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/u/StopReadinMyUsername on reddit combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results with general film data from iCheckMovies and IMDb to reveal the 1001 Greatest Movies of All Time.



It’s been a big few years for lesbian and gay movies and queer-themed films. In 2013, Blue is the Warmest Color won the Palm D’or at Cannes; in 2016, Carol earned six Oscar nominations; just a year later, for the first time in history, an LGBT film took home Best Picture. That movie was Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight, and in 2018 Call Me By Your Name almost made it two in a row for gay-themed movies at the Academy Awards, earning a Best Picture nomination. This March, Twentieth Century Fox put out Love, Simon, the first mainstream, wide-release teenage rom-com to focus on a gay character. And the critics did indeed love it.

All of these films stand on the shoulders of other LGBT films that have come before. Our list of the 150 Best LGBT Movies of All Time stretches back almost 90 years to the pioneering German film, Mädchen in Uniform, which was subsequently banned by the Nazis, and crosses multiple continents, cultures, and genres. There are broad American comedies (The Birdcage), artful Korean crime dramas (The Handmaiden), groundbreaking indies (Tangerine), and landmark documentaries (Paris Is Burning). To be considered for the list, a movie had to prominently feature gay, lesbian, trans, or queer characters; concern itself centrally with LGBT themes; present its LGBT characters in a fair and realistic light; and/or be seen as a touchpoint in the evolution of queer cinema. The final list was culled from a longlist of hundreds, after 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 in the same year it was released.

We did not include miniseries, which left out seminal works like Angels in America. And we recognize that some of the films in the list will re-ignite healthy debates that have been fixtures of discussion around LGBT films — straight actors playing gay characters, cis actors playing trans characters (an issue that flared up again around the upcoming film, Girl, at this year’s Cannes Film Festival), and the historical dominance of white male perspectives. We’d encourage those debates to continue, respectfully, in the comments section below. (And speaking of comments: yes, we know that But I’m a Cheerleader is missing — we love it too! — but it’s Rotten, at 35%, so… blame the critics.) For now, join us as we celebrate Pride, and the work of hundreds of filmmakers whose talents and risks have opened up the possibilities of cinema.

While we were celebrating Pride 2018, we had the cast of Netflix’s Queer Eye into Rotten Tomatoes HQ to talk about their favorite LGBT movies: check out the Fab Five’s five favorite LGBT movies.


Source: IMDB
Filter: Votes >= 10000
Order: Votes Descending
Date: 2014-08-23


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Spanning the length of Roger Ebert's career as the leading American movie critic, this book contains all of his four-star reviews written during that time. A great guide for movie watching.

Taken from external source. 64 movies missing from original.


In chronological order


A chronological list of Best Actress Oscar Winners.



Best Film Releases of the 90s


List of winners:
1929 — Janet Gaynor in "7th Heaven", "Street Angel" and "Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans"
1930 — Mary Pickford in "Coquette"
1931 — Norma Shearer in "The Divorcee"
1932 — Marie Dressler in "Min and Bill"
1933 — Helen Hayes in "The Sin of Madelon Claudet"
1934 — Katharine Hepburn in "Morning Glory"
1935 — Claudette Colbert in "It Happened One Night"
1936 — Bette Davis in "Dangerous"
1937 — Luise Rainer in "The Great Ziegfeld"
1938 — Luise Rainer in "The Good Earth"
1939 — Bette Davis in "Jezebel"
1940 — Vivien Leigh in "Gone with the Wind"
1941 — Ginger Rogers in "Kitty Foyle"
1942 — Joan Fontaine in "Suspicion"
1943 — Greer Garson in "Mrs. Miniver"
1944 — Jennifer Jones in "The Song of Bernadette"
1945 — Ingrid Bergman in "Gaslight"
1946 — Joan Crawford in "Mildred Pierce"
1947 — Olivia de Havilland in "To Each His Own"
1948 — Loretta Young in "The Farmer's Daughter"
1949 — Jane Wyman in "Johnny Belinda"
1950 — Olivia de Havilland in "The Heiress"
1951 — Judy Holliday in "Born Yesterday"
1952 — Vivien Leigh in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
1953 — Shirley Booth in "Come Back, Little Sheba"
1954 — Audrey Hepburn in "Roman Holiday"
1955 — Grace Kelly in "The Country Girl"
1956 — Anna Magnani in "The Rose Tattoo"
1957 — Ingrid Bergman in "Anastasia"
1958 — Joanne Woodward in "The Three Faces of Eve"
1959 — Susan Hayward in "I Want to Live!"
1960 — Simone Signoret in "Room at the Top"
1961 — Elizabeth Taylor in "BUtterfield 8"
1962 — Sophia Loren in "Two Women"
1963 — Anne Bancroft in "The Miracle Worker"
1964 — Patricia Neal in "Hud"
1965 — Julie Andrews as Mary Poppins in "Mary Poppins"
1966 — Julie Christie in "Darling"
1967 — Elizabeth Taylor in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
1968 — Katharine Hepburn in "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner"
1969 — Barbra Streisand as Fanny Brice in "Funny Girl" / Katharine Hepburn in "The Lion in Winter"
1970 — Maggie Smith in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
1971 — Glenda Jackson in "Women in Love"
1972 — Jane Fonda in "Klute"
1973 — Liza Minnelli in "Cabaret"
1974 — Glenda Jackson in "A Touch of Class"
1975 — Ellen Burstyn in "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore"
1976 — Louise Fletcher in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1977 — Faye Dunaway in "Network"
1978 — Diane Keaton in "Annie Hall"
1979 — Jane Fonda in "Coming Home"
1980 — Sally Field in "Norma Rae"
1981 — Sissy Spacek in "Coal Miner's Daughter"
1982 — Katharine Hepburn in "On Golden Pond"
1983 — Meryl Streep in "Sophie's Choice"
1984 — Shirley MacLaine in "Terms of Endearment"
1985 — Sally Field in "Places in the Heart"
1986 — Geraldine Page in "The Trip to Bountiful"
1987 — Marleen Matlin in "Children of a Lesser God"
1988 — Cher in "Moonstruck"
1989 — Jodie Foster in "The Accused"
1990 — Jessica Tandy in "Driving Miss Daisy"
1991 — Kathy Bates in "Misery"
1992 — Jodie Foster in "The Silence of the Lambs"
1993 — Emma Thompson in "Howards End"
1994 — Holly Hunter in "The Piano"
1995 — Jessica Lange in "Blue Sky"
1996 — Susan Sarandon in "Dead Man Walking"
1997 — Frances McDormand in "Fargo"
1998 — Helen Hunt in "As Good as It Gets"
1999 — Gwyneth Paltrow in "Shakespeare in Love"
2000 — Hilary Swank in "Boys Don't Cry"
2001 — Julia Roberts in "Erin Brockovich"
2002 — Halle Berry in "Monster's Ball"
2003 — Nicole Kidman in "The Hours"
2004 — Charlize Teron in "Monster"
2005 — Hilary Swank in "Million Dollar Baby"
2006 — Reese Witherspoon in "Walk the Line"
2007 — Helen Mirren in "The Queen"
2008 — Marion Cotillard in "La Vie En Rose"
2009 — Kate Winslet in "The Reader"
2010 — Sandra Bullock in "The Blind Side"
2011 — Natalie Portman in "Black Swan"
2012 — Meryl Streep in "The Iron Lady"
2013 — Jennifer Lawrence in "Silver Linings Playbook"
2014 — Cate Blanchett in "Blue Jasmine"
2015 — Julianne Moore in "Still Alice"
2016 — Brie Larson in "Room"
2017 — Emma Stone in "La La Land"


The Film Fatales, a collective of women indie directors, put together a list of must-see movies made by women.

Founded in 2013 by "I Believe in Unicorns" director Leah Meyerhoff, Film Fatales is a bicoastal collective of women filmmakers who mentor and collaborate in an indie space that's far removed from the sexist world of Hollywood—and therefore all the more likely to make impact.

“At a time when audiences are hungry for a diversity of stories on screen, we’ve compiled a list of recent films directed by women that everyone should see, as well as a selection of older titles which continue to inspire us,” said Film Fatales founder Leah Meyerhoff, who shared the following list with Bitch Media.

Film Fatales in NY and LA include Meyerhoff, Eliza Hittman, Ry Russo Young, Stewart Thorndike, Marielle Heller, Leslye Headland, Sasha Gordon, Jess Weixler and Josephine Decker. Here are their picks for the best films made by women, including "Appropriate Behavior," "Diary of a Teenage Girl," "A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night," "Pariah," "Selma," and classics from Agnes Varda, Claire Denis, Kathryn Bigelow and Lynne Ramsay.

List order:
- Recent Women-Directed Films That Everyone Should See (A-Z)
- Women-Directed Films That Inspired the Work of Film Fatales (A-Z)



Spanning the length of Roger Ebert's career as the leading American movie critic, this book contains all of his four-star reviews written during that time. A great guide for movie watching.

Taken from external source. 64 movies missing from original.


List of Nominees and Winners.

  • Actor in a Leading Role

Russell Crowe in "The Insider"
Richard Farnsworth in "The Straight Story"
Sean Penn in "Sweet and Lowdown"
Kevin Spacey in "American Beauty" - WINNER
Denzel Washington in "The Hurricane"

  • Actor in a Supporting Role

Michael Caine in "The Cider House Rules" - WINNER
Tom Cruise in "Magnolia"
Michael Clarke Duncan in "The Green Mile"
Jude Law in "The Talented Mr. Ripley"
Haley Joel Osment in "The Sixth Sense"

  • Actress in a Leading Role

Annette Bening in "American Beauty"
Janet McTeer in "Tumbleweeds"
Julianne Moore in "The End of the Affair"
Meryl Streep in "Music of the Heart"
Hilary Swank in "Boys Don’t Cry" - WINNER

  • Actress in a Supporting Role

Toni Collette in "The Sixth Sense"
Angelina Jolie in "Girl, Interrupted" - WINNER
Catherine Keener in "Being John Malkovich"
Samantha Morton in "Sweet and Lowdown"
Chloë Sevigny in "Boys Don’t Cry"

  • Art Direction

"Anna and the King" Art Direction: Luciana Arrighi; Set Decoration: Ian Whittaker
"The Cider House Rules" Art Direction: David Gropman; Set Decoration: Beth Rubino
"Sleepy Hollow" Art Direction: Rick Heinrichs; Set Decoration: Peter Young - WINNER
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" Art Direction: Roy Walker; Set Decoration: Bruno Cesari
"Topsy-Turvy" Art Direction: Eve Stewart; Set Decoration: Eve Stewart, John Bush

  • Cinematography

"American Beauty" Conrad L. Hall - WINNER
"The End of the Affair" Roger Pratt
"The Insider" Dante Spinotti
"Sleepy Hollow" Emmanuel Lubezki
"Snow Falling on Cedars" Robert Richardson

  • Costume Design

"Anna and the King" Jenny Beavan
"Sleepy Hollow" Colleen Atwood
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" Ann Roth, Gary Jones
"Titus" Milena Canonero
"Topsy-Turvy" Lindy Hemming - WINNER

  • Directing

"American Beauty" Sam Mendes - WINNER
"Being John Malkovich" Spike Jonze
"The Cider House Rules" Lasse Hallström
"The Insider" Michael Mann
"The Sixth Sense" M. Night Shyamalan

  • Documentary (Feature)

"Buena Vista Social Club" Wim Wenders, Ulrich Felsberg
"Genghis Blues" Roko Belic, Adrian Belic
"On the Ropes" Nanette Burstein, Brett Morgen
"One Day in September" Arthur Cohn, Kevin Macdonald - WINNER
"Speaking in Strings" Paola di Florio, Lilibet Foster

  • Documentary (Short Subject)

"Eyewitness" Bert Van Bork
"King Gimp" Susan Hannah Hadary, William A. Whiteford - WINNER
"The Wildest Show in the South: The Angola Prison Rodeo" Simeon Soffer, Jonathan Stack

  • Film Editing

"American Beauty" Tariq Anwar, Christopher Greenbury
"The Cider House Rules" Lisa Zeno Churgin
"The Insider" William Goldenberg, Paul Rubell, David Rosenbloom
"The Matrix" Zach Staenberg - WINNER
"The Sixth Sense" Andrew Mondshein

  • Foreign Language Film

"All about My Mother" Spain - WINNER
"Caravan" Nepal
"East-West" France
"Solomon and Gaenor" United Kingdom
"Under the Sun" Sweden

  • Makeup

"Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" Michèle Burke, Mike Smithson
"Bicentennial Man" Greg Cannom
"Life" Rick Baker
"Topsy-Turvy" Christine Blundell, Trefor Proud - WINNER

  • Music (Original Score)

"American Beauty" Thomas Newman
"Angela’s Ashes" John Williams
"The Cider House Rules" Rachel Portman
"The Red Violin" John Corigliano - WINNER
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" Gabriel Yared

  • Music (Original Song)

"Blame Canada" from "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" Music and Lyric by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
"Music of My Heart" from "Music of the Heart" Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
"Save Me" from "Magnolia" Music and Lyric by Aimee Mann
"When She Loved Me" from "Toy Story 2" Music and Lyric by Randy Newman
"You’ll Be In My Heart" from "Tarzan" Music and Lyric by Phil Collins - WINNER

  • Best Picture

"American Beauty" Bruce Cohen and Dan Jinks, Producers - WINNER
"The Cider House Rules" Richard N. Gladstein, Producer
"The Green Mile" David Valdes and Frank Darabont, Producers
"The Insider" Michael Mann and Pieter Jan Brugge, Producers
"The Sixth Sense" Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy and Barry Mendel, Producers

  • Short Film (Animated)

"Humdrum" Peter Peake
"My Grandmother Ironed the King’s Shirts" Torill Kove
"The Old Man and the Sea" Alexander Petrov - WINNER
"3 Misses" Paul Driessen
"When the Day Breaks" Wendy Tilby, Amanda Forbis

  • Short Film (Live Action)

"Bror, Min Bror (Teis and Nico)" Henrik Ruben Genz, Michael W. Horsten
"Killing Joe" Mehdi Norowzian, Steve Wax
"Kleingeld (Small Change)" Marc-Andreas Bochert, Gabriele Lins
"Major and Minor Miracles" Marcus Olsson
"My Mother Dreams the Satan’s Disciples in New York" Barbara Schock, Tammy Tiehel - WINNER

  • Sound

"The Green Mile" Robert J. Litt, Elliot Tyson, Michael Herbick, Willie D. Burton
"The Insider" Andy Nelson, Doug Hemphill, Lee Orloff
"The Matrix" John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, David Campbell, David Lee - WINNER
"The Mummy" Leslie Shatz, Chris Carpenter, Rick Kline, Chris Munro
"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" Gary Rydstrom, Tom Johnson, Shawn Murphy, John Midgley

  • Sound Effects Editing

"Fight Club" Ren Klyce, Richard Hymns
"The Matrix" Dane A. Davis - WINNER
"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" Ben Burtt, Tom Bellfort

  • Visual Effects

"The Matrix" John Gaeta, Janek Sirrs, Steve Courtley, Jon Thum - WINNER
"Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace" John Knoll, Dennis Muren, Scott Squires, Rob Coleman
"Stuart Little" John Dykstra, Jerome Chen, Henry F. Anderson III, Eric Allard

  • Writing (Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published)

"The Cider House Rules" John Irving - WINNER
"Election" Alexander Payne, Jim Taylor
"The Green Mile" Frank Darabont
"The Insider" Eric Roth, Michael Mann
"The Talented Mr. Ripley" Anthony Minghella

  • Writing (Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen)

"American Beauty" Alan Ball - WINNER
"Being John Malkovich" Charlie Kaufman
"Magnolia" Paul Thomas Anderson
"The Sixth Sense" M. Night Shyamalan
"Topsy-Turvy" Mike Leigh


This list is drawn from the second edition of "The New York Times Guide to the Best 1,000 Movies Ever Made" (St. Martin's Griffin, $24.95), edited by Peter M. Nichols and published in 2004. For additional information about the list, read Peter M. Nichols's preface, or A. O. Scott's introduction.