Gay movies you should watch

by gremlin17-23-161682 | created - 11 Jun 2012 | updated - 05 Mar 2013 | Public

A list of gay movies I saw and recommend to watch. I will update it from time to time. I appreciate recommendations.

The order of the list does not evaluate which movies I like more.

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1. 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: 20,073 | Gross: $1.50M

A classic! Maybe the best coming of age movie so far. My all-time-favourite.

2. Rak haeng Siam (2007)

Not Rated | 154 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.9
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Two boyhood friends are separated due to the disappearance of the sister of one of them, then later meet again as teenagers, when one of them has become a pop singer, and they discover feelings that they did not know they had.

Director: Chookiat Sakveerakul | Stars: Sinjai Plengpanich, Songsit Roongnophakunsri, Pimpan Buranapim, Laila Boonyasak

Votes: 3,340

Beautiful und disturbing.

3. 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: 17,816 | Gross: $0.14M

The worst thing about most gay movies is that they most likely have no happy ending. This one has - on it's special way!

4. 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: 60,321 | Gross: $0.70M

Not a gay movie all over, but still great.

5. 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: 94,127 | Gross: $9.17M

Great drama.

6. 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: 1,079

Great movie about homophobia!

7. 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: 147,438 | Gross: $31.84M

8. 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: 11,265 | Gross: $1.20M

Coming of age

9. Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 90 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

8.1
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True story of Mary Griffith, gay rights crusader, whose teenage son committed suicide due to her religious intolerance. Based on the book of the same title by Leroy Aarons.

Director: Russell Mulcahy | Stars: Sigourney Weaver, Henry Czerny, Ryan Kelley, Austin Nichols

Votes: 13,251

A christian mother has to cope that her son is gay.

10. 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: 22,129

French movie.

11. 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: 11,975 | Gross: $0.10M

Great coming of age movie from Germany.

12. 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: 15,422 | Gross: $0.82M

Also gay movies can have happy endings :)

13. 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: 8,216 | Gross: $0.06M

Great Swedish comedy.

14. Dream Boy (2008)

R | 88 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Chronicles the relationship between two gay teenagers in the rural south in the late '70s.

Director: James Bolton | Stars: Stephan Bender, Thomas Jay Ryan, Diana Scarwid, Tom Gilroy

Votes: 3,322 | Gross: $0.01M

Nice Drama!

15. Watercolors (2008)

114 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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A story about two classmates - one smart and openly gay and the other school swimming star. They grow as friends and discover their attraction to each other. This story has been told many ... See full summary »

Director: David Oliveras | Stars: Tye Olson, Kyle Clare, Ellie Araiza, Casey Kramer

Votes: 1,307 | Gross: $0.01M

Art!

16. Wild Tigers I Have Known (2006)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama

6.2
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52 Metascore

A lyrical telling of the coming of age of a 13-year-old boy who learns to cope with his newfound sexuality and his unrequited love for the cool kid in school.

Director: Cam Archer | Stars: Malcolm Stumpf, Patrick White, Max Paradise, Fairuza Balk

Votes: 1,902 | Gross: $0.01M

Lyrical!

17. 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: 1,197 | Gross: $0.01M

Really funny.

18. Edge of Seventeen (1998)

Not Rated | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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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.

Director: David Moreton | Stars: Chris Stafford, Tina Holmes, Andersen Gabrych, Stephanie McVay

Votes: 5,037 | Gross: $0.87M

80s pure, but not that good at all :)

19. North Sea Texas (2011)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama, Romance

7.2
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63 Metascore

A teenage boy's search for love finds him fixated on a boy who lives nearby.

Director: Bavo Defurne | Stars: Ben Van den Heuvel, Eva van der Gucht, Thomas Coumans, Katelijne Damen

Votes: 6,711 | Gross: $0.03M