Best GLBT Films


Motion Pictures That Offer Insight into Life in the GLBT World

 
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There are probably as many lists of of "best" GLBT-themed motion pictures as there are gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered moviegoers. And, needless to say, that's a lot of folks!

All I can offer in the way of a list of best films are the titles of those that have been especially meaningful to me. As a gay man of a certain age (don't even think about asking), my list of best films shows a certain bias towards those that reflect my life experiences.

No matter what films we prefer, I think it's fair to say that film producers everywhere are doing a far better job today of representing the GLBT experience onscreen than was the case only a decade or so ago. Despite that observation, there are some film gems from the "bad old days" that still warrant mention in any list of worthwhile GLBT motion pictures.

For what it's worth, here is a list of the films that have been especially meaningful to me. I'd be most interested to hear from others about films that have special meaning for them and would welcome an opportunity to share such opinions with other visitors to GLBT World. So please let me know about your favorites. Contact me.

Here are my all-time favorites, in alphabetical order. Click on the title of each film to access additional information from IMdB (Internet Movie Database). I've resisting assigning to my faves some sort of numerical ranking, because each is very special in its own unique way.

THE ADVENTURES OF PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT (1994)

ANGELS IN AMERICA (2003)

BEAUTIFUL THING (1996)

BIG EDEN (2000)

BOYS DON'T CRY (1999)

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN (2005)

CABARET (1972)

C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

CRYING GAME (1992)

DEATH IN VENICE (MORTE A VENEZIA) (1971)

FOR A LOST SOLDIER (VOOR EEN VERLOREN SOLDAAT) (1994)

FRIED GREEN TOMATOES (1991)

GIA (1998)

GODS AND MONSTERS (1998)

KINSEY (2004)

LATTER DAYS (2003)

LONGTIME COMPANION (1990)

MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997)

MY OWN PRIVATE IDAHO (1991)

MYSTERIOUS SKIN (2004)

THE NAKED CIVIL SERVANT (1975)

PARIS IS BURNING (1990)

PRICK UP YOUR EARS (1987)

REFLECTIONS IN A GOLDEN EYE (1967)

SOLDIER'S GIRL (2003)

SUDDENLY, LAST SUMMER (1959)

TALES OF THE CITY (1993)

TORCH SONG TRILOGY (1988)

TRANSAMERICA (2005)

VICTIM (1961) 

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