The best LGBT movies of 2010s

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1. Heartbeats (2010)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

70 Metascore

The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Monia Chokri, Niels Schneider, Anne Dorval

Votes: 25,112 | Gross: $0.06M

2. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 12,210 | Gross: $0.62M

3. Beginners (2010)

R | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer and that he has a young male lover.

Director: Mike Mills | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Christopher Plummer, Mélanie Laurent, Goran Visnjic

Votes: 84,712 | Gross: $5.79M

4. Amphetamine (2010)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

Openly gay banker Daniel debates whether to return to Australia or stay in Hong Kong when he meets Kafka, a straight swimming instructor. The young men fall in love, believing that their ... See full summary »

Director: Scud | Stars: Byron Pang, Thomas Price, Winnie Leung, Linda So

Votes: 790

5. August (III) (2011)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

August tells the story of two former lovers, Troy and Jonathan, who reunite after a long ago painful breakup. After spending several years in Spain, Troy returns to Los Angeles and decides ... See full summary »

Director: Eldar Rapaport | Stars: Murray Bartlett, Edward Conna, Adrian Gonzalez, Daniel Dugan

Votes: 1,627

6. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

81 Metascore

After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

Votes: 26,011 | Gross: $0.46M

7. North Sea Texas (2011)

Not Rated | 98 min | Drama, Romance

63 Metascore

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne | Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen

Votes: 7,697 | Gross: $0.03M

8. J. Edgar (2011)

R | 137 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

59 Metascore

J. Edgar Hoover, powerful head of the F.B.I. for nearly fifty years, looks back on his professional and personal life.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton

Votes: 117,448 | Gross: $37.31M

9. Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

73 Metascore

A drama that charts ten years in a transgender woman's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 16,016

10. I Want Your Love (2012)

Unrated | 71 min | Drama, Romance

Jesse and Brenden playfully negotiate their way toward having sex together, for the first time, on Metzger's last night in San Francisco before he returns to the Midwest.

Director: Travis Mathews | Stars: Jesse Metzger, Brontez Purnell, Ben Jasper, Keith McDonald

Votes: 1,153

11. Keep the Lights On (2012)

Not Rated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

79 Metascore

In Manhattan, film-maker Erik bonds with closeted lawyer Paul after a fling. As their relationship becomes one fueled by highs, lows, and dysfunctional patterns, Erik struggles to negotiate his own boundaries while being true to himself.

Director: Ira Sachs | Stars: Thure Lindhardt, Zachary Booth, Julianne Nicholson, Souleymane Sy Savane

Votes: 5,065 | Gross: $0.25M

12. The Outs (2012– )

Drama

A web series centered around a broken couple, Jack and Mitchell. It depicts the events before, during, and after the break-up. An interesting turn of events follows in this romantic drama portrayed in a non-linear fashion.

Stars: Adam Goldman, Hunter Canning, Sasha Winters, Tommy Heleringer

Votes: 546

13. Behind the Candelabra (2013)

TV-MA | 118 min | Biography, Drama, Music

A chronicle of the tempestuous six-year romance between megastar singer Liberace and his young lover Scott Thorson.

Director: Steven Soderbergh | Stars: Michael Douglas, Matt Damon, Scott Bakula, Eric Zuckerman

Votes: 38,491

14. Stranger by the Lake (2013)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

82 Metascore

Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway.

Director: Alain Guiraudie | Stars: Pierre Deladonchamps, Christophe Paou, Patrick d'Assumçao, Jérôme Chappatte

Votes: 11,885 | Gross: $0.32M

15. Tom at the Farm (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

67 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 14,375

16. Kill Your Darlings (2013)

R | 104 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

65 Metascore

A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac, and William Burroughs.

Director: John Krokidas | Stars: Daniel Radcliffe, Dane DeHaan, Michael C. Hall, Ben Foster

Votes: 33,296 | Gross: $1.03M

17. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Drama, History, Romance

A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 31,746

18. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

79 Metascore

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

Votes: 47,776

19. Looking (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 30 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

The experiences of three close friends living and loving in modern-day San Francisco.

Stars: Jonathan Groff, Frankie J. Alvarez, Murray Bartlett, Lauren Weedman

Votes: 14,645

20. The Way He Looks (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 20,807 | Gross: $0.10M

21. Banana (2015)

25 min | Drama

Celebrates love without labels. Join eight different couples on their journey of love, heartbreak, sex, and drama.

Stars: Fisayo Akinade, Freddie Fox, Vincent Franklin, Letitia Wright

Votes: 1,798

22. Cucumber (2015)

50 min | Drama

Modern gay life in Manchester.

Stars: Vincent Franklin, Julie Hesmondhalgh, Fisayo Akinade, Freddie Fox

Votes: 2,736

23. The Danish Girl (2015)

R | 119 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

66 Metascore

A fictitious love story loosely inspired by the lives of Danish artists Lili Elbe and Gerda Wegener. Lili and Gerda's marriage and work evolve as they navigate Lili's groundbreaking journey as a transgender pioneer.

Director: Tom Hooper | Stars: Eddie Redmayne, Alicia Vikander, Amber Heard, Ben Whishaw

Votes: 150,820 | Gross: $12.71M

24. Utopians (2015)

Unrated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

This visually stunning erotic drama follows Hins (Adonis He), a young student who finds himself unexpectedly attracted to his handsome, outspoken male professor,Ming (Jackie Chow). Despite ... See full summary »

Director: Scud | Stars: Adonis He, Jackie Chow, Ching-Man Chin, Fiona Wang

Votes: 183

25. Paris 05:59: Théo & Hugo (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

74 Metascore

Theo and Hugo are two young gay men who meet one night during a gay orgy at an underground sex club in Paris, France. After building a special connection, they meet outside the club where ... See full summary »

Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Mario Fanfani, Geoffrey Couët, François Nambot, Bastien Gabriel

Votes: 2,093

26. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

97 min | Drama

48 Metascore

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Gaspard Ulliel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux, Vincent Cassel

Votes: 18,691

27. King Cobra (2016)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

48 Metascore

Veteran gay pornography producer Stephen battles two rival producers over the rights to his underage porn star creation, Brent Corrigan, with deadly results.

Director: Justin Kelly | Stars: Garrett Clayton, Christian Slater, Molly Ringwald, James Kelley

Votes: 7,314 | Gross: $0.03M

28. The Handmaiden (2016)

Not Rated | 145 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

84 Metascore

A woman is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress, but secretly she is involved in a plot to defraud her.

Director: Chan-wook Park | Stars: Min-hee Kim, Jung-woo Ha, Jin-woong Cho, So-Ri Moon

Votes: 86,394 | Gross: $2.01M

29. God's Own Country (2017)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

85 Metascore

Spring. Yorkshire. Young farmer Johnny Saxby numbs his daily frustrations with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant worker for lambing season ignites an intense relationship that sets Johnny on a new path.

Director: Francis Lee | Stars: Josh O'Connor, Alec Secareanu, Gemma Jones, Ian Hart

Votes: 19,467 | Gross: $0.34M

30. A Fantastic Woman (2017)

R | 104 min | Drama

86 Metascore

Marina, a transgender woman who works as a waitress and moonlights as a nightclub singer, is bowled over by the death of her older boyfriend.

Director: Sebastián Lelio | Stars: Daniela Vega, Francisco Reyes, Luis Gnecco, Aline Küppenheim

Votes: 19,356 | Gross: $2.02M

31. BPM (Beats Per Minute) (2017)

Not Rated | 143 min | Drama

84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 11,146 | Gross: $0.13M

32. Call Me by Your Name (2017)

R | 132 min | Drama, Romance

93 Metascore

In 1980s Italy, a romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father's research assistant.

Director: Luca Guadagnino | Stars: Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg, Amira Casar

Votes: 166,649 | Gross: $18.10M

33. Love, Simon (2018)

PG-13 | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

72 Metascore

Simon Spier keeps a huge secret from his family, his friends and all of his classmates: he's gay. When that secret is threatened, Simon must face everyone and come to terms with his identity.

Director: Greg Berlanti | Stars: Nick Robinson, Jennifer Garner, Josh Duhamel, Katherine Langford

Votes: 86,500 | Gross: $40.83M

34. Giant Little Ones (2018)

R | 93 min | Drama

67 Metascore

Two popular teen boys, best friends since childhood, discover their lives, families, and girlfriends dramatically upended after an unexpected incident occurs on the night of a 17th birthday party.

Director: Keith Behrman | Stars: Josh Wiggins, Darren Mann, Taylor Hickson, Maria Bello

Votes: 3,137 | Gross: $0.18M

35. Boys (2018 TV Movie)

82 min | Drama, Romance

Two moments of Jonas's life intertwine, each reflecting the other: in 1995, when he was a secretive teenager, and 18 years later, as an attractive and impulsive thirty-something looking for balance in his life.

Director: Christophe Charrier | Stars: Félix Maritaud, Nicolas Bauwens, Tommy Lee Baïk, Aure Atika

Votes: 1,029

36. Pose (2018– )

TV-MA | 60 min | Drama

Pose is set in the world of 1987 and "looks at the juxtaposition of several segments of life and society in New York: the rise of the luxury universe, the downtown social and literary scene and the ball culture world."

Stars: Mj Rodriguez, Dominique Jackson, Indya Moore, Angel Bismark Curiel

Votes: 12,227

37. Rocketman (I) (2019)

R | 121 min | Biography, Drama, Music

69 Metascore

A musical fantasy about the fantastical human story of Elton John's breakthrough years.

Director: Dexter Fletcher | Stars: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden, Bryce Dallas Howard

Votes: 78,258 | Gross: $96.37M



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