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The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies 

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Updated May 4, 2020 460 votes 87 voters 2.8k views 33 items

The greatest LGBTQ+ comedy movies offer laughs and insight in equal measure. Some of them are coming out stories, some are tales of romance, and some are outrageous comic fantasies. Regardless of the form they take, funny LGBT movies frequently use humor to address meaningful subjects. Major studios have released gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and questioning people comedies like Love, Simon and In & Out. Others have come from independent distributors. The top comedies in this genre are an important part of modern-day cinema.

Now it is time to decide which of these films is the best LGBTQ+ comedy with the help of your votes. Vote up the funniest LGBTQ+ movies below. If you don't see your favorite on here, add it to the list, then check back to see how users are rating your choice. 

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The Adventures of Prisci... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp

Released: 1994

Directed by: Stephan Elliott

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film written and directed by Stephan Elliott. The plot follows the journey of two drag queens and a transsexual ...more

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Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp

Released: 2018

Directed by: Greg Berlanti

Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel by Becky Albertalli. Simon (Nick Robinson), a 17-year-old closeted gay high school student, is ...more
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The Rocky Horror Picture... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf

Released: 1975

Directed by: Jim Sharman

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film by 20th Century Fox produced by Lou Adler and Michael White and directed by Jim Sharman. The screenplay was written by Sharman ...more

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The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria

Released: 1996

Directed by: Mike Nichols

The Birdcage is a 1996 American comedy film directed by Mike Nichols, and a remake of the 1978 Franco-Italian film La Cage aux Folles by Édouard Molinaro. A gay cabaret owner (Robin ...more

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La Cage aux Folles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru

Released: 1978

Directed by: Édouard Molinaro

La Cage aux Folles is a 1978 French-Italian film adaptation of the 1973 play La Cage aux Folles by Jean Poiret. It is co-written and directed by Édouard Molinaro and stars Ugo Tognazzi ...more

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But I'm a Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jamie Babbit

But I'm a Cheerleader is a 1999 satirical romantic comedy film directed by Jamie Babbit and written by Brian Wayne Peterson. Natasha Lyonne stars as Megan Bloomfield, a high school cheerleader ...more

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Hedwig and the Angry Inc... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt

Released: 2001

Directed by: John Cameron Mitchell

Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film written for the screen and directed by John Cameron Mitchell. Based on Mitchell's and Stephen Trask's stage musical Hedwig ...more

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In & Out is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck

Released: 1997

Directed by: Frank Oz

In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin Kline, Tom Selleck, Joan Cusack, Matt Dillon, Debbie Reynolds, and Wilford Brimley. It is an original ...more
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Trick is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling, Missi Pyle

Released: 1999

Directed by: Jim Fall

Trick is a 1999 American gay-themed romantic comedy film starring Christian Campbell, John Paul Pitoc and Tori Spelling. Independently produced by Eric d'Arbeloff, Ross Katz and Fall, the film ...more

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G.B.F. is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
G.B.F. Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse
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The Wedding Banquet is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Michael Gaston, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein

Released: 1993

Directed by: Ang Lee

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Torch Song Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Fierstein

Released: 1988

Directed by: Paul Bogart

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I Love You Phillip Morri... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann

Released: 2009

Directed by: John Requa, Glenn Ficarra

I Love You Phillip Morris is a 2009 comedy film based on the 1980s and '90s real-life story of con artist, impostor, and multiple prison escapee Steven Jay Russell, as played by Jim Carrey. ...more

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Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Meera Syal, Ben Daniels, Linda Henry

Released: 1995

Directed by: Hettie MacDonald

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Touch of Pink is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Kyle MacLachlan, Brian George, Jimi Mistry

Released: 2004

Directed by: Ian Iqbal Rashid

Touch of Pink is a 2004 Canadian-British gay-themed romantic comedy film written and directed by Ian Iqbal Rashid. The film takes its title from the Cary Grant film That Touch of Mink.

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Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian

Released: 2015

Directed by: Sean Baker

Tangerine is a 2015 American comedy-drama film directed by Sean Baker. A transgender sex worker Sin-Dee Rella, who has just finished a 28-day prison sentence, tears through Tinseltown on ...more
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The Half of It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
The Half of It Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire, Daniel Diemer

Released: 2020

Directed by: Alice Wu

The Half of It is a 2020 American coming-of-age dramedy, written and directed by Alice Wu. Shy, straight-A student Ellie Chiu (Leah Lewis) feels isolated and friendless in her remote, backwater ...more

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Adam & Steve is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Parker Posey, Chris Kattan, Kristen Schaal

Released: 2005

Directed by: Craig Chester

Adam & Steve is a 2005 gay romantic comedy film directed by and starring Craig Chester, who also wrote the screenplay. It deals with the lives of two gay men, played by Chester and Malcolm ...more

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Funny Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz

Released: 2019

Directed by: Michael J. Gallagher

Funny Story is a 2019 American tragi-comedy directed by Michael J. Gallagher. Aging TV star Walter Campbell's (Matthew Glave) attempts to repair his relationship with his estranged daughter Nic ...more
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Codependent Lesbian Spac... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same Alex Karpovsky, Rae C. Wright, Clay Drinko

Released: 2011

Directed by: Madeleine Olnek

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Pretty Persuasion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Evan Rachel Wood, James Woods, Jaime King

Released: 2005

Directed by: Marcos Siega

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The Kids Are All Right ... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo

Released: 2010

Directed by: Lisa Cholodenko

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The Incredibly True Adve... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Nicole Ari Parker, Dale Dickey, Laurel Holloman

Released: 1995

Directed by: Maria Maggenti

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Geography Club is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Ana Gasteyer, Scott Bakula, Meaghan Martin

Released: 2013

Directed by: Gary Entin

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All Over the Guy is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Sasha Alexander

Released: 2001

Directed by: Julie Davis

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