LGBT Faith & Equality Film List

A list of some of the best feature and documentary films exploring LGBT people and religion — including several new releases alongside other widely available films and including a handful of hard to find but significant titles worth seeking out.
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1.
The Wise Kids (2011)
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A vivid, dynamic Southern coming-of-age drama, takes place in the transitional space between high school and college... (95 mins.)
Director: Stephen Cone
 
2.
Love Free or Die (2012 Documentary)
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A documentary on Gene Robinson, the openly gay bishop who set a precedent in New Hampshire state politics, and the battle for LGBT people to receive full acceptance in the faith. (82 mins.)
Director: Macky Alston
 
3.
Angels in America (2003 Mini-Series)
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Playwright Tony Kushner adapts his political epic about the AIDS crisis during the mid-eighties, around a group of separate but connected individuals. (352 mins.)
 
4.
Trembling Before G-d (2001 Documentary)
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A cinematic portrait of various gay Orthodox Jews who struggle to reconcile their faith and their sexual orientation. (94 mins.)
 
5.
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
 
6.
The Secrets (2007)
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In The Secrets, two brilliant young women discover their own voices in a repressive orthodox culture where females are forbidden to sing... (127 mins.)
Director: Avi Nesher
 
7.
For the Bible Tells Me So (2007 Documentary)
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An exploration of the intersection between religion and homosexuality in the U.S. and how the religious right has used its interpretation of the Bible to stigmatize the gay community. (95 mins.)
Director: Daniel Karslake
 
8.
A Jihad for Love (2007 Documentary)
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A documentary on gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims across the Muslim and Western worlds. (81 mins.)
Director: Parvez Sharma
 
9.
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
 
10.
8: The Mormon Proposition (2010 Documentary)
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A scorching indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion & passage of California's Proposition 8 and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against LGBT human rights. (80 mins.)
 
11.
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
 
12.
Saved! (2004)
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When a girl attending a Christian high school becomes pregnant, she finds herself ostracized and demonized, as all of her former friends turn on her. (92 mins.)
Director: Brian Dannelly
 
13.
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)
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A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian. (85 mins.)
Director: Jamie Babbit
 
14.
The Last Year (2002)
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Paul is completing his last year of Bible College but is struggling with some desires that may get him thrown out of school. (107 mins.)
Director: Jeff London
 
15.
Eyes Wide Open (2009)
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A married, Orthodox, Jerusalem butcher and Jewish father of four falls in love with his handsome, 22-year-old male apprentice, triggering the suspicions of his wife and the disapproval of his Orthodox community. (91 mins.)
Director: Haim Tabakman
 
16.
The Seminarian (2010)
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A closeted gay seminarian's struggle in a troubled relationship leads him to question everything he had known about God and love. (101 mins.)
Director: Joshua Lim
 
17.
Priest (1994)
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Father Greg Pilkington (Linus Roache) is torn between his call as a conservative Catholic priest and his secret life as a homosexual with a gay lover... (105 mins.)
Director: Antonia Bird
 
18.
Fish Out of Water (2009 Documentary)
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A documentary that faces down the controversies between homosexuality and religion, examining Bible verses quoted as condemnatory and discussing alternative meanings. (59 mins.)
Director: Ky Dickens
 
19.
Save Me (2007)
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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. (96 mins.)
Director: Robert Cary
 
20.
God Loves Uganda (2013 Documentary)
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An account of the American Evangelicals' attempts to indoctrinate their Christian Right beliefs in Uganda. (83 mins.)
 
21.
Taking a Chance on God (2011 Documentary)
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Taking A Chance On God chronicles the extraordinary life and legacy of 85 year old John McNeill, gay Catholic priest... (54 mins.)
Director: Brendan Fay
 
22.
I Am Gay and Muslim (2012 Documentary)
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This intimate documentary I AM GAY AND MUSLIM follows a number of young Moroccan gay men in their exploration of their religious and sexual identity... (59 mins.)
Director: Chris Belloni
 
23.
Family Fundamentals (2002 Documentary)
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(75 mins.)
Director: Arthur Dong
 
24.
Hineini: Coming Out in a Jewish High School (2005 Documentary)
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Hineini (Hebrew for 'Here I am') chronicles the story of one student's courageous fight to establish... (60 mins.)
Director: Irena Fayngold
 
25.
One Nation Under God (1993 Documentary)
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Focusing on the contemporary religious Right Wing proliferation of curative therapies for homosexuality... (83 mins.)
 
26.
All God's Children (2001 Documentary)
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Prominent religious, intellectual, and political leaders, family members and activists speak out about... (26 mins.)
 
27.
Questioning Faith: Confessions of a Seminarian (2002 Documentary)
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When Macky Alston's fellow seminarian, Alan Smith, died of AIDS, Alston had a crisis of faith that caused him to make this documentary...
Director: Macky Alston
 
28.
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (1989 Mini-Series)
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Jessica's extraordinarily strong will and heart enables her to rebel against her fanatical, cult-like upbringing... (165 mins.)
 
29.
Extramuros (1985)
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(118 mins.)
Director: Miguel Picazo
 
30.
I, the Worst of All (1990)
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A viceroy and an archbishop take their posts in Mexico. A local nun, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz (1651-1695)... (105 mins.)