My Top 100 LGBTQIA-films

by candypants42 | created - 18 Jul 2011 | updated - 1 week ago | Public

This is a list of the top 100 movies that I have seen where LGBTQIA-themes are central to the plot. No tvseries, no documentaries. Not super particular about the order but currently I'd say I highly recommend the top 50 ones.

Lately I'm trying to add some comments on content and tone, don't read too closely if you really want to avoid spoilers.

movies that gets pushed off of this list ends up here: http://www.imdb.com/list/ls059911089/

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1. Tangerine (2015)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

7.1
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85 Metascore

A working girl tears through Tinseltown on Christmas Eve searching for the pimp who broke her heart.

Director: Sean Baker | Stars: Kitana Kiki Rodriguez, Mya Taylor, Karren Karagulian, Mickey O'Hagan

Votes: 17,416 | Gross: $0.70M

2. Appropriate Behavior (2014)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

Shirin is struggling to become an ideal Persian daughter, politically correct bisexual and hip young Brooklynite but fails miserably in her attempt at all identities. Being without a cliché to hold onto can be a lonely experience.

Director: Desiree Akhavan | Stars: Desiree Akhavan, Rebecca Henderson, Halley Feiffer, Ryan Fitzsimmons

Votes: 2,937

3. Parting Glances (1986)

90 min | Drama, Music, Romance

7.8
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As Michael and Robert, a gay couple in New York, prepare for Robert's departure for a two-year work assignment in Africa, Michael must face Robert's true motives for leaving while dealing ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Sherwood | Stars: John Bolger, Richard Ganoung, Steve Buscemi, Adam Nathan

Votes: 2,351 | Gross: $0.54M

4. Whole New Thing (2005)

92 min | Comedy, Drama

6.8
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54 Metascore

After years of being home schooled by hippie parents, Emerson is enrolled at his local high school. The intelligent and androgynous youth confounds his classmates and captures the attention... See full summary »

Director: Amnon Buchbinder | Stars: Aaron Webber, Robert Joy, Rebecca Jenkins, Daniel MacIvor

Votes: 1,194 | Gross: $0.01M

realism, comedy/drama, outsider, precoucoius kid, androgynous, queer, winter, hippie parents, dysfunctional marriage, small town, bullying, cruising, unrequited love, hot for teacher

cw nudity, drugs, underage smoking, homophobic bullying, sex

funny, mostly happy

5. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

7.5
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99 Metascore

A chronicle of the childhood, adolescence and burgeoning adulthood of a young, African-American, gay man growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 171,257 | Gross: $27.85M

realism, drama, artistic, childhood, coming of age, african-american, gay, mother-son relationship, friendship, homophobia, circle of violence

cw: some parental abuse, drug use, homophobic violence

sad but not tragic, slow but strong

6. Grandma (2015)

R | 79 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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77 Metascore

A teenager facing an unplanned pregnancy seeks help from her acerbic grandmother, a woman who is long estranged from her daughter.

Director: Paul Weitz | Stars: Lily Tomlin, Julia Garner, Marcia Gay Harden, Judy Greer

Votes: 12,278 | Gross: $6.98M

low-key drama, funny, moving, older lesbian, eccentric, grandmother, granddaughter, mini-roadtrip, roadtrip-through-the-past, teenage abortion, semi-dysfunctional family, may-december relationship, feminism, solidarity, laverne cox in small role

cw abortion, throwing up, some light drug use

unsentimental, low key, life-affirming

7. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 4,803 | Gross: $0.76M

8. Weekend (II) (2011)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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81 Metascore

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.

Director: Andrew Haigh | Stars: Tom Cullen, Chris New, Jonathan Race, Laura Freeman

Votes: 22,781 | Gross: $0.46M

9. A Single Man (2009)

R | 99 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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77 Metascore

An English professor, one year after the sudden death of his boyfriend, is unable to cope with his typical days in 1960s Los Angeles.

Director: Tom Ford | Stars: Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, Matthew Goode, Nicholas Hoult

Votes: 93,581 | Gross: $9.17M

10. Shortbus (2006)

Unrated | 101 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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64 Metascore

A group of New Yorkers caught up in their romantic-sexual milieu converge at an underground salon infamous for its blend of art, music, politics, and carnality.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: Sook-Yin Lee, Peter Stickles, PJ DeBoy, Paul Dawson

Votes: 29,015 | Gross: $1.99M

11. Show Me Love (1998)

Unrated | 89 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Lukas Moodysson | Stars: Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust

Votes: 44,976 | Gross: $0.17M

12. Naz & Maalik (2015)

Not Rated | 86 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

5.7
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65 Metascore

Two closeted Muslim teens hawk goods across Brooklyn and struggle to come clean about their sexuality, as their secretive behavior leads them unknowingly into the cross-hairs of the War on Terror.

Director: Jay Dockendorf | Stars: Curtiss Cook Jr., Kerwin Johnson Jr., Annie Grier, Ashleigh Awusie

Votes: 204

13. Nånting måste gå sönder (2014)

85 min | Drama, Romance

6.3
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A gritty story taking place in Stockholm, about the passionate love between the self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and the easy-going Andreas who is certainly not gay.

Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark | Stars: Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, Shima Niavarani, Mattias Åhlén

Votes: 1,192

14. XXY (2007)

Unrated | 86 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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67 Metascore

The story of an intersexual fifteen-year-old. She lives with her parents, who have to cope with the challenges of her medical condition.

Director: Lucía Puenzo | Stars: Ricardo Darín, Valeria Bertuccelli, Germán Palacios, Carolina Pelleritti

Votes: 11,378 | Gross: $0.05M

15. But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)

R | 85 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.6
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39 Metascore

A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.

Director: Jamie Babbit | Stars: Natasha Lyonne, Clea DuVall, Michelle Williams, Brandt Wille

Votes: 21,522 | Gross: $2.21M

16. Closet Monster (2015)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Mystery

7.0
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81 Metascore

A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

Director: Stephen Dunn | Stars: Aaron Abrams, Jack Fulton, Joanne Kelly, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 5,189 | Gross: $0.04M

dysfunctional family, talking hamster, closeted teen, childhood trauma, ptsd(?), artsy, angsty, homophobia, internalized homophobia, breaking free, hallucinations.

cw homophobic violence, body horror, emotional abuse, sex (semi-consentional?) drugs

angsty but hopeful

17. Quand on a 17 ans (2016)

Unrated | 116 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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83 Metascore

Damien lives with his mother Marianne, a doctor, while his father is on a tour of duty abroad. He is bullied by Thomas, whose mother is ill. The boys find themselves living together when Marianne invites Thomas to come and stay with them.

Director: André Téchiné | Stars: Sandrine Kiberlain, Kacey Mottet Klein, Corentin Fila, Alexis Loret

Votes: 3,231 | Gross: $0.05M

coming out, nature, first love, gay teens, adopted, bullying, violence, family, realism, happy end?

cw death, grief, bullying, homophobic violence

mostly happy?

18. C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005)

Not Rated | 127 min | Comedy, Drama

8.0
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81 Metascore

A young French-Canadian, growing up in the 1960s and 1970s, struggles to reconcile his emerging homosexuality with his father's conservative values and his own Catholic beliefs.

Director: Jean-Marc Vallée | Stars: Michel Côté, Marc-André Grondin, Danielle Proulx, Émile Vallée

Votes: 28,945

19. D.E.B.S. (2004)

PG-13 | 91 min | Action, Comedy, Romance

5.3
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42 Metascore

Plaid-skirted schoolgirls are groomed by a secret government agency to become the newest members of the elite national-defense group, D.E.B.S.

Director: Angela Robinson | Stars: Sara Foster, Jordana Brewster, Devon Aoki, Jill Ritchie

Votes: 12,972 | Gross: $0.10M

20. Freeheld (2015)

PG-13 | 103 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.5
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50 Metascore

New Jersey police lieutenant, Laurel Hester, and her registered domestic partner, Stacie Andree, both battle to secure Hester's pension benefits when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Director: Peter Sollett | Stars: Julianne Moore, Ellen Page, Steve Carell, Michael Shannon

Votes: 9,086 | Gross: $0.53M

21. Mädchen in Uniform (1931)

Passed | 87 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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At an all-girls boarding school, Manuela falls in love with a teacher, to terrific consequences.

Directors: Leontine Sagan, Carl Froelich | Stars: Dorothea Wieck, Hertha Thiele, Emilia Unda, Hedwig Schlichter

Votes: 1,877

22. Were the World Mine (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams

Votes: 4,666 | Gross: $0.12M

23. Any Day Now (I) (2012)

R | 98 min | Drama

7.5
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60 Metascore

In the 1970s, a gay couple fights a biased legal system to keep custody of the abandoned mentally handicapped teenager that comes to live under their roof.

Director: Travis Fine | Stars: Alan Cumming, Garret Dillahunt, Isaac Leyva, Frances Fisher

Votes: 5,171 | Gross: $0.20M

24. My Own Private Idaho (1991)

R | 104 min | Drama

7.1
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77 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo, William Richert

Votes: 40,598 | Gross: $6.40M

new queer cinema, artsy, road movie, gay hustlers, narcolepsy, unrequited love, homelessness, dysfunctional family

cw drugs, sex, implied incest, blood, some violence

evenly tragic

25. Saving Face (2004)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.5
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65 Metascore

A Chinese-American lesbian and her traditionalist mother are reluctant to go public with secret loves that clash against cultural expectations.

Director: Alice Wu | Stars: Joan Chen, Michelle Krusiec, Lynn Chen, Jin Wang

Votes: 8,377 | Gross: $1.19M

26. Sebastian (1995)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

5.3
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Sebastian is one of five youths who are always together. Suddenly he realizes that he is attracted to another boy (Ulf).

Director: Svend Wam | Stars: Hampus Björck, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Ewa Fröling, Helge Jordal

Votes: 469

27. Sommersturm (2004)

R | 98 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.4
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51 Metascore

A close friendship between two crew teammates is tested when one slowly discovers he's gay and attracted to the other.

Director: Marco Kreuzpaintner | Stars: Robert Stadlober, Kostja Ullmann, Miriam Morgenstern, Jürgen Tonkel

Votes: 11,911 | Gross: $0.10M

28. Taking Woodstock (2009)

R | 120 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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55 Metascore

A man working at his parents' motel in the Catskills inadvertently sets in motion the generation-defining concert in the summer of 1969.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Demetri Martin, Henry Goodman, Edward Hibbert, Imelda Staunton

Votes: 26,002 | Gross: $7.44M

29. Velvet Goldmine (1998)

R | 118 min | Drama, Music

7.0
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65 Metascore

In 1984, British journalist Arthur Stuart investigates the career of 1970s glam superstar Brian Slade, who was heavily influenced in his early years by hard-living and rebellious American singer Curt Wild.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette

Votes: 29,469 | Gross: $1.05M

fantasy, glam rock, bisexuality, *beep* 70's, camp, celebrity, fans, queer mythology, supernatural elements, fashion, dreamy, queer

cw homophobic slurs, biphobia, shooting, drinking, drugs

epic, christian bale shines in his best role ever

30. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, History

8.0
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73 Metascore

During World War II, the English mathematical genius Alan Turing tries to crack the German Enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 556,687 | Gross: $91.13M

31. I Killed My Mother (2009)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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77 Metascore

A semi-autobiographical story about Hubert as a young homosexual at odds with his mother.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Anne Dorval, Xavier Dolan, François Arnaud, Suzanne Clément

Votes: 21,902

32. All Over Me (1997)

R | 86 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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Claude and Ellen are best friends who live in a not-so-nice area of New York. They're involved in the subculture of 90s youth, complete with drugs, live music, and homophobia. All is ... See full summary »

Director: Alex Sichel | Stars: Alison Folland, Tara Subkoff, Cole Hauser, Wilson Cruz

Votes: 2,888 | Gross: $0.15M

33. Romeos (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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A drama centered on the relationship between a two young men, as one of them navigates the difficulties of life as a transgender man.

Director: Sabine Bernardi | Stars: Rick Okon, Max Befort, Liv Lisa Fries, Felix Brocke

Votes: 2,778 | Gross: $0.00M

34. While You Weren't Looking (2015)

104 min | Drama

6.3
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The story outlines the lives of the gay and lesbian experience and relationships in a contemporary South Africa.

Director: Catherine Stewart | Stars: Camilla Waldman, Sandi Schultz, Fezile Mpela, Lionel Newton

Votes: 30

35. Imagine Me & You (2005)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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49 Metascore

A newlywed bride becomes infatuated with another woman, who questions her sexual orientation, promoting a stir among the bride's family and friends.

Director: Ol Parker | Stars: Piper Perabo, Lena Headey, Matthew Goode, Celia Imrie

Votes: 25,379 | Gross: $0.67M

36. Beautiful Thing (1996)

R | 90 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Hettie Macdonald | Stars: Glen Berry, Linda Henry, Meera Syal, Martin Walsh

Votes: 19,978 | Gross: $1.50M

37. Vergine giurata (2015)

Unrated | 84 min | Drama

6.3
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70 Metascore

Years after declaring her eternal virginity and opting to live life as a man in the mountains of Albania, Hana looks to return to living as a woman as she settles into a new existence in modern-day Milan.

Director: Laura Bispuri | Stars: Alba Rohrwacher, Emily Ferratello, Lars Eidinger, Flonja Kodheli

Votes: 713 | Gross: $0.00M

38. Go Fish (1994)

R | 83 min | Drama, Romance

5.6
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Max is a trendy, pretty, young lesbian, who is having trouble finding love. A friend sets her up with Ely, whom Max likes, but Ely is frumpy, homely, and older. Nor do they have much in ... See full summary »

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: V.S. Brodie, Guinevere Turner, T. Wendy McMillan, Migdalia Melendez

Votes: 1,759 | Gross: $2.41M

39. Mannen som elsket Yngve (2008)

90 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.0
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A teenage boy loses his footing when he finds himself drawn to the new boy in class.

Director: Stian Kristiansen | Stars: Rolf Kristian Larsen, Arthur Berning, Ida Elise Broch, Ole Christoffer Ertvaag

Votes: 3,866

40. Get Real (1998)

R | 108 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.6
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A tenderly romantic coming-of-age story as two boys in a British school fall in love.

Director: Simon Shore | Stars: Ben Silverstone, Brad Gorton, Charlotte Brittain, Stacy Hart

Votes: 11,204 | Gross: $1.20M

41. Temple Grandin (2010 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 107 min | Biography, Drama

8.3
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A biopic of Temple Grandin, an autistic woman who has become one of the top scientists in the humane livestock handling industry.

Director: Mick Jackson | Stars: Claire Danes, Julia Ormond, David Strathairn, Catherine O'Hara

Votes: 22,293

42. The Watermelon Woman (1996)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama

6.4
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74 Metascore

Cheryl is young, Black, and lesbian, working in Philadelphia with her best friend Tamara and consumed by a film project: to make a video about her search for a Black actress from Philly who... See full summary »

Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Cheryl Dunye, Guinevere Turner, Valarie Walker, Lisa Marie Bronson

Votes: 613

43. Brokeback Mountain (2005)

R | 134 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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87 Metascore

The story of a forbidden and secretive relationship between two cowboys, and their lives over the years.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams, Randy Quaid

Votes: 279,196 | Gross: $83.04M

44. The Sum of Us (1994)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Drama

7.4
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A widowed father has to deal with two complex issues: while he is searching for "Miss Right," his son, who is in his 20s and gay, is searching for "Mr. Right."

Directors: Geoff Burton, Kevin Dowling | Stars: Jack Thompson, Russell Crowe, John Polson, Deborah Kennedy

Votes: 4,568 | Gross: $0.77M

45. The Incredibly True Adventure of Two Girls in Love (1995)

R | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.5
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An adventurous love story between two young women of different social and economic backgrounds who find themselves going through all the typical struggles of a new romance.

Director: Maria Maggenti | Stars: Laurel Holloman, Nicole Ari Parker, Maggie Moore, Kate Stafford

Votes: 3,801 | Gross: $1.98M

46. Holding the Man (2015)

Unrated | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance... See full summary »

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Francesco Ferdinandi, Craig Stott

Votes: 6,382

realism, period, highschool sweethearts, first love, coming out, 70's, 80's, catholic, american football, AIDS, discrimination, homophobia, queer community, activism, actor, hospital

cw homophobia, homophobic violence, drugs, surgery, nudity, sex

funny, happy and sad

47. My Beautiful Laundrette (1985)

R | 97 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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An ambitious Pakistani Briton and his white boyfriend strive for success and hope when they open a glamorous laundromat.

Director: Stephen Frears | Stars: Saeed Jaffrey, Roshan Seth, Daniel Day-Lewis, Richard Graham

Votes: 11,611 | Gross: $2.45M

48. First Girl I Loved (2016)

Not Rated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

5.9
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61 Metascore

Seventeen-year-old Anne just fell in love with Sasha, the most popular girl at her LA public high school. But when Anne tells her best friend Clifton - who has always harbored a secret crush - he does his best to get in the way.

Director: Kerem Sanga | Stars: Dylan Gelula, Brianna Hildebrand, Mateo Arias, Pamela Adlon

Votes: 1,817

highschool, coming out, first love, sports, obligatory heterosexuality, homophobia, internalized homophobia, breaking free

cw nonconsentual sex, drinking, objectification

angsty but grounded. fairly happy

49. Shelter (II) (2007)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.8
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66 Metascore

When his college dreams are sidelined by family obligations, a young man finds comfort in surfing with his best friend's brother.

Director: Jonah Markowitz | Stars: Trevor Wright, Brad Rowe, Tina Holmes, Jackson Wurth

Votes: 17,680 | Gross: $0.14M

50. Mysterious Skin (2004)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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73 Metascore

A teenage hustler and a young man obsessed with alien abductions cross paths, together discovering a horrible, liberating truth.

Director: Gregg Araki | Stars: Brady Corbet, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Elisabeth Shue, Chase Ellison

Votes: 60,081 | Gross: $0.70M

51. Bedrooms and Hallways (1998)

Not Rated | 92 min | Comedy, Romance

6.4
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At the suggestion of a straight friend, gay man Leo joins a men's group, where he causes some upsets by declaring his attraction to one of its members.

Director: Rose Troche | Stars: Kevin McKidd, Julie Graham, Simon Callow, Con O'Neill

Votes: 3,028 | Gross: $0.02M

52. Lan se da men (2002)

85 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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61 Metascore

An is-she-or-isn't-she gay comedy focused on a Taiwanese teen, the boy she might like, and the girl she may love.

Director: Chih-yen Yee | Stars: Lun-Mei Kwei, Bo-lin Chen, Yolin Liang, Joanna Chou

Votes: 2,868

53. Girl with Hyacinths (1950)

89 min | Drama, Mystery

7.7
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The young Dagmar Brink commits suicide. Her belongings are inherited by the resident caretaker in the house she lived in. The caretaker, who never knew her, wonders why and make contact ... See full summary »

Director: Hasse Ekman | Stars: Eva Henning, Ulf Palme, Birgit Tengroth, Anders Ek

Votes: 510

54. Lilting (2014)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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61 Metascore

A young man of Chinese-Cambodian descent dies, leaving behind his isolated mother and his 4-year male lover, who grieve but don't speak a lick of each other's language.

Director: Hong Khaou | Stars: Pei-Pei Cheng, Ben Whishaw, Andrew Leung, Peter Bowles

Votes: 4,941 | Gross: $0.02M

55. Du er ikke alene (1978)

Unrated | 90 min | Drama, Romance

7.5
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Two precocious boys explore their sexuality at boarding school.

Directors: Ernst Johansen, Lasse Nielsen | Stars: Anders Agensø, Peter Bjerg, Ove Sprogøe, Elin Reimer

Votes: 3,459

56. Boy Meets Girl (I) (2014)

95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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68 Metascore

Boy Meets Girl is a funny, tender, sex positive romantic comedy that explores what it means to be a real man or woman, and how important it is to live a courageous life not letting fear stand in the way of going after your dreams.

Director: Eric Schaeffer | Stars: Michael Welch, Michelle Hendley, Alexandra Turshen, Michael Galante

Votes: 3,584 | Gross: $0.02M

57. Cheonhajangsa madonna (2006)

116 min | Comedy, Sport

6.7
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OH Dong-gu believes himself to be female. Although overweight and on the short side, he dreams of becoming perfect some day, and devotes himself to mimicking Madonna's singing and dancing ... See full summary »

Directors: Hae-jun Lee, Hae-yeong Lee | Stars: Yun-shik Baek, Kyeong-ik Kim, Yun-seok Kim, Tsuyoshi Kusanagi

Votes: 303

58. Ma Vie en Rose (1997)

R | 88 min | Drama

7.6
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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. Her family and neighbors struggle ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Berliner | Stars: Georges Du Fresne, Michèle Laroque, Jean-Philippe Écoffey, Hélène Vincent

Votes: 7,842 | Gross: $2.28M

59. Time to Leave (2005)

Unrated | 81 min | Drama

7.1
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67 Metascore

A fashion photographer with terminal cancer elects to die alone, preparing others to live past him rather than prolong the inevitable with chemotherapy or be smothered in sympathy by those who know him.

Director: François Ozon | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Jeanne Moreau, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Daniel Duval

Votes: 7,684 | Gross: $0.12M

60. Happy Together (1997)

96 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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69 Metascore

A couple take a trip to Argentina but both men find their lives drifting apart in opposite directions.

Director: Kar-Wai Wong | Stars: Leslie Cheung, Tony Chiu-Wai Leung, Chen Chang, Gregory Dayton

Votes: 17,171 | Gross: $0.19M

61. The Color Purple (1985)

PG-13 | 154 min | Drama

7.8
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78 Metascore

A black Southern woman struggles to find her identity after suffering abuse from her father and others over four decades.

Director: Steven Spielberg | Stars: Danny Glover, Whoopi Goldberg, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery

Votes: 66,081 | Gross: $98.47M

62. Boys Don't Cry (1999)

R | 118 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.6
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86 Metascore

Female-born Teena Brandon adopts his male identity of Brandon Teena and attempts to find himself and love in Nebraska.

Director: Kimberly Peirce | Stars: Hilary Swank, Chloë Sevigny, Peter Sarsgaard, Brendan Sexton III

Votes: 82,583 | Gross: $11.53M

63. Frida (2002)

R | 123 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.4
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61 Metascore

A biography of artist Frida Kahlo, who channeled the pain of a crippling injury and her tempestuous marriage into her work.

Director: Julie Taymor | Stars: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Mía Maestro

Votes: 67,770 | Gross: $25.89M

64. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 39,942 | Gross: $11.22M

65. Dyke Hard (2014)

Not Rated | 90 min | Action, Comedy, Horror

5.1
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A lesbian rock band sets off on a road trip to a battle of the bands in the big city. A mysterious billionaire with an army of ninjas, cyborgs and roller derby girls is doing everything to ... See full summary »

Director: Bitte Andersson | Stars: Peggy Sands, Alle Eriksson, M. Wågensjö, Lina Kurttila

Votes: 250

66. Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (2014)

Not Rated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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71 Metascore

Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director: Daniel Ribeiro | Stars: Ghilherme Lobo, Fabio Audi, Tess Amorim, Lúcia Romano

Votes: 16,950 | Gross: $0.10M

67. Gun Hill Road (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

6.6
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55 Metascore

An ex-con returns home to the Bronx after three years in prison to discover his wife estranged and his child exploring a gender transformation that will put the fragile bonds of their family to the test.

Director: Rashaad Ernesto Green | Stars: Esai Morales, Robert Salzman, Ty Jones, Harmony Santana

Votes: 1,021 | Gross: $0.15M

68. Blue Is the Warmest Color (2013)

NC-17 | 180 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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88 Metascore

Adèle's life is changed when she meets Emma, a young woman with blue hair, who will allow her to discover desire and to assert herself as a woman and as an adult. In front of others, Adèle grows, seeks herself, loses herself, and ultimately finds herself through love and loss.

Director: Abdellatif Kechiche | Stars: Léa Seydoux, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Salim Kechiouche, Aurélien Recoing

Votes: 109,308 | Gross: $2.20M

69. Stadt Land Fluss (2011)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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A drama that tracks the relationship between two young apprentices working on an agricultural complex south of Berlin.

Director: Benjamin Cantu | Stars: Lukas Steltner, Kai Michael Müller, Steven Baade, Florian Born

Votes: 1,543

70. Joven y Alocada (2012)

Not Rated | 96 min | Comedy, Drama

6.1
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Daniela, raised in the bosom of a strict Evangelical family and recently unmasked as a fornicator by her shocked parents, struggles to find her own path to spiritual harmony.

Director: Marialy Rivas | Stars: Alicia Rodríguez, Aline Küppenheim, María Gracia Omegna, Felipe Pinto

Votes: 2,112 | Gross: $0.00M

71. The Wedding Banquet (1993)

R | 106 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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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.

Director: Ang Lee | Stars: Winston Chao, May Chin, Ah-Lei Gua, Sihung Lung

Votes: 11,719 | Gross: $6.93M

72. Tomboy (2011)

Not Rated | 82 min | Drama

7.4
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74 Metascore

A family moves into a new neighborhood, and a 10-year-old named Laure deliberately presents as a boy named Mikhael to the neighborhood children.

Director: Céline Sciamma | Stars: Zoé Héran, Malonn Lévana, Jeanne Disson, Sophie Cattani

Votes: 14,402 | Gross: $0.13M

73. If These Walls Could Talk 2 (2000 TV Movie)

R | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.1
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Trio of stories about lesbian couples in three different decades.

Directors: Jane Anderson, Martha Coolidge, Anne Heche | Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Marian Seldes, Paul Giamatti, Elizabeth Perkins

Votes: 5,831

74. Angels of Sex (2012)

Unrated | 105 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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The established relationship between university student Bruno and aspiring photographer Carla is thrown into turmoil when Bruno feels drawn to sexy karate instructor/break dancer Rai. Complications ensue.

Director: Xavier Villaverde | Stars: Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González, Sonia Méndez

Votes: 3,787

75. Laurence Anyways (2012)

Not Rated | 168 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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73 Metascore

A drama that charts ten years in the relationship of a male-to-female transsexual's relationship with her lover.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Melvil Poupaud, Emmanuel Schwartz, Suzanne Clément, Nathalie Baye

Votes: 13,679

76. Circumstance (2011)

R | 107 min | Drama

5.9
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65 Metascore

A wealthy Iranian family struggles to contain a teenager's growing sexual rebellion and her brother's dangerous obsession.

Director: Maryam Keshavarz | Stars: Sarah Kazemy, Nikohl Boosheri, Reza Sixo Safai, Soheil Parsa

Votes: 6,705 | Gross: $0.44M

77. Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)

R | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Music

7.8
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85 Metascore

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.

Director: John Cameron Mitchell | Stars: John Cameron Mitchell, Miriam Shor, Stephen Trask, Theodore Liscinski

Votes: 27,935 | Gross: $3.03M

78. Kapgang (2014)

108 min | Drama

6.6
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Martin (14) is forced to deal with confused sexuality and the loss of a mother in a provincial setting in the mid-seventies, where the famed Danish liberation of porn has had its influence on the grownups.

Director: Niels Arden Oplev | Stars: Villads Bøye, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Frederik Winther Rasmussen

Votes: 1,020

79. Coming Out (I) (1989)

Unrated | 113 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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A young teacher in East Berlin struggles with accepting his homosexuality.

Director: Heiner Carow | Stars: Matthias Freihof, Dagmar Manzel, Dirk Kummer, Michael Gwisdek

Votes: 1,297

80. 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: 1,871 | Gross: $0.08M

81. Yossi & Jagger (2002)

R | 65 min | Drama, Romance, War

7.2
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70 Metascore

Romance blooms between two soldiers (Knoller, Levi) stationed in an Israeli outpost on the Lebanese border.

Director: Eytan Fox | Stars: Ohad Knoller, Yehuda Levi, Assi Cohen, Aya Steinovitz

Votes: 5,992

82. Nina's Heavenly Delights (2006)

PG-13 | 94 min | Comedy

6.4
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44 Metascore

A feisty young woman returns to Glasgow to run her deceased father's curry house.

Director: Pratibha Parmar | Stars: Laura Fraser, Shelley Conn, Art Malik, Ronny Jhutti

Votes: 1,845 | Gross: $0.01M

83. Maurice (1987)

R | 140 min | Drama, Romance

7.7
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74 Metascore

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.

Director: James Ivory | Stars: James Wilby, Rupert Graves, Hugh Grant, Denholm Elliott

Votes: 12,096 | Gross: $3.13M

84. Young Soul Rebels (1991)

R | 105 min | Drama, Music

5.9
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Set in London in 1977, the plot takes place against the background of the Silver Jubilee. This is a buddy movie between two friends Chris and Caz who run a pirate radio station from a tower... See full synopsis »

Director: Isaac Julien | Stars: Valentine Nonyela, Mo Sesay, Dorian Healy, Frances Barber

Votes: 301

gay boy-straight boy-bffs, radio djs, music, cruising, hate crime, leather aesthetics, youth culture, fashion, soul vs punk, interracial gay relationship, neo nazis, racist police, murder mystery, POV-shots, stalking

cw murder, racism, homophobia, homophobic and racist slurs, drinking, light drug use

well worth seeing, though the murder-mystery parts are a bit weird. great music

85. Orlando (1992)

PG-13 | 94 min | Biography, Drama, Fantasy

7.2
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74 Metascore

Young nobleman Orlando is commanded by Queen Elizabeth I to stay forever young. Miraculously, he does just that. The film follows him as he moves through several centuries of British ... See full summary »

Director: Sally Potter | Stars: Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 11,057 | Gross: $5.29M

86. Carol (2015)

R | 118 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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95 Metascore

An aspiring photographer develops an intimate relationship with an older woman in 1950s New York.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson, Kyle Chandler

Votes: 84,280 | Gross: $12.71M

87. A escondidas (2014)

Unrated | 96 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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Ibrahim, a 14-year-old Moroccan boy, walks down a road in the outskirts of a big city alone and disoriented. Recently informed that he will be deported in two days, he packed his belongings and ran away. He is now alone with no place to go.

Director: Mikel Rueda | Stars: Germán Alcarazu, Adil Koukouh, Joseba Ugalde, Moussa Echarif

Votes: 1,391

young teens, first love, realism, migration, deportation, slow

cw racism, islamophobia, homophobia, drugs

mostly sad

88. Spa Night (2016)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama

5.8
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76 Metascore

A closeted Korean-American teenager takes a job at a Korean spa to help his struggling family, only to discover an underground world of gay sex at the spa that both scares and excites him.

Director: Andrew Ahn | Stars: Joe Seo, Youn Ho Cho, Haerry Kim, Topher Park

Votes: 758 | Gross: $0.04M

realism, korean-american, diaspora, older teen, lonely queer, closeted, poverty, family pressure, likeable

cw sex, self-harm, alcohol abuse

mostly sad

89. Margarita with a Straw (2014)

Not Rated | 100 min | Drama

7.3
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63 Metascore

A rebellious young woman with cerebral palsy leaves her home in India to study in New York, unexpectedly falls in love, and embarks on an exhilarating journey of self-discovery.

Directors: Shonali Bose, Nilesh Maniyar | Stars: Kalki Koechlin, Revathy, Sayani Gupta, Hussain Dalal

Votes: 2,383

feel-good, upbeat, coming out, bisexual, cerebral palsy, musician, femme, desi, cute family, friendship, first love, activist, cancer, ableism, infantilization, date with yourself

cw: police brutality, minor character death, drinking

good in a lot of ways but the main character is really mean to her gf, which made her hard to like at times. also falls into the trope of cheating bisexual

90. Barash (2015)

81 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.0
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17 year old Naama Barash enjoys alcohol, drugs and hanging out with like-minded friends. Her activities are an escape from a home where her parents always fight, and a rebellious, ... See full summary »

Director: Michal Vinik | Stars: Reut Akkerman, Dvir Benedek, Koral Bosidon, Hila Gozlan

Votes: 450

91. 3 Generations (2015)

PG-13 | 92 min | Drama

5.7
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47 Metascore

After Ray decides to transition from female to male, Ray's mother, Maggie, must come to terms with the decision while tracking down Ray's biological father to get his legal consent.

Director: Gaby Dellal | Stars: Naomi Watts, Elle Fanning, Susan Sarandon, Tate Donovan

Votes: 3,139 | Gross: $0.07M

dramedy, queer family, trans guy, single-mom, lesbian grandmothers, motherhood, struggling to support your trans kid, dysphoria, skater, starting hormones, all trans kids v-log

cw one instance of physical abuse, transphobic violence

mostly a parents perspective on having a transgender child. all Rays inner monologues and creative projects feel forced. still cute overall

92. Bound (1996)

R | 108 min | Crime, Romance, Thriller

7.4
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61 Metascore

Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.

Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski | Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan

Votes: 44,013 | Gross: $3.80M

thriller, neo-noir, lesbians, camp, pulp-romance, gangsters, murder, butch-femme, nineties, solidarity between women

cw rape threats? graphic violence including torture

fun and very camp but dark

93. Handsome Devil (2016)

95 min | Drama, Sport

7.2
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60 Metascore

Ned and Conor are forced to share a bedroom at their boarding school. The loner and the star athlete at this rugby-mad school form an unlikely friendship until it's tested by the authorities.

Director: John Butler | Stars: Fionn O'Shea, Ardal O'Hanlon, Amy Huberman, Ruairi O'Connor

Votes: 4,059

dramedy, feel-good, friendship, all boys boarding school, teens, homophobia, rugby, gay teacher-mentor, gay jock, outing, gay friends<3

cw homophobic slurs?

mc is annoying, otherwise good movie

94. 3 (2010)

Unrated | 119 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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55 Metascore

A Berlin-set drama centered on a 40-something couple who, separately, fall in love with the same man.

Director: Tom Tykwer | Stars: Sophie Rois, Sebastian Schipper, Devid Striesow, Angela Winkler

Votes: 4,518 | Gross: $0.06M

realism, artsy, middle aged intellectuals, ennui, middle-class, married couple, bisexual men, cheating, cruising, cancer, polyamorous

cw nudity, sex, minor character death, some very graphic surgery scenes

tries for a thriller-like intensity which is weird. otherwise overly drawn out but good.

95. Other People (I) (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow

Votes: 6,288 | Gross: $0.09M

96. The Misandrists (2017)

91 min | Drama

6.0
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The Misandrists begin with Volker, a young man with an injured leg, stumbling through the forest, pursued by the police and their tracking dogs. When he emerges from the woods, he sees two ... See full summary »

Director: Bruce La Bruce | Stars: Susanne Sachße, Viva Ruiz, Kembra Pfahler, Caprice Crawford

Votes: 113

camp as hell, lesbian separatism, radical feminism, communist politics, explicit sex, activism, castration, male eradication, cute butch minor char, cute trans girl character, highly quotable

cw graphic castration scene, some violence, explicit sex, cis-sexism, outing

pretty great if you can get over some parts of the plot being genuinely horrifying

97. 120 battements par minute (2017)

140 min | Drama

7.7
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84 Metascore

Members of the advocacy group ACT UP Paris demand action by the government and pharmaceutical companies to combat the AIDS epidemic in the early 1990s.

Director: Robin Campillo | Stars: Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel, Antoine Reinartz

Votes: 2,897 | Gross: $0.09M

mostly realism, pop/techno soundrack and montage, gay male mc, broader minor character representation, activism, HIV/AIDS, early AIDS-epidemic, solidarity, internal conflicts, love, friendship, clubbing

cw: some parts of the illness may be hard to watch, though not overly graphic. Large amounts of fake blood, police brutality, major character death, drinking.

I didn't get as close to the characters as I would have liked. still a great movie

98. A Date for Mad Mary (2016)

82 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.2
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A woman newly released from prison seeks a date to bring to her best friend's wedding.

Director: Darren Thornton | Stars: Seána Kerslake, Carolyn Bracken, Denise McCormack, Barbara Brennan

Votes: 867

best friends, getting out of jail, *beep*-up, bitter, wedding, maid of honor, first same-sex relationship, bisexual?

cw minor violence, drinking, drugs(?), some blood

pretty great, like a gritty gayer bridesmaids

99. Freak Show (2017)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Follows the story of teenager Billy Bloom who, despite attending an ultra conservative high school, makes the decision to run for homecoming queen.

Director: Trudie Styler | Stars: AnnaSophia Robb, Abigail Breslin, Alex Lawther, Laverne Cox

Votes: 139

queer teen, campy storytelling, move to conservative small town, bullying, eccentric outsider, femme, alcoholic glamour mom, rich family, drama queen, gender non-conformity, drag, mc is a hero, dumb love interest, violent closeted stalker

cw bullying, drinking, homophobic violence, stalking, assault

wants to be uplifting? mc is great but has to rise above so much adversity it becomes depressing, almost like they have to become a martyr to appeal to straight kids in the audience? (still worth seeing)

100. Late Bloomers (1996)

Not Rated | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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High School basketball coach, Dinah Groshardt, falls for the school secretary, Carly Lumpkin, and upsets the entire school in the process.

Director: Julia Dyer | Stars: Connie Nelson, Dee Hennigan, Gary Carter, Jonah Lisa Dyer

Votes: 395 | Gross: $0.03M

romantic comedy/dramedy, low budget, high school teacher, middle aged lesbian, coming out later in life, first love, divorce, lesbian and bisexual couple, soft butch, butch-femme, divorce, supportive ex-husband, moral panic, oreo-throwing homophobes, workplace discrimination, chrisis as main theme, cute, naked basketball, turtles as pets, same sex marriage, happy ending

cw homophobia

very cute, weird soundtrack