Every few years TheBacklot asks readers to name their favorite gay films and we sort through the tens of thousands of submissions to compile an up-to-date list of the Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies. The goals are to see: 1.) which titles have burnished their status as great gay films; 2.) which titles have begun to lose their appeal to modern viewers; and of course 3.) which worthy new gay films have broken through the ranks and are likely to endure– titles like The Normal Heart (2014), Philomena (2014), Kill Your Darlings (2013) and Pride (2014).
In the list to follow we’ve noted how each film was ranked (if at all) in our 2012 Greatest Gay Movies feature. Surprisingly, more than a quarter of the films are making their first appearance on this 2015 list. In most cases, the 26 new listings are films that 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 to be found in this list of favorite gay films, but we’ll leave it to you in the comments to interpret the rankings. Without further ado, your Top 100 Greatest Gay Movies!
Check out the full list here.... and then let us know which ones you want to see at our upcoming Movie Nights at the Fresno LGBT Community Center.