1. Paris Is Burning (1990)
This 1990 documentary by Jennie Livingston educated the world about drag culture and provided an eye-opening look into the lives of queer and trans people of color in the 80s.
Part of its success is due to the popularity of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Apparently, host RuPaul requires all contestants to watch the documentary before filming. The film was even selected for preservation in the US National Film Registry for being culturally, historically, and aesthetically significant.