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1. The Normal Heart (2014 TV Movie)

TV-MA | 132 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.9
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A gay activist attempts to raise HIV/AIDS awareness during the early 1980s.

Director: Ryan Murphy | Stars: Mark Ruffalo, Jonathan Groff, Frank De Julio, William DeMeritt

Votes: 25,920

2. Pride (I) (2014)

R | 119 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

7.8
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79 Metascore

U.K. gay activists work to help miners during their lengthy strike of the National Union of Mineworkers in the summer of 1984.

Director: Matthew Warchus | Stars: Bill Nighy, Imelda Staunton, Dominic West, Paddy Considine

Votes: 35,946

3. Milk (I) (2008)

R | 128 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.6
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84 Metascore

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.

Director: Gus Van Sant | Stars: Sean Penn, Josh Brolin, Emile Hirsch, Diego Luna

Votes: 137,692 | Gross: $31.84M

4. Religulous (2008)

R | 101 min | Documentary, Comedy, War

7.7
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56 Metascore

Bill Maher's take on the current state of world religion.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Bill Maher, Tal Bachman, Jonathan Boulden, Steve Burg

Votes: 52,582 | Gross: $13.00M

5. The Laramie Project (2002 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 97 min | Drama, Crime

7.3
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The true story of an American town in the wake of the murder of Matthew Shepard.

Director: Moisés Kaufman | Stars: Christina Ricci, Steve Buscemi, Kathleen Chalfant, Laura Linney

Votes: 5,515

6. How to Survive a Plague (2012)

Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News

7.6
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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.

Director: David France | Stars: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Bob Rafsky

Votes: 2,948 | Gross: $0.12M

7. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.8
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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

Votes: 338 | Gross: $0.03M

8. To Be Takei (2014)

94 min | Documentary, Biography

6.9
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66 Metascore

A look at the many roles played by eclectic 77-year-old actor/activist George Takei, whose wit, humor and grace have helped him to become an internationally beloved figure and Internet phenomenon with 7-million Facebook fans and counting.

Director: Jennifer M. Kroot | Stars: George Takei, Brad Takei, Walter Koenig, William Shatner

Votes: 1,272 | Gross: $0.05M

9. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

8.3
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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

Votes: 387

10. Gaze (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

7.0
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An exploration of twenty artists and their bodies of work.

Director: Matt Riddlehoover | Stars: Derrick Barry, Ryan Basham, Rob Beyond, Adam Bouska

Votes: 221

11. Queer FT 2 (2005)

75 min | Fantasy, Adult

5.9
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Directors: Laurence Chanfro, Mino D.C., Joao Da Silva, Louis Dupont, Jérôme Marichy, Gérald Marix, Nexus, Érik Rémès | Stars: Gérald Marix, Érik Rémès, Jean-Marc S.

Votes: 23

12. Man of the Year (1995)

86 min | Comedy, Romance

6.1
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Mockumentary look at Playgirl Magazine centerfold and 1992 Man of the Year, Dirk Shafer, who kept it a secret from the magazine that he is gay. Most of the film is a fictionalized retelling... See full summary »

Director: Dirk Shafer | Stars: Vivian Paxton, Claudette Sutherland, Michael Ornstein, Cal Bartlett

Votes: 299

13. After Stonewall (1999)

87 min | Documentary, History

7.4
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Documentary/Historical retrospective of the Gay Rights movement from the 1969 Stonewall riots to the present.

Director: John Scagliotti | Stars: Anita Bryant, Melissa Etheridge, Barney Frank, Jewelle Gomez

Votes: 298

14. Cowboy Forever (2006)

Not Rated | 27 min | Short, Drama, Romance

5.0
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Fictionalized from a true story, this docu-drama takes us on a journey through Brazil's Mato Grosso do Sul and into the lives of Brazilian gauchos. Beautifully shot landscapes form the ... See full summary »

Director: Jean Baptiste Erreca | Stars: Govinda Machado de Figueiredo, Jones Carlos Fialho de Araújo, Ronald Rosa, Patativa Flower

Votes: 233

15. Call Me Kuchu (2012)

87 min | Documentary, Drama

7.6
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80 Metascore

In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. David Kato - Uganda's first openly gay man - and his fellow activists work against the clock to defeat the ... See full summary »

Directors: Katherine Fairfax Wright, Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Stars: David Kato, Christopher Senyonjo

Votes: 632 | Gross: $0.01M

16. Green Room (2005)

6 min | Short

8.5
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Director: Matt Palazzolo | Stars: Matt Palazzolo, Jenny Poos, Blair Darnell, Trevor Ahrendt

Votes: 12

17. The Universe of Keith Haring (2008)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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61 Metascore

A portrait of New York artist Keith Haring.

Director: Christina Clausen | Stars: Fab 5 Freddy, Jeffrey Deitch, Julia Gruen, Kim Hastreiter

Votes: 283

18. Sex Positive (2008)

R | 75 min | Documentary

6.7
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65 Metascore

Explores the life of Richard Berkowitz, a revolutionary gay S&M sex worker turned AIDS activist in the 1980s, whose incomparable contribution to the invention of safe sex has has never been aptly credited.

Director: Daryl Wein | Stars: Don Adler, Richard Berkowitz, Susan Brown, Demetre Daskalakis

Votes: 163 | Gross: $0.01M

19. Execution of Justice (1999 TV Movie)

R | 98 min | Crime, Drama

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The story of an assassin who killed a mayor in the 1970's in what was known as the "Twinkie Defense".

Director: Leon Ichaso | Stars: Tim Daly, Peter Coyote, Khalil Kain, Tyne Daly

Votes: 205

20. Accidental Activist (2013)

58 min | Drama

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Ted and Lynn Murphy lead a simple suburban life. They have three wonderful children, their own small business, and good relationships with friends and neighbors. But that life is turned ... See full summary »

Director: Duane James Barnhart | Stars: Larry Bukovey, Kristin Wollett, David Mackey, Hannah Malone

Votes: 22

21. In the Life (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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Stars: Harvey Fierstein, Katherine Linton, Michael Billy, Bill Brochtrup

Votes: 32

22. Tying the Knot (2004)

Unrated | 81 min | Documentary, History, Romance

7.6
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65 Metascore

A look at the debate over same sex marriage in the USA. The reasons behind it are illustrated with real life couples that have run afoul of current laws despite varying levels of planning. ... See full summary »

Director: Jim de Sève | Stars: Bob Barr, Mary Bonauto, Brian Brown, Martin Bubbly

Votes: 264 | Gross: $0.04M

23. Ma saison super 8 (2005)

Unrated | 74 min

4.9
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Paris, 1968. After a failed attempt to gain national acceptance for gay rights, Marc finds himself lost, dealing with the joys and agonies of being gay during a time when homosexuals had no place in society. That is until he meets Andre.

Director: Alessandro Avellis | Stars: Axel Philippon, Célia Pilastre, Roman Girelli, Antoine Mory

Votes: 89

24. Fagbug (2009)

83 min | Documentary, Adventure, Drama

6.8
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On the 11th Annual National Day of Silence, Erin Davies was victim to a hate crime in Albany, New York. Because of sporting a rainbow sticker on her VW Beetle, Erin's car was vandalized, ... See full summary »

Director: Erin Davies | Stars: Erin Davies, The Fagbug

Votes: 114

25. Urinal (1989)

100 min | Drama

6.8
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A mystery man brings together a group of dead, gay artists to investigate a police response to the dilema of wash-room sex in Toronto. The artists have seven days in which to report on the ... See full summary »

Director: John Greyson | Stars: Paul Bettis, Pauline Carey, Keltie Creed, Lance Eng

Votes: 52

26. 3 Guys, 1 Girl, 2 Weddings (2004 TV Movie)

90 min | Comedy, Romance

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Romance meets farce against the backdrop of a quiet campaign to legalize gay marriage. Laurent loves his roommate Dan, who's straight and a playboy. Laurent can't bring himself to tell Dan,... See full summary »

Director: Stéphane Clavier | Stars: Olivier Sitruk, Julie Gayet, Arnaud Giovaninetti, Anne Azoulay

Votes: 171

27. Suddenly, Last Winter (2008)

85 min | Documentary

7.3
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A couple engage in discussions with people on the street, politicians and religious leaders about the discrimination against gays and lesbians in Italy.

Directors: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi | Stars: Gustav Hofer, Luca Ragazzi, Frank Dabell, Veronica Pivetti

Votes: 181

28. Maple Palm (2006)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

1.6
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A lesbian couple of fifteen years lives with the secret that one is an illegal immigrant. With no legal way to protect their relationship, the couple lives in fear of deportation. After an ... See full summary »

Director: Ralph Torjan | Stars: Deborah Stewart, Taymour Ghazi, Andrea Carvajal, Robert J. Feldman

Votes: 302

29. Pride Divide (1997)

57 min | Documentary, History

7.2
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An exploration of how gay men and women have united against global homophobia, and at the same time have been divided over issues of sexism.

Director: Paris Poirier | Stars: Joan Jett Black, Kate Clinton, Martin Duberman, Simon LeVay

Votes: 25

30. The Books of John (2007 Video)

89 min | Drama

5.1
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"The Books Of John" is a movie that follows the lives of three different people, Frank McLean, Will and Caryn. Frank finds himself alone after losing his longtime partner suddenly and ... See full summary »

Directors: David A. Schweiger, L.W. Smith | Stars: Forrest Bankston, Jeff Batton, Peggy Brown, Brooke Creef

Votes: 83

31. Hazman havarod (2009)

72 min | Documentary, Romance

6.7
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In 1985, there were three gays who were out of the closet in Israel. By 1998, there were 3,000. In this short, intensive and dramatic period, Israel came out of the closet in one of the ... See full summary »

Director: Yair Qedar | Stars: Michal Eden, Ellyot, Uzi Even, Yossi Even-Kama

Votes: 15

32. Sad to Be Gay (2005 TV Movie)

50 min | Documentary

5.7
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Documentary following David Akinsanya as he attends a controversial treatment center in America that promises 'freedom from homosexuality through the power of Jesus Christ'. David has been ... See full summary »

Director: Kathryn Park | Stars: David Akinsanya, Wayne Besen, Danny Cosby, Haden Davis

Votes: 19

33. No Secret Anymore: The Times of Del Martin & Phyllis Lyon (2003)

57 min | Documentary, Biography

9.2
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No Secret Anymore shows Del and Phyllis creating coalitions that took on the prevailing belief that lesbians were illegal, immoral and sick. Phyllis and Del did the groundbreaking work on ... See full summary »

Director: Joan E. Biren | Stars: Kate Clinton, Phyllis Lyon, Del Martin

Votes: 8

34. König des Comics (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

6.9
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Ralf König, one of the most successful German cartoonists, became famous with his comic book "The Most Desired Man," which was made into a film in starring Til Schweiger back in 1994. ... See full summary »

Director: Rosa von Praunheim | Stars: Ralf König, Oliver Dressnandt, Olaf Gabriel, René Krummenacher

Votes: 57

35. Queer China, 'Comrade' China (2009)

118 min | Documentary

7.1
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This documentary reviews and summarizes the development of homosexuality as an issue in the past three decades in China. We interviewed thirty prominent figures in the gay community, who ... See full summary »

Director: Zi'en Cui

Votes: 29

36. Equality U (2008)

90 min | Documentary

7.6
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EQUALITY U is a feature-length documentary following 34 young activists on the Soulforce Equality Ride. At some stops they're welcomed with open arms, at others they're arrested for ... See full summary »

Director: Dave O'Brien

Votes: 41

37. Ask Not (2008)

73 min | Documentary, War

7.4
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A film that reveals the personal stories of Americans willing to risk their lives for a country that criminalizes the act of coming out. Current and veteran gay soldiers reveal how "don't ... See full summary »

Director: Johnny Symons

Votes: 52

38. Framed Youth: The Revenge of the Teenage Perverts (1983)

50 min | Documentary

7.4
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Gay and lesbian teenagers interview straight people on the streets of London about their views on homosexuality.

Directors: Trill Burton, Jeff Cole, Rose Collis, Nicola Field, Toby Kettle, Pom Martin, Jimmy Somerville

Votes: 7

39. Citizen Nawi (2007)

80 min | Documentary

7.6
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Citizen Nawi documents the tumultuous life of one of the most fascinating men in the Israeli left - Ezra Nawi - a plumber by trade and a political activist who fights for Palestinians' ... See full summary »

Director: Nissim Mossek

Votes: 11

40. The Broadcast Tapes of Dr. Peter (1993)

60 min | Documentary, Biography

7.7
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An intimate, first-person story documenting the last two years in the life of a young doctor with AIDS.

Director: David Paperny | Star: Peter Jepson-Young

Votes: 20

41. Kristuksen morsian (2014 TV Movie)

84 min

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Director: Kari Paljakka | Stars: Iida Kuningas, Niina Koponen, Miitta Sorvali, Hanna Raiskinmäki

Votes: 34

42. La marche gaie (1980)

15 min | Short, Documentary

7.2
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Director: Lionel Soukaz | Stars: Allen Ginsberg, Guy Hocquenghem

Votes: 9

43. A Union in Wait (2001)

45 min | Documentary, Short

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In May of 1981 Wendy Scott would meet a new co-worker named Susan Parker. Their new friendship would quickly transform into something more special. A Union In Wait takes a very personal ... See full summary »

Director: Ryan Butler | Star: Lisa Howes Yewdall

Votes: 22

44. Sandra or Luis (2005)

50 min | Documentary

7.1
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Director: Janis Ozolins-Ozols | Stars: Carla Antonelli, Toni Cantó, Gael García Bernal, Eduardo Mendicutti

Votes: 7

45. Kanbrik or Allah's Outcast (2005)

8 min | Short, Drama

8.5
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A young man is thinking about his dead lover. The Atlas Mountains landscape and the muezzin chants give rhythm to this parable of vanished desire.

Director: Hervé Joseph Lebrun

Votes: 12

46. Tainted (2012)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Gay man Kyle Freeman becomes an "accidental activist" when he defies the Canadian Blood Services' ban on men who have had sex with men and donates blood illegally. He is found out, and sued... See full summary »

Director: Ben Brommell | Stars: R. Douglas Elliott, Kyle Freeman

47. FHAR (1971)

26 min | Documentary, Short

7.1
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First meetings and manifestation of the FHAR (Front Homosexuel d'Action Révolutionnaire).

Director: Carole Roussopoulos

Votes: 16

48. Phare, fard, FHAR! (2006)

80 min | Documentary

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Directors: Alessandro Avellis, Gabriele Ferluga | Stars: Marie-Jo Bonnet, Françoise d'Eaubonne, Catherine Deudon, Anne-Marie Faure

49. Me (II) (2014)

6 min | Short, Romance

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"Me." is a poetry recitation on film, a soliloquy about an unrequited love. The short film is based upon a poetry "It Still Rains Here", written and recited by the director himself.

Director: Prashant Bhilare | Star: Prashant Bhilare

50. Silent Pioneers (1985)

42 min | Documentary, Short

6.7
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Contrary to the public stereotype of a youthful homosexual community, gay men and women do grow old. Silent Pioneers presents an upbeat focus on the lives of these people today, showing ... See full summary »

Director: Lucy Winer

Votes: 12