Best Picture winner for 2016, this coming-of-age film follows the life of a Black man, from childhood through adulthood, as he comes to terms with his sexuality. Mahershala Ali won his first Best Supporting Actor Oscar for playing Juan, a drug dealer who becomes a mentor to the young boy.
Based on the semi-autobiographic novel, The Price of Salt, by lesbian author Patricia Highsmith, this film features Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara as two women who fall in love in the 1950s. Blanchett's character is married and is being threatened with losing custody of her child because of her scandalous behavior. Try as she might not to see Mara's character, the pull is just too strong.
Ang Lee won a Best Director Oscar for this film, which many think should have also won Best Picture. Two cowboys struggle with their sexuality and their attraction to each other in different and very poignant ways. Beautifully shot and filled with passion and longing.
A powerful, moving film about two British men who embark on a tumultuous relationship while working together on a farm in Yorkshire. Though it's very much worth watching for the plot and the excellent performances, the scenery is also breathtaking.
A lesbian couple, raising two teenagers, deal with issues when one of their children wants to track down his birth father, who was the same anonymous sperm donor for both kids. One of the first mainstream movies to feature same-sex parents raising teens.
Fashion designer Tom Ford's directorial debut is a stunning visual masterpiece. Colin Firth (who was nominated for an Oscar for his role) plays a professor, stunted and depressed after the death of his longtime partner.