Most Popular "Gay History" Titles
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1. Holding the Man (2015)
Unrated | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
Tim and John fell in love while teenagers at their all-boys high school. John was captain of the football team, Tim an aspiring actor playing a minor part in Romeo and Juliet. Their romance... See full summary »
2. Little Ashes (2008)
R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance
About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.
Votes: 7,709 | Gross: $0.48M
3. Caravaggio (1986)
93 min | Biography, Drama, History
A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.
Votes: 4,030 | Gross: $0.00M
4. Desde allá (2015)
Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Romance
Armando, a 50 year man, seeks young men in Caracas and pays them just for company. One day he meets Elder, a 17 years boy that is the leader of a criminal gang, and that meeting changes their lives forever.
Votes: 2,409 | Gross: $0.03M
5. How to Survive a Plague (2012)
Not Rated | 110 min | Documentary, History, News
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.
Votes: 3,162 | Gross: $0.12M
6. Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014)
89 min | Documentary, Biography, History
MATT SHEPARD IS A FRIEND OF MINE is a film about the Matthew Shepard behind the headlines. An honest and intimate portrait of Matt as he is remembered by those who knew him, it is the story... See full summary »
7. Deep Water (2016)
87 min | Documentary, Crime
Up to 80 murders, 30 unsolved cases, thousands of assaults. In the 1980s and 1990s a murderous epidemic grips Sydney. The attackers are united by contempt. Their targets united by their ... See full summary »
8. Next Year in Jerusalem (1997)
Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance
The oldest son in an orthodox Jewish family is living at home (in Brooklyn) with his parents and younger brothers. He's being pressured by his parents to marry the girl they have chosen, (... See full summary »
9. Stonewall (1995)
R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance
A group of homosexual people try to live with dignity and self-respect while events build to the opening battle in the major gay rights movement.
Votes: 1,311 | Gross: $0.62M
10. The Music Lovers (1970)
R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama
Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.
11. For the Bible Tells Me So (2007)
Unrated | 95 min | Documentary, Romance
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.
Votes: 4,128 | Gross: $0.31M
12. We Were Here (I) (2011)
90 min | Documentary, Biography, History
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.
16. Les Invisibles (2012)
115 min | Documentary, Romance
Several elderly homosexual men and women speak frankly about their pioneering lives, their fearless decision to live openly in France at a time when society rejected them.
18. Making the Boys (2011)
Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
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 »
Votes: 393 | Gross: $0.03M
21. Vito (2011)
93 min | Documentary, Biography
The story of Vito Russo, founding father of the gay liberation movement, author of "The Celluloid Closet," and vociferous AIDS activist in the 1980s.
46 min | Documentary
When many people think of Israel, it is often in terms of modern war or ancient religion. But there is much more to the Jewish state then missiles and prayers. In his debut as a documentary... See full summary »
24. Alone with Mr. Carter (2011)
17 min | Short, Drama, Romance
In 1997, the year Ellen DeGeneres comes out, John is a boy who dreams of becoming a cop. He wants to confide in his neighbor, Mr. Carter, that he is secretly in love with him. Time is of ... See full summary »
25. The Colour of His Hair (2017)
23 min | Documentary, Short, History
Based on an unrealised film script written in 1964 for The Homosexual Law Reform Society, a British organisation that campaigned for the decriminalisation of homosexual relations between ... See full summary »
26. Word Is Out (1977)
124 min | Documentary
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 »
27. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013)
82 min | Documentary
What or who is Big Joy? Big Joy is James Broughton, pioneer of experimental cinema in the 1940s, and trickster poet who was a precursor to the beat movement in San Francisco. BIG JOY is a ... See full summary »
28. The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2011)
85 min | Documentary, History
The strange history of the now abandoned American 1993-bill, «Don't ask, don't tell» where sexual orientation was a "non-talk" policy in the American forces, leading to 13.368 getting kicked out before 2011.
30. Out of the Past (1998)
R | 97 min | Documentary
In 1995, Kelli Peterson started a gay and straight club at her Salt Lake City high school. The story of her ensuing battle with school authorities in interspersed with looks back at the ... See full summary »
Votes: 156 | Gross: $0.01M
31. One Nation Under God (1993)
83 min | Documentary
Focusing on the contemporary religious Right Wing proliferation of curative therapies for homosexuality, this riveting documentary offers historical context as well as a political analysis ... See full summary »
32. Kink Crusaders (2011)
74 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography
The world's oldest Kink/Fetish contest - International Mr. Leather - isn't just for 'white, gay males' anymore. Now, straights, the disabled and transgender men come together to compete for... See full summary »
33. Hazman havarod (2009)
72 min | Documentary, Romance
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 »
34. Purple Skies (2014)
66 min | Documentary, Family, History
Heartrending stories of LBT people victimized and subjugated by the law, the family and society, as well as hopeful stories of youngsters who have come out of the closet bravely.
35. Desire (1990)
88 min | Documentary, History, Romance
Sexuality in Germany from 1910 to 1945: beginning with back-to-nature mountain camps and schools that fused athleticism, same-sex intimacy, and nudity; the openly-gay bars during the Weimer... See full summary »
Director: Stuart Marshall
36. König des Comics (2012)
80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance
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 »
37. The Battle of Amfar (2013)
TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Biography
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 »
TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Biography
In 1930, Billy Haines was America's number one box office star. Then he came out. When Louis B. Mayer ordered him to dump his lover, Jimmie Shields, Haines refused and started a second ... See full summary »
40. Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Castro (1997 TV Movie)
86 min | Documentary, History
Now known internationally as the world's first "gay hometown," San Francisco's Castro District was a quiet, working-class neighborhood of European immigrants only a few decades ago. In this... See full summary »
42. Don't Erase My History (2008)
30 min | Documentary, Short
A group of Bay Area youth take us on a quest for the very history that has "no name" in their schools. Together they open archival closets and talk with LGBTQ artists, activists, and ... See full summary »
Directors: Jonathan Cabusao, Kim Chatham, Tarryn Cooper, Isabel Malonzo, Milcah Orbacedo, Ashley Schwartz-Earp, Kelsey Thomas, Teilyn Thompson, Jazmine Wong | Stars: Jonathan Cabusao, Brianna Flaherty, Jewelle Gomez, Sheila James Kuehl
43. Laughing Matters (2004 Video)
Unrated | 60 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance
Documentary film about these 4 ground-breaking lesbian comediennes. Interviews are interspersed with stand-up material.
46. Not a Still Life (2013)
61 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance
In this documentary portrait, a spirited, older, gay, Jewish man undergoes an evolution of awareness amid his joys and sorrows, exposing his naked truth and giving us an entertaining perspective on love and living.
Director: Roberta Cantow
Biography, Drama, History | Announced
In the turbulence of WW II young soldier Markus Hofer and officer Oskar zu Schöneburg have to fight a hateful father, his henchmen and the whole Nazi elite to save not just their love but their bare lives. Will they survive in the end?
American Experience (1988– )
TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History
This documentary, part of American Experience (1988) series, examines the events leading up to what is now seen as the defining moment in the establishment of the gay rights movement in the... See full summary »