This Decade’s 10 Best-Reviewed Queer Movies

Did your fave make the list?

A Rotten Tomatoes score can help make or break a movie at the box office, and now the review aggregator website has compiled a list of the best reviewed LGBTQ films since 2010 (which means no Brokeback Mountain) using their Tomatometer score.

Did your fave make the list?

  1. A Fantastic Woman (2018)

    Certified Fresh at 94%

    Directed by Sebastián Lelio, the film features Daniela Vega as a trans woman grappling with the death of her older lover. It won the Best Foreign Language Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.

  2. Carol (2015)

    Certified Fresh at 95%

    The Oscar-nominated film, based on a novel by Patricia Highsmith, starred Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women who fall in love in 1950s Manhattan.

  3. Pariah (2011)

    Certified Fresh at 94%

    Director-screenwriter Dee Rees’ film focused on a black teenager tackling identity, heartbreak, family and sexual expression.

  4. Behind The Candelabra (2013)

    Certified Fresh at 95%

    Critics loved the HBO film about the love affair between Liberace (Michael Douglas) and Scott Thorson (Matt Damon), based on the memoir by Thorson, and directed by Academy Award-winner director Steven Soderbergh

  5. Call Me By Your Name (2016)

    Certified Fresh at 95%

    The Oscar-winning film starring Timothée Chalamat and Armie Hammer, and directed by Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash, I Am Love),based on the novel of the same name by André Aciman.

  6. Tomboy (2011)

    Certified Fresh at 97%

    The charming drama about a young French girl who passes herself off as a boy named Michael.

  7. Tangerine (2015)

    Certified Fresh at 97%

    Shot entirely on an iPhone 5S, Tangerine stars Sin-Dee (Kitana Kiki Rodriguez) and her BFF Alexandra (Mya Taylor), two scorned gal pals who set out on a mission to wreak havoc in the lives of Sin-Dee’s ex boyfriend.

  8. BPM (2017)

    Certified Fresh at 98%

    Set at the height of the AIDS crisis, the French film BPM opened to critical acclaim last year, and landed on numerous top ten lists.

  9. Moonlight (2016)

    Moonlight

    Certified Fresh at 98%

    The film about a black gay boy’s coming of age trilogy set in Miami won Best Picture at last year’s Oscars and is already considered a modern queer classic.

  10. God’s Own Country (2017)

    Certified Fresh at 99%

    Called “the British Brokeback,” God’s Own Country was shot on the Yorkshire moors, and tells the story of an isolated young sheep farmer (Josh O’Connor) who numbs himself with binge drinking and casual sex, until the arrival of a Romanian migrant (Alec Secareanu) worker sparks an unexpected romance.

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