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The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies

Updated May 4, 2020 790 votes 114 voters 3.5k views33 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 Birdcage is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

    Released1996

    Directed byMike Nichols

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Q is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

    The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a 1994 Australian comedy-drama film... more on Wikipedia

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    Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

    Love, Simon is a 2018 American comedy-drama film directed by Greg Berlanti, based on the novel... more on Wikipedia
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    Susan Sarandon, Tim Curry

    Released1975

    Directed byJim Sharman

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    But I'm a Cheerleader is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    But I'm a Cheerleader

    Michelle Williams, RuPaul

    Released1999

    Directed byJamie Babbit

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    In & Out is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    In & Out

    Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close

    Released1997

    Directed byFrank Oz

    In & Out is a 1997 American romantic comedy film directed by Frank Oz and starring Kevin... more on Wikipedia
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    La Cage aux Folles is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    La Cage aux Folles

    Ugo Tognazzi, Michel Serrault

    Released1978

    Directed byÉdouard Molinaro

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    G.B.F. is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    G.B.F.

    Michael J. Willett, Paul Iacono
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    Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Beautiful Thing

    Meera Syal, Ben Daniels

    Released1995

    Directed byHettie MacDonald

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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    Rosie O'Donnell, Andrea Martin

    Released2001

    Directed byJohn Cameron Mitchell

    Hedwig and the Angry Inch is a 2001 American musical comedy-drama film written for the screen... more on Wikipedia

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    Trick is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Trick

    Miss Coco Peru, Tori Spelling

    Released1999

    Directed byJim Fall

    Trick is a 1999 American gay-themed romantic comedy film starring Christian Campbell, John... more on Wikipedia

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    The Wedding Banquet is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    The Wedding Banquet

    Michael Gaston, Winston Chao

    Released1993

    Directed byAng Lee

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    Codependent Lesbian Space Alie is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same

    Alex Karpovsky, Rae C. Wright

    Released2011

    Directed byMadeleine Olnek

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  • 14
    Geography Club is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Geography Club

    Ana Gasteyer, Scott Bakula

    Released2013

    Directed byGary Entin

    Geography Club is an American comedy-drama film based on the Brent Hartinger novel of the same... more on Wikipedia
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    Torch Song Trilogy is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Torch Song Trilogy

    Matthew Broderick, Anne Bancroft

    Released1988

    Directed byPaul Bogart

    Torch Song Trilogy is an American comedy-drama film adapted by Harvey Fierstein from his play... more on Wikipedia
  • 16
    Adam & Steve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Adam & Steve

    Parker Posey, Chris Kattan

    Released2005

    Directed byCraig Chester

    Adam & Steve is a 2005 gay romantic comedy film directed by and starring Craig Chester, who... more on Wikipedia
  • 17
    The Half of It is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    The Half of It

    Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire

    Released2020

    Directed byAlice Wu

    The Half of It is a 2020 American coming-of-age dramedy, written and directed by Alice Wu.... more on Wikipedia
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    I Love You Phillip Morris is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    I Love You Phillip Morris

    Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor

    Released2009

    Directed byJohn Requa, Glenn Ficarra

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    Touch of Pink is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Touch of Pink

    Kyle MacLachlan, Brian George

    Released2004

    Directed byIan Iqbal Rashid

    Touch of Pink is a 2004 Canadian-British gay-themed romantic comedy film written and directed... more on Wikipedia
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    The Kids Are All Right is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    The Kids Are All Right

    Julianne Moore, Annette Bening

    Released2010

    Directed byLisa Cholodenko

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    Tangerine is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Tangerine

    Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor

    Released2015

    Directed bySean Baker

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    Jeffrey is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Jeffrey

    Sigourney Weaver, Patrick Stewart

    Released1995

    Directed byChristopher Ashley

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    I've Heard the Mermaids Singin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    I've Heard the Mermaids Singing

    Sheila McCarthy, Ann-Marie MacDonald

    Released1987

    Directed byPatricia Rozema

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    Kissing Jessica Stein is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies
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    Kissing Jessica Stein

    Jon Hamm, Idina Menzel

    Released2002

    Directed byCharles Herman-Wurmfeld

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    The Incredibly True Adventure  is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Comedy Movies

    Released1995

    Directed byMaria Maggenti

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