Great Movies About AIDS

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Philadelphia (1993)
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When a man with AIDS 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. (125 mins.)
Director: Jonathan Demme
 
2.
Longtime Companion (1989)
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The emergence and devastation of the AIDS epidemic is chronicled in the lives of several gay men living during the 1980s. (96 mins.)
Director: Norman René
 
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.
Yesterday (2004)
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After falling ill, Yesterday learns that she is HIV positive. With her husband in denial and young daughter to tend to, Yesterday's one goal is to live long enough to see her child go to school. (90 mins.)
 
5.
Rent (2005)
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This is the film version of the Pulitzer and Tony Award winning musical about Bohemians in the East Village of New York City struggling with life, love and AIDS, and the impacts they have on America. (135 mins.)
Director: Chris Columbus
 
6.
An Englishman in New York (2009)
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The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York. (75 mins.)
Director: Richard Laxton
 
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An Early Frost (1985 TV Movie)
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A young lawyer hasn't told his parents about his homosexuality. Now he must tell them--at a time when the diagnosis was still a death sentence--that he has AIDS. (95 mins.)
Director: John Erman
 
8.
A Mother's Prayer (1995 TV Movie)
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Rosemary Holmstrom is struggling to bring up her son following the death of her husband. When she is diagnosed with AIDS... (94 mins.)
Director: Larry Elikann
 
9.
In America (2002)
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A family of Irish immigrants adjust to life on the mean streets of Hell's Kitchen while also grieving the death of a child. (105 mins.)
Director: Jim Sheridan
 
10.
The Hours (2002)
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The story of how the novel "Mrs. Dalloway" affects three generations of women, all of whom, in one way or another, have had to deal with suicide in their lives. (114 mins.)
Director: Stephen Daldry
 
11.
And the Band Played On (1993 TV Movie)
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The story of the discovery of the AIDS epidemic and the political infighting of the scientific community hampering the early fight with it. (141 mins.)
 
12.
My Brother's Keeper (1995 TV Movie)
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A man and his HIV-positive twin take an insurance company to court over a possibly life-saving bone marrow transplant. (94 mins.)
Director: Glenn Jordan
 
13.
Life Support (2007 TV Movie)
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The true-life story of a mother who overcame an addiction to crack and became a positive role model and an AIDS activist in the black community. (87 mins.)
Director: Nelson George
 
14.
Roomates (1994 TV Movie)
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The story of a macho straight and a well-educated gay man who have to share an apartment at a half-way house for aids-patients... (100 mins.)
Director: Alan Metzger
 
15.
The Ryan White Story (1989 TV Movie)
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The story of Ryan White, a 13-year-old haemophiliac who contracted AIDS from factor VIII, which was used to control this disorder. (105 mins.)
Director: John Herzfeld
 
16.
Dallas Buyers Club (2013)
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In 1985 Dallas, electrician and hustler Ron Woodroof works around the system to help AIDS patients get the medication they need after he is diagnosed with the disease. (117 mins.)
 
17.
My Own Country (1998 TV Movie)
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"My Own Country" tells the story of an East Indian doctor who settles in Johnson City, Tennessee. The doctor's name is Abraham Verghese... (95 mins.)
Director: Mira Nair