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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.

Creator: David Simon | Stars: Dominic West, Lance Reddick, Sonja Sohn, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 188,324

2. Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013– )

TV-14 | 22 min | Comedy, Crime

8.3
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Jake Peralta, an immature but talented NYPD detective in Brooklyn's 99th Precinct, comes into immediate conflict with his new commanding officer, the serious and stern Captain Ray Holt.

Creators: Daniel J. Goor, Michael Schur | Stars: Dirk Blocker, Joel McKinnon Miller, Andy Samberg, Stephanie Beatriz

Votes: 64,865

3. Six Feet Under (2001–2005)

TV-MA | 55 min | Comedy, Drama

8.8
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A drama series that takes a darkly comical look at members of a dysfunctional California family that runs an independent funeral home.

Creator: Alan Ball | Stars: Peter Krause, Michael C. Hall, Frances Conroy, Lauren Ambrose

Votes: 90,508

4. Tropic Thunder (2008)

R | 107 min | Action, Comedy

7.0
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71 Metascore

Through a series of freak occurrences, a group of actors shooting a big-budget war movie are forced to become the soldiers they are portraying.

Writers: Justin Theroux, Ben Stiller, Etan Cohen | Director: Ben Stiller | Stars: Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr., Jeff Kahn

Votes: 306,716 | Gross: $110.42M

5. Revenge of the Nerds (1984)

R | 90 min | Comedy

6.6
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41 Metascore

At a big campus, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect.

Writers: Tim Metcalfe, Miguel Tejada-Flores, Steve Zacharias, Jeff Buhai | Director: Jeff Kanew | Stars: Robert Carradine, Anthony Edwards, Timothy Busfield, Andrew Cassese

Votes: 39,799 | Gross: $40.90M

6. Mannequin: On the Move (1991)

PG | 95 min | Comedy, Fantasy

4.0
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A young department store intern falls in love with a female store mannequin who is really a peasant girl fallen under a thousand year spell. She comes to life whenever he removes the cursed necklace from her.

Writers: Edward Rugoff, Michael Gottlieb, David Isaacs, Ken Levine, Betsy Israel | Director: Stewart Raffill | Stars: Kristy Swanson, William Ragsdale, Meshach Taylor, Terry Kiser

Votes: 4,606 | Gross: $3.75M

7. Angels in America (2003 TV Mini-Series)

TV-MA | 352 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

8.3
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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.

Stars: Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker

Votes: 21,907

8. Paris Is Burning (1990)

R | 71 min | Documentary

8.1
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A chronicle of New York's drag scene in the 1980s, focusing on balls, voguing and the ambitions and dreams of those who gave the era its warmth and vitality.

Director: Jennie Livingston | Stars: André Christian, Dorian Corey, Paris Duprée, David The Father Xtravaganza

Votes: 3,986 | Gross: $3.78M

9. Boy Culture (2006)

Unrated | 88 min | Drama

6.9
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56 Metascore

A successful male escort describes in a series of confessions his tangled romantic relationships with his two roommates and an older, enigmatic male client.

Writers: Matthew Rettenmund, Philip Pierce, Q. Allan Brocka | Director: Q. Allan Brocka | Stars: Derek Magyar, George Jonson, Patrick Bauchau, Darryl Stephens

Votes: 4,637 | Gross: $0.22M

10. The Killing Gene (2007)

R | 104 min | Crime, Drama, Horror

5.7
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A calculating killer coerces a detective to pay for his previous mistakes.

Writer: Clive Bradley | Director: Tom Shankland | Stars: Stellan Skarsgård, Melissa George, Ashley Walters, Tom Hardy

Votes: 7,120

11. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

7.7
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Tempers fray and true selves are revealed when a heterosexual is accidentally invited to a homosexual party.

Writer: Mart Crowley | Director: William Friedkin | Stars: Kenneth Nelson, Peter White, Leonard Frey, Frederick Combs

Votes: 2,832

12. Noah's Arc (2005–2006)

Comedy, Drama

7.2
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Stars: Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Christian Vincent, Doug Spearman

Votes: 840

13. 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.

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

Votes: 445

14. Get on the Bus (1996)

R | 120 min | Drama, History

6.8
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A disparate group of African-American men travel by bus to Washington, DC for the Million Man March.

Writer: Reggie Rock Bythewood | Director: Spike Lee | Stars: Ossie Davis, Charles S. Dutton, Andre Braugher, Richard Belzer

Votes: 4,089 | Gross: $5.73M

15. The Truth About Jane (2000 TV Movie)

87 min | Drama

6.8
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A high-school girl's first sexual experience is with another girl, and, along with her first broken heart, she must deal with her mother's reaction to her revelation that she is a lesbian and with ostracism at school.

Writer: Lee Rose | Director: Lee Rose | Stars: Stockard Channing, Ellen Muth, Kelly Rowan, Jenny O'Hara

Votes: 1,904

16. Four (I) (2012)

R | 75 min | Drama

5.8
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On a hot 4th of July night, sparks fly between four people as they test the limits and possibilities of their own freedom.

Writers: Christopher Shinn, Joshua Sanchez | Director: Joshua Sanchez | Stars: E.J. Bonilla, Emory Cohen, Aja Naomi King, Wendell Pierce

Votes: 344

17. DTLA (2012– )

30 min | Comedy, Drama

5.4
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The relationships and sex lives of eight friends with varied ethnic, cultural, and sexual orientations that work and live in the vibrant community of Downtown Los Angeles.

Creator: Larry Kennar | Stars: Darryl Stephens, Ernest Pierce, Marshelle Fair, Matthew Stephen Herrick

Votes: 333

18. 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: 398

19. Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom (2008)

R | 101 min | Drama

6.8
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As Noah and Wade prepare to marry in Martha's Vineyard, the personal problems of their friends - and the unexpected arrival of rapper Baby Gat - threatens to permanently end their relationship.

Writers: Q. Allan Brocka, John R. Gordon, Patrik-Ian Polk | Director: Patrik-Ian Polk | Stars: Darryl Stephens, Rodney Chester, Gary LeRoi Gray, Christian Vincent

Votes: 625 | Gross: $0.53M

20. Brother to Brother (2004)

Not Rated | 94 min | Drama

7.1
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57 Metascore

A drama that looks back on the Harlem Renaissance from the perspective of an elderly, black writer who meets a gay teenager in a New York homeless shelter.

Writer: Rodney Evans | Director: Rodney Evans | Stars: Anthony Mackie, Lawrence Gilliard Jr., Duane Boutte, Daniel Sunjata

Votes: 954

21. Stranger Inside (2001 TV Movie)

97 min | Crime, Drama

6.4
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A mother daughter reunion set in the harsh reality of a women's correctional facility

Writers: Catherine Crouch, Cheryl Dunye | Director: Cheryl Dunye | Stars: Yolonda Ross, Davenia McFadden, Rain Phoenix, Ella Joyce

Votes: 452

22. Misconceptions (2008)

95 min | Comedy, Drama

4.8
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The story centers on a religiously conservative, married southern woman who receives a message from God instructing her to act as a surrogate mother and carry a child for two married gay ... See full summary »

Writers: Ira Pearlstein, Ron Satlof | Director: Ron Satlof | Stars: Elliot Swift, David Sutcliffe, A.J. Cook, Nicole Burron

Votes: 179 | Gross: $0.01M

23. The Happy Sad (2013)

87 min | Drama

5.1
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49 Metascore

Two young couples in New York-one black and gay, one white and heterosexual-find their lives intertwined as they create new relationship norms, explore sexual identity, and redefine monogamy.

Writer: Ken Urban | Director: Rodney Evans | Stars: Leroy McClain, Sorel Carradine, Charlie Barnett, Cameron Scoggins

Votes: 276

24. Dirty Laundry (I) (2006)

PG-13 | 100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.3
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48 Metascore

A modern-day prodigal son story with a twist. It follows Patrick, a magazine writer, who seems to have the "perfect life," until one day, there is a knock at the door. On the other side stands a secret that brings him face to face with the traditional southern family he hasn't seen in over 10 years.

Writer: Maurice Jamal | Director: Maurice Jamal | Stars: Rockmond Dunbar, Loretta Devine, Jenifer Lewis, Terri J. Vaughn

Votes: 406 | Gross: $0.02M

25. Tournament of Dreams (2007)

88 min | Drama, Sport

4.7
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A dramatic feature about an inner city girl's high school basketball team who, with the help of a dedicated coach struggle though personal issues to save their basketball program.

Writers: Don Abernathy, Lisa King | Director: Don Abernathy | Stars: Tony Todd, Debbie Allen, Shakira Bryant, Keana Jackson

Votes: 146

26. Punks (2000)

R | 91 min | Comedy, Music, Romance

7.0
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55 Metascore

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Writer: Patrik-Ian Polk | Director: Patrik-Ian Polk | Stars: Seth Gilliam, Dwight Ewell, Andre M. Johnson, Rockmond Dunbar

Votes: 208 | Gross: $0.15M

27. Leave It on the Floor (2011)

Not Rated | 105 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

6.3
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Set in the ballroom world originally memorialized by the documentary Paris Is Burning, Leave It on the Floor is an original musical set in the scene in Los Angeles 2011.

Writer: Glenn Gaylord | Director: Sheldon Larry | Stars: Ephraim Sykes, Andre Myers, Phillip Evelyn, Barbie-Q

Votes: 342

28. Norman... Is That You? (1976)

PG | 91 min | Comedy

5.7
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A black man is distraught when he discovers his son is gay and is determined to set him right.

Writers: Ron Clark, Sam Bobrick, George Schlatter | Director: George Schlatter | Stars: Redd Foxx, Pearl Bailey, Dennis Dugan, Michael Warren

Votes: 280

29. Noah's Arc (2004)

TV-14 | 75 min | Drama

7.7
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Four gay friends live in L.A. and deal with today's issues, boyfriends, aids, your boyfriend's children, making it in the movie biz, etc.

Writer: Patrik-Ian Polk | Director: Patrik-Ian Polk | Stars: Alistair Abell, Nate Adams, Jensen Atwood, Keith Boykin

Votes: 366

30. Be Mine (2009 Video)

67 min | Comedy, Romance

4.4
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A gay man is about to be married. He thinks back to when he was a kissing virgin, waiting for the right person with whom to have that first kiss.

Writer: Jeremy Huntington | Directors: Dave Padilla, Steven Vasquez | Stars: Daniel Selon, Kendra Thomas, Jared Welch, Eric Taylor

Votes: 140

31. Hold Your Peace (2011)

96 min | Comedy, Romance

4.5
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Hold Your Peace is the story of Aiden, a man asked to be the best man at his ex-boyfriend's commitment ceremony. Rather than risk going alone, he finds the most unlikely of dates in his ... See full summary »

Writer: Wade McDonald | Director: Wade McDonald | Stars: Chad Ford, Scott Higgins, Aleisha Force, Tyler Brockington

Votes: 133

32. Whirlwind (2007)

Not Rated | 99 min | Drama, Romance

5.4
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After being dumped, Drake takes out his pain on a tight group of gay friends through temptation and deceit, will he succeed in destroying their lives?

Writers: Jason Brown, Richard LeMay | Director: Richard LeMay | Stars: Brad Anderson, Desmond Dutcher, Mark Ford, David A. Rudd

Votes: 364

33. Rivers Wash Over Me (2009)

87 min | Drama

6.1
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After his mother dies, Sequan, a sensitive teenager from Brooklyn, moves in with relatives living in a small town plagued with secrets hidden deep within its lush, rural Alabama terrain. ... See full summary »

Writers: Darien Sills-Evans, John G. Young | Director: John G. Young | Stars: Julia Carothers Hughes, Elizabeth Dennis, Terrance Epps, Tina Jetter

Votes: 156

34. FAQs (2005)

Not Rated | 95 min | Drama

5.9
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After living on the tough streets of LA for a while, India hopes that every gay basher will meet his destiny. In this case Destiny is a black, 6 foot, high heel wearing, gun toting, drag ... See full summary »

Writer: Everett Lewis | Directors: Everett Lewis, Joe Lia | Stars: Joe Lia, Allan Louis, Lance Lee Davis, Adam Larson

Votes: 439 | Gross: $0.00M

35. Friends & Lovers: The Ski Trip 2 (2008)

Comedy, Romance

6.7
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A comedy drama about three very different couples living in Los Angeles trying to make theirs lives complete. Finding love, relationships and struggling to survive in the crazy world of ... See full summary »

Writer: Maurice Jamal | Director: Maurice Jamal | Stars: Maurice Jamal, John Rankin, Daren Fleming, Cassandra Cruz

Votes: 14

36. Strange Fruit (2004)

115 min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller

5.6
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William Boyals, a successful, black, gay attorney in New York, is drawn back to the small, rural Louisiana town he long ago escaped from to investigate the lynching of a black gay childhood friend.

Writer: Kyle Schickner | Director: Kyle Schickner | Stars: Ron Allen, Cornell S. Thomas, Kent Faulcon, Aaron Kleven

Votes: 206

37. Gen Silent (2011)

70 min | Documentary, Biography, History

8.5
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LGBT people who fought the earliest battles for equality now face so much fear about discrimination, or worse, in health care/long-term care that they hide their past lives, are afraid to ... See full summary »

Director: Stu Maddux

Votes: 46

38. The Reception (2005)

80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.1
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64 Metascore

The complex relationship between a wealthy French woman and her best friend a, gay black American, is thrown into turmoil when her estranged daughter comes to visit them with her new ... See full summary »

Writer: John G. Young | Director: John G. Young | Stars: Maggie Burkwit, Chris Burmester, Darien Sills-Evans, Wayne Lamont Sims

Votes: 173

39. Finding Me (2009)

Not Rated | 115 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.6
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About a young gay black man's journey of self-discovery, affirmation and love.

Writer: Roger S. Omeus Jr. | Director: Roger S. Omeus Jr. | Stars: Derrick L. Briggs, J'Nara Corbin, Ron DeSuze, RayMartell Moore

Votes: 79

40. Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys (2010– )

Reality-TV

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Stars: Crystal McCrary Anthony, Rosebud Baker, Elisa Casas, Joel Derfner

Votes: 36

41. The A-List: Dallas (2011– )

60 min | Reality-TV, Romance

4.9
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Stars: Taylor Garrett, Chase Hutchinson, Ashley Kelly, Ashley

Votes: 68

42. 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 »

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

Votes: 82

43. 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: 265

44. Change (I) (2011)

24 min | Short, Drama

7.9
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A gay African-American teenager grapples with his young identity on the night Obama was elected president, and Proposition 8 - the voter initiative to eliminate same-sex marriage -passed.

Writer: Melissa Osborne | Directors: Jeff McCutcheon, Melissa Osborne | Stars: Sean McClam, Preston Douglass, Jesse James Rice, Nick Ryan

Votes: 24

45. Passionate People (2002)

100 min | Comedy, Romance

5.1
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Writers: Raúl Becerra, Alex Ferrara, Marcela Guerty, Juan José Jusid | Director: Juan José Jusid | Stars: Pablo Echarri, Nancy Dupláa, Héctor Alterio, Pablo Rago

Votes: 293

46. 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

47. Finding Me: Truth (2011)

100 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

5.7
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A wild ensemble cast highlights Roger Omeus' romantic drama about a group of love- and sex-obsessed Jersey City friends navigating the treacherous waters of relationships.

Writer: Roger S. Omeus Jr. | Director: Roger S. Omeus Jr. | Stars: Josh Breckenridge, Derrick L. Briggs, Bry'Nt, J'Nara Corbin

Votes: 31

48. Butch Mystique (2003)

TV-14 | 35 min | Documentary, Short

8.2
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Nine African American butch lesbians talk about various aspects of the butch lifestyle and their own personal lives.

Writers: Donna Rowell, Debra A. Wilson | Director: Debra A. Wilson | Stars: Chris Baldwin, Skyler Cooper, Elyse Duckett, Matu Feliciano

Votes: 10

49. No! (2004)

74 min | Documentary

9.2
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Documentary which unveils the reality of rape, other forms of sexual violence, and healing in African American communities.

Director: Aishah Shahidah Simmons

Votes: 8

50. Billy Turner's Secret (1991)

26 min | Short

6.2
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Billy's gay. He has a lover, Gregory, but he can't bring himself to come out to his roommate and best friend, Rufus, a macho homophobe who also mistreats Natasha, his live-in girlfriend. ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Mayson | Stars: Mark D. Kennerly, Tanya Solar, Michael Mayson, Khea Williams

Votes: 30