Culture

The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies  

Ranker Film
293 votes 53 voters 1.9k views 32 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. 

list ordered by
1
The Adventures of Priscilla, Q... is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp
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
2
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry, Meat Loaf
The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a 1975 musical horror comedy film directed by Jim Sharman, based on the 1973 musical stage play by Richard O'Brien. A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an ...more
3
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin, Michael Pitt
Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film based on the stage musical of the same name about a fictional rock band fronted by an East German gay male singer who ...more
4
The Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Robin Williams, Gene Hackman, Hank Azaria
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
5
Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford, Alexandra Shipp
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
6
La Cage aux Folles is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault, Michel Galabru
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
7
But I'm a Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Michelle Williams, RuPaul, Natasha Lyonne
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
8
The Wedding Banquet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Michael Gaston, Winston Chao, Mitchell Lichtenstein
The Wedding Banquet is a 1993 film about a gay Taiwanese immigrant man who marries a mainland Chinese woman to placate his parents and get her a green card. His plan backfires when his parents ...more
9
In & Out is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close, Tom Selleck
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
10
Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian
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
11
Torch Song Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft, Harvey Fierstein
Torch Song Trilogy is an American comedy-drama film adapted by Harvey Fierstein from his play of the same title. The film was directed by Paul Bogart and stars Fierstein as Arnold, Anne Bancroft ...more
12
Codependent Lesbian Space Alie... is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same Alex Karpovsky, Rae C. Wright, Clay Drinko
Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same is a 2010 comedy film written and directed by Madeleine Olnek.
13
Trick is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling, Missi Pyle
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
14
Touch of Pink is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Kyle MacLachlan, Brian George, Jimi Mistry
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.
15
G.B.F. is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
G.B.F. Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono, Sasha Pieterse
16
I Love You Phillip Morris is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor, Leslie Mann
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
17
The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Julianne Moore, Annette Bening, Mark Ruffalo
The Kids Are All Right is a 2010 American comedy-drama film directed by Lisa Cholodenko and written by Cholodenko and Stuart Blumberg. A hit at 2010 Sundance, it opened in limited release on ...more
18
Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Meera Syal, Ben Daniels, Linda Henry
Beautiful Thing is a 1996 British film directed by Hettie MacDonald and released by Channel 4 Films. The screenplay was written by Jonathan Harvey based on his own original play of the same ...more
19
The Incredibly True Adventure ... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Nicole Ari Parker, Dale Dickey, Laurel Holloman
The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love is a 1995 film, written and directed by Maria Maggenti, of the story of two very different high school girls who fall in love.
20
Geography Club is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Ana Gasteyer, Scott Bakula, Meaghan Martin
Geography Club is an American comedy-drama film based on the Brent Hartinger novel of the same name. It was written by Edmund Entin, directed by Gary Entin, and stars Cameron Deane Stewart, ...more
21
Kissing Jessica Stein is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Jon Hamm, Idina Menzel, Michael Ealy
Kissing Jessica Stein is a 2001 American independent romantic comedy film, written and co-produced by the film's stars, Jennifer Westfeldt and Heather Juergensen. The film also stars Tovah ...more
22
All Over the Guy is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Christina Ricci, Lisa Kudrow, Sasha Alexander
All Over the Guy is a 2001 gay-themed romantic comedy film written by Dan Bucatinsky and directed by Julie Davis.
23
I've Heard the Mermaids Singin... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Sheila McCarthy, Ann-Marie MacDonald, Richard Monette
I've Heard the Mermaids Singing is a 1987 theatrical-release feature film, directed by Patricia Rozema. The title is taken from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot.
24
Adam & Steve is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Parker Posey, Chris Kattan, Kristen Schaal
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
25
Funny Story is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
Matthew Glave, Emily Bett Rickards, Jana Winternitz
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