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1. The Wire (2002–2008)

TV-MA | 59 min | Crime, Drama, Thriller

9.4
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Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers and law enforcement.

Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 200,653

2. The Fosters (2013– )

60 min | Drama, Romance

8.0
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Teenager Callie Jacob is placed in a foster home with a lesbian couple and their blend of biological, adoptive and foster children.

Stars: Teri Polo, Sherri Saum, Maia Mitchell, David Lambert

Votes: 17,569

3. The L Word (2004–2009)

TV-MA | 50 min | Drama, Romance

7.6
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Follows the lives and loves of a small, close-knit group of lesbians living in Los Angeles as well as the friends and family members that either support or loathe them.

Stars: Jennifer Beals, Leisha Hailey, Laurel Holloman, Mia Kirshner

Votes: 20,133

4. Precious (II) (2009)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.3
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79 Metascore

In New York City's Harlem circa 1987, an overweight, abused, illiterate teen who is pregnant with her second child is invited to enroll in an alternative school in hopes that her life can head in a new direction.

Director: Lee Daniels | Stars: Gabourey Sidibe, Mo'Nique, Paula Patton, Mariah Carey

Votes: 89,569 | Gross: $47.54M

5. Pariah (I) (2011)

R | 86 min | Drama

7.2
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79 Metascore

A Brooklyn teenager juggles conflicting identities and risks friendship, heartbreak, and family in a desperate search for sexual expression.

Director: Dee Rees | Stars: Adepero Oduye, Kim Wayans, Aasha Davis, Pernell Walker

Votes: 4,297 | Gross: $0.76M

6. The Skinny (I) (2012)

103 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.4
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Director Patrik-Ian Polk provides exciting character developments, brilliant cinematography and life lessons for all, particularly for black LGBT members. Cameo appearances of key actors of the Noah Arc series are visual delights.

Director: Patrik-Ian Polk | Stars: Jussie Smollett, Blake Young-Fountain, Anthony Burrell, Shanika Warren-Markland

Votes: 473

7. Girl Play (2004)

Not Rated | 80 min | Comedy

4.7
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37 Metascore

Two real-life lesbian actresses meet by chance when they are cast as lovers in a local stage play, and end up actually falling in love.

Director: Lee Friedlander | Stars: Robin Greenspan, Lacie Harmon, Mink Stole, Dom DeLuise

Votes: 677

8. The Mostly Unfabulous Social Life of Ethan Green (2005)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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38 Metascore

A young gay man tries to balance his career as a personal assistant while searching for love.

Director: George Bamber | Stars: Daniel Letterle, Diego Serrano, Meredith Baxter, Shanola Hampton

Votes: 1,806 | Gross: $0.15M

9. The Out List (2013)

60 min | Documentary

7.4
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A documentary about being among the LGBT community in modern society, told through interviews with LGBT celebrities and community leaders.

Director: Timothy Greenfield-Sanders | Stars: Dustin Lance Black, R. Clarke Cooper, Wade Davis, Ellen DeGeneres

Votes: 461

10. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)

Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance

7.9
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Daniel G. Karslake | Stars: Imogene Robinson, Victor Robinson, Gene Robinson, Isabella 'Boo' McDaniel

Votes: 4,069 | Gross: $0.31M

11. Defying Gravity (1997)

92 min | Drama, Romance, Sport

6.7
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45 Metascore

Griff wants to maintain just a superficial relationship with his all-gay boyfriend, who gets seriously wounded in a gay bashing.

Director: John Keitel | Stars: Daniel Chilson, Niklaus Lange, Don Handfield, Linna Carter

Votes: 1,449

12. Finding Mr. Wright (2011)

101 min | Comedy, Romance

4.5
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When an ambitious, serious-minded talent manager is forced to attend a wilderness therapy retreat weekend to save his disastrous, Hollywood-starlet client's career, he has no clue he is ... See full summary »

Director: Nancy Criss | Stars: Matthew Montgomery, Rebekah Kochan, David Shae, Jason Stuart

Votes: 190

13. The New Black (2013)

80 min | Documentary, Drama, News

6.9
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68 Metascore

The New Black is a documentary that tells the story of how the African-American community is grappling with the gay rights issue in light of the recent gay marriage movement and the fight ... See full summary »

Director: Yoruba Richen

Votes: 70

14. Word Is Out (1977)

124 min | Documentary

8.2
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More than two dozen men and women of various backgrounds, ages, and races talk to the camera about being gay. Their stories are arranged in loose chronology: early years, fitting in (which ... See full summary »

Directors: Nancy Adair, Andrew Brown, Rob Epstein | Stars: Pat Bond, John Burnside, Sally M. Gearhart, Elsa Gidlow

Votes: 269

15. Mom's Apple Pie: The Heart of the Lesbian Mothers' Custody Movement (2006)

61 min | Documentary

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Directors: Jody Laine, Shan Ottey, Shad Reinstein

16. Our House: A Very Real Documentary About Kids of Gay & Lesbian Parents (2000)

57 min | Documentary

7.2
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This film is a frank examination of the diverse experiences of children of gay and lesbian parents. The documentary profiles sixteen sons and daughters between the ages of four and ... See full summary »

Director: Meema Spadola | Star: Ry Russo-Young

Votes: 34

17. My Mama Said Yo Mama's a Dyke (2010)

80 min | Comedy

6.2
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MY MAMA SAID YO MAMA'S A DYKE is an urban "mockumentary" tale about a group of teens who become fed up with their lesbian moms so they decide to enlist them into this uncanny camp that ... See full synopsis »

Director: Coquie Hughes | Stars: Izerrick Aigbokhan, Marisa Baldwin-Woodhouse, Alicia Beal, Jalen Beal

Votes: 9

18. Thank God I'm a Lesbian (1992)

59 min | Documentary

6.4
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Directors: Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert | Stars: Dionne Brand, Nicole Brossard, Dominique Cardona, Laurie Colbert

Votes: 33

19. The D Word (2005)

61 min | Comedy

6.5
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The D Word is a NYC parody of that 'other' Sapphic series. It follows a group of young queer friends and family as they stumble through work and sex lives with tongue placed firmly in cheek and other interesting bodily orifices.

Directors: Noelle Brower, Maggie Burkle, Cherien Dabis | Stars: Stephen Alexander, Tony Arnaud, Michele Balan, Evy Bjorn

Votes: 24

20. Legalize Gay (2011)

62 min | Documentary

6.1
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A new generation of activists takes up the campaign for gay and lesbian equality.

Director: Christopher Hines | Stars: Robin Brand, Claire Buffie, Ben Cohen, Beverly Guy-Sheftall

Votes: 10

21. Out in America (2011 TV Movie)

Unrated | Documentary

7.3
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Director: Andrew Goldberg | Stars: Ebone Bell, Ruth Berman, Dana Beyer, Kate Clinton

Votes: 6

22. Choosing Children (1985)

45 min | Documentary

7.5
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An emotionally powerful documentary that challenges society's definitions of family by exploring the ways lesbians are becoming parents and how they are raising their children.

Directors: Debra Chasnoff, Kim Klausner, Margaret Lazarus

Votes: 8

23. Greetings from Out Here (1993)

60 min | Documentary

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Interview with southern gays and lesbians highlight the issues surrounding being "Out" in the south as well as the impact of AIDS on the rural south.

Director: Ellen Spiro

24. She Wasn't Last Night (2009)

88 min | Drama

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Beautiful activist Shantel Crockett is slammed by drama as her relationship with Reyna, 10 years her junior, begins to crumble. Young Reyna's dance career goes nowhere, because she can't ... See full summary »

Director: Darice Jones | Stars: Dalila Ali Rajah, Anissa Primus Alston, Janae Brumby, Rachel Mays

25. If She Grows Up Gay (1983)

23 min | Short

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A blue collar African American mother talks about her pregnancy and raising her daughter with her lesbian lover.

Director: Karen Sloe Goodman

26. The Devotion Project: Foremost in my Mind (2013)

10 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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The Devotion Project is a series of short documentary portraits celebrating LGBTQ love. Gail Marquis, an Olympic medalist (Montreal '76), met Audrey Smaltz when she was 43 and Smaltz, a ... See full summary »

Director: Tony Osso | Star: Ivana Radetich

27. Losing Ground: The New Face of Homelessness (2007 TV Short)

25 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary that follows three homeless youth in New York City.

Director: Steve Goodman | Stars: Jenny Lynn Adame, Raquel Hill

28. Cold Case (2003–2010)
Episode: Best Friends (2005)

TV-14 | 60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

8.9
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An old truck is found in a river with human remains inside, leading the team to re-open the case of a girl who disappeared in 1932. When the girl's former best friend is interviewed, questions arise: just best friends, or forbidden love?

Director: Mark Pellington | Stars: Kathryn Morris, Danny Pino, John Finn, Jeremy Ratchford

Votes: 267

29. The Soul Man (2012–2016)
Episode: Bride and Prejudice (2013)

TV-PG | 23 min | Comedy

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When Boyce and Stamps discover Barton has a secret crush, they take it upon themselves to get their dad out of the house and back on the dance floor.

Directors: Leonard R. Garner Jr., Shelley Jensen | Stars: Cedric the Entertainer, Niecy Nash, Wesley Jonathan, John Beasley

30. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015–2016)
Episode: Cool for the Summer (2016)

TV-MA | 23 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Flash steps up his game following Gigi's recent experience and Noah and Bam try to get Rehab to support "Feast."

Director: Jim Serpico | Stars: Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix

Votes: 82

31. The ACLU Freedom Files (2005– )
Episode: Freedom to Marry: Same-Sex Couples (2007)

Documentary

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"Freedom to Marry" features three couples who are part of a lawsuit in Maryland seeking to overturn state law that bars same-sex couples from marriage. Despite being in committed ... See full summary »

Director: Yolanda Cruz

32. Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015–2016)
Episode: Rebel Rebel (2016)

TV-MA | 22 min | Comedy, Music

8.3
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Ava urges Gigi to try anything and everything while she is still young; a big time Broadway producer makes Rehab an offer.

Director: Michael Blieden | Stars: Denis Leary, John Corbett, Elizabeth Gillies, Elaine Hendrix

Votes: 89