The camp classics that defined generations of gay men seem to have been all but forgotten lately. I mean, really. Probably the most oft-quoted movie of all time.
Netflix has a wide variety of queer movies, many of which have become timeless classics. Vote up the best gay genre films on this list below! Young farmer Johnny Saxby Josh O'Connor numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker Alec Secareanu sparks an intense relationship.
The website revealed the list for Pride Month in the United States. To get on to the list, movies had to score a high Tomatometer score. This is drawn from a collection of movie reviews, and is adjusted depending on whether a movie got a wide or limited release.
Every few years we asks readers to name their favorite gay films, and sort through the tens of thousands of submissions to compile a list of the Top Greatest Gay Movies. Surprisingly, more than a quarter are making their first appearance on this list. In most cases, the new entries were released in the last three years, but in a few instances they represent older classics that have risen in your estimation. There are some surprising inclusions and omissions, of course, so feel free to rail in the comments section.
Movies teach us how to be. We learn morals, ethical lessons, how to interact with others, how to fall in and out of love. And we learn from movies how to view others—and how to view ourselves.
Many of these great gay and LGBT movies normalize love between two people of the same gender, depict the long and often challenging fight for equal rights or gender expression, or showcase that gay and LGBTQ people can live openly and happily ever after. That's a powerful thing, especially for teens and young people who are struggling with discovering their identity or who don't have that sense of acceptance at home or within their social circles. We've found the best movies with gay characters in genres like comedy, rom-c0m, romance, thriller, even independent and art films if you want to get your culture on.
All of these films stand on the shoulders of other LGBT films that have come before. And it had to be Fresh. The final list was culled from a longlist of hundreds, after which the films were ranked according to the Adjusted Tomatometer, which acts as a kind of inflation adjustment, taking into consideration the Tomatometer score, as well as the number of reviews a film received relative to the average number of reviews for films released that same year.
What is the most essential movie ever for LGBT viewers? There can be only one. We've made our pick, and now you can vote on Facebook and Twitter in a "Clash of the Classics!