »

Director: Roland Tec | Stars: Will Cook, Ben Robbins, Daniel Olsen, Josh Hutnak

Votes: 428 | Gross: $0.10M

23. And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)

PG-13 | 141 min | Drama, History

The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic, and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it.

Director: Roger Spottiswoode | Stars: Matthew Modine, Alan Alda, Patrick Bauchau, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 8,836

24. Angels in America (2003)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-1980s and centers the story around a group of separate but connected individuals.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 24,636

25. Anonymous (I) (2004)

Unrated | 82 min | Drama

A man finds himself homeless after a fight with his significant other.

Director: Todd Verow | Stars: Todd Verow, Dustin Schell, Jason Bailey, Noah Powell

Votes: 186

26. Another Country (1984)

PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies.

Director: Marek Kanievska | Stars: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Michael Jenn, Robert Addie

Votes: 4,880

27. Apartment Zero (1988)

R | 124 min | Drama, Thriller

Set in modern day Buenos Aires, the film centers around a relationship between two emotionally crippled roommates. Adrian LeDuc is a lonely sociopath who is forced to rent his insane ... See full summary »

Director: Martin Donovan | Stars: Hart Bochner, Colin Firth, Dora Bryan, Liz Smith

Votes: 3,502 | Gross: $0.67M

28. April's Shower (2003)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

38 Metascore

April's Shower is a comedy about love, romance and expectation. The story follows unpredictable twists and turns until it climaxes with a madcap finale. The hilarity belies the poignancy of... See full summary »

Director: Trish Doolan | Stars: Maria Cina, Trish Doolan, Frank Grillo, Zack Ward

Votes: 662 | Gross: $0.02M

29. Auntie Mame (1958)

Approved | 143 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

An orphan goes to live with his free-spirited aunt. Conflict ensues when the executor of his father's estate objects to the aunt's lifestyle.

Director: Morton DaCosta | Stars: Rosalind Russell, Forrest Tucker, Coral Browne, Fred Clark

Votes: 9,613 | Gross: $23.30M

30. Backstage (2005)

112 min | Drama, Music

57 Metascore

An adolescent groupie zeroes in on her Blondie-like idol after the singer chances to cross her orbit on a publicity tour. Gradually their lives intertwine as, with near-operatic intensity, ... See full summary »

Director: Emmanuelle Bercot | Stars: Emmanuelle Seigner, Isild Le Besco, Noémie Lvovsky, Valéry Zeitoun

Votes: 588 | Gross: $0.01M

31. Bad Education (2004)

NC-17 | 106 min | Crime, Drama

81 Metascore

An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Gael García Bernal, Fele Martínez, Javier Cámara, Daniel Giménez Cacho

Votes: 52,080 | Gross: $5.21M

32. Big Bang Love, Juvenile A (2006)

Unrated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy

A visually stylish tale of two male prisoners bonded by emotion, love and murder.

Director: Takashi Miike | Stars: Ryûhei Matsuda, Masanobu Andô, Shunsuke Kubozuka, Kiyohiko Shibukawa

Votes: 1,831

33. Bar Girls (1994)

R | 93 min | Drama

Loretta is a successful lesbian writer of cartoons with problems in her romantic life with Annie. She is a habitué of a lesbian bar. One day she meets Rachel and they start a new life ... See full summary »

Director: Marita Giovanni | Stars: Nancy Allison Wolfe, Liza D'Agostino, Camila Griggs, Michael Harris

Votes: 534 | Gross: $0.57M

34. Barbarella (1968)

Approved | 98 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

51 Metascore

Barbarella, an astronaut from the 41st century, sets out to find and stop the evil scientist Durand Durand, whose Positronic Ray threatens to bring evil back into the galaxy.

Director: Roger Vadim | Stars: Jane Fonda, John Phillip Law, Anita Pallenberg, Milo O'Shea

Votes: 29,652

35. Basic Instinct (1992)

R | 127 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

41 Metascore

A violent police detective investigates a brutal murder, in which a manipulative and seductive novelist could be involved.

Director: Paul Verhoeven | Stars: Michael Douglas, Sharon Stone, George Dzundza, Jeanne Tripplehorn

Votes: 158,823 | Gross: $117.73M

36. Bear Cub (2004)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama

63 Metascore

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 »

Director: Miguel Albaladejo | Stars: José Luis García Pérez, David Castillo, Empar Ferrer, Elvira Lindo

Votes: 3,440 | Gross: $0.10M

37. Beau travail (1999)

Unrated | 92 min | Drama, War

91 Metascore

This film focuses on an ex-Foreign Legion officer as he recalls his once glorious life, leading troops in Djibouti.

Director: Claire Denis | Stars: Denis Lavant, Michel Subor, Grégoire Colin, Richard Courcet

Votes: 7,182 | Gross: $0.25M

38. Beautiful Boxer (2004)

Unrated | 118 min | Action, Biography, Drama

66 Metascore

Bio-pic of transgender Muay Thai boxer Parinya Charoenphol who pursued the sport to pay for her sex change operation.

Director: Ekachai Uekrongtham | Stars: Asanee Suwan, Sorapong Chatree, Orn-Anong Panyawong, Nukkid Boonthong

Votes: 3,019 | Gross: $0.00M

39. Beautiful Darling (2010)

Not Rated | 85 min | Documentary

69 Metascore

A documentary on Candy Darling, The Life and Times of the Andy Warhol Superstar.

Director: James Rasin | Stars: Candy Darling, Andy Warhol, Holly Woodlawn, Fran Lebowitz

Votes: 502

40. 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.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Scott Neal, Tameka Empson

Votes: 21,502 | Gross: $1.50M

41. Before I Forget (2007)

Unrated | 108 min | Drama, Romance

78 Metascore

A potrait of a 58-year-old man battling his inner demons on the search for self-discovery.

Director: Jacques Nolot | Stars: Jacques Nolot, Jean-Pol Dubois, Marc Rioufol, Bastien d'Asnières

Votes: 412 | Gross: $0.03M

42. Before Stonewall (1984)

Unrated | 87 min | Documentary, History

The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement.

Directors: Greta Schiller, Robert Rosenberg | Stars: Rita Mae Brown, Maua Adele Ajanaku, Red Jordan Arobateau, Ann Bannon

Votes: 678 | Gross: $0.02M

43. Before the Fall (2004)

110 min | Drama, Sport, Thriller

65 Metascore

In 1942, Friedrich Weimer's boxing skills get him an appointment to a National Political Academy (NaPolA) - high schools that produce Nazi elite. Over his father's objections, Friedrich ... See full summary »

Director: Dennis Gansel | Stars: Max Riemelt, Tom Schilling, Devid Striesow, Jonas Jägermeyr

Votes: 13,505 | Gross: $0.14M

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45. Bent (1997)

NC-17 | 105 min | Drama, History, Romance

In 1930s Berlin, a gay Jew is sent to a concentration camp under the Nazi regime.

Director: Sean Mathias | Stars: Lothaire Bluteau, Clive Owen, Mick Jagger, Brian Webber

Votes: 7,300 | Gross: $0.37M

46. Bernard and Doris (2006)

TV-14 | 102 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The story of the twilight years of tobacco billionairess Doris Duke and her relationship with her gay butler, to whom she left her entire fortune.

Director: Bob Balaban | Stars: Susan Sarandon, Ralph Fiennes, Peter Asher, Don Harvey

Votes: 3,427

47. The Best Man (1964)

Approved | 102 min | Drama

7.6