The best gay movies

The best of the best when it comes to gay interest movies.

One of my three gay movie lists. Please also check out 'Good Gay Movies' and also 'The Worst Gay Movies'
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1.
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
“ This film is positively magical, such a fabulous story line. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
2.
Were the World Mine (2008)
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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. (95 mins.)
Director: Tom Gustafson
“ Such a beautiful film with a stunning soundtrack to go along with it. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
3.
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
“ Could this be any more perfect as a film, it just makes your heart sing and your stomach flip. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
4.
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.)
“ I cant help but 'Nawwww' when ever I watch this film, its so feel good. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
5.
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
“ The first gay film I actually ever watched was this one, it sparked a major interest for me in gay films, I love it its just so wonderful. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
6.
The Trip (2002)
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When 19-year-old gay-rights activist Tommy and 24-year-old Alan first meet in 1973, they find themselves on the opposite sides of the political coin... (95 mins.)
Director: Miles Swain
“ So wonderful, and such a sweet and lovely story line. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
7.
Red Dirt (2000)
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Red Dirt offers the story of a young man's search to belong in this sublime expression of love and reconciliation... (110 mins.)
Director: Tag Purvis
“ Oh I just love this one so much, its really hard to come by but so worth the hunt! ” - Lv_lover_01
 
8.
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
“ Such a great film, doesn't even have to be a gay interest film but something that is just enjoyable. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
9.
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
“ So wonderful and touching, one of the very few gay movies that hit the mainstream and still remain a huge success. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
10.
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
“ Great film , wonderful story, another one of those gay films that makes it in the mainstream. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
11.
Prayers for Bobby (2009 TV Movie)
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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. (90 mins.)
Director: Russell Mulcahy
“ The only thing I dont love about this film is that it was sadly a true story, other than that it is 100% perfect. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
12.
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
“ An amazing film with amazing performances all round , really enjoyable. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
13.
Soldier's Girl (2003 TV Movie)
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The true story of the price a young soldier paid for falling in love with a transsexual night-club performer. (112 mins.)
Director: Frank Pierson
“ so sad but so wonderfully touching, a brilliant film all round ” - Lv_lover_01
 
14.
The War Boys (2009)
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Three young vigilantes huddle on la linea ready to chase illegals back across the border into Mexico... but they soon learn that there are borderlines deep within each one of them that each of them has to cross. (93 mins.)
Director: Ron Daniels
“ So wonderful and so brilliant an amazing watch ” - Lv_lover_01
 
15.
Longhorns (2011)
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Back in 1982, a Texas University student who was curious about the male sex fantasies he had been having, decides he needs to hook up with an out gay student on campus. (75 mins.)
Director: David Lewis
“ a really great gay film, really cute story that isint one of the run of the mill ones, it follows the same classic 'gay flick' structure but manages to put its own spin on it and create its own feeling! very good! ” - Lv_lover_01
 
16.
I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010 Short Film)
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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
“ Although its only a short, its so beautiful and so well done, its very cute and just is executed so wonderfully well worth the watch, you should be able to find it in full on youtube ” - Lv_lover_01
 
17.
Patrik, Age 1.5 (2008)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
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
“ this film is so good its hard to put into words, its very cute and makes you feel all smiley, really touching storyline, really great cast, really well done ” - Lv_lover_01
 
18.
The Falls (2012)
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The Falls is a feature film about two missionaries that fall in love while on their mission. RJ travels... (91 mins.)
Director: Jon Garcia
“ a film that has immediately become a classic LGBT masterpiece, such a beautiful film so beautifully made, amazing cast and although i never thought i would think this of another Mormon LGBT film after latter days such a great great story line so worth the watch. Also watch out folks this one is coming back with a sequel. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
19.
I Want Your Love (2010 Short Film)
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Two best friends playfully negotiate their way toward having sex together for the first time. It's a familiar scenario that most gay men can relate to, and one not as uncomplicated as these two friends would prefer. (14 mins.)
Director: Travis Mathews
“ beautiful and sexually charged amazing, sad how there was only one scene like it in the full film ” - Lv_lover_01
 
20.
Any Day Now (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  
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. (98 mins.)
Director: Travis Fine
“ oh my god, this is such an amazing film, its sad dont get me wrong and i dont normally like films that dont have a happy ending , but this film was beautiful and perfectly cast and just amazing everyone should watch it and it brings your level of awareness to a whole new point ” - Lv_lover_01
 
21.
Thirteen or So Minutes (2008 Short Film)
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Lawrence Jefferies and Hugh Greerey have just met. They both have had girlfriends in the past...they're both straight. Thirteen or so minutes later, however, something's happened and things have changed. (14 mins.)
“ Such a perfect short its so amazing! well worth the watch! ” - Lv_lover_01
 
22.
The Language of Love (2013 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
"The aim was to pick up chicks by sounding like a Frenchman. Hasn't really worked out yet." Charlie's a mess... (10 mins.)
Director: Laura Scrivano
Stars: Kim Ho
“ Such a beautiful short, astounding that the young man that stars in it also wrote the original inspiration for a high school writing contest. A real pleasure to watch ” - Lv_lover_01
 
23.
Morgan (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
A paralyzed gay bicycle racer risks home, relationships and personal health to reenter the fray as a paraplegic racer. (89 mins.)
Director: Michael Akers
“ Oh my god, i am so in love with this film! I have seen a lot of gay cinema and very few come close to equaling or surpassing this film (if they do they will be on this list too) beautifully done such an instant classic ” - Lv_lover_01
 
24.
Monster Pies (2013)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Mike has felt alienated and alone for as long as he can remember, until a new boy arrives at his school - awakening feelings and a world of possibilities he'd never before dared to dream of. (85 mins.)
Director: Lee Galea
“ Ok im going to say straight up that the film has that low budget look but i have to say that i didnt care and you certainly wont either. Such a beautifully amazing (australian) film that was perfect, the use of music was amazing and the alignment between the story and the project within the story was beautiful. i have to say i cried all over the place it was wonderful. really recommend ” - Lv_lover_01
 
25.
Cloudburst (2011)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.0/10 X  
A lesbian couple escape from their nursing home and head up to Canada to get married. Along the way, they pick up a young, male hitchhiker. (93 mins.)
Director: Thom Fitzgerald
“ A really great film, lovely to see some ladies taking centre stage. A great story totally well done, a film all round. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
26.
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
“ Granted a film that won't be for everyone as it takes some real patience to sit through but that patience is rewarded. This quiet beauty doesn't need to fill the spaces in between with overworked acting or the dramas you might find elsewhere, instead you have a film stripped to its bare bones. Outstanding performances from the lead actors that sometimes needn't even speak to deliver their message and a story as calm as it is somehow powerful. Breaking all preconceived notions of what a LGBT film must be, Plan B opens your mind to a different way if seeing things that I'm sure you'll love. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
27.
Hawaii (2013)
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Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship. (102 mins.)
Director: Marco Berger
“ Does magic exist? The answer is yes and somehow MARCO BURGER has found some and is enclosing it into his films for our viewing pleasure.

He follows up Plan B in his own signature style, when watching his films it is best to abandon all you think you know and allow yourself to fully be hypnotised by what is happening onscreen. His films break the molds and he constantly takes what we expect of LGBT cinema and redefines it into something genuine, something of his own creation, something that I have only ever seen exist at his hand.

A outstanding film full of subtext and perfect silences. The pauses and glances create a dialogue of their very own. A film that doesn't just mindlessly entertain you but transports you and allows you to experience the story that has been carefully and perfectly created.

Now we must wait and hope that we can again be blessed (and spoilt) by another piece of this mans extraordinary genius in what will no doubt be another triumph as we watch him go from strength to strength. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
28.
Speechless (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.0/10 X  
A guy is found by the police swimming naked. He can't, or refuses to, speak and is sent to a hospital... (92 mins.)
Director: Simon Chung
“ The trailer for this film gave me an optimistic feeling about the film to come, however the beginning of the film left me expecting to be thoroughly disappointed! However by the films end i was so pleased i had stuck with it, it proved to be an exceptional film and an amazing mystery/drama one of the only gay mysteries i can claim to have seen it was refreshing to see LGBT cinema represented in another genre! Everyone should give it a watch its worth sticking it out! ” - Lv_lover_01
 
29.
Kinky Boots (2005)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
A drag queen comes to the rescue of a man who, after inheriting his father's shoe factory, needs to diversify his product if he wants to keep the business afloat. (107 mins.)
Director: Julian Jarrold
“ Although not entirely in place on this list i felt that i couldn't leave the film out as it was just so damn spectacular! A timeless tale very much remnant of the amazing Get Real (1998) it is physically impossible for this film not to bring you joy. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
30.
Teens Like Phil (2012 Short Film)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  
Inspired by the alarming increase in real-life tragedies involving high school bullying and suicide, Teens Like Phil tells the story of a gay teen, Phil, and his former friend, Adam, who brutally bullies him. (20 mins.)
“ Not since Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (2010) have I come across a short this fabulous, truly stunning with a touching and extremely important story line, especially in this day and age. Completed all within 20 minutes - remarkable.

Also available in full on Youtube HERE ” - Lv_lover_01
 
31.
The Way He Looks (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
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. (96 mins.)
Director: Daniel Ribeiro
“ I'm not going to say that the full length feature is better than the short because that would be wrong of me. Although obviously inspired and adapted from the short both are absolutely stunning pieces if cinema that need to be equally appreciated. I will say however that the full length feature does the short justice. Watching the film I was beyond nervous that they would screw it up somehow, in a 90 minute film they would have endless opportunities to let down the short and forever soil it in my mind. In the end there was no need for nerves because we were in safe familiar hands.

The film itself was an instant hit, stunningly beautiful and remarkably funny without becoming a comedy. I cannot stress how perfectly it was adapted and how much it was worth the wait. Now would a sequel that was just as perfect be too much to ask?

Also if you aren't familiar with the short Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho I would recommend it to all, it is available in full on youtube HERE ” - Lv_lover_01
 
32.
Holding the Man (2015)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  
Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team... (127 mins.)
Director: Neil Armfield
“ A fantastic Australian LGBT film, an adaption of a book by the same name. It was a great representation of the Australian journey through the AIDS epidemic. Told with some great acting (and cute actors). It has been a well received hit. ” - Lv_lover_01
 
33.
The Fosters (2013 TV Series)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.0/10 X  
Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive, and foster children. (60 mins.)
“ Could this show BE any more perfect?! The answer is a simple NO.

First we have amazing characters. Then they had to go and find actual amazing actors to portray them. Then as if they hadn't done enough they gave us great storylines. Then they gave us brilliant soundtracks. I mean seriously what on earth did we do to deserve this brilliance. I have no idea and I'm not going to question it. I am just going to enjoy every morsel. ” - Lv_lover_01