Friday, January 02, 2015

My Top 10 Favorite Gay Movies



I'm still too hung over to be definitive about this, but I do know "Parting Glances" would be on top, as it was for one of the guys on here ... and I like the inclusion of "Doing Time on Maple Drive" by another guy. My pal Matt notes how little overlap there is on the five guys' lists -- he's the one who chose "Parting Glances," yet I wouldn't pick any of his other nine -- and the diversity is indeed curious because I would put "Trick" on my list and I see no one else did.

Join the fun HERE.


My (totally unofficial) Top 10 Favorite* Gay Movies
 (not including documentaries or "The Times of Harvey Milk" would be No. 2):

1. Parting Glances 
2. Doing Time on Maple Drive
3. The Edge of Seventeen 
4. Trick 
5. The Broken Hearts Club
6. The Sum of Us
7. All Over the Guy
8. Brokeback Mountain
9. Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss
10. Making Love


Or perhaps: 

Jeffrey
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Gods and Monsters
Beautiful Thing
Weekend (if you edit out all of the incessant eating scenes and rattling of candy-bar wrappers)

and who remembers August with Dom from "Looking" or Shelter?

* And favorite means just that. It's not that I necessarily think these are better than other gay films, I just enjoy them more for whatever reason


10 comments:

Ross said...

My top ten:
All Over The Guy
Brokeback Mountain
The History Boys
Maurice
Latter Days
Bedrooms & Hallways
Trick
The Adventures of Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Mambo Italiano
Is It Just Me.

Lee from AdamMaleBlog said...

Edge of Seventeen was right on the cusp on my list! Thanks so much for sharing! I really love your picks!

Maria Australia said...

I would include in my list the English/Italian movie 'Ciao'. And another slow paced movie the Spanish movie 'Hawaii'. Faster paced German movie 'Frier Fall' and an old favorite the aussie 'Head On'. My top pick is definitely Weekend!

Don said...

Longtime Companion is a bit episodic and races through a lot of time, but what a great cast

Warren said...

I didn't care for "Longtime Companion" when I first saw it. But then I began losing friends from effects of AIDS. I now can't help but get choked up thinking about that last scene where everyone is celebrating an imagined end to this plague with a reunion with those who have passed.

Adam said...

Here's my top ten:
01. Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, Hector Babenco)
02. Milk (2008, Gus Van Sant)
03. Fox and His Friends (1975, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
04. Dead Dreams of Monochrome Men (1989, David Hinton)
05. Querelle (1982, Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
06. Mala Noche (1985, Gus Van Sant)
07. Un Chant d’Amour (1950, Jean Genet)
08. My Hustler (1965, Andy Warhol)
09. The Consequence (1977, Wolfgang Petersen)
10. Strawberry and Chocolate (1994, Tomas Gutierrez Alea & Juan Carlos Tabio)

I also keep a longlist here if anyone's interested:

BosGuy said...

In no particular order here are some LGBT movies that I really enjoyed:

Hedwig
Priscilla, Queen of the Desert
Latter Days
Undertow
Trick
Rocky Horror Picture Show
Milk
Brokeback Mountain
Wilde
The Birdcage


Marc Harshbarger said...

I'll join the fun (in alphabetical order):

Beautiful Thing
Big Eden
The Boys in the Band
Edge of Seventeen
Longtime Companion
Parting Glances
The Ritz
Sordid Lives
Torch Song Trilogy
Trick

mike moore said...

Parting Glances. (by far)

Making Love (go ahead, mock me.)

My Beautiful Laundrette.

Brokeback Mountain.

Beautiful Thing.

Longtime Companion.

Trick.

Jeffrey.

Philadelphia.

The Normal Heart.

Canuck of the North said...

The very best is...... C.R.A.Z.Y. from Canada.

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