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1.
Beginners (2010)
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A young man is rocked by two announcements from his elderly father: that he has terminal cancer, and that he has a young male lover. (105 mins.)
Director: Mike Mills
 
2.
A Single Man (2009)
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An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles. (99 mins.)
Director: Tom Ford
 
3.
The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)
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A gay activist attempts to raise H.I.V. and A.I.D.S. awareness during the early 1980s. (132 mins.)
Director: Ryan Murphy
 
4.
Bad Education (2004)
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An examination on the effect of Franco-era religious schooling and sexual abuse on the lives of two longtime friends. (106 mins.)
 
5.
Transamerica (2005)
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A preoperative transgender woman takes an unexpected journey when she learns that she fathered a son, now a teenage runaway hustling on the streets of New York. (103 mins.)
Director: Duncan Tucker
 
6.
Behind the Candelabra (2013 TV Movie)
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A chronicle of the tempestuous six year romance between megastar singer, Liberace, and his young lover, Scott Thorson. (118 mins.)
 
7.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
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A cop turns con man once he comes out of the closet. Once imprisoned, he meets the second love of his life, whom he'll stop at nothing to be with. (98 mins.)
 
8.
Three Dancing Slaves (2004)
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Annecy is no tourist destination for three working-class Algerian brothers and their father, in the months after their mother has died... (90 mins.)
Director: Gaël Morel
 
9.
Come Undone (2000)
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Mathieu, 18, spends the summer at his mother's summer house, in Brittany. On the beach, he meets Cédric, a boy his age. A love-story begins between the two boys. (98 mins.)
 
10.
Grande école (2004)
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Paul and Agnes have been going out for quite a while and Agnes is shocked to learn that he'd rather... (110 mins.)
Director: Robert Salis
 
11.
O Fantasma (2000)
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Young and handsome Sergio works the night shift as a trash collector in Lisbon, Portugal. He can't force... (87 mins.)
 
12.
Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
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In Mexico, two teenage boys and an attractive older woman embark on a road trip and learn a thing or two about life, friendship, sex, and each other. (106 mins.)
Director: Alfonso Cuarón
 
13.
Broken Sky (2006)
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Two students, Gerardo and Jonas, are in love. However, Jonas becomes obsessed with another boy, which leads to Gerardo moving into arms of Sergio. (140 mins.)
 
14.
Midnight Dancers (1994)
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Three young and good-looking brothers live with and support their parents in Manila; they dance at the... (100 mins.)
Director: Mel Chionglo
 
15.
Macho Dancer (1988)
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Abandoned by his American lover, a handsome teenager from the mountains journeys to Manila in an effort to support his family... (136 mins.)
Director: Lino Brocka
 
16.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
17.
Maurice (1987)
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After his lover rejects him, a young man trapped by the oppressiveness of Edwardian society tries to come to terms with and accept his sexuality. (140 mins.)
Director: James Ivory
 
18.
Solo (2013)
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A sexy, romantic and uncomfortably chilling tale of love and deception from first time director Marcelo Briem Stamm... (76 mins.)
 
19.
Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
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Four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture. (116 mins.)
 
20.
Sebastiane (1976)
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Reassigned to a lowly outpost, a Roman guard's Christian beliefs clash with his gay commander's desire for closeness. Being tortured becomes pleasurable. (86 mins.)
 
21.
For a Lost Soldier (1992)
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Set in The Netherlands at the end of WW II, this touching story, told in flashbacks, explores the complex and romantic relationship between an adult soldier and a displaced, lonely adolescent boy. (92 mins.)
 
22.
El mar (2000)
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Two boys (Ramallo and Manuel) and a girl in the Spanish Civil War are involved in the death of other two boys... (107 mins.)
 
23.
Mysterious Skin (2004)
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A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth. (105 mins.)
Director: Gregg Araki
 
24.
Not Angels But Angels (1994 Documentary)
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Interviews with a procurer and with nineteen boys and young men who are prostitutes in Prague. The youths range in age from 14 to 19... (80 mins.)
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
 
25.
Body Without Soul (1996 Documentary)
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Documentary look at doomed male prostitutes in Prague, ages 15 to 18, who troll at the public swimming pool... (94 mins.)
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
 
26.
Mandragora (1997)
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Two gay teenage runaways thrown out of their repressive homes try to survive on the streets of Prague. Hunger and desperation forces them into a life of prostitution, drugs, and teen-porn. (126 mins.)
Director: Wiktor Grodecki
 
27.
From the Edge of the City (1998)
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A group of Pontian Greek immigrant teenage dreamers dwelling marginalised in the notorious and lustreless wild suburbia, witness the city's repulsive face and an unrelenting world defined by prostitution, drugs, and inevitably, loss. (94 mins.)
 
28.
Head On (1998)
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A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters. (104 mins.)
Director: Ana Kokkinos
 
29.
Beautiful Thing (1996)
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In a suburb of London, young Jamie is escaping sport hours, to avoid being the victim of his comrades. Young Ste, his neighbor, is beaten by his father, and comes to sleep overnight. They discover new feelings, sleeping in the same bed. (90 mins.)
 
30.
Edge of Seventeen (1998)
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A teenager copes with his sexuality on the last day of school in 1984. It shows him coping with being gay and being with friends. (99 mins.)
Director: David Moreton
 
31.
Trick (1999)
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The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan. (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
 
32.
Latter Days (2003)
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A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe. (107 mins.)
Director: C. Jay Cox
 
33.
Luster (2002)
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Luster is a refreshingly funny and sexy look at unrequited love. Jackson, a cute, lanky, blue-haired poet who works in a record store... (92 mins.)
Director: Everett Lewis
 
34.
Shelter (2007)
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When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother. (97 mins.)
Director: Jonah Markowitz
 
35.
The Bubble (2006)
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The movie follows a group of young friends in the city of Tel Aviv and is as much a love song to the... (90 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
36.
Boy Culture (2006)
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A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client. (88 mins.)
Director: Q. Allan Brocka
 
37.
Dream Boy (2008)
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Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s. (88 mins.)
Director: James Bolton
 
38.
Shank (2009)
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A closeted teenage street punk takes up with the latest roughed-up gay victim of his bullying gang, which does not set well with the gang's drugged-up, brotherly leader. (94 mins.)
Director: Simon Pearce
 
39.
Eating Out 2: Sloppy Seconds (2006)
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After Marc dumps him, Kyle unites with Gwen and Tiffani to land sexually confused art model Troy by pretending to be straight. However, Marc wants Troy, too, and members from a notorious "ex-gay" group are slipping for the both of them. (79 mins.)
 
40.
Another Gay Movie (2006)
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Four gay high school friends make a pact to lose their virginity before they go to college. (92 mins.)
Director: Todd Stephens
 
41.
Silent Youth (2012)
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Silent Youth is a film for misfits, dreamers and lovers. It's the classic story of a coming out, but... (73 mins.)
Director: Diemo Kemmesies
 
42.
Kill Your Darlings (2013)
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A murder in 1944 draws together the great poets of the beat generation: Allen Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs. (104 mins.)
Director: John Krokidas
 
43.
Wilde (1997)
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The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of... (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
44.
Dorian Gray (2009)
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A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty eternally, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all. (112 mins.)
Director: Oliver Parker