We have compiled the most watched and liked movies on our LGBT movies list for you. We wish you a good viewing.
1) Paris is Burning (1990) | IMDb: 8.2
Director: Jennie Livingston
Cast: Brooke Xtravaganza, André Christian, Dorian Corey
Paris is Burning is one of the most admired LGBT films by the audience. It is a documentary about the balls organized by African-American and Latino homosexuals and transsexuals in the 1980s. In these balls, especially preferred by drag queens, people wore special clothes to express themselves. The documentary reveals the difficulties of transsexuals and sex workers living in New York and the reality of AIDS.
2) Law of Desire (1987) | IMDb: 7.1
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Carmen Maura, Eusebio Poncela, Antonio Banderas
Juan dumps her director boyfriend Pablo. Pablo tries to find solace with drugs. This separation has been very difficult for him. In this difficult time, she meets her fan, Antonio, who has sent her several letters before, and they get together. However, Pablo does not want to continue this and leaves Antonio. But something unexpected happens and Antonio hatches a revenge plan.
3) Longtime Companion – Enduring Friendship (1989) | IMDb: 7.6
Director: Norman Rene
Cast: Stephen Caffrey, Patrick Cassidy, Brian Cousins
The film takes its title from The New York Times’ phrase for the living partners of homosexual individuals who died of AIDS in the 1980s. The film, which reveals the realities of AIDS and is about the experiences of a gay group of friends, received very positive reviews from the critics. The film, which was nominated for many awards for its extremely realistic depiction of friendship and love, won the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival in 1990.
4) Love, Simon (2018) | IMDb: 7.6
Director: Greg Berlanti
Cast: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel
Love, Simon is among the most popular LGBT films of recent times. Simon is a 17-year-old teenager. He is very uncomfortable with this situation, who is afraid to tell his family and friends that he is gay. At the same time, a classmate who writes anonymously on the Internet is in love with Simon. However, Simon cannot find out who he is.
5) All About My Mother – All About My Mother (1999) | IMD: 7.9
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Pena
After losing her 17-year-old son, Esteban, in a car accident, Manuela has a hard time coping with the pain. Esteban, who does not know who his father is, has been wondering about his father all his life and dreams of finding him one day. He also wants to be a great writer in the future. Manuela reads this in her son’s diary and sets off for Barcelona to find her father.
6) The Handmaiden – Maid (2016) | IMDb: 8.1
Director: Park Chan Wook
Cast: Kim Min-hee, Ha Jung-woo, Cho Jin-woong
The screenplay is based on the novel Fingersmith by Sarah Water. A story set in the 1930s, the Count hatches different plans as he tries to seize the wealth of his Japanese heir, Lady Hideko. While trying to achieve his goal by making Hideko fall in love with him, he hires a maid named Sook-he for a Hideko. The servant’s duty is to help the Count. However, an unplanned event happens and he falls in love with his servant lady.
7) Tangerine (2015) | IMDb: 7.1
Director: Sean Baker
Cast: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian
The movie is shot with an iPhone camera and the story takes place over a single day. The film tells the misfortunes of Sin-Dee and Alexandra, and the difficulties experienced by transgender people working as prostitutes.
8) Beat Rats (2017) | IMDb: 6.4
Director: Eliza Hittman
Cast: Harris Dickinson, Madeline Weinstein, Kate Hodge
Frankie lives in a suburb of Brooklyn. Staying with her ailing father and mother, Frankie has constant problems at home. He also hangs out with his friends all the time to avoid these problems. He is under intense pressure from his mother. His mother constantly tells him that he must have a girlfriend now. Frankie, on the other hand, is with older men. The story of Frankie, who is in the process of self-discovery among his problems, is told.
9) Dallas Buyers Club – No Limits Club (2013) | IMDb: 8.0
Director: Jean-MARc Vallee
Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Garner, Jared Leto
Unlimited Club is one of the most admired LGBT films. Ron Woodroof is a drug addicted HIV carrier. When Woodroof is given a 30-day life due to AIDS, there is only one drug he can legally use. Woodroof, who came face to face with death, starts to look for different ways of treatment. There are natural remedies available in different countries, although they are not legal in the United States. Eve Saks, Woodroof’s doctor and friend, helps him find this drug. This adventure isn’t just for Woodroof. It also provides hope for many patients.
10) BPM (Beats Per Minute) – 120 Heartbeats Per Minute (2017) | IMDb: 7.4
Director: Robin Campillo
Cast: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adele Haenel
Act Up-Paris is one of the non-governmental organizations fighting AIDS. The aim of this non-governmental organization is to fight against the ignorance of society and the interests of pharmaceutical companies. A young man named Nathan also joins this organization. He falls in love with Sean from this organization that he has come a long way with. Sean is an extremely radical and powerful name. Nathan both gets stronger in the struggle and takes great steps towards finding himself.
11) Milk (2008) | IMDb: 7.5
Director: Gus Van Sant
Cast: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch
Successful director Sean Penn presents this movie about the life of Harvey Milk, a gay rights idol, to the audience this time. Harvey Milk is a gay man elected for the first time in history to serve as a senior executive in government. Elected to the San Francisco City Council, Milk achieved tremendous political success. Fighting for the elderly, for unionized workers, for gay rights, in short for everyone, Milk died in 1978 as the hero of many Americans.
12) A Fantastic Women (2017) | IMDb: 7.2
Director: Sebastian Lelio
Cast: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco
Maria, who works as a waitress during the day, is a trans woman who has a pretty good relationship with her older lover. Maria, who works as a singer in the nightclub in the evenings, has a very regular life. Shaken by the sudden death of her lover, Maria’s whole order is disrupted. He is left alone in the difficult struggle for life and begins to question life.
13) Blue is the Warmest Color – Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) | IMDb: 7.7
Director: Abdellatif Kechiche
Cast: Lea Seydoux, Adele Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche
15-year-old Adele notices Emma’s blue hair one day. He has a hard time confessing his love for Emma to himself and his family. Even though he is lost among the gazes opposing him from the outside world, he also uses the same gaze against himself. Adolescence problems and the process of self-discovery are quite challenging.
14) Carol (2015) | IMDb: 7.2
Director: Todd Haynes
Cast: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Carol is a very wealthy woman. Wanting to divorce her husband, Carol also struggles to get custody of her daughter. Therese, a store clerk, is trying to find herself in her very ordinary days. Carol is struck by Therese’s beauty when she goes to the boutique where Therese works. He invites her on a road trip on Thanksgiving. An unexpected love develops between them. But that love would not be welcome in America in 1952.
15) Call Me by Your Name – Call Me By Your Name (2017) | IMDb: 7.9
Director: Luca Guadagnino
Cast: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Call Me By Your Name is among the most admired LGBT films of the last period. In the summer of 1983, 17-year-old Elio Perlman was the 17th President of Italy. He spends his days in a century-old villa. Here he was making music, studying and flirting with Marzia. Elio is a young man with a lot of experience thanks to his intellectual family. This collection makes it look bigger than it is. Oliver, a doctoral student from America, comes to Elio’s father to do his internship. Oliver’s arrival marks a turning point in Elio’s and Oliver’s lives. They spend a summer discovering both each other and themselves.
16) Moonlight – Moonlight (2016) | IMDb: 7.4
Director: Barry Jenkins
Cast: Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Trevante Rhodes
Chiron, a black teenager living in a not-so-prosperous neighborhood in Miami, is fighting for a place for himself. In the movie, 3 periods of Chiron’s life meet with the audience. The young man’s relationship with his family, romantic relationships and business life are discussed. In addition to these, his relationship with Juan, who is a drug dealer, is also told.
17) Brokeback Mountain – Brokebeck Mountain (2005) | IMDb: 7.7
Director: Ang Lee
Cast: Lake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
Adapted from the story of E. Annie Proulx, the film brings the story of two cowboys together with the audience. Trying to survive in harsh conditions, the path of two cowboys falls on Brokeback Mountain. Here they meet on a farm. They start working together and spending their days together. During this time they spend together, an attraction begins to form between them. A very sincere and emotional relationship is formed.
18) Vicky Cristina Barcelona – Barcelona Barcelona (2008) | IMDb: 7.1
Director: Woody Allen
Cast: Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson, Javier Bardem
Vicky and Cristina are spending a beautiful summer in Spain. That summer, he crosses paths with a successful artist and his beautiful ex-wife. Cristina is a very conservative woman. Vicky, on the other hand, is a very free-spirited woman. A different relationship begins between these people, whose paths cross in Barcelona.
19) Beginners – New Beginnings (2010) | IMDb: 7.2
Director: Mike Mills
Cast: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Melanie Laurent
It is the story of a man who has attachment problems due to broken relationships in his family. The relationship between this young man who lost his mother and his father becomes even closer. This converging relationship becomes unpredictable. Sometimes unexpected rapprochement brings unexpected results.
20) Hearbeats – Imaginary Lovers (2010) | IMDb: 7.1
Director: Xavier Dolan
Cast: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider
Marie and Francis are two very close friends. The two meet Nicolas, a newcomer to the city, at a dinner party. After this meal, they meet often and both fall in love with Nicolas. A rivalry begins between them. Francis is a homosexual who prefers to have distant relationships with his partners. Maria’s only wish is to be loved in general. Realizing the interest, Nicolas turns his close friends against each other and prefers his own pleasure.
21) The Way He Looks – I Want To Go Home Alone Today (2014) | IMDb: 7.9
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
Cast: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim
Today I Want To Go Home Alone is one of the most popular LGBT films. A visually impaired teenager, Leonardo lives under the care of his extremely oppressive mother. His best friend leaves town for his education. This makes Leonardo even more lonely. However, meeting Gabriel, a newcomer to their class, makes Leonardo forget his loneliness. It not only makes you forget your loneliness, but also changes the flow of your life.
22) Dear Ex (2018) | IMDb: 7.4
Director: Chih-Yen Hsu
Cast: Roy Chiu, Ying-Hsuan Hsieh, Spark Chen
Song Cheng-xi’s father, Song Zheng-yuan, leaves his wife and son and moves in with his gay girlfriend, Jay. Not only does he move in with her, he makes his entire legacy to his lover. His ex-wife, who learns this, opposes the situation. Son Cheng-xi, on the other hand, is torn between her parents and her father’s lover.
23) Portrait of a Lady on Fire (2019) | IMDb: 8.1
Director: Celine Sciamma
Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adele Haenel, Luana Bajrami
Portrait of a Teenage Girl on Fire is one of the most popular LGBT films among the audience. 18. In the 19th century, an artist named Marianne was commissioned to paint a portrait of a young woman named Heloise in Britain. However, Heloise must not be aware of this drawing. In order to fulfill this task, Marianne watches Heloise during the day and draws what she remembers at night. A rapprochement begins between Heloise and the painter Marianne, who are about to have an unwanted marriage.
24) God’s Own Country – God’s Forgotten Place (2017) | IMDb: 7.7
Director: Francis Lee
Cast: Josh O’Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones
One of the most popular LGBT films is The Place God Forgotten. Johnny Saxby, a native of Yorkshire, is a farmer overwhelmed by the desolation. Romanian immigrant Gheorghe comes to the farm as an assistant housekeeper. Johnny’s loneliness subsides a little with the arrival of Gheorghe. An emotional intimacy begins between them. This closeness is an intimacy they have never felt before. A closeness that drags both of them to different feelings…
25) Rocketman (2019) | IMDb: 7.3
Director: Dexter Fletcher
Cast: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
The film is about the successful life story of Elton John, one of the leading names in the music industry. How Elton John came out of the Royal Academy of Music and became a superstar, his journey to write his immortal songs and many more stories meet the audience.
26) Pain and Glory – Pain and Glory (2019) | IMDb: 7.5
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Antonio Banderas, Asier Etseandia, Leonardo Sbaraglia
The film is about the life of successful director Salvador Mallo. The important moments of his life, up to his childhood in the 1960s, his moving to Valencia with his family, and his first love, meet with the audience. The film, which reflected Mallo’s self-knowledge process on the big screen, was highly appreciated by the audience.
27) The Favorite – Favorite of the Palace (2018) | IMDb: 7.5
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
Cast: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, Rachel Weisz
The Favorite of the Palace is one of the most popular films among both period and LGBT films. 18. While the war between England and France continued in the 19th century, the health of Queen Anne, who was sitting on the throne, was deteriorating day by day. A fierce conflict ensues between Abigail, the newly arrived maid, and Lady Sarah, Anne’s right-hand man. Sarah Churchill begins to make the decisions for the queen, whose health is deteriorating. The conflict between Abigal and Sarah takes a positive turn and Sarah takes Abigal under her protection, and Abigal’s life changes in an instant.
28) Can You Ever Forgive Me? – Can You Forgive Me? (2018) | IMDb: 7.1
Director: Marielle Heller
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Richard E. Grant, Dolly Wells
Lee Israel is a writer who wrote the life stories of successful people like Katharine Hepburn, Estee Lauder and Tallulah Bankhead in the 1970s. The film is about the life of Lee Israel. Lee’s affairs are getting worse and worse. Having difficulty finding a publisher, the author imitates the letters of deceased authors with his close friend Jack. But the cops notice.
29) Center of My World (2016) | IMDb: 7.2
Director: Jabob M. Erwa
Cast: Bendix Hansen, Sarah Fuhrer, Louis Hofmann
The screenplay of the movie is based on Andreas Steinhöfel’s novel of the same name. Phil attends a summer camp. When she returns home from camp, she learns that her mother has a new boyfriend. In a complicated mood, Phil makes a new friend when schools open. This new friend is Nicholas, who is new to school. Phil begins to have mixed feelings for Nicholas.
30) Boy Erased – The Erased Child (2018) | IMDb: 6.9
Director: Joel Edgerton
Cast: Lucas Hedges, Nicole Kidman, Joel Edgerton
Erased Child starring Nicole Kidman is one of the most admired LGBT films. The son of a Baptist priest, Jared is constantly at odds with his family. Gay Jared is caught in a dilemma. By going to a gay conversion therapy program, he can make peace with his family or break all ties with his environment. In this difficult process, he begins to discover himself.
Editor’s Note: No one can interfere with everyone’s love ☺
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