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1. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.5
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86 Metascore

The story of two coalitions -- ACT UP and TAG (Treatment Action Group) -- whose activism and innovation turned AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Writers: David France, Todd Woody Richman, Tyler H. Walk | Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

2. The Man I Love (1997 TV Movie)

91 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

7.5
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This is a combination coming out and first love story. The swimmer and diver Lucard is interested in attractive Martin. The film follows the characters' coming out with all its difficulties... See full summary »

Writer: Stéphane Giusti | Director: Stéphane Giusti | Stars: Jean-Michel Portal, Marcial Di Fonzo Bo, Mathilde Seigner, Vittoria Scognamiglio

3. We Were Here (I) (2011)

90 min | Documentary

7.9
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94 Metascore

A deep and reflective look at the arrival and impact of AIDS in San Francisco and how individuals rose to the occasion during the first years of this unimaginable crisis.

Directors: David Weissman, Bill Weber | Stars: Ed Wolf, Paul Boneberg, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark

4. Born in 68 (2008)

173 min | Drama

6.5
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Two young lovers change their lives drastically after the 1968 revolt, leading to choices that move them in different directions.

Writers: Catherine Corsini, Olivier Ducastel, Guillaume Le Touze, Jacques Martineau | Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Laetitia Casta, Yannick Renier, Yann Trégouët, Christine Citti

5. Making the Boys (2011)

Unrated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.5
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71 Metascore

On the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gay Rights Movement, the film explores the drama, struggle and enduring legacy of the first-ever gay play and subsequent Hollywood movie to ... See full summary »

Director: Crayton Robey | Stars: Edward Albee, Joe Allen, Matt Baney, David Carter

6. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

7.9
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The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.

Director: Jeffrey Schwarz | Stars: Phyllis Antonellis, Richard Barrios, Richard Berkowitz, Lenny Bloom

7. Jeanne and the Perfect Guy (1998)

105 min | Drama, Musical, Romance

6.6
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Jeanne has an appetite for love that can never be satisfied. Lovers at every corner of her life she is still in search of that "one". When a impromptu tryst on the subway with Olivier gives... See full summary »

Writers: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Directors: Olivier Ducastel, Jacques Martineau | Stars: Virginie Ledoyen, Mathieu Demy, Jacques Bonnaffé, Valérie Bonneton

8. Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt (1989)

79 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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A collection of profiles of people dead from AIDS who are remembered in the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

Writers: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman, Cindy Ruskin | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Sara Lewinstein, David Mandell, Suzi Mandell, Sallie Perryman

9. The Battle of Amfar (2013)

40 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

7.0
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When AIDS struck in the early 1980s, a scientist and a movie star did not have to respond - but they did. Dr. Mathilde Krim and Elizabeth Taylor joined forces to create amfAR, the ... See full summary »

Writer: Sharon Wood | Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Woody Allen, Aileen Getty, Rock Hudson, Ted Kennedy

10. Stop the Church (1991)

24 min | Short

7.1
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Cinema Verite documentary of ACT UP New York's and WHAM!'s December 10, 1989 action at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City.

Director: Robert Hilferty

11. Before You Go (1995)

55 min | Documentary

8.1
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Director: Nicole Betancourt | Stars: Jeanne Betancourt, Nicole Betancourt

12. I Am Alive Today: History of an AIDS Drug (2002)

55 min | Documentary

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The history of AZT - the first anti-HIV drug - is about fighting fate: the fate of a deadly disease, and the fate of economic inequalities. It is a scientific, legal, and human adventure ... See full summary »

Writers: Vincent Detours, Dominique Henry | Directors: Vincent Detours, Dominique Henry