Best Gay themed Films

I chose these films just based on personal bias and subjective decisions. These films are so brilliant because these are simply good films.

The selected films are emotionally charged, haunting, poetic, sensual, or cinematically beautiful. Also the actors are really great in these films.
Love is love. The marriage equality is inevitable.

Thank you so much for people who were involved in making these films.
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1.
Before Night Falls (2000)
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Episodic look at the life of Cuban poet and novelist, Reinaldo Arenas (1943-1990), from his childhood... (133 mins.)
Director: Julian Schnabel
 
2.
Farewell My Concubine (1993)
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The story of two men, who met as apprentices in the Peking Opera, and stayed friends for over 50 years. (171 mins.)
Director: Kaige Chen
 
3.
Brokeback Mountain (2005)
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The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years. (134 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
4.
Happy Together (1997)
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Yiu-Fai and Po-Wing arrive in Argentina from Hong Kong and take to the road for a holiday. Something is wrong and their relationship goes adrift... (96 mins.)
Director: Kar Wai Wong
 
5.
Weekend (2011)
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After a drunken house party with his straight mates, Russell heads out to a gay club. Just before closing time he picks up Glen but what's expected to be just a one-night stand becomes something else, something special. (97 mins.)
Director: Andrew Haigh
 
6.
Death in Venice (1971)
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In this adaptation of the Thomas Mann novel, avant-garde composer Gustave Aschenbach (loosely based... (130 mins.)
 
7.
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
 
8.
Transamerica (2005)
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A pre-operative male-to-female transsexual 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
 
9.
Torch Song Trilogy (1988)
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold... (120 mins.)
Director: Paul Bogart
 
10.
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.)
 
11.
My Own Private Idaho (1991)
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Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way. (104 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
12.
Strawberry and Chocolate (1993)
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This Oscar nominated film is the story of two men who are opposites, one gay, the other straight, one a fierce communist, the other a fierce individualist, one suspicious, the other accepting, and how they come to love each other. (108 mins.)
 
13.
Big Eden (2000)
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Big Eden is a small, fictional northwestern Montana town. (118 mins.)
Director: Thomas Bezucha
 
14.
Just a Question of Love (2000 TV Movie)
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After his gay cousin dies from hepatitis, young Laurent, who lives with his best friend Carole, falls in love with Cedric, a plant scientist. He's afraid to inform his conservative parents that he is gay. (88 mins.)
Director: Christian Faure
 
15.
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
 
16.
Bent (1997)
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Max is gay and as such is sent to Dachau concentration camp under the Nazi regime. He tries to deny... (105 mins.)
Director: Sean Mathias
 
17.
Milk (2008)
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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. (128 mins.)
Director: Gus Van Sant
 
18.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
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A transgender punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs. (95 mins.)
 
19.
The Wedding Banquet (1993)
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To satisfy his nagging parents, a gay landlord and a female tenant agree to a marriage of convenience, but his parents arrive to visit and things get out of hand. (106 mins.)
Director: Ang Lee
 
20.
My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)
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An ambitious Asian Briton and his white lover strive for success and hope, when they open up a glamorous laundromat. (97 mins.)
Director: Stephen Frears
 
21.
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)
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C.R.A.Z.Y. Extraordinary lives of ordinary people in search of love and happiness - that's the premise of "C.R.A.Z.Y", a family drama unlike any other. (127 mins.)
 
22.
Confusion of Genders (2000)
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No wonder Bisexual Attorney Alain is confused. He's bedding his female boss, his guilty of murder client... (94 mins.)
 
23.
Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
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A Swedish gay couple adopt what they think is an 18-month-old orphan, only to meet their new son, a 15-year-old homophobic delinquent. (103 mins.)
Director: Ella Lemhagen
 
24.
Nico and Dani (2000)
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A Spanish coming of age story focusing on the antics of two 17 year olds, who have a posh beach house almost all to themselves one summer. This is also a summer of sexual awakenings. (91 mins.)
Director: Cesc Gay
 
25.
Plan B (2009)
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After girlfriend Laura dumps him for another man, Bruno plots to come between the new lovers. But his plan takes an unexpected turn, causing Bruno to question his own sexuality. (103 mins.)
Director: Marco Berger
 
26.
Philadelphia (1993)
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When a man with AIDS is fired by his law firm because of his condition, he hires a homophobic small time lawyer as the only willing advocate for a wrongful dismissal suit. (125 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
27.
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
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A housewife who is unhappy with her life befriends an old lady in a nursing home and is enthralled by the tales she tells of people she used to know. (130 mins.)
Director: Jon Avnet
 
28.
Alive and Kicking (1996)
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A passionately committed young dancer is forced to re-examine his career and life when faced with death... (98 mins.)
Director: Nancy Meckler
 
29.
Summer Storm (2004)
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A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other. (98 mins.)
 
30.
Basketball & Maths (2009 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
Jerome and Cedric play basketball in the same team at school. Jerome also gives Cedric some private math lessons... (7 mins.)
“ http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7hhx8waS84#/watch?v=Z7hhx8waS84 ” - MYIDforIMDb
 
31.
Getting Go, the Go Doc Project (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A shy but smitten college boy pursues a NY go-go boy through the pretext of making a documentary film about him, with the guys knowing each other only as "Doc" and "Go." (91 mins.)
 
32.
Free Fall (2013)
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A soon-to-be-father policeman falls for a gay fellow officer and his life starts falling apart. (100 mins.)
Director: Stephan Lacant
 
33.
You'll Get Over It (2002 TV Movie)
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When Vincent finds himself a victim of outing in his high school, he must accept to live with the drastic changes it provokes, and redefine his relationships with his friends and family. (86 mins.)
 
34.
Love Songs (2007)
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A musical interpretation of three lovers living in Paris. (91 mins.)
 
35.
Paris, je t'aime (2006)
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Through the neighborhoods of Paris, love is veiled, revealed, imitated, sucked dry, reinvented and awakened. (120 mins.)
“ One of the short segments of the film, Le Marais, directed by Gus Van Sant ” - MYIDforIMDb
 
36.
Breakfast on Pluto (2005)
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In the 1970s, a young trans woman, Patrick "Kitten" Braden, comes of age by leaving her Irish town for London, in part to look for her mother and in part because her gender identity is beyond the town's understanding. (128 mins.)
Director: Neil Jordan
 
37.
Another Country (1984)
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Based on the life of the young Guy Burgess, who would become better known as one of the Cambridge Spies. (90 mins.)
Director: Marek Kanievska
 
38.
Law of Desire (1987)
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A film maker's sexual disorientation jeopardizes his latest project. (102 mins.)
Director: Pedro Almodovar
 
39.
Out in the Dark (2012)
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A drama centered on the love affair between two men on opposite sides of the Mid-East conflict: Palestinian student Nimer and Roy, an Israeli lawyer. (96 mins.)
Director: Michael Mayer
 
40.
The Cherry Orchard (1990)
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The film offers a glimpse at a group of school girls who are very flexible in terms of gender roles... (96 mins.)
Director: Shun Nakahara
 
41.
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.)
 
42.
Show Me Love (1998)
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Two teenage girls in small-town Sweden. Elin is beautiful, popular, and bored with life. Agnes is friendless, sad, and secretly in love with Elin. (89 mins.)
Director: Lukas Moodysson
 
43.
Get Real (1998)
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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love. (108 mins.)
Director: Simon Shore
 
44.
Ma Vie en Rose (1997)
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Ludovic is a transgender girl who is coming out. She talks of marrying her neighbor's son and can not understand why everyone is so surprised about it... (88 mins.)
Director: Alain Berliner
 
45.
Little Miss Sunshine (2006)
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A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus. (101 mins.)
 
46.
Better Than Chocolate (1999)
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Two attractive young lesbians, Maggie and Kim, meet in Vancouver, develop a passionate romance, and move in together... (101 mins.)
Director: Anne Wheeler
 
47.
Km. 0 - Kilometer Zero (2000)
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A comedic look at the love lives of 14 different people and how they interconnect during one hot August afternoon around the Plaza del Sol in Madrid, Spain. (108 mins.)
 
48.
North Sea Texas (2011)
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A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby. (94 mins.)
Director: Bavo Defurne
 
49.
I Love You Phillip Morris (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
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.)
 
50.
From Beginning to End (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual. (94 mins.)
“ [Brotherly love] Watched it as a buddhist:reincarnation exists;maybe they were lovers in their past lives. ” - MYIDforIMDb
 
51.
A Little Comfort (2004 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Arnaud and Guillaume are in their last year of high school. Summer is approaching and like any teenager, they're thinking about cigarettes, alcohol and sex. But boys or girls? Future looks so blurry when you're a teenager! (38 mins.)
 
52.
Cabaret (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A female girlie club entertainer in Weimar Republic era Berlin romances two men while the Nazi Party rises to power around them. (124 mins.)
Director: Bob Fosse
 
53.
The Children's Hour (1961)
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A troublemaking student at a girls' school accuses two teachers of being lesbians. (108 mins.)
Director: William Wyler
 
54.
Midnight Cowboy (1969)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  
A naive hustler travels from Texas to New York to seek personal fortune but, in the process, finds himself a new friend. (113 mins.)
 
55.
The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
In late 1950s New York, Tom Ripley, a young underachiever, is sent to Italy to retrieve Dickie Greenleaf, a rich and spoiled millionaire playboy. But when the errand fails, Ripley takes extreme measures. (139 mins.)
 
56.
The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret. (104 mins.)
Director: Stephan Elliott
 
57.
Trevor (1994 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Upon hitting puberty, a high-school boy realizes he is homosexual and faces prejudice from his parents and friends. (23 mins.)
Director: Peggy Rajski
 
58.
Lucky Blue (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Olle, an introverted, well-mannered boy with an air of innocence and sincerity about him has been camping... (28 mins.)
Director: Håkon Liu
 
59.
Flatmates (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
Two friends, Björn and Hampus, decide to move in together. If one ignores the fact that the two men are completely different... (21 mins.)
Director: Magnus Mork
 
60.
In the Light (2011 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Zack and John wake up disoriented after a passionate one-night stand. Now, having been intimate, they discover how to be honest with each other, and themselves. (7 mins.)
Director: Glen Wood
 
61.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
62.
Raw Love (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A portrait of the last days of high school. Two friends spend all day long together, but this will inevitably come to an end. A beautiful sincere story of mixed emotions and secrets that dare not speak loud. (15 mins.)
 
63.
Heartbeats (2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The story of three close friends who are involved in a love-triangle. (101 mins.)
Director: Xavier Dolan
 
64.
Stranger by the Lake (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Summertime. A cruising spot for men, tucked away on the shores of a lake. Franck falls in love with Michel, an attractive, potent and lethally dangerous man. Franck knows this but wants to live out his passion anyway. (100 mins.)
Director: Alain Guiraudie
 
65.
Boy Culture (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  
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
 
66.
The Birdcage (1996)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents. (117 mins.)
Director: Mike Nichols
 
67.
Undertow (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
An unusual ghost story set on the Peruvian seaside; a married fisherman struggles to reconcile his devotion to his male lover within his town's rigid traditions. (97 mins.)
 
68.
Wonder Boys (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
An English Professor tries to deal with his wife leaving him, the arrival of his editor who has been waiting for his book for seven years, and the various problems that his friends and associates involve him in. (107 mins.)
Director: Curtis Hanson
 
69.
I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  
The arrival of a new student in school changes Leonardo's life. This 15 year-old blind teenager has to deal with the jealousy of his friend Giovana while figuring out the new feelings he's having towards his new friend, Gabriel. (17 mins.)
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
 
70.
Holiday Camp (2010 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  
At a meeting of the game "Truth or Dare?" two young boys, Matthew and Maxime, are challenging to embrace... (8 mins.)
 
71.
Le weekend (2007 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
A young, cynical French film student comes to London for the weekend to make a film project for his course... (15 mins.)
Director: Timothy Smith
“ http://www.dailymotion.com/video/xl1hlq_le-weekend_shortfilms#.UVVGExxC9mg ” - MYIDforIMDb
 
72.
Boys Don't Cry (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska. (118 mins.)
Director: Kimberly Peirce
“ [Caution]Ripped my heart out. ” - MYIDforIMDb
 
73.
Longtime Companion (1989)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s. (96 mins.)
Director: Norman René
 
74.
As Good as It Gets (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
A single mother/waitress, a misanthropic author, and a gay artist form an unlikely friendship after the artist is assaulted in a robbery. (139 mins.)
Director: James L. Brooks
 
75.
Kinsey (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior. (118 mins.)
Director: Bill Condon
 
76.
Wilde (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realization of... (118 mins.)
Director: Brian Gilbert
 
77.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  
A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. (100 mins.)
Director: Jim Sharman
 
78.
Yossi & Jagger (2002)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border. (65 mins.)
Director: Eytan Fox
 
79.
Burnt Money (2000)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
Nene & Angel and their accomplice Cuervo participate in a botched bank robbery in 1965 Buenos Aires, then hide out from the police in Uruguay while the gang breaks down. (125 mins.)
 
80.
Raw Love (2008 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
A portrait of the last days of high school. Two friends spend all day long together, but this will inevitably come to an end. A beautiful sincere story of mixed emotions and secrets that dare not speak loud. (15 mins.)
 
81.
Going Down in LA-LA Land (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
A fresh face comes to Hollywood to act in movies but only the gay porn studios are eager to provide him with work. (104 mins.)
Director: Casper Andreas
 
82.
A Single Man (2009)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  
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
“ Wish a young student was my type... ” - MYIDforIMDb
 
83.
Jeffrey (1995)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  
Jeffrey, a young gay man in New York, decides that sex is too much and decides to become celibate. He... (92 mins.)
 
84.
Trick (1999)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
The misadventures of two young gay men, trying to find a place to be alone, one night in Manhattan. (89 mins.)
Director: Jim Fall
 
85.
Latter Days (2003)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  
A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe. (107 mins.)
Director: C. Jay Cox
 
86.
The Boys in the Band (1970)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  
Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party. (118 mins.)
“ the first major Hollywood movie to revolve around gay characters. ” - MYIDforIMDb
 
87.
Parting Glances (1986)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  
As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa... (90 mins.)
Director: Bill Sherwood