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The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies

Updated October 6, 2020 74.3k votes 8.5k voters 539.9k 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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    Shelter is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Shelter

    Albert Reed, Alicia Sixtos

    Released2007

    Directed byJonah Markowitz

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    Latter Days is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Latter Days

    Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jacqueline Bissett

    Released2003

    Directed byC. Jay Cox

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    Carol is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Carol

    Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

    Released2015

    Directed byTodd Haynes

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    Plan B is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Plan B

    Marco Berger, Ariel Nunez Di Croce

    Released2009

    Directed byMarco Berger

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    Call Me by Your Name is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Call Me by Your Name

    Armie Hammer, Timothee Chalamet

    Directed byLuca Guadagnino

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    Prayers for Bobby is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Prayers for Bobby

    Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny

    Released2009

    Directed byRussell Mulcahy

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    Brokeback Mountain is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Brokeback Mountain

    Anne Hathaway, Jake Gyllenhaal

    Released2005

    Directed byAng Lee

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    Philadelphia is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Philadelphia

    Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington

    Released1993

    Directed byJonathan Demme

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    Boys is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Boys

    Gijs Blom, Ko Zandvliet

    Released2014

    Directed byMischa Kamp

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    Love, Simon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Love, Simon

    Nick Robinson, Katherine Langford

    Released2018

    Directed byGreg Berlanti

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    Moonlight is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Moonlight

    Trevante Rhodes, André Holland

    Released2016

    Directed byBarry Jenkins

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    Beautiful Thing is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Beautiful Thing

    Meera Syal, Ben Daniels

    Released1996

    Directed byHettie MacDonald

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    Pride is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Pride

    Pauley Perrette, Susan Blakely

    Released2011

    Directed byMarc Saltarelli

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    Paris Is Burning is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Out in the Dark is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Out in the Dark

    Loai Nofi, Michael Aloni

    Released2012

    Directed byMichael Mayer

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    Free Fall is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Free Fall

    Péter Forgács, Tibor Szemző

    Released1996

    Directed byPéter Forgács

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    God's Own Country is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    God's Own Country

    Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu

    Directed byFrancis Lee

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    Milk is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Milk

    James Franco, Sean Penn

    Released2008

    Directed byGus Van Sant

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    The Adventures of Priscilla, Q is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies

    Released1994

    Directed byStephan Elliott

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    From Beginning to End is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    From Beginning to End

    Rafael Cardoso, João Gabriel Vasconcellos

    Released2009

    Directed byAluizio Abranches

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    Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho

    Selma Egrei, Eucir de Souza

    Released2014

    Directed byDaniel Ribeiro

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    Just a Question of Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Just a Question of Love

    Eva Darlan, Stéphan Guérin-Tillié

    Released2000

    Directed byChristian Faure

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    4th Man Out is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    4th Man Out

    Parker Young, Evan Todd

    Released2015

    Directed byAndrew Nackman

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    Bohemian Rhapsody is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Bohemian Rhapsody

    Rami Malek, Ben Hardy

    Released2018

    Directed byBryan Singer

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    Boy Erased is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best LGBTQ+ Themed Movies
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    Boy Erased

    Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman

    Released2018

    Directed byJoel Edgerton

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