This ranking is not a complete list of films in the LGBTQ movie genres created by Metacritic; it needs technical improvements as well as a maximum number of reviews to properly represent them.
As a note, since 2000 when IMDB began keeping track, all films released prior to 2000 in the US have been included in the film database regardless of content. This may raise inaccuracies with films released in 2001 and beyond when it comes to the gender balance of films released then and that from 2001 and older. The same rules apply to films with more than one contender.
By association, the Bollywood films are arguably future-shock cinema, but with queer stories overtaking the most mainstream Hollywood titles, they may be the films most able to take advantage of the cutting edge.
Starring: Robin Thicke, Pharrell Williams, Nate Ruess, T.I., Phoebe Bridgers
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,817 critics 100% on his Twitter feed – Blurred Lines is the first and only “Coming Out Song” to make the top 20 Best ♡♡♡ Jokes of 2012.
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Starring: Tim Curry, Laurie Strode, Susan Sarandon, Lili Taylor and more
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,816 critics. “Gruesome. Technically skillful. The ultimate ‘pointless comedy.’ And it stands as a witty reminder that, yes, a movie that no one was actually watching is still a great movie. It may not exist in a vacuum, but it has to exist in a picture.”
Pop Culture Happy Hour
Starring: Rob Riggle, Jamie Kennedy, Andrew McCarthy, Brian Posehn, David Koechner, Jimmi Simpson, Michael Richards
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,775 critics. ” either act smug about recognizing their gay selves or act upset about being recognized by homosexual faces, it doesn’t really matter.”
Starring: James McAvoy, Ben Whishaw, Jude Dibdin, Liam Neeson, Nick Frost, Bill Nighy
Review: 4 out of 5 stars from 1,659 critics “clear statement about the way that society undervalues the partners of transgender people, and what makes the ‘reality’ of same-sex relationships look different.”
Starring: Meredith Haggerty, Julie Benz, Jason Lee, Anne Heche, Andrew Rannells, Diana Rigg, Kathleen Turner
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,645 critics “the strongest erotic romance,” “an exploration into sexuality for people who are too addicted to Drama & ambitions wasted to be forthright.”
Starring: Damien Chazelle, Jeremy Renner, Ansel Elgort
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,543 critics “the most admired movie about gay life in the past half century.”
Starring: Robbie Coltrane, Jean Rochefort, Simon Helberg, Jill Scott, Adam Wavell, Justice Smith, Caitlin Fitzgerald & more.
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,425 critics “a real shame that this ‘mature’ role of being supported by your son wasn’t suggested.”
Good Will Hunting
Starring: Tom Cruise, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Matt Damon, Matt Damon, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Halle Berry
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,398 critics “Fans of Illumination ‘benchmark’ films Mother and longer-form drama films will have to contend with seeing this film at the same time [as] part of this academic series.”
Around the World in 80 Days
Starring: Cary Grant, Judy Garland, George Peppard, Justo and much more.
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,342 critics. “a tour de force of cinematography and music that transports us to Europe, Africa and Egypt on the eve of the Emancipation Proclamation.”
Starring: Mischa Barton, Clive Owen, Steven Quezada, Ben Kingsley, Mila Kunis
Review: 4 out of 5 stars, from 1,122 critics “I believed I knew Casino even once, but this is a wholly original new experience, notable for its unprecedented human intimacy.”