Special Report

The 30 Best LGBTQ+ Movies of All Time

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5. Dog Day Afternoon
> Cast: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Penelope Allen
> Director: Sidney Lumet
> IMDb rating: 8.0 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 96%
> RT audience score: 90%

1975’s “Dog Day Afternoon” was based on the true story of a failed Brooklyn bank robbery from just a few years earlier. The film appears to be a straightforward story of a heist gone awry. But once police get involved and hostages are taken, the real motive for the robbery is revealed — the leader of the crew (Al Pacino) needs money to pay for his wife’s gender reassignment surgery. The film was nominated for six Oscars, winning for Best Writing, Original Screenplay.

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4. The Handmaiden
> Cast: Kim Min-hee, Jung-woo Ha, Cho Jin-woong
> Director: Chan-wook Park
> IMDb rating: 8.1 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 95%
> RT audience score: 91%

Park Chan-wook transposes Sarah Waters’ crime novel “Fingersmith” from Victorian London to Korea in the 1930s. The film follows a woman who is hired as a handmaiden but is secretly working to defraud her employer. The handmaiden and her employer fall in love. The movie has a Freshness rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.

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3. All About My Mother
> Cast: Cecilia Roth, Marisa Paredes, Candela Peña
> Director: Pedro Almodóvar
> IMDb rating: 7.8 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 98%
> RT audience score: 93%

Pedro Almodóvar‘s Oscar-winning melodrama tells the story of a woman on a journey to find the father of her son who has recently died. The father now goes by the name of Lola and is expecting a baby with a young nun. The movie is certified Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes with an almost perfect score of 98%.

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2. Portrait of a Lady on Fire
> Cast: Noémie Merlant, Adèle Haenel, Luàna Bajrami
> Director: Céline Sciamma
> IMDb rating: 8.1 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 98%
> RT audience score: 92%

This 18th century French period piece explores the relationship between young painter Marianne, hired to do the wedding portrait of a bride, Héloïse, who is getting cold feet. The romantic drama about two women in love at a time when love between gay people was forbidden is critically acclaimed with an almost perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes among both critics and viewers.

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1. C.R.A.Z.Y.
> Cast: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx
> Director: Jean-Marc Vallée
> IMDb rating: 7.9 out of 10
> Tomatometer score: 100%
> RT audience score: 93%

“C.R.A.Z.Y.” follows a young French-Canadian teenager who, after growing up in a conservative Catholic family, struggles with his emerging homosexuality. The movie, which has a perfect score on Rotten Tomatoes, has been described by critics as powerful, intelligent, and wildly entertaining.

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