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1. Holding the Man (2015)

Unrated | 127 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Neil Armfield | Stars: Ryan Corr, Sarah Snook, Francesco Ferdinandi, Craig Stott

Votes: 5,772

2. Little Ashes (2008)

R | 112 min | Biography, Drama, Romance

6.6
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41 Metascore

About the young life and loves of artist Salvador Dalí, filmmaker Luis Buñuel and writer Federico García Lorca.

Director: Paul Morrison | Stars: Robert Pattinson, Javier Beltrán, Matthew McNulty, Marina Gatell

Votes: 7,709 | Gross: $0.48M

3. Caravaggio (1986)

93 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.7
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55 Metascore

A retelling of the life of the celebrated 17th-century painter through his brilliant, nearly blasphemous paintings and his flirtations with the underworld.

Director: Derek Jarman | Stars: Noam Almaz, Dexter Fletcher, Nigel Terry, Sean Bean

Votes: 4,030 | Gross: $0.00M

4. Desde allá (2015)

Unrated | 93 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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73 Metascore

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.

Director: Lorenzo Vigas | Stars: Alfredo Castro, Luis Silva, Jericó Montilla, Catherina Cardozo

Votes: 2,409 | Gross: $0.03M

5. 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: 3,162 | Gross: $0.12M

6. Matt Shepard Is a Friend of Mine (2014)

89 min | Documentary, Biography, History

7.6
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75 Metascore

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 »

Director: Michele Josue | Stars: Michele Josue, Judy Shepard, Zeina Barkawi, Dennis Shepard

Votes: 1,141

7. Deep Water (2016)

87 min | Documentary, Crime

7.5
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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 »

Director: Amanda Blue | Stars: Shane Brown, Mitchell Butel, Dr. Allan Cala, Susie Elelman

Votes: 17

8. Next Year in Jerusalem (1997)

Unrated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: David Nahmod | Stars: Peter J. Byrnes, LinDel Sandlin, Colleen O'Neil, Daniel Nardiccio

Votes: 87

9. Stonewall (1995)

R | 99 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

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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.

Director: Nigel Finch | Stars: Guillermo Díaz, Frederick Weller, Brendan Corbalis, Duane Boutte

Votes: 1,311 | Gross: $0.62M

10. The Music Lovers (1970)

R | 123 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

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Piano teacher Peter Ilych Tchaikovsky struggles against his homosexuality by marrying, but unfortunately he chooses a nymphomaniac whom he cannot satisfy.

Director: Ken Russell | Stars: Richard Chamberlain, Glenda Jackson, Max Adrian, Christopher Gable

Votes: 1,888

11. 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: 4,128 | Gross: $0.31M

12. We Were Here (I) (2011)

90 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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, Daniel Goldstein, Guy Clark, Eileen Glutzer

Votes: 1,625

13. An Englishman in New York (2009)

75 min | Drama

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The later years of Quentin Crisp's life in New York.

Director: Richard Laxton | Stars: John Hurt, Denis O'Hare, Jonathan Tucker, Cynthia Nixon

Votes: 1,172

14. Call Your Father (2016)

20 min | Short, Comedy

7.3
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On Josh and Greg's first date, they quickly realize that the generational divide between them is the least of their worries.

Director: Jordan Firstman | Stars: Gabriel Alvarez, Craig Chester, Antoine Colmenero, Jordan Firstman

Votes: 10

15. Stonewall Uprising (2010)

Unrated | 80 min | Documentary, History

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74 Metascore

This film tells the story of the massive police raid of Stonewall in June 1969.

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Paul Bosche, Alfredo del Rio, John DiGiacomo, Dana Gaiser

Votes: 399 | Gross: $0.13M

16. Les Invisibles (2012)

115 min | Documentary, Romance

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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.

Director: Sébastien Lifshitz | Stars: Bernard, Catherine, Christian, Thérèse Clerc

Votes: 366

17. Rock Hudson's Home Movies (1992)

Not Rated | 63 min | Documentary, Biography

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Documentary about the career and eventual death from AIDS of actor Rock Hudson.

Director: Mark Rappaport | Stars: Eric Farr, Cyd Charisse, Marc Christian, Doris Day

Votes: 293

18. Making the Boys (2011)

Not Rated | 90 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

6.4
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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: 393 | Gross: $0.03M

19. Gaze (2010)

Not Rated | 60 min | Documentary

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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: 306

20. My Little Boy (2007)

19 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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Director: Matthias Vom Schemm | Stars: André Röhner, Dominik Glaubitz, Hildegard Vom Schemm, Katia Kandziora

Votes: 60

21. Vito (2011)

93 min | Documentary, Biography

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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: 408

22. In the Life (1992– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

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

Votes: 34

23. Undressing Israel: Gay Men in the Promised Land (2012)

46 min | Documentary

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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 »

Directors: Michael Lucas, Yariv Mozer | Stars: Mickey Gitzen, Nitzan Horowitz, Tzipi Livni, Ilan Gilon

Votes: 21

24. Alone with Mr. Carter (2011)

17 min | Short, Drama, Romance

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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 »

Director: Jean Pierre Bergeron | Stars: Robert Naylor, Paul James Saunders, Claudia Ferri, Judith Baribeau

Votes: 55

25. The Colour of His Hair (2017)

23 min | Documentary, Short, History

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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 »

Director: Sam Ashby | Stars: Sean Hart, Josh O'Connor, John Alcock, Matt Cook

26. Word Is Out (1977)

124 min | Documentary

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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: 277

27. Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton (2013)

82 min | Documentary

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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 »

Directors: Stephen Silha, Eric Slade, Dawn Logsdon | Stars: James Broughton, Neeli Cherkovski, Jack Foley, Alex Gildzen

Votes: 77

28. The Strange History of Don't Ask, Don't Tell (2011)

85 min | Documentary, History

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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.

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: Carl Levin, Robert Gates, Mike Mullen, John McCain

Votes: 142

29. Pie in the Sky: The Brigid Berlin Story (2000)

75 min | Documentary, Biography

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66 Metascore

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Directors: Shelly Dunn Fremont, Vincent Fremont | Stars: Brigid Berlin, Paul Morrissey, Honey Berlin, Richard E. Berlin

Votes: 187

30. Out of the Past (1998)

R | 97 min | Documentary

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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 »

Director: Jeff Dupre | Stars: Stephen Spinella, Gwyneth Paltrow, Cherry Jones, Edward Norton

Votes: 156 | Gross: $0.01M

31. One Nation Under God (1993)

83 min | Documentary

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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 »

Directors: Teodoro Maniaci, Francine Rzeznik | Stars: Ralph Blair, Pat Buchanan, Michael Bussee, Robert Cabaj

Votes: 182

32. Kink Crusaders (2011)

74 min | Documentary, Adventure, Biography

6.6
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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 »

Director: Mark Jensen | Stars: Lambodara Das, John Pendal

Votes: 30

33. Hazman havarod (2009)

72 min | Documentary, Romance

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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: 16

34. Purple Skies (2014)

66 min | Documentary, Family, History

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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.

Director: Sridhar Rangayan | Stars: Sonal Giani, Anand Grover, Prashansa Gurung, Raj Kanaujiya

Votes: 10

35. Desire (1990)

88 min | Documentary, History, Romance

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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

Votes: 25

36. König des Comics (2012)

80 min | Documentary, Comedy, Romance

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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: 63

37. The Battle of Amfar (2013)

TV-14 | 41 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

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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 »

Directors: Rob Epstein, Jeffrey Friedman | Stars: Richard Berkowitz, Timothy Ray Brown, Michael Callen, Kenneth Cole

Votes: 58

38. Out of the Closet, Off the Screen: The Life of William Haines (2001)

TV-MA | 45 min | Documentary, Biography

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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 »

Directors: Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato | Stars: William Haines, Chris Allen, Stockard Channing, Christina Crawford

Votes: 36

39. 575 Castro St. (2009)

8 min | Documentary, Short

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Images set to a tape recording that slain San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk made in November 1977 to be played in case he was killed.

Director: Jenni Olson | Star: Harvey Milk

Votes: 22

40. Neighborhoods: The Hidden Cities of San Francisco - The Castro (1997 TV Movie)

86 min | Documentary, History

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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 »

Director: Peter L. Stein | Stars: Terri Orth-Pallavicini, Ken Ruta, Brian Freeman, Marga Gómez

Votes: 24

41. Pride Divide (1997)

57 min | Documentary, History

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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: 30

42. Don't Erase My History (2008)

30 min | Documentary, Short

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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

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Documentary film about these 4 ground-breaking lesbian comediennes. Interviews are interspersed with stand-up material.

Director: Andrea Meyerson | Stars: Kate Clinton, Marga Gómez, Suzanne Westenhoefer, Karen Williams

Votes: 37

44. Fünf Tage in New York - Gay Pride am Hudson (2014 TV Movie)

51 min | Documentary

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Directors: Oliver Bätz, André Schäfer | Stars: Serge Biavan, Martin Boyce, Antonia de Rendinger, Cookie Dingler

45. Let Me Go (I) (2015)

8 min | Short, Biography, Drama

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In the early 1980's AIDS epidemic, Christian Nerron is dying from the disease and wants his boyfriend, Philip Daniels, to leave him.

Director: Nathaniel Turner | Stars: Matthew Olsen, Jimmy Dipaola

46. Not a Still Life (2013)

61 min | Documentary, Biography, Romance

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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

Votes: 10

47. UNlabelled

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?

48. Docs interdits (2011– )
Episode: Histoire(s) d'homos (2012)

51 min | Documentary

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Director: Sylvain Bergère | Stars: Muriel Combeau, Rudolf Brazda, Louis Dupont

49. American Experience (1988– )
Episode: Stonewall Uprising (2011)

TV-MA | 83 min | Documentary, Biography, History

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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 »

Directors: Kate Davis, David Heilbroner | Stars: Virginia Apuzzo, Paul Bosche, Martin Boyce, David Carter

Votes: 56