The best gay movies

by umareru | created - 18 Jan 2012 | updated - 21 Jan 2012 | Public

In this list I have compiled the best gay movies in my opinion

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1. Total Eclipse (1995)

R | 111 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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42 Metascore

Young, wild poet Arthur Rimbaud and his mentor Paul Verlaine engage in a fierce, forbidden romance while feeling the effects of a hellish artistic lifestyle.

Director: Agnieszka Holland | Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, David Thewlis, Romane Bohringer, Dominique Blanc

Votes: 11,459 | Gross: $0.34M

2. 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: 4,569 | Gross: $0.77M

3. Latter Days (2003)

R | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.1
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45 Metascore

A promiscuous gay party animal falls for a young Mormon missionary, leading to crisis, cliché, and catastrophe.

Director: C. Jay Cox | Stars: Wes Ramsey, Steve Sandvoss, Mary Kay Place, Amber Benson

Votes: 15,355 | Gross: $0.82M

4. Mine vaganti (2010)

Unrated | 110 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.3
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Tommaso is the youngest son of the Cantones, a large, traditional southern Italian family operating a pasta-making business since the 1960s. On a trip home from Rome, where he studies ... See full summary »

Director: Ferzan Ozpetek | Stars: Riccardo Scamarcio, Nicole Grimaudo, Alessandro Preziosi, Ennio Fantastichini

Votes: 9,560

5. Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)

Unrated | 103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.9
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65 Metascore

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.

Director: Ella Lemhagen | Stars: Gustaf Skarsgård, Torkel Petersson, Tom Ljungman, Amanda Davin

Votes: 8,180 | Gross: $0.06M

6. 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: 40,609 | Gross: $6.40M

7. A Home at the End of the World (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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59 Metascore

A boy who has experienced many losses in his life grows to manhood and enters into a love triangle with a woman and his boyhood friend.

Director: Michael Mayer | Stars: Colin Farrell, Dallas Roberts, Robin Wright, Sissy Spacek

Votes: 12,477 | Gross: $1.03M

8. 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: 279,245 | Gross: $83.04M

9. Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)

R | 112 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.9
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer.

Director: Frank Pierson | Stars: Troy Garity, Lee Pace, Andre Braugher, Shawn Hatosy

Votes: 5,670

10. Gli occhiali d'oro (1987)

110 min | Drama

7.3
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A Jewish family and a homosexual doctor suffer persecution in Fascist Italy. Based on a novel by Giorgio Bassani.

Director: Giuliano Montaldo | Stars: Philippe Noiret, Rupert Everett, Valeria Golino, Stefania Sandrelli

Votes: 413

11. Philadelphia (1993)

PG-13 | 125 min | Drama

7.7
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66 Metascore

When a man with HIV 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.

Director: Jonathan Demme | Stars: Tom Hanks, Denzel Washington, Roberta Maxwell, Buzz Kilman

Votes: 193,251 | Gross: $77.32M

12. Far from Heaven (2002)

PG-13 | 107 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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84 Metascore

In 1950s Connecticut, a housewife faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Director: Todd Haynes | Stars: Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Dennis Haysbert, Patricia Clarkson

Votes: 38,793 | Gross: $15.85M

13. The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things (2004)

R | 97 min | Drama

6.6
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27 Metascore

Seven-year-old Jeremiah is pulled from his foster home and thrown into a troubled life on the road with his teenage mother, Sarah.

Director: Asia Argento | Stars: Asia Argento, Dylan Sprouse, Cole Sprouse, Jimmy Bennett

Votes: 5,609 | Gross: $0.03M

14. 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: 93,597 | Gross: $9.17M

15. Shank (2009)

R | 94 min | Drama

6.3
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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.

Directors: Simon Pearce, Christian Martin | Stars: Wayne Virgo, Marc Laurent, Tom Bott, Alice Payne

Votes: 2,221

16. Christopher and His Kind (2011 TV Movie)

90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

7.0
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How real-life British-American author Christopher Isherwood and his German boyfriend Heinz met and fell in love during the 1930s and the rise of Nazism.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Matt Smith, Imogen Poots, Lindsay Duncan, Perry Millward

Votes: 3,370

17. Children of God (2010)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama

6.8
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The story of two young Bahamian men who fall in love with each other and portrays the homophobia of the Bahamian society.

Director: Kareem Mortimer | Stars: Johnny Ferro, Stephen Tyrone Williams, Margaret Laurena Kemp, Mark Ford

Votes: 1,076

18. Ssang-hwa-jeom (2008)

133 min | Drama, History, Romance

7.2
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A historical drama set in the Koryo dynasty and focused on the relationship between a king and his bodyguard.

Director: Ha Yoo | Stars: In-sung Jo, Jin-mo Ju, Ji-hyo Song, Yong-gu Do

Votes: 2,864

19. Borstal Boy (2000)

Not Rated | 91 min | Drama, Romance

6.8
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47 Metascore

Irish writer and political activist Brendan Behan, is befriended as a teenager in a British labor camp by a liberal warden.

Director: Peter Sheridan | Stars: Shawn Hatosy, Danny Dyer, Eamon Glancy, Ian McElhinney

Votes: 2,120 | Gross: $0.09M

20. Do Começo ao Fim (2009)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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.

Director: Aluizio Abranches | Stars: Júlia Lemmertz, Fábio Assunção, Jean Pierre Noher, Louise Cardoso

Votes: 6,061

21. Queer as Folk (2000–2005)

TV-MA | 47 min | Drama, Romance

8.3
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The lives and loves of a group of gay friends living in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Stars: Gale Harold, Hal Sparks, Randy Harrison, Michelle Clunie

Votes: 16,374