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The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies

Updated October 6, 2020 76.1k votes 8.6k voters 543.7k views207 items

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A list of  the best gay themed movies of all time, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. Find your favorites on The Best LGBTQ+ Movies on Netflix and The Best LGBTQ+ Movies on Amazon Prime lists.

This list of gay-themed films also contains LGBTQ+ themed movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You'll even find great biopics about gay figures on the list. This LGBTQ+ movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year, and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst, as voted on by fans of the films. Upvote your favorite movies on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would.

If you're at home and want to watch something on a streaming service, this list of good LGBTQ+ movies can be helpful no matter the situation.

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  • Latter Days1
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    Latter Days

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released2003

    Directed byC. Jay Cox

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  • Shelter2
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    Shelter

    Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos

    Released2007

    Directed byJonah Markowitz

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  • Brokeback Mountain3
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

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  • Plan B4
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    Plan B

    Marco Berger, Ariel Nunez Di Croce

    Released2009

    Directed byMarco Berger

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  • Carol5
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    Carol

    Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

    Released2015

    Directed byTodd Haynes

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  • Call Me by Your Name6
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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Released2017

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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  • Moonlight7
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    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

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  • Boys8
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    Boys

    Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet

    Released2014

    Directed byMischa Kamp

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  • Philadelphia9
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    Philadelphia

    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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  • Love, Simon10
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

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  • Prayers for Bobby11
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    Prayers for Bobby

    Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

    Released2009

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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  • Beautiful Thing12
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    Beautiful Thing

    Meera Syal, Ben Daniels

    Released1996

    Directed byHettie MacDonald

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  • Pride13
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    Pride

    Pauley Perrette, Susan Blakely

    Released2011

    Directed byMarc Saltarelli

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  • Paris Is Burning14
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  • Free Fall15
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    Free Fall

    Péter Forgács, Tibor Szemző

    Released1996

    Directed byPéter Forgács

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  • God's Own Country16
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    God's Own Country

    Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu

    Directed byFrancis Lee

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  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert17

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

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    #304 of 553 The Greatest Epic Movies Ever Made#440 of 836 The Greatest Chick Flicks Ever Made

  • Out in the Dark18
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    Out in the Dark

    Loai Nofi, Michael Aloni

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Mayer

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  • Milk19
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    Milk

    James Franco, Sean Penn

    Released2008

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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  • From Beginning to End20
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    From Beginning to End

    Rafael Cardoso, João Gabriel Vasconcellos

    Released2009

    Directed byAluizio Abranches

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  • 4th Man Out21
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    4th Man Out

    Parker Young, Evan Todd

    Released2015

    Directed byAndrew Nackman

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  • Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho22
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    Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho

    Selma Egrei, Eucir de Souza

    Released2014

    Directed byDaniel Ribeiro

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  • The Birdcage23
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    The Birdcage

    Robin Williams, Gene Hackman

    Released1996

    Directed byMike Nichols

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody24
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Rami Malek, Ben Hardy

    Released2018

    Directed byBryan Singer

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  • Just a Question of Love25
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    Just a Question of Love

    Eva Darlan, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié

    Released2000

    Directed byChristian Faure

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