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1. Moonlight (I) (2016)

R | 111 min | Drama

8.3
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99 Metascore

A timeless story of human self-discovery and connection, Moonlight chronicles the life of a young black man from childhood to adulthood as he struggles to find his place in the world while growing up in a rough neighborhood of Miami.

Director: Barry Jenkins | Stars: Mahershala Ali, Shariff Earp, Duan Sanderson, Alex R. Hibbert

Votes: 17,467 | Gross: $15.79M

2. The Imitation Game (2014)

PG-13 | 114 min | Biography, Drama, Thriller

8.1
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73 Metascore

During World War II, mathematician Alan Turing tries to crack the enigma code with help from fellow mathematicians.

Director: Morten Tyldum | Stars: Benedict Cumberbatch, Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Allen Leech

Votes: 512,624 | Gross: $91.12M

3. Legend (I) (2015)

R | 132 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.0
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55 Metascore

Identical twin gangsters Ronald and Reginald Kray terrorize London during the 1960s.

Director: Brian Helgeland | Stars: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Taron Egerton, Paul Anderson

Votes: 101,595 | Gross: $1.87M

4. Other People (I) (2016)

Unrated | 97 min | Comedy, Drama

6.7
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68 Metascore

A struggling comedy writer, fresh off a breakup and in the midst of the worst year of his life, returns to Sacramento to care for his dying mother.

Director: Chris Kelly | Stars: Jesse Plemons, Molly Shannon, Bradley Whitford, Maude Apatow

Votes: 4,158 | Gross: $0.06M

5. It's Only the End of the World (2016)

97 min | Drama

7.2
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48 Metascore

Louis (Gaspard Ulliel), a terminally ill writer, returns home after a long absence to tell his family that he is dying.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Nathalie Baye, Vincent Cassel, Marion Cotillard, Léa Seydoux

Votes: 4,323

6. Brothers & Sisters (2006–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama

7.3
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The story of the drama surrounding a family's adult siblings.

Stars: Dave Annable, Calista Flockhart, Rachel Griffiths, Ron Rifkin

Votes: 19,099

7. Closet Monster (2015)

90 min | Drama, Mystery

7.1
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81 Metascore

A creative and driven teenager is desperate to escape his hometown and the haunting memories of his turbulent childhood.

Director: Stephen Dunn | Stars: Aaron Abrams, Jack Fulton, Joanne Kelly, Isabella Rossellini

Votes: 2,196 | Gross: $0.04M

8. London Spy (2015– )

60 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

7.6
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A chance romance between two men from very different worlds, one from the headquarters of the Secret Intelligence Service, the other from a world of clubbing and youthful excess, leads into mystery after one of them is found murdered.

Stars: Ben Whishaw, Edward Holcroft, Jim Broadbent, Zrinka Cvitesic

Votes: 4,971

9. The Birdcage (1996)

R | 117 min | Comedy

7.0
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72 Metascore

A gay cabaret owner and his drag queen companion agree to put up a false straight front so that their son can introduce them to his fiancée's right-wing moralistic parents.

Director: Mike Nichols | Stars: Robin Williams, Nathan Lane, Gene Hackman, Dianne Wiest

Votes: 64,042 | Gross: $123.99M

10. Capote (2005)

R | 114 min | Biography, Crime, Drama

7.4
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88 Metascore

In 1959, Truman Capote learns of the murder of a Kansas family and decides to write a book about the case. While researching for his novel In Cold Blood, Capote forms a relationship with one of the killers, Perry Smith, who is on death row.

Director: Bennett Miller | Stars: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Clifton Collins Jr., Catherine Keener, Allie Mickelson

Votes: 103,895 | Gross: $28.75M

11. Brüno (2009)

R | 81 min | Comedy

5.8
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54 Metascore

Flamboyant and gay Austrian Brüno looks for new fame in America.

Director: Larry Charles | Stars: Sacha Baron Cohen, Gustaf Hammarsten, Clifford Bañagale, Chibundu Orukwowu

Votes: 122,355 | Gross: $59.99M

12. Ellen (1994–1998)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Ellen Morgan is a neurotic bookstore owner who deals with life through comedy and extensive rambling.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, David Anthony Higgins, Joely Fisher, Clea Lewis

Votes: 3,944

13. The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

R | 104 min | Comedy, Music

7.5
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68 Metascore

Two drag performers and a transgender woman travel across the desert to perform their unique style of cabaret.

Director: Stephan Elliott | Stars: Hugo Weaving, Guy Pearce, Terence Stamp, Rebel Penfold-Russell

Votes: 37,788 | Gross: $11.06M

14. Merlí (2015– )

58 min | Drama

8.6
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TV series about a high school philosophy teacher, Merlí, who teaches in an original way, and about the students of his class, including his own son, and the relationship, friendship, love, and problems between the students of the class.

Stars: Francesc Orella, David Solans, Pere Ponce, Anna Maria Barbany

Votes: 628

15. Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

R | 155 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.6
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57 Metascore

A visiting city reporter's assignment suddenly revolves around the murder trial of a local millionaire, whom he befriends.

Director: Clint Eastwood | Stars: John Cusack, Kevin Spacey, Jack Thompson, Irma P. Hall

Votes: 32,508 | Gross: $25.08M

16. The Skeleton Twins (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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74 Metascore

Having both coincidentally cheated death on the same day, estranged twins reunite with the possibility of mending their relationship.

Director: Craig Johnson | Stars: Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Luke Wilson, Ty Burrell

Votes: 32,725 | Gross: $5.28M

17. In & Out (1997)

PG-13 | 90 min | Comedy, Romance

6.3
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70 Metascore

A midwestern teacher questions his sexuality after a former student makes a comment about him at the Academy Awards.

Director: Frank Oz | Stars: Kevin Kline, Joan Cusack, Tom Selleck, Matt Dillon

Votes: 33,027 | Gross: $63.83M

18. I'm So Excited! (2013)

R | 90 min | Comedy

5.6
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55 Metascore

When it appears as though the end is in sight, the pilots, flight crew, and passengers of a plane heading to Mexico City look to forget the anguish of the moment and face the greatest danger, which we carry within ourselves.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar | Stars: Javier Cámara, Pepa Charro, Cecilia Roth, Lola Dueñas

Votes: 17,706 | Gross: $1.37M

19. Six Degrees of Separation (1993)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Drama, Mystery

6.9
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An affluent New York couple find their lives touched, intruded upon, and compelled by a mysterious young black man who is never quite who he says he is.

Director: Fred Schepisi | Stars: Will Smith, Stockard Channing, Donald Sutherland, Ian McKellen

Votes: 16,878 | Gross: $6.41M

20. Flawless (1999)

R | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.4
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50 Metascore

An ultraconservative police officer suffers a debilitating stroke and is assigned to a rehabilitative program that includes singing lessons - with the drag queen next door.

Director: Joel Schumacher | Stars: Robert De Niro, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Miller, Chris Bauer

Votes: 14,964 | Gross: $4.49M

21. In the Flesh (2013– )

56 min | Drama, Horror

8.1
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Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead for reentry into society, including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception, as well as his own demons.

Stars: Luke Newberry, Harriet Cains, Marie Critchley, Steve Cooper

Votes: 10,835

22. Tom à la ferme (2013)

Unrated | 102 min | Drama, Thriller

7.0
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67 Metascore

A grieving man meets his lover's family, who were not aware of their son's sexual orientation.

Director: Xavier Dolan | Stars: Xavier Dolan, Pierre-Yves Cardinal, Lise Roy, Evelyne Brochu

Votes: 10,143

23. Eastsiders (2012– )

115 min | Drama

5.8
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What happens after the world ends? Written and directed by award winning playwright Kit Williamson, "EastSiders" explores the aftermath of infidelity on a gay couple in Silverlake. When Cal... See full summary »

Stars: Kit Williamson, Van Hansis, Matthew McKelligon, John Halbach

Votes: 564

24. Space Station 76 (2014)

R | 93 min | Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi

4.9
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49 Metascore

A 1970s version of the future, where personalities and asteroids collide.

Director: Jack Plotnick | Stars: Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler, Marisa Coughlan, Matt Bomer

Votes: 6,194

25. Victor Victoria (1982)

PG | 132 min | Comedy, Music, Musical

7.6
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A struggling female soprano finds work playing a male female impersonator, but it complicates her personal life.

Director: Blake Edwards | Stars: Julie Andrews, James Garner, Robert Preston, Lesley Ann Warren

Votes: 15,735 | Gross: $21.93M

26. Fox and His Friends (1975)

Not Rated | 123 min | Drama, Romance

7.8
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Working class and middle-upper class worlds come together in this interesting look at class conflict within the gay world from the German director Reiner Werner Fassbinder. Fassbinder plays... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel, Karlheinz Böhm, Adrian Hoven

Votes: 3,486

27. Solo (IV) (2013)

Unrated | 76 min | Thriller

6.0
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A sexy, romantic and uncomfortably chilling tale of love and deception from first time director Marcelo Briem Stamm. Handsome middle class Manuel (Patrico Ramos), hurt by his previous ... See full summary »

Director: Marcelo Briem Stamm | Stars: Patricio Ramos, Mario Verón, Carlos Echevarría, Laura Agorreca

Votes: 1,033

28. Dead Europe (2012)

84 min | Drama

5.4
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In Greece to scatter his father's ashes, Isaac hears of a curse that hangs over the head of his family. Dismissing the idea, his trip begins to unveil dark truths that forced his father to flee years ago.

Director: Tony Krawitz | Stars: William Zappa, Ewen Leslie, Eugenia Fragos, Elena Carapetis

Votes: 519

29. Mentiras y gordas (2009)

107 min | Comedy, Drama

3.7
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A youth group is preparing for what the summer of their lives will be, including secrets, lies, pickups, sex, confusion, and especially great night party. Most teenagers are not aware that ... See full summary »

Directors: Alfonso Albacete, David Menkes | Stars: Mario Casas, Ana de Armas, Yon González, Hugo Silva

Votes: 1,799

30. Cuatro lunas (2014)

Unrated | 110 min | Drama, Romance

7.4
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Four stories of love and disgust between men of different generations facing their conflicts and their fears

Director: Sergio Tovar Velarde | Stars: Antonio Velázquez, Alejandro de la Madrid, Cesar Ramos, Gustavo Egelhaaf

Votes: 2,475

31. Querelle (1982)

R | 108 min | Drama

6.9
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French sailor Querelle arrives in Brest and starts frequenting a strange whorehouse. He discovers that his brother Robert is the lover of the lady owner, Lysiane. Here, you can play dice ... See full summary »

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder | Stars: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Laurent Malet

Votes: 4,309

32. The Damned (1969)

R | 156 min | Drama, War

7.6
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The dramatic collapse of a wealthy, industrialist/Junker family during the reign of the Third Reich.

Director: Luchino Visconti | Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Ingrid Thulin, Helmut Griem, Helmut Berger

Votes: 5,699

33. The Ellen Show (2001–2002)

30 min | Comedy, Romance

6.2
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An Internet executive moves to a small town.

Stars: Ellen DeGeneres, Jim Gaffigan, Emily Rutherfurd, Martin Mull

Votes: 1,172

34. Nasty Baby (2015)

R | 101 min | Drama

5.6
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64 Metascore

A close-knit trio navigates the idea of creating life, while at the same time being confronted with a brutal scenario that causes them to take a life.

Director: Sebastián Silva | Stars: Sebastián Silva, Tunde Adebimpe, Kristen Wiig, Reg E. Cathey

Votes: 1,739 | Gross: $0.08M

35. Sunday Bloody Sunday (1971)

R | 110 min | Drama

7.2
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Divorced working woman Alex and well-to-do Jewish family doctor Daniel Hirsh share not only the same answering service but also the favours of young Bob Elkin who bed-hops between them as ... See full summary »

Director: John Schlesinger | Stars: Peter Finch, Glenda Jackson, Murray Head, Peggy Ashcroft

Votes: 4,067

36. Viva (2015)

R | 100 min | Drama

7.2
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69 Metascore

When his estranged father returns, a hairdresser is forced to quit performing at the local drag club.

Director: Paddy Breathnach | Stars: Héctor Medina, Jorge Perugorría, Luis Alberto García, Renata Maikel Machin Blanco

Votes: 764 | Gross: $0.18M

37. Head On (1998)

Not Rated | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.4
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A 19 year old Greek Australian youth struggles with his sexual identity and has one clumsy heterosexual and several homosexual encounters.

Director: Ana Kokkinos | Stars: Alex Dimitriades, Julian Garner, Elena Mandalis, Tony Nikolakopoulos

Votes: 3,282 | Gross: $0.38M

38. Hawaii (I) (2013)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, Romance

7.3
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Martin seeks for a temporary job at Eugenio's house. When they recognize to be childhood friends, Eugenio offers him work for the summer. A power and desire game starts and their relationship grows beyond their friendship.

Director: Marco Berger | Stars: Manuel Vignau, Mateo Chiarino, Luz Palazón, Antonia De Michelis

Votes: 2,833

39. Making Love (1982)

R | 113 min | Drama

6.8
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A successful young L.A. doctor and his equally successful television-producer wife find their happily-ever-after life torn assunder when he suddenly confronts his long-repressed attraction ... See full summary »

Director: Arthur Hiller | Stars: Michael Ontkean, Kate Jackson, Harry Hamlin, Wendy Hiller

Votes: 1,956

40. Te prometo anarquía (2015)

88 min | Drama

6.7
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In a contemporary México City, two skating lovers develop their relationship at the same time as they try to carry on busines with drug mafia

Director: Julio Hernández Cordón | Stars: Diego Calva Hernández, Eduardo Eliseo Martinez, Shvasti Calderón, Oscar Mario Botello

Votes: 368

41. Closets (2015)

19 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

6.8
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CLOSETS is an interesting, unusual film with a sci-fi twist. It features a tormented 16 year old boy called Henry who, on 12 March 1986, time travels through his bedroom closet and meets up... See full summary »

Director: Lloyd Eyre-Morgan | Stars: Julie Hesmondhalgh, Tommy Knight, Ceallach Spellman, Jason Done

Votes: 59

42. 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

Votes: 915

43. C.O.G. (2013)

R | 88 min | Comedy, Drama

5.6
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60 Metascore

A cocky young man travels to Oregon to work on an apple farm. Out of his element, he finds his lifestyle and notions being picked apart by everyone who crosses his path.

Director: Kyle Patrick Alvarez | Stars: Jonathan Groff, Denis O'Hare, Corey Stoll, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 3,093 | Gross: $0.06M

44. Tiger Orange (2014)

Unrated | 75 min | Drama

6.7
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In the small Central California town where they grew up, two estranged gay brothers struggle to reconnect after the recent death of their father.

Director: Wade Gasque | Stars: Mark Strano, Frankie Valenti, Gregory Marcel, Ty Parker

Votes: 814

45. The Dresser (1983)

PG | 118 min | Drama

7.7
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An effeminate personal assistant of a deteriorating veteran actor struggles to get him through a difficult performance of King Lear.

Director: Peter Yates | Stars: Albert Finney, Tom Courtenay, Edward Fox, Zena Walker

Votes: 3,770

46. Chozen (2014)

24 min | Animation, Comedy

6.4
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Chozen is an animated comedy about its title character, "Chozen," a gay white rapper fresh out of prison. Armed with a new message, Chozen is on a quest for redemption and to claim his ... See full summary »

Stars: Bobby Moynihan, Michael Peña, Hannibal Buress, Nick Swardson

Votes: 1,586

47. The Boys in the Band (1970)

R | 118 min | Drama

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

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

Votes: 2,952

48. Pit Stop (2013)

80 min | Drama, Romance

6.0
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Recovering from an ill-fated affair with a married man, Gabe finds solace in the relationship he maintains with his ex-wife and daughter. On the other side of town, Ernesto evades life at ... See full summary »

Director: Yen Tan | Stars: Bailey Bass, Marcus DeAnda, Yesenia Garcia, Bill Heck

Votes: 1,113

49. Were the World Mine (2008)

Not Rated | 95 min | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy

7.0
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A bullied and demoralized gay student at an all-boys school uses a magical flower derived from Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream' to turn many in his community gay, including a comely rugby player for himself.

Director: Tom Gustafson | Stars: Tanner Cohen, Wendy Robie, Judy McLane, Zelda Williams

Votes: 4,468 | Gross: $0.10M

50. Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

R | 120 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.7
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Tony Award-winning actor and playwright Harvey Fierstein re-creates his role as the unsinkable Arnold Beckoff in this film adaptation of the smash Broadway play TORCH SONG TRILOGY. A very ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Bogart | Stars: Anne Bancroft, Matthew Broderick, Harvey Fierstein, Brian Kerwin

Votes: 5,624 | Gross: $4.87M