Any self-respecting movie fan knows the power of a rotten or fresh rating. The Rotten Tomatoes terminology often dominates our choice in what to watch at the theater with good reason--with so many movies out there, how are we supposed to know where to use our new MoviePass?
If the jam-packed Oscar race is any indication, Hollywood has pumped out some top-quality movies this year to distract from our impending doom and those tweets that Trump's small fingers type out in a fury every day. It also seems that, more than ever before, high quality LGBTQ films have broken through and become critical darlings. Call it the post-Moonlight wave if you will, but there is no doubt that our choice in queer filmmaking has finally extended beyond the laughably bad selection of guilty pleasure films we've watched in Netflix's Gay and Lesbian section late at night with a pint of ice cream.
In honor of the new wave of critically-acclaimed LGBTQ films that released this year, we're looking back at 10 of Rotten Tomatoes' freshest offerings.