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30 excellent LGBT films you need to see

There’s a reason why “representation matters” has long been a rallying cry for the LGBTQ community: From books to movies to television, the stories we consume have the power to shape how we see other people—and ourselves. So when a film comes along that manages to really nail the queer experience, well, suffice it to say, we as a community hold on tight to our favorites. Here are 30 of the most beloved LGBTQ movies of all time, ranging from subtle and quiet to political and groundbreaking.