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

Originally published on Advocate.com June 23 2014

  • Mädchen in Uniform

    1

  • The Wizard of Oz

    2

  • The Women

    3

  • Rebecca

    4

  • Mildred Pierce

    5

  • Gilda

    6

  • Rope

    7

  • All About Eve

    8

  • Sunset Boulevard

    9

  • Strangers on a Train

    10

  • A Streetcar Named Desire

    11

  • Rebel Without a Cause

    12

  • Auntie Mame

    13

  • Some Like It Hot

    14

  • Suddenly, Last Summer

    15

  • The Children's Hour

    16

  • Victim

    17

  • What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

    18

  • Scorpio Rising

    19

  • Valley of the Dolls

    20

  • The Fox

    21

  • Lonesome Cowboys

    22

  • The Killing of Sister George

    23

  • The Boys in the Band

    24

  • Sunday Bloody Sunday

    25

  • Death in Venice

    26

  • Cabaret

    27

  • Pink Flamingos

    28

  • The Last of Sheila

    29

  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show

    30

  • Grey Gardens

    31

  • Dog Day Afternoon

    32

  • The Ritz

    33

  • La Cage aux Folles

    34

  • Cruising

    35

  • Fame

    36

  • Mommie Dearest

    37

  • Making Love

    38

  • Querelle

    39

  • Personal Best

    40

  • Come Back to the 5 & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean

    41

  • The World According to Garp

    42

  • The Hunger

    43

  • Yentl

    44

  • Silkwood

    45

  • Lianna

    46

  • The Times of Harvey Milk

    47

  • Another Country

    48

  • Desert Hearts

    49

  • My Beautiful Laundrette

    50

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

    51

  • The Color Purple

    52

  • Kiss of the Spider Woman

    53

  • Parting Glances

    54

  • Maurice

    55

  • Prick Up Your Ears

    56

  • Law of Desire

    57

  • Torch Song Trilogy

    58

  • Hairspray

    59

  • Heathers

    60

  • Longtime Companion

    61

  • Tongues Untied

    62

  • Steel Magnolias

    63

  • Paris Is Burning

    64

  • Henry & June

    65

  • My Own Private Idaho

    66

  • Thelma & Louise

    67

  • Fried Green Tomatoes

    68

  • Poison

    69

  • Edward II

    70

  • The Crying Game

    71

  • Orlando

    72

  • The Living End

    73

  • Claire of the Moon

    74

  • Philadelphia

    75

  • The Wedding Banquet

    76

  • Six Degrees of Separation

    77

  • The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

    78

  • Go Fish

    79

  • Heavenly Creatures

    80

  • Priest

    81

  • The Sum of Us

    82

  • The Celluloid Closet

    83

  • Victor/Victoria

    84

  • When Night Is Falling

    85

  • Jeffrey

    86

  • To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

    87

  • Showgirls

    88

  • Stonewall

    89

  • Clueless

    90

  • Wigstock: The Movie

    91

  • The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love

    92

  • Carrington

    93

  • Bound

    94

  • Beautiful Thing

    95

  • The Birdcage

    96

  • It's My Party

    97

  • Lilies

    98

  • Different for Girls

    99

  • The Watermelon Woman

    100