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1. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama

7.6
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84 Metascore

The story of Harvey Milk, and his struggles as an American gay activist who fought for gay rights and became California's first openly gay elected official.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 148,044 | Gross: $31.84M

2. Lovelace (2013)

R | 93 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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51 Metascore

The story of Linda Lovelace, who is used and abused by the porn industry at the behest of her coercive husband, before taking control of her life.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Amanda Seyfried, James Franco, Peter Sarsgaard, Juno Temple

Votes: 34,073 | Gross: $0.36M

3. Howl (2010)

R | 84 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.8
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63 Metascore

As Allen Ginsberg talks about his life and art, his most famous poem is illustrated in animation while the obscenity trial of the work is dramatized.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: James Franco, Todd Rotondi, Jon Prescott, Aaron Tveit

Votes: 11,599 | Gross: $0.62M

4. Boulevard (2014)

R | 88 min | Drama

5.8
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52 Metascore

A devoted husband in a marriage of convenience is forced to confront his secret life.

Director: Dito Montiel | Stars: Robin Williams, Roberto Aguire, Kathy Baker, Bob Odenkirk

Votes: 6,900 | Gross: $0.12M

5. Never Cry Wolf (1983)

PG | 105 min | Adventure, Drama

7.6
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A government researcher, sent to research the "menace" of wolves in the north, learns about the true beneficial and positive nature of the species.

Director: Carroll Ballard | Stars: Charles Martin Smith, Brian Dennehy, Zachary Ittimangnaq, Samson Jorah

Votes: 6,714 | Gross: $29.60M

6. The Celluloid Closet (1995)

R | 102 min | Documentary, History

7.8
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A documentary surveying the various Hollywood screen depictions of homosexuals and the attitudes behind them throughout the history of North American film.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Tony Curtis, Susie Bright, Arthur Laurents

Votes: 5,500 | Gross: $1.51M

7. The Times of Harvey Milk (1984)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.3
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A documentary of the successful career and assassination of San Francisco's first elected gay councilor.

Director: Rob Epstein | Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Harvey Milk, Anne Kronenberg, Tory Hartmann

Votes: 4,937 | Gross: $0.01M

8. Rambling Rose (1991)

R | 112 min | Drama

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A young woman who exudes sexuality battles temptation.

Director: Martha Coolidge | Stars: Laura Dern, Robert Duvall, Diane Ladd, Lukas Haas

Votes: 4,182 | Gross: $6.27M

9. Save Me (I) (2007)

96 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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56 Metascore

A sex and drug addicted young man who is forced into a Christian-run ministry in an attempt to cure him of his "gay affliction", where instead he is faced with the truth in his heart and spirit.

Director: Robert Cary | Stars: Jeremy Glazer, Chad Allen, David Petruzzi, Arron Shiver

Votes: 1,877 | Gross: $0.08M

10. We Were Here (I) (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.8
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94 Metascore

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 1,732

11. Paragraph 175 (2000)

81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.9
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85 Metascore

Historian Klaus Müller interviews survivors of the Nazi persecution of homosexuals because of the German Penal Code of 1871, Paragraph 175.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Rupert Everett, Klaus Müller, Karl Gorath, Pierre Seel

Votes: 1,679 | Gross: $0.07M

12. And the Oscar Goes To... (2014 TV Movie)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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The history of the Academy Awards.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Anjelica Huston, Billy Crystal, Tom Hanks, Cher

Votes: 1,289

13. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.1
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A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Sara Lewinstein, David Mandell, Suzi Mandell, Sallie Perryman

Votes: 522

14. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.2
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz, Lenny Bloom

Votes: 421

15. Word Is Out (1977)

124 min | Documentary

8.2
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More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein | Stars: Pat Bond, John Burnside, Sally M. Gearhart, Elsa Gidlow

Votes: 285

16. Real Sex (1990– )

TV-MA | Documentary

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Documentary series that explores sex in the '90s. Each episode has several segments about current trends in sexuality as well as street interviews with common people.

Stars: Susan Block, Barbara Carrellas, Samantha Jones, Nely Galan

Votes: 280

17. The 62nd Annual Academy Awards (1990 TV Special)

Family

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Award of the American academy of cinematographic arts and sciences, from 1940th known as "Oscar", - American film award created in 1929 and traditionally handed to the figures of ... See full summary »

Director: Jeff Margolis | Stars: Billy Crystal, Paula Abdul, Isabelle Adjani, Danny Aiello

Votes: 240

18. What Is Cinema? (2013)

Not Rated | 80 min | Documentary, History

6.1
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Amidst a constant stream of hundreds of film clips, dozens of filmmakers voice their opinions on the titular question while primarily looking beyond the Hollywood mainstream to independent, experimental, documentary and avant-garde films.

Director: Chuck Workman | Stars: Chantal Akerman, Robert Altman, Peter Bogdanovich, Robert Bresson

Votes: 217

19. The Pit (2009)

64 min | Documentary, History, News

6.4
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Follows a scrappy group of commodities traders as they try to make a living trading coffee on the New York Board of Trade before electronic trading threatens to make their way of life obsolete.

Director: Johanna Lee | Stars: Nathan Butera, Joseph Digiso, Jon Horowitz, Mark Jawdoszyn

Votes: 165

20. Cinema 3 (1984–2016)

News

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Stars: Jaume Figueras, Crisol Tuà, Monts Llussà, Àlex Gorina

Votes: 129

21. Schau mir in die Augen, Kleiner (2007)

90 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Documentary on the history of gay and lesbian film.

Director: André Schäfer | Stars: John Waters, Wieland Speck, Rosa von Praunheim, Jennifer Morris

Votes: 109

22. 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die (2011– )

Documentary

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Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Christy Lemire, Michael Renov, Eddie Schmidt

Votes: 91

23. Crime & Punishment (2002–2004)

60 min | Documentary

8.0
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Actual criminal trials are followed on camera.

Stars: Eugenia Eyherabide, William Mudd, Garry Haehnle, Dan Lamborn

Votes: 83

24. Black Sheep Boy (1995)

Unrated | 37 min | Short, Fantasy

5.2
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The psychological and emotional motivations of gay sexual fetish, especially relating to gay male teens maturing into men and their sexual exploits.

Director: Michael Wallin | Stars: Stuart Cataldo, Drew Daniel, Peter Dunaj, Andrew Durham

Votes: 70

25. The Battle of Amfar (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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When AIDS struck in the early 1980s, a scientist and a movie star did not have to respond - but they did. Dr. Mathilde Krim and Elizabeth Taylor joined forces to create amfAR, the ... See full summary »

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Richard Berkowitz, Timothy Ray Brown, Michael Callen, Kenneth Cole

Votes: 58

27. Where Are We? Our Trip Through America (1993)

73 min | Documentary

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Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Star: Chris Owens

Votes: 51

28. The Royal Road (2015)

Not Rated | 65 min | Documentary, History

6.5
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65 Metascore

A cinematic essay in defense of remembering, The Royal Road offers up a primer on the Spanish colonization of California and the Mexican American War alongside intimate reflections on ... See full summary »

Director: Jenni Olson | Stars: Tony Kushner, Jenni Olson

Votes: 51

29. Rescued from the Closet (2001 Video)

56 min | Documentary

6.1
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Omnibus made up of outtakes from the documentary "The Celluloid Closet."

Stars: Kenneth Anger, Gregg Araki, Susie Bright, Rita Mae Brown

Votes: 45

30. Sex in '69: The Sexual Revolution in America (2009)

120 min | Documentary, History

7.0
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Documentary on the sexual revolution in America.

Stars: Rebecca Nichols, Darryl Inaba, Glenn Raswyck, David E. Smith

Votes: 40

31. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)

441 min | Documentary, History

7.1
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Ten acclaimed documentary filmmakers offer a fresh, compelling look at 10 pivotal moments in American history and their often unforeseen repercussions.

Stars: Mark Riccadonna, Michael L. Colosimo, David Nasaw, Geoffrey Roecker

Votes: 30

32. The Fabulous Picture Show (2006–2011)

History, Talk-Show

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Stars: Amanda Palmer, Mohamed Al Daradji, Scandar Copti, Cherien Dabis

Votes: 30

33. Ten Days That Unexpectedly Changed America (2006)
Episode: Gold Rush (2006)

60 min | Documentary, History

6.9
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Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: David W. Collins, Zachary Drake, Owen Thomas

Votes: 18

34. Killing the Colorado (2016 TV Movie)

85 min | Documentary

7.3
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Directors: Barbara Kopple, Jesse Moss, Alan Raymond, Susan Raymond

Votes: 16

35. Film Hawk (2017)

Documentary

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Film Hawk is based on the life of Bob Hawk. The documentary traces his early years as a young gay child of a Methodist minister to his current career as a consultant on some of the most influential independent films of our time.

Directors: JJ Garvine, Tai Parquet | Stars: Robert Hawk, Kevin Smith, Edward Burns, Scott McGehee

Votes: 11

36. Emile Norman: By His Own Design (2007 TV Movie)

57 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.8
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Avant garde artist and bohemian Emile Norman is profiled and his life as an out and proud gay man in Big Sur, California is examined.

Director: Will Parrinello | Stars: Emile Norman, Angus Whyte, C. Kevin Smith, Jeffrey Mallory

Votes: 6

37. The Gauguin Museum (1997)

87 min | Comedy, Drama

8.3
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Director: Alex Kane | Stars: Marc Ardito, Rafael Cabrera, Adam Ernster, Marc Freeman Hamm

Votes: 6

38. Entry Denied (2011)

37 min | Documentary, Short, Drama

7.5
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Entry Denied is a documentary about the struggles with US Immigration faced by gay and lesbian Americans in relationships with foreign citizens. While the immigration law allows American ... See full summary »

Director: Machu Latorre

Votes: 6

39. End Game (2018)

40 min | Documentary, Short

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Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

40. The Last Summer (I) (2016)

15 min | Short, Comedy, Drama | Completed

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A tightly knit group of friends hangs out for the last time before heading off to different colleges.

Director: Alex Zajicek | Stars: Nick Coelius, Eric Romero, Remi Lee, Jackie Chen

41. The Gospel of Eureka (2018)

75 min | Documentary, Music

Love, faith, and civil rights collide in the south as evangelical Christians and drag queens step into the spotlight to explore the meaning of belief. Gospel drag shows and passion plays set the stage for one hell of a show.

Directors: Donal Mosher, Michael Palmieri | Stars: Felicia Blackheart, Mx Justin Vivian Bond, Walter Burrell, Blake Lasater

42. The AIDS Show (1986)

58 min | Documentary, History

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Directors: Peter Adair, Rob Epstein

43. Stay All Night

Documentary | Announced

A loving remembrance of the magical, musical event that was Judy Garland's epic concert performance at New York's famous Carnegie Hall on the historical night of April 23, 1961, when, ... See full summary »

Director: Steven Lippman

44. One on One with Vito Russo (2001 Video)

4 min | Documentary, Short

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Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Vito Russo

45. Xtreme: Sports to Die For (1999 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman

46. Amigo (2015)

9 min | Short, Drama, Fantasy | Completed

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Amigo is a surrealist story about a man, a woman, and a goose. The man searches for his memory and catches time, while the woman waits for someone to save her from loneliness.

Directors: Yuhe Yao, Jiayu He | Stars: Sabrina Ranellucci, Mackenzie Brown

47. Q&A at the DGA: Rob Epstein and Tom Ammiano (2004 Video)

11 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Rob Epstein, Tom Ammiano, Robert Rosen

48. Work Progressed (2014)

43 min | Short, Comedy, Drama

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Work Progressed is a dramatic comedy about the contemporary issues of cinema. The film follows a group of colorful characters who related to cinema in one way or another and discuss what ... See full summary »

Director: Nicolas Collins | Stars: Collin Anderson, Nicolas Collins, Morell Cutler, Haley Gutzler

49. An Evening with Eddie Gomez (2005 Video)

110 min | Documentary

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Director: Rob Epstein | Star: Eddie Gomez

50. 50 Documentaries to See Before You Die (2011– )
Episode: Episode 2 (2011)

Documentary

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Director: Tom Barbor-Might | Stars: Morgan Spurlock, Jay Cheel, Aisha Tyler, Melissa Harris-Perry