Celebrate Gay Pride With These Memorable LGBT Films

Jul 21, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. ET
The best movie quotes to celebrate Gay Pride
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It's 2017, and it's safe to say we still have a long way to go in the way of LGBT rights. However, it's also safe to say that portrayals of gay love stories have officially gone mainstream, and we've been gifted with a ton amazing movies and TV shows over the past couple years. 

But even with all of the wonderful stories that have come to life, some of America still seems to be turning its back on total acceptance — which is exactly why celebrating Pride is so important. And what better way than with the huge Hollywood hits that are working to reach audiences who wouldn't normally embrace (or even have exposure to) LGBT stories? 

We've picked the best quotes from some of our favorite movies so that we (and y'all) can celebrate Pride right. Some of these are tearjerkers, so grab that box of tissues. 

Originally published March 2016. Updated July 2017.

1 /13: 'Carol' (2015)

The best movie quotes to celebrate Gay Pride: 'Carol'
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1/13 :'Carol' (2015)

2 /13: 'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' (1975)

2/13 :'The Rocky Horror Picture Show' (1975)

3 /13: 'Pride' (2014)

3/13 :'Pride' (2014)

4 /13: 'Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss' (1998)

4/13 :'Billy's Hollywood Screen Kiss' (1998)

5 /13: 'The Imitation Game' (2014)

5/13 :'The Imitation Game' (2014)

6 /13: 'The Birdcage' (1996)

6/13 :'The Birdcage' (1996)

7 /13: 'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' (2012)

7/13 :'The Perks of Being a Wallflower' (2012)

8 /13: 'Dallas Buyers Club' (2013)

8/13 :'Dallas Buyers Club' (2013)

9 /13: 'Beautiful Thing' (1996)

9/13 :'Beautiful Thing' (1996)

10 /13: 'The Kids Are All Right' (2010)

The best movie quotes to celebrate Gay Pride: 'The Kids Are All Right'
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10/13 :'The Kids Are All Right' (2010)

11 /13: 'A Single Man' (2009)

The best movie quotes to celebrate Gay Pride: 'A Single Man'
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11/13 :'A Single Man' (2009)

12 /13: 'Philadelphia' (1993)

12/13 :'Philadelphia' (1993)

13 /13: 'Brokeback Mountain' (2005)

13/13 :'Brokeback Mountain' (2005)