Cinema is perhaps best described as a window into the lives of others. It's a look at different worlds and viewpoints, whether that's an entirely alien culture or a rather more familiar one. Some posit an everyman or woman undertaking a wild and transformative adventure. Others follow a more distinct, radical or unusual character in experiencing the everyday. Gay cinema features elements of both of these subsets, charting both the emergence of a character's sexuality, and showcasing the vibrant, albeit oftentimes difficult lives of these creations.
What follows are the top 75 gay movies. Some tackle the associated issues and prejudices head on, while others simply happen to involve gay characters. In either case, they're all well worth a watch, particularly number three, though it's probably best you don't get too attached to that mother… Just sayin. Click ahead to begin the countdown.