The Advocate: The Top 175 Essential Films of All Time for LGBT Viewers

Originally published on Advocate.com June 23 2014

  • Brokeback Mountain

    1

  • Milk

    2

  • Paris is Burning

    3

  • Cabaret

    4

  • The Boys in the Band

    5

  • Philadelphia

    6

  • Bound

    7

  • Desert Hearts

    8

  • Boys Don't Cry

    9

  • Parting Glances

    10

  • Making Love

    11

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    12

  • But I'm a Cheerleader

    13

  • Maurice

    14

  • Gods and Monsters

    15

  • Beautiful Thing

    16

  • Longtime Companion

    17

  • All About Eve

    18

  • The Celluloid Closet

    19

  • Weekend

    20

  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    21

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    22

  • The Wizard of Oz

    23

  • Auntie Mame

    24

  • Torch Song Trilogy

    25

  • Hedwig and the Angry Inch

    26

  • Latter Days

    27

  • Trick

    28

  • Shelter

    29

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    30

  • Capote

    31

  • The Women

    32

  • The Wedding Banquet

    33

  • My Own Private Idaho

    34

  • Big Eden

    35

  • Strangers on a Train

    36

  • Transamerica

    37

  • Another Country

    38

  • Victor/Victoria

    39

  • Get Real

    40

  • Love! Valour! Compassion!

    41

  • The Hours

    42

  • Pink Flamingos

    43

  • Thelma & Louise

    44

  • A Nightmare on Elm Street Part 2: Freddy's Revenge

    45

  • High Art

    46

  • Blue Is the Warmest Color

    47

  • Shortbus

    48

  • The Birdcage

    49

  • A Single Man

    50

  • Prick Up Your Ears

    51

  • My Life in Pink

    52

  • Mysterious Skin

    53

  • Cruising

    54

  • Fried Green Tomatoes

    55

  • Valley of the Dolls

    56

  • C.R.A.Z.Y.

    57

  • Hairspray

    58

  • When Night Is Falling

    59

  • The Last of Sheila

    60

  • Better Than Chocolate

    61

  • Jeffrey

    62

  • La Cage aux folles

    63

  • Rope

    64

  • The Children's Hour

    65

  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    66

  • Beginners

    67

  • Velvet Goldmine

    68

  • Rent

    69

  • The Broken Hearts Club: A Romantic Comedy

    70

  • Bent

    71

  • The Talented Mr. Ripley

    72

  • Dallas Buyers Club

    73

  • Showgirls

    74

  • Some Like It Hot

    75

  • Were The World Mine

    76

  • Far from Heaven

    77

  • Querelle

    78

  • The Crying Game

    79

  • In & Out

    80

  • Tongues Untied

    81

  • Philomena

    82

  • X2

    83

  • Mommie Dearest

    84

  • Six Degrees of Separation

    85

  • Edge of Seventeen

    86

  • Go Fish

    87

  • Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss

    88

  • Party Monster

    89

  • Heathers

    90

  • It's My Party

    91

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    92

  • Lilies

    93

  • Heavenly Creatures

    94

  • Sunset Boulevard

    95

  • Victim

    96

  • How to Survive a Plague

    97

  • The Color Purple

    98

  • Best in Show

    99

  • Mean Girls

    100