Entertainment
420 voters

The Best PG-13 LGBTQ+ Movies

Updated May 26, 2021 1.2k votes 420 voters 20.9k views49 items

List RulesVote up your favorite LGBTQ+ movies that are rated PG-13.

The best PG-13 LGBTQ+ movies show what it's like to come out during high school. These coming-of-age movies are more than just about finding yourself, they're also about being proud of who you are. While there are some really good gay teen movies on the list like Love, Simon. You'll also find movies on here about LGBTQ+ adults like Philadelphia and the movie adaptations of Rent. PG-13 rated LGBTQ movies include mostly comedies and dramas but there's something for everyone on this list.

But which one of these PG-13 LGBTQ movies is the best? You can help decide by voting up your favorites and vote down any that you think other fans should skip. Then be sure to check back for new and recent LGBTQ films that are rated PG-13 when they added to the list after being released.

list.itemsDescription

...more
  • 1
    286
    20

    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

  • 2
    48
    17

    Rent

    Sarah Silverman, Rosario Dawson

    Released2005

    Directed byChris Columbus

    More Rent 

    Every Song in Rent, Ranked by Singability#1194 of 1,506 The Most Rewatchable Movies

  • 3
    34
    15

    Philadelphia

    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byJonathan Demme

    More Philadelphia 

    #213 of 1,195 Every Oscar Winning Film Ever#53 of 139 The Best Movies You Never Want to Watch Again

  • 4
    44
    32

    Clueless

    Alicia Silverstone, Brittany Murphy

    Released1995

    Directed byAmy Heckerling

    More Clueless 

    The Best Outfits from Clueless#23 of 246 The Best Rainy Day Movies

  • 5
    24
    11

    The Color Purple

    Oprah Winfrey, Whoopi Goldberg

    Released1985

    Directed bySteven Spielberg

    More The Color Purple 

    #8 of 174 The Most Utterly Depressing Movies Ever Made#105 of 675 The Best Movies Roger Ebert Gave Four Stars

  • 6
    13
    6

    I Can’t Think Straight

    Lisa Ray, Dalip Tahil

    Released2008

    Directed byShamim Sarif

  • 7
    19
    13

    Released1995

    Directed byBeeban Kidron

    More To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar 

    #165 of 306 The Best Ensemble Movies#30 of 52 The Funniest Road Trip Comedy Movies

  • 8
    30
    29

    Mrs. Doubtfire

    Robin Williams, Pierce Brosnan

    Released1993

    Directed byChris Columbus, Chuck Jones

    More Mrs. Doubtfire 

    Mrs. Doubtfire Is Actually A Dark Film About An Extremely Deranged Man#23 of 97 The Best Film Adaptations Of Young Adult Novels

  • 9
    12
    8

    In & Out

    Whoopi Goldberg, Glenn Close

    Released1997

    Directed byFrank Oz

    More In & Out 

    #239 of 924 The All-Time Greatest Comedy Films#387 of 440 The Best Movies Of The 1990s

  • 10
    10
    6

    As Good as It Gets

    Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt

    Released1997

    Directed byJames L. Brooks

    More As Good as It Gets 

    #38 of 50 The 50 Highest Grossing '90s Movies, Ranked#84 of 783 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • 11
    8
    8

    D.E.B.S.

    Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster

    Released2004

    Directed byAngela Robinson

  • 12
    6
    6

    Soapdish

    Robert Downey Jr., Teri Hatcher

    Released1991

    Directed byMichael Hoffman

    More Soapdish 

    #514 of 557 The Best Film Scores Of All Time#435 of 456 The Most Quotable Movies Of All Time

  • 13
    7
    8

    Far from Heaven

    Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid

    Released2002

    Directed byTodd Haynes

    More Far from Heaven 

    #14 of 18 The Saddest Movies In Which No One Actually Dies#32 of 83 Great Movies That Take Place In Autumn

  • 14
    7
    8

    The World Unseen

    Lisa Ray, Nandana Sen

    Released2007

    Directed byShamim Sarif

  • 15
    6
    6

    Jack

    Anton Yelchin, Stockard Channing

    Released2004

    Directed byLee Rose

  • 16
    5
    6

    Orlando

    Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane

    Released1992

    Directed bySally Potter

    More Orlando 

    #69 of 81 The Best Period Romance Movies#31 of 70 The Best Period Movies Set In The 18th Century

  • 17
    4
    4

    Love and Death on Long Island

    John Hurt, Jason Priestley

    Released1997

    Directed byRichard Kwietniowski

    More Love and Death on Long Island 

    #154 of 209 The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies#60 of 201 The Best LGBTQ+ Drama Films

  • 18
    20
    28

    The Hours

    Nicole Kidman, Meryl Streep

    Released2002

    Directed byStephen Daldry

    More The Hours 

    #223 of 386 The Best Movies Based On Books#19 of 81 The Best Movies About Depression

  • 19
    5
    6

    Nina's Heavenly Delights

    Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn

    Released2006

    Directed byPratibha Parmar

  • 20
    5
    9

    Gray Matters

    Heather Graham, Bridget Moynahan

    Released2007

    Directed bySue Kramer

    More Gray Matters 

    #38 of 132 The Best Lesbian Movies#44 of 49 The Best Sissy Spacek Movies

  • 21
    3
    6

    Tokyo Godfathers

    Akio Ōtsuka, Mamiko Noto

    Released2003

    Directed bySatoshi Kon, Shôgo Furuya

    More Tokyo Godfathers 

    #37 of 68 The Best Madhouse Anime, Ranked#79 of 81 25+ Anime With Great Rewatch Value

  • 22
    14
    24

    Saved!

    Mandy Moore, Macaulay Culkin

    Released2004

    Directed byBrian Dannelly

    More Saved! 

    #187 of 203 The Best Teen Romance Movies#440 of 541 The Greatest Guilty Pleasure Movies

  • 23
    3
    6

    Unconditional Love

    Julie Andrews, Dan Aykroyd

    Released2002

    Directed byP. J. Hogan

    More Unconditional Love 

    #34 of 76 The Best Kathy Bates Movies#22 of 36 The Best Peter Sarsgaard Movies

  • 24
    5
    0

    The Half of It

    Leah Lewis, Alexxis Lemire

    Released2020

    Directed byAlice Wu

  • 25
    4
    9

    The Cure

    Annabella Sciorra, Brad Renfro

    Released1995

    Directed byPeter Horton

    More The Cure 

    #356 of 375 'Old' Movies Every Young Person Needs To Watch In Their Lifetime#224 of 277 The Top Tearjerker Movies That Make Men Cry